Silk fabrics

How to choose this product

Silk fabric is a cloth produced from weaving threads of natural protein produced by insects such as the silkworm. It is available in a number of textures and varieties. Chiffon is a fine, sheer cloth. Jacquard silk is made on a jacquard loom to produce complicated or raised motifs. Tussah silk is composed of short fibers). On ArchiExpo, this material is arranged by properties including use and motif.

Applications

This material is used for upholstery, drapery or clothing. While very durable, it readily absorbs moisture and is prone to staining. Silk is insulating and hypoallergenic, making it particularly suitable for seating upholstery. Silk is found in high-quality drapery and wall coverings. Its reflective properties can be used to filter natural light and create a unique interior ambiance. However, strong sunlight may cause fading or damage.

How to choose

Choose a fabric suitable for the intended use. Silk is very strong, hypoallergenic, dirt-resistant and offers tactile comfort. It is also very attractive and available in many colors, textures and opacities, making it an ideal finish for upholstered furniture or drapery. However, maintenance can be difficult in high-traffic settings, as it is prone to staining.

Determine ease of replacement in case of damage when used for upholstered furniture. Less expensive, more easily replaced alternatives or higher quality silk may be more appropriate where use is intensive.

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18 products DEDAR
new DEDAR RASOMOSSO
Plain cotton and RASOMOSSO DEDAR

A luminous satin with a very dense warp of160 silk threads per centimetre, woven on jacquard looms to obtain an...

new DEDAR ROMEO & GIULIETTA CHINE'
Plain for upholstery ROMEO & GIULIETTA CHINE' DEDAR

The luminous, elegant and precious Romeo & Giulietta silk velvet is now presented in its chiné version. The delicate mottled...

new DEDAR SILKYWAY
Patterned SILKYWAY DEDAR

A luminous iridescent jacquard. The uneven fabric ground derives from two differently coloured silk weft yarns and a warp...

DEDAR ANTOINETTE
Silk and cotton patterned fabric ANTOINETTE DEDAR

The embroidery is executed on silk shantung using a bulky cotton cord which...

DEDAR DEDALUS
Silk and cotton patterned fabric DEDALUS DEDAR

The labyrinth motif, which is an icon of the Eastern tradition, emerges from the contrast between silk...

DEDAR SOLEIL QUI BRILLE
Silk curtain fabric SOLEIL QUI BRILLE DEDAR

This geometric motif evoking the multi-coloured decorations on sub-Saharan...

8 products Elitis
Elitis DIVINE
Silk curtain fabric DIVINE Elitis

Soft as a dream... 100% silk chiffon... for gorgeous flowing sheers with an amazing...

Elitis INDIA
Silk curtain fabric INDIA Elitis

The surprising pattern of India is digitaly printed on a 100% silk...

Elitis TRESORS
For upholstery TRESORS Elitis

When Elitis created Tresors, a 100% silk dupioni in wide width, we though of user-friendly silk for drapery,...

Elitis HOLI
For upholstery HOLI Elitis

Wide width solid dupioni silk from Elitis as you imagined it... drapery, curtains, bead covers or...

Elitis MARQUISE
Silk curtain fabric MARQUISE Elitis

Thin stripe, wide width dupioni silk will allow you to create curtains, bed covers or headboards...

Elitis PALOLEM
Plain PALOLEM Elitis

Chic and casual, a silk with a “washed”...

6 products Donghia
Donghia SAVANNA
Silk and cotton patterned fabric SAVANNA Donghia

Content: 70%Cotton 30%Silk Fabric Width: 59"...

Donghia SPECTRUM
Striped SPECTRUM Donghia

Spectrum glows brilliantly. Wide bands of horizontal silk stripes are formed by three rich tonal hues. With the simplicity...

Donghia KNOTTY KNOTTY
Patterned KNOTTY KNOTTY Donghia

Description: Knotty Knotty combines neutral-toned embroidery with the finest Dupioni silk, to create the effect of elite knots patterned across...

