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December 2013

Hotelier & Hotel Design Magazine

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Contents 6 Furniture Design Bath & Sauna 30 Light Food & Kitchen 38 Business & Legal News

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Every Hotel and Guest House should have one…

GIGA 9

XJ 9

The GIGA X7 and X9 ( illustrated ) are top of the range machines with two or three thermoblocks, dual ceramic grinders, delivering superb coffee effortlessly and in seconds through Swiss precision engineering. The IMPRESSA XJ9 Professional. A clear, symmetrical design, a 3.5” TFT colour display, sophisticated chrome plated bean container and a brilliant finish add a touch of charisma. Latte, Espresso, Café Crème, Cappuccino and more…the luxurious flavour and aroma demanded by discerning coffee lovers, every time.

For further details on the complete range of professional and commercial machines contact: JURA Products Ltd, Vivary Mill, Vivary Way, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 9NW Tel: 01282 868266 Fax: 01282 863411 sales@uk.jura.com www.jurauk.com


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Commercial Flooring Services The correct floor can make a big difference to the style and function of any building. Whether it’s carpet tiles for your office; corded carpet or safety flooring for the classroom, our team are on-hand to provide the perfect floor for your requirements. We can supply and fit all types of contract flooring, whether you are looking for carpet for the perfect finishing touch to a new build, or you want to modernise your workplace with a new business floor, Commercial Flooring Services can provide the service that you are looking for.

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We understand the importance of fitting your new commercial floor with the minimum of disruption to your premises, which is why we work hard to provide contract flooring services which combine high-quality workmanship with a prompt, professional service that you can rely on. You can feel confident that your new business flooring will be fitted on time and on budget, which means that you will never have to worry about delays in your refurbishment project, or escalating costs. Our team of experienced flooring contractors have the skills and expertise required to complete a professional installation of your new floor. Fully guaranteed work also gives you the peace of mind that you are investing in quality when investing in our commercial floors, whether we are fitting anything from school flooring to safety flooring

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Furniture The very best contemporary furniture, from classic to cutting edge 020 7731 9540 | www.gomodern.co.uk

Mogg – the new furniture brand blurring art & design Established in Italy last year and brand new to the UK, Mogg is the hot Italian furniture and accessories company founded by architect Nicola Galbiati. The company works with a range of award-winning designers, or as they put it, ‘partners with vision – crazy dreamers’ and a philosophy of ‘creating pieces that limit the boundaries between art and design’. The name Mogg is derived from MO (MObili = furniture) and OGG (OGGetti = objects) and was born from the belief that the world of commercial furniture is becoming saturated. Galbiati describes the Mogg collection as ‘democratic – able to satisfy the tastes, needs and budgets of all, where exclusivity does not describe the cost but the originality of a piece, and is unlike any other product on the market’.

Highlights from the Mogg collection include: Mogg Rooms Cabinet Designed as a piece of furniture that won’t ‘blend in’! With real door handles on the cupboards and painted in four different RAL colour palettes - oyster white, water blue, ocean blue and beige grey - on an American solid ash wood base. Designed by award winning Diego Grandi (inspired for this by the film ‘Being John Malkovich’). 150cm x 45cm x 145 cm high. £2,950.00

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Mogg Ordinary Day (in a wood factory) Sideboard Great name (no explanation needed!) Designed by Raphael Charles, the Ordinary Day four drawer sideboard appears to be a pallet loaded with timber. Made from solid fir it has a black internal finish. There’s also a matching low chest of drawers to complete the woodshed look. 135cm wide x 90cm high x 53cm deep.

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From: £2,960.00

Mogg Piantama Floor Lamp or Coffee Table & Lamp An original, hand-made lamp designed by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba, inspired by the connection between man and nature. Each lamp is totally unique, with a base made from real, one metre high logs, and a completely natural finish which allow the ‘wear and tear’ of daily life to add to its beauty and originality. The lamp is available in black or white, with a satin nickel support, and three metre long red fabric cable. Floor lamp: 22-27cm across x 100cm high (plus lamp) £690.00 Coffee table/lamp: 40-50cm across x 50cm high (plus lamp) £740.00


Furniture The very best contemporary furniture, from classic to cutting edge 020 7731 9540 | www.gomodern.co.uk

The kind of contemporary dining table that is such a good idea we wonder why it wasn’t designed years ago! The fabulous Boterro dining table, by Alessandro Masturzo, includes an incredibly useful storage cupboard as a base. The oval table is available in two sizes, with a table top in white (left) or fango open-pore ash - where the wood grain is visible - (right), or white Carrera marble. The curved base is made from a multi-ply ash veneer. 198cm x 125cm x 75cm high or 235cm x 116cm x 75cm high. From: £3,290.00

Mogg Primalinea Cabinet Designed by Claudio Bitetti who says he works to ‘create the invisible acting through the visible’! And with this ultra-modern and classically simple cabinet design he’s achieved just that. Veneered with Bolivar wood slabs, inlaid with a camouflage pattern and metal base, the distinctive Primalinea cabinet is part of a range including a matching sideboard and console table/desk. The interior of the cabinet has two black lacquered shelves. 90cm w x 45cm d x 151 cm high. £2,680.00

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Mogg Nest Armchair

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The Nest armchair is made of solid wood beech, curved rods, entirely free form in shape with no right angles and, very environmentally friendly, made entirely of wood with an upholstered woollen cushion. Designed by Swede Markus Johansson, Nest has already created a huge splash on the international design scene, and was recently acquired by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (and now by us!). Available in a soap finish (raw smooth sanded wood) or matt lacquered in white or black. The woollen upholstered cushion is in red, black, white or dark grey. 93cm length x 93cm width x 95cm high. From £1,720.00


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Making Sustainability Part of the Design Sally Huband, Director, Hotel Stuff Ltd

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In the busy world of hotels, bars and hospitality in general, moves are afoot towards embracing the ethics that surround all aspects of introducing sustainability into the blueprint of the business.

