Introducing the Techne Collection
Press Release • September 17, 2021
GREEN BAY, WIS. - Pallas Textiles is excited to launch the Techne™ Collection. Technology conjures thoughts of all things digital, but at its root means art or craft. This nuance is the inspiration behind Techne, a digitally printed non-woven collection that melds technology and craft. Each pattern offers textural details that echo the dimensionality and tactility of woven textiles.
“The Techne Collection explores the visual discourse between art and science, bringing a woven look to a non-woven textile” said Dean Lindsley, VP of Pallas Textiles. “Digital printing in the contract textile industry has advanced to the point where we now have the ability to play with color, pattern and texture and still meet the aesthetic and performance needs our audience demands.”
Beyond the technological improvements, there are now also multiple material platforms upon which to digitally print.
“We are particularly excited about a silicone platform that holds unprecedented levels of color saturation and design clarity,” Lindsley said.
The collection includes the following patterns:
Arc - Bold and graphic, Arc signifies the electric exchange between two points. The pattern features a textural detail reminiscent of classic tweed, making it at once timeless and fresh. The dynamic interplay of rounded shapes in peppy and concurrently graceful colors is sure to embolden any space.
Edge - Edge pays homage to this style of computing. The pattern toys with geometry, juxtaposing squares and rectangles with bright pops of color on a dimensional faux-woven ground. Offered in rich colors and complex neutrals with prismatic accents, Edge feels both tailored and algorithmic.
Flux - Flux seems like it is in a constant state of motion, mimicking the flow of energy through electronics. Its multifaceted colors heighten the contrast and depth of curvilinear details. Flux is equal parts pattern, stripe and texture; the contemporary colorways update time-honored hues with vibrant accents.
Origin - The origin is the starting point of a technological system. From a textile perspective, Origin is the point from which a palette can be built or an interior defined. A foundational solid with a subtle glimmer, Origin is both dapper and dainty. Its compelling palette features rich hues and distinctive neutrals.
Rove - Echoing the process of roving frame automation, Rove’s variegated details move pointedly across the surface of the cloth. Fresh and fun with colorful detailing, the pattern mirrors the intricacies of woven fabric through printed texture. Rove elevates a classic aesthetic to an intriguing modern look.
Shift - New technology can radically alter a production process similar to how Shift propels digitally printed silicone textiles forward. Spirited yet refined, Shift leverages a smaller-scale motif placed within a larger-scale repeat. The sprightly pattern dances across the fabric through a rhythmic interplay of colors.