Age-old classics juxtapose modern technology for versatile interiors.
Herman Miller’s Laura Guido-Clark, who designed the collection, was inspired by the classic fabrics and sewing tools one would find in a tailor’s workshop. The mix of prints and solids are available in a large assortment of colors and meant to commingle.
With names like Pangea, Laurasia, and Ur, Alcantara’s second luxury collection is designed with the theory of supercontinents and the texture of earth’s different terrains in mind. The material is antibacterial and can be specified as fire-retardant and weatherproof.
Balance is comprised of one wall covering, one drapery, and five upholstery fabrics that play off one another and harmonize. The collection is full of durable options, with four out of the five upholstery options achieving 100,000+ double rubs Wyzenbeek. The Wit fabric is bleach cleanable, and both Melody and Tinge are 21 phthalate-free vinyl, making them environmentally responsible to boot.
Building on the success of its existing hexagonal collection, Plane, Shaw added 14 new colors to the palette, as well as three new styles of shifting shapes that can be combined to create subtle tonal patterns or impactful entryways. All of the styles are 26-ounce, multi-level pattern, cut-loop construction made with EcoSolution Q nylon and EcoWorx backing.
Sina Pearson Textiles
With sportswear trends taking over the fashion world, “athleisure” has made its way to interior design with Sina Pearson’s newest collection of textiles. Patterns like Marathon, Sprinter, and Mesh are made from high-performance upholstery fabric that feature Sunbrella contract yarn and PVC-free polyurethane.
One of two new weaves launching at Neocon, Plaid is available in wall-to-wall flooring, as well as wall textiles in six-foot roll widths. Designers can also opt for 18-inch-square tiles and 6- by 36-inch planks to create a more patterned look. The collection is offered in tan, multi, and gray colorways.
Designer Noortje van Eekelen explores modern symbols in her Dazzling Dialogues design that uses warped emojis to create detailed patterns that serve as a reminder of how we communicate with one another in this tech-driven world.
The ideal in floor design is to achieve superb aesthetics in every project, while also ensuring design integrity and minimizing risk. Risk within the project, and risk to the designer’s reputation and bottom line, can be minimized with thoughtful floor design, combined with careful and diligent specification of tiled surfaces. Learn more about the top 5 factors to consider before specifying tile.