PDR Designers Use Herman Miller Upholstery, Carpet and More to Create Fashion Garment

A group of PDR’s best and brightest workplace designers stole the show at Product Runway 2012, an annual gathering to benefit the Furniture Bank and promote interior design professionalism and advocacy for the licensure of interior designers. 

The event challenges design teams to create out-of-this-world garments using interior design fabrics and materials.  PDR’s entry reflected the Samba of Rio de Janeiro as part of the travel theme adopted for this year’s event. 

The result was a spectacular dress of carefully tailored Herman Miller upholstery and Milliken/Constantine carpet. A belt made of carpet backing was used to mimic skin tone and silhouette of traditional Samba costumes while a headpiece reminiscent of Carmen Miranda was designed from crocheted carpet fibers and cut Balance upholstery from Herman Miller. Half way down the runway, the PDR model revealed more to the dress by dropping a train to expose a bustle made from an Embody chair by Herman Miller and crocheted ribbons of carpet fiber.

To view photos, please visit Slyworks Photography.

PDR’s Product Runway team included workplace designers Jason Ahuja, Corrine Arnot, Matt Crnkovich, Meagan McCabe, Jenny Segsworth, Emily Smith and Valerie Thompson.