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532 Annette St
Toronto, ON, M6S 2C2
Canada

4169349771

CREATIVE MATTERS INC.

INSPIRED FLOOR AND WALLCOVERINGS

Our mission is to design and create exceptional, original, high quality and ethically produced floor and wallcoverings

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Design matters: our 30 years of creating rugs

Lydia Stone

As Creative Matters will celebrate its 30th anniversary in November, our management team took the opportunity to look back at our designs - and the process of designing - through the years.

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Winning carpets for Las Vegas resort

Lydia Stone

In May 2018, the Palms Casino Resort completed a $620 million renovation which was heralded as the grandest in Las Vegas history. It included the creation of two new nightlife venues, both designed by Studio Munge and both featuring carpets by Creative Matters.

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Our rugs shine in Marriott redesign

Lydia Stone

In spring 2018 we proudly installed 10 rugs in the public areas of the Toronto Marriott Markham. Creative Matters' Vice President and project lead Ana Cunningham said, "We knew this was going to be a completely new and more contemporary look for the Marriott brand. Together with an amazing art collection, we feel the rug designs make this hotel a visual treat."

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Our designers' favourite rugs

Lydia Stone

Do you feel like exploring the most intriguing pieces that shaped Creative Matters in 2017? Then look no further than this list of some of our designers' favourites which run the gamut from a 36-foot (11-metre) residential runner to a wall hanging for an airport to a corporate rug sprayed with mustard yellow. 

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The creation of a custom wallcovering

Lydia Stone

When New York-based Janson Goldstein needed a custom wallcovering for their boutique client The Westside this summer, they knew who to ask as we worked together last year on floor and wallcoverings for Canadian luxury retailer Holt Renfrew. For the wallcovering, our direction was a design that had both a California beach vibe and a modern finish to reflect the luxury goods on offer.

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Our new look book!

Lydia Stone

Following the incredible success of our first look book, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our second, inspired 2. Unlike our collection books that feature floorcoverings that have been fully-designed and produced as handknotted rugs, our look books present a large collection of carpet and wallcovering designs at a much earlier stage in their development.

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Meet Ana Cunningham, Creative Director at Creative Matters

Lydia Stone

Ana's name pops up frequently in this blog because not only is she the Creative Matters Creative Director, but she has been with the company for more than 15 years. In that time she has managed a wide variety of projects and designed over 200 rugs but, here we ask Ana what being Creative Director means today. 

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