We designed the Moiré Collection in collaboration with renowned artist Gabriel Dawe.
Drawing inspiration from Dawe’s large-scale art installations, Dawe and our design team explored the moiré effect, which Dawe describes as inherent to the experience of his installations. A study of moiré in multiple scales, the Moiré Collection combines dynamic patterning and subtly gradated colors to bring a new sense of light and space to broadloom and modular carpet.
Vice President of Design Roby Isaac said, “Translating a world-renowned artist’s vision into a functional floorcovering has been a challenge that Mannington eagerly embraced. As designers, the idea of channeling Dawe’s complex and intricate creations into something tactile was an incredible undertaking. We were thrilled that he was keen to collaborate with Mannington and to understand what we, as a brand, were hoping to achieve.”
In textile or print design, moiré is described as a wavy or rippled textured effect where sets of lines or dots are superimposed upon one another creating sets of patterns differing in size and spacing. Similarly, The Moiré Collection celebrates the visual effect of its namesake. Offered in broadloom and modular plank constructions, the collection features replicated lines and forms that interact and change in color gradation and depth as the viewer’s perspective changes.
Artist Gabriel Dawe, said, “Seeing my work re-imagined and envisioned into an entire collection of broadloom and modular carpet has been deeply gratifying. The Moiré Collection represents my first effort at designing product and working with Roby Isaac and the Mannington in-house design studio has been an incredible experience.”
The Mannington Design Studio in collaboration with Gabriel Dawe developed three styles for the The Moiré Collection:
Pure Wavelength offers a large-scale study of moiré patterns, presented in modular plank resulting in a light- and color-filled dimension with layered, intersecting lines.
Visible Light, available in broadloom and modular plank, deconstructs the moiré effect into a mix of fragmented lines, stippling & scattered color to product a soft, organic pattern option.
Ray Tracing, deconstructs a sequential color gradient into striated color bands to form a playful, open pattern. For this modular plank style, moments of pattern appear and disappear.
Available colorways in The Moiré Collection include red-orange, blue-green and purple-indigo color families as well as a few neutral companions. A “full-spectrum” colorway has been included that speaks to Dawe’s signature use of color and light in his work.
The unique quality of light in Dawe’s work is also captured by a special treatment of high-luster yarn, which creates light within the carpet designs. The mix of luster levels brings colors to life with momentary glimpses of sheen that heighten the palette and enhance the sense of dimension found in the patterns.See Collection.