NeoCon 2019

Our latest products, including our latest award-winning upholstery textile collection, VEER by Aliki van der Kruijs, were showcased at NeoCon, June 10-12, 2019.

Wolf-Gordon walked away with four awards:

The "VEER by Aliki van der Kruijs" collection won the Best of NeoCon, Editors' Choice Award in the Textiles: Upholstery category, presented by Contract

The collection also won a HIP award, presented by Interior Design in the Workplace: Fabric+Textiles Designer Collaboration category. CEO Rick Wolf took home the HIP award in the Manufacturer Leader: Greater Good category.

Finally, Metropolis recognized the collection with a #MetropolisLikes award.

About the collection

VEER by Aliki van der Kruijs is Wolf-Gordon’s latest collaboration with an emerging designer of impressive conceptual strength and independent voice. For the design of VEER upholstery textiles, van der Kruijs explored two- and three-dimensional space through a deceptively simple grid motif, the origins of which began with the designer’s purchase of an antique kimono textile in Arita, Japan.

As in her earlier projects, such as “Made by Rain”, which is held in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, van der Kruijs took an academic and methodical approach to the design of VEER. She first applied the graphic kimono grid, via printed acetate, to the exterior surfaces of porcelain vases, which resulted in overlaps and “breaks” in the grid. This process inspired van der Kruijs to apply subtly manipulated grids to the VEER textiles, which, in turn, are upholstered on furniture volumes. It is this dialectical phenomenon between 2-D and 3-D applications that yields new patterning and texture, as well as imparting richness to the collection’s three patterns: FLOAT, TURN and SLIDE.

About Aliki

Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs works on her own research projects, as well as collaborative and commission-based creations, in her studio in The Hague, Netherlands. She holds a Master of Applied Arts degree from the Sandberg Institute of Amsterdam and juxtaposes her background in graphic and fashion design with an exploration of how different materials, from ceramics to textiles, can be a means of communication. Van der Kruijs is also an accomplished photographer, and uses the medium for research, documentation and inspiration in her design process. She teaches in the Netherlands at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Academy of Architecture.


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