Style Bible: Volume 14

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A e r i s t o ’ s d e s i g n t e a m p r o v id e s c u s t o m i z e d c o l o r d e v e l o pme n t s t o e x p l o r e o p t i o n s w i t h i n v a r io u s c o lo r t on e s W i t h d e d i c a t i on t o d e v e lo p men t a nd r e s e a r c h , A e r i s t o c o n t i nu e s t o p r o v i d e t h o u g h t f u l , in n ov a t i v e , a n d i n t e g r a t e d s olu t io n s t o ou r c o l o r li b r a r y.

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Style Bible was our very first hard back annual design book, and this year sees the 14th Volume being published. This title remains one of our key issues of the year..

As always, we have spoken with key designers in all sectors of the luxury design sector, those who work at the pinnacle of the design market. They talk candidly about their hope and vision for the year ahead, share their advice, inspiration and forthcoming plans. We have also taken the time to speak to another group who are also changing the face of the design world: the people who run some of the most endorsed companies in this sector. The people whose vision and foresight enables the designers to create truly inspiring schemes. We feel it is important to be inclusive within this title and connect the designer and architects with the individuals who enable such incredible schemes to be created. These are the visionaries who predict, create, design and produce, thereby enabling the pages of magazines, book, digital news and three dimension reality to be so inspiring.

Of course Style Bible would not be complete any year without the key products, collections and pieces that we endorse as a title. So our recommended collections for 2023 are featured here too.

We enter the year ahead with hope, optimism and a true sense of solidarity that we in the design world will once again work together, to strive, support and succeed. The past few years have been challenging for the world, but we continue to grow together in strength and resolution and to change the planet one design scheme one scheme at a time.

Until next month, Joanne

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Projects we are passionate about design and we enjoy challenges. To feel the sheer joy of our clients when we deliver our carefully crafted projects is the most rewarding feeling.
LAURA POMPONI

Laura Pomponi, Founder and CEO of Italian design studio Luxury Projects, is about as Italian as you can imagine, with a bright, intelligent, good humoured personality and a tangible zest for life that is clearly reflected in the number of well-executed projects she and her team have successfully completed over the years. Her interest in detail and design started early, inspired by her fashion designer grandmother and spending summer afternoons as a child learning the art of embroidery at a monastery.

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Tell us a little about your background in design. I was born in Rome, but I grew up in Ancona, in the region of Marche which is famous for being one of the most important fashion hubs of Italy, where top luxury brands of shoes, bags, clothing are produced and not only designed. I have always been surrounded by fashion designers, including my grandmother, and during my childhood spent summers at a monastery learning the complicated art of embroidery. My passion for design, architecture, art and details then developed easily during the years.

Please describe the highlight of your career to date. When I was a teenager my family sent me off to England to study English and then I decided to study engineering following my passion for math and complicated equations. After graduation and PHD I worked for the biggest Italian hi-tech company, Telecom Italia Mobiles which allowed me to travel the World before coming back in 2002 to my city, Ancona, accepting the challenge to work for one of the most important Italian Shipbuilders. In 2008, after this long experience in Superyachts project management, following my strong passion for art and design, for material research and for finding always innovative applications, I decided to put the entrepreneurial ambitions I had since childhood into action founding the Luxury Projects Design Studio and Atelier, headquartered in Ancona (Italy).

How did achieving this make you feel?

For sure I’m proud of my achievements so far but mostly to be still the same Laura of the beginning with the same passion, smile and mostly the curiosity to experience new challenging projects around the world. With my passion for creativity and perfection, my skills are focused on designing bespoke and timeless projects for life.

What project(s) are you currently working on?

74m Yacht Interiors, 38m Yacht interiors, Complete Design (Exteriors & Interiors) of a Series of Motor Catamarans in range of 88 - 150ft, High-End Residential Private Properties of a client in Uzbekistan – Dubai – London, Yacht-Marina Facilities and… some more strictly confidential and secret projects.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

At Luxury Projects we are passionate about design and we enjoy challenges. To feel the sheer joy of our clients when we deliver our carefully crafted projects is the most rewarding feeling. It continually inspires us. Culture and travel generate ideas. My mission is to translate emotions and desires into physically beautiful forms as you think them, as you see them, as you want them.

How do you relax and find your work/ life balance?

I decided to live close to my family in a small village quite near to the Atelier in Ancona. Unfortunately, we have very limited time to spend quality time with the family since a large percentage of our week is travelling. Summer leisure time is spent in our house close to the beach in a typical traditional Italian way. I love travelling, being at the seaside, art and fashion and honestly enjoy the countryside where we live, with the beautiful sloping hills of Marche and its diverse variety of agriculture. On weekends, with my family, I love to spend hours on extended lunches at local little restaurants in the picturesque villages on the hillsides of our province and around Italy, but travelling to remote places and discovering cultures is also part of my DNA and inspiration…Up to now I have managed to visit 119 countries around the world!

Has this changed in recent years?

As many, we suffered from the Covid period and needed to recover a bit from that, it has put us to the test but enabled us to work from a distance, communication has turned to interactive online sessions between our offices and with our clients. This is particularly challenging since our profession is a lot about touch

and feel. For this we found a solution to perfectly present our ideas to clients so they cannot only see but also touch the fabrics, leathers, wood and stone we propose.

How would you describe your work/design style /ethos?

Entering in our Luxury Projects world, means to enjoy a special journey through emotions, creativity and sharing of ideas. With our passion for creativity and perfection, our skills are focused on designing bespoke and timeless projects for your life.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

It’s our task as designers to create ever better designs in functionality, ergonomics and beauty and we have to do so with our minds focused on the future of our planet.

How is your work evolving?

I am proud to say that today, Luxury Projects, is made up of a strong team of 15, from different nationalities, and various backgrounds and disciplines. Although the residential side of design is still something that is very present within the business, our heart really lies in superyacht design. We are seriously expanding our Design Atelier in Ancona and, as we speak, we are realising additional work stations for decorators, designers and administrators as well as expanding to 600 square meters of Atelier/Showroom and reception area to receive clients and show what we can do for them. At the same time we have opened a new office in Viareggio where we produce architectural drawings for our projects, providing project management and technical assistance but also which can comfortably receive clients in a laid-back homey atmosphere.

What area(s) of the design sector do you work in for the most part?

Our “soul” is in SuperYacht design, but we are always enjoying creating special private High-End Residential Properties, Hotels & SPAs around the world as Designing bespoke furniture, accessories, fabrics, wallpaper and patenting new materials for special use as in our Yachts or Private jets.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months and beyond?

This year has been verry excited, we were rewarded with multiple new projects and clients. We actually can say we never have been so busy as this year and our studio has grown in people and activities as Naval Architecture, Platform Design and Exterior Design including 3D modelling and high-end Rendering in both interiors and exteriors. in 2023 we will create and present more exterior design and expand our activities in this field.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2023 and beyond.

1. Sustainability

2. Innovation and/or Innovative Materials

3. Ergonomics

4. Lighting

5. Everything supported by Green Technologies where feasible or possible.

Which products/services could you not live without when designing?

For sure I cannot live without proposing to Clients innovative ideas which still mean that are feasible. For me the key words are; feasibility and innovation, always the most important aspects that guide our process with clients, merging technicalities with innovative materials to guarantee the uniqueness of the result.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

“Form follows function”, trying to combine creativity and design but in an always feasible solution.

