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Shifting Expectations as Health and Wellness Enter the Forefront

Social and environmental responsibility can do more for a brand than ever before, and the next big arena of competition seems to center on wellness. Properties are outgrowing the typical facilities-based model of spas and fitness centers, moving towards a more holistic approach. The arrival of new hotel brands, crossing over from the fitness industry … Continue reading “Shifting Expectations as Health and Wellness Enter the Forefront”

Planning a Refurb? Some Questions to Get You Started.

What works? What doesn’t? Think about the existing space. Speak to your people – everyone from guests to management to housekeeping. Make a list of wants and needs. Assess wear, upkeep and “cleanability”, and traffic patterns. How much disruption can you tolerate? New window dressings and soft furnishings may be a low impact way to … Continue reading “Planning a Refurb? Some Questions to Get You Started.”

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”