New York, NY - KnollTextiles says, ‘Bonjour’ to 2018 with a Paris inspired hospitality focused collection. Bonjour includes 4 upholsteries, a wide width blackout drapery and 2 woven wallcoverings.
Bold, graphic and architectural, pattern Arrondissement led the Parisian thought for the collection. The design embroidered on Arrondissement resembles a map outlining the 20 neighborhoods or ‘Arrondissements’ of Paris. Textural Seurat suggests the pointillist aesthetic of the upholstery’s namesake, post-Impressionist painter Georges-Pierre Seurat. Oh La La is a 100% polyester velvet in 14 colors with a ‘tres chic’ dry hand at only $27/yard. The combination of allover organic pattern on a neutral ground plus performance has been a winning combination for Woodland since it first launched in 2016. The popular upholstery is now available in 6 new colors for a total of 14.
Bon Nuit is KnollTextiles’ first true 3-pass blackout drapery. This wide width drapery has a beautiful sueded hand and superior drape-ability. Inherently flame resistant and IMO certified, Bon Nuit is available in 15 standard colors. For added je ne sais quoi, Bon Nuit may be digitally printed with any pattern or color through KnollTextiles’ customs department.
Grand Boulevard and Arena are the 2 woven wallcoverings in the Bonjour Collection. Grand Boulevard has a unique striated horse hair-like appearance while Arena is a classic woven with performance built in. Both Grand Boulevard and Arena are suitable for direct glue and wrapped panel application.
“Bonjour was a wonderful opportunity to kick off the year with impactful upholsteries, a budget friendly performance velvet and our first black out drapery while continuing to add to our line of classic woven wallcoverings. Our palette evolved in this collection, expanding the selection of jewel tones and fashion driven colors. The convergence of beauty and performance makes Bonjour equally appropriate for hospitality, corporate or residential interiors,” commented KnollTextiles Creative Director, Dorothy Cosonas.
Arrondissement is reminiscent of the geometric division of the 20 neighborhoods, or Arrondissements, in the city of Paris. Two layers of embroidery create a large-scale graphic and architectural allover design on a striated ground that was woven to KnollTextiles’ specifications.
Seurat, named after the French post-Impressionist painter Georges-Pierre Seurat, evokes his pointillist aesthetic. This tri-colored textural upholstery has a mixture of thick and thin novelty yarn in the warp giving Seurat dimension and depth, while the warp set up allows for clarity of color. The wool/cotton blend creates a dry hand.
Oh La La is 100% polyester velvet with a dry hand and slight sheen. The tight dense wave of Oh La La shows little mark off on the face of the fabric. 14 trend colors, 100,000 plus Double Rubs, stain repellent and a kiss-coat backing all at $27/yard – Oh La La!
Woodland, with its combination of allover pattern on a neutral ground plus superior performance, was an immediate success when the first 8 colors launched in 2016. KnollTextiles has added an additional 6 colors (14 in total) of this bleach cleanable chenille. Woodland is a great choice for every market.
Bon Nuit is KnollTextiles’ first true 3-pass blackout drapery. What makes Bon Nuit so special is the beautiful sueded finish and superior drape-ability. This wide width drapery is inherently flame resistant and IMO certified. Bon Nuit is stocked in 15 standard colors with additional colors available for a 1 yard minimum order. For added je ne sais quoi, Bon Nuit may be digitally printed with any pattern or color through KnollTextiles’ Customs Department.
Wallcovering & Wrapped Panel:
The ‘Grands Boulevards’ in Paris are considered the finest avenues to stroll the city KnollTextiles’ Grand Boulevard is equally distinguished. Woven with space dyed yarns on different sized cones on a planted warp, Grand Boulevard has allover texture and variation throughout. Subtle vertical striations create a horsehair-like appearance. The specialized warp set up on Grand Boulevard makes it a truly unique offering in the market. The palette is a restrained mix of warm and cool neutrals with earthy saturated options. Grand Boulevard is appropriate for both direct glue and wrapped panel applications.
Arena is a classic woven wallcovering in a timeless palette of warm and cool neutrals for direct glue and wrapped panel applications. The use of novelty yarns in both warp and weft directions gives Arena texture, movement and subtle color play. Arena is bleach cleanable and finished with Crypton INCASE for stain resistance.
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.