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10 OF THE BEST: High Performance Upholsteries

More and more we see the demand for high performance upholstery fabrics that can withstand the usage and requirements for both residential and commercial interiors.  

Additionally the understanding and expectations of high performance is fast evolving and now customers are requiring fabrics with a soft feel and complimentary design as well as the ability to perform to the highest specification.

We take a look at ten of our favourite high performance upholstery fabrics from James Dunlop and Mokum.

TANAMI

The Superior Texture

TEXTURED PLAIN  -  INDOOR OUTDOOR  -  SOFT HANDLE
A textured upholstery plain, Tanami by Mokum delivers a chunky natural aesthetic with superior performance characteristics suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Tanami provides a heavily dimensional look with a luxurious soft handle and a colour palette of natural tones. 

Composition: 100% SD OLF
Rub Test: 55,000 Martindale Cycles
Attributes: Fire Retardant, Indoor and Outdoor Use
Colours: 6

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VIENNA

The Modern Velvet

DRY COTTON LOOK  -  LUXURIOUS HANDLE  -  100% POLYESTER  -  MULTI-USE
A velvet to meet the demands of both commercial and residential environments, Vienna by James Dunlop offers a dry cotton look, a luxurious handle and the durability of 100% polyester. With an extensive colour palette, Vienna is suitable for drapery and commercially FR rated upholstery.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Rub Test: 70,000 Martindale Cycles
Attributes: Fire Retardant
Colours: 28

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CANVAS

The Bold Abstract

STATEMENT DESIGN  -  LARGE SCALE
Canvas by Mokum is inspired by the concept of bold abstract artworks that sit within minimalist interior spaces. This abstract geometric has been hand painted, over scaled and woven on a commercial heavy duty substrate reminiscent of canvas material.

Composition: 37% CO, 26% PL, 19% PA, 18% VI
Rub Test: 38,000 Martindale Cycles
Attributes: Stain Repellant
Colours: 4

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TAYLOR

The All Rounder

SOFT HANDLE  -  WOOL LOOK  -  POLYESTER
With a soft handle and the look of wool, Taylor by James Dunlop has the added bonus of being a heavy duty polyester. The colour palette reflects the autumn shades, with the addition of greys and pinks. Taylor offers endless applications, from headboards, to upholstered furniture and drapes.

Composition: 100% Polyester
Rub Test: 40,000 Martindale Cycles
Attributes: Fire Retardant
Colours: 22

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NOMADIC OUTDOOR

The Multi-Tasker

BOLD PATTERN  -  INDOOR OUTDOOR
Mokum’s graphic hero pattern, Nomadic Outdoor, is a high performance version of the residential indoor textile of the same name. Woven in 100% solution dyed olefin, Nomadic Outdoor provides a dramatic look with excellent performance capabilities. Available in a succinct palette of four strong neutrals, Nomadic Outdoor is perfectly suited to indoor / outdoor living spaces.

Composition: 100% SD OLF
Rub Test: 90,000 Wyzenbeek Double Rubs
Attributes: Fire Retardant, Indoor Outdoor
Colours: 4

3 other colours

3 other colours

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PADOVA

The Timeless Performer

TEXTURED BASKET WEAVE  -  HEAVY DUTY  -  LINEN LOOK  -  PRACTICAL
A wonderfully textured basket-weave, Padova by James Dunlop  is suitable for heavy duty upholstery. The colours all have a neutral warp yarn with either a coordinating neutral tone or contrasted with a pop of colour. With the appearance of linen but with a synthetic composition achieving a great look with practicality in mind for commercial use.

Composition: 52% PL, 48% PC
Rub Test: 40,000 Martindale Cycles
Colours: 22

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MONDRIAN

The Modernist

INSPIRED BY PIET MONDRIAN  -  NATURAL & SYNTHETIC BLEND  -  LUXURIOUS HANDLE
Mondrian by Mokum features a specialty space dyed yarn, woven randomly throughout the heavy ground to create a transitional pattern, reminiscent of painter Piet Mondrian’s famous abstract grid artworks. Blending both natural and synthetic fibre, Mondrian is a sumptuous luxury textile appropriate for commercial application.

Composition: 42% WO 41% PA 17% PL
Rub Test: 66,000 Martindale Cycles
Colours: 2

1 other colour

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TANZANIA

The Gentle Achiever

HEAVY DUTY WEAVE  -  SOFT BUT DURABLE  -  HARD WEARING
Tanzania by James Dunlop is a heavy duty weave that has great colour to create fabulous textural upholstery. The yarns provide a gradient of tone through the fabric with 16, primarily neutral, colourways available. With a polyester and viscose composition, it has a softer feel whilst still being durable and hard wearing.

Composition: 78% PL, 22% VI
Rub Test: 85,000 Martindale Cycles
Attributes: Multi Directional, Fire Retardant
Colours: 20

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STRATA

The Sophisticate

TACTILE PLAIN  -  WOVEN IN ITALY  -  DURABLE
Strata by Mokum is named after rocky landscapes and this highly tactile upholstery is woven in Italy in both tonal and contrasting colour combinations. Strata is highly durable and suitable for commercial upholstery whilst maintaining stunning residential appeal.

Composition: 63% PC, 15% PL, 12% WO, 10% CO
Rub Test: 100,000 Martindale Cycles
Colours: 6

5 other colours

5 other colours

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LUSK

The Linen-esque Beauty

POLYESTER LINEN BLEND  -  DURABLE  -  BEAUTIFUL TEXTURE
Lusk by James Dunlop offers a beautiful linen textured look, with the durability of a polyester and linen blend. With a heavy commercial rating and available in seventeen colours, Lusk is a core range upholstery product. The colour palette reflects earthy terracotta, oatmeal, linen and aqua tones.

Composition: 88% PL, 12% LI
Rub Test: 85,000 Martindale Cycles
Colours: 17

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16 other colours

16 other colours

Our range of high performance fabrics is vast and growing. Use our product search function to view our full range of high performance fabrics or contact your Account Manager or local Trade Showroom if you are looking for a specific fabric or application.

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