Shaw Contract Group Australia introduces a new carpet collection that explores the ancient crafts, deep-rooted cultures and handmade traditions of Cambodia and Laos.

Design Journey is inspired by the travels of the Shaw Contract Group design team to Cambodia and Laos, and celebrates the culture, craft and technique of artisan weavers by capturing the art of silk weaving in a luxurious and richly textured collection of designs.

Shaw Contract Group General Manager Paul McCosker explains that Design Journey builds upon the design team’s passion for travel and global craft.

The new collection, Design Journey is plush, textural and sophisticated, and consists of eight styles including two broadloom carpets and six carpet tiles. Featuring refined textures with a high lustre finish, the collection is perfect for hospitality, professional services, corporate office and high end retail environments.

Consisting of varied scales of textures, the new carpet collection is available in 15 colours ranging from warm and cool neutrals to deep rich hues.

The Design Journey collection includes Artisan Tile, an irregular stitch pattern featuring the fine and smooth elements of silk; Artisan Loom, a broadloom version of Artisan Tile featuring an irregular stitch pattern; Cloth Tile, with the rough course texture paying homage to raw silk; Plainweave Tile, featuring horizontal woven accent bands overlaid in the cloth texture; Kit Tile, a near solid, with the masterful simplicity coming from a single continuous colour of lustrous thread; Chok Tile, precisely adding multiple colours for an intricate woven-like texture; Matmee Tile, featuring delicate threads of lustrous yarns alternating rhythmically throughout the tiles, inspired by Ikat resist dye patterns; and Chok Loom, a delicate broadloom pattern with the texture of Kit combined with the detail of Chok.

Key features of the Design Journey collection include products ranging from 38 to 40 ounces; constructed of Eco Solution Q fibre and EcoWorx tile or Ultraloc broadloom backing; lifetime commercial warranty covering abrasive wear, tuft bind, edge ravel and delamination; and Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified completely recyclable and manufactured with recycled content.

All EcoWorx tile products are GECA certified and achieve a Green Star ‘Level A’ product rating according to the Green Building Council of Australia.