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Brintons have always been regarded as experts in the manufacture of high quality woven Axminster and Wilton carpet and we are now sharing our knowledge with architects so they can gain a greater understanding of the process involved in manufacturing carpets.

We’re pleased to say our third CPD presentation Module 3: Carpet Manufacturing Processes has been approved by RIBA. 

This CPD seminar expores the different types of carpet construction and their features and benefits. The presentation also gives a valuable insight in to the tremendous variety across different manufacturing processes and the relative attributes of each method.

The presentation has been assessed by RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) for quality of content and relevance, so attendees can be confident that they are learning something both useful and informative.

Please visit our online form to book your Brintons CPD presentation

We launched a pop-up art installation with contemporary artist and filmmaker Shezad Dawood with works woven by Brintons at Clerkenwell Design Week. Exhibited in a loading bay venue, alongside visual motifs and themes drawn from Dawood’s portfolio, the carpets feature bold colours and subtle photographic representations. 

The layering of imagery within the designs utilises the full range of our 32-colour High Definition Weave technology, our signature innovation that allows for a wide spectrum of design possibilities and dynamic patterns.

Avebury Rock by Shezad Darwood (2017), woven by Brintons

Joe Versus the Volcano by Shezad Darwood (2017), woven by Brintons

Multiple White-Out Palms by Shezad Darwood (2017), woven by Brintons

The exhibition space and nearby pop-up showroom consisted of four Brintons carpet-lined transformed sheds.

Brintons carpet-lined sheds at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Brintons x Shezad Dawood Brintons | From canvas to carpet | Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Brintons will be at the centre of the creative hub during Clerkenwell Design Week where we are collaborating with contemporary artist and filmmaker Shezad Dawood for a pop-up art installation at General Project’s new creative workplace venue, Technique 132 -140 Goswell Road. A loading bay on the Pear Street side of Technique will be transformed into an immersive art installation, made using Brinton’s High Definition Weave technology.

The installation space will also be used for a series of talks and events throughout the week and as a meeting space for Brintons design team and clients.

We can now reveal our exciting schedule for the week, which is not one to be missed, we are inviting design savvy visitors to visit us at our pop-up art installation on the 23rd to 25th May.

Be sure to add the below dates to your diary to avoid missing out on what is set to be the place to be seen at this weeks Clerkenwell Design Week.

Dates for the diary:

Keeping creativity in the city

Tuesday 23 May 2017

6 – 7pm

This debate will explore the critical issue of how developers, architects and activists must join forces to preserve and develop London’s creative workspaces, and endeavour to find commercially viable, sustainable solutions to the increasing affordability challenges facing the city’s designers, makers and artists, if the capital is to retain its creative capital. On the panel will be Jacob Loftus, CEO of General Projects, Candida Gertler, co-founder of Outset contemporary arts fund, Andrew Harris, co-director of Bartlett Urban Lab and Matt Yeoman, director of BuckleyYeomanGray Architects. The talk will be chaired by James McLachlan editor of Icon Magazine.

• Jacob Loftus, CEO General Projects

• Candida Gertler, Co-founder OUTSET Contemporary Arts Fund

• Andrew Harris, Co-director of The Bartlett Urban Lab

• Matt Yeoman, Director BuckleyYeomanGray Architects

Chair: James McLachlan, Editor of Icon Magazine

From canvas to carpet

Wednesday 24 May 2017

8.30 – 10am

This talk will explore the creative and technical process of transforming and translating complex designs into Carpet. Emma Cassidy, Head of Creative Design at Brintons will be in discussion with contemporary artist and film maker Shezad Dawood, to discuss Dawood’s recent collaboration with the heritage English brand. For the installation Dawood has created a triptych from the fabrics and then printed and rendered visual motifs and themes from his own archive of work, across film, painting and sculpture. The discussion will be chaired by freelance writer Suzanne Trocmé and take place in the loading bay of Technique 132-140 Goswell Road.

• Shezad Dawood, Contemporary artist and film maker

• Emma Cassidy, Head of Creative Design Brintons

Chair: British designer, curator and author Suzanne Trocmé

The fall and rise of Clerkenwell

Thursday 25 May 2017

6pm - 7pm

Chaired by Architecture critic, writer and broadcaster, Tom Dyckhoff, this debate uncovers the essential ingredients for a creative community, by charting the transformation of this quintessential case study from declined industrial quarter in the 1980s to today's cultural powerhouse. We bring together key figures from this journey to uncover the conditions necessary to create a successful post-industrial neighbourhood, mirroring the UK's own reinvention from manufacturing to service economy.

