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How Ruth Adler Schnee Led the Way for Female Designers
Pins strewn about her sewing table. Snowflakes under a microscope. A stack of firewood. Pioneering textile artist Ruth Adler Schnee took inspiration from the world around her, both the fantastic and the mundane. She created strikingly modern abstract and often organic forms.
Known for her organic inspiration and love of bold colors, Adler Schnee describes a complete design as 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.