Knoll Textiles

Textile, Cairo, 2015; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); 38% recycled solution-dyed nylon, 32% rayon, 30% cotton; H x W: 330.2 × 144.5 cm (10 ft. 10 in. × 56 7/8 in.); Gift of Knoll Textiles; 2015-30-5
When world-renowned architect David Adjaye was invited to curate an exhibition for the museum’s Selects series in 2015, he quickly chose to focus on the museum’s little-known collection of West African textiles, including works from Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Mali. Having devoted eleven years to an in-depth study of the architecture of the African...
Image fetures the textile, Aswan, comprising vertical columns of horizontal strokes of blurred color, in soft purples, grays and black. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Digital Printing with Tradition
In 2015, British architect David Adjaye, who had recently completed the design of the acclaimed National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, was invited to curate an exhibition for the museum’s Selects series. Adjaye, who was born in Tanzania and raised in Ghana, has traveled to nearly every African nation and chose...
Image shows a wallpaper pattern composed of periods and commas. Please scroll down for For further information on this piece.
Stop, Stop, Stop, Pause
Today’s Object of the Day celebrates the winners of Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Awards. Honoring lasting achievement in American design, the Awards take place annually during National Design Week, with festivities for all ages celebrating design creativity and innovation. Pause is a strong graphic pattern using typographic characters that notify the reader to stop and...