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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)!

BDNY Recap

On November 11th and 12th, hospitality design professionals gathered at New York City's Javits Center for Boutique Design's annual trade fair.

Located in a corner lot at the front of the trade show, the Brintons booth (#1020) was an experience that highlighted our unique manufacturing process and celebrated the creative basis of Brintons designs.

Brintons latest collection, Materialize by Stacy Garcia, was launched at the fair and served as the perfect inspiration for the design of booth #1020. Featuring natural wood grain textures, subtle metallic finishes, and bold bursts of primary color, the Brintons booth earned the honor of being a finalist for best exhibit out of 114 other flooring and carpet vendors.

To visually demonstrate Brintons' place as a manufacturing and design pioneer within the industry, Brintons wool and other products were also showcased in the booth. Brintons blended, spun, and dyed yarn created the wall covering in half the booth, and accompanied designs from the Brintons Self-Expression Project and the 100% wool cut and loop Wilton collection.

Saturated color, natural surfaces, and the contrast of geometric and organic elements were the common thread among exhibitors at BDNY this year. We expect that these features will continue to inform the industry.

Has the Brintons booth captured you attention? Contact your local sales rep here, we'd love to discuss design trends and learn about your upcoming projects!

Introducing Capsule | Ready-to-Weave collection

Capsule… shortened but retaining the essence of the original.

This exciting design collection invites customers with projects less than 1000sqm to enjoy the bespoke Axminster service, previously limited to larger projects.

Hundreds of designs, all production ready, are waiting to be individually coloured using our twelve colour Capsule colour bank.

The Capsule collection boasts over 190 design options covering a broad range of aesthetics, including patterns from our collaborations with designers Timorous Beasties, Stacy Garcia and Studio Elke.

Woven in Brintons 80% wool, 20% nylon yarn blend, carpets from the Capsule collection offer customers the ultimate combination of performance, longevity and comfort underfoot.

To create your Capsule custom woven carpet visit Brintons Design Studio Online www.brintonsdso.com

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