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Knoll Textiles: Over Fifty Years of Women in Design

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by Sarah Coffey (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Jun 27, 2011

Last week I toured an exhibition of Knoll Textiles (1945–2010) at the Bard Graduate Center. The fabrics and objects were beautiful, but what struck me most was the rich story of women in desi




 

 

Last week I toured an exhibition of Knoll Textiles (1945–2010) at the Bard Graduate Center. The fabrics and objects were beautiful, but what struck me most was the rich story of women in design — from its founding in the 1940s until the present day, almost all Creative Directors of the textile division have been women (with the exception of a brief period in the 1980s). While Florence Knoll is a household name, the women she employed and those who later followed her are less well known, so here's a brief "who's who" of over 50 years of women who helped to shape textile design at Knoll and beyond.



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