Global Upholstery Solutions, blackswan and Panaz ReMake

Global Upholstery Solutions and Panaz have long shared a strong relationship and have collaborated on various projects over the years. They were therefore delighted when Panaz Account Manager, the wonderful June George, visited their team to introduce ReMake, a new piece of design technology developed by Panaz.

This progression in technology is extremely exciting for designers, generating endless possibilities for Global Upholstery and resolving design dilemmas that may arise on projects and the exact reason why they created their design agency, blackswan. Panaz describes ReMake as a ‘turning point in bespoke fabric design. By putting the ability to recolour and rework any Panaz print design directly into your hands’

When first using the site Global Upholstery Designer Georgia Winhall found it strikingly simple to navigate, well explained and definitely has the designer’s needs at the forefront. The site enabled her to surf through any Panaz print design including hundreds in their archive, and entirely customise to my preference. To locate the ideal design, she could browse via the search bar, colour, style, and many more filters allowing her to spot designs that best suit my projects.

The main function Georgia find herself using regularly is the pin design icon. If like Georgia, you enjoy collating several ideas before beginning to create, this is perfect. Georgia now has a bundle of designs in her ‘Idea’s Board’ saved and ready to edit whenever she wants. Once you have selected your design of choice, click ‘Customise Design’ and away you go!

Panaz has also produced a design pack which works alongside the site to support those creative choices when editing. The colossal colour atlas allowed Georgia to preview the printed colours before selecting them online, and using the RGB values guaranteed the perfect colour match! Each section of the design is changeable, and colour palettes are available for inspiration from modern brights to warm neutrals or simply create your own.

Innovative tools like ‘Preview Sample’ enabled Georgia to check the scale of her design, and ‘Repeat Type’ gave her even more control of the finished print. By using these functions Georgia could easily experiment with her design and create new variations she didn’t initially think of.

Finally, Georgia used the base-cloth swatch provided in the design pack, allowing her to see and feel the fabric which was helpful for reference when ordering her bespoke sample. Once Georgia’s order was placed, she received a confirmation email to say her sample was due within 3-5 business days, but came the very next day which was incredible!

Using Panaz Remake means that the blackswan agency of Global Upholstery Solutions can now work with designers early in the process – at mood board stage – and achieve amazing translation of their visions into very specific, individual fabric creations without the traditional cost penalty that would normally ensue. Global Upholstery can even create truly bespoke designs and upload them, so they can include customers own patterns or logos into designs too!

We are living in uncertain times, but Global Upholstery have embraced self-isolation, stayed safe and kept creating though Panaz ReMake.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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