FLAME RETARDANT OUTDOOR AND INDOOR FABRICS- Introducing Meridian- Nisha Designs

MERIDIAN — NEXT SUMMER WILL SURELY COME

DELIMAR fabrics of the Meridian collection impress with their distinctive weave structures in refreshing summer colours and classic non-colours. Fresh white runs like a red thread through the collection. This results in exciting, creative combination possibilities beyond the individual colour worlds. When you look at the fabrics, you feel a little closer to the sun. 

The Material

The fabrics of the Meridian collection are made of the innovative fibre Polyolefinic FR, whose positive properties are permanently anchored in the fibre. High lightfastness, resistance to chlorine and sea water and weather resistance are the characteristics of this special fibre. Of course, all DELIMAR articles are flame retardant. 
The fabrics can be machine washed at 40°C and dry quickly, so that mould and bacteria cannot grow. DELIMAR fabrics are free of harmful substances, antistatic and water-repellent.

To see our whole collection visit: https://www.delius-contract.de/en/function/delimar-outdoor-1

For samples please contact nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702.622.8321

Nothing New, Everything New- Heimtextil Trends 2021/2022- Nisha Designs

We live in a time where nothing is new, and yet everything is new. We do new things in old ways and we use old technologies in new ways. We see trends that are new yet familiar. With the latest colour, design and material trends for 21/22, we encourage you to rethink, redo and remake to make your business fit for the future. 

Extensive visual material and composed colour palettes, including exact colour values, allow you to apply the trends specifically to your own collection.- Heimtextil

DESIREE SUN DELIGHT FOR ENERGY-SAVING GLARE AND PRIVACY PROTECTION- Nisha Designs

We have equipped our classic Desiree Chintz with a metallized backing, thus transforming it into an energy-saving sheer with a glare and privacy function that provides sun protection similar to a sunscreen. The metallized backing reflects the sun’s rays and thus prevents the room from heating up too much. This additional feature gives the backing a silver metallic shimmer without shining through to the front. The matt fabric side faces the room and creates a cosy, homely character. Desiree Sun not only protects against the sun, but can also serve as a privacy screen which at the same time – due to its slight transparency – still gives the room enough light. Particularly noteworthy is the soft drape, which is not present in classic aluminium-vaporized articles.to the article

TECHNICAL VALUES

Extensive tests resulted in the following photometric values:

  • Light transmission: 25% (percentage of total visible sunlight passing through the curtain)
  • Light reflection: 45 %
  • Light absorption: 30 % (The amount of radiant energy absorbed by the curtain and converted into heat)
  • UV transmission: 25 %.

Comprehensive tests resulted in the following solar technical values:

  • Solar transmission: 26 % (energy penetrating the fabric / the smaller the better)
  • Solar reflection: 46 % (energy reflected from the back of the fabric / the bigger the better)
  • Solar absorption: 28 % (energy absorbed by the material and converted into heat / the smaller the better)

g-value: 0.42 (total energy transmittance: energy input through the blind; the lower the g-value, the less energy passes through the blind and the lower the temperature behind it)

Fc value: 0.72 (reduction factor of a sun protection device, the smaller the better)

Although this product is similar in function to our DELITHERM products, it is a completely different article in production and in handling. As Desiree Sun has no metalized yarn but is metalized only on the backside, the article looks more homely and offers a larger variety of colours. Special attention must therefore be paid to the processing instructions.


Advantages of energy-saving glare and privacy protection:

  • Glare protection
  • improves the thermal room comfort
  • protects against strong heat radiation and UV radiation
  • reduces the intensity of air conditioning systems (reduction of CO2 emissions)
  • provides for more comfortable viewing at the monitor workstation
  • daylight-permeable
  • respects the privacy
  • is permanently flame-retardant
  • little sewing effort

Walking the labyrinth- Art, Voyage and Soul- Nisha Designs

Art is a voyage, a discovery of ones inner muse.To understand and believe in my own art, my own style I had to first understand me, believe in me and to believe and understand me I had to know my muse, the soul that I am.

And through this voyage and discovery of my muse, soul; every painting, design, story becomes a masterpiece of creation, a magickal gift- Walking the labyrinth- Nisha Desai

Storytelling- L’Atelier Du Pastel and Colors- Artist Within- Nisha Designs

This video reminded me of an interesting project that was given to me to work on. A time when I moved from South Carolina to California back in 2003/2004 to start a new job. Young and filled with possibilities took a leap of faith and joined a high end designer in California to design his textile collection. He had an array of rich textiles from all over the world. It had been about 2 years since my graduation from Savannah College of Art and Design, very eager and excited to learn my way through the shades of textiles.

He had a screen printing facility in house. And back in time hand screen printing, making your own screens, huge printing tables were a big thing. Still maybe alive but not as much as it used to be back in the days. And my first assignment was to create 2 complete set of Pantone swatches with the screen printing pigment dyes on fabric. Kinda creating a fabric Pantone book/ binder for his library. Ha! Yup it was quite a task on hand. There were 2000 colors I had to create and print on a fabric and note the values of how I got that color. All I could think to myself is “what”? You want me to create these 2000 colors? My monkey mind got real busy with all kinds of stupid negative thoughts. But I was excited to be there and learn so I did not let my monkey mind override the truth. And the truth was I loved the opportunity given to me and if this is how it starts then so be it. Pulled myself together and got back on mixing colors. And it was a beautiful project. Easy, effortless and fun. In the beginning it was slow but as I started to understand the medium and the craft of making colors the task became fun, play and meditative.

