Carnegie Introduces New Vinyl Alternative Textiles and Additions to Philosophy Collection

January 12, 2010


NEW YORK, New York - Carnegie Fabrics has introduced a new line of fashionable high performance polyurethane upholsteries, continuing its commitment to provide viable alternatives to vinyl products. The company has launched three new designs to its signature line of upholstery and four additions to its Philosophy collection..

Featuring the names of cinema's sexiest starlets from the silver screen, Bardot, Hepburn and Monroe, the new fabrics offer a versatile, cleanable and supremely stylish option for any environment including healthcare, hospitality and retail.

Ninety-nine percent of the water and raw materials used for the production of Bardot, Hepburn, and Monroe are recycled and each design is antimony, heavy metal, and phthalate-free, also featuring low VOCs.

Bardot reflects the late icon's fashion influence, featuring animal prints with a subtle metallic sheen. Hepburn is marked by a sophisticated and muted color palette in faux leather, recalling an armchair in a smoky billiards club. Glamorous, sleek and playful, Monroe is inspired by soda shops and vintage cars, featuring a reflective surface and an ultra-modern design.

Carnegie's latest additions to its Philosophy collection, Craft, Illumination, Solaris and Spectrum, will offer new-found solace to those within healing and healthcare environments.

The Carnegie design team began collaborating with Louise Russell in 1999 who has continued to foster two distinct design philosophies in order to meet the needs of the healthcare industry: fabrics that provide privacy and fabrics that induce visual interest.

Craft features the look of a natural fiber hand-woven textile with a tabby loom weave structure, a linen-like quality and a pattern in somber stripes. Illumination offers subtle variations between smooth and textured striations with clean cool colors and a mild sheen. Playful and upbeat, Solaris can be used everywhere from pediatric to emergency rooms, with squares of bright colors and a sun-burst pattern. Spectrum, like Solaris, uses a specifically designed warp to create a ribbon-inspired stripe motif.

Incepted in 1950, Carnegie has become a leading manufacturer of textiles in North America.

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