Top 5 luxury outdoor fabrics


Top 5 luxury outdoor fabrics

 

With the sun out, the summer appears to have finally arrived and many of us are heading to our gardens.  The emergence in recent years of fabrics specifically designed for outdoors gives us the opportunity to be playful with our outside spaces and the possibility to be more bold and bright than you would dare to be with the interior of your home.

1. Extex

Extex offer luxury furnishing fabrics, specifically designed for the outdoors. Whether dining alfresco or simply relaxing outdoors, create a stylish, comfortable and practical outdoor living space with the luxury outdoor upholstery fabrics and cushion ranges from Extex. Featuring high performance capabilities for gardens, terraces, yachts and spas, choose from a luxury outdoor fabric range with a vast range of colours, textures and patterns, including embossed, richly textured and sumptuous plain chenilles, to the innovative and glamorous glow-in-the-dark decorative patterns.

Extex is a family business.  They have been producing fabrics for high end interiors for over 30 years and their Extex luxury outdoor fabric for over 10 years.  

Extex are passionate about the unique qualities of hand-printing and as such, all of their printed ranges are produced by artisans in their mill in Kent, using the traditional silk screen method.  They only use water based dyes and harmless pigments for printing to protect the local environment.  

Extex: Camber, bright and breezy prints

Extex: Camber, bright and breezy prints

Camber is a printed range of jaunty outdoor fabrics, inspired by sun-kissed memories of bright and breezy beach holidays. Designed and hand-printed by Marina Mill, these four designs are available in three confident colourways each; made to mix ‘n’ match or coordinate with plains from the other Extex ranges. Finished to the usual high specs required for exterior use, these practical prints are reassuringly easy-care: stain-resistant, water repellent, light-fast and machine washable. Have fun in the sun with the Camber collection, a lively and informal addition to any outdoor space!

2. Altfield

Altfield is recognised as a leading resource for beautiful Textiles, Wallcoverings & Leather, distributing a number of high end lines from around the world, together with a collection of smaller boutique and artisanal lines. In addition, Altfield also produce their own collections of Wallcovering, Fabric & Faux Leather, which blend perfectly with the brands they represent. Their lines embody the richness of design and material which have become synonymous with the Altfield brand, and offer the perfect balance between beauty and performance.

Originally known for their Antique Chinese furniture and objet d’art, Altfield introduced their first line of Grasscloth wallcovering in 1993. Since then, with the development of their own collections and the introduction of additional lines, Altfield has adapted to the growing demand for the highest quality product and craftsmanship and has become the premier design house for weaves, texture and innovative wallcoverings.  

With clients based in high end residential and commercial interiors, Altfield curate collections that provide furnishing products for the forefront of interior design and can be found in as diverse environments as super yachts, top restaurants and 5* hotels, high street and boutique shops and of course luxurious homes.

Altfield: Brentano Collection

Altfield: Brentano Collection

3 LINK Outdoor

LINK Outdoor available from Fromental introduces a refined collection of stunning textures, ideal for indoors and outdoors.

Established in 2008, LINK Outdoor design and manufacture refined furniture collections alongside playful and vibrant fabrics specifically for the outdoors. Elegant proportions, unparalleled comfort, fine craftsmanship and youthful modernism define the brand.

Graphics, stripes, patterns and solids grace their boldly colourful, fashionable fabrics, incorporating design references from the 18th century to modern times. Fade and stain resistant and highly durable, all LINK Outdoor fabrics are 100% solution-dyed acrylic and any design can be upholstered on to their furniture or supplied separately.

Bliss is a lightly textured weave available in eight, soft-hued pastels from palest sugar white to sky blue.

Link Outdoors: Bliss

Link Outdoors: Bliss

4. Designers Guild

Greenwich Outdoor by Designers Guild is a great outdoor print of graphic all-over leaves in vibrant colours, printed on a specialised fabric for use on garden and poolside furniture.

Designers Guild: Greenwich Outdoor, Cerise

Designers Guild: Greenwich Outdoor, Cerise

Fabrics and Papers: Butterfly Garden

Fabrics and Papers: Butterfly Garden