Trendy camouflage motifs, dazzling moirés and lots of blue and earth tones: this is the loot Barbara Benz and her team brought from the trade fairs in Cologne, Paris and Stockholm this spring. Linen, silk and cotton fabrics by international manufacturers are lined up like in a well-stocked library at the architare stores.
Kvadrat, Dedar and Hermés are among the most prestigious in the industry – yet their collections could not be more different. Nanna Ditzel, Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, Paul Smith and Patricia Urquiola: Kvadrat has been producing first-class designs by international designers for almost 50 years. That has made the Danish textile manufacturers, who have acquired Danskina carpets and the fabric manufacturer Kinnasand in the mean time, into one of the most successful avant garde labels of our time.
At the same time, the company remains true to the roots of its Scandinavian design tradition. Kvadrat has had an exclusive collaboration with the Belgian designer Raf Simons, since 2014. Architare belongs to the few selected vendors that stock the complete Kvadrat/Raf Simons collection in Germany. With regard to colours and patterns and fabric combinations, Dedar currently offers the most dazzling repertoire in the world of interior design: Cotton jacquards, linen and especially silk, silk and more silk.
Interiors stars like Antonio Citterio, Jacques Garcia, Jean-Michel Wilmotte or Gilles & Boissier are particularly inspired by brave the textile creations that the family business produces, near Cosmo. You’ll find Dedar textiles in Hotel Costes in Paris, for example, or in the Skygardens in Dubai or in the Hotel Mandarin Oriental in Milan. The current collection consists of approximately 300 items in more than 3,000 colour variants. And due to the stock of 500,000 metres of fabric 98% of the orders can be delivered immediately.
Classic, illustrative and highly poetic: Just like the Hermès fashion and accessories, the French luxury label’s home collection, launched in 2012, seduces you with excellent quality. The designs in the finest cashmere and silk fabrics tell stories, lovingly like the famous Carrés, of proud horses, wild beasts and travels into the realm of fantasy. Typically Hermès? Indeed. None less than Dedar are behind the first-class fabrics and wallpapers, however. The family business from the northern Italian Appiano Gentile are the exclusive manufacturers of the steadily growing Hermès collection.