The September 28, 2016 edition of Business of Furniture featured a recent exhibit of Knoll Luxe designers by KnollTextiles, which was presented in the Knoll New York Showroom through September as part of the inaugural New York Textiles Month (NYTM). NYTM was a celebration of the design of textiles in New York City organized by The New School: Parsons School of Design and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Located on the second floor of the Knoll New York Showroom, the exhibit used intimate displays of original designer samples, mood boards, process work, sketches, couture, yarns color development and resulting upholstery and draperies to bring life to the design inspiration and textile development of designs by Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Suno and Maria Cornejo for Knoll Luxe.
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KnollTextiles, including Knoll Luxe, can be purchased at the Knoll Home Design Shop and the Knoll Luxe showroom at the Design & Decoration Building in New York City. Visit KnollTextiles to view the entire Knoll Luxe collection.
KnollTextiles is under the creative direction of Dorothy Cosonas, who, since 2005, has combined clean, clear color with modern, elegant patterns and textures. Cosonas' first collection with KnollTextiles won a Best of NeoCon Gold award—her first of seven, along with six Silver awards for Knoll. In 2008, Cosonas founded Knoll Luxe as the fashion-forward luxury component of KnollTextiles. There, she has contributed her own designs, along with developing collections in collaboration with fashion designers such as Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Maria Cornejo. Her work was a major part of the 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.