A dazzling duo: indoor fabrics and lighting

January 1st, 2019

Fabrics have always been an essential component in commercial interior spaces. But, historically, their inclusion has been limited to more conventional roles, such as draperies and curtains, or flexible room dividers. With some exceptions, fabrics were not intended to serve as a focus in and of themselves. That has changed—decidedly. Fabrics are now looked to […]

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Fabric Images Inc. wins IAA Award of Excellence

March 1st, 2018

Fabric images Inc., Elgin, Ill., recently received the 2017 International Achievement Award of Excellence for a rooftop pool deck. As part of the renovation of a pool deck in Chicago, a 15-by 30-foot acoustical canopy was developed that would embody fluid motion and energy, provide a visual contrast of form and color, and control the […]

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Smithsonian installation combines design and fabrication

December 1st, 2017

Nine ceilings represent notable American buildings. Since the 17th century (with the debut of the French École des Beaux-Arts), drawing has been the first basic skill taught to architects. This still holds true, despite the advent of computer aided drafting (CAD) and sophisticated rendering software. And today there is a segment of the architecture community […]

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2017 IAA awards announced

December 1st, 2017

For more than 70 years, IFAI’s International Achievement Awards (IAA) competition has acknowledged innovation and excellence in design and fabrication. This year’s winners were selected based on project complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. We received a total of 235 entries from 11 countries. Seven AOE recipients were also chosen as “Best in Category” winners: […]

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2017 International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo

September 28th, 2017

This year’s winners in IFAI’s global International Achievement Awards (IAA) competition, recognizing design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, were announced on Sept. 28 at the organization’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more than 70 years, IAA has acknowledged innovation and excellence in design […]

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Outdoor graphics: bold statements and sustainability

September 27th, 2017

During their joint presentation “Outdoor Graphics—Design to Installation” at IFAI Expo 2017, Valerie Cuchna, material resource liaison at Fabric Images Inc., and Mike VonWachenfeldt, technical service manager at Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, addressed the benefits of using outdoor graphics and offered tips to keep the graphics protected from weather elements. “Outdoor graphics can create an […]

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Fabric Images Inc. adds 16 foot dye sublimation print technology

December 19th, 2016

Fabric Images Inc. has announced the expansion of its Superwide XL dye sublimation print offerings with the addition of a new 16 foot wide Black Widow dye sublimation printer. This new offering will afford clients high-definition quality, cost effective graphics at widths up to 16 feet, allowing tension fabric solutions and messaging to become larger […]

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