Designed by Suzanne Tick, Second Sight is a collection of four upholstery textiles with a vision - 30th January, 2020
Luum Textiles announced today the unveiling of Second Sight − a collection of four upholstery textiles with a vision − exuding optimism, reflection and a focus on responsible materials like wool, silicone and recycled polyester. Second Sight comprises Construct, Flex Wool, Vector and Top Coat.
“As we enter a new decade, opportunities and ideas emerge, encouraging new ways of seeing. With clarity of intent, Second Sight celebrates the possibilities of design processes that advance environmental thought, sparking a return to purity of raw materials,” said Suzanne Tick, Creative Director, Luum Textiles. “Through this interplay of sustainable materials, joyful color and architectural motifs new possibilities are created, crystallizing the user experience with a revived energy and outlook for the future.”
A celebration of raw materials, Construct elevates the classic wool solid. Construct is a vehicle for color, lending a new lease on design with a wide range of tinted neutrals, rich mainstays and saturated bright hues that are simple, playful and beautiful. The wool fiber’s worsted quality has an inherent subtle luster and smooth hand, while the nylon content enhances the intrinsic performance of wool.
Flex Wool is a versatile plain-weave textile that embodies a blend of age-old manufacturing techniques and new design processes to address unique performance-related opportunities. An indirect coordinate of Elastic Wool, Flex Wool’s larger and more textural weave structure is derived from a wool and nylon blend mixed with cationic polyester and elastane, providing a contrasted and vibrant color palette.
Vector borrows its striking rhythmic, multi-color pattern from contemporary architecture facades, evoking spatial perspectives and the digital realm. The slender but strong small-scale geometric pattern activates the surface, while color transitions create depth and an undulating effect. Vector is bleach cleanable, making it suitable for corporate and hospitality areas. It brings lively graphic color to the built environment.
Engineered with the environment at heart, both built and natural, Top Coat is a performance faux leather made from 100 percent silicone. Without the presence of additives, silicone inherently rejects microbiological growth, making it widely applicable in corporate, education, healthcare and hospitality settings. In addition, Top Coat has exceptional upholsterability and subtle texture with a color palette range that encompasses deep colors, synthetic brights and evocative neutrals. PVC-free silicone supports indoor air quality.
“Luum is committed to elevating the age-old craft of weaving by incorporating new technologies for the commercial market and, in the process, setting a new standard in textile design,” said Dave White, Vice President of Luum Textiles. “Second Sight embodies our belief that when aesthetics, performance and environmental responsibility are combined with intention, textiles can elevate the role of the design process, transforming interior environments.”
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