Sunbrella® Fabrics Recognized Among Three ‘Best of Year’ Awards From Interior Design Magazine

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Honors include healthcare textiles, outdoor textiles and large exhibit/installation.

This has been a year of milestones for us, including new products and projects across all areas of our business.

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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, was honored by the inclusion of its fabrics in three award winners at the Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards on Dec. 1 at the IAC Building in New York City. The awards were for categories of work including Healthcare Textiles for its Day Dream Collection with cf stinson, inc., Outdoor Textiles for the Indi Pop Collection from Alaxi Fabric and Large Exhibit/Installation with Situ Studio at the Brooklyn Museum.

“This has been a year of milestones for us, including new products and projects across all areas of our business,” said Gina Wicker, design and creative director for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics. “We are honored that our fabrics were part of three winning entries that stood out among so many deserving nominees.”

The Day Dream Collection of Sunbrella Contract with Defiance™, winner of the Best of Year Award for Healthcare Textiles was introduced in June at Neocon in Chicago. The collection, available exclusively through cf stinson, inc., consists of five patterns in a variety of colorways, including sophisticated neutrals, stark black and white, soothing greens and blues and saturated hues such as fuchsia, tangerine and lime.

Winning the Best of Year Award for Outdoor Textiles was the Indi Pop Collection from Alaxi Fabric. The collection features dozens of Sunbrella fabrics in rich colorways with designs that evoke the mystic influence of Southwest Asia, including patterns from nature, sun and water. The collection was designed by Kate Korten for the Alaxi brand and is available exclusively through Silver State, Inc.

The reOrder installation at the Brooklyn Museum, featuring 2,440 yards of Sunbrella fabric, won the Best of Year Award for Large Exhibit/Installation. Designed and built by Situ Studio of Brooklyn, N.Y., reOrder transformed the Great Hall of the Museum with 2,440 yards of Sunbrella Canvas Natural. The fabric was pleated and stretched over metal frames to create the illusion of growth and change among 16 columns in the Hall. The installation opened in March and will close in January 2012. Situ Studio and Glen Raven Custom Fabrics will announce plans to recycle the fabric used in the installation in January.

Celebrating 50 years of innovation in 2011, the Sunbrella brand revolutionized the way the world thinks of beautiful performance fabrics with its entrance to the marketplace in 1961. Today, durable, easy-care Sunbrella fabrics are available in thousands of sophisticated styles, patterns and colors for wherever people live, work and play. On the Web at Follow Sunbrella on Facebook at or on Twitter at


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