Upholstery fabric Argo is woven from the long silky hairs of the Angora goat, which give an exceptionally soft and lustrous deep pile. As well as bringing an irresistible tactile element to a decorative scheme, the long, glossy mohair fibres catch the light, emphasising Argo’s richly textured curls.
A contemporary re-interpretation of the sheepskins, furs and hides used by mid-century modern designers such as Jean Royère and Pierre Jeanneret, Argo is named in honour of the mythological hero Jason, who’s ship the Argo carried him on his quest to find the Golden Fleece. This covetable fleecy textile is available in refined neutrals and modern yellows, pinks and blues.
Woven from top quality natural materials, Argo is suitable for very light upholstery, cushions and headboards.
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Designer Raf Simons
Type Raf Simons upholstery
Composition 100% Mohair (pile)
Weight 870 g/lin.m
Width 140 cm
Durability 25.000 Martindale
Sustainability Natural fibres / Sustainable resource
Manufactured in Germany
Born in Belgium in 1968, Simons studied industrial design in Genk. Inspired by the work of designers such as Martin Margiela, he moved to Antwerp, where the head of the Fashion Department at the city’s Royal Academy encouraged him to start his own label without further study.
Launched in 1995, Raf Simons menswear—informed both by classic tailoring and youth culture—had a huge impact on the style of the decade.
In 2005 Simons became artistic director of the Jil Sander label, which under his tenure became known for its vital, sophisticated modernism.