Liora Manné launches new fabric division
Tom Byrnes named director of marketing
-- Home Accents Today, 5/25/2010 7:57:00 AM
Textile and product designer Liora Manné is set to debut her new fabric collection.
The launch and introduction of the new Liora Manné Textiles Collection will be headed by longtime fabric industry veteran, Tom Byrnes, who has held executive positions with Mastercraft Fabrics, P/Kaufmann Inc. and consulted for various furniture and textile companies. The collection will be distributed by Trans-Ocean; the 100-year -old company who built the Lamontage factory in China and distributes Liora Manné products including rugs, placemats and pillows.
Manné recently developed this new fabric using her patented lamontage process. For the past 20 years, Manné’s rugs and fabrics have been made with acrylic fiber. She is now offering a softer and more drapeable fabric with 100% polyester microfiber, made using the same unique process. This artistic fabric has a high-tech feel that works on indoor/outdoor decorative pillows, custom upholstery and more.
Lamontage is a textile design process where fibers are intricately structured by hand and then mechanically interlocked by needle-punching to create non-woven textiles that resemble felt. Using nanotechnology, an EPA-approved antimicrobial finish is permanently embedded in the material. This prevents deterioration, odor and the growth of mildew, making it durable and ideal for indoors and outdoors.
“The vibrancy of the patterns and colors along with the texture create something truly unique in textiles,” Byrnes said. “I have long been a fan and friend of Liora's and am thrilled to be part of this exciting introduction. She has an artist's eye combined with the technical acumen to create and achieve bold innovation.”
Manné’s new fabrics come in over 22 new patterns and solids in multiple colorways.
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