Refraction: Surface Trend

Refraction: Surface Trend

Refracted patterns made up of intersecting geometric shapes adorn this year’s most dazzling upholstery designs.

Razzle Dazzle by Sylvain Willenz for Febrik

Named after the camouflage painting technique that inspired its complex pattern of intersecting lines, Razzle Dazzle is a stretchy fabric designed by Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz for new Dutch fabric brand Febrik. The design is available in three variations: two-tone contrast, m©lange and plain colour each of which imbues a distinctive effect.

Flexagon from the Form and Structure collection by Teknion

Launched earlier this year, Form + Structure is a collection of architecturally-inspired fabric designs by Suzanne Tick for Toronto-based Teknion Textiles. Shown above, the ‘Flexagon’ pattern’s abrupt angles and interrupted planes are designed to evoke the work of innovative contemporary architects such as Zaha Hadid.

Geometric triangles-cotton-fabric by Annabel Perrin

The Geometric Triangles Cotton Fabric by British designer Annabel Perrin is part of a wider collection of fabrics inspired by iconic British architecture and popular landmarks. This particular geometric design references the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle, England.

Northmore Major by Rachel Parker at Flock

Created by Rachel Parker for Flock, Northmore Major is a colorful geometric print inspired by cross stitch and collage. Digitally printed in Lancashire the design is printed onto 100% linen, perfect for soft furnishings and general domestic upholstery.

Checker Split by Alexander Girard Maharam 1965


Originally designed in 1965 and now produced by Maharam, Alexander Girard’s optical Checker Split fabric features black-and-white triangles dazzlingly intertwined with black and white squares.

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