GRADUS TAKES A NATURAL APPROACH WITH NEW FABRIC COLLECTION

29 July 2005

Gradus is launching Natural Aspects from its new designer brand of fabrics, which focuses on mixing textures, colour and design to create contemporary, sophisticated interior finishes.

Ideal for the leisure market, including hotels and bars, Natural Aspects is a collection of upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics and combines exciting weaves, faux leathers and elegant cottons to offer specifiers a myrid of textured finishes to create a multi-layered feel of comfort and luxury.

The collection has been designed in response to research undertaken by Gradus, revealing the trend, which sees texture fast becoming the most influential factor in fabric specification, even above colour and design.

Natural Aspects offers the ultimate in interior design flexibility, offering seven different designs across both soft furnishing and upholstery fabrics. The soft furnishings offering consists of three elegant cotton designs suitable for curtains, counterpanes and throws including: • Pebble – a multi tonal circular design • Hyden – a geometric print • Matrix – a linear rectangular mofit Two further woven soft furnishing designs are also available in the form of: • Boxweave – a bold ikat block design ideal for curtains and throws • Cubic – the small scale check design is available as a soft furnishing but can also be supplied as a back coated product suitable for upholstery

Designed to complement the soft furnishings, the collection also boasts a selection of upholstery fabrics including: • Savanna – a semi plain two-tone colour effect • Texas – faux leather, available in seven colourways

To enhance the design flexibility, the colour palette extends to 11, providing a wide spectrum of options to complement any design scheme. Taking its inspiration from elements of natural outdoor surroundings, the new fabrics range from clean, natural earthy shades of mochas, greens and beiges to bolder, modern blues, reds and fired terracottas to create an intimate, sensuous ambiance for sophisticated relaxation.

For further information or to receive free samples of the new range please call Gradus on: 0845 6021023 or log onto the website www.gradusworld.com