Zap: A Now and Future Fabric

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A chameleon of colour

Remaining true to the vibrancy of the original mid-century palette, Zap is available in the bold, bright, primary colours which typified Jens’ playful textile designs. Perfectly curated to provide a contemporary selection of colourways, these striking colours are now complemented by softer tones created by Camira. The range incorporates neutral shades which have been developed to work tonally with the initial palette.

With 28 of the 30 Zap colourways woven from warp and weft yarns of two colours, the fabric is imbued with a ‘shot’ effect when draped; creating a dynamic, changing appearance which allows the different colours to shine through depending on the perspective from which it is viewed. The other two colours offer the classic simplicity of a woven dobby with the same yarn colour in the warp and weft.

Perfect palettes

With a myriad of shades to choose from, this Zap selection showcases the breadth of tone and depth within the range. Pairing immersive blues with saturated tones, the palette features aquatic ocean shades, inky navy and a pop of purple alongside the most intense, vibrant hues in the collection - together, they create a powerful, colourful statement and showcase how vivid shades can be used to ground or accent understated colourways.

Style with performance

The inherent style suffused through Jens Risom’s original textile design is matched by the high performance standards derived from our manufacturing innovation. The high wool density of the fabric is complemented with 17% polyamide to provide enhanced strength and durability, whist the dual fibre composition also enables the vivid brightness of colour to be achieved. Suitable for contract environments, Zap meets Low Hazard (cigarette and match) flammability standards and can be treated to Medium Hazard (Crib 5) on request.

Designed with sustainability and wellbeing in mind, the wool rich textile also achieves SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, certifying that it meets rigorous indoor air quality requirements, and ensuring that specifying Zap within a scheme can contribute to major environmental building standards, such as: LEED v4, Well Building Standard, BREEAM UK and BREEAM International and more.