On the sales floor at HON, I have been dubbed by a few of our members as “the fabric lady.” I love fabrics as an opportunity to brand your space and enhance the overall aesthetics of a room. In this blog post, I have included some of my favorite fabrics, divided up into a few helpful categories:
1. Touch and Feel
Winner: Brisa (grade M5)
This Brisa fabric is so buttery feeling. Made of polyurethane, this fabric beats any vinyl for style and feel. You will NOT be disappointed!
Winners: Centurion (grade III ) and Messenger (grade M2)
Centurion and Messenger are great go-to fabrics because they are solids. Sometimes, you don’t have to look into or spend time focusing on the design of the fabric – instead, finding your favorite hue in a solid color can be all it takes to get the look. Centurion offers a great selection at grade III, and Messenger really opens up the range with a rainbow variety of solid colors.
The ilira-stretch is used as a back material on our highly coveted Nucleus and Ceres chairs. Chairs using this back look very slim, trim, and even high tech. Moreover, the material itself is high-tech. This fabric is an M4, meaning it stretches 4 different ways to accommodate any user that sits in it. The fabric is extremely soft to the touch and provides inherent lumbar support. Did I mention it looks great, too?
Winner: Stitchery (grade III)
Stitchery is a winner in this category for a few reasons: looks, price, and convenience. For a grade III fabric price, you have a great looking fabric that is among HON’s core textiles, which makes specifying Stitchery easy. I enjoy Stitchery’s design because it makes a statement, but is not too flashy.
Silvertex is a fabulous go-to for a fabric that requires more performance. Silvertex fabrics carry bacteria-fighting defenses to inhibit odor and stain causing bacteria. Prime applications include healthcare and hospitality.
This café-height Nucleus features Silvertex Mandarin and can be used in café areas, break rooms, public libraries, and many other applications.
6. Trends: Summer Ready!
This category is just for fun, but here are a few pictures of my favorite chairs in my favorite fabrics:
Nucleus, with the white hot (Vanilla) ilira®-stretch back and oh-so-cool neutral Sable color from Attire.
Ceres, again with the beautiful vanilla Ilira®-stretch back, this time with a splash of bright orange (Medium in Pumpkin).
There you have it, a few of my favorite fabrics from yours truly in the HON Solutions Account Group! What are some of your favorite fabrics? Why do you like to use them?