On an ExpeditionJul 04, 2017

We can't wait for this... Next Monday the new Andrew Martin collection called Expedition goes to market. And as the name suggests it's a striking mix of tribal and vintage looks, including aztec motifs, ikat effects and their signature animal print. Check it out...

Exped 1 

Exped 2 

Exped 4

Exped 3

The colour palette runs from smokey greys and neutrals through to a soft powder blue. To spice things up there's a stunning hot pink at the other end of the spectrum.

Check out the collection page HERE. Your Unique Account Manager will be showing Expedition to you soon. If you can't wait call into one of our showrooms, we'd love to show you through it.


Farewell to a friendJun 29, 2017

Sadly we will be attending Trevor Davies' funeral this afternoon. Trevor started the Auckland interior design institution Gracious Living well over 35 years ago and has been one of our oldest - and nicest! - clients. Farewell Trevor! We will miss you x

Gracious Living

Carol and the Unique team

Arte's new fabulous fourJun 25, 2017

Let me introduce Arte's new collections: Revera, Vertigo, Occulaire and Spectra. While equally stunning they are all dramatically different from one another, showcasing Arte's breadth of styles and their technical chops. Here's a quick rundown of them...

I'll start with Revera which is the more conventional of the four, featuring printed and flocked patterns inspired by patchwork and embroidery techniques. Of course being Arte the prints use shimmery pigments which come alive in different lighting conditions. And when I say patchwork I literally mean actual patchwork, check out the design Align...

Revera 1

Rectangles of jute cloth have been pieced into strips and mounted onto a backing.

And we love the oriental influence seen in Patch...

Revera 2

See the complete Revera collection HERE.

Arte dials up the glamour with Vertigo. It's a masterclass in the art of handcrafted moiré, on a giant scale. With no two metres alike, the results are stunning!...


There's 15 incredible colours to choose from...


You can check out Vertigo's collection page HERE.

Spectra follows in the successful footsteps of Intrigue, Enigma and Eclipse. It's another thermally embossed range with deep sculptured patterns, including a chevron and a cane lattice look...

Spectra 1

Spectra 3

Yes that is a suede-look cloth on the face - so luxe! See more of Spectra HERE.

Finally we have the stunning Oculaire, a piece-worked grasscloth collection, where each design is painstakingly assembled, a la parquet, to create spectacular patterns. Oculaire's collection page is HERE.

Oculaire 1

Oculaire 2

I actually gasped when I saw Oculaire! Isn't it magnificent! I hope you can make some time to see it in the flesh at one of our showrooms. Alternatively call your Unique rep, they'd love to show it to you. Ditto for anything else I've mentioned here, there's so much to see!


Andrew Martin's 2017 shortlistJun 13, 2017

Each year we eagerly anticipate the Andrew Martin Design Review - considered by many as the 'bible' of interior design. It's such an inspiring publication, packed with glorious interiors of all design persuasions. And of course we always look forward to seeing which antipodean designers have been included in the shortlist and will feature in the next volume.

Here is the official shortlist...

Peter Yushin, Nina Prudnikova's Studio
Jinsheng Chen, Suzhou Dongren Art
Lori Morris Design
Fiona Barratt Interiors
Francis Sultana
Denton House Design Studio
Stock Interiors
Martin Design
PAL Design Consultants
Kathleen Hay Designs
Kathryn M. Ireland
Hill House Interiors
Jennifer Garrigues Interior Design
FCD FuChen Design Studio
Fearins / Welch Interior Design
Chapman Design
Betsy Homan Interior Design
Gluckstein Design
Suzanne Lovell
Studio Suss
Carter Tyberghein
Helen Green Design
Oliver Laws
Roy Azar Architects
Ezralow Design
Casazul Creative Studio
Landau + Kindelbacher
Goddard Design Group
Taylor Howes
Laura Brucco
Alexander James Interiors
Rabih Geha Architects
Sybille de Margerie
Vick Vanlian
Gatserelia Design
Krista Hartmann Interiors
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Louis Henri
Bo Li, Cimax Design Engineering
Shenzhen Matrix Interior Design
Nicky Dobree Interior Design
Joanna Wood
Studio Ashby
Weiping Lin, LWP Designers
Stephen Ryan Design & Decoration
N Studio
M. Frederick Design
Katharine Pooley
Casa Do Passadico Interiores
Yokobori Architect & Associates
Oleg Klodt Architecture & Design
Predmet Interior Design Studio
Yellow Chan, Shenzhen NewEra Design Consultants
Broosk Saib
Micheal Huang, Shenzhen 0755 Decorate Design Co
Kinney Chan & Associates
Ben Wu, W. Architectural Design Co
Ju Bin, Shenzhen Horizontal Space Design Co
Anemone Wille Vaage
Brian Woulfe, Designed by Woulfe
Jimmie Martin
Michelle Wei, MW Design
Design Intervention
Karl Weber Interior Design & Decoration
Geir Oterkjaer, Slettvoll Stockholm
Toni Espuch, Azultierra
Atsuhiko Sugiyama, The Whole Design
Jumpei Yamagiwa, Design Post
Sa Aranha & Vasconcelos
Morpheus London
Melanie Brown, Design Direction
Imraan Ismail Interiors
Bernd Gruber GMBH Kitzbuhel
Fantastic Design Works
Studio Dorata
Peters Cates Design
One Plus Partnership
Jeffrey’s Interiors
Angelos Angelopoulos Associates
Fox Browne Creative
Ptang Studio
Amanda Rosa Interiors
Yasumichi Morita, GLAMOROUS
Beata Heuman
Studio Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet
John Jacob Interiors
George Efthimiou
Chang Ching-Ping, Tien-Fun Interior Planning Co
Christian’s & Hennie
Prego Sem Estopa
Jorge Canete
Evolution Design
Li Xiang, X + Living
SODA Architects
Jaco Pan, Ming Gu Design

Congratulations Greg and Meryl on your inclusions. The overall winner will be announced in September - stay tuned!

AM Shortlist


Wollsdorf Leather annoucement...May 31, 2017

Please be advised as of 1 June 2017 Unique Fabrics will cease distribution for Wollsdorf Leather in both New Zealand and Australia.
We have enjoyed working with Wollsdorf Leather, their product is superb and the support has been fantastic but it is time for Unique to focus on the material world!
The new distributor is :
R.E.D. Leathers
P.O. Box 1058,
Moonee Ponds, 3038
Victoria, Australia.
Contact    Maryanne Lees
Phone      0418556256
Email       dlee1024@bigpond.net.au
R.E.D. Leathers are in the process of finding a New Zealand distributor so in the short term New Zealand customers are encouraged to contact them via their website.

Please hold your samples for collection by your Unique Account Manager. Also note that all outstanding and pending orders will be fulfilled by Unique Fabrics.




Paper-free futureMay 30, 2017

Over the next few months we're phasing out paper statements and invoices. Instead they'll be winging their way via email - saving on paper, postage and time.

Our mission in the coming weeks is to make sure we have the correct email address for your Accounts contact. Please keep an eye out for a confirmation email heading your way from Akshay. He'll update your details if we don't have the right information.

Paper free

And just a reminder: You can always access your account details 24/7 via our Customer Login Service. It's super easy to use and very helpful for tracking orders, finding out prices, seeing our stock levels and viewing your invoices and statements. All you need to know is your Unique Fabrics Account number to register. Click HERE to open the login page. If you don't know your Account number then just click on the first question on the login page. This will automatically send an email to Akshay who can the your account number to you.


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