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Performance Transformed

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

Meet the Designer: Ron Powell

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,…

Meet the Designer: Kelly Stewart

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…

The Evolving Retail Climate

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…

Color Trends

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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Who is Patcraft

“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…