Husk

Husk is a knitted textile with a three-dimensional ribbed structure designed by Marc Thorpe. The rhythmic design is inspired by the architecture of the corn husks, which he encountered in the fields of Northern Italy during his travels.

The three-dimensional ribs, seemingly in random thicknesses of five to ten millimetres, run parallel to the selvedge, giving Husk an exceptionally tactile, comfortable expression. When upholstered on a larger piece of furniture, the stripes would be horizontal.

Husk is constructed with two different coloured yarns that unite to create a uniform mélange. Stitching runs either side of the ribs in a subtly contrasting or tone-on-tone hue, creating eye-catching details which emerge under close inspection.

Marc Thorpe: “Husk is inspired by the leafy outer shell of an ear of corn. The irregular linear texture lends itself to an architecture, which is both visual and tactile. The formal language of the textile plays with rhythms of light and shadow, and soft organic tones found in nature.”

Due to its knitted construction, Husk is particularly stretchable and softly clings to the curves and organic shapes of furniture. It is well-suited for both private and public areas.

  • Durability {{site.selectedConfiguration.martindale || "100,000 Martindale"}}
  • Pilling 4 (ISO 1-5)
  • Produced in Holland
  • Sustainability Greenguard Gold, EPD
Performance
  • Durability {{site.selectedConfiguration.martindale || "100,000 Martindale"}}

    The Martindale method is the most widely used method for testing upholsteries for abrasion resistance. During testing the fabric is rubbed against a standard wool textile with a given weight-load applied. Running at intervals of 5.000 circular rubbing motions, the test continues until two threads are worn.

    Minimum requirements
    Private and low traffic public areas: 10.000 – 15.000 rubs
    High traffic private and office spaces: 15.000 – 25.000 rubs
    Public spaces and transportation: 25.000 – 45.000 rubs

  • Pilling 4 (ISO 1-5)

    Pilling is the term used to indicate whether small balls of fibres, known as pills, form on the surface of the fabric due to wear.  

    It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

  • Fire tests BS 5852 part 1 • EN 1021-1/2 • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8 • ASTM E84 Class A • US Cal. Bull. 117-2013 • DIN 4102 B2 • BS 5852 crib 5 with treatment • NFPA 260

    There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.

  • Fastness to rubbing {{site.selectedConfiguration.fastnessToRubbing}}

    The term for determining the resistance of the textile’s colour to rubbing off and staining other materials. A distinction is made between wet and dry rubbing. 

    It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

  • Airflow 550 Pa s/m

    Airflow resistance influences the sound absorbing qualities of a textile. Typically, the denser the construction of the textile, the higher the value. 

  • Absorption 0.70/Class C (Absorption flat) 0.70/Class C (Absorption folded)

    Acoustic absorption is indicated as αw-value which approximately corresponds to the percentage of sound absorbed. For instance, an αw-value of 0,4 translates into 40% absorption of sound.  Acoustic absorption of a textile is measured in its flat and draped state.

  • Marine use
  • Fire resistant
  • Flammability
  • Wet and dry crocking
  • ¿ Colourfastness to light
  • ¡ Physical properties
  • ¦ Abrasion - high traffic
Care
  • Cleaning and care:
    PWash at max. 30°C, mild process
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    IIron at medium temperature (max. 150°C)
    DProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
Characteristics
  • Foreign fibers may occur in light colours
  • Shrinkage (warp/weft): 3 / - %
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Meters per roll: 10 m
  • Sustainability: Greenguard Gold, EPD
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Performance
  • Durability {{site.selectedConfiguration.martindale || "100,000 Martindale"}}

    The Martindale method is the most widely used method for testing upholsteries for abrasion resistance. During testing the fabric is rubbed against a standard wool textile with a given weight-load applied. Running at intervals of 5.000 circular rubbing motions, the test continues until two threads are worn.

    Minimum requirements
    Private and low traffic public areas: 10.000 – 15.000 rubs
    High traffic private and office spaces: 15.000 – 25.000 rubs
    Public spaces and transportation: 25.000 – 45.000 rubs

  • Pilling 4 (ISO 1-5)

    Pilling is the term used to indicate whether small balls of fibres, known as pills, form on the surface of the fabric due to wear.  

