The KnollTextiles exhibit showcases the development of designs by Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Suno and Maria Cornejo for Knoll Luxe.
An exclusive exhibit by KnollTextiles in the Knoll New York Showroom showcases collaborations with four cutting edge fashion designers for Knoll Luxe. The exhibit is part of the inaugural New York Textiles Month (NYTM), a celebration of the design of textiles in New York City for the month of September. NYTM is organized by The New School: Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Located on the second floor of the Knoll New York Showroom, the exhibit uses intimate displays of original designer samples, mood boards, process work, sketches, couture, yarns color development and resulting upholstery and draper to bring life to the design inspiration and textile development of designs by Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Suno and Maria Cornejo for Knoll Luxe.
A production detail of Emerson by Rodarte for Knoll Luxe.
The exhibit, which runs September 6 - 30, is on view on weekdays between 9AM and 5PM on the 2nd Floor of the Knoll New York Showroom, located at 1330 Avenue of the Americas in New York City.
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.
Knoll Luxe collections take inspiration from the runway, as shown here with Maria Cornejo, left, and Suno, right.
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.