The Ins and Outs of Fire Retardant Fabrics

Fire retardant fabrics are used in everything from high-end upholstery to soft furnishings to schoolroom curtains - but what exactly qualifies a fabric as "fire retardant"? Read on to discover what makes a fabric count as flame retardant, how flame resistant fabrics are made and some of the practical matters of owning fire retardant upholstery.

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Fast Track

Google the meaning of the term ‘Fast Track’, and Wikipedia will tell you: it is the quickest and most direct route to achievement of a goal. The Merriam Webster dictionary explains it as a process or way of proceeding that produces a desired result quickly.

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Celebrate with the Jubileum Collection

This year we celebrated FR-One’s 10th anniversary, and marked it with our aptly named collection ‘Jubilea’.

It is an innovative and eclectic collection influenced by recent trends such as those seen at Milan’s Salone del Mobile.

Keep reading to find out more about some of this year’s highlights.

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Yves Klein Blue in interior design

We have seen an explosion of colour at this year’s interior design fairs: yellow, green and blue in shades that dare to be there!

They are distinctive colours that perfectly complement the still on-going presence of pastels. Now let’s take a look at the electrifying blue, also known as Klein Blue.

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Dim out fabrics to filter the light in style

Have you ever been awake at night because the room wasn’t dark enough? Let’s pull back the curtain for you and show you what can help with this problem. In FR-One’s range of dim-outs and black-outs you find great designs and colour palettes. No more need for eye masks, you can keep those for the airplane.

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Designer Jaime Hayon works magic in the Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel

‘A visual journey through Spain’s past’: this is what Spanish artist and designer Jamie Hayon had in mind when designing the fabulous interior of the Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel.

It makes us very proud to be featured here with three FR-One fabrics.

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Dreamy sheer curtains

Is there anything more dreamy and romantic than floor to ceiling sheer curtains floating in the summer breeze? Sheers add a layer of soft texture to your décor, and because of their lightweight appearance they won’t overpower your interior. At FR-One you find a range of curtain fabrics: from voile curtains to net curtains to make your room stylish and beautiful.

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The art of hygge

Are you constantly running around chased by deadlines, the smartphone glued to your hand?

We live in a busy world with daily stresses where moments to relax have become a luxury.

Time to bring some hygge to your life.

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Celebrating the first 10 years of FR-One fabrics

Ten years ago, in May 2007, FR-One was launched at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas.

This month we have celebrated with an overview of our collections on the FR-One Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest pages... and some cupcakes!

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Millennial Pink is here to stay

There is no avoiding it, pink is everywhere in interior design!

Gone are the days of hot 1980s pink, today’s ‘millennial pink’ is strong, bold and irresistible.

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Ricardo Bofill's architectural paradise

The FR-One photoshoots are always shot in exceptional locations.

A few years ago we took the Hotel Jardin collection to La Fabrica, the headquarters of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.

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Interior design fabric trends in 2017

Architectural Digest Magazine has recently published an article on the fabric trends we will see in interior design this year.

Looking at patterns and shades these are the five themes they presented:

  • sunny yellow colours to lift up any mood
  • the classic stripes revisited
  • a come-back of moiré
  • strong pink they call 'haute' pink
  • a geometric pattern that channels a classic Bauhaus theme
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Using purple and blue in your interior design

Done right, purple can really work (no, it’s not just an 80s throwback). For centuries, purple was the colour of royalty (Emperor, anyone?), so bringing it into an interior space can inject it with a certain chic extravagance that it’s hard to get anyhow else.

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6 ideas to make your bedroom the styliest place in the house

It is the place where you end and start your day, surround yourself with style! Get some bedroom decorating ideas from the FR-One collections.

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Hello 'Greenery': Pantone Colour Of The Year: 2017

December is the month of traditions.

One event that all designers have noted in their diary is the announcement of Pantone Colour of the Year.

It's always a challenge to forecast what they will choose but one thing is sure: we will see the colour trend prediction popping up everywhere from fashion and home décor to nail varnish and kitchen appliances.

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Visit to Antwerp Fashion Museum

The FR-One team recently visited Momu, Antwerp’s Fashion Museum to see the exhibition on Belgian painter and sculptor Rik Wouters. Taking us from the design studio into the world of Wouters, where we were inspired by his fascinating use of colours and form…

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Grand - the new collection 2016

When we looked for the perfect word to describe our new 2016 collection we immediately agreed on ‘Grand’: impressive, sumptuous and fabulous in all its aspects.

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Get balanced with green shades in your interior design

We all need balance and harmony in our lives, and interior design colour schemes are a great way of bringing this into your home decor.

The colour green is linked to nature, it gives us a feeling of calm but also energy. Check this post out for some eye-candy.

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Design peaceful interiors with a dusty pastel palette

Chill out with romantic, soft pastels. Pastels are the new, nervier neutral.

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Tips for designing with neutrals

Newsflash: neutral shades are more than only beige. Discover a range of textures and patterns in the FR-One collections for a serene and relaxing design.

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