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The magic of colours, the power of shapes and the elements of nature: this is our journey to beauty. Your next design adventure is ready to start with us!

www.luxury-projects.com Yachts | Private Jets | Hotels | SPAs | High End Residential | Life Style

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“My inspiration is constantly tied to nature & my surroundings, I emphasize in biophilic design, which incorporates our natural surroundings into the interior to create health benefits, serenity & wellness for my clients. ”
SARAH ZOHAR

Sarah Z Designs is a Miami interior design firm founded by Sarah Zohar. The American designer established her practice in 2009 and specialises in residential decor. The firm prides itself in delivering end-to-end projects while holding itself to the highest standards of excellence.

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Tell us a little about your background in design.

I grew up in a family of builders, from a young age that I would be headed in this direction, I was always around construction sites, and had a feel of the industry from early on. When I moved to Miami from New York I went to school at The Arts Institute for Interior Design & that really solidified that this was my passion.

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Please describe the highlight of your career to date. I would say landing my first design job, I was already designing for friends and family, and when word got out the referrals just started happening.

How did achieving this make you feel?

Location: Hallandale Beach, Florida

Date Completed: 2017

I felt very accomplished, like everything I had worked for was finally coming together and my work was being praised.

Architect: S H Brandt & Associates

How would you describe your work/design style /ethos?

We aim to be a reputable, sustainable, socially responsible & desirable firm dedicated to providing high-end & innovative design with the highest quality & integrity. We Listen, we tell your story, & we execute all projects passionately to combine functionality with the highest quality for all our clients.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

COLORADO COASTAL BY ANDREA SCHUMACHER

Design is forever evolving; Trends come and go with the seasons. During the pandemic, we all got a sense of how important it was to really love your home & feel comfortable in your space, I feel like design is moving towards that direction, making your home a place that promotes your well-being and overall health.

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date Completed: October 2017

How is your work evolving?

Architect: Carlos Alvarez of Alvarez Morris

What project(s) are you currently working on?

Interior Designer: Sarah Zohar Construction Company: Ever-Built Construction Inc

Were currently working on a few high ride condos all across Miami, as well as a project in the Bahamas & New York City

Tell us a little more about these project(s)...

Most of these projects are Ocean View, we’re still in the early stages of construction, but we’ll be incorporating ceiling designs, custom lit wall units, & of course biophilic design elements -signature Sarah Z Designs style.

Sarah Z Design used a modern approach to turn this large estate into a piece of art. The sleek marble look is complemented by a blend of different colours, which line immaculate white design with hints of blue and gold. The design brief was to integrate the open concept spaces by eliminating barriers that traditionally separate distinct functional areas.

Please describe the project you are most proud of to date, with reasons why this was a success?

The Palace Bal Harbour residence. The Client gave me Carte Blanche on my design creativity as well as budget, which put this final outcome on a different level of luxury.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

The textures and materials Sarah Z Designs chose, add to the overall aesthetic giving each surface a glossy, polished effect. Both indoor and outdoor areas complement each other to integrate the entire property under one design and blur the lines between the interior and exterior spaces. Each room is adorned with creative pieces of art, that not only add to the attractiveness of the home, but manages to bring a welcoming, relaxed feel as well.

My inspiration is constantly tied to nature & my surroundings, I emphasize in biophilic design, which incorporates our natural surroundings into the interior to create health benefits, serenity & wellness for my clients.

How do you relax and find your work/ life balance?

The location of this property only brings more beauty to this design and is taken into account in each aspect of the house. The dazzling stretch of water this property sits on and the luscious greenery which surrounds it helps to create the ideal Florida home.

I try to balance both my career & my personal life as best as I can. Being a wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister & daughter -- it’s not always easy getting pulled in many different directions. However, I consider myself truly blessed. I try to set some time aside for myself through my travels so I can get inspired and inspire, it’s also very rejuvenating.

Has this changed in recent years?

My business is growing and is constantly moving in a more demanding direction and although I have to constantly be present, I have mastered the art a work/play balance.

My work evolves with the trends, but I always maintain a timeless signature design.

Interior Designer: Andrea Schumacher

Construction Company: Character Builders

What area(s) of the design sector do you work in for the most part?

High End Residential

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months and beyond?

I am working on designing my own furniture line!

For Colorado Coastal, extensive custom furniture and finishes were created to solve specific needs in each room. In the main living area, two custom sectionals mirror each other to fill the expansive space between the kitchen island, fireplace, and 2 walls of glass doors leading outside. This solved the problem of how to apply seating to a room with multiple focal and access points.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2023 and beyond.

Innovative design, integration of design & technology to the home, Biophilic design & health benefits, being true to my positive nature & only taking on clients with good energy.

Which products/services could you not live without when designing?

Andrea Schumacher Interiors also had to appropriately incorporate many pieces from the client’s existing art collection, used in their previous homes. This is the third house Andrea has completed for this client, and it was a challenge to repurpose existing collections into homes with diverging styles. A fresh take on a poker room was designed to show off the client’s collection of antique chairs and original pieces by Dr. Seuss.

Wall coverings, which I think transform a space. Good lighting & Technology.

The team created unique spaces to specifically meet the family’s vision for how the home would be used. Many of their needs and goals did not translate into common or current trends in luxury home design.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

When designing, try to stay timeless & bring in colors through pillows & art, as these are easily interchangeable. Also, always go with high-end appliances as they have a higher resale value.

The overall look of the home is fresh, inviting and luxurious with just the right blend of function, sophistication and personalised style.

How important are The International Design Awards?

Extremely important -- still hoping to win one!

Final thoughts:

Life & Design are both beautiful & one should live their life passionately within their beauty.

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We are your full-service design studio guiding you through every step of the journey in designing your dream home. From mood boards and samples to construction and hand placing furniture, all the way to providing concierge turnkey services – from A-to-Z, we are here to serve you.

We have designed dream homes in Miami Dade, Broward, The Palm Beaches, and other markets across the U.S. SZD is dedicated to expressing your unique story through modern home design and will create the home you always dreamt of.

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EVA KHOURY DESIGNER

EVA KHOURY FOR RIVA DEL SOLE RESORT & SPA

Designer Eva Khoury, included in the list of the 100 most influential women in Italy by Forbes Magazine, has put her talent and experience at the service of Riva del Sol Resort & Spa, redesigning the Conference Centre, Supermarket, 155 hotel rooms, the Riva’z Pizzeria & Grill, the wonderful La Palma Restaurant, and above all the two suites of excellence, Coral Suite and Exotik Suite. Eva’s strength in her hospitality design is through the adaptability of the interiors.

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Tell us a little about your background in design. I come from a hospitality background, this is why my designs are very adapted to the hotels and restaurants world, they integrate functionality with beauty at the same time.

Please describe the highlight of your career to date. When someone asks me about the highlights of my career, I think of inspiration, every day is a new challenge, and when the brain merges with the emotions the outcome is everything we know to put in action for creation and execution, when the result is seen on the ground, then it’s one great highlights...crossing fingers the client is happy ultimately.

How did achieving this make you feel?

It’s a step-by-step process, mainly how we react to things. Maturity helps a lot.

What project(s) are you currently working on?

I have many projects ongoing, hopefully they will see the light soon… one of them is a big lobby and a beach club.

Tell us a little more about these project(s)...

They are earthy and have a very relaxing atmosphere, they are merged with nature.

Please describe the project you are most proud of to date, with reasons why this was a success?

I always think there is much more to each project delivered I could have done better, I guess this is an artist deformation in me talking. My projects are never good enough for me, I realise they are good when people around me love the job done. It’s kind of difficult for me to answer this question.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

My inspiration sometimes comes from the most unpredictable places... underground, nature, clouds, cooking, or even in a dream while sleeping.

How do you relax and find your work/ life balance?

I love what I do, so to relax is for me something I hardly know how to manage, the question should be the other way around, yet, a good glass of wine over a sunset is quite perfect for me.

