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The second fabric within the Strata collection, ‘Mineral’, also uses sandstone as its point of reference, only this time looking deeper into its Mineral composition. Sandstone is a classic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized mineral particles or rock fragments such as quartz and feldspar.

Mineral’s pattern has been developed from various magnification photographs of sandstone and other sedimentary rocks taken under a microscope. This process, known as petrography, allows us to observe the mineral content and internal structures hidden deep within the rock.

Viewed at this scale, these thin sections of material reveal natural compositions, rich and varied in form ranging from densely populated masses to sporadic clusters.

Mason and Mineral make up the Strata collection which, alongside Identity, are the first Jacquard weaves to be produced in the company's 70-year history.


Both the Identity and Strata collections were awarded the Design Guild Mark in 2021.

The collections also received the Johnathan Hindle Prize – an additional award presented to the most outstanding of the year’s Design Guild Mark awarded pieces.

MATERIALS: 76% Wool, 21% Polyamide, 3% other fibres (Contains over 50% recycled fibres) | ABRASION: Martindale 100,000 cycles | PATTERN REPEAT: W 140cm x H 96cm | APPLICATION: Suitable for upholstery and drapery in both contract and domestic applications | BUTE DESIGN TEAM: Rachel Evison & Kirsty Neil

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Referencing minerals and precious stones the colourway created for Mineral offers a fresh and youthful palette containing a mix of dusty pastels and elemental shades. The graphic structure preserves a feeling of stone whilst the abstract array of fragments leaves the pattern open to interpretation.

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