Sunbrella® Honored With Platinum Award in ADEX Competition

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2016 Upholstery Collection Wins Top Award in Fabric Category

The group Regatta transforms any room into a seaside paradise. Fabrics top to bottom: Cabana Regatta, Cast Mist, Canvas Regatta, Shore Flame, Fretwork Pewter, Hybrid Sky and Token Surfside.

With these new fabrics we’re mixing two ends of the spectrum—bright to muted, old to new—and showing how they can come together to create beautiful, unassuming design

The Sunbrella® 2016 Upholstery Collection was honored with a Platinum award in this year’s ADEX awards competition, an industry recognition of design and product innovation.

The 2016 additions to the Upholstery Collection emphasize design simplicity with new bright colors and natural-inspired neutrals. The new introductions include seven fabric groupings drawing attention to vibrant colors and patterns as well as textural neutrals.

“With these new fabrics we’re mixing two ends of the spectrum—bright to muted, old to new—and showing how they can come together to create beautiful, unassuming design,” said Greg Voorhis, design director for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, the maker of Sunbrella fabrics. “We are proud to see our design perspective honored in the ADEX awards.”

The 2016 Upholstery Collection includes: Stripes, featuring classic stripe patterns in a variety of bold, bright colors that pop when mixed and matched as decorative pillows on white upholstery; Wisteria, which evokes the feeling of spring through delicate shifts in color and texture; Regatta, which transforms any room into a seaside paradise; Mist, featuring textural neutrals showing just how beautiful going back to basics can be; Emerald, featuring fabrics that are modern, yet classic, and tantalizingly fresh; Meridian, a subtly textured solid with a soft hand; and Cast, an unstated solid showcasing heathered yarns that provide a sense of texture.

Fabrics in the Sunbrella Upholstery Collection are available through the Sunbrella kiosk program, which features a variety of Sunbrella fabrics. Kiosks can be found in high-end patio and specialty stores and select indoor furniture retailers. High resolution images are available in the Sunbrella Press Room.

About Sunbrella Fabrics
Sunbrella has revolutionized the way the world thinks about how beautiful fabrics look, feel and perform. With an inspired palette of colors, styles and textures, premium Sunbrella fabric gives consumers, designers and architects the material they need to create the extraordinary in marine, shade, residential/upholstery, commercial and contract applications.

Versatile in style and function, Sunbrella fabrics create welcoming spaces indoors and out, offering durability, fade resistance and ease of cleaning. They also offer peace of mind; Sunbrella fabrics have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD certification as contributing to healthy indoor air quality.

Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven, Inc., a 135-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. For more information on Sunbrella, including inspiration, fabric collections and where to buy, visit

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