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Home Interiors


Cushions have been big news for the home interiors market for years now but when a cushion looks good but it doesn’t quite do the job it’s time to get the sewing machine out. And for Julie Prochowski, a


talented seamstress who had disliked traditional cushions since she was a child, the idea for a triangular cushion was a ‘lightbulb moment’. She said: “I had always felt they


didn’t do the job and I suddenly realised why. Square and rectangular cushions just don’t support the lumbar region in the same way as a triangle.


As a child I always got into trouble for throwing cushions on the floor and it has taken me 53 years to realise why.” Convinced she was on to something


she registered the design and booked a place at this year’s Autumn Fair where the eye-catching designs attracted plenty of attention during the four day show. Julie was supported on the stand


by her daughter, Fiona who is a sports therapist and also convinced of the


cushions “triangular shape supports the back”


benefits of the shape. Although the cushions fit perfectly into the corner of a sofa or armchair they are best used square on against the back for the best support. All the designs are original and


Julie, who runs a sewing school, produces the range in four sizes in a variety of colours and patterns. For retailers, they have the advantage of being handmade and Made in Britain. She said:


“The response at Autumn Fair was very encouraging and we are currently working on a number of samples that will go out to the trade for testing. I am already booked in to Spring Fair.”


34 Giftware & Home Review November / December 2014


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