Marion Dorn Kauffer
Marion Dorn was a prolific and highly respected designer of carpets, textiles, and wallpapers, consistently lauded by the design press for her modern approach. “I have a vocation,” she was quoted in 1951, “I love designing.”  Born in San Francisco in 1896, Dorn studied graphic design at Stanford University, completing her degree in 1916. She moved to New York, and was soon a noted member of the city’s industrial arts scene, producing hand-drawn batiks and hand-printed textiles. She participated in the Women’s Wear textile design competitions organized by M.D.C. Crawford from 1916 - 1920, along with Ruth Reeves, Ilonka Karasz, and Marguerite Zorach. Her work was included in the Metropolitan... more.