The catalyst for the TexLab, the fall 2014 Affinity collection, expands and advances Brentano’s strongest product lines with several distinct, cohesive collections within a collection. Polyurethane faux leathers (now with inkSafe finishing), performance fabrics and new tech-y textiles for acoustical wall panels and fire retardant draperies all embody the Brentano Design Studio’s natural attraction to pattern and color. Further analysis reveals that “affinity”
mathematics : a transformation in space
Featuring specimens of Brentano’s new fire retardant draperies, the TexLab will demonstrate how dramatic patterns, both large and small scale, can transform a space.
chemistry : the tendency of two substances to attract
Or not. Available in a very attractive, bright and neutral palette, Brentano’s next generation of polyurethane faux leathers resist ink marks with inkSafe finishing.
anthropology : not a blood relationship
On exhibit, Brentano’s performance line, with artistic additions from Affinity, includes fabrics with healthcare finishes to repel liquids of all kinds.
physics : a change in internal energy
Joining Brentano’s dynamic line for the first time, beautiful acoustical wall panel fabrics liven up an interior while doing their part to absorb sound waves.
biology : the degree of interaction
The TexLab opens for interactive tours Monday, June 9, at 9 a.m. in showroom 1040A, and Design Director Iris Wang will host a reception that evening from 4 to 6 p.m. for all textile and design nerds.
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.