Velvet has been around since 2000 BC, it originated in Egypt but quickly travelled to all the corners of the globe: in particular China, the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. But once technological innovations made it easier to produce, velvet massively took off in Italy and Spain.
From its conception, velvet has been associated with nobility and luxury. Thankfully nowadays there are a huge variety of different colours and textures available to all of us. But the material has retained a timeless ability to transform a space into one of opulence and luxury.
However, everything evolves. Velvet has been constantly adapting over its lifetime, and is continuing to do so today. The latest collection from British furniture maker Parker Knoll
has incorporated flecks of silver that reflect any natural light that hits it. It’s a subtle but effective twist that highlights the material and draws the eye.
Velvet works best with a luxurious item of furniture like a deep seat with scrolled arms. Knolls’ collection would also benefit from surroundings that incorporate gold and silver tones. If you’re looking for one texture that will add some magnificence to your interior space, you simply cannot avoid this classic material.Also read:Stuck between classic and contemporary? Opt for a hybrid designNEXT! Want to see more soft sumptuous velvet images? Click any image below to begin browsing our image banks...