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Luxury style for the high-end bathroom

HIDDEN TREASURE

Blending historic surroundings with a fresh design vision

MATERIAL WORLD

Sourcing the right surfaces from options of all shapes and sizes

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Welcome to the March issue of Designer. Slowly but surely, there are signs that we will be emerging from lockdown and returning to a way of life that is a little closer to normal than has been the case for the past few months. With Covid-19 infection rates slowing, and vaccination both in the UK and elsewhere being rolled out on a huge scale, there are indications that a more positive summer awaits us. How well the design sector has coped with the unparalleled challenges of the pandemic is hard to gauge. We know that many businesses have suffered terribly from the constraints, both in terms of the direct impact of the government restrictions but also from the knock-on effect of damaged confidence from consumers and other customers. However, there is also evidence to suggest that many manufacturers, retailers and creatives have been re-grouping, re-energising, and re-focusing on how to approach things with renewed vigour when some form of normality does return. So far this year, we at Designer have received details of countless new product launches, and numerous inspiring projects that have progressed to completion despite the difficulties. We’ve also had a peek at a multitude of new and refurbished showrooms that are fresh and more than ready to welcome visitors as soon as they are allowed to come back to see, feel and touch the latest new designs, surfaces and materials.

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40 8 SOURCE Our monthly round-up of the people, products and events that matter from across the design sector 14 SHOWROOMS Kitchen design specialist Roundhouse has refurbished its Fulham showroom, putting its new Studio collection centre-stage 16 MATERIAL WORLD Whether it is to make a bold statement focal point or simply serve as complementary components, the right surface and material choices can make or break any project 26 PRACTICAL PRESENCE Subtlety is key for any material in a design scheme like this one by 2LG

Studio, where understated impact was the order of the day

careful appreciation of the building’s historic past

30 KING OF THE CASTLE An eclectic family space was created for a Tenerife holiday resort, with design details drawing on local legend to create a fascinating, unusual place to stay

44 RAVE REVIEWS Home renovation and design website Houzz has showcased some of the leading professionals in the country with its annual ‘best of’ roll call

34 CREATIVE INDULGENCE From classical opulence to contemporary impact, there are a multitude of ways to deliver luxury design for the bathroom…

46 STEEL APPEAL A vibrant and spacious interior delivers comfortable living for the latest addition to Sheffield’s student accommodation offering

40 HIDDEN TREASURE A complex underground space is brought to life through bold contemporary vision and a

50 EXIT High-wire lighting designed by Formafantasma for Flos

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designerati.co.uk Bisley has introduced a new version of its Be system, re-imagined for a post-pandemic working world. When it originally launched in 2012, Be addressed storage within the workplace through the use of every side of the cuboid structure, and the innovative electrification of the units. Building on that product offering, Be now strives to address office workers’ current Covid concerns. Its design can be used to create subtle space and territory division, allowing natural light but separating a room without building walls, whilst also providing personal storage space. Be is also available in a range of colour combinations, mixing wood and steel surfaces, with open and closed storage choices. There is a pre-defined range and a bespoke option, with units available in a range of heights, widths, colours and choices of materials and finishes. Mark Shatford, Head of Design at Bisley, said: “Fresh for 2021, a number of refinements have been made to the original Be concept. The new flush front handles and concealed hinges give the design a clean, modern appeal, while a greater variety of colours and materials – whether fabric, glass, wood or steel – means architects and designers have greater choice when specifying for workplace interiors. The addition of USB charging points meanwhile, reflects the needs of mobile workers with multiple devices to charge at once.”

Star Quality

Lutezia is a collection of taps and accessories designed by starchitect Jean-Michel Wilmotte for Italian brassware brand CEA. Designed and made for the Renaissance style of the Grand Luxury Hôtel Palace Lutetia in Paris, the collection aims to evoke the refined taste of the Belle Epoque. Its soft and rounded lines give lightness to the form for a tap made from stainless steel and available in a satin or polished finish, as well as black diamond, bronze, copper and light gold options.

