Dot Calm

Dot Calm

Subtle but hard working, circles and ovals are always on point. Here are eight dotty textiles for seating and windows that will add a visual lift to the office
Styled by Alanna Davey

IDRA 7104
Mechanically frayed holes in a matte cotton-velvet overlay reveal an underlayer of reflective satin. Decobel’s latest design comes in seven colour variations.  $130 per metre, ­

CF Stinson’s antifungal and ­bacteria-resistant jacquard with egg-­shaped dots linked by squiggles is made of post-­industrial nylon, with eight colourways to choose from.  $55 per yard, ­

Both retro and contemporary, HBF’s two-tone pattern says office. The upholstery is made of re­cycled post-consumer nylon in 16 hues.  $30 per yard, ­

Alhambra’s arrangement of three-millimetre dots against a hot pink cotton backdrop looks quaint up close, but from a distance it reads as a solid colour with texture and depth. Ideal for drapery.  $100 per metre, ­

Toronto textile designer Julie Jenkinson rendered this dense concentration of computer-­generated dots on charcoal grey Ultrasuede. The lightweight fabric is machine washable.  $75 per yard,

Vaguely floral, this rich pile of pink and purple velvet is a soft pelt atop a coarse cotton backing. Alhambra offers the touchable upholstery in three shades. $260 per metre,

With a motif of chat icons, app logos and proofreaders’ marks, Momentum’s cotton-­polyester textile is a pop art take on the wired world. In nine colours; Greenguard approved.  $70 per yard,

Celestial patterns stamped in metallic on sheer polyester flannel add shimmer to this artsy-chic window covering by Élitis, making the fabric filter and reflect light in painterly flashes.  From $180 per yard, ­

Wall Hooks by Muuto, courtesy of Torp Inc., Toronto

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