Hartmann & Forbes

Hartmann&Forbes


All Natural Luxury Window Coverings

Hartmann&Forbes is a designer line of handcrafted natural window coverings. Inspired by cultures and people of the world, their award-winning products are made from unique natural fibers that are sustainably grown and harvested. Each is custom finished to the designers’ specifications in their American finishing facilities.

With an unmatched breadth of collection, their out-of-the-ordinary approach features sustainable natural fibers, traditional hand weaving and American finishing.  Each of their weaves is designed and tested to inspire and delight.

Window Coverings


As the recognized experts in designing and weaving natural textiles, Hartmann&Forbes design and craft innovative window covering solutions for the luxury design market. They do this with innovative design, uncompromising quality and exceptional delivery and service. From traditional style roman shades to modern, efficient rollershades, they offer a window covering system for nearly every application.

ROMAN SHADES

With an inspiring array of combinations and functional versatility, the roman shades are the deepest and most flexible system set. With a range of styles available and over 300 fabric options, roman shades can complement any design from traditional to modern and everything in between. Featuring hand stitched rings, wrapped headrails and hand-sewn edges, each roman shade is truly a unique piece of art.

ROLLERSHADES

The sleek, contemporary design of the rollershades comes from Hartmann&Forbes unwavering attention to detail: only weaves that roll smoothly and uniformly will do.

DRAPERIES

The drapery collection adds a stunning, seldom-seen natural element to distinctive interiors. Available in a variety of styles in natural textiles, drapery panels are handcrafted with an artisan’s touch. Featuring hand-sewn edges, hand-folded pleats and many additional custom capabilities, draperies perfectly stylize a window, especially when layered over roman shades.

TOP TREATMENT

The handcrafted and hand upholstered cornices and valances highlight the subtle balance of natural materials and symmetric appeal and are an artistic complement to our windowcoverings. They are a visually impactful way to cover stacking and componentry at the top of the window and can be made to coordinate the window with other elements of the room.

PANELSCREEN

Drawing inspiration from Shoji screens from Japan’s Heian period, Hartmann&Forbes fashioned a new class of windowcoverings. The striking design of the Panelscreen features elegant flat panels that hang from a contemporary track, ideal for covering large banks of windows and door applications that have historically been design challenges. Traversing panels or independently operating free-hand panels add artistic character to any room.

Fabric Styles


Hand Woven Artistry

Made for individuals who appreciate meticulous attention to details. Each of Hartmann&Forbes handcrafted product is recognizable for its uncompromising hand-worked details. Each finished by master American craftsmen and made to custom specifications using proven high quality componentry. This boutique approach invites a level of customization and workmanship unique in today’s marketplace.

Tailored to Size

Fibers are prepared and woven into roll goods then inventoried in their Oregon finishing facility, helping accommodate requests for shorter lead times. Local artisans trim and tailor the weave to the specified window size and hand finish the edges before crafting the shade.

Woven to Size

A time-honored method of shade making, each design is handwoven on traditional wooden looms to the window’s dimensions, up to 180″ wide without seams. This arduous weaving technique has a longer lead time, but delivers an exquisite loom-finished edge. Each shade is then handcrafted in their Oregon finishing facility to exacting standards.

Natural Fabric

A fresh translation of textural classics, the natural fabric collection offers hints of the exotic, while remaining grounded in the modern movement. Loomed in some of the world’s oldest and most revered textile mills, fibers are carefully spun and dyed to a rich and earthy color palette.

Performance Fabric

A collection of designs from man-made fibers woven to achieve peak performance characteristics including heat and glare reduction, UV filtration and privacy. Fabrics are durable, meet or exceed commercial fire standards and are virtually maintenance-free.

Fabric Collections


Timeless Design

An Earthy Color Palette & Textural Nuances

A broad design range acclaimed for its honest reinterpretation of nature’s raw beauty. Each of Hartmann&Forbes textiles is uniquely brought to light by the past, but imagines a more beautiful future. A passion for handweaving exploration, and a lifelong love of nature continues to fuel the evolution of each collection.

GRASSWEAVE

Grass textiles are hand woven of sustainable plant fibers such as banana steam, ramie, arrowroot, river reed, jute, abaca, vetiver, palm, water hyacinth, flax, walingi and bamboo. The fibers are soaked, stripped, hand-tied, sun-cured and then woven into a broad range of designs with the varied levels of texture, from nubby rustic to voile-like refinement.

PAPYRUSWEAVE

Woven of spun and twisted wood pulp fibers, these textiles offer a simple and clean architectural presence. The graceful and airy designs exploit differing qualities of light, from translucency to opaqueness.

COLOURWEAVE

An artfully infused portfolio of weaves made of the inside peel of sustainable bamboo. Custom painted to order by local artisans in modern and traditional matchstick patterns. Available in standard or custom colors. Offered in seamless widths up to 120”.

Motorized Window Treatments


Effortless Controls Integrated with Sophisticated Design

From sunrise to sunset, bedroom to kitchen, and every time and place in-between, Spire Integrated Systems custom Lutron motorization capabilities allow them to integrate Hartmann&Forbes window coverings naturally into a home’s routine. Controlled at the push of a button, on timers or within a home automation system, the shades, wood blinds and draperies become as sophisticated as they are authentic and distinctive.

Spire Integrated Systems is the only installer in Michigan to offer Hartmann&Forbes motorized natural window coverings powered by Lutron. To simplify the process, Spire can help you design, specify and manage your projects. They can collaborate with your team of architects, builders and designers to ensure your project is completed accurately and efficiently. Contact Spire to see the full line of Hartmann&Forbes window coverings and to discuss how you can benefit from motorized window treatments.

Spire Integrated Systems is the only installer in Michigan to offer Hartmann&Forbes motorized natural window coverings powered by Lutron. To simplify the process, Spire can help you design, specify and manage your projects. They can collaborate with your team of architects, builders and designers to ensure your project is completed accurately and efficiently. Contact Spire to see the full line of Hartmann&Forbes window coverings and to discuss how you can benefit from motorized window treatments.