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A Modern Take on the Traditional Roman Shade

As it celebrates 60 years of transforming the window fashions industry in Australia, LUXAFLEX® Window Fashions once again shake things up with the introduction of Luxaflex Modern Roman Shades, exclusive to their Designer Series.

Giving the traditional Roman a modern twist and designed with child safety in mind, new Luxaflex Modern Roman Shades feature an innovative rear cordless design. This means there are no exposed cords on the back of any of the operating systems, allowing for a clean exterior appearance and complete peace of mind for families with kids or pets.

Jenny Brown, National Marketing Manager, Luxaflex Window Fashions, explains the product’s features and how it can instantly add a modern style to any home.

“The new Modern Roman Shades offer benefits that the whole family can enjoy. It comes in four styles, Traditional, Tailored, Tiered and Traversed, giving homeowners the option to choose the style that suits their aesthetics and personal requirements.”

The Traditional and Tailored styles allow for an unobstructed view with the shades rolling into the head rail. The contoured folds of the Traditional style remains neat and consistent with every operation while the Tailored style features a contemporary flat fold design reminiscent of batten-style Roman shades.

Perfect for narrow reveals, the Tiered style features a low-profile head rail that requires less mounting depth and shades that stack up, down or anywhere in between. For those who need to cover wide expanses or sliding doors, the Traversed style is ideal with its tight stack back feature and left or right side operation.

Modern Roman Shades are available in a breadth of fabrics that capture all moods, textures and styles. Choose from 11 fabric ranges, comprised of 72 timeless colours in translucent or room-darkening opacities, adding an element of contemporary design to any home.

For further ease of operation, Modern Romans are available in five different operating systems including the EasyRise Operating System, a continuous cord loop with a correctly mounted tensioning device, offering enhancing child safety or the ULTRAGLIDE® Operating System which has a retractable pull cord. Cordless operating systems available include Platinum PowerRise Platinum Technology, LiteRise Cordless Operation and Vertiglide.

Each of the four style options offers unique features and benefits to suit different requirements:

• Shades roll up into the head rail for an unobstructed view
• Contoured folds remain neat and consistent with every operation
• Available in a 100mm contoured vane

• Contemporary flat fold design reminiscent of batten-style Roman Shades
• Shades also roll up into the head rail for a clear view
• Available in a 150mm flat vane

• Shades stack up, down or anywhere in between
• Low-profile head rail requires less mounting depth, perfect for narrow reveals
• Available in a 100mm contoured vane

• Ideal for wide expanses and sliding glass doors
• Tight stack back optimises view. Available with Left or Right Side operation only
• Available in a 100mm contoured vane

Operating Options
The new Luxaflex Modern Roman Shades Range has been developed to offer maximum flexibility and ease of use with five operation options to choose from:

• Continuous cord loop system for easy operation no matter the size of the shading
• Available with the Traditional and Tailored Styles

• Completely cordless operating system offers light control along with added child and pet safety benefits
• Only available with the Tiered Style

• Completely cordless battery operated system provides one-touch operation, perfect for hard to reach windows
• Available with the Traditional, Tailored and Tiered Styles

• Features a retractable pull cord that remains at the same length whenever the shading is raised or lowered
• The single cord operation provides enhanced child safety. Available with the Traditional, Tailored and Tiered Styles

• Cordless side-to-side operation, ideal for sliding doors
• Only available with the Traversed style

Call 13 LUXAFLEX (13 58 92) or visit for further information.

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