Blog articles in April 2018

The Self-Expression Project, Group 2

Self-expression is not lost in the commercial flooring world – especially with custom axminster carpet.

Our designers, each creating from a particular paradigm, have their own style and methods of solving problems that are unique to the individual. This creative distinction, paired with the Brintons technology and weaving expertise, allows for our team to produce unparalleled solutions reflecting the expressions of the designer – and client.

Continuing the experiment:

Are we limited to pulling content from visual mood boards or is there more to inspiration? Inspiration is everywhere, right? It is our job to harness it, to manufacture great design and weave compelling carpet. We are a community of creatives, with a multitude of ways to express ourselves, living in a world full of catalysts. So no, we aren’t limited to just images. Listen to this playlist. Churn out some carpet. Let the sound be your theme. Let your emotion choose your color. Let the rhythm dictate your line work. Express yourself.

Listen here.

"I was immediately drawn to the Pixies track "Wave of Mutilation" for its manic energy. I began to think of the song in terms of layers of sounds that build upon each other. I thought about how I could use multiple layers to mimic different instruments."

Katie Nehrbauer, Senior Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q01/A17441ZSE

"Music is as personal to the listener as art is to the viewer; some are drawn to how the music is composed while others are pulled in by the lyrics. I took the general theme of the playlist [time] and focused on one line from a song – 'the moments that make up a dull day'."

Mandy Middlehurst, Senior Designer, Brintons Americas

Design: Q02/A15778ZSE

"Being challenged with a playlist, as opposed to an image, allowed us to work in a very abstract way using our emotional response to the sound to guide us. I started with a simple theme, the lines on a music score, then explored how these lines could be distorted."

Elaine Traynor, Senior Design Consultant, Brintons Americas

Design: Q03/A026981SE

Brintons and Timorous Beasties to launch Craigend Collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Brintons will launch the new Craigend Collection designed by long-term collaborators Timorous Beasties at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. Taking over St Johns Square the collection will be debuted in a pop-up installation designed by Studio Shaw Architects.

Famous for their outstanding diversity of pattern, Scottish design duo Timorous Beasties will present Craigend, their third collection with Brintons. Named after Craigend Place, home of the Glasgow based Timorous Beasties studio and birth place of the designs, the collection name is also inspired by the old Gaelic word ‘Creag’, which means rock.

This commercial collection is inspired by textures and surfaces found naturally underfoot, including sand dunes, stone moss and lichen, all reimagined in the Brintons’ signature 80/20 blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon. With Craigend, Timorous Beasties have called upon their fascination with the often-brutal beauty of the natural world, as well as taking aesthetic inspiration from different crafting materials including paint, ink and fabric.

The installation at Clerkenwell Design Week will showcase a unique selection of woven carpets taken from the new Craigend Collection. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the pop-up installation, where the full-scale patterns will transport the audience into a world inspired by the textures and sights of the natural world.

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