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lthough interior design is always looking to the future, sometimes it’s just as nice to reminisce about the past, after all design is cyclical. This month Inex travels back to the decorative, sensual and uncompromising era of Art Nouveau.

The Tate defines Art Nouveau as an “international style in architecture and design that emerged in the 1890s and is characterised by sinuous lines and flowing organic shapes based on plant forms”. It’s a dynamic and expressive style characterised by motifs that include delicate tendrils, organic forms, swooping, swirling lines, eccentric geometry and exotic bodies and it oozes glamour. Walking into Gibson, the hustle and the bustle of the outside world immediately melts away as you’re transported to another era. Once you enter the restaurant inside the Hotel Bijou, you’ll immediately notice how glamorous and opulent it feels. But if you take the time to look a little closer at all the details – specifically the mural on the ceiling – you’ll see cherubs donning tattoos and Calvin Klein briefs, showing that design can be humorous without taking away from the allure. To explore this 1920s revival with a twist, turn to page 09. Not wanting to stay in the past too long, on page 18 Rob Kendal, Managing Director at Yulio Technologies, explains why designers should consider using virtual reality technology. He believes marketing has really done VR a disservice with images of complicated and cumbersome headsets that immerse a person in an alternate environment for hours on end and wants to show that fast VR is so much more than that. I hope you enjoy this edition. Don’t forget, you can also access all of Inex’s features and product inspiration at your fingertips via the magazine’s state-of-the-art app. To download your version free of charge, simply search ‘Inex-online’ on the App Store or Google play.

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06 Inex rounds up this month’s industry must-see events, trade shows, seminars and exciting exhibitions from all over the globe so you never miss a thing.

Step into Gibson inside of the Hotel Bijou and discover a 1920s revival with a twist.

Rob Kendal, Managing Director at Yulio Technologies, explains why designers should consider using virtual reality technology for all of their projects.

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DOMESTIC FURNITURE A look at the best ways to incorporate Mid-Century Modern style into a scheme using different pieces of furniture.

Nostalgia meets modernity when Fox Marble brings a taste of Turkey and the Balkans to a 1930s villa bathroom.

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This month Inex takes a look a two extraordinary examples of superb showroom design.

Explore the interior of a beautiful Budapest apartment with stunning city views.

Discover COCOONS, a project that takes a look at new and innovative ways to use silkworms’ cocoons.

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Discover the latest bespoke commission by British Artist and Sculptor, David Harber.

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Inex rounds up this month’s industry must-see events, trade shows, seminars and exciting exhibitions from all over the globe so you never miss a thing.

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Place Bonaventure, Montreal 26-28 April The Montreal International Design Show is a reference for all design lovers who wish to buy, or simply find inspiration. Architecture, decoration, works of art, luminaires, accessories, landscaping, furniture, stationery and local products. sidim.com

FR E SH : CON TEM P O RARY ART FA I R Cheltenham Racecourse 27-29 April 27 of the best galleries are returning to the racecourse, each bringing new artists and new works. There will be 19 outstanding new galleries, a new outdoor Sculpture Park showing 75 pieces by 20 sculptors, new artists working live and informative talks. freshartfair.net

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RDE is one of Europe’s leading annual events for innovation and inspiration in retail design, including lighting, surfaces, P-O-P, visual merchandising, design consultancies, fixtures and fittings, furniture, display equipment, packaging, insights consultancies and shopfitters. retaildesignexpo.com

C RA F T & DE SI G N FAIR RHS Garden, Wisley 3-7 May

This event will be held in marquees within the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden, Wisley, so visitors will be able to view and purchase contemporary craft and art whilst also enjoying the beautiful spring garden. rhs.org.uk

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Citywide, New York 11-23 May

New York City’s annual celebration of design attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe. The event celebrates a world of design and showcases over a dozen design disciplines through events taking place across the city’s five boroughs. nycxdesign.com

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A 1920S REVIVAL Walk into Gibson and the hustle and the bustle of the outside world immediately melts away as you’re transported to another era.

