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Noémi Raymond designed patterns for Knoll that were introduced from 1948 until 1950. Born in France, Raymond moved to New York as a child and was influenced by Japanese art and design. She married Antonin Raymond, an architect who worked with Frank Lloyd

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Originally appeared in Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles
on May 26, 2011
Noémi Raymond designed patterns for Knoll that were introduced from 1948 until 1950. Born in France, Raymond moved to New York as a child and was influenced by Japanese art and design. She married Antonin Raymond, an architect who worked with Frank Lloyd
Noémi Raymond designed patterns for Knoll that were introduced from 1948 until 1950. Born in France, Raymond moved to New York as a child and was influenced by Japanese art and design. She married Antonin Raymond, an architect who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and who, in 1916, went to Japan to supervise the final design work and construction of Wright's Imperial Hotel. "It's interesting that here were these two designers who were not only influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright's work but also by Japanese aesthetics," Makovsky says. "In 1941, the Museum of Modern Art had its very famous Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition where Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames showed their furniture and Raymond won first prize for printed textiles." Her Mosaic print (shown here) was introduced in 1950 and was hand printed.

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