edited by Elana Frankel -- Interior Design, 5/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Crypton never looked so good—thanks to designer Lori Weitzner. Her series of jacquard upholstery fabrics for Pallas, called Ode to Blossfeldt, was inspired by the work of German photographer, plant collector, and educator Karl Blossfeldt, and offers health care facilities vinyl-like performance as well as aesthetic beauty. Now that's something we haven't seen in a while.
Four textiles capture the essence of nature while incorporating a textile treatment process that seals in fibers to render fabric completely repellent to liquid, moisture, and bacteria. All fabrics are 54 in. wide and meet the ACT standards for heavy-duty contract upholstery fabric. Larkspur, constructed of rayon and polyester, is offered in 11 colors; Meadowrue, a polyester and cotton blend, comes in 14 colors; the all-polyester Latifolia is available in 11 colors; and Astrance, a polyester/cotton blend, is offered in eight colors.
Another smaller collection, Progressions, complements Ode to Blossfeldt and includes three designs—Congruence, an upholstery fabric; Cubido, a wool drapery; and Quadrare, a sheer made of 100 percent Trevira CS. Pallas, 1330 Bellevue Street, Green Bay, WI 54302.