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Designtex Collaborates with Ecovative Design, Harry Allen and Pfeiffer Lab at Design Pavilion

May 10, 2016

Go check it out, running until May 11!

In celebration of NYCxDesign, Designtex is collaborating on an architectural assemblage with Ecovative Design, Harry Allen and Pfeiffer Lab at Design Pavilion.

An immersive urban experience seeking to engage the community and promote the power of design, Design Pavilion will feature sustainable products, including Designtex fabrics and architectural birch plywood panels from Designtex Surface Imaging. It will run until tomorrow (May 11) at Astor Place Plaza in Greenwich Village, New York.

Ecovative has created MycoFoam™ and MycoBoard™ interior acoustic tiles, featuring environmentally-friendly fabrics from Designtex. Ecovative’s Cradle to Cradle Gold™ certified Mushroom® Materials meet the function and sustainability needs of the architecture and design community. These tiles will be unveiled at the Ecovative Pavilion at Design Pavilion, which will also feature Designtex Surface Imaging. Learn about a few more products that will be featured within the pavilion below:

Designtex’s Array is one of the seven Climatex® collectionstyles, using an unprecedented design and manufacturing process that has proven its sustainability over close to two decades. The collection, developed in collaboration with William McDonough, is based upon his concept of “waste = food.” Array is a biological nutrient upholstery that can break down and return safely to the earth after its useful life, becoming nutrient-giving “food.” Array, offered in a total of 21 colorways, is Cradle to Cradle™ Gold Certified.

Inspired by Designtex’s sustainable practices as well as Ecovative’s great environmental platform, Harry Allen sought to create a completely compostable acoustic tile for Ecovative Interiors. He achieved his goal by pairing Array with Ecovative’s MycoFoam, a formaldehyde-free engineered wood. The materials are joined with an equally innovative and environmentally sound soybased adhesive called Soy Skins,  manufactured by e2e. His final product, Weave, is a homage to the craft of weaving which he admires. The Weave tile is simply a wave in form, creating a woven structure upon assembly. Array has a finely stippled surface composed of subtle color juxtapositions that enliven the plain weave structure, pairing perfectly with the refined Weave tile. The marriage of Array and MycoBoard represents a beautiful fusion of form and function for healthy interior solutions.

Pigment from Designtex is 100 percent wool and biodegradable. This product may contribute to LEED Materials and Resources credit for Rapidly Renewable Content. Additionally, this fabric has EU Ecolabel certification, which means Pigment is made with healthy materials and dyes. The EU Ecolabel ensures environmental excellence, identifying products with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle.

Beauty, sustainability and utility are three core values of Designtex and also surmise Pfeiffer Lab’s design approach. Guided by this design approach, Eric Pfeiffer for Pfeiffer Lab set out to create a beautiful and useful acoustic tile for Ecovative Interiors. Inspired by nature, Eric designed Wall Flower, a collection of circular acoustic tiles featuring the Designtex fabric Pigment. Each independent acoustic tile, which can be arranged into countless compositions, is constructed of Ecovative’s MycoBoard, a healthy sustainable engineered wood product that uses mycelium as a natural resin, and is covered in Pigment. This wool product creates a beautiful and sustainable acoustic solution for Wall Flower.

Designtex Surface Imaging offers architects and designers the opportunity to create a broad range of customized surfaces that are as unique as the buildings and spaces they design. Customized informational panels will be featured at Design Pavilion. These 100 percent birch plywood panels hope to create a beautiful, engaging and one-of-a-kind environment.

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