Has this changed in recent years?

After confinement, things changed... I kind of like the tranquillity to work remotely without taking many planes and trains, lots of meetings are done quicker and easier through the web.

How would you describe your work/design style /ethos?

Very versatile. I cannot imagine my style as on. I am as international as someone can be and so are my creations.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

In a general sense I think that we need to design and create wisely in order to have functionality combined with minimum running cost. We have to take in to consideration that our planet recourses are getting to the extreme, so if we manage to do our part in creating cost effective creations, then our work is done.

How is your work evolving?

It is going towards acknowledging what the planet is asking us to do, get as green as possible as we can.

What area(s) of the design sector do you work in for the most part?

Hospitality design, Hotels, restaurants, and all that is around it.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months and beyond?

I hope one day to settle to be happy with the final project delivered. Every time I deliver a project, I still think I could have done better.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2023 and beyond.

Green, light, warm, new, creative.

Which products/services could you not live without when designing?

Music and internet.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

Dream big details will follow. Said a girl hooked up on details! (me)

How important are The International Design Awards?

For me it is quite important, as I said before, I am never happy with what I do, so if someone awards me the International Design Award, then my joy is quite big.

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EVA KHOURY

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“I see architecture and design as vehicles for improving people’s lives. No matter the scale of the project, I work hard to ensure that each solution keeps the individual firmly at the center.”

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“Being a designer is a very transformative and sometimes hard evolution that demands diligence, focus, daily education to remain knowledgeable, efficient and effective in a rapidly evolving and competitive sector. ..”
HELEN BRASINIKA

As a child Helen experimented with materials and constructions, sometimes even risking her physical safety. It was as if something triggered an idea that had to be realised by stretching its limitations to the opposite direction. At that time design was just an inner-raw drive, later it was refined by maturity and the influence of various aspects. BllendDesignOffice is a multidisciplinary design and research office based in Athens, Greece, operating in the fields of Architectural identity, interior and lighting design, landscape and sustainable design, color consulting, 3D branding and research, in every phase of the design process from conceptual design to project development and construction.

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Tell us a little about your background in design. My professional training and work experience balance equally among Architectural & Spatial design, Engineering on one side and Urban Sociology and Research on the other, while moving from small scale of interior or Urban furniture design to that of Urban Design for Social Responsibility and Master Planning. My research background in culture and ethnography, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods, enables our studio to approach every context from a wide perspective, making every location and project an educational, transformative and collective experience that has a strong impact on every stakeholder.

Please describe the highlight of your career to date. We gradually developed our focus from small scale residential and office projects mainly in Attiki and Athens, to getting commissioned for upper scale and demanding projects that require expertise and know how in the Healthcare, Hospitality and Commercial Sector all over Greece. During the past 8 years we have expanded our business abroad getting involved in the design, research, execution and project management for very demanding commercial and residential projects in Bucharest, UK and Emirates.

What project(s) are you currently working on?

At the moment we are involved in Urban Regeneration and Residential Design in Greece and Bucharest, as well as in Hospitality Design and Wellness. They all focus on sustainability, adaptive re-use and energy efficiency, innovation and resilience. All the projects follow the initiative people-first trying to implement experiential data, material and technology innovation and balancing our relationship with natural and built-environment. The main aim is to create spaces that will contribute to empowering a state of well being in most of the small segments of our daily life.

Tell us a little more about these project(s)

In particular, two luxury residential projects in Varkiza and Vouliagmeni incorporate intelligent management of LED lighting with occupancy sensors which adjust the efficiency and intensity of lighting according to the diagrams of natural light and the presence of people in the space. Natural vegetation is chosen, always supported by water supply systems and exploitation of rainwater with hidden tanks for water collection and management. It is a tool that aims to restore the human relationship with the natural environment in order to restore the biorhythms of health and wellbeing.

Please describe the project you are most proud of to date, with reasons why this was a success?

We are very proud of all our projects, but specifically one healthcare project the ‘Healing Ribbon’ RADIO Actinology Sector for IASO Healthcare has a special place in our heart and marks a stepping stone for us as a design office. Working in a sector that is associated with pain and loss, is difficult and demands special care, knowledge and expertise in many fieldsspatial design, psychology, material technology, research and lighting human-centric design.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

Travel and cultural immersion is my way of re-charging inspiration ‘powerpacks’.

How do you relax and find your work/ life balance?

Being a designer is a very transformative and sometimes hard evolution that demands diligence, focus, daily education to remain knowledgeable, efficient and effective in a rapidly

evolving and competitive sector. Working among a great competition of unique projects and design offices, we feel blessed and very proud that our work has received wide and international recognition bearing the credentials of very prestigious and established International Design Competitions. When I say hard I mean that constantly you have to try to find balances, realign, negotiate and keep a healthy distance in order to give the best at work and focus on family as well.

How would you describe your work/design style /ethos?

I was born in Greece but having lived abroad for many years the multi-cultural and educational background of different continents has infused my approach to design and lifestyle in general. Far East and its holistic approach to every living organism, plays a vital role in treating the natural and man -made environment from an organic perspective. This has informed our holistic approach to design and projects alike, and we choose to apply this approach in every phase of the design process, allowing elements from various disciplines to be incorporated in order to achieve the clients’ visions and goals without compromising our social mission. From the very beginning of our establishment we embraced an understanding of the enormous impact the building and our surrounding environment has on our life and wellbeing. Every project therefore starts from the axiom ‘people first’ and by incorporating research informed data, we aim to bring or realign the balance of all the elements that constitute our surrounding environment.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

The positive aspect of the disruptive era we experienced was that people became more aware of their surroundings and their strong impact on their daily balance and wellbeing. Healthy air, lighting and safety have gained an important place in spatial design-whether it involves residential, commercial or hospitality projects.

How is your work evolving?

All of this effort cannot be achieved without studying nature and incorporating the lessons learned so far to inform better design, within a research and relevant contextual framework.

What area(s) of the design sector do you work in for the most part?

All of the sectors, mainly focusing on interior design, lighting design and bespoke furniture design & manufacturing.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months and beyond?

To see our current projects materialise and reach the goals we have set to design healthier and resilient environments for more people.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2023 and beyond.

Biophilia, Organic Materiality, Adaptive Tradition, Cultural Infusion and Innovation.

Which products/services could you not live without when designing?

Materials and colours and the way they interact with the natural and man-made environment.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

Design for purpose and experience

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“Our focus and expertise lie in our commitment and skill set of creating bespoke and exceptionally well-crafted marine appointments with a flair for the unexpected detail.”
CHERYL SMITH DIGENNARO

CHERYL SMITH DIGENNARO FOUNDER/DESIGNER NEWPORT YACHT INTERIORS

Cheryl attended Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and holds a BFA in Design, which allowed her to turn her creativity into a successful career. Her Yacht Interior Design career began in 2004, after a number of residential clients requested that she update their yacht interiors and she instantly fell in love with designing yacht interiors.

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What sectors does your company work in?

Luxury Yacht Interior Design.

Please tell us about your company, how it was founded, its aims and ethos?

Newport Yacht Interiors was founded when I realised it was time to follow my dreams. In 2013, my dream of creating a business combining my expertise in interior design with my passion for coastal living and luxury yachts was born. I left my career of 8 years with a local yacht interior design and fabrication company to create Newport Yacht Interiors and became an entrepreneur with a drive to carve my path to success. Newport Yacht Interiors is the only full service yacht interior design firm in the region. We design for Superyachts and luxury brands from 40’+, such as Hinckley Yachts and Sirena Yachts. NYI’s ethos foundation lies in balancing luxurious living spaces onboard with the energy, spirit and beauty of the ocean. A synergistic marriage of specifically designed elements to enhance the feeling of bliss for life at sea.

