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Hospitality Interiors INTERIOR DESIGN FOR HOTELS, RESTAUR ANTS, BARS & CLU BS Issue 66 | July - August 2016

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Hospitality Interiors INTERIOR DESIGN FOR HOTELS, RESTAUR ANTS, BARS & CLU BS Issue 66 | July - August 2016


Opening shots


Interview: Andrew Linwood, Areen Hospitality


Q&A: Alejandra Munizaga


Profile: Room Mate Hotels





Craftwood Interiors’ luxury bespoke seating, GBK Southampton

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STAND & DELIVER The Enna presents the desk light in its most elemental form. The elegant stance is maintained thanks to its pure architectural structure. Meanwhile the fully adjustable head allows perfect illumination of the task at hand. Because good design demands simplicity.

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Comment While the news paints a decidedly ugly picture of the world at present, and the British public – and indeed the globe – takes stock of the post-Brexit landscape, we hope this issue of Hospitality Interiors might provide a bit of light relief. Indeed, with the London Design Festival just around the corner, there is so much to look forward to in the coming months. From page 106, we touch upon some of the many events, product launches, collaborations, and discussions the festival has to offer. For the first time, we’ve also produced our own LDF handbook, curated specifically for the hospitality industry – so don’t forget to pick it up at the festival! What emerges, above all else, in the myriad emails and releases we receive about LDF, is that we are blessed with a mature, thriving design scene in the UK. Just as our homegrown talent enriches the world’s design stage, so too do the countless international individuals and brands that have set up home or have a presence here. Speaking of which, Spanish hotel brand, Room Mate, is eying up London for its very first UK opening. This bold, exciting brand prides itself on its design-led interiors – it collaborates with the likes of Patricia Urquiola and Lorenzo Castillo – as well as its pioneering approach to the guest experience. Read more on page 26. When it comes to global hotel design, our interviewee this issue, Andrew Linwood, certainly knows a thing or two. As head of design at Areen Hospitality, Andrew works extensively in emerging markets, and has built up a truly remarkable portfolio. Turn to page 16 to find out more about his work. Elsewhere in the issue, John Legg explores the fascinating history of lighting brand, Dernier & Hamlyn (page 64), we detail Robert Angell’s redesign of the historic American Bar at The Savoy (page 30), and discover how husband and wife team, Amir and Limor Chen, have translated their passion for Eastern Mediterranean home cooking into a homely new restaurant in Shoreditch (page 44). Enjoy!

Gemma Ralph, Deputy Editor Email: Twitter: @GRalph_HI

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A SCOTTISH DEBUT W Hotels is set to make its debut in Scotland with W Edinburgh – a 12-storey building with a unique façade crafted from a winding steel ribbon. Projected to open in 2021, the hotel will form the centrepiece of the the new Edinburgh St James development – a blend of residential apartments, retail, entertainment facilities designed to boost the city’s reputation as a booming cosmopolitan capital. Awardwinning architecture and interior design practice Jestico + Whiles will work in conjunction with Allan Murray Architects on the design of this key opening. W

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THE SPIRIT OF MEXICO Officially opening early 2017, internationally-acclaimed Chef Martha Ortiz will bring her celebrated Mexican gastronomy to London in a new restaurant located at InterContinental London Park Lane. References to Mexican design and culture will feature prominently in the restaurant’s interior, which is to be designed by acclaimed interior architecture practice, David Collins Studio. W

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Having held senior posts at several renowned hospitality design firms and with a mighty roster of projects the world over, Andrew Linwood – head of design at Areen Hospitality – has an uncommonly rich insight into the global hospitality market. Andrew’s passion for interiors with provenance, his understanding of the diverse and individual requirements of international guests, and his extensive work in emerging markets are just some of the topics Hospitality Interiors’ Gemma Ralph wished to pick his brain on when she visited Areen Hospitality’s Chiswick home …

Andrew Linwood, Areen Hospitality

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For those who are unfamiliar with Areen Hospitality: a brief history. Founded in 2008, the practice is the hospitality design arm of Areen Design, which is in turn the sister company to Richmond International. While Richmond is of course renowned for its specialist work at the five-star, luxury end of the market, the modus operandi of Areen Hospitality is to capture and harness the enormous potential offered by developing markets. Andrew himself was aware of the untapped potential of this sector for some time prior to the existence of Areen Hospitality. After a decade working across Asia – in Hong Kong as MD of regional interiors group GTD, and then as a senior project designer for Hirsch Bedner Associates in Singapore – Andrew felt the alienating effect of London prices keenly upon his return to the UK. “I had a lot of clients from Singapore, for example, who would call me in London and say ‘Andrew I want you to do me a hotel’, and I would send them a fee proposal based on London prices and never hear from them again,” Andrew explains. “It was clear that we needed an alternative model to capture that kind of business. I spoke to Michael Bedner about it in the early noughties, and when I moved to Richmond International I made the same proposal to the managing director there, who really bought into the idea. “We originally called ourselves Areen Hotel Design and then we changed it to Areen Hospitality so that we could broaden our offering.” Eight years on, and Areen Hospitality has already achieved a staggering amount – growing from a team of two to one of 25, designing – amongst many other notable projects – a 1562 key Swissôtel in Makkah, and extending its global network with partner offices in Delhi, Cairo, Lagos, Dar es Salaam and Moscow.

The firm provides services in everything from interior architecture and creative interior concept design through site installation, artwork consultancy and FF&E design and specification. As part of the Areen Design brand, Areen Hospitality also profits from access to a large in-house procurement and purchasing team led by Niklaus Lünow. Operating since 1985, this team has built an extensive and ever-expanding network of international suppliers, and wields significant purchasing power as a result of its unparalleled expertise and reputation. Given, or perhaps as a result of, the geographical breadth of Areen Hospitality’s portfolio, it is difficult to pin down a ‘signature style’ as such. Indeed, Andrew believes strongly in rooting his designs in the landscape and communities in which they are built. “The days of you walking into a hotel and not knowing if you’re in Freetown or Frankfurt are long gone, at least for us they are,” he says. “Guests want that local experience and it’s all about how we as designers can help to reflect that.” The Cape Sierra Hilton in Freetown is a classic example of the cultural sensitivity and awareness of Andrew’s designs. Expressing a proud, yet uncontrived sense of heritage, the hotel – which is set to open in 2017– conforms to the design demands of a Hilton branded hotel, while acting as a viable and attractive option for local residents.


“The days of you walking into a hotel and not knowing if you’re in Freetown or Frankfurt are long gone. Guests want that local experience and it’s all about how we as designers can help to reflect that”

Cape Sierra Hilton, Freetown, Sierra Leone - V Society Bar

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Cape Sierra Hilton, Freetown, Sierra Leone - Lobby Lounge with 3D sculptural wall

“We’re very proud of this project, as we did a lot of research into West Africa to try and reflect the cultural context of where it is,” says Andrew. “We drew in particular upon the fluidity of Sierra Leone’s culture and landscape, creating a 3D sculptural wall in the reception that is inspired by the water from the coast that comes in as little estuaries. “Rather than install generic artwork in the bar, we incorporated photos of established local Sierra Leonean residents, artists and fashion designers on the wall in the bar – we wanted to promote Freetown society.” As much as Andrew embraces the unique expertise and materials available to him, some of the locations in which he works can pose significant challenges. “Our designers in the studio understand that you’ve got to be aware of the skillsets available to you in the locations you’re working in,” he explains. “What you can design and build in Germany is not the same as what you can build in Lagos, where the technology and skillsets are just not as available. Take Sierra Leone for example, it has no indigenous furniture industry, and everything has to be delivered by boat. “It’s a body of knowledge that you build up after working on

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projects from Eastern Europe, to the Middle East, across Africa and in the Far East, you learn from that experience.” Perhaps one of the biggest challenges from a cultural perspective, however, has been Areen Hospitality’s work in the pilgrim market. Two of the firm’s very first projects were a Swissôtel and Raffles in Makkah – which in fact saw the company through the rocky depths of the recession shortly after launching – and more recently Andrew has worked as part of the design team on the world’s largest Holiday Inn – Al Azizia Holiday Inn, Makkah. “There are just so many things you need to know about the kinds of guests that will use these hotels,” explains Andrew.

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Cape Sierra Hilton, Freetown, Sierra Leone - Guest Bedroom with views out to the coastline

One Park Villa, Shanghai, China Daughter’s study in a private residence.

“First-time travellers from say Indonesia, Pakistan or the Philippines, for example, might be coming from a small village and may never have stayed in a 4 or 5-star hotel. “Pilgrims can become emotional – it’s a spiritual event, a once in a lifetime experience that they’re undertaking and you really do have to take into consideration how people may react to being in a particular space. The selection of materials used within the space is important; they have to be really robust when you have tens of thousands of people funnelling down a corridor.” Aside from meeting the needs of this very niche guest base, the Swissôtel and Holiday Inn projects in particular posed a significant logistical challenge. “The concept of how you circulate people around these spaces safely is really important,” Andrew explains. “For example we created two 2500m² restaurants for Swissôtel Makkah, because you’ve got a lot of hungry people who, at Ramadan for instance, may all want to eat at the same time. “We actually looked at examples in Las Vegas of how to feed these quantities of people and still give them the sense that they’re getting that hotel environment – these are not canteens after all, they’re buffet restaurants. “That thought process extends all the way through to how you would design a queuing system to get 2000 diners into the restaurant, whether particular dietary needs might affect the layout, or how hand basins can be incorporated.” Of course, as well as meeting the diverse needs and expectations of guests, pleasing both operator and owner can also be a delicate balancing act for Andrew, particularly in the

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emerging markets in which he specialises. “The tricky thing about what we do, and it’s true of all our competitors as well, is that you almost have two clients,” he says. “The owner, especially in the developing markets we work in, often has very high expectations, while the operator is looking for a return on investment – our job is to bring their interests together, which can be tricky. “Take lighting for example. Operators understand just how important it is to have a sophisticated lighting system, but many clients don’t. A lot of our work, especially in developing markets, is about educating the client or the developer. While the big hotel chains insist on having an established, experienced hotel designer, clients often don’t see the value; they don’t understand what we bring.” While large hotel chains appreciate the exacting standards of their customer-base, and use diverse lifestyle brands to ensure they reach every sector of this audience, their size can still pose a problem when it comes to responding quickly. “We love the big hotel brands, but the challenge for us as commercial interior designers is how we bring them round to the way the market is moving, which is more fractured, more individual let’s say,” explains Andrew. This concept of ‘individuality’ has become key in recent times, as the demand grows for hotel interiors with a more bespoke, residential feel. Aspirational, certainly, but with the comfort and personality of a domestic environment. “We all live in much more luxurious accommodation now than we did a generation ago, but not only are people’s expectations higher, they’re also different,” says Andrew.


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“You want a space that’s flexible; you don’t really want to walk in to a guest room and see a bed, desk and TV, you want something that’s going to blend those activities. I know that, travelling as an architect or a designer, I often have great big rolls of drawings, which I prefer to spread out across the bed rather than use a formal desk.” Andrew’s all-time favourite hotel is proof that this intuitive, intimate style can be as, or even more powerful than all-out glamour. “There is a small boutique hotel in New Delhi called The Manor,” he says. “It was an old bungalow and was remodelled about 10 years ago by some Japanese designers. There’s maybe a dozen rooms; there’s no room service because you pad out of your room in your socks and go to the bar and ask for a beer and go back again.

“It would be great fun to develop a new brand and roll that out, because it gives you the opportunity to create something from scratch without having a brand standards manual to abide by”

“It’s very small, very simple and it’s not swanky, but it’s nice, it’s stylish. Because it’s small it’s very personal, they know who you are when you come in.” This topic naturally flows to a discussion in the upsurge of guests making use of serviced apartments, or the likes of AirBNB – Andrew himself a real advocate of their offering. “If I’m travelling with my family, we rarely stay in hotels,” he says. “We’ve always picked apartments, and there are various reasons for that. One is cost of course, if you’re travelling with three kids. The other is convenience and that’s the most important thing, the idea that you can make a cup of tea or feed your children when it’s convenient. “The other big thing is context. We were in San Francisco last summer and we stayed in a whole series of apartments, one in particular with a little courtyard with half a dozen families and couples, and you’d bump into them as you went in and out, and chat with them. It’s as if you’re part of the community, and that is what we should be bringing into hotels. “You do find it in certain places. You stay in some hotels and there’s no food offer, but they get street food vans to pull up outside, so you can grab something and get back to your laptop. You’re becoming partners with the local business, the local community. That’s a way forward.” Talking of ‘home’, exciting developments are afoot for Areen

Marriott Courtyard, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia - Contemporary Lobby Lounge to serve business travellers from both the Courtyard Hotel and Residence Inn serviced apartments.

One Park Villa, Shanghai, China - Daughter’s bedroom

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Hospitality in their home market. At present, all of the firm’s activity is overseas, but Andrew is now keen to expand Areen Hospitality’s footprint in the UK. “When we started, our first few projects were in the Middle East, people saw them and it started the ball rolling for us out there, but during the last year or two we’ve started to turn our focus to the UK market,” he says. “We’re looking at a lot of projects with the big operators, whether it’s IHG, Hilton, Accor, Marriott – all have pipelined projects in the UK, which we’re pitching for.” “What’s also interesting in the UK market is the burgeoning independent hotel market, we’re talking to a couple of different developers who want to start new brands. It would be great fun to develop a new brand and roll that out, because it gives you the opportunity to create something from scratch without having a brand standards manual to abide by. So that’s what we’re looking to do and where we see expansion. It’s our home market; we should and will have a presence here.” Given Andrew’s proven insight and expertise, it will be exciting to see what he and his talented team have to offer on their home turf. Watch this space! W

Sheraton, Dushanbe, Tajikistan - Reception featuring artwork by a local artist.

Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain - The guest bedroom concept integrates motifs found in Spanish lacework with botanical-inspired patterns and colours.

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NYC interior designer Alejandra Munizaga may have just launched her own firm, but she is certainly not a new face on the design scene, having held roles at NBBJ, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects and Lindsay Newman Architecture and Design – as well as serving as a board member of the International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter. Hospitality Interiors spoke with Alejandra to find out more about her plans for this exciting new Brooklyn-based studio ...

Q&A: Alejandra Munizaga –

Alejandra Munizaga Interiors

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At what point did you first realise your passion for the design world, and how did things take shape from there? With a background in Fine Arts, I have been drawn to design and beautifully crafted spaces and objects since as far as I can remember. I worked as an art instructor and artist for several years, and I came to realise I was hitting a wall – I had stopped feeling motivated. One day as I walked down the beach, it dawned on me: why not go back to school and study interior design? I had always loved space, and envisioned making a three-dimensional painting, so to speak. I applied to school and a few months later was enrolled at the New York School of Interior Design to obtain a second degree. Since then, the design world has been my passion. Who was inspirational to you early in your career, and why? I have quite an unusual mix of inspirational sources. In terms of design, Scandinavian Modern Design has been the most influential movement to me. Designers such as Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, and others. I love the clean lines, simplicity and minimalism of their designs. In terms of architecture, Kengo Kuma, a Japanese architect who explores light, nature and materiality in his work, drawing from his cultural legacy. Kuma impressed me early on by his careful use of simple materials, imbuing them with a sense of nobility and balance within space.

“I grew up travelling around the world, so I am inspired by many different areas, including the Far East, the Mediterranean, the Nordic countries and South America” And with regard to art, Andy Goldsworthy, a landscape artist from Scotland who uses natural and ephemeral materials to create sculptures in the landscape. He embodies my belief that we are at one with nature, in terms of time, fragility and interconnectedness. Which areas of the world do you feel inspire you most in your design work? I grew up travelling around the world, so I am inspired by many different areas, including the Far East, the Mediterranean, the Nordic countries and South America. I also love the tropics, with their fluid inside-outside relationship. Was it always an aspiration of yours to set up your own company? Yes! I wanted to gain some experience and decided ... what the heck? The right time is when I say so, thus I took the leap! What would you like Alejandra Munizaga Interiors to be known for? Personalised attention, transparency, a focus on the client’s needs, welcoming, relaxed and unique environments.


