Experiment in Colour

Dye Lab’s palette draws inspiration from nature, a colour journey of experiments with natural dyes including Madder Root, Osage Orange, Sandalwood and Saxon. Keeping the most beloved colours from the original Dye Lab collection and adding a variety of new shades, an updates palette unfolded with intense, saturated hues, softer washes and a wider range of neutral tones.

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Challenge the Process

We challenged the traditional piece dye process and developed an innovative approach that mimics ancient wash and dye techniques of folding and bundling fabric. The result of Dye Lab’s manufacturing process yields an unprecedented depth to the colour with artful, random nuances, progressing from light to saturated - an irregular beauty, harmonious with the natural world.

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“To create the visual for Dye Lab we confronted our process and challenged manufacturing to forget everything they thought they knew about how a piece-dyed product was made. We altered the status quo and created a product that is truly unique.”

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Irregular Beauty

Each colour in the Dye Lab collection has many variations and ranges from light to medium to dark, from subtle to rich. Every tile is unique in its shade and marbling. The collection contains hundreds

of mutable variations, subtle ranges of luxe colour and texture, so that no two carpet tiles are ever the same.

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Shaw Relaunches Dye Lab

Shaw Contract revisited the iconic Dye Lab collection with an updated palette unfolded with intensely saturated hues, softer washes, and a wider range of neutral tones. Dye Lab tile draws inspiration from natural dyes, including madder root, Osage orange, sandalwood, and Saxon, and mimics the colour shifts rendered in naturally dyed textiles, creating an elegant and unpredictable visual. Dye Lab brings lush intimacy or expansive boldness to the spaces where we work, rest and come together.