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MODERN EDIT COLLECTION: A 2016 Shaw Contract NeoCon Launch

Here we’vve created a mixed installation of two colors of tile style Ornate.

Connecting to the past. Re-framing the concept of heritage. Tactile materials are disrupted by elements with an industrial edge, and textile craft is emboldened with unconventional scales and imperfect finishes. Modern Edit introduces three new 18×36 carpet tile designs and two broadlooms, thoughtfully designed to reveal a distressed opulence.
The styles in this collection reflect a sense of place and history by paying homage to textile heritage. Here, luxury is defined artisanal deconstruction and unexpectedly delicate details as we expose the tension between femininity and structure and revisit heritage with threadbare, yet luxurious authenticity:
Narrative Tile is a refined, discreet, archival texture with a sense of the past with a modern take.
Rethread Tile creates a threadbare texture of scale, aesthetically broken-in but with the integrity of something new & untouched.
Ornate Tile is a subtle approach to adornment – reminiscent of Persian textiles with sculpted texture.
Edition is a small scale broadloom pattern with inlaid texture and high contrast for a subtle plush field.
Inherit is a large scale rhythmic broadloom design where stitches and structures become looser to reveal a confident pattern element.
“Merging design across workplace and residential segments drives desire to create a sense of place, lineage or personal history,” Said Reesie Duncan, VP Design. “This collection speaks to the aesthetic psychology of a comforting unspoken narrative.”
The collection palette features neutrals & colors to infuse the collection’s traditional foundation with a fresh visual approach. Modern Edit transcends the barriers of residential and commercial aesthetics to appeal to a broader audience of application. The collection allows you to move from hard surface to carpet tile and custom area rugs to create an innovative & cohesive product story.
At Shaw Contract, we believe that everything matters. Constructed with EcoWorx tile backing (broadloom styles on UltraLoc) & Eco Solution Q nylon, the products in this collection are Cradle to Cradle Silver & assessed for impact on health + the environment. EcoWorx products are recyclable, contribute to LEED & backed by Environmental Guarantee. The Shaw Contract lifetime commercial warranty covers abrasive wear, tuft-bind, edge ravel and delamination.


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CONFIGURE COLLECTION: A 2016 Shaw Contract NeoCon Launch


This installation features Contact and Color Shift, two of the hexagonal styles in the Configure collection.

Configured to interact. Hexagonal format and Asymmetric shapes combine at random, providing connectivity to build scale and enhance user experience. Designed to promote impromptu interaction, Configure assists with way finding and provides alluring, visual interest. Deconstructed, rhythmic patterns and bold color encourage a more imaginative, playful approach with installation.
Building on the success of our 2013 launch of the Hexagon collection, it was appropriate timing to add to the portfolio of existing styles. We selected the current style Plane as a base for the Configure collection, and focused on complementing the best-selling colors with 14 new additions to the palette. These include: six cool greys, one yellow, three teals, one coral, and three shades of magenta.
Four styles comprise the collection, all of which are 26oz multi-level pattern cut/loop construction and made with EcoSolution Q nylon on EcoWorx backing:
Base: features a 9-color, neutral palette of shifting shapes that are both graphic and subtle
Contact: is a neutral style with a vibrant color edge. It can be used as a transition piece or for minimal color accents. Available in 6 colors.
Color Shift: available in 5 saturated colors for moments of impact. This style works in connection with contact.
Plane– the foundation of the collection. Plane is one of the original Hexagon collection styles, updated with 14 new color options.
When asked to share a bit of the inspiration and development for this collection, VP of Design Reesie Duncan said, “When we developed Hexagon in 2013, workplace design was shifting to the open model – with emphasis on social connections and the many zones of work that takes place within a space. That collection provides the perfect solution for adding definition in an organic way- as well as ways to incorporate scale and directional cues. Now, three years later, the concept of workplace continues to evolve. We see the blurring of boundaries and the concept of moveable paths and visual cues to create an intuitive experience. Deconstructing the hexagon is a sophisticated way to integrate these concepts on the floor. Configure is a connected system of shapes that can build a system of shifting color and pattern through a space.”

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Security Sat a 2015 Design Is…Award Market Winner

Shaw Contract Group conducted interviews with all firms representing Market-Award winning projects from the 2015 Design Is…Award program. As part of this process, we share a portion of the response on our blog for readers to learn more about the winning projects.  These are their stories.

