Chilewich is hip to be square

Designer brings back cube seating, expands rugs and textiles

ChilewichNew York – Waves, lemons – and cubes.

Not ice.

Rather, home textiles contemporary designer Chilewich is warming to the spring/summer season with a new collection of alfresco looks and constructions in rugs and table linens as well as the addition of a new product category.

The company’s new Cube Collection marks its return to the furniture design category, with the debut of six multi-purpose pieces designed for seating and storage.

Available in 17-inch and 43-inch dimensions, these cubes are upholstered in Chilewich’s own TerraStrand textiles fabric – making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Looks include basket-weave, mini-basket-weave and bamboo.

They are also lightweight so that they can easily be moved from room to room or stacked for saving space.

On the textiles side, Chilewich is also introducing new design techniques based on traditional weaving constructions that are in line with the company’s aim to make all of its products aesthetic as well as durable, stain resistant, and easy to clean.

Two new collections for the table and the floor, Mosaic and Wave employ a modernized traditional twill construction through the use of yarn and the intricacy of the pattern. Grid, a new collection for the table, features a complex take on Chilewich’s signature Basketweave collection.

“Each pattern evokes a Nordic design sensibility which feels both warm and cool at the same time,” said Sandy Chilewich, creative director and founder.

Also expanding to include new colorways are Shag rugs in Block Stripe and Mixed Stripe. A new addition to Skinny Stripe indoor/outdoor mats, Spearmint features shades of cool greens that come together to create an overall wintergreen coloration. Hardworking and functional, shag rugs are tufted and backed for added durability. They are also made using phthalate-free vinyl and polypropylene, are quick to dry and are mold, mildew and chlorine resistant – making them suitable for bathrooms, kitchens and any outdoor space.

Candy is a new colorway to Shag Mixed Stripe indoor/outdoor mat line. Bold black and white interspersed with pops of color is reminiscent of a classic American soda fountain or penny candy shop.

All of Chilewich’s spring/summer 2017 products are made in the U.S. (with the exception of the Petal placemats, which are produced with a partner factory in Taiwan.)

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