QUIETUDE: a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place.
In these unprecedented times, we believe there is opportunity to be united more now than ever to usher conversations around design, sustainability, health and wellness into their next chapters. Amidst challenges can also come optimistic solutions, new ways of living, and beautiful surprises, seen both within mankind and nature. Now is an opportune time to slow down and experience quietude. It is a time where we can turn to our inner selves to seek serenity and calm.
Listen to the sounds of nature, listen to your heartbeat, and listen to your breathing. Practice mindfulness, which requires no distractions and being present in this moment. Practice gratitude – even if you’re grateful for ten minutes to yourself. Quietude is not just about having a still mind and body, but also a place to experience tranquility and peace of mind.
Create this for yourself by embracing quietude with calming and comfortable interiors, both internal of body and mind, and of your living and working spaces. Lean on your family and friends, but also seek your inner strength. Find quietude in exercising creativity in an entirely new way.
We’ve compiled a palette of products that reflect this design principle to help you curate your space.
Flight – 829 Great Horned, Fractal Ground – 829 Focus, Color Balance – 839 Bone, Balanced Weave – 828 Tea Leaf, Homegrown – 717 Homespun and 747 Patina, Large & Local – 865 Roan, Weave – 859 Zanshi, Tentree – 30 Pebble, Cove Base – 63 Buff
Royce Epstein is the A&D Design Director for Mohawk Group.
As the face to A&D, Royce shares her passion and vision for design, cultural trends, and the meaning of materials in a broad context. Her role is to evolve and share Mohawk Group’s Design Vision with the A&D community, and to leverage product design with what A&D desires in the field. Constantly on the watch for new trends in all aspects of design and culture, Royce feeds this insight to all our industry’s touch points.
A veteran materials and product specialist, Royce spent two decades working in A&D firms before working with Mohawk. She was named the 2015 Designer of the Year by Interiors and Sources Magazine, and received a HiP award for Rising Star from Interior Design Magazine at Neocon 2016. Royce lives in Philadelphia where she is active in the design, art, and music scenes. She is a board member of Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.