Design News is your tiny dose of design, technology and other important news, curated monthly by Interwoven Design. In this series we share the latest on our favorite topics, including color, technology, design history, and textile design. In this issue: Pantone’s Color of the Year, mid-century modern history from R & Company, and playful textile innovation from amgs design studio.
Color of the year 2022
Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year is a cool, medium tone lavender blue, 17-3938 Very Peri. Pantone explains, “The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that color can hope to answer.” While previous colors of the year have been selected from Pantone’s catalog, this year the color was custom-made for the purpose. Pantone’s color matching system is a critical tool used across many industries, including textiles, plastics, paints, and more, which puts them in a unique position to understand how color impacts design and consumer choices. The color of the year influences design and marketing trends going forward, with hundreds of designers challenging themselves to incorporate it into their designs for the year.
Verner Panton exhibition in NY
R & Company is featuring almost 50 of the iconic mid-century Danish designer Verner Pantone’s furniture and lighting pieces. Panton is known for his use of bold colors and clean, geometric forms and his layering of color and pattern has been influential throughout the design world. The exhibition focuses especially on Panton’s lighting fixtures. Evan Snyderman, the principal designer at R & Company, shared with Wallpaper, “With this exhibition, we are creating a space of escape and respite – a place where the imagination can wander, even if briefly, away from the stresses outside. This is very much in alignment with Panton’s vision, to produce objects and environments to excite, inspire, and compel people.” On view until January 27th, 2022.
*While no longer on view the exhibit coverage is well worth a look for design history enthusiasts.
Colombian designer Ana María Gómez has created a playful collection of bedding designs that lie somewhere in the middle of the concepts of quilt, pillow, and floor cushion. The pieces can be folded and reshaped for many comfortable body positions, doubling as bedding and furniture. Her design studio amgs explains, “Each separate band can be knotted together to completely change its appearance and feeling. It’s a dynamic and creative piece open to the needs of each person and space.” The related Ciempés project takes those same bands and allows them to be woven or knotted as separate strands for even more customization.
via Surface Magazine
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