Balder 3

The subtly variegated colours of Balder bring an inviting softness to upholstered furniture. Originally designed by Fanny Aronsen and re-coloured by Raf Simons, Balder is woven from several different tones of thread in an apparently irregular weave pattern that creates subtle fluctuations in colour across the surface of the fabric.

Ranging from fresh and directional to reassuringly classic and rich, the key colourways of Balder are based around greens, greys, purples, pinks and yellow. In some instances the base colour is combined with a top note colour—in one a pink is woven together with a vibrant orange, in another with a vibrant green—with refreshing, but surprisingly understated results.

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  • Pilling 4 (ISO 1-5)
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  • Warranty 10 years
  • Produced in Norway
  • Sustainability Greenguard Gold, HPD, 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).

  • LightFastness {{site.selectedConfiguration.lightFastness}}

    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 BS 5852 crib 5 with treatment • BS 5852 part 1 • AS/NZS 1530.3 • N/A (131) • NFPA 260 • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8 • UNI 9175 1IM • US Cal. Bull. 117-2013

    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 1243 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 0.65/Class C (Absorption flat) 0.90/Class A (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.

  • Seam slippage 3 mm (warp), 3 mm (weft)
  • Marine use
  • Fire resistant
  • Flammability
  • Wet and dry crocking
  • ¿ Colourfastness to light
  • ¡ Physical properties
  • ¦ Abrasion - high traffic
Care
  • Cleaning and care:
    gDo not wash
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    IIron at medium temperature (max. 150°C)
    DProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
Characteristics
  • years: 10 years
  • Natural fibres / Sustainable resource
  • Yarn type: Woolen yarn
  • Binding: Dobby
  • Shrinkage (warp/weft): Approx. 0 / - %
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Meters per roll: Approx. 30 m (Approx. 33 yds)
  • Sustainability: Greenguard Gold, HPD, 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).

  • LightFastness {{site.selectedConfiguration.lightFastness}}

    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 BS 5852 crib 5 with treatment • BS 5852 part 1 • AS/NZS 1530.3 • N/A (131) • NFPA 260 • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8 • UNI 9175 1IM • US Cal. Bull. 117-2013

    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 1243 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 0.65/Class C (Absorption flat) 0.90/Class A (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.

  • Seam slippage 3 mm (warp), 3 mm (weft)
  • Marine use
  • Fire resistant
  • Flammability
  • Wet and dry crocking
  • ¿ Colourfastness to light
  • ¡ Physical properties
  • ¦ Abrasion - high traffic
Care
  • Cleaning and care:
    gDo not wash
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    IIron at medium temperature (max. 150°C)
    DProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
Characteristics
  • years: 10 years
  • Natural fibres / Sustainable resource
  • Yarn type: Woolen yarn
  • Binding: Dobby
  • Shrinkage (warp/weft): Approx. 0 / - %
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Meters per roll: Approx. 30 m (Approx. 33 yds)
  • Sustainability: Greenguard Gold, HPD, 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.