A declaration of love to velour.

This blog series is all about cult-covers. Next to all the possibilities of combining our velours fabrics, we’d also like to give you an insight into production techniques and what it is that makes our fabrics so special.

Is it love at first sight or does it take a second glance? You ask yourself: “heart or head?” – until you resolutely point at one of the velours fabrics in front of you. This one. This one and no other. Look at the silky sheen, its bland surface feel and the exciting play of colours. Your decision is made. A blissful feeling goes through you and the thrill of anticipation about your new Bretz sofa bubbles up!

Fine fabrics make fine sofas.

If you sneak a peak at our Ohlinda Sofa, you see how four completely different velour fabrics merge together in one colourful, magnificently shimmering velour-collage. It is a perfect synergy of colours, lustre and textures. Here, the golden-green seating surface, with its soft curves and indentations, meets floating back cushions. Every fabric in this marvellous assemblage has its own particularities and refinements.


Fabric group 68: 681035

A true eye-catcher on Ohlinda is our Gobelin, which has become one of our signature features. And this special, elaborate and precious velour has a wonderful history: arising from a mural from the year 1800, this patterned textile unites original baroque designs with a modern floral digital-print. Tradition meats modernity!

Pile: 100% viscose, Base: 100% polyester

Due to the combination of polyester (100% base) and viscose (100% pile), our gobelin velour is a perfect mixture to be used as seating covers. The robust polyester ground is dirt-resistant and thus a super easy-care velour.


Fabric Group 66: 668438

“Midsummer Oliv” is a magically shimmering velour: this twisted bicolour theatre velour seems to be more green or gold, depending on your point of view. Like lush meadow, drenched in golden afternoon light!

But what is the reason for this multi coloured appearance? When our velour is produced, two varicoloured yarns are being woven together. And that’s how the fabric gets its vibrancy and the beautiful vericoloured sheen which depends on incidence of light, stitching or folding.

Pile: 70% viscose, 30% polyester

Our bicolour velour are so suitable for seating surfaces because they are very dimensionally stable and impervious to dents – despite their high content of viscose (70%). Moreover, colours and sheen of the velour come into their own because of seat-indentations.


From left to right: Deep Purple, Cranberry, Copper, Goldfish, Stardust, Eisgrau, Salvia, Rainforest

VINTAGE VELVET (orange & gold)

Fabric Group 64: 642960 & 642975

Next to our slightly high-piled velour “Midsummer Oliv” and its soft play of colours, stand our “Vintage Velvet Velour” in orange and gold (back- and decorative cushions). However, these textiles are pure viscose fabrics. Viscose is a form of silk which is made from plant fibres but is in no way inferior to classic silk! Its look and feel are very similar. Viscose velour have a special and pleasantly soft haptic, and, moreover, they are breathable. Depending on light penetration, the slight sheen highlights the stronger nuances of the fabric and gives the Vintage Velvet Velour its fine and timeless character.

Pile: 100% viscose

Our Vintage Velvet Velour have a striking nuance which makes them for back- or decorative cushions because it turns them into fabulous highlights on every sofa. For the seating surface, however, we would rather recommend a more robust velour. Because the Vintage Velvets are a little sensitive when it comes to moisture or body pressure due to their composition (100% viscose), which can lead to pressure marks and prominent seat mirrors since the nap of the fabric can change.


The next blog entry in our series “Velour mon Amour” will be dedicated to one of our favourite velour: Gobelin.