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Wednesday
Aug082012

how it's made: specs trefoil chair

Although we’ve collaborated with designer
Liora Manne on many rugs, placemats, pillows and coasters, the specs trefoil chair is our first furniture piece using her signature Lamontage® fabric.

Not familiar with the patented process? First, light colored fabrics resembling cotton puffs are blended by hand to form the marbled-looking yellow, blue and green of the trefoil pattern.

Once matted, each marbled color is cut into trefoil shaped tiles. The artists then layout the colored tiles on top of the rich base which will form the darker “grout” in-between the tiles.

The tiles are then fixed to the base by a needle punching process that entangles the fibers and forms the finished fabric.

When the fabric is finished, it’s sent to the factory for the upholsterer to build the benchmade specs chair and cover it with the exclusive trefoil fabric.

To see how benchmade upholstery is made,
go here.

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Wow, this fabric is beautiful--color, design, etc., but felt on a chair--how will this "hold-up"? My first thought is that it is going to "peel" big time . . . and rather quickly.

September 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Hi Jean and Thank You for the compliments on the trefoil chair.

Personally I'm not concerned about the felt as upholstery fabric but perhaps taking a look at customer comments on other products that are similar in construction might ease your mind.

This can be done on cb2.com, search: Liora.

Good Luck and do let us know if you have further questions or concerns.

October 9, 2012 | Registered Commentersandra

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