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Collection by Wolf-Gordon Senior Textile Designer, Kathrin Hagge

December 11, 2019

| New York, NY — Decem­ber 11, 2019 | Wolf-Gor­don designs two new uphol­stery pat­terns in Sun­brel­la© con­struc­tions, Riley and Stel­la, inspired by the abstract styles of 20th cen­tu­ry artists Brid­get Riley and Frank Stel­la. Riley lends sen­sa­tions of move­ment and col­or to the addi­tions while Stella’s dynam­ic min­i­mal­ism is cap­tured in the bold graph­ic qual­i­ty of the name­sake pattern.

Riley and Stel­la were inspired by the works of two mas­ters of Mod­ern art. Their upbeat pat­terns and col­or lines, and indoor/​outdoor fea­tures sup­port our ini­tia­tive to grow our uphol­stery col­lec­tion through engag­ing, high per­for­mance design.

- Mary­beth Shaw, Chief Cre­ative Offi­cer, Mar­ket­ing & Design

Designed in-house by the company’s Senior Design­er Kathrin Hagge, the new designs in Sun­brel­la con­struc­tions fea­ture high­ly UV-sta­ble pig­ments which are resis­tant to fad­ing and the degrad­ing effects of sun­light. Engi­neered to meet the spe­cif­ic chal­lenges of com­mer­cial indoor and out­door envi­ron­ments, their per­for­mance fea­tures include high abra­sion resis­tance, light­fast­ness, mold and mildew resis­tance, and bleach cleanability.

Pat­tern Highlights

Riley: Uphol­stery design­er Kathrin Hagge com­bined her knowl­edge of fab­ric weav­ing with artists’ works she admires in this dynam­ic pat­tern. The sig­na­ture Op Art style of Eng­lish painter Brid­get Riley — where she melds clean lines with sim­ple, repeat­ed shapes in com­plex con­fig­u­ra­tions — is reflect­ed in the play­ful design. As the eye trav­els through the peep­holes” in each sol­id-col­ored ground, a her­ring­bone pat­tern emerges.

Stel­la: Stel­la was born from the idea that inspi­ra­tion can strike at any time and place: while vis­it­ing a friend in the hos­pi­tal, Hagge hap­pened upon a series of prints by artist Frank Stel­la. She adapt­ed his 1968 V Series”, mim­ic­k­ing the use of par­al­lel stripes and angled geom­e­try, into a set of fresh col­or­ways, which sum­mon images of the sea and were cho­sen to stim­u­late a pos­i­tive outlook.

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