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Pattern and Process: Selections from the Kravet Archive


  • New York School of Interior Design, NYSID Gallery 170 East 70th Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)

Join us on September 5, 2019 at 6pm for the opening of Pattern and Process: Selections from the Kravet Archive with a celebration honoring the intrepid process Kravet has mastered putting forth fresh product rooted in textile history.

 
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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.

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.

 
 

Paint generously sponsored by Farrow & Ball. Framing generously sponsored by J. Pocker.

All images courtesy of the Kravet Inc. Archive.

Curated by Darling Green.

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Exhibitions are open to the public, no reservation is required. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, closed for major holidays. For more information or questions please email rsvp@nysid.edu or call 212-472-1500, ext. 405.