The Cranbrook Update, March 2018
“The Ackermans: A Marriage of Craft and Design” by Richard Kulka
An original Evelyn Ackerman design from the Ackerman Modern archives is now available as a handcrafted decorative pillow cover. Featuring a bold graphic motif in marine blue on a natural ground, the covers will bring an accent of modern and vintage style to seating.
Screen printed by hand using traditional techniques and high quality water-based inks, this exclusive pillow cover is made from substantial 88% cotton/12% linen fabric with a hidden zipper. The covers come in two sizes, an 18” x 18” square and a 12” x 18” lumbar, that fit standard inserts (not included). Each pillow cover is printed and sewn in California. Slight variations from the hand printing process, ensure an authentic, unique print.
For more than 50 years, artist/designers Jerry and Evelyn Ackerman played a central role in the distinctive aesthetic of California mid-century modernism. Their designs are in many private and museum collections including the Smithsonian and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.