Sunbrella Introduces Architexture by Ric Frinier

Sunbrella Introduces Architexture by Ric Frinier

celebrated designer richard Frinier shares his strong respect and appreciation for the importance architecture plays in society with a new collection of sunbrella®fabrics. The architexture collection, which debuted at showtime®in december 2017, echoes architectural elements found in surface and facade design.

“i became inspired by the architectural movement taking place that involves the surfacing and resurfacing of buildings around the world,” Frinier says. “i am captivated by the many unique layers and materials, such as metals, glass, concrete, and other new and repurposed materials, used to create these remarkable architectural facades. The outcome is compelling.”

Architectural impressions continued to manifest themselves throughout Frinier’s design process, and the result is a versatile range of textiles with distinctive constructions, textures, patterns, and colors. Fabrics in the architexture collection enhance and complement both interior and exterior spaces.

A synthesis of architectural forms and soaring skyscrapers, the pattern nYc translates the vertical facades of the iconic metropolis into a tapestry of urban living. la is an abstract interpretation inspired by a modern building facade. Kowloon, china, a densely populated area of Hong Kong, was the inspiration behind Hirise, a textured stripe of tiny windows.

Facade showcases an offset-window pattern infused with reflective fiber, for a shimmer that creates a sense of energy. Frinier based geometric pattern Hexspace on an architectural window screen he saw on a French high-rise building. a facade seen on a shenzhen, china, skyscraper was translated into linx, a dimensional motif.

Reimagined from the window wall of a new York, new York, skyscraper, architex appears as a woven grid pattern. matrix is a honeycomb pattern originating from slate tiles. To complete the collection, struxture, the base textile for all architexture patterns, is a versatile construction that references the appearance of exterior surface materials and forms.

Colorways in the collection draw upon the building materials, hardscapes, environments, and skyscapes surrounding these structural facades. The palette offers a wide range of colors, including vapor, daylight, sand, system, stone, steel, brick, green, glass, skyline, and midnight


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