Northern Wonder, a collection of new LVT from Mannington Commercial, was designed in-house by the Mannington Design Studio, as a result of a wintertime trek to experience the Northern Lights. A dance of color, shadow and light draws one into an immersive experience, but this uncertainty is the source of beauty. Northern Wonder serves to remind not only of nature’s immense strength, but also of its ability to inspire.
“Northern Wonder combines the durability and performance designers rely on for LVT surfaces with unexpected splendor underfoot,” said Roby Isaac, vice president of design for Mannington Commercial. “The three- dimensional patterning brings an element of realism and depth to flooring that is unexpected.”
The patterns in Northern Wonder attempt to capture the brilliant swells of color and intricate patterns found in skies above as well as traces of the natural environment. The organic shapes convey a beauty that is captivating and enables crisp and complex patterns in flooring design. Available in plank applications, each LVT plank style features incredible visual variation, reducing repetition and enabling myriad patterns underfoot.
Digitally printed, the Northern Wonder LVT collection is characterized by four individual styles. Aura, a pattern that incorporates broad brushstrokes, blends layers of muted color with occasional, unexpected flashes of vibrancy. The diagonal movement across each plank creates a sense of windswept motion. Illusion features fine, horizontal wisps of color combined with faded regions, conveying an airy, open feeling. The gently blurred striations of lighter and deeper colors build visual interest all while remaining subdued.
Apparition layers shifting veils over a base of striated colors, creating a sense of depth and movement. The layered shadows produce a complex watercolor effect with a mix of crisp and faded edges. Reflection incorporates large-scale and small-scale diamond shapes with movement and energy, loosely geometric forms emerge and are submerged. The play between in-focus and out-of-focus is further developed by the line work, which adds an intriguing tension to the gentle washes of color.
The palette of eight colorways correspond to nature’s transitory periods of light, sunrise, sunset, and the elusive Northern Lights themselves. Fine gradations of color produce an undulating and dramatic glow that is mesmerizing. Due to its performance capabilities, lasting endurance and ease of installation and maintenance, Northern Wonder is well suited for public spaces including education, office, retail and workplace settings as well as lobbies, hallways and hospitality areas.
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