May 10th 2022

Kirei and Carnegie Join Forces to Bring You the Best in Sustainably Made Products


Specifying beautiful, healthy, sustainable spaces just got easier. Kirei has officially joined forces with another sustainable design powerhouse, Carnegie Fabrics, now providing you with a wider array of options to fit your clients’ needs. Carnegie is a leader in sustainable textiles and space management solutions for building interiors. As a part of the Carnegie team, we will continue to provide you with reliable, acoustic solutions that are aesthetically beautiful, high performing, and environmentally sustainable.

Both Kirei and Carnegie will leverage their combined assets and continue to focus on environmentally responsible innovation — proving that beautiful, high performance design solutions can be delivered sustainably.

Carnegie has a strong commitment to environmentally-focused innovation. We have also seen great success with our Xorel Artform and WOOD-SKIN acoustical solution products. Kirei’s heritage is also very much about environmentally sustainable solutions, so the combination was a natural alignment of like-minded, purpose-driven companies. Adding Kirei to the Carnegie family delivers a comprehensive range of solutions for all acoustical space management needs.
- Carnegie CEO, Gordon Boggis

John Stein, the President and founder of Kirei will stay on in the role of Executive Vice Chairman of Kirei. In this role, John will focus on key strategic initiatives such as innovation, product pipeline, brand building and major business development projects.

This feels like a very natural step to take Kirei’s growth to the next level. Partnering with Carnegie will ensure a broader audience is exposed to Kirei’s great products. Kirei’s PET product perfectly complements the Carnegie Xorel Artform and WOOD-SKIN ranges – delivering a comprehensive solution, whatever the acoustical management need. I’m also delighted that there is such a strong alignment of the two companies’ commitment to ongoing, environmentally focused innovation.
- Kirei Executive Vice Chairman, John Stein

Kirei will continue to operate out of its San Diego headquarters. Carnegie is based in New York.

About Carnegie

Carnegie is a leading manufacturer and innovator of sustainable textiles and space management solutions for building interiors. A leader since 1950, the company has established a tradition of firsts, including the development of its own Xorel® fabrics, which provide a durable alternative to PVC materials and Biobased Xorel, the first plant based high performance textile in the world. In addition, Carnegie has built a reputation for its ongoing and comprehensive commitment to the environment through all parts of its business cycle by being a member of the Be Original organization, maintaining a B Corp certification, and by establishing themselves as the first and only interior textiles PVC-free company in the industry. For more information, visit

About Kirei

Kirei designs and manufactures iconic architectural design elements that improve the acoustics and functionality of any room. Since 2002, the company has worked with interior designers, architects, contractors, and end users across North America to help them create elegant, healthy spaces to live, work and play. Their products are easy to understand, specify and install, and are made from recycled materials. Kirei’s mission to “Inspire a Beautiful World” is seen through its commitment to sustainable materials and innovative design. For more information, visit