In the Industry - December 2016

In the Industry

HBF Textiles Collaborates With Elodie Blanchard

HBF Textiles has re-teamed with Brooklyn fiber artist Elodie Blanchard for New Basics, a “high-tech happy” collection that freshly interprets classic motifs. These upholstery fabrics take geometric patterns common in the design world and put a modern spin on them—polka dots overlay with grids, intersecting lines create a kaleidoscopic effect, and solids take on textural interest.

The New Basics Collection displays the textural innovation and bold color play for which HBF Textiles is best known, while showcasing Blanchard’s unique take on material. For this series, she was particularly inspired by the minimal, abstract artwork of Frank Stella and Agnes Martin. With this is mind, Blanchard experimented with folding, cutting, and hole-punching paper to create the first draft of the textiles.

New Basics acts as a continuation of Blanchard’s Winter 2016 Collection for HBF Textiles, which focuses on fabrics for wrapped panel applications. Two of the New Basics designs are nods to Blanchard’s original 2014 line, as well.

For more information, contact HBF Textiles at 877-494-5727,

CHF Industries & Michael Aram Partner On Home Collection

CHF Industries has entered into a new, exclusive licensing partnership with artist and designer Michael Aram to create the Michael Aram Home Collection to be sold throughout the United States and internationally. Under the agreement, CHF Industries was granted the exclusive rights to manufacture, market and distribute the Michael Aram Home Collection, which will include decorative pillows, throws, sheets, duvets, shams, bath accessories, bath towels, rugs and window treatments.

“Michael Aram is a visionary artist whose fine craftsmanship and distinct aesthetic have created an enduring legacy,” states Frank Foley, ceo, CHF Industries. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Michael to layer a wider range of products into his incredible collection, and to offer his loyal customers the opportunity to showcase his beautiful designs throughout their homes.”

For almost 28 years, Michael Aram has captivated his collectors with his sculptural tableware, decorative objects and fine jewelry collections. Highly inspired by his surroundings, Michael combines the imperfections inherent in the handmade process with the beauty of nature, making each piece an object of art. With this new collaboration, Aram’s creativity and design sensibility will be brought to more spaces within the home, imbuing each room with the soulful quality that defines his work.

“It is my hope to create a timeless collection that elevates the everyday and transcends the seasons,” says founder and creative director Michael Aram.

The Michael Aram Home Collection will be available for retail starting in Fall 2017. For more information on CHF Industries, visit



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