BCFA member Chieftain Fabrics have a whole array of heritage collections available to look at – in fact, their first collection was the Heritage collection introduced in 1988! Thirty years later, it has endured and more than deserves its own pattern card to differentiate it from the other smooth vinyls in the Chieftain Collection.
Design Insider will look in to the Heritage Collection, and where it has travelled.
The 3 sub ranges in the Heritage pattern card are Marquis, Traditional and Universal. Unlike Chieftain’s other ranges, these products have a distressed look and a deep grain finish. This, along with its colour palette of dark browns, reds and greens make for a range with many similarities to natural leather.
Chieftain Heritage is extremely durable with 750,000 martindale rubs. It is easy to clean and is the thickest of all of our ranges at 1.35mm. It is also an inherently Crib 5 vinyl with Antimicrobial properties making it suitable for every application in the contract market.
In the past the manufacturer found that this range was mostly specified for pub refurbishments and fit-outs. However, they are finding increasingly that its vintage look is proving on trend and is especially popular in restaurant banquette seating, ‘hipster’ coffee shops and bars and all other hospitality environments. Having said that, the range is extremely versatile and it has been specified in the coal and metal mines in India, Odeon Cinemas in Europe and with the Ministry of Defence in the United Kingdom.
Here are some other places you may find Chieftain fabrics:
- Lords Cricket Ground
- Frankie and Bennys Restaurants across UK
- Stannah Stairlifts
- Girls School Auditorium in India
- Theatre and movie sets
Why not tell us the next time you visit Frankie and Benny’s if you have spotted their fabrics on the seats? Or even when you are at the Lords Cricket Ground? From Restaurants to stairlifts, the fabric definitely has a tick for durability and diversity.
It really is worth taking a look at their Heritage pattern card to see its full potential.
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