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While we know how quick it is to switch out your desktop wallpaper every month with our Designer Desktops, we also know that the wallpaper, textiles, carpet and flooring that inspire these designs were made for longevity and durability in high traffic areas. That’s why this month, we’re excited to share more about the design process for not one but three Designer Desktops brought to you by Shaw Contract.
Gradation is one of Shaw Contract’s carpet tile collections that combines multiple hues to create colorful, futuristic gradations. The designers at Shaw Contract tested and experimented with hundreds of colors to create unexpected and unique combinations. The process to manufacture these carpet tiles, as well as highlight the details and complex gradients, is highly advanced, something traditional tufting methods would be unable to achieve.
The Community collection is inspired by the connections we make locally and abroad. Composed of painterly strokes and weaving-inspired patterns, the collection is an exploration of colors and patterns that stemmed from the Shaw Contract design team’s trip to Morocco, where they saw first hand how artisan communities practiced their age-old craft. From the experience, designer Omoleye Simmons created these sketches to kick off the design process for the Community collection.
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