After co-founding the successful HUE hosiery company with Kathy Moskal, our friend Sandy Chilewich experimented with different fibers until she stumbled upon woven vinyl, which would become her signature textile. Combining the visual interest of traditional floor coverings with the durability of her proprietary Plynyl®, the Chilewich Mat (2003) is soft, washable and stain resistant, impervious to spills and suitable to virtually any space, from high-traffic environments to next to the bed. The soft urethane backing includes post-industrial content, prevents skidding and curling, and adds cushioning. Chilewich flooring was the winner of the 2007 Material ConneXion Medium Award for textile design, and it meets the stringent requirements of the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus program's standards for VOC emissions. Made in U.S.A.
Choose from two textures: Basketweave and Bamboo. Click on Additional Views to see detail photographs of each weave.
Five-year manufacturer's warranty
Woven vinyl with polyurethane backing.
Small: L 6' W 3'10" Pile 0.125" Large: L 9' W 6' Pile 0.125"
According to Sandy Chilewich, one of her biggest motivators is to create "a new function from something familiar," which is exactly what she did with her award-winning Raybowls. Made from a simple steel frame covered in a stretch fabric derived from her previous endeavor, co-founding the highly successful leg wear company HUE, the soft and flexible Raybowls bring a refreshing and fashionable function to the traditional table and showcase Chilewich's talent for looking beyond the obvious.
Trained as an artist, Chilewich began experimenting with natural and synthetic materials by pushing their physical and functional limits. With the success of the Raybowls, Chilewich moved on to transform the modern floor surface. Her new line of floor coverings, called Plynyl, is a woven vinyl surface that is soft, flexible, yet extremely sturdy and washable. The result of an intensive research process, Plynyl won Chilewich the coveted Editors Award at the 2001 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Inspired by new technologies and innovative applications of materials, Chilewich has truly brought something new to the table, and now to the floor. Read more >