Shaw Contract’s Forum Flooring Collection Fuses Cultural and Craft Influences
“We used pattern and texture to conjure a sense of well-being but also as a means of visual stimulation,” Shaw Contract designer Alyssa Gagnon explains. She’s referring to Forum, the manufacturer’s multi-format collection that injects vitality into high-use spaces such as hotels. Overlapping shapes and crisscross lines establish a tactile template that suggests the coarseness of sisal or jute. The 17 machine- tufted broadloom options are grouped into Field, including the geometric Collect, and Corridor, including the linear Compile. Sculptural area rugs such as Arc layer in residential sensibilities, while 10 modular tiles boost flexibility. Customize the palette with 280 solution-dyed nylon colors using Shaw’s online design tool, Foundry.