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.
- Textile: "Chiyogami," 2014, USA, designed by Tobias Batrla, (German, b. 1983), produced by Designtex (American, founded 1961), jacquard woven Trevira CS, Gift of Designtex Group, 2016-14-5