The March 2017 edition of Interior Design magazine featured the latest design from KnollTextiles, introduced in celebration of its 70th anniversary this year. Founded by Florence Knoll in 1947, the brand quickly "became synonymous with pioneering design, by fostering collaborations and championing color," the magazine noted.
After referencing Massimo Vignelli's 1977 Cotton Velvet, a luxurious fabric available in a staggering 41 color options, as an example of KnollTextiles' commitment to high-quality material finishes, Interior Design turned its focus to the present, where Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas and her team are busy reinterpreting the past to suit contemporary needs and aesthetics.
To mark its 70th year, KnollTextiles has drawn inspiration from its extensive archives to create a new series of textural solids. "The new offerings are melting pots," notes the magazine. Alter Ego is one example of a contemporary design rooted in the company's heritage, a wool upholstery fabric that threads together colored yarns to produce subtle patterns and a multidimensional appearance.