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Gabriel: Fabric choices with care for nature

Gabriel is a Danish furniture fabric specialist with a history that dates back to 1851. With a strong passion for colour designs and a long-standing commitment to the reduction of environmental impact, Gabriel will be participating in “The Danish House” exhibition during Milan Design Week 2022 showcasing a selection of fabrics made from recycled materials and natural fibres in colourful interplay.

Craft & quality since 1851

A colourful interplay

Behind every single Gabriel colour lies a time-consuming development process and multiple attempts to adapt the colour vision to the fabric material to ensure that the colour highlights the fabric. The in-house designers compose beautiful colours and colour schemes that set Gabriel fabrics and collections apart. Explore the interplay of Gabriel colours that cover the three-dimensional carnet of the walls on the first floor in “The Danish House.”

From plastic bottles to high-end fabrics

Waste must be valued as a resource and kept in the loop of a circular economy where it is used and reused again and again. Ahead of their time, Gabriel first began using recycled materials in the beginning of the 90s, and today their go-to recycled material is post-consumer recycled polyester made from clear, uncoloured plastic bottles, which is presented in the exhibition by their newest fabrics Blend and Cyber.

Wonders of wool

Wool has been carefully woven into the history of Gabriel since the founding of the company in 1851. Besides its obvious visual appeal and soft, deluxe touch, wool is inherently flame-retardant, dirt-repellent, heat and moisture regulating and extremely wear-resistant.

With a strong tradition of exclusive woollen products, traditional craftsmanship and Nordic design, Gabriel present their latest wool fabrics Morph and Focus & Focus Melange.

About Gabriel

Across two centuries, Gabriel has designed and crafted fabrics with an unchanging dedication to quality and skilled workmanship.

Their design philosophy is shaped by their strong Scandinavian heritage and reflects the minimalist aesthetics that forms the cornerstone of Scandinavian design. True to their legacy, their fabrics combine aesthetic appeal with documented functionality, and harmoniously fuse beauty and simplicity, comfort, and performance.

At Gabriel, they have always been mindful of the environment, and across centuries it has been the red thread that weaves their story together. The company’s commitment is rooted in a strong sense of responsibility: to our surroundings, to people, and to those who come after us. Guided by a shared commitment to a circular economy and promoting healthy indoor spaces, they treat people and the environment with respect every single step of the way - from the selection of raw materials to the final fabric design.

Since they embarked on their journey in 1851, they have developed into a one-stop specialist, joining forces across the entire Gabriel Group to develop the fabrics and furniture of the future. More than just a fabric manufacturer, they provide a full palette of solutions and services for the international furniture industry – from furniture and components to customised sample solutions, acoustic comfort, and knitting and embellishment services.

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