Five fantastic fabrics

Five fantastic fabrics
Five fantastic fabrics

From sheer curtains inspired by architecture to upholstery that features whimsical motifs, these standout textiles will make any interior pop.

1 Map by Kvadrat

Copenhagen artist Vibeke Rohland overlayed patterns of dots to create this abstract landscape. Each version consists of three colours: the base tone of the fabric and dots in two colours, with seven combinations in total, ranging from neutrals to rich navy and purple.

2 Grand Blotch Damask by Timorous Beasties

Part of the Glasgow company’s Rorschach collection, this regal cotton fabric for curtains or light upholstery combines the abstract inkblot with a traditional damask pattern.

3 Sixto by Kinnasand

Taking cues from contemporary building forms, this semi-transparent cotton-batiste drapery textile by the German mill is covered in hexagons.

4 Edsviken by Almedahls

Architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune partnered up with the Swedish textile company to create a graphic polyester curtain voile that comes in five colourways and takes its name from an inlet of the Baltic Sea known for its lush flora and fauna.

5 Vases by Maharam

The motif on Hella Jongerius’s playful upholstery fabric is based on her porcelain Red White Vase for Droog. The rainbow-hued Vases employs a variety of textural weaves, including plain, pinstripe and twill, to mimic the overlapping blocks of translucent, coloured ceramic glaze.

For more great textiles, see Azure’s November/December 2012 issue.

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