November 3, 2013

Remembering Boris Kroll

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a lecture at the New York School of Interior Design. At the lecture, I was pleasantly reminded of the work created by internationally known textile designer and weaver, Boris Kroll. Kroll will be the subject of an exhibition this fall on view from October 2nd  to December 7th at the NYSID Gallery located at 161 East 69th Street, in New York City. The exhibition will showcase more than 80 textiles from Krolls’s archived works.

Boris Kroll founded the Kroll Mill in the 1930s in Paterson, New Jersey. His company quickly became a thriving leader in the textile manufacturing industry. In the 1970s Kroll discovered a new use for the Jacquard loom which enabled him to execute his large-scale tapestry designs. Kroll created these tapestries with intentions of brightening large expanses of walls in public places and corporate offices. By the 1980s Kroll’s company had become an industry leader in combining advanced weaving technology with creative patterns for sensible textiles used in homes, offices, hotels, ships, and airplanes.

Kroll’s designs are highly sought after by collectors and can be found in the permanent collections of Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Detroit Institute of Arts. His textiles were also featured in “Textiles USA” show at the Museum of Modern Art. Solo exhibitions have been featured at the Seattle Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York.


Sarah A. Blank



Sarah Blank Design Studio is a high-end architectural design firm that specializes in high-end kitchens, butler’s pantries, libraries, and master bedrooms, bath suites.  The firm works predominantly in Fairfield County and Westchester County. Our award winning firm, with 33 years of experience, often works beyond the kitchens and baths of a clients home, and designs the architectural interiors for many of the projects that have been commissioned.