This company is launching a collection of 59 fabrics - from
fancy florals to superb solids and spectacular stripes, all
distinguished by intricate weaves and subtle patterns.
Resistant to water, mildew, and sunlight, these 100 percent
solution-dyed textiles are perfect for summertime fun.
Giati is also expanding its collection of elegant handcrafted
teak dinging tables, notable for smooth inlaid surfaces and
slatted detailing. Available with either round or square
tops, the sturdy tables will fit a party of eight. What
better excuse to start planning one? giati.com
We're mad for plaid. Especially when it comes to the
grid-like Pascal, in 16 colorways ranging from stately
neutrals to earth-tones enlivened by strokes of orange or
purple. Made from DuPont Antron nylon, Pascal
coordinates with the company's existing Fifi, Henri, and
Portia patterns. karastancontract.com
Naturali, a line of bronze-colored high-pressure plastic
laminates, puts an upscale, decidedly un-crunchy spin on
nature. Sheets measure 4 by 10 feet. 60 West Sheffield Avenue,
Englewood, NJ 07631; 800-228-2238; abetlaminati.com.
Take a trip to Savile Row—sans the transatlantic flight.
The dapper Arles 1118 houndstooth, a contract- and
hospitality-weight upholstery linen, is available in Lamp
Black and Soft White. 308 West Mill Street, Plainville, KS
67663; 785-434-7200; classicclothfabrics.com.
The Structures line leverages this company's reputation for
beautiful fabric—and commitment to high performance:
Selections all exceed 50,000 double rubs. Available in a
smorgasbord of over 100 colorways. 256 Washington Street,
Mount Vernon, NY 10553; 914-665-0800; bergamofabrics.com.
Hand-embroidered flowering vines wend their way across the
cotton backing of Crewelwork Madras. Delicate on the eyes,
this traditional textile is also tough enough for upholstery
use. 75 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-226-4747; georgesmith.com.
Uniroyal Engineered Products
Naugahyde's cachet has increased immeasurably, thanks to
divine vinyls such as Chameã. Able to withstand 250,000
Wyzenbeeks cycles, this simulated leather may prove more
durable than the real thing. 1001 North Main Street, Suite 6,
Nappanee, IN 46550; 877-628-4248; naugahyde.com.
In his new wool-based upholstery fabrics, Michael Vanderbyl
imbues bold geometry with contemporary flair. The Latitude 38
collection's four patterns are offered in a full complement of
36 colors—lights, darks, and everything between. 2415 Third
Street, Suite 280, San Francisco, CA 94107; 415-252-7125; lunatextiles.com.
Paul Brayton Designs
Life's a picnic with Garden Party, a collection of Crypton
textile patterns bursting with vibrant coloration. Witness the
brilliant Sparklers, in dramatic Blue Lagoon. 518 Old
Thomasville Road, High Point, NC 27260; 800-882-4720; paulbraytondesigns.com.
Cowtan & Tout
Spirited and architectural, Manuel Canovas's Pagoda takes
flight to a fanciful Chinese landscape. The cotton or velvet
print comes in four eye-catching colors. 111 Eighth Avenue,
Suite 930, New York, NY 10011;
Sheer perfection in Trevira CS and polyester, Tratto by
Kvadrat is one of 11 new window-covering patterns for spring.
Fabrics in the collection are available in over 600 colorways,
all 118 inches wide. 251 Park Avenue South, New York, NY
10010; 800-645-3943; maharam.com.
Online Catalog: TectonicStudio
Inspired by the corrugations of antique smoking boxes,
Zenith manages to be starkly linear and softly textured at the
same time, thanks to a matrix of vertical embossing and
three-dimensional lines in soft, warm tones. 2600B Steeles
Avenue West, Concord, Ontario L4K 3C8, Canada;
Stunning Styx only looks delicate—this fire-retardant solid
sheer is woven from sturdy 100 percent Trevira CS. 485
Broadway, New York, NY 10013; 212-925-2777; 800-366-4442; donghia.com.
Textile maestro Mark Pollack has partnered with Dutch
fabric company De Ploeg to produce practical fabric packed
with panache. The six new patterns in wool and wool-cotton
come in 57 colors. 150 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013;
The exotic just got closer to home. From the South Seas
collection comes Mariana, a wooden matchstick shade woven with
cotton yarn. Like its siblings-made from bamboo, rattan, and
other tropical woods and natural reeds-the treatment utilizes
heavy-duty cord lock and smooth roll-up devices. Motorization
is also available in both roller and Roman configurations. 1
Hayes Street, Elmsford, NY 10523; 212-752-1140; windowmodes.com.
Oolong's designers stand by their mandate: "Play a little
every day." Some errant doodling on the computer led them to
'Oolong'-a hybrid of radiating lines, loopy shapes and
textures that conspires to form an alluring visual rhythm of
tone on tone. Tri-Kes/Wallcovering Source,11123 Shady Trail,
Dallas TX 75229; 800-200-8120; tri-kes.com.
Arai's Textile Collection
Poetic and enduring, Jun-ichi Arai's textile collection is
woven with polyphenylene sulfide and claims to withstand
temperatures up to 320 degrees. Utilizing the same technology
used for industrial pollutant filtration, these ethereal
fabrics are anything but delicate. Gallery Gen, 158 Franklin
Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-226-7717; gallerygen.com.
Fashion icon Stephen Sprouse teamed with Suzanne Tick to
suffuse these two drapery fabrics with hints of street grit
and high art. Static Screen's striations are inspired by a
blank television, and forsake Knoll's traditional nubbly wool
for bold metallic silver. 105 Wooster Street, New York NY
10012; 212-343-4000; knolltextiles.com.
Alternating chunky clear, transparent, and white yarns,
Krystal Weave allows light to filter into a space while
providing visual privacy. 32 Union Square East, Suite 216, New
York, NY 10003; 212-254-7501.
Diminutive, Indian-inspired patterns in bold but pretty
colors are the company's stock in trade. Rajmata, Jaipur, and
Udaipur are elegant permutations of Indian prints that can mix
well together or stand on their own. 909 North Orlando Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323-848-9900; peterdunham.com.
J. Prichard Design
Pushing the definition of wallcoverings, Ceramic is better
described as an installation. Thousands of hand-thrown ceramic
discs, assembled in no certain order to form organic
compositions. 739 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217;
Snap, at once pleasingly geometric and nicely rough around
the edges, is a hand-silk-screened print on acrylic-coated
paper. Endless patterns of circles in varying shades of
bronze, gold, and pewter impart metallic shimmer and add
glamour to all the repetition. 578 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers,
NY 10701; 914-476-0619.
Independence derives its depth and sheen from a number of
minerals and stones, ground powder-fine and fused onto the
paper's vinyl medium. It's then hand-screened and layered with
acrylic stains. 44-39 Purvis Street, Long Island City NY
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