We are proud to annouce the launch of our new Telafina website and the latest season of our exclusive boutique line www.telafina.com.
I recently attended Heimtextil, the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles in the world. This is where I find inspiration for Maxwell Fabrics and Telafina and begin development on our new collections. It was one of the best shows I've attended.
Now that I'm settled back in my studio and reflecting on the show, I found I’ve really had a chance to understand the direction of upcoming trends and the influences for which these trends are based on. Design ideas featured at Heimtex for 2014/15 are structured into two major categories - Progress and Revival. These two contracting themes come together and the concept becomes the key inspiration for lifestyle trends worldwide.
Progress is based on the idea that we must continuously innovate to improve quality and functionality. Technology is key as we look towards a sustainable future.
- Design direction - Flora and fauna prints.
- Most emphasized color - Green. In every tone from soft pastels to bright citron and continuation of rich emerald.
Revival is based on the idea that while technology takes us into the future we also must look back on past traditions and seek out purity and authenticity.
- Design direction - Natural materials that highlight if not emphasize nature's flaws in materials such as wood, stone, linen and metals.
-Most emphasized color - Metallics in tones of gold, copper and bronze.
These are a few key ideas influencing the design world now and into 2015 with exciting products planned in Maxwell's upcoming collections.
Don’t miss the February 2014 issue of Style at Home Magazine!
It features a six page spread on the magazine’s own Design Editor, Jessica Waks, and the overhaul of her 1934 Georgian-style home in midtown Toronto. Maxwell Fabrics was thrilled to participate by supplying fabrics to fulfill the vision of her “forever house”.
In the kitchen, Jessica created a banquette to maximize seating in a tight corner. “I had it covered in a shiny black faux leather with deep diamond tufts to make it feel like you were sitting in a restaurant.” The faux leather is our exclusive Big Horn #350 Ebony from Easy Rider.
Big Horn #350 was also used to upholster three stools to match the banquette and placed at the kitchen island. See below left with Jessica sitting happily.
In the family room, Jessica introduced hues like a rich sapphire chenille on the sofa shown below right. This rich sapphire upholstery fabric is our exclusive Soul Mate #10 Indigo. Soul Mate (available in Canada only) is from our Comrade book, a sumptuous collection of casually luxurious chenille textures.
For more information on the dramatic transformation of Jessica’s “Heart of Gold” home including details on the kitchen and family room design pick up a copy today or visit Style at Home.
Special thanks to the Style at Home team and Jessica Waks. Photography by Stacey Brandford.
Maxwell Fabrics is proud to be featured in November's issue of Coastal Living magazine. Structure #20 Cameo fabric was showcased in the "Mint Condition" article.
September's top selling Maxwell Fabrics in the USA include (clockwise from top left):
- Blends #11 Terra
- Blockbuster #40 Lipstick
- Time Out #124 String
- Tantalizing #28 Cardinal
- Janice #5004 Almond
Call us direct at 1-800-663-1159 for more information or log into your account and order your memo samples today.
The story featured Lonny Magazine's Associate Editor Kaylei McGaw hand-me-down chair that was transformed into a renewed, modern lounge chair by Molly Andrews and her talented upholstery team at www.chairloom.com based out of Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
Chairloom chose Maxwell Fabrics' Warsaw Navy and Warmheart Caspian upholstery fabric to round the shape of the saucer chair and add dimenion and style. Both fabrics come from the popular West Wing book.
West Wing offers solid textures of luxurious plush cotton looks, polished flannels and elegantly lustrous velvets. It's a top-selling Maxwell Fabrics collection with almost 100 skus for designers to chose from. The below image shows the chair before the makeover on the left and the final result on the right.
Maxwell Fabrics introduced its Fall 2013 Collection and included in the new books is Gentlemen's Club. Gentlemen's Club a masculine collection of fabrics suitable for light upholstery, bedding and drapery. Gentlemen's Club emphasizes plaids and tweeds with a polished and refined sophistication. Download our Fabrications Newsletter, contact your sales representative or visit your local showroom to see the Maxwell Fabrics Fall Collection today.
Maxwell Fabrics Fall 2013 Collection and top-selling fabrics will be featured at NYDC's What's New/What's Next on Thursday, September 19. This annual event highlights the best in the interior design industry forecasting new trends and products. It's a must-attend for New York and New Jersey based designers. Check out our Fall 2013 Collection at Flourishes Showroom Suite #414. For more informaiton please visit the NYDC website.