Donghia RIO
Silk and cotton patterned fabric RIO Donghia

Content: 75%Cotton 25%Silk Fabric Width: 52" (132 cm) Horizontal...

Donghia WILDLY CHIC
Plain linen and WILDLY CHIC Donghia

Description: Wildly Chic is faux uni jacquard (mock solid) in a combination of silk and linen. The...

Donghia BARBADOS
Patterned BARBADOS Donghia

Dimensions: Due to finishing of this product widths and repeats may vary slightly. Content:...

21 products Rubelli
Rubelli POLIPHILO
Patterned POLIPHILO Rubelli

The iridescent silk acts like a temporal sea on which the motif magically floats in the changing light. Glutinous,...

Rubelli LES INDES GALANTES
Patterned LES INDES GALANTES Rubelli

The charm of the well-loved, a lampas looks worn by generations of appreciation The beauty of decay,...

Rubelli SEMIRAMIDE
Patterned SEMIRAMIDE Rubelli

Rich gilded motifs swirl and sweep, imbuing the silk with a gorgeous preciousness. In contrast colors...

Rubelli TREBISONDA
Patterned TREBISONDA Rubelli

A multitude of metallic tonalities communicates an armor-like ambiance. Strong structure...

Rubelli SAMARCANDA
Patterned SAMARCANDA Rubelli

The rich pictorial craft culture of central Asia recalled with a precious...

Rubelli PUNTEGGIATO
Patterned PUNTEGGIATO Rubelli

Colorful relief in playful placement. Rigid geometry broken down into a feeling of...

9 products Decobel srl
new Decobel srl ALTEA 3193
Plain ALTEA 3193 Decobel srl

ALTEA 3193 is coordinated...

Decobel srl OLIMPIA 3097
Plain OLIMPIA 3097 Decobel srl

OLIMPIA 3097 è un prodotto particolarmente pregiato, in 100% seta presenta una gamma di colori molto vasta e completa. Il prezzo risulta...

Decobel srl TWEED 3076
Patterned TWEED 3076 Decobel srl

Decobel collections look to innovation also in tradition, in a constant search for all that is unusual, reworked and surprising,...

6 products DECORTEX
DECORTEX LUZ
Plain LUZ DECORTEX

A beautiful quality and just like Gaia also this fabric is made of 100% Italian...

DECORTEX GAIA
Plain GAIA DECORTEX

A lovely satin in shantung silk, presented in double width (330 cm/ inch. 130) with...

DECORTEX BRIOSA
Plain BRIOSA DECORTEX

Is a mixture and an in between of the two qualities listed above, defined by large...

NYA NORDISKA TEXTILES BASRA
Patterned BASRA NYA NORDISKA TEXTILES

Decoration fabric made of 100% pure silk. The...

NYA NORDISKA TEXTILES CASTELLO
Patterned CASTELLO NYA NORDISKA TEXTILES

Silk fabric with a noble shine and gorgeous design. Castello...

NYA NORDISKA TEXTILES COMBO
Plain COMBO NYA NORDISKA TEXTILES

A mixture of different pure silk articles, some even in two shades. Combo is made of artisan silk...

Christian Fischbracher TULIPE
Patterned TULIPE Christian Fischbracher

These two fabrics in 100% silk are the pearls of this collection. The base is a wonderful satin warp, with the...

Christian Fischbracher TULIPE
Striped TULIPE Christian Fischbracher

These two fabrics in 100% silk are the pearls of this collection. The base is a wonderful satin warp, with the...

Christian Fischbracher CRESCENDO
Plain CRESCENDO Christian Fischbracher

A dramatic pure silk warp dégradé....

OSBORNE & LITTLE SALON
Plain SALON OSBORNE & LITTLE

A luxurious dupion silk is presented in an extensive palette for classic and contemporary...

OSBORNE & LITTLE SERANG : TARAMANA
Silk curtain fabric SERANG : TARAMANA OSBORNE & LITTLE

A stylised Mughal-influenced floral trail of viscose...