• Piers Gough, Director CZWG Architects

• Sarah Gaventa, Cultural regeneration consultant and commentator

Chair: Tom Dyckhoff, Architecture critic, writer and broadcaster

Brintons pop-up art installation                                                                                                                                                               132 -140 Goswell Road                                                                                                                                                                                      EC1V 7DY

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 Image top: Avebury Textile, 2017, Courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor, London

Image right: Shezad Dawood

Brintons have always been regarded as experts in the manufacture of high quality woven Axminster and Wilton carpet and we are now sharing our knowledge with architects so they can gain a greater understanding of the process involved in manufacturing carpets.

We’re pleased to say our second CPD presentation Module 2: Carpet Technology has been approved by RIBA.

This seminar explores the technology involved in the process of manufacturing carpets. Learn about the yarn types and blends that are prominent in carpets and the different manufacturing processes involved. The presentation also gives a valuable insight in to new emerging weaving technologies that give greater creative freedom to architects and designers.

The presentation has been assessed by RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) for quality of content and relevance, so attendees can be confident that they are learning something both useful and informative.

Please visit our online form to book your Brintons CPD presentation

New Bell Twist colours for 2017

14th February 2017

Our latest Bell Twist carpets capture the serene beauty of nature’s neutral palette by using pale tints such as Cotton right across to a striking shade of Slate. These organic tones were chosen specifically to complement contemporary lighting as this has changed how we see colour Halogen and low energy lighting creates a fresher, crisper style which is less sympathetic to more traditional hues. Grey carpets look beautiful in these modern settings as either an accent colour or backdrop.

Bell Twist is a fantastic hard-wearing option that remains tough enough for high traffic areas but won’t compromise on softness or luxury.

Emma Cassidy, Senior Creative Designer for Brintons says “Our refreshed urban and contemporary Bell Twist range for 2017 is infused with soothing and harmonious neutral tones. A timeless and elegant approach to any decorative scheme, this new Bell Twist range offers a palette that is notoverpowering or demands attention, but brings a sense of calm and functionality to any space. A natural companion to both traditional and modern interiors; by adding splashes of accent colours, you will instantly brighten up any room”.

Woven using our famous 80% wool/20% nylon blend, Bell Twist carpets benefit from being luxurious to touch yet extremely durable – suitable for extra heavy use. The stylish, textured surface makes a Bell Twist carpet look good for longer, hence its popularity over all these years.

Now in its eighth year, Birmingham City University's Trends project plays a pivotal role in showcasing future trends to the industry. The Trends Exhibition was held 22-25 January 2017 at the January Furniture Show, NEC, Birmingham.

The project is a collaborative partnership with Color Hive who are experts in providing accurate colour, trends and materials forecast information for the design industry.

This year’s project involved tasking third year Birmingham City University BA (Hons) Textile Design students with contributing to two trends that Color Hive identified for Autumn/Winter 2017. The two trends selected for the students included ‘Grace’ and ‘Punk’,  two very contrasting themes.

Grace Trend

Grace has a colour palette that includes soft shades of green and ochre with rose and cashmere cream. Using moody back drops of dark colours that include laurel green, navy and peat brown, it allows for light and mid tones to combine to create a rugged natural world look.

The references include serene landscapes of Scottish heather on misty mountains that present some interesting design challenges to create unique designs. It becomes a very real journey of exploration, which causes individuals to questions their own thoughts and interpretations of grace and match it with the serene and luxurious roots that has formed Grace into a trend.

Punk Trend

Punk by contrast presents a real opportunity to explore the anarchic and exuberant spirit of punk. It allows for exploration of personal freedom that is boldly inclusive but rejects the common clichés. Punk allows for inclusive inspiration taken from challenging social views through design in new technologies such as the internet, exploring overt embellishment in areas such as jewellery along with tribal references and the development of rich gaming landscapes. It provides a rich, diverse field of colour while avoiding and challenging clichés making it rich for exploration.

The Punk colour scheme is usually dominated by rich and sensual dark tones using pinks and yellows to provide balance, all grounded in pale shade blush white. It is a broad opportunity to create something uniquely personal, reflective, and challenging.

