KOBE UK at the Manchester Open

Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, will join other prestigious brands to introduce its new window décor, upholstery and soft furnishings collections at The Manchester Open in October, organised by the BCFA.

The two-day event takes place at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester where Kobe will unveil its latest ranges including its new room high and Boutique collections on stand 15.

Kobe’s new range of room highs, the stylish, extra wide fabrics for window décor are more than 300cm high with the pattern printed or woven horizontally across, making matching patterns and sewing seams a thing of the past. 110892-Arrow-14-grey webThe three new flame retardant collections include Arrow, a woven jacquard with a geometric pattern in 14 colours. Lines has a mix of matt and metallic look yarns in complementing and contrasting colours to create an all-over abstract design, available in 11 metallic tinted colourways.

Buccari is a marquisette fabric woven with 100% Trevira CS yarns. The metallic look yarns create an elegant, supple fabric and come in 27 shades.

David Harris, managing director of Kobe UK, said:

“This season room highs will make a big impact creating striking, seamless drapes from ceiling to floor.”

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The Boutique collection of curtain and upholstery fabrics, is suitable for both domestic and contract use. This lavish mix of innovative textiles features sumptuous velvet, woven jacquard, cool cotton and a soft satin appearance.  A palette of rich deep and softly nostalgic tones complements the geometric, floral, paisley and botanical patterns.

The collection includes Clemence and Adore, the former featuring a beautiful floral pattern on a subtle satin base and is available in three colours. Adore is woven with a range of vibrant coloured matt and shiny yarns, in a stunning paisley design to create a multi-dimensional effect on the damask pattern. It is available in eight colours.

Another range within the Boutique collection is Henry, a sumptuous velvet, made from 30% cotton, 20% polyester and 50% viscose. The palette of rich deep and neutral tones comes in a range of nine colours.110794-Clemence-1-black webAs Kobe’s Boutique upholstery collections are above 80% natural fibres, they are FR exempt when used in conjunction with a suitable flame retardant interliner.  Alternatively they can be supplied with an ACE FR treatment which passes domestic upholstery (cigarette and match) BS5852 part 1, source 0 and 1, and contract upholstery (Crib 5) BS 5852 part 1, source 5 (Crib 5).

All Kobe’s upholstery fabrics offer exceptional durability, scoring highly on the Martindale Rub Test.

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