Linen is one of the oldest fabrics in the world and traced back to 8000BC in Switzerland. It is produced from the Flax plant traditionally from Western Europe. The highest quality Linen comes from Ireland, Belgium and Italy however, now France, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Britain, India and USA produce linen of equal quality. It is lightweight, breathable and durable, requiring far less maintenance than cotton and silk. It’s also a great insulator making it ideal in kitchens near hot objects or curtains.
To produce linen for upholstery purposes requires quite a complex process which is dependent on just the right harvesting conditions. This is also the reason why it is often expensive.
Linen is a ‘must have’ classic in any interior. When it’s used indoors for home furnishings it is one of the most beautiful, luxurious fabrics. Versatile and undemanding, Linen can be used just as easily in contemporary interiors as industrial, rustic or traditional.
It can add instant integrity to a space — Definitely worth the price.