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Designer Suzanne Tick to speak Feb. 14

February 10, 2012

Erica Blust
(315) 443-5891

Suzanne Tick, principal of Suzanne Tick Inc., which specializes in material development for commercial and residential interiors, will present a lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. in Slocum Auditorium. The free, public talk is sponsored by the School of Architecture and the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Art. A reception will follow.

tickTick’s clients include KnollTextiles, with whom she has worked since 1995 and where she is currently responsible for a majority of the vertical fabrics produced each year. In 2000, Tick invented a new breed of hard surfacing for KnollTextiles called Imago. It was the first time that fabric had been embedded in a high-performance resin, effectively extending the range of textiles into the building materials market and launching an entirely new material product category.

Tick and her work/life partner, Terry Mowers, formed Tuva Looms Inc. in 1996. This award-winning company specializes in a sophisticated collection of woven carpet for the architecture and design community. In 2005, Tick and Mowers were hired in the commercial furnishing industry to oversee the design management, product design and creative direction for Tandus Flooring, a carpet company representing tile, Powerbond and woven products.

In 2008, Tick introduced her first glass collection for Skyline Design. The following year, Tick debuted the project Refuse DC, an exploration of woven structures made out of dry cleaning refuse.

Tick has received numerous awards and participated in several museum exhibitions with her work, including those at the Museum of Modern Art and the Denver Art Museum. Her woven fiber optic lamps were featured alongside Tuva Looms and KnollTextiles products in "Design Life Now," the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s National Design Triennial. For three years Tandus has won Best of NeoCon Gold awards for its contribution to the Tandus Collection. Suzanne Tick Inc. has also claimed Gold Awards for the past four years for KnollTextiles.

Tick has been a member of the board of directors of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, since 2007. Learn more at

For more information about the lecture, contact Elaine Wackerow, 315-443-6004 or

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