Knoll Wallcoverings Series from the Grammar Collection: Filter, Merge and Switch Patterns

A work made of vinyl and cotton.

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  • A work made of vinyl and cotton.

Date:

2006

Artist:

Abbott Miller (American, born 1963), Designer
Pentagram (English, founded 1972), Design Firm

Manufactured by KnollTextiles

About this artwork

The employment of repetitive figurative characteristics to produce abstractions has led to a new genre and, indeed, a new market for contemporary wallpaper. Abbott Miller’s Merge graphic wallpaper from his Grammar Collection for Knoll Textiles is a perfect example of a design in which abstraction is achieved by multiplying essential elements of the given subject matter. A partner in the Pentagram studio in New York, Miller is known for his early writings on typography with Ellen Lupton. In Merge, overlapping typographic forms produce a density and opacity between the letters that barely reveal their origins. From a distance, depending on the color of the typographic composition (which is always set against a white background), the wallpaper reads as either a monochromatic surface or a lacy tracery.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Abbott Miller

Title

Knoll Wallcoverings Series from the Grammar Collection: Filter, Merge and Switch Patterns

Origin

United States

Date

2006

Medium

Vinyl and cotton

Dimensions

137 cm (54 in.) wide

Credit Line

Gift of Abbott Miller

Reference Number

2006.293.1-3

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