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In this edition of the Sunbrella Durability Challenge we take on life’s spills and stains: red wine, chocolate syrup, ketchup, blueberry pie filling and Mother Nature’s favorite, mildew.

In this edition of the Sunbrella Durability Challenge, our fearless Sunbrella quality control technicians take on two messy tween girls determined to leave their mark on white Sunbrella indoor upholstery.

World Inspired Room Designs introduced at the High Point Furniture Market for Sunbrella, Gat Creek and Miles Talbott. Also featured Wildwood Lamps,Textillery Throws, Phoenix Trims, Casa Fiori Drapery.

Joe's travels all over the world have inspired his textile designs and his wood furniture as well. Designs for Sunbrella, Miles Talbott, Gat Creek, Textillery, Wildwood and Phoenix.

On Feb. 26 Sunbrella and Elle Décor invited interior designers to a luncheon to discuss Durability as the New Luxury. Watch this video to learn more about this event and see interviews with designers Alex Gaston, Brian Patrick Flynn and Drew McGukin and their unique takes on Sunbrella fabrics.

"With Sunbrella it's great because you get the look and feel of lush, expensive fabric for a price point that doesn't break the bank and lasts forever." -Alex Gaston

Artist Lucio Micheletti teamed up with Sunbrella to create his Blue Forest art installation at the James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach. It included 12 palm trees wrapped in Mediterranean blue Sunbrella fabric to grab the attention of passersby and get them to think about environmental challenges.

Architectural Digest’s AD Oasis @ the James Royal Palm seamlessly synthesized the tranquility of nearby beaches and the energy of Oceanside Drive’s restaurants and clubs. The space, created by interior designer Thom Filicia, featured a calming palette of durable Sunbrella fabrics that were at once luxurious and comfortable.

In 36 hours we transformed a 6,000-square-foot space at the Highline Stages in New York from blank slate to a celebration of inspired interior design. Come behind the scenes with us to see Perspective New York, an event celebrating Sunbrella performance and style, come to life.

Porto, Portugal-based architects Joao Araujo Sousa and Joana Silva created flagship as a response to their city’s relationship to the sea. The glass structure incorporates horizontal panels made of Sunbrella® fabric, creating an almost weightless feeling, like sails on a boat. Watch the duo talk about the inspiration for their shade design and the role of shade in architecture.

Sponsored by Sunbrella fabrics and Architizer™, the Future of Shade competition challenges architects and designers to rethink shade design. Join the conversation, #futureofshade.

A collaboration between Mexico City-based Rojkind Arquitectos and Buenos Aires-based Diéguez-Fridman Arquitectos, the Yanay Hotel (Honorable Mention, 2014 Future of Shade competition) concept envisions a playful interpretation of a traditional fabric tent by using Sunbrella® to create a fabric structure inspired by Japanese origami. Watch architect Gerardo Salinas of Rojkind Arquitectos talk about how the hotel site influenced the design and his thoughts on the importance of innovation in shade design.

Sponsored by Sunbrella fabrics and Architizer™, the Future of Shade competition challenges architects and designers to rethink shade design. Join the conversation, #futureofshade.

Hong Kong-based Tony Leung talks about his inspirations for Xafari, the grand prize winner of the second annual Future of Shade competition. Xafari is an innovative shade design that serves two functions: shading and water collection. Using an inverted umbrella as his starting point, Leung envisions a framework covered in Sunbrella® fabric with hollow poles that provide support and funnel rain water to underground tanks. 

Sponsored by Sunbrella fabrics and Architizer™, the Future of Shade competition challenges architects and designers to rethink shade design. Join the conversation, #futureofshade.

In this edition of the Sunbrella Durability Challenge, our fearless Sunbrella quality control technicians take on two messy tween girls determined to leave their mark on white Sunbrella indoor upholstery 
fabric using their weapons of choice: chocolate syrup, colorful markers and blueberry topping. Watch as they wash away each sloppy salvo, leaving the sofa and pillows pristine.

