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Feeling a little weary of white, beige, “greige” and all other on-trend neutrals? Spanish design firm Sancal has your answer. Known for an innovative use of materials and a love of color, Sancal developed a fabric that checks both boxes. Their latest innovation, Rift, is an ultra-tough knitted textile that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical.
Rift’s ultra modern look is a little nod to the desert landscape. The pattern was inspired by cracks on a scorched earth. The bold colorway and funky pattern give the pieces a touch of the Memphis Design Movement. And while the pattern might be a tribute to a dry, cracked earth, the texture is anything but rough. The knitted fabric is ultra-tough, but it feels softs and smooth to the touch. As an added plus, we’re told the versatile fabric is even fireproof.
This new collection was produced under the guidance of Esther and Elena Castaño-López, daughters of company Founder Santiago. The two sisters have fond memories of the family furniture factory: playing with cushions, skating between sewing machines and making costumes from leftover upholstery fabric. From an early age, they were meeting suppliers and visiting trade fairs with their father, uncles and aunts. Furniture design and manufacturing are as much a part of the family as a Sunday family dinner.
The fabric works with a huge variety of Sancal designs. From large-scale sofas to smaller chairs, pillows and even fashion accessories, you can have as much (or as little) color and pattern as your heart desires. Learn more about Rift from Sancal.