Whether bold or subtle, vertical, horizontal, or even diagonal, stripes have been a part of our design vocabulary from its inception. Early Stripes evolved from the changing of either warp or weft threads in textiles, a simple act with a great graphic impact.
Today we are seeing a resurgence of this powerful geometry. Striped flat-weave runners bring direction and organization to both classic and modern interiors. This classic from Dash and Albert brings life to these stairs and invites you to explore by accentuating the perspective.
The powerful linear aspect of stripes needs to be considered when working with them. Mitred corners, end-bands, borders and other visual devices help to contain or re-direct the energy inherent in the pattern.
And stripes need not be purely geometric. Floral and pictoral stripes bring both the graphic impact and movement to a space with the added interest of texture and pattern.
Large, bold stripes are making an appearance in interiors throughout the globe. Their clean geometry offers a culturally broad appeal, and contributes to both classic and modern spaces.