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For inspiration, the designers played off the hotel’s name, from an era when Bijou was one of the most popular names for a movie house. The mural on the ceiling, Michelangelo meets street art-style, courtesy of Italian Artist, Marco Battaglini, is surrounded by clear bulbs reminiscent of a marquee. In place of a movie screen there’s a kitchen completely open to the dining room, similar to Chez Panisse and Saison. Diners don’t need a ticket to view the action at the stove and the glowing live fire where many dishes are cooked. Diners can watch the eight chefs, all dressed in blue shirts, jeans and dark wool aprons with leather straps, as they execute the eclectic smallplate menu. The restaurant has already been lauded by local critics and food blogs as the next hot thing. This spot has snuck into downtown, gracing the Hotel Bijou with a new destination for contemporary dining. Walking into Gibson is like stumbling into the ‘20s. It’s a hip, elegant throwback spot with Art Nouveau-style finishes, antique mirrors, a decorative ceiling layered with images of the renaissance and graffiti, and a constant golden glow from antique lighting fixtures. misterimportant.com

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ENTERING THE AGE OF FAST VR Marketing has really done VR a disservice. Those images of complicated and cumbersome headsets that immerse a person in an alternate environment for hours on end are projecting the wrong idea when it comes to using VR in design practice. Here Rob Kendal, Managing Director at Yulio Technologies, explains why designers should consider using virtual reality technology. I N E X

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have considered. Fast VR is a principle, a habit, a way of bringing virtual reality into business situations and workflows at precise moments when it can do what it does best – quickly communicate the complex. With greater mobility, ease of use and different levels of fidelity, leading edge designers are bringing fast VR to their businesses as a practical, everyday business tool for firms of all sizes. 1 9

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Fast VR takes advantage of mobile VR headsets. Using just your smartphone, VR can be viewed with inexpensive clipon goggles, or slightly more expensive mobile headsets. With these mobile options, you have the opportunity to take VR to your clients, wherever they are located. Typically, about 80% of meetings are off site for most designers, so taking VR with you is critical if it is going to fit into your workflow. Mobile VR also provides the option to carry a VR portfolio in your pocket to share the designs you’ve created and win business. No, it’s not as immersive as full tethered VR – but the most beautiful renderings in the world won’t help you communicate with your clients if they are only available back at your office. Using mobile devices and simple headsets to deliver VR experiences means presentations are always at your fingertips and costs are minimised.

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VR can just be a tool, it doesn’t need to be an experience. Don’t expect clients to spend hours strapped to a headset taking in every element of a design. Fast VR isn’t about convincing someone they’re in a room, it’s about enabling them to experience a spatial environment. There’s a very real feeling of isolation to being inside VR, and your clients may feel foolish or uncertain about putting on the headset. You don’t want to make your clients feel awkward about using technology while you’re trying to build trust. Again, the fast VR concept is the way to remove this friction. Consider VR as a pop in and out experience – show your clients a scene they spend a few moments glancing at, before removing the headset and having a discussion. Used in this way, our early adopter clients have found there are two real truths to VR. Firstly, it creates a much better sense of space and scale for clients who aren’t as comfortable as designers at working in standard heights and measurements. Secondly, it elevates client conversations through shared understanding. When your clients understand what you mean about a feeling you’re trying to evoke, or why you are recommending a certain finish, you move past explaining it and your clients have greater confidence to sign off and discuss other design elements. I N E X

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Designers may feel intimidated by the ‘reality’ portion of virtual reality. There are very good reasons that you may not want to show a client full renders of a space – you may need a decision about the size of a fireplace before you worry about the shade of paint. There are several ways to resolve this with fast VR – you can show just the elements you want to discuss and render the rest of the VR scene as an empty room. Or show different levels of fidelity, from black and white sketches to guide space decisions, and later full photorealistic designs for final finishes. A growing number of our clients are no longer providing updated drawings during the iteration process but instead, being asked by their clients to simply update the VR experience in order to move more quickly to a project’s sign off. Designers can now use simpler VR to easily share their vision (in a hugely compelling way) to clients and carry their entire portfolio around with them on their phones. But focusing on complicated forms of VR has kept some designers from reaping the benefits of better client communication and embracing new technology. VR made all this possible; fast VR has made it viable. yulio.com 2 3

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If there’s one place that should be the centre of a homeowner’s happiness, it’s their outdoor living space. As the great Anton Chekhov once said: “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” And it’s true. Few things are better than endless days of relaxation in your own private paradise. Here, Cape Reed International, a specialist in creating eco-friendly customised outdoor living spaces, discusses three very different outdoor living spaces.

