The expansive exhibit "Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010" is on view at The Bard Graduate Center through July 31st, 2011.
To honor the release of the exhibition catalogue (published by Yale), the BGC Gallery is hosting a book signing with Amsterdam-based designer Irma Boom on July 13th, 2011 from 6 - 8pm.
“...Interestingly, the lack of museological and historical interest in modern textiles became apparent as the various loans for this exhibition were secured. For example, key works from Knoll’s innovative handwoven collection of the 1950s were found in boxes of scraps preserved for more than fifty years in the attic of a former Knoll employee and large samples dating to 1948, the second year of production for Knoll Textiles, languished in storage for decades at one of America’s leading design collections without formally entering the collection until they were recognized by Bard’s curatorial team...” —excerpt from BGC
The BGC Gallery is located at 18 West 86th Street in New York City.