Skateboard Lifestyle Brand Art of Board Makes Its NeoCon Debut with CF Stinson Textile Collection
CF Stinson, a leading resource for performance fabrics for workplace, healthcare, hospitality, and education interiors is collaborating with Art of Board (AOB,) a brand known for its one-of-a-kind, artisan tile surfaces made from used, recycled skateboards, to introduce a skateboarding-inspired textile collection at NeoCon 2017. Held in Chicago June 12-14 at the Merchandise Mart, NeoCon is North America’s largest exposition and conference for commercial furnishings and finishes manufacturers and the interior design profession.
AOB is a lifestyle and design brand that embodies the creative spirit, freedom and individuality of skateboarding. Creators of the “I Ride I Recycle,” the first-ever skateboard recycling movement, AOB invites skateshops, parks, board manufacturers and individual riders to be part of the brand’s designs by recycling their skateboards instead of tossing them in the trash. The recycled skateboard decks are then converted into artisan tile surfaces and innovative designs inspired by skateboarding’s subculture. AOB’s goal is to keep wood waste out of landfills, support skateshops and parks, and empower youth.
"The Stinson studio was drawn to the colorful graphics, scrapes and bruises of the Art of Board material made from reclaimed skateboard decks. Their product is inherently cool, being linked with skateboard culture, and made even more meaningful by their I Ride I Recycle movement,” said Lori Roop director of design for CF Stinson. “During our collaboration, we started playing with the infectiously fun tiles and graphics and discovered our shared love of materials and storytelling. These inspired textiles are yet another compelling medium for the Art of Board story: Beautiful Rebellion."
CF Stinson will introduce four product lines at NeoCon in collaboration with AOB.
Colorful graphics taken from recycled skateboard decks and collaged with exuberance. Digital printing captures the detail and complex color.Polyurethane coated fabric with textured emboss. 3 colorways.
Skateboards are typically made with 7 plys of wood. Skateboards stacked and cut reveal the beauty in the various layers. Complex jacquard woven in rich multicolor. Cotton yarns used for softness and to yield a casual and comfortable hand. 9 colorways.
Skateboards become a virtual storyboard of the skater’s history through stickers, scrapes, dents and applied art. Complex jacquard woven with fine detail and carefully executed color. High content of recycled polyester. 3 colorways.
Skateboard decks cut into circles have a playful, oversized dimension that Stinson interprets into textiles with extreme quilting. Jacquard textile that uses a matelassé construction to create puffed layers. Cotton yarns used on the face to emulate a heavy quilted blanket. 6 colorways.
About Art of Board
Art of Board is an international design brand that specializes in the design and collaboration of artisan surfaces for retail, hospitality, commercial and residential environments. The company is headquartered in Hanover, PA and has offices in Orange County, CA. Inspired by skateboard and surf culture and fueled by the company’s grassroots skateboard recycling movement, Art of Board seeks to empower its communities and customers. The I Ride I Recycle movement is aimed at saving wood waste from landfills and helping the community that gives Art of Board life. For information, visit artofboard.com.
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