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April 4, 2012

Brentano’s Spring 2012 Collection

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When the Brentano sales team said clients were seeking a sophisticated and graphic outdoor upholstery, the Design Studio decided to rework their successful pattern, Dahlia. They knew they would need to alter the weave to create a textile that could stand up to the elements, and as a color leader, they are always aware of the necessity of offering both classic hues and fresh shades. 

In response to these requests, Brentano created Zinnia, an outdoor upholstery that maintains the Japanese stencil-inspired, botanical pattern of Dahlia but re-imagines the weave for outdoor requirements and re-colors it to create fresh options perfect for outdoor applications. Woven from 100% high energy-dyed polyester, Zinnia meets contract performance standards at 30,000 double rubs (Wyzenbeek).  It also offers strong lightfastness and has both Teflon and antibacterial finishes.  Available in 9 colors ranging from classic neutrals, like Dreamland and Aztec, to the established blue of Art Deco, to the bold and fun Sunbow and Peppermint Stick.

December 9, 2011

Brentano – 2012 Color Forecast

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The end of the year is always filled with reflection, as well as anticipation, for what the next year will bring.  In this year’s annual color forecast, Brentano looks back on the successes and trends of 2011 and predicts what’s in store for the interior design world in 2012.  To do this, the Brentano design department evaluates their previous and upcoming collections, consults their sales team about client requests, and gathers to discuss what they’ve observed lately in the world of design.

As a leader in designer textiles in a range of beautiful colors, Brentano knows that interior design colors do not change as rapidly as those in fashion.  As Brentano Design Director Iris Wang points out—this is a positive aspect; otherwise, everyone would be pressured to change upholstery fabric and drapery with far too much frequency.  Additionally, interior design relies on base colors, often hues of tried-and-true neutrals, to create a classic palette.  However, she points out that there are always slight changes, as well as fun new additions that can be added to an interior through use of accent pieces, such as chair backs and pillows.

The six colors singled out for 2012 include: Marine – A continuation from 2011, Marine is a navy that plays up the rich, jewel-toned aspect of the color while keeping true to its classic appeal.  Sprout – This bright, yellow-green shade is perfect for livening up an atmosphere.  Use it for accent pieces to give interiors a fun, current twist. Tangerine – A saturated orange with a touch of red, tangerine offers a fresh counterpart to sophisticated neutrals. Paper White – 2011 saw a move from creamier neutrals to this “true white” that is pure, clean, and luxurious—the perfect basic to continue using in 2012.  Graphite – While Brentano’s 2011 color forecast called for silvery, platinum hues, 2012 will see grays shifting to a darker charcoal that looks beautiful with colors (such as deep yellows and purples), or pairs perfectly with neutral shades. Linen – Linen looks beautiful as a crisp white or dyed a vibrant color, but also has a natural appeal in its unprocessed, raw form.  Its comforting, clean feel works as a neutral, but also offers stunning warmth that makes it the perfect color for a subtle palette.

October 11, 2011

Brentano Changes the Game with Varsity

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Eco-friendly faux leather offers spirited colors, durability …

The designers have spoken, and Brentano has heard their cries and responded with Varsity, a game-changing new faux leather specifically designed to meet the demands of educational institutions for colorful, eco-friendly, and durable upholsteries.

Available in 11 vibrant colors such as the forest green “Shamrock” and true navy “Comet,” Varsity offers the perfect palette to show your school spirit. As part of the Brentano Green label, this 54” polyurethane-based faux leather with a recycled polyester backing is ideal for supporters of the environmental team too. Additionally, Varsity offers exceptional lightfastness and is antibacterial and solvent resistant.

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September 8, 2011

Brentano’s Portfolio Collection Adds Strength to Beauty

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Crescendo

Residential fabrics get tough in Brentano’s performance-minded Portfolio collection.  By combining sophisticated color and a soft hand with durability, these new upholsteries exemplify the Brentano belief in beauty + performance.

The seersucker-inspired stripes of Chantal, the matalassé of Cable Knit, and the luxuriant ombre of Crescendo offer pattern and texture without sacrificing strength.  Chantal comes in 9 fresh colorways, including a fashionable lavender and sherbet, while Cable Knit offers 4 cool colors combined with a comfortable hand to create a cozy upholstery.  Crescendo builds on the existing Brentano Green collection, using a luminous bamboo-viscose chenille in the weft.  And best of all, each of these beautiful upholsteries pass or exceed 50,000 double rubs.

Visit Donghia and see for yourself the luxurious strength and beauty that is Brentano.

About Brentano: Founded in 1990 by Design Director Iris Wang and her husband, President E-Kwan Chen, Brentano has grown from a modest beginning of eight patterns to an internationally represented textile house. Brentano’s fabrics stem from Wang’s philosophy of balancing beauty + performance. Their growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty. Having celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2010, Brentano continues to offer a variety of innovative and interesting textiles, including eco-friendly faux leather, high performance upholstery, fire-resistant, outdoor, Crypton, Nano-Tex and GreenShield fabrics. Please visit www.brentanofabrics.com for more information.

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June 23, 2011

Brentano Combines Fresh Shades with Classic Colors

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The Brentano design studio understands the importance of color for both textiles and interior design. By meticulously combining classic hues with fresh shades, the team has established themselves as a color leader with an understanding of what is current as well as what is usable for years to come.

Eco-friendly faux leather Essence is a revamped version of the Brentano classic Royal Coach that maintains the most successful colors while offering updated options like celadon Stone Blue and plum Wild Grape, as well as traditional leather colors, for a total of 20 diverse colorways. In addition to the stunning range, 54” upholstery Essence has a soft hand that is increased by a supple backing woven from polyester, cotton, and rayon.

Founded in 1990 by Design Director Iris Wang and her husband, President E-Kwan Chen, Brentano has grown from a modest beginning of eight patterns to an internationally represented textile house. Brentano’s fabrics stem from Wang’s philosophy of balancing beauty + performance. Their growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles to meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty.

 

April 12, 2011

Dynamic Patterns and Durability Create Stylish Performance Textiles at Donghia

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Flourish by Brentano at Donghia

For the exciting new upholsteries Kinetic and Flourish, Brentano turned to Crypton and Crypton Green finishes to add increased durability and cleanability  to these high-performance fabrics.  Additionally, both textiles offer energetic patterns perfect for healthcare, corporate, and higher education interiors seeking visual interest.

The medium-scale geometric print of Kinetic offers a fresh take on plaid that is ideal for office chairs, lobbies, and waiting rooms, while the large pattern of Flourish has areas of contrasting matte and lustrous sheen making it suitable for healthcare and hospitality interiors requiring a high-end look..

Brentano’s growing collection of eco-fabrics expands this ideology by demanding textiles meet thoroughly researched standards of environmental consciousness while maintaining their beauty.

 

Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2010, Brentano continues to offer a variety of innovative and interesting

textiles, including eco-friendly faux leather, high performance upholstery, fire-resistant, outdoor and Crypton and Nano-Tex fabrics.  Visit Brentano to learn more.

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