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.
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.