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Ideal Standard launches the Atelier Collection this month, the result of a collaboration with Italian design studio Palomba Serafini Associati (PS+A). The new ranges use colour, premium materials and distinctive aesthetics to reference Ideal Standard’s design heritage. The ranges pair the vision of PS+A, through its founder Roberto Palomba, with Ideal Standard’s strong design heritage. As well as the new Conca and Blend ranges, the collections also feature the newly-invigorated Ipalyss range of ceramics, available in a bold colour palette, as well as two new lines of mixer taps, Check and Joy. Pictured is the bathtub from the Conca range.

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Framery One is the latest booth design from Framery, distributed by Welltek. The design incorporates sound insulation and cleverly integrates technology to create a seamless working space. Integrating with the laptop calendar systems, users can easily book a slot in Framery One or, if the pod is free, they can step inside and have the unit reserved automatically. An electric, height-adjustable table accommodates laptops, personal devices and workplace essentials, while the seat can also be height adjusted. Light and airflow can also all be adjusted using a simple touchscreen.

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Kitchen design specialist Roundhouse has launched its new Studio collection and it is on display in the company’s newly-refurbished Fulham showroom. The showroom’s makeover features brand new designs, including bespoke kitchens from the Roundhouse design team. The showroom features a wide array of materials on display, including a vast selection of natural stone options alongside gold, dark, and classic earthy tones. There is a striking bespoke bar area and display cabinet, as well as some eye-catching examples of Roundhouse pantries. Studio is the latest addition to the brand’s product offering however. It is a range of modular cabinets with fixed sizes and internal finishes and configurations. Designed with less flexibility than the bespoke collection and built using more economic materials and processes, Studio strives to offer the same attention to detail and aesthetic considerations.

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Material World Whether it is to make a bold statement focal point or simply serve as complementary components, the right surface and material choices can make or break any project

Located in the middle of Tromsø Harbour in Norway, a luxury floating sauna offers visitors a chance to relax and enjoy unique views of the Northern Lights. Over 2,000 metres of Kebony Character was used for the external cladding, the decking, both on the roof and ocean terrace, and most uniquely for the shingled cladding around the entrance to the sauna. Kebony / kebony.com Photography: David Jensen

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Designed by Anya Brakha, this residential project uses 6mm thick porcelain tiles in a variety of ways to evoke the feeling of luxurious comfort in a Grade II listed Marylebone townhouse. For the majority of the bathroom walls and floors, the marble effect tiles are used in a traditional way. For something a little different, a larger format option has been treated like a work of art and framed on some of the bathroom walls. To create a seamless look, the tiles have also been fabricated to make bespoke vanity units. Finally, a mosaic option from the same tile collection has been chosen for the shower area to create a coordinating look with a striking visual effect. The project features Parkside’s Parlato Calacatta Extra. Parkside / parkside.co.uk Photographer: Dimitrios Sofianopoulos (Sigma)

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Top Left: Wharf Seamless Makeover worktop in Callisto finish with square edged profile and custom curve design. Wharf Worktops / wharfmakeover.co.uk Top Right: Roundhouse Urbo matt lacquer bespoke kitchen in RAL 9003 with island worktop in polished concrete and underside in patinated corrugated iron. Worktop and splashback in Lilac Milas marble. Roundhouse / roundhousedesign.com Photography: Mary Wadsworth Below Left: The All Round collection from CTD Architectural Tiles offers a

continuous flow from flat surface to corners and edging. It is available in four monochromatic colourways in six shapes in a glazed porcelain gloss finish. Allowing for flexibility in surface design, the modular system creates a seamless continuation across all edges and corners, moulding joins and angles. CTD Architectural Tiles / ctdarchitecturaltiles.co.uk Below Right: This kitchen project was a joint design collaboration between 23+GS/318 and Lanserring. From the brushed brass drawers to hand-painted furniture, a contemporary palette of

materials and subtle detailing was used in the design. It features bespoke solid wood cabinetry-stained Oak veneer with Chevron pattern, painted in Grey Sky and brushed brass within the kitchen by Lanserring. Pietra grey marble worktops were used in the space, along with Black Soho Limestone splashback tiles from Floor of Stone. A palette of wide, pale Douglas fir floorboards and muted walls provide a canvas for pops of colour such as hand-made Danish floor tiles and fitted joinery. 23+GS/318 / 318.studio – Lanserring / lanserring.com

