Malone Fabric’s first appearance as BCFA Members at Sleep 2016

The BCFA would like to welcome Malone Fabrics to their esteemed portfolio and we would like to invite you to visit them at this years Sleep event on stand M29a.

The Certificate of Membership was been presented to Chris Moffett and Nicky Moffett of Malone Fabrics Ltd by Jeremy Stein, Managing Director of BCFA, following an inspection of their premises in the south of greater Belfast.

digital printChris Moffett commented;

“We are proud to meet approval for our application for BCFA membership. This is highlighting our company’s commitment to excellence in the contract furnishing sector. Through the large variety of skai® upholstery surfaces, we are able to cater for a wide range of commercial projects, offering unique and even bespoke designs and superior functions that characterize the whole range of skai® by Hornschuch.”

The Hornschuch Group, undisputed global market leader for surfaces made of films and artificial leather, and Malone Fabrics, exclusive distributor of skai® upholstery synthetics for the UK and Ireland, present themselves in Islington as trendsetters in the industry. The full range of skai® material will be showcased on their stand at Sleep and experienced staff will be on-hand over the two days to help you and introduce you to the quality range that is skai®.

Tokio EN

Bild 7 skai Tokio_Faecher (800x533)An innovative design that premiered at Interzum 2015 by Hornschuch clearly eclipses the appearance of conventional artificial leather. Rather, skai® Tokio EN is a protagonist of a new materiality, which ideally combines function, form, and affordability. Highly precise laser engraving makes the detailed and contoured cross-grinding look of skai® Tokio EN possible. Opposing grinding marks meet on the surface and give the innovative material a technical-dynamic look. The fine and futuristic-looking material takes the metallic trend to its pinnacle, as seen on the chair below in the colour pearl white.

It is especially suitable for upholstery applications in the catering, hotel, and store construction industries and was awarded the Interior Innovation Award Selection 2015 at IMM in Cologne, the German Design Award 2016 – Winner and the materialPREIS 2016. It is one of the most popular upholstery synthetics for Hornschuch and Malone alike.

Tokio is IMO approved for cruise liners and is available Crib 5.

Tolaris EN

Hotel lobby Aliena SoshagroThe impression of the upholstery material skai® Tolaris EN changes depending upon the viewing angle and lighting. In addition, it fascinates with a striking, three-dimensional effect. The effect is created by differently oriented hexagon clusters, which form a rhombus. Three of these rhombi form the three sides of a cube in the eyes of the viewer – the perfect illusion! The coating of the hexagons increases the effect. However, the innovative material is also impressive due to its soft-touch feel.

The jury of the Interior Innovation Award 2015 chose skai® Tolaris EN as a winner. It was also on the podium for the red dot award: product design 2015. And it ultimately took the “Gold” in the Materialica Design + Technology Award 2015. The extraordinary colour range includes current trendy colours.

Tolaris is IMO approved for cruise liners and is available Crib 5.

skai® Pavinto

Pavinto 1 (573x800)This new upholstery material is particularly popular just because it looks convincingly old: The stylish cowhide look shows heavy signs of use. Cracks and wear, but also the varying grain, all contribute to an authentic vintage look. The surface has apparently been through a lot, time seems to have left its mark.

With its varied grain pattern and deliberately placed light and dark areas, skai® Pavinto looks warm and vibrant. Here, the eight trendy colors match the character: they look slightly faded. Its pleasantly soft feel invites you to touch it, fine glossy grain valleys perfectly replicate its natural model. skai® Pavinto brings the trendy Shabby Chic to seating furniture such as sofas or chairs.

In a lounge, a hotel lobby, or a bar, skai® Pavinto provides an exclusive atmosphere. But also in sophisticated living areas, the design creates strong accents. Awarded with the Interior Innovation Award – Winner 2014.

skai® Digital Print Collection

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Customers can now equip limited small series of furniture and individual projects with designs from the high-quality skai® digital print collection, thereby gaining an advantage in the market. The high-quality upholstery materials skai® Pandoria Plus and skai® Toledo EN are the basic grades with three different embossings each (elegant leather grain, classic textile grain, and fine micro-pore structure). They are directly digitally printed and then finished with a coating.

The two variants differ primarily in their flame-retardant properties. With B1, the skai® Pandoria Plus grade has a higher level of flame resistance. Twelve innovative motifs are available with various grains. They are intended to serve as an inspiration and to illustrate the possibilities of digital printing. The designs are impressive with their intensely brilliant colours and unique 3D-effects. Of course, customers can bring their own designs for unique hotel interiors. Awarded with the Iconic Award: Interior Innovation 2017 – selection.

Designing Rooms Holistically

click Vinyl

The motto of the Hornschuch Group for the year 2016 is ALL IN ONE. In addition to upholstery materials, Malone Fabrics and Hornschuch will be presenting Design Click Vinyl flooring this year as well, which already received positive reactions from the trade professionals at DOMOTEX in Hannover. This greatly increases the spectrum of possibilities – rooms can now be holistically decorated with surfaces by Hornschuch.






About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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