Tresillo from Harlequin: statement geometrics with a Latin American flavor
Tresillo is the new, fashion-inspired collection of eclectic fabrics and wallcoverings from Harlequin, which will be launched mid-August 2016.
Vibrant and uplifting, the collection has an effortless flow that reflects its name, ‘Tresillo’ – a type of rhythm in Cuba and this free-spirited essence of Latin America, its dance, music, climate, people and lifestyle, resonates throughout the collection.
Tresillo is a modern collection of soft, geometric motifs, subtle but statement patterns and effortless organic designs that have been inspired by global finds and international style.
Tresillo’s vibrant fabrics and wall coverings, with their strong emphasis on colour and pattern, will enliven and invigorate interior schemes: the motifs lend themselves particularly to floor to ceiling windows, loft living or fashionable townhouse conversions.
The curtain fabrics comprise three digital prints, an ikat semi-sheer, a woven jacquard and four embroidered fabrics.
The prints include overlapping, ikat-edged disks, overblown abstract water colour flower-heads and a ‘ribbed effect’ stripe; they achieve a sophisticated nuance of shade and tone through layering, further enhanced by a polished chintz finish. The graphic-look jacquard features distressed, almost pixelated lines and embroideries include zingy, multi-coloured narrow chevrons, triangles forming stripes and a mosaic tile effect.
They are complemented by a core range of ten embossed, vinyl wall coverings, some of which are wide-width. The embosses replicate a number of natural effects, including rope, raffia, bubbles, linen, tweed, crepe and canvas, which emphasise the motifs such as drying plaster, dragged brushstrokes, frescoes and deconstructed-looking chevron stripes. Some of them are further enhanced by a watery, almost block-printed appearance, metallic finishes, strié effects and ombré washes.
The collection is accompanied by two upholstery ranges. Tresillo Velvets is a sumptuous range of lustrous, thick pile, slub-effect velvets in 32 glorious colourways, while Viscano Upholsteries features three easy-to-use geometric designs and a tactile textured plain. There is a further book, Otomis, a chunky basket weave plain in 22 colours, with a mix of hues blended in the yarn resulting in a two-tone look. Sturdy and durable, Otomis is suitable for upholstery, but could also be used for curtains if desired.
Tresillo has a lively and imaginative colour palette, grouped together in evocative combinations such as: rust, ruby and Nordic blue; damson, viola and blush; sky, emerald and zest; denim, nude and sky; tangerine, emerald and mint; pomegranate, slate and fig; mist and fawn; raspberry and caper; sea-glass and ochre; fuchsia and coral.
The collection will be available both nationally and internationally via a network of stockists from mid-August 2016.