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Radio Waves, a Closer Look at the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collection, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen created a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Radio Waves, the messages reference two significant things. The first is the invention of the wireless telegraph,...

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Radio Waves, an Acoustic Panel Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including upholstery, wallcovering, flooring,...

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Introducing Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the Inspiration for The Cryptology Collections

Elizebeth Smith Friedman is an American hero whose work is largely unknown to most people. Yet, when we learned about her work as a codebreaker and cryptanalyst, she became the inspiration for The Cryptology Collections. Thankfully, in recent years, people are finally telling her story. Elizebeth is the subject of Jason Fagone's book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies and her story is the focus of...

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Knowledge is Power, the Technique Behind the Collection

When designing the patterns in The Cryptology Collection, Kristen used a unique technique she developed exclusively for this collection. Her initial inspiration was to pay homage to the women codebreakers whose work went unrecognized in their lifetime. What better way to do this, than with codes. Kristen wanted to create a collection of patterns, each containing a secret coded message. In the case of Knowledge is Power, that message is the name of the person whose work sparked the...

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Knowledge is Power, an Upholstery Collection

This fall at NeoCon 2021, Design Pool is introducing The Cryptology Collection, a collection of twenty original pattern designs. This collection is inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collection is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collection includes four smaller groupings designed for specific markets, including...

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The Cryptology Collections, Debuting at NeoCon 2021

Design Pool LLC. is excited to introduce The Cryptology Collections at NeoCon 2021 in Chicago this fall. This collection of twenty original pattern designs is inspired by code, the hidden messages they communicate, and the women codebreakers of World War II. Designed by Kristen Dettoni, The Cryptology Collections is part of Design Pool’s digital library, the only pattern library created exclusively for interior designers and home to over 600 designs. The Cryptology Collections invites people to take a deeper...

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Design Pool Exhibits at NeoCon 2021 in Chicago

We are thrilled to share some exciting news. Design Pool will be exhibiting at NeoCon 2021. According to NeoCon, this event is "the world’s leading platform and most important event for the commercial interiors industry." Neocon launched in 1969 and "has served as the annual gathering place for the commercial design world’s manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organizations and media. The three-day in-person event showcases game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent—providing unparalleled access...

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Neoconnect Color Trends 2020 & Free Color Card!

We're always on the lookout for beautiful colors, color combinations and color trends. Even though Neocon was canceled this year, we still found inspiration following along with their virtual event, Neoconnect. We already talked about the 5 big trends we saw in terms of product and manufacturing. Now we're looking at Neoconnect Color Trends Color trends fell into two broad categories this year. First, we saw a lot of deep, saturated colors. Reds, pinks and blues were all very rich...

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Neoconnect, Trends from Neocon’s Virtual Event

I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling like June just wasn't the same without Neocon. To try and fill the void, organizers produced a month full of virtual content and events called Neoconnect. We attended a few of the seminars and followed along on social media. While it wasn’t the same as being there in person, it was inspiring to see what’s new and what trends are percolating. What was the focus of Neoconnect? The #MetropolisLikes product awards given out by...

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Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Neocon 2019 Trends and Analysis

Overview It was another fun June in Chicago! Neocon 2019 was my 20th, so I probably need to stop counting. No matter how many times I’ve been, I’m always inspired and I truly believe the show is still the best way to see all the latest products in one location while packing in as many customer meetings as possible. The attendance was abundant, which you can always judge by the length of the elevator lines. Most of the OEM, Original...

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