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What elements do you feel are most critical to designing for a hospitality environment? Comfort, warmth, functionality, durability and uniqueness. Have you got any hospitality projects in the pipeline that you’re able to share with us? I do, but I cannot share about them at this time, since we are in early negotiation stages. I can say a cool project in Patagonia is a prospect! What do you like to do with your downtime? Running, yoga, surfing, spending time with friends and family, chilling with my dogs, reading and watching addictive TV series. What is your greatest professional aspiration? To be trusted and well respected in my field. I aspire to expand my studio over time and work on projects in NYC, Long Island and beyond. I always want to have fun with my work and prioritise my clients. E W

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“I worked as an art instructor and artist for several years, and I came to realise I was hitting a wall – I had stopped feeling motivated.”

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ONE UN NY, Millennium Hotel

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Metro designed by Katerina Zachariades

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If you aren’t familiar with Room Mate Hotels, prepare to be. Already firmly established across Europe and in the US, and with plans to expand in the UK, this exciting hotel brand has a flair for bold interiors, a pioneering approach to guest experience, and a founder that isn’t afraid to break with convention ...

Connection through design

Room Mate Giulia, Milan, designed by Patricia Urquiola

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Design-led interiors are key to any hotel brand looking to create real impact in the sector, but not many hotel brands can say that design is truly the beating heart of their offering. Cue Room Mate Hotels. Founded by Enrique Sarasola, known as ‘Kike’, in 2005, the Spanish hotel chain burst onto the hospitality scene with its characterful, vibrant philosophy – partnering with the likes of Patricia Urquiola, Lorenzo Castillo and Tomás Alía to offer guests stylish, welcoming accommodation in central locations. With 23 properties worldwide – from New York to Istanbul – and a number of further openings in the pipeline, Room Mate Hotels is expanding its global reach at a dizzying pace. Its formula – evidently a successful one – is to offer an affordable, original experience akin to staying at a friend’s home. Founder Kike saw a distinct gap in the market for this more ‘residential’ style of lodging through his own experience as a guest. “The concept of Room Mate Hotels came up during travels with my husband, Carlos Marrero (he is now the VP of the company),” he explains. “We went to New York and, at that time, the city was full of visitors, so we couldn’t find a hotel in the city centre. “After coming back, we realised that we spent a lot of money in a hotel far away from the centre and in which we only spent a

few hours: sleeping, having breakfast and showering. “Eventually, we decided to open a new hotel chain with our friend, Gorka Atorrasagasti, which offered what we ourselves wanted in our regular travels: a hotel in a good location in the heart of the city; original, bold design; reasonable price, exceptional service and not flooded with extras and services that are seldom used.” By stripping away extraneous amenities, Room Mate Hotels really focuses on getting the fundamentals absolutely spot on. Take Wi-Fi for example – not only was Room Mate the first hotel chain in Spain to offer free Wi-Fi, but it now offers guests WiMate, a free high-speed Wi-Fi service that they can use all over the city. Promoting connectivity between guests and their surroundings is a fundamental consideration for Kike, not only in terms of selecting central locations for his hotels, but in the sense that each venue is firmly rooted in its individual geographical and cultural landscape. In order to create this authentic personality for each hotel, Kike places real emphasis on partnering with talented architecture and design professionals. While many of these partnerships have been with high profile figures, for Kike it really is all about creativity over status. ›››

“We decided to open a new hotel chain, which offered what we ourselves wanted in our regular travels”

Room Mate Giulia, Milan, designed by Patricia Urquiola

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Room Mate Valeria, Malaga, designed by Melian Randolph

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Room Mate Valeria, Malaga, designed by Melian Randolph

“More than work with important designers, I like to work with designers who have a vision, who can develop innovative spaces thinking of the client,” he says. “It is great to work with great designers but they don’t need to be famous or stars, I need them to think about the client first and foremost.” This open-minded, collaborative approach has resulted in a bold portfolio that celebrates diverse influences and communities. Take the recently-opened Room Mate Anna in Barcelona, for example. Designer Lorenzo Castillo has captured the Catalonian Mediterranean roots of the city for his scheme, using bursts of turquoise and aquamarines to represent the Catalonian town of Palamós, as well as the earthy green tones of the cypress trees found in Empordà. The team at Spanish design firm Melian Randolph, meanwhile, drew upon Malaga’s beautiful parks and gardens for the interior of Room Mate Valeria. The vinyl wallpaper they designed for the corridors is inspired by leaves from the Monstera and Strelitzia botanical gardens, while hand-painted tiles, glazed pots and pebble floors create that outside-inside feel. ›››

“It is great to work with great designers but they don’t need to be famous or stars, I need them to think about the client first and foremost”

Room Mate Carla, Barcelona, designed by Tomás Alía

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Room Mate Anna, Barcelona, designed by Lorenzo Castillo

“Our objective during the next few years is to be present in all the main cities of Europe and the US: Paris, London, Berlin, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, and of course open more hotels in the cities where we are already present” Despite Room Mate’s obvious success, Kike is showing no signs of slowing. Plans to open new hotels in Milan, Malaga, Rotterdam and Madrid have been set in motion, with London being another target destination in the coming years. “We are practically doubling our size,” he says. “It’s really challenging, but we are trying to maintain steady growth for the future of the company. “Our objective during the next few years is to be present – and become a memorable brand – in all the main cities of Europe and the US: Paris, London, Berlin, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, and of course open more hotels in the cities where we are already present.” If that isn’t enough, 2014 saw Kike launch, an apartment rental service that combines all the amenities expected from a hotel with the convenience and privacy of an apartment rental. With thousands of carefully-selected and vetted apartments across a number of cities, Kike is tapping – yet again – into a key and burgeoning market. Considering he is an Olympic medal winning show jumper, has been recognised as “one of the top three most influential business owners in Spain” by the El País newspaper, named GQ ‘Man of the Year’ and awarded a Tourism Merit Medal from the Spanish government, it is safe to say that Kike’s ambitious targets for Room Mate have every chance of being met, and exceeded. W

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Iconic both in terms of its architecture and hospitality, The Palace Hotel in San Francisco now features a fresh design, masterfully executed by Beatrice Girelli of award-winning firm, Indidesign.

The Palace, San Francisco The Palace Hotel was originally established in 1875, before being rebuilt in 1909, and was in fact San Francisco’s first premier luxury hotel. Graced by the likes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, and operating in the heart of America’s first Golden Age of Travel, the hotel’s historic backdrop offered up a wealth of inspiration for the recent re-design. The key challenge for Beatrice and her team here was to increase the functionality of the hotel’s interior and bring in some contemporary touches, while preserving the classic architecture and character of this striking Beaux Arts building. “We titled the project ‘Iconic Style: a modern celebration’” explains Beatrice. “The inspiration came directly from the history of the building and from the various notable figures that spent time at The Palace through the years. “Each personality brought a unique touch to the heritage of The Palace and we wanted to offer a modern celebration of this history of privileged travel, style, art and grandeur blended in one experience.” With a palette of soft grey and warm-toned woods, the hotel’s interior now features choice accents of colour inspired by San Francisco’s vibrant cultural scene. The beautiful glass-domed Garden Court, in particular, reflects this artfully executed blend of old and new. Providing the perfect setting for brunch or afternoon tea, this magnificent space boasts soaring archways, Austrian crystal chandeliers and gilded columns. As well as the 120-cover dining room, The Garden Court now features The GC Lounge, a slightly more informal lounge space. Here, Indidesign has brought renewed vibrance to the hotel’s elegant architectural details with the introduction of tufted banquettes, speakeasy seating, and a communal table offering discreet technology. ›››

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Bronze panelled screens with antique mirror accents – inspired by the paned glass ceiling – have also been incorporated, while a blend of plum, ivory, charcoal and dove grey hues continues the subtle palette used throughout the hotel. The newly-designed guest rooms, meanwhile, feature a thoughtful design approach, with custom millwork and carefully-selected furnishings to create a chic, welcoming environment. Some of the hotel’s illustrious former guests have been channelled into the design here. The trim lines, stitching, and tailored bed frames, for example, speak to the custom-made clothing worn by Andrew Carnegie, while the nightstands draw upon the aesthetic of vintage travel trunks those such as Amelia Earhart would have carried. Elegant, bespoke casepieces from Cheng Meng and Eric Brand heighten the clean lines of the accommodation, while also addressing limitations in storage and flexibility of electrical locations. A number of grand suites has also been introduced, including the Royal Suite, which spans almost 1000ft2. Meticulous architectural details, such as the intricately curved marble fireplace, balance out a palette of pale blue, plum and ivory textiles here. The vast majority of the furnishings and textiles installed in the guest rooms, suites and public areas of the hotel, are bespoke, and were developed by Indidesign. “We employed different sources to manufacture these items and matched each item to the manufacturer that offered the best expertise to address the specific requirements of each individual component,” explains Beatrice. The hotel’s leisure facilities have also been significantly improved following the renovation. The fitness centre now spans 3000 square feet and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the hotel’s swimming pool. A new cardio training room, spin bikes and cutting edge fitness equipment from LifeFitness have been installed, while the men’s and women’s lounges now feature luxurious marble bath areas, spa showers, fresh design elements and large back-lit mirrors. W

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The Gallery HBA has redesigned Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana, re-affirming its reputation as one of the country’s leading luxury safari lodges and the ultimate Okavango Delta water-based safari.

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Perched on a private island surrounded by some of the deepest stretches of the delta, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge encompasses 12 luxury tented guest rooms, each with a large terrace and plunge pool. The property also has a dining pavilion, a lounge pavilion across two levels, an arrivals boma, a retail area, a library and internet lounge, a campfire area, and the Fish Eagle Bar. Just like the numerous water channels that weave their way through the grasslands, the design scheme flows through the camp. The greens, soft yellows and grey tones of the surrounding grasslands inspired the colour scheme. This palette forms the backdrop for pops of vibrant colour, inspired by the vivid mustard hue of the indigenous eagle’s face as well as the brilliant reds and blues of other local birds. The property aims to convey a sense of sophistication, though the furniture and fittings represent the rugged elegance of the surrounding landscape and many pieces are artisanal, specially commissioned and hand-made in Africa. In addition to the spectacular views, the hotel has a plethora of organic public spaces, which curve around the ancient trees on the site. An arrivals boma welcomes guests after their short drive from the landing strip. Positioned as a promise of the experience to come, the boma perfectly frames the vista beyond. A residential-style open kitchen with a woodburning pizza oven to one side and a counter with stools sits at the heart of the restaurant – designed

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to be the place where guests gather for breakfast before the morning’s safari, or at lunchtime to share their stories. Throughout, collections of brightly-coloured preserved insects and scientific instruments add further sense of adventure, whilst contemporary lights – inspired by the intricate birds’ nests that populate these wetlands – weave intriguing shadows across the space at night. A stepped lounge centred around an ancient sycamore fig tree stems out from the restaurant, with a freshly decked area in between. The transition from indoors to out is seamless, offering views over the delta that are blissfully uninterrupted. Surrounded by an outdoor barbecue and campfire and situated directly on the edge of the water by the jetty, the Fish Eagle Bar offers an alternative destination. Here, the colour palette is that of the distinctive indigenous fish eagle with its snowy white chest, brown body and bright yellow face. There is a residential-style bar counter and birdcage swings dotted throughout the space provide enchanting vantage points at this farthest reach of the lodge. The 12 tented guest rooms are each 62m2 with an additional 20m2 deck. The centrepiece of each lodge is the luxurious bed, which offers views out onto the delta. Its uniquely designed copper-finish headboard celebrates Botswana’s copper mining tradition. Bedside cabinets are integrated into the

headboard and a leather upholstered bench stands at the end of the bed in reference to the traditional folding camp table. A separate daybed within a window nook doubles as a child’s bed. Another delightful feature is the minibar designed as an explorer’s toolbox, full of drawers and concealed cupboards filled with luxury guest amenities. Reclaimed and re-stained timber features widely, and the hand-stitched details of the waxy leather upholstery and the buckle details of the leather blinds suggest an air of adventure. The guest rooms include a walk-in dressing room and a luxurious bathroom complete with two vanity units, lots of space for toiletries, an indoor and outdoor shower and a freestanding black bath tub. In addition to the many items that were handmade in South Africa by Simon Beebe of BB Designs, suppliers included: Moorgas and Sons, Sealy, Out of This World, and Deker. “Our wish has been to give guests an insight into the soul of the delta that they can marvel at while they are there and take away with them when they leave,” says Inge Moore, principal and creative director of The Gallery HBA. “By using local artisans and materials, reinventing traditional safari camp paraphernalia and translating the natural world into the interiors, the design is crafted to fill the hearts and minds of both safari camp connoisseurs and newcomers alike.” W

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Acclaimed design studio, Robert Angell Design International, has taken on the prestigious redesign of the American Bar at The Savoy.

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As the first-ever cocktail bar in London, the American Bar has a rich, colourful history – one that left Robert Angell Design International with no shortage of inspiration for its new design. Retaining an air of classic 1930’s elegance, the bar has been rejuvenated with some fresh new touches. The ceiling’s concave profile details shimmer delicately with subtle silver leaf layers, while the waxed linen added to the walls creates an undulation of reflected light around the bar. Each wall is further adorned with photographs and drawings of the many famous guests who have frequented the bar over many years. A curtain detail with silver wallcovering brings fresh drama and decadence to the Royal Circle

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bar, sweeping around the entrance to the circle. New, bespoke furniture brings an added sense of glamour, from the original cocktail-inspired tables featuring striking leather stitching, nickel trims and Macassar ebony show wood detailing, to the beautifully plush leather banquettes with chrome arm detailing and subtle mohair cushions. Smooth leather with contrasting piping details have been added internally to ensure guests can enjoy complete comfort. Each addition to the bar has been carefully measured by Robert Angell and his team to ensure that the precious heritage of the bar is retained, and enlivened. Of course, the immaculately dressed bartenders in their pristine white suits,

the delicious cocktails served, and the live piano renditions will remain unchanged, continuing to command the bar’s distinguished reputation. “The re-design of the American Bar serves to pay homage to the incredible lifetime’s dedication of the bar’s great and talented bartenders, who have over the past 126 years each brought a unique presence and personality to the bar,” affirms Robert Angell. “The bar’s popularity is famous and so, together with The Savoy, we have extended the space with an additional room to allow even more guests to enjoy the legendary delights of the American bar and adding to its truly unique history.” W

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JSJ Design has successfully created a glamourous new look to one of London’s top boutique properties using traditional, rich tones offset with vibrant colour accents.

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11 Cadogan Gardens reveals its glamorous new look, designed by hospitality interiors specialists JSJ Design. The boutique five-star hotel in Chelsea has undergone extensive renovation over the last 12 months, including updates to the reception, drawing room and bar areas, as well as each of its 56 guest rooms and suites. With its rich heritage dating back to the late 19th century, designers Jeremy Scarlett and Jason Tan of JSJ Design were required to modernise the hotel interior, while retaining the unique character and English eccentricity the hotel is known for. Jason Tan comments: “Each room has its own distinctive charm and character, which made designing the interiors at 11 Cadogan Gardens a truly unique and rewarding experience. “In order to realise the final concept, it was necessary to have a dialogue with each space

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and explore every architectural detail. Our main objective was to ensure our design scheme complimented the hotel’s classic Victorian façade, as well as preserving the hotel’s distinctly eclectic décor.” Furnishings mix classic and minimalist; ornate dark wood fittings and woven houndstooth fabrics are paired with bold metallic finishes and clean modern lines. Within the refurbished suites, British lighting brand, Astro, has supplied its stylish Azumi readers and Tate wall lamp. Soliman Khaddour, General Manager of 11 Cadogan Gardens comments: “We are thrilled to relaunch 11 Cadogan Gardens firmly within the luxury sector following a year of renovations. We have always had a fantastic location and now we have 25 bespoke suites and stunning interiors too. 11 Cadogan Gardens is a unique hotel in the heart

of Chelsea where guests will experience comfort and elegance in one of London’s finest urban retreats.” Classically-designed furniture has been updated with bold contemporary finishes, such as the traditional chesterfield-style corner chairs in the drawing room, which have been upholstered in glossy purple leather. Subtle hints to the history of the estate on which the hotel was built and named after are featured throughout the interior. Botanical print wallpapers, accessories and fabrics can be found in several rooms, including the public area that is carpeted with an eye-catching pattern of branches and leaves. The overall result is a quintessentially English interior, with a sophisticated contemporary twist. W

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Avocado Sweets Design Studio has worked closely with Chit Chaat Chai founders, Tania Rahman and Dhruv Haria, to bring the energy, colour and innovation of their street-stall concept to the interior and branding of their exciting debut restaurant.

