DESIGNERS > LINDA THOMPSON
After studying fine arts at UCLA, Linda Thompson became a textile specialist, western division for Knoll International, and traveled throughout Europe.
A few years later, in 1978, she was one of the founders of Sunar-Hauserman, along with Robert Cadwallader and the E.F. Hauserman Co. While the company is no longer in existence, select designs from Sunar’s textile collection are now in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum archives.
Almost a decade later, in 1987, Richard J. Resch, president and CEO of KI, and Lawrence Ryan, KI board member; –– founded Pallas® Textiles and brought Thompson into the company as its first designer. The textile and wallcovering collections Thompson has since designed for Pallas® have received numerous honors--including Roscoe, IBD, IIDA and Acclaim awards.
For the healthcare industry, Thompson launched the innovative Pallas Cares® textile collections in 1994. And in 1998, they introduced Pallas3™, which received an honorable mention in the prestigious Nightgale Awards Healthcare Product Design Competition.
An acclaimed colorist, Thompson has been a member of the board of the Color Association of the United States for almost 15 years.
Pallas Cubicle Curtains
From left to right: Marrakesh, Helix, Watercourse, Cha Cha
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