Squire & Partners celebrate raw materials at The Department Store Studios
Squire & Partners has launched The Department Store Studios, a new local workspace next door to their award-winning offices in Brixton.
Following on from its 2020 launch, global fabric manufacturer Camira has introduced 21 new colours to the palette of Sumi, an impeccably simple worsted wool fabric originally released in an exclusively neutral selection of 6 shades, designed to work in harmony with sister range Kyoto.
Designed, made, and coloured in Camira’s home county of Yorkshire, England, Sumi is woven on weaving machines at the company’s Huddersfield manufacturing facility and dyed in its neighbouring dye house using water from the Pennine hills. With the new colour palette seeing the addition of the EU Ecolabel, alongside SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, Sumi meets some of the most stringent environmental certifications.
With a relaxed handle and mélange surface, Sumi has been designed for a multiplicity of uses – enhancing both straight lines and organic curves, complementing the defined and the delicate with its lightweight structure and soft to the touch feel. Certified for upholstery, vertical surfaces, curtains, drapery and acoustic panels, this lightweight fabric can form the base of an interior scheme, be used as an accent, or feature throughout.
‘Sumi has been such a popular product since its launch last year that we felt it was the perfect time to expand its colour offering with these 21 beautiful new shades,’ comments Lynn Kingdon, Head of Creative at Camira. ‘Inspired by natural dyes, we really sought to develop colours which could be created from plants and minerals and were very much in tune with the organic aesthetic of the range – and you can see this in the palette; with eucalyptus green sitting alongside indigo blue and saffron yellow accompanied by madder red, the new Sumi shades are a celebration and evocation of natural beauty.’
You can explore the new Sumi palette, and order samples, at camirafabrics.com/Sumi
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