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Hexagon: A Carpet Tile Evolution

Shaw Contract Group’s new, award-winning carpet tile is a non-linear composition that meets the needs of today’s collaborative work environments.



BY ramith

3 September, 2013


At this year’s NeoCon, the Hexagon carpet tile by Shaw Contract Group grabbed attention for its unique, non-linear composition. The product also came away with the “Best of NeoCon” award (modular category).

Hexagon by Shaw Contract Group

“Today, nothing is linear. As a society, we depend on more connection points than ever before, so why shouldn’t our workspace reflect this?” says Reesie Duncan, Creative Director for Shaw Contract Group.

Hexagon by Shaw Contract Group

“Hexagon creates more connection points and removes the linear path. It will change the way people move through the space, to develop socially attractive pockets to facilitate networking and collaboration. We often see our customers create angular, organic seating areas or workspaces – now the Hexagon allows for a similar system to be implemented on the floor,” Duncan continues.

Hexagon by Shaw Contract Group

The foundation of the collection, plane, is 22 oz. and comes in 29 colours of varying hue and value, ranging from cool to warm.

Hexagon by Shaw Contract Group

Linear, 20 oz., provides a classic, striated visual to create a random herringbone texture when installed in a multi-directional manner.

To create a subtle shift of value across the hexagon, linear shift, also 20 oz., is constructed of multiple combined colours.

Hexagon by Shaw Contract Group

Bevel, 26 oz., offers a visual deconstruction of the hexagon – both through a dimensional layering of the shapes and through a plush sheared finish.

Hexagon by Shaw Contract Group

Hexagon can be installed in countless number of ways, yet has a constant, rhythmic patterning that occurs from the geometric blocking of the 
tile. The palette is designed in a colour wheel of related values and nuances of tone, and the colour families can be combined in groups of three tonal values to create social hives of colour on the floor.

Hexagon is Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver and uses premium Eco Solution Q fiber with 45 per cent recycled content.

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