Textile Design Competition 2018


About the event:

The Dreamweaver Textile Design Competition is an opportunity for local A&D designers to create their own textile. The winning designer will have their textile woven and upholstered on a Haworth Harbor Work Lounge chair and ottoman.


April 5th Event Kick-off @ Mayer Fabrics

April 19th Registration Deadline for Participants

May 17th Submission Deadline

May 21st – Aug. 31st Production Begins
2-3 months Pattern Development
6 weeks weaving process

Sept. 3rd – Oct. 31st Haworth Manufacturing

Date & Time TBD Reveal Event at Commercial Office Environments

Design Criteria:

Design will be judged based on product application, ease of production, and aesthetics. The winning textile will be upholstered on the Haworth Harbor Work Lounge chair and ottoman. Towards the end of the year, Commercial Office Environments along with Mayer Fabrics and Haworth will host an event to reveal the winner.

3.0 yards of fabric will be produced for both the chair and the ottoman. Designs can include 4-6 colors that fit within a 13.5″ straight repeat. Once the fabric passes the testing, 6-10 colors will be woven for the winning designer to review and selected for final submission.

Each designer is required to create a charette board for the judging process to include the following: design inspiration, process, and information.

Along with the fabric design, designers have the opportunity to choose the finishes that come standard on the Haworth Harbor Work Lounge.



Wood Finish Selections:

  • Rift Cut White Oak

  • Clear Walnut

Base Finish Selections:

  • Black

  • Smooth Plaster

  • Accent Orange

  • Polished Aluminum

Suede Finish Selections:

  • Arctic

  • Bird’s Egg

  • Carbon

  • Citrus

  • Cornwall

  • Ember

  • Fawn

  • Fresh Green

  • Flagstone

  • Oxford Gray

  • Light Grey

  • Marinara

  • Pachyderm


If you have any questions or concerns regarding design criteria, please email dreamweaver@mayerfabrics.com.