has gone into its archives looking for inspiration. The company's historical foray has yielded a new collection, aptly titled the Archival Collection. Five new upholstery fabrics reinterpret textiles from the company's history of 65+ years.
Fabrics Inspired by the Textiles Archives
Based on a midcentury stripe by Swedish textile designer Astride Sampe, Striae Stripe is available in eight updated colorways. Kingston is a solid based on Florence Knoll's own Plain Linen from 1953. This fabric has been updated with an innovative polyurethane and ceramic skim coat atop a cotton ground. Radiance also stems from the 1950s and reinterprets Puli, which was designed by Marianne Strengell. Melange, a premium Italian wool with a heathered finish, is based on Galaxy from 1984. Finally, Liberty updates 1959's Sahara, an all-over wool/cotton textured fabric.
See Knoll Textiles for further information.