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Bushboard’s Omega Lumiere laminate surface offers anti-bacterial protection that is food-safe and destroys 99.9% of bacteria within 24 hours. It is made using HPL featuring in-house produced resins that are incorporated into the material during the production process, resulting in guaranteed lifetime antibacterial protection. Combined with the properties of laminate, it prevents the growth of mould and bacteria, and is suitable for kitchen surfaces and splashbacks. Bushboard / bushboard.co.uk

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Top Left: Lundhs Emerald worktop and tiles was used in this residential project in Norway by Lene Marie Weum Knudsen. The worktop material is entirely natural Norwegian stone made from Larvikite. Lundhs / lundhsrealstone.com/uk Photography: Morten Rakke Top Right: Kitchen scheme by Day True featuring Quartzite Moon Rock marble. Day True / daytrue.com Below Left: RAK Ceramics’ Cementina tiles were used through the dining

area at the Fat Chow Cantonese restaurant at The Pointe in Dubai’s Palm Jumeriah district. RAK Ceramics / rakceramics.com/uk Below Right: The Ceralsio collection from CRL Stone features surfaces which are suitable for bathroom or kitchen countertops, flooring and wall-cladding and are available in a natural, textured or polished finish and a wide choice of colours. The range includes Ceralsio Marquina (pictured). CRL Stone / ceralsio.co/uk

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CONCA design Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

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Dekton by Cosentino has been specified at the Kol restaurant in Marylebone, London. Opened in October 2020 by former Noma Mexico chef Santiago Lastra, his debut restaurant brings together Mexican cuisine with local British produce. Designed by A-nrd Studio and spanning across two levels and 500 sq m, the restaurant also boasts a mezcal bar on the ground floor for serving up Mexican cocktails and spirits to guests. Dekton Trilium was used throughout the restaurant’s kitchen and serving areas. Showcasing a mixture of colours inspired by volcanic rock, the material features irregular accents of black and grey with a matt finish, resulting in an appearance that alters depending on the angle of the light on the surface. Dekton / dekton.com Photography: Bircan Tulga / Black Edge Productions

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Top Left and Top: HI-MACS Alpine White features throughout the VIP Lounge at the new Gagarin Airport in Saratov, Russia. Designed by VOX Architects, the lounge’s interior has been designed to capture the spirit of travel inspired by famous Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin after whom the airport is named. HI-MACS / himacs.eu Photography: Sergey Ananiev Below Left: Staron Fog has been used on the serving and kitchen sink areas and is wrapped around the window, worktops and side walls of the cabinetry

of this residential project in Australia. Staron Sanded Heron was used for the kitchen island in a scheme designed by Gavin Hepper. Staron / staron.com Below Right: Microcement was used for the inside of this striking Finnish sauna, created by Finnmark Sauna for an ensuite set-up in a London townhouse. Robbie Thompson at Finnmark Sauna said: “The client wanted the design to be consistent with the bathroom which was a fusion of old rustic timber with the new and glossy fixtures and fittings. Our client is an artist

and it was important to her that the back wall of the sauna was a standout piece using unusual materials. Microcement is suitable for use in the high heat and moisture within the sauna and we think it makes a particularly striking feature.” Finnmark Sauna / finnmarksauna.com

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esigners Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead fell in love with Caesarstone’s Cloudburst Concrete seconds after seeing it at Milan Design Week back in April 2018. The design duo, who had been working on their home refurbishment project for the past three years, were at the final stages of their project when they discovered Caesarstone’s newly-launched interpretation of poured concrete. They said: “We first saw this new concrete range in Milan and it won us over immediately with its subtle movement and matt texture. The texture softens the kitchen and is great to look after as it stays looking beautiful no matter how hard we work it.” Cluroe and Whitehead are founders of 2LG Studio and are Design Doctor columnists in the Metro newspaper. They are also authors of a new book, offering consumers ideas and inspiration for their homes.