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The innovation of Chit Chaat Chai recipes – centred on chaat, small flavoursome dishes served from street stalls in South Asia – is something Avocado Sweets made key to replicate in the look and feel of the two-floor south west London restaurant. “Taking a concept from street-stall to restaurant needs a carefully thought-out transition,” explains Evros Agathou, creative director of Avocado Sweets. “The look has to convey the new permanence of the brand without losing the youthful energy of the pop-up scene.” Three distinct zones cater to the informal lunch

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and dinner crowd in the front restaurant, with a vibrant tiled cocktail bar setting the scene for the intimate back area. The upstairs dining room, available for party hire, boasts a striking graffiti art mural. Look down, and you’ll read all about life in India in the 19th century on the bespoke flooring made up of copies of the Bombay Courier and Bengal Herald. Up-cycled vintage Indian bucket lamp-shades maintain the street scene vibe, while vintage tin tile wallpaper adds a sense of depth and texture to the space. Even the toilets feature colourful bespoke

Indian magazine articles across their walls. The painted red peg-board cladding downstairs adds to the range of textures, while colourful handpainted murals produce a playful edge. “Tania and Dhruv’s passion for the food was clear from the outset so it was a fun challenge for us to translate that into a winning logo and interior,” says Evros. “Just like the twists in the chaat recipes, we’ve kept an overall Indian feel and injected a unique mix of colour and innovation to create a visual feast to rival the food.” W

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Inspired by their passion for Eastern Mediterranean home cooking, husband and wife team Amir and Limor Chen have opened a bright, welcoming new restaurant in Shoreditch.

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Strut & Cluck is very much a reflection of Amir and Limor, of their heritage, their tastes and their passions. “We were both born in Tel Aviv, Amir moved to London as a child, whereas I came later,” says Limor. “Our background is a real fusion of east and west and we wanted to convey this heritage in both the food and the design of Strut & Cluck.” The restaurant’s hero ingredient, turkey, is firmly entrenched in the pair’s passion for healthy, yet inventive cuisine. Marinated for 24 hours in the family spice and herb blend and slow-cooked to ensure maximum tenderness, the turkey is served with an array of sides, salads and sharing dishes. “It started from our home cooking, keeping a healthy kitchen for our family with plenty of vegetables, fresh and roasted dishes, lots of olive oil and middle eastern herbs and spices,” explains Limor. “A fusion of flavours is the way we are used to eating, never compromising on taste. Open to different types of protein, we discovered turkey

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meat and its great versatility, enjoying how well it takes flavours on and the health benefits that comes with it.” Mirroring the fresh, natural feel of the menu, the interior of Strut & Cluck is bright and airy in design. The 75-cover restaurant is divided into a central bar for 12 diners, a private dining room for eight guests, and a large seating area designed to evoke an outside terrace, filled with hanging baskets, lanterns, wooden shutters and natural light. Of course, no project is without its challenges, and the original space required some significant modifications to achieve the Amir and Limor’s vision. “The restaurant was very dark and eerie with the windows covered and not much light coming in,” explains Limor. “This was the exact opposite of what we wanted: light, airy, fresh, relaxed, welcoming, with organic and natural elements. “We knew we wanted to open the windows but didn’t even know what the view would be. We were pleasantly surprised with the greenery we

found there, that fitted perfectly with the plants we wanted to hang inside. The same was true of the walls – we scraped through the old décor and loved what we found underneath.” The founders’ love of the natural world was the central inspiration for this transformation, and is reflected in the use of soft lighting, wild flowers and gentle, rustic materials. “It was important for us to design the restaurant as an extension of our home, for example, the shutters and plants in the garden room, the photos of our family along the bar,” explains Limor. “We wanted to convey the ambience of the Mediterranean without being fake or pastiche, and make the space as light as possible. We have lots of collectibles, including my works of art, book collections and bric a brac. “We’re delighted with what we have created. I think we managed to form that relaxed intimate feel, and we get lovely feedback from guests, designers, and photographers about the design as well as the ambience of the restaurant.” W

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Renowned for her ‘classic revival’ design style and her transformation of some of Paris’ most iconic hospitality venues, Laura Gonzalez has completed the interiors of a new Thai restaurant in the stylish and sought-after area of the Tour Maubourg.

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Laura’s brief was to create an elegant, timeless dining room space that would draw parallels between the restaurant’s interior and its cuisine. She has selected raw materials and soft, warm colours, from the pale oak woodwork, to the bolefloor flooring and terracotta leather seating. Dedar velvet armchairs, brass lighting, and an elegant brown marble bar add to this classic aesthetic.

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One of Laura’s strengths is her ability to combine diverse materials to perfection, and this is very visible here with the blend of brass and marble in various forms, through to an eye-catching ‘fresco’ in the middle of the room, painted by David Roma of Atelier Roma. Laura opted for linear and geometric woodwork, as well as an extravagant flecked Art Deco chandelier, to bring a touch of contemporary style

to the space. The bar unit – which was completed on-site, also by Atelier Roma – creates silver flashes that bounce off the room’s lighting. Mirroring the characteristic refinement of Thai interiors, Laura has furnished the restaurant’s terrace with drucker chairs, bespoke enamelled stone tables and pruned bushes. W

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King Street Townhouse, Manchester

King Street Townhouse, Manchester

Ena Shaw Contract offers a complete, bespoke service to hoteliers looking for quality, British-made soft furnishings. As the UK’s largest contract manufacturer of made-to-measure curtains, blinds and soft furnishings, the company is rapidly becoming the first port of call for hotel managers looking to complete renovations and refurbishments. Working with many international hotel brands and small independent boutique hotels, Ena Shaw Contract is able to provide and install products within very short lead times.

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Best of British The Albion restaurant brand is all about celebrating quintessentially British food and brands, so for its latest and largest venue in Clerkenwell, bespoke furniture from renowned UK brand, Benchmark, was the perfect fit. As with all Albion restaurants, Sir Terence Conran has overseen the design, with Isabelle Chatel de Brancion from Spin Architecture and Peter Prescott selecting a number of classic and more modern British designers and manufacturers to work with. Benchmark is one of these carefully-selected brands, and has made and installed bespoke furniture throughout the entirety of the restaurant, from the tables, bars and waiter stations through to the banquette seating, grocery display shelving and even the charcuterie and cheese trollies. In tune with Albion’s ethos of simple, straightforward British food, Benchmark has opted for a palette of natural materials, including solid oak, zinc, Carrara marble and leather. T 01488 658184 W

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With over 40,000 sq ft of workshops for timber milling, carpentry, veneering, spray shop, metalworking, and in-house upholstery, as well as a design studio, Benchmark have thirty years experience in the hospitality industry. Projects include The Great Northern Hotel; The Connaught; Byron Burger; ACE Hotel Shoreditch.

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QED supplies modular coffee shop for company’s new European HQ Quality Equipment Distributors (QED), based in Glasgow, is a leading UK designer and supplier of modular bar, coffee shop and food service equipment. QED has recently completed the design and installation of a modular coffee shop and additional kitchen equipment at a company’s new European headquarters in Glasgow. An important part of the company’s plans for the new premises was the design and installation of a kitchen, coffee shop and snack bar to cater for management, staff and visitors to the building. “We wanted a modular system that was as good as a custom-built solution at a reasonable price, and were fortunate to receive the ideal proposal from QED,” explains the manager of the coffee shop.

“An important consideration from us was the use of a rustic, natural wood finish for the fascia of the counters, which would be in harmony with our organic principles. “Robert Campbell and his team worked very closely with us to come up with a design specification and CAD drawing that was true to our vision, and the end result is both stylish and practical.” The equipment that QED supplied is from its exclusive Continental Coffee Shop System. It includes a drop-in patisserie counter with front and rear sliding doors for serve-over and self-service operation, together

with matching bar modules. The units are clad in distressed, reclaimed wood with granite and wooden worktops. Behind the counters, QED has installed a compact kitchen facility that includes stainless steel sinks, worktops, a dishwasher and coffee machine. A special feature of the kitchen area is an Eau de Vie Multitap drinking water system, which dispenses filtered, chilled still or sparkling water, together with hot water for hot drinks, all from one easy-to-operate tap. T 0141 779 9503 W

The coffee shop bar system is finished in distressed, reclaimed wood

The Eau de Vie Multitap system dispenses still, sparkling and hot filtered water

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Samuel Heath door closers keep Kipling’s spirit intact Samuel Heath’s Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers have been used by the Rocco Forte group to retain the high-end aesthetic’s of rooms and suites at Brown’s Hotel, one of London’s most elegant boutique residences. Amongst the rooms featuring Powermatic concealed door closers is the Kipling Suite – created recently in honour of The Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling. “We did not want to use surfacemounted door closers because they would spoil the appearance of our exquisite interiors,” explains the hotel’s chief engineer, Mr Rozmetov,

of the decision to use Powermatic door closers for the suite. “We also needed something that would be easy to install, reliable and require minimal maintenance. “After considering and testing a number of alternatives, we chose Powermatic. The door closer meets all of the relevant performance standards and is totally hidden when the doors are closed. This means that the rooms will look exactly as the designer intended and that we can create a more homely, comfortable experience for our guests.” W

Domus products see continued use in Apex hotels The Apex Hotel Glasgow is the ninth Apex Hotel to specify Domus tile and wood products in order to balance contemporary design with high performance characteristics. Mate (DFZT04) in grey was specified for the floors and walls of the bars and café area. Made from porcelain, the collection brings together the two worlds of concrete and marble. These can either sit singularly or together, contrasting or co-ordinating to offer a multitude of design possibilities. Other Domus tile collections specified throughout the hotel are Burlington, Conceptual and Floortech, plus Domus Wood engineered timber on the walls of the foyer. W

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PROVIDING THE BEST NIGHT’S SLEEP POSSIBLE Boasting high quality natural materials and innovative spring technology, Harrison Spinks’ mattresses offer the perfect solution for a comfortable, memorable night’s sleep. Here Steve Truswell, sales director of the company’s hospitality division, explores how Harrison Spinks can help to take guest experience that extra mile.

Words: Steve Truswell, Harrison Spinks

While a hotel’s overall décor is imperative for first impressions, it is the bedrooms where guests really take note and make a decision on the establishment. With this in mind, hotels need to consider the consumer experience and ensure they are providing the best night’s sleep possible. This is often why many of our customers bring us in to help find the right bed for their guests’ needs. As well as offering some of the most comfortable beds available on the market from our Harrison and Somnus ranges – with unrivalled spring counts and natural fillings – we also provide a bespoke service that can tailor a bed to a hotel’s specific requirements. For example, we developed a range of beds exclusively for boutique hotel group Wildsmith using wool from Herdwick sheep – an animal synonymous with the surrounding Lake District region. We have more recently been working with another hotel group called Hapimag, which is currently undertaking a huge refurbishment project across its various sites. The company loved our revolutionary spring technology and how we grow natural fillings on our own 300-acre farm in Yorkshire. The newly-refurbished rooms will feature our Addingham range with more than 1500 pocket springs and

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a combination of natural fillings – including cotton and wool, known for their temperature control properties – ensuring guests are cool and fresh in the summer and warm and snug in the winter. Guests’ comfort is something that is really important to many of the customers that we work with. One in particular is Gleddoch House Hotel & Golf Club that we’re currently working with. The five-star hotel is undergoing an impressive transformation to include a spa and ensure it radiates luxuriousness throughout the venue. The bedrooms will feature a selection of high-end beds from our Addingham and Skipton collections. Each bed has our patented pocket springs and sumptuous natural fillings. Alongside the added comfort provided by the springs and natural materials, every mattress is treated with Harrison Spinks’ BugGuard formula. Recognising bed bug infestation is an ongoing problem, which can affect hotel revenue and, more importantly, customer satisfaction, the BugGuard formula eradicates all bugs within 48 hours of use. The formula is proven to be safe to human skin, giving guests and hoteliers added confidence. All mattresses are also fully compliant with BS7177 Crib 5 Fire Retardancy. T 0113 205 5200 E W

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JIS EUROPE PRESENTS THE ARUN FEATURE RADIATOR JIS Europe is pleased to present within its Sussex Range of towel rails and feature radiators, the Arun feature radiator. With sleek, modern, minimal styling, the Arun is a range of flat panel feature radiators.

Available in three formats – electric only, plumbed in central heating and duel fuel – the Arun is offered in either a brushed satin or highly polished finish. Widely featured within both kitchens and bathrooms, these rails are available in two heights – 1460mm high and 1960mm high. Within each height category there are three width categories, 275, 360 and 535mm wide. Manufactured from 100% stainless steel, the Arun range is elegant and practical, as well as ecologically sound. Stainless Steel is 100% recyclable, and manufactured from over 90% recyclable material. Over its lifetime it will not rust, flake or corrode and is able to be utilised in all systems including open system, JIS Europe is confident in

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its products and offers a 25-year full guarantee across the range. Available to further enhance both the appearance and versatility of these radiators are optional towel hangers, which are thoroughly at home in kitchens and bathrooms, but also act as a smart addition to any modern interior. JIS Europe maintains a policy of stockholding, and all orders placed before midday are dispatched that day for a next-day delivery. For further information, contact the office to speak to a friendly member of staff, or visit the website for a large selection of gallery shots, showing the visual diversity of JIS Europe’s rails to gain further inspiration. T 01444 831200 E W

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MEET THE MAKER: SAVOIR, CREATOR OF ‘THE SAVOY BED’ Savoir Beds’ high quality products, and exceptionally rich heritage have earnt the brand a prestigious reputation worldwide.

In 1905, The Savoy Hotel set out to create the most comfortable bed for what was without question the world’s most luxurious and glamorous hotel. The result is the bed Savoir Beds still makes today, The Savoir No.2, and for over 100 years luminaries as diverse as Sir Winston Churchill, Giacomo Puccini and Marilyn Monroe have experienced the cloud-like comfort they provide. When The Savoy was refurbished in 2010, Savoir’s beds were once again given pride of place in the Royal, and top Riverside Suites. The company was a direct part of the hotel for over 60 years, and this rich heritage gives Savoir a unique insight into the requirements of a hotel. Originally made specifically for the hospitality industry, Savoir Beds are made using only high quality, natural upholstery fillings, including Latin American horsetail, and are designed to withstand the rigours of contract use. In addition, with three showrooms in London, and 11 others worldwide, Savoir’s clients have plenty of opportunity to test a range of the company’s sumptuously comfortable beds prior to ordering. Savoir Beds can be upholstered and

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tailored to specific requirements, to ensure that they work perfectly with the overall scheme. Showroom staff are trained to offer help and advice when selecting fabrics for upholstered bed bases and headboards. Savoir carries a selection of fabrics from recognised suppliers, which comply with UK fire regulations – alternatively clients are welcome to provide their own.

