Design Within Reach
The late Gunta Stölzl ran her own textile studio in Switzerland for 30 years, but she remains best known for her stint as director of the Bauhaus' weaving studio and the first woman to attain master status at the legendary German school of art and architecture. Some of Stölzl's early rug designs -- renderings on paper from the 1920s -- are being produced for the first time and released by Design Within Reach. The pieces, all hand-spun wool, include the 11-foot-long "Plate 160" ($5,000, below). Stölzl's work is scheduled to hit dwr.com today and should be in showrooms by next week.