CF Stinson’s Skateboard-Inspired Fabric Collection
Turning discarded skateboards into wood, ceramic, and porcelain tile is Art of Board‘s stock in trade. Now the company is applying its spunky skate-surf attitude to a textiles collaboration with CF Stinson. In the words of the latter’s director of design, Lori Roop, “The product is inherently cool.” She distilled the fabric patterns from a vast array of imagery and surfaces. Graphics adapted from skateboard decks are collaged and digitally printed for boldly colored, highly detailed Chaos, a polyurethane-coated polyester. Jacquard-woven cotton yielded both Splice, inspired by stacks of skateboards, and Three60, which imagines decks cut into circles.