4 Commercial Design Stories for New Architectural Collection

Commercial design inspiration abounds with Patricia Braune’s new collection, Sanctuary Lines. These incredible designs are printable on any of our commercial wall covering, fabric and roller blind base substrates, right here in Sydney, Australia. This time, Patricia takes us on a journey through the curves and shadows of sand, the dimensionality of woven grasses and the … continue reading

Double Quarter Stripe, Florence Broadhurst, Three Birds Renovations

What Is ‘Railroaded’ and Wide Width Fabric?

What does the term railroaded mean when it comes to suppling a design printed on a fabric base cloth? Here you’ll find an explanation of railroaded (or railroading) as well as when to choose wide width railroaded fabric. So, what does railroaded mean exactly? STANDARD: Most directional patterns, be they woven or printed, run ‘up’ … continue reading

Improvision 3D fabric wall

Improvision Design Develops 3D Fabric Wall

Innovation is in our blood here at Materialised, and we celebrate all those who pioneer the creation of novel new products and designs. So when we saw this new 3D fabric wall, we just had to share! Architectural upholsterers who have been in the industry for 60 years, Improvision Design is a fellow family business, … continue reading

clean vinyl upholstery fabric

Sustainable Faux Leather Alternatives for Commercial Vinyl Upholstery

Vinyl upholstery options have multiplied over recent years, and there are a variety of sustainable alternatives available. But how do you understand the difference between these eco-friendly faux leathers, and find the most suitable for your commercial upholstery project? DOWNLOAD SUSTAINABLE FAUX LEATHER GUIDE Let’s take a closer look at our three main sustainable faux … continue reading

Nufelt Wishful Thinking

What Is Type 2 Wall Covering

There are three types of commercial grade wall covering on the market. The classification of type 1, 2 and 3 is based on the weight / linear yard, which will drive the suitability of a wall covering in a specific environment. Type 3 / Type III This commercial, high impact wall covering is for the … continue reading

BLOX modular cubicle screen Materialised

Non-Disposable Privacy Curtain – The Motivation Behind BLOX

Developing a non-disposable privacy curtain, or cubicle screen, has been my passion for over 18 months. So, what motivated me to develop this product? The concern and distress that the various Governments who espouse ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ and condemn the use of plastic bags, are demonstrating an incredible hypocrisy! We hate waste of any kind … continue reading

braille wall covering

Braille Wall Covering Delivers Message Of Human Spirit

A cleverly designed braille wall covering, developed with the National Federation of the Blind, delivers positive messages to the blind and people with low vision. Our Louis commercial vinyl wall covering, part of the Lanark Vault collection, was designed by Lanark stylist, Kathy Wisniski. With World Braille Day on January 4 and February being Low … continue reading

Very Peri Robyn Caughlan

Pantone Colour of the Year 2022: Very Peri

It’s that time of year again… The announcement of Pantone’s colour of the year. And for 2022 it’s a brand new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri.   “Blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues introduces an empowering mix of newness.” – CARLSTADT, N.J, December 9, 2021  The … continue reading

Sibella Court Seaworthy commercial upholstery

Seaworthy Collection Inspiration by Sibella Court

Inspired by the seasonal pilgrimage of French & American creatives of the 1920s, the Seaworthy collection embodies patterns drawn from my textile & object library that evoke the textures, charm & tales of sunny, leisurely expeditions to the Côte d’Azur. The warm East wind, Le Levant, signalled the end of winter as the writers, artists, … continue reading

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