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PRODUCT WATCH: 8 new upholstery ranges from Edmund Bell

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PRODUCT WATCH: 8 new upholstery ranges from Edmund Bell

Are you sitting comfortably? Hotel Designs takes a close look at Edmund Bell’s latest upholstery product launches…

So far, 2020 has witnessed eight new upholstery ranges launched by Edmund Bell. But not one to rest on its laurels, the fabrics supplier has made sure that these are no ordinary upholstery ranges.

The brand has also launched the ultimate solution offering unrivalled technology and protection for upholstery fabric: Enduracare.

Benefitting from enhanced performance features including anti-microbial, waterproof, stain resistant and flame retardant properties – furniture covered in an Edmund Bell Enduracare upholstery fabric will perform well for prolonged use.

There may have been a time when it was considered only a healthcare environment would need an upholstery fabric with anti-microbial properties, but reflecting on the current climate we find ourselves in, it is apparent that every sector will benefit from these additional performance features, especially the hospitality industry.

Here’s a detailed look at the brand’s latest products:

Elegance

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Characterised by luxury and evoking confident glamour, this velvet speaks volumes for perfect upholstery. It can command status in a modern warehouse location as well as a traditional townhouse. The entire spectrum of 42 colours is captivating and inspires full freedom of expression.

Elite

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A sophisticated yet chunky look basket weave and a mastery of cross colour combination. The threads weave a story of artisan making and the dry warp and matt chenille, mix effortlessly in this colour woven substrate. An exciting mix of 12 colours and contrasting tones are sure to update every piece of upholstery.

Meridian

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More than just a plain, Meridian has a smart cross colour structure and subtle texture of a chic marled wool look. City greys and neutrals serve as useful basics, however punctuated with contemporary accents of mustard, blush, chilli, fuchsia, teal and navy.

Virtue

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A plush and radiant chenille Virtue has a durable structure with a matt and texture like structure. There is a generous range of 14 warm and cool neutral tones as well as heavenly blush, gold, ochre denim and teal.

Aspen

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Steeped in tradition and historic culture Aspen generously takes on a smart country tailored look with its engineered herringbone structure and wool look textured surface. A comprehensive selection of 25 warm and cool neutrals together with an admirable mix of stylish on trend shades.

Eclipse 

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Capturing that rough and ready texture so necessary in a successful upholstery substrate, the textured yarns weave a story of modern country ideal for all moods and seasons. Of the 12 colours available, straw, stone, ash, grey and mercury are the perfect answer to those necessary neutrals, whilst rose, chilli, teal and emerald punctuate as the new season’s highlights.

Inspire 

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A basket like structure were the threads weave distinctively in a very handcrafted way, Inspire works to create a very natural looking fabric. The yarns work effortlessly fashioning a very handwoven look, organic in character and rich in performance. A great palette of 12 colours ranging from subtle yet earthy tones as well as chilli, teal and denim to give it a more modern look.

Lustre

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With a refined sense of luxury and elevated quality, Lustre captures a vintage metallic feel so elegant yet contemporary. The lustrous chenille yarns weave their magic with the matt warp to truly capture and enhance the old beaten metallic look. All 26 colours regardless remain harmonious yet maintain their luxurious appeal and add a perfect finishing touch.

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Sekers unveils Suomi FR blackouts and Shogun upholstery collection

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New curtians and upholstery ranges aimed at the hospitality, leisure and marine markets.

Sekers has taken the wraps off its new Shogun upholstery and Suomi FR blackouts collections.

Described as a semi-plain textured design, Shogun is available in 18 multi-colour shades including what the company calls sophisticated neutrals and porcelain blues.

Incorporating FibreGuard, an advanced finish that Sekers says helps protect the fabric against spills and stains without having to resort to specialist cleaning, Shogun has been designed to be resistant to stains such as red wine and ballpoint pen.

Sekers says Shogun is perfect for the most demanding upholstery application and, as such, the ideal for the commercial hospitality, leisure and marine markets – it’s supplied with a crib 5 flame retardant backing and a Martindale abrasion performance of 60,000 rubs.

Suomi, meanwhile, is a new collection of FR blackouts in three designs, suitable for contract curtains and available in a palette of shades ranging from cool metallic tones and sophisticated neutrals and soft blues and teals.

With a refined drape and subtle shimmer, Sekers says Suomi is an ideal choice for designers specifying for the hospitality, leisure and marine markets.

Woven in 100% polyester with a 3 pass FR black out backing, Sekers says the Suomi collection is suitable for all aspects of the contract market, from hotels to cruise ships, meeting all relevant UK, US & IMO standards for curtains.

Sekers Fabrics launch Tanami collection

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Sekers proudly introduces Tanami, a versatile upholstery with a subtly textured small scale geometric design.

Available in a range of 22 colours, from rich, stylish neutrals and browns to vibrant blues, reds and oranges, Tanami offers a diverse choice of colour.

Incorporating Aquaclean, an advanced nano technology finish that helps protect the fabric against spills and stains without having to resort to specialist cleaning, Tanami resists the toughest of stains, including red wine and permanent marker.

Supplied with crib 5 backing and with an outstanding abrasion performance of 100,000 rubs, Tanami is an ideal upholstery choice for a host of clients including hotels, pubs and cruise ships, meeting all relevant UK and IMO standards for upholstery.

To contact Sekers regarding this new collection, view the entire collection or to order samples, please click here.

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Member Spotlight: Kobe sponsors apprentice

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Student Darren Blackwell, an apprentice upholsterer, showcased his first-class skills with a little help from luxury fabric supplier, Kobe UK.

The AMUSF apprentice formed part of a team of association members who represented the Worshipful Company of Upholders at Lincoln cathedral’s Heritage Skills Festival in June.

