• Cindy W. Hodnett

Robert Allen, DwellStudio offer outdoor fabric line

Robert AllenThe Robert Allen Design Group and DwellStudio are producing the Modern Bungalow outdoor fabric collection. The collection features Sunbrella yarns for durability and “retro-chic” design.
NEW YORK - Fabric design group Robert Allen is partnering with design house DwellStudio to produce Modern Bungalow, an outdoor line that combines "fashionable pops of color and playful designs" with DwellStudio's mid-century modern style, according to company representatives.

Made exclusively of Sunbrella yarns, the fabric collection is designed for wear and durability.

"Modern Bungalow's ‘retro-chic' flavor is a huge trend for this coming season," said Jennie Wilde, Robert Allen senior vice president for design and marketing. "It's always such a pleasure working with Christiane Lemieux, founder and creative director of DwellStudio, and the brand's eye for ‘what's next' has helped create an especially fresh outdoor collection."

The Modern Bungalow collection includes 11 patterns, each with several color options in solids and coordinates. The fabrics could also be used indoors, officials said.

"We're thrilled to finally bring the DwellStudio signature mix to outdoor with Robert Allen and Sunbrella," Lemieux said. "We created the Modern Bungalow collection around a few centerpieces - a wild jungle foliage and a graphic silhouette - then layered in trellises, stripes and rich, textured solids. We wanted a look that combined the glamour of Hollywood Regency and Palm Springs with modern pops of color."

 

Cindy HodnettCindy W. Hodnett | Upholstery/Style Editor
chodnett@furnituretoday.com

As the Upholstery/Style Editor for Furniture/Today, I spend my work hours studying the sloping curves of sofa frames, the intricacies of fabric and the nail head trim and button accents that function as jewelry on a piece of upholstery. I research the companies that bring these things together for retailers, and ultimately consumers, and interview industry leaders about their business strategies and where they think furniture is heading in the future. And when traveling, I provide a sneak peek at what I'm seeing, whether at international markets or in High Point or Las Vegas.

I look forward to sharing what I see and I hope you'll feel free to do the same. Email me at chodnett@furnituretoday.com or follow me on Twitter @CynthiaWHodnett.

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