Springs Creative acquisition creates largest design archive in industry history in Rock Hill.

An unprecedented milestone in the design industry has been achieved with the just-announced acquisition of Frank Cassata Archives by Springs Creative, resulting in the formation of the largest design archive in the history of the industry, according to a Springs Creative news release.

The acquisition strengthens the prominence of Springs Creative and its partnership with Baxter Mill Archive Design Center as the leading hub for artistic inspiration and innovation, the release stated.

With the addition of the Frank Cassata Archive library, which specializes in traditional to modern designs, one-of-a-kind apparel and home decorative archives as well as an extensive collection of over 700 wallpaper and fabric swatch books, this propels the Baxter Mill Archive Design Center to an unprecedented level, the release stated.

Boasting a repository of over one million documents, textiles, fabrics and artistic creations, the center now encompasses the legacy works of the former Springs Global archive collections including Springmaid, Wamsutta and Lowenstein, Concord House and Daisy Kingdom, the release stated. Additionally, it houses two previous acquisitions; The Ilene Danchig and Alicia Messina Studio Archives.

"The incorporation of Frank's remarkable assortment now grants us access to well over one million designs," Derick Close, chairman and CEO of Springs Creative, said in the release. "In our commitment to fostering a collaborative environment, the Baxter Mill Archive Design Center stands as a testament to our dedication to providing clients with the opportunity to directly engage with seasoned textile designers and artists: from inception of great creatives to just-in-time digital printing of new curated collections."

Frank Cassata, who will be consulting with Springs Creative, began collecting textiles as a hobby in the 1990s after careers in architecture/interior design, travel and culinary arts said he was looking for a way to share what became his massive collection...

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