In the late 1970's the WALLMATE® system was designed and developed to meet several needs:

Make wall upholstery competitive with paint, paneling and wallpaper.
Allow fabric as a design and decorative medium to cross over to "cover" an entirely new market direction --walls!
Reduce the cost and expertise of doing professional wall upholstery, or create a "clean finish" without the use of staples or welting.
Make the product user friendly.
Make the product an industry leader in tensioning fabric.
Make the system re-useable.
Make the system available to all members of the design community.