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Tretford (Collection)

Tretford cord carpet was launched into Australia in the mid-90s by the Gibbon Group, a Queensland wholesale distribution house established by the Gibbon family in 1920.



BY jesse

November 21st, 2008


Under the guidance of its director Ainsley Gibbon, the company has established a national presence for Tretford, recognising its uniqueness in look with its goat hair construction and distinctively exciting colour pallette. Tretford cord carpet has become central to the Gibbon Groupís focus on specialist interior finishes, which now include products such as contemporary furniture designed by Koskela and Ambro Luminate doors and panels. The company prides itself on sourcing quality, niche products ideal for Australian architects and designers working on high-end projects.

Product Range
Carpet, custom-designed rugs and finishes.

Major Brands
Tretford Cord Carpet -custom-designed rugs by Koskela, The Metropol Collection, Ambro Luminate doors and panels, Koskela furniture, Armourcoat, Di Emme Creative Solutions.

Application
Commercial, hospitality and residential.

Sustainability
Tretfordís goat hair fibre is a by-product of goat farming in Mongolia and is produced in an extremely energy-efficient method. The manufacturer has implemented environmental management systems across all levels of the organisation which are continuously reviewed and updated. Raw materials are sourced from suppliers who share the same commitment to environmental responsibility

Major Projects
NAB Docklands, Vic; Grollo Head Office, Vic; The Body Shop Head Office, Vic Australian Taxation Office, Vic; Vic Urban, Vic; Google Head Office, NSW; Customs House, NSW; Bovis Lend Lease, 30 The Bond, NSW; Sportsgirl, Australia wide; Flight Centre, Australia wide; Rockmans, Australia wide; Just Jeans, Australia wide; Virgin, Australia wide; Lorna Jane Australia wide.

Specialised Services
Tretford Cord Carpet is in particular demand in rug format. Gibbon Group, through Tretford Rug distributors Koskela Design in Sydney, offer a custom rug design service to assist clients in developing their own designs.

Lead Time
40 colours ñ ex stock Australia ñ 4ñ5 working days. Indent colours, 10ñ12 weeks, tiles 12+ weeks.

 


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