Luum Textiles Launches Loom State Collection
Loom State is Luum Textiles’ latest collection, which builds upon past foundations of functional craft with six new products – Structured Stripe, Dispersion, Duo Chrome, Homage, Oeuvre, and Doyenne. Designed by Creative Director Suzanne Tick, these patterns are inspired by weaving techniques with high-performance construction.
“By celebrating the unification of handmade prototypes and large-scale production, we advance design and develop products to suit the modern environment,” said Tick. “The restrictions of manufacturing ultimately lead to experimentation and problem-solving, creating new and elegant solutions. Natural materials and familiar patterns combine to evoke the tactile nature of weaving, bringing past values into the future while designing for today. The colours in Loom State are a romantic commemoration of materiality with an organic and soft sensibility.”
Structured Stripe elevates the process of handwoven prototype blankets by bringing it to an industrial scale. Focusing on the craftsmanship of manufacturing, this striking upholstery pattern bends the rules of conventional looms.
Inspired by Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, Dispersion is an embroidered drapery that celebrates the dissolution of the grid. A distinct manufacturing technique results in a subtractive process and enables an open and ephemeral structure that maintains a subtle graphic strength.
Duo Chrome captures the spirit of experimentation with its reversible double-weave upholstery. Warp and weft are comprised of a high-performance slub yarn, developed to mimic the organic movement of natural linen.
Homage is reintroduced with the addition of vivid tones, expanding a neutral exploration of fiber and texture to a study in colour theory. A tribute to the integrity of natural fibers and their dyed quality, this palette includes upholstery and wrapped wall.
Honoring textiles of the 20th century, Oeuvre incorporates natural and synthetic fibers to create a visually tactile multi-purpose experience. Each fiber produces a different outcome; the wool and silk bring a luxe hand while the nylon and polyester yield durability. Like Homage, applications include upholstery and wrapped wall.
By unifying the handwoven and manufacturing processes, Doyenne offers a bleach-cleanable, heathered chenille with a soft tactile hand. The effortlessness of the weave structure highlights the plush blended yarn, creating a subtle movement and organic quality. The upholstery fabric is cross-dyed with high-energy pigments that offer performance-driven colourfastness.
“At Luum Textiles, we find artistry and craftsmanship in manufacturing,” said Dave White, Vice President of Luum Textiles. “The task of making informs and enriches the product, while technology allows us to bring the methodology of the hand to mass production. Because of, not in spite of, manufacturing capabilities, we are able to elevate the handwoven to an industrial and accessible scale.”