Blokwerk by Brintons

Announcing the collection, Blokwerk by Brintons. The first collection designed exclusively for corridor. An entirely new hospitality collection influenced by classic mid-century modern architecture. A year in the making, design plus engineering.

A few favorites below. All the patterns are available in custom colors on the Brintons DSO site. Please download the brochure in the below link to view the entire collection.






In an icy blue and gray combination,blokwerk-brochure-final-web-24





The very cool engineering in this collection is a full bleed design solution for corridor. Eaxh pattern can be cropped, pieced and assembled at any juncture…. with no waste.









Swoosh below has a 60′ long repeat, here shown in a show stopping color combination raspberry red, maroon and deep magenta.blokwerk-brochure-final-web-33



In teal greens and grays.blokwerk-brochure-final-web-31







Blokwerk design Influences


In my RISD lectures, I frequently use Mondrian as an example of a painter who moved from realism to abstraction. His less known early work moved from realism through cubism to the geometric abstractions he is most recognized for. He edited down but all his observations came from nature. Take a look at his early landscape paintings.


Now watch as they begin to abstract….. Mondrian applies a system of organization to observation.


Observation and intellect come into play, a fascinating internal exchange.61324172306110

mondrianThe fulcrum, where he steps over the edge of the cliff into pure abstraction.


Suddenly this all makes perfect sense, abstraction is the process of editing.Piet_Mondriaan,_1942_-_Broadway_Boogie_Woogie


The Eames house, the influences as applied to architecture. This wonderful house, was conceived in 1945

And finally, Yves Saint Laurent Mondrian dress. Frivolous? The Rijks Museum in Amsterdam didn’t think so, it’s in their permanent collection:)


Seeing, thinking, editing. Design / engineering. Blokwerk by Brintons.

Blokwerk design influences


As an artist, architecture has always been a major influence, my career path was not to be an architect, but my work often seems to comment on architecture. I was very inspired by the trips to Amsterdam and Berlin. My next move was conceiving Blokwerk which became my my first Brintons collection. Design,engineering, color. Order, geometry, emotion.

“Design is intelligence made visible.”-Le Corbusier

For me it began it began with De Stijl


Theo Van Doesburg.Theo_van_Doesburg2

Rietveld interiors. I wish I had the discipline to live like this.rsh mei 2011 002







Sneak Peak of New Collection: BLOKWERK from Oren Sherman

Brintons is excited to announce BLOKWERK, an innovative Axminster collection engineered specifically for the corridor, debuting later this month.


Immersed in the widely influential waters of the De Stijl movement, BLOKWERK presents a collection of carefully composed designs offering an innovative solution to corridor design. Oren Sherman brings a restrained simplicity to the world of Axminster, resulting with the truly collaborative collection of elementally flexible designs. Constructed with harmonious textures and contemporary color palettes, BLOKWERK offers a multitude of ways to balance color and shape, manage scale and proportion, turn corners, and extend perspectives.623x249xblog-sneakpeakbanner.png.pagespeed.ic.zPH5JO6ZTZ“These designs have been engineered with extraordinarily long repeats,” explains artist-illustrator Oren Sherman, “allowing designers to chart inventive pathways through corridors and transform often overlooked spaces into exciting opportunities.”

Brintons Blokwerk

I am very happy to announce my new collection for Brintons: Blokwerk. This is the first of a series of posts to talk about how a collection is born. I have loved Di Stijl for a lifetime, movements that sweep from Architecture, to furniture, to graphic design and painting. They have as much to do with sociology, innovative production techniques, politics and original thought, as much as they have to do with art.


“The secret of art is to improve on nature, the secret of design is to improve on industry.”


love organizational systems. Take a look at these paintings by Theo Van Doesburg, a designer I am obsessed by. Beautifully organized, a hybrid of art and graphic design. Oddly not as well known as he is influential.  For me he was big influence as a starting point.

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