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.
Inspiration is everywhere. But it’s people who intrigue and influence us most – especially those who are so passionate about what they do and why they do it that it’s contagious. You can’t help but be moved. At Bentley we surround ourselves with people just like this. Often purposefully, but sometimes, by chance. Being part of the big but small world of design is helpful in that way. But we like to think being in Los Angeles gives us an added edge.
The systematic shift away from overly perfected or curated design continues into 2017. It coincides with a major movement within the creative community toward more artisan, handcrafted approaches to products and interiors. But the phenomenon isn’t just about design. It’s about life and business, too. We’re craving authenticity – and even commercial carpet is responding to the call.
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!
Become lost in the wonderland that is Bentley’s showroom, as Todd and Sherry explain the inspiration behind it.
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.
Millennials are officially the largest generation of the U.S. labor force, and they’re reshaping everything about work – from how it’s defined to where it gets done. The concept of the physical “office” is evolving for sure, but it will never cease to exist, even as flex-time schedules and freelancer gigs become the norm.
Yoga on Bentley carpet? Check out episode 3 of Designer Pages’s Lunch & Learn comedy web-series!
Say hello to Libby Cook, Bentley’s Director of Product Development Operations, otherwise known as our Trendcaster. With a textile design education and background, Libby worked for various West Coast interiors and garment fabric companies for a few years before transitioning to the carpet industry in the late 1980s.
Want to see how magic our carpet really is? Watch the hilarious and latest episode of Designer Pages’s web-series sitcom ‘Lunch & Learn’ featuring our very own VP of Marketing and VP of Design.