Complexity of Tibetan culture embodied in new
Eastern Hemisphere collection’s rich
colors and textures - 25th September, 2017
Luum Textiles today announced the introduction of Eastern Hemisphere, its latest collection designed by Suzanne Tick. The complexity of the Tibetan culture – which inspired Ms. Tick during her summer travels to the Tibetan Plateau region with grassland nomads and fellow weavers – is embodied in the collection’s rich colors and textures.
"Interpretations of the slow and spiritual approach to life, along with the beauty of rocky textures and traditional geometric patterns, are captured in the Eastern Hemisphere collection," said Suzanne Tick, Creative Director, Luum Textiles. "As well-being becomes an essential design objective, we continue to value the nuances of the natural and the handmade. Eastern Hemisphere expresses these attributes while fulfilling the need for textural elements in today’s interior spaces."
The collection comprises four new fabrics – Thangka, Ghat, Dhurga and Monotex. Thangka is a large-scale weathered geometric inspired by the Buddhist mandalas or sacred diagrams of Tibet. The subtle patterning explores straight angles and half circles on a chenille ground, evoking tradition with a contemporary feel. This nimble pattern perfectly complements today’s trend of rounded design elements and curvilinear furniture. This upholstery fabric is available in eight colorways, and utilizes a bleach-cleanable, core-lock polyester chenille yarn paired with a bright polyester.
Ghat is an irregular textural pattern that alludes to the pebbly landscapes of Tibet and the natural hand-spun yarns of the area. The multi-purpose pattern available in 10 colorways offers a distinct perceived texture and can be used as both upholstery or wrapped wall. Ghat is a blend of polyester, wool and nylon yarns.
Dhurga is a textural, patterned, direct-glue wallcovering inspired by the rocky Tibetan landscapes. Utilizing the same pattern as Ghat, this construction features a subtly striated yarn in the ground countered by a lustrous yarn that activates the organically patterned surface. Available in 5 colorways.
Monotex is a printed, bleach-cleanable, polyurethane upholstery that takes its pattern directly from a textural woven fabric. Monotex captures the visual softness of irregular hand-spun yarn fabrics while offering the desired performance attributes inherent to a coated fabric. Available in 16 colorways.
“Luum continues to build an integrated collection that is meaningful, with aesthetic and performance characteristics to serve a wide range of applications, while remaining true to the design aesthetic of Luum,” said Dave White, Vice President of Luum Textiles. “The Eastern Hemisphere collection balances color, texture and pattern in a way that communicates the beauty of the Tibetan culture, while serving the performance demands of the collaborative spaces of today.”
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