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Boris Kroll at Scalamandre



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Select Patterns from Boris Kroll at Scalamandre available at our Los Angeles Showroom. Purchasing Agency for Interior Designers, Architects, and Hotels. Scalamandre is proud to announce the debut of three Boris Kroll contract-friendly fabric designs. In a rich range of bold colorways, two archival, mid-20th century designs, Ponte and Mosaic, have been adapted in weaves of 21st century fibers. A third pattern, Kelly, is a handsome, new pattern created as a coordinate. Born in 1913, Boris Kroll founded his company in the 1930's and the Kroll mill became a thriving industry leader in the textile manufacturing hub of Paterson, New Jersey. In the 1970's, Kroll pioneered the use of the Jacquard loom in a new way to execute his large-scale tapestry designs, intended to brighten large expanses of walls in public places and corporate offices. By the 1980'S, the company had come to be considered a leader in combing advanced weaving technology with imaginative patterns and an original , enduring color sensibility for use in homes, offices, hotels, ships, and even airplanes. As jsut one example, Boris Kroll designed textiles for the Continental Airlines premier 747 jet service to Honolulu, which featured colors ranging from hot pink in first class service to turquoise blues in coach. In 1991, Boris Kroll was acquired by Scalamandre to bolster its growing high-profile hospitality projects. Kroll fabrics and tapestries are highly prized by collections and are in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert museum in London, the Detroit Institute of Arts and were featured in a 1956 show at the Museum of Modern Art entitled Textiles USA-the first major show devoted entirely to modern American textiles. Solo exhibitions have been mounted and most recently. "Mid-century Maestro: The Textiles of Boris Kroll" at NYSID [New York School of Interior Design].