London design studio Wallace Sewell will reissue the blanket originally designed by the Bauhaus's head of weaving Gunta Stölzl for its Dessau dormitories.The Prellerhaus blanket – named after the dormitories at the Bauhaus's Dessau campus – has been recreated by the London textile design studio in its original palette and two new colourways.
Originally woven by Gunta Stölzl in 1926, whilst head of the Bauhaus weaving workshop, the graphic blanket is typical of the school's modernist style. More than 100 blankets were handwoven by students in the workshop but all of these have subsequently been lost.
Wallace Sewell was commissioned by Jörg Klambt, founder of Designshop Bauhaus Dessau, to recreate the blanket for the Bauhaus anniversary year, in collaboration with Stölzl's daughter Monica Stadler.
The blankets will be on the dormitory beds when the Bauhaus Dessau building reopens in September.