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Kvadrat Clay Fabrics by Vincent Van Duysen

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CLAY is one of the first fabric creations designed exclusively by Vincent van Duysen for Sahco/Kvadrat and this upholstery fabric combines natural beauty and finesse. The different yarn colours and structures create a fine colour mix and emphasize the fabric’s special character. The back cloth provides more stability and easier upholstering of furniture. The colour palette is inspired by Vincent van Duysen’s home, with rich textures, art, materiality and colour that ranges from cement, cool blue and sage up to clay and wood shades.


Content: 76% linen 21% cotton 3% polyester

Width: Approx. 140 cm (Approx. 55")

Weight: 1,090 g/lin. m (35.16 oz/ly)

Country of Origin: Turkey


Professional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, mild process



DURABILITY45,000 Martindale


The Martindale method is the most widely used method for testing upholsteries for abrasion resistance. During testing the fabric is rubbed against a standard wool textile with a given weight-load applied. Running at intervals of 5.000 circular rubbing motions, the test continues until two threads are worn.

Minimum requirements
Private and low traffic public areas: 10.000 – 15.000 rubs
High traffic private and office spaces: 15.000 – 25.000 rubs
Public spaces and transportation: 25.000 – 45.000 rubs



The term for determining the resistance of the textile’s colour to rubbing off and staining other materials. A distinction is made between wet and dry rubbing. 

It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).

FIRE TESTSBS 5852 crib 5 with treatment • BS 5852 part 1 • EN 1021-1/2 • US Cal. 117-2013 with Cal. 117 compliant interliner • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8.  

 There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of    application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.



 Pilling is the term used to indicate whether small balls of fibres, known as pills, form on the surface of the fabric due to   wear.  It is evaluated on a scale from 5 (best) to 1 (worst).


Lightfastness relates to the ability of a textile to retain its colour under light. When testing for lightfastness, samples are exposed to artificial daylight for a specified period.

The evaluation scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 8 (best). An increase of one point corresponds to a doubling of the lightfastness, i.e. the same fading takes twice as long.

Regular maintenance

Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the upholstery textile looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the textile and also reduce its re-retardant properties. Vacuum frequently, ideally every week, at half power where appropriate. Wipe upholstery fabrics made from polyurethane with a dry or moist cloth. May also be vacuum cleaned with a soft brush.

Stain removal

If you act quickly, it is not difficult to remove spills and prevent stains from forming. However, we cannot guarantee complete stain removal. First, scrape off any liquids or hardened residues with a spoon or a scoop before you proceed. Any loose particles must be vacuum cleaned before further cleaning. Liquids must be soaked up with an absorbent napkin or cloth. Remove non-greasy stains by carefully dabbing with a lintfree cloth or sponge wrung out in warm water. Edge marks can be avoided by dabbing gently in circular motions towards the centre of the stain with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove greasy stains by using appropriate detergents or solvents. In all cases, we recommend to test stain-removal agents on an inconspicuous area first, to see if there is any effect on the cover. Make sure to dry the fabric fully before use. It may also be necessary to use a hairdryer to avoid leaving edge marks. This applies especially to microfibre textiles. These tips are purely recommendations and cannot guarantee complete stain removal. In all cases, we recommend contacting a professional dry cleaning. In order to ensure satisfactory results, particularly for large stains, we recommend to contact a professional dry cleaner. It is important to state whether the stain has already undergone treatment.

Professional cleaning

Regular maintenance and cleaning removes dirt before it settles in the fabric and damages the fibres. Appropriate maintenance and regular cleaning can prolong the textile’s life cycle and reduce costs for renovation and repair, replacement and disposal. It is usually recommended that upholstered furniture with normal commercial use should be cleaned 2–3 times a year. Upholsteries in private households usually need less frequent cleaning. In order to ensure satisfying cleaning results, we recommend to contact a professional cleaning institute. Employing pH- neutral carbon dioxide solutions for cleaning is recommended because this method avoids the use of soap. A professional cleaning institute may also assist in working out maintenance schedules, which ensure that the fabrics are maintained properly so that a good indoor climate and a maximum duration of the upholsteries are achieved.

Warranty: 2 years

Greenguard Certification

Yarn type: Stapel

Binding: Dobby

Shrinkage: Approx. 3 / - %

Colour difference: Slight differences may occur 

Meters per roll: Approx. 16 m (Approx. 17 yds)

Sustainability: Greenguard Gold, HPD, EPD

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