Friday, May 11th, 2012
It’s that time of year where the design industry comes together and DesignEx Sydney 2012 is set to be the stage for the launch of Prêt-à-Portière, the innovative Brisbane based start-up home furnishings company introducing high value, hand crafted 'ready-to-hang' drapery. As of the 14 of May, Prêt-à-Portière officially opens their doors for wholesale and online retail business and cordially invites designers, decorators and buyers to join their official company launch.

A display showcasing the company's flagship products will be at the DesignEx Textiles and Furnishings Stand 4 (TF4). The company will also feature the latest rugs and cushions from Xavier&Me at the show.

The start-up company will debut a new collection of exquisite hand crafted ready-to-hang drapery at the expo. Never before, has there been ready-to-hang drapery that looks as custom and high-end.

Founder and Creative Director, Alice Orozco, says,

“Until now, most ready-made curtains available on the market have been completely unacceptable for most medium to high end homes in Australia. Our ready-to-hang draperies are not like your typical ready-mades, they are exquisite, lined and interlined, and add a touch of elegance and panache to an interior.”

With minimal stitching, low deniers, and commonly used textiles, ready-mades from big box stores are hardly a designer’s dream. Alice suggests,

“If custom just isn't an option and you don't want chintzy drapes from the big retailers, then buy quality hand-crafted ready-to-hang drapes from Prêt-à-Portière in exclusive silks, taffetas, cottons, linens and hand-printed patterns.”

The needs of those looking for high quality and availability without compromise has driven the focus of the company to ready made products which feature elegant fabrics, precision cuts and exquisite designs that are sure to inspire.

Prêt-à-Portière is set to become Australia’s first-class destination for luxury ready-made drapery and alternative window furnishings.

Visit the Prêt-à-Portière at DesignEx Stand TF4 or online store


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About Prêt-à-Portière
Prêt-à-Portière, launching 14th May 2012 is set to become Australia’s first-class destination for luxury ready-to-hang drapery and alternative window furnishings. The exclusive range of products on offer includes handcrafted ready-to-drape curtains, cushions, window hardware and decorative accessories providing an instant and cost-effective way of decorating interiors in style and elegance. Prêt-à-Portière's ‘semi-custom’ line is a driving force for designers and homeowners who crave a quality product and style. Prêt-à- Portière is able to make high design home furnishings available to everyone, whilst still adhering strictly to all the same tailoring standards as bespoke furnishings. Never before, has there been ready-made drapery that looks as custom and high-end. Prêt-à-Portière also offer custom made soft-furnishing services and contract textile manufacture to the trade.

About Alice Orozco
With a custom designer soft-furnishings industry career spanning more than ten years, Alice Orozco, has worked on some of the Gold Coast and Brisbane’s finest home interiors, designing, project managing and manufacturing. The result of Alice’s extensive experience is a keen eye for a well-designed and perfectly crafted ready-made product. PO Box 504, CARINA QLD 4152, Australia

About Xavier&Me
Contact: Ellie Bradshaw Ph: 0419 407 007
[email protected]
Showcasing their latest rugs and cushions on Prêt-à-Portière’s Stand at DesignEx 2012, Xavier&Me is dedicated to bring you comfort, style and colour to your home. Designing everything, from classic patterns to latest trends, vintage to modern, inexpensive and well-considered to aspirational and unique, Xavier&Me’s collection of designer cushions, rugs and homewares that will fit with your lifestyle for years to come.

Alice Orozco
P: 0431529050


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