To Your Health: NeoCon 2013 Surfaces Trend

To Your Health: NeoCon 2013 Surfaces Trend

Textile makers are focused on giving designers more versatility in healthcare environments with bold prints and high-tech construction that can soften sterile settings while withstanding harsh chemicals and high traffic. Here are a few of the well-minded textiles we saw at NeoCon this month:

Knoll, NeoCon, Ruth Adler Schnee, trend, textiles, healthcare, surfaces

Ruth Adler Schnee Collection by KnollTextiles: KnollTextiles asked Ruth Adler Schnee rework her bold prints into woven privacy and window curtains healthcare environments. The collection includes two patterns, Fission Chips and Strata, which are both based on classic textile designs from the 1950s.


Funnybone by CF Stinson: Designed to encouraged conversation among family members in waiting areas, the Funnybone collection is a youth-oriented group of textiles with designs created to cut the boring, often endless hours of waiting associated with many healthcare facilities.

Remede, Architex, NeoCon, healthcare, textile, trend, surfaces

Remed© The World Around Us Upholstery by Architex Internatonal: Remed©’s collection features a range of patterns and performance technologies aimed at giving designers versatility in healthcare projects. Durable and easy to clean, the collection also includes large-scale designs for privacy curtains.

Wolf Gordon, Wellness Collection, healthcare, trend, surfaces, NeoCon

The Wellness Collection by Wolf-Gordon: Wolf-Gordon turned to research about the healing benefits of nature-inspired design to develop its Wellness Collection. Patterns for wallcoverings, upholstery, and privacy curtain textiles are influenced by vegetation, water, and simple shapes.

Robert Allen, NeoCon, trend, surfaces, textiles, healthcare

Classic Living II by Robert Allen Contract: A brightly colored collection of stripes and large-scale patterns, the Classic Living II line is nonetheless suited to coordinate with high-traffic senior living or healthcare environments in which inviting surfaces are desired.

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