Knowing the very demanding nature of the hotel industry and its economics, Savoir Beds also decided to create the Pinnacle Collection – beds intended specifically for interior designers and the contract sector, providing a more budget-conscious option for residential guest rooms and hotels. Like Savoir Beds, the Pinnacle range is also made using high-quality

materials and skilled craft techniques, delivering a fabulous feel, with a level of quality that will stand the test of time. Savoir and Pinnacle Beds are now used in various great hotels including The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Boundary and Slebech Park, and also in Uniworld’s exclusive river cruise ships. W

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HANSGROHE INTRODUCES NEW MIXER RANGE Hansgrohe has extended its popular Select technology to the washbasin with its new mixer range, Talis Select. The flow of water is turned on and off by pressing the Select button instead of using a conventional lever. Hansgrohe’s Talis Select technology is purely mechanical and works by means of an especially developed cartridge. It controls the water temperature and turns the flow of water on and off by turning the valve. This added convenience requires no electricity or other devices in the base cabinet. The new mixer joins the existing portfolio of Hansgrohe Select showers and thermostatic controls to offer the complete Select bathroom. T 01372 465655 W

KALDEWEI EXTENDS ITS MEISTERSTÜCKE COLLECTION Following the successful market launch of the Meisterstücke (“Masterpiece”) Collection of freestanding baths, Kaldewei has extended the collection with new bath models. The Meisterstücke Centro Duo and Meisterstücke Conoduo baths are now available with two-sided and three-sided fully enamelled integrated panelling for corner and wall installation, opening up new scope for high-end bathroom design. The baths are exceptionally easy to install as the bath waste fitting is pre-installed by the factory and, thanks to the integrated enamelled panelling, the sides of the bath do not need to be tiled, saving both time and money. Kaldewei steel enamel is extremely hygienic, easy to clean and scratch-resistant, showing no signs of wear and tear even after years of extensive use. T 01480 498053 W

C-BONDED – THE NEW TECHNOLOGY FROM DURAVIT C-bonded is a new technical solution developed by Duravit for the bathroom washbasin and vanity unit. Manufactured with millimetre precision, the ceramic of the washbasin is fitted to the furniture, with both materials appearing to bond seamlessly as a single unit. This completely new look produces an exceptionally sleek washing area. The ‘C-bonded solution’ not only looks and feels impressive but DuraCeram – the patented special ceramic that actually makes this precision and moulding possible – is also particularly wearresistant. The smooth, seamless surfaces of the washbasins are quick and easy to clean and also incorporate generous storage space. C-bonded solutions are available with the Darling New ceramic series and L Cube furniture. T 0845 500 7787 W

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A PERSONALISED BATHROOM COLLECTION Roca presents Inspira, a new system that revolutionises the traditional concept of a bathroom collection. With three basic shapes that can be effortlessly combined, you can create a space with ultra-modern, harmonious and above all unique results. Discover Inspira - a bathroom collection with a personal touch.

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PRESTIGIOUS BEDDING FOR A PRESTIGIOUS VENUE The Fine Bedding Company has recently been specified in the refurbishment of The 25 Boutique B&B – a luxury five-star B&B situated in Torquay, Devon, that has been given an AA Gold Award. Having spent the last 18 months meticulously renovating all six of the B&B’s guest rooms, owners Julian and Andy wanted to make sure the quality of guests’ sleep reflected the revamp. Impressed by the feel and quality of The Fine Bedding Company Hotel Division’s products during a stay at another guest house, Andy and Julian opted for the company’s Boutique Silk range of synthetic pillows and duvets.

The duvets and pillows from this range contain Smartfil, a unique, non-allergenic, multi-layered fibre filling which is manufactured in-house and available exclusively from The Fine Bedding Company. Smartfil’s special silicone coating allows the duvets and pillows to revive and recover their form

like new every day after plumping up and also after regular and repeated washing. Products are also ultra-light for faster room turnover and quick drying so freshly-laundered duvets can be returned to a bed within a matter of hours. T 0161 864 5626 W

GROUPE GM INTENSIFIES GLOBAL EXPANSION Groupe GM, a leading international player in the guest amenity industry, has announced a significant expansion of its international distribution network, including a focus on the Middle East, where the company just opened its own structure in Dubai, Groupe GM Amenities Paris. Hoteliers in the Middle East will now be able to pamper guests with the luxury Groupe GM products are known for, including high range amenities such as Huile Prodigieuse from Nuxe or Eau Dynamisante from Guerlain, as well additional personal care products such as eye masks and face masks.

“This is a milestone in the company’s history and a clear message that our expansion plan is serious and consistent,” says Laurent Marchand, President of Groupe GM. “We have intensified our global expansion process in the last few years by forming joint ventures and acquiring new distributors. Thanks to a network of exclusive distributors, Groupe GM’s vision to make

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Having made the original Lutyens cardinal hat light fittings that have always been a notable feature in the legendary Blue Bar at The Berkeley, Dernier & Hamlyn was asked to restore them back to their former glory and then enrich the space with new fittings designed by Robert Angell

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Dernier & Hamlyn has been a major player in the decorative lighting industry since the company was founded by Louis Dernier in 1888, which started in a modest way importing fine silks from France and China to make high quality hand-decorated lampshades. John Legg paid the company a visit to find out more.

BESPOKE LIGHTING SPECIALIST HAS A FASCINATING PAST, A BUSY PRESENT AND AN EXCITING FUTURE As business grew, vases and figurines were bought in to make up complete lamps and expand the range. In 1912 an association that was to last for many years was forged with another small manufacturer, Kerswell Faulkner & Hamlyn and a subsidiary company, Hunter Electric Candle Lamp Company was set up to make shade carriers and to retail domestic electrical appliances. By 1913, customers included Liberty and Maples and the company’s catalogue had 120 pages illustrating more than 700 different lampshades and fittings, which was remarkable for the time. When the war broke out the following year demand for light fittings fell dramatically and all but one of the partners in the company, Mr Hamlyn, left. However, during the war, David Lloyd-George’s Government placed orders with small companies across the UK to utilise their skills in news ways. In the case of Dernier & Hamlyn, their expertise was put to good use in the manufacture of aircraft parts. Following the end of the war demand for light fittings continued to decline, a situation that was to continue until around 1922. Although changes still happened during this lean period and in 1919 Louis Dernier was formally merged with Kerswell Faulkner & Hamlyn to form Louis Dernier & Hamlyn Ltd. Its directors at the time were William Last, Ernest Durand and Sidney Hamlyn. The company continued to grow throughout the 1920s and changed its name to Dernier & Hamlyn in 1931. In 1988 the company was acquired by the Denman’s Group, who moved the factory to South High quality lighting manufacturing in London – Dernier & Hamlyn is a rarity to be cherished

The dedicated team at Dernier & Hamlyn

“Whenever we want the best quality bespoke lighting for high end hospitality and residential clients, Dernier & Hamlyn is the natural choice” Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

Bank Business Centre in the early nineties. There it remained until the present managers were given the opportunity of a management buyout in 2000. In the same year Dernier & Hamlyn was awarded the Royal Warrant for work to Her Majesty The Queen, which it still holds with pride. In 2001 the factory was moved to Croydon where it remains. And it is now one of the few UK companies actually producing chandeliers, wall lights, lanterns, table lamps and other unique lighting products in its own premises. The company is run by joint managing directors Jeremy Quantrill and Brian Spiking who have been at Dernier and Hamlyn working on bespoke chandeliers and other lighting for a total of more than 66 years. These impressive tenures are by no means unique though. Several of the skilled craftsmen on the factory floor have been with them for over a quarter of a century. There are many reasons that they stay, including the fact that most days they are involved in unique lighting that will be ›››

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installed in iconic buildings around the world. Installation manager Brian Field has been producing bespoke lighting for D&H clients for more than 30 years. He says: “I’m proud of what I do and I’m fortunate that my work has taken me around the world to places including New York, Moscow, The Philippines, Singapore and Tokyo.” The vast majority of the projects that Dernier & Hamlyn undertakes are with interior designers. Indeed, their doors are often opened to some of the UK’s leading designers from the luxury hospitality world who, it seems, are attracted by its unique mix of skills and expertise, passion and heritage. 1508 London is an example of a leading design studio that calls on Dernier & Hamlyn again and again. Their creative director and partner Louise Wicksteed says: “We like working with Dernier & Hamlyn because of the quality and service they offer. Their workmanship is second to none and their team really understands what we need. We work closely with their experienced designers and skilled craftsmen to create beautiful bespoke lighting that is always on brief, on time and on budget.” Other designers repeatedly call on Dernier & Hamlin throughout their careers. Dennis Irvine,

For the main bar at Gleneagles, Dernier & Hamlyn manufactured bespoke lighting designed by David Collins Studio

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owner of leisure and hospitality design specialist, Dennis Irvine Design, was previously a director at Fox Linton Associates. He commissioned Dernier & Hamlyn on many occasions during his 16 years at Fox Linton, including lighting across all public areas and bedrooms at the beautiful Art Deco five-star hotel, The Wellesley on Hyde Park. Now, his current team often chooses Dernier & Hamlyn for bespoke lighting for its prestigious hotel projects, with one of the latest being in the Caribbean. He says: “We have worked with Dernier & Hamlyn on a number of luxury hospitality and residential projects in the UK and internationally. The combination of their knowledge, attention to detail and solutions-driven approach means that they are always able to achieve our design concepts within the budget available.” While designers like Louise and Dennis have firm ideas about what they are looking to achieve by the time they get to Croydon, others are not sure at all. In cases like this Dernier & Hamlyn’s design team listens to what they have to say so that they can get under the skin of the project, and then use their skill and experience to create designs, schemes and solutions that meet every aesthetic, technical and cost requirement. Producing bespoke lighting relies on a whole host of skills. Some have changed little since the company was established and some have been introduced very recently. Take design proposals and sample making. Back in the early days, design ideas would be presented using hand-painted watercolours, which can still be seen in the extensive lighting archive. They are beautiful, but took hours to produce and had to be recreated from scratch if clients wanted changes made before the lighting was produced. Some design work is still produced by hand using 20th century drafting skills. However, CAD is more commonly used these days both to produce technical drawings and render images for a more realistic illustration of what will be manufactured. Production of prototypes is changing too. The traditional method has been to produce wooden samples and cast them in brass. This is not only

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expensive but is also time consuming, which is at odds with the tight timescales and cost restrictions that designers are increasingly working under. The advent of affordable 3D printing has changed much of what Dernier & Hamlyn does in this area. Now a CAD drawing can be used to produce 3D replicas of what metal finials and other design details will look like at a fraction of the time and cost, benefiting Dernier & Hamlyn and its clients. Managing director Brian Spiking, who oversees the factory and leads on the technical side of the business, says: “There are production techniques that go on day in, day out in our factory that are virtually impossible to find anywhere else in the UK. Take antique finishing. It’s something that our clients often ask for, but it takes years of practice to be able to identify the appropriate mix of dips, hand-finishing and acids required for the desired results. I can’t see something like this ever becoming an automated process, it will always need the combination of man and chemistry to get it right.” When The Ivy re-opened its doors after extensive refurbishment, the interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) achieved numerous accolades. They were designed to retain elements of the previous colour palette, but with contemporary additions. The much-loved features, including the wood panelling, harlequin stained glass windows and work by British artists remain, and were incorporated into the new design to establish the restaurant firmly in the 21st century. A particularly noteworthy aspect of the new design, and one that the media frequently highlighted, is the restaurant’s fantastic central dining bar. The stone-topped bar boasts beautiful lamps made by the Dernier & Hamlyn team in its London factory, working closely with MBDS.

The brief was to achieve a luxurious appearance and decorative feature combined with subtle lighting. The lamp bases were cast in solid brass using hand-crafted wooden moulds and the glass shades were hand cut to accomplish the desired faceted look and their internal facings sandblasted to provide a soft spread of light. Jeremy Quantrill says: “These bar lamps look fantastic in The Ivy. Our team’s attention to detail throughout the project has enabled us to help MBDS create such a beautiful space.” Nicholas Jeanes, director at Martin Brudnizki Design Studio says: “Whenever we want the best quality bespoke lighting for high end hospitality and residential clients, Dernier & Hamlyn is the natural choice. Their reputation is second to none and it is why we call on them again and again for some of our most prestigious projects.” Founded by Charles Dickens in 1863, The Arts Club moved to its present location in the heart of Mayfair in 1896. Its central purpose has always been to facilitate social intercourse between people interested in art literature or science. Above the Club is one of London’s finest luxury boutique hotels offering a discreet escape via its 16 elegant rooms and suites. The hotel opened in October 2015 and offers Club members and their guests the ultimate luxury experience where every detail has been carefully considered. To meet these exacting demands, Dernier & Hamlyn was asked to produce lighting for the bathrooms that met somewhat competing needs. It had to be subtle and complement the Art Deco styling, while achieving technical requirements and also satisfying budgetary constraints. Working closely with the hotel’s design team and interior fit-out specialists, Becks, Dernier & Hamlyn

“We like working with Dernier & Hamlyn because of the quality and service they offer. Their workmanship is second to none and their team really understands what we need” 1508 London

As part of a refurbishment for The Ivy, Dernier & Hamlyn worked closely with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to deliver beautiful lamps for the stone-topped bar

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Dernier & Hamlyn created lighting for the The Wellesley Jazz Lounge and the Oval Restaurant

produced cornice lighting with a hand-cast bronze frame that looks delicate but is actually sufficiently robust to provide the required strength to uphold the concave opal shade diffusers, producing illumination that is both effective and restrained. The Arts Club’s executive director Alice Chadwyck-Healey says: “Our aim with our new hotel was to provide a haven of for guests to relax in a high-quality, glamorous and discreet suite in central London. The lighting is key to realising the appropriate ambience and we are delighted with this unique solution produced by Dernier & Hamlyn.” As part of the extensive refurbishment of the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, Dernier & Hamlyn has manufactured bespoke lighting for the main bar, which re-launched in May and is the central focus for the hotel’s public areas. Realising the David Collins Studio design, Dernier & Hamlyn produced stunning octagonal feature pendants that were formed and finished by hand in its London factory. They incorporate LED technology and have also been configured to discreetly accommodate emergency lighting without detracting from the visual effect and maintaining an incandescent lighting effect. Each of the pendants features 24 opaque panes through which the light is subtly diffused. The bespoke lighting specialist’s team was also commissioned to handcraft table lamps, bar lamps and floor lamps, all of which were hand bronzed and included the same high quality design, manufacture and finishing. Jeremy Quantrill says: “Our team has really enjoyed being involved in this project for such a beautiful venue with an illustrious past and exciting future. It has had testing elements such as settling on materials that achieved the right aesthetic feel while satisfying strict weight restrictions. However, it’s these sorts of challenges that our team relishes and ultimately we have stunning, statement fittings that we are sure will enhance the guest experience in the bar.” T 020 8760 0900 W

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DRIVEN BY DESIGN Third-generation family business, Chelsom, has been designing, manufacturing and supplying lighting to the global hospitality and marine industries for almost 70 years. Following the recent launch of its innovative Edition 25 collection, we explore just what makes the brand stand out ... Edition 25 is the result of more than two years of pain-staking in-house design led by joint managing directors Robert Chelsom and his son, Will. Designed with the international hospitality marketplace in mind, this eclectic collection embraces the very latest material and technological trends, with the refinement and polish the brand is renowned for. “Triggered by the fashion cycle, interior trends are moving increasingly faster and in doing so constantly stimulate new design directions when it comes to finishes and materials, which is something we have given careful consideration to when creating our latest designs,” says Robert.

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Bespoke lighting designs from Chelsom were used in The Beekman, New York

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The fact that Robert and Will insist upon every facet of the design process taking place in-house – from the intitial design conception, to sketches, shop drawings, 3D renderings, prototypes, and shortlisting – is perhaps a crucial factor in Chelsom’s success. The creativity and craftsmanship the pair possess is evidenced, if by nothing else, by Chelsom’s involvement in scores of prestigious hospitality projects worldwide, from The Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair to the Rosewood Abu Dhabi. “If there was one recent project that really does feel iconic, it would have to be Mondrian at Sea Containers in London, Mondrian’s first hotel outside of the USA,” says Robert of Chelsom’s burgeoning portfolio. “Working in collaboration with Tom Dixon we created an entirely bespoke lighting scheme for the guestrooms and suites, along with statement lighting pieces for public area spaces. Not only did the lighting need to really look the part, there were

also extremely exacting demands to be met in terms of light output and functionality too.” With custom lighting requirements gradually becoming the norm for projects such as this one, brands known for their creativity are in high demand. Chelsom certainly prides itself on meeting even the most challenging of briefs, creating designs that will play an integral role in an interior scheme, rather than merely serve a purpose. “We try to give interior designers exciting and unique product which allows them to make lighting the centrepiece of a design scheme, rather than a last minute addition,” says Robert. “Even something as established as a glass table lamp design can be challenged with new shapes, the addition of metal or even adding bubbles into the glass.” With over 60 years’ experience in hospitality lighting, Chelsom’s proven expertise and its determination to innovate and adapt paint a bright picture for the future. W

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ASTRO BRINGS BELGRAVIA TO CANNES A range of Astro’s lighting designs have been selected for the renovation of a glamorous hotel in Cannes.

