Artists inspire Brentano’s brand-new Studio collection

The Studio collection, available Feb. 1, draws from the work of artists who have inspired Brentano’s designers. The collection honours design director Iris Wang’s fine art background and 25 years of leading Brentano, merging her passion for art and her passion for textiles in 20 practical patterns for residential, hospitality and contract interiors.

The upholstery fabrics in the Studio collection reference little-known artist Sanyu’s gentle figures (chenille Cheval); the textures created by Jack Tworkov (two-toned velvet Gesture); and how Monet painted the effects of light (dense, multi-coloured Giverny) – among many others. Wang also identified technical constructions that every designer – both textile and interior! – should experience, leading to the development of Brentano’s first satin (Gainsborough).

With soft colours and textures, these four patterns perform over 50,000 double rubs (Wyzenbeek, Cotton Duck). Brentano also offers Gesture with Teflon and Giverny with a stain-resistant finish so the Studio collection can double as functional art.


The Brentano Design Studio, led by Iris Wang, celebrates 25 years in 2015. The textile house has grown from a modest eight patterns in 1990 into an international source for polyurethane faux leather, outdoor, Crypton, Nano-Tex and GreenShield-finished, eco-friendly and fire-retardant products. The carefully curated line reflects Wang’s lifelong study of fine art, nature and Asian philosophy in beautiful, high-performing solutions for the contract, hospitality, healthcare and residential markets.

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