Glen Raven earns Best of Year award from Interior Design magazine
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, December 9, 2011
New York -- Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella fabrics, was honored by the inclusion of its fabrics in three award winners at the Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards earlier this month. Sandow Media-owned Interior Design is a sister publication of Home Textiles Today
At the event, which was held on Dec. 1 at the IAC Building here, the awards distributed were for categories of work, including: Healthcare Textiles for its Day Dream Collection with cf stinson inc.; Outdoor Textiles for the Indi Pop Collection from Alaxi Fabric; and Large Exhibit/Installation with Situ Studio at the Brooklyn Museum.
"This has been a year of milestones for us, including new products and projects across all areas of our business," said Gina Wicker, design and creative director for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics. "We are honored that our fabrics were part of three winning entries that stood out among so many deserving nominees."
The Day Dream Collection of Sunbrella Contract with Defiance, winner of the Best of Year Award for Healthcare Textiles, was introduced in June at Neocon in Chicago. The collection, available exclusively through cf stinson inc., consists of five patterns in a variety of colorways, including neutrals, black and white, green and blue hues, and saturated shades like fuchsia, tangerine and lime.
Alaxi Fabric's Best of Year Award for Outdoor Textiles winner, Indi Pop Collection, features dozens of Sunbrella fabrics in rich colorways with designs meant to evoke the mystic influence of Southwest Asia, including patterns from nature, sun and water. The collection was designed by Kate Korten for the Alaxi brand and is available exclusively through Silver State Inc.
The "reOrder installation" at the Brooklyn Museum, featuring 2,440 yards of Sunbrella fabric, won the Best of Year Award for Large Exhibit/Installation. Designed and built by Situ Studio of Brooklyn, N.Y., reOrder transformed the Great Hall of the Museum with 2,440 yards of Sunbrella Canvas Natural. The fabric was pleated and stretched over metal frames to create the illusion of growth and change among 16 columns in the Hall. The installation opened in March and will close in January 2012. Situ Studio and Glen Raven Custom Fabrics will announce plans to recycle the fabric used in the installation in January.