2014 Opens with a Bang!

January was a busy month for the home textile world. First there was Heimtextil held January 8- 11, followed by Paris Deco Off from January 23 – 27 and Maison et Objet January 24 – 28. The streets nearest the showrooms: Rue De L’Abbaye and Rue de Furstenburg in the 6th arr. and Rue du Mail in the 2nd arr., were filled with giant lampshades made from fabrics from the participating editors.

During these shows, most of our editors launched new collections for Spring 2014. Over the next few months you can expect new collections in our showroom from – Canovas, DK, Donghia, Elitis, Garrett, Houles, Lelievre, , Maria Flora, Nobilis, Perennials, Pollack, Rubelli, Samuel and Sons, Sonia Rykiel, Weitzner and Zoffany.

During the shows, several awards were given.

At the Heimtextil, Trevira announced the winners of their Fabric Creativity Competition No. 2. A panel made up of prominent experts made an assessment which took into consideration various criteria such as degree of innovation, technical execution, suitability for the contract market and trend setting. The 10 best fabrics gained special recognition, and were presented with a certificate as “Most Creative Fabric 2014”.

Two of our editors were winners:

Lelièvre: Artikel: CUBA 4213
A heavy decorative fabric suited for cushions, curtains, upholstery and for wall coverings. The high-low structure accentuates the retro design particularly well, recalling the floral style of the fifties. The high warp density, fine sheen and pleasant feel convey quality traditionally associated with silk damask. The colouring – here the combination of beige with bright orange – lends further emphasis to the dynamic of the pattern.
Modern, extravagant, vital – CUBA heralds a new generation of damask fabrics.

RUBELLI S.p.A.: Article: LACCA 30098
Lacca is a damask distinguished by a sophisticated chiaroscuro play which punctuates and adds life to the space, creating surface shades similar to the effects of lacquers. Colours which move from light and grey to understated and elegant shades creates the impression of patina, giving the fabric a unique vintage look. LACCA is double-sided and has a pleasant feel and loose drape.
Implemented in damask, the unusual design and metallic appearance of LACCA ensure it is destined to set the textile tone in modern architecture, alongside glass, concrete and steel. Nonetheless, LACCA will not fail to make its impact in classical surroundings as a splendid damask. Suitable for the contract market, for instance in hotel rooms, but also for the discerning residential sector.

For more info go here.

Two weeks later during the Paris Deco Off, The World of Interiors awarded Lin Leger from DK as BEST FABRICS!