Contract asks two designers to name and explain their preferred products. Diego Burdi, creative partner at burdifilek in Toronto, and Christina Romann, partner at C2 Limited in Fairfield, Conn., rate their top upholstery textiles.
These solid color cashmere fabrics have an inspiring depth and richness. They’re perfect for foundation pieces when we’re designing complex, layered spaces.
Great Plains, Take Direction
The sophisticated palette and subtle texture lends itself to a tailored modern-classic look, terrific for creating a beautiful backdrop.
Jack Lenor Larsen
The rich pile of the silk velvets is unequaled; it’s stunning. We reserve the couture feel of the Peking line for very special, signature pieces, adding a sophisticated accent to any room.
Pindler & Pindler
Pindler Green Fabrics, Tybolt
This product is 100 percent certified organic upholstery in a damask design. Pindler Green Fabrics meet authentic third party certification: Global Organic Textile Standards, International Standards Organization (ISO), LEED, and McDonough Braungart Design Protocol Certification.
Maharam Design Studio
This is a great fabric for the workplace, school, or home and for anyone with high sensitivities to dyes and metals. It’s a nice pattern with several offered colorways. It is constructed of 77 percent post-consumer recycled polyester, made with heavy-metal-free dyes with high exhaustion rates, and is Greenguard and Greenguard for Children & Schools certified for indoor air quality.
This textile combines the aesthetic appeal of the finest suede with the performance of the most advanced microfiber. It’s great on furniture pieces or upholstered walls and is offered in many solid colors.