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State of Matter includes Biota and Earthwork & Photon fabrics
Feb '09
State of Matter includes two upholstery fabrics, Biota and Earthwork, a drapery, Air Rights, and a panel fabric, Photon.
State of Matter includes two upholstery fabrics, Biota and Earthwork, a drapery, Air Rights, and a panel fabric, Photon.
With State of Matter, the January 2009 collection for KnollTextiles, consulting designer Suzanne Tick draws a connection between textiles anpanel fabric (Photon). d their larger impact on the environment, both in terms of sustainability and perception of physical space.

Once again, Suzanne explores the structural realm of woven textiles for interior applications, this time inspired by the scientific aspects of all matter such as molecules, atoms, light and on a larger scale, geology and biology.

"I am looking at textiles more scientifically as a 'skin' to transform the object they are applied to, and how I can further enhance this transformation through weave structures that manipulate the environment, such as light and air," says Suzanne. "At the same time, I am very concerned about newly created 'matter' and its impact on the environment. All these fabrics are sustainably designed."

"We are very pleased that Suzanne has designed this exciting and bold new collection for KnollTextiles," says creative director, Dorothy Cosonas. "Her work with weave structure, texture, and color is unique in the industry and has long contributed to Knoll's success."

State of Matter includes two upholstery fabrics (Biota and Earthwork) a drapery (Air Rights) and a panel fabric (Photon).

Biota, defined as the plant life of particular region, is an ordered assemblage of organic forms, a dappled weave effect created by small repeating elements. The stitch like accent color creates a pattern that reads both as a texture and as a larger scale organic.

The recycled polyester fabric is manufactured without chlorofluorocarbons, contains no formaldehyde, and has been assessed as "acceptable optimized product" by MBDC for Human Health Ecological and Environmental Criteria . Biota comes in 10 colorways.

Earthwork pays homage to tectonic shifts in land formations and the striated rock outcrops that compose the landscape. The pattern was developed by magnifying and abstracting a delicate weave structure. A mid scale graphic, Earthwork combines a refined rib weave with variegated crepe weave to highlight the subtle shifts in color and texture.

Air Rights, a drapery fabric, plays with light and air through shadowy structures printed in a two tone transparency on a burnout base cloth. Made of 100% polyester, 60-in. in width, Air Rights comes in eight colors and is manufactured with heavy metal-free fiber and pigments.

Photon, a panel fabric, transforms a woven textile into a new, exaggeratedly tactile surface material. As the name suggests, Photon plays with light by manipulating matte and shiny yarns that absorb and reflect it. This geometric pattern interprets a classic honeycomb weave for application on vertical surfaces, systems and wrapped walls. The polyester fabric, with 55% recycled content, comes in 14 colors and is manufactured in accordance to ISO 140001 environmental management system, without chlorofluorocarbons or formaldehyde.

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