Blog articles in May 2018

On trend: Sempreverde

Introducing Sempreverde, the latest trend from Brintons Australia. Curated by Christie Arulappu, Senior Designer in Brintons Melbourne office, Sempreverde offers a captivating and enchanting take on the evergreen palette.

Dark, moody and sophisticated - Sempreverde explores the duality of nature - its brutal transience and power to restore and heal. Escape reality for a moment and lose yourself in the Sempreverde trend.

The Forest Will Provide

I can still hear my grandfather's words; The forest will provide. The forest will provide.

Should your mind ever fall ill, from this modern world of cheap thrills; The forest will provide.

Should you ever long for something real; tired eyes from all this concrete and steel. The forest will provide.

Should you find yourself cold and lost in search, of the days of old, living one with the Earth; the forest will provide.

It is in your blood to survive, to live free from this world of nine to five. The forest will provide.

By Native Intuition

"The hero of the trend is Hemlock - a poisonously enticing shade of the deepest green.

It is warm and embracing with its velvet underground tones.

Hemlock's antidote lie with charcoal, navy, cool greys, creams and warm sienna."

Christie Arulappu, Brintons

Experiment with the evergreen palette and explore the Sempreverde designs in our interactive design studio.

Coming soon: Brintons latest custom design collection - Brintons x Studio Elke.

Brintons is excited to share its latest custom design collection - Brintons x Studio Elke.

Developed in collaboration with Sydney-based jewellery design house, Studio Elke, our latest innovative collection of contract flooring designs will launch July 2018 .

Featuring jewelled tones, mesmeric patterning and trademark Studio Elke textures, the collection is an experimentation of form. It explores the translation of unique jewellery pieces into coveted flooring designs. The collection references adornment and fabrication - both synonymous with the strong visual narrative of the Studio Elke brand.

Woven in Brintons signature 80% wool, 20% nylon yarn blend, designs from the Brintons x Studio Elke collection will be fully customisable to suit the parameters of any flooring project.

Images courtesy of Studio Elke

On trend: Artisan revival

Artists! Designers! Makers! Lovers of their work - it is a beautiful time to be alive.

It’s a fast-paced world where many products are mass produced, fashion is a little too dynamic, and things break, becoming disposable. Keen to build a greater connection with our peers and our environment, people are craving products with soul. The response (or maybe the cause?) to this desire is a revival of the crafts, a renewed appreciation of hand-made wares and the story that they carry.

At Brintons we are proud of our history, our people, and our mechanical looms weaving strong and sturdy Axminster carpet for commercial interiors. While our carpet is woven mechanically, every design passes through many hands and clever minds before it gets to the loom.

Inspired by - and in celebration of - the Artisan revival, Brintons Designer Hayley Fitzmaurice has developed a captivating collection of designs in a beguiling, artisanal colour palette.

"Our designers are skilled and creative. In Australia we work closely with our Indian design team – many of whom are fine artists. Our Australian team have varied backgrounds and design from the heart. Many of our designs start with a hand drawn sketch, and water colour paintings translate beautifully into carpet."

Hayley Fitzmaurice - Brintons Designer

"Hand drawn artwork can be transferred into carpet software – but the artisan still works. Sure, we are now working on a computer, but we are still drawing on our tablets – by hand. Often, we are asked to produce designs with a hand-made feel, and our production design team know how to technically draft a design in a way that will achieve a high quality woven finish, while still maintaining that hand-drawn style."

Hayley Fitzmaurice - Brintons Designer

Embrace your inner artisan and immerse yourself in our artisan revival trend using our interactive design studio.

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