New from textile company Pallas is the Carpe Diem Collection, which seeks to offer an antidote to our current digital age in which there is a “near instantaneous exchange of information and ideas, exponentially increasing the pace of our lives.” With fabrics in the Carpe Diem Collection, you should be able to “be in the moment—whether it’s a simple whirl on an amusement park ride or experiencing the captivating allure of a different culture.” Designs include Wonder Wheel, Bonnaroo, Karaoke, Carnivale, and Vespa.
Carpe Diem Collection. Designed by Pallas.
Bright Fabrics Inspired by Journeys and Jollity
Wonder Wheel and Carnivale are the most dramatic fabrics in the new line, featuring pinwheels and diamonds. Inspired by the Coney Island landmark, Wonder Wheel “mirrors the spokes of the wheel.” In bright colors like Mambo and Wasabi, Wonder Wheel adds a whimsical, fun touch that’s emblematic of the idea behind this collection—seize the day. Carnivale takes its cue from Rio’s famous parade, with a diamond pattern of “intersecting lines” resembling the “thousands of revelers that stream through” the streets of Brazil.
Subtler, accompanying fabrics exist to complement these vivid textiles. Carpe Diem offers Karaoke, a textured boucle with some shimmer; Vespa, a lustrous rayon with kinetic stripes; and Bonnaroo, a bold stripe with the “rhythmic spirit” of New Orleans. The idea with these fabrics is to enjoy your immediate surroundings and what they evoke, so “drink in the vivacious colors of Carpe Diem.”
About the Manufacturer: In 2009, Pallas Textiles marked its first 20 years in business. The company, named for Pallas Athena, the Greek Goddess of Weaving, offers elegant fabrics that balance high performance with environmental responsibility. Pallas collections include textiles for upholstery, wall coverings, and fabrics for the healthcare market. Many of their collections have won awards, perhaps because Pallas often collaborates with well-known designers.