Book: Surface History

January 1, 2017

Wolf-Gor­don was fea­tured in Metrop­o­lis, cel­e­brat­ing the release of our 50th anniver­sary Sam­ple Book.

The major­i­ty of pat­terns from the ear­ly decades were based on nature, designed to look like some­thing else — stone, wood, grass­es, ani­mal skins,” Makovsky writes. A turn­ing point for the com­pa­ny came in 1995, when the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of fam­i­ly man­age­ment took over.” Rapid­ly expand­ing into tex­tiles, and work­ing with a host of bound­ary push­ing design­ers, Wolf-Gor­don didn’t so much reject its ori­gins in what might be con­sid­ered a super­fi­cial indus­try as expand the pos­si­bil­i­ties of pat­terned inte­ri­or surfaces.

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