Maxwell Fabrics is proud to be featured in September's issue of Canada's Style At Home magazine. The Endless Summer Collection was included on page 42 detailing Maxwell Fabrics "beautiful linens, textured chenilles and delicate embroidered sheers in easy-to-mix neutrals".
July’s top five selling fabrics in Canada from Maxwell Fabrics are (clockwise from top left):
- Tundra #18 Moonbeam (an exclusive pattern and recommended for upholstery)
- Taryn #9 Smoke (for chic drapery)
- Crystal #135 Cream (also an exclusive pattern to Maxwell Fabrics and recommended for drapery or multi-purpose)
- Sizzle #2 Walnut (multi-purpose use, drapery or upholstery and only available in Canada)
- Rhino #26 Pinecone (also an exclusive upholstery fabric and only available in Canada)
Maxwell Fabrics would like to thank our Canadian customers for their business!
Maxwell Fabrics is pleased to launch our Summer Collection 2013 - Invigorating & Bold to the design community. Featuring several new collections and fabric choices, desigers will love the variety ranging from lighter toned neutrals, bright clean colors and vintage vibe looks. Download our Summer 2013 Fabrications newsletter here.
Featured above is Two's Company, an ultra contemporary, heavy-duty bonded upholstery fabric with a natural linen look. Thinking of reupholstering your furniture? Choose from Two's Company's 60 lush colours.
Here at Maxwell Fabrics we often receive feedback from customers about pets and fabrics. For example, "My cat won't stop clawing at my new Maxwell Fabrics' sheers!"
Although we cannot control feline behaviour (and like to think that your cat has good taste) we can offer a few creative solutions from other customers.
For example, ART + Commerce Design in Vancouver needed a way to protect a Telafina mohair upholstered sofa from a little Scottish terrior. They used an outdoor fabric called Petit Puff #1915 Gravel and made a cover and two bolsters with an attractive, quilted and tailored look. It proved to be the perfect safeguard for the sofa. Best of all: the cover is washable! See the two images below.
Maxwell Fabrics continues to gain prominence and exposure as the preferred fabric supplier to the design community in North America, this time by partnering with Shelby Williams, a leader in the commercial furniture industry. Maxwell Fabrics worked with Shelby Williams to create an inviting and modern design booth at HD Expo, the Hospitality Design Expo & Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Maxwell Fabrics supplied high-quality upholstery fabrics that worked perfectly with our vision," said Jordan McInturf, VP Sales for Shelby Williams. "We had a lot of great feedback about the furniture pieces from HD Expo attendees."
Maxwell Fabrics supplied three patterns for the exhibition booth. Seine 04 Wolf was used to upholster two side chairs. Winter Sky 1070 Cyan was used for the interior wedge part of the circular sofa and Times Square 111 Sapphire was used for the round drum seats.
The accessory pillows on the bench were covered in Rendezvous 03 Slate, Winter Sky 1070 Cyan and Seine 04 Wolf.
HD Expo is an annual trade show for the hospitality design industry with 900 exhibitors and over 7000 attendees. Maxwell Fabrics continues to be represented through ongoing strategic partnerships and at multiple showrooms across North America.
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.
For more images please visit Maxwell Fabrics Pinterest Page dedicated to Vintage and Antique Furniture Upholstery.
Customers can now access and print Maxwell Fabrics' Discontinued List. Log into your account with your Account Number and Password. Click on "My Account" in the top right corner and our Discontinued Items list is available for downloading or printing. See the screen shot below. Or feel free to watch an instructional video from our Online Support Library.
A Maxwell Fabrics pattern has been featured in the Star Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Maxwell Fabrics worked directly with influential event designer Wesley Cadle Inc. who used Yowza #280 Infra Red from the Summer 2012 Electric Collection for several accessory pillows and a dramatic wall-mounted drape in the exclusive VIP Star Lounge at the Lincoln Centre.
Wesley Cadle’s team reached out to Maxwell Fabrics with a specific pattern request to compete their theme: a modern interpretation of Asian traditions that included terra cotta glazed linen walls tacked with antique bronze studs, alcove seating groups with dramatic pillows, and traditional Asian consoles. Wesley’s team also chose accent tables made from repurposed moped tires and lacquered stone calligraphy brushes to create unique twists on eastern conventions.
Maxwell Fabric’s Yowza #280 Infra Red added extra touches of movement and colour to complete the theme. Also included in the Star Lounge were Nicolette Mayer’s over-sized patterns of Chinese porcelain images on Belgian linen.
