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UNMADE: Returning To Craft And The Handmade
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In this era of nonstop mass production, we are simultaneously seeing the prominence of technology and a return to craft and the handmade. These approaches to making products have converged, and we are rethinking how things are made. We are questioning and seeking authenticity in the process. We are finding ways of humanizing technology. New forms are being created with the rise of 3D printing and manipulation...

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Mohawk Moodboards: Circle Obsession
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It’s the end of the summer, time to go back to school, and refocus our energies on new plans and projects. With the close of one season, we begin another – hence the circle of life. Circles have been a motif in architecture, design and art throughout civilization. Euclid recognized the circle as an essential element in geometry. In the modern era, design thinkers...

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A Textile Moment: The Relevance of Soft Goods in Commercial Interiors
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This article was originally written by Royce Epstein for Trend Union’s “Talking Textiles” Magalog for New York Textile Month, which begins September 1st. Trend Union’s magalog is filled with essays and articles about textiles in fashion, interiors, design, and art, and was conceived by Li Edelkoort. The magalog includes an introduction by Li Edelkoort and a foreword by Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design...

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Introducing the 2016-2017 Color + Design Vision
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The Color and Design Vision is where we at Mohawk Group share our vision for the coming 18 months, forecasting what we believe are the leading concepts that fuel our current product development and inspire our customers with relevant, meaningful color and design insight. We explore cultural themes and trends affecting design today. We look what is happening in the world from this cultural context, studying social trends, demographics, and the...

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Mohawk Moodboards: Hyper Yellow
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Now that the first signs of Spring are upon us, bright hyper yellow is both relevant and inspirational. This intense color is found in the outer spectrum of hues in nature, as with daffodils and forsythia, but it is also a color of technology and action. Refreshing, energizing, and often a shock to the system, hyper yellow awakens our senses and calls attention to...

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