Textile designer and production process innovator Liora Manné invites her clients to submit sketches, which she then turns into durable textiles for rugs, upholstery, and other home applications. She makes use of a patented process she calls "Lamontage," which is explained this way on her site:
The Lamontage product is specially created by blending and mixing custom dyed acrylic fibers, resulting in a rich palette of over six hundred hues, which are then manipulated to generate intricate color and pattern possibilities. Mannés New York City artisans blend, layer, cut and hand create each design using special hand-held needles. Once a design is complete, high-tech processing and needle-punching transform the material into fabric by further blending and compressing the colored fibers. The fabric is then saturated by natural latex, which gives the material great durability, making it a practical, cleanable product.
This caught our eye because it's not a service that's typically available to consumers.
With skilled artisans doing the many hours of handwork in Mann�'s New York studio, it's sure to be quite an expensive indulgence. (We sent the studio a sample for a quote and will post the results.)