Selecting the right materials for office furniture can seem like a daunting task. In addition to the thousands of selections for colors, patterns and textures, there are considerations for durability and performance. Many companies choose fabric upholstery because it can be inviting, comfortable and easy to maintain. However, there are countless materials to choose from, so keep the following considerations in mind when making your next material section.
Set the tone for your space with bright colors that infuse energy or warm tones that encourage relaxation.
Most patterns hide stains better that solids, but consider the size of the pattern and how it will look on various product sizes.
Mesh backs offer ventilation, flexibility and require minimal cleaning.
Thicker fabrics are used in common areas to provide a warm, comfortable and inviting setting.
Leather is easy to clean, more durable than fabric, and can actually become more attractive over time.
Making the Grade
Natural sunlight. High-traffic areas. Healthcare environments. There are many reasons why some spaces require a little extra performance from their materials. The following five performance-based features can help guide your selection, based on your specific needs.