Tactile upholstery fabrics
Bouclé, New Zealand wool, linen, velvet or durable textiles made from recycled polyester. Whatever you prefer, you can be sure that the fabric is completely free from harmful chemicals – every single upholstery fabric is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®-certified. Some fabrics are even certified with the EU Ecolabel. Discover the many variants within each category below and read about how to best care for your upholstery fabric.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
All our upholstery fabrics and Soft Collection are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. This means that the textile has been tested for harmful substances. The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® institutes, taking into account both regulated and non-regulated substances that can be harmful to human health. In many cases, limit values go far beyond national and international requirements. The criteria are updated at least once a year and expanded on the basis of new scientific and statutory requirements.
How to keep your sofa beautiful
We’ve put together our best tips and tricks for cleaning, maintaining and caring for your sofa to keep its shape, colour and comfort throughout its lifetime.
Three words that give you the best quality
Martindale, pilling and light fastness inform you about a fabric's durability. We use them to make it easy for you to see which kind of furniture fabric suits you and your needs.
measures the abrasion resistance of a fabric and ranges from 10,000-120,000, with 120,000 being the highest abrasion resistance. As a rule of thumb, the abrasion resistance for hard wear should be above 20,000, but in normal daily use an abrasion resistance of up to 10,000 is more than enough. The abrasion resistance of our upholstery fabrics ranges from 20,000 and up to 120,000 martindale. Fabrics with a martindale above 80,000 are suitable for use in public places such as airports, restaurants and similar.
is the term for the small balls of fabric that form on the surface of a fabric as a result of friction and which give the fabric a furry appearance. There will always be some natural pilling at the beginning until the excess fibres have gone. Pilling is evaluated on a scale of 1-5, indicating the risk of pilling or loose fibres. 5 is best and our furniture upholsteries are always at least 3.
The fastest and cheapest way to remove pilling is by using a small electric textile shaver designed for this purpose.
describes a cover's ability to withstand sunlight. Nylon and cotton usually have a low light fastness, while wool, acrylic and polyester have a higher light fastness. The scale is a doubling scale, which ranges from 1-8, where 8 is best. The higher the light fastness, the better the cover is at withstanding sunlight without losing colour. However, it is a good idea to keep furniture away from direct sunlight. Some covers will fade faster than others, indicated by the light fastness. We recommend that you don't choose an upholstery fabric with a light fastness below 3.
Much more than just a sofa
A sofa should be able to do something very special and be tailor-made for you. That’s why all our sofa designs are designed by renowned designers, made in Europe from the finest materials and made to last for generations. We believe that beautiful design and good quality should go hand in hand. Try our Sofa guide if you need inspiration for choosing the right sofa – for you and your home.
All our upholstery fabrics can be purchased by the metre. Unleash your creativity and design your own curtains, rugs and cushions to make your home truly personal. Light, airy curtains, the perfect linen tablecloth for your dining table, or inviting sofa cushions in soft bouclé. Only your imagination sets the limits.