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After all, increasing numbers of your existing and prospective customers are now more than ever, likely to be ethical buyers who are discerning in what they buy and the environment in which they spend their time. Hotel Stuff Ltd, are leading suppliers of new custom sustainable and recycled furniture to the hotel, bar, pub and hospitality industry and are in the maelstrom of growing interest from customers grasping the concept of sustainable furniture. Breathing new life into recycled products from hotels and bars when they refurbish, Hotel Stuff are able to offer a huge range of quality recycled furniture. The high quality finish and end result is achieved through careful refurbishment and attention to changing trends in the hospitality market reflected in a wide choice of fabrics, soft furnishings and furniture styles. This has come about not only because of the bite of the recession of recent years where upcycling proves a cost effective approach but it is environmentally

friendly too. What could be better than calling a halt to waste units filled with discarded, perfectly good furniture? Complementing huge stocks of recycled contract furniture, Hotel Stuff also commission new lines of custom built furniture made from soft Rubberwood derived from latex producing trees. Latex is of course used to produce all rubber-based products that can be found around the globe. Once the latex has been drained from the tree, after a usage of around 26 – 30 years, the tree is considered to be waste and is felled with a new tree planted in its place. This therefore presents an opportunity to create new durable furniture using wood that will not deplete vital resources and whose sole existence is not only to produce furniture. Hence the concept of sustainability is well used by re-using something that would have otherwise gone to waste. Rubber wood (or Hevea Brasiliensis) is a member of the maple family and is ideally suited to this purpose as it is a stable and close grain wood which means that it contains a low water content of between 8 – 10%. During the kiln drying process it is easily controlled and has very little shrinkage. This ensures minimal movement either during the manufacturing and assembly stage or as a finished product situated in

a centrally heated environment or directly adjacent to a radiator. It is not indigenous to the UK and given the demand for latex to create rubber products supplies are readily available to cope with demand. As part of this sustainable strategy, through its sister company, Pub Stuff Ltd, a range of environmentally friendly sanitisers have been produced without the incorporation of ION 5, a chemical agent that is not only harmful to the environment but also gradually destroys the veneer and finish of the tables they are used upon. They are often described as ‘hard surface’ cleaners but most owner/managers won’t realise the extent of their destructive impact on varnish. Prolonged reliance on this as a method of cleaning results in the varnish beginning to soften and break down easily identifiable by the ‘white bloom’ or flaking or sticky varnish on the furniture. So for hotels, bars and hospitality venues, for whom sustainability is both an important part of their business culture as well as being important to their customers, making it a fundamental aspect of the design of the business can be achieved easily and to great effect.


Wall Mounted Space Saving Furniture Designed and Manufactured in Ireland

Our folding furniture designs are a clever combination of concept and craftsmanship that offer fresh, contemporary solutions to utilise your space more efficiently. The Wall-Mounted Fold Down Table can be used in a variety of applications such as a laundry table, desk, dining table or breakfast bar. Featuring our own, patented Fold Down Pro Brackets, the tables are easily folded with a one click mechanism and can even be built into a recess which allows the surface to be flush with the wall. The smaller sized items can be used both as tables or chairs. t t t t

Projects only 45mm (1 3/4”) from wall when folded Available in a range of sizes, or can be made to your specification Strong - rated for weights of up to 90kg/198lb Available in six colours, primed or with a hard wearing formica top (Pictured)

The smart deluxe ironing board features a hand painted wooden cabinet and flat surface wooden ironing board. t t t

Slimline Cabinet - only 75mm (3”) projection Choice of six colours or available primed Stable, durable high-quality design

The Compact Wall Mounted Ironing Board is extremely versatile, being ideal in size and design for building into a cabinet of your choice or saving space in smaller size rooms. t Easy one click release mechanism t Protrudes a mere 38mm (1.5”) folded t Rated for weights up to 15kg (33lb)

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B-LINE manufactures

design furnishing complements, outstanding for their versatility, colour and for the fact that they are totally made in Italy. Collaboration with contemporary international designers and the updating of several timeless designs have propelled the growth of their brand, which nowadays stretches over all five continents. Merely continuing with our description could be thought pretentious or of scant interest. We’d therefore invite you to switch the two minutes you’d dedicate to this page to our new 2013 catalogue instead, click here.

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Furniture (0118) 986 2255 info@meadeecommercialflooring.co.uk

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Meadee Commercial Flooring Welcome to Meadee Commercial Flooring website, we have been working in the flooring industry for over 25 years based in the Reading, Berkshire and London area. We have supplied and installed flooring for: Hotels, Bars, Gyms, School, Resturants, Hospitals, Exhibitions, OďŹƒces and many more... We have the complete package - we supply and fit with professional advice & fitting service.

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Furniture

“Rustic Utilitarian�

Little Tree Furniture embraces the new season’s biggest trend‌

‘Rustic Utilitarian’ style is set to be one of the hottest interiors trends for 2014. Little Tree Furniture’s upcycled collection of reclaimed wood furniture captures the essence of this latest trend for pared-down striking designs that combine both functionality and understated splendour. The ‘rustic’ part of this trend accounts for the simple charm and beauty that wooden furniture introduces to the home whilst ‘utilitarian’ focuses on the need for well-built, practical items that will stand the test of time. This impressive fusion creates a force to be reckoned with; delivering stylish, high quality furniture.

