Halo. Colour as an Accent
Halo is the tile version of Hint. The architects loved the design in broadloom so much that we thought: why not try to make it in a carpet tile too? The significant difference is the regularity in the design: it’s impossible to retain that in the tile because it causes problems with the alignment of tiles. So we consciously incorporated irregularity into the line effect.
Marloes Jongen – Designer
‘Since completing my study in Textile Design, I have focused on textile flooring and have been working for Desso since 2006. All textiles will continue to innovate, carpet is a part of that. It’s a great challenge to look into the possibilities of current techniques, patterns and colours involved in future carpets.’
In order to give the colours in the sample card more bite, we combined Halo with Palatino. The added value of this card is that it stimulates you to try a combination. That is something we would like to encourage. With Halo there is lots of combination potential, for example with Palatino or with Pallas.
From a distance, the colour is less prominent than from close up. That’s the effect of the lively glossy yarn.
Subtle Colour Effect
Halo is a unique product that you can’t use everywhere. Its application is similar to Neo. Halo offers the opportunity to play with colour without it being dominant. A red office chair combines beautifully with a black tile with a red accent.
From a distance, the colour is less prominent than from close up. That’s the playful effect of the glossy yarn. It doses the colour and is very subtle to the eye. You are not bombarded with colour when you enter a room. It’s a great design product for a client who wants to use colour as an accent.