Maxwell Fabrics is experiencing a surge in upholstery fabric orders from designers looking to revive antique and vintage furniture. “Orders are way up from designers needing a very specific pattern for a vintage piece of furniture they found,” says Maxwell Fabrics Design Director Jennifer Apple, “Some designers are even asking for bright pinks or zigzag chevrons for a daring look.”
Chairloom located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania has a booming business restoring old furniture and calls on Maxwell Fabrics frequently to order solids - often choosing Gig Harbour or Mainstays- to revitalize their Danish modern furniture finds. Vancouver-based designer Margot Jagger ordered a denim pattern from the exclusive Maxwell Fabrics VIP collection to bring new life into her client’s antique bench.
Reupholstering older furniture makes economic sense too. Purchasing an antique piece can be expensive but to find a run-down vintage chair in your grandmother’s basement and to have it upholstered in a funky new fabric is often cheaper. “With so many patterns and colors to choose from (over 18,000 at Maxwell Fabrics) the customer has the opportunity to make that it their own and completely unique,” adds Apple.
Images courtesy of Chairloom.
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