PALLAS TEXTILES INTRODUCES THE VALETUDO COLLECTION FOR MODERN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 9, 2014

PALLAS® TEXTILES INTRODUCES THE VALETUDO COLLECTION FOR MODERN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

CHICAGO – Pallas Textiles proudly introduces the Valetudo™ Collection. Latin for health and wellness, Valetudo is a collection inspired by the idea that our surrounding environments – whether it’s inside a centuries-old cathedral, underground waiting for a subway or sitting on a park bench – help balance mind, body and spirit.
 
The Valetudo Collection is part of the “Goes Not Matches” family of high-performance textiles and finishes for healthcare—a collaboration among Pallas Textiles, Mannington Commercial, CS Acrovyn and Clarus Glassboards that seeks to transform healthcare facilities into balanced, comforting environments for patients and staff with a comprehensive, timeless palette of complementary designs and colors.
 
“When designing hospital, acute care and assisted living interior applications, it’s absolutely critical that manufacturer’s products speak to each other, including textiles, furnishings and finishes,” said David White, vice president and general manager, Pallas Textiles. “The Valetudo Collection offers a timeless, comprehensive palette of colors and patterns that provides complementary designs that help transform healthcare facilities without sacrificing aesthetics and style.”

Taking cues from traditional stained-glass designs and hand-crafted artisan tiles, the Valetudo Collection translates these typical hard-surface patterns into the softness of textiles. The end result is classic yet modern patterns that lend themselves beautifully in any application.

The Valetudo Collection includes:

• Trellis— Trellis is reminiscent of classic treillage patterning. The latticework filters light, harmoniously unifying both contrast and texture. A Trellis provides balance and support – important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Trellis is available in 12 colorways: Opal, Alabaster, Citrine, Topaz, Amethyst, Peridot, Erenite, Sapphire, Quartz, Slate, Obsidian and Onyx.

• Mosaic— Designing a mosaic is the art of intricately arranging tiles. This delicate process harkens back to classic craftsmanship by replicating interwoven assemblages that read differently, depending upon the relationship of color and texture. Mosaic is available in 14 colorways: Opal, Citrine, Topaz, Garnet, Light Emerald, Peridot, Emerald, Erenite, Quartz, Hematite, Morion, Obsidian, Slate and Onyx.

• Petals— This beautiful tessellation of circular mosaic tiles creates a radial pattern of overlapping infill petals that beckon to a soft and exciting pattern with subtle movements of accent color throughout a monochrome field. Petals offers 17 colors: Opal, Alabaster, Citrine, Topaz, Ruby, Garnet, Amethyst, Light Emerald, Peridot, Erenite, Aqua Marine, Tanzanite, Sapphire, Quartz, Slate, Obsidian and Onyx.

• Flame— Inspired by flame stitch patterns seen in early stained glass and textile designs, Flame’s chevron pattern elicits movement and excitement through its rhythmic bands of color. Flame is available in 14 colorways: Opal, Limestone, Citrine, Topaz, Ruby, Garnet, Light Emerald, Peridot, Emerald, Erenite, Quartz, Slate, Alabaster and Onyx.

• Terra—Defined as earth and land, Terra is the raw ingredient used in the creation of all artisan tile. The abstract perpendicular patterning of Terra gives it a woven quality that is sure to soften any décor. Terra is available in 20 colorways: Opal, Alabaster, Beryl, Citrine, Amber, Topaz, Andesine, Ruby, Amethyst, Emerald, Obsidian, Aquamarine, Erenite, Sapphire, Tiger Eye, Quartz, Agate, Morion, Slate and Onyx.

• Sandstone—Rock formations take shape over long periods of time – shifting and shaping by forces of nature. Sandstone translates nature’s effects on stone into a soft leather-like texture that is sure to compliment all patterns within the Valetudo Collection. Sandstone is available in 21 colorways: Opal, Alabaster, Balin, Citrine, Amber, Topaz, Andesine, Ruby, Amethyst, Light Emerald, Peridot, Emerald, Aquamarine, Tanzanite, Sapphire, Tiger Eye, Quartz, Agate, Slate, Obsidian and Onyx.

High performance and sustainability are a part of the Pallas promise, from which the Valetudo Collection does not stray:

• Flame, Mosaic, Petals and Trellis offer Greenshield®, an environmentally safe high-performance nanotechnology that builds permanent spill and stain resistance into the fiber structure of the fabric, while preserving the hand of the fabric.

• Sandstone and Terra are enhanced with Resilience®, which is stain-resistant and provides additional wear properties and surface durability, increasing the life of the material without affecting its hand. Resilience is also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, engineered to inhibit bacterial growth as well as fungus, mold and spores.

• Sandstone and Terra are bleach cleanable (CDC-approved 10:1 water/bleach mix). Rinse the surface with clear water after cleaning and wipe dry.

Goes Not Matches includes finishes from Pallas Textiles (upholstery and privacy curtains), Mannington Commercial (carpet and hard-surface flooring), Clarus Glassboards (architectural glass and healthboards) and CS Acrovyn (rigid sheet wall protection).

About Pallas Textiles
For 25 years, Pallas Textiles has collaborated with some of the best-known textile designers to create an impressive portfolio of award-winning collections. Named for Pallas Athena, Greek Goddess of Weaving, Pallas Textiles offers sophisticated, elegant products that are smart, balancing high performance characteristics and environmental responsibilities. Collections include textiles for contract upholstery and panel systems, wall-coverings, textiles for healthcare environments and casements. Pallas Collections are designed to harmonize with the total interior environment and its furnishings. For more information, visit www.pallastextiles.com.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Aiden McGuire
KI
920-468-2395
aiden.mcguire@ki.com
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