Time To Reflect
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 10/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
They may mingle well at parties. But can designers of furniture, graphics, and fabrics get along in the studio?
Such was the challenge faced by TZ Design principal Mark Goetz, visual communications-design consultant May Liu, and the Momentum Textiles team as they collaborated on Reflect upholstery. Liu previously created TZ Design's Web site, so a working relationship had been established. She and Goetz now seized on the energy of spatial relationships to come up with three textile patterns.
Momentum translated them into spun versions of its Eco-Intelligent polyester, which boasts Cradle to Cradle Gold certification. Shapes like abstracted chessmen seem to dance their way across Gesture, produced at 55 inches wide in eight colorways. The two 57-inch patterns are X-Factor, marking the spot in six colorways, and Matter, boasting chains of open ovals in five colorways.
To show the fabrics off, Goetz promptly returned to his furniture forte by designing a lounge chair, a bench, and an ottoman for Geiger International. Frames are powder-coated, laser-cut steel, with the bench adding walnut veneer to the mix.