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longevity; both in terms of style and build. The reclaimed materials used to create Little Tree Furniture’s upcycled collections are well seasoned and present a natural appearance

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Design

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NELSON CATERING EQUIPMENT DESIGNS & INSTALLS 30 METRE KITCHEN

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Nelson Catering Equipment was brought in to mastermind the design and installation of this exceptionally busy 30 metre long kitchen which is home to 7 full time chefs and up to 30 temporary kitchen staff. The kitchen also had to look exceptionally good as it is sited adjacent to 2 glass walls open to a restaurant.

ovens – all by Falcon. Amply spaced out, the layout allows chefs to move freely and work harmoniously.

Streamlining the entire operation was the starting point. Because around 50% of the food produced is canapés to cater for various events, it was important to allow the various chefs to be able to work on their own agendas. Therefore, a bank of self-contained work stations was created along one complete side of the kitchen.

The working environment, too, was carefully considered as it was essential that it should be comfortable and steam free both for kitchen staff to enjoy and for diners to admire. The two outside doors promote airflow, helped by a giant, custom built extraction canopy set over the island and measuring a massive 8.5 x 3 metres, reputed to be one of the largest in London.

Functional and bulk cooking is situated around the island and includes combination ovens, a brat pan, boiling jackets, twin wok cookers, fryers and 2 x 6 burner ranges with

The kitchen has external doors to a delivery bay allowing the optimum flow of foodstuffs, with all raw goods and ingredients entering through one door, straight through to a dry store, a cold room and a freezer room.

www.nelsoncatering.co.uk 0800 731 3045


Design www.porcelanosa.co.uk grupo@porcelanosa.com

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Hampton: wood for the sense

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It’s difficult to find a material around us that can match the warmth of natural wood floors, a noble material with aesthetic beauty that achieves designer spaces. Venis, part of the Porcelanosa Group has discovered, yet again, a unique and exclusive way to turn our home into the house of our dreams with the Hampton ceramic parquet collection. The porcelain stoneware in coloured paste is the base used by Venis for this collection. It has resulted in an incomparable finish similar to natural wood that allows floors and walls to be covered, achieving beautiful results and a soft touch. The Beige, Brown, Grey and Natural colours perfectly imitate the carefully selected natural woods colours which were used as inspiration. Furthermore, a realistic effect is achieved thanks to the display of veining and

reliefs on the wood, just like a material that is exposed to elements of Mother Nature. Its silky and warm touch reminds us of handcrafted woods that are treated with a lot of time and care, whilst having the advantages of ceramic, as this material requires hardly any maintenance unlike natural products, and has consequent technical benefits. This is why the Hampton collection is a step forwards in the evolution of the Par-ker ceramic parquet manufacturing process. The Hampton ceramic parquet collection by Venis comes in 22×90 and 14.3×90 cm formats. Don’t wait any longer to discover the qualities of this ceramic material with a natural wood-like appearance.

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L’Antic Colonial teams up with A-cero to create Spirit II Porcelanosa’s latest bathroom collection inspired by nature www.porcelanosagrupo.com grupo@porcelanosa.com

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L’Antic Colonial – Porcelanosa’s specialist in natural products – has teamed up with A-cero, the renowned architecture and design studio, to create Spirit II. Combining function with art, the new bathroom collection is inspired by nature, organic forms and the elements, and characterised by an interplay between straight lines and curves, and the textures and colours of natural stone and wood.

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Available in dark marble or gloss limestone, it can be matched with units from the collection to infuse smaller bathrooms with a sense of visual harmony. And the straight-lined mirror, designed to stretch the washbasin upwards, comes in three different heights.

Spain, and is run by the highly respected duo, Joaquín Torres and Rafael Llamazares. Since the beginning, it established a design philosophy of modern architecture inspired by the art world, especially sculpture, and employs some of the best contemporary architects and Made of natural stone, the new designers. wall covering’s straight lines meet to create the effect of waves on the surface of the stone. The new mosaic – inspired by the concept The collection features three of order and disorder – attempts distinctive units: Curvado with to recreate the skyline of a city, its irresistible visual appeal, taking advantage of the different Pie’s highly original trapezoidal volumes and dimensions of the shape, and the versatile Cajón sections that comprise it. that brings a light touch and feeling of dynamism. The right Whereas the Spirit II collection or leftward sloping units can be is characterised by a vertical combined in varying ways to suit design, the original Spirit series each particular setting. And there – launched last year – is created is a choice of veneer finish: Roble around the horizontal form. This Intenso (brownish wood with collection is also available and dark veins) and Roble Ceniza (a includes a complementary range greyish surface with contrasting of furniture, sanitaryware, tiles black veins). and wooden flooring. The washbasin is conspicuous for The architecture studio of A-cero its vertical design and curved face. was founded in 1996 in La Coruña,


ART FOR INTERIORS


Design

www.casefurniture.co.uk info@casefurniture.co.uk Celine Desk by Nazanin Kamali The Celine desk has gently tapering conical legs which gives this piece a very dainty aesthetic. Combined with its small proportions and slim hidden drawer this desk is perfect for those tight on space. Materials: Oak Walnut Dimensions: Width 1100 mm Height 750 mm Depth 550 mm

Price: £420.00

Vitrina tall cabinet by Hierve Diseñeria The Vitrina tall cabinet is a striking piece for displaying and storing a whole range of items in. It has two deep drawers, 7 small shelves on each side and large shelves in the centre all painted in the rich indigo blue. The cabinet has solid oak frame and clear glass. Materials: Oak / Blue Dimensions: Width 950 mm Height 2100 mm Depth 500 mm

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Price: £2299.00

Metropolis ottoman by Matthew Hilton An elegant and stylish sofa range with meticulous detailing combined with practical and flexible seating options. The range comprises a 3 seat sofa, a 2 seat sofa, a chaise longue (that can be combined with either sofa to create a corner unit), an armchair and a footstool. It is available in 3 colours, all with solid oak legs. Dimensions: Width 800 mm Height 425 mm Seat height 430 mm Depth 650 mm

