New York, NY, July 6, 2020—KnollTextiles (NYSE: KNL), the first company to address the fabric needs of the commercial interior founded by Florence Knoll in 1947, has introduced the high-performance Destination Collection with 4 bleach cleanable upholsteries, drapery, privacy fabric and 3 vinyl wallcoverings.
“Inspiration for designers comes from keeping their eyes open and their minds ready to reflect. The Destination Collection takes its cue from what surrounds and envelops us in both architecture and nature,” Dorothy Cosonas, Creative Director KnollTextiles.
The performance-driven collection beautifully balances abstract and structural elements. The Destination Collection has four bleach cleanable upholsteries featuring Stripe It, a full- width repeat épinglé construction suitable for outdoor use that is also antimicrobial. Utopia is a budget friendly indoor/outdoor velvet available in 20 colors, while Vice Versa and Retreat offer pattern of varying scales. Vice Versa is a small but mighty geometric and Retreat is a calming midscale organic design. All have performance attributes like stain resistance and excellent light fastness. Stripe It, Retreat and Vice Versa are made in the USA.
On the vertical side is Glance, KnollTextiles first bleach cleanable indoor/outdoor double- width drapery, Signal HHI compliant privacy fabric and three embossed vinyl wallcoverings in a nuanced palette. Drift and Fragment are in the KT Wall category of wallcoverings $25/yard and under. Drift and Trek are phthalate-free vinyl and made in the USA.
Based on the simple and orderly arrangement of shapes found in architectural facades, Vice Versa is a small scale, multi-color geometric pattern. An important aspect of this design is the repeat, which is expertly balanced by the horizontal, vertical and soft diagonal shapes.
The yarns selected for Vice Versa soften the linework and add just the right amount of dimension and subtle texture to the surface. Made in the USA.
The idea for Retreat was developed through a study of the rough and varied textural layers of tree bark. Retreat’s textural richness is achieved by weaving a combination of slub and heathered yarns giving it a dry, yet sophisticated hand and linen-like look. Made in the USA.
KnollTextiles is the first to develop an all loop épinglé pile construction upholstery that has bleach cleanable indoor/ outdoor capabilities. And Stripe-It is antimicrobial. Inspired by the structure and linework seen in modern architecture and by the precise rows of colorful tulip fields, Stripe It is a complex blend of these two very different yet similar ideas, combining line, color and texture.
The 5 colorways of Stripe It all have a unique layout of 16 yarn colors, which gives them each a distinct voice. Your eye travels across the fabric. In every section you can stop and take in the beauty and interest of the design. Made in the USA.
We have created our very own Utopia with this beautiful, budget friendly, indoor/outdoor, bleach cleanable velvet upholstery. Utopia is offered in 20 on trend colorways. It is woven as a tight low pile /low sheen velvet and has minimal mark off on the face. It is also suitable for use as an acoustically neutral wrapped panel fabric.
Signal has a combination of subtle pinstripes with a soothing ombre. It was designed so the weight and value of color would read equally on the face and back, creating a well-balanced surrounding.
The palette consists of six non-age, non-gender specific colorways appropriate for healthcare, wellness and beyond. Trevira CS is a unique type of polyester where the chemical composition of the fiber makes it inherently flame retardant.
KnollTextiles is going outside with Glance, our first drapery suitable for outdoor use. Whether specified for indoor or out, the simple weave structure, understated palette and soft dry hand of Glance creates a timeless backdrop.
Woven at 125 inches wide in 100% FR polyester, Glance can be specified up the roll or railroaded for a seamless appearance.
Drift mimics the gestures and linear shifts found in windblown sand. The curved lines ebb and flow across the surface, intersecting and diverging to create shadow and texture. Pearl or metallic inks highlight the linear pattern cross currents and enhance the curvature of the emboss that is proprietary to KnollTextiles. Made in the USA.
A custom emboss roller emulates the layout of the stones and mosaic tiles on the surface of Fragment. A random mix of smooth and textured squares create an allover small-scale pattern that is enhanced with pearl or metallic inks that allow Fragment to shimmer at all angles.
Trek has a deep emboss inspired by the appearance of stacked stones within architectural facades. The design layout is carefully balanced to feel organic while maintaining a geometric rhythm. Made in the USA.
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 9 along with 7 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. Cosonas also 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.