The six new Vivid Palette carpet patterns by Shaw Hospitality Group created with computer yarn placement (CYP) tufting technology explore natural dyeing and the use of these hues to dramatize lustrous fibers and luxurious texture.
Woven, twisted, bundled – the result is unpredictable, random and beautiful. Shown for the first time at Boutique Design New York, the six new CYP public space patterns complement the Vivid Palette print and tufted products launched earlier this year.
During product color experimentation, the design team partnered with Savannah College of Art and Design, challenging students to create original fiber art projects using natural dyed fibers. Overarching techniques from the students’ work such as potato dextrin resist dying; fabrics created from folding, stitching and bundle dyeing with Osage orange and black tea; and an intricate weaving from the Costa Rican Cabuya fiber became pattern inspiration for the collection.
“Traditional hand-dyeing techniques and the SCAD art defined the organic patterns that create depth and luxury of Vivid Palette,” said Maria Scott, Shaw Hospitality Group design manager. “We continued the textural exploration of this CYP collection by showcasing tufting technology to create striking cut and loop patterns.”
Vivid Palette CYP is customizable with more than 270 Eco Solution Q solution-dyed nylon and unlimited skein-dyed nylon color options. Eco Solution Q nylon is Cradle to Cradle certified by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. Eco Solution Q contains 45 percent recycled content, consisting of 20 percent pre-consumer and 25 percent post-consumer recycled content.*
Vivid Palette can be reclaimed at the end of its useful life and recycled into new carpet again. Since 2009, Shaw Hospitality Group has diverted more than 1 million pounds of post-consumer carpet from U.S. hotel renovations.
*Recycled content is based on allocated nylon fiber from our total nylon fiber production and determined as a percent of total Eco Solution Q nylon output. Actual recycled content will likely vary.