Miyabi By Designs of the Time

Bouclé Is Back!

A lot of us remember Bouclé was a very popular fabric from the 1970s.  Bouclé however was invented in the late 1940s by Eero Saarinen on the request of American Architect Florence Knoll. It’s first incarnation was in the ‘Womb chair” designed by Saarinen.

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Grand Bouclé by Mokum

Bouclé, derived from a French word is yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn. Bouclé is very durable and is often seen in lighter tones reminding you of fleece with a nubby, fuzzy appearance. It’s now available in a myriad of colours suitable for many different applications.

Fabio By Linia

Fabio by Linea

As an upholstery fabric it looks particularly good on curved furniture for instance rounded sofas, ottomans or occasional chairs.

Miyabi by Designs of the time

Miyabi by Designs of the time

Used in accessories such as cushions and throws it has a lovely softness and adds a textural element to a space. In bed heads or bed spreads it is perfect as it is such a cosy textile that one just wants to curl up with a good book.

Havana By Zepel

Havana by Zepel

Bouclé has the benefit of adding acoustic absorption as well as texture to lift a room when used in curtains. Seen as a new trend since last year Bouclé is here to stay and will stand the test of time in any home.

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