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ZET Kilim

c. 1926

by Richard Herre
for e15

ZET is a graph­i­cally poignant and chro­mat­i­cally strik­ing design that captures the spirit of 1920s New Objec­tiv­ity. Richard Herre is consid­ered one of the initia­tors of the Stuttgart Weis­senhof Estate, where he was respon­si­ble for the inte­rior archi­tec­ture of the house designed by Max Taut. Designed in 1926 and spec­i­fied for the Max Taut Weis­senhof house, ZET repre­sents Richard Herre’s excep­tional use of color whilst signi­fy­ing the imag­i­na­tive spatial refer­ence of his work. In close collab­o­ra­tion with the Herre family and the archives, e15 re-issues kilim ZET. Avail­able in various color compo­si­tions ZET is made of pure, hand-spun sheep wool combin­ing tradi­tional weaving methods with historic design.

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Richard Herre

Germany (1885)

The Stuttgart-based architect, interior designer, graphic artist, author and translator Richard Herre has only recently been rediscovered as an important representative of the New Objectivity of the 1920s. As a graphic designer, Richard Herre created the famous motif for the Werkbund exhibition “Die Form” in 1924. For interiors, he designed not only furniture and lighting, but also textiles such as curtain fabrics and carpets, creating holistically designed spaces of engaging stringency and surprising colourfulness.

With the reedition of designs like the Stuttgart chair and the Zet kilim by Richard Herre, an almost forgotten, multi-layered chapter of modernism can be experienced again.

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