Rasch Brothers

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(established 1897)

Founded by brothers Emil and Hugo Rasch, this German wallpaper manufacturing concern has been closely identified with the German Bauhaus following manufacture of its designs in 1930. After the Second World War the company retained its progressive edge with the marketing of artistic wallpapers by designers such as Lucienne Day, Salvador Dalí, Shinkichi Tajiri, and Bruno Munari. In 1992 the company's Zeitwande (Timewalls) collection of wallpapers was issued, including designs by Ron Arad, Ettore Sotssass, Alessandro Mendini, Borek Sípek, and Matteo Thun. The company also had a textile manufacturing business and specialized in the publication of art books and catalogues.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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