Bauer, Wolf (1939- ) Birthplace: Germany Knoll Products: various textile designs, including Delta, Stones, Fragment, Collage, Wheels and Yves

A graduate of the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste in his hometown of Stuttgart, Germany, Wolf Bauer’s fame began with accolades for his domestic freelance work. Bauer’s pieces have been exhibited frequently and heavily awarded because of the boldness they brought to an often tame industry. His first collection, introduced by Knoll in 1969, was unconventional in many regards; silkscreened on cotton velvet in a range of colors, it featured abstractions of natural forms on cloth pieces 47 inches wide.