Product guide: Soft Furnishings
Hotelier Middle East looks at the best soft furnishings available to hotels which can make guest experiences more comfortable and enjoyable
Altered Gravity is a collection of art-inspired carpet designs that have been launched for the commercial sector by Brintons and designer Stacy Garcia. Altered Gravity, the eighth collaborative collection from Brintons and Garcia, includes 14 patterns and draws inspiration from diverse periods in the history of modern art. This collection has been designed to suit all hospitality settings, and can be fully customised to fit each project. The precision-weaving process of Axminster carpet combined with Brintons’ ability to create depth and texture with up to 32 colours, brings Altered Gravity to life.
Linen Obsession’s Real Five Star Hotel Linen is its hotel collection, manufactured from 100% cotton sateen. Sheets and duvet cover sets are available in 300 and 500 thread count. Linen’s hotel collection is soft and can be bleached and washed in hot water giving operators a virtually indestructible product. The company also supplies linen with embroidery for VIP suites from its ‘White Collection by Christy’, featuring bath towels, pillows, and duvets. Linen’s ‘White Collection’ features clean, crisp, white, freshly ironed linen.
Wilson Fabrics has been manufacturing window fabrics in Australia since 1926. The company designs, weaves, and dyes fabrics in its Australian factory. The Australian summers being very hot with bright sun, very similar to this region, have compelled Wilson to create products that can withstand the heat. Its Matrix drapes collection made out of blockout coatings are formulated to withstand temperatures of up to 50°C, even without the air conditioning on. Wilson’s Matrix collection is a created out of textured jacquard window fabrics made to 280cm width, with matching drapery, blind and sheer fabrics. Hotels can take advantage of the range which is available in crisp white, ever popular naturals, and modern charcoal tones.
Founded in 1903, Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House embodies more than a century of British craftsmanship. Awarded the Royal Warrant in 1980, the company weaves fabrics for royal palaces, state buildings, hotels, and interior design projects around the world. Gainsborough has long been the textile house for interior designers seeking beautiful bespoke fabrics, from avant-garde designs to the richest of damasks and pearl embroidered silks. Fabrics can also be embroidered to order and bespoke colours are offered for any design. The latest collection, Renaissance, is inspired by the archive of more than 7,000 designs. Designs include a chrysanthemum bloom woven in silk and lurex fabric depicting an outsize flower with foliage on a deep blue or stone background. Based on the Italian Rococco style around 1760, Sorrento is 100% silk in colours which include lime and indigo. Makins Paisley is covered in flowers, woven in 100% cotton.