~ Chilewich

I have loved the product from Chilewich for some time since first seeing it in The Conran shop - but finding it hard to find in the UK. US based company Chilewich produces some innovative designs in an area that I am interested in - low-maintenance cool. I am hunting down the utility mats, made out of tufted vinyl, which come in a great Paul Smith style stripe. The weave floormats look surprisingly like a natural product & it's only when you turn them over to find out they are vinyl.
Award-winning textile designer Sandy Chilewich uses innovative materials to create eye-catching textured placemats, floor mats & plynyl w2w floor tiles to name a few. Images of the Dahlia placemat using the 'pressed' technique to create this lace-like placemat. 

Chilewich has reinterpreted underutilized and overlooked manufacturing practices. During the last 12 years Chilewich has designed innovated textiles for numerous applications.

Dahlia placemat

Chilewich Even Stripe Utility Mat
Chilewich Rib Weave Floormat