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Wolf-Gordon + Mae Engelgeer

April 8, 2016

We're excited to announce a new collaboration with designer Mae Engelgeer consisting of a collection characterized by repetitive geometries of varying scales. Engelgeer’s graphic elements and diverse explorations of texture evoke the craftsmanship and authenticity of Dutch Modernism. Engelgeer draws heavily on her knowledge of traditional weaving techniques, interpreting them through her 21st Century lens.

The resulting collection is a series of patterns that celebrate dynamic equilibrium—asymmetrical, but balanced—clean lines, abstract geometric forms, rich textures, and simple sophisticated detailing. The palette for LEVEL includes a broad range of elegant neutrals and muted hues, many incorporating accents of metallic threads.

The collection will be previewed at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (April 12-17, 2016) in Milan. 

The patterns:

Align: 100% Trevira CS upholstery textile that is the grounding basis of the collection. It conveys a visual conversation between simple geometric shapes, lines, and textures.

Mesh: a coordinate to Align, this 100% Trevira CS upholstery textile is designed to look like
 architectural mesh. The colorways utilize metallic threads to emphasize textural contrast.

Melody: 33% Recycled Nylon, 29.43% Cotton, 37.57% Rayon ribbed upholstery textile with a generous color line. The sophisticated neutrals and muted earth tone colors create an easy-touse pattern.

Ritual: 36.49% Rec. Nylon, 30.69% Cotton, 32.82% Rayon upholstery textile that is composed of the collection’s base pattern: a matrix of dots and dashes.

Compose: woven of 100% Trevira CS, this drapery textile features a play of opacity and translucency with neutral colorways and metallic threads.

Form: a digital print wallcovering designed specifically for the Salone exhibit, this pattern illuminates the graphic elements of the other patterns in the collection.

Balance: a digital print wallcovering that features soft opaque rectilinear lines printed on metallic Mylar.

Tone: a digital print on polyester felt. Varying lines in a structured patterning that suggests a subtle conversation about movement and rest.