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Is it possible for a contract textile to be durable and delightful? Of course, says Carnegie Fabrics’ new Xorel Knit upholstery, which meets the demands of high-traffic spaces. Modeled upon the brand’s signature Xorel fabric—a heavy-duty, sustainable woven polyethylene textile typically used in acoustic paneling—the material blends Xorel’s durability with Carnegie yarn to create a pliable textile that’s easily wrapped around furniture frames.
“I believe imagination has no limits,” says Carnegie’s executive vice president of creative Heather Bush. “And I have seen many creative applications of Xorel.” Debuting in September in four patterns, including a macro-scale plaid herringbone and a tailored houndstooth, Xorel Knit will bring colorful contemporary upholstery into commercial settings that might otherwise be mired in beige.