It seems that this week is all about mid-century American Design. I went to see the show Mid-Century Maestro: The Textiles of Boris Kroll at the NY School of Interior Design. For no less than six decades, beginning in the 1930s, Boris Kross and his firm were celebrated for distinctive collections of high-quality woven fabrics for the design industry. A self-taught weaver, Kroll was perhaps best known for introducing bright colors into upholstery fabrics, and for the invention of a trademark jacquard weave incorporating multiple types of textured yarns to produce his signature undulating patterns and geometric designs. After Kroll's death in 1991, the firm was purchased by Scalamandre, and this show presents the range and sophistication of the Boris Kroll collections in a display of historic textiles from the company's archives.
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