One of One Woven Shades
Hand-loomed to the dimensions of your window or tailored-to-size, each shade crafted by Hartmann&Forbes' artisans is truly unique - one of one. With a focus on natural and sustainable fibers, their textiles bring the outdoors in, adding softness and warmth to interiors. Each shade is finished by master American craftsman and made to custom specifications using proven high-quality, time-tested componentry. This boutique approach invites a level of workmanship unique in today's marketplace.
At Structure, our shading and technology designers pair Hartmann&Forbes' textiles with Lutron shading components and Lutron control systems. This approach provides our clients with world-class automation, reliability, and bespoke fabrics. We're proud to be offering an extensive selection of Hartmann&Forbes shades at our Design Gallery, opening this spring in the Boston Design Center.
Handwoven Artistry + Quality Workmanship
Working by hand, Hartmann&Forbes ensures that each product they make is a custom, unique work of art. Each of their handcrafted products is recognized for its unparalleled hand-worked details. Production time may be extensive, but it will never be compromised. It begins with harvesting and preparing the natural fibers, to weaving the textiles, to completing the shade and installing hardware.
Hartmann&Forbes begins the process of creating luxury woven products by choosing only the finest sustainable fibers, each rapidly-renewable and grown in well-managed ecosystems. Every strand is hand-selected for subtle variations of color and texture.
In this time-honored, one-of-one method, Hartmann&Forbes' weave masters handweave each shade on traditional wooden looms to a window's dimensions. This painstaking technique comes with a longer lead time, but delivers an exquisite loom-finished edge on shades up to 180" wide, without seams.
To accomodate shorter lead times, Hartmann&Forbes handweave their natural fibers into roll goods which are inventoried in their Oregon finishing facility. There, artisans can tailor the weave to the specified window size and hand-finish the edges - again, crafting each shade on a one-of-one basis.
Finishing + Assembly
Each woven-to-size or tailored-to-size shade is completed at Hartmann&Forbes' Oregon finishing facility. Headrails are hand wrapped with the weave material, and bottom hems are each hewn by hand and wrapped with shade fabric. Cords and safety shrouds are hand sewn to shade back at the marked ring locations, and then each ring is carefully hand tied. The shroud prevents the cords from being drawn into a loop large enough to endanger a child or pet.
After the shade has been crafted it’s ready for the specified Method of Operation. Traditional cord locks, clutch mechanisms or sophisticated motors are installed and programmed for seamless shade control.
Final Inspection + Delivery
Once complete, each shade is inspected by a QC Inspector to ensure it’s ready to be packed and delivered to the project. Hartmann&Forbes' inspectors keep them accountable daily to excruciatingly high standards.
Hartmann&Forbes carefully wraps shades and places them in a custom designed sustainable package for transportation. Credits are then purchased to offset the carbon footprint of each shipment.
Familarize yourself with Hartmann&Forbes' wide range of weaves. Each collection offers numerous choices in terms of fiber content, color, and design. Visit a showroom to see these textiles in person and discuss your project with one of our designers.
Michael S Smith Collection
Michael S Smith Collection
A unique collection created hand-in-hand with renowned designer Michael S Smith. The blending of Michael's historically referenced patterns in bold, simple colors, with the textural detailing expected from Hartmann&Forbes, offers a globally-infused collection of natural handcrafted window and wallcoverings.
An organic, modern mix of refined to rustic textures, hand loomed with artisanal technique to exquisite detail. Crafted with sustainable blends of grass fibers, including banana stem, ramie, arrowroot, river reed, jute, abaca, vetiver, palm, water hyacinth, walingi, and bamboo.
An unassuming, refined elegance defines this modern collection of hand-loomed wood-pulp fibers. Designed in textural patterns with soft tonal hues that invite a serene and tranquil mood to interiors.
This timeless, textured collection, made of legacy natural fibers, has a relaxed and comfortable charm. Jute, bamboo, river reed, and sea grass are woven in a broad range of designs, from Japanese Miyabi inspired refinement to bold and chunky classics.
A well-travelled collection of wood-pulp fiber designs, celebrating stories and techniques found in global weaving communities. Hartmann&Forbes' modern interpretations of historical patterns are influenced by Asian silks, Navajo weaves, European tapestries, Ottoman rugs, and other weaving heritages.
An art-infused portfolio of weaves made of the inside peel of sustainable bamboo. Custom painted to order by local artisans in modern and traditional matchstick patterns. Available in standard or custom colors.
Soft Natural Fabric
Soft Natural Fabric
A fresh translation of textural classics, the natural fabric collection offers hints of the exotic, while remaining grounded in the modern movement. Loomed in some of the world's oldest and most revered textile mills, fibers are carefully spun and dyed to a rich and earthy color palette.
A collection of designs from man-made fibers woven to achieve peak performance characteristics including heat and glare reduction, UV filtration, and privacy. Fabics are durable, meet or exceed commercial fire standards, and are virtually maintenance-free.
Explore the full range of Hartmann&Forbes weaves at our Design Gallery, coming to the Boston Design Center this spring. Our designers would be happy to meet with you and discuss your project.