Luum Textiles’ Starting Point collection, designed by Suzanne Tick, recently won Good Design and Green Good Design Awards. Presented annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, Good Design Awards recognize the most innovative industrial, product and graphic designs from around the world. Green Good Design Awards, sponsored by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum, recognize important examples of sustainable design.
“We believe that design is most successful when the creative process is paired with a clear performance intent,” said Suzanne Tick, creative director of Luum Textiles, in a press release. “Whether it’s a problem to be solved or an objective to be met, design is a forward-looking pursuit. We are therefore very excited that Luum’s inaugural collection, Starting Point, earned both Good Design and Green Good Design awards.”
The collection is inspired by the art of hand weaving and focuses on performance luxury. Upholstery from the collection includes two large-scale fabrics for use on collaborative seating, as well as two smaller-scale performance patterns. Three vertical fabrics provide different textures for walls and panels, while two multi-purpose fabrics use long colorlines to coordinate with the other patterns in the collection.
The Starting Point collection includes Angulo, Point to Point, Perilune, Substance, Percept, Complement, Twining, Carreaux and Soft Ridge. All fabrics in the collection either meet or exceed heavy-duty contract requirements, including three bleach-cleanable patterns. The fabrics are all highly durable, with three patterns at 100,000 double rubs.