Stölzl Wrap


Color: Indigo

In 2019, as part of the Bauhaus centenary celebrations, Wallace Sewell was authorized to create a re-edition of Gunta Stölzl’s original ‘Prellerdecke’ blanket.  The project was initiated by Jörg Klambt, founder of Designshop at Bauhaus Dessau; where, in 1926, the first Prellerhaus blankets were made in the weaving workshops.  The original design having been lost, Wallace Sewell realized and recreated the design with help from Gunta Stölzl’s daughter, Monika Stadler, and archive drawings and photographs.

Gunta Stölzl was fundamental to the Bauhaus weaving department, and when the Bauhaus moved to Dessau, Stölzl, who was a master of the weaving workshop, designed a blanket for the ‘Prellerhaus’ student dormitories.  The original is a bold interaction of horizontal and vertical, positive and negative.

Through textile detective work, Emma and Harriet analyzed an existing photograph of the original blanket.  Sketches and color swatches were followed by more detailed design development, undertaken by hand on small looms in their studio, before weaving full-scale pieces at a mill in Lancashire.

The Wallace Sewell Prellerhaus blanket harks back to the original as closely as possible, picking up on the rhythm and simplicity of Gunta’s design.  Wallace Sewell have also created four new color ways that maintain the tonal balance and design that is essentially Bauhaus, while updating to a more contemporary palette.

Please Note: Each style offers three variations within the colorways; therefore, ordering exact patterns cannot be guaranteed.

Materials: 100% lambswool

Dimensions: 13 W x 87 L inches