Fabrics: There’s the Rub pt. 1

Sophisticated and energetic, these new performance-driven upholstery lines are as unique in style as they are in construction.

Allante FRee | Morbern

This Ontario-based coated fabric producer has released a leather-like vinyl without additives designed for the hospitality, contract and public seating markets. Formulated phthalate free and void of antimicrobial additives, the material is denim dye and oil resistant (from cosmetics, cooking oils and fatty foods), and available in 25 solid colourways from neutrals to saturated reds, greens and blues.

Manta | Concertex

Collaborating with textile designer Aaron Mensik, this vegan leather shagreen is constructed using an engraved roller that applies a layer of polyurethane on top of a polyurethane base, to create a beaded design that mimics the texture of a stingray. The textile boasts over 100,000 double rubs, is bleach cleanable, HHI compliant, and graffiti-free.

Contour | Concertex

This coated upholstery fabric plays with light and shadow using a new engraved roller that applies a layer of polyurethane to create a raised, textured design that is smooth and sleek. Boasting over 100,000 double rubs, bleach cleanable and HHI compliant, Contour has a graffiti-free finishing to withstand the rigorous demands of all workplace, hospitality, and healthcare facilities.

Prairie School | Architex

This collection honours the late 19th- and early 20th-century midwestern architectural style of the same name. Monikers like Purcell, Sullivan, Taliesin and Wright are evoked as pattern aesthetics utilize strong horizontal lines and banding, similar to the style’s architectural elements that were meant to evoke and relate to the wide, flat expanses of the prairie landscape.

Textile Collection | Designtex + West Elm

Four new textile patterns represent the fourth collaboration with West Elm and combine a residential look and feel with commercial performance suitable for contract applications across congregate spaces, senior living, hospitality venues, and corporate settings. The upholstery styles are inspired by mid-century fashion cues and include: Boucle Melange; Chenille Chevron; Chunky Tweed; and Corded, and all feature Crypton chemistry, a bonded fabric system that renders the textiles durable and easy to clean and disinfect.