Cristina Marrone is the daughter of David and Hazel Brown, the owners and co-founders of Cover-tex. Cristina was an early starter with Cover-Tex, always working in her school holidays for her Father. Showing a flair for Art and Design, Cristina went to the London College of Printing and Distributive trades where she gained a B-Tec National Diploma in Design Display. Cristina was then accepted into Central Saint Martins, one of the leading design colleges in the world, where she was fortunate to study alongside some of the best young designers of her generation. Here she passed her foundation year and went on to obtain BA (HONS) in Textile design. Using the valuable experience and skills picked up at Central Saint Martins, Cristina wanted to make her mark in the Textile industry and so joined the family business.
Noticing that there was a large gap in the market for a certain line of upholstery fabrics together with her father, the Cristina Marrone brand was created, which is now fast becoming a recognised name within the industry. Cristina wanted to provide fabrics with a designer look but without the designer price tag. She understands that when a customer is buying a fabric for their home that they are making an investment and so the fabric must stand the test of time, not only in usage but also in its look.
We are at Ralvern a big fan of the high quality of Cristina’s fabrics and they are extremely popular on some of our finest pieces. See a sample of some of the work and latest fabrics below. We have the full range of samples on display at our workshop so please get in touch if you desire one of these beautiful fabrics on your furniture.