Secrets of mohair fabric upholstery

mohair fabric upholstery

Natural shine and ultra softness, mohair has quite an amazing ‘personality’. This fabric brings us the most luxurious and exclusive feel and has ben used for many centuries, upholstered in almost all the best theaters in the world! But certainly not only available in red… Read the secrets of mohair fabric upholstery and you’ll love it even more…

Besides making your head spin, with inspiring upholstered furniture, we would like to share some facts you maybe didn’t know about this ‘wool’. It will keep you conscious and feed your fine sense for this lovely fabric ;).

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Mohair has the looks of velvet but has a rougher touch. Where velvet can sometimes feel too classic, mohair can be part of a very luxurious home as well as a more, down-to-earth design.

Many high-end furniture companies use this amazing product. One of the best examples is the all-american company Donghia. For some more information on Donghia look at our previous post here!

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Photo left © Gonzalo Machado // Photo center © Ralph Lauren Home // Photo right © Bungalow Classic

The three cuttings of mohair:

Blue grey: Pierre Frey // Duke f2945-4
Bordeaux red:Donghia // Mohair-7400
Deep blue: Donghia // Mohair-7400

Secret mountains of Mohair

What is the story of this lovely product? Mohair is the hair of an ‘Angora’ goat. Originally the Angora goats live high up in the mountains of Tibet. Nowadays it is mostly coming from Angora’s out of South Africa. Angora is called eco-friendly because of it’s durability. This in combination with the elegant feeling makes it the luxury fabric for centuries.

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The fabric is perfect for ‘high-traffic’ use. Like for example the chairs in the left picture above in the Washington School House and the sofa next in the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, lovely!!

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