Fabrics are used for four main issues, design, function, space and object. It is essential that there is a visual taste of both the creator and the viewer, the style and taste of the person is present in a place, but the most important thing is that they are always applied in a balanced way, proper use and care is given to are.
We refer to design as the essence, brand, footprint of a designer, artisan,
manufacturer or a decorator, since it defines an aesthetic or lifestyle style of the user, through decoration, adding a detail, accent, color contrast, a trend or innovation in a certain area where the textile will be applied to satisfy the needs. tastes and needs of this one.
Illustration 1: Decoration with textiles
On the other hand, the objective is a functional sense, lasting extension of life or practicality in the fabric such as a finish, material, construction, frequency of use, care and maintenance.
Space is the most appropriate process of choosing a fabric to apply it in an indoor or outdoor place in a proportional, balanced, intuitive and strategic way. It is very important that in this process you select a textile that meets the aesthetic and functional sense that you want to give to a certain area, that is, if you are looking for it to have a certain color, texture, light or material, just remember that it contains certain characteristics of use and finishes such as anti-pilling, flame retardant or resistance to sunlight to prolong the life of your product.
The object is the manufacturing or implementation that a fabric will have in a piece, it can be furniture, curtains, bedding, accessories, ceilings, walls or floors. For example, for a lobby that is more square you need furniture distributed symmetrically.
Unlike this, a work area or a hallway is important to add functional furniture such as comfortable chairs or armchairs so that people can use it while they wait or work. For a living room, dining room or a space of connection and circulation, we suggest furniture that generates contrast, different environments, but having harmony, since it generates attention and comfort to stay in that place.
The care and proper use of textiles involves many details that must be taken into account. For example, the labels and instructions of the manufacturer of a fabric or garment are crucial to ensure its perfect and indefinite condition. The main information that you should always note is the composition label, width, weight, finishes, uses and care.
Image 1: Utrilla Ana, 2019 “Benefits of good design” in Ana Utrilla interior design retrieved on May 11, 2021 at https://anautrilla.com/beneficios-interiorismo-para-tu-salud/
Image 2: Caty Prado 2018 “fabric care” in Hello Spring retrieved on May 11, 2021 at https://www.catyprado.com/blog/p8960-tipos-de-telas.html