LUUM was created as “The Architect’s Textile” line. Starting from scratch at the fiber level, we use tectonic building structures to guide us in creating the weave drafts and structures. Our textures are rooted in the concept, bringing building facades inside to interior materials. LUUM patterns are inherently structural, never stylized or applied. They allow furniture to be structures of architecture, creating a continuum throughout the building from exterior to interior. 75% of products contain recycled or renewable fibers.
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Textiles — Upholstery, Panel, Wrapped Wall, Multipurpose
HiP Award Honors 2020 — Mutable Matter Collection
NYCxDesign Awards finalist — Second Sight Collection
Green Good Design Award 2020 — Tilt Shift
Interior Design magazine 2019 Best of Year finalist — Loom State Collection
Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award 2019 — Future Tense Collection
#MetropolisLikes 2019 — Future Tense Collection
Best of NeoCon Editors Choice Award 2019 — Future Tense Collection
HiP Awards Finalist 2019 — Future Tense Collection
Best of NeoCon 2018 Silver — Tactility Collection
HiP Awards finalist — Tactility Collection
#MetropolisLikes 2018 — Tactility Collection
NYCxDesign Awards finalist — Tactility Collection
2018 IDEA Awards: Silver — Ideation
Interior Design magazine 2017 Best of Year finalist — Eastern Hemisphere Collection
Featured in Interior Design magazine’s 2017 Fall Market Tabloid — Eastern Hemisphere Collection
Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award 2017 — Focus In Collection
One of Azure magazine’s “10 Best Product Designs of 2017” — Focus In Collection
Architizer A+ Awards Special Mention 2017 — Focus In Collection
Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award 2017 — Color Compound Collection
Contract magazine December 2017 “Editors’ Choice” — Color Compound Collection
Exploring fiber, structure and process, the Mutable Matter collection of five textiles by Suzanne Tick seeks to transform renewable and recycled fibers into new surfaces with energy and texture.
Mutable Matter focuses on the conditions of the design process, both the craft of weaving and embroidery, as well as the chemistry of fiber and dye development. Here we explore the basic components of cloth — the torque of a yarn, fibers’ natural variegation, the rationality of the weave structure, and a scientific approach to color. Ornament becomes architectural, and botanical motifs challenge our notion of the decorative. Optical phenomena reflect the wonders of the natural world; and renewable fibers create grounded, comforting surfaces.
Even through the smallest crack in the pavement, nature finds a way to break through. In Second Nature, Luum’s first contemporary floral pattern, a botanical motif emerges from an architectural stitched pattern, expressing nature’s ability to regenerate and challenging our perceptions of traditional floral patterns. Using the wool-blend solid Construct as a base cloth, Second Nature’s linear stitching refers to structure while transforming the surface of the fabric, inviting us to reimagine our relationship with the natural environment.
Fleece’s lofty surface emerges from the volume and natural variegation of its wool fiber blend. Here, the interaction between raw material and design is inherently structural, rather than stylized or applied. Within its lush blend of twisted wool, cotton and polyester, the fibers bloom, cuddling the surfaces of furniture and grounding the user in a space.
Stratiform offers a large-scale striated pattern with luminescent hues and a handwoven sensibility for wrapped wall and panel applications. Joining vertical textiles Rhetoric, Lustrado and Mica Shift, which were also developed on the hand loom at Tick Studio, Stratiform’s modified jacquard structure also features metallic polypropylene tape which stands out against a solid warp, adding dimension and movement. Stratiform is made of 52% recycled polyester with a palette of classic light tones and sophisticated warms and cools.
As we enter a new decade, opportunities and ideas emerge, encouraging new ways of seeing. Second Sight by Suzanne Tick is a collection of four upholstery textiles with a vision – exuding optimism, reflection and a focus on responsible materials like wool, silicone and recycled polyester. With clarity of intent, Second Sight celebrates the possibilities of design processes that advance environmental thought, sparking a return to purity of raw materials. Spirited use of color is seen throughout, offering vivid and nuanced colorways that when integrated into the materials, refresh our perspectives with playful simplicity. The dynamism of exaggerated, angular architecture facades and sculptural furniture inspires and elevates graphic pattern, allowing the interior environment to reflect the exterior. Through this interplay of sustainable materials, joyful color and architectural motifs, new possibilities are created, crystallizing the user experience with a revived energy and outlook for the future.
Engineered with the environment at heart, both built and natural, Top Coat is a performance faux leather made from 100% silicone. Without the presence of additives, silicone inherently rejects microbiological growth, making it widely applicable in corporate, education, healthcare and hospitality settings. In addition, Top Coat is has increased elasticity and subtle texture with a color palette range that encompasses deep colors, synthetic brights and evocative neutrals. PVC-free silicone supports indoor air quality, while its performance capabilities are expansive: inherently ink and denim resistant, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and bleach and viricide cleanable.
