Robert Allen and Larry Laslo launch the Chameleon collection: bold hues and designs with intricate materials

For their latest collaboration, Robert Allen and design luminary Larry Laslo have launched Chameleon, a first-of-its-kind showroom-only collection that draws from the worlds of art, fashion, history and nature. Laslo’s penchant for clean, saturated colours found in nature is evident throughout this collection, which is as refreshingly bold as it is livable.

Says Robert Allen VP of Design Christy Almond, “Chameleon speaks with vivid colours and offers unique transitional and modern fabrics. The designs and textures work together to create a complex look that is reminiscent of the wild, natural beauty of a jungle.”

Chameleon’s vibrant jewel-tone palette is visually saturated with colours, such as Amazon, Butterfly and Molten, while maintaining a balance with such classic hues as Gold Leaf, Saffron, Lapis and Zinc. The designs offer an array of exotic motifs, including scarabs in their statement piece (Tropic Storm), an understated two-tone snakeskin (Hidden World), iridescent abstracts resembling water (Crystal River) and dynamic geometric patterns (Ancient Angle, Energy Shift, Mirror Pyramid). Chameleon deftly weaves the designs with eye-catching materials including embroidered metallic yarns and shimmering textured velvets for a collection that encourages designers to layer and play with different combinations.

Fabrics of note include:

Ancient Angle A versatile and subtly glamorous linen made in India; it shimmers with an exquisite diamond-shaped pattern embroidered with metallic yarn. Ancient Angle is available in four brilliant hues: Gold Leaf, Lapis, Mica and Saffron.

Crystal River A lustrous, Italian-made cotton sateen digitally printed with a mesmerizing ombré pattern of blues and greens that mimics water’s iridescence. The dramatic scale of this focal fabric makes it an ideal starting point for any project and is available in two bold colours: Amazon and Molten.

Energy Shift A dynamic, large-scale geometric patterns formed by intersecting bands of lattice embroidery and strié in boldly invigorating hues. This lively fabric lends a modern edge to drapery or upholstery. Energy Shift is available in two colours: Amazon and Zinc.

Hidden World A refined velvet produced in Turkey; it brings luminosity and a touch of the wild to an interior with its shimmery texture and twotoned snakeskin motif. Hidden World is available in two key colours: Gold Leaf and Zinc.

Jungle Road Brings intense colour into soft focus with a cotton-linen blend digitally printed in Italy. This vibrant fabric flaunts brightly hued painterly stripes that have a charming imperfect artisanal quality, and is available in two colours: Amazon and Zinc.

Mirror Pyramid Offers impressive scale in an unforgettable pattern. Made in India, the silk-and-cotton jacquard brings a global perspective to any space. Mirror Pyramid is available in three colours: Amazon, Lunar and Molten.

• Tropic Storm Elevates the humble beetle to a stunning creature with this homage to the scarab presented in vibrant jewel tones set against a jet-black backdrop. Made in Italy, this digitally printed cotton and linen blend is the collection’s statement piece, and is available in two colours: Butterfly and  Molten.


The Robert Allen Group is one of the world’s largest designers of fine fabrics for the interior design trade and is recognized as a brand leader in its field. Based in the U.S., the company sells its products under the Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, Robert Allen Contract and Robert Allen Home brands, and is renowned for the Robert Allen Color Library, recognized as the first fine fabric collection to be designed by color. The Robert Allen Group has showroom locations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and an extensive worldwide agent showroom network.

For more information, visit