ABOUT : affiliations and partners
Brentano believes in developing beautiful, high-performance textiles through a variety of means. Our
business and community affiliations range from new technologies and testing methods to educational
events and exhibits as well as innovative interior design endeavors. The following are some highlights
of Brentano's affiliations:
Cabot Wrenn, founded in 1981, is a manufacturer of fine business furniture. Their mission is
to make the very best product possible in the areas of materials, construction, tailoring and seating
comfort. Cabot Wrenn combines timeless design with a full range of ergonomic features such as comfort,
style and durability.
is a fashion design competition featuring
established Chicago area designers who will create a couture garment inspired by the exhibition
Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum. The winning garment will become part
of the Museum's world renowned costume collection. Brentano has partnered with the Museum to be
the exclusive provider of textiles for the contest.
The Collaborative for High Performance
CHPS oversees the nation's first green building rating program designed especially for K-12
schools. The mission of CHPS is to facilitate the design, construction, and operation of these
schools by creating environments that are energy and resource efficient, comfortable, and contain
amenities for a quality education. Brentano's leather category of eco-friendly faux leathers passes
the California Section 01350 VOC test, and are therefore listed in the CHPS Low-Emitting
Materials (LEM) Table
Crypton textiles are created by encapsulating fiber constructions to work with Crypton's patented
systems. Crypton textiles are stain, water, and bacteria resistant. Ideal for heavy traffic areas
such as hotels, restaurants, and healthcare applications, Brentano launched their first Crypton
, in fall of 2004,
and has brought out numerous successful Crypton
Brentano's recycled polyester
are listed on Ecolect, an online eco-materials
that provides tools and resources to aid in environmentally responsible design. Brentano
and Ecolect both participated in the MoSS event in Chicago, and Brentano provided textiles for
the launch of GreenBox
, a subscription
service that provides eco-friendly design materials to environmentally-minded trendsetters and
Brentano's eco-friendly faux leathers were chosen for Esquire
magazine's 6th annual signature space
, held in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Rotating
annually between LA and New York, the Esquire house showcases the best of interior design talent
and products while providing a stunning space for charity events.
GreenShield is a topical finish that utilizes 7-10 times fewer fluorocarbons than similar finishes
and releases no VOC emissions. The first fabric Brentano introduced with a GreenShield
in 2009. Since then, Brentano has added
several performance fabrics with GreenShield plus
, a combination that makes it even more difficult for liquids or contaminants
to penetrate a fabric. Fabrics with GreenShield plus Balance Barrier have the stain-resistant properties
of GreenShield in addition to antibacterial, abrasion, and moisture protection.
Leland International designs and manufactures the highest quality, functionally sound contemporary
furniture solutions for offices, educational environments, health-care facilities, public spaces
and homes. Their products have won numberous Best
of NeoCon awards
, reflecting a leadership in innovation and design shared by Brentano. Since
2011, Brentano's entire line has been pretested on Leland's seating products and included in their
graded fabric program.
Chicago's design center may no longer have its own zip code, but it is still the world's largest
commercial building, bringing in more than 3 million visitors annually to its retail shops, LuxeHome
boutiques, 11 floors of permanent showrooms for gift, residential, casual and contract furnishings,
10 floors of office space, and dozens of trade shoes and special events. Brentano fabrics can be
found at Donghia, Suite 631.
Nano-Tex is a permanent finish that increases the ability of interior textiles to resist spills
and repel stains. In 2008, Brentano extended their range of finishes and began offering Nano-Tex
to clients. In addition to Nano-Tex finishing, Brentano offers Nano-Tex
, which forms a breathable, liquid-proof barrier that is ideal for healthcare,
institutional, educational and seating in high-traffic environments. Brentano also offers Nano-Tex
plus BioAm, which protects fabrics against bacteria and is ideal for cubicles, panels, upholstery
Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers build quality furniture that celebrates the natural beauty of wood.
They help clients find the perfect upholstery textiles for individual pieces of furniture, and
have worked frequently with Brentano in their COM program. Many furniture pieces upholstered in
Brentano fabric have been featured in Thos. Moser's catalog.
As the interior designer for the Smart Home exhibit, Verde owner Michele
became acquainted with Brentano while searching for eco-textiles. Verde features
Fitzpatrick's original designs (made in Chicago using sustainable and nontoxic materials), as
well as reupholstered vintage pieces and a selection of other environmentally-conscious interior
design products such as rugs, flooring, and green textiles (including Brentano
Brentano has grown from a modest beginning of eight patterns into an internationally represented textile
house. Many of our partners are located in urban interior design centers. To find a Sales Representative
in your area, please enter your zipcode here
Located in London's Chelsea
Harbour Design Centre
, Altfield has been designing and producing fine furnishings and decorative
accessories since 1982. In 2006, they began carrying Brentano
, who they call a leading contract fabric house with a "sophisticated colour palette
and design repertoire."
Located in the Minneapolis design Center,
Market Square, Blended Blue
Brentano in early 2010. Founded by Marcy Russ , Blended Blue is a dynamic, service-oriented showroom
and outside sales team that meets the needs of residential and commercial interior designers with
a collection of lines selected for their synergy. All fabrics, furniture, wall coverings and accessories
deliver conscientious design solutions born of ingenuity and calibrated for durability and delight.
Dean-Warren is a multi-line showroom that offers a comprehensive selection of the finest textiles,
furniture, lighting, and accessories available to the trade. Established in 1988, they were one
of the first showrooms in Arizona and continue to be a leader in the local design community. In
2005, Dean-Warren both expanded into its current location in the Arizona
, and began their representation of Brentano.
Donghia Inc. produces original designs in furniture, textiles, trim, lighting, wallcoverings,
and accessories that bridge the gap between modern and traditional. They are a multi-line showroom
and have been carrying Brentano since their Atlanta showroom began representing Brentano in 1997.
Currently, they represent Brentano across the United States in 11 territories.
Egg & Dart
In fall of 2008, Brentano began representation with Egg & Dart, located in the Denver
. Since their modest beginning in 1990, Egg & Dart has become one of the preferred,
multi-line companies in the interior design industry. By offering an eclectic assortment of high-end
furniture, textiles, lighting, accessories, plus a complete architectural & interior design bookstore,
Egg & Dart is a unique expression of superior design and innovation.
In 1991, Pollack became the first showroom to carry Brentano fabrics. Celebrating their 20th
anniversary in 2008, Pollack has moved from their original target of the high-end corporate industry
to a 50/50 split between contract and residential textiles, as well as gaining an increasing share
of the hospitality market.
Brentano began working with Primavera, one of the premier trade resources in Canada, in 1994.
Primavera carries an extensive collection of the finest furniture, lighting, wallpaper, trimmings,
and fabrics from around the world.
Trammell-Gagne is a multi-line showroom based in Seattle Washington in the Seattle
, providing high end contemporary fabrics and furniture to the design trade.
Trammell-Gagne's goal is to provide high quality service and luxury products to the design and
architecture communities - they are proud to include Brentano in their collection.
William Switzer has been in the Interior Design industry for over 50 years. The William Switzer
Fabric Showroom opened in Vancouver, in 1992, to service the needs of Interior Designers in B.
C. In addition to carrying Brentano fabrics they also offer 13 lines ranging from textiles to lighting
to carpet and furniture.