Blog articles in 2017

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year – Ultra Violet

Brintons Americas is optimistic about 2018 with Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, leading the way into more vibrant and complex patterns.

According to Pantone, Ultra Violet is a hue that communicates self-expression and ingenuity with an air of intricate creative mystery. Complexity is key with the 2018 color of the year - being a shade composed of opposites blue and red. Zeroing in on the hue's versatility, Brintons designers discuss applying Ultra Violet in woven axminster.

Last year, Brintons called attention to the rise of interest in the color blue, in response to designers across the Americas skillfully redefining hospitality's standard palette by flooding hotel carpets in shades of navy. While subtle textural geometrics still boast classic blue, gold, and neutral colorations, Brintons confidently embraces Ultra Violet as 2018's focus for interiors across the region.

“In a classic analogous scheme, the color has found its way into background layers adding a cool mysterious depth to hospitality designs.” says Mandy Middlehurst, Senior Designer with Brintons Americas. Middlehurst further explains the color’s ambidextrous application saying “although typically paired with neutrals and soft denim blues, I have used it [Ultra Violet] as a contrasting color pop on the uppermost layers in prefunction designs.”

Brintons sees Ultra Violet being used in multiple layers of axminster carpet designs and in all sectors; marine, gaming, public space, and hospitality. “The purple shade would also work successfully in larger open areas, giving a dramatic air to casinos and conference halls. The energy of these spaces and their capacity to contain crowds speak a similar language to the vibrancy of Ultra Violet,” says Middlehurst.

December color story inspired by Ultra Violet:

#discoverDSO – dso.brintons.net

Kelly Hoppen by Brintons collection launches at SLEEP event

Brintons launched it's bold new collection of carpets designed by Kelly Hoppen MBE at the annual hotel design event Sleep, which took place in November at the Business Design Centre in London.

This is the first-ever carpet collection designed by Kelly Hoppen MBE and consists of 13 geometric and organic designs in on-trend colourways that reflect the designer’s award-winning design style and pared-back aesthetic.

Stacy Garcia x Brintons Retrospective

Retrospective traces the prolific eight-year partnership of Stacy Garcia and Brintons axminster carpet. From layered medallions to radical abstractions, ranging from colorful and bold to contemporary and elegant, the Stacy Garcia for Brintons offering boasts an impressive 143 individual designs amongst eight collections.

At Stacy Garcia, we’re inspired by design and fashion. We pore over Pantone swatches. We’re fascinated by floor plans. We live design. This passion is translated into different mediums through unique collaborative relationships with the industry’s top manufacturers.

Retrospective offers a concise sampling of work which underscores a love for pattern and an emphasis on collaborative process. This digital exhibit revives sixteen signature patterns in today’s palette.

The Stacy Garcia + Brintons aesthetic is driven by trend forecasting, developed through a contemporary lens, and perfected with rich boldly colored texture.

We’re influenced by the world around us from nature, fashion, technology, art, and travel. All facets of life bring interesting color and material combinations that inspire our designs.

Seeing the Stacy Garcia brand take shape through Brintons creative process is challenging yet equally rewarding. Brintons axminster provides an unparalleled opportunity to really explore scale and push pattern to new textural depths.

See the full collection here: Brintons x Stacy Garcia Retrospective

Brintons collaborates with contemporary artist Shezad Dawood at 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

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