Harald 3

A closely-woven, very short-pile velour, Harald brings the fresh, soft texture of cotton to a directionless velvety textile. The intense colour offered by this matte velour places the focus strongly onto the silhouette of the upholstered object, emphasising its shape and contours. Originally designed by Fanny Aronsen, Harald comes in a new colour palette conceived by Raf Simons offering a particularly large selection of vivid keynote tones, including primrose yellow, burnt orange, raspberry, lavender, aubergine and dark mint green, alongside more natural tones. Harald is a durable fabric suitable for use as curtains as well as in upholstery.

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Pilling 4-5 (ISO 1-5)
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Sustainability Greenguard Certification www.greenguard.org
Warranty 10 years
Produced in Italy
Performance
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The Martindale method is the most widely used method for testing upholsteries for abrasion resistance. During testing the fabric is rubbed against a standard wool textile with a given weight-load applied. Running at intervals of 5.000 circular rubbing motions, the test continues until two threads are worn.

Minimum requirements
Private and low traffic public areas: 10.000 – 15.000 rubs
High traffic private and office spaces: 15.000 – 25.000 rubs
Public spaces and transportation: 25.000 – 45.000 rubs

Pilling 4-5 (ISO 1-5)

Pilling is the term used to indicate whether small balls of fibres, known as pills, form on the surface of the fabric due to wear.  

It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

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Lightfastness relates to the ability of a textile to retain its colour under light. When testing for lightfastness, samples are exposed to artificial daylight for a specified period.

The evaluation scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 8 (best). An increase of one point corresponds to a doubling of the lightfastness, i.e. the same fading takes twice as long.

Fire tests AS/NZS 1530.3 • AS/NZS 3837, class 1 • EN 1021-1

There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.

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The term for determining the resistance of the textile’s colour to rubbing off and staining other materials. A distinction is made between wet and dry rubbing. 

It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

Seam slippage 2.5 mm (warp), 3 mm (weft)
  • Fire resistant
Care
  • Cleaning and care:
    gDo not wash
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    aDo not iron
    DProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
Characteristics
  • Sustainability: Greenguard Certification www.greenguard.org
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • No ironing, only steaming, Steaming might be necessary to remove pressure marks
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Meters per roll: Approx. 35 m
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Care instructions upholstery

Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the upholstery textile looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the textile and also reduce its fire-retardant properties.

  • Regular care

    Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the upholstery textile looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the textile and also reduce its re-retardant properties. Vacuum frequently, ideally every week, at half power where appropriate. Wipe upholstery fabrics made from polyurethane with a dry or moist cloth. May also be vacuum cleaned with a soft brush.

  • Stain removal

    If you act quickly, it is not difficult to remove spills and prevent stains from forming. However, we cannot guarantee complete stain removal. First, scrape off any liquids or hardened residues with a spoon or a scoop before you proceed. Any loose particles must be vacuum cleaned before further cleaning. Liquids must be soaked up with an absorbent napkin or cloth. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lintfree cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Edge marks can be avoided by dabbing gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. In all cases, we recommend to test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first, to see if there is any effect on the cover. Make sure to dry the fabric fully before use. It may also be necessary to use a hairdryer to avoid leaving edge marks. This applies especially to microfibre textiles. These tips are purely recommendations and cannot guarantee complete stain removal. In all cases, we recommend contacting a professional dry cleaning. In order to ensure satisfactory results, particularly for large stains, we recommend to contact a professional dry cleaner. It is important to state whether the stain has already undergone treatment.

  • Professional cleaning

    Regular maintenance and cleaning removes dirt before it settles in the fabric and damages the fibres. Appropriate maintenance and regular cleaning can prolong the textile’s life cycle and reduce costs for renovation and repair, replacement and disposal. It is usually recommended that upholstered furniture with normal commercial use should be cleaned 2–3 times a year. Upholsteries in private households usually need less frequent cleaning. In order to ensure satisfying cleaning results, we recommend to contact a professional cleaning institute. Employing pH- neutral carbon dioxide solutions for cleaning is recommended because this method avoids the use of soap. A professional cleaning institute may also assist in working out maintenance schedules, which ensure that the fabrics are maintained properly so that a good indoor climate and a maximum duration of the upholsteries are achieved.

  • Impregnation

    We do not recommend impregnation of woollen upholstery fabrics, as wool itself is dirt-repellent. Impregnation of fabrics made from 100% Trevira CS should be avoided since it decreases the fabric’s permanent flame-retardant attributes.

  • Removable covers

    Removable covers made from Trevira CS can be machine washed at maximum 40/60°C. Moreover, it is possible to wash certain cotton fabrics and micro-fibre textiles. Removable covers made from wool cannot be washed but should be dry cleaned. Use washing detergent designated for coloured textiles and obey the dosage. Wash the fabric inside-out and load only half on the machine. Spin-dry the fabric with decreased speed. The covers should be dried while suspended and mounted or applied while still slightly damp in order to ease the process. Not all covers with zippers are designed to be removable. Please ask the furniture manufacturer. We recommend contacting a professional dry cleaner for especially huge covers.

  • Transportation and storage of velours textiles

    Always roll a velours textile with the pile facing inwards and in the same direction as the pile. The direction of the pile is determined by running the hand back and forth across the surface of the pile. The smooth direction indicates the direction of the pile. No matter how well they have been packed, velours and chenille textiles can crease or get pressure marks due to careless handling during transportation and storage. If the roll is stored upright, even only for a short period of time, the nap will be pushed in different directions and cause creasing, typically along the width of the textile. At Kvadrat, all our velours textiles are handled with special care and are transported in boxes to avoid creases and pressure marks.

  • Treatment of pressure marks on velours textiles

    Pressure marks may appear during use, forcing the nap in different directions, which is noticeable by a change of colour. This effect is due to a combination of rising air humidity, body moisture and weight. It is typically possible to remove creases and pressure marks by placing a damp cloth on the textile or spraying with distilled water until the textile’s surface is moist but not wet. The same result can be achieved by carefully steaming the textile with an iron at a distance of 1 – 2 cm from the surface. Avoid to exert pressure on the textile. Brush the textile with a soft brush in the direction of the pile for the nap to rise to its original state. Let the textile dry over night. In order to avoid shading, we recommend to treat the complete surface accordingly. If the textile cannot dry naturally over night, it is possible to use a hair dryer from different directions to rise the nap to its original state. Velours textiles are generally more sensitive to wrong handling than flat-woven textiles. However, the recommendations above, a damp cloth or sprayed water and steam, are likely to restore the textile’s original properties.