June 04, 2013




Suzanne Tick Inc. is excited to announce that Suzanne Tick is the Creative Director of Teknion Textiles, a new brand of contract textiles available to the open market as well as for Teknion furniture. Suzanne’s work with Teknion comes after nearly twenty years at Knoll Textiles, where her award-winning fabrics and legacy will continue to be a strong part of their line. Additionally, Suzanne continues as Design Director at Tandus Flooring, where she will be presenting new product introductions for NeoCon 2013.

Additionally, Suzanne is honored to be this year’s recipient of the IIDA Titan Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to the Interior Design profession. The award will be given at the IIDA National Meeting in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 9th.

Teknion Textiles first offering is called Surface Tension, a collection that pushes the limits of physical surfaces, juxtaposing textures with luster, as well as featuring handcrafted aesthetics next to technical action structures. Upholstery classics include Full Wool, Heather Felt, Boucle Grid, Velvet Underground, and Framework, a chunky grid pattern. The collection also includes new performance fabrics such as Cross Dye, a small-scale texture ideal for task seating; Point Emboss, a high-tech metallic polyurethane; and Overlay, a coated textured fabric that is a showpiece of the line. New Panel structures include Warp Speed, a mid-scale texture that plays with matte and lustrous yarns.

For Tandus Flooring, Suzanne Tick is pleased to introduce three new collections. The Screentone Series is inspired by the textures and colors found in the Pop Art movement, while The Accentuate Series references the Bauhaus era of textile design, largely inspired by Anni Albers' rectilinear abstract prints and woven art. In addition, The Woven Matrix Collection pushes broadloom woven carpet technology to new levels through its beautiful use of texture and volume.

Continuing her series of hand woven sculptures, Suzanne will be exhibiting The Fire Island Series at Switzerland’s Design Miami/Basel in June. The series consists of three large scale pieces that incorporate discarded Mylar balloons rescued from the Fire Island beaches.