Having worked on other projects with interior design company Harrison’s, who are based in Sutton Coldfield, Emma Brickwood, KAI sales manager was approached by the Birmingham office, who are working on a prestigious project for Nandos, which involved refurbishment of many of the Nandos restaurants up and down the country.
Says Brickwood: “This is a rollout project, with 4 or 5 locations in hand so far. We have already completed those at Milton Keynes, Gateshead and Gatwick. Further locations are due for completion during 2015.
The spec. we were given was to design and manufacture fabric exclusively for Nando’s. The fabric is to be used for all the upholstery for the banquette seating. “
She continues: “Nandos wanted to create an ethnic look with a contemporary twist, in a range of vibrant colours that is fitting and would reflect the Nandos look and feel. Colours chosen so far this year include kiwi, tomato and burnt orange. Rust is another colour chosen for the next tranche of restaurants.”
“We (KAI) have produced a fabric called TAKANO, which has a spec. of 100,000 rubs and is within budget. The fabric also has the Nano treatment, so it is soil resistant, ideal for heavy restaurant use enhancing its suitability for this project.