Koloman Moser : Designing Modern Vienna, 1897-1907 exhibit closed today at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Yesterday I was lucky to be able to view it. The use of tessellations in his designs, surprised me. The tessellations brought back memories of a workshop with Jennifer Moore, a weaver known for her double weave pieces. In this design workshop we played with making tessalations. A tessellation is when you cover a surface with a pattern of flat shapes so there are no overlaps or gaps. The pattern is made by repeating a shape following a mathematical pattern.
The design revolution that Koloman Moser pioneered in Vienna still influences us today.