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Invisible Threads named a HiP Award Honoree

That's a wrap on NeoCon 2022 and it was a productive 3 days for Design Pool. Our team loved introducing Design Pool to interior designers, architects, and students in the commercial interior industry. We are thrilled to let you know our work was recognized by Interior Design Magazine. First, Interior Design named Invisible Threads a HiP Award Honoree in the health and wellness: fabric and wall covering category. Also, Design Pool was featured in the Interior Design NeoCon Daily...

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Find Design Pool at NeoCon in Booth 7-3050

It's almost time for NeoCon! You can find Design Pool at NeoCon on the seventh floor of theMART in Booth 7–3050. The Basics Dates: June 13 – 15, 2022Time: Monday and Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday 9 AM – 3 PM Location: theMART in Downtown ChicagoOur Booth: On the 7th Floor, Booth 7–3050 Download Map Who will be there? Design Pool's founder Kristen Dettoni will be there with Kristin Crane, our Director of Marketing and Communications. Kristen is excited to introduce Design Pool...

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Embroidery hoop with Design Pool logo embroidered inside.

The Embroidery Stitches of Invisible Threads

We created the Invisible Threads collection out of an urge to bring embroidered textiles into interiors where they can’t usually be. It may sound strange that a type of fabric can’t be used in a room, but materials used in interiors need to pass different tests to be deemed serviceable in different kinds of interiors. For example, fabrics destined for fancy houses where no one actually sits on that living room couch don’t require high test results. However, fabrics...

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Our New Invisible Threads Collection

Our new Invisible Threads collection makes its debut at NeoCon 2022. However, Design Pool followers can get a peek at the collection early! The collection consists of ten original patterns, all designed by Kristen Dettoni. The collection was inspired by a Chinese proverb that reads, "An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break." Kristen was thinking of this invisible thread...

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The Design Process Behind Invisible Threads

People who don’t work with textiles are usually surprised to learn that the inspiration for the computer was actually a loom. Invented in Lyon, France, by Joseph Marie Jacquard, the machine Jacquard developed used horizontally placed needles to sense the presence or absence of holes in a card. This told the loom whether to raise a warp thread or not. Jacquard exhibited his invention in 1801 at the Paris Industrial Exhibition and by 1812 there were 11,000 Jacquard...

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Capturing Tactile Sensibility in Digital Printing

In 1965, Anni Albers was already thinking about how humans were losing touch with materiality. In her essay Tactile Sensibility (found in her book On Weaving), she writes, “Our materials come to us already ground and chipped and crushed and powdered and mixed and sliced, so that only the finale in the long sequence of operations from matter to product is left to us: we merely toast the bread. No need to get our hands into the dough. No...

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Invisible Threads Debuting at NeoCon 2022

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.” Chinese Proverb Who are the invisible threads running through your life, stretching and tangling, but never breaking? Who are the people whose paths have crossed yours and provided support and inspiration? We all have people in our professional and personal lives with whom we feel a connection. Together, these connections form the tapestry...

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NeoCon 2022, Save the Date!

Design Pool is headed back to Chicago June 13 – 15 for NeoCon 2022. Organizers have announced the theme of this year's event as: DESIGN MAKES A STATEMENT. Last year we had a blast exhibiting at NeoCon for the first time ever. We introduced Design Pool to the commercial interiors market, launched The Cryptology Collection, and won two awards from prestigious national publications. Plus, we got to meet lots of new people and explore beautiful Chicago. What exactly...

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