Weaving a world of textiles at Downtown Design

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Weaving a world of textiles at Downtown Design

From leather textiles and metal weaves to handwoven wool carpets the fair brings an exciting selection of fabrics to suit any project

Running from the 14th-17th of November, Downtown Design in its fifth year caters to a growing appetite in design with a showcase of more brands with more product offering and variety. Meeting the emerging needs in the textile sector the fair presents a roster of textile brands that deliver solutions for residential, hospitality and commercial design. Downtown Design presents a selection of textile brands at this year’s fair:


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Design Alchemist, Sophie Mallebranche debuts a new world of French textiles at Downtown Design 2017.

Transmuting metal to textiles since the 1998, Sophie Mallebranche uses the intrinsic properties of metal to reshape space, sculpt light and release the fantastic possibilities of color.  Her stainless steel, tin, brass and bronze weaves, combined with silicone, silk or linen threads, will transform our everyday lives.

With a range of about fifty models and three color ranges; the essentials, the naturals and the ultra-chromatics; her materials are designed as much for interior applications as they are for exterior ones.

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Established in 2004, regional exhibitor Maison D’art presents Designers Guild at Downtown Design 2017.

From designing and wholesaling furnishing fabrics, wallcoverings, upholstery and bed and bath, the sibling owned brand offers a wide variety of collection to its clients. Their business philosophy is to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality in design, product, service and people.

Maison D’art is the exlusive distributor of Designers Guild along with other world-renowned fabric brands. Their broad collections cover all traditional, classical, contemporary and modern styles for both residential & contract markets.

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With a legacy that traces back to over 40 years, Lealpell leather has catered to some of the important names in the furniture and design world including Fendi, Armani and Bulgari.

The Italian brand offers a wide range of leather with over 70 articles for a total of more than 1700 colors ready in stock. In addition to their different types of leather; which includes fireproof leathers, outdoor leather and machine washable leather; Lealpell offers the “fantasy” range. Characterized by strong innovative features, the “fantasy” gives their clientele the ability to customize the leather according to their needs.

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Born in France. Designed in Milan. Produced in Nepal. CC- Tapis offer a tailored service to anyone looking for a unique experience.

Completely hand knotted by Tibetan artisans in Nepal, CC-tapis offers contemporary rugs that contain a story of ageless culture. The brands strong respect for the materials and the ancient craft make the undyed raw materials, innovative weaving patterns and techniques a key part of the process. The brands eco-friendly approach to every step of the production; from hand spinning of the softest Himalayan wool to using purified rainwater for washing the final products; make each one of CC-Tapis rugs exclusive.

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The Austrian Pavilion presents Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau, producer of fine bed, table and bath linens.

Based in the heart of Vienna, family owned and run business, provides high quality and tailor made linens. The brand’s strong “customer oriented” philosophy has awarded them the Austrian National Coat of Arms award for outstanding services. From individual advice to perfectly processed products and best materials, Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau provide an all-rounded services to their clients.

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From Canvas to Carpets, Cecilia Setterdahl returns to Downtown Design 2017 with a line of artistic, hand-knotted carpets.

Carpets CC began its journey in the city of Mumbai where an un-expected meeting with a carpet manufacturer resulted in her paintings being hand knotted. Cecilia’s goal is to transform life, color and exclusivity in homes and spaces; where in the room is the frame and her carpets act as the unique piece of art. The brand also develops an exclusive range of hand knotted carpets in Afganistan, in association with the Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative (FBMI).


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