The aim of the project is to really question the existing design interpretations and allow for creative and personal responses from the students to push the boundaries of design. Selected design concepts from the students work and design proposals were realised, actualised, and made into products for display. This was achieved through BCU liaising with several manufacturing firms including Brintons, Tektura  MRF furniture manufacturers to create the trend forward products and proposals.

The entire project allows for industry experience and to help take students on their own personal journeys with design by encouraging multi-discipline work practices and experimentation in textile design right through to the process of manufacturing and displaying forward thinking designs. 

Carpet Design Award 

BCU BA (Hons) Textile Design students and rising stars Ella Downes and Helen Johnston, saw their design work made in to reality by Brintons, using our revolutionary 32 colour ‘High Definition Weave’ technology to construct a carpet design based upon each trend, Grace and Punk. Ella Downes was awarded the Carpet Design Award at the show by Brintons, Commercial Marketing Manager, Sarah Draper. A lot of thought was put in to the design and it was a very good interpretation of the Grace trend brief. Our design team particularly loved the texture in the design. 

During the 2016 Trends project, Brintons helped students with the manufacturing process and the collaborative work resulted in students’ work being displayed at Brintons London showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week.

 Third image: BCU Student Helen Johnston with the Punk Trend display

Image above : l to r Sarah Draper, Brintons Commercial Marketing Manager with Ella Downes, BCU Student with the Grace Trend display

Image below: Students pictured with their awards and industry representatives from Brintons, Sarah Draper,  ColourHive, Hannah Malein and Tektura, Julie Mason and Jo Cain

An awards evening was held on the 13th December to recognise those employees that have achieved 40 years of service.

CEO Duccio Baldi handed the awards and gold watches to the worthy employees. Executive Team members came to support this milestone event held at the Granary Hotel, Kidderminster. 

The recipients, which attended the ceremony, are:

Paul Mills – Finishing Operative                                                                                                                                                     Yvonne Smith – Archive Manager                                                                                                                                               Douglas Vincent – Carding and Spinning Operative                                                                                                                   Nigel Tuck – Telford Dyeing Operative

image top l to r: Paul Mills, Yvonne Smith, Debbie Jackson, Human Resources Advisor, Nigel Tuck, Douglas Vincent, bottom l t r Jane Walker-White, Human Resources Manager,  Andrew Edwards, Chief Financial Officer, Duccio Baldi, CEO, Rob Greenfield, Group Operations Director

Brintons will be exhibiting at the BCFA Open Exhibition in London, located at the famed Old Truman Brewery, right in the heart of the culturally vibrant Brick Lane neighbourhood, an area popular with London's edgy and artistic community.

BCFA Open Exhibition is a two-day event providing a London showcase of the very best UK contract furniture and furnishings. 

If you would like to make an appointment to meet with one of our sales team at the event please contact Denise Beach, Business Development Manager, email dbeach@brintons.co.uk

BCFA OPEN EXHIBITION SPRING 2017

Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th March 2017                                                                                                                           The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Interior design duo Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, the 2 Lovely Gays, commissioned Brintons to create a period inspired carpet for the bedroom, stairs and corridors in their Victorian South London home.

Searching through the Brintons vast carpet archive, which dates back to 1790, the designers worked with Brintons archivist Yvonne Smith to select a design that fitted the Victorian era of the house. Jordan and Russell have always been fans of decorative and patterned carpet and Brintons, with one of the world's largest commercial design and historical pattern libraries in the industry, was their natural starting point.

The carpet chosen was a Victorian floral design from the Brintons archive, recoloured to fit their contemporary colour scheme and manufactured using the High Definition Weave looms that can weave up to 32 colours at any one time. 

Brintons owns one of the world's largest commercial design archives and historical pattern libraries in the industry, restored and preserved by our own dedicated archivist Yvonne Smith. The archive is a unique reference tool and point of true inspiration to our design team and clients.

The Brintons archive includes many hand-painted designs, artworks and sketches from 1790 to the present day, some from noted designers, which have historical as well as inspirational application. The archive library is a facility unique to Brintons and is an invaluable resource to designers, conservators, decorators and contractors worldwide. Take a look at our video on the project:

Brintons | 2 LOVELY GAYS

Image top: Left to right, Jay Ralley-Jones, Senior Designer - Brintons, Yvonne Smith, Archivist - Brintons, Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe.

