In 1974, Charles Samelson founded Charles Samelson, Inc. (CSI) and began the successful journey of designing and engineering stylish fire-retardant (FR) fabrics for the contract and residential marketplace. Consistent growth led to the founding of the Chatelane division to focus on the residential jobber trade, while Samelson’s hospitality business continued to steadily expand. Eventually, the Samelson and Chatelane divisions combined with a single focus—hospitality. Today, Samelson-Chatelane maintains the largest collection of print and woven fire retardant fabrics in the industry.
In 2001, CSI acquired Coral, purveyor of performance fabrics designed for healthcare, Institutional, government, educational and corporate environments. This acquisition broadened the reach of CSI in the commercial textiles marketplace.
Practical, stylish, competitive options.
Deeply rooted in hospitality, it’s no surprise the team at CSI was quick to recognize the demand for roller shades as a new window treatment option. We have responded with practical, competitively priced, stylish options that will seamlessly incorporate this critical design element into the interior scheme. The result is the launch of Aperture Contract.
With CSI’s expertise in market know-how and the strength of our distribution, we realized the need to reach out to the roller shade industry to quickly become “up to speed” with specially developed product offerings for our new brand. To that end, we hired experts, who combined have over 50 years of experience, to source and design roller shade options for our customer base.
Interior design powerhouse.
With the strength of CSI’s reputable service and know-how behind it, Aperture Contract celebrates our entry into the market, and takes its place alongside sister brands Samelson-Chatelane and Coral to form a triumvirate of interior design offerings and expertise for hospitality, healthcare, institutional, educational, government and corporate environments.
Whether you need a solar screen, a full blackout shade or want to subtly filter just a bit of light, Aperture has architectural hardware designs that combine with a variety of fabrics to meet your specifications to regulate as much or as little natural light as desired.