Outlook: Colorful—Carnegie Revamps Xorel Meteor Line
Carnegie today announced the exciting color expansion of Xorel Meteor, a versatile woven pattern that has been an industry staple since its introduction in 1990 and now offers a full spectrum of 80 brilliant hues. The vibrant additions elevate the beloved line through a rich and sophisticated color palette that can complement an extensive range of high-traffic applications. In tandem, the company has launched three new Xorel textiles—Comet, Ellipse Embroider, and Satellite Embroider, which utilize Meteor as a rich base.
An intensive journey of color research, investigation, and exploration led to the development of brand new Xorel yarns that capture deeply dimensional pigments and layered tones. The meticulously curated introductions reflect not only current trends, but years of input from clients and designers. Comet’s six saturated colorways evoke depth and texture through a chunky construction. Ellipse Embroider comes in three colorways and features an organic, retro design that complements its pigmented base; while Satellite Embroider features a graphic and geometric gridded pattern in three muted colorways.
Introduced to the market in 1981, Xorel has become an industry standard amongst architects, designers and end users across the globe. The proprietary, high-performance yarn’s inherent properties make it the most durable and easily maintained textile ever woven. Xorel is also sustainable in production and healthy for building inhabitants, as it does not include any added coatings or finishes, and is free of PVC and all other Red List chemicals. Versatile in application, all new releases can be specified for panels, upholstery, wallcoverings, and Artform acoustical panels.
Carnegie continues to expand its impressive Xorel offerings each year, ensuring designers have the freedom and flexibility to specify the groundbreaking material for any project they desire. Carnegie’s March 2021 launches also include three new Xorel Artform shapes; the Rhyme & Reason upholstery collection; as well as Canvas, a collection of versatile, freestanding division panels with a modifiable skin; and Coterie, a collection of four artfully-crafted, vertical space division panels.
Carnegie is a leading manufacturer and innovator of textiles, wallcoverings, and finished products in North America. Since 1950, the company has established a tradition of firsts, including the development of its own Xorel fabrics, which provide a durable alternative to PVC materials and Biobased Xorel, the first plant based high performance textile in the world. In addition, Carnegie has built a reputation for its ongoing and comprehensive commitment to the environment through all parts of its business cycle by being a member of the Be Original organization, maintaining a B Corp certification, and by establishing themselves as the first and only interior textiles PVC-free company in the industry. For more information, visit www.carnegiefabrics.com