Insight Blog
ART + FARE: Fall Market In Review
Monday November 14, 2016
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero

Fall Market at the Pollack | Weitzner NYC showroom was a huge success! Our guests had the opportunity to enjoy light bites and mingle with both the Pollack and Weitzner designers amongst a gallery of original artworks that have inspired the collections throughout the years. 

Calligraphy by Klaus Bürgel
Marker and pencil on vellum
Inspiration for Pollack textile Calligraphy

Wonderland pieces by Olivia Wendel
Watercolor on paper
Inspiration for Pollack textile Wonderland

Analog by Chase Taylor
Collage of fabric selvedges on cardboard
Inspiration for Pollack textile Analog

Various original artworks by the Pollack Studio throughout the years.

Clockwork by Jenia Myagkov
Cut paper
Inspiration for Pollack textile Clockwork

Various original artworks by the Weitzner Studio throughout the years.

TAGS:  Fall Market, DDB, Art, Original, Design, Gallery, Pollack Studio, Weitzner Studio, Interiors
New York Textile Month At The Pollack Studio
Blog Image

Thursday September 29, 2016
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero

Pollack has been thrilled to be a part of the very first New York Textile Month; a city-wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness. Lidewij Edelkoort, trend forecaster and Dean of Hybrid Studies at the New School, launched the idea along with The New School: Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. 

As participants, the Pollack Studio held an open studio Rachel, director of design, provided an informal "behind the scenes" look at the workings of the studio. As always, we thank all of our splendid guests for joining us! 


(Photography by Daniel Acosta)

TAGS:  New York Textile Month, NYTM, Open Studio, Pollack Studio, Rachel Doriss, Chase Taylor, Interior Design, Open House
A Peaceful Revamp
Blog Image

Wednesday September 07, 2016
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero

A beautiful space revamped by Gwynne McCue Interiors using Watercolor, Poetry and Glazed Caning! Photography by AtticFire Photography.

TAGS:  pollack, fabric, window treatment, interior design, watercolor, poetry, Gwynne McCue
The Making Of Wonderland
Blog Image

Thursday August 18, 2016
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero

The namesake pattern for our Fall 2016 collection, Wonderland, was created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Olivia Wendel. This contemporary toile illustrates the intersection of myth and memory. It depicts a fantastical interpretation of nature, where human objects of the past conjure up memories of lost treasures. The Pollack Studio interpreted the unique painted quality of Wendel's storytelling through individual stitches on a linen ground, creating an ultimately usable yet dynamic fabric. Available in two colorways, 'Mad Hatter' and 'Midnight in the Garden', each one depicts the scene at a very distinct time of day.

So, how did it happen? "The process came about out of a desire to create artwork that was different from the hand that we have in the Pollack Studio" says Chase. "We wanted to create a world that was both bizarre and remarkable, one that would be conceived with an unrestrained imagination. Almost immediately, we thought of Olivia Wendel, whose work personified the story that we wanted to tell". The process was extensive, as always, and involved not only Olivia and the Pollack Studio but a close collaboration with our fantastic mills, too.

When Olivia works, she does not outline a plan and sketch out her ideas with a pencil, she simply lets her imagination and her hand go on the paper. 

Once the paintings were complete, the Pollack Studio utilized our knowledge of embroidery and the capabilities of the mill to translate the paintings into a finished cloth. Chase scanned the artworks into the computer and began honing Olivia's exuberance to create the final repeat and pattern. She then determined the best stitches, yarns and ground cloth and sent the final outline off to the mill in India. 

Once the design and quality were finalized, Chase began to work on color. She found color inspiration everywhere, from traditional toiles and hand painted wallpaper, to floral arrangements and pictures of summer garden parties. 

In the end the studio chose two colorways, Mad Hatter and Midnight in the Garden, each consisting of nine yarn colors of yarn on a linen ground.

To see more of Olivia's artwork, you can visit her website, where you will also find her recently launched collection of 100% silk and wool scarves produced in Como, Italy. These incredibly stunning designs were all hand painted in her design studio in Brooklyn, NY. 

TAGS:  Wonderland, Olivia Wendel, Embroidery, Brookly, Original Artwork, Pollack Fabric, Color blankets, Interior Design
A Breath Of Chantilly
Blog Image

Monday August 08, 2016
POSTED BY: Lola Guerrero

Lisa Schmitz Interior Design in Kansas City, MO used our extra wide drapery fabric Chantilly to uplift this beautifully expansive space.

Photography by Mike Sinclair and Aaron Liemkuehler.

TAGS:  Lisa Schmitz Interior Design, Drapery, Pollack Fabric, Interiors

View more