KnollTextiles creative director Dorothy Cosonas gets personal with her design of Andissa, an upholstery whose curvaceous, tapestry-like florals counter the linearity of its corresponding stripes. Andissa is part of the company's new Odyssey Collection of upholsteries, fabrics, wallcoverings, and draperies, all inspired by a hand-woven rug that was gifted to Cosonas' grandmother in 1913 and handed down for generations. Now, she is adding her own mark to the legacy design.
Andissa comprises 27-percent post-consumer recycled polyester, 61-percent cotton, and 12-percent nylon. The textile offers an abrasion resistance of 40,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek scale, and can be upholstered to highlight just one of the patterns or both. It is available in three colorways: the cool-toned chamomile flower, the vibrant wild flower, and the aptly-named night flower.
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