Artists Inspire Brentano’s Studio Collection

Designers merge a passion for art and a passion for textiles in 20 new fabric patterns.

Chicago, IL, February 04, 2015 --( The Studio collection, available February 1, draws from the work of artists who have inspired Brentano’s designers. The collection honors Design Director Iris Wang’s fine art background and 25 years of leading Brentano, merging her passion for art and her passion for textiles in 20 practical patterns for residential, hospitality and contract interiors.

The upholstery fabrics in the Studio collection reference little-known artist Sanyu’s gentle figures (chenille Cheval), the textures created by Jack Tworkov (two-toned velvet Gesture) and how Monet painted the effects of light (dense, multi-colored Giverny), among many others. Wang also identified technical constructions that every designer — both textile and interior — should experience, leading to the development of Brentano’s first satin (Gainsborough).

With soft colors and textures, these four patterns perform over 50,000 double rubs (Wyzenbeek, Cotton Duck). Brentano also offers Gesture with Teflon and Giverny with a stain resistant finish so the Studio collection can double as functional art.

About Brentano:
The Brentano Design Studio, led by Iris Wang, celebrates 25 years in 2015. The textile house has grown from a modest eight patterns in 1990 into an international source for polyurethane faux leather, outdoor, Crypton, Nano-Tex and GreenShield-finished, eco-friendly and fire retardant products. The carefully curated line reflects Iris’ lifelong study of fine art, nature and Asian philosophy in beautiful, high-performing solutions for the contract, hospitality, healthcare and residential markets. Please visit for more information.
Brentano, Inc.
Kate Tucker