Cooper Hewitt says...
Maharam is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of textiles to commercial architects and interior designers. Founded by Russian immigrant Louis Maharam in 1902, the company was family-run until 2013, when it was purchased by Herman Miller Inc.
The company’s multi-disciplinary approach includes commissioning work by contributors across varied fields, including graphic, industrial, and fashion design, and long-term collaborations with companies like Nike and Vitra, and designers Hella Jongerius, Konstantin Grcic, and Paul Smith. The company has also produced re-editions of textile designs by prominent designers of the 20th century, including Koloman Moser, Anni Albers, Alexander Girard, and Charles and Ray Eames.
Maharam textiles are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Stedelijk Museum, among others. Maharam was the recipient of Cooper Hewitt’s Design Patron Award at the 2007 National Design Awards, for its longstanding support of design and cultural initiatives.