Marvic is one of the few remaining privately owned British fabric houses.
Marvic Textiles was founded by Victor Afia in 1938. His aim was to offer fabrics for decoration that were superior in style and quality, importing from France, Italy and Belgium.
We supply internationally acclaimed designers, discerning consumers worldwide, hotel groups, including Firmdale, Handpicked, Red Carnation and Rocco Forte and a number of leading 5-star hotels such as The Lanesborough, Le Bristol, Peninsula Beverley Hills, Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton Hotels around the world. Also many of the designs can be found in the country’s most famous ancestral homes including Buckingham Palace, Sandringham, Chatsworth and Althorp.
The Marvic Design Studio was established in 1986, comprising a talented in-house team who constantly work on new designs for both fabrics and wallpaper. Inspiration is often taken from antique textiles of the 18th and 19th centuries to create timeless classics with a modern twist. The collections include exceptional quality upholstery woven fabrics, velvets and damasks, and we are also particularly well known for our unrivalled collections of Toiles de Jouy and moiré fabrics as well as luxurious crewels from Kashmir. In recent years Marvic’s contemporary collection has grown to include cutting-edge textured neutrals, dazzling silk sheers and fine embroideries.
Notable amongst the Marvic collections are Albero Real lampas with a stylish re-working of a Renaissance brocade; subtle strié cotton ground and a pattern created with coloured viscose threads giving elements of a silky ’embroidered’ look; Lampas Elizabeth is a fabulous fabric that was inspired by the petticoat Elizabeth 1st wears in a 16th century portrait at Hardwick Hall; this lampas quality features flowers, birds and elements depicting the influence and culture of Elizabethan England; Leonardo is a fine cotton/viscose quality, featuring a classic, small scale damask design lightly moiréd and woven on a striped ground, known as ‘Imberline’.