20 Apr Made by Design: Extraordinary – Shaw Contract Group…
Connect to the sensory. Low tech, exaggerated textures and natural elements provoke the sense of touch. New landscapes emerge, wild and nomadic, creating a tactile atmosphere to enhance the senses. The expanded plank format, 30.5 x 122 cm (12” x 48”), provides a new sensory experience underfoot.
“Extraordinary is largely inspired by process and pushing current technologies to new heights. Using Tapistron machinery, stray ends of yarn are typically left on the carpet face after tufting. Usually, we take this excess material and shear it, but here, we use it as a styled feature By rethinking technology and modifying the process, this element was exaggerated to inject bold and dramatic texture. Pattern is implied through varied texture and a natural, tonal palette to enhance the relief. Hinting at raised foliage and Nordic landscapes to create moments of respite, we explore the emotions texture can influence – highlighting the user experience underfoot.”
–John Crews, Sr. Designer, Workplace