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They purchased their fourbedroom Victorian house in South London in 2015 in a derelict state. The planning of the kitchen began immediately but due to the amount of structural pre-works and hefty investment required, the interior works did not commence until much later, so the final concepts for the key spaces were able to evolve over time. Most partition walls were removed and the two doorways – alongside which is a tall radiator from Bisque – were left without doors to create a free-flowing movement across the whole ground floor. To allow a wide range of functions within one space, the duo came up with an idea for a kitchen that could transcend conventional approaches, utilising curves, a minimal colour palette, and carefully considered materials. At the centre of the scheme is a large island with handleless pink doors, Miele hob and the Cloudburst Concrete worktops. The sink area is anchored by two vaulted cupboards inbetween which stands a tall splashback, also in the same Caesarstone material. The kitchen furniture itself – called Rise – was created by 2LG in partnership with John Lewis of Hungerford.

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King of the Castle An eclectic space was created for a Tenerife holiday resort, with design details drawing on local legend to create a fascinating place to stay The Magic Suite is the striking centrepiece of the Fantasia Bahia Principe Hotel in Tenerife. The eclectic design vision was created by the Valencian studio estudi{H}ac, founded by José Manuel Ferrero

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Right: The suite is located between the four turrets of the hotel’s castle building which forms a visual centrepiece to the resort

The lighting scheme was created by Iluminación Ambiente and incorporates designs by Moooi, Tom Dixon, Bibia and Iguzzini

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The central area has two bedrooms next to it and a dining area with access to the castle’s private terrace. The play area is a large hill made of foam like a huge organic sofa next to a swing. Above the swing, there is a graphic tree on the back wall symbolizing the tree of golden apples, represented by a rainfall of golden lamps.

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DESIGNER MAGAZINE The children’s room is connected by a number of fun-coloured pipes they can use to get from one room to another.

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The suite includes part of the story of the local legend of the Garden of the Hesperides and an image of the peacock that symbolizes the Goddess Hera. The story is laden with symbolic icons associated with the characters and the legend itself, many of which are referenced in the design of the suite

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Creative Indulgence From classical opulence to contemporary impact, there are a multitude of ways to deliver luxury design for the bathroom…

This bathroom, designed by Yousef Mansuri, Head of Design at C.P. Hart, is one of six in an old rectory within the Salisbury countryside. The brief was to design a master ensuite that was to be stylish but masculine, spacious but incorporating storage where possible. The client wanted a space with minimal tiling to showcase artwork to give the room a soft feel, and with a nod to the period of the property. The client wanted a natural and neutral palette but was also drawn to the colour blue, so it was used as an accent shade for the vanity unit and exterior of the bath. The rest of the room was kept fairly

neutral, with natural textures such as porcelain stone-effect tiles, which were similar to some of the natural stone tiles used elsewhere in the property. Mansuri also worked around the room’s original focal point, the fireplace, which the owner wanted to keep to make the bathroom feel more like a classic living space. The design includes a C.P. Hart Audrey freestanding bath, brassware from the Landmark Pure range by Samuel Heath, a TOTO RX Washlet WC, Artelinea vanity unit and mirror, and a bespoke heated towel rail by Vogue. C.P. Hart / cphart.co.uk

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Once the original HQ of the Metropolitan Police, the Great Scotland Yard Hotel now offers a 5-star luxury place to stay in central London. The hotel was designed by EPA Architects with Hirsch Bedner Associates and features TOTO Washlets throughout all 152 rooms. TOTO / gb.toto.com

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Top Left Located next to the Opéra Garnier, a few steps from the Place Vendôme, the Maison Albar Hotels Le Vendôme is a recently-refurbished luxury Paris hotel in the 9th arrondissement. Preserving the natural luxury of the premises but bringing a touch of modernity and convenience, the bathrooms include GROHE SmartControl shower fittings which include the option for the user to store their preferences for the next use. Golden furniture, white marble and parquet flooring accented with highlights of green velvet bring elegance and luminosity to each of the 51 guest rooms. The hotel architect is Atelier Cos, with interiors by Roque Intérieurs. Photography: Stefan Kraus / K Pictures GROHE / grohe.co.uk

