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Author: Gary Price


Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands

We are going through interesting times. The key words are “going through.” It will pass. The health of you and your family and of course, the wellbeing of our staff is our highest priority.  In response to those specifying for projects and asking about supply, we have experienced little disruption to our supply chain, largely … 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!

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Whisper Walls

2000 & The Noughties

In 2009, WhisperWalls was introduced, not so much for its acoustic solution but as a means of meeting the re-emerging trend of upholstering walls, especially in 5 Star Hotels. We also became the home of Florence Broadhurst textiles!

Crypton waterproof fabric

1990’s – Crypton Fabrics & Our First Digital Printer

This was the decade when, in the midst of the “recession we had to have” along with 20% interest rates, our illustrious leaders decided we should eliminate import tariffs and “have a level playing field.” The Australian textile production industry, along with the associated industries, started on a terminal downward spiral. Weaving mills, dyers and printers were closing by the month.

Materialised 1980 Kent Street

1980 – Materialised Was Born. Our First Decade

The launch was a gala event at the new showroom/office in Kent Street Sydney featuring a magician skilfully making all manner of things ‘materialise and de-materialise’. A hoot! The guest list could have been a textile industry ‘Who’s Who’!