From keeping us in order (red means “stop” and green means “go”) to conveying structure (think maps and color-coded lists) to expressing our moods – color is a powerful influence in our everyday lives. We live and breathe fashion, color and interiors, and we’re always looking ahead to what’s next. We provide designers with colorways that enable them to unleash their creativity, while still delivering a trendy – or timeless – aesthetic that their clients will adore.
Held from June 11-13 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago, NeoCon has evolved into one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the industry and this year will be no exception. Join us at our Merchandise Mart booth #1098 and at our Kinzie showroom across from The Merchandise Mart, 220 W. Kinzie St. Suite 200, for our NeoCon events!
This story begins with a New York hotel room key. Actress and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby, started wearing the hotel key as a necklace while on tour and had the idea to start engraving old, used keys with inspirational words. Realizing that, in a way, we are all like these keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – she wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again.
Holly Lester, Bentley’s textile specialist, is a big believer in the benefits of creative expression – and she has numerous outlets for it that feed her appreciation of textiles and design. We asked Holly to tell us more: about what inspires her, how she connects her profession with her passions, and why she finds herself “so lucky” to love what she does.
Getting ahead can be tough for women in any industry, particularly male-driven ones such as the music industry. Jen Lowe, solo artist, multi-instrumentalist and a Bentley collaborator through Banding People Together, says it’s all about owning your story and creating a forward-moving narrative for yourself and others.
Our worlds are colliding. Boundaries between home and office, personal and professional are blurring more than ever. Today’s generation craves it – a subtle yet sophisticated integration of work and play no matter where they are. It’s a spirited shift in culture and style, fusing form with function in ways we’ve not quite seen before. Today, there’s little in our lives that isn’t touched or somehow influenced by the biodiversity and edge effects of our surroundings. It’s part of us – how we live, how we engage, how we work.
We’re officially in our prime of the holiday season! Need a tip or two to get you through the holidays without breaking a sweat?
We’ve got you covered with our official 2016 Bentley Holiday Survival Guide. Stay tuned as we share, we laugh, and even give you a fact or two about how we keep our Bentley carpet rockin’ through the holiday shuffle!
This month, Los Angeles will welcome Greenbuild – the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building – to our eco-savvy city. For more than 30 years, Bentley has operated in L.A., manufacturing our carpet to California’s progressive environmental criteria, the country’s strictest standards. It’s a challenge we’ve embraced. It’s shaped our approach to sustainability, embedding eco-thinking and action into not only our design and production processes but also our culture.
Bentley is committed to collaboration – and embraces its transformative impact on confidence, productivity, and growth. To help its clients tap into the positive power of collaboration, the leading California commercial carpet manufacturer partnered with Antron and Banding People Together to compose a CEU-accredited event for 75 designers, held September 27th in L.A. at the Edison.