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Always up for a challenge, the team put their passion and years of international experience to the test and closely liaised with the client to create the ultimate entertaining area. Right from the start, Cape Reed was actively involved in the entire process – from the conceptual and design phases right up to the final construction, landscaping and interior decorating.

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A contemporary bar area was created to overlook the swimming pool and was designed with the primary aim of having great fun and is now the uncontested favourite spot to watch the game and entertain friends and family. The fully equipped bar and seating area is finished off with a builtin BBQ and fireplace that is absolutely perfect for preparing al-fresco dinners or setting just the right ambience by simply lighting a fire. To the side of the structure a lounge was incorporated to create a soft seating area where one can relax in a covered space that creates an easy flow from the indoors to the outdoors. Together with that, the view of the garden is masterfully paired with the timber and thatch surroundings so that nature is resonated in every corner of the structure, creating a sense of calm and serenity that is second to none. All of the natural material (timber and thatch) that was used for this project comes from sustainable resources and is imported directly from South Africa. Cape Reed places huge emphasis on the quality of its materials and practices strict quality control every step of the way. All structural timber is pressure treated and the thatch protected by special fire retarding methods that ensures a final product that not only meets the highest quality standards but one that is also extremely durable.

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One would think in order to escape the ever-present Middle Eastern heat and humidity a swimming pool would be an absolute necessity. However, Cape Reed recently had a very different request from one client in Dubai’s high-calibre housing development, Jumeirah Islands. In this instance, the client had a very specific request to investigate ways in which to transform their swimming pool. Due to its limited size, it had not been utilised to the pool’s fullest capacity. After a brainstorming session, they proposed, and ultimately implemented, the following plan of action:

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This build in Los Monteros, Marbella, took more than 1000 nuts and bolts to form the structure with 200 specially selected and pressure treated poles. During the thatching process, 5000 bundles of thatch together with 682m of twine and 120m² of fire retardant Fireshield was used to accomplish structural perfection. One of the prerequisites of the site was that no vegetation was to be destroyed or harmed in the process of construction. The goal was that the end product ensures the garden retains its natural tropical look slotting in the natural structure as if it was there all along. The end result for all these projects? An extremely satisfied customer with a beautiful, versatile space in which the family can spend quality time together, relax or entertain guests in a stylish, yet casual manner. capereed.com

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EMBRACE MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE Known for its uncomplicated, clean aesthetic, Mid-Century Modern style still looks as fresh today as it did 50 years ago. Organic shapes, tapered legs and natural materials combine to create designs that are both stylish and comfortable. Here, British furniture and furnishing brand, Heal’s, give and overview of the design trend.

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You will know Mid-Century furniture when you see it – it’s sleek, with clean lines and sophisticated curves that make it instantly recognisable.

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Eero Saarinen’s designs employ modern materials in graceful, organic shapes that create perfectlycurved chairs such as the famous Womb and Tulip chairs. These groundbreaking pieces were designed to support countless lounging positions providing ultimate comfort. Another staple of Mid-Century design is the Ottoman lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames. It’s the ideal way to combine comfort, sophistication and functionality in a client’s home – perfect as a standalone feature or paired with a wooden table. These chairs are conveniently available in a variety of colours to suit every Mid-Centurystyle home. Mid-Century Modern interiors rely on the use of fewer choice pieces. The aim is to not clutter a space. It’s about adopting a minimalist style in open-plan rooms to draw attention to each piece of furniture.

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Mid-Century design is often free-form, unpredictable and flowing in appearance. Fortunately, the modernist design approach hasn’t changed much over the centuries. We can incorporate fascinating pieces, such as the organic glass coffee table from Isamu Noguchi, into an interior design scheme. The Noguchi table has a solid wood base consisting of two identical pieces that create symmetry and stability. It’s the perfect centrepiece for a MidCentury-style living room. I N E X

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icons are still as stylish today as they were in the 1950s and its long-lasting reputation for creating pieces that stand the test of time is what sets it apart from other modern-day furniture makers. Wooden cabinets, ceiling details and doors can also be used to add warmth to a space. Whichever way you choose to use timber, investing in carved wood furnishings will bring everything together nicely. When working wood into a space, be sure to utilise one range of colours and avoid

using contrasting hues. Finding pieces with similar undertones – warm yellows, reds and oranges, cool greys, or neutral beiges – will help to keep a room unified.

