FR701 was originally created in 1979 and named after the flame-resistance test back in the day, the NFPA 701. Rapidly from the very onset, it became a cult classic thanks to its, premium technical quality, manufacturability, durability and acoustic transparency. In addition, at the time, cubicles in office spaces were becoming the norm; panel fabrics were experiencing high demand.
FR701 has always featured a nice, basic matte wool look that has the appearance of natural fiber. It has been the go-to fabric for panel and acoustic applications because its performance is second to none.
What's more, its extensive palette has allowed clients to use it in a variety of interiors. It could be played up or played down, depending on the trends of any given moment. It is really amazing that it has stood the test of time—forty years to be exact!