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Newhey Carpets set to inspire architects and designers as a new partner at Material Source Studio

Newhey Carpets is delighted to reveal its exciting new partnership with Material Source Studio in Manchester’s recently regenerated NOMA Hanover Building. Newhey will be showcasing a constantly evolving collection of their wool-rich carpets alongside over 30 of the world's leading built environment brands.

Material Source Studio provides the North West’s architects and interior designers with an immersive and inspiring collection of products in a highly creative environment. The studio showcases everything from carpets to tiles, brassware to bathroom accessories and fabric to furniture – interior products and materials of every kind.

Newhey’s presence there will enable design professionals from the hospitality, workplace, healthcare, to residential, retail, education public sectors to view a carefully curated collection of the Rochdale-based manufacturer’s beautiful British made and designed carpets and also take free samples.

With over 50 years of manufacturing excellence and an inspirational in-house design team, Newhey has a lot to offer the Northern design community. Joint Managing Director Howard Whitehead is tremendously excited by the new partnership “We view this as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate our design, quality, manufacturing and sustainability credentials first hand to the very people who make the all-important design decisions.”

Newhey are currently showcasing their brand new stock collection ‘Macrame’, a craft-inspired collection of carpets taking influence from the ancient Arabic art of knotting threads in a geometric pattern. Their dedicated studio space will feature the entire Macrame collection, in eight distinctive modern colourways. Every few months or so, a new collection will be showcased to ensure a continuous flow of fresh inspiration. 

The Material Source Studio itself is purpose-designed for the creative community. In addition to featuring the individual studios of partner makers that are pushing the boundaries, it is a catalyst for fuelling thought, discussion, ideas and exciting collaborations. There is also an 80-seat theatre, a 300+ book library, an 18-person CPD studio, 7 meeting spaces, a podcast studio and a gallery.

Sustainability is increasingly important to architects and interior designers when specifying products for their projects. It is also something that Newhey builds into every single metre of their carpets. Clients can select Newhey’s wool-rich carpets with a clear conscience as all are backed with evobac – a material made from 100% recycled PET post-consumer plastic. Howard Whitehead explains “One square metre of evobac secondary backing prevents at least eight plastic bottles from going to landfill or entering our oceans, we have already diverted over 14 million.”

‘Material Source’ and sustainability resonate especially with Newhey Carpets as they use high quality wool yarns dyed by locally based dyeing experts and spinning partners located just 15 miles away from the Newhey factory. It’s this local supply chain that reduces shipping and storage, and therefore reduces emissions and energy usage which is great for the environment. Howard also adds “The Manchester Metrolink tram network provides sustainable connections between Material Source Studios and our factory in Newhey with stops just a minute from both venues. Trams are every 12 minutes, so it’s incredibly handy to pop in to meet and discuss projects with existing and potential clients in person in Manchester City Centre.”

Design professionals visiting Material Source Studios will not only be able to feel the superb quality of the natural wool carpets on display, they will also have the opportunity to help themselves to tactile free carpet samples for inclusion on mood boards to really bring their design schemes to life.

Newhey Carpets will be in illustrious company too with fellow studio partner brands including Dyson, Cosentino, Karndean, Allgood, Crown and Britton.