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Be sure to explore earthy hues of orange, mustard yellow, olive green, soft blue and brown. Consider George Nelson’s iconic Atomic and Sunburst clock designs, which are ideal for hanging alongside modern art and sculptures in a living room. Or you can simply decorate a space with an amber vase, yellow velvet cushions or a vintage desk lamp to give it a Mid-Century Modern feel. I N E X

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Home accessories are the easiest and quickest way to add creativity, a touch of texture and pizzazz to Mid-Century Modern style. Reject the minimalist approach and instead add pieces that pack a punch. heals.com


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BALKAN BEAUTY Nostalgia meets modernity in a 1930s villa where an opulent marble bathroom inspired by the hedonistic hammams of Turkey and the Balkans has been created.

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Fox Marble is regenerating a formerly troubled, newly-independent region, encouraging investment and economic stability. It owns the quarries and processing factory, an advantage for professional designers and developers to keep prices lower than competitors’, maximise efficiency and cut out time-wasting middlemen. This exotic red and white marble bathroom was fitted by a skilled craftsman, but the design and concept came from the owners themselves, an entrepreneur and Business Executive, who decided to build a sympathetic extension to accommodate their three children.


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The house is a fivebedroom 1930s detached villa in a secluded Hertfordshire village. The floorplan for the extension is almost twice the original size, with plans to build a swimming pool. They had basked in scented bathhouses (hammams) on frequent travels to Turkey and the Balkans, longing to recreate a Turkish experience in their own home.

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The owners described how they were attracted to the idea of using an exclusive stone from somewhere they knew. They wanted to use stone that might have been available to the region’s original hammam builders to give the project a real sense of coherence. Top-to-toe marble in such a relatively small space could have looked excessive but the clever choice of colour, a rich tone to highlight part of the floor and around the door frames, with a more subdued grey with white on the walls and the remainder of the floor, created a striking but not overwhelming aesthetic. I N E X

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from Fox Marble worked well with the planned underfloor heating. “It was really only the use of the marble as a material and the traditional combination of colours, which echo early ideas of a hammam. But, just as it did for the Ottomans, it feels right for our bathroom, it is clean, luxurious and yet functional.” foxmarble.net


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Showroom Focus By definition, a showroom is a room used to display a company’s products for sale but in reality they are so much more than that. This month Inex takes a look a two extraordinary examples of superb showroom design. Get inspired.

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A REINTERPRETATION OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF PALM SPRINGS Tabarka Studio will open its first flagship showroom in the heart of LA’s luxury design neighbourhood of the La Cienega Design Quarter this spring, with a new terrazzo flooring collection celebrating Southern California’s MidCentury splendour.

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Heritage furniture and interiors brand Heal’s opened its first store in Birmingham with a showroom designed by award-winning design company, Office Twelve.

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In the historical centre of Budapest, near the Castle of Buda, lies an apartment with the most beautiful view of the city.

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The rug is a map of Budapest, with the different districts rendered with different wool-lengths. In the middle, the river crossing the city, the Danube is in blue. On it is a little red dot; marking the location of the flat itself.


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OUT OF THIS WORLD COCOONS is looking at new ways of using silkworms’ cocoons without killing the worm which usually happens in the silk production.

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DESIRED DESIGNS Gone are the days when you had to pick between a selection of dreary and uninspiring three-piece suites to complete a living room decor, just because that was all that was available. There really is a plethora of choices so if you’re lusting after a leather one, trying to find a fantastic fabric one, chasing a cute chaise longue, looking for a low-key understated one or searching for a statement piece, you’re certain to find the sofa or chair you’ve been hunting for here.