How do you feel your products are different from others in the market?

NYI stands out as a premier Yacht interior design firm, as we are Yacht interior specialists. Our focus and expertise lie in our commitment and skill set of creating bespoke and exceptionally well-crafted marine appointments with a flair for the unexpected detail. Our in-house Designer Fabric and Furnishings Showroom is exclusive to the high-end yachting clientele.

How has 2022 been for you and how are you looking to move forward in 2023?

The past few years have been exceptionally successful and Newport Yacht Interiors has expanded to include additional lines of OEM clients. We are engaged in restructuring to offer a few off the shelf, readymade soft good items, as we have many requests for this.

Please tell us a little about your current collections/new ranges?

Our in house Designer Fabric Showroom houses thousands of fabric options, from high end outdoor collections (Perennials, Jab, Link, Schumacher) to the most elegant embroidered linens and silks. We offer custom designed Italian hide and leather goods, from cushions to carpets and any product in between. Outdoor luxury furniture, commissioned art collections, and silk and linen bed sheets have become popular products to our realm of offerings.

What is your vision for the future director of the business?

My vision is to expand our visibility, as of now, we are by appointment only for yacht owners and the OEM sector.

Sustainable materials and fabrics are finally becoming more abundant, and NYI will be a forerunner in folding these options into our showroom and new builds and refits.

How has this year changed us as consumers/designers/ business leaders?

Fortunately, the rising inflation and lack of chain supply products has not impacted my business, our HNW clientele have been purchasing record number of yachts, new build as well as refits.

Tell us about your work/life balance and how you achieve this. Work hard, play hard. My new husband and I love to travel to oceanside countries all around the world, exploring different cultures and finding design inspiration wherever we travel. We are very fortunate to be able to balance our travels with work commitments. As the owner of Newport Yacht Interiors, I am fortunate that I have a flexible schedule and can create my work/ life balance as I like. For the past 2 years, I have taken five week vacations in the summer months so I can enjoy all Newport and our beaches have to offer. Of course, this does take much planning in advance and entails many late nights and weekends in the studio before taking this break. I am so refreshed and reenergized when I return for the very busy late summer/ early fall schedule that demands my full attention.

What direction do you feel design is moving in?

No question, we have been and continue to move in a more environmentally friendly direction. Sustainability is a hot topic for a number of years in the superyacht industry.

Your favourite restaurant

By far, Chateau Eza - Cote d’Azur

Favourite city/holiday destination

The Mediterranean regions; coastal France and Italy

Your favourite hotel

The Balinese Beach House, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Australia

Your thoughts on life?

Life is short, focus on kindness and compassion while creating a life that you can be proud of. Love those close to you with all your heart, it does not get any better than that.

Final thoughts or inspiration: is there anything you would like to add?

My favourite quote; “On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of Beauty.” Rumi

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The Design Essentials

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Montezuma – By AERISTO

For 2023 AERISTO is adding its Montezuma article to its quick-ship program of leathers, to be kept in stock at its facility in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Described as an “Assisted Aniline” leather, the article mimics a true aniline in respect to color intensity and transparency – with the added benefit of a protective finish to prevent premature fading and wear, both synonymous with true aniline leathers. Still, the article behaves like a true aniline leather in both haptic and color quality which has made it increasingly popular in the VVIP segment.

To ensure the highest quality, Montezuma is based on south German bull hides like all of AERISTO’s other leather articles – known in the upholstery industry as the premier raw material selection.

AERISTO plans to start with 12 Montezuma colors and organically build its collection from there. Custom color requests are welcome as always.

For more information, please reach out AERISTO’s sales team at: sales@aeristo.com

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Joseph Giles: Introducing the new Fitzherbert doorknob, which has been inspired by The Royal Pavilion in Brighton. It was constructed by notable British architect John Nash as the seaside pleasure palace of King George IV.

Details such as the large imposing perimeter octagonal columns, elaborate minarets, imposing domes, decorative cornice and detailed marquetry all play their part in the design.

Here you can see evidence of the external pillars at the entrance of the salon and delicate inlaid details taken from the embellishments on the East entrance hall wall. Combined this makes for a beautifully balanced and truly impacting door handle.

www.josephgiles.com

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The Collins Bar Cabinet and Cellar by Davidson London. A lavish drinks cabinet solution, the Collins combines the style and function of the cocktail cabinet with elegant wine storage. The design brief was to create an elegant home bar for the clients to entertain their guests. The pandemic has led to a shift towards entertaining at home and so the clients wanted to create a space that could rival even the finest speakeasy in London. On a practical level, the cabinet and cellar needed intelligent storage for bottles, glassware and mixology equipment.

The design incorporated elegant, lined drawers for small equipment, deep rubber lined drawers to conceal spirit storage and in the wings, intelligent temperature-controlled wine coolers by Gaggenau. The cabinet and cellar also needed to allow the space to look appropriate during the morning and afternoon, the design incorporated front doors which fully conceal the bar, creating the illusion of a beautiful cabinet only. When the evening draws closer, the pocket doors can be stowed away to reveal a stunning bar with backlit onyx and a black marble worktop.

Davidson London adore the clever use of mechanisms in the storage. The pocket doors allow the most beautiful elements of the space, the back bar and worktop, to be revealed, while the deep drawers allow the spirit bottles to be concealed. The Collins has a sense of harmony about it, it’s the perfect marriage of classic form and superlative materials. The backlit onyx, together with the elegant, brushed brass detailing, introduces a softer, more romantic element to the design. This is juxtaposed against the luxurious black marble worktop and dapper black sycamore veneer which creates a strong silhouette.

www.davidsonlondon.com

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Bernoulli Collection – A Design by Scott A. BaxterScott Baxter’s inspiration comes from many places, namely his diverse set of passions. Nothing inspires Baxter more than flying his airplane and getting a bird’s eye perspective from above. It was while piloting a Cessna over the Hamptons that Baxter got inspiration for the Bernoulli collection. The hardware suite, appropriately named Bernoulli, is a embodiment of the airplane wing. Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and physicist who developed a principle which led to the ability for an airplane to lift off the ground. It was important to Baxter to give a sense of utility to this collection while giving a pure nod to the design of an airplane wing. The door lever and door pull are aerodynamic in ways which create the impression of depth, the aesthetic subconsciously lifts those in the room into subtle flight. The Bernoulli Suite is composed of a Door Lever, Door Pull, and Cabinet Pull. The suite is available in the SA Baxter New York City Showroom, London Showroom, and online at www.sabaxter.com

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Antique Brass Matt the latest finish from Samuel Heath which joins chemistry and artistry to achieve a pre-aged brass finish.

This warm brass tone features darker accents to mimic an antique or aged look, without having to wait for any natural patina to develop. The finish has a matt lacquer coating, meaning that interior designers can confidently specify this for bathroom schemes in the knowledge that the finish will maintain its look over time.

The new finish is available across all key Samuel Heath brassware collections including One Hundred Collection, Landmark Industrial, Landmark Pure, Style Moderne and Fairfield.

www.samuel-heath.com

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Christian Watson Limited designed the Wandle Desk as a curvaceous and dynamic writing desk that would contrast Christian’s minimal style with a paredback palette of materials and bold lines, with subtle and dynamic curves and a stunning, simple, kidney shape. The design will create a statement in any setting, whilst providing ample and ergonomic space for homeworking.

