Autumn and winter are the seasons when we spend most of our time indoors: to avoid cold and darkness, we rush home, sit at cosy restaurants and cafes, or go to the theatre or cinema. We seek warmth and convivial atmosphere, and surround ourselves with fabrics that are pleasant to the touch. This is why wools and velours are a perfect choice for the autumn-winter season.
Photos: Boris Miller
Styling: studio MBBM
Is there anything more pleasant in long, windy, rainy evenings than curling up in an armchair or sofa upholstered with an exquisite woollen fabric? Wool is perfectly suitable for that purpose. You can use it to sew pillow cases, decorative bolsters or thermal curtains. The extensive pallet includes over 40 colours of this woollen fabric such as earth tones, minimalist greys, muted greens and blues, as well as autumn-like red, orange, heather pink, plum or aubergine hues. Wool is naturally flame-retardant; it has passed the match and cigarette test in accordance with the British ignitability standards.
People have used felt for centuries. It is a thick, dense textile material made of felted woollen fibres. In the past, felt was mainly used as protection against cold but nowadays designers with creative imagination find new applications for this material. Walt can be used to make furniture covers, bags, containers or upholstered screens and panels improving interior acoustics. It comes in 38 colours - inspired by both natural colours of sheep wool and current trends in interior design (mustard yellow, pink, cobalt).
This is a special treat for true connoisseurs of natural fabrics - upholstery fabric from alpaca fleece. Alpaca comes in subdued colours reflecting the natural fur of the animals living in the slopes of the Andes - no synthetic or even natural dyes are used in its production. It is naturally flame-retardant and soil-resistant. Since wool is a hygroscopic fibre, Alpaca has good anti-static properties. It is also highly resistant to abrasion. The plain Alpaca fabrics will go perfectly with the striped Alpaca Stripes coordinate, whose pattern combines all 7 colours of the alpaca fleece.
This is yet another type of wool with exceptional durability and resistance - mohair made from the hair of Angora goats. Our Lincoln, whose upper layer is 100% mohair, has a particularly high resistance to abrasion of 1.5 million Martindale cycles! This property combined with its natural flame retardancy and anti-static finish make Lincoln a perfect choice for intensely used public interiors. With its classic colour range, Lincoln can be used for the restoration of unique historical furniture - the new upholstery will certainly serve generations to come.
Exquisite viscose velours, such as York from our collection, give their best effect in the light. Therefore, they look beautiful when draped, creased or quilted. Despite its good parameters for furniture upholstery, York’s complex maintenance makes it more suitable for decorative applications. It requires a lining. York is a great solution for classical and glamour interiors - its muted colours go perfectly with white furniture; it also looks attractive with haberdashery: cords, tassels and Svarowski crystals.
Is it possible to improve classical cotton velvet? We have enhanced the durability of the Renard fabric coating it with Teflon®. Soft, thick and sensual, with a slightly matte surface, it is a perfect choice for private luxury interiors. The pronounced wrinkles look as if they had been painted by Tamara de Lempicka. Renard can be used with both modern and stylised furniture – the 56 distinctive colours give interior designers and decorators considerable freedom in their projects.
Modern Classics is a collection of fabrics that amaze with the combination of classical patterns and modern technologies. It includes a family of Adele/ Nicole/ Danae / Judith velours, which are 4 variants of digital prints in the shades of gold and copper. Shiny metallic patterns form an interesting contrast with grey, emerald, turquoise or sandy backgrounds. Irregularly arranged dots, subtle stripes, extensive baroque ornaments and organic, paintbrush blotches - these four motifs and colour variants repeated in the entire velour family allow for creating intriguing compositions and combinations with other fabrics, e.g. plain velour coordinate Henry FR.