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Designtex and West Elm introduce four new woven patterns

Designtex and West Elm have released four new woven upholstery styles that combines residential look and feel with commercial performance. The patterns are inspired by classic textiles and mid-century fashion: Boucle Melange, Chenille Chevron, Chunky Tweed, and Corded.

Photo courtesy of Designtex

Each style is available in a variety of colourways suitable for contract applications across congregate spaces, senior living, hospitality venues, and corporate settings. According to Designtex, these four new styles feature Crypton chemistry, a bonded fabric system that renders the textiles durable and easy to clean and disinfect, while maintaining the fabric’s quality. The integrated moisture barrier for stain resistance is free of phthalates, carcinogens, and toxins.

The four new patterns bring modern sensibility to classic techniques for a handsome range of textural solutions with a rich aesthetic palette.

Boucle Melange, Photo courtesy of Designtex.

In Boucle Melange, the classic looped texture of bouclé fabric is combined with the mélange dying technique for a textile that is both texturally rich and variegated in colour. The resulting heathered effect creates dimensional depth in an already tactile fabric.


Chenille Chevron, Photo courtesy of Designtex

Chenille Chevron updates the zig zag pattern popular in the 1960s and ‘70s in subtly tufted chenille, a fabric which can appear nearly iridescent as the pile catches the light. The visual interest of the large-scale pattern is complemented by the texture of the yarn and matched by the fabric’s luxurious softness.


Chunky Tweed, Photo courtesy of Designtex

Chunky Tweed brings modern sensibility to this textile construction with a free-form approach to the expected variations in hue. Chunky Tweed is perfect for adding understated poise to classic or contemporary spaces.


Corded, Photo courtesy of Designtex

Corded combines the plushness of corduroy with parallel wale features and slight variations in colour, emphasizing texture that looks the same way as it feels.

“Designtex is thrilled to collaborate with West Elm once again to bring these contemporary classics to the spaces in which we live, work, and gather. With safety top-of-mind, there has never been a better time for beautiful, easy-to-clean textiles to be introduced for such a wide variety of applications,” says Designtex.

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