Christian Watson wanted to create something that would encompass both the striking straight lines and subtle simple curved lines and maintain its function perfectly. The kidney-shaped writing surface is held up by three minimal straight legs, whilst a bar runs through each leg mirroring the long curve on the top surface. This bar creates harmony between the bold straight lines and minimal curves. The Wandle is a writing desk that is made entirely from metal and is available in monochrome black and white. The solid metal frame is another contrast with the organic shape of the desk, bringing the man-made and natural together. Designed to suit any environment to either blend in or to be a statement piece.

With each desk handmade to order, the Wandle can be personalised to suit any client, and the team can manufacture the frame size and colour to match any interior scheme.

www.christian-watson.com

The Chalice Table is a beautiful contemporary table with a smooth semi-transparent blue, or satin dark tinted oak top and open grain distressed bronze base. The design brief was to create a show stopping circular entrance table that would look in keeping with a period home, while embodying a contemporary edge. To achieve this brief Davidson London took a traditional material, like oak, and gave it a contemporary identity by using adding the liquid bronze to the distressed base and adding a blue glasslike, semi-transparent top.

Davidson London adore this piece as it is the sister product to The Decanter Table from their Wanderlust Collection. The Chalice Table has a similar beautiful shapely base with an elegant, slanted top, all the while incorporating rich materials which elevate the piece to the highest levels of luxury.

www.davidsonlondon.com

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ABOVE: Wandle Desk by Christian Watson Limited Photographer: Simon Bevan RIGHT: The Chalice Table by Davidson London

As a pioneer of the use of forged carbon fibre in the interior design market, Matthew Nunn Studio has developed the Luna Coffee Table using this exotic material as well as bronze to be a captivating retro-futurism piece that suits any interior.

The Luna derives its name from the beauty and wonder of the Cosmos and looks to evoke those feelings in its design. The bronze base is designed in homage to the elliptical orbits of so many celestial bodies, and the main structure embodies the feelings of wonder and awe in its ability to convey the essence of the challenging physics of the universe. From the gravity defying tip to the asymmetric shape, the piece elicits a questioning of how it works and how its come to be.

www.matthewnunn.com

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ABOVE: Luna Coffee Table by Matthew Nunn Studio
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OPPOSITE PAGE: Pianist by InsidherLand

Inspired by a Paul Klee’s drawing in which the Swiss painter and musician portrays the soul of a dead Pianist who, having lost his instrument, continues to play music using his own body, the Pianist coffee table doesn’t represent the piano but the hands of the artist, vehicle of technique and emotion. The brass blades design the shape of the four longest fingers that, on a white keyboard in Estremoz marble, release a melody hidden within the musical notes.

The Pianist center table is based on four essential pillars: concept, form, function and emotion. The concept carries a personal symbolism, as the author Joana Santos Barbosa, was herself a piano player. The form takes the human hands into a functional design that exhales an emotional story.

The design takes an original approach that brings symbolism and emotion into any space. Thought to be a central piece for living rooms, the Pianist coffee table can be customized in several noble materials to perfectly highlight a sense of luxury in high-end residential interiors around the World.

Being a minimal design, Pianist apparently defies the laws of physics, presenting a contradictory effect between the thin brass blades that pierce a heavy marble top. The constructive process of Pianist was a continuous challenge between the simplicity of the design and its stability. All process included a teamwork of skilled artisans. By minimising the presence of any unnecessary accessory, the maximum emotional impact was achieved.

www.insidherland.com

ABOVE: The Becca by Tailored Interior

A rhythm of design principles mixed with modern elements seamlessly creates calm and stability for Tailored Interior’s bespoke piece, The Becca. It is a timeless combination that sets exceptional design and workmanship apart.

www.tailoredinterior.ca

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1: Idzila by Lauren Perlman. The brief was to design a unique chair which could either be a standalone feature piece or part of a set designed to be used at a table. The conceptual direction was undefined, however, the design needed to be fit for purpose, take into account design trends, and demonstrate an understanding of working with metal. It would be constructed out of mild steel with accent metals such as brass, copper and bronze. Combinations of materials could be used such as upholstery, glass and leather. The chair would need to be for internal use. The design could not currently exist in any form.

The design was inspired by the ceremonial dress of Ndebele women. The main feature being the distinctive coppercoiled leg and neck pieces called Idzila. The coils wrap around the seat cushion. The back of the chair comprises a long sinewy piece of hammered metal. This elongates elegantly towards the backplate like the Ndebele women’s necks. The chair is an artwork in itself, a conversation piece and focal point of any interior setting. Each chair is numbered and signed, and is handmade allowing for customisation of fabrics and finishes.

www.lsp-design.com

Rooted in pure mathematics, the Hedron Lounge Chair is not only built with the correct ergonomic measurements and angles for a seating piece, but it also sits as a functional sculpture in the home. The paired lounge chair and footstool is customisable in its specifications and features the high level of quality and craftsmanship that is at the heart of every piece by Matthew Nunn Studio.

The piece is based on the Dodecahedron; the fourth platonic solid which has been studied for thousands of years. Matthew Nunn Studio thrives on technical challenges and so each dihedral mitre on every side of each pentagon is cut by hand to a degree of accuracy of 0.1 degrees and 0.5mm, as it is then jointed by hand with mortise joints along each edge to ensure its longevity. The result is a piece that is beautifully simple in its complexity.

Elevating the Hedron Lounge Chair from being ‘just’ furniture is its ability to evoke emotion from the user when in use as well as when viewed upon. With its curated range of material choices as well as its ability to be customised to a client’s requirements, the chair is capable of accenting the interior, whilst simultaneously incorporating a statement piece. The adaptable aesthetics of the chair then sets the tone for what environment it will work best in.

www.matthewnunn.com

The Dana Collection was a collaboration between the Alexander Rose in-house design team and American designer, Seth Alguire.

This hardwood Teak collection consists of a lounge set and two dining sets paying homage to the beautiful Mid Century Danish designs of the 20th Century. The Dana lounge set creates a stylish seating area for up to four people, combining the Dana sofa and two lounge chairs. The design team spent many months on intricate construction details, to make this traditionally handcrafted furniture using modern machining methods. This range uses FSC Teak from sustainable forests and the shaping of every single component has been carefully considered for its structural integrity to create this lightweight slender design. The tapered legs have round tenons taken through the top of the arms and finished with dark wood wedges as a traditional feature. The seat cushions are made from Kvadrat fabric - an excellent quality fabric which has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition. As well as the lounge set, Alexander Rose is launching Dana Dining, with a generous 2.7m 8/10-seater dining set and for smaller spaces, a 1m square 4-seater set. The armchair compliments the lounge chair with its sweeping arm to back curvaceous form. The seat pad is woven in a traditional basket style, using 4mm round twisted Olefin cord, in a natural colour and suitable for outdoor use.

Mid Century Danish Design has made a revival over the last few years and the timeless Scandinavian designs are appreciated for their simplicity and beauty as much now as when they were introduced last century.

www.alexander-rose.co.uk

4: Allingham Armchair by Christian Watson Limited Photographer: Simon Bevan

Christian Watson designed the Allingham Armchair as a reinterpretation of the classic director’s chair. “I wanted to bring my own strikingly minimal style with a pared-back palette of materials, bold lines, and a juxtaposition of manmade and natural materials, and create something both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.” Designed to suit any environment to either blend in with its surroundings or to be a statement piece for any home. With each chair handmade to order, the Allingham can be personalised to suit any interior scheme, and Christian Watson Limited are able to manufacture the frame size to fit any designated space. This means that their clients can create a unique item that is personal to them whilst maintaining the integrity of the original design.

www.christian-watson.com

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2: Hedron Lounge Chair by Matthew Nunn Studio 3: Dana Lounge by Alexander Rose Ltd. Photographer: Stefan Leth - Leaff Studios
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SYLKA EcoSylk©

SYLKA™ Carpets have combined their award-winning collections with the latest sustainable technology to create EcoSylk™ – the world’s firstever luxury carpet made from recycled fibres.

