Collaborative Collection, Wolf-Gordon + Mae Engelgeer Now Available
| New York, NY - December 2016 | Wolf-Gordon + Mae Engelgeer, a collection of interior surfacing products created in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based textile designer, is now available to the trade. The collection, comprising four upholstery textiles, one drapery textile, and two digital print wallcoverings, was previewed internationally during Milan Design Week and domestically at NeoCon® 2016.
Perhaps because of my background in fashion, I always tend to think in terms of a collection. The challenge of finding a color combination or a graphic element that can be used in different ways across a collection is very rewarding.
-Mae Engelgeer, Designer
Wolf-Gordon collaborated with Engelgeer to design a collection characterized by repetitive geometries of varying scales. Engelgeer’s graphic elements and diverse explorations of texture evoke the craftsmanship and authenticity of Dutch Modernism, interpreted through a 21st Century lens. The resulting collection celebrates dynamic equilibrium—asymmetrical, but balanced—clean lines, abstract geometric forms, rich textures, and simple sophisticated detailing. The palette includes a range of elegant neutrals and muted hues, many incorporating accents of metallic threads.
Align: The grounding basis of the collection, Align, conveys a visual conversation between simple geometric shapes, lines, and textures. 100 percent Trevira CS.
Mesh: A coordinate to Align, this upholstery textile is designed to look like architectural mesh. The colorways utilize metallic threads to emphasize textural contrast. 100 percent Trevira CS.
Melody: With successive lines in harmonic composition, this versatile ribbed upholstery textile is offered in a range of sophisticated neutrals and muted earth tones. Blend: recycled nylon, cotton, and rayon.
Ritual: A matrix of dotted lines and dashes, this woven upholstery is the collection’s signature pattern. Blend: recycled nylon, cotton, and rayon.
Compose: This drapery textile features a play of opacity and translucency with neutral colorways and metallic threads. 100 percent Trevira CS.
Balance: a digital print wallcovering that features soft opaque rectilinear lines printed on metallic Mylar.
Tone: a digital print on polyester felt. Varying lines in a structured patterning suggests a subtle conversation about movement and rest.
About Mae Engelgeer:
Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer attended the Amsterdam Fashion Instituut where she specialized in textile design, graduating in 2004. Later she was accepted to the prestigious Master Course in Applied Arts at the Sandberg Instituut and developed her first collection of textiles at TextielLab. In 2014 Engelgeer opened her own studio in Amsterdam, working on product design and development, installations, and international collaborations. Mae Engelgeer’s work has been exhibited at a number of international design galleries and fairs and sold in design stores worldwide.
Wolf-Gordon is an American design company offering designers a wide range of interior surfacing products united by the common qualities of excellent design and dependable performance. Founded in 1967 as a comprehensive source for wallcoverings, its product line has since added upholstery and drapery textiles, paints, and Wink clear, dry-erase coating. Through its collaborations with leading national and international designers and in its Design Studio, Wolf- Gordon continues to develop new work that is provocative, inspiring, and of our time. Wolf- Gordon’s growing portfolio of licensed collections includes designs by Laurinda Spear, Karim Rashid, Petra Blaisse, Grethe Sørensen, Kevin Walz, the Boym Partners, and Frank Tjepkema. Wolf-Gordon sales representatives are based in all major markets in the United States.