Encouraging connectivity in open plan spaces, Shaw Contract Group launched Configure, extending its Hexagon collection introduced in 2013. The four new carpet styles – Plane, Base, Contact and Color Shift – allow specifiers to create different arrangements in a variety of colours and endless layout design possibilities.
Shaw Contract Group’s VP of Design Reesie Duncan explains what inspired Configure: “When we developed Hexagon in 2013, workplace design was shifting to the open model – with emphasis on social connections and the many types of activities that take place within a workspace. Now, three years later, the concept continues to evolve. We see the blurring of boundaries and the concept of moveable paths and visual cues to create an intuitive experience. Deconstructing the hexagon is a sophisticated way to integrate these concepts on the floor.”
The four design-led styles add definition in an organic way and provide different options to incorporate scale and directional cues. Shaw carpet products, including Hexagon, can contribute to 5 LEED points including recycled content, low-emitting materials and innovation in design. This is especially important with LEED Version 4 becoming a standard in November.