NEOCON 2023 / THE MERCHANDISE MART CHICAGO
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Design through rediscovery and personal connection. Revisit a lost art to evoke a memory or shared experience. Tap into your creative history for inspiration and joy. Explore a resurgence of skill and form It is a reinvention, a re-imagination, a reconnection with creative techniques to uncover the design intention for today.
Exploring synergies between process and product design, is a collection of soft and hard surfaces. Tapping into the idea of rediscovery through personal history, it is a collection inspired by connectivity and shared artistic experience.
18 x 36 carpet tile
9 x 36 lvt
When Patcraft product designers Amanda Hopkins and Erin Helm set out to design the styles for the Material Edit collection, they started on separate creative tracks. While sifting through past works of art, Amanda reconnected with methods and techniques, tapping into her creative history for inspiration. Erin also rediscovered art forms she had not explored in a while - mixing mediums with natural materials like stone and wood. When the two designers connected one day to share their processes, they realized that these two initially separate projects had many shared commonalities.
They joined forces, deciding to develop the collection in tandem, working together on color, size, shape and layout. And reconnected personally and collaboratively to rediscover their own 'lost art' in the process.
Curious observation is an art form. Seeking connections to inspire creative design. Curious observers create curious makers who design through rediscovery and personal connection. It is a reinvention, a re-imagination, a reconnection with creative techniques to uncover the design intention for today.
What is your lost art persona?
With a mind for the future, but an eye on the past, the Visionary creates through exploration and reflection. Expanding on what is known, to uncover what might be. Imagined by visionary design.
Inspired by unexpected ties between items lost and found, the Collector blends the past with the present. Sharing the stories of synergy and sequence, exploring to merge function and form.
Connected by collector design.
The Maker explores a hands-on expression of talent and imagination, deconstructing and reconstructing elements and ideas. What was once apart is now whole, what was once old is now new. Created by maker design.
The Inventor imagines curious possibilities, discovering and rediscovering intention and purpose. Inspired by creative history, but connected to modern experience. Uncovered by inventor design.
The creator is on a journey to fabricate, originate, innovate. Inspired by the pursuit of artful invention, the creator imagines blue-sky solutions, made by creator design.
Exploring artful techniques and creative endeavors, the crafter guides with inventive design. Sharing sketches or models for method and form, inspiring others in artistic pursuit. Taught by crafter design.
Constructed, assembled and formed by design, the builder pieces it all together. Precision, structure and hands-on creations, envisioned by builder design.
Approaching method with patience and skill, the Artisan creates with expertise. A connoisseur of artistic ideas -whether technique, craft or trade - refined by artisan design.
By closing the loop. Circular design encourages us to rethink our processes and how we make our products. Our goal is to lower the embodied carbon footprint of our products as much as possible by reducing the need to extract raw material in our manufacturing through reclamation and recycling - recycled content to create new products out of old.watch the video
Our yarn system uses 100% post-industrial recycled content, helping to lower the carbon footprint of our EcoWorx® carpet tile. Meaning we purchase fewer verified carbon offsets to make our products carbon neutral.
Through our [reTURN] reclamation program, we will take back any Shaw-made resilient products, in addition to any EcoWorx or ReWorx products to be recycled and made back into itself - reinserting ingredient back into product - reducing our reliance on raw material extraction
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