Technological advances have a significant effect on design, allowing multifaceted applications and the incorporation of new features. Technology can widen the scope of design, a significant change that can be identified in the interior textile sector.
Interior textiles: Design and Developments from Woodhead Publishing provides a comprehensive review of the different types of textiles used with in the interior textile sector. Incorporating issues from surface design to flammability testing this new book looks at all elements of interior textiles from fibres to upholstered furniture and carpets. Both natural and synthetic fibres for interior textiles are examined in terms of interior applications with the inclusion of relevant examples.
The book devotes a whole chapter to considering environmental issues in interior textiles assessing the different types of sustainable and recycled textiles used for interiors. Practical considerations are also made with the inclusion of textile certification programs. Another key theme is developments in flame retardants for interior materials and textiles significant research into flame retardant chemicals. Interior textiles: Design and developments is further bolstered with an insightful chapter detailing innovative textiles for seating including seamless 3D shapes.
Interior textiles: Design and developments is an important text for manufacturers, designers and buyers of interior textiles as well as being a valuable resource for students and academics studying interior design and materials.