Author: Gary Price

The Central Hotel by Undercurrent Studio

Colour’s Influence on Mental Health

Mental health is always an important topic, but with the spotlight on mental health in the month of October, we are keen to highlight the impact of design and colour on our wellbeing. Asking an old textile man his opinion on colour and design as it affects mental health, is a little unusual. Colour and … continue reading


Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands – COVID-19 News Updates

UPDATE: June 28, 2021. Hello everyone, with the latest COVID-19 restrictions unfolding in NSW and beyond, we just want to let you know that we’re trading as usual (following all guidelines put in place by Government.) Our Design Studios remain by appointment only, so no change there. And there will be no change to the … continue reading

40 Years Of Furnishing Textiles

Reflecting on 40 years of Materialised evokes wonderful memories of the amazing people who have been part of our furnishing textiles journey. And there have been many. Probably even more interesting to my readers are the massive changes the furnishing textile supply industry has undergone, and the part we have had the privilege to have … continue reading

Antimicrobial cubicle screens

Antimicrobial Cubicle Screens

Infection control has always been a big issue, especially in healthcare facilities, and never more so than now! These invisible-to-the-naked-eye life forms are very invasive and very easily passed from person to person. Hospital cubicle screens and other furnishing textiles are prime suspects in cross infection, due to being prone to frequent touching. Our collection … continue reading

Heimtextil 2020

Heimtextil: 2020 Vision

Writing 2020 felt strange when I was completing arrival documents on my regular pilgrimage to the textile world’s Mecca, Heimtextil Germany. It brought to mind perfect vision. Of the thousands of exhibitors with their tens of thousands of textiles and wall coverings, the organisers endeavour to pull together a vision of the upcoming years trends. … continue reading

Jacque Flash, digital textile printing

Jacque Flash

Hopefully the very name JACQUE FLASH will have given you a hint that I’m talking about Jacquard weaves and speed! The Problem Speed of delivery of acceptably-priced, Jacquard woven waterproof upholsteries plagues many of our clients.  It’s very difficult to warehouse the right design in the right colour in significant quantities, and at a commercial … continue reading

Design Week

New Textures, Colours & Printing For Students, Sydney Design Festival 2019

As part of Design Week, Gary Price was invited to talk through Materialised’s capabilities as a leading supplier to the contract furnishing market at TAFE’s Ideation Skills Point centre in Parramatta. The majority of the audience were made up of students from Nepean Arts and Design Interior Design course. Others in the audience where interested creatives who had registered online as part … continue reading

Acoustic solutions

Acoustic Solutions for Acousticians and Designers

Main image courtesy of Reilly & Associates of PAC The Terraces, Paddington. Attending the National Acoustic Engineers Conference recently, I learned just how destructive noise can be and it got me thinking about our acoustic solutions. From what we learned from a paper delivered by guest presenter Professor Kerstin Persson-Waye from Sweden, the noise in most hospitals actually causes … continue reading

Mindfulness matters, aged care design, Materialised

Mindfulness and Why What We Do, Matters!

Whilst washing my car (an activity I enjoy because it takes little concentration, allowing time for some mind wandering and is also activity others don’t want to join), this thought occurred to me, and I want to share it with you! My neighbours are mostly engaged in professions. One an Oncologist, another an Orthopaedic surgeon, … continue reading

Hookless shower curtain. Materialised

2010 – Hookless, Momentum, Hush & WeaveUp

What a decade! Hookless shower curtains; Momentum textiles; Hush acoustics and the innovative WeaveUp design platform was launched. A digital revolution!