Cover & Upholstery materials
Fabrics from Kvadrat
Kvadrat is a second generation family business founded in 1968 in Denmark. The core competence of the fabric manufacturer lies in the high-quality processing of textiles and textile-like products for professional orders from architects, furniture manufacturers and private customers. Kvadrat continuously explores the aesthetic, technological and artistic limits of textiles and is now one of the world’s market leaders in this field. But it is not only the quality of the fabrics that speaks for itself. The company is very innovative and always works with the highest ecological demands on its products. This is one of the reasons why they have been awarded the EU Flower of the Environment. For this award all processes “from cradle to grave” are checked, this includes the origin of the cotton and the production up to the finished product as well as the qualitative characteristics.
Merino wool from Rohi
Probably everyone who has ever flown has already sat on a Rohi fabric. As a manufacturer of high-quality woollen fabrics, they supply airlines such as Lufthansa, Emirates Airline or Singapore Airline. For more than 75 years, Rohi has been developing and manufacturing woollen fabrics of the highest quality. Design studio, administration and production are located only 15 km from ZEITRAUM in Geretsried near Munich. The merino wool used has by nature remarkable properties that are indispensable for upholstery fabrics: It regenerates itself, does not wrinkle and retains its outer appearance for years. Rohi uses yarn-dyed wool, which can be used several times without the use of chemicals.
Leder from Reinhardt
Leather has its own character. On the one hand each animal and therefore each skin is always different and unique in appearance and on the other hand it matures with the years and develops, like so many natural products, a completely individual patina. The natural aniline leather from Leder Reinhardt, which ZEITRAUM uses for chairs, armchairs and upholstery elements, also has visible signs of life. The grain pattern of the skins is also completely and clearly visible after treatment with water-soluble dyes. There are no colour pigments on the leather, therefore natural variations in structure and colour can be seen. Like all products from Leder Reinhardt, the aniline leather is produced in an environmentally friendly way, without the use of AZO dyestuffs, in accordance with the prohibition order.
Leather from Elmo
The Swedish leather manufacturer Elmo pays attention to ecological principles in all stages of production. From animal husbandry, transport, reduced water and energy consumption to chrome-free tanning. Production residues are made available to nearby farmers as environmentally friendly fertiliser or passed on to energy producers. Skins with visible insect bites and small scarred wounds underline the natural, wild character of the leather. The ZEITRAUM range includes Elmo leather for chairs, armchairs and upholstery elements.
Polyurethane is versatile and can be found in almost all areas of our lives. Made of polyurethane are produced, for example, car seats, dashboards, shoe soles or skis. TIME uses an HCFC and CFC-free MDI polyurethane system as padding material. Unlike TDI systems, MDI systems are not harmful to health during manufacture. When it comes to composition, the company attaches great importance to the fact that so little additives as possible.
The material combination used is also used in the same recipe in medical technology, such as for head cushions or X-ray overlays. The foams used for the MORPH LOUNGE, ZENSO LOUNGE, NONOTO LOUNGE, FRIDAY, MORPH POUF and other upholstered furniture models comply with the German fire protection standard and have been awarded various environmental certificates, such as REACH or the OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
OEKO-TEX Standard 100 is a globally recognised, independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of processing and for accessories used. The test criteria and limit values refer to important legal regulations on prohibited AZO dyestuffs, formaldehydes, nickel etc. as well as the European chemicals regulation REACH and numerous other environmentally relevant substance classes.