Textiles

Trends: Textiles

With durability and eco-friendliness as standard practices, manufacturers of contract textiles can pursue other features including technological innovations or high style.

Alfresco Textiles

In a giant leap from the backyard patio barbecue, outdoor kitchens of surprising complexity have become a new fetish area for acquisitive homeowners. And as exterior kitchens have begat exterior dining rooms, outdoor dining rooms have sprouted outdoor living rooms.…

Taking Textiles to the Streets

Carnegie continues on a path of targeted marketing with its Street & Sport textiles. Their imagery is meant to evoke a mix of extreme sports [Grip is inspired by the standard grip applied to skateboard decks], graffiti [Havoc features splattered…

Multi-Tasking Textiles

Takashi and Maki Ifuji established their design studio in Gifu, Japan, in 2002, and have since created a range of clever furniture, housewares, and lighting products. Their booth is part of the British European Design Group’s exhibition at this year’s…

Luisa Cevese’s Fossilized Textiles

Damaged fabrics made of precious yarns, stained tablecloths, old lace, and prayer rugs with worshipped-in holes are among the objects that end up in Luisa Cevese’s hands. The Milan-based designer, who is known for fixing fabric remnants in resin for…