Product description

Suunta is a knitted upholstery that offers colourways and tactile textures inspired by the rows of blooms in Dutch flower fields. It is designed by Studio Truly Truly.

The ribbed construction of Suunta – Finnish for ‘direction’– unites single lines of wool and recycled polyester of different hues in a knitted jacquard stitch. This composition creates a lustrous rhythm of intricate chevrons across the surface of the textile.

The colour scale designed by Studio Truly Truly explores the dynamic and inspiring colour combinations that the natural world presents, offering a playful contrast between bright floral hues, leafy neutrals, and earthy tones.

The use of recycled polyester in Suunta does not detract from its strong durability. It derives its excellent Martindale rating from the technologically advanced way it is produced: each row is knitted with a single needle with the strongest yarns on the exterior. Consequently, it is suitable for high-traffic applications as well as private homes.

Performance
  • Durability {{site.selectedConfiguration.martindale || "100,000 Martindale"}}

    EN ISO 12947

    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

    Durability test results exceeding ACT performance guidelines (> 40,000 rubs) are not an indicator of product lifespan. Multiple factors affect durability and appearance retention.

  • Pilling 4-5 (ISO 1-5)

    EN ISO 12945

    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).

  • LightFastness {{site.selectedConfiguration.lightFastness}}

    ISO 105-B02

    Lightfastness relates to the ability of a textile to retain its colour under light. When testing for lightfastness, samples are exposed to artificial daylight for a specified period.

    The evaluation scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 8 (best). An increase of one point corresponds to a doubling of the lightfastness, i.e. the same fading takes twice as long.

  • Fire tests US Cal. Bull. 117-2013 • EN 1021-1/2 • DIN 4102 B2 • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8 • BS 5852 part 1 ignition source 0 • UNI 9175 1IM • AS/NZS 3837 class 2 • ASTM E84 Class A Unadhered • BS 5852 crib 5 with treatment

    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.

  • Airflow 75 Pa s/m

    EN ISO 9053-1

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

  • Absorption 0.25/Class E (Absorption flat)

    EN ISO 354

    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.

  • Fire resistant
  • Flammability
  • Wet and dry crocking
  • ¿ Colourfastness to light
  • ¡ Physical properties
  • ¦ Abrasion - high traffic
Care
  • Cleaning and care:
    PWash at max. 30°C/ 80°F, mild process
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    IIron at medium temperature (max. 150°C)
    DProfessional dry cleaning
Characteristics
  • Foreign fibers may occur in light colours
  • Greenguard Certification
  • Recycled content
  • Shrinkage: 2 / 3.5 %
  • Wash load: Half
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Roll length: Approx. 20 metres (Approx. 22 yds)
  • Sustainability documentation:: Greenguard Gold, HPD
Downloads

"We’re fascinated with how colour behaves and the nuanced way that nature offers and deals with colour. A drab bucket makes the flowers it holds even brighter. From a distance, rows of flowers turn into stripes of a colour made of petals and green leaves" 
Studio Truly Truly 

Explore the inspiration behind Suunta. 
Download the digital version of the printed book created by Studio Truly Truly.

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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. Extraction cleaning/carbonated cleaning is meant for major deep cleaning to be performed only when necessary. pH neutral carbon dioxide solutions are recommended as soap should not be used. It is important to use a suitable mouthpiece for upholstery fabrics as extraction cleaning is useable for both upholstery and rugs. Make sure to let the fabric dry fully before use. If the textile is glued attention must be paid to the temperature of the cleaning agent, max. 55-60°C is recommended. It is also important to avoid excess use of cleaning fluid, do not saturate the textile. If the fabric is very dirty it might be necessary to repeat cleaning. We do not recommend a steam cleaner as the steam will force dirt deeper into the textile and will move up to the surface later. Due to excess dye in jeans, dark jeans may leave stains on textiles; cleaning may not always lead to satisfying results.

  • 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.