Student Darren Blackwell, an apprentice upholsterer, showcased his first-class skills with a little help from luxury fabric supplier, Kobe UK.

Student Darren Blackwell, an apprentice upholsterer, showcased his first-class skills with a little help from luxury fabric supplier, Kobe UK.

As part of the festival, Darren saw his final apprenticeship diploma piece – a chair – on show, along with other examples of upholstery and soft furnishings. He is the first trainee to complete the Livery Company Apprenticeship Scheme, launched in the summer of 2014.

The Upholders sponsored the frame of Darren’s chair and Kobe the Conure fabric, from the company’s Toucan collection. David Harris, Kobe MD said: “We are delighted to see our fabric used to create such a beautiful piece of furniture. It’s a credit to Darren’s upholstery skills and I would like to congratulate him on his qualification, which recognises the hard work and commitment he has shown to his craft.”

Darren was presented with his AMUSF qualification at Wendy Shorter’s Students’ Show on 29th July. Wendy Shorter Interiors is a multi-awards winning training centre that has received several craft training awards for encouraging craft skills in upholstery and soft furnishings.

All Kobe’s upholstery fabrics offer exceptional durability, scoring highly on the Martindale Rub Test.

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Cocoon Kobe's Essente collection

Soft Furnishings Focus: ‘Cocoon’ by Kobe for today’s upholstery

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Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, has introduced Cocoon – a highlight of the Essente collection of stunningly chic, easy-to-care for, affordable interiors fabrics.

Furniture is the focal point of any interior so it’s important that the design, colour and texture complement the theme. Cocoon is a soft, supple chenille in 100% polyester and finished with an FR domestic back-coat, so ‘ready to go’.

Featuring a palette of 36 soft and sumptuous shades ranging from neutral cream, beige and pale grey, warm blue, brown and rose to vibrant lime, orange and red, Cocoon can be used for both curtains and upholstery.

David Harris, MD of Kobe UK said: “Cocoon is the perfect partner for any domestic or commercial setting and as part of the Essente collection benefits from the logistical expertise and quality of Kobe, while giving access to a wider customer base through its realistic price points.”

Cocoon complies with the BS5852 part 1, source 0 and 1, passing the cigarette and match test and offers exceptional durability, scoring 100,000 on the Martindale Rub Test.

The Essente collection of stunningly chic, easy-to-care for, affordable interiors fabrics retail price levels from £16 to £22 for curtain weights and £27 for upholstery fabrics.

Essente upholstery customers can also benefit from further rebates, for further information please contact sales@essente.co.uk or www.essente.co.uk

Skopos - Moritz Collection

Product Spotlight: Moritz upholstery collection from Skopos

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Moritz, by Skopos is a new FR upholstery collection with universal appeal across a variety of contract interiors.

Moritz, as the collection name suggests, is a follow on from our popular Chamonix collection, offering 4 distinctive designs, with an alpine look and a matt natural texture. The 4 designs include a smart modern check, an intricately woven stripe and 2 contemporary geometrics. Colours include trend inspired acid tones, coppers, steel blues and reds and a broad offering of neutrals, suiting the natural feel and look of the weaves.

The colour mix celebrates contrast, with bolts of brights in conjunction with subtle and sophisticated yarn combinations.

Skopos - Moritz Collection

Moritz will be on show at the Sleep Event at the end of November, alongside new wallcoverings from Muraspec (Stands G15 and 16).

With 32 new Skus, Moritz is a stylish and durable solution for hospitality and leisure interiors , presenting up-to-date designs that can work effectively with most schemes. The collection meets all the requirements for British Standards, and is available with short minimums and lead times.

Skopos - Moritz Collection

Skopos is an ISO9001 accredited company and has over 40 year’s specialist experience in the design and manufacture of high performance FR contract fabrics for the care, hospitality, cruise and leisure sectors.

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Idaho Collection

Product Spotlight: Idaha Collection from Sekers

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Sekers are pleased to launch Idaho, a distressed antique look mock-hide upholstery collection, available in a palette of 12 rich colours, including warm naturals, greys and red. Idaho is a versatile fabric with a wonderfully soft handle.

Supplied with a Crib 5 flame retardant backing and with a Martindale abrasion performance of 50,000, Idaho is perfect for the most demanding upholstery application and the ideal choice for the commercial hospitality, leisure and marine markets.

ALL SALES AND SAMPLING ENQUIRIES TO:
Sekers Fabrics Limited
7a Nobel Road, Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate
Dundee, DD2 4UH
Sales Tel: +44 (0) 1946 517501 Sales Fax: +44 (0) 1946 517502
UK & Ireland Email: sales@sekers.co.uk Export Email: export@sekers.co.uk
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Product Spotlight: Jura upholstery collection from Sekers

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Sekers are pleased to announce the launch of Jura upholstery, a new textural collection available in a range of 20 muted multi-coloured tones inspired by the striking colours of the Isle of Jura’s landscapes.

An adaptable textured semi plain upholstery supplied with a Crib 5 Flame Retardant backing and with a high Martindale abrasion performance of 50,000 rubs, Jura is an ideal upholstery choice for the designer specifying for commercial sectors including hospitality, leisure and marine markets.

ALL SALES AND SAMPLING ENQUIRIES TO:
Sekers Fabrics Limited
7a Nobel Road, Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate
Dundee, DD2 4UH

Sales Tel: +44 (0) 1946 517501 Sales Fax: +44 (0) 1946 517502

UK & Ireland Email: sales@sekers.co.uk Export Email: export@sekers.co.uk
www.sekersfabrics.co.uk
London Showroom: Unit 1/20 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London, SW10 0XE