Sample, Chico, ca. 1953
Chico was the first of Knoll’s “budget” fabrics—lower-cost all-cotton alternatives to woolen upholsteries. The rationale behind bringing them into the line was to reduce the number of clients specifying fabrics from another company to upholster Knoll furniture. The luxury of textured weaves was recreated with complex color effects, using dark warps with colored wefts to impart a richness of color and a feeling of movement to these inexpensive fabrics.
It is credited
Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 91.4 x 102.9 cm (36 x 40 1/2 in.)
It is inscribed
Label: 8/4033 30" Rust Louisville Textiles Inc. Louisville, Kentucky
Cite this object as
Sample, Chico, ca. 1953; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); USA; cotton; H x W: 91.4 x 102.9 cm (36 x 40 1/2 in.); Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz; 2011-25-11