With a private beach on La Croisette, unmistakable presence on the Cannes skyline and the unrestrained elegance of its interior, it is little wonder that Hôtel Majestic Barrière is a favourite of the red carpet crowd during the annual film festival. Its total interior renovation by Parisian interior architect Diane Zirak includes British brand Astro’s Belgravia wall lights either side of the bathroom mirrors, complemented by Niimi Round LED illuminated shaving/makeup mirrors. In addition, one of the prestigious and highly sought-after suites includes Momo and Azumi wall lights in the bedroom. With quality and style befitting this iconic Côte D’Azur hotel, Astro Lighting has supplied more than 350 luminaires to the project, through its partner in France Re-Majeur. W

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DECORATIVE HOSPITALITY LIGHTING FROM ANDY THORNTON Established in 1975, Andy Thornton is a major manufacturer and supplier of decorative interior lighting to all corners of the contract market. From bars, restaurants and hotels in the hospitality sector to feature lighting for retail and workplace environments, Andy Thornton has built an enviable reputation for innovative design and superb quality. New to its lighting range is Ring, a striking circular drum pendant with a band of shimmering grey fabric encircling three rings of cut glass, which refract light in all directions. A popular collection is Portland, a selection of textured concrete pendants in a variety of shapes, with cast aluminium tops and metal ceiling roses. Florence is another success story, this selection of pendants features clear glass shades with a choice of assembly in either turned mango-wood or polished copper. Also popular are the industrial-styled aluminium die-cast pendants, with protective metal wire cages around inverted glass domes. As well as offering a comprehensive range of standard products, Andy Thornton has also built a well-deserved reputation for creating bespoke custom lighting. Those looking for an exclusive centrepiece that will never be seen elsewhere can take advantage of Andy Thornton’s ability to manufacture one-off pieces in its lighting workshop. T 01422 376000 W

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The Douille range of E27 lamp holders is ideal for vintage industrial lamps; constructed from heavy castings and featuring twisted cables for that authentic period style. The ceiling pendants are supplied with 2m cord and wall lights with 1m cord to offer flexible application in bars and restaurants. A removable shade ring is included so that metal or glass shades can be added. Polished Nickel, Aged Brass and Black/Polished Brass finishes are available. Elstead provides attractive and unusual lighting solutions for high class hospitality installations. Request a catalogue or visit the showroom in Alton, Hampshire to see over 2000 lighting products. T 01420 82377 W


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Young British lighting brand Tala has launched its LED range with one of the UK’s oldest and most renowned retailers, Selfridges. The Tala range initially launched in Selfridges flagship store on Oxford Street London, ahead of a spring roll-out. Founded in 2013 by four partners at the University of Edinburgh, Tala has a passion for creating beautiful sustainable design products. The word Tala derives from an African concept of ‘Conservation Through Beauty’ and serves as the unifying ethos of the brand. To celebrate sustainable British design, Tala’s design director Joe Armitage has designed a bespoke installation made from a British oak tree. Joe has crafted the canopy to display an array of 150 Tala Gaia LED lights. The design takes inspiration from the launch of the Ten Trees programme – for every 200 units sold, they plant 10 native trees in the UK with charity The Heart of England Forest (registered charity number: 1097110). W

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SUGATSUNE TAKES INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO SECURITY The research and development teams at Sugatsune constantly strive to come up with new concepts and revisit old designs, and the company’s innovative ideas for cabinet locks are a key example of the company’s success in this field.

Fitting locks is an expensive business and when security is breached and locks need to be changed, it can cause the blood to drain from any facility manager’s face. Sugatsune’s rather clever solution to this conundrum is to supply its 8810 lock with what it calls a Construction Key System. Each lock can be provided with up to three keys, A, B and C. Key B overrides and cancels Key A and Key C overrides and cancels key B. So during a project, contractors can be given keys which subsequently become invalid and in the event of key theft, keys can be changed without changing the lock cylinder. Sliding doors pose their own problems when it comes to security. A standard lock just doesn’t work, so many manufacturers use a throwover hook style lock. This does work but is susceptible to being levered apart. Sugatsune’s response is to have reciprocating catches that latch up and

down making them mighty hard to part without the key. And don’t imagine the key is easy to fake either, it is a million key. A million key is a modern high security key with a million possible combinations. The 7810K is also available in left or right handed versions which makes it particularly flexible. The standard non-sliding door version is called the 7810 and has the added distinction of being available in black. Many of us work in a corrosive environment and locks, with their private internal parts often made from steel and brass, can suffer as a result. The 3810S is made entirely from stainless steel, inside and out. It’s more difficult making a lock this way but Sugatsune believes it’s worth it for locking drawers in manufacturing or research spaces. W




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A lock in a million for sliding doors Sliding doors are a safe bet when it comes to cool design, but how secure are they? Sliding door locks need a special hooking action which can be hard to find. The 7810K sliding door lock from Sugatsune has the security of a million key lock and reciprocating jaws for tamper proof security.

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SHELF, THE RUNNER FOR PULLOUT SHELVES FROM SALICE Salice has added another product to its wide range of runners, with the introduction of Shelf. Fitting into the stable of the Salice Futura fullextension runner range, Shelf is fixed at the bottom and does not require additional drilling on the cabinet side. Shelf is ideal for a variety of applications in furniture which incorporates pull-out shelves. Suitable examples are retail display shelves, living room furniture with pull-out shelves for entertainments systems, tea and coffee shelves for hotel and kitchen furniture and shoe shelves in wardrobes. Shelf is available in either a soft close version or Push opening for handle-less furniture and is available in lengths from 350mm to 600mm. For wider shelves, additional runners can be fixed to increase weight capacity and stability. T 01480 413831 W

TURNSTYLE DESIGNS INTRODUCES HAMMERED RANGE Developed after a recent custom commission by a client, Turnstyle Designs has introduced the “Hammered” range – a textured metal option to add to its metal finishes. The company’s craftsmen produce this age-old technique through hammering the surface by hand using specialised planishing hammers in order to beat the pattern into the metalwork. Each piece is totally individual and, when finished, can be combined with Turnstyle’s many leather, amalfine and metal finishes, to offer clients a custom handle choice, handmade to order in Devon, England. W

FREEDOM AND FLEXIBILITY FROM FORMICA GROUP Opening new doors for architects and designers looking to specify a practical solution for hospitality interiors, Formica Group launches a refreshed range of designs with its Formica Door Collection. The Formica Door Collection brings an extensive selection of new eye-catching patterns, tactile textures, and an array of colours to meet the design demands of modern hospitality environments. The variety of sheet sizes available provides architects and designers with the freedom and flexibility to incorporate a mix of standard and bespoke door sizes specific to the needs of the project. W

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SOPHISTICATED STORAGE FROM BLUM Blum’s SPACE TOWER is a prime example of the way in which well-thought-out cabinet solutions can make optimal use of storage space, and enhance storage solutions. With a door and inner pull-outs that can be planned and designed individually, the unit is available in every height, width and depth. Flexible inner dividing systems such as Ambia-Line or Orga-Line organise the interiors. The SPACE TOWER larder unit has full extensions that provide clear visibility and direct access to contents – from all three sides and from above. Every pull-out opens individually, without needing to pull open the weight of the entire cabinet. If high, closed drawer sides are used, up to 55% more storage space can be created. Thanks to integrated, soft-close Blumotion, the pull-outs will always close softly and effortlessly, while – to implement handle-less storage – the doors can simply be equipped with the Tip-On mechanical opening support system. T 01908 285700 W

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With an established history in the luxury division and known for its meticulous detailing, LOCO Design has been contributing to the ‘Made In India’ renaissance for two decades – through design, quality and service.

Impeccable craftsmanship from LOCO Design The design house specialises in material crafting, product design engineering and design strategy, placing emphasis on originality whilst maintaining excellence to the highest degree. LOCO’s services portfolio encompasses standard product, bespoke solutions and strategic thinking in addition to an established manufacturing service. Spearheaded by the desire to offer impeccable design services, LOCO’s experienced designers, technical specialists, craftsmen and architects bring together a unique brew of skills, harnessing the design house’s crafting expertise, technology and sourcing portfolio. LOCO’s creative solutions are driven by its in-house brands, Madheke, Pintark and Taamaa – operating through distinct design spheres of Furniture & Accents, Accessories, Objet and Crafted Surfaces.

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Wood-based panel manufacturer EGGER UK is showcasing new interior design options with a quality look and feel in its latest PerfectSense gloss and matt range.

Mixing gloss and matt for a quality new look The super-smooth MDF boards in this new range highlight a growing trend for mixing and matching solid colours and textures – and are particularly effective when used with woodgrain accents. “Solid colours are growing in popularity as frontals, making surface texture finishes more important than ever,” says the company’s head of décor development Elliott Fairlie. “Our high-quality lacquered board, PerfectSense Gloss, was a popular introduction thanks to its mirror finish – and we are looking to meet evolving customer tastes by aligning the colour palette with our highquality PerfectSense Matt range. Other décors are already in the pipeline for 2017 – which we believe will be a big year for ‘mix-an-match’. “PerfectSense Gloss offers high reflective values and a flawless mirror finish – along with a smooth surface that is strong in the fabrication process and particularly resistant to gloss-level changes and micro-scratches in use. “At the same time, the new UV lacquer process gives matt boards unique properties of their own – being highly resistant to heat and abrasion as well as having anti-fingerprint characteristics.” Durability is a key feature of EGGER’s PerfectSense range, making it ideal in a commercial environment or interior design project. Larger sheet sizes, double-sided boards, perfectly-matched edging and co-ordinated carcass options help designers, specifiers and fabricators to create striking and tactile designs with both a quality look and feel. EGGER’s gloss finishes have struck a chord with those looking for an up-market look and feel. But as they appear more widely across the mass market, designers are inevitably looking for differentiation at the higher end of the spectrum. “It is here that the ‘mix-and-match’ concept comes into its own,” adds Elliott. “Using EGGER’s new PerfectSense Matt alongside a contrasting gloss offers the chance to combine colour and surface finish, with contrasting textures placing the emphasis on an opposing look and feel. “And it is only when you start mixing and matching contrasting gloss and matt frontals, perhaps with woodgrain accents or a hardwearing melamine from our new deeply-textured ranges, that things really get interesting.” T 01434 602191 W

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For when you want to reflect an upmarket look.

PerfectSense Gloss from EGGER is a new generation of high gloss panels. They don’t fade, are hardwearing and offer a new level of reflection only achievable with glass or acrylic. Helping you create a high-end, exclusive look for less. Also now available ‘PerfectSense Matt’, a collection of in-vogue supermatt finishes. For samples go to or t 0845 606 8888.

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Exciting new projects in Saudi Arabia and Dubai have inspired the family-run company, Distinction Group, to open a new showroom in Jeddah.

Distinction Hotel Furniture makes its mark in the Middle East London-based Distinction Group has been designing and manufacturing high quality furniture for over 30 years, working with both boutique and world-renowned hotel and development groups to create luxurious hotel bedrooms, public areas, bars and restaurants furnished and finished to the very highest standards. Distinction is proud of its British base but has more recently been building on its reputation in the Middle East, with a number of projects underway or approaching completion in the region. Fraser Suites Riyadh is Distinction’s first project in Saudi Arabia, and they have set the bar high. Situated in the downtown Olaya district of Riyadh, Distinction will be fully furnishing the iconic new developments; 95 fully-furnished luxury serviced apartments, aimed at sophisticated business executives and discerning visitors looking for superior levels of hospitality. Distinction worked alongside the architects, based in Beirut, to ensure designs met expectations for the bedroom furniture and large public areas on the ground and sixth floors. Distinction’s work includes the supply of all artwork, lighting, curtains, blinds and tracks for the entire project. “It has been a pleasure working with Fraser Suites Riyadh for our first Saudi project,” says Distinction MD, Kersi Deboo. “We worked with prominent firm GM Architects whose high standards and exacting specifications enabled us to manufacture leading edge designs for the Saudi market.” The hotel’s Spring-themed décor is luxurious and contemporary, but reflects the area’s beauty and striking views. With ivory-coloured lampshades, large scale oil on canvas paintings and 100% wool rugs these suites are incredibly inviting, distinguished by Distinction style with an Arabian influence.

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In Dubai, Distinction are working with more luxury hotel brands such as The Langham Hospitality Group and Viceroy, both to debut in 2017. Meeting this increasing demand for their sleek design and high quality finish, Distinction has announced plans to open a new showroom in Immam Shaffi Street, Jeddah. Saleh Alamoudi has been appointed sales manager and the showroom will allow for even smoother client liaison and project management, building on the company’s expertise and experience in the region. The showroom will display Italian leathers, sofa fabrics and samples of Distinction Hotel Furniture. Another key development for Distinction is its partnership with Portuguese decking company, Tecnodeck, with whom it will be exhibiting at the Hotel Show Dubai in September. Tecnodeck, a manufacturer of innovative wood-plastic composite decking, recognised the importance of the Middle East market some time ago and has been looking to grow its commercial presence in the region. “We know that Distinction is a well-recognised UK company and very well placed in this booming region of the world, with all the skills to promote and develop an interesting market for both companies,” says Tecnodeck CEO Pedro Machado. “We decided the timing was right to establish a distribution co-operation. We already have projects running and the decision of both companies to exhibit together at the Hotel Show Dubai reflects our ongoing collaboration.” Distinction will be showcasing a range of its signature furniture, including a variety of chairs, headboards, side tables and more at their Hotel Show Dubai stand, 3D121-129. W

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Phil Wise, European category manager for Commercial Products at Formica Group, discusses the importance of doors in the hotel environment.

Doors of opportunity London has, and will continue to absorb significant new hotel supply in 2016. Data released at the end of last year indicates the number of hotel rooms in London is expected to grow by 12% over the next three years. With the new properties accounting for over 17,500 hotel rooms across the capital, creating the right visual impact for a new guest or visitor can assist in securing repeat business for both low-cost and high-end establishments. With research suggesting that, for almost 70% of guests, hygiene and cleanliness rank as a priority when recommending a hotel, dirty doors are unlikely to secure repeat custom. Specifying doors with surfacing properties that offer an ease of maintenance conducive to the hygiene standards one would expect from a hotel is hence an attractive proposition for both guests and establishment. Materials that require little more than water, mild detergent and a wipe to stay clean make for a sensible choice. Conversations with designers reveal that doors are key influencers in shaping an occupant’s first impression when entering a room. To provide eyecatching design options that extend beyond bright colours, today’s door manufacturers offer tactility and bespoke options both in terms of size and décor. For a visually alternative yet practical proposition, the door market has seen the introduction of smart low-tech doors that feature a magnetic surface or chalkboard option. These can then be used for a fun or serious point of communication where magnetic signs or chalkboard writing can be changed to suit different functions – perfect for a hotel kitchen or conference room.

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The latest door collections available in the market provide a breadth of design options to reflect contemporary trends, including the on-trend aesthetic of nature and eco themes through the use of organic material such as wood. Advances in digital technology mean it is now possible to replicate the look of wood, metals and more natural materials, but with more durable materials, with hardwearing surface properties – much better suited for hospitality environments. Such advances offer further advantages where it comes to the consistency of design detail. For example, with wood, should an existing door

need to be replaced it is not always possible to get consistency in grain, shading and colour. This is not an issue for manufacturers with the technology to apply authentic looking finishes to material such as laminate since the doors can be colour matched as required. High Pressure Laminate is particularly resistant to stains, impact, scratches and moisture, as well as meeting fire-resistant to Building Regulations. Door technology is improving and with it comes a broader scope of colours, sizes, finishes and styles to suit any hotel style and function. W

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the new anti slip tile range from Solus Ceramics. Sequence is ideal for a wide variety of applications including commercial kitchens, changing rooms, entrance areas, toilets and pools, and is available in six attractive base colours and more than 20 on-trend patterned decors.

