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The Wicker Good Collection

Introducing the Wicker Good Collection, which we know you will think is wicked creative. The name is an homage to Boston, and especially to the place I grew up, the South Shore. It’s a place where Boston accents are thick and everything better than good is wicked good.

Why wicker?

I designed this collection because textures are a significant trend in digital printing. As more people use digitally printed products for flooring and laminates, I am getting a lot of requests for textures that mimic natural elements such as stone, marble, and wood. There is also an interest in textures that replicate woven, fiber pieces such as rattan, wicker, and caning. In the Wicker Good Collection, I created a group of textures with the look of wicker to give a natural, warm effect on any substrate you choose.

Design Pool pattern woven diamond cane, inspired by wicker, used as wallcovering.
Woven Diamond Cane Pattern (P2138) on Wallcovering

I was excited to create this collection because as an artist, I love handwoven baskets and caning. In college, it was a joke that people took Basket Weaving 101 because they assumed it would be an easy course. Quite the opposite! Basket weaving is incredibly difficult and hard to master. During my time at Cranbrook, I was lucky to meet visiting basket artist, John McQueen. His work takes basket weaving to a whole new level and left me with a lasting impression of how complex this artform is.

Design Pool pattern mesh cane, inspired by wicker, used as vinyl flooring.
Mesh Cane Pattern (P2131) on Vinyl Flooring

To design these textures, I chose a few different woven structures. Next, I used a “tweed” texture to make them look more natural. The end result is a group of twelve patterns. These designs are very versatile and can be used for wallcovering, flooring, upholstery, and more. Depending on where you use them, they can look like handwoven rattan mats or wicker furniture, but without the discomfort of real wicker on your legs!

Browse the full Wicker Good Collection in our licensable library today. It’s easy to get started specifying one of these patterns for your next commercial interior project.

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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