Drape and Rise, the first in a planned series of nonwoven textiles from Maharam, are created using polymers embossed to form texture using traditional rollers. Designed by Munich-based industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, the embossed patterns feature a tip-printed color that contrasts that of the textile field; a dye applied to select points in the embossed impression provides added dimensionality. Drape will launch in June, followed by Rise in August. maharam.com
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