This was the first time Maxwell Fabrics has participated with Wesley Cadle in the Star Lounge. The Star Lounge turned out to be a popular spot frequented by VIPs looking to relax and refresh amongst the bustle of Fashion Week. To see more images head over to the Maxwell Fabrics Facebook page.
Images courtesy of Wesley Cadle Inc.
Maxwell Fabrics is a 60 year old, third generation, Vancouver-based fashion-wise supplier of modern-classic, fabric collections. Maxwell Fabrics connects to the design community to make beautiful fabric accessible and appreciated. Maxwell Fabrics features over 12,000 fabrics, patterns, and colors for upholstery, decorative accessories, bedding, and drapery in residential and commercial settings. All fabrics are available for viewing and purchase by visiting the Maxwell Fabrics collections online or calling 1-800-663-1159.
The Bates Motel is a much anticipated new TV series on A&E and filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada starring Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga. Maxwell Fabrics has been working with their set dec deptartment to help create the creepy background that will set the stage for this serial thriller, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic film, Psycho.
For more information about "The Bates Motel" TV series visit the A&E website.
Furniture Photos from GEP Productions Inc.
Do you love our new STUDIO collections? If so, then don't forget about CRAVINGS!
Cravings is an elegant collection of linen and chenille patterns & textures, designed in Belgium exclusively by Maxwell Fabrics. Claudette, a traditional floral design, looks modern in fresh contemporary colors, and pairs beautifully with Colton, a bold chenille stripe. The two patterns are complimented with a masculine, multicolored, linen-like texture, and a sophisticated herringbone chenille.
The balance between chenille and linen creates a casually glamorous ambience while the European color palette re"ects the most up to date fashion colors: plums accented with gray, citrus green and soft browns, and soft smokey blues with winter white.
The entire collection passes over 30,000 double rubs giving it the strength and endurance to use residentially or commercially.
Did you know Maxwell Fabrics carries drapery hardware? We do!
Maxwell Fabrics has teamed up with one the biggest manufacturers in the North America to ensure quality in both style and function with six distinctively modern classic collections.
Ice Collection - Translucent Opulance
The Ice Collection is designed for the modern-minded as a lighter more affordable option to glass. Finials are translucent beauties in understated and glamorous styles that pair perfectly with clear or stainless steel accessories for a high-end look. Clear Acrylic also offers a new slant on contemporary hardware with the smooth look of glass.
Manhattan Collection -Urban Flare
The Manhattan Collection is a clean, streamlined collection of modern hardware epitomizing the long lines and slender form of urban architecture.
Tuxedo Collection - Dressed to Impress
The Tuxedo Collection is an eclectic line of sleek and stylish finishes, utilizing a variety of materials such as beach-wood, steel, and acrylic to create a unique and versatile collection.
Platforms - Stylishly Sexy
The Platforms collection combines unique materials with sleek style to add sophistication and practicality to any window treatment. Textured wood, linen, and faux leather rods adapt to contemporary or traditional settings with ease.
This collection boasts a cutting edge traverse system, for a smooth continuous draw with C-rings for an environment demanding stainless steel accents or the more traditional traverse glides for pure minimalism. Platforms offers the best in form and function for any decor.
Cabana - Take the Indoors Out
Add style and functionality to your bathroom, patio, boat, or spa with this elegantly simple collection of rust-proof stainless steel hardware and grommets. This collection is also ideal for outdoor commercial spaces such as restaurants, resorts, and nightclubs. Maxwell Fabric's corrosion-resistant drapery hardware collection is designed to withstand most natural weather elements, salty ocean air and high moisture interiors.
To see the full collection, please visit www.maxwelldraperyhardware.com
(Sorry, Maxwell Fabrics only distributes our hardware in Canada)
MUST HAVES, another new collection coming soon!
Every designer really must have this fabulous compilation of beautiful cotton & silk-like textures for chic drapery treatments & bedding ensembles. The soft cotton sateen look, designed in Italy, is elegantly colored to achieve a signature look to compliment any setting, allowing it to be the perfect work-horse for all design libraries. The blend of taffeta and faux silk looks in this collection will allow for effortless harmonization into any decor.
Maxwell Fabrics is pleased to offer Nano-Tex for your chosen fabrics. Nano-Tex is breackthrough nano-technology and the first of its kind. It builds a permanent spill and stain resistance into the molecular structure of your fabric protecting your design, installation and your client's investment. Applications are for healthcare, hospitality, corporate, entertainment, and residential interiors. Nano-Tex can be used for curtains, drapery, seating, panel fabrics, bedding, cubicals, and wall coverings. Find out more more about Nano-Tex.