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DA LYA N A R MCH AIR

This armchair will bring beauty to every decor. The velvet of this piece will give the final touch to every project. £POA brabbu.com

FAUT E UI L L E 58

This piece of furniture is the epitome of elegance, quality and comfort. Truly timeless, this unique chair is the perfect finishing touch for any interior. £POA coin-fr.com

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Comfortable chair with full 360° swivel that makes a fabulous set when combined with the footstool. £938 darlingsofchelsea.co.uk

MATADOR ARMCHAIR

A distinctive upholstered chair with curved sides and tapered back. Its modern take on the traditional wing back chair with a dynamic thrust to its lines, brings the majestic elegance of a sixties matador to your living room. £1015 darlingsofchelsea.co.uk I N E X

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This lounge chair evokes memories of classic cars, as the seats of these cars were designed as lounge chairs. A chic finishing touch to any interior. £206 designbotschaft.com

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THUND ERBIRD ARM CH A I R

The Thunderbird is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Poised and taut when unoccupied and occupied, it’s guaranteed to make anyone sitting in it look fantastic. £2210.35 rume.co.uk

DUKE CO C KTA I L CH A I R

This chair is an interior essential inspired by 1950s design. Featuring a subtle wingback and hand-stitched channels, it’s a cocktail chair that’s dressed to impress. £349 swooneditions.com

RM58 CLASSIC ARMCHAIR

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The Chi Chi offers roll-style arms with brass-tipped legs for a contemporary update on a classic shape. £1359 contentbyterenceconran.com

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From its petal-shaped arms and the gentle curve of its continuous outside arc to the single button in each of its back cushions and the delicate turn of its conical feet, the Petal appeals to everyone. £POA rume.co.uk

SE T O F T WO LUL E C H A IRS

The perfect seat for dining, the Lule chairs offer contemporary style whether you’re enjoying a meal alone or with guests. Slim crossed legs and a curved back and sides create a sophisticated silhouette that makes these chairs a modern classic. £279 made.com

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This sofa is extremely versatile. It consists of five movable parts meaning you can design a new sofa every single week if you wish. £POA einrichten-design.de

DE L A M E R E MEDIUM SOFA

The Delamere is inspired by pieces from the 1950s and offers something completely different with an upholstered overhang to the arm. £2310 darlingsofchelsea.co.uk

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Small in size, big on comfort, the Percy boasts a wider seat and heftier arms to provide that 1950s vibe. £790 sofa.com

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The stylish Hepburn twoseater sofa is upholstered in luxurious teal velvet, offering a contemporary option when styling a living room, office or hotel lounge. The sleek silhouette of the Hepburn couch, paired with natural wood finish legs, gives a nod to Scandinavian design. £659 cultfurniture.com

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The Charnwood is the perfect combination of classic and modern design, with traditional buttoning on the back with contrasting contemporary arms and a wonderfully comfortable seat with fibre cushions and a foam core. With feather scatter cushions and a beautiful selection of fabrics to choose from, the Charnwood looks elegant and is as comfortable and luxurious as it looks. £POA rume.co.uk

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Sophia is a particular bench seat sofa that draws inspiration from the aesthetics of Mid-Century Modern design. It is upholstered in a neutralcoloured velvet, stitched from the top to the bottom. The base is made of gold-plated brass and it has buttontufted sides. £POA essentialhome.eu

RITCHIE THREESEATER SOFA

A classic Mid-Century design, updated with a cool, contemporary finish. Easily adds stand-out style to a living room and ideal for smaller spaces. The buttoning on the backrest gives this Scandi-inspired piece an extra luxury touch. £599 made.com

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The perfect blend of a sleek silhouette with a button detail cushion, upholstered in plush velvet, this chaise-end sofa oozes sophistication. The clean, square lines of this piece give a subtle nod to Mid-Century design, while its large scale means there’s plenty of room for everyone. £1799 made.com

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HOWARD SOFA

A classic English-style design, the Howard has been the best-selling model in the UK for over 110 years. Traditionally upholstered with feather and down, the Howard has a fixed hand sprung back and loose seat cushions. This sofa is bound to add some sophistication to an interior. £POA oficinainglesa.com

DANDRIDGE ARMCHAIR

The delicate nature of the real leather and the luxurious combination of brass details turns this piece into a high-end design statement. This recipe of rich materials and sleek lines make this chair a desirable piece of Mid-Century Modern-styled furniture. £POA essentialhome.eu

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Ellen is a sophisticated armchair featuring a modern tub design. Built on top of a polished brass base, this accent chair is upholstered with a green lustrous velvet and its curvilinear open back contrasts with a rectangular shape on the front. It has a non-swivel cylindrical seat perfect for those nostalgic retro lovers, who love a mix of contemporary design and Mid-Century Modern style. £599 made.com 9 7

