Eeny, meeny, miney, moe…

September 3, 2017

I suppose it’s as good a method as any in trying to whittle down my choices when reupholstering  this vintage Knoll Saarinen Executive Chair.

Typically I would go right to my favorite textural solids from the Knoll classics:

Classic Boucle in Neutral, North Island in Wind, Tweed Frieze in Silver Bell or  Diva in Coal.

Then I consider the statement a textile inspired by fashion greats Proenza Schouler or Alexander McQueen would make. Enter Sandis in Tobacco or Arezzo in Squid Ink just to stir things up.

I guess it’s time to order some memo samples and start the edit.

Chair photo: gp

Textile photos: https://www.knoll.com/shop/knolltextiles/upholstery/knoll-luxe-upholstery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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50 years apart

January 11, 2015

From the colorful velvet by Wolf Bauer, produced by Knoll Textiles in 1966, to the Alexander McQueen inspired sprayed and scrunched velvet in the Knoll Luxe Collection, it’s clear that great design inspiration can come from anywhere. The streets, fashion and art always play a part. The Bauer pattern might remind you of a tissue paper collage you attempted as a child. The McQueen inspired textile was extracted right from the runway…where robotic arms sprayed the garment while on the moving model. Genius on both levels. And, both can make a statement and hold their own whether keeping it neutral or popping up the brights.

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An anchoring “palate cleanser” of neutral texture like Knoll Textiles North Island (shown in Wind) http://www.knoll.com/knolltextileproductdetail/North+Island ,complement both the vintage and the new patterns perfectly.

Mc Queen inspired Arezzo ( shown in Squid Ink ): photos: Knoll http://www.knoll.com/knolltextileproductdetail/Arezzo

Wolf Bauer velvet photo: gp