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8 Great Patterned Upholstery Fabrics For Contract Use

Photo of sofa displaying the metropolitan collection.

Patterns are a great way to add visual intrigue with a minimal amount of application, they’re also great for hospitality venues because busy designs have the added ability to hide stains. But don’t forget to consider the repeat & how it will be upholstered on the chair. If you want it to appear in a specific way you’ll need to instruct this when you order. Pattern matching requires more fabric. The larger the pattern repeat, the more fabric you’ll need which can increase costs. Read our blog on Contract Upholstery for more points to consider.

As the retro resurgence continues, patterned fabrics are becoming bolder and brighter are you brave enough to specify any of these 8 great patterns?

3 chairs displaying different patterns of the Patternistas range.

Patternistas by Panaz

Inspired pattern, exuberant colour and contract flame retardancy for upholstery and accessories. Panaz brings you this range of vivid designs from Patternistas for use in workspace, healthcare and hospitality environments.

This printed design is available in a full range of base cloths. For more information on the technical properties, end uses and flammability ratings of our basecloths you can download the Panaz Basecloths Properties PDF.

Photo of sofa displaying the Blackthorn velvet collection.

Blackthorn Velvet by House of Hackney

Part of the House of Hackney x William Morris collection, 'Blackthorn' is reimagined and remastered for a new generation. Originally designed in 1892, the Art Nouveau design features hawthorn, daisies, tulips and foliage block-printed onto paper, for a beautiful hand -painted finish. This smooth British velvet in a palette of black, teal, red and yellow is the last word in interiors luxury.

Martindal Rub Count: 40,000

Crib 5: No

Photo of a armchair displaying the Animalia collection.

Animalia by Clarke & Clarke

A maximalist collaboration with artist/designer Emma J Shipley. The stunning collection is quirky, with fantastic bold colours and is available in velvet and cotton fabric and wallcoverings.

Martindale Rub Count: 30,000

Crib 5: No

Photo of half a sofa on left hand side displaying the metropolitan collection.

Metropolitan by Kirkby Design

This geometric moquette was widely used on surface and tube stock during the 1960s and 1970s and could be seen on the Metropolitan and Northern Lines up until their refurbishment. A multicolored design with an undoubted “Underground” feel; this striking cut and uncut velvet has a decorative, retro quality. Collection 

Martindale Rub Count: 40,000

Crib 5: FR Version Available


Photo of a sofa displaying the torcello collection

Torcello by Osborne & Little

An elaborate horizontal pattern composed of ornamental floral motifs, scrolling leaves and trelliswork in chinoiserie style. Torcello is a largely abandoned island in the Venice Lagoon famed for its basilica with Byzantine mosaics.

Martindale Rub Count: 50,000

Crib 5: No

Photo of a close up view of the Zanzibar Island collection.

Zanzibar Island by Jab

A graphic large-patterned, vibrant velvet fabric made with a 100% viscose pile.  With 5 colorways to choose from including emerald green and golden hues. 

Martindale Rub Count: 60,000

Crib 5: No

Photo of half a sofa on the left hand side displaying the Mattiazzo collection.

Mattiazzo - Damson by Designer's Guild

A breathtaking design, where complex techniques come together to create a dazzling and unique fabric creation from our studio. The diffused floral is digitally printed onto jacquard woven velvet, resulting in spectacular touch and texture, as well as color intensity. Silver metallic accents add subtle sparkle to an opalescent ground. A unique, statement fabric suffused with Designers Guild DNA.

Martindale Run Count: 50,000

Crib 5: No


Photo of an armchair displaying the Atomsphere collection.

Atmosphere by Panaz

A sumptuous new velvet in distinctive colourways. Showcasing Magma, a dramatic large scale, marble effect and Solaris a subtle feathered abstract, this signature collection conveys an irresistible sense of luxury.

Martindale rub count: 40,000

Crib 5: Yes

Want to see more pattern ranges that are suitable for contract use? Read our blog: 6 hospitality interiors with geometric patterns or read our blog on Botanical Velvets.


Topics: Furniture trends, Contract upholstery

By Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth on 13/09/19 10:35
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