PRLog - Aug. 1, 2014 - CHICAGO -- The fall Affinity collection embodies Brentano’s natural attraction to pattern, color and high-performance design. Comprised of 24 new textiles in several distinct, cohesive collections within a collection, Affinity draws on the myriad of influences (art, nature, Asian cultures, Chicagoland and, of course, textiles and yarn) that make Brentano unique.
FR Draperies from the Affinity Collection
With Affinity, the Brentano Design Studio unveils a series of nine dramatic draperies that share a 100% inherently fire retardant polyester construction developed exclusively for the Brentano line. All of the 54” FR draperies meet US, British, European, Chinese and IMO fire standards with no additional finishing for direct application in hospitality and commercial projects worldwide.
Including stripes (Kazuri Stripe, Obi Stripe and Sash Stripe), geometric lattices (Blessing) and organic patterns modeled after tree bark (Lacewood), leaves (Ginkgo) and shagreen leather (Pearl Ray), Affinity’s FR draperies need room to be admired. As drapes, room dividers, partitions and especially in high visibility areas, the 2014 IIDA/HD Product Design Award-winning patterns show unabashedly artistic, bold and with universal appeal.
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.