Textures, Materials & Patterns

April 5, 2019

Spotlight on Scandinavian Design at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Design shows like SFF are of course mechanisms for companies to showcase their latest products, hottest trends and freshest colour palettes. But more and more, companies are using this arena to talk about how they’re tackling broader design issues such as wellbeing, sustainability and community in the office environment.

October 26, 2018

From London & Paris, With Love — Fall 2018 Trends Report

Pre-Fall, End of Summer. Whatever you call this transitional time of year, it’s a major moment for fashion, art and design. Throughout the months of August and September, fashion weeks are staggered in major cities around the globe, followed by Paris Design Week, Maison & Objet, the London Design Festival and the increasingly fascinating Frieze…

July 17, 2018

Colors Clash and Influences Mesh: Design Trends from Clerkenwell to NeoCon

2018 design trends spotted at Clerkenwell Design Week in London and NeoCon in Chicago featured a modern mash-up of both strength and softness. From colors and patterns to materials and usage, exhibits reiterated contradictions we’ve been seeing that reflect society’s balance of high-tech vs. low-tech. Clash of color Intentionally awkward color harmonies continue to be…

April 27, 2018

Making Art with the Floor: Inside the Mind of a Product Designer

How does a carpet go from initial inspiration to actual product on the floor? Unsurprisingly, it’s a very technical process. Like a finely tuned machine, Interface Global Product Designer Kari Pei and her team take in a lot of information and translate it into beautiful flooring. But it’s not as easy as it looks. Step…

February 9, 2018

Why Do We Rely So Much on Geometry in Our Designs?

Geometry is an integral part of design from start to finish. Just think about it. Architects use geometry to study and divide space as well as draft detailed building plans. Builders and engineers rely on geometric principles to create structures safely. Designers apply geometry (along with color and scale) to make the aesthetically pleasing spaces…