Simply inspirational for Hampton by Hilton hotel

17th November 2014
A new level in bedroom curtain fabrics - without compromising the fire retardant and other practical safety features - have been fitted in the new Hampton by Hilton hotel in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The order for 2,700 metres of drift pistachio in the new super-soft blackout from the seasons range from iLiv Contract arrived on schedule from Ena Shaw Contract and was quickly fitted to the bedrooms as part of the new 180-bed hotel opposite the city’s Central Station, which should be completed by March next year.

With printed, plain and woven fabrics, the collection brings together the creative opportunities with the practical considerations necessary for all requirements including curtaining, upholstery and bedding.

SMD Group CEO Jason Kenworthy said: “With this range of materials we can offer flair and creativity without compromising the flame retardant and practical features of the fabrics at the same time, a helping hand when designers need it most.”

Part of the iLiv ‘family’ of design at SMD, the 17 collections have a combination of modern stripes, graphic textured geometrics, co-ordinated textured plains and brush-stroke florals.

Meanwhile, ILiv Contract has also revealed the new Wordsworth collection (pictured) for hotels and leisure spaces.

Within these environments, the latest technical properties combine flame retardant technology with crafted design and feel in voiles, woven plains , velvets and printed fabrics, creating a calming, sumptuous look and feel, meeting all relevant British Standards.

In high risk environments where large numbers of people - some of them vulnerable - are moving about it is vital that in the event of a real fire the retardancy of materials will slow the spread of fire to enable a safe evacuation.

As one of the early pioneers of flame retardancy, all SMD Contract Fabrics’ products are inherent and permanent to the fabric itself and are not limited to the yarn.

With a printing facility onsite to meet urgent deadlines, the group’s activities provide comprehensive manufacturing facilities, supported by a 10-strong in-house design and sourcing team using the very latest market trends. All aspects of production including spinning, weaving, finishing and stock support are also available.

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