A downright handsome piece by Joel Dupras, sweeping with hand-glazed segments of natural wood. The Howard Desk with a glass top from Huppe balances fascinatingly between a discrete personality and
Digital printing opens up a world of possibilities
Technological advances in the fabric industry are a combination of form and function. On the function side modern equipment like embroidery machines offer mass-produced craftsmanship that rivals the work that was done only after a significant time by a single person. On the form side designers use texture, color and pattern to invent upholstery inspiration.
The level of color and design are unsurpassed and there is no doubt the trend will continue to grow as the fabric mills learn the flexibility and cost savings associated with this technique. Mills using this technique are producing over 100 new designs and 500 new SKU’s every year – hard to compete with!
Advantages to this technique also include supporting the consumer’s desire for more and more customization. Speed is the next critical advantage – custom orders can be delivered quickly to the end user and that makes for happier customers. Win – win!!
Author: Sklar Furnishings