2001 Annual Design Review Furniture Honorable Mention
Cube dwellers everywhere should thank Carnegie’s designers, based in Rockville Centre, N.Y., for the textured, metallic colors of Tsunami. Designed for panel systems, this multi-use fabric creates an affordable option to the flat neutrals normally found in these materials. “It appears to be an irregular pattern-even though it’s regular-which is difficult to do in a weave,” Dine said. Jurors were also impressed by Tsunami’s iridescent qualities.
Part of Carnegie’s Xorel textile family, Transition combines high-traffic performance with the aesthetics of a woven textile. “It mostly gets my nod because it has a lot of potential to get different aesthetics through the weave,” Dine said. Transition’s visual changes in opacity are achieved by combining transparent yarn with varying weave densities.