Flex Wool is a versatile textile that embodies a blend of age-old manufacturing techniques and new design processes to address unique performance-related opportunities. An indirect coordinate to Elastic Wool, Flex Wool’s larger and more textural weave structure is derived from a wool and nylon blend mixed with cationic polyester and elastane, providing a contrasted and vibrant color palette that allows durability and stretch. Flex Wool’s flexible structure lends itself to the exaggerated, curvilinear angles of furniture, opening up new possibilities and further applications.
A celebration of raw materials, Construct elevates the classic wool solid. Construct is a vehicle for color, lending a new lease on design with a wide range of tinted neutrals, rich mainstays and saturated bright hues that are simple, playful and beautiful. The wool fiber’s worsted quality has an inherent subtle luster and smooth hand, while the nylon content enhances the intrinsic performance of wool. Highly upholsterable, Construct’s durable makeup and palette enhance the look and form of furniture
At Luum, we ﬁnd artistry and craftsmanship in manufacturing. The task of making informs and enriches the product, while technology allows us to bring the methodology of the hand to mass production. Because of, not in spite of, manufacturing capabilities, we are able to elevate the hand woven to an industrial and accessible scale. The Loom State Collection, designed by Suzanne Tick, builds upon past foundations of functional craft. The six new products offer patterns inspired by weaving techniques with high-performance constructions. By celebrating the uniﬁcation of handmade prototypes and large-scale production, we advance design and develop products to suit the modern environment. The restrictions of manufacturing ultimately lead to experimentation and problem-solving, creating new and elegant solutions. Natural materials and familiar patterns combine to evoke the tactile nature of weaving, bringing past values into the future while designing for today. The colors in this collection are a romantic commemoration of materiality with an organic and soft sensibility.
Structured Stripe elevates the process of handwoven prototype blankets by bringing it to an industrial scale. Focusing on the craftsmanship of manufacturing, this striking pattern bends the rules of conventional looms to innovate repeat capabilities. Looking to historical weave techniques like shadow weaves and plaids, eight simple structure variations evolve across the fabric. Through the omission of an individual yarn in the sequence of the warp and weft, impactful shifts in color and texture occur. With artisanal attention to detail, performance yarns with a linen-like slub effect are each custom dyed. An exploration of the interaction of color, the combination of warp and weft results in hues that are both bold and blended.
Inspired by Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings, Dispersion is an embroidered drapery that celebrates the dissolution of the grid. A unique manufacturing technique results in a subtractive process and enables us to create an open and ephemeral structure that maintains a subtle graphic strength. The pattern gradates from dense to open, evoking the process by which it’s made, transforming the rigidity of the grid into an organic drapery.
Duo Chrome captures the spirit of experimentation.As a reversible double weave, each side is completely unique and independent from each other allowing for versatility with an element of surprise. Warp and weft are comprised of a high-performance slub yarn, developed to mimic the organic movement of natural linen. Each carefully dyed yarn color is woven with an unexpected counterpart. This process of blending unique hues yields faceted colors, highlighting the harmony that can be achieved when craft and manufacturing work hand in hand. The color palette is comprised of warm blues and reds, with dynamic neutrals. Despite its artisanal feel, this fabric is highly durable and bleach cleanable.
The Future Tense collection designed by Suzanne Tick highlights our progressive approach to textile design and an emphasis on super scale and the duality of materials. Non-traditional processes are applied to honest materials, providing new context. Each fabric requires a second look, encouraging interaction with the environment and promoting curiosity. Through questioning the tangible, we become more engaged with our surroundings. Nodding to past eras characterized by large graphic applications and the elevation of everyday materials, the Future Tense collection harnesses the power of textiles to simultaneously define and shift our spatial perspective. The five new fabrics are grounded in industrial design, celebrating advances in conscious manufacturing and sustainability. The expressive patterns and palettes are both bold and complex, reflecting the balance between harmony and discord.
Schema’s fragmented graphic pattern honors generations of restless designers; an awakening of brilliant color and disciplined lines in an attempt to dissolve space. Nodding to recurring visual cues, super graphic patterning shifts one’s notion of scale and context while bringing vitality to an interior. By juxtaposing graphic geometries with pure hues, curvilinear forms are reintroduced in spaces both built and imagined. Digital dream spaces signify our vision of utopia, while the built environment increasingly breaks from norms and requires deeper engagement. Schema’s textural materiality is impactful and grounding, while imaginative and vivid colors speak to possibilities of the cerebral.
