TUALATIN, ORE.—Hartmann & Forbes, fabricator of sustainable handcrafted window coverings, is pleased to announce its PapyrusWeave Collection has won Interior Design Magazine’s Roscoe Award as the top window covering product launched in 2006. The PapyrusWeave Collection is influenced by nearly 20 different cultures and features more than 70 woven jute and pulp fiber patterns, including eight natural woven wall coverings.
“We are deeply honored to receive this award from the interior design community,” says Michael Jones, founder and CEO of Hartmann & Forbes. “Their recognition with the Roscoe Award reinforces our efforts to develop innovative products that allow designers to achieve great design. There is no greater honor than receiving an award from those who use our products and know it best.”
Combining ancient weaving traditions from around the world, the PapyrusWeave Collection includes delicate patterns inspired by Asian silk and bold patterns that pay homage to Central American weavings. The collection also features tartan patterns that nod to the Celtic tradition and ancient Navajo techniques dating back to the 19th century. Each pattern is woven from environmentally sustainable materials, and handcrafted to designer specifications by artisans in Hartmann & Forbes’ Northwest finishing facility.
Interior Design Magazine awarded the Roscoe Award to the best product in 40 different product categories. The winners were determined by more than 25,000 online votes from designers across the country and were announced on November 30, 2006, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. PapyrusWeave was recognized as the best product in the category of Window Coverings against competition from Hunter Douglas, MechoShades and Conrad Shades.
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