Knoll Showroom Visit
KnollTextiles was founded in 1947 by Florence Knoll who began an enduring legacy of innovation with her unexpected adaptation of simple menswear fabric for furniture application. With this bold move, she forever changed the language of modern textiles.
Over the last seven decades, KnollTextiles has become synonymous with pioneering design. Under the direction of Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas, KnollTextiles upholds its commitment to state of the art manufacturing and material development while fostering design collaborations and expanding into new product categories. “Very few textile companies can say they offer a breadth of products that have had a consistent point of view for 70 years. More importantly, no one in the market is connected to a legendary design visionary like Florence Knoll,” said Dorothy Cosonas. To celebrate 70 years dedicated to design, KnollTextiles is launching archive-inspired collections throughout 2017.
Our exhibit is a visual history of the first 20 years of KnollTextiles under the leadership of Florence Knoll. Our archives include samples of classic mid-century textiles, hand written notes by Florence Knoll, sketches from the Planning Unit and examples of the iconic graphic designs by Herbert Matter.
We will also display the archival textiles that inspired upholstery and drapery fabrics launched in 2017 for our 70-year anniversary celebration.