SYLKA™’s circular solution uses a unique process that turns used carpets and rugs, previously destined for landfill, into incredible new EcoSylk© yarn – and it is now used throughout its range.

This beautiful and luxurious carpet is perfect for a wide range of high-end interiors and retains the hard-wearing, easy-to-maintain characteristics for which the brand has won multiple international awards.

For more information speak to SYLKA™ Carpets:

+44 (0)208 314 2477 sales@sylkacarpets.com sylkacarpets.com

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ABOVE: Water Collection by Tania Johnson Design

Photographer Credit: Gavin Kingcome

Designed with integrity from beginning to end, each rug from Tania Johnson Design conveys a unique connection between inspiration, tradition, and skill. Tania has always been inspired by water, the way reflections on the ripples and waves constantly create new patterns. The Water collection consists of seven finely detailed rugs, each handknotted in the finest Himalayan wool and Chinese silk. To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Tania Johnson Design’s bestselling Water collection, the company is launching several new colours and shapes throughout the year. Tania specialises in translating her textural photographs into unique and timeless rugs, and each design in the Water collection is based on Tania’s photography capturing moments in time created by water. The collection consists of seven designs: Flow, Rainstorm, Ripples, Splash, Waterlines, Wave and Whirl.

The designer has found that her clients are drawn to the gentle, flowing designs in this collection. Each piece is fully bespoke, made to order in any size, shape, and colourcustomisable to work perfectly in any environment. The fibre content can also be changed. Tania and her team work closely with their clients to create the perfect rug for each project and Tania personally works on every design and weaving graph herself to ensure each one, regardless of size or colour, is an individual piece of art.

For each rug, Tania personally creates every weaving graph and specifies each colour used. Following the graph by eye, each intricate rug is hand-knotted by expert weavers in the Kathmandu factory. From the start, Tania wanted to be sure her rugs were produced ethically and to help the communities involved in their production, so has been a member of GoodWeave since forming the business.

www.taniajohnsondesign.com

ABOVE: The Firesun Collection by Dena Lawrence

Photographer Credit: Sum Effect Photography

Dena Lawrence collaborated with the finest weavers in Kashmir to translate the sense of freedom captured in her paintings into handwoven rugs. Dena’s vibrant colours and intuitive designs are dynamic, progressive, and conversational pieces influenced by the Australian landscape, and bridge the earthy elements to the esoteric. They are lively, interactive, and mood-boosting.

The Firesun Collection is a luxurious line of hand-knotted rugs, inspired by elemental forces and the natural world. Each rug is a work of art, finely knotted in Kashmir from 100% silk. The collection employs a high knot density to convey the dynamic movement of Lawrence’s paintings in hyper-real detail. The tightly packed, intricate knots make the rugs durable, and this structural integrity allows the subtle tonal shifts of Dena Lawrence’s paintings to be replicated and enhanced in woven form.

www.denalawrencerugs.com.au

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Clifton by Bazaar Velvet

Bazaar Velvet were tasked with creating a selection of bespoke rugs for several rooms of an opulent London home. Each piece that was created for this project is contemporary but uses classical elements of design from traditional weavings.

Each of the rugs needed to be individual in design and colour yet have a synergy that links them all together. They created various designs in-house as a starting point for the project, which were then developed through further meetings that allowed the client and designer to decide on a direction for the pieces.

Once the designs were confirmed, the focus then turned to the consideration of colours and following that the finalised designs were entrusted to their workshop in Nepal to create. Each rug was handmade and took five months to complete. Hand-knotted luxury rugs such as these exemplify premium quality and are made using traditional methods dating back hundreds of years. Skilled artisans work on a wooden loom using cotton threads known as warps, knotting wool or silk yarns around each thread by hand, following each row with a cotton weft thread to keep the knots in place. The rug then undergoes several stages of hand-finishing, including trimming, washing, binding and stretching. The designs and colours that have been developed achieve a balance between classic and contemporary style; each complements the space that it has been tailored to as well as each other. There is a high level of detail for each piece and a thorough understanding of its place in the home. The colours for the bedroom piece remain muted for a serene ambience, yet the colours and fluidity of the textured piece in the dressing room drive a more feminine feeling.

www.bazaarvelvet.com

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Inspired by earth, nature, and its striking elements, as well as art and architecture, this collection is designed to transform any room into a grand space. Made of Superior Grade, Hand-Spun New Zealand Wool and Hand-Spun Natural Silk, the collection achieves the highest level of beauty and feel.

The rugs are woven in Bhadohi, India, the weaving capital of Southeast Asia with a reputation for having the world’s most skilled weavers, with the finest materials. The key aspect of this collection is its restrained design sensibility, and extremely focused palettes. The mix of curves, lines, organic shapes, and pile heights makes this collection both contemporary and elegant.

www.claudiaafshar.com

MLM Creation were involved in the renovation of La Samaritaine’s private areas; Prestige Lounges, Private Lounges, Personal Shopping Lounge, and Grand Magasin. Custom made by Marguerite Le Maire in Nepal and India in workshops selected for the quality of their production, the rugs’ have been designed to integrate perfectly into the building which is an architectural jewel representative of the Art Nouveau Style.

A subtle balance had to be found between the architectural vision and expressing Marguerite’s creativity. Despite being unique and colourful, the pieces do not overpower the other furnishing elements.

For the Prestige Lounge, the lobby and main lounge were inspired by the store’s Art Nouveau details. The pattern was drawn by hand for fluidity. MLM Creative decided on creating a graphic dual-colour, feminine rug in the beauty lounge and first private room. The colours in this beauty lounge pop whilst remaining feminine. The piece in the private room also uses daring colour combinations.

The Private Lounge has a simple yet effective design, using masculine colours for a classic look, and in the Personal Shopping Lounge, Marguerite takes inspiration from the Japanese screens present in French decoration. The design for the Grand Magasin features a motif inspired by Chinese ceramics from the Qing dynasty. This is a high traffic area, so it needed to be a rug that could be read in all directions - circular and decorative.

www.margueritelemaire.com

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Above: La Samaritaine by MLM Creation Photographer: Karel Balas Above: Claudia Afshar Collection by Claudia Afshar Design Photographer: Meghan Bob

Since 1984, ANTA have followed a tradition in Scotland for designing and manufacturing natural, sustainable flatweave carpet using locally sourced material. After close to 40 years, they believe they have perfected their approach to design, wool buying, dying methods and finishing to ensure they offer a best-in-class product.

The latest carpet collection reflects this dedication and offers new, exciting patterns for use in both traditional and contemporary spaces. Differing widths ensures that they work as hardwearing stair runners, carpets and rugs. The pieces are made with two-ply British wool and woven exclusively in Scotland, which not only helps minimise the carbon footprint but offers a natural, sustainable, long-lasting product.

ANTA believe function is just as important as aesthetics which is why they strive to deliver timeless style with enduring quality. As with all their designs, each is inspired by a contemporary Scot, place, flora or fauna. And this collection is no exception, each has its unique story to tell, from the bright red Ullapool houndstooth named after the red funnelled Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry (which shipped the yarn across The Minch to Ullapool’s port) to the pink, blue and red checked Samuel Peploe, named after the famous Scottish Colourist whose son taught Annie at the Edinburgh College of Art.

