Published on January 24, 2020

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Courtesy of Anthropologie

The past few years have been a velvet blur. Sure, the odd outlier cropped up every now and then—looking at you, cane—but the general consensus seems to be: If you own a statement seating piece, it’s usually swathed in the plush material. Anthropologie would like you to consider some alternatives. The brand’s spring collection just launched and it’s full of unexpected materials that flip the script on tradition—there’s a whole world beyond velour and it’s undeniably chic. 

The line (which will be officially available to shop on January 27) is a real color-filled gift. It showcases a range of special manufacturing techniques, like flower dyeing and using reclaimed wood from hurricane-collapsed trees. Also, there are some fun fabrics in the mix that bring a touch of textile to any room of the house.

Sound intriguing? Here are the out-of-the-box pieces we have our eye on: 

The Throwback Material

This isn’t your average ’90s-era chenille. Anthro’s revamped version is richly hued and feels elevated, thanks to the sleek seating options it covers. We can’t decide between the asymmetrical sofa and swivel chair—okay, we’ll just order both.

The Restored Score 

Cool curved shape aside, the best thing about this coffee table is that it was made with salvaged wood from fallen trees. It even features a design meant to resemble a trunk, which takes nature-inspired to a whole new level. 

The Carpet Chair

The collection features a number of armchairs upholstered in handwoven recycled cotton fabric, and we have our eye on this sweet little pink number for cozying up a reading nook. It’s inspired by the same craft used to make Chindi rugs, which helps amp up the piece’s vintage vibes. 

The Patchwork Pillows

If your simple white sofa could use a pop of color, might we suggest this cushion duo? They were hand-dyed with natural hues extracted from flower petals (among various other plants), which qualifies them as prized possessions in our book. Mix and match the pillows for years to come. 

See more new collections we love:
IKEA’s New Collection Will Make You Want to Actually Clean
Blu Dot Revamped Its Best-Selling Chair and It’s Really Good
A Four-in-One Pan That Can Cook Just About Anything

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