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product focus (good) writing on the wall Pentagram’s Abbott Miller makes a graphic statement in Ink wallcovering for KnollTextiles It’s refreshing to see the old-school print medium of ink command such a presence as it does in Abbott Miller’s Ink wallcovering collection for KnollTextiles. A notable graphic designer and writer, and partner at award-winning design firm Pentagram, Miller has a passion for the written word and typography, often infusing his projects with a hint or obvious admission of this whether it’s intentional or not. For Ink, which won Best of NeoCon® Silver in the wall treatments category, Miller’s graphic patterns showcase liquid movement. He initially experimented with ink, steering it across paper surfaces to observe how it pools, trickles, and streams. The trials themselves looked like works of art, so the designer digitally pieced them together into compositions that consequently became the Ink collection. The line features three patterns—Drip, Drop, and Run—all of which are printed on RECORE® eco vinyl. Drip has a graffiti quality, formed by steering ink into interconnected letterforms. Its liquid-inspired colors include Punch, Mint, Sake, Tonic, Gin, Ice, and Mercury. Drop resembles droplets on paper, organized into rows to form abstract stripes. Drop comes in flavor-oriented colors: Orange, Apple, Rye, Raisin, Blueberry, and Pepper. For Run (pictured above), he steered a few ink drops simultaneously across a page, resulting in an organic, branch-like pattern. Run’s earthy palette includes Coral, Leaf, Branch, Vapor, Water, and Smoke. Select No. 130 at NEW MESH COLORS AVAILABLE “Abbott takes the world of graphic design and translates it into wallcoverings that are at once bold and timeless,” says KnollTextiles creative director Dorothy Cosonas. —Sheila Kim Reader Service No. 270 Silver White Warm Gray Bronze

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - July/August 2011

Contract - July/August 2011
Industry News
Product Focus: Change it Up
Product Focus: Angling for Attention
Product Focus: (Good) Writing on the Wall
Product Focus: Come Together
Best of NeoCon® 2011
Making a Marc
Becoming Kate
Ray of Light
True Blue
Nature Speaks
A New Home
Bloomie's New Edition
Shring to Fitness
Practice: Smaller, Sustainable Retail
Trends: Retail Retrofit
Designers Select: Fabrics
Ad Index

Contract - July/August 2011