Top Right Located on Langham Place, next to the iconic BBC Broadcasting House, the new Treehouse Hotel is the first UK-based hotel from the 1Hotels Group and Barry Sternlicht. The hotel strives to achieve a nostalgic home-from-home feel, with interiors founded on the ideas that inspire a child to build a treehouse, including adventure, cosy spaces and a repurposing of materials. All 95 rooms (including 15 suites) include bathrooms designed to combine luxurious living with the latest technology. Nestled against the iconic birch trees found throughout the hotel’s interior, all of the ensuite bathrooms are equipped with brassware from the AXOR Montreux range, created by Phoenix Design. Complementing

Crittall-style screens and cabinetry, the industrial-inspired basin mixers, handshowers and accessories are finished in Brushed Black Chrome to create a truly unified aesthetic. AXOR / axor-design.com Above Left and Right The Breeze freestanding bath from the Elements Collection by Waters Baths of Ashbourne forms the centrepiece of this bathroom design in Lancashire by Abbie Schofield of Ribble Valley Bathrooms. Waters Baths of Ashbourne / watersbaths.co.uk Ribble Valley Bathrooms / ribblevalleybathrooms.co.uk

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DESIGNER MAGAZINE LU X U RY B AT H R O O M S Drummonds’ Double Lowther vanity with Arabescato marble top is the centrepiece of this bathroom design by interior designer Róisín Lafferty. Alongside it is the Wye cast iron bath. Drummonds / drummonds-uk. com – Kingston Lafferty Design / kingstonlaffertydesign.com

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Top left Acquabella’s Quiz shower tray and wall panels. Acquabella / acquabella.com/en Top right Imperial Bathroom’s Astoria Deco large 640mm basin in white and Hardwick basin stand with glass legs and chrome finish, pictured with Niveau 3-hole basin mixer tap in a chrome finish. Imperial Bathrooms / imperialbathroom.com Above left Utopia Bathroom’s Dualelle freestanding bath in burnt copper. Utopia Bathrooms / utopiagroup.com

Above right Bathroom design for the Novotel hotel brand, featuring Roman shower enclosure with clear glass and Corian column; matt grey anti-slip solid surface tray, toilet enclosure with mirrored glass and chrome hardware, and integrated solid surface vanity basin unit with illuminated mirror and mirrored side panel. Roman / roman-showers.com Right Voyage, designed for VitrA by Arik Levy, provides a large choice of products to create a complete, individually distinct bathroom that the designer says “celebrates the ritual of taking a bath or purification and can be elevated to an almost spiritual experience”. VitrA / vitra.co.uk

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he Samna restaurant, located nect to Arsenalna Square in Kiev, Ukraine, is run by Israeli chef Meir Adoni. It serves Middle Eastern cuisine from its location in the basement and the ground floor of a building that used to be a mansion dating from 1797. Curiously, the building is now significantly lower into the ground than when it was first constructed due to surrounding development. What was previously the ground floor has become the basement, with windows which once overlooked some Kyiv streets now forming below-ground niches. Solid brick walls and arched domes define the aesthetics of the space, so the design of the restaurant aims to emphasise some authentic elements in creating a new contemporary interior. The restaurant has five halls and around 120 seats. Guests start their journey in the hall with a welcome bar where aperitives are served, then they go to one of three main halls with set tables. After the meal, they can hang out in a hall with a copper bridge, sometimes with a DJ and a bar on the balcony. Copper is a key theme throughout the interior, intended to reflect the historic nobility of the building and also to act as a contrast to the shapes of a bar island, console tables, and

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shelf with glasses hanging above the counter on steel ropes. The soft shade of copper is also present in the restaurant’s lighting. Spotlight streaks reflect from the copper plates hung under the ceiling and project to the tables, providing a rich and warm beam which illuminates the space without directly reflecting in guests’ eyes. Besides copper, there is also solid oak, leather, and steel used throughout, all materials that were present in the original form of the building’s historic past. Importantly for the scheme – created by Kievbased design studio YOD – walls are

partly daubed with plaster but in many places the original bold bricks are retained. Volodymyr Nepiyvoda, Co-founder of YOD Group, said: “Old buildings talk for themselves. They demand some respect and restraint from a designer. One of the challenges for us was arranging communication systems that are necessary for any modern restaurant. But none of them existed when the house was built, and that is why they would look foreign on those walls. We solved this problem in favour of authentic architecture and pure walls.”