Color Fuse transforms natural materials, making the tangible intangible. Translucent high-performance poly-urethane is bonded to a chunky black and white cotton weave structure, creating a chromatic barrier between the user and the ﬁber below. The tinted color softens the effect of the contrasting substrate, while highlighting the depth of the weave. The palette represents the evolution of pastel colors toward soft but saturated hues with greater clarity of color.
Tilt Shift’s linear design and use of recycled cotton encourages us to shift our value system toward sustainability. The post-industrial and post-consumer cotton used in Tilt Shift is derived from apparel waste, which is carefully sorted by color, shredded, and spun into yarn.Inspired by the isometric language and forced perspective of architectural drawings, the parallax pattern engages the viewer, prompting a new outlook. The progressive palette encompasses a range of unexpected color combinations of neutrals and bold brights, to reflect a contrast of artificial and natural components.
The Woven Logic Collection by Suzanne Tick highlights anomalies in automated structures and celebrates weaving from simple, plain and basket weaves along with more complex constructions. The five new fabrics feature these hidden complexities within inherently durable material constructions. Each fabric represents an exploration in fiber development with sophisticated color palettes.
Highlighting the innovation that can be achieved through manufacturing partnerships, Elastic Wool repurposes existing manufacturing technology in response to current needs in the marketplace to create an entirely new material. Today’s curvilinear furniture presents new challenges for textile application. In response, elastomeric fiber is introduced to an intimate blend of wool and nylon and woven in conjunction with cationic polyester for a highly upholsterable and durable textile. The plain weave construction, often considered the most rigid structure, takes on an element of playfulness and spontaneity without sacrificing performance. The color palette encompasses bold brights, heathered hues and refined neutrals to highlight the integrity of the wool fiber.
Light defines the way we observe space and affects our perception of shape and form. Luum’s collection, Phenomenology, is inspired by the nuanced and striking phenomena of light, and how it transforms built environments. Lustrous surfaces and patterns emerge and shift to alter and augment our experience within our environment dependent on our vantage point. The Phenomenology collection by Suzanne Tick presents five new fabrics that interact dynamically with light through exploration of color, materiality and pattern designed to illusory effect. Each fabric performs as a unique design tool to enhance interior spaces and integrate to create intriguing and elegant experiences.
Based on the passage of light through geometric facades, Equilux’s large-scale pattern is created through the traditional method of moire. By layering grid patterns, dynamic movement is created and moire becomes modern. The subtle transition between matte wool and lustrous rayon gives equal significance to natural and synthetic fibers. Wool content feeds an emotional and sensorial desire for connection to the natural world, while the integration of synthetic fibers reflects our relationship to the built environment.
Dimension is the key to warming up an environment. Arc Angle nods to tradition by applying quilting through a contemporary lens. Using performance materials and industrial machinery, Arc Angle softens space with a technical objective.Multi-purpose, multi-directional and customizable, Arc Angle succeeds Navigate as an evolution in material hybridization. The grid is softened and deconstructed with curvilinear stitching, that fades and intensifies. Nylon stitching merges a Heather Tech base cloth with non-woven polyester. The result is a highly tactile, dimensional product.
Interstice highlights the intricate relationship between color and structure. This multi-color texture is created through a precise approach to color developed at the yarn level. The eye perceives distinct colors in the warp and weft resulting in visual texture. Through the use of fine boucles in high performance fibers, the interaction of color and weave creates a refined visual tactility. Technical brights combine with muted colors and neutrals to create complex and often unexpected colors for a versatile palette.
A bright line of thought led us to Navigate. Echoing architectural structures and grids, the embroidered pattern is a marriage of hand and machine processes. A fine, stitched line subtly fades in and out across a variegated ground capturing the spirit of a fluid and active environment. Navigate addresses the need for sound-absorbing materials by utilizing as its base cloth, Heather Felt, a 100 percent felted wool.
Digi Tweed is a hyper-textural multi-purpose product that is a direct coordinate to Heather Tech. The irregular texture and expansive palette speaks to the need for interior spaces to reflect the natural world. The exaggerated texture and tonal coloration offers designers an opportunity to explore visual dualities through the use of contrasting surfaces. Digi Tweed’s palette draws inspiration from honest and natural materials.
As the distinction between our work, home and social activities continues to dissolve, Knurl is a textural upholstery fabric that comfortably lives in a contract or residential setting. The straightforward weave structure allows thick, knubby rows of polyester yarns to shine. The exaggerated texture provides opportunities to create visual interest through texture and color. The palette offers saturated chartreuse and teal, as well as fiery reds and a range of sophisticated neutrals.