Big, Bold Fabrics for a Big, Bold Town: The Miami Collection by Zinc Textile

If you've ever been to the far, far southeastern corner of the U.S. than you certainly have an appreciation for the old saying about cutting off Miami and letting it float out to the Caribbean where it belongs. The Miami Collection of Printed Velvets and Decorative Weaves by Zinc Textile captures this sense of "otherworldliness" embodied in Miami's vibrant mix of culture and language, as well as the city's  eclectic, striking aesthetic.

Fabrics from the Miami Collection. Manufactured by Zinc Textile.

Zinc Textile's Miami Collection Evokes Art Deco with Contemporary Panache

Fabrics from the Miami Collection. Manufactured by Zinc Textile.

If you haven't been to Miami, I suggest you marshal your resources and pay a visit. For, much like New Orleans, the city is an iconoclastic treasure-a grand feast of fashion, food, and fun, and something every American should see. Many also aren't aware that Miami is a treasure trove of Art Deco architecture.

Big, Bold Fabrics for a Big, Bold Town: The Miami Collection by Zinc Textile

The Miami collection brings together the best of Miami's Art Deco past with the city's contemporary joie de vivre-offering an amalgam of vibrant patterns, vivid colors, and daring juxtapositions.

Fabrics from the Miami Collection. Manufactured by Zinc Textile.

A quick gander at the Zinc Textile website will clarify. Some of the prints featured include Ziggurat, an hypnotic, asynchronous zig-zag that resembles a geometrical mountain range; Speedster, a visual tour de force that challenges depth perception while evoking the mind-bending art of M.C. Escher; and Lapidus, an understated cubist cityscape that creates an alluring contrast with the vivid nature of the other prints.

Fabrics from the Miami Collection. Manufactured by Zinc Textile.

All told, the Miami Collection offers 12 different patterns, each available in multiple color combinations. And it doesn't take a mathematician to calculate the well-nigh innumerable variation offered therein. The fabrics lend themselves to multiple applications-upholstery, pillow covers, table surfaces, wall art, and curtains. One particularly engaging image proposes a luxuriously appointed billiard table. And all of the images on the Zinc Textiles' site encapsulate the great potential of this gorgeous collection: bright, daring, loud, exuberant... with a singular aesthetic and unrivaled panache, the Miami Collection is a fitting tribute to this most exciting of cities.

Fabrics from the Miami Collection. Manufactured by Zinc Textile.

About the Manufacturer: Relatively new on the A&D scene, fabrics manufacturer Zinc Textile hearkens back to the glory days of the 70s, when the cultural penchant for psychedelia was made manifest in big, bold, bright designs. While many of these may not have stood the test of time, the exciting line up of silks, velvets, cheniles, and faux hides offered by Zinc Textile is sure to endure: "strong, tactile and urban with playful, quirky undertones... Zinc collections integrates luxury finishes, sumptuous texture, and modern graphic design to offer exciting and original style solutions for residential and contract interiors."

Posted December 7, 2011 by Joseph Starr

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