Fabrics: Back At It

With a nod to the past and a fit for the present, the industry’s latest fabrics are familiar yet brand new.

Viewpoint Collection | Carnegie

Traditional in feel yet modern in look, Carnegie’s new textile collection evokes familiarity and warmth, with a hint of something new. In one design, the ever-common floral pattern is scaled back to a simple petal and paired with lifting yarns to create a tactile motif. In another, traditional Scottish wool plaid is reimagined in soft chenille. The Viewpoint Collection contains 10 designs in total, in a variety of highly-durable fabrics and colours.

The Bauhaus Project | Designtex

In celebration of its centennial year, Designtex has released new designs based on the work of Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl; two students who played a seminal role in developing the weaving program at the famous Bauhaus. Through experimentation with different materials and techniques, these women established innovative new approaches to the once traditional discipline. Designtex’s recreations pay tribute to their patterns and approaches, featuring linear geometries, circle jacquard, woven textiles and more.

Some Like it Mod | Architex

Architex’s latest collection features four patterns inspired by the fashion and culture of “Swinging London.” Cavern Club, Good Day Sunshine, Lucy in the Sky and Space Oddity are punchy, modern, and equally sophisticated and bright – bringing 1960s cool into 2020 present. Each pattern is made in the United States, and is available in multiple colourways for a wide variety of material applications.

Loom State Collection | Luum Textiles

Designer Suzanne Tick’s newest line for Luum Textiles uses the natural materials and familiar patterns found in traditional weaving techniques. The collection’s six designs — Structured Stripe, Dispersion, Duo Change, Homage, Oeuvre and Doyenne — bring the character of handwoven textiles to life amidst their convenient industrial production. Embroidered drapery, double weave upholstery, plush blended yarn, wool, silk and heathered chenille are just a few of the highlights from this versatile line.

Topo | Concertex

Short for “topography,” this new line from Concertex is inspired by the patterns of movement found in common maps and diverse landscapes. Digitally printed solid contour and embossed metallic dotted lines intersect on the face of the polyurethane upholstery, establishing a unique and captivating linear design. Topo is available in eight colourways, including a variety of neutrals and energetic hues.