New Collection from Designtex – Coco Series

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The Coco Series–conceived by renowned Dutch textile designer Hélène Dashorst–is a group of three luxurious fabrics that celebrate innovation in spinning techniques and the creation of unusual yarns. Named for the iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel, the Coco Series has captured the spirit of the iconic Chanel look by exploding the scale and combining lustrous and matte yarns in an inventive way.

“I wanted to create upholstery fabrics that had a fashionable but modern look—Chanel for the interior”, says Dashorst. I collaborated with a mill that understood what I was after and created custom warps for me that mixed a variety of yarns in a random layout. Withtheir special yarns I was able to experiment on my handloom and arrive at the final constructions. For me, designing is like cooking; I put ingredients together, mix, cook, taste and decide if the dish needs a little something more or less.”

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In Coco, innovative specialty yarns take center stage, creating a luxurious chunky texture. The juxtaposition of matte and metallic“stitches” invites a dazzling play of light on the silky surface; the beautiful hand is undiminished by the addition of Nano Stain Resistant finish. Available in four classic neutrals and two high-wattage brights.

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Coco Plaid

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Coco Plaid’s inventive nod to fashion relies on a complex interplay of matte, plush and lustrous yarns woven into an exploded plaid. Nano Stain Resistant finish adds durability to sex appeal. Available in four classic neutrals and two high-wattage brights.

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Coco Stripe

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Coco Stripe is a celebration of innovative spinning techniques and unusual yarns that mix beautifully. Each individual warp yarn is featured as a narrow stripe to create endless subtle shifts in color,texture and luster. Protected with Nano Stain Resistant finish to make all this gorgeousness contract-ready. Available in four classic neutrals and two high-wattage brights.

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Designer Hélène Dashorst has made a career out of exploring materials and collaborating with forward-thinking manufacturers to push the boundaries of what is possible in woven textiles. The inspiration she derives from materials, technique and color is only a starting point for extensive research and experimentation to discover new and innovative ways to combine these basic elements.

Her training began in her native city of Amsterdam at the Rietveld Academie and led to internships with Studio Premela and Jack Lenor Larsen. She opened her own studio in 1991, where she continues to create designs for clients worldwide. Dashorst’s recent collection of luxurious upholstery fabrics for Designtex exemplifies her design passions and principles:

“I wanted to create upholstery fabrics that had a fashionable but modern look—Chanel for the interior,” says Dashorst. “I collaborated with a mill that understood what I was after and created customwarps for me that mixed a variety of yarns in a random layout. With their special yarns I was able to experiment on my handloom and arrive at the final constructions. For me, designing is like cooking;I put ingredients together, mix, cook, taste and decide if the dish needs a little something more or less.”

About Designtex

Designtex is the leading company in the development, design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment. For over fifty years, Designtex has been providing innovative materials to customers around the world. Throughout each step of product development and manufacturing, Designtex strives to ensure their textiles, wallcoverings and digitally imaged materials have a reduced environmental impact. Designtex is a Steelcase company, headquartered in New York City, with over 100 national and international locations. For more information, please call 800.221.1540 or visit designtex.com.