NEW YORK—Carnegie introduces Xorel Vue, a new collection of architectural textiles that offer designers new ways to define and divide interior spaces. The unique designs within the collection are created using crochet and embroidery techniques, imparting an artisanal craft quality to textiles with commercial functionality.
Flexible and lightweight, Vue textiles provide varying degrees of visual privacy and filtering of light. Whether used at the window or as a vertical partition, privacy panel or space divider, the collection offers a softer and more welcoming alternative to more rigid materials typically used for those functions. Designers are also able to choose from three different installation options—ripple fold, sliding panels, and Beam. The latter, a revolutionary no-sew system, features wood slats and corresponding metal hardware that subtly attaches to the top and bottom of the fabric panels, holding them smoothly in place.
Xorel Vue was developed under the leadership of Heather Bush, Carnegie’s Executive V.P. of Creative. “With the explosion of open office design; there has been a clear trend towards using flexible partitions and materials to either acoustically or visually separate areas,” said Bush. “Through crochet and embroidery we created a textile collection that delivers architectural detailing with tactility.”
Created using Carnegie’s award-winning, proprietary Xorel yarn, Vue was developed over the course of five years, during which the Carnegie Creative team conducted extensive experimentation with the Xorel fiber to achieve delicate crochet and embroidery constructions, as well as testing to ensure the textiles meet stringent codes for drapery and partition applications.
Offered in six patterns, Vue employs several innovative techniques to create the collection’s rich palettes and bespoke textures. A water-soluble fiber was used to achieve the complex embroidered patterns of several of the designs including Veil, Meridian, and Lattice. The soluble fiber is embroidered with Xorel then dissolved, resulting in incredibly durable, yet visually delicate textiles. Conversely, the visually opaque Façade pattern was created by embroidering the geometric design onto Xorel fabric, then cutting window openings by hand.