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KnollTextiles Introduces the Zest Collection

September 26, 2014

NEW YORK, New York, September 26, 2014 – For September 2014, KnollTextiles presents The Zest Collection, a bright colorful collection of upholstery, wallcovering, and panel fabrics priced under $34/yard. Included are fabrics from the growing KT Collection of affordable modern upholstery, starting at $19/yard. This collection is designed for hospitality, healthcare, and contract settings.

“Our new collection includes a range of high performance fabrics with clear, clean colors and classic textures,” says Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas. “One of the stars of the Zest Collection is Pivot. This innovative panel fabric mimics natural wool and can also be used for wallcovering; at $14 a yard, it is extremely affordable.”

KT Upholstery
Petal Pusher is a vinyl upholstery has an all-over organic floral print and can read as either a pattern or subtle texture. Made in the USA, it appeals to hospitality, healthcare and corporate clients alike. Antimicrobial, bleach cleanable, 85% Vinyl (face), 5% Viscose (backing), 10% Polyester (backing). Exceeds 100,000 double rubs Wyzenbeek.

Westwood is a KT Collection polyurethane upholstery is has a soft, leather-like hand and comes stocked with a Nano-Tex ink and denim-dye resistant finish. The proprietary emboss is deeper than most polyurethanes, giving it a unique look that mimics true leather. Bleach cleanable, alcohol cleanable. 60% Polyurethane (face), 33% Polyester (backing), 7% Cotton (backing). Exceeds 250,000 double rubs Wyzenbeek.

Wallcovering and Panel Fabric
Regent is a linen-like all-over texture is the next iteration of KnollTextiles’ popular vinyl wallcovering Fine Print. Made in the USA, 11 of the 12 colors contain a pearlized finish. It features fashion forward colors like Burgundy and is an excellent choice for hospitality. 86% Vinyl, 7% Post consumer recycled polyester, 7% Polyester.

Twister is a classic, sophisticated panel fabric comes in a range of warm and cool neutrals. Made in the USA of 100% Polyester.

Pivot is a multi-use acoustical panel and wallcovering fabric that mimics natural wool and comes in a range of saturated colors. Pivot is non-woven and contains anti-static properties. It is an acoustically neutral, pre-approved on Knoll, Novawall and DIRTT systems. 100% Polyester.

Vertical is a sophisticated panel fabric that features a subtle weave structure and can also be used for drapery. Grade 10.

Edgewood is a textural wallcovering that combines a subtle shimmer using novelty yarns with a natural fiber or grasscloth appearance. The all over pattern seams beautifully and is finished with Crypton Wall for added durability.

About KnollTextiles
KnollTextiles is currently under the creative direction of Dorothy Cosonas who combines clean, clear color with modern, elegant patterns and textures. Influenced by a passion for fine art and international fashion, Cosonas is the recipient of numerous awards, including Gold at Best of NeoCon. Her work was a major part of KnollTextiles 2011 retrospective exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center and has been accepted into the permanent collection of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Founded by Florence Knoll in 1947, KnollTextiles is a division of Knoll, Inc., and maintains a marketing and design studio at 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. Intended for commercial application and cross over residential use, the KnollTextiles collection is available for purchase on the website, Visit us on facebook at For additional distribution and customer information, call 866-565-KTKT.

Andrea Loukin