Designed by the Maharam Design Studio and Leon Ransmeier, Maharam’s NeoCon 2019 showroom presented an atmospheric arrangement of new textiles by Paul Smith, Hella Jongerius, Sonnhild Kestler, Finn Sködt, Margrethe Odgaard, and Georgina Wright considered to be our boldest scale of installation to date.
Beyond the Merchandise Mart, an offsite exhibition designed by Maharam Media, Ein schönes ödes Haus. (A Lovely Bare House.) celebrated our collaboration with the Swiss textile designer Sonnhild Kestler through artifacts transported from Kestler’s Zürich atelier, photography of her studio process by Nick Ballón, and select Maharam textiles within an industrial interior in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market.
For additional reading, please see the published essay by Maharam Stories on the resurgence of interest in pattern by Alice Rawsthorn and an interview with Sonnhild Kestler in honour of our expanded collaboration.