Tribute to Style

In 1953, Ottavio Missoni, founder of the fashion house created a knitwear company whose influence would permeate the market for trendy ultra-chic clothing, interior sophistication, and hotel spaces forever.  Leaving an iconic marking in each design, Missoni’s label embarked trendsetting details for consumers who demanded the product.

Oattavio Missoni

Ottavio Missoni

This past May, we lost this iconic designer at the age of 92. For those who are unfamiliar with him, his trademark of chevron pattern/flame stitch designs is a look which has been able to survive and thrive through many different decades.  This unique zigzag look is the feature of his designs that has branded his empire throughout his life allowing his style to branch into areas of home design and construction that embrace his European flare.

Missoni Interior

Missoni Interior

Being detailed minded is a important trait when you are creating a unique product. Missoni’s line shows that, not only did he grasp the classic looks of textiles, but branched his unique look into areas which included not only fashion but  interior spaces and other ergonomical creations. By successfully implementing every merchandising step of his line he was able to build the brand into an empire which would one day shut down mass retailers’ websites like Target.


As someone in the design industry, I like to pay tribute to innovators who not only design great products that have changed the world of design, but have made the designs a lifestyle for many.  They are the ones who open the eyes of the masses to think in color and embed their styles into the mind of  the interior designer thus challenging the designer to envision the look in the rooms they are creating. Without individuals like Missoni, we would live in spaces that are uncoordinated, muted, and dysfunctional.

Fabrics and Frames is a company that specializes in custom furniture.  35 years of experience has taught us that building from scratch creates areas  in the design process that may need tweaking for each individual piece in order to develop a product which will last throughout generations.  Like Missoni, we understand the time and effort it takes to create a great product which improves your living space not only in style but also function.  This is why we handcraft each piece of furniture to be custom built to your specifications.  By never  making “guesstamations” we leave little room for error.  Come visit us to learn more about what we do.  For those who love Missoni’s line of fabrics just bring it to us  and we can create any piece you want as a tribute to an iconic figure of the design world. It will be something you will be able pass down to the next generation and on. Here’s to Missoni and his iconic chevron designs – may they live on forever!

For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog, and or follow us on Facebook!

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir


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