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A stylish, neat and tidy sofa, that is deceptively comfortable. Compact yet perfectly proportioned, the big generous cushions make it truly relaxing. £1842.35 darlingsofchelsea.co.uk

W HINFELL SO FA

Classic styling is combined with a sumptuous, deep seat that offers you the ultimate in luxurious relaxation, and a cushioned back for increased support and comfort. With a solid wood frame, foam and fibre seat and back cushions, and feather scatter cushions. £2210.35 darlingsofchelsea.co.uk

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The soft and curved shape of this sofa makes it inviting. It consists of a robust upholstered seat and backrest and two armrests. The seam on the back and on the seat divides the sofa into sections. £2417 einrichten-design.de

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The Trevisan canapé sofa is a Louis XV model shown in cherry wood with a gold leaf finish. Traditionally upholstered with a fixed back and feather and down seat cushion, the Trevisan is available with one-, two- or threeseat cushions. £POA oficinainglesa.com

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SMITHFIELD CHESTERFIELD SOFA

The Chesterfield is a sofa that often sparks debate. Those who say they dislike them often have memories of a parent’s Chesterfield, hard of seat, bereft of personality and covered in hard shiny leather. But this Chesterfield is different, it doesn’t divide opinion at all, it’s just loved. £POA rume.co.uk

CHOFA SOFA

The Chofa, part chaise, part sofa, has a spectacular arched back, contrapuntal arms and long shapely legs. £POA rume.co.uk

TIVOLI ARMCHAIR, INDIGO

Add a little architecture to a living room with the neatly structured Tivoli armchair. This hand-made design draws inspiration from Mid-Century’s love of clean lines, minimal styling and the ability to hold colour with ease. £POA swooneditions.com

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Lyndon by Boss Design has launched Isla – an elegant and refined collection of handcrafted seating and tables that offers unparalled choice and flexibility. Comprising chairs that offer frame, base and upholstery options, together with three tables in differing sizes, this latest range is extremely versatile and can be specified across numerous hospitality, leisure and workplace settings. Isla chairs are available with or without arms, and can be specified in a choice of wood finishes. A choice of coloured painted frames is also available and a polished aluminium fourstar swivel base option transforms the chair into seating for desks and meetings. 01242 584897 lyndon.co.uk

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NEW ISLA FURNITURE COMBINES ELEGANCE WITH VERSATILITY

A variety of Polysafe safety flooring and Expona luxury vinyl tiles Polyflor were recently used to complete the construction of Needham House in Devizes, Wiltshire. Over 2000m2 of Polyflor vinyl flooring was installed in the 47 self-contained apartments and communal areas. Expona Commercial PUR luxury vinyl tiles in the Light Classic Oak design were selected for the building entrance and lobby areas, the dining hall, staircases, circulation areas and corridors. While Polysafe Wood fx PUR safety flooring in Classic Oak was installed inside each of the apartments. And, Polysafe Verona PUR in the CafĂŠ Noir shade was used to create safe working environments for staff in the kitchen and servery areas. 0161 767 1111 polyflor.com

BESPOKE ILLUMINATION FROM CHRISTOPHER HYDE LIGHTING

Christopher Hyde Lighting is renowned for its traditional designs and has now started to develop more contemporary ranges. Providing lighting for a wide range of interiors is what Christopher Hyde excels in doing. Many architects and designers approach the company to produce bespoke designs. Using its artisan skills, the company is able to manufacture almost anything a client desires. As an expert in manufacturing of cast fixtures including creations of low wax cast decorative details Christopher Hyde produces exquisite designs. In keeping with changes within the lighting industry, Christopher Hyde offers advanced LED technology including integral and retrofit energy-saving light sources; emergency lighting and various dimming alternatives. 0207 351 0863 christopherhyde.com

BL A NCO D U RINOX IS T HE ULTI MATE INNOVAT IO N IN STA INL E SS ST EEL

BLANCO has developed a durable stainless steel worktop material, BLANCO Durinox, which is twice as strong as conventional stainless steel worktops. Durinox is available in any STEELART worktop size. Resistant to scratches and fingerprints, the velvetymatt surface can be integrated with the new BLANCO ZEROX range of sinks which are also available in a Durinox surface. The integration of the sink with the worktop is jointless and so creates a seamless appearance. BLANCO introduces seven brand new models to the ZEROX range of sinks; all are compatible with the Durinox surface: ZEROX 340 IF, ZEROX 400 IF, ZEROX 400 IF/A, ZEROX 500 IF, ZEROX 500 IF/A, ZEROX 700 IF, ZEROX 700 IF/A.

