IRVINE, CALIF.—A core practice of humanity for centuries, rituals have been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on physical, mental, and emotional well-being, providing practitioners with a sense of calm. Imbued with meaning, these mindful practices grounded in values can invite a deeper sense of connection, intentionality, and purpose into one’s life. With these rejuvenating benefits in mind, Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering created its latest high-performing textile line: Ritual. Leveraging the power of rituals as the leading source of inspiration for eight inspiring designs, the line brings the principles and positive effects of structure and harmony found in ritualized practices to commercial interiors conducive to healing.
The repetition of rituals creates a rhythmic pattern in one’s life, and these patterns then become pathways of conditioning the body and brain. Many of the designs in the collection, including Glassworks, Expression, Pixelate, Charette and Gradient Grid, explore the use of simple and familiar geometric shapes used in repetition to foster a connection to the end user. Featuring a wide array of soothing yet inviting hues across geometric patterns of varied scales, the fabrics offer calming, uplifting and comfortable solutions that are ideally suited for healthcare, workplace, and educational spaces.
“Self-care and wellness have been newly prioritized as a result of the pandemic, and this collection celebrates the positive impact that rituals can have in those areas,” says Shantel McGowan, Vice President of Textile Design at Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering. “The textiles bring an elevated take on comforting design. Whether installed in healthcare environments to enhance a space’s sense of calm for healing patients or in a workplace where team building and productivity abound, we’re excited to see how these textiles introduce a sense of calm and well-being to interiors.”
The collection references historic and recent practices of rituals as well as research on such practices across physical and mental well-being. Research suggests that simple, repetitive geometric imagery can promote a sense of calm and well-being. With their understated geometric designs, the Glassworks, Expression and Pixelate patterns can bring any built environment to life while also providing extra durability and sustainability features. Bleach cleanable, phthalate-free and with durability indexes exceeding 100,000 double rubs, the comprehensive collection of textiles is not only suitable for the high-traffic and hygienic demands of healthcare environments but can also infuse lively elements in spaces of learning, collaborating, and focusing. Boasting an expansive range of 61 colors, the Ritual collection enables specifiers to set the mood of the space, from soft and natural to bright and cheerful. The collection’s eight designs include woven and coated textiles as well as privacy curtains.