Raven Issue No. 24

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
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Raven Issue No. 23

In this issue:

  • ‘Perspective’ program expands imaginations for Sunbrella fabrics
  • Glen Raven launches new Shade Fabrics Collection
  • Students’ design creativity boosting communities
  • U.S. textile industry drives forward with value-added offerings by B&O.
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New Fabrics Emphasize ‘Coming Back to Simplicity’

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.


Stock - Cast 1


Stock - Regatta


Fusion - Wisteria


Stock - Emerald


Raven Issue No. 22

In this issue:

  • Sunbrella fabrics featured at LongHouse Reserve
  • Design thinking focuses on end-user needs
  • Where are shade products headed next?
  • Artist builds international exhibitions with Sunbrella yarns
  • ‘Performance Art’ takes Sunbrella in new directions
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Raven Issue No. 21

In this issue:

  • Glen Raven, Inc. adopts new corporate identity
  • Jordan’s furniture attracts customers with more than sofas
  • Jardinico introduces Modular Colors furniture line
  • Strata creating global brand in geosythetics

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Sunbrella Sponsors Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis @ The James Royal Palm

Extensive upholstery groupings, architectural shade installation enhanced Miami hotspot for artists and designers

The city of Miami was flush with international visitors this week for Art Basel, a celebration of modern and contemporary art that includes paintings, installations, photography, films and more. Many of those visitors also found their way to Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis @ The James Royal Palm where Sunbrella® fabrics were on full display as part of the magazine’s luxurious retreat for the art and design worlds. Read More

IFAI 2013

IFAI 2013 was a wonderful show and we are glad we got a chance to connect with you during our time in Orlando.

From hearing about your plans for 2014 to the event at Marvel Superhero Island, we enjoyed talking with you about working together in this great industry.

Relive the best moments of IFAI 2013 by watching this short video.