The Woven Logic Collection by Suzanne Tick explores the binary art of weaving with five new fabrics - 7th February, 2019
Luum Textiles today announced the launch of its latest collection − Woven Logic. Woven Logic highlights anomalies in automated structures and celebrates weaving from simple, plain and basket weaves along with more complex constructions. The four new fabrics – Point Set, Elastic Wool, Bitstream and Adage – plus the recolored Percept feature these hidden complexities within inherently durable material constructions. Each fabric represents an exploration in fiber development with sophisticated color palettes.
“Before computers, people programmed looms. Woven structures are where ‘programming’ was born,” said Suzanne Tick, Creative Director, Luum Textiles. “Woven Logic explores the binary art of weaving. This collection draws inspiration from the jacquard loom, a precursor to digital computation. Through the process of replication of patterns and complex sequences, happy accidents occur and new directions emerge. Pattern and texture that refer to rigorous order imparts playful moments.”
Point Set’s playful graphic language honors the legacy of textile manufacturing, while highlighting the
relationship between early jacquard looms and our experience of today’s digital world. The coding language of 0 and 1 can be traced directly to the binary system of weaving, harnessed by jacquard technology during the industrial revolution.
Highlighting the innovation that can be achieved through manufacturing partnerships, Elastic Wool repurposes existing manufacturing technology in response to current needs in the marketplace to create an entirely new material. Today’s curvilinear furniture presents new challenges for textile application.
Bitstream’s balanced weave harnesses the relationship between the structured and the idiosyncratic. Solution-dyed black polyester is twisted with undyed polyester and woven systematically throughout an otherwise simple structure. This multi-purpose fabric addresses needs for vertical and upholstery uses. Adage brings hand-woven techniques to industry front lines. Material and color are intertwined in a deceptively simple and balanced structure, creating a multi-color texture with an enhanced visual effect. This satisfyingly chunky texture comes in 21 colors.
The versatile recolor of the classic multi-purpose Percept fabric now offers an extended palette of 27 colors. Sophisticated as a vertical fabric, its heavier weight and elegant textural surface make Percept perfectly suited for upholstery use. Percept is designed for use as upholstery, panel and wrapped wall.
“The Woven Logic collection personifies the Luum brand essence of combining the ancient art of weaving with new technologies to provide products for the collaborative workspaces of today,” said Dave White, Vice President of Luum Textiles. “The curvilinear furniture specified today presents new challenges for textile application. Woven Logic offers patterns that upholster beautifully on these challenging pieces, including a large-scale, non-directional pattern with the depth of a matelassé construction, a gorgeous multi-color textural wool look, and Elastic Wool with its unique construction of wool, polyester, nylon and elastine fiber.”
Launched in 2013, Luum Textiles was founded on the belief that design is most successful when the creative process is paired with a clear performance intent. Working by hand at the fiber level, Luum is able to understand – and ultimately influence – how materials will perform in the built environment. The resulting textiles come together as integrated collections designed to deliver an integrated experience. Under the creative direction of Suzanne Tick, Luum is providing architects and designers with a complete interior solution. For more information, visit: www.luumtextiles.com