Blue velvet


Dedar’s 2015 collection introduces some innovative fabrics to the Italian brand’s extensive portfolio, including Splendido, a velvet that’s particularly plush thanks to its 4mm pile, rather than the normal 2mm. The surprisingly durable material mixes both silk and viscose to ensure its glossy texture is elastic enough to withstand the pressure of upholstering large corner sofas or armchairs, and it’s resistant to rubbing, too. £143 per metre.