Transforming with Texture, New Keilhauer Textile: Oona
Welcoming and soft to the touch, Keilhauer has introduced a new bouclé textile, Oona, available in a curated palette of 18 colors. From the French word “buckled,” bouclé is an excellent option for upholstery; the inherent stretch and resiliency of the fabric makes Oona beautiful to tailor. “Bouclé will never go out of style, and it will never be trendy,” says Jackie Maze, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Keilhauer. “Think of the classic Chanel suit — there is no fuss, it’s simply elegant. And that’s why the textile endures today.”
Oona feels like 100 per cent wool to touch, but as a blend it becomes softer, more comfortable and more durable — making it equally well suited for residential and commercial applications. The fabric’s natural stretch and non-directional pattern make it an ideal option for upholstering highly contoured pieces.
The curated color palette for Oona also focuses on the timeless — from classical neutral tones such as Calluna, Taupe and Mystic gray, to bold and saturated Red and Teal. The selection is also rounded out with a select number of current, on-trend hues such as Jade green and Dusty Pink.
Oona beautifully complements leather and wood. The increasing popularity of wood is just one of the many design elements the design industry has embraced to bring the outdoors in. Exposure to nature is a surprisingly simple, but effective way, to improve working conditions, reduce stress and support employee well-being. However, the naturally occurring patterns found in wood grain are best presented alongside a textured fabric – invoking the inspiration behind Oona. “When texture and wood grains go hand-in-hand it creates a feeling of balance,” explains Maze.
Available on all of Keilhauer’s upholstered offerings, Oona is the newest addition to Keilhauer’s exclusive collection of 26 other textiles and leather upholstery options. The new bouclé knit blend is 66 per cent wool and 34 per cent nylon, is ranked Heavy Duty abrasion resistance, surpassing 275,000 double rubs and has a 54-inch width. Please visit www.Keilhauer.com for more information about Oona and other Keilhauer exclusive textiles, and the company’s extensive offering of seating and tables.
Founded in 1981, Keilhauer is a privately owned, design focused contract furniture manufacturer. Keilhauer manufactures seating and tables for all the areas of the organization where there is an exchange of ideas. Keilhauer products are thoughtfully made to support communication and engagement in “Heads Up” spaces, such as meeting rooms, collaboration areas, lobbies and lunchrooms. Working with world-renowned furniture designers, Keilhauer is internationally recognized for award-winning design, built with extreme craftsmanship, to the highest environmental standards. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit Keilhauer.com.