KnollTextiles Designer Abbott Miller Receives 2014 AIGA Medal
March 21, 2014
KnollTextiles designer, Abbott Miller whose designs for Knoll include Drip, Drop, Run, Merge and Filter, is the recipient of a 2014 AIGA Medal. AIGA is an American professional organization for design, which was organized in 1914.
“Abbott Miller has evolved a design practice that crosses from page to screen to interior environments and objects,” writes AIGA. A graduate of the Cooper Union, Abbott Miller is a designer, editor, and art director. He is a partner in the New York office of the international design studio Pentagram, where his clients include the Guggenheim Museum, Harley-Davidson and The Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna.
In 2006 KnollTextiles and Miller collaborated to introduce the Grammar Wallcovering Collection. The designs—Filter, Switch and Merge—are rooted in Miller’s typographic background and feature abstracted overlays of text. The award-winning Ink Collection for KnollTextiles was introduced in 2011. Beginning with “single drops of ink, [Abbott Miller] created hundreds of unique patterns to base his final three designs on," Fast Company wrote in a 2011 feature.
The medal of AIGA—the most distinguished in the field—is awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication. Past winners include , Massimo and Lella Vignelli in 1982 and , Herbert Matter 1983 among others.