Marvic is one of the few remaining privately owned British fabric houses and they pride themselves on truly genuine personal service and attention to detail. Whether covering an occasional chair or seating in a restaurant or hotel, their hard wearing yet decorative fabrics always look the part. 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. Today the London based business is run by his son Peter Afia who, starting with an in-house studio in the 1980s, offers exclusive Marvic designs and quality fabrics, many made in the UK, to the domestic and export markets. Indeed, Marvic is one of the few remaining privately owned British fabric houses and we pride ourselves on truly genuine personal service and attention to detail. Marvic specialises in the design, production and distribution of the best luxury woven fabrics in the interiors industry and have become known for creating timeless classics of an enduring appeal. 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 our 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. Our skilfully developed 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 our contemporary collection has grown to include cutting-edge textured neutrals, dazzling silk sheers and fine embroideries. Our in-house design studio enables us to offer a truly bespoke design service for both domestic and contract markets. As part of this service we reproduce historic designs for some of the country’s most famous ancestral homes and can also adapt the colours or qualities of current Marvic designs to meet the specifications of an individual project.
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’.