Sina Pearson, designer/owner of New York-based Sina Pearson Textiles, launched a new collection called Nordic. The collection is designed to evoke the spirit of classic Scandinavian textiles, re-imagined large scale for today's interiors. Nordic, offered in a palette of primary colors mixed with neutrals, is washable, bleach cleanable and safe for chemicals.
There are two patterns — one figured and one a textural monotone — in a total of 10 colorways. Four colorways — Abyss, Midnight Sun, Glacier and Lava — are neutral grey with charcoal, charcoal with gold, deep blue and teal; fiery reds. Folklore is complemented by Cozy, a richly textured solid. Six colorways — Marigold, Barn Red, Lagoon, Snow, Oatmeal and Stormy — reference the red, blue and gold found in Nordic urban and rural houses, and the cool whites and greys of a Nordic winter.
Folklore is jacquard woven of 88-percent polyester and 12-percent acrylic; Cozy is a plain weave, 68-percent polyester and 32-percent acrylic. A score exceeding 40,000 double rubs (for Folklore) and 100,000 double rubs (for Cozy) on the Wyzenbeek abrasion test exceeds the Association of Contract Textiles' standard for high performance. Both patterns are washable or cleanable with bleach solutions or disinfectants.