Here, Pablo Redondo addresses the design process for Security Sat in Santiago, Chile.

Describe this project in one word. Interaction.


How does this project demonstrate how design can impact users in a space?Beauty as we understand it, is a complex and unique state of shapes and language. It is also a pleasant state of mind and that’s how design can impact a space user. It gives a state of beauty.


Design is a process. Explain your journey. Our journey begins in the understanding of the client – and the client’s objective. Concepts can be difficult to translate to other minds, so it is very important to understand how to relate to and find the correct visual language. Next, we identify practices or non-practices that separate the user from the identified goal. Proposal is the key to unlock resistance and uncertainty. This is very important to understand the client language – and being able to communicate solutions and added value.


What are the most important lessons you’ve learned through this project that you’d want to share with the designers of tomorrow?  I believe the most important factor in the design process is to focus on the client instead of ourselves as designers. We will be understood as long as we speak so they will understand. Communication is the key and it is our responsibility.


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We studied the charts and diagrams that alchemists meticulously plotted in the search to transform base metals into noble metals, such as gold, silver and copper. The result is a curated material study. Layered in luxury, modern marquetry is interpreted via pattern & data-inspired inlays for an exquisite flooring statement.

Noble Materials

Noble Materials

Base textures are punctuated with warm and cool metal detail.   Smooth surfaces in natural tones form the base of this collection, which features four 24×24 tile options, two traditional broadlooms and two woven broadlooms. The nine-color palette features moments of gleaming metal for added warmth & glamour. Collections styles are designed to work together or independently for varied degrees of scale or natural, layered dimension.


Tile Styles:
a sleek, shifting stone texture.

Honed: large-scale and angled,

Alchemy: adds in lustrous metallic detail

Form: features organic gold veining to build scale.


Broadloom styles:

Strata: texture overlaid to create an organic multi-directional pattern.

Fault: an organic stone formation with metallic veining to build scale.

Monolith: a woven, sleek texture

Base Metal: metal sheen with an exaggerated loop base.


This collection utilizes advanced design technologies and manufacturing equipment, using innovative Color Point machinery and the single yarn placement process.  Noble Materials marks Shaw Contract Group’s entry into the woven market, using a velvet weave process to achieve richly textured styles.


Noble Materials goes beyond Declare & HPDs. Cradle to Cradle Silver & assessed for human health.Made with recyclable EcoSolution Q nylon & EcoWorx Tile, contributes to LEED & offers an environmental guarantee. All styles in this collection provide superior durability, style and recyclability. Shaw Contract Group’s lifetime commercial warranty covers abrasive wear, tuft-bind, edge ravel and delamination.

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The Park is designed to redefine boundaries, enhance our mood & open our minds. We are inspired by the parallels of how we move, gather and connect within different zones of a park & how they correlate to commercial interiors.

The Park

The Park

A renewal of space & spirit, the collection is designed to be transformative-in people, thinking & spaces. The park is a compelling design to infuse elements of outside & influence well-being for everyone experiencing the space. Flexibility compounds through a combination of 9×36 & 18×36 formats and Colorpoint tufting technology.

Creating spaces to gather thoughts or gather together. Varying degrees of pattern, texture & color allow you to design a range of spaces from communal to private .Warm and cool tones with vivid color options reflect renewal and vitality.


Product Detail:

Linger provides a moment of calm on the floor.

Drift is a near-solid indulgent bark texture.

Renew captures the reflective visual of water.

Explore adds texture in a large-scale stone aesthetic.

Create is reminiscent of horizontal brush strokes with vivid color – like public art.

Reflect is an abstract vista of sky seen through trees.

Zone adds a playful surprise of turf texture.  

Whether it’s gathering in a greeting area, convening at the end of a corridor, or needing a place to reenergize, we all need a new scene, setting or vibe. Softscape and hardscape: the collection features carpet tile, hard surface & broadloom. The Park will improve the quality of space by instilling a quality of life. Most importantly, it will reinforce our belief that balance can be achieved.

Combined with EcoWorx backing and Eco Solution Q nylon, the Park has superior durability, style and recyclability. The Shaw Contract Group lifetime commercial warranty covers abrasive wear, tuft-bind, edge ravel and delamination. The Park goes beyond Declare & HPDs. Cradle to Cradle Silver & assessed for human health. Made with recyclable EcoSolution Q nylon & EcoWorx Tile, contributes to LEED & offers an environmental guarantee.

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