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TRENDING TEXTILES JUST GOT SCIENTIFIC

Design chemists, Woven Image, introduce their 2015 Spring release, High Performance Upholstery: Park & Play. Bringing fashion and trend to function-based industries with the ultimate blend of science and design.



BY Tess Ritchie

October 20th, 2015


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When we think about sectors such as healthcare, hospitality and commercial, we often think about function first – and so we should! But because function is so important to these environments, we often forget about the design element that activates a space and creates connections between people and their surroundings.

To make a fabric hygienic for example, we often have to sacrifice aesthetic integrity and comfort. Or to ensure textile durability, we have to limit our options material and design wise.

This is becoming quite a significant issue, particularly within healthcare, hospitality and commercial spaces – where users of these places are demanding the perfect balance of functionality AND design.

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Park & Play by Woven Image have developed a solution to this increasingly common problem. Protected by the permanent stain and soil repelling nano-molecules of globally recognised Nanotex, liquids simply bead and roll off the surface of Park and Play. The addition of Durablock backing supports the Nanotex by providing a liquid barrier, perfect for applications where frequent and repeated cleaning occurs. With the further addition of BioAM this antimicrobial protects against odours and stains caused by microbes such as bacteria, fungi and algae.

And with that injection of science, Woven Image has managed to package these features within the on-trend design aesthetic they are famous for. Park for instance is not unlike a fine linen; soft, comfortable and easy to use. The design team have crafted 13 colourways for Park from neutral all the way to citrus, plum and denim tones – hues we are seeing come up more on more on the runways for the 2016 seasons.

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Park’s little sister, Play has been developed in 9 colourways, where the design team have selected vibrant shades in two-tone, small-scale checkerboard patterns to balance the neutral strength of Park by adding a dash of playfulness, hence “Play”.

In an industry that continues to want function and form in equal parts, Park and Play cleverly combine trend and science to answer this demand without sacrificing comfort, style, hygiene or durability.

For more information contact Woven Image


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