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Case Furniture Ltd

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Kaldewei receives German Design Award 2014 and Focus Open 2013

Prestigious design awards for Xetis and Kaldewei Secure Plus Kaldewei has been singled out once more for outstanding design, with new products from the premium bath manufacturer winning prestigious design awards. Kaldewei’s enamelled shower surface Xetis equally impressed the jury of the German Mention” each for superior design quality. level shower surface Xetis – the Focus The awards presented by the German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung) and the Design Center Stuttgart underline once more Kaldewei’s role as a pioneer and style icon in bathroom design. For over 90 years the premium manufacturer has consistently demonstrated superior standards leading the way with inspiring new products. Xetis and Kaldewei Secure Plus join design with impressive functionality with an integrated wall outlet. Its simple elegance and new scope for design in modern bathroom architecture have now earned it a “Special Mention” in the “Home Interior” category of the German Design Award 2014 as

well as the Focus Open 2013 in Silver in the “Bathrooms, Sanitaryware, Wellness” category. Kaldewei Secure Plus distinguished itself with its uncompromising combination of safety and style. As the new anti-slip enamel is applied across the whole shower panel made of Kaldewei steel enamel, it provides a smooth surface that guarantees complete and lasting safety and comfort underfoot. Fullinvisible. For these innovative properties, the jury of the German Design Award selected Kaldewei Secure Plus for a “Special Mention” in the “Industrial Goods and Materials” category. Exceptional design The German Design Award is the international premium prize presented by the German Design Council to acknowledge outstanding products and projects from product and communication design, design personalities and newcomers, all of whom are – in their own way – innovative and visionary in the design landscape. Focus Open is an international design award of the state of Baden-Württemberg presented each year by the Design Center Stuttgart. Products are selected by an expert jury based on criteria such as design quality, functionality, sustainability, and perceived value. Adding the latest awards from the German Design Council and the Design Center Stuttgart, Kaldewei has to date received around 100 design awards making it one of the most decorated bath manufacturers in the world.

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“DOOR HINGES FOR SAVOY HOTEL” The re-opening of London’s prestigious Savoy Hotel, following an ambitious 3 year restoration, encompassed new interiors designed by world renowned Pierre Yves Rochon. The project required architectural ironmongery of the highest standards of performance and appearance and Architects Reardon Smith, in collaboration with London hardware contractors, selected SIMONSWERK UK door hinges. In total over 5,000 pairs of ball race solid brass CE marked button tip hinges were

fitted making this hotel project one of the most important and outstanding ironmongery installations in the UK for many years. The 268 guest bedrooms include a luxurious new Royal Suite and 38 suites with stunning views over the river Thames - all fitted with SIMONSWERK brass hinges. SIMONSWERK is Europe´s leading Hinge Manufacturer with a history spanning more than 100 years in the manufacture of top quality brass, aluminium and stainless steel hinges for doors and windows. Their hinges have also been fitted in many other hotels throughout

Europe including in the UK the Ritz, Bulgari and Copthorne. With over thirty years experience in the industry SIMONSWERK UK now provides the architectural ironmongery and builders’ hardware industries with a combined supply source for over 4,000 catalogue items. These include the renowned fully concealed TECTUS hinge range and the increasingly popular TRITECH solid brass hinge with concealed bearings. All SIMONSWERK hinges are designed to meet demanding specifications and are backed by their GAI award winning customer service.

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01899 576358 www.james-hirst.co.uk

JAMES HIRST INTERIORS - Upholsterers to The Queen of pop James has been creating fantastic upholstery for over 20 years As expert craftsmen our services include:Bespoke furniture design - Traditional, modern and commercial upholstery - Furniture restoration and re-upholstery. Most notably James Hirst Interiors are seen as the Upholsterer of choice for London’s VIP establishments including The Brompton Club, located beneath The Kensington Hotel.

Accolades and commendations continue to build our reputation. London's Evening Standard even published us as being Madonna's favourite furniture designer. Although we work for high profile clubs and Clients, Huddersfield based James Hirst Interiors, have our feet are firmly on the ground. “Our bread and butter is local hotel and bar work along with refurbishing vintage furniture for individual clients. With a dedicated team of master craftsmen who share the same passionate approach to their trade our business is going from strength to strength. We have recently been nominated as the approved seating manufacturers for award winning International designers GMP Design International. “Wow we have been designing hospitality interiors for 25 years and have never come across such good quality work” Neil Morten , Managing Director (07976 246825) “James Hirst Interiors are not expensive, and offer fantastic expert services at reasonable prices”.


Premier showering and bathing from Kaldewei At the New ‘hub by Premier Inn’ and Premier Inn When guests enjoy a shower in the new ‘hub by Premier Inn’ hotels, it will be with a Duschplan shower surface from German bathroom specialist Kaldewei, made from precious 3.5mm steel enamel. A generous and comfortable shower in lieu of a bath is the perfect solution for this latest room concept which aims to provide a great hotel experience in compact spaces. Owned by Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel group with over 650 Premier Inn hotels across the country and other household name brands including Costa coffee shops and Beefeater Grill restaurants, ‘hub by Premier Inn’ ��� the newest concept to be added to the group’s portfolio was announced in July 2013. Designed as a new generation of compact, city centre Lane, London in autumn 2014 and will appeal to customers who value price, location and design over space. Comfort and style are assured thanks to ingenious, contemporary room design and excellent electronic connectivity. Every centimetre of the 11.4 sq.m hub room will be optimised thanks to clever design ideas such as an extendable desk, screen TV and an en suite bathroom with shower complete with Duschplan shower surface from Kaldewei. Control is at

order breakfast using the app and even choose which TV or radio channel they want playing in the room on arrival, and stream content from their phone or tablet direct to their TV.

rooms) to open in the next three years and is targeting to opened or in the pipeline by 2018.

