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product focus New Classics KnollTextiles collaborates with architect and textile designer Ruth Adler Schnee on a healthcare fabric collection Ruth Adler Schnee (above) has created textiles since the 1940s and her designs, which are colorful and often feature organic and geometric shapes, have become classics. She obtained degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she studied under Eliel Saarinen. In her illustrious career, she has collaborated with Buckminster Fuller on the interior of the Ford Rotunda geodesic dome, Minoru Yamasaki on the World Trade Center interior, as well as Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Working with Dorothy Cosonas, creative director of KnollTextiles, Adler Schnee has reinterpreted two of her own early printed patterns into woven fabrics for use as privacy curtains and drapery fabrics for healthcare interiors. “Over the years, I have had many opportunities to realize my designs in different media—from inspiration, to hand-printed silkscreened drapery cloth, to woven upholstery fabrics,” Adler Schnee 32 says. “This gives me an opportunity to go back to the original source and rework, rethink, and renew my efforts.” The two patterns that comprise the collection Adler Schnee created with KnollTextiles are Strata and Fission Chips. Strata (above right, top and middle textiles), which began as printed burlap wallpaper in 1949 and was later reinterpreted as a printed drapery fabric and gift-wrapping paper, was inspired by the layered landscapes Adler Schnee encountered on her honeymoon in Arizona and Colorado. Fission Chips (above left) is based on a 1950 design, which Adler Schnee describes as “cut logs of different textures.” Each fabric comes in six colorways, 72-inch wide formats, and is Greenguard certified. Strata is made from 100-percent Trevira CS polyester, and Fission Chips is made from 100-percent FR polyester. —Murrye Bernard reader service No. 219 October 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - October 2013

Contract - October 2013
Industry News
Columnist: Winning Work at the Interview: It’s All About Chemistry—Part II
Product Focus: New Classics
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
Banaji Pediatric Dental Specialists
Seattle Kids Dentistry
Healthcare Environment Awards
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at Austin Hospital
Seattle Children’s Building Hope: Cancer, Critical and Emergency Care Expansion
Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Kent Campus Expansion, Phase 2 Pavilion
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Camp Southern Ground
Poetic Living
FOUND: An Adolescent and Young Adult Cultural and Wellness Center
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare Design
Book Review: Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, Second Edition
Designers Select: Healthcare
Ad Index

Contract - October 2013