    It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

  • Fire tests BS 5852 part 1 • EN 1021-1/2 • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8 • ASTM E84 Class A • US Cal. Bull. 117-2013 • DIN 4102 B2 • BS 5852 crib 5 with treatment • NFPA 260

    There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.

  • Fastness to rubbing {{site.selectedConfiguration.fastnessToRubbing}}

    The term for determining the resistance of the textile’s colour to rubbing off and staining other materials. A distinction is made between wet and dry rubbing. 

    It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

  • Airflow 550 Pa s/m

    Airflow resistance influences the sound absorbing qualities of a textile. Typically, the denser the construction of the textile, the higher the value. 

  • Absorption 0.70/Class C (Absorption flat) 0.70/Class C (Absorption folded)

    Acoustic absorption is indicated as αw-value which approximately corresponds to the percentage of sound absorbed. For instance, an αw-value of 0,4 translates into 40% absorption of sound.  Acoustic absorption of a textile is measured in its flat and draped state.

  • Marine use
  • Fire resistant
  • Flammability
  • Wet and dry crocking
  • ¿ Colourfastness to light
  • ¡ Physical properties
  • ¦ Abrasion - high traffic
Care
  • Cleaning and care:
    PWash at max. 30°C, mild process
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    IIron at medium temperature (max. 150°C)
    DProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
Characteristics
  • Foreign fibers may occur in light colours
  • Shrinkage (warp/weft): 3 / - %
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Meters per roll: 10 m
  • Sustainability: Greenguard Gold, EPD
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Care instructions upholstery

Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the upholstery textile looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the textile and also reduce its fire-retardant properties.

  • Regular care

    Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the upholstery textile looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the textile and also reduce its re-retardant properties. Vacuum frequently, ideally every week, at half power where appropriate. Wipe upholstery fabrics made from polyurethane with a dry or moist cloth. May also be vacuum cleaned with a soft brush.

  • Stain removal

    If you act quickly, it is not difficult to remove spills and prevent stains from forming. However, we cannot guarantee complete stain removal. First, scrape off any liquids or hardened residues with a spoon or a scoop before you proceed. Any loose particles must be vacuum cleaned before further cleaning. Liquids must be soaked up with an absorbent napkin or cloth. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lintfree cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Edge marks can be avoided by dabbing gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. In all cases, we recommend to test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first, to see if there is any effect on the cover. Make sure to dry the fabric fully before use. It may also be necessary to use a hairdryer to avoid leaving edge marks. This applies especially to microfibre textiles. These tips are purely recommendations and cannot guarantee complete stain removal. In all cases, we recommend contacting a professional dry cleaning. In order to ensure satisfactory results, particularly for large stains, we recommend to contact a professional dry cleaner. It is important to state whether the stain has already undergone treatment.

  • Professional cleaning

    Regular maintenance and cleaning removes dirt before it settles in the fabric and damages the fibres. Appropriate maintenance and regular cleaning can prolong the textile’s life cycle and reduce costs for renovation and repair, replacement and disposal. It is usually recommended that upholstered furniture with normal commercial use should be cleaned 2–3 times a year. Upholsteries in private households usually need less frequent cleaning. In order to ensure satisfying cleaning results, we recommend to contact a professional cleaning institute. Employing pH- neutral carbon dioxide solutions for cleaning is recommended because this method avoids the use of soap. A professional cleaning institute may also assist in working out maintenance schedules, which ensure that the fabrics are maintained properly so that a good indoor climate and a maximum duration of the upholsteries are achieved.

  • Impregnation

    We do not recommend impregnation of woollen upholstery fabrics, as wool itself is dirt-repellent. Impregnation of fabrics made from 100% Trevira CS should be avoided since it decreases the fabric’s permanent flame-retardant attributes.

  • Removable covers

    Removable covers made from Trevira CS can be machine washed at maximum 40/60°C. Moreover, it is possible to wash certain cotton fabrics and micro-fibre textiles. Removable covers made from wool cannot be washed but should be dry cleaned. Use washing detergent designated for coloured textiles and obey the dosage. Wash the fabric inside-out and load only half on the machine. Spin-dry the fabric with decreased speed. The covers should be dried while suspended and mounted or applied while still slightly damp in order to ease the process. Not all covers with zippers are designed to be removable. Please ask the furniture manufacturer. We recommend contacting a professional dry cleaner for especially huge covers.