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Over the years, a lot of transformations have occurred in terms of technology, textiles, motor vehicles, and much more. When thinking about innovation and technology change, we tend to think of electronic development exclusive of the other technological advances. For example, as a child my father brought home a “big screen” television, which measured 27…

Ron Powell, Senior Designer

Our ‘Meet the Designer’ feature this month is on Senior Designer Ron Powell. Educational Background: Bachelors Accounting: Elizabethtown College Masters Textile Design: Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences (now called Philadelphia University) Professional Work Background: Burlington Industries, New York City Rainbow Rugs, Sanford Maine Royalty Carpet Mills, Irvine California Mannington Commercial, Calhoun Georgia Tuftex of California,…

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NeoCon has evolved into one of the most recognized and attended commercial design trade shows in the industry. It has taken place in The Mart in Chicago since 1969. The three day event is a platform for connecting, learning, and doing business, attracting nearly 50,000 design professionals. There is nearly 1 million square feet of…

Seemingly as soon as the previous year’s Neocon is over, Patcraft creative and marketing teams begin planning for the next. In addition to developing new product that will best fit the needs and trends of the upcoming year and beyond, great pride and attention to detail is taken in transforming showroom 10-160 at the Chicago Merchandise…

As part of a new series featured on Converge, ‘Meet the Designer’ will provide insight into the lives of Patcraft’s Creative Team members. Our first feature is Hard Surface Designer, Kelly Stewart. Educational Background: James Madison University Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing Savannah College of Art and Design Master of Arts, Illustration Design In…

In today’s retail climate, shoppers are demanding an exceptional customer experience and with on-line shopping giving you access to virtually everything, retailers are pressured to design their stores to offer that experience. Not only can the design, location, and inventory of the store influence customer behavior, spending habits, and brand loyalty, retailers also have to engage…

Senior Living Lobby

We all have senses and we use them constantly, whether we consciously know it or not. In prehistoric times, our senses helped provide basic survival, for example, being able to see, hear or smell an approaching predator. While senses still assist in making our lives safer, they can also be used to make our lives…

Color abounds and surrounds our lives. We live in a global environment with instant communication, and as the pace of social & cultural changes accelerate, color trends are constantly evolving to reflect those changes. So where do color trends come from? It’s commonly accepted that it starts with haute couture and trickles down from there…

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When it comes to designing and ultimately building a new facility, there are endless decisions to be made and details to consider. From the layout, to the lighting, to the plumbing, colors, and accessories, the choices to consider can no doubt make some people’s head spin. And then when the decision to create a “green…

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“Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely, and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.” – Charles Eames At Patcraft, we believe flooring is the foundation of the built environment. And we believe in the people it supports and the activities they pursue. More than just…