Designers' Talk \ LET'S TALK UPHOLSTERY


Talking about upholstery: Ana Basic \ Senior Interior Designer 

Upholstery plays an important visual role when it comes to soft seating. Although there are many elements needed to build a good quality piece of furniture – what everyone first notices when looking at a chair or a sofa        - is the upholstery.

 

The choices of upholstery in today's market are virtually endless and the task of deciding can become somewhat overwhelming. This is where the designer steps in and makes the process smooth, seamless and clear.

Of course, a responsible and educated designer knows that the choice of upholstery far exceeds the mere visual value. 

At TrinityTree Design, we have come up with rules by which we choose our upholstery for our soft seating pieces. We call them jokingly the upholstery postulates, but they actually represent a very serious basis on which TrinityTree soft seating is created.

TrinityTree Upholstery Postulate No. I

Upholstery is like a favourite dress that we wish always remains new.

In other words - it can be elegant, interesting, happy, serious or funny, but we all want it to last. It seems like a pretty obvious thing but the market today is saturated with product that doesn't even meet the basic durability requirement.

So what is the guide in determining the fabric durability? The answer is - the Martindale test. The Martindale test is a measure of the durability of a fabric. It is also known as the ‘rub test’, and the results are expressed in 1000s of Martindales.

For example, the upholstery with Martindale factor between 10000-30000 is considered suitable for light to heavy domestic use and everything above it is considered suitable for commercial use.

At TrinityTree, however, we want to make sure that our soft seating pieces are built to last, and therefore we only use upholstery with the Martindale factor 85000+, while  in reality most of it has 100000+ Martindales.

TrinityTree Upholstery Postulate No. II

 Easy and stress free living.

Coffee, chocolate, red wine and grease are the biggest villains when it comes to stains and marks on upholstery.

This is especially true in the hospitality industry. There is always an option to use wood chairs which are easier to maintain and keep clean, but soft seating has an increasing popularity in restaurants just as much as in hotels - which is not surprising. The dining experience goes far beyond just food (which, of course, remains the central star). It is the atmosphere, the company, the interaction between friends and the ambiance that creates moments to enjoy and remember. And what better way to take it all in then being comfortable seated in a dining armchair.

TrinityTree upholstery is easy to maintain and clean. Most of the heavy stains can be removed with just water or a regular mild detergent.

If our clients have any doubts about how to remove stains, they know that they can rely on TrinityTree team for an advice.

So sit back and enjoy your coffee break or dinner time, TrinityTree has got your seating covered :)

 

TrinityTree Upholstery Postulate No. III

 The soft hand.

The ''hand'' in upholstery language refers to how the fabric feels to your hand when you touch it and against your skin when you feel it.

At TrinityTree, we think that the feel should be soft and pleasant. Rich velvets, pretty cottons, cool linens and the comfort wool - all our upholstery fabrics are soft to touch (and the ''soft to the hand touch'' is not a priority here, we are just being polite:)

TrinityTree ELLA Armchair

 

The three statements mentioned above are a starting point for choosing every upholstery item in our Creative House of TrinityTree. 

Carefully selected fabrics and leathers are then skillfully wrapped, stitched and buttoned by our master upholsterers to create a seamless piece of furniture every time.

 TrinityTree upholstery department photo

In the end, we are happy to present the original TrinityTree Design seating to the hospitality industry and hope that everyone will enjoy sitting just as much as we enjoy creating them.

 

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