For their December issue, Contract magazine asked readers, “What are your favorite brands?". The answers, across 32 categories, make up the magazine’s Brand Report 2014. Wolf-Gordon is proud to have been selected as the number one brand in the wallcoverings category.
Danish textile artist, Grethe Sørensen, designed two innovative products for Wolf-Gordon that have been accepted into the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. “Millions of Colors” Sørensen’s first upholstery textile created for commercial applications, incorporates a unique “random weave” technique she invented, which translates pixels from photographs into threads. “Soft Spots,” a wallcovering pattern designed by Sørensen, is derived from unfocused images of light. Wolf-Gordon was also instrumental in having an earlier work, “Rush Hour 2/Shanghai,” accepted into the museum’s collection, which is featured in the November 2014 issue of the Cooper Hewitt Design Journal.
Take a seat at Booth #966 and delight in an array of our woven upholstery textiles, tailored to the hospitality industry. Boutique Design New York takes place on Sunday–Monday, November 9–10, at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Click here to pre-register for your complimentary entry pass, and use the promotion code: wolfgor. Find additional information at bdny.com.
For the third consecutive year, Wolf-Gordon collaborated with Karlssonwilker and the Guild in the creation of an eye-catching sculpture that was suspended over the main escalator bank of the Merchandise Mart for NeoCon. The 3,400 pound "Ribbon Cloud" consists of 12 identically shaped, 8-foot-long arcs covered with 144 samples of our wallcoverings, textiles, and digital prints. In addition to this exciting presence in the core of the Mart, our latest wallcoverings and textiles were displayed in the Wolf-Gordon Vescom Showroom.
Internationally acclaimed designer Kevin Walz’s "Overlay/Underlay" Collection of five wallcoverings and a performance upholstery textile debuted in Wolf-Gordon’s showroom during NeoCon 2014. Walz translated the effect of paint seeping through canvas utilizing rotogravure printing for the Type II wallcovering designs. Each pattern features exquisite layering of translucent inks in a sophisticated color palette, with embossings that enhance the theme of design as craft.
A new collection of upholstery textiles and wallcoverings created by renowned Danish textile designer Grethe Sørensen were recently introduced. Millions of Colors, a wool upholstery textile available in three tonal shades, is a gentle gradient pattern that references endless color variations by mixing threads of eight basic colors. Soft Spots, Blinds, and Codes are Type II wallcovering designs that also use color transition as a main element, exploring the effects of light through spotlights, fluorescent bulbs, and pixels.
To promote Wink at the 2013 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Wolf-Gordon created a booth based on the "Exquisite Corpse" game originated by the Surrealists of the 1920's. We asked seven artist/architect/designer teams to begin a drawing on a panel made of painted drywall, wood, aluminum, or wallcovering, which would connect with the drawing of another artist when mounted. Wink clear dry-erase coating was applied over each drawing, and attendees at ICFF were invited to "complete" the drawings created by Snarkitecture, Ali Tayar, karlssonwilker, Michael Graves, Constantin and Laurene Boym, Myles Karr, and Ben Katchor.