Knoll Textiles and Ruth Adler Schnee Collaborate on Healthcare Fabrics

Knoll Textiles and Ruth Adler Schnee Collaborate on Healthcare Fabrics

Since 1947, designer Ruth Adler Schnee has been a household name in modern textile design. That year dates back to her winning entry in the "Better Rooms For Better Living" competition, in which her abstract interpretations were acclaimed by a Chicago architectural firm. Followed close collaborations and working relationships with multiple icons in Modern design, including Eero Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Charles and Ray Eames.

Knoll Textiles Releases New Textile Interpretations by Ruth Adler Schnee

Knoll Textiles and Ruth Adler Schnee Collaborate on Healthcare Fabrics

Schnee and manufacturer Knoll Textiles have recently collaborated to introduce several new incarnations of Schnee's iconic designs. Dorothy Cosonas, Creative Director of Knoll Textiles, says "We are thrilled to be able to work with Ruth, one of the true pioneers of modern textile design... her work brings a bright and clear perspective to the healthcare interior."

Knoll Textiles and Ruth Adler Schnee Collaborate on Healthcare Fabrics

The reinterpreted patterns include "Strata," an undulating linear pattern of earthy tones evoking the otherworldly colors and vast expanses of Arizona and Colorado, and "Fission Chips," a series of cross-section depictions of various geometric shapes in a vibrant color palette.

Knoll Textiles and Ruth Adler Schnee Collaborate on Healthcare Fabrics

Both fabrics are available in six colorways.

Uniquely suited for healthcare applications, Strata is made of Trevira CS polyester, and Fission Chips is 100% FR polyester. Both are Greenguard certified.

Says Schnee, "I am particularly enthusiastic to have this opportunity to work with Knoll Textiles so that my designs can be interpreted, for the first time, on fabrics appropriate to the healthcare market."

See Knoll Textiles for further information.

Posted August 23, 2013 by Joseph Starr

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