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Brintons designers are Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30

Hotel Designs’ Meet Up London, which took place on March 28 2019, provided an evening full of celebrations for Brintons designers Jodie Hatton and Kayleigh Jones.

London was at the centre of the design world once more, as hundreds of designers, architects, hoteliers and key-industry suppliers descended on city’s Fitzrovia district for Meet Up London.

New to this year, the evening included the final of Hotel Designs’ 30 Under 30. Following its search to find the industry’s next rising stars, Hotel Designs whittled down the hundreds of entries to just 40 talented designers and architects and announced the finalists of its 2019 30 Under 30 initiative at the event and we were delighted to discover that Jodie and Kayleigh had made the final list!

Nominations came in from many leading design firms such as HBA London, The Gettys Group, WATG, Richmond International, Gensler and many more.

Speaking at the event, editor Hamish Kilburn said: “I have to say, as a young design editor, I support this initiative with every fibre in my body. Throughout this whole process I have been so impressed to see such interesting in-house schemes in leading design and architecture firms in order to give credit to the rising stars of our industry.

Our aim for the 30 Under 30 initiative is really to bridge the age gap between designers, hoteliers, architects and key industry suppliers,” said Katy Phillips, publisher of Hotel Designs.

Image L to R: Jodie Hatton and Kayleigh Jones

Kirman | An exciting addition to our Quickweave™ series

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new QuickWeave™ collection - Kirman.

Available to customers across the Asia Pacific region, the collection invites customers with projects less than 500m² to enjoy our ready to weave axminster service.

Developed by our talented team of expert designers, Kirman offers a choice of 50 production ready designs, waiting to be custom coloured, using the vibrant Kirman palette of 12 colours.

The collection covers a broad range of styles including florals, geometrics, scrolls, textures, modern and traditional patterns.

The twelve Kirman colours are part of our existing pom box and have been carefully selected for their versatility and commercial suitability.

Explore the collection and see how these exquisite designs can enhance your next commercial project using our Design Studio Online recolouration tool.

Brintons designers shortlisted for Hotel Designs' 30 Under 30

Following its search to find the industry’s next rising stars, Hotel Designs has announced the shortlist of its 2019 30 Under 30 initiative…

Nominations, which closed on February 15, came in from many leading design firms such as HBA London, The Gettys Group, WATG, Richmond International, Gensler and many more and we were delighted to hear that our Creative Designers Jodie Hatton and Kay Jones have been shortlisted. The winner will be announced at Hotel Designs’ highly anticipated networking event, Meet Up London: 30 Under 30 on March 28 at the showroom of Minotti London.

“Our aim for the 30 Under 30 initiative is really to bridge the age gap between designers, hoteliers, architects and key industry suppliers,” said Katy Phillips, publisher of Hotel Designs. “Our events are often attended by directors and principals of studios, but we would like to extend the invitation now to include the young talented individuals who are shaping the future of our industry.”

Brintons granted the first license in British Wool’s new licensee scheme

As the largest user of British Wool, Brintons are proud to have been granted the first license in British Wool’s new licensee scheme. It was created to differentiate brands which genuinely have a high British Wool content in their products and therefore can offer a better quality carpet.

Ian Motteram, National Sales Manager at Brintons Carpets says, “We are proud to have been recognised as the first licensee for the new British Wool scheme. We have a strong commitment to the use of British wool in carpet with the famous Brintons blend still being used today. The combination of 80% wool with 20% nylon means that our carpets are luxurious to touch but still hardwearing. Wool is natural, renewable and sustainable plus a great insulator of sound and heat. Wool also has hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial properties so we have always championed this most versatile of fibres.”

Expect more communication around the new licensee scheme being released throughout 2019.

2019 Pantone Color of the Year - Living Coral

Brintons Americas discusses weaving Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, into lively wool-rich Axminster patterns.

Pantone defines Living Coral as a warm and nourishing shade of orange. With an air of optimistic energy, Living Coral promotes human connection and pushes us to reflect on our current environmental status. In our natural world, Living Coral brings to mind ideal underwater landscapes and bountiful life-providing botanicals.

In commercial carpet, we see Living Coral, or Brintons Pom #25-2510 (D21), popping up in the abstract line work of loose lay Axminster rugs, used in textural layers to update traditional patterns, and splattered boldly across dynamic graphic elements.

With carpet being the largest unifying element in the interior, a hue as saturated as Living Coral can quickly overpower a design and throw off the balance. However, in extremely high-traffic areas like convention centers where the energy of the color is synonymous to the energy of the space, designers may flood the floor with this saturated hue in an analogous scheme instead of only using it for highlight and contrast.

While Living Coral can be intimidating in application, we encourage creatives to be daring and not shy away from using bold color in flooring!

Las Vegas based designer, Sam Hoeffer, shares her insight on using her favorite pom in the box. “I’ve found that our #25-2510 (D21) is a popular choice amongst our Hawaiian based designers. It’s especially successful when anchored in a sea of vibrant blues.”

Our Pantone poms match, 25-2510 (D21), is one of over 500 standard 80% wool 20% nylon blend poms available to designers.

We also proudly manage one of the largest pattern archives in the industry, much of which is digitally archived and available to be customized on Design Studio Online (DSO). Login to your account, search through the archive, and get inspired by color.

How would you use Living Coral in a carpet pattern? Let us know by tagging us with your colorful creations on Instagram (@brintonsamericas)!

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