Tokyo), Duschplan is a classic shower surface from Kaldewei

with a comfortable depth of 6.5cm making it easy to install in every bathroom. Available in a wide range of square and rectangular sizes, a bespoke model was created for hub by Premier Inn in the special size of 150 x 75cm to perfectly suit the blueprint for the new shower layout. Following extensive feedback from customers as part of the development two shower heads, one positioned so the user can avoid getting their hair wet. Comfort and quality are the trademarks of Premier Inn and sustainability is also crucial. All three are areas where used in manufacturing, the long product lifecycle and materials that are 100% natural and 100% recyclable,

Bathing Comfort at Premier Inn winning Premier Inn. Well known as the UK’s best value hotel brand with over 650 hotels and more than 53,000 bedrooms across the UK and Ireland, Premier Inn bathrooms all feature

become a timeless classic within the Kaldewei portfolio. The end is ergonomically wide to ensure a comfortable soak. choice for its reliable performance, durable material and has an attractive lustre which stays looking good throughout the lifetime of the bath. For more information please visit www.kaldewei.com


Introducing our new Wetroom & Glass Options At Novellini we understand that you desire something more individual than just a shower room. That’s why we created a comprehensive Wetroom and Glass brochure that features a range of both stylish and practical solutions. Our Wetrooms offer all the benefits of a walk in shower, combined with the protection offered by a shower screen or enclosure, allowing you to create a contemporary, luxurious feel to any bathroom. Using the available space in an efficient and uncluttered manner allows you to create a truly individual showering experience, limited only by your imagination.

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Control with simple push buttons Clever combination: ShowerSelect concealed thermostats sets with the iBox universal As part of the innovative Select programme from Hansgrohe, the new ShowerSelect concealed thermostat sets make selecting and turning the different functions on and off both intuitive and pleasing: with the simple push of a button. Each person taking a shower is assured the exact same, comfortable experience every time. There are no complex electronics, just a reliable mechanical control that is also easy to install in conjunction with the tried and tested iBox from Hansgrohe. Available from November 2013, the new Select functional versions, ranging from a thermostat with a simple On/Off function for one outlet through to a combination featuring a ShowerSelect shutoff valve for up to three different functions. All versions can be effortlessly mounted onto the iBox universal, and replacing them is just as simple. The generously dimensioned surfaces

clean. To make the symbols clear to read, the Select buttons and the ring with the distinctive temperature read-out have an elegant matt temperature to be adjusted precisely even with soapy hands. The square basic shape measuring 157 millimetres suits tiling layouts of any size. Thanks to their timeless architectural geometry thermostats are the ideal solution for modern bathrooms. They provide a universal operating control for many handheld and overhead Use in minimum-barrier bathrooms Older people, children and less-able bodied users will welcome the ergonomic and intuitive operation and the easy-to-read symbols.

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Moreover, there is an option to install the Select buttons in such a way that they protrude slightly when they are in the shut-off position, making it easier to locate them by touch. These features make the ShowerSelect concealed thermostats suitable for installation in minimum-barrier bathrooms or even in public shower facilities.

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More space for greater shower pleasure The result of the clever Select solutions for the iBox is a high-value, visually appealing, harmonious, concealed operating concept that hides the technology inside the wall, leaving more freedom to move around in the shower. www.hansgrohe.co.uk


Kelly Hoppen and Crosswater Design Partnership Launches First of New Contemporary Brassware Collection KH Zero 1 is the new contemporary brassware collection launched by Crosswater in partnership with renowned interior designer and entrepreneur Kelly Hoppen MBE. This much-anticipated tap, mixer and shower collection is, as the name suggests, the first in a series of innovative brassware ranges. KH Zero 1 presents Kelly Hoppen’s signature style translating design integrity for today’s modern bathrooms. With a fabulous outline shape and subtle curved detail it is a truly exciting proposition. Sublime comfort in the bathroom inspired Hoppen’s vision for the KH Zero 1 collection which evokes a sophisticated finishing touch. The range comprises deck mounted basin taps in a choice of 3 heights including the now famous Crosswater Mini sizing, plus a feature-piece wall mount basin set. The floor standing bath shower mixer (below) with integral shower kit is grandly statuesque in form and provides outstanding function. The refined smart range of recessed thermostatic valves complete the KH Zero 1 collection so that the entire bathroom experience is both practical and enjoyable.

Kelly Hoppen MBE says, “As the only room in the house where you can shut the door and look after yourself, I have translated elements of my signature style into a contemporary tap and shower collection. My vision was to combine sleek design with the functionality and precision that Crosswater’s products are renowned for to create a sublime bathroom that is enjoyable and workable.”

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Available from the end of August 2013, KH Zero 1 is the first in a ground breaking partnership that will see further innovative collections introduced throughout the 2013/14. David Hance, Group Chairman of Crosswater explains; “KH Zero 1 is a fusion of Crosswater’s craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail and Kelly’s signature styling. This is the first in a range of brassware that will make bathroom time as enjoyable as possible.”

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Lighting can change the whole feel of your home and is a great way to give a room a quick and easy update. DesResDesign offer a truly upmarket look with glamorous lamps, elegant pendant lights and a show stopping new range of chandeliers. DesResDesign select exclusive designer lights that are both desirable, affordable and perhaps most importantly different! With some clever tricks of the light you can create a whole new look without spending a fortune. Tables can be spruced up with a striking lamp and dark and dingy corners can be given a new lease of life with funky floor lamps. Take a look at www.desresdesign.co.uk for a great source of inspiration.

