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Custom Upholstery at Six Point Brewery

Using Design Pool as a starting point makes it easy for interior designers to customize projects big and small for their clients. Recently, we worked with a designer from Change Up, a design firm in Ohio, to develop a new pattern for custom upholstery. The upholstery was slated for Six Point Brewery, a new restaurant and bar in Brooklyn, New York.

The process for custom upholstery.

For this project, the designer first looked through our licensable library to see if a pattern that fit her vision already existed. When she didn’t see what she was looking for, she reached out to work together on a custom pattern. For this project, she was looking for a basic check pattern with a twist. She wanted it to be black and white with some distortion to create an optical illusion. Design Pool founder Kristen Dettoni worked closely with her to develop a new pattern that fit this particular need.

Design Pool pattern Contort being used for custom upholstery at Six Point Brewery in Brooklyn.

The end result was pattern Contort, a bold, black-and-white check pattern distorted to create the optical illusion the designer was looking for. Additionally, to give the pattern more depth and dimension, Kristen added subtle texture to the squares, giving it the look of real woven cloth.

A photo of a table at Six Point Brewery with four chairs upholstered with Design Pool pattern Contort.

Once approved, the final pattern was printed on EnviroLeather Prints by LDI Interiors at their facility in New Hampshire. This material was perfect for upholstery in a busy restaurant because it is a wipeable, durable coated fabric, making it easy to clean up after beer spills. It also passes all other commercial requirements for use in hospitality.

Once upholstered, the seating in Six Point Brewery looks fun and unexpected. Installed on white chairs in an industrial space, they create a striking look. And the optical effect must be even more fun to experience after a couple of beers!

Let’s work together!

We make creating a custom pattern easy and painless. If you aren’t finding what you’re looking for, reach out to discuss creating something just for you.

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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