Historically, woven textiles were considered products that simply added aesthetic value or helped create an attractive brand identity as part of an overall interior design plan. Until now, textiles were never responsive and health enhancing.
A responsive woven textile is a material that interacts with the body, recycling its natural energy emissions to temporarily improve function of the user. Celliant® is based on three fundamental scientific principles: Bodies emit heat; certain naturallyoccurring minerals absorb heat and emit far infrared energy (IR).
The IR is recycled back into the skin and tissue improving circulation and increasing tissue oxygen levels in a safe and natural way. Quite simply, Celliant® fabrics recycle human energy. The benefits of Celliant® apply to any commercial interior where sitting is part of the experience. The result is more fuel for the body, less fatigue, and increased energy.
“The health hazards of prolonged sitting in the workplace have been well-documented. While furniture manufacturers have responded with innovation such as sit-to-stand desks, CF Stinson has looked for ways that textiles and upholstery could also be part of the solution,” said John Rowan, Director of Sales and Product Development for CF Stinson. “Celliant® infrared technology and its benefit to those who sit for extended periods of time in the workplace fulfills a long-held vision of the Stinson team to take performance fabrics to the next level: health-enhancing materials.” Produced using a patented blend of thermo-reactive minerals, Celliant® is embedded into the core of the fibers used in the four patterns that comprise the CF Stinson Celliant® Collection. Because the technology is embedded in the fiber the benefits will remain intact for the life of the product.
Product designer Nicole Casey initiated the concept of Celliant® woven textiles for the commercial interiors and furniture industry. She invested several years working collaboratively with Hologenix, the inventor of the Celliant® infrared fiber technology, and later with the Stinson Studio to bring the idea to the market. “I believe it is our responsibility as designers to push the current limits of product performance. The unique infrared technology behind Celliant® presented an opportunity to innovate and go beyond commonly accepted boundaries in our industry to create a new performance level that benefits the end user,” said Ms. Casey. “In Stinson, I found a like-minded team that shared my vision, and through our collaboration we have made responsive woven textiles a reality in the contract interiors industry."