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NeoCon 2015: Textile and Pattern Trends

We continue our review of NeoCon 2015 with further insights into this year’s international commercial tradeshow held in Chicago, IL, by looking into highlights for textile and pattern introduction. From mid-century
to futuristic, ethnic to artistic abstracts, colorful pattern and texture were in abundance for fabrics and textiles. Several collections to inspire –

Designtex – a new wall covering collection called Wannabe, made from 100% recycled polyester and available in 15 colorful hues

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Knoll Textiles – a collection of African architecture-inspired digitally printed fabrics created by Knoll Textiles creative director Dorothy Cosonas and British architect David Adjaye. David also curated a related exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design MuseumKT_Adjaye_Combo-_1_.jpg


Maharam – in a continuation of their series of textile reproductions from the past, introducing patterns originally introduced by Herman Miller in 1965

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Edelman Leathers - a new exotics collection called “American Alligator”. Perfect for wall panels and upholstery.

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D.L Couch - The newest addition to Source One Upholstery, Klipps, adds a geometric element to the collection. Inspired by trending design and art, Klipps rediscovers cubism in a more structured version.

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Teknion Textiles – Textured Edge, a collection of 7 new designs, were introduced inspired by the creative art process, from loose and fluid to structured architectural grids.

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HBF Textiles has partnered with interior architect and product designer Erin Ruby to create her eponymous series of textiles.

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Kravet Contract launches Tanzania, an ethnic inspired performance fabric collection with South
Carolina-based J Banks Design Group.

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Momentum presents Blueprint Collection – Nine new corporate upholstery patterns designed
in collaboration with Emanuela Frattini Magnusson.

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Stay tuned as we continue to bring you highlights from NeoCon 2015.