Learn more about how interior designer Kate Jackson used Sunbrella fabric to create a family friendly, coastal chic design in the Perspective New England Beach House. It’s part of the Perspective New England video series, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts M36 sailing yacht brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

In this edition of the Sunbrella Durability Challenge we take on life’s spills and stains: red wine, chocolate syrup, ketchup, blueberry pie filling and Mother Nature’s favorite, mildew.

How will stain resistant Sunbrella fabric stand up to the match? Watch as we invite people to do their best Jackson Pollock drip painting impressions on patio furniture seat cushions upholstered in Sunbrella. Much as they try to stain the fabric, each time it comes clean with as little as tap water from a spray bottle.

Learn more about how interior designer Kate Jackson used Sunbrella fabric to create a family friendly, coastal chic design in the Perspective New England Beach House. It’s part of the Perspective New England video series, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts M36 sailing yacht brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

On Episode 7 of The Beach House, Greg and Stacie Hall see the finished space for the first time. Interior designer Kate Jackson breathed new life into the beach house through her unique style, Sunbrella fabric choices and careful consideration of the family’s needs. 

Durable and fade resistant Sunbrella fabrics in a nautical color palette of white, navy blue and light blue with orange accents flows effortlessly from indoors to out, and new, outdoor furniture is arranged to encourage conversation and maximize the vista from three distinct areas of the deck. Sunbrella sheer draperies frame the beach house windows to soften the space and diffuse the sunlight. Retractable awnings on the exterior of the dining room blend perfectly into the beach house’s cedar shake siding while offering relief from the glare of the morning sun reflecting off the water.

The converted third floor bonus room now features kid friendly Sunbrella fabrics in a neutral base of white fabrics with ocean-inspired blues and greens with pops of feminine hot pink. 

The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts daysailer brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

On episode 6 of The Beach House, find out how sand, sun and cleaning have destroyed the area rugs in the beach house. Interior designer Kate Jackson recommends Sunbrella Renaissance rugs from Colonial Mills. Braided with Sunbrella yarn from the Renaissance Collection, which contains 50 percent recycled Sunbrella fiber, these rugs have the same durability and cleanability as stain resistant Sunbrella fabric.

Kate visits Colonial Mills to see how Sunbrella rugs are made: yarn color selection, winding onto a bobbin, braiding and binding. For the living room, she selects a rug in creamy Papyrus yarn with a border bound in Sunbrella Canvas Tuscany fabric to pull together the room’s color scheme and define the living room space.

The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts daysailer brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

On episode 5 of The Beach House, interior designer Kate Jackson tackles the third story bedroom/playroom for Greg and Stacie Hall’s two daughters, Summer and Caroline. Watch as Kate takes the girls shopping for furniture and selects durable and kid friendly fabrics that will create a fun and inviting space. 

The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts daysailer brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

During episode four of The Beach House, interior designer Kate Jackson shops for new outdoor furniture for a backyard makeover worthy of the gorgeous natural setting on the New England coast.

The challenge of the beach house backyard is one that many families face: how can you connect disjointed areas of the backyard in a stylish and functional way? Faced with three separate spaces with three distinct functions, Kate will have to connect the decks using new outdoor furniture and high performance outdoor fabrics, a cohesive color palette and a similar mix of materials.

The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts daysailer brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

On episode three of The Beach House, interior designer Kate Jackson tackles fading and durability issues in the beach house dining room using fade resistant fabrics and retractable awnings, and creates a seamless design that connects the kitchen and dining room to the living room and backyard entertaining spaces.

The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts daysailer brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

On episode two of The Beach House interior designer Kate Jackson leads us through the beach house living room makeover from design inspiration to shopping for new furniture and accessories to the final reveal featuring fade resistant fabrics from Sunbrella. 

Unfiltered sunlight has caused serious fading in the beach house living room, and the awkward furniture layout lacks an obvious flow from kitchen to living room. Plus, with two young daughters tracking in sand from the beach and dripping Popsicle juice on the sofas, the living room is in desperate need of not only fade resistant fabric, but also fabric that is stain resistant, cleanable and durable. 

