The corduroy fabric was created in the English city of Manchester and was a success at the end of the last century, especially in the 1970s and 1980s. Nowadays, it is a trend that is gaining momentum again for upholstering sofas, chairs, armchairs or cushions for living rooms, bedrooms or any type of space.

Rioma has reinterpreted this type of fabric in its Darven collection, bringing a contemporary and modern concept to upholstery and decoration. In this way, corduroy is a classic that is renewed every season.

Features of the Rioma Darven collection

The velvety appearance and quality of corduroy makes it a sought-after material for various furniture and cushions. Rioma’s Darven collection, in particular, presents a variety of colours with its palette of 27 contemporary and modern colours. The TENACIL dyes with which the products are made provide high resistance and ensure that the colour does not fade.

Moreover, the fabric’s stain-resistant finish makes it easy to clean and maintain. It is also highly resistant to abrasion. These characteristics make Rioma corduroy fabrics ideal for high-traffic commercial use, public spaces and office furniture. In addition, these products have passed the BS (British Standard) 5852 Cigarette Test, a flame retardant standard that allows them to be used in premises and other places with high public traffic.

What are the advantages of corduroy fabrics?

Corduroy is a versatile material made of cotton, polyester or natural fibre that can be combined with any decorative style. It is suitable for classic environments as well as those with a more modern, industrial feel. At the same time, it works perfectly within rustic spaces.

There are several types of corduroy, which are determined by the number of yarns used in their manufacture. This makes it possible to achieve different nuances, although resistance and durability are common characteristics to all the variants of this fabric.

When used as upholstery, it is practical, very easy to clean and also provides a great feeling of comfort because it is velvety to the touch. For example, a sofa can be combined with corduroy upholstery and cushions in different colours to create a cosy space in a living room. It is also widely used to cover everyday chairs.

By using corduroy on cushions or furniture that are part of a bedroom, the atmosphere gains in warmth and softness.

It is possible to take advantage of all the benefits of this type of fabric with the products of the Rioma Darven collection, with which it is also possible to achieve a differential touch from the aesthetic point of view.