Flooring: Count Them In, pt. 2
Featuring bold visuals, textural luxe and warm colourways, these carpet collections enhance connectivity and enliven the spaces that surround us.
Amulet | Bloomsburg Carpet
Produced in collaboration with Zeftron nylon, a six solution-dyed nylon yarn system for commercial carpets, the placement of cut and uncut surface provides areas of open space bound tightly together as one form. Woven on Bloomsburg’s double heddle velvet looms, this line is available in seven colourways ranging from organic earth tones to grays and other calming neutrals, and is Green Label Plus and MBDC Cradle to Cradle certified.
Inspired Connection | Patcraft
This commercial collection’s aesthetic is intentionally and decidedly reminiscent of home, with exaggerated textures and warm, soothing colours meant to evoke feelings of comfort. “During the product development process, we conducted a nationwide listening tour to gather market insights and customer feedback as we considered market needs, patterns and colourways,” says product designer Linnzi Rich. “The initial vision for the collection was inspired by the importance of connectivity in creating a sense of belonging and well-being for the people who experience a space.” The modular tiles are constructed with Eco Solution Q nylon, EcoWorx backing and are Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver.
Sonata Elements | American Biltrite
Originally intended to be launched at NeoCon, this new collection combines the hygienic benefits of luxury vinyl tiles with a dimensional striated textile visual inspired by modular carpet tiles, and is based on foundational neutral beiges and grays, which are complemented with neutral tone-on-tone as well as chromatic gradient patterns.
Mickalene Thomas | Henzel Studio
Known for partnering with renowned artists to create limited edition art rugs (their bulging roster already includes the likes of Helmut Lang, Marilyn Minter, Jack Pierson, the Foundations of Andy Warhol and Tom of Finland, among others), their newest collaboration is with American artist Mickalene Thomas. Titled Racquel Come to Me, the irregular and free-form rug is adapted from a photo drawing collage created specifically for this project, referencing art history, popular culture and politics. Each piece is hand-made using various levels of pile heights, carving and cutting techniques.