Dorothy Cosonas, the Creative Director for KnollTextiles, certainly has been keeping busy adding amazing new fabric selections to one of the largest textile suppliers in North America. This time, we’re seeing a fashion partnership between womenswear label SUNO and Knoll Luxe, the luxury fabric division of Knoll, Inc.
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, the design duo behind SUNO, created seven new upholstery fabrics and two drapery textiles from recent SUNO runway collections. And take it from me and the rest of the Vastu team when we say these fabrics are beautiful!
A couple of weeks ago we received samples of some brand new fabrics from KnollTextiles that we love!
Part of The Chelsea Collection, Soon, Glider and Biscayne feature lively colors and graphic, modern imagery.
And even more interesting than Cardenas’s designs and use of color is the inspiration behind Soon. This digitally printed, 100% cotton sateen fabric comes in four colorways and was inspired by a song of the same name by one of his favorite bands, My Bloody Valentine.
“The song is interesting to me because it uses rhythm and noise in an unexpectedly harmonious way. A strong beat shrouded in an instrumental haze creates a textured field where the instruments all blend into each other.”
So what do you think? Does the music match the fabric?
Day 2 at the Salone del Mobile brought Vastu co-owners Eric and Jason to an event hosted by Wallpaper Magazine and Kvadrat, the Danish textile company. Kvadrat was celebrating the 65th anniversary of their textile, Hallingdal.
Check out these awesome photos!
Check out these cool new additions we have to our collection of Knoll Textiles fabrics!
“Part of the KT Collection of affordable modern design, Chance is a classic multi-color fabric that can serve as a palette builder.”
“A modern tapestry, Serendipity marries high durability with a playful pattern and colorful palette. For upholstery use.”
“An organic striped upholstery, Intrigue has a calming effect, created through a boucle wool yarn woven on top of a cotton ground.”
…to Ultrasuede(R)! The vibrant, versatile and incredibly resilient microfiber available from Knoll Textiles.
Invented in 1971, Ultrasuede comes in 22 standard colorways (and tons more with a minimum yardage). This great fabric has a 200,000+ double rub Wyzenbeek rating, is inherently stain resistant and easily cleanable.
Dorothy Cosonas, KnollTextiles and Knoll Luxe creative director, recently designed 3 new fabrics for the Knoll Luxe 2011 collection that were inspired by current fashion trends: Arabella, Grammercy, and Vermeer. Arabella and Gramercy are both large-scale velvet upholstery fabrics while Vermeer is more like a classic Knoll knubby-textured fabric.
The colors are great, and as upholstery fabrics they’re a fabulous way to bring the fashion industry into your home and onto your Knoll pieces.
From the seller’s product description:
“Chances are if you were drawn to this clutch you know all about Ray and Charles Eames – American designers who’s work exemplifies Mid-Century modern style.
This clutch is made from authentic Eames Small Dot fabric by Maharam featuring an off-white design on a black background. (I completely SPLURGED! on this fabric.)”
Maharam is a favorite upholstery supplier of Vastu’s, and the Small Dot Pattern by Ray & Charles Eames was designed for the Museum of Modern Art’s Competition for Printed Fabrics in 1947.
We would describe our aesthetic as warm, comfortable, modern. How do we do it?
1. Color – Introducing color on a wall, drapery, pillow, side chair or rug among neutral colors will really warm things up.
KnollTextiles has introduced three new upholstery fabrics as part of their Vista Collection. Here’s a look at Framework, Grandview, and Zipline.
In Rue Magazine’s third issue there was a piece called ‘Rough Around The Edges’ which featured a number of home furnishings inspired by the idea of an imperfect circle. When we saw this we immediately thought of one of our upholstery fabrics – Loop’s ‘Foundation’ textile. Foundation is available in 8 different colors (shown below). It would be a great upholstery choice for pillows, an ottoman, chair, or even a headboard.