The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) announced the opening of Pattern and Process: Selections from the Kravet Archive, on view Sept. 5 through Nov. 27, 2019 at NYSID Gallery, 170 East 70 Street, New York City.
Kravet Inc. is known for its comprehensive archive of textile design, which documents the history of textile manufacture dating back centuries and originating from cultures across the globe. Encompassing textiles, paintings, artifacts and other historic documents, the Kravet archive is an important resource for researchers, designers and historians. For the first time, the Kravet Archive is the subject of an exhibition that presents its history and complexity for designers, design enthusiasts and visitors new to the subject alike to enjoy. More than 80 examples from this vast repository of textile design history are on view as part of Pattern and Process: Selections from the Kravet Archive at the NYSID Gallery.
“It is so exciting to share all of the wonderful treasures collected over the years with the design community,” says Ellen Kravet, Chairman, Board of Trustees, NYSID. “The New York School of Interior Design is the perfect organization to partner with on this endeavor offering an exclusive glimpse into the rich history of the textile world. We hope these incredible materials serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation of interior designers.”
The Kravet archive, located at Kravet Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Bethpage, Long Island, is incredibly diverse — the oldest object is a Coptic textile fragment dating from 200 BC, but it also includes contemporary pieces such as recent indigo-dyed fabrics from Japan. It is drawn from around the world, with textiles originating on six continents and encompassing historical and contemporary production techniques.
The exhibition will open on Sept. 5, 2019 with a celebration honoring the intrepid process Kravet has mastered putting forth fresh product rooted in textile history.
The exhibition is curated by Darling Green.