Drawing inspiration from organic biology and the health-giving properties of nature, Magnified Cosmos is the third colour trend predicted for commercial interiors by INVISTA’s Antron carpet fibre and Global Colour Research collaboration. Pure and popping shades such as Lime, Lemonade and Magenta leap out, balanced with earthy and aquatic tones such as Splash and Pine that exert a calming effect. Focusing on the revitalising properties of plants, Magnified Cosmos takes inspiration from cells on a microscopic level, predicting the rise of new effects for textiles, such as raw and lush surface textures and wet looks that mimic juicy dewdrops.
Situated in the heart of London’s West End, Dewynters occupies three floors of the Grade A-rated Wellington House, and over 1,300sq m of floor space that now contains performance carpet featuring Antron carpet fibre. Dewynters’ design and build contractor Fresh Workspace specified Modulyss carpet tiles for the open plan areas of the main office in a monochromatic design, resulting in a highly distinctive and simultaneously smart look. Engineered from Antron solution-dyed nylon 6.6, the carpet tiles feature stain and soil resistance for exceptional performance in busy commercial environments.
International companies Vorwerk Carpets and INVISTA’s Antron carpet fibre collaborated to host an evening for a range of selected guests, including respected architects and industry professionals. Guests were shown the full portfolio of carpets and ecologically conscious floorcoverings from Vorwerk, including the award winning Re/Cover. Alongside, Antron provided the first glimpse of its inspirational Global Colour Trend Forecast, showcasing the key colours, themes and materials set to be significant for 2014.
Desso is making all its carpet tile products come to life with DESSO 3D Textures, made available on a free online database. These textures help architects and designers create inspirational visuals, all based on the latest carpet designs from Desso. DESSO 3D Textures features highly detailed textures of all Desso’s products and colours, including pre-rendered installation methods, which can be downloaded via the Desso website, helping architects and designers save considerable time and allowing them to achieve stunning design results customised to their needs.
Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th century, some 500sq m of bespoke harlequin woven axminster carpet supplied by Wilton Carpets Commercial now adorns The Blue Bell pub in Hemsworth, showcasing clever use of vibrant colour to reflect the changing seasons. Coupled with a simple yet highly effective symmetrical design, brilliant tones from the Wilton Elements palette harmonise to bring the bespoke carpet to life. The resulting modern, symbolic representation of the changing seasons delivers an uplifting burst of colour and a welcoming ambience to the pub.
Presented in the 2013/14 Colour Trend Forecast, the Eccentric Icons palette reveals a hybrid colour trend encapsulating past, present and future. Eccentric Icons enhances vibrancy by turning up the saturation of retro hues, echoing the 1920s and 30s, partnered with modern neutrals, resulting in colour combinations that resonate sophisticated, timeless style. Fusing classic with contemporary, this elegant trend will see both hard material staples and fabrics reinvented with modern shapes and uses, as well as fresh interpretations of classic designs as technology meets craftsmanship.
Vorwerk introduces the new Life Balance seal, its approach to environmental awareness and health-conscious matters, developed in co-operation with leading German testing institutes. Vorwerk products are suitable for allergy sufferers and currently carry certification showing they meet the exacting requirements from the German Allergy and Asthma Association, as well as TÜV NORD, the North German technical certification company. Marked with the new Life Balance seal, Vorwerk products will meet these strict standards as a minimum, yet the new label is also a stamp of the company’s ethos and dedication to creating products engineered to provide a healthier, greener environment.
Manufacturer of commercial carpet solutions, Quadrant Carpets, has launched its new Essentials collection of cost-sensitive carpet tiles. Selected to create a comprehensive catalogue of styles, colourways and textures, the Essentials range offers six products, providing a total of 62 customer selectable options. The highly functional collection of carpet tiles increases Quadrant Carpets’ capability to offer specifiers and clients products specially designed for cost conscious projects, while retaining the quality and durability of the company’s wider ranges. The Essential carpet tile collection includes two new carpet tile solutions designed and manufactured in the UK.
The new Create Space carpet tile collection from Forbo Flooring is designed to inspire creativity and deliver striking flooring schemes. Comprising three individual yet fully integrated ranges, featuring both plain and richly textured linear designs, Create Space enables designers and end users to mix and match as desired, using colour to connect or contrast across the installation. Meeting sustainability concerns, this new collection has been created in accordance with Forbo’s green design principles, incorporating regenerated Aquafil Econyl polyamide yarn and manufactured using 100% renewable electricity.
Conjuring up a world of fascination where nothing is quite as it seems, Mysterious Illusions introduces ethereal elegance to the 2013/14 Colour Trend Forecast as presented by the INVISTA Antron carpet fibre and Global Colour Research collaboration. The dark hues of the Mysterious Illusions palette cast an invitation to escape into a shadowy world of dreams, imagination and magic, and forecasts intriguing effects on environments and product design. Mysterious Illusions, along with Eccentric Icons, Magnified Cosmos and Playful Spectrum provide specifiers with the ideal starting point of inspiration and colour innovation for new design projects.