Architect and designer Marc Thorpe drew from a surprising source when conceiving this collection for Febrik – corn fields of Northern Italy. Intrigued by the leafy outer shell on an ear of corn, Thorpe reimagined the linear form into a textural knitted upholstery featuring three-dimensional ribs.
With an appearance that seems random, the individual striations have thicknesses between five and 10 millimetres and run parallel to the selvedge. Made from a wool-polyamide-polyester blend, the fabric has slight elasticity and stretch and is suitable for both private and public applications. Available in 10 organically inspired colourways that shift tonality between the raised stitching and ground.