Upholstery fabrics make our furniture just like a suite makes the man or an outfit makes the woman. We choose the best of the best for our collections.
Case in point is an excursion we took to see the new releases of one of America’s top textile mills. One sultry July morning, the Bruce Andrews Design team trekked to Sea Island to see the luxurious new products being launched by Kravet this fall. The setting in which the textiles were unveiled, The Cloister, was as sumptuous as the debuting offerings, which were presented by Scott Kravet, a fourth-generation member of the company’s founding family. A pattern language developed as the room filled with designers running their hands over the textiles and jotting notes about their favorites.
As the products were unfolded one by one, it was a visual feast of novelty embroidery, chenille, polished cottons, strie, French linens and crushed tie-died velvets. He shared new releases for a number of the company’s notable lines, including Kate Spade, Candice Olson, Aerin Lauder for Lee Jofa, and Lily Pulitzer; and announced the company’s new app, which he described as Shazam for fabric! Snap a photo of a sample you are hoping to find or emulate and the app will pull up comparable patterns. That’s what we call service!