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Now is the time to reduce energy costs. The price to replace GU10 halogen bulbs may have been cost prohibitive until very recently. Advances in technology has improved the output of the GU10 LED replacement and also costs to the end user have also dramatically reduced. For a typical hotel with 100x 50w lamps on 15 hours a day 365 days a year will spend £2862 on electricity (10p/kw/hr) Replace with a GU10 LED 5w (£500) and the cost is reduced to £275 per year. A payback of 2 months! Also how much do you spend on lamps and maintenance – all a thing of the past once installed. Sourcing the correct lamp can be a minefield but give Alpha Lighting a call and we can advise on the best lamp for your application. Call Now and speak to Paul on 0191 5341013

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WARM WELCOME A friendly atmosphere, great service, quality food and beverages and a comfortable stay are what most of your customers are looking for. But not many know what goes into delivering a seamless, quality service. At CPL Training we’ve spent the last 20 years perfecting our courses; making sure that they’re not only relevant to your staff, but that they deliver the knowledge that will enable them to drive your business forward, surpassing the expectations of your guests.

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Bond Street, Park Lane, Mayfair. All of the coveted properties of the London Monopoly board line the path to our hotel. We’re in for something very special. As we approach Jermyn St, we catch our first glimpse of the elegant Cavendish Hotel. The Façade of the imposing Fortnum & Mason, against the backdrop of the London hustle and bustle, give us the first inkling of a wonderfully placed hotel. As we step inside, friendly faces, warm glowing lights and very comforting, private seating areas meet our arrival.

Both the bedroom and sitting room are illuminated with Beautifully crafted lamps and swathed in sensuous materials – velvet, silk, leather and cashmere. Modern aristocracy with a wink and a nod to contemporary style 40 best sums up the vibe.

The Washroom is large and made for two, with a huge inviting shower, and a deep bath. The essentials are laid on along with some of the items that give the extra touch. The Bedroom gives you more room than you need, a 42”, double sided wardrobe and enough seating for a small family. The real star of the Cavendish is Petrichor Restaurant. This food deserves a page to itself, everything so perfectly married with the flavours on the plate, the beauty on the eye and the excellence of the service. A fantastic experience on its own, if you don’t have the time to stay. Puzzling that they hold a 4 star rating, given the 5 star populated area, with several of those at least a mark below, The Cavendish. Certainly a star of Mayfair on it’s own!


Qbic Hotel London city INFO : hotel experience with a new ‘cheap chic, no frills’ hotel in East London. Qbix, a 171-bedroom hotel with charitable intents, offers a relaxing oasis away from the urban chaos of the creative hub that is Shoreditch yourself in an everyday budget chain hotel, we can assure you that’s as far as the similarities go. Each room features a cube-shaped living box, called a ‘Cubi’, alongside quirky teddy bears, rainbow lolly sponges and you know, a pretty top notch bedroom. of work with local designers and the basement area is available Qbic’s community collaboration doesn’t stop there as the hotel’s kitchen solely stocks food from neighbourhood sources and partnerships are in place with the Food Cycle and Bike Works charities.

Name: Qbic Hotel London City IT’S A: Brand new concept hotel in the capital OPENED: 19th October 2013 WHO’S BEHIND IT: Qbic DID YOU KNOW: Guest rooms come with specially manufactured doors with sound seals for an ultra tranquil stay LOCATION: Brick Lane ADDRESS: 42 Adler Street, London, E1 1EE CLOSEST TUBE: Aldgate East WEBSITE: www.qbichotels.com PRICE: From £59 per room per night

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Business & Legal

The hotel trade is subject to quite a significant amount of regulation. You should consider obtaining specialist help if necessary to make sure you comply with all the legal requirements. The following is an outline of some of the areas that are likely to be relevant to you. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

Accommodation

Depending on the number of letting bedrooms you have, you may have to comply with special hotel legislation. If you can accommodate eight guests or more you will have to display a current tariff showing clearly what the price covers such as meals, service charges, VAT and so on. You must keep a guest register containing details of guests over the age of 16. You can read guidance notes for hotel businesses on the Trading Standards Institute website. Information is also available from your local authority Trading Standards Department.

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All employers with business premises must comply with fire safety regulations. This is particularly important in premises like hotels that provide accommodation for both guests and staff. To comply with the regulations you will need to carry out a fire risk assessment and put in place fire precaution measures. These could include fire alarm systems and extinguishers as well as clearly signed escape routes. You’re responsible for the safety of your staff and your guests. The Department for Communities and Local Government has produced several helpful guides to the regulations, including a guide for businesses providing sleeping accommodation. You can download this and other fire safety guides from the Gov.uk website. Information about fire regulations in Northern Ireland is available on the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service website.

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Food safety

All businesses in the food sector must comply with strict food safety legislation. Before you open, you must register your business with the local authority environmental health department. Your local environmental health officer will be able to give you advice and guidance as to what you should install in your premises to make sure your operating areas are hygienic and how to comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Act and regulations made under it.

Food waste

If your business produces food waste - most catering businesses do - you must make sure that you dispose of it correctly. It mustn’t contaminate the environment and it can’t be fed to livestock. If you use a waste carrier to get rid of your waste you’ll need to make sure they’re properly authorised. You can find out more about your responsibilities on the Gov. uk website.

Spirits duty paid tax stamps

All bottles of spirits and made wine above 30% alcohol by volume must have a tax stamp on them to prove that UK duty has been paid on them. It is illegal to hold in stock or to sell any bottle that is not marked in this way.

Workplace smoking ban Alcohol licensing legislation

The sale of alcohol is regulated by: t the Licensing Act in England and Wales t the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order t the Licensing (Scotland) Act in Scotland t If you intend to sell alcohol you’ll need to obtain the appropriate licence and comply with the terms of the legislation. You can find out more information about alcohol licensing throughout the UK from: t the Gov.uk website t NI Direct

Smoking is not permitted in workplaces such as restaurants and the public areas of hotels (although it is permitted in designated hotel bedrooms). You must display appropriate ‘No Smoking’ signs. The legislation varies slightly in different parts of the UK so contact your local authority for details of how the ban affects you. You can also find out more on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.


