May 08 2018

'Architexture' by Richard Frinier Now Available to the Trade Through Pindler

New Sunbrella® Textile Designs Inspired by Architecture

Richard Frinier’s Architexture Collection of Sunbrella® fabrics, which showcases the designer’s strong respect and appreciation for the importance architecture plays in society, is now available to the trade through Pindler.

“We are thrilled to partner with Richard Frinier on this sophisticated collection,” says Sarah Williamson, design manager for Pindler. “One of our most requested categories by customers is indoor/outdoor fabric. We’re excited to fulfill that demand and present this collection to the design trade along with Richard’s architectural inspiration.”

The Architexture Collection echoes architectural design elements found in surface and facade design with a versatile range of textiles with distinctive constructions, textures, patterns and colors. Fabrics in the Architexture Collection enhance and complement both interior and exterior spaces; patterns include:

NYC – A synthesis of architectural forms and soaring skyscrapers, NYC translates the vertical facades of the iconic metropolis into a tapestry of urban living. NYC is available in Sand, Brick, Steel, Green, Glass and Skyline.

LA – An abstract interpretation inspired by a modern building facade in Los Angeles. LA is available in Brick, Stone, Green, Glass, Sand, Skyline, Steel and Midnight.

Hi Rise – Kowloon, a densely-populated area of Hong Kong, was the inspiration behind Hi Rise, which appears as a textured stripe of tiny windows. Hi Rise is available in Sand, Stone, Natural, Green, Steel and Skyline.

Lumas – Showcases an offset window pattern infused with reflective fiber for a shimmer that creates a sense of energy. Lumas is available in Brick, Daylight, Glass, Green, Steel, Midnight and Skyline.

Hexspace – Based on an architectural window screen Frinier saw on a French metropolitan high-rise building. Hexspace is available in Daylight, Brick, Midnight, Skyline, Stone and Green.

Linx – An adaptation of a hex-shaped facade as seen on a Shenzhen skyscraper translated into this dimensional motif. Linx is available in Daylight, Green, Glass, Midnight, System, Vapor and Steel.

Architex – Reimagined from the window wall of a New York skyscraper, Architex appears as a woven grid pattern. Architex is available in Sand, Stone, Green, Glass, Brick, Midnight and Skyline.

Surface – A honeycomb pattern originating from slate tiles that transforms into a three-dimensional fabric construction. Surface is available in Sand, Green, Vapor, Skyline, Steel, Daylight and Stone.

Struxture – A versatile construction that references the appearance of exterior surface materials and forms as the base textile for all Architexture Collection patterns. Struxture is available in Natural, Sand, Vapor, Stone, Steel, Daylight, Glass, Midnight, Skyline, Brick and Green.

Richard Frinier is a prolific and internationally acclaimed designer focused on product design, creative visualization and direction. Over 35 years of experience in strategic collaborations spanning product design, brand architecture and evolution, and marketing has led to the creation of thousands of individual designs across hundreds of collections.

As the principal designer and managing partner of the Richard Frinier Design Studio based in the Los Angeles region, he is best known for his award-winning furniture, textile, lighting and accessory designs that bring the quality of indoor living outside and the casual spirit of the outdoors inside. For over three decades, he has successfully created authentic, relevant and memorable designs widely respected by the trade and specified by architects, interior designers and consumers for interior and exterior spaces across residential, contract, hospitality, resort and spa environments.

Today, his designs are sold in over 80 countries with many designs celebrating 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous production. He has received over 90 design excellence and career achievement awards, including his induction into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Casual Furnishings Association, and a Stars of Design Award from the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in art and trade exhibitions, film and television productions, and has been editorialized internationally in design books, trade, design and lifestyle print, and throughout the blogosphere, capturing the prolific and luxurious nature of his creative contributions throughout the design and home furnishings industries. For more information:

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

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