Brooklyn Museum Acquires Trove Patterns

Museum to add six of the firm’s wallpaper patterns to its Decorative Arts Collection

New York design firm Trove has received another honor—this time from the Brooklyn Museum, which recently announced it would add six of the firm’s distinctive wallpapers to its permanent Decorative Arts Collection.

The museum, known for excellence in presenting dynamic and innovative visual art, selected Trove for its unique textile design and its New York location. Founded in Manhattan by Jee Levin and Randall Buck, Trove’s collection is designed and produced in New York City.

The designs selected for the museum’s collection reflect Trove’s diverse body of work, and include: 

  • August (2012), which represents past queens from around the world
  • Fuoco (2010), based on an historic photograph of the famed Teatro La Fenice
  • Auva (2009), created from a series of paintings by Trove’s founders
  • Indi (2008), a graphic tribute to Alfred Hitchcock
  • Alcyone (2008), which captures the quieter moments of the natural world
  • Alula (2006), which is inspired by the 100-year-old flower market in the middle of Manhattan.

This is the second time Trove’s mixed-media designs have been acquired for a permanent collection by a museum; the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum acquired its Ara and Indi patterns in 2009. The firm has also won several awards, including three Good Design awards and two Editor’s Choice Awards from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).