Author: Catherine McGowan

Crowne Plaza Adelaide Australian Made

Australian Made

‘Australian Made’, or ‘Made Down Under’, is at the very core of Materialised’s beginnings, processes and practices. Textile production and providing comfort and safety to humans predates history. It has been incredibly important to the development of the society in which we live. The Industrial Revolution is one example where textiles changed the course of … continue reading

fabric disinfectant

Crypton Fabric Disinfectant Kills Virus that Causes COVID-19

Fabric disinfectant and keeping surfaces clean is more important than ever. Crypton Fabric’s system of disinfection is a solution to keep guests, patients, staff, and students safe. Don’t just sanitise, disinfect! Crypton Fabric Disinfectant & Deodorizer does just that on hard surfaces and Crypton® Barrier Fabric. Disinfect fabric? Yes, Crypton’s flagship barrier fabric, when used in conjunction … continue reading

Global Nomad WeaveUp

WeaveUp Design Showcase: Global Nomad

This month’s WeaveUp design brief is Global Nomad. Thoughts of the land we live on and the beautiful Australian landscape sprang to mind when our team were selecting their textile designs. Barbara Brayovic, Textile Designer I chose 3 prints from our WeaveUp textile design tool which I felt fit the Global Nomad brief and incorporated … continue reading

Three Birds Renovations, House 12

What To Consider When Designing Custom Bench Seats

Bench seats are always a big feature in Three Birds Renovations designs and no wonder, being perfect for lounging, dining and big family gatherings. We had the pleasure of working with them on House 11, helping to ‘Hamptonise’ a family home with a variety of Florence Broadhurst furnishing textiles for upholstery, bedhead and cushions. A … continue reading


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 covering are the newest edition to the Materialised range, offering stunning hand-drawn florals and botanicals with watercolour 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 in print … continue reading