The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts daysailer brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

In the first episode of The Beach House, the Hall family enlists Rhode Island-based interior designer, Kate Jackson of Kate Jackson Design, to breathe new life into the beach house design and take it from faded to fabulous. Armed with fade and stain resistant fabrics from Sunbrella, she will outfit the home with new furniture, fabrics and accessories that are not only functional and kid-friendly, but also stylish and comfortable. 

Follow along in episode two as Kate searches for new sofas and swivel chairs for the living room, hangs sheer Sunbrella window treatments to soften the sunlight without obstructing the ocean view, sources art and accessories from her favorite antique store and reveals the new, coastal chic, living room design.

The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts daysailer brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

At the 2014 Vineyard Cup on Martha’s Vineyard, The Rhode Yacht and The Real Yacht reunited like old friends. With similar design roots – both The Rhode Yacht, a redesigned 1977 Airstream Argosy, and The Real Yacht, an M36 daysailer, feature luxury yacht interiors by Morris Yachts and stylish and durable fabrics from Sunbrella – we invite you to watch and find out what makes each unique. 

The Rhode Yacht and The Real Yacht are part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. You can see the transformation of The Rhode Yacht and The Real Yacht by visiting the episodes page. Join the adventure by checking out related blog posts and following along on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

In our seven part series about The Beach House, Part III of Perspective New England, follow interior designer Kate Jackson as she identifies the challenges of a Rhode Island beach house that's the favorite getaway for a busy couple with two young daughters. The challenges include extreme sun that causes fading, an open floor plan in need of a different furniture arrangement, a large backyard where guests need defined spaces for dining and relaxing, and two daughters whose personalities should be reflected in the design of their shared bedroom/play space.

Durable fabric from Sunbrella will play a starring role in the makeover of the beach house, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Watch all the Perspective New England videos by visiting perspective.sunbrella.com. Follow all three parts of the Perspective New England project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

The second episode of The Real Yacht, Part II of Perspective New England, takes to the sea on the newly designed and christened M36, a luxury daysailer from Morris Yachts. Built in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the M36 model, the yacht features beautiful, comfortable and durable fabrics from Sunbrella. 

In the first episode of The Real Yacht, Part II of Perspective New England, Kate Gable takes us through her marine upholstery choices for the Morris Yachts M36 daylsailer and how they rise to the challenge of a marine environment. Follow along as she tackles design challenges such as choosing performance fabric that is durable and mildew resistant yet soft to the touch; connecting the above deck and below deck living spaces with durable fabric and accessories; and designing a dodger with fade resistant fabric that matches the sophistication of the yacht while providing protection from the sun and sea spray. 

The Real Yacht video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Watch all the Perspective New England videos by visiting perspective.sunbrella.com. Also be sure to check out The Real Yacht episode two and follow all three parts of the Perspective New England project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.

The M36 sailing yacht from Morris Yachts changed the sailing world 10 years ago. See how durable Sunbrella fabrics are used above and below deck to bring this unique sailboat to life.

Inspired design. It's what goes into the making of beautiful Sunbrella fabrics. The idea for every Sunbrella fabric starts with a spark of inspiration, which is then carried throughout manufacturing until the fabric reaches your home. Follow the process through our main manufacturing facility in Anderson, S.C.

Interior Designer, Joe Ruggiero presents his Sunbrella Fabric Collection for October 2014 High Point International Furniture Market. He salutes the Fashion Industry and it's influence on Interior Design.

The 2014 Sunbrella Future of Shade competition, in partnership with Architizer, challenged architects and designers to rethink shade design. Using Sunbrella fabrics, more than 100 entrants presented concepts that explore new dimensions of shade aesthetics and functionality.

Watch as our three judges, Architecture Critic Fred Bernstein, Rainier Industries President Scott Campbell and Architizer Founder Marc Kushner, select the winning projects which take shade innovation to a whole new level.

Having traveled to over 2,000 houses throughout the world, Joe was inspired by the various cultures of the countries his visited and regions of the United States. His travels have inspired his showroom designs. He takes us through the showroom and explains.

Stylish living in in the pacific northwest with Sunbrella fabrics.

A makeover of the 1998 Kadey-Krogen Trawler, Natural Selection.

