Crypton and Designtex Celebrate 25-Year Partnership With 5 Artful New Fabrics

5x5 collection by Designtex. Photography by Patrick Scholz/Designtex. It was 1993 when Crypton co-founder Randy Rubin and Designtex president Susan Lyons met. A collaboration on a game-changing line of high-performance contract textiles soon followed. “Designtex was the first to take a chance on our idea,” Rubin recalls. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the partnership, Designtex unveils 5x5, a collection of five fabrics by five artists. Each artist’s work is transformed into Crypton’s stain-, moisture-, and odor-resistant polyester using a groundbreaking digital printing process that ensures striking color and clarity. “The technology has really evolved,” Lyons says. So has the ...

Material Insight: Loomia Electronic Layer

Gayatri Keskar of Material ConneXion shares the innovative properties of Loomia Electronic Layer. Video by James Eades and Steven Wilsey.