See how these high-performance furniture textiles can make today’s commercial spaces more welcoming

by Brianna Crandall — January 15, 2020 — Textiles manufacturer Carnegie’s newest furniture upholstery release responds to the trends in commercial spaces design as consumers continue to call for more approachable, livelier spaces, and the line between living and working is increasingly blurring. With this collection, Carnegie hopes to become a primary resource for commercial textiles, offering designers versatility, luxurious textures and colors to create more engaging environments, all the while meeting stringent environmental and performance standards.

Carnegie Axiom & Honeycomb furniture textiles

Axiom classic épingle velvet is high performance and bleach cleanable; Honeycomb performs to the requirements of modern work and living spaces. Image courtesy Carnegie

Carnegie is breathing life into office spaces with their additions of bold, multicolored patterns and textured plains all while delivering on incredible performance and value. Additionally, every fabric in the collection has an added performance or solution element that distinguishes it. Some fabrics have multiuse functions, such as the ability to be used for panels, to increase interior solution applications.

Chase Taylor, studio director of Upholstery, remarked:

Creating this collection was an incredibly satisfying process. We dreamt of breathing new life into offices, waiting rooms, common areas, and other commercial areas with bold hues, patterns and textures, and putting a smile on the faces of people who ultimately use them.

The collection responds to commercial spaces design trends towards more approachable, livelier spaces. Shown: Improve, Melody and Amplify. Image courtesy Carnegie

New product highlights include:

  • Axiom — Axiom is a classic épingle velvet that comes in a long, bold, saturated color line, which is also high performance and bleach cleanable while remaining finish-free.
  • Amplify — Amplify is a large-scale, linear pattern that has a clean graphic look. The heather yarn in the ground is accentuated by bright colors that make the bold lines pop. It is both well-priced and high performing at 100k double-rubs.
  • Honeycomb — A versatile patterned-plain, Honeycomb has 10 bright new colorways and performs to the requirements of modern work and living spaces.
  • Brushstroke — With roots in a traditional plaid, this modern interpretation is highly gestural. Brushstroke is offered in eight beautiful colorways, and it performs as high as it is priced low.
  • Rhythm — With eleven different colors of mélange wool in each colorway, this fabric combines looks with personality and performs to 100k Wyzenbeek.

For more information about the Addition by Subtraction Collection of fabrics for furniture and other upholstery uses, visit the Carnegie website. Based in New York City, the Carnegie Creative Studio is dedicated to exploration, research, and material innovation. Since 1950, the company has established a tradition of firsts, including the development of its own Xorel fabrics, which provide a durable alternative to PVC materials, and Biobased Xorel, an innovative plant-based high-performance textile.