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Sunbrella Fabrics Recognized Among Three Best of Year Awards From Interior Design Magazine

maker of Sunbrella® fabrics, was honored by the inclusion of its fabrics in three award-winning entries at the Interior Design Best of Year Awards on December 1, 2011, at the IAC Building in New York, New York. The awards were for the categories of health-care textiles (for its Day Dream collection, with CF Stinson, Inc.); outdoor textiles (for the Indi Pop collection from Alaxi Fabrics); and large exhibit/installation (with Situ Studio, at the Brooklyn Museum).

Gina Wicker, design and creative director for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, says, “This has been a year of milestones for us, including new products and projects across all areas of our business. We are honored that our fabrics were part of three winning entries that stood outamong so many deserving nominees.”

The Day Dream collection of Sunbrella Contract with Defiance™, winner of the Best of Year Award for health-care textiles, was introduced in June 2012 at NeoCon in Chicago, Illinois. The collection, available exclusively through CF Stinson, consists of five patterns in a variety of colorways, including sophisticated neutrals; stark black and white; soothing greens and blues; and saturated hues such as fuchsia, tangerine, and lime.

Winning the Best of Year Award for outdoor textiles was the Indi Pop collection from Alaxi Fabrics. The collection features dozens of Sunbrella fabrics in rich colorways with designs that 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, New York, reOrder transformed the Great Hall of the museum with 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 2011 and closed in January 2012. Situ Studio and Glen Raven Custom Fabrics will announce plans to recycle the fabric used in the installation.

Celebrating 50 years of innovation in 2011, the Sunbrella brand revolutionized the way the world thinks of beautiful performance fabrics with its entrance to the marketplace in 1961. Today, durable, easy-care Sunbrella fabrics are available in thousands of sophisticated styles, patterns, and colors for wherever people live, work, and play.

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