It is amazing to see how far Sunbrella fabrics have come since their introduction to the market in 1961. Over ten years ago Sunbrella branched out from their outdoor "canvas look" to the beautiful world of luxury interior and exterior fabrics and they have been impressing us ever since! The color fully penetrates through Sunbrella fabrics as it is added during the production of the fiber (think carrot) so it won't fade in the sun or wash away.
Performance fabrics are conducive to how we are currently living in our homes which include; big airy spaces with more natural light and living rooms that provide a place for adults, children and pets to interact happily. Interior designer, Brian Patrick Flynn agrees that performance in a fabric is a high priority, even in luxury design. Flynn says "A room can be beautiful and timeless and classic and elegant but if the textiles aren't going to allow you to truly live in a space, I don't know if the space is that practical."
As a step to further bridge the gap of performance fabric with high end design, Sunbrella has partnered with a variety of first rate partners that we carry, such as Thibaut, Robert Allen and Pindler. Thibaut has a wide variety of Sunbrella fabrics including hip geometrics, soft, luxurious wovens, plush chenilles, vibrant prints and versatile sheers.
Robert Allen also has designed some gorgeous high performance fabrics with the inherent Sunbrella qualities of being lightfast, stain resistant, water repellant!
Pindler has an impressive collection of neutral Sunbrella fabrics pairing a soft hand with durability and performance, perfect for sofas without the fear of spills and stains.
Janet Thompson from Thibaut came to By Design Interiors to show us the latest Thibaut Sunbrella Indoor/Outdoor fabrics and proved just how tough these textiles are by putting bleach on a dark fabric! Take a look!
So if you are looking for a high-end designer fabric with a luxurious feel, easy cleaning properties and durability, look no further than Sunbrella!
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