Allen Gant III has been named Casual Market Manager for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, responsible for the casual furniture market and specialty outdoor segment.
What makes elite athletes tick? What is it like to live your dream every day in hopes of a star performance at the Olympics? These are a few of the themes that ‘Uncharted Waters,’ a documentary following athletes on the US Sailing Team Sperry, will explore in the final year of their journey toward a spot on the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In this issue:
- ‘Spirit for Innovation’ Fuels Global Design Inspirations
- U.S. Sailing Tea Sperry and Sunbrella Circumnavigate the Globe in Search of Gold
- Small Rooms Are the Big Idea at POD Hotels
- ‘Explorer’ Encourages Use of Glen Raven Materials in Unexpected Ways
- From Parachutes to RVS: Former U.S. Navy Rigger Tackles Diverse Fabrication Challenges
In this issue:
- ‘Perspective’ program expands imaginations for Sunbrella fabrics
- Glen Raven launches new Shade Fabrics Collection
- Students’ design creativity boosting communities
- Glen Raven partners with Geo Soluções to promote the Strata brand in Brazil.
- U.S. textile industry drives forward with value-added offerings by B&O.
The Sunbrella® fabrics design team is emphasizing design simplicity with new bright colors and neutral additions to the Sunbrella Upholstery Collection. The additions include seven fabric groupings drawing attention to vibrant colors and patterns as well as textural neutrals.
“Our design team has incredible insights on colors, patterns and textures for today’s homes,” said Greg Voorhis, design director for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, the maker of Sunbrella fabrics. “With these new additions we’re mixing two different ends of the spectrum—bright to muted, old to new—and how they can come together to create beautiful, unassuming design.”
The Stripes group features classic stripe patterns Cabana and Shore in a variety of bold, bright colors that pop when mixed and matched as decorative pillows on white upholstery.
The Wisteria group evokes the feeling of spring through delicate shifts in color and texture. Featuring soft lavender and goldenrod stripes on a beige background, Paris Lavender feels vintage and well-worn and Meander Lilac features rich lilac tones in an interlocking pattern.
The group Regatta transforms any room into a seaside paradise; cool ocean blues in Token Surfside and a splash of complementary flame highlights in Shore Flame tell a color story that is as at home inside as it is outside.
Textural, natural-inspired neutrals are featured in the Mist group showing just how beautiful going back to basics can be. Grounding the group is Hybrid, a boucle design in shades of grey. This is contrasted with Cast, which features heathered yarns.
Fabrics from the Emerald group are modern, yet classic, and tantalizingly fresh. With coordinating patterns Reflex, Shore and Cabana in spring shades of emerald and citron balanced by Cast Tinsel, an earthy brown solid, the design possibilities are endless.
To further expand design horizons, Meridian expands with new colors. The perfect neutral pairing for bolder patterns and brighter colors, Meridian is a subtly textured solid with a soft hand and will be available in Meadow, Mist, Wisteria, Pewter, Flax, Rose, Cameo and Grain
Rounding out the new additions, Cast showcases heathered yarns providing a sense of texture in eight muted colors. An understated solid, Cast makes for an excellent base for larger upholstered pieces with accents of livelier colors in decorative pillows and throws. Cast will be available in Silver, Ash, Shale, Slate, Mist, Oasis, Tinsel and Petal.