Jul 12 2019

Designer Richard Frinier Honored With ADEX Award for Architexture Collection of Sunbrella Fabrics

Collection Inspired by Architectural Design Elements Wins ADEX Platinum Design Excellence Award

The Architexture Collection of performance textiles from the Richard Frinier Collection of Sunbrella® Fabrics recently garnered an ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence. With more than 600 entries in the 2018-2019 entry period, ADEX is one of the largest and most resourced award programs for furnishings and building materials in the architecture and design communities.

Richard Frinier’s Architexture Collection, which showcases the designer’s strong respect and appreciation for the importance architecture plays in society, echoes architectural design elements found in surface and building facade design across a versatile range of textiles with distinctive constructions, textures, patterns and colors. 

“I became inspired by the growing architectural movement taking place that involves the surfacing and resurfacing of buildings around the world,” Frinier said. “Captivated by the many unique layers and materials including metals, glass, concrete and other new and repurposed materials used to create these remarkable facades, I made blueprints of photographs of buildings and then they were translated into textiles.”

“Richard is an extraordinary talent and his work continues to push the boundaries of performance and design,” said Greg Voorhis, Executive Director of Design for Glen Raven. “We’re very proud of our ongoing partnership and congratulate him on the ADEX Award and his continued success.”

ADEX Awards winners are chosen by an anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry. The ADEX Awards represent the best product and project designs of the year.

Fabrics in the Architexture Collection enhance and complement both interior and exterior spaces and are available exclusively to the trade through Pindler. Visit: www.pindler.com/frinier/architexture. For more information about the Richard Frinier Collection for Sunbrella, visit: www.sunbrella.com/frinier.





span>Richard Frinier has designed award winning interior and exterior furniture, textiles, lighting and accessories for 40 years. His range encompasses modern, contemporary, transitional, traditional and exotic forms with an unmistakable essence of understated modernity blended with neoclassicism. Best known for his passion to create authentic, relevant and memorable designs, his creations capture authentic design details inspired from his world travels to over 40 countries across five continents. Infusing these details into each thoughtfully designed and executed piece results in a sense of artistry, craftsmanship, emotion and experience. Richard Frinier’s creative career began as an artist, sculptor and lighting designer, and he also taught advanced furniture making and design at the college level for many years. Today, he has created thousands of furniture, textile, and lighting designs across hundreds of collections, specified for the finest resorts and spas, and private residences around the world. His unique designs and dedicated career path have garnered over 95 product design and career achievement awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association, induction into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, and he was recently named among the Top 40 Most Influential Individuals in the Home Furnishings Industry over the Past 40 Years by Furniture Today magazine. His designs have also been recognized in exhibitions, appeared in film and television productions, and have been editorialized internationally and extensively in design books, trade, design and lifestyle magazines, digital press, the blogosphere and social media capturing the prolific nature of his creative contributions throughout the home furnishings industry. For more information: richardfrinier.com.



span>Pindler has spent 70 years in business perfecting the art of fabric design and development. By sourcing fabrics from all over the world, we provide a unique and ever-expanding product assortment to the professional interior designer. Pindler is focused on our valued customer and we are committed to creating an extraordinary customer experience. We offer the industry’s best outside sales force with hand placement of sampling as well as personal service and attention. The focus of our national network of Showrooms is providing excellent customer service while offering an efficient easy self-service memo program which is ideal for the busy designer.



Sunbrella has revolutionized the way the world thinks about how fabrics look, feel and perform. Luxuriously soft and exceptionally beautiful, Sunbrella fabrics integrate style with legendary performance qualities: proven durability, fade resistance, easy care and bleach cleanability. Led by a global design team, premium Sunbrella fabric gives consumers, designers and architects the materials they need to create the extraordinary in marine, shade, indoor upholstery, outdoor upholstery, commercial and contract applications. 

Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven, Inc., a 138-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. Sunbury Textiles recently joined Sunbrella after 22 years of close partnership. Sunbury adds luxury decorative fabric design and production, combining historic reference and modern interpretation to create beautifully unique fabrics. For more information on Sunbrella, including inspiration, fabric collections and where to buy, visit sunbrella.com.

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