May 26, 2017 | By Sarah Housley
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
KnollTextiles presents a dynamic range of options for interiors comprised of wall coverings, drapery and performance upholstery.
Founded in 1947 by Florence Knoll, KnollTextiles is a division of Knoll, Inc. known for its love of color and modern patterns and textures. Today’s design vision is lead by Creative Director, Dorothy Cosonas, who expertly marries a passion for fine art and pristine design – an approach that made the brand’s showroom at NeoCon a definite must-visit. This season, KnollTextiles presents four new collections that epitomize the modern and elegant philosophy of the brand.
Dorothy Cosonas, Knoll’s Creative Director, presents the most recent Knoll Luxe collection, featuring fashion-forward textiles inspired by the minimalist style of Florence Knoll. The stand-out additions embody classic modern luxury in the form of four upholsteries and two draperies. “For this most recent Luxe collection, I looked towards the classic aesthetic of Florence Knoll for inspiration, as well as outside our world to a pioneer in the fashion industry: the late Alexander McQueen,” says Cosonas. “I focused on textiles with rich textures, clear colors and modern patterns.”
The notable introductions to the Empire Collection include three new high performance upholstery patterns that combine durability and fashionable color and pattern choices. All three patterns exceeded 100,000 double rubs Wyzenbeek, offering a durable choice for corporate environments, as well as hospitality, healthcare and education settings.
KnollTextiles is known for its regular collaborations with artists of all walks of life, and this year is no different. Kari Pei, who was handpicked to create a new collection of commercial wall coverings called The Nexus Collection, looks to her environmental and architectural photography for inspiration, rendering textural wall coverings that almost appear three-dimensional.
Last but not least, The Spirit Collection of upholstery, wall coverings, drapery curtains and panel fabrics brings affordable and modern design options to commercial and residential markets. While all are priced under $42 a yard, several pieces are part of KnollTextiles growing KT Collection that is priced under $32.
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