The inside scoop on shade, lighting and acoustics

November 10th, 2020

Photo credit: Transformit In the 2020 IFAI Virtual Expo presentation, “The Inside Scoop on Shade, Lighting and Acoustics,” Cynthia Thompson, MFA, president and founder of Transformit in Gorham, Maine, wowed conference participants with a slideshow of her company’s projects that highlight the stunning possibilities of interior fabric architecture. Thompson said many different markets can make […]

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Shade fabric 101

November 3rd, 2020

Patrick Lane, president of Alnet Americas Inc., presented a session at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 about shade fabric characteristics and terminology. Lane discussed an overview of premium shade fabric properties and performance. According to Lane, there are many construction variations and styles of shade fabric. In the lightweight tension structures market, the two most popular […]

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Sunbrella® introduces first knit shade fabric

September 8th, 2015

Sunbrella Fabrics, Glen Raven, N.C., has announced its first shade fabric engineered for shade sail applications. Sunbrella Contour is the first knit Sunbrella shade fabric, featuring a rich texture with the unique ability to fit to any shape and angle, making it usable for a variety of applications such as shade sails, fixed awnings, shade […]

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