“We looked at the new Affinity patterns and colors, and these were the ones that popped,” says National Sales Manager Jeff Frank of the orange, teal, purple and blue palette planned for Brentano’s seventh consecutive appearance at the HD Expo. “In some ways the process reminded me of how the Design Studio came to the Affinity collection in the first place. There are so many influences on their design process — art, nature, Asian cultures, Chicagoland and, of course, textiles and yarns — but when we pull them together, they’re all Brentano.”
Brentano will exhibit in space 3605 throughout the HD Expo, May 14–16.
Founded in 1990 by Design Director Iris Wang and her husband, President E-Kwan Chen, Brentano has grown from a modest beginning of eight patterns to an internationally represented textile house. Brentano's fabrics stem from Wang's philosophy of balancing beauty + performance. Their growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty. Having celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2010, Brentano continues to offer a variety of innovative and interesting textiles, including eco-friendly faux leather, high performance upholstery, fire-resistant, outdoor, Crypton, Nano-Tex and GreenShield fabrics. Please visit www.brentanofabrics.com for more information.