Salone, Salone or Twelve Milan stories
by Thomas Wagner | 4/16/2014
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Maharam, a fourth generation family-run business, celebrated its centennial in 2002. First renowned as a supplier of theatrical textiles, in the 1960s Maharam pioneered the contract textile concept, developing engineered textiles for commercial applicatio
n. Though performance is an essential element of every product, Maharam continues to create innovative textiles through the exploration of pattern, material and technique.
Maharam pursues a holistic approach to design, embracing a range of disciplines
as fundamental to its business philosophy; showrooms, graphics and accessories receive the same attention to detail as product design.
The Maharam Design Studio is responsible for the development of Maharam's extensive textile collection, ranging
from re-editions of enduring designs of the twentieth century's most noted visionaries to fashion-forward concepts and materials. The Maharam Design Studio maintains a strong focus on new technologies and cultural markers, often finding inspiration beyon
d the textile industry, including collaborations with avant-garde industry outsiders. Conceived to foster an open dialogue across varied design disciplines, these collaborative projects also serve to introduce a fresh perspective and unexpected media into
the world of textiles.
New York-based Maharam offers a comprehensive collection of textiles for seating, walls, window covering, systems and healthcare applications. In North America, Maharam textiles are available to the trade and through a selec
t group of authorized Maharam retailers.