New York, NY, November 29, 2018 – KnollTextiles (NYSE: KNL) has introduced the 2018 Knoll Luxe Collection by KnollTextiles Creative Director, Dorothy Cosonas, celebrating the Knoll Luxe brand’s tenth anniversary.
Commenting on the 2018 Luxe Collection, Cosonas said “Knoll Luxe is a laboratory for design innovation, offering forward-thinking, cutting-edge textiles that are accessible while pushing the limits of embellishment and weaving techniques.”
Using the runway as her muse, Cosonas conceives Knoll Luxe collections as high fashion for the modern interior. Her designs combine hand workmanship with innovative technology and custom color palettes, indulging in the delights of alluring upholstery and drapery fabrics.
The 2018 Collection includes four upholstery fabrics and two draperies inspired by the colors, materials and concepts – from playful fringe to abstract florals – in ready-to-wear and high fashion collections. The 2018 Collection offers enticing patterns, textures and solids that add character and luxury to residential, hospitality and workplace interiors.
Over the past ten years, Cosonas has designed eight Knoll Luxe collections and has collaborated with notable fashion designers Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Suno and Maria Cornejo. Knoll Luxe designs are included in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection; many have also won prestigious industry awards.
KnollTextiles is currently under the creative direction of Dorothy Cosonas, who combines clean, clear color with modern, elegant patterns and textures. In 2005 Cosonas was named the 11th Creative Director of KnollTextiles. Her inaugural collection won a Best of NeoCon Gold award – her first of 7 along with 6 Silver awards for Knoll. In 2008, she founded Knoll Luxe as the fashion forward luxury component of KnollTextiles where she has contributed her own work along with collaborating fashion designers such as Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Maria Cornejo. 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, Smithsonian National Design Museum. Most recently, Cosonas received the 2016 IIDA Titan Award. 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.
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