Unison Fabrics for Upholstery at CUSTOM3

Tonight is our collaborative event, Custom Cubed, featuring vintage furniture pieces restored by Unison, Eli Wynn Upholstery, and Furniture Revival. This is the first time we’ve utilized our fabrics primarily for re-upholstery. On view are restored pieces by Jens Risom, Knoll and a few other unknown 70’s designers. We also have a selection of unique cubed ottomans for sale. We worked with photographer, Debbie Carlos, to document the process and will have some of her photographs on view.

All of our fabrics are hand-printed on the East Coast on sailcloth or slub duck. These two qualities prove to be excellent for upholstery, holding up to commercial coatings like flame and stain retardant. Our fabrics have been used for commercial projects throughout the U.S. and now we’d like to offer them directly to our customers.

Our studio is located in Chicago, where we design, execute, inspect, and store our fabrics. We convert the fabric into pillows, table linens, aprons, oven mitts and more. Our sewer is in the neighborhood, thus communication about quality is face to face and on a regular basis. Our bedding? We design that here too, but it is printed and sewn in Portugal. Here are a few behind-the-scene photographs of our inspection process.

Lush Olive Fabric on Inspection Table
Sarah Inspecting Fabric
Storage in the Warehouse