Gretchen Bellinger

  • 1976
    Gretchen Bellinger debuts with a collection of 13 natural fiber textiles, most notably Limousine Cloth® broadcloth.
  • 1979
    The first showroom opens in New York’s D&D building.
  • 1980
    Gretchen Bellinger and Giorgio Armani collaborate for the Resources Council. Coat in Martinique™ nun’s veiling.
  • 1981
    Gretchen Bellinger launches the first personality driven textile campaign in textiles with Limousine Cloth® broadcloth.
  • 1982
    Gretchen Bellinger expands in New York City, winning an Interior Architecture Award for the east 59th Street Executive Offices.
  • 1982
    Gretchen Bellinger with Dad in The Adirondacks. Dad is in his Skimmer™ dinner jacket.
  • 1983
    The Skimmer™ ad sweeps them off their feet.
  • 1983
    The Chicago showroom opens.
  • 1983
    Gretchen Bellinger opens Washington D.C. Showroom.
  • 1983
    Gretchen Bellinger is sitting pretty in the memorable Camp™ ad campaign.
  • 1984
    Gretchen Bellinger with British Airways executives.
  • 1984
    British Airways selected 2 Limousine Cloth® greys for the Concorde palette.
  • 1984
    Limousine Cloth®, Isadora® and Applause™ are among 18 fabrics chosen by the Metropolitan Musuem of Art for their permanent collection.
  • 1985
    The IDCNY showroom opens.
  • 1985
    The IDCNY showroom opens.
  • 1986
    Gretchen Bellinger hosted yearly NEOCON events. Inger Bartlett receives her Gretchen Bellinger designed scarf.
  • 1987
    Gretchen Bellnger’s NYC apartment is featured on CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch.
  • 1992
    Gretchen Bellinger is the only textile designer featured in Women of Design by Beverly Russell.
  • 1992
    Women in Design Trunk Show.
  • 1992
    Each of the 33 designers profiled in Women of Design was sent a steamer trunk to create an interior that represents her vision for the national exhibition.
  • 1992
    The Women of Design Trunk Exhibition Courting Cranes™ and Golden Apples™.
  • 1992
    The Women of Design Trunk Exhibition City Gretchen fabrics: Paramount®, Diva®, Isadora®, Courting Cranes™, Golden Apples™
  • 1992
    The Women of Design Trunk Exhibition Country Gretchen fabrics: Gibralter™, Buzz Buzz™, Sylphide™, Limousine Cloth®, Starry Night™
  • 1993
    Interior Design visits Camp Bellinger for a full feature.
  • 1994
    Camp Bellinger is featured on CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch.
  • 1996
    Gretchen Bellinger’s Play to the Grandstand™ mohair plush was selected for the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
  • 1997
    House Beautiful visits Camp Bellinger for a full feature.
  • 1997
    House Beautiful visits Camp Bellinger for a full feature.
  • 1997
    Pullman Cloth® epinglé is selected for gallery seating throughout The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
  • 1997
    The Pullman Cloth® installation is featured on the cover of J. Paul Getty Museum and its Collections by John Walsh and Deborah Gribbon.
  • 1999
    Cut A Shine™, Sea Lines™, Sugarcoated™, Vanity of Vanities™, Diva®, Gilt Edge™ honored fabric introductions at NEOCON. Best New Fabric, Overall Design.
  • 2000
    Even as a little girl Mr. and Mrs. Bellinger knew that Gretchen was cut from the right cloth.
  • 2003
    Gretchen Bellinger is featured in Stanley Abercrombie’s A Century of Interior Design: 1900-2000.
  • 2006
    Gretchen Bellinger Corporate Office opens in Albany, New York
  • 2008
    “Best of the Year” from Interior Design for It’s Cricket™. Designer’s Choice for the Best in Hospitality
  • 2009
    Back-to-Back “Best of the Year” Steeling Beauty™, Designer’s Choice for the Best in Hospitality Textile
  • 2009
    Elle Décor full feature of Bellinger residence and new corporate office.
  • 2013
    House Beautiful features Gretchen Bellinger’s David Adler inspired staircase.
  • 2013
    Gretchen Bellinger’s Swing Time™ collection recognized by Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards.
  • 2013
    Interior Design’s annual Hall of Fame gala. Gretchen Bellinger between R. Scott Bromley and Jack Lenor Larsen (14) and with Angela Brown and Lee Mindel (8).
  • 2013
    BOY Award honorees Lindy Hop™ textured weave, Big Band™ velvet stripe and Ragtime Band™ textured weave.