Valdese Weavers & Haworth Announce Design Winners

all four winners
All four winners

Commercial interiors giants Valdese Weavers and Haworth announce the winners of Stitch Me, an original textile design competition held in concert with PMC Commercial Interiors. Winners will be honored November 4, 4:30 p.m., at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh. The design community is invited to attend.

Four winning designs were chosen. The grand prize winning fabric will be upholstered on Haworth’s Harbor Work Lounge and Ottoman.

Highwoods Properties

This design features a chevron motif in shades of gray with a touch of turquoise. It represents the love and support one receives from family, and is taken from a blanket pattern woven by the team leader’s grandmother.


Varied widths of blue and white broken stripes on a pink background. The design is inspired by the Haworth Harbor Work Lounge and the blurred line between work and play, formal and informal. It plays on the need for flexibility in furnishings to support the changing work styles of today.


The primary motif repeated in this pattern is inspired by a decorative door frame.  A sense of movement and depth is created through layering different spacing and height variations of the ogee-like motif.  Featured in a medium gray color palette with blue and purple accents.


A watercolor effect in shades of energetic red, inspired by the organic textures created by watercolors. The pattern features a wide brush stroke adjacent to an artistic stripe that runs the length of the chair and ottoman.

The competition, which kicked off in April, challenged Triangle-area architecture and design firms to create their own original textile design. Each team had three weeks to deliver their design which was judged based on materiality, creativity and application. Designs were limited to a 13.5 inch horizontal repeat with no detail finer than one-sixth of an inch, and a 4-6 color limitation.

About Valdese Weavers

Valdese Weavers, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company, is the leading designer and manufacturer of decorative textiles in the United States for use in residential and contract markets. The company operates four facilities in Burke County, N.C., and trades under the brand names Valdese Weavers, Valdese Weavers Contract, Circa 1801, Home Fabrics by Wesley Mancini, Valdese International Products (VIP) and Dicey Fabrics. To learn more visit, or connect through Twitter and Facebook.

About Haworth

Globally, Haworth improves workplaces with award-winning furniture, interior architecture and technology solutions to help customers achieve business goals and transform culture, as well as support collaboration and innovation.  Research + design drive a deep understanding of agile workplace needs and are at the center of the company’s strategy.  Haworth is committed to protecting and restoring the environment, creating economic value as well as supporting and strengthening its communities.  Founded in 1948, Haworth remains family-owned and privately-held and serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 650 dealers and 6,500 employees. The company had net sales of US $1.8 billion in 2014.

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