Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering Illuminates Healthcare, Hospitality, and Work Spaces with Innovative Light Collection
Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering, the industry’s largest supplier of commercial textiles and wallcoverings, is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand new Light Collection. This innovative offering, grounded in evidence-based scientific research on the healing properties of light, blends biophilic design elements with high performance materials to promote wellness in a mix of environments from healthcare spaces to workplaces of the future.
Light exudes warmth, supports life, and significantly influences the prosperity of natural environments. For human beings, access to light is directly linked to physiological and psychological health outcomes. Within the built environment, especially in healthcare facilities, the presence of natural light can “humanize” an otherwise cold space, creating an inviting atmosphere and positive energy. The Light Collection celebrates light’s profound impact, capturing its healing benefits and translating them into elegant textiles and wallcoverings ideal for any commercial space.
Momentum Vice President of Design Shantel McGowan states, “This collection is a testament to light’s transformative power in shaping the spaces we inhabit, promoting healing, and inspiring a sense of possibility. By incorporating scientific research and our own experiences designing for patient-centric healthcare spaces, Light is a reflection of Momentum’s ongoing commitment to creating products that prioritize both aesthetics and wellness.”
Extensive research on lighting and its beneficial properties, both natural and artificial, was incorporated into the development of this collection. As healthcare environments increasingly prioritize a patient-centric experience with less clinical and more hospitality-inspired aesthetics, architects and designers are also incorporating biophilic elements into medical campuses.
While light proves to be an excellent design feature for healthcare facilities, Momentum’s vision for the collection extends even further, encompassing hospitality and workplace design — two pivotal areas where the infusion of natural light and biophilic design continues to gain popularity, promoting wellness.
An evolution in high performance textiles and wallcoverings, the Light Collection’s innovative designs include bleach-cleanable solutions, Crypton®, coated textiles, and more. The collection is composed of six Red-List Free and Greenguard Gold certified textiles (Flitter, Abeam, Promise, Silica Altair, Privet, and Liven) and Greenguard certified wallcoverings (La Foret and La Foret Stripe).
Each pattern within the collection is inspired by the way light filters through nature and the built world alike. Abstracting plant leaves, creating silhouettes, and casting shadows that move and elongate throughout the day and year, the collection captures the essence of light’s rhythms. The intentional consideration of intensity, angle, and refraction creates a dynamic, softening, and soothing experience. Inspired by the healing properties of nature, the collection evokes a sense of endless possibility.
Explore the patterns of the Light Collection below and discover how the fusion of biophilia and performance can be transformative, promoting overall wellbeing and enhancing the experience of every space they touch.
A biophilic interpretation of sunlight filtering through trees, Flitter presents a captivating play of shadow and light, embodying the dappled beauty of nature. This high-performance fabric boasts notable contrast and complementary colors that scatter across the pattern, introducing organic movement and depth. Flitter creates a stunning impression, harmonizing contrast and color to evoke a sense of organic movement and depth. The fabric offers eight colorways inspired by nature, featuring fresh and thoughtful combinations that enhance its aesthetic appeal.
Abeam draws inspiration from the symmetry and satisfying geometry found in the play of light on architectural details. The pattern mimics light beams casting through architectural facades, creating a contemporary aesthetic with a nod to the deco era. Meticulously executed in a unique sculptural matelassé construction, Abeam’s high-performance nature makes it suitable for various applications. The pattern not only provides simple graphic interest but also adds dimension and tactility to any space. The color palette, featuring nine shades, exudes a fresh feel with subdued and natural undertones, enhancing the inviting tactility of this exceptional design.
Promise, a distinctive multicolored Crypton fabric, stands out with its blend of bouclé yarns, offering a soft hand and a delightful interplay of color and texture. The pattern showcases a unique multi-color Crypton texture, incorporating subtle flecks of neutrals and color throughout for added dynamism. This unexpected element of surprise sets it apart from typical near-solid patterns. Promise is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical, making it suitable for a variety of applications, especially in healthcare settings, restaurants, universities, and other spaces requiring the added benefits of a moisture barrier. With a palette of eight coordinating colors, Promise complements woven patterns Flitter and Abeam, offering versatility across different settings.
A geometric interpretation of biophilic design, Silica Altair presents a playful pattern reminiscent of the gentle swirl of leaves falling through the air. Part of our award-winning Silica collection, Altair is crafted from our most sustainable and highest-performing PVC-free fabric. The pattern features a semi-structured array of geometric shapes mimicking leaves and petals, creating an abstracted biophilic design that achieves a harmonious balance between nature and geometry. With eight carefully curated colors designed with the healthcare market in mind, Altair offers a palette of natural tones, grounded neutrals, and playful combinations. The high-performance attributes and smooth hand of this 100% Silicone pattern make Silica Altair an ideal choice for spaces requiring excellent cleanability and durability.
La Foret & La Foret Stripe
Wallcovering La Foret Stripe offers a delicate mixture of colors that contribute to a beautiful and dynamic gradation stripe. From a distance, the intricate pattern and layers of colors create an ombre effect, drawing inspiration from a multilayered woodgrain texture. Designed to be hung vertically, La Foret Stripe coordinates seamlessly with La Foret — a soft, natural continuous texture. The combination of La Foret and La Foret Stripe provides a harmonious interplay of textures and gradients, offering a visually appealing solution that enhances the aesthetic continuity in interior design.
Privet, a new addition to our privacy curtain offering, features leaf motifs delicately cascading downward in subtly gradated colors, providing scale and depth to the pattern. Specifically designed to evoke peace, ease, and safety in healthcare settings, this biophilic design seamlessly brings together nature and soothing colors. Privet comes in six colors and serves as a connection between the natural world and healthcare interiors, creating a tranquil and comforting atmosphere for patients.
Liven is the second new privacy curtain that skillfully blends the cozy geometry of a handmade quilt with the flowing organic leaf motif. This large-scale grid of gradating color forms the backdrop for organic groupings of leaves, creating a dynamic and satisfying pattern that marries structure and nature. Specifically designed to instill a sense of ease and safety in healthcare settings, Liven’s six carefully curated colors strike a perfect balance between geometry and biophilia. With its natural symmetry and thoughtful design, Liven is poised to complement a variety of healthcare environments, offering a harmonious and visually appealing solution.
About Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering
Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering is the largest supplier of contract textiles and wallcoverings to the commercial interiors industry. Its mission is to create textiles and wallcoverings that inspire and equip customers to execute great work for their clients. Momentum is recognized for sustainable product design and collaborations with renowned artists and designers. Momentum is a recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence. Momentum is committed to sustainable excellence through innovation and continuous improvement.