November, 6 2019 | 1 min read
Mayer Fabrics’ Quantum Collection was the recipient of the Nightingale Innovation Award in the Textiles and Fabrics Category at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference in New Orleans, LA, this week.
Inspired by science and technology, the Quantum Collection features high-performance fabrics comprised of beautiful polyurethanes and new innovative technology. The technology, trademarked as “Tekloom,” is ten years in the making and uses TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) to create a “fused” or “hybrid” textile for commercial upholstery. The result is an aesthetically beautiful textural quality with the extreme-performance attributes of a coated material.
The Quantum Collection consists of natural linen looks, quilted embosses and metallic geometrics with colors ranging from intense tones to soft neutrals. All Quantum fabrics are Graffiti-free, DMF, phthalate, and FR/antimicrobial additive-free. These innovative textile offerings are perfect for healthcare and demanding commercial environments where high-performance textiles are a necessity.
The Quantum Collection will officially release in the third quarter of 2020.
About the Nightingale Awards
The annual awards program, named after Florence Nightingale, recognizes contributions to the healthcare built environment through product design and innovation that contributes to healing. Products submitted for consideration are judged on criteria such as clinical or operational outcomes, HAI prevention, functionality, staff effectiveness, efficiency, and communication, sustainability, quality and durability, aesthetics and style, and pricing.