Agua Fabrics introduces Eden and Bouclé: Performance upholstery woven with strength and sophistication.

Performance upholstery fabrics have never felt so soft or looked so chic…

Welcomed new arrival to Material Source Studio in Manchester, Agua Fabrics has launched two new products; Eden and Bouclé. These silky soft offerings in performance fabrics offer interior designers on-trend, durable surface textiles for a multitude of upholstery applications.

Agua Fabrics believes texture is everything in upholstery fabric. In addition to a fabric’s attributed tactility and comfort, it also injects impressive depth and vibrancy of colour into interior design schemes. Hot on the heels of collections Primeira and VerdEco, Agua Fabrics has crafted Eden and Bouclé - two new textured-packed fabric collections perfect for all environments; from cruise to workplace and healthcare to hospitality.

Eden has followed suit from the incredibly popular Linetta fabric, boasting a luxurious mouline yarn, woven in a distinct hopsack style, with an irregular texture. Emulating a hand-woven effect from silk or a linen-blend for an opulent feel, it is also infinitely more hard-wearing. Its heavier weight taps into the current fashion for denser, natural-looking fabrics, whilst retaining all the performance qualities Agua has become known for.

Like all of Agua Fabric’s designs, it is fire retardant to the highest specifications. On top of this, its 90,000 Martindale rating is three times the 30,000 commercial grade standard. It’s also waterproof and is finished with AguaGuard365 antimicrobial technology for ultimate protection from germs and viruses. Available in 25 sophisticated colours ranging from jewel tones to warm neutrals, this fabric is said to will excel in any contract environment.

Bouclé is renowned for its signature looped, curly yarns. A collection Agua has been working on for over a year, it has required careful tweaking and testing to get it just right. First, was to get the look right. The age-old fabric had to be done justice but also perform in-line with all the brand's other staples. It was not a case of style over substance. Many bouclé fabrics wear too quickly, and don’t stand up to the rigorous needs of the contract environment.

Pilling is common thanks to the fabric’s loose weave, so Agua engineer its fabrics to resist wear while also maintaining an impressively soft handle, achieving a 70,000 Martindale rating in the process. In line with its entire product range, Bouclé is also waterproof, fire retardant to the highest spec for contract use and also antimicrobial, with the AguaGuard365 treatment.

The Bouclé range stays true to the fabric’s playful feel with a soft, textural weave that suits every application, but proves to be an eminently sensible long-term investment when specified. With its elegant 16-shade colour palette, it looks effortlessly stylish in the breakout space of a contemporary east London office, the lounge of a high-end hotel, or would complement the feel of a jazz club or a cruise ship’s gala room. It’s bouclé, but not as you know it.

Click here to learn more about these exciting offerings, pushing performance upholstery as we know it to new realms.