In this conversation, Dorothy Cosonas and Jhane Barnes will discuss the evolution of KnollTextiles since its founding in 1947 and consider its unique contributions to corporate, hospitality, educational, healthcare, and residential interiors across North America. They will share their experiences as collaborators and designers working within the Modernist tradition and toward the expansion of the Knoll brand with the most technically advanced materials and production methods in the industry.

Dorothy Cosonas is creative director of both KnollTextiles and Knoll Luxe. She has received awards including the Best of NeoCon Gold for many of her KnollTextiles upholstery collections, as well as her inaugural collection and hercollection with Rodarte for Knoll Luxe.

Jhane Barnes is director of Jhane Barnes Menswear, a men’s ready to-wear
company. Her designs for interiors, carpeting, eyewear, and office furniture for
such companies as Google, PepsiCo, LensCrafters, Rolls-Royce, and SONY.

Brooke Hodge is director of exhibitions and publications at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. While she was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, she organized the exhibition “Skin + Bones:Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture.”

This program has been partially supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation