NeoCon 2020: See how your carpeting can create natural boundaries for functional work zones and traffic flow

by Brianna Crandall — July 15, 2020 — Carpeting and flooring innovator Shaw Contract recently launched the Shifting Fields carpeting collection and a Rugs program that can add warmth to interior spaces and help define work zones and traffic flow in flexible environments.

Shifting Fields carpeting collection

Like diverse environments in nature, the spaces we occupy need to support a range of functions in our daily routine. Shifting Fields is a collection that captures the importance of these different environments while providing a biophilic flooring solution that helps define space through zoning, transitions, and wayfinding.

Shaw Contract Shifting Fields carpeting collection

The Shifting Fields biophilic carpeting collection helps define interior spaces through zoning, transitions, and wayfinding. Image courtesy Shaw Contract

As studies have shown, there is value in creating a balanced working environment that supports open and collaborative working as well as private and focused work. With the absence of walls and partitions in many of today’s working environments this collection aims to suggest spatial boundaries based on transitioning pattern, texture, and color.

This system of products will promote and create choice in the way one moves through and uses a space. The transitioning visuals can zone and define spaces for different modes of working and create visual cues suggesting a flow of traffic and wayfinding.

The carpet tiles in the collection are available in four 18” x 36” styles (Enclave, Landing, Landing Edge, and Plains) and two 9” x 36” styles (Clearing and Vista). Constructed with EcoWorx backing and Eco Solution Q nylon, Shifting Fields carpet tile is Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver, has a Health Product Declaration (HPD), and meets GreenLabel Plus for indoor air quality standards, says the company.

Rugs program

Developed as a response to increased demands from multiple vertical markets for custom rugs, the Rugs program is an innovative tool for designers and specifiers to add warmth to interior spaces while defining areas to serve the many functional needs of today’s flexible environments.

Shaw Contract Rugs program

The new Rugs program can add warmth and help define areas in flexible environments. Image courtesy Shaw Contract

The collection features collaborations with various established designers including Adriana Jaroslavky, Trish Andersen and Rockwell Group in addition to Shaw Contract Design Studio, and provides hundreds of options for designers with 30 different styles and a variety of off-the-shelf sizes.

Shaw Contract says this new platform positions the company as a single-source flooring provider with the ability to offer solutions for every aspect of a project. Available in standard sizes including 6’x9’, 8’x10’, 12’x15’ and 11’x11’ round as an area rug, broadloom, or an inset broadloom rug, this new offering provides a custom look within a four-to-six-week lead time.