Kevin O’Brien moves into upholstery fabrics
October 17, 2017,
Philadelphia – Designer Kevin O’Brien has found a new medium for his fabric design.
Upholstery fabrics are his latest venture, and the collection launches this week at High Point Market, from his space at the Suites at Market Square.
“The goal is to create the same feeling we get from my silk velvets,” he said. “But silk velvet is too delicate for the daily wear-and-tear a chair or ottoman takes.”
The line launches with eight to 10 patterns, each available in a few colorways, that mirror O’Brien’s most popular designs via woven velvet chenille and other fabrications.
That is not to say his silk velvets don’t play a role. These fabrics are added to upholstered furniture pieces as accents, around the back of an armchair or the lower rim or edge of an ottoman or footstool.
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