Designer Suzanne Tick explores the intricate parallels between architecture and textiles with the Form + Structure collection for Teknion Textiles. Said parallels are manifest, if not immediately obvious to the untrained eye: "Although the scales are different, buildings and textiles share a common framework of interconnected elements that constitute their form and structure."
The Form + Structure Textile Collection References Modern and Contemporary Building Styles
Looking closely at the subtle variations, interlacings, and oscillations in a well-made fabric, one can intuit the connection. With Makah, for instance, the close-in eye sees the overlay of a criss-crossed grid upon a randomly alternating background.
With Implex, a basket weave pattern intersects with thin vertical and horizontal banding, recalling a classic motif of Art Deco architecture.
And Flexagon offers a chaotic, if coherent, cacophony of abrupt angles and interrupted planes-suggestive of the work of innovative contemporary architects such as Zaha Hadid.
The Form + Structure collection features nine styles (five upholstery and four panel fabrics). The color palette emphasizes warm and cool neutrals-shades evocative of building materials like concrete, stone, and metal. Many of the fabrics feature high content recycled polyester.
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About the Manufacturer: Based in Toronto, Teknion is a leading international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of mid- to high-end office systems and related furniture products including soft seating, tables, and textiles.