Despite rumors to the contrary, design names are not actually created during marijuana-fueled brainstorming sessions atop fog-covered mountains.)
Arclin’s new Harvest Collection of decorative overlays for TFL was curated from influences around the world. The names were selected to reflect those influences — and to capture the essence of each design. In case you were wondering…
The Midtown Harvest Collection takes us from uptown to Main Street, urban sophistication to hometown warmth. The names reflect their Americana inspirations.
Cambridge Classic & Cambridge Bronze – regal, rich, hand-hewn, historic. That took us to one of the country’s most historic and regal cities: Boston. We imagined these designs on the rich wood walls of Harvard Library in Cambridge.
Jackson Buff & Jackson Barn — these rustic designs conjured old world charm to us…visually transporting us to picturesque Jackson, Wyoming. And a name was born.
Papa’s Loft – rustic, sea-weathered reclaimed barn wood, with more than a touch of gray. Think Old Man & The Sea…and author, Hemingway whose nickname was, in fact, Papa.
Skyline Dawn, Skyline Dusk, Skyline Dark – this concrete-finish structure brought to mind urban settings and tall buildings…and the way city colors change as the daylight progresses.
Stinson Gray, Stinson Trail, Stinson Umber – cool to warm, lineal, earthy. We thought of the trails to Stinson Beach in Muir Woods National Forest — full of tall straight trees and sandy trails.
Designs culled from global influences and a diversity of textures, colors and surface.
Alexandria Walnut – The Port of Alexandria in Egypt was the world’s first and largest trading post for spices. And this is one spicy walnut.
Angkor Stone & Angkor Root – exotic, old world and textured, the structure and colors of this design evoked, for us, the ancient Cambodian temples.
Charles Bridge – we see water, winter, movement, drama. The picturesque Charles Bridge in Prague is…all that.
Platinum Glance, Silver Glance, Lead Glance – this metallic, patterned abstract plays to the interlocking crystals of the galena ore. Also called “lead glance,” galena is a leading source of silver. You do the math.
Kinabalu Teak – subtle cracks, knots and wide grains follow the terrain of Malaysia’s first national park.
Noce Moscato – Noce = Walnut, Moscato = an Italian sparkling wine. There’s almost an aroma to this one.
Sunrise Impression – you might see stone…marble…concrete…or even an impressionist painting. Monet’s first impressionist painting — which actually sparked use of the word “impressionism” — was called Impression, Soleil Levant or…Impression, Sunrise.