By Annette M. Callari, Allied ASID; CMG
Kane Carpet Mills has demonstrated a flair for international design and color when it comes to three new introductions they’ve launched. Strongly colorful and a bit shocking, here are three choices that will make you take a second look.
Action Packed I is definitely not easy to describe, so I am posting a picture with this blog and daring you to put it into your own words–if you can. Tell me what comes to mind at first sight and leave me a comment on this blog site (just click on “comment”) so we all can enjoy your interpretation. One of the great color drivers of the next few years is going to be medical science and health influences. Well what I see in this design is a stylized cellular structure (as if under a microscope), with bold sweeps of circular color. It’s playful and energetic and would create a memorable area rug, bordered inset, or broadloom application.
The flip side to this display board is Action Packed II. Prismatic, dynamic and geometric—just looking at this pattern makes you happy. Kane has definitely taken an artist’s approach to these designs and each pattern is truly unique.
The third pattern I chose to highlight is called Escape. Zebra stripes with a large pattern repeat bring an exotic touch to this carpet. While animal prints have been hugely popular for the last few years, Escape is a fresh take on the theme. The colors are “out of the box”, so to speak, a favorite being black stripes on a purple background. If you want to create a magnetic focal point for any room AND you happen to love purple, here’s your carpet.
Each one of these stand-out styles features 100% Ultra-fine Heat-set Eurolon™, which is a solution-dyed polypropylene fiber. That means the carpets are colorfast and easily cleanable. Woven in 13’ widths, some rooms can be done with no seams at all. High-contrast consumers—you’re going to love all three of these styles. Kane Carpet has been manufacturing in the United States since 1947, and in a recent retailer survey, was voted “one of the top five U.S.A. carpet manufacturers for design”. Now that’s something to be proud of. For more information about their rug and broadloom collections, visit www.KaneCarpet.com.
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