In 2014 Designtex introduced the Origami Collection by Tobias Batrla, who designed two fabrics–Chiyogami and Kabuto–both inspired by traditional Japanese paper-folding. Recently added to the Textile collection is Chiyogami, also a term that describes the graphic patterns on origami paper that were originally printed with woodblocks. The chevron form in Chiyogami becomes three dimensional through a unique method of shaping the pleats and an exclusive finishing process. The pleats are then highlighted by color accents, giving the fabric a more dramatic three-dimensional effect. The manufacturer also states that because of the three dimensional form, it has enhanced acoustic performance when used as drapery or panel fabric.

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