The remaining carpets include: Peacock, a plain but striking blue-green plain flatweave inspired by the peacock’s iridescent plumage. Many of which can be found roaming freely around the town of Dunfermline; Flora Stewart, a contemporary take on an ancient family tartan; Seagull, a modern and soft grey flatweave found on the plumage of the noisiest Scottish coastal sea bird; Poolewe, a sophisticated pink and grey houndstooth inspired by the dusky pink sunsets found on the West Coast.

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Flatweave Collection by ANTA Photographer: Murray Orr
www.anta.co.uk

Handcrafted Rugs & Carpets

Photographer: Prue Ruscoe

Inspired by the interplay of the warp, weft and the intricacy of hand-knotting, The Griglia Collezione is a forwardthinking collection with a wide range of applications, unique in its aesthetic and unmatched in the world of rug designs. “Griglia” meaning ’Grid’ in Italian is a subtle geometry based on the scale of a knot.

GRIGLIA was intricately designed on a grid of squares 2.5mm x 2.5mm, handknotted in 100 knots per square inch by Tappeti’s talented artisans in Nepal. Hand making rugs to this level of intricacy took over 18 months in research and development to enable consistency. This process relied heavily on collaboration with the makers who hand-knot the rugs using ancestorial craft traditions. This collection celebrates weaving and handknotting, with the skill of the artisans at the heart of the design.

Each individual piece was designed in layers using a base grid for an improvisation in directional shapes, textures, and chromatics. The designs are unassumingly complex, detailed, and work with the harmony of the woven texture. The subtlety of the detail in the base of the rug and the movement of the lines of colours brings life to these pieces. The individual’s relationship with the piece changes with distance, where proximity to a piece reveals finite details and distance blurs colours into each other creating gentle spectrums.

Grigila uses biodegradable fibres that are locally sourced in Nepal where possible, and yarns are batch-dyed with non-harmful dye to order to reduce waste and pollution. Tappeti carefully crafted a fresh palette based on extensive trend forecasting and took inspiration from traditional sources for a unique aesthetic. This collection is made to order, customisable in scale, size, shape and colour, so that the collection can suit any space.

www.tappeti.com.au

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Franklite is celebrating a very prestigious milestone this year, its 50th year in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality decorative lighting. Over the years Franklite has manufactured exquisite products for the retail, commercial and hospitality markets including bespoke project designs.

With new product ranges in the pipeline for 2023, Franklite is excited to introduce the Galaxy range. A comprehensive range of single and multi-drop suspensions in satin nickel or matt gold finish with clear or black cable. This versatile range comprises spherical shaped glasses in two sizes and up to four colours. The glasses can be uniform or inter-mingled for a unique combination.

For Sales, Customer Service and Projects: +44 (0)1908 691818

For Outlet Shop (Monday - Saturday: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm) : +44 (0)1908 443090

customerservice@franklite.co.uk

www.franklite.co.uk

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Raku Collection by Ceramicah

Photographer Credit: Elizabeth Carababas

The Raku Collection is a limited edition series of Tera Lamps made using a special firing technique that results in a completely unique combination of colours and textures. Inspired by the vibrancy of the Earth, the intention was for every piece to feel as if it had been pulled from a volcano, still burning with colour and life. Timeless in both their shape and finish, they provide more than just light but are sculptural pieces of art that enhance the mood of any environment.

Ceramicah is a Los Angeles based studio founded by Micah Blyckert and Alexandra Cadiz. At the root of each Ceramicah piece is Micah’s curiosity for how things work, supreme attention to detail and focus on materiality and precision, having spent over a decade honing his craft to produce bespoke products in which every aspect is considered and designed. The Raku Collection is no exception to this and is Ceramicah’s most exclusive and unique collection yet.

www.ceramicah.com

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Surrounded by greenery, this seven-bedroom home takes its identity from nature in the form of ‘The Tree of Life’; a centre piece imported from Indonesia that acts in stark juxtaposition to the strong vertical and horizontal lines featured throughout the home. Lighting design was introduced throughout to enhance the features of this stunning villa. The brief was to seamlessly integrate the lighting within the natural organic features to add impact and drama along with soft and delicate warmth to each space. The scheme that John Cullen Lighting has developed seamlessly disappears into the structure, so that just the effects can be seen rather than the light sources. It plays well with the natural textures, creating an inviting space from room to room.

www.johncullenlighting.com

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Private Villa, Dubai Hills By John Cullen Lighting Photographer: Duncan Chard
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The brief was to take inspiration from the client, location, apartment and nearby Hyde Park and transform the apartment into a sophisticated space to enjoy. Through bespoke lighting pieces, items, soft colours and brighter inserts of soft furnishings with colour, the designer achieved a project which is decadent and sophisticated yet playful and fun. Elements of pieces, colours or soft furnishings each encapsulate the client’s personality; young and sophisticated.

The apartment overlooks Hyde Park which inspired the designer to ensure there were sustainable elements involved in the project. They reused elements of the existing furnishings including doors and ensured that they were repurposing objects where able to and achieve the same result - if not better - as purchasing something new. Incorporating a sustainable angle into all projects and utilising the supply chain works incredibly well.

All of the light fittings are hand blown Murano glass pieces from Venice. Each one completely individual with so much colour, movement, and personality.

www.keyinterioranddesigns.com

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W2, Hyde Park by Key Interior and Designs. Photographer: Ben Thompson Key Interior and Designs are a passionate team of creative individuals that are inspired to transform a client’s apartment or house into a home. For this project, the team have created a brighter, lighter and more welcoming apartment in the centre of London.

Christopher Hyde Lighting announces three new collections

Christopher Hyde Lighting is excited to introduce three new 2022 collections. These eclectic collections of table lamps, pendants and wall lights feature both contemporary and classic designs.

In continuation of the luxurious style of the Christopher Hyde brand these collections, like all the others, use first class materials offering only the finest quality.

Designed using a muted colour palette, the ceramic table lamps incorporate touches of gold and brushed silver finishes paired with beautiful silk, textured shades. This collection includes various geometric shaped bases which complement both contemporary and more traditional style interiors.

The craftsmanship of the hand blown ‘Teardrop’ means that each pendant is entirely unique. With the ombre effect glass and teardrop design these pendants have been added to the Christopher Hyde contemporary range. The ‘Wave’ wall light is designed with soft elongated curves and is available in a number of exquisite finishes. The tiered design of these wall lights add depth and dimension as well as create a beautiful illumination of light.

The new lights are on display in Christopher Hyde’s Chelsea Harbour showroom. For more information about the new and current collections please contact sales@christopherhyde.com or +44 (0)20 7351 0863.

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“I think we need some fun and intrigue injecting into interiors. There is definitely room for simple, clean aesthetics in interiors and it is a look I love when done properly but I also think interiors should offer an escape of a different kind.”
FAYE BOVINGDON-BRYANT

FAYE BOVINGDON-BRYANT SALES DIRECTOR COACH HOUSE

For over 40 years Coach House has imported and sold captivating, design-led, furniture and homewares throughout the UK and further afield. Having begun with humble origins in Yorkshire, they have grown to become one of the industry’s largest and most trusted trade-only names, and are still a proud family run business with Faye Bovingdon-Bryant as Sales Director of the business her parents began.

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What sectors does your company work in?

Retail, Interior Design, Hospitality and Property Development

Please tell us about your company, how it was founded, its aims and ethos?

We are a proud family business. The company was founded in Yorkshire over 40 years ago. My mother and father were antique dealers to begin with then started selling reproduction furniture. The company has evolved significantly since then and we import design-led furniture and homewares from all over the world. At the heart of the business is our ambition to supply and champion independent retail as well as the most innovative and unique designers and developers in the industry.

How do you feel your products are different from others in the market?

We make a point of finding gaps in the market and bringing to the market products that our competitors cannot supply. We are unafraid of scale and impact. In fact, this is what we believe our customers demand from us.

