York Furnishing Textiles
Lucy-Anne Perrin, communications,
marketing and events manager

How would you describe the firm?
York Furnishing Textiles is the largest supplier of furnishing textiles in the Middle East. As well as supplying its own brand, York is the exclusive distributor of Sunbrella and Serge
Ferrari, which are contract-standard fabrics manufactured in France.

What products does it offer?
York offers a huge variety of fabric, be it velvet, leathers, sheers, solids or prints. It also supplies a broad selection of outdoor upholstery and awning fabrics which are particularly suited to hospitality projects.

What emerging trends, technology and concepts are changing the soft furnishings industry?

I feel that there is one concept that is being pushed at the moment, and that is sustainability. I feel that it is a subject that is being adapted into a lot of designs right now. It will affect the furinishing industry in terms of the logistics used and the composite of the fabrics, as well as how they could influence the end user.

Have you implemented or introduced any technology recently?
We are currently working on something very exciting that we hope to introduce very soon.
York is putting together an app that will show the full collection in a digital format, enabling users to view their chosen fabrics in a 3D room scene as well as checking availability and placing orders.

What trends are influencing the soft furnishings market right now?
I find that one of the biggest trends at the moment is earthy textures. Basically, this is fabric that is typically a solid but has a natural texture.

What projects have you been working on recently?

I have worked on new hotel projects along the Creekside area and Business Bay, and on
commercial offices and luxury villas. York has such an extensive selection, the scope of projects it can work on is endless.