Herman Miller Adds Place Textiles to its Textile Alliance Program

December 14, 2010

Herman Miller, Inc., has found a good match with the newest member of its Textile Alliance Program (TAP). Beginning December 6, 2010, the company has added Place Textiles to its list of leading textile providers, including Luna Textiles, Maharam, and Momentum Textiles, as well as Edelman Leather. Herman Miller's alliance with Place will add a carefully selected collection of 16 luxurious and durable fabric families available on its Classic seating products.

Founded by Kristie Strasen in 2006, Place Textiles produces high-end upholstery fabrics marketed to the residential and commercial design trade. Strasen's creativity, expertise in color and texture, and more than 25 years experience have earned her an international reputation as a leading textile designer.

"Place is a welcomed addition to our program," says Jenna Witten, Materials product manager. "Its aesthetic emphasis on texture and color adds a touch of luxury to our Classic pieces."

Classic neutrals, as well as clean, bright colors, are the hallmark of the Place color palette and reflect the historic importance Herman Miller places on color. All the color families are offered in a variety of textures and luster levels.

Several of the fabrics are from Place Textile's Durable Luxury series and engineered to maintain their appearance and provide years of service. They have a high resistance to fading and are inherently stain repellent.

The 16 fabrics chosen for the company's TAP complement the integrity of Classics products, but do not compete with the design—making Place a perfect TAP partner.

"Fabric should never overwhelm the sculptural beauty of a piece of seating," says Strasen, whose preference for upholstery to complement the furniture stems from her background as a weaver.

The alliance with Herman Miller also reinforces Strasen's admiration for its designers: "The possibility of putting a Place fabric on an Eames sofa is a match made in heaven," she adds.

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