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TWENTY OLD BAILEY

A BACUS BAT HRO O MS, LUSTROLIT E AND ELEM EN TS DI S PL AY INNOVAT IO NS

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Keller Kitchens brought Dutch design to KBB 2018, demonstrating how the company’s beautiful, continental styles can make every house a home. From handleless contemporary designs to industrial looks, Keller Kitchens provides the market with quality products of the highest standard. In the UK, the brand has been building its profile and reputation with leading independent kitchen specialists which are tuned into the company’s Dutch-built quality and expertise. Keller Kitchens uses the globally-recognised Natural Colour System (NCS) and is displaying kitchen designs that are available in 1950 NCS hues with three different finishes: silk gloss, high gloss and structured lacquer. kellerkitchens.com +31 0615 594450

Armourcoat polished plaster wall finishes feature within the major office refurbishment of Twenty Old Bailey by architect practice BuckleyGrayYeoman for global asset manager Blackstone. Throughout the atrium, over 700m 2 of Armourcoat ‘KonCrete’ polished plaster has been expertly handapplied and includes a recessed logo by the entrance. KonCrete is an urban range of polished plaster colours and finishes designed for contemporary projects. The range offers a wealth of design options to achieve a distinctive modern look including distressed effects or recessed shutter markings. Additionally, Armourcoat ‘SMG’ was applied to the reception desk front and lift lobbies. ‘SMG’ is a super-luxury polished plaster finish with the appearance of a seamless high-gloss lacquer effect. armourcoat.com 01732 467994

DUTCH DESIGN S HOWCA SED AT KBB 2018

Abacus Bathrooms highlighted innovation by showing the build and fitting of individual systems; all guaranteed to result in the perfect bathroom. An example is the new must-have for all basin and furniture installations, the unique patentpending Modul Basin Fixing Frame, designed to combine the secure mounting of both a basin and coordinating furniture unit in one frame. The Infinity Single-Fall shower tray is the only product of its kind on the market today where the one-way fall of the tray and drain are fully integrated and waterproof. High-gloss wall panelling from Lustrolite is also demonstrated. The panelling is an advantaged multi-layer acrylic sheet that looks just like glass. abacus-bathrooms.co.uk 0345 850 5040 I N E X

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British Ceramic Tile will be opening its showroom doors from 22nd to 24th May inviting visitors to join the team during Clerkenwell Design Week, as the company dedicates its celebrations to honoring the best of Great British design and manufacture. The company is incredibly proud of its long-standing heritage and its in-house design credentials, and will be marking the occasion through a range of activities that reflect the best of British. Three days packed full of guest talks and partner collaborations, the company has secured other likeminded big name brands from across the kitchen, bathroom and interior design industries to come along and showcase their products and services. britishceramictile.com 0207 490 0338 1 0 4


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LEVATO MONO

Porcelain paver system and coordinating internal tiling The Deck Tile Co’s new website www.surface360.co.uk now has +150 colours and finishes in their Levato Mono 20mm porcelain ranges plus co-ordinating internal tiling – enabling seamless visual transition between internal and external spaces.

20mm porcelain pavers 40x80 45x90 60x60 75x75 80x80 30x120 40x120 60x120 ‘Floating floor’ – installation over single ply membranes Eternal product - zero maintenance required – offering massive overlife savings Highly abrasion and stain resistant Highly slip resistant ; R11 AB+C Lightweight – 45kgs per m2

INTRODUCING OUR NEW WEBSITE: WWW.SURFACE360.CO.UK

High load bearing and impact resistance Timber, stone & cementitious effects Completely non porous Ideal for balconies, roof terraces and piazzas, for both commercial and residential use Frost proof Height adjustable/slope correcting support system ranging from 9mm up to 550mm

Inex April 2018  

COCOONS looks at new and innovative ways to use silkworms’ cocoons.

Inex April 2018  

COCOONS looks at new and innovative ways to use silkworms’ cocoons.