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Twin Tone Cushions Lane British brand, Lane, has launched its first range of Twin Tone Cushions. Made with 100% wool in tweed from Bute Fabrics – one of Britain’s most respected upholstery manufacturers from the beautiful Isle of Bute, Scotland – each luxury cushion is a mix of acid bright tones and muted, traditional hues. On close inspection, the tweed is a ‘warp and weft’ weave of yarn using up to six shades. This and the ‘tonal nep’ fabric – small knots of entangled fibre – create a subtle and sophisticated flecked colour. Due to its dual colour tones, the cushions can fit discreetly into a space or add a bold splash of colour as required. Like many of Lane’s products, the Twin Tone Cushion is composed entirely of British materials, and manufactured in Britain to ensure a short supply chain and low road miles. W W



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Cardita Allermuir Allermuir’s latest piece created particularly for the hospitality market is Cardita, designed by Martin Ballendat. Inspired by the beautiful leather seats found in vintage cars, Cardita fuses classic style with a simple yet intelligent frame to create a product that has an almost domestic appeal – a growing design trend in hospitality and leisure environments. The Cardita stool comes in two heights – bar height and counter height, both of which include a tubular steel footrest finished in polished chrome. The solid ash legs on both the stool and the chair can be left clear, stained or colour washed in a variety of sophisticated shades. Unique in its simple yet luxurious design, Cardita can be upholstered in a range of textiles, including leather, to suit a variety of styles, from dark and industrial to light and modern. W

New tile catalogue Craven Dunnill Craven Dunnill has published its latest catalogue of wall and floor tile ranges, including new products and proven classics. Featuring 136 pages and over 70 ranges of wall and floor tiles, the Renaissance collection of tile designs is divided into five principal styles: Naturals, Classics, Contemporary, Mosaic & Stone and the new genre of Boutique small format tiles. The emphasis of the catalogue is on fashionable new lines but also includes a useful reference area featuring a selection of white field tiles, a mainstay of any trade customer. Winner of 19 TTA (The Tile Association) awards over the past 11 years, Craven Dunnill offers an unparalleled product range and level of customer service. T 01746 761611 W

Puzzle Domus Domus will host the exclusive UK launch of Puzzle, the latest collection from Mutina, at its Clerkenwell showroom during London Design Festival in September. Created by British design duo, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Puzzle comprises solid colours with graphic multi-coloured patterns in a palette inspired by European islands. The Domus showroom on Great Sutton Street, EC1, will show all eight colour families in Puzzle, each named after different islands. The neutral colours represent the Northern isles of Faroe, Gotland, Aland, Anglesey and Skye and the warmer, brighter shades are associated with the Mediterranean islands of Creta, Milos and Murano. Puzzle gives designers total freedom of composition. There are endless combinations created by using elements through horizontal or vertical positioning, through floors or walls, and geometric or abstract shapes. W

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Absolute collection Johnson Tiles Johnson Tiles, a leading UK manufacturer and importer of ceramic and porcelain wall and floor tiles, has reinforced its Absolute collection as the contemporary range of choice with the addition of three new fully interchangeable designs. One of the new designs, Baseline, is inspired by the textures and colours of natural materials. Its earthy tones can be blended for unique yet elegant design schemes. Available in six neutral shades – Powder, Biscuit, Dove, Fossil, Smoke and Shadow – Baseline comes in four modular sizes – 600 x 300, 600 x 600, 900 x 450 and 900 x 900mm – with co-ordinating mosaic and skirting options and a Natural finish. T 01782 524 000 W

Murrine collection Trend Launching its latest Murrine designer collection, acclaimed tilemaker Trend returns to its Venetian glassmaking roots, bringing a series of exquisitely intricate decorative patterns to the modern world of glass mosaic. The new range of micro-tile compositions has been inspired by classic murrine designs, traditionally made by layering up coloured glass canes and often incorporated into fine art paperweights and blown glass vessels. Now, Trend has reinterpreted this ancient art into a bold collection of circular and square pre-formatted mosaic panels, using its piccolo formato 1cm square, glass tiles that are perfect for complex patterns and hand-cut pieces for creating curves and fluid strokes. The Murrine collection is available to special order from Granite Transformations showrooms nationwide and other authorised Trend stockists. T 0800 044 5393 W

Fragrance solutions Florescence Marketing From boutique B&Bs to luxury hotels, the hospitality industry is capitalising on fragrances’ ability to cue memories and provoke emotions. By engaging guests’ olfactory senses, a brand can further guest satisfaction, encouraging loyalty and repeat business. Creating sensory solutions for all hospitality spaces and events, the Florescence portfolio of fragrances and bespoke scent crafting service can help define what business outcomes you seek from the use of scent. After an initial consultation, a brand expert will propose a scent solution crafted around a client’s requirements and business objectives, defining where and how a scent solution can be delivered through the brand’s programmable scent delivery systems. T 0333 2000 715 W

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Creation 70 range Gerflor The Creation 70 range, designed by international flooring and interiors specialist, Gerflor, has been awarded the ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016’ by a worldwide panel of 41 experts made up of architects, designers and journalists. Beating-off more than 5000 entries from 57 countries, Gerflor’s Creation 70 flooring was recognised for its range of mineral, wood and textile designs with different embossed finishes, its different installation systems and in particular its solution-based usefulness for renovating existing floors, together with its high recycling properties. T 01926 622600 W

Iona Wilton Carpets Commercial Scotland’s striking vistas and rich tapestry of cultural heritage is celebrated in Iona, a collection of eight tartan carpets from Wilton Carpets Commercial. Each design reveals delightful detail through playing with pattern scale and colour overlays, giving a unique collection that brings a touch of Scottish castle glamour to country house and boutique-style hotels. Crafted on Wilton’s axminster looms in a wool-rich blend, the four-metre wide carpets are suitable for heavy contract use. Bringing an instant transformation to areas as diverse as lounges, bars and restaurants to receptions and corridors, Iona is available from the middle of August with all colours in stock. T 01722 746000 E

Global Trends 2017/18 Antron carpet fibre Antron, a leading brand of high-performance carpet fibre, has once again partnered with esteemed colour management and consumer trend agency, ColourHive, to present Global Trends. For the latest edition, Global Trends 2017/18, Antron carpet fibre will present four themes centred around the concept of exploration – Aquatic Voyage, Infinite Shadow, Classic Allure and Coded Canvas. Varying from the oceanic blues and greens of Aquatic Voyage, through the elegant and organic palette of Classic Allure and the saturated brights of Coded Canvas, these themes are designed as an aid to delivering interiors with a new-found confidence in colour and its impact on our surroundings. W

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Handcrafted upholstery Lyndon Design London’s award-winning five-star apartment development, Cheval Three Quays provided the perfect venue for Lyndon Design to showcase its bespoke handcrafted bedroom upholstery and luxurious seating solutions. Lyndon Design’s Olivia collection and armchairs from the Albany collection exude elegance in the living areas, while armchairs from Lyndon Design’s Vernon collection also create a striking entrance in the main lobby. Headboards upholstered in luxurious buttoned silk lend a soft and intimate feel to the penthouse bedrooms, while other bedrooms feature a clean and contemporary wall panel upholstered in Crest leather. All of the bedroom upholstery is unique and has been created by Lyndon Design to suit specific design requirements. T 01242 584897 W

Classic Cell cubicle system Kemmlit Kemmlit’s floor-to-ceiling Classic Cell cubicle system has been specified in a black finish for the washroom facilities of The Tate Modern extension. Classic Cell is a timeless design classic and features 42mm thick smooth-surfaced welted doors with special inlays which guarantee a high degree of privacy and noise reduction. Concealed edges and recessed leg supports produce an elegant yet functional design, Its robust construction making it the ideal choice for all types of washroom application. Classic Cell is available in a range of colours including a new solid black crystal coat varnish finish. W

Acoustic panels Troldtekt Widely specified in Denmark and worldwide to reduce noise and create a quiet and peaceful environment,Troldtekt offers an array of colours, structures, edge profiles and suspension systems to offer the ultimate design flexibility for any hospitality project. Troldtekt’s acoustic panels were recently specified, for example, for the NOMA Pop-up Restaurant at Barangaroo near Sydney, Australia. Selected for their outstanding quality, performance and aesthetics, Troldtekt also fitted perfectly with the Danish heritage of the restaurant and its chef. W

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Craftwood is one of the leading specialists in upholstered banquette seating, creating quality, fixed and free standing bespoke seating, incorporating decades of expertise. Your project could not be in better hands.

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Acoustic flooring Itec Contract Floors Itec Contract Floors provides a range of decorative floor finishes that deliver impressive sound-reducing performance straight off the roll, allowing leisure environments to welcome visitors with a better ambiance thanks to a minimum 18dB of impact noise reduction. The Itec Acoustic Collection relies on a proprietary cellular foam backing developed to reduce impact noise as well as provide additional underfoot comfort. Developed by the technicians at Itec Contract Floors, this unique backing can be found on the Silento Design and Silento Timber collections, as well as Optimise 50/70, which achieves 19dB of impact sound absorption. All floors benefit from the same 18dB acoustic insulation and are rated Class 33 Heavy Commercial. Equipped with a Hyperguard+ PUR surface, Silento floors are also simple to look after, needing no specialist maintenance and resisting scuffs and stains. T 0800 032 3970 W

Sophisticated carpet tiles modulyss It’s well known that more natural light improves wellbeing and the reduction in use of artificial light helps to reduce energy consumption. Carpet tiles from modulyss can play a significant role in ensuring that natural light is maximised within interiors ranging from corporate office spaces to public buildings and education facilities. Tested by independent certification body CSTB in line with EN 410 and EN 14500 standards, modulyss carpet tiles can achieve an LRV value of up to 53 (where 0 is perfectly absorbing and 100 is perfectly reflective). modulyss designs and manufactures carpet tiles at a state-of-the-art facility in Zele, Belgium, developing products that lead through dynamic design, high levels of functionality and longevity. A member of the Healthy Seas programme and using ECONYL yarn in many of its products, modulyss is at the forefront of innovation within the carpet tile sector. E W

Affinity255 PUR collection Polyflor Ideal for use in heavy commercial environments such as busy restaurants, the Affinity255 collection of luxury vinyl tiles is available in 16 striking wood effects. The range’s cross-linked and UV-cured polyurethane reinforcement (PUR) also protects the floor and allows for a simple, polish-free cleaning regime in hygiene critical areas. With an innovative 2mm gauge, the Affinity255 range has been designed to be easily installed alongside other flooring products such as Polyflor’s heterogeneous, homogeneous and slip-resistant safety flooring, which also have a 2mm gauge. Polyflor’s Affinity255 range has impressive environmental credentials, achieving a BRE A+ rating in major use areas and Indoor Air Comfort Gold, assuring that VOC emissions are below any globallydetermined levels. E W

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British pavements meet selfstabilising tables from Sweden! Everyone hates sitting at a wobbly table. Still, most restaurants continue to use ”simple” tables with poor adjustment feet that never seem to be correctly set. Instead of finding a solution they rely on their customers to fix the problem by placing menu cards, coasters or napkins under the table legs or just accept the problem. It is such a common problem that it is easy to give up. But there is a solution! For a number of years StableTable® has helped thousands of cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars to automatically stabilise their tables and stop the wobble.

The tables automatically adjust!

StableTable® are award-winning self-stabilising tables. They automatically adjust to any uneven surface, and find a stable position. Forget difficult adjustment feet, folded napkins under table legs and complaining guests! StableTable® tables adjust to both bumps and grooves and manage height differences up to 25 mm without any manual adjustment. The unique, mechanical system sits well protected inside the centre pillar, away from the gound. The tables are manufactured in Sweden and are fully recyclable.

StableTable® are truly unique tables. Lift, pull or drag them to wherever you want and they will automatically adjust and always stand still. It is estimated that over 200 000 people sit and eat at a wobble free table from StableTable® everyday. No wonder they are appreciated by staff, guests and architects and have won a number of International awards.

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Custom Silk Art collection M.I.D. The new Custom Silk Art collection by M.I.D. offers the best of both worlds: high quality natural wool, and extremely durable synthetic polyamide. This mixture of yarns has resulted in a soft and shining carpet, with an exclusive silky look and feel. All structures are available in any desired colour, and this collection is the ideal basis for any creative interior design. The Art Silk collection is not just appealing and of impeccable quality, it also has the following qualifications: colour-fast and lightfast (Class 5), fire resistant (up to Bfl-S1), acoustically dampening (±31 dB) and the encompassing qualification ‘strong and durable’ (according to the EN 1307 standard with user classifications 22/23 and 33). The New Zealand wool is naturally fire-retardant and effectively stain and damp resistant. E W

demista & Cosyfloor demista Steam can be a real problem when it comes to bathroom mirrors, but thankfully it’s a problem that can be easily solved with demista heated mirror pads. Now found in leading luxury hotels around the world, the pads are available in a variety of sizes, can be used in combinations for larger areas and where necessary, bespoke sizes can be catered for. Another common issue in a bathroom environment is cold feet after a warm bath or shower. Cosyfloor underfloor heating provides a gently- heated floor surface, and can be used in all areas where water may be spilt, from bathrooms and kitchens through to conservatories. T 01932 866600 W

Living room furniture Fritz Hansen The PK22 lounge chair and the PK61 coffee table by Poul Kjærholm will celebrate their 60th anniversary this year. As relevant today as ever before, these modern classics will form the exclusive, limited-edition 60th anniversary set produced by Fritz Hansen and available only for 12 months. The PK22 lounge chair features long lines in darkened steel and soft nubuck leather in rich, earthy tones and with clean stitches. The PK22 anno 2016 is crafted in precisely the way Kjærholm intended, but for the anniversary set, Fritz Hansen has enhanced the steel with an electroplated anthracite finish. The new look adds a superior touch to the furniture while resulting in a less industrial appearance. As with the PK22, Fritz Hansen has added an electroplated anthracite surface to the steel of the PK61 coffee table and combined it with a tabletop in Petra marble – an elegant, deep-grey marble with white veining – for a modern look. W

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Nuance range Bushboard Bushboard’s award-winning Nuance bathroom wall panelling range has been upgraded with the launch of seven new décors, responding to the mainline trends in woodgrains, industrial finishes and neutral stones. Available since June, the Nuance range features a total of 25 panel designs complemented by worksurfaces. There are Concrete Formwood, Salvage Planked Elm, Weathered Beamwood and Natural Grey Stone options for a modern, urban look, while the range’s luxury granites have been augmented with the addition of Crema Mascarello, Pearl Marble and Marbled Cappuccino. Many designs feature the renowned True Scale printing technique where there is no pattern repeat in the panel, amplifying the aesthetics. T 01933 232242 W

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MK Electric’s USB Integrated Sockets are designed to provide optimal charging efficiency through Dynamic Device Recognition; the ability to detect charging nuances in the device and its appetite for power. For the ultimate user experience, different devices from multiple manufacturers can be charged simultaneously. USB outlets provide a total of 2A combined charging, even when only one outlet is engaged, and vertically stacked ports ensure free access when socket outlets are in use.

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Ceramics solutions RAK Ceramics RAK Ceramics, one of the world’s largest hi-tech manufacturers of lifestyle ceramics solutions, was voted Best Sanitaryware Brand at the BKU Awards 2016. The annual awards, which are sponsored by Bathroom & Kitchen Update Magazine, celebrate the best in the industry and include retail, product and people award categories. Award winners were voted for in an independent poll. RAK Ceramics received the prestigious award at Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre in London at an event attended by leading figures in the industry. In addition to the ‘Best Sanitaryware Brand’ award, RAK Ceramics was also a finalist in the Best Flooring, Best Sinks and Best Accessories Brand categories. T 01730 237850 W

Changing Places toilet Clos-o-Mat A Changing Places toilet has been installed in a new JD Wetherspoon pub next to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station. Supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat, a leading British supplier of toilet solutions for disabled people, the Changing Places solution means that families and carers with adults and children who need help with personal care can now enjoy doing the sort of activities most people take for granted – including having a drink and a meal out. The Changing Places toilet gives users more space than a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet, plus an adult-sized height-adjustable changing bench and hoist. Without it, users would have to cut a trip short, not go there at all, or face the prospect of having to lie on the toilet floor to be changed. W

Wazebo shower pavilion Zuchetti Zucchetti’s Wazebo mini-wellness shower pavilion by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba has been awarded the prestigious Honourable Mention in the Design for Living category of the 2016 Compasso d’Oro prize by ADI, the Italian Association for Industrial Design. Established in 1954, the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award is the oldest and most authoritative global award in the field of industrial design. It selects products that stand out for their originality, typological and functional innovation, the production processes they adopt, the materials they use, and the aesthetic synthesis they achieve. What sets the Wazebo shower pavilion apart is the underlying concept, which is to give the user the sensation of showering in the midst of nature, but without sacrificing practicality and comfort. W

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Project managed telecom & electrical services Beehive Beehive, an independently-owned telecoms electrical firm, helps companies streamline the install process for data and electrical fit-outs within the hospitality industry. Companies that employ its services will be assisted so that they can efficiently plan, manage and install their telecommunications and electrical installation together, something which up until now have been thought of independently of one another. Taking into consideration both data connectivity and electrical as one product during the fit out not only streamlines installation, but also saves the client time and money. T 0161 300 1600 W

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Clerkenwell Design Week The highly-anticipated seventh edition of Clerkenwell Design Week certainly did not disappoint, bringing crowds of visitors from over 70 countries to one of London’s most creative districts.

