Gliding our fingers over textured fabrics creates a sensation impossible to describe, see, or hear. While many of us choose interesting soft, thick, woven and silken fabrics to place over our skin as clothing, we don't always allow ourselves the same freedom of choice in fabrics and leathers for the home. Thanks to designers and manufacturers that manipulate the surface design of our upholstered furniture, draperies and other various interior textile uses, tactile sensation gets a renewed feel of the extraordinarily original variety.
Top Ten: Relief Upholstery Designs.
Relief Print Designs of Textiles and Upholstery Bring a Heavy Dose of Texture into Interior Design
Just enough gloss combined with a hand antiqued finish, the Jumbo Crocodile - Marble design of full grain vegetable-tanned aniline-dyed cowhide by Edelman Leathers has an average size of 28 square feet. The engraving of the hide is tanned in an old-fashioned manner to create a crocodile look upon the cowhide skin.
Composed of 60% WV and 40% redesigned Lenzing FR™, the Climatex upholstery fabric of Herringbone complies with the "principles of eco-effectiveness" in their solid color designs. The climate-controlled surfaces infuse moisture management and renewable, raw materials to come up with an abrasion-resistant textile design for residential use.
Every batch of the Pinus Nigra by Nonwoven is unique in comparison with the next, since each fabric is made individually and thus is completely original. While the textiles are not washable, the designs themselves are produced in limited batches for special orders and are made from 100% Lenzing FR®.
With its cotton/polyester backing, the Tide Pool design of the Archipelago Collection by Designtex (recently covered in a 3rings article) is a geometrical spectacle of perforated circular designs. Created as part of their Sta-Kleen fabric division - reducing stain potential while adding to the durability factor - the entire Archipelago collection of animal print-driven and other textured fabrics are a must for extending the life of upholstery
With a poly vinyl face and a heavy duty wyzenbeek, the Elephant upholstery by Joseph Noble is designed for upholstery that needs a super-charged leathery texture. In four different colorways of neutral tones, this leathery textile is great for residential or contract use.
The 3D-TEX PP/KHF natural fiber upholstery is what the German manufacturer, Mayser, describes as a "compression mould nub plate" made of polypropylene from a renewable material - like kenaf, hemp and flax - using a needle-punched weave for maximum durability.
Suggested for use as a drapery textile, the Dash on Plushy - and its sister design, Swing on Plushy - by Dedar use a permanently pleated fabric design out of 100% PES FR to created an abrasion-resistant, fire-retardant and versatile material that is machine washable. Its 1" vertical repeat and 2" horizontal repeat creates a grid-like, brick aesthetic that never tires.
Made from 100% PVC, the Baby Osterich faux leather upholstery by Aviron Textiles is designed for upholstery and wallcoverings. Its sixteen colorways allow for plentiful options to create a textured interior space in the color of your choice.
Made from 28% viscose and 72% polyester with an acrylic back, the Allure upholstery by Designtex has a warranty of ten years, making it an extremely durable relief textile for residential use. Coming in 14 different colorways, the print can be both vibrant, in colors like magenta and blue - or subtle, in neutral tones.
Upon first glance, the woven leather upholstery by Madison Leathers appears to be the construction of an outdoor wicker chair. Offered by Madison Leathers in either a full grain hide or a calf suede, however, the Woven leather textiles come in custom sizes to fit every project that desires the feeling of a relief weave.
Hope you enjoyed our roundup of the Top Ten Relief Upholstery Designs!
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