Kari Pei, Interface VP of Global Design, is paying homage to great women designers who have influenced her—like icon Florence Knoll, “a pioneering designer and entrepreneur who created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office.”
Pei notes Knoll’s influence in her own designs for Interface. Examples abound. Like Textured Gridlock from the Chelsea Estate Collection (above), a highly touchable textile that evokes the compact fuzz of Scottish wool. Digitized Tuft from the Simple Abstraction collection is another that recalls Knoll. It offers an intricate yet clean look that captures the allure of pointillist painting.
And Step In Time from the Look Both Ways collection may seem like vintage Knoll, yet it’s Pei all the way with a contemporary carpet tile and timeless modern aesthetic.
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