With a yellow theme, Sunbrella fabrics create a sunny home in Greensboro, NC.

A tranquil retreat in Nashville, TN.

An island Escape on Daniel Island, SC.

Creating tranquil outdoor living in a small urban space.

A luxury powerboat provides endless opportunities to relax. But why should you own a powerboat if you're not going to take advantage of its power? Created with Sunbrella Supreme fabric, the solid navy top has light tan Sunbrella fiber flocked underneath. This design choice protects adventure-seekers from the sometimes harsh elements of sun, wind, and spray, while brightening the interior.

When your boat's thoughtfully designed with the help of Sunbrella fabrics, you can relax on the water without sacrificing the comforts of home.

Kevin Chu of FABLAB Design in Hong Kong was the grand prize winner of the 2013 Sunbrella Future of Shade Contest. See his design, Twisty, built as part of an installation in Miami Beach.

We were excited to have been a part of several fun and fashionable home design events throughout 2013. Take a look back at a wonderful 2013.

Watch designers Mark Cunningham and Alex Gaston of Mark Cunningham Inc. take inspiration from the colors and textures found in Miami Beach to create a fun and relaxing space with Sunbrella fabric for Architectural Digest's AD Oasis @ The James Hotel.

Sunbrella partnered with Architizer, the largest online community of architects and designers, to crowdsource the latest thinking on shade innovation. The Future of Shade competition asked for new, innovative visions in shade design.

Perspective Atlanta will showcase one designer's take on the endless possibilities of Sunbrella for indoor and outdoor décor. We will see the project through the eyes of Alex Gaston, an interior designer who has been hired by Sunbrella fabrics and Lonny magazine to transform the loft from a jumble of architectural features into a coherent and cohesive space. In episode 1, viewers will meet Alex as he travels from his office in New York, where he is design director for Mark Cunningham Inc., to Atlanta to see the loft for the first time. Excited about the project, he admits the space poses challenges for him: wide open layout, limited square footage, lots of outdoor space. Plus, he's working in a new city and will need to find new places to shop and workrooms to fabricate draperies and pillows. Is he up to the challenge?

In episode 2 of Perspective Atlanta, "Desperately Seeking Sofa," interior designer Alex Gaston identifies the starting point for his design: the living room sofa. But this is no standard living room. Because it's a loft, it's a wide open space that has an odd shape, including a niche area along the side wall. Alex makes the best of the situation by altering his design plan and placing the sofa in the niche. But he must first find a sofa that will fit -- exactly -- with two side tables and upholstery fabric that will form the basis of his design color palette. Things don't start off well at the furniture store -- will he find the perfect sofa for his loft design? Watch to find out.

In episode 3 of Perspective Atlanta, form meets function when interior designer Alex Gaston uses Sunbrella throughout the bedroom space to create a sexy, soft retreat in the loft's upstairs space. Alex defines this upstairs space, along with the upstairs patio as the loft's private spaces. Will he be allowed to move the HVAC duct, so he can fit the key element of this private retreat -- a four-poster bed draped in Sunbrella Sheer -- into the space? Find Sunbrella fabric on the wall, accent pillows and shams, and draperies for the windows and, maybe, a four-poster bed.

Interior designer Alex Gaston creates connections between indoor and outdoor spaces to make the loft design feel complete. Will he find the perfect daybed to fit on the upstairs patio? How will he find a table and chairs large enough for a dinner party, but small enough for the downstairs patio? Using Sunbrella fabrics makes his decisions easier because its durability and wide variety of patterns and colors make it easy to create seamless connections between indoor and outdoor spaces.

No one lives in a perfect rectangle. Watch as interior designer Alex Gaston overcomes the oddly shaped spaces in the loft. What will he create in the under stairs space? Will he find a dining table and chairs to fit in the dining niche? Viewers learn not to dismiss a space just because it has a strange shape. Alex teaches that designing every space in a home makes the overall home feel considered.