Image bottom right: © Francesco Guidicini

Design and Manufacturing in the Midlands | November  7 – January  14

Midlands Modern is a showcase of products manufactured by Midlands based companies working with significant designers during the period from 1930 to 1980, highlighting innovative and modernist design. The show celebrates this mid-century period – a period during which the Midlands maintained its reputation as ‘the workshop of the world’.

The showcase contains work from a number of different disciplines, such as lighting, glass, ceramics and furniture, highlighting and showcasing the breadth and depth of manufacturing in the Midlands. 

Featuring in the exhibition is the work of Lady Margaret Casson: an architect, designer and photographer. Margaret Casson had remarkable talent, she studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture University College, London during the 1930s and was one of the few women on the architectural design course at the time. Casson went on to have an accomplished career as an architect and in a number of other design related fields. 

Tibor Reich, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated textile designers – who notably livened up post-war Britain with his taste in bright and vividly coloured textiles will feature in the exhibition. Reich fled from war-torn Hungary in 1937 to study textiles at Leeds University. After the completion of his studies he bought a 19th Century cotton mill in Stratford–upon–Avon and established Tibor Ltd. It is more famously known as the Clifford Mill, and it is where Tibor established his career in producing and designing woven and printed textiles, ceramics, tiles and rugs. 

The Robin Day range of contract carpets 1961 - 62

Robin Day designs from the Brintons Woodward Grosvenor archive have been loaned for the exhibition. 

Robin Day’s range of contract carpets for Woodward Grosvenor was launched in the early 1960s - specifically aimed at the architect/specifier market. The collection was designed to be produced in several colourways reflecting current trends and the surface pattern design was based on a gridded matrix of abstract images. The carpets were produced using the Wilton weave process, a manufacturing method particularly suitable to resisting the heavy use expected of carpets specified for use in the public domain. Brintons Archivist, Yvonne Smith worked with the Parkside Gallery Manager, John Hall to identify key pieces from the archive for the exhibition.

Robin Day made his name in the early 1950 producing innovative designs for Hille Furniture  utilising the new ‘wonder plastic’ – polypropylene. This design work contributing considerably to the establishing of the company’s highly successful Hille Contacts Division. His knowledge of designing for the contract design sector contributed to success in many other areas including projects with - Pye (radio, television and record-player cabinets), BOAC (aircraft interior and refreshment trays including the tableware and cutlery) and for the John Lewis Partnership (interiors and graphic identity).

Amongst a number of other disciplines on display, Midlands Modern highlights the contribution of the Midlands to modernist and contemporary design history, championing the midlands as a creative hub that is still just as relevant today.

Image top right: Midlands Modern Exhibition, Parkside Gallery, Birmingham

Images second right: Yvonne Smith, Brintons Archivist 

Images bottom right: Robin Day carpet designs loaned from Brintons Archive on display

Brintons is excited to introduce our latest axminster design collection,  Altered Gravity by Stacy Garcia, debuting  at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), booth #645!

"Original works of art are translated into expressive Axminster carpet designs using complex color and textural overlays,” states Nadia Burton, Design Director for Brintons Americas. “Wild graphic strokes and frenzied paint splats marry with translucent floral forms to create boldly scaled designs catered to the hospitality market. Altered Gravity, with pattern repeats varying from 6‘ to 48’ is presented as an extremely versatile collection and one to watch in 2017,” adds Burton.


Inspired by the maker's movement, Altered Gravity features 14 patterns pulling influence from the diverse disclipines of the art universe.


Altered Gravity is a fresh approach for the Brintons + Stacy Garcia partnership, with designs derived from Stacy's original paintings. Although the elements have been dissected and rearranged to create new works of art, the viewer can still clearly see the artist's hand in each pattern.  Learn about Stacy's process and inspiration  in this behind the scenes video. 

Behind the Scenes with Stacy Garcia

Altered Gravity will launch November 13-14 at BDNY, at the Design Gallery by Stacy Garcia at booth #645. Not registered for BDNY yet? Click here to register for free! 

Bicester Village partnered with the Campaign for Wool and the British Fashion Council for the first time with a celebration of all things woolly in the new British Wool Collective pop up boutique. The boutique will be open from Thursday 13 October until January 2017 at Bicester Village.

Brintons has long been a champion of the Campaign for Wool and donated several of its favourite collections to showcase throughout the village as part of the wool collective.

Wool Week | Bicester Village | Brintons The British Wool Collective


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