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product focus Come Sail Away Hable Construction’s perky patterns journey into the contract market with the help of LoomSource 1 2 For the last decade, Hable Construction’s cheery textiles have been animating residential interiors, but weren’t quite suitable for the heavy wear-and-tear of contract settings—until now. Momentum Group company LoomSource has partnered with Hable to produce commercial-grade versions of its popular patterns, plus some new, exclusive designs. “We knew LoomSource would do our work justice because they’re the best at what they do,” says Katharine Hable Sweeney, cofounder of Hable Construction. “We put our heart and soul into this and want the same of someone else.” The introductory contract collection, called Port & Cape, alludes to voyages and global destinations, offering something for everyone with its palette of both vibrant and neutral colorways and 14 distinct designs. Shown here are eight of the patterns, which come in a variety of colorways. Bold graphic patterns, for instance, include (1, from top) Tides, a collage of shifting waves; the Hungarian lace–inspired Murano; and the geometric Bali Block. The more subtle or classic styles (2, from left) include the pearl strand–inspired Big Beads; the striae coordinate Bimini; Dhurrie, a light-handed chevron; the traditional Batik; and Rope, which sports freeform swirls. The line isn’t just a pretty face, however. Made for indoor and outdoor use, the fabrics are composed of Bella-Dura®, a yarn made of a byproduct from post-industrial waste, and fully recyclable at the end of its life—properties that earned it Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certification. The textiles are fade-resistant, antibacterial and antifungal, and bleach cleanable. —Sheila Kim reader service No. 218 22 september 2012

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Contract - September 2012
Industry News
Product Focus: Come Sail Away
Eneco Headquarters
Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Perkins+Will Atlanta
DPR Construction
Iowa Utilities Board | Office of Consumer Advocate
25hours Hotel Hamburg
Practice: What Is Next in Sustainable Design?
Competition: Design Is…
Exhibition: George Nelson at Cranbrook Art Museum
Designers Select: Eco Products
Ad Index
Exhibition: Gio Ponti at the Venice Biennale

Contract - September 2012