Apparel by Byborre for Febrik

Designed by textile studio Byborre for Febrik, Apparel is a knitted upholstery textile which references the world of fashion.

Set upon a background of interrupted diagonally stitched lines, Apparel features an emerging pattern of abstract shapes inspired by the blueprint of different elements of apparel. Like a constantly changing landscape, these shapes particularly come to live when the textile is applied to larger pieces of furniture.

Thick polyester yarns are inserted between the textile’s two knitted layers. This construction, together with Apparel’s soft woollen surface, gives the design a comfortable, padded expression.

Although Apparel features a mélange expression when viewed from a distance, when seen from close-up, it reveals an intricate play of overlapping colours and shapes. This is due to its colourways, which are constructed with three unicoloured yarns, in different shades.

The palette for Apparel comprises contrasting notes, ranging from earthy tones to rich blues and reds. Extensive and versatile, it brings excellent possibilities for combining with unicoloured textiles.

Typically for a knitted textile, Apparel offers great stretch properties that make it ideal for upholstering organic shapes. Due to its padded construction, the textile is recommended for private spaces and low-traffic public areas.

Founded by Borre Akkersdijk, Byborre is an Amsterdam-based textile studio which works on the frontiers of engineered knits. Byborre collaborates with a roster of brands, such as Nike, North Face and wings+horns, to explore new possibilities for construction and comfort. In doing so, the studio fuses digital techniques with traditional craftsmanship.