Designers Select: Fabric

Designers Select: Fabric
Aug 22, 2011 Two designers tell Contract readers about their favorite new fabrics

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Designers Select: Fabric_01 Fabric selections from:

Steven McCollom, AIA, IIDA
Workplace Offerings Manager, Intuit
San Francisco

Designers Select: Fabric_02 Camira Fabrics: Blazer Check

Color me wowed. Take a staid check, abstract it, and introduce super-saturated hues that create conversation pieces. This New Zealand wool fabric has a sensuous hand and its color combinations help enliven a space.
Designers Select: Fabric_03 HBF Textiles: Flywheel

Tales of the City: Fabric Edition. Energizing geometries that evoke psychedelic trips (flywheel foreground) meet traditional morals (field) rendered in six eye-pleasing palettes. Kudos for incorporating eco-friendly content and high performance.
Designers Select: Fabric_04 Luna Textiles: Sketch Stripe

I’m a sucker for stripes, and this undulating stripe is scaled to work equally well on pieces both large and small. It comes in gorgeous colorways that whet the design appetite, and it’s a workhorse with bona fide performance chops that cover the institutional, corporate, and hospitality fronts.
Designers Select: Fabric_05 Fabric selections from:

Karen Ostromecki, IIDA, NCIDQ
KO Design
Rochester, New York

Designers Select: Fabric_06 Maharam: Centric

Centric is a fashion-forward concept fresh off the runway from Maharam. The exciting avant-garde artist who designed it, Marion Banties, created a traditional pattern but rendered it in modern colors. The result is a fluid pattern that offers variation and transforms an upholstered piece.
Designers Select: Fabric_07 Création Baumann: Rosalie

An elegant and environmentally friendly wool-blend fabric, Rosalie has a laser-cut ornamental pattern that lets beams of sunshine trickle in. The pattern produces a cheery light spectacle throughout the day.
Designers Select: Fabric_08 Pallas: Vespa

This upholstery fabric has a modern and sleek texture that conveys movement. The surface resembles brushstrokes on a canvas, with simple colors that resonate like a Rothko painting. It’s easy to clean and high-performance so, just like the scooter, it’s suitable for high-traffic areas.