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Design-driven commercial interior products for A+D community

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United by the common qualities of excellent design and dependable performance, Wolf-Gordon's product line includes commercial wallcoverings, wall protection, upholstery textiles, Scuffmaster® specialty paints, and Wink® dry-erase products. Through our collaborations with leading international designers and in our Design Studio, Wolf-Gordon develops new work that is provocative, inspiring, and of our time.

Founders & Early Years

Founded in 1967 in NYC by Mel Wolf, Bernie Gordon, Tony Prota and Frank Carr, Wolf-Gordon initially distributed vibrantly colored and textured, vinyl wallcovering. The company soon diversified with textile, paper and cork wallcovering, and grew in major East and West Coast markets. In 1994, two of the founders' sons—Rick Wolf and David Gordon—became President/CEO and Executive Vice President, respectively, and catalyzed a period of national growth by way of product and brand design. Today, Wolf-Gordon has sales representatives in all major U.S. markets and collaborates with licensed designers from around the world to bring fresh voices and perspectives to our products.

DIFFA Gift of Hope

DIFFA/Gift of Hope

Since 1993, Wolf-Gordon has donated over $1.8 million to the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) through our Gift of Hope program. When a customer specifies using their unique GOH number, a percentage of the product’s gross sales is allocated to the Foundation, which funds direct care and preventative education for people living with HIV/AIDS, and for those at risk.

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Recognition

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Rick Wolf

President and CEO

After graduating with a BS in Economics from SUNY Binghamton, Rick joined the family business, working in several different departments of Wolf-Gordon to gain first-hand knowledge of its operations. Rick has presided over the company’s significant growth, from the 1990’s to the present, through strategic leadership in design, marketing, sales and product diversification. In 1994, as our industry faced the tragedy of the AIDS pandemic, Rick started Wolf-Gordon’s Gift of Hope Program to donate a percentage of sales to Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). Wolf-Gordon is DIFFA’s largest all-time contributor at $1.8 million. Rick has served on the boards of DIFFA and Free to Choose, and in recognition of his generosity, was awarded with Interior Design’s HiP Award for “Leader: Greater Good” in 2019.

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Marybeth Shaw

Chief Creative Officer, Marketing and Design

Marybeth has directed product design and marketing at Wolf-Gordon since her return to the company in 2011, having previously served as Creative Director, 1997-2003. In the interim, she led Shaw Jelveh Design, an award-winning studio that created comprehensive branding programs, websites, products and interiors, particularly in the green building sector. In addition to a LEED ID+C, Marybeth holds an MBA from NYU Stern, an M. Arch. from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, an MCP from MIT, and a BA in Government from Smith College. She was honored with a HiP Award from Interior Design in 2017 for Creative Direction. Marybeth currently serves on the Board of the Wallcoverings Association.

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Benjamin Small

Chief Financial Officer

Ben has a track record of improving businesses through analytical excellence and process refinements, on both the manufacturing and distribution sides of commercial and consumer products. Prior to joining Wolf-Gordon in March 2019, Ben served as CFO of World & Main, EVP and CFO of Arrow Storage Products, and Corporate Assistant Controller at Advance Publications, an $8 billion cable, magazine and newspaper conglomerate. Ben also spent eight years at American Standard in various finance roles, completing his tenure as VP & Corporate Controller. Ben holds an MS in Accounting from Pace University, a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Jay Imperatori

Jay Imperatori

Vice President of Sales

Jay, an experienced leader in the A&D industry with particular strengths in strategic planning, organizational execution, and major account acquisition, oversees all aspects of our sales organization. He previously served four years as Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations at Panolam Industries and sixteen years at Mohawk Group, where he rose through several roles, from Account Executive to Senior Vice President of Business Development. Jay holds a BS in Biology from the University of Georgia, as well as several sales development certifications.

Michael Loughlin

Michael Loughlin

Design Director

Since joining Wolf-Gordon in 2013, Michael has led wallcovering and RAMPART® wall protection design, as well as growth in our customs and digital offerings.  Prior to joining Wolf-Gordon, Michael designed bestselling patterns for the Vycon and Symphony brands at J. Josephson. He also worked for eight years at David Goldberg Design, a handcrafted wallcovering manufacturer for the high-end residential market. Michael holds a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

V Starr Designer Profile

V Starr

The Muse Collection

V Starr is a full-service hospitality, multifamily, and luxury residential interior design firm. High-profile clients such as Brookfield, Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, Chicago’s Midtown Athletic Club & Hotel, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, JBG Smith Properties, Millcreek, and Toll Brothers luxury home builders, among others, have turned to V Starr to successfully translate their vision into reality. The company, founded by professional tennis player Venus Williams in 2002, is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. For additional information, please visit vstarr.com.

Upholstery textiles designed by V Starr:
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Ghislaine Viñas

Repeat Offenders

Ghislaine Viñas is a Netherlands native who was raised in South Africa. She studied interior design in Philadelphia before moving to New York City, where she launched her career designing commercial office spaces. In 1999, she established her own firm. Since then, Viñas’ studio has completed residential, commercial, and hospitality projects on both the East and West coasts, and has appeared on HGTV and “Open House NYC.” The firm has also designed product lines ranging from wallpaper to textiles to furniture, always pushing the boundaries of color, scale, and form.

Work from Ghislaine Viñas has been featured in national and international publications, including Interior Design, Vogue, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, and AW Architektur & Wohnen. Honors include Interior Design’s BoY Merit Award and the prestigious Benjamin Moore Hue Award for use of color in residential interiors. Driven by a passion for design and color, Viñas stresses that her studio’s work stays fun and inspiring with a modern aesthetic, while “not ever looking to repeat myself.”

