Bentley Introduces Allegro™ and Interlude™ at NeoConnect 2020
Every day, architects and designers work their magic to create beautiful functional spaces that inspire, inform and nurture productivity – often in the background of projects and often without the recognition they deserve. They’re not alone. Inspired by all the behind-the-scenes masters of their crafts, Bentley created Invisible Visionaries, a new carpet collection spotlighting the details – and the designers – that come together to give light and life to everyday experiences.
Invisible Visionaries specifically applauds the tremendous talent of costume designers with Allegro™ and Interlude™. With its nod to the fabrics of the trade, Allegro explores the juxtaposition of the delicate nature of what a dancer wears and the physicality of how that costume must perform. It’s grace and grit personified. While Allegro represents movement, Interlude examines craft, and the constant pleating and pinning that happens with each fitting. Interlude displays repetitive patterns that become altered with each use.
“Costume designers are true artisans, yet their critical role in the success of any production is often overlooked and undervalued,” explains Ginger Gilbert, vice president of product design and development for Bentley. “Every costume must effortlessly fit – the scene, character, body type, director’s intent. It must capture vision, meet performance expectations, adapt to needs and align with styles. In fact, it’s not unlike commercial designers and carpet.”
Allegro and Interlude are offered in 12 classic colors. Designed to perform, the products are made with Antron® Lumena™ Type 6,6 Solution-Dyed Nylon and feature the latest in tufting and color technology. Allegro and Interlude are available in 18-inch x 36-inch and 24-inch square carpet tiles and 12-foot, 6-inch broadloom, and backed by NexStep® Cushion Tile, AFIRMA II™ Hardback Tile or High PerformancePC Broadloom backings.
Allegro and Interlude are Cradle to Cradle Certified™, NSF® 140 certified, CRI Green Label Plus certified and produced in a LEED®-EB:OM Gold-certified manufacturing facility. Along with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs), the products also feature the Declare® label and have achieved LBC Compliant status through the Living Building Challenge.