Houles Shortlisted in the Fabric category with the Galuchat range

Houles shortlisted for Fabric Award in The International Product Design Awards 2015

The Galuchat collection features a sophisticated printed velvet with a gradating, embossed shagreen design. The base is a cotton velvet. The printing involves tiny white, iridescent design spots, simulating the grain of shagreen which occurs naturally vertically, as on a fish’s back. The colour of the printing is identical for all the colours in the GALUCHAT range.


In the 17th and early 18th centuries, the term “shagreen” or Galuchat began to be applied to leather made from the skin of sharks or rays. It was first popularised in Europe by Jean-Claude Galluchat, a master leatherworker in the court of Louis XV of France. It quickly became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy and was used during the Art Deco period to cover furniture and precious objects
The range is available in five different colours. : charcoal grey, mole grey, beige, royal blue and , red