Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Foot's Perspective - Episode 18: Fabrica's Silk Weave Carpet

[Pictured here, Fabrica's Antigua and Silk Weave carpet styles.]
This episode of A Foot's Perspective comes from the beautiful showroom of Associated Inc. in Seattle, Washington -- located one half block from the Seattle Design Center -- where I had the honor of co-presenting with a most talented and design-inspiring woman, Robbie Schuette.

Robbie is territory manager for Fabrica, a carpet mill. She has a rich background in design and describes carpet style trends in a way particularly relevant to me, and, I think, to you.

The Associated showroom is an inspiring space. It's no wonder that designers around Seattle consider it a haven for ideas. I took many photos and plan to share with you what I observed in a separate blogpost.

One section of the showroom has been carpeted with Fabrica's Silk Weave carpet style, which is elegant and evocative of The Elegance of Dupioni Silk. It looked so stunning that Robbie suggested that we use it for this episode of A Foot's Perspective to illustrate the carpet style and color trends she has observed in the Northwest. I agreed.

Robbie makes points about carpet style trends inspired by fabric [e.g., silk for Silk Weave], asian influences, and timeless colors and patterns [note Silk Weave's palette of 15 colors]. Even though she talks about the Northwest, I suggest that her observations are relevant to the rest of the country, too.

Watch for yourself.

[Subscribers, please click on this link to view the YouTube video.]

What do you think? Isn't Silk Weave timelessly elegant, yet texturally casual? Can't you see it in your home?

Thank you for watching [and reading!].

Note: Silk Weave is a carpet made with Wear-Dated carpet fiber.

For the most recent episode, visit A Foot's Perspective - Episode 17: Wow! Carpet. Or you can scroll through previous blogposts with links to all previous episodes of A Foot's Perspective.

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