Relay

Relay is a vibrant upholstery textile with a distinct woven tape yarn construction developed by the Maharam Design Studio. The result of three years of rigorous research and development, Maharam worked with other sources to adapt technologies that produced Relay’s substantial knit yarns. Seamlessly aligned along a custom warp, Relay features a technical plain weave that is anchored in place by a laminated backing. Available in both solid and multicoloured versions, Relay’s precisely ordered tinted blocks play across the surface of the textile to offer a graphic effect. Reflecting its sportswear-inspired aesthetic, Relay’s palette is comprised of electric shades of scarlet, ultramarine and lilac, along with classic hues of graphite, navy, and true black. Despite its pronounced volume of yarns, Relay is made suitable for upholstered seating and walls, Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certified for reduced emissions, and supports a healthy indoor climate.

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Sustainability Greenguard Certification www.greenguard.org
Produced in Korea, Republic of
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 (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 BS 5852 part 1 with treatment • EN 1021-1 • EN 1021-1/2 with treatment • US Cal. Bull. 117-2013

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.

Care
  • Cleaning and care:
    gDo not wash
    BDo not bleach
    CDo not tumble dry
    EIron at low temperature (max. 110°C), steam may cause damage
    DProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
Characteristics
  • Sustainability: Greenguard Certification www.greenguard.org
  • Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
  • Meters per roll: Approx. 18.29 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.