How has 2022 been for you and how are you looking to move forward in 2023?

2022 has been challenging in terms of supply but we have overcome this and have robust stock levels at present. We have big plans for 2023, including opening a newly procured, permanent space on the Kings Road in London which will replace the existing space on Lots Road. Having a substantial presence in London will bolster our position and help support our valued clients, both local and international.

Please tell us a little about your current collections/new ranges?

The current collections reflect the trends of now (sanctuary and nature inspired interiors has been a big look for us in 2022) but we are also very excited to be launching some incredible new collections next year, at Spring Fair. Without giving too much away, we will be revealing aesthetics influenced by the 1920s as well as iconic colour combinations and new, exciting textures and product development.

What is your vision for the future director of the business?

Coach House will continue to offer a service and product selection to rival any other wholesaler. We will keep at our heart our love for interiors and for supplying the very best in the business.

How has this year changed us as consumers/designers/ business leaders ?

We have focused more on developing our Lancashire showrooms in order that the customer experience is key. This in turn has

influenced our decision to invest in a permanent London tradespace where our customers can meet with Coach House staff in an environment we have curated. Coach House do not believe in out-sourcing: we design and develop a lot of the products we offer in-house, we deliver products on our own fleet and have area Business Development Executives covering client base in order that we can control the customer journey making it very easy to work with us.

Tell us about your work/life balance and how you achieve this. The main thing for me is to make sure I allocate time to work and home. I try to stay off my phone as much as possible and have found that having a business-only Instagram account helps with this. As a Director of the company (and as a Bovingdon!), I am obsessed with Coach House and with interiors and style in general therefore am constantly taking in my surroundings and this, in turn, influences the direction of the business but I don’t see this as a negative thing. To allow yourself to be influenced and intrigued is very fulfilling in my view.

What direction do you feel design is moving in?

I think we need some fun and intrigue injecting into interiors. There is definitely room for simple, clean aesthetics in interiors and it is a look I love when done properly but I also think interiors should offer an escape of a different kind. We should be the antidote to the doom and gloom that we can sometimes be faced with.

Your favourite restaurant

Cail Bruich, Glasgow

Favourite city/holiday destination

New York

Your favourite hotel

Too difficult to pick the favourite but I stayed at The Londoner recently, wow, that was unique! For something closer to home, Gleneagles is wonderfully restful.

The car you drive?

My car is very boring, it needs a child-seat in the back and room for the dog ... although I would love an incredible 1980s Porsche one day!

Your thoughts on life?

Buy the ticket, take the ride.

Final thoughts or inspiration: is there anything you would like to add?

I would say be brave and trust that voice that says, ‘just do it.’

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“We continue to pride ourselves on our manufacturing and service excellence. This includes offering products that balance optimal performance with beautiful aesthetics...”
MARK LISSAUER

MARK LISSAUER EXPORT DIRECTOR

Franklite was established by the Lissauer family in 1973 to supply high quality decorative lighting to the retail and contract markets. The company has grown from a small 100 square metre factory to one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of decorative lighting in the UK and abroad. With three generations of knowledge passed down, Mark Lissauer and his father have over 73 years of experience in the lighting industry. As a family run business, Franklite continue to pride themselves on their manufacturing and service excellence. This includes offering products that balance optimal performance with beautiful aesthetics and have successfully supplied their exceptional luminaires to palaces, embassies, hotels, private residences and multi residential projects.

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What sectors does your company work in?

Franklite is a manufacturer of high-quality decorative lighting.

Please tell us about your company, how it was founded, its aims and ethos?

Founded in 1973, Franklite is owned by the renowned Lissauer family. With three generations of passed down knowledge, Mark Lissauer and his father have over 73 years of experience in the lighting industry. We are far more than just a lighting manufacturer; we are creators, visionaries and craftspeople.

How do you feel your products are different from others in the market?

Franklite remains at the forefront of the lighting industry with incredible in-house technology which includes the Rigo Near-Field Goniophotometer and highly-skilled design and technical teams who continue to develop signature products. Our LED plates and most recently award winning tuneable light engines are manufactured in-house and compatible with many of our luminaires. We continue to pride ourselves on our manufacturing and service excellence. This includes offering products that balance optimal performance with beautiful aesthetics and have successfully supplied our exceptional luminaires to palaces, embassies, hotels, private residences and multiresidential projects

How has 2022 been for you and how are you looking to move forward in 2023?

2022 has been a year of gaining traction for us as a business since the start of the pandemic. It has been very encouraging to be able to travel again and network with both existing and potential customers. Building relationships is such a fundamental objective for us and meeting people face to face is the first step in achieving that. This year we will be celebrating a very prestigious milestone, our 50th year in the design, manufacture and distribution of highquality decorative lighting. A milestone we plan to celebrate with new product launches, industry specific catalogues and much more.

Please tell us a little about your current collections/new ranges?

Franklite’s latest Catalogue 26 and Supplement offers hundreds of ranges that cater for both contemporary and classic design styles. The Perdita, an already very popular range is now available in brushed brass finish with rectangular crystal drops. With varying sizes from 5-light to 30-light fittings this range is suitable for any application. Floor lamps make a subtle, yet functional addition to any room. The Avenue range includes a matt brass finish floor lamp on a white marble base along with a satin nickel finish floor lamp on a black marble base both with an in-line switch on the cable. We’ve also added new designs to other popular ranges, the Taper, Philly and Wisteria. Providing customers with more product choices. The Taper range now includes wall brackets, floor and table lamps. A phenomenal 21 light spanning 1.2m in length has been added to the Wisteria range

What is your vision for the future director of the business?

We continuously introduce new products to Franklite to reflect the evolving design style and requirements of our customers. The contemporary style of the Perry range is both majestic and

comprehensive. Now available in satin nickel and brass finish metalwork. With single and multiple drop suspensions this range is like no other. This versatile range has been designed with a unique collection of beautiful pear-shaped glasses in a selection of four colours that allows the diffusion of light along the ridges of its surface creating a biophilic effect in an interior space. Available in two sizes, these glasses provide a myriad of possible compositions to give the Perry fittings a tailormade, custom design, perfect for any interior space. With a range as customisable as this, Interior Designers can easily achieve the desired ambience and aesthetic. The glass colour options for this range include clear, smoked, amber and copper glass. The warmth of the smoked and copper glasses creates a tranquil environment whilst the use of the clear and amber glasses creates a natural and brighter environment.

How has this year changed us as consumers/designers/ business leaders?

This year has been about re-establishing face to face connections with many of our customers within the UK, Europe and the Middle East. I have been able to travel again and as a result participated in several networking events and had two very successfully attended exhibition stands at HIX and Light22.

Tell us about your work/life balance and how you achieve this. Work/life balance is important and one that is not easily achieved. Being a family-owned business does have its benefits with my father and I working side by side for many years. Even with busy schedules we set time aside every day to have lunch together. I am also very fortunate in that my wife has been a great sounding board over the years. We regularly share ideas and I value her input.

What direction do you feel design is moving in?

Interior design is always evolving and I enjoy being part of discovering new concepts and trends incorporating these into the designs we create.

Your favourite restaurant

Hunan - they choose the menu so each course is a delicious surprise

Favourite city/holiday destination

Paris, it’s amazing city to walk around and marvel at the architecture

Your favourite hotel

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

The car you drive Audi A6

Your thoughts on life?

Live life to the full and spend as much time as possible with the family

Final thoughts or inspiration: is there anything you would like to add?

Creativity and the ability to overcome challenges when manufacturing, transforming the drawing into relativity is what keeps me motivated and focused.

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