Learn more about the Repeat Offenders collection.

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Aliki van der Kruijs

VEER collection: 2019

Dutch artist Aliki van der Kruijs works on her own research projects, as well as collaborative and commission-based creations, in her studio in The Hague, Netherlands. She holds a Master of Applied Arts degree from the Sandberg Institute of Amsterdam and juxtaposes her background in graphic and fashion design with an exploration of how different materials, from ceramics to textiles, can be a means of communication.

Van der Kruijs is also an accomplished photographer, and uses the medium for research, documentation and inspiration in her design process. She teaches in the Netherlands at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Academy of Architecture.

Upholstery textiles designed by Aliki van der Kruijs:
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Me & General Design

"So Good" collection: 2018

Hailing from unconventional backgrounds on film sets and performance stages, real-life couple Cristina Casañas-Judd and General Judd founded Me & General Design. Their Brooklyn-based boutique architectural and interior design studio specializes in residential, hospitality, and retail design, along with designing and/or renovating private homes. Edgy, fun, and professional, their signature style of modern urban chic mixed with elements of surprise is carried throughout each project. A passion for mixing design elements, breaking rules, and defying trends is evident in the unique wallcovering designs they created for Wolf-Gordon.

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Mae Engelgeer

"MATTER" collection: 2018; "Wolf-Gordon+Mae Engelgeer" collection: 2016

After graduating from the Amsterdam Fashion Instituut and Sandberg Instituut, where she specialized in textile design and applied arts, Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer opened her own studio in 2014. Her work on product design, installations, and international collaborations combines her expertise in craft and new technology. The collections she developed for Wolf-Gordon are characterized by color, shapes, and linear elements composed with a keen sense of balance.

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Frank Tjepkema

"Tjep.Cubism" collection: 2015

Designer Frank Tjepkema has provoked audiences through his art and exhibition pieces, presented in galleries worldwide and in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Founder of Tjep., an Amsterdam-based design studio, he developed "Tjep.Cubism" for Wolf-Gordon. This collection, which includes wallcoverings, an upholstery textile, and a sheer drapery fabric, explores patterning variations on a cube. The cube is deconstructed from several different perspectives, including structural development, transformation, weathering and the merging of his matrix with a traditional damask motif.

The collection was premiered at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, the first time we launched a collection in an international venue.

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Boym Partners

"Recollections" collection: 2015

Constantin and Laurene Boym bring a critical, experimental "wit of the everyday" to each product they design. Their objects are included in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and they were honored with the National Design Award in Product Design, in 2009. Drawing from their travel experience, they apply a unique and intelligent creative filter to wallcovering patterns for Wolf-Gordon.

The collection they produced for Wolf-Gordon, Recollections, celebrates their memories of significant materials from their travels. Glasgow, a textural print, is based on the deconstruction of a traditional Scottish plaid; Jaipur evokes the handcrafts of India and includes "hidden" Hindu imagery; and Venice pays homage to the Venetian mosaics of architect Carlo Scarpa.

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Kevin Walz

"Overlay/Underlay" collection: 2014

Internationally recognized artist and designer Kevin Walz is known for his interiors and signature product lines created for lighting, carpets, fabrics, and furniture. The highly textural “Overlay/Underlay” collection he developed in collaboration with Wolf-Gordon explored two-sidedness, translating his hand drawn and painted processes into serially produced patterns for wallcovering and high-performance upholstery.

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Grethe Sorensen

Grethe Sørensen Collection: 2014

Grethe Sørensen is an award-winning Danish textile artist who works in digital jacquard and print. She is credited with revolutionizing the art of tapestry by inventing a method that translates photographic pixels into thread. Sørensen created a stunning upholstery textile, "Millions of Colors," and three Type II wallcoverings for Wolf-Gordon. Her work is on permanent display at the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York.

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Tsao & McKown

Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, founding principals of Tsao & McKown Architects, apply their design wisdom to building programs from the scale of residential architecture to the city. For Wolf-Gordon, they created compelling Type II wallcoverings that convey their interest in the passage of time on natural geometries and materials.

Digital wallcovering designed by Tsao & McKown:
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Laurinda Spear

Laurinda Spear, FAIA, founding principal of Arquitectonica, has designed many of her firm’s signature projects and won over a hundred design awards. She also established Arquitectonica Interiors and Laurinda Spear Products, which has over 150 products on the market under dozens of global brands.

Spear’s tropical and highly graphic designs for Wolf-Gordon revolutionized commercial wallcovering and remain popular among specifiers. Her pattern Bamboo remains one of Wolf-Gordon's best selling wallcoverings.

Wallcoverings designed by Laurinda Spear:
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Patty Madden

The name “Patty Madden” is synonymous with elegant, transitional wallcovering design. Madden is equally involved in the technical aspects of creating new products and in design development, having pioneered engraving and production methods in order to achieve the spectacular results she is known for.

In 2002, Madden created the Haven, Etchings, Refractions, Touchstone, and Visions collections for Wolf-Gordon.

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Petra Blaisse

Dutch designer Petra Blaisse works in a multitude of creative arenas, including textile, interior, landscape, and exhibition design. Her interest in challenging conventional boundaries is reflected in the "Touch" collection of wallcoverings created for Wolf-Gordon. The realistic images of tactile materials transformed walls from hard, two-dimensional planes into soft, flexible, and intriguing surfaces.

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Karim Rashid

Industrial designer Karim Rashid applied his upbeat pattern and color sensibility to five wallcovering designs for Wolf-Gordon’s "Digital Nature" collection. These intriguing manipulations of geometry yielded forms reminiscent of plant and animal life, in neutral, bold, and metallic combinations.