Formal yet informal, Aaren is Raf Simons’ interpretation of the classic twill, its lively dissolved organic surface restrained and contained by sharp diagonal ribs. A technical tour de force, the upholstery textile gets its dichotomous character from a specially developed, loosely spun wool and viscose yarn. The uneven texture, sheen and colouration of the yarn set up the contrast against the regularity of the woollen backing.
Aaren is a classic Raf Simons juxtaposition, what the designer describes as ‘bouclé style 3D relief meets blown up twill’. Taking the obvious and making it anew, it continues his fascination with translating traditional textiles that originate in fashion to upholstery. Aaren has the durability and density required for furniture and a freewheeling expression that elevates it from an object of utility to one of emotion.
- Design: Raf Simons
- Composition: 85% New Wool Worsted, 10% Viscose, 5% Nylon
- Width: 140cm (approx)
- Repeat: None
- Type: Upholstery
- Martindale: 30,000 Rubs
- Care: Vacuuming & Dry Cleaning
- Ordered on Request
- Lead Time Approx: 2 Weeks