Textiles

Suzanne Tick’s Luum Is a Fresh Force in U.S. Textiles

The newest entrant into the American contract textiles industry, Luum is based on artisanal approaches, material exploration, and a keen sense of how commercial spaces are evolving.

The newest entrant into the American contract textiles industry, Luum is based on artisanal approaches, material exploration, and a keen sense of how commercial spaces are evolving.

Trends: Textiles

With durability and eco-friendliness as standard practices, manufacturers of contract textiles can pursue other features including technological innovations or high style. June 12, 2007 Categories: Textiles, Uncategorized

Alfresco Textiles

In a giant leap from the backyard patio barbecue, outdoor kitchens of surprising complexity have become a new fetish area for acquisitive homeowners. And as exterior kitchens have begat exterior dining rooms, outdoor dining rooms have sprouted outdoor living rooms. These new spaces necessitate upholstered pieces for the outdoors and are rapidly replacing simple garden furniture of metal or plastic….

Taking Textiles to the Streets

Carnegie continues on a path of targeted marketing with its Street & Sport textiles. Their imagery is meant to evoke a mix of extreme sports , graffiti and various expressions of youthful rebellion. While this type of textile might seem improbable for many contract installations, it’s aimed at the Gen-Y staffers who are the ones that specify contract textiles for…

Multi-Tasking Textiles

Takashi and Maki Ifuji established their design studio in Gifu, Japan, in 2002, and have since created a range of clever furniture, housewares, and lighting products. Their booth is part of the British European Design Group’s exhibition at this year’s ICFF and features the polyester Coprimi wine bottle cover by Maki and the reversible felt Barchetta trays by Takashi. Each…