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As indoor commercial spaces evolve by bringing more of the outside in, having a fabric that can stand up to the effects of natural elements is essential.
“Interior spaces today are designed with a lot of natural light,” said Catherine Minervini, architect and design regional manager with Sunbrella Contract. “So, designers have to think about what they would use outside to stand up to the elements and translate that indoors. We have the technology to stand up to natural light in an interior space.”
(Photo: Sunbrella Contract fabrics are created with 100% solution-dyed fibers made of proprietary ingredients that are inherent to the fiber. Here, fabric is being created at the Anderson, SC manufacturing facility.)
Sunbrella Contract is known for performance fabrics that are designed for indoor use and engineered to withstand outdoor elements. Sunbrella Contract fabrics are high performing because of their built-in:
- Stain resistance
- UV and fade resistance
- Bleach cleanability
- Easy care
- Mold and mildew resistance
With the changing needs of interior spaces and Sunbrella Contract fabrics’ performance qualities, the brand can seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor use.
Sunbrella Contract is focused on bringing fabric solutions for indoor applications to these commercial environments:
- Public spaces
Fiber is the Foundation of Fabric
Fiber is the foundation of fabric. Creating and offering quality performance fabrics is important to Sunbrella Contract. All Sunbrella Contract fabrics are created with 100% solution-dyed fibers made of proprietary ingredients that are inherent to the fiber, making them fade- and stain-resistant.
(Photo: Sunbrella Contract offers performance fabrics that are designed for indoor use and engineered to withstand outdoor elements. At the Sunbrella headquarters in Burlington, NC, natural light is abundant, and fabric that can stand up to this is important to consider.)
“What makes our fabrics unique is that they start at the fiber level,” Minervini said. “The fiber is saturated to the core with color and highly stable UV pigments, which prevents fading and everyday wear and tear.”
Design Connections 2.0 attendees have a chance to speak with representatives from Sunbrella Contract and get a closer look at the construction and application of its fabrics. Minervini says that attendees can expect a deeper dive into Sunbrella Contract fabrics, what sets them apart and how Sunbrella Contract can help bring designers’ visions to life.
She also encourages attendees to come ready to discuss projects they are working on with Sunbrella Contract representatives.
“We want designers to come to us to help find the best solutions for their commercial projects,” Minervini said. “They can look to us as experts when it comes to textile design, construction and performance.”
Discover Sunbrella Contract Fabrics
Sunbrella Contract collaborates with textile brand partners to create fabrics and collections suited for indoor and outdoor commercial environments. Designers looking to create using Sunbrella Contract fabrics can work with their textile brand partners.
“We’re helping the design community navigate and easily source Sunbrella Contract,” Minervini said, noting that Sunbrella Contract products are available through 27 different contract brands.
The Sunbrella Contract team is also able to help find the right product for projects and applications, as they understand the technical needs and applications for each product. They recognize that selecting the right fabrics can be overwhelming and time-consuming, and they offer expert service and advice to help designers make the specification process easier.
“We’re aware of busy schedules and billable hours, so we’ll curate textile solutions to help designers sort through our versatile offerings,” Minervini said.
With Sunbrella’s history and legacy, their contract fabrics are engineered for the most demanding commercial spaces with the highest level of performance and design. With a variety of styles and color palettes and ultimate cleanability, Sunbrella Contract fabrics give architects and designers the material they need to create the extraordinary.
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