Denim: Surface Trend
Although more often associated with fashion than furnishings, denim is a durable, easy-to-care-for fabric that is perfect for the modern interior. Here we explore how five different designers and brands have reinterpreted the material for use across both hard and soft surfaces.Made from 80 percent post-industrial recycled denim fabric scraps infused with a nontoxic acrylic resin, ‘Denim‘ is a new one-of-a-kind surfacing material from TorZo Surfaces. Penetrating completely through the raw Denim board, the infusion results in a panel that is extremely hard and durable, with outstanding resistance to abrasion and scratching.
Last year, fabric manufacturer Camira launched its Denim line, playing on the fabric's durable yet fashionable characteristics to create a new line of upholstery. To create a crisp fabric that would complement modern interiors, Camira created a blend of 90 percent new wool and 10 percent FR Viscose (Rayon), a wood-derived fiber that complies with the company's Second Nature brand attributes, due to its renewability and compostability.
London designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri have designed a line of lightweight but strong furniture and accessories using Iris Industries‘ Denimite – a composite material made from scrap denim fibres bound by resin, then sanded to look like blue marble.
Moroso’s collaboration with clothing brand Diesel has led to an array of designs that echo the design of the jeans that the Italian company is best known for. Perhaps none more so than the ‘Cloudscape‘ collection with its casual stonewashed, indigo or raw black upholstery, double stitching and exaggerated seams.
The 'Indigo' Collection from Donghia Furniture and Textiles features four fabrics - Yumihama, Shikoku, Kurume and Matsuyama – each named after regions in Japan that are famous for indigo and kasuri production. Inspired by this Japanese tradition, and the motifs associated with it, the textiles are created on modern looms with 100% cotton, denim yarns and synthetic indigo dyes.