Spanish furniture fair offers fresh, perky colors
By Carole Sloan -- Home Textiles Today, 10/7/2002 12:00:00 AM
VALENCIA, SPAIN —
While most of the fabric statements at home furnishings shows and in stores in Europe mirrored those of the United States — lots of beige, off-white and the rest of the neutral family — the furniture fair here was full of fresh and perky colors.
Especially interesting and new were a variety of tweeds — soft and supple, and colorful without being garish.
Novelties, including a renaissance of eyelash effects, also saw vinyl-coated fabrics with new techniques, photographic techniques for dramatic prints, unusual leather and suede treatments and lots of soft but dense chenille used against open strie ground.
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