Our latest commercial stock range, Centauri, draws inspiration from the diverse elements of the universe and the human fascination with its mysterious nature.

For centuries scientists, artists and dreamers have gazed into the celestial skies, in their search for inspiration and knowledge; seeking answers on the origins of the universe and all its hidden mysteries.

One of the largest and brightest constellation, Centaurus is located in the southern sky and contains several very bright stars. Its notable stars include Alpha and Beta Centauri. These stars are used as 'pointer stars' to help observers find other constellations.

'Looking beyond the celestial parallels'

Centauri is a gateway into a scintillating collection of designs that transcend the surroundings with their intensity, appealing depths of colours and complementing textures, creating stunning, functional and pragmatic surfaces.

Centauri includes ten breathtaking designs which are specifically designed for the Australian hospitality, gaming and leisure markets and will be available in 3.66m width in our 80/20 blend.

Check out the entire range today in our Stocked Ranges section.

The Self-Expression Project, Group 4

In group four, three designers observe and respond to an ant farm. Following the project’s overall theme, the ant farm illustrates how landscapes are altered over time. Spatial tension, destruction, movement, and adaptation inspired designers to create three unique axminster patterns.

"The ant farm was something completely different to work with. I was immediately inspired by how the ants acted in ways that seemed both incredibly structured but chaotic at the same time."

Sam Hoeffer, Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A17441ZSE

"Further online investigation led me to learning about the “ant mill” or “ant death spiral” where the ants will follow the leader into a circle going around and around until they die of exhaustion!"

Leah Jack, VP of Design, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A034160SE

"I used this opportunity to express my interest in spatial tension by playing with asymmetrical lines and the layering of organic textures, leading me to create a carpet that makes a bold geometric statement. This truly was an exercise of pure creativity."

Terrien Hale, Senior Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A028844SE

The Self-Expression Project, Group 3

A few months ago the Brintons Americas design team embarked on a journey to prove self-expression is not lost in the commercial flooring world. The team, broken up into focus groups, were asked to respond to a various pieces of inspiration – just respond.

In continuing the experiment, the third group of axminster carpet designers – Rachel Smith, Sara Di Carlo, Susan Draper, Juliana Green, and Kristen Evans – respond to an obscure sixty-two second video.

See the collection here.

Designers pulled inspiration from the disconnected but fluid nature of the film’s cadence, while expressing themselves without any parameters to follow. Each designer seems to be drawn to a different aspect of the video; material constrasts, audible texture, or the overarching theme of time and change.

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“The video inspired me to get away from my desk and design process somewhere completely unrelated to carpet. I needed to step out of the axminster box to create something not just for the sake of flooring but for the sake of invention and beauty.”

Rachel Smith, Senior Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A16725ZSE

“All of the elements in the video experienced some sort of physical change: pieces of paper were burnt or crumpled, surfaces were stained, and objects were moved out of place. I started the process with an image of a worn out piece of cloth and played with movement, color, and depth to achieve my final design.”

Sara Di Carlo, Design Consultant, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A20334ZSE

“I initially went in several directions, seeing the film as both fragmented but rhythmic and displaced but direct. Inspired by the repetition of pathways, I painted with ink and watercolor then drew into it following the flow of edges created by the settled paint.”

Susan Draper, Senior Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A033336SE

“Mixing different organic elements, rhythms and temperatures were the inspiration for this design. I approached this design like a kid making a playful chemical experiment with stuff from his garden.”

Juliana Green, Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A029633SE

"From the beginning, I was drawn toward the idea of combining unexpected elements – the circle shape of the water drain meets lines from the pine straw and the organic volume of the smoke harmonizes with the texture formed from simple tissue paper."

Kristen Evans, Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A033094SE

Brintons awards prize for Design Innovation at Birmingham City University

The Birmingham City University (BCU) textile students showcase is the culmination of three years of study from their graduating students. The work on display is very diverse and highly individual, from concept to actualisation, representing the future career aspirations and developed aesthetic of the students.

BCU invited our Commercial Marketing Manager, Sarah Draper and Creative Designer, Kay Jones to the School of Fashion and Textiles Graduate Show and asked us to award a prize for Design Innovation.

The team selected Danielle Smith, BA (Hons) Textile Design (Constructed Textiles) work. The project was titled 'Tranquillam Viventem'. Danielle created a collection of serene, tactile and inspiring material concepts, influenced by spiritual wellbeing and Feng Shui.

Image top right: Danielle Smith (left) Kay Jones (right)

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