Following the announcement that Clerkenwell Design Week’s organisers intended to “recalibrate” the show for this year’s edition, many will have visited with high expectations. Local architectural practice OMMX worked closely with the show in the lead-up to provide a fresh feel and focus to the event, and it really has had an impact. New, eye-catching way finding meant that visitors could really profit from all the many events and installations that make up the show, without the distraction of navigating. Another key change was the geographical expansion of the show, with new locations activated to the north of Clerkenwell, and a step-up to eight major design venues. “It has been a sensational year for Clerkenwell

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Design Week with a completely new layout and the introduction of exciting new venues, such as the iconic Fabric nightclub and Design Fields near Exmouth Market,” affirms show director, William Knight. “The campaign ‘covered’ by Parallel, new way finding and a strong set of installations all contributed to a memorable and transitional edition of the show. Much of the work is down to the commitment of creative teams and sponsors, in particular: Renault and Fusion Events, Giles Miller and British Ceramic Tile, FleaFollyArchitects and Hakwood and White Arkitekter with EQUITONE. “We know Clerkenwell is a dynamic and significant part of London’s design economy – our ambition is for CDW to reflect this and express this in new and original ways.

The layout for the show has created a unique experience, and one which we believe will allow for sustained growth in the future.” Among the show’s many highlights were Tom Dixon’s striking lighting installation in St James’ Church, Giles Miller Studio’s magnificent abstract signage sculptures, and the bustling Museum of Making designed by White Arkitekter. Most of all, the overriding feeling was that Clerkenwell as a creative community was really emphasised and celebrated through these changes, and so too was Clerkenwell Design Week’s uniqueness in London’s portfolio of design events. Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 takes place Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th May. W

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Decorex International Now in its 39th year, Decorex International is a well-attended and highly-regarded event within the UK’s design calendar. Hosting almost 400 exhibitors from leading names right through to emerging brands, Decorex will take place at London’s Syon Park, between 18th-21st September.

Decorex has taken ‘the roots of design’ as its theme this year, and has partnered with a number of established names to explore the origins of design, and their enduring affect on the present and future of the industry. Acclaimed British furniture designer, Tim Gosling is to curate the show’s main entrance this year, for example. Centred on the show’s theme, Tim will be constructing a striking exhibition entitled ‘The Heritage of Chair Making’, that will document the links between interior design, architecture and the exceptional heritage of British craftsmanship through the ages. Decorex has also collaborated with an acclaimed industry name for the design of its prestigious Champagne Bar. London design studio, 1508 London, are set to uncover a design that reinterprets classical architectural principles for a modern audience.

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“The Champagne Bar is always a popular space at Decorex, and we are delighted to be designing this year’s installation,” explains Louise Wicksteed, creative director at 1508. “Inspired by the roots of classical architecture, our space explores a deconstructed version of classicism. The simple geometric shapes, sculptural details and paired back palette will create an elegant but playful installation.” Another key highlight of the show will be Future Heritage, a showcase of work by some of the leading names in British craft, which will return this year in a showcase of new materials and techniques. The feature, which is curated by renowned design and applied arts critic, Corinne Julius, will see 14 innovative makers present new work and processes that can be commissioned by interior designers and architects for use in their projects. Many of the designers have developed new

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materials and processes which will be presented for the first time at Future Heritage. Emma Jeffs of N&N Wares, for example, will exhibit her new digitallyprinted, hand-manipulated textile, whilst Jesper Eriksson and Fabio Hendry will exhibit new flooring and seating made of polished coal. Another unmissable element will be a series of engaging talks hosted by The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). Expanding on the show’s central theme, Tim Gosling will discuss “How to design and create the heritage of bespoke furniture using rare materials and the latests technology”, while a panel discussion chaired by BIID President Susie Rumbold will see interior designer, Staffan Tollgard, bespoke furniture designer Neil Stevenson, and textile designer Margo Selby discuss “The Design Journey: How tradition, custom and culture influences the evolution of luxury design”. W


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Barlow Tyrie marks tenth year at Decorex Barlow Tyrie has announced that it will once again be exhibiting at Decorex, marking its tenth year at the show. Another key milestone for the company in recent times was its own 96th anniversary. As the world’s oldest manufacturer of teak garden furniture, Barlow Tryie is by no means short of design experience and craftsmanship.

Teak isn’t the company’s only specialism, however, as it also manufactures outdoor furniture in stainless steel, powder-coated aluminium, and hand-woven synthetic fibre. Indeed, Barlow Tyrie’s ranges often – feature a combination of materials; chairs with a stainless steel frame

and teak seat and back, for example, or tables with a powder-coated aluminium frame and a teak top; a ceramic tabletop on an aluminium frame, or cord on its teak Monterey chairs. All the company’s materials are low-maintenance too – particularly important in the hospitality sector. Whichever materials Barlow Tyrie uses, it makes sure to source the best available, and to combine ergonomic design with manufacturing expertise. The company’s central aim is to make outdoor living as comfortable as it is stylish. T 01376 557600 W

Skyline Design Skyline Design offers high quality, unique designs for the world’s best hotels, restaurants, spas and private residences. Boasting one of the largest collections of outdoor designs available, Skyline Design has an exceptionally large choice of finishes and performance fabrics on offer. Skyline Design’s custom and bespoke design service offers clients professional consultation for residential and commercial projects. 30 years of experience as an indoor and outdoor manufacturer, a work force of more than 1500 people, and facilities equipped with state-ofthe-art equipment allows Skyline Design to customise each piece according to the client’s needs, design, materials and finish. From the initial project to the last detail, the company’s designers, production, assembly team and its global experience in contract and residential projects is at clients’ disposal to achieve outstanding results. T 0116 2366 726 W

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Top quality and unique designs for the world’s best hotels, restaurants, spas and private residences the world over. Working with the interior design houses across the globe to grace the world’s most outstanding houses and villas. We have one of the largest collection of outdoor designs available with a large finish choice and un matched choice of performance fabrics. Skyline Design custom and bespoke design service offers its clients professional consultation for residential and commercial projects. Our experience of more than 30 years as indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturers, along with a work force of more than 1500 people and facilities equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, allowing, Skyline Design to customize each piece following the client’s needs, design, materials and finish. From the initial project to the last detail, our designers, production, assembly team and our experience in contract and residential projects all over the world is at your disposal to achieve outstanding results.

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Regina Heinz Ceramic Art Regina Heinz is a London-based ceramic art practice specialising in 3D architectural ceramics. Poised between art and design, the undulating ‘sculptural tiles’ create unique installations and striking feature-walls for bars, restaurants and hotels. Since its inception in 2012 with the American tile retailer Ann Sacks, the collection has been continually expanded and now comprises handpainted finishes, matte and high-gloss glazes, ceramic transfers, and luxurious gold and platinum surfaces. This year, Regina has created a new sculptural tile, Flow3, to be launched at Decorex 2016. The narrow, hard-wearing tile is cast in porcelain and can be applied to curved surfaces. W

Benchmark As well as making bespoke furniture for hotels, restaurants, offices, public buildings and private residences, Benchmark has its own furniture collection and will be launching a number of new designs at Decorex. Working with two new designers, Nathalie de Leval and Daniel Schofield, Benchmark will introduce the Holworth Dining Chair and Lear Cabinet, alongside the Wedmore Extending Table designed by Steven Owens, and a new collection by Terence Conran. All are handmade by Benchmark’s skilled craftsmen in its Dorset and Berkshire workshops. W

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Restaurant Design Show For those restaurant, bar or café owners looking to redesign their establishment or those thinking of opening a new venue, the Restaurant Design Show 2016 – held at London’s ExCeL Centre between 27th & 28th September – is a must-attend event.

With 50 educational seminars, 120 inspirational suppliers and over 3000 restaurant, bar and café owners, interior designers, and industry professionals from across the country under one roof, this brand new show promises to deliver on design ideas, inspiration and creativity. Individuals looking for start-up inspiration or to reinvent their establishment, as well as interior design professionals seeking the opportunities available in this specialist market, will all benefit from the show’s roster of exhibitors and events. Some of the leading names in the industry are set to share their expertise in seminars, covering areas from contemporary design trends and interior design

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tips and techniques, to customer service secrets and much more. Among these talented professionals are the likes of Frances Bromley from British brand Scabetti, talking about creating an impact with sculpture and light; Neil Whitehead from Stuff International Design, talking about how communicating across different platforms, including social media, is essential to capture customer attention; Federico Toresi from Aedas Interiors, talking about the synergy between design, food and service; and many more. As well as keynote speakers, over 120 of the world’s leading suppliers will be there, sharing

new products, design ideas and advice to inspire restaurant owners. They will also be running seminars showcasing the latest products in lighting and sound technology, flooring, heating, furniture and much more. The show runs alongside Restaurant Tech Live and the Takeaway and Restaurant Innovation Expo to make up a valuable platform from which to do business and network. The Restaurant Design Show will be open between 10am and 5pm on the 27th and 28th of September. To register for a free ticket and for more information, visit the show’s website. W

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Global Upholstery Solutions Limited (GUS) might be a new name in the industry, but its rich heritage, character and experienced, highly skilled team, ensures that it stands tall among its peers.

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Global Upholstery Solutions Limited (GUS) is part of the Stannah Group – a family-owned business with a heritage that stretches back 150 years. The upholstery company can trace its roots back over 30 years in different guises, and has a team with the skills and expertise which testifies to that pedigree. The company’s strong existing customer base appreciates the quality, value and delivery performance which is built on the Stannah heritage of “always true to our word”. “In recent times, the company had fallen back to its core business in audience seating,” says Lee Ness, general manager of GUS, “but with new

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investment, new management and a new impetus, we are revitalising our company and re-entering our old markets. “We have re-built relationships with larger customers who are responding well to our professional approach; companies like Plumbs, Hussey Seatway and Herman Miller. We have refreshed our relationship with existing suppliers like Bradbury and Boyriven and extended our key suppliers with new relationships with Panaz, Kvadrat and Edmund Bell, among others.” As well as an experienced team, the facility in Hampshire has many capabilities to call upon. Machining of wood, CNC cutting of fabric, automated

pattern-making, foam-cutting, precisioncontrolled adhesive application, overlocking, sewing, ultrasonic welding, C-Gex automated upholstery press and skilled upholsterers mean the company can do almost anything with upholstery or drapery in the facility, and it is also developing a mobile capability to do many things at customer sites. “We are now starting to grow our business into these renewed areas and, while we specialise in fabrics and seating, we have now created partnerships with Charlton Interiors and Proud Electrical so we can provide full services as necessary to pubs and restaurants when required,” says Steph

Judge, account manager of GUS. “We are looking to build new relationships with interior designers, architects and specifiers who want to work with a fresh, responsive and vibrant company with low overheads, a simple, open price structure and the ethical approach of a family business.” The GUS company motto from an African proverb sums up the company nicely: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Global Upholstery Solutions invites customers and specifiers to view its facility and discuss their requirements. E W

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SAY Architects Creating beautiful and practical architecture, interiors and products, SAY Architects was set up by Gordon Young and Johann Schnaus, who met during training at the Royal College of Art, London. Based in London’s artistically vibrant EC1, the company’s output has been wide ranging, with restaurant projects including ‘Hutong’ in the Shard, ‘Engawa’ in Ham Yard as well as the full refurbishment of the Hare & Tortoise restaurants in Ealing and Kensington.

The practice values good client relationships, always lending a close ear to each individual brief. It believes that architecture should be an engaging and creative process; that it should be accessible and inspiring; and that it should be most relevant to the people who will use it. SAY, an official UK dealer, will be showcasing Molo at the Restaurant Design Show, a range of modular space shaping wall, lighting and display systems. Made from a paper or textile honeycomb

structure, they have been designed to be uniquely shaped for a specific occasion or space and can easily be reshaped again in variable and dynamic ways. Molo products were incorporated into ENO’s production of Dr Dee, a visionary opera written by Damon Albarn and directed by Rufus Norris. Softwall is also held in the MoMA permanent collection in New York. W

Hawtrey-Woore Hawtrey-Woore prides itself on helping clients to create outstanding hospitality experiences by expressing their identities through interior design, woven with art. Hawtrey-Woore works with creative talent of all disciplines to turn spaces into places that people love to spend time in and its aim is to delight with beautiful, unusual details that help its clients stand out from the crowd. At the Restaurant Design Show, the studio will be collaborating with artist, Andrew Macgregor, to present an installation, inspired by the pineapple as a global symbol of hospitality. Hawtrey-Woore’s collective interest is in the nostalgic and inviting symbolism that the pineapple has evoked through the centuries, and the ways in which it can be re-interpreted to add to the joy of living today. E W

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Carlo Berarducci Architecture, an internationally recognised firm based in Rome, will exhibit on Stand 236 at this year’s Restaurant Design Show.

Engaging restaurant design from Carlo Berarducci

Carlo Berarducci Architecture deals with a wide range of project scales, from interior and furniture design to architecture and urban scale, in the belief that there is no difference in the design approach. The studio consolidated its reputation after realising a number of residential complexes and large developments in Rome, gaining a great deal of experience in the conversion of consolidated urban areas. At the heart of the firm’s design approach is the art of building environments where people feel comfortable and engaged. As such, it favours open, fluid spatial organisation and tactile materials. Zen Sushi Restaurant in Rome (pictured) is a key example of Carlo Berarducci Architecture’s capabilities in the hospitality sector. Instilling a contemporary Japanese vibe, the firm has captured the feel and colours of the temples in Kyoto, and in particular the walkways in the forest used to reach them. The contrast between the matt black and glossy red-orange surfacing echoes the Fushimi Inari shrine, creating real visual impact that is firmly based in Japanese culture. W

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Design Command London-based interior architecture studio, Design Command, was founded in 2013 by Clare McDonald. Having worked for a number of design practices previously, Clare brought with her a great deal of expertise in hotel and restaurant design across Europe. Over the past 10 years, Clare’s projects have included designing for Hilton, Millennium and Soho’s infamous Groucho Club to more recently designing over 30 Wildwood and DimT restaurants. Since its inception, Design Command has quickly grown to five designers working on restaurants across the United Kingdom. No project is too big or small, and Design Command prides itself on bringing all of its experience and flair to realising clients’ design dreams. W


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designjunction designjunction, now in its sixth year, returns this September (22nd – 25th) as part of the annual London Design Festival. With a brand new location, and an inspiring programme, it promises to be a highlight of the LDF calendar.

Relocating to an exciting new long-term home in King’s Cross, designjunction will take over the majority of the site, delivering a specially-curated programme of design exhibitions, installations, retail experience, events and workshops based upon the leading theme, ‘Immersed in Design’. The show promises a stellar line-up of UK and international design brands, including the likes of Design House Stockholm, Bolon, Another Country, Haberdashery, and Vita Copenhagen. Transport for London will also return to the show with three exciting new collaborations. With the spectacular backdrop of King’s Cross, participating brands will be present across four main exhibitions: Cubitt House, Granary Square, The Crossing and The Canopy.


