Global Upholstery Solutions
Biosphaira is an eco-friendly partnership development between Panaz and blackswan.
The Biosphaira range has been specifically designed by blackswan for ecoTWILL™ by Panaz, the industry first, contract quality, 100% recycled polyester truly sustainable, low carbon footprint basecloth for print which is a fire retardant, durable and eco-friendly for hospitality and workspace contract environments.
Woven with yarns manufactured from recycled plastic, each metre of ecoTWILL™ repurposes dozens of 500ml plastic bottles into a desirable, long-lasting fabric which itself is recyclable at end-of-life.
To fully present the benefits of the fabric, blackswan has developed a range of seven designs, inspired by creatures that are impacted by plastic waste – named Biosphaira. Behind each design is a story of the terrible impact of plastic waste but with an aspirational objective to raise awareness, remove some of the waste and provide beautiful designs.
Kouinos – Inspired by a microscopic image of a penguin feather, developed into a full circular repeating pattern in two beautiful colour ways – black or white – in the colours of the penguins it is inspired by.
Lonii – Inspired by the shell of the sea turtle, this design gives a three-dimensional effect with a manipulation of colour, shape and shape direction that are layered to add complexity and is presented in two colourways.
Ralli – Is inspired by the beautiful and stunning coral on our reefs. This is a fully hand drawn design which entwines colours to shimmer as if seen through the movement of the sea.
Gálos – This design is inspired by fish, specifically the scales of the Parrot Fish which are very distinctive. Unlike traditional fish-scale inspired designs, the geometry is horizontal as it is in nature. Available in two colour ways.
Patrós – The stunning Albatross is the inspiration for this design with its distinctive wing shape against two different sunsets.
The entries for the 2021 edition of the SBID International Design Awards are now open!
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