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Author: Catherine McGowan


Environmentally Intelligent Crypton And The F Word

Fluorine is a natural element on the periodic table. It isn’t anything new, but it has been in the news because it’s controversial. It’s used in many of the products we use many times a day – from toothpaste to clothing, cookware to smartphones – because it delivers the superior performance consumers demand. Crypton Fabric … continue reading

Floral Dancer, Hot Off The Press Collection

Floral Dancer, Hot Off The Press

Our most recent Hot Off The Press ‘Siena’ Collection was created in-house by our Textile Designer, Chloe Evans. It has received rave reviews and so we’ve asked Chloe some questions about her new range, Floral Dancer. What Inspired This Collection? This originally started with me just drawing rough floral shapes loosely in my sketchbook, keeping … continue reading

Double Quarter Stripe, Florence Broadhurst, Three Birds Renovations

Florence Visits The Hamptons

It was an exciting day when Bonnie and Louisa of Three Birds Renovations joined us in the Alexandria Design Studio to see our latest Florence Broadhurst collection! With over 20 new Florence prints and a new wallpaper collection, visiting one of our studios really is the best way to view our vast range and see … continue reading

Jimmy Pike furnishing textiles

Jimmy Pike’s Desert Goes Digital Collection

We are proud to introduce a collection of high-performance fabric and wall covering designs by Walmatjarri Aboriginal artist, Jimmy Pike (c.1940-2002) – A surprising and refreshing interpretation of an indigenous genre. Launching at DENFAIR 2019, the “Desert Goes Digital” collection offers a contemporary interpretation of magical, timeless designs from an iconic indigenous artist. Jimmy Pike was a … continue reading

Sara Berrenson new textile and wall covering collection

Q&A with Sara Berrenson On Her New Textile & Wall Covering Print Collection

Following on from the success of the first collection created by Sara Berrenson we are excited to be launching the next range. This new collection includes 5 designs: Lanai, Havana, Foliage, Leaves and Chevron.
Sara hand paints her designs in watercolour, creating beautiful intricate tropical patterns. Complete with bright bold designs as well as more neutral tones – this collection has something for everyone!

Shannon Cheung Typoflora

New Typoflora Textiles and Wall Coverings! Q&A With Designer Shannon Cheung

Typoflora textiles and wall coverings are the newest edition to the Materialised range, offering stunning hand drawn florals and botanicals with water colour elements. Typoflora’s head designer/illustrator, Shannon Cheung, is based in Sydney, Australia. Combining a love for beautiful flowers and illustrative design, Shannon creates delicately hand illustrated designs with flowers in full bloom.  Drawing on her background … continue reading

Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, Arabian Birds

Our New Florence Broadhurst Wallpaper Collection

We are thrilled to share with you our inaugural Florence Broadhurst wallpaper collection! As the new home of Florence Broadhurst wallpaper and textiles for commercial markets in Australasia, our cutting-edge digital printing technology breathes new life into the range, adding versatility and unforeseen creativity for wall coverings, drapery and upholstery. Materialised designers have unearthed original designs from the Florence Broadhurst archives and reworked … continue reading

Lynne Tanner textiles

Interview with Textile Designer, Lynne Tanner. It’s A Colourful Life!

In celebration of three new textile & wall covering designs by Lynne Tanner for Materialised, we asked her 12 questions about growing up in Australia, her inspiration and her flare for colour. Tell us a little about where you are from… Growing up in a coastal town in NSW in the 50s I was surrounded by patterned laminex, … continue reading

Outdoor fabrics

Super Durable Outdoor Fabric Collection

Our new outdoor fabric collection has arrived just in time to refresh poolside furniture in readiness for the onslaught of summer!   In the very core of each fibre that makes these fabrics is a dye that is locked in right from the very beginning when the yarn is being created. This process enables the fabric to retain its vibrancy year after … continue reading

Our Common Threads, Darwin Community Arts

World Refugee Day And Our Work With ‘Our Common Threads’

With World Refugee Day today, Wednesday 20 June, we are keen to share with you some of our work that highlights how passionate we are about recycling and upcycling, as well as an organisation that does so much to help others. Darwin Community Arts organises free weekly sewing and textile craft events, known as Our Common Threads, for women … continue reading