When creating luxurious environment textile is one thing that should never be overlooked. You can spend thousands of dollars on latest technology, designer furniture, expensive paintings and accessories but without adding high-end fabrics all your efforts will go in vain. A gentle touch of natural fibers, rich patterns and hand-made quality of deluxe textiles – these are the details which will make your home decor stand out. This article is a short review of the companies producing some of the most luxurious textiles in the world.
The brand was founded in 1858 in Venice by Lorenzo Rubelli. This company has a very unique approach for textile production: some of the fabrics are made using latest technology and computerized equipment while the rest are still completely hand-made on traditional looms the way it was done hundreds of years ago. All textiles are produced from natural materials – linen, silk, cotton, sometimes mixed with high-quality synthetic fibers such as Novafil, Bemberg and Viscose.
2) ETRO HOME COLLECTION
The company was founded in 1968 as a fashion brand and in 1981 it launched the first home collection. One of the hallmarks of Etro textiles is the famous Paisley motif which gives to them oriental flavor and sumptuous look. The founder of the brand Gimmo Etro from the beginning has set the goal to produce the most luxurious and quality fabrics made only from natural fibers – silk, cashmere, cotton and linen. All four of Gimmo Etro’s children have inherited his passion for traveling and collecting beautiful and exotic things. All of them are involved in family business continuing traditions of impeccable quality and high artistic value of Etro textiles.
3) RALPH LAUREN
American company Polo Ralph Lauren was founded in 1967 in New-York by fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Initially it specialized in producing accessories and ties for men. Later the assortment has grown and included men and women apparel, furniture, home accessories and textiles. The Ralph Lauren textiles have excellent quality and great design. Impressive upholstery and drapery fabrics always become an outstanding and memorable detail of the interior. The most popular designs include floral, leopard and geometric patterns.
The brand was founded in Italy in 1953 by Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. Textiles MISSONI are known around the world for their unusual texture, kaleidoscope of colours and famous zigzag pattern. Amazing colour combinations and sensational geometrical and floral prints will create cheerful and inviting atmosphere at home.
5) NINA CAMPBELL
Nina Campbell founded her own company in 1974 as an interior design studio and as a shop for home decorative objects. Textiles designed by Nina Campbell always have outstanding quality, practicality, beautiful design and sometimes a sense of humor. Harmonious colour palette and delicate patterns will help you to create an elegant and refined look.
6) ANTICO SETIFICIO FIORENTINO
This is one of the oldest company in Italy dating back to XVIII century. In 2010 famous fashion house Stefano Ricci Spa acquired the brand and made it popular within international jet set. Craftsmen weave traditional Florentine fabrics, brocades and damasks on antique hand-looms, some of which are used since the start day of the company. The designs of the fabrics are carefully preserved in the historic archive of Setificio and any of them can be reproduced upon clients’ request.
7) JIM THOMPSON
Legendary fabrics from this company, especially Thai silks are famous all over the world for their superb quality and authentic design. Jim Thompson was an American businessman and architect who lived in Thailand and founded his company in 1947. At that time traditional Thai craftsmanship of hand-weaved silk was almost dying as it couldn’t face the competition from large factories producing cheap machinery-made fabrics. Jim Thompson was the person who helped to save this ancient art from extinction. Today his company continues to work and it became the largest producer of hand-made silk in the world.
8) DE LE CUONA
This world-famous company producing luxury linen was founded in 1992 by British designer Bernie De Le Cuona. She uses unique technique for linen production named “Stone Wash”, which allows to create texture roughness and the effect of faded paint to achieve vintage and aristocratic look. The brand is also famous for its signature wool and cotton Paisleys which are recognized all over the world.
9) LEE JOFA
This successful brand is famous for its impeccable quality and distinguished style. During its long history the manufacturer was able to achieve very high standards of the products and became famous worldwide as one of the best producers of textiles. Wide range of products include luxury fabrics for furniture upholstery, bed linen, curtains and drapery. Textile patterns are made both in classic and contemporary style which make them suitable for any interior.
10) MARVIC TEXTILES
Marvic Textiles is the London based business founded by Victor Afia in 1938. Today it is run by his son Peter Afia and remains one of the few privately owned British fabric houses. Marvic is known for the best luxury woven fabrics in the interiors industry which could be described as timeless classics of an enduring appeal. Their textiles can be found in the leading 5-star hotels around the world such as The Lanesborough, Le Bristol, Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton, as well as in the country’s most famous ancestral homes including Buckingham Palace, Sandringham, Chatsworth and Althorp.
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Italians are far and away the best in interior design…yet , some of those fabrics are produced in Turkey , a big business really …
@ottomandandy – thank you for commenting! In terms of globalization and tough competition it is so difficult, and I would say sometimes impossible to preserve local craftsmanship, especially in Europe where the labor cost is so high. Today even the most luxury brands in Europe are shifting their manufactures to the countries with cheaper labor cost, of course putting strong supervision on the process and quality of final products.
Nice round up, I’m loving this post. Nina Campbell has to get my top vote I think!
Thank you, Elly! I am a great fan of Nina Campbell’s textiles too 🙂
I shall give full numbers to Etro textiles for their extra ordinary work. It should really transfer to the next generation. A long hard work and struggle has been seen that involved in their work.
I would put De Le Cuono way ahead of the rest
I would put De Le Cuono at number one today
what about romo group ….
Romo Group fabrics are of good quality and have beautiful design but I don’t think they can be defined as “luxury”….
Hi i m working one of best home industry in pakistan do u have any inquiry regardinh your product plz let me know
Awaiting your prompt reply
Do you encourage independent designers to submit images for the manufacturing of home decor products ? I’m inquiring about the possibilities or if it’s not something you offer!
Hi Eugene, yes, that will be something very interesting for me!
Hi, Looking to get connected all this brands for in India ,if anyone of this brands wants to tie up with Us. We are running Leading Brand “Decor India ” running Store In Mumbai and slowly we are planning to Expand in Multiple Stores.
To whom it may concern;
This is Deniz Akdos, from Istanbul/Turkey. I am a graduate of Textile and Fashion Design from a well-reputable and renowned university in my country called Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. I have been running my own business for 6 years already and will be carrying out my business activities in England as of this November.
I examined your products and your style, and I believe that there are many items that i can supply you with, from the actual origin, which would fit in your line and quality level perfectly. As a textile graduate and a seller myself, I am in contact with suppliers that produce authentic and superb quality products. I believe that you would also wish to incorporate these gorgeous items made in Turkey.
Attached is a catalog with detailed descriptions and photos of items for you to look through. Prices vary according to the item and amount; so i can quote any price depending on your wishes.
As I will be there within a few months, I would really like to meet you, introduce myself and show my products in person because photos don’t do justice! I believe that we can establish a mutual business relationship based on ethical and professional values. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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