The industrial aesthetic of the loft poses challenges for interior designer Alex Gaston. Exposed brick, dark window trim, wood flooring, metal staircase, exposed HVAC ductwork and 40-foot ceilings all compete for attention. Watch as he pares down these features and uses a sophisticated tonal palette of Sunbrella fabrics to make a cohesive space. During this episode, Alex visits the drapery workroom to check in on the sewing of the plunging draperies and interviews painters to see who has the audacity to tackle the loft's two-story wall.

Watch as interior designer Alex Gaston and his assistant Celina Wright orchestrate the installation of the loft design over a period of three days. Things get off to a slow start when the painting is delayed and the movers are restricted from unloading near the loft. Will the furniture, art and accessories arrive on time and fit into their designated spaces? Alex will need to make last-minute changes to complete the task on deadline.

After eight weeks of hard work interior designer Alex Gaston shows the fully designed loft to the team from Sunbrella fabrics and Lonny magazine. Join the tour as the group experiences Alex's elegant tonal grey scheme for the first time. The loft has been transformed with plunging draperies, newly painted walls, furniture upholstered in Sunbrella fabric, a draped four-poster bed, braided area rugs and more.

See some of the funny moments from Perspective: Atlanta that didn't make it into the episodes!

Alex Gaston is not only the star of Perspective Atlanta, he is also the Director of Design for Mark Cunningham Inc., a high-end boutique design firm in New York City. In this short video, learn what inspires him and his design work.

Watch the stories of two trained architects who made a sectional using reclaimed wood and Sunbrella Heritage, a fabric made with recycled content.

The Architectural Digest AD Oasis featured various Sunbrella fabrics to create an entertainment venue at the Raleigh Hotel, an iconic art deco style property in South Beach. Known as the place “where art and design unwind,” the AD Oasis demonstrated the beauty and durability of Sunbrella fabrics.

Sunbrella fabrics were featured in Bend, the entrance installation at Design Miami featuring a series of upholstered foam elements that bend, twist and drape over one another to create a reconfigurable seating environment.

Scenes from our time at the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival. Sunbrella fabrics and Lee Industries sponsored the Yountville Pavilion in conjunction with Traditional Home magazine, giving guests a comfortable place to rest as well as fantastic decorating ideas.

If there is anything we've learned over the past 50 years, it's that our notion of what we can do with Sunbrella fabric is limited only by the imagination. Watch our video and then ask yourself "What would you like to see from Sunbrella?"

In 2011, Sunbrella Fabrics worked with Situ Studios, an architectural firm in Brooklyn, N.Y. to create an installation at the Brooklyn Museum called "reOrder." We were on-hand to capture images and video of the process of 2,400 yards of Sunbrella fabrics was de-installed.

In Senoia, GA, Sunbrella fabrics add southern style to a home. See all the ways that Sunbrella fabrics added to the transitional and living spaces of the home.

Sunbrella fabrics add a pop of color to this California home, making beautiful home décor accessible for families with children and pets alike.

Sunbrella fabrics create a coastal retreat in Norfolk, VA in traditional coastal color palettes, but with durability to weather everyday living, inside and outside. 

See Sunbrella fabrics in Horseshoe Bay, TX as they help transform a stone home into a soft and romantic setting. Indoor upholstery, outdoor furniture and various shade applications – all with Sunbrella fabrics – bring this home to life.

Sunbrella fabrics add luxury to this home, both indoors and out. The elegant nature of the fabrics and the overall décor tell a tale of luxury, but the legendary durability of Sunbrella fabrics give the story new meaning.

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MAY 24 2017

Sunbrella® Contour Wins Platinum ADEX Award

Sunbrella® Contour was honored with a Platinum award in this year’s ADEX awards competition, an architecture and design industry recognition of excellence in design and product innovation. Contour is a revolutionary fabric that expands the possibilities of what can be crafted using shade fabrics. Featuring the unmatched durability of Sunbrella…

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MAY 17 2017

Richard Frinier Wins Platinum ADEX Award for Seaside Collection of Sunbrella® Fabrics

Renowned designer Richard Frinier was honored with a Platinum award in this year’s ADEX awards competition, an industry recognition of design and product innovation, for his Seaside Collection of Sunbrella® fabrics. The Seaside Collection is named for the many iconic and romantic coastal destinations and locales around the world that…

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