|The Kai Collection, new from Milliken.|
Milliken's new Kai Collection features a series of graphic mid-century floor covering designs which pay homage to the classic American surf culture of the 1950s and 1960s.
Designed by Susan Fitzgerald, the collection features fluid shapes that transition from dense to dissipating, much like the incoming ocean tide. Clean and modern lines are paired with textures of Polynesian bark cloth, creating a harmony of patterns with various treatments.
Three patterns encompass iconic symbols of the surfing counterculture through a range of scale and texture. Tapa, inspired by traditional Polynesian bark cloth fabric, provides a small-scale, near solid pattern. Nalu, meaning 'to surf,' features a mid-scale wood grain aesthetic inspired by the woodie wagon surfers who often drove to the California shore. Fin, inspired by the fin of a surfboard, offers a bold statement piece with color vibes, which allow multi-color customization in a standard collection.
"Floor covering should enhance the individual story of an interior environment," said Bob Hutchinson, vice president of global design for the Milliken floor covering division.
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