You might be familiar with HARTMANN&FORBES, award-winning maker of natural window and wallcoverings of sustainable natural materials. The 14-year-old, Oregon-based company has just launched its first line of Handcrafted Natural Woodblinds. The Walnut, White Oak, Knotty Pine and Linden Collections each feature sustainably cultivated, genuine species of American timber and are made in America.
Inspired by the authenticity and quality of the American furniture tradition, each is custom finished using multi-step, furniture-grade techniques like cerusing, weathering, washing and distressing. This painstaking and precise approach results in heirloom quality woodblinds offered in an unrivaled range of custom finishing options.
As if that isn't enough, Hartmann&Forbes, is also introducing its first full line of Natural Wallcoverings. The Americana Collection features 46 designs made from sustainably cultivated and rapidly renewable materials such as ramie, sisal, abaca, jute and cork, and was inspired by American landscapes and landmarks.
The collection is made up of nine patterns, offering a range of natural textures in neutral color palettes. Highlighting the collection is the New York City-inspired Avenue Series, a first-of-its-kind design that features handwoven sisal fibers that are backed, meticulously trimmed into 3” strips, and then double handwoven into a striking basket weave. (Lexington, named for the famous Manhattan avenue, is pictured at top.)
Discover the entire line at Jeffrey Michaels Showroom at the DCOTA (Suite A-168), Culp Associates at the DCH (Suite 4018) and Hines & Company at the DDB (Suite 1010).