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5 Favorites: Scandinavian Modern Oilcloth for the Summer Table

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 22, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Margot Guralnick last modified Aug 21, 2015

For those of us with kids or a nostalgia streak, consider the stainproof, indoor-outdoor tablecloth. There are a lot examples out there—look for oilcloth, treated cotton, and chalk cloth yardage—but even so, finding lightly coated (PVC and phthalate-free) fabrics in patterns we'd want to live with takes some digging. Here are five favorites in Scandinavian shades of blue. Above: Linen-cotton  Sill Oilcloth , Marianne Nilsson's midcentury herring pattern by Almedalhs of Sweden, $45 per meter from Scandinavian Design Center. Above: Aqua Dash Oilcloth from RosenbergCPH; 125 KR ($18.70) for 19.5 by 59 inches. (We also like the  Tile Blue Oilcloth from RosenbergCPH.) Above: Marimekko's classic  Unikko Blue Oilcloth  is available from Textile Arts for $59 per yard. Photograph via Jennifer Hagler of  A Merry Mishap .  Above: Alvar Aalto's 1954 Siena fabric from Artek comes in blue and white, and four other combinations—and in cotton, coated cotton, and canvas. Go to Artek for details. Above: Swedish company Himla makes a coated linen Urban Oilcloth available in several solid colors (shown above in Sky ); £20 ($31.33) per meter from the Swedish Fabric Company. More ideas? Take a look at 7 Romantic Summery Linen Tablecloths . Also consider the  painter's drop cloth and see Megan's Object Lesson on Classic Cotton and Linen Stripes   More Stories from Remodelista The New Geometry: Tiles from an LA Artisan Company Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Remodelista Considered Design Awards Object Lessons: Heller Dinnerware by Massimo Vignelli





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