Intricate off-the-shelf surfacing and textile options make “wow” moments achievable, even on a budget.
By Megan Krause
This season’s surfacing and textile products are parading around in newly minted finishes and patterns that make everyday materials more alluring. More often than not, makers of such items are offering a slew of choices so that designers can choose the perfect option. The result is an easily accessible (and more affordable) way to create custom looks in hospitality spaces.
Outdoor furniture manufacturer Sifas, for example, is offering its Kocoon seating collection with a 3D outdoor upholstery fabric that’s impregnated with resin to create a soft, sponge-like fabric. As an added bonus, the textile comes in a floral print inspired by current fashion trends. Fabric vendor Christopher Farr Cloth has also released an acrylic-dyed outdoor fabric that features a chic, primitive pattern.
In the surfacing arena, Forms+Surfaces has launched the Opal Onyx pattern from the ViviStone collection, which is a grouping of architectural glass products made to look like natural stone. The glass is offered is offered in two versions—lightly textured non-reflective and smooth reflective—that can be installed to create varied effects.
That company has also released a new stainless-steel finish, Diamond, which features multidirectional etched lines that offer a cool visual effect while conveniently hiding scratches and scuffs. Similarly, Piet Boon and NLXL’s new Concrete wallpaper for Wallpaper Collective has a rough quality that can be applied to create a bold wall feature or to mask flaws on the walls or ceiling.
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