Eco-Friendly, Awe-Invoking Geometric Wonder, Vitreum by Brentano Design Studio

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Emma Weckerling
Emma Weckerling
Emma is the Managing Editor of Work Design Magazine.

Meet 2023 Next Work Environment Competition Furniture, Flooring and Textiles category winners, the Brentano Design Studio, and their Vitreum submission.

The Brentano Design Studio, led by Iris Wang, has grown from a modest eight patterns in 1990, into an international source for residential, hospitality and commercial fabrics and wallcoverings. The range has expanded to include luxurious vegan leathers, sophisticated indoor/outdoor choices, dynamic stain resistant and easy clean finish options, as well as a beautiful collection of eco-friendly textiles.

Allen Chen – Product Manager, Ashley Bremer – Designer, Iris Wang – Founder and Artistic Director, Abraham Buddish – Designer

Check out the slideshow and summary of the submission below:

Inspired by mosaic tiles, indoor/outdoor Vitreum, Latin for stained glass, is an awe-invoking geometric wonder. This 54″ width fabric is an energetic and vivid centerpiece to the Favorite Things Collection. Vitreum showcases the Design Studio’s brilliant color expertise in 6 fresh, jewel-toned colorways inspired by artist Karl Benjamin, including Santorini and Toscano Glass. A reimagined and updated graphic of past textile selections, Pinnacle and Majalis, this durable textile features an abrasion resistance of 100,000 Double Rubs (Wyzenbeek, Cotton Duck), bleach cleanability, bacterial resistance, and a PFAS-Free Stain Repellent finish. This readily useable textile easily coordinates with other fabrics creating dynamic design spaces for daily use poolside, common areas, or a rooftop bar. Vitreum has achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification for low chemical emissions, helping improve air quality.

Vitreum uses 100% solution-dyed fibers. Solution-dyed yarns require less water and energy than package-dyed yarns. Additionally, Vitreum is 100% recyclable. A special take-back program exclusive to Sunbrella products reduces waste destined for landfills and gives the fabric a second life. Furthermore, The mill that manufactures Vitreum is both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified for quality and environmental systems management. Their facilities recycle all waste so it never reaches a landfill and the system is engineered to significantly reduces water use and waste water.

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