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Business & Legal

Gaming legislation

Coin operated amusement machines offering games of chance are subject to gaming legislation and Machine Games Duty (MGD). In Great Britain, if you only have two gaming machines in a premises with an alcohol licence, you only need to notify your local licensing authority. If you want to provide more than two, you’ll need to apply for a licensed premises gaming machine permit. In Northern Ireland your alcohol licence entitles you to a certain number of gaming machines. The licensing authority will decide how many you can have when they grant the licence. You can find out more about gaming legislation in Great Britain on the Gambling Commission website. The Department for Social Development in Northern Ireland (DSDNI) website has information about gambling laws in Northern Ireland. There is more information about MGD on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website.

Employment matters

Anyone employing staff must comply with employment legislation. Major pieces of legislation which you must be aware of include: t The National Minimum Wage Act t The Working Time Regulations t The Employment Rights Act t The Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (if you take over a hotel you must observe the existing staff’s terms and conditions of employment) The employing people section of the Gov.uk website includes information and guidance on all aspects of employment legislation. Information for businesses in Northern Ireland is available on the NI Business Info website.

Illegal workers

As an employer it’s your responsibility to check that someone you take on is entitled to work in the UK. There are fines for employers who employ illegal workers because they’ve failed to make the necessary checks. You can read more about preventing illegal working on the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website.

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You must not discriminate against anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. This applies to every aspect of your business operations, from taking people on to dismissing them. You may need to make reasonable adjustments to your premises and working arrangements so that you don’t unfairly discriminate against disabled people.

Health and safety

The Health and Safety at Work Act and the numerous regulations made under it cover all aspects of health and safety at all business premises. Employers have a duty to ensure the health and safety at work of all their employees and those with five or more employees must prepare a written health and safety policy statement. Further information and guidance leaflets on all aspects of health and safety are available on the HSE and Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) websites, and from your local authority environmental health department.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission and Equality Commission for Northern Ireland websites contain further information on your legal duties.

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Hotel auditing specialist Check Safety First has released a free manual that provides hoteliers with advice on room hygiene.

RoomCheck Standard is available free to all hotels worldwide and sets out an international benchmark of cleanliness for bedrooms, as well as providing the tools for hoteliers to evaluate general housekeeping performance.

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A companion publication to Check Safety First’s existing RoomCheck module, which makes sure hygiene issues are identified and sorted, it also has processes in place for how to deal with emergencies such as bedbugs and virus outbreaks, as well as other risks such as E.Coli. It is expected that putting high standards of cleanliness in place will help accommodation providers maintain positive scores and comments on widely-used review sites such as TripAdvisor. Steve Tate, chairman at Cristal International Standards, said: “With the rise in popularity and increasing impact of sites like TripAdvisor, hotels can be damned instantly through one bad guest experience.

“The RoomCheck Standard, combined with 50 independent auditing to an internationally

recognised level, means that complaints are reduced and room standards are kept consistently high.” Earlier this year Check Safety First highlighted the importance of keeping bedrooms clean, and said that rooms are often overlooked in comparison to bathrooms. As well as its module, the company also provides a website, room-check.com, which lists only hotels whose rooms pass a certain standard of cleanliness. Compiled from reviews and ratings from an independent source, the site aims to help customers choose rooms with consistent and trustworthy hygiene levels. Hotels need to clean up their act, says Check Safety First

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THE BULGARI If Bulgari, synonymous with luxury and glamour, were to do a hotel, imagine just how astonishing it would be. Well, imagining over as, luckily for London, they have. Set on the streets of Knightsbridge (where else?), sits The Bulgari Hotel and Residences. Fusing the heritage of aspirational Bulgari with state of the art technology, Bulgari Hotel and Residences offers impeccable design and phenomenal attention to detail. The silver design theme runs thick throughout the 85 bedrooms; bespoke silk curtains featuring patterns inspired by Bulgari’s jewellery and lamps inspired by their silver candlesticks. The ballroom sports not one, but two jaw dropping Bulgari chandeliers. That’s not all, a very Italian feeling Bar, II Bar offers the idyllic setting for an aperitif before a walk down the sweeping staircase to the Italian restaurant, II Ristorante. Then, there’s the ground breaking spa. With eleven treatment rooms, a 25 metre swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi and a state of the art gymnasium, you’re sure to be transported far, far away. To top it all off, there is a private 47 seat screening room boasting a library of more than 200 A true glamorous escape from the daily grind.

INFO : NAME: Bulgari Hotel IT’S A: VERY glamorous hotel WHO’S BEHIND IT: Bulgari ADDRESS: 171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW LOCATION: Knightsbridge NEAREST TUBE: Knightsbridge WEBSITE: www.bulgarihotels.com PHONE NUMBER: 020 7151 1011

