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Nick Cave Unveils Collection for Knoll Textiles

October 5th, 2022

Nick Cave with his ‘Buttons’ drapery, a digital print of the vintage buttons the artist has sourced from antique markets to create some of his Soundsuits. Photography: Lyndon French for Wallpaper Magazine

Knoll announced that it will launch a new line of products with Nick Cave (Fiber ’89), the company’s first partnership with an artist. Knoll Textiles will offer four upholsteries, three draperies, and three wallcoverings, all with Cave’s “sense of dimension, colour and movement, with each design referencing a specific artwork and dutifully capturing the visceral and tactile essence of the original piece.”

In a recent interview for Wallpaper, Cave said,  “When I was invited to do this collaboration, I immediately thought of Cranbrook [Academy of Art], where I did my graduate work,’ recalls Cave. ‘I was surrounded by Knoll and by [Eliel and Eero] Saarinen. I would pull out these amazing textiles created in the 1970s, and think about the Arts and Crafts movement and its influence. It’s part of my DNA now. I’m always thinking about the transition: how does an artwork transition into a textile or bronze? It comes down to the essence, and transferring that essence over.”

The product line will launch in conjunction with Cave’s exhibition Forothermore, which opens at the Guggenheim in New York on November 18, 2023.

Read the full story in Wallpaper here.