Once structured, stiff, and staid, office environments are now places to gather, share ideas, collaborate and create, think, and inspire. And while workplace design has shifted to embody more relaxed, residential aesthetics, something is still missing. Workspaces of the future must be as invigorating and empowering as they are calming and comforting. It’s a balance; tailored yet trendy, bold yet vibrant. With its newest carpet collection, Bentley strikes that balance, and brings a new edgy energy to designers’ libraries with The Drawing Room collection.
“The Drawing Room builds on The Outskirts concept we introduced last NeoCon,” said Sherry Dreger, vice president of marketing for Bentley. “Our workspaces feel more like home, but today’s generation is maturing, and they’re craving even more–and different. We’re now being challenged to create pseudo-hospitality spaces that embrace and balance the dynamics of interoffice collaboration, hot desk environments and fixed staff floor plans. No matter where we work, we want to feel not only reassured but energized by the spaces around us. The Drawing Room Collection does this: the styles are grounding; they’re comforting and sophisticated. They’re also strong, spirited and all-around inspiring.”
These qualities mirror those of the 17th-century drawing room, an intimate space where people gather to ponder, entertain, tell stories, and perhaps most importantly, to find inspiration. The 21st-century carpet collection serves a similar purpose.
Chronicle and Redacted are designed to feel luxe in a world that requires resilience. The highly textured patterns are both: they have the rich look of velvet embellished with the sheen of both matte and metallic lusters, and offer an all-loop construction fit for any high traffic space. Dog Eared and Dust Jacket take a more playful tone, with mid- to large-scale geometrics that subtly fold color into neutral backgrounds.
Brought to life in a palette of neutrals, warms, cools and desaturated jewel tones, all four styles of The Drawing Room Collection are offered in 9x36-in, 18x36-in, and 24x24-in NexStep Cushion Tile, and Afirma and Affixx Hardback Tile, Bentley’s adhesive-free hook and loop system for modular carpet tile. They are also all available in High Performance PC Broadloom for spaces that desire an uninterrupted statement for the floor.
Products in The Drawing Room Collection are Cradle-to-Cradle Certified, NSF 140 certified, CRI Green Label Plus certified and produced in a LEED-EB:OM Gold-certified manufacturing facility. Along with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs), these products also contain Declare labels and have achieved LBC Compliant status through the Living Building Challenge.
For more information, visit www.bentleymills.com.