Modern Textiles Over the Years
Called "the single most powerful figure in the field of modern design” by The New York Times, Florence Knoll was a design icon who pioneered the concept of integrated fabrics for modern interiors. Under her leadership, KnollTextiles became well known for textural solid upholsteries that could withstand the demands of the workplace.
She established a practice of collaborating with highly talented designers and publicly crediting them for their work, forever changing the language of modern textiles. Some of the iconic fabrics that have helped define the KnollTextiles line include Nylon Homespun (1965) by Suzanne Huguenin, Eclat (1974) by Anni Albers, and Cato (1961) by Paul Maute, which became one of Knoll’s most successful products and is currently still in production.
Today, we continue to honor the principles of exacting and pioneering design set forth by Florence Knoll almost 75 years ago.
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