“Drop” is from J. Abbott Miller’s second collection of wallpaper for Knoll Textiles called “The Ink Collection”. Based on Miller’s experiments with the liquid movement of ink, and how ink reacts as it moves across the surface of paper, each design has a random look but still maintains a feeling of control. “Drop” forms a loosely organized polka-dot design, with a definite vertical orientation composed of varying sized dots. Each dot appears to have been dropped onto the surface where the ink then proceeded to splatter or run.
Knoll Textiles has consistently included in their production a number of wallcoverings suitable for both residential and commercial interiors which break away from the traditional neutral wallcovering. “The Ink Collection” is part of this group, with brightly colored bold designs that create energy in a room, rather than merely forming a background. “Drop” possesses a spontaneous feel, keeping it light-hearted and appropriate for use in a variety of interior settings, from children’s rooms to meeting rooms. “The Ink Collection” wallcoverings are eco-friendly as they are printed on Recore, a vinyl wallcovering composed of 30% recycled content which is Greenguard certified for low chemical emissions. The non-woven backing is made from recycled polyester.
Miller is a graphic designer and writer who studied at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. In 1989 he founded the multidisciplinary studio Design/Writing/Research with Ellen Lupton, and in 1999 he became a partner of the Pentagram design firm. Miller has received numerous design awards, and along with Cooper-Hewitt, his work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Bibliothèque National de France.

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