"Strata Echo" Fabric Swatch Designed by Ruth Adler Schnee, 1951

Summary

Known for her organic inspiration and love of bold colors, pioneering textile artist Ruth Adler Schnee describes a complete design is one that really "sings." Her furnishing and drapery fabrics were favorites of everyday consumers and leading modern architects alike, including Minoru Yamasaki, Paul Rudolph, and Buckminster Fuller. Adler Schnee's designs are truly timeless -- many of them are still being manufactured today.

Known for her organic inspiration and love of bold colors, pioneering textile artist Ruth Adler Schnee describes a complete design is one that really "sings." Her furnishing and drapery fabrics were favorites of everyday consumers and leading modern architects alike, including Minoru Yamasaki, Paul Rudolph, and Buckminster Fuller. Adler Schnee's designs are truly timeless -- many of them are still being manufactured today.

Artifact

Swatch

Date Made

1951

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2018.143.29

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cotton (Fiber)

Color

Orange (Color)
Lime (Color)
Tan (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 73.5 in

Width: 22.25 in

Inscriptions

on paper tag: schnee & schnee / [...] / Strata Echo on thick & thin

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