Textiles that cover walls, panels, furniture, and other surfaces in high-traffic areas must be resilient enough to withstand repeated use while also complementing the design and function of a space. This week’s product roundup features textiles whose durable fibers and colorful patterns help them hold their own in looks and in performance.
Designtex + Wallace Sewell Collection, Designtex
A collaboration with U.K.-based textile design studio Wallace Sewell yielded a collection of upholstery in three saturated plaid patterns woven in wool. Amwell, Pillar Box, and Moss won the Editor’s Choice Award at this year’s NeoCon show in Chicago.
Blocks, Scholten & Baijings for Maharam
Dutch design studio Scholten & Baijings worked with Maharam to apply principles of color blocking to upholstery. The two resulting collections, Blocks (shown) and Grid, feature 27.5” repeating patterns based on the 10’ lengths of fabric used to upholster a typical sofa, Designer Pagesreports. Blocks comprises 92% wool and 8% nylon and is Greenguard Gold certified. Five colorways are offered.
Knoll Luxe Collection, KnollTextiles
Designed by KnollTextiles’ creative director Dorothy Cosonas, the Luxe Collection comprises four upholsteries and two draperies whose prints combine texture, color, and pattern for a modern aesthetic. Woven primarily of wool and cotton, the collection features contemporary, large-scale prints and subtle, neutral weaves.
Xorel Details, Carnegie
Carnegie added a new wallcovering line to its Xorel collection of solution-dyed polyethylene textiles, which includes biodegradable content. Details’ six woven styles aim to add visual depth and texture to an application with a degree of flexibility offered by its 49 available color blends. For use on direct and movable walls and panels.
All in Check, Robert Allen Contract
As part of the One Ten West collection created in collaboration with hospitality designer Kirk Nix of Los Angeles–based KNA Design, this checkerboard upholstery emboldens a classic design. Woven from Sunbrella’s acrylic and polyester threads, the material is designed to resist color fading from sunlight. All in Check is Greenguard certified for children and schools. It comes in obsidian, azzura, crimson, papaya, and passion colorways.