(New York, NY – November 2018) Chilewich will show its 2019 Hospitality collection at the National Restaurant Association Show 2019. Combining distinctive
designs and multi-dimensional colors with indoor-to-outdoor durability and easy maintenance, Chilewich’s innovative new textiles are ideal
for a broad range of hospitality environments. Among the boldest debuts for 2019 is Beam, in which broad bands of color intersect with narrow accent stripes in an exploded plaid.
Subtle tonal variations in the custom-made yarns ensure that Beam takes on a distinct character in each of three vibrant colorways: Azalea,
Midnight, and Shadow.
Another especially dynamic addition is Heddle, named for an integral element of the loom on which it was developed. Inspired by Bauhaus
textiles and debuting 100 years after the legendary design school was founded, these placemats juxtapose areas of more graphic, floating
yarns with flat-woven fields of subtle stripes. Available in Pansy, Parade, and Shadow, it is also the heaviest fabric that the company has ever
made for the table. Basketry inspired the bold scale and textural variety of Interlace. Broad, perpendicular bands appear suspended within each placemat. A shift
in weave creates a layered “over/under” effect, as one tone comes to the fore and the other fades into the background. This elegant new
weave is available in Silver and Sapphire.
A playful interpretation of Chilewich’s signature Basketweave, Pop is at once lively and elegant. Individual strands of bold color flicker in and
out of a neutral-hued ground, leaving textured traces of a syncopated grid. With its vibrant crossings of vertical and horizontal lines, these
delightful placemats bring energy and depth to the table in two colorways: Fireworks and Parade.The intense handworking of boro, the Japanese textiles born from necessity rather than aesthetics, was a starting point for Pickstitch and
Strike. Developed on a handloom at our New York studio, their dynamic rows of stitched lines are both texture and pattern, accentuated
by a graphic contrast of threads. Both Pickstitch and Strike are available as placemats and as new felt-backed coasters in two colorways:
Black and Limestone.A striking addition to Chilewich’s popular “pressed” designs—non-woven textiles created using special molds — is Kaleidoscope. Inspired
by Japanese kumiko wood crafting used for centuries to create intricate latticework screens, it is a gleaming exploration of tessellations:
patterns of shapes that fit perfectly together. Kaleidoscope placemats are available in four colorways: Black, Brass, Gunmetal, and
Also expanding the range of pressed designs is Pinwheel, available in Black and Gunmetal. Inspired by patterns found in the natural world,
these delicate-looking yet durable placemats combine geometric forms with gently blurred lines to create a design that is both intricate
Additionally, two of Chilewich’s most popular pressed placemats are now available in best-selling colorways: Dahlia debuts in Champagne,
a luminous light gold, while Petal arrives in Gunmetal, a dusky silver. These modern metallics highlight the organic cutwork that has made
Dahlia and Petal enduring customer favorites.The 2019 collection also includes expanded palettes for a broad range of existing weaves. New to the iconic Basketweave tabletop range are rich hues of Jade, Plum, and Pomegranate, along with Shadow—a deep, cool grey. Mini Basketweave expands with vibrant yet versatile
Cantaloupe, Daffodil, Mist, and Sky. Bamboo gains depth with jewel-like tones of Seaglass and Rhubarb, and Mosaic debuts in deep Plum.
Ombré’s new Jade and Gold colorways add a festive touch to any table. Also debuting are felt-backed coasters, in two shapes. The Hex set is available in a graphic mix of the new Pickstitch and Strike weaves or in a multi-color mix of Mini Basketweave shades. The Square set has rounded corners to complement the lively, multi-tonal surface of Mini Basketweave in three best-selling colors: Blush, Matcha, and Mist.