Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede

March 26th, 2014

The Andy Warhol Museum recently announced its latest exhibition, Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede, which examines the interconnected lives and creative practices of Andy Warhol and Halston — two American icons who had a profound impact on the development of 20th century art and fashion. Indeed, Warhol once described Halston as the ‘first All-American fashion designer.’
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Toray and Ultrasuede® Sponsor Next Generation of Automotive Interior Designers at College for Creative Studies (CCS)

March 20th, 2014

The Ultrasuede® Department of Toray International America Inc. (TIAM) is proud to sponsor the next generation of automotive-interior designers through a 15-week course currently under way at one of the nation’s most revered art and design schools, the College for Creative Studies (CCS). The course, entitled “Sophomore/Senior Interior Design Studio II,” explores modern solutions and innovative ideas for different spaces, with a particular focus on automotive interiors.
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Pick a Pattern. Any Pattern.

June 25th, 2013

An exclusive Faux Bois pattern for Hickory Chair was shown on their Avondale chair at the spring High Point Market.

Love moire, chinoiserie, plaids, and even abstract prints – or perhaps there’s a need to replicate a family crest or symbol, or even a brand logo? Ultrasuede® now offers custom laser patterns in its HP line of upholstery covers in 96 solid colors and the process couldn’t be easier. Working from any document that can be digitally scanned, Ultrasuede® now has the flexibility to create unique and exclusive custom laser patterns for coordinating with any upholstered room setting, without sacrificing quality or the material’s super soft hand.

For our manufacturing customers like Hickory Chair, it’s a great way to offer clientele an upholstery cover option that they can’t find anywhere else. Working with their dedicated design team earlier this year, Ultrasuede® helped to develop a slightly over-scaled Faux Bois pattern that debuted in two colors in Hickory Chair’s High Point Market showroom this spring.

Pick your pattern and learn more about the process and yardage minimums by contacting Helen Brier, Sales and Marketing Director, at h.brier@toray-int.com.

14 New Colors for Ultrasuede® HP

March 8th, 2013

Toray International America, Inc. manufacturer and marketer of Ultrasuede®, the original ultramicrofiber material boasting a host of applications, including upholstered furniture coverings, announces 14 new colors available this spring in its just renamed HP line (formerly Ambiance). Read the rest of this entry »

Toray Streamlines Ultrasuede® Brand and Product Line

March 7th, 2013

Toray Industries, Inc., the original inventor of both microfiber and Ultrasuede®, the renowned non-woven material that combines luxury and unprecedented performance, announced this month that it is streamlining its entire Ultrasuede® brand in order to ensure consistency and customer-service quality as it continues to expand on a global scale. Read the rest of this entry »

2013 EyesOn Design Award Winners

January 22nd, 2013

The EyesOn Design Awards were announced on January 15 at the North American International Auto Show to cap its press preview days. Presented by special request of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, the awards are recognized by automotive designers as a validation of their work by their peers.

In a second year of bronze sponsorship by Toray Ultrasuede® and awarded in production and concept categories, the EyesOn Design Awards honor skill and creativity in the areas of Aesthetics and Innovation, Concept Implementation, Functionality and Spirit of Industrial Design. Read the rest of this entry »