Everyday from morning to evening for quite many months all I did was mix colors, until I reached a point to perfect the art of knowing colors and when and how much to add or subtract to get the desired shade or tint.

This practice, knowledge gave me insight into color and color making. The reason I share this as it has taught me a very valuable lesson. Lesson of being persistent and consistent, not to loose hope or to give up just because of what you think you should be doing or not doing in your mind. No job is small or big. No matter at that moment and time you don’t realize the value it is bringing you but hang on and walk through that project. You will be grateful for this task you were given to do. Every job/ task has a meaning, purpose. And it is given to you because only you could do it. And there is no one like you. Even though at first it looked like a huge task but if it wasn’t for this exercise I would have missed learning the importance of colors and it’s journey.

By the time I was done I did of course truly enjoyed the joy of colors. It was meditative, fun, soothing and healing for me. Every color has its own magickal presence, Vibration, vitality, strength and personality.

Matter of fact every task, job that I was given no matter how hard or easy the boss was or the task was it led me to connecting me to my trueself. My artist within. It is an opportunity for you to grow and know yourself within.

Dark Green And Handsome Home Interiors- Nisha Designs

Dark green and handsome, these three home interiors each take a tall stand on style. The first two of our dreamy dark green interiors have an offbeat sort of edge. Hot pink accents burst onto the scene via outrageous wall art and unique art sculptures. Quirky personality particularly shines in the second of these, as a more colourful and patterned eclectic vibe builds. We finish up with a home more dedicated to the dark green scheme, with less distraction. Instead, we find luxe interludes of glossy white marble, and complete aesthetic cohesivity.

A pale grey cushiony sofa is given a pop of colour with an ochre accent cushion, which stands out brightly inside the shadowy room palette.
The neon pink accent is repeated in other art pieces in the home, like this one in the green kitchen. The hot hue makes an electrifying addition to the dark green decor scheme.
Differently shaped pendant shades make a glassy display above the dining island in the kitchen.
Concrete siding wraps the central island. The concrete builds a short splash screen around the kitchen sink, which protects the diners seated low on the opposite side of it.
A half-circle mirror opens up the end of the dark hallway. Chevron flooring points in the direction of the living room.
The green bedroom is dominated by a black 4 poster bed with a simple draped canopy. Monochrome art and bedclothes deepen the scheme.

VIA: http://www.home-designing.com/dark-green-and-handsome-home-interiors

Archivist turn discarded luxury hotel bed linen into classic, timeless shirts — Life & Soul Magazine

Sustainable fashion label Archivist is turning discarded luxury hotel bed linen and turning them into timeless shirts. The project, from Dutch designers Eugenie Haitsma and Johannes Offerhaus, started life when the pair acquired 200 kilos of Egyptian cotton bed linen from a luxury hotel in London’s Mayfair. The designers said: “We asked ourselves the question […]

Archivist turn discarded luxury hotel bed linen into classic, timeless shirts — Life & Soul Magazine

From Melbourne to Nairobi, artists around the globe are using their creativity to thank health care workers for their hard work during the Covid-19 pandemic- Nisha Designs

From:
🇦🇺 Melbourne, Australia
🇮🇹 Bergamo, Italy
🇨🇳 Wuhan, China
🇵🇱 Warsaw, Poland
🇬🇧 London, England
🇺🇸 Denver, United States
🇬🇧 Pontefract, England
🇰🇪 Nairobi, Kenya
🇬🇧 London, England
🇳🇿 Melbourne, Australia

Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

A small earthen village near the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is now home to a women’s community centre, designed and built by local women and a group …

Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

Upholstery fabric with purity technology- Nisha Designs

DELIGARD upholstery fabrics: unrivaled in cleanliness and easy maintenance. Bacteria, dirt and moisture don’t stand a chance with this pattented innovative system. In hotels, restaurants, retirement homes and clinics textiles create an especially relaxing atmosphere by reducing noise and spreading warmth and comfort. DELIGARD upholstery fabrics have a singular anti-dirt protection; they thus offer protection against contermination which is of great importance in highly frequented public areas. They are the solution for long-lasting stainless upholstery.

Each individual fiber is enclosed by a protective sheath, replacing the commonly used “shallow” surface coating found in other fabrics. The special layer on the reverse side prevents the penetration of moisture and wetness. This innovative technology provides lasting protection against impurities and dirt, and is easy to clean.

Brooks DELIGARD expands this successful series of upholstery fabrics. It is characterised by its discreet graphic pattern and a soft touch. With this combination it not only offers a discreet and modern look, but also gives rooms a cosy atmosphere.

Here is an overview of the DELIGARD characteristics: 

  • resistant to moisture and dirt
  • breathable
  • skin-friendly
  • prevents the growth of bacteria
  • hydrophobic
  • urine-resistant
  • disinfectant-resistant
  • extremely durable
  • environmentally friendly and pollutant-free
  • easy to upholster
  • particularly soft due to the textile reverse side
  • Flame-retardant properties: DIN EN 1021 Teil 1, DIN EN 1021 Teil 2, BS 5852 Crib 5, IMO Res. A652 (16)
  • Martindale: 30,000 Tours

Brooks Fabrics: https://www.delius-contract.de/en/products/contract-fabrics/brooks

Do you need samples or advice? Then send an e-mail to nisha@nishadesigns.com or call us at 702.622.8321