OSBORNE & LITTLE KEDIRI
For upholstery KEDIRI OSBORNE & LITTLE

Satins of silk with cotton in a glorious palette of twenty-seven...

8 products MANUEL CANOVAS
MANUEL CANOVAS BARBIZON
Plain BARBIZON MANUEL CANOVAS

Code 04732/26 Colour Prairie Width 140cms...

MANUEL CANOVAS GASPARD
Plaid GASPARD MANUEL CANOVAS

Code 04741/05 Colour Taupe/Rose Repeat 60cms...

MANUEL CANOVAS MARIN
Striped MARIN MANUEL CANOVAS

Code 04742/04 Colour Nattier Width 132cms...

MANUEL CANOVAS SOPHIE
Floral SOPHIE MANUEL CANOVAS

Code 04753/01 Colour Rose Indien Repeat 76cms...

MANUEL CANOVAS PAULINE
Plaid PAULINE MANUEL CANOVAS

Code 04738/05 Colour Rose Repeat 15cms approx Width 140cms...

MANUEL CANOVAS ANGELIQUE
Floral silk and cotton fabric ANGELIQUE MANUEL CANOVAS

Code 04735/04 Colour Cardinal Repeat 150cms approx Width 136cms...

1 products SAND BERG
SAND BERG SIDEN
Plain SIDEN SAND BERG

Colour: Siden Beige 129-11 Length...

2 products Kravet
Kravet 11118.616
Striped 11118.616 Kravet

Grade: 0030 Dupioni Silk: 100 % Cleaning Code: S Repeat...

Kravet 13270.130
Plain 13270.130 Kravet

Cover Type: Silk Grade: 0033 Silk: 100 % Cleaning Code:...

2 products POLLACK
POLLACK ROUTE
Plain ROUTE POLLACK

Origin USA content all silk sustainable Rapidly Renewable Content width 54" weight 3...

POLLACK BARK SILK
Plain fabric BARK SILK POLLACK

Origin India content 37% linen 35% silk 28% viscose width 53" weight 9...

12 products RODOLPH
RODOLPH DIGNIFIED
Striped DIGNIFIED RODOLPH

DF 6125 F Gold "A classic, refined striped fabric that brings the luster...

RODOLPH FASCINATION
Wool and silk patterned fabric FASCINATION RODOLPH

FSN 0455 C Celadon Fascination`s intriguing dot pattern is captivating in...

RODOLPH IMPERIAL
Plaid IMPERIAL RODOLPH

IP 6108 C Manzanita A striking silk update of the traditional...

RODOLPH SAVANNAH
Floral linen and SAVANNAH RODOLPH

SVH 6547 B Seaside Green The delightful pattern of delicate...

RODOLPH SPELLBOUND
Plain SPELLBOUND RODOLPH

SB 8424 A Rapunzel "A shimmering neutral, Spellbound is 100% silk...

RODOLPH CELEBRATION
Patterned CELEBRATION RODOLPH

CEL 5429 D Desert Bloom "Explosions of color scattered atop a bed of subtle...

2 products ROMO
ROMO LICIA
Silk curtain fabric LICIA ROMO

Four exquisite botanical designs beautifully stiched onto...

ROMO TULA
Plain TULA ROMO

A luxurious range of crisp, plain silks,...

F. SCHUMACHER & CO. DELACROIX OTTOMAN
Plain cotton and DELACROIX OTTOMAN F. SCHUMACHER & CO.

An ottoman weave with a subtly irregular surface, this sumptuous plain shimmers with lustrous silk yarns in a soft...

F. SCHUMACHER & CO. CHEVAL
Wall fabric: silk CHEVAL F. SCHUMACHER & CO.

This raw silk weave features a soft horizontal striation of textured, slubbed yarns...

Création Baumann INSPIRED : COSMEA
Floral INSPIRED : COSMEA Création Baumann

With its never ending diversity in creation, nature has always been the great source of inspiration. Also the new collection "Inspired" is guided by nature. It...

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