Knoll Luxe Fine Textiles has opened its first residential showroom at New York's D&D Building, featuring the Knoll Luxe Collection developed under the direction of Dorothy Cosonas as well as complementary products from KnollTextiles. Cosonas, Creative Director, conceived Knoll Luxe with the residential designer in mind; the line reflects a fashion-forward modern aesthetic and pays homage to the modern, minimalist style of Florence Knoll, who started the original commercial textile program in 1947.
To date, Cosonas has created three Knoll Luxe collections inspired by her love of art, architecture and fashion. Knoll Luxe debuted in 2008 with upholstery fabrics designed by Cosonas. That same year, she developed a collection with the fashion house of Proenza Schouler. For the launch of the new D&D showroom, Cosonas has collaborated with fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte on a line of upholstery and drapery fabrics.
"Today, Knoll comes full circle from its days of pioneering the commercial market to offering contemporary textiles to residential designers seeking our unique modernist vision. Our brand has always had significant cross-over appeal; the new D&D showroom reinforces our commitment to the residential textile market," said Cosonas.
Cannon Schaub, Manager of the new D&D showroom, joins Knoll Luxe from KA Design Group. Prior, she held a variety of positions, including that of Textiles Manager, over a 10 year period with Holly Hunt New York. The new Knoll Luxe Fine Textiles showroom is located at Suite 1702, 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY.
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