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Published on Aug 11, 2011
Daniella on Design Episode 5 - Florence + the (Knoll Textile) Machine
Daniella Ohad Ph.D. visits her Alma Mater, the Bard Graduate Center, to explore their gallery's exhibition, Knoll Textiles: 1945 - 2010. The show celebrates the creative process of this landmark design company, which is known more for its furniture than for its innovative textiles. Rather than floral chintz and bright velvets, popular in American homes of the 50s, Knoll produced fabric inspired by the simplicity of men suites to upholster its modernist furniture. Daniella states that Knoll's great success in modernizing textiles is thanks to Florence Knoll Bassett, the genius behind Knoll's textile machine.