When it comes to delivering high quality, fit-for-purpose textiles and wall coverings, Materialised’s 42-year industry experience and expertise from their HQ in Sydney makes a difference. Materialised’s suite of ‘whole room solution’ products have grown exponentially. Spanning hotel, club, pub, gaming and restaurant interiors, their portfolio encompasses high-performance, commercial-grade fabric, wall covering and acoustics, with a major focus on Australian Made.

With manufacturing headquarters in Sydney housing the most cutting-edge digital printing technology in the Southern hemisphere, combined with an in-house design team, their fast turnaround and attention to detail is what makes them stand out in an industry susceptible to tight deadlines.

The design of Club Paramatta and East Maitland Bowling Club by EJE Architecture demonstrates how this works so successfully.


The brief for Club Parramatta was to provide various product offerings within one large space,

to act as a bridge between history, park, city and cultures, to acknowledge multi-cultural values of key user groups with the integration of Feng Shui principles, and to celebrate inclusivity and community.

The design response by EJE Architecture, a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Newcastle, was informed by an understanding of, and respect for the significance of the Parramatta land and river with the creation of an internal ‘landscape’ set within a transparent envelope.

“Materialised has been one of our key custom fabric and wall covering suppliers and have always offered high-quality performance textiles, flexibility in customisation and fast turnaround. Club Parramatta’s design brief required some innovative thinking and the team at Materialised, as always, were eager to step up to the challenge,” explains Jodie Duddington, Senior Interior Designer, EJE Architecture.

EJE selected five custom and semi-custom Materialised fabrics for the fit-out.

Acoustic Drapery

To deal with an open plan bar space with multi-use requirements, a drapery solution was decided upon to provide flexibility for the client and acoustic abatement for guests.

“Curtain screening required minimal structural solutions and provided a visual feature that was both cost-effective and acoustically efficient. The acoustic fabric Midnight drapery was perfect for the job and was both soft in its handle and weighted in its drape,” says Jodie. The colour was customised to suit the design palette.

Sheer Drapery

Sheer curtains, in two different colourways, feature throughout the space for visual and operational separation. Materialised’s design expertise was drawn upon to create the perfect visual outcome.

On a sheer it is not possible to match a grid on the back and the front of the fabric accurately.

“So the solution was to print a horizontal line on the front, and a vertical line on the back”, says Materialised Leading Textile Designer, Brigitte Marlot. “A stroke of genius,” said Jodie.

Ombre sheers at East Maitland. Credit: Alex McIntyre

Upholstery Fabric

Two rescaled and custom-coloured Jimmy Pike Desert Bloom designs were selected for the banquette upholstery and printed by Materialised onto Savanna Stucco, a ‘bullet-proof’ Crypton fabric with waterproof backing.

“Our products are so well suited to this project as not only do they tick all the boxes in terms of flame retardancy and durability,” explains Materialised Product Director Belinda Price, “but we’ve also got the ability to realise an interior designer’s vision through customisation and interpret their brief precisely and beautifully.”


EJE Architecture also turned to Materialised for their fit out of Bunga Raya, the newest addition to East Maitland Bowling Club, serving up fresh meals from various Asian regions. The design experience is a feast for the senses with EJE’s ingenious lighting with Materialised’s standout ombre sheers and upholstery.

A warm, rich palette of natural materials, terracotta reds, eucalypt greens and metals were adopted; portrayed through timber, tile, stone, fabric, and metal detailing.

Ombre Sheer Drapery & Upholstery Fabric

Materialised has developed a digitally printed ombre design used for commercial fabric and wall covering which was specified in ‘rust’ and printed onto Brooklyn Char sheer drapery fabric for decorative curtains in private booking rooms.

“Materials must not only be commercially viable, but also readily available. Working with Materialised, who print and house stock in Sydney, certainly facilitates this need.” Matthew Jackson, Interior Designer, EJE Architecture.

Keen for more? Download the Materialised Clubs & Pubs brochure full of furnishing textiles, wall covering and club project inspiration with links to sampling.

Acoustic drapery at Club Parramatta. Credit: Alex McIntyre


Drapery and upholstery fabric: Materialised

Design: EJE Architecture
Photography: Alex McIntyre