Named after the iconic Japanese city, Tokyo is an upholstery fabric designed by Helene Vonsild. It has a simple, dusty expression and features a tactile wavelike structure. This is inspired by the grooves made with rakes in gravel at Japanese temples.
A chenille yarn is woven into the fabric, which gives Tokyo its distinctive structure. Unusually, it does not have the chequered expression that typifies most yarn-dyed fabrics. Instead, it has the pronounced colour-depth, ‘glow’ and calm surface more usually associated with mélange textiles.