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ome interiors website Houzz has unveiled its community’s picks for Best of Houzz 2021, a homeownerto-homeowner guide to the top kitchen and bathroom designers, architects, interior designers, and other residential design and renovation professionals, recognising the top-scoring 3% of the more than 2.5m home professionals and interior and architectural photographers on the site. The honours are awarded annually in three categories – design, customer service, and photography – with awards for those whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer service honours are based on several factors, including a professional’s overall rating and client reviews for projects completed in 2020, while photography badges are awarded to architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular.

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A vibrant and spacious interior delivers comfortable living for the latest addition to Sheffield’s student accommodation offering

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tudent accommodation Knight House in Sheffield has been planned and designed by Manchester-based architects 74, who also created the project’s full interiors scheme, including bedrooms, corridors, wayfinding and all amenity spaces. “We worked on this project from its very earliest days,” said 74 Founder David Holt. “74 was initially engaged to examine the ongoing strategy of iQ Student Accommodation’s Sheffield campus, made up of three buildings adjacent to the University of Sheffield. The brief was to re-organise the existing buildings on the site, but further study of the plans and immediate environs revealed the potential of an adjacent site that turned out to be in the company’s ownership, in

use at the time as a car park. Once we had the client’s go-ahead to propose a new building, we sought to maximise the development volume and created the design for a 257-bed, 17-storey student accommodation building.” Knight House was named after feminist pioneer Anne Knight (17861862). A notable public art piece dedicated to Anne Knight now greets visitors in the building’s lobby, in the form of a mosaic wall installation by artist Coralie Turpin. 74 was closely involved in the initial artist interviews and design-stage review process for the commission, as well as inputting into the final colour scheme, using the same yellow as used within the interior scheme. After the lobby, visitors go through to the reception and waiting lounge area, allowing glimpses down

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to the main amenity space on the lower-ground floor. The reception zone to the left features a bespoke desk with a ply geometric patternprinted front, designed by 74, and an emerald green marmoleum desktop, along with green wallpaper to the rear and a green ceiling area above, whose shape directly reflects the deskfront. “The interiors concept was inspired by the surrounding landmark architecture and great natural landscapes all around the city,” said Bianca Yousef, Associate at 74, “as well as by the city’s industrial ties to the steel industry, taking form in both a bold colour palette, with a core emerald green supplemented by red, yellow and orange and strong geometric patterning throughout.” To the left of reception is the private dining area. A further brand illustration is located here, depicting a chef, whilst a wraparound linking wall features iconic images of Sheffield, from music to parks to famous buildings such as The Crucible Theatre. The private dining room features a blue Howdens kitchen with a stainless-steel splashback and geometric-patterned wallpaper on the opposite wall to the illustration.

The bedroom designs, with each room slightly different, feature a similar palette. Dressed with a strong use of yellow, the furniture is in oak, grey and white, with a feature wall in dark green and others in papyrus white with a slight grey-green tint. Flooring is oak-effect by Amtico. Two-tone pillars feature in some of the rooms, which are arranged either as cluster rooms, with a communal kitchen, or as individual studio rooms with built-in kitchens. The bathrooms feature an acrylic-panel pod design and were pre-fabricated and craned in, with shower pods and backlit mirrors, manufactured by Walker Modular to 74’s design.

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Stripped back to its purist form, WireLine designed by Formafantasma for Flos, is a ceiling lamp created using a light source, a power cable, and nothing else. First previewed at Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2019, the light is now available for the global market. Formafantasma design duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin said: “With WireLine, we revisited the principle that led to the design of our first one, WireRing, and took it one stage further. Both lamps were born from the desire to use the electric cable as the star element in the design. This time, we flattened rubber to make it look like a belt, and acquire a key role in supporting the extruded ribbed glass rod that houses the LED light source.” “We chose these materials in order to create a contrast between the industrial feel of rubber and the sophisticated sensuality of glass.”

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