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GIVING AIR A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH Controlling air quality within a hotel’s kitchen environment is critical because contamination of food and drink could lead to outbreaks of infection. Kitchen equipment, including the ventilation systems should be specified to a very high standard and there are several important factors for the design team to take into consideration, aside from just hygiene. The development of modern hotels requires the involvement of architectural and engineering practices fully familiar with the sector’s unique set of requirements, and these professionals will in turn wish to engage with a specialist in the field of ventilation equipment, to ensure the kitchen environment is properly served. Systems must comply with British Standard BS6173:2009, which requires interlocking of mechanical ventilation systems and gas supplies for all types of commercial kitchen appliance, preventing a gas appliance from being switched on before the ventilation system is operating. The majority of new hotels these days are being designed to meet BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and even ‘Excellent’ or ‘Near to Zero’ Carbon standards. It is crucial then to look at

the performance of the ventilation system; as it not only requires electrical power to operate, but can be responsible for discharging large volumes of warm air to the outside atmosphere. Conventional cooker hood extract systems use powerful fans to simply suck hot, moist air away from the work area. The green alternative is to select one of Ledaire’s ‘induction hoods’ which cut by 80% the volume of air exhausted from the kitchen itself. It achieves this by discharging fresh air into the hood space at high velocity, creating a low pressure area over the cooking vapours and fumes, which are then removed through the filters. Architects and engineers who plan hotel construction owe proprietors and guests a duty of care, an obligation which can in part be met by ensuring the kitchen environment is kept clean and healthy. Properly specified, fabricated and installed cooker hoods can meet this requirement. Ledaire is not only able to supply and install a full selection of high quality extract and induction hoods, as well as stainless steel splines, splash-backs and worksurfaces as part of a bespoke package for any project, but also offers a comprehensive consultation service; including the production of CAD drawings and sample or reference material. For more information call Ledaire Fabrications on 020 8684 0197, e-mail admin@ledaire.com or look at www.ledaire.com

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Steve Leonard, the Managing Director of Ledaire Fabrications, discusses providing appropriate ventilation levels for hotel kitchens

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The Multifunctional Combi Steamer An advanced combi steamer like the Rational SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency® is a truly multifunctional cooking appliance – it can roast, poach, bake, toast, braise... it can even pan fry fish and cook chips. All at the touch of a button, and all with consistent quality. “The Rational ethos is to be a partner in the kitchen, from giving training and advice to developing programmes and processes to prepare chefs’ signature dishes,” says Lee Norton, managing director of Rational UK. “Our development chefs will go to a hotel and work with the customer’s kitchen team to find the best way to cook a whole variety of recipes. We can then programme the processes into the SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency, so that even untrained staff can duplicate perfect results.” The latest Rational is even simpler to use, because it intelligently adjusts to the way each chef works.

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Because it is multifunctional, a SelfCookingCenter saves space, replacing 40 to 50% of standard appliances, reducing the kitchen footprint by at least 30%. Options such as the Ultravent condensation hood, which eliminates unwanted cooking fumes and steam, can do away with the need for extra, expensive extraction systems and is ideal for FOH, theatre-style kitchens. The latest Rational SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency has up to 30% more capacity, cuts energy consumption by up to 20% and reduces production times by up to 30%, compared to previous models.

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The SelfCookingCenter allows mixed loads of foods to be cooked at the same time. For example, it takes all the juggling out of preparing a full English breakfast. All the chef has to do is load the combi steamer, select the food and how it needs to be cooked and that’s that. The combi does the rest, fully automatically. A full breakfast of toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, hash browns, fried bread and mushrooms can all be cooked perfectly, together - in as little as six minutes.

Rational offers customers a complete package of menu development support. “We also run free demonstrations and training sessions at venues throughout the UK and Ireland, where chefs can learn about the latest combi cooking 22 techniques,” says Lee Norton.


LYNDON DESIGN LYNDON DESIGN UNVEILS CONTEMPORARY MR. & MRS. WING CHAIRS Lyndon Design has unveiled its own take on the classic wing chair with the launch of a new and luxurious duo, aptly named Mr. & Mrs. This latest furniture launch follows the company’s bid to strengthen its hotel and hospitality offering and is in response to client demand.

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furniture solutions. As the company continues to roll out new and exciting collections, it is also placed to further expand into the retail and corporate sectors.

Designed in-house by Caroline Atack, the new handcrafted Mr. & Mrs. wing chairs pay respectful homage to their stately grandeur, whilst incorporating contemporary touches that make them suitable for today’s hospitality and boutique hotel environment, and even the corporate arena. Designed to sit amiably alongside sofas and other furnishings, both chairs may be used as standalone pieces to make a bold design statement. Both the height of the wing chairs and their corresponding details has been a careful consideration in the design appeal and personality of this duo. Whilst the high backed version offers a masculine feel with full under frame, full seat and wooden buttons, the lowbacked chair comes complete with loose cushions, border, fabric buttons and leg detail.

Stylistically, the wings and arms of Mr. & Mrs. have been designed to make a deliberate soft, contemporary statement and true to the chairs’ classic design, they are all-enveloping and draw the sitter into luxury and comfort. Lyndon Design’s expertise in handcrafted upholstery is evident in the design of this couple and as always, the end result is a technical as well as aesthetic triumph. Whilst Mr. features a Mrs. is completed by a solid wood leg. To satisfy the needs of a variety of settings and interior range of contrasting fabrics, colours and woods including oak, walnut and beech. With over 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise, Lyndon Design continues to take the hotel and hospitality sectors by storm with its

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structure or wall in a ground level or sunken water pool. Carved in white Carrara marble from Italy, John

for members of the Royal family, the Royal Opera House, the Emir of Qatar, York Minster, Selby Abbey, Ribston Hall and Ledstone Hall as well as undertaking private memorials work. He also teaches the techniques of relief carving, sculpture Taught many carving techniques by an Italian master carver and always inspired by the art and John prefers works which form rather than the purely and other statuary, and so Fountain was conceived. He inspected and selected the £10,000, in Tuscany and the stone back to England.

Fountain in a Roman Baroque style. It is complete with steel piping, water jet and high pressure underwater pump. Primarily designed such as a swimming pool or leisure complex or stately home, it is also suitable for main body of the sculpture is protected by some form of overhead canopy.

of the Roman God of the Sea, part human, part sea lion with consch shells for ears and sea snakes for mane. shell with detailed crabs and oyster shells surrounding its plinth base. Described by the Duke of and winning praise from Hall and Alan Titchmarsh,

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