Corporate Trends: Structure from the Floor Up

We are seeing more and more companies opt for a campus design layout where shared space supports a more collaborative work process. Real estate is expensive and a visual delineation of areas are more efficient than physical. Amorphic and reconfigurable office layouts, with open plans and modular furniture provide multiple types of work and meeting … Continue reading “Corporate Trends: Structure from the Floor Up”

New products added to our Vinyl Collection 2017

Vinyl is an ideal choice for high traffic and collaborative spaces. If fire resistance, durability, water resistance and “cleanability” were not sufficient reason, our gorgeous new line in vinyl will have you considering this high-performance textile for your needs. New Vinyl Collection 2017 Themes This new vinyl collection 2017 brings together a variety of themes. … Continue reading “New products added to our Vinyl Collection 2017”

Techtextil North America – Chicago for 2017, back to Atlanta for 2018

The 14th edition of Techtextil North America trade fair ran over June 20-22 with more than 150 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions, 5 symposium sessions and over 20 expert industry presentations. Techtextil North America – Outline Like the major Frankfurt edition, the show vertically assembles the technical textiles industry from R&D through materials, production … Continue reading “Techtextil North America – Chicago for 2017, back to Atlanta for 2018”

Technical Textiles – A look at recent innovations

With Techtextil Europe just over and the North American edition approaching later this month, having a look at recent innovations in high end technical textiles seems the thing to do. With just under 1500 exhibitors and over 45,000 visitors, the show is a significant event with participants from various segments of the industry. Technical Textiles … Continue reading “Technical Textiles – A look at recent innovations”

Classic Textured Materials – Playing with Textile Textures

While color and patterns offer a more conspicuous impact, the creative use of textures and classic textured materials can add beautifully subtle depth to a design. Despite powerful patterns being on trend, the use of predominantly mild, monochromatic color schemes is not likely to lose its place in a substantial proportion of the hospitality sector. … Continue reading “Classic Textured Materials – Playing with Textile Textures”

Weaving of Art and Technology

Textiles material choices are ever increasing while applications are only limited to our imaginations. Textile research is a growing field worldwide with developments emerging everywhere – from industry, studios and academic centers. A group of researchers at MIT has recently developed a material that reacts to temperature – expanding as it warms and contracting as … Continue reading “Weaving of Art and Technology”

Milan Design Week 2017 – Trend Against the Trend

By all accounts, a plush simplicity is still the predominant design aesthetic. However, there is a countertrend of a more maximalist philosophy to interiors that pays homage to world cultures through use of traditional color, pattern and weave. A stand out theme at the Milan Design Week in February this year, was the showcasing of … Continue reading “Milan Design Week 2017 – Trend Against the Trend”