For over 80 years, Robert Allen and Duralee have been leaders in design excellence, serving the interior design and hospitality communities.
Founded in 1938, Robert Allen made our mark on the industry by pioneering the distribution of fabric books and being among the first to emphasize color as a key tenet of interior design. Robert Allen’s Color Library has been a game-changer in the way the industry organizes and views fabrics by emphasizing the importance of color holistically.
Duralee fabrics launched in 1952 with an eye on value-driven ingenuity and cutting-edge products. With an alignment to budding and established designers, Duralee created licensed collections, quickly becoming known as one of the industry’s most exciting fabric and furniture brands.
Our obsession with color can only be rivaled by our dedication to delivering quality fabrics with relevant yet timeless appeal. Our designs are influenced by the worlds of fashion, design, architecture and even pop culture. The breadth of our creativity is boundless in both pattern and innovative fabric construction.
In 2017, Robert Allen and Duralee merged their individual legacies by combining strength and innovation of the past into an unprecedented future. A powerhouse was born, standing as one of the largest companies in the industry.
Robert Allen and Duralee’s legacies continue to remain as one of the most influential design brands today, with 100 more years in the making. Under new ownership, we are transitioning our approach to branding, customer service and product development. One thread runs through both brands that passes the test of time: we are dedicated to creating inspirational designs and are committed to the highest quality fabrics and furniture.
Not all that much has changed - you can find Duralee and Robert Allen in the same showroom with your favorite fabrics and furniture under one roof. Robert Allen and Duralee are together on social for digital design inspiration on-the-go! You can purchase any of our collections online or reach out to your Account Executive personally! Have you seen our most recent collections? Festival Color and Sula are full of vivid colors that will bring vibrance and sophistication to your current projects!
With a reimagined focus on infinite design possibilities, the Robert Allen Duralee design team has relocated to a state-of-the-art studio in Brooklyn, where we are surrounded by inspiring like-minded creatives and actively producing new residential fabrics, furniture and contract collections for 2020 and well beyond.
We are committed to the customer experience, so stay tuned for our inspirational blog coming in January 2020, where you will get tips and tricks from the top designers at Robert Allen and stay current with industry-trends. Soon, Duralee will be integrated into the Robert Allen website, allowing our valued clients to find all of their design options in one, streamlined experience! We are working to bring you an enhanced digital experience, where you can bring your visions to life before seeing them in person!
Our design teams are always hard at work on something new and exciting that will bring life to all your design needs!
80 years strong. 100 more in the making. Infinite design possibilities.