Founded in 1990 by creative director Mitzi Mills and business partner
Bruce Doeren, Anzea gives contract fabrics a touch of luxury and a lot of style with its
“leading edge colors, bold designs, and high performance.” Mills’ graphic design
background and love of travel and photography have produced a rich and varied suite of
textiles. Besides Mills’ designs, Anzea offers fabrics envisioned by talented designers
Jhane Barnes and Ruth Adler Schnee.
Jhane Barnes Collection:
The Jhane Barnes Collection expanded the design textiles
offered by Anzea, “adding a layer of sophisticated fashion.” Thirteen patterns in a wide
range of colorways work well in residential, hospitality, and other interiors. The
geometric power of Boomerang, with its three-pointed stars forming dynamic hexagons,
works perfectly in industrial spaces and contemporary office suites. Bold colors like
Ruby, Cadet, and Foliage make a bold statement, while neutrals like Black, Butter, and
Acorn complement minimalist style. Swoop has an ornamental curvilinear motif in two
tones. Its sinuous forms are decorative and exotic. Red Smooch and gold Bling are sexy
and dramatic, while blue Lagoon and navy Indigo are divine and demure.
In answer to the demands of healthcare and hospitality markets,
Anzea released four bleach-cleanable options in 2013. Part of the Mitzi Mills collection
for ANZEA Textiles, Simple Inspirations provides an easy solution for disinfecting
surfaces and removing stubborn stains. The high-performance fabrics include Sound
Waves, Hold the Line, Garden Gems, and Neutral Ground. Sound Waves uses stain and
bleach resistant Bella-Dura yarns, the leading environmentally responsible yarn options
in the marketplace: “It is the only fiber on the market, synthetic or natural, that begins as a by-product of post-industrial waste and ends its life as a fully recyclable product.” Hold the Line is inspired by subway lines and features a contemporary palette in a UV-resistant fabric. Garden Gems takes its cue from the fresh colors in a summer garden, and Neutral Ground mimics the rich neutrals of the earth, sky, and sea.
Too Close to Call:
This faux leather collection “is just a hair away from real leather.” The
six fabrics in Too Close to Call do not contain any PVC or plasticizers and do not
emit off gasses, thanks to using the latest technology in the manufacturing process. All of the collection’s luxurious fabrics are easily cleaned, making them ideal for healthcare
environments. And their built-in stain-resistant finish cannot be washed or worn off. The
faux leather is also specially engineered with a skin-like fiber matrix construction that
maximizes breathability and comfort. Buckaroo, Bull’s Eye, Calf Crazy, Fowl Play, Just
Kidding, and Mammoth Deception all mimic leather in look and feel: “The glove leather
look of Calf Crazy or the pebble grain texture of Buckaroo will fool everyone but the
cow,” explains Anzea.
Based in the arts district of Fort Worth, Texas, Anzea produces a diverse and lively
collection of contract upholstery fabrics. The company manufactures green faux leathers
in nylon matrix and polyurethane. Anzea also partners with manufacturers such as Cabot
Wrenn and Eurotrend to grade Anzea textiles into their pricing.