Founded in 1902 by Louis Maharam, a Russian immigrant, Maharam has evolved over several generations from a modest supplier of fabric remnants, to a renowned source of theatrical textiles for costume and set design, to a pioneer of performance-driven textiles for commercial interiors. Today, Maharam is North America’s leading creator of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. Recognized for its rigorous and holistic commitment to design, Maharam embraces a range of disciplines, from product, graphic and digital design to art and architecture.
Maharam partners with a range of cultural and educational institutions on exhibitions, fellowships, and special projects to preserve design legacy and encourage critical dialogue. Represented in the permanent collections of more than a dozen museums worldwide including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Stedelijk Museum, Maharam is the recipient of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Design Patron Award for its long-standing support of art and design. As an ISO 14001 certified company, Maharam is committed to implementing progressive environmental practices.