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Cubitt House is designjunction’s central venue, and will house the show’s dedicated lighting exhibition – lightjunction, as well as furniture and accessories from leading international design brands. The exhibition will be taking place in Lewis Cubitt Square inside a custom, two-floor pavilion designed by Satellite Architects. Granary Square, meanwhile, will feature 10 purpose-built, monopoly-style houses, showcasing headline projects and installations with immersive design concepts. The Crossing runs through Central St Martins, and will house specially-commissioned projects and live flash factory demonstration, including an immersive installation from lighting brand, Tala. Both Granary Square and The Crossing will

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remain accessible to the public throughout the show. Finally, The Canopy will act as a temporary popup venue for 60 premium retail brands, selling everything from fashion accessories to technology, textiles and stationary. Aside from the four main exhibition spaces, designjunction will also present a special project, Dyslexic Design, to celebrate the benefits of dyslexia. Curated by designer Jim Rokos to support the British Dyslexia Association, this new initiative will showcase selected designers’ works from across different disciplines, including product, fashion, illustration, architecture and fine art. W


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Morgan Furniture British furniture designer and manufacturer, Morgan, will take part in the London Design Festival this year with activity at its Clerkenwell showroom and also a stand at DesignJunction from the 22nd to the 25th September. Created by Morgan Studio with Mehran Gharleghi from Studio INTEGRATE, new RIO tables will be displayed to match the existing RIO seating. The RIO tables have a glass top which floats over a 3D printed polyamide basket which links the top to solid turned timber legs. A mix of an intricate ‘lacework’ component with a rational structure and form. W

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Top Drawer|Home Top Drawer, one of the UK’s most exclusive design-led shows for creative homeware buyers and interior designers, will present around 1000 carefully selected exhibitors at London Olympia this September.

Showcasing everything from cutting edge to classic, new trends to firm favourites, from quintessentially British brands to some of Europe’s most directional labels, each of the show’s exhibitors have been cherry-picked for their outstanding design, originality and commercial appeal. The A/W16 edition will present an expertly curated choice of new products and exclusive brands across Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft. Home will showcase a carefully edited, global cross-section of products from the finest brands and designers in Interior Accessories, Kitchen & Dining, Furniture & Lighting and Outdoor Living for the Autumn/Winter season. Alessi, Also Home, Au Maison, Black + Blum, Bronte by Moon, Canvas Home, Copper Dust, Di Classe, Edgar, Edito, Ethnicraft, Garden Trading, Iris Hantverk, MeroWings International, Pavilion Rattan,


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Skandium, Terrace & Garden and Umbra are some of the leading names already confirmed. Top Drawer visitors can expect to see plenty of new product launches, such as the new artisan-made ceramics, glassware, cutlery and linen collections from Canvas Home. Taroudant is a new collection of ceramics comprising oversized, tall vases and Moorish trays inspired by a visit to Morocco. Each design is made by hand in a small studio in Portugal. Salamanca is a new dinnerware collection styled with an earthy sophistication. It is made from clay found in the Barcelona region but this is earthenware with stoneware properties – it is strong and the durable matt glazes have a handsome textural character. New French interior brand, Edito, will present its debut collection of hand-drawn rugs entitled ‘Antidote’. Meanwhile, Swedish manufacturer Iris

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Hantverk will showcase its attractive handmade brushes and timeless functional household products. Scandi kitchenware brand Stelton will launch new additions to the popular Theo collection and début the new Collar range which has been designed by Italian design duo Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri. All the Stelton and Rig-Tig ranges will be presented by Whitebrands at Home. The striking Olympia venue has a light-filled, contemporary backdrop with comfortable spaces, a visually stimulating design, warm welcome and fresh aesthetic to create a sophisticated and relaxed business environment to source everything for the season ahead. Contract buyers can now register for a free pass and find full event information via the show’s website. W


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100% Design Regarded by many as the commercial heart of LDF, 100% Design will return to Olympia London between 21st-24th September.

This year will mark the 22nd edition of the show, which has become known for its blend of high quality national and international exhibitors, as well as its special focus on emerging brands. The theme for 2016 is ‘Experience’, which will be considered in terms of the many ways in which design guides, frames, and improves the way that we live, work and consume. Speciallycommissioned installations, immersive experiences and sensory experiments will tap into this concept, while also exploring the experience of visiting a trade show itself. Visitors will be encouraged to physically engage with the latest product innovations, establish new

business relationships and network with design professionals. Talks with 100% Design will be curated by the Design Museum as part of their ‘on loan’ campaign with activity out and about in Kensington until the museum opens there on 24th November 2016. A number of thought leaders in the industry are scheduled to deliver agenda-setting keynotes, alongside panel discussions exploring trends in contemporary practice, as well as the future of design. The talks programme will take place in a specially-commissioned auditorium, designed by Miska Miller-Lovegrove. A separate talks

programme focusing on professional development will be presented in the Forum. New to 100% Design this year is a cinema area showcasing products, designers and studios, as well as providing reflective, intellectual engagement with current and historical design agendas. Also making its debut is LuxuryMade, a new show dedicated to contemporary decorative interiors that will be staged alongside 100% Design close to the site of the new Design Museum. See page 130 for further details on this addition to the LDF programme. W

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IDS Surface Styling by IDS offers a one-stop-shop of decorative surfacing materials for designers, specifiers and architects. Meeting current and upcoming trends, Surface Styling is presenting the latest design innovations in laminates, solid surface, decorative panel, wall panelling, flooring and worktops. Fenix NTM utilises nanotechnology to create a matt, hard-wearing and thermoformable surfacing solution. Hanex solid surface will preview 34 new colours in the 80-strong range offering a toolbox of creativity. For high-end commercial and domestic applications, Malmo is a brand new range of stick-down luxury vinyl flooring with stylish wood effects, including classic oak and on-trend greys, in a fashionably matt finish. T 0845 603 7811 W

Elements Wetrooms Elements Wetrooms is a range of easy-to-install, tileable wet floor systems for domestic and commercial applications. Made by specialist manufacturer and distributor of bathroom products, Abacus Manufacturing Group, the waterproof structural foam boasts high insulation properties and high compressive strength. Added benefits include a lightweight, easyto-handle structure which is easy to cut, fire retardant and made without CFC, HCFC, HFC or CO2, so it can also help reduce the carbon footprint of a building. Elements Wetrooms shower bases offer advanced technological manufacturing for strength and peace of mind. They come with a 10-year guarantee and boards that can support a greater weight of tiles than plasterboard. The Elements foam now offers increased compressive strength and greater insulation value due to its high density. Along with all the products the installer needs, including fixing materials and a complete range of minimal glass screens, the company also offers a wetroom calculator PRO USB key with step-by-step guides along with Elements Wetrooms installation ideas on its website. W

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LuxuryMade This September will mark the launch of LuxuryMade, London’s new contemporary decorative interiors show taking place during London Design Festival 2016.

Taking place between 21st and 24th September, LuxuryMade is a highly selective design event centered on the luxury interior design market. Bringing together 50 of the best manufacturers in a unique setting, LuxuryMade will play a fundamental role in the fast up-and-coming district of West Kensington. The launch of LuxuryMade marks an exciting moment for Media 10, the London Design Festival and the interior design community. Showcasing furniture, fabrics and carpets, lighting and accessories, LuxuryMade is set to be a new focus for exceptional design, quality and inspiration. “By staging a beautifully produced and highly selective showcase of some of the best contemporary and decorative brands in a stunning central location, LuxuryMade responds to an

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expanding market in need of a new high quality event and visitor experience,” says event director, William Knight. “We have placed this ambitious show within the emerging powerhouse of design in West Kensington – alongside the new Design Museum and resurgent 100% Design.” Set across two impressive spaces within one truly remarkable venue, LuxuryMade will take place in Olympia’s Pillar Hall, parts of which have been hidden from public view for over 20 years. A striking setting, the Pillar Hall is an extravagant banquet room with ornate marble Corinthian columns and intricately embellished ceilings. The high arches of the Upper Pillar Hall, which was once the UK’s first electric cinema, will serve as the second space.

Both halls, constructed as part of the original Olympia site which opened in 1886 as the ‘Prince’s Apartments’, demonstrate the grandeur of magnificent Victorian architecture and subsequently, provide the ultimate venue for this event. London-based international studio, Maddux Creative, will be responsible for the aesthetics of the show’s interior. Experts in bespoke interior design, this collaborative force of skilled interior designers and architects, is headed up by design duo Jo leGleud and Scott Maddux. In designing the space, Maddux Creative will forge an atmosphere representative of the diverse range of exhibitors, creating a setting aimed to inspire and enthrall visitors. W W

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London Design Fair Renowned LDF events, Tent London and Super Brands, are set to return to London’s Truman Brewery between 22nd-25th September under a new umbrella brand – ‘The London Design Fair’.

Over the past decade, Tent London and Super Brands London have consistently innovated and refined their offering, finding ever more creative ways to enhance guest experience and provide an inspiring platform for designer’s work. This year will be no different, as the shows unite under a new umbrella brand, ‘London Design Fair’, and offer visitors an additional 3500m2 of exhibition space. Founder and director, Jimmy MacDonald, explains: “The London Design Fair is an umbrella brand for Tent London and Super Brands London alongside the other shows we host, for example 100% Norway and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. “With the addition of the third floor space at the Old Truman Brewery, we will be hosting further group shows, country showcases and themed exhibitions, affording these key facets even greater visibility.”

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One of the most exciting installations planned for this year’s fair is ‘Trentino Collaborations’, which will see four British designers collaborate with four Trentino-based manufacturers to create new products for retail. “We were invited to propose a project by the trade commission of the Trentino region of Italy,” explains Jimmy MacDonald. “Max Lamb is producing granite furniture with a quarry company; Sebastian Cox is working with hard wood rather than green wood for the first time and using a weaving technique from Trentino; Lucy Kurrein is designing leather upholstery and Giles Miller will take his first foray into natural stone tiles. The point is to create a profitable exchange – both artistically and economically.” International collaborations have always formed a key part of the show. Indeed, the fair has long been renowned for its strong international focus, launching new brands and designers to the UK market through

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its 15 country pavilions, such as 100% Norway. In keeping with this, the fair has announced its first annual guest country pavilion. Inspired by the number of new independent designers and studios in India making their first inroads on the global design scene, London Design Fair has invited the country to unveil the best of its contemporary design in a showcase entitled “This Is India”. Of course, the fair takes great pride in homegrown talent, too, and has launched a new British Craft Pavilion in partnership with the Crafts Council. Here, visitors will see 25 key makers, an installation commissioned by the Crafts Council, and a retail store. With a growing trade focus, the fair has now introduced two trade-only days between the 22nd23rd, with two trade and consumer days on the 24th and 25th. W

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Landscape To further LANDSCAPE’S commitment to developing the industry it will be hosting the LANDSCAPE New Starters Conference in conjunction with Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all people who work in horticulture when times get tough.

This free conference is designed to inspire and inform those studying or starting out in the area of horticulture. Attendees will benefit from a series of quick-fire talks from industry professionals, which will aim to delineate the opportunities available within this fantastic industry. Confirmed speakers include: Charlie Bloom, RHS multi award winning designer and gardener; Tom Massey, SGD Young Garden Designer of the Year; Will Williams, innovative and original garden designer; Juliet Sargeant, designer of the awardwinning Modern Slavery Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016; Tecwyn Evans, medal-winning garden contractor; Michael Perry, TV presenter and plant hunter; John Ledwidge, head groundsman

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at Leicester City Football Club; Leigh Morris, CEO of the National Land Based College; Jody Lidgard, landscape designer and plantsman; and Raoul Curtis-Machin, head of horticulture at the HTA. Starting at 11am, the conference will showcase these speakers, giving a platform for different viewpoints and job skills. It will be facilitated by Neville Stein, who is just about to celebrate his 40 years in the industry. His consultancy, “Ovation” is well known in the land-based sector and he is also a trustee for Perennial. There will be additional input from major Trade Associations – including APL, CIH, HTA and SGD – on career opportunities available and study options.

The New Starters Conference will be followed by the LANDSCAPE Job Fair. As part of the LANDSCAPE Youth Initiative Programme, this year’s LANDSCAPE Show will again hold the free Job Fair. Aimed specifically at those newly started in the industry who are looking for employment, the Job Fair provides a free opportunity for employers to meet face to face with potential job candidates who are already focused and skilled. The Job Fair will be supported by Trailblazers the Governments backed Apprenticeship Scheme and many companies who support the scheme will be present offering Apprenticeship positions. T 020 7821 8221 W

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Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 September 2016 Battersea Park, London The LANDSCAPE Show returns to Battersea Park in London on Tuesday & Wednesday the 13th & 14th of September 2016. Over 200 manufacturers and suppliers, over 3,000 visitors, over 40 CPD accredited seminars. For more details go to:

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Elements Those searching for the latest design ideas to incorporate into their projects will not want to miss Elements, the UK’s newest dedicated furniture suppliers show.

The industrial look is gathering pace. But this time, unlike its cold, clinical renaissance in the 90s, organic materials are being presented in their purest form. Architectural lines, minimalist design and thin frames are being presented in combination with rusted metal décors and untreated woods that bring a sense of warmth and individuality to the latest trend. Tactile qualities are rising in importance with décor experts incorporating soft textures like leather, linen and wool into their collections to create strong designs that exude personality and the individuality today’s consumers crave. “Your senses are key when specifying a product,” says Simon Mundy, director of Mundy Veneer. “You need to be able to have a connection with something to truly savour it.” Across the spectrum, this trend is being interpreted with subtle woodgrains with deeply embossed, synchronised textures you can both see and feel.

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Décors with floral effects, knotholes and simulated painted wood are features visitors will find on the stands of David Clouting and Kronoswiss. Botanical features are growing in importance, abstract art is finding its place in the most recent décor designs, and among the most recent plaincoloured surfaces to emerge, you’ll find anti-fingerprint supermatts and high glosses as well as anti-bacterial décors with a range of applications from residential kitchens to hospital and carehome projects. On the stands of exhibitors like Döllken, part of the Surteco décor group, and Ostermann, visitors will find novel ways to edge worksurfaces, countertops and furniture pieces, adding both character and uniqueness to inspire new design ideas. Decorative hardware is taking its lead from the world of haute couture by embracing leather and textiles for added style. Highly textured and rustic finishes from Finesse Design and Crofts and Assinder

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and the use of deeply coloured metals like brass, bronze and copper, add charisma and warmth to the revived industrial theme. The latest trends focus on materials, shapes and tones that work holistically with one another. Earthy hues, soft pastel shades and co-ordinated unicolours fit perfectly and with the announcement that Rose Quartz and Serenity have been crowned ‘Colours of the Year 2016’ by the Pantone Colour Institute, designers are flocking to insightful décor producers and edging giants such as Ostermann and Hranipex to find their perfect match for the ‘must-have’ colours of the moment. Both will present their latest ideas at Elements. To see these trends and more, Elements will be taking place from the 2nd to the 5th October 2016 at the NEC. For more information, visit the show’s website or follow @Elements_Expo on Twitter. W

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The Hotel Show Dubai The Dubai Hotel Market Overview prepared by JLL for The Hotel Show Dubai 2016 reveals that 621 new hotel rooms opened in Dubai during Q1 2016, and 9,400 additional rooms will be added to the market by the end of the year.

New properties opening in the coming months include: Lapita Hotel Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts; Hard Rock Hotel Dubai Marina; Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah; and Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai. “This is an important and exciting time for Dubai’s hospitality and leisure industry,” says Gary Williams, event director of the dmg events hospitality portfolio, including The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show. “Over the course of the next six months, worldfamous brands including W Hotels & Resorts, Hard Rock Hotels, and Nikki Beach are entering the Dubai

market for the first time, while two major new theme parks – IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Parks and Resorts – are set to open their gates.” Alexander Schneider, general manager of the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai comments: “More than 40,000 people visited the Nikki Beach Club Dubai in its first three months of opening, and our hotel, villas, residences and the first Nikki Spa in the world, will open here by the end of 2016. We are proud to bring a unique product to this market in an exclusive location on the Pearl Jumeira.” ‘The next frontier: a look at the new hotel brands

entering the market’ featuring Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai and others opening in the Middle East for the first time will take part in a panel discussion at the fourth annual Vision Conference at The Hotel Show Dubai 2016. More than 25,000 hospitality industry professionals are forecast to attend the 17th edition of The Hotel Show Dubai and co-located event, The Leisure Show, 17-19th September at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Find out more and register to attend for free on the show’s website. W Images: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, opening 2016


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Burgess Furniture Burgess Furniture is proud to see the launch of Inicio, which represents a quantum leap in classic banquet chair design. The Inicio’s innovative forward-sloping lightweight aluminium frame, together with its unique wedge seat and slim back construction, creates a modern and dynamic aesthetic, while retaining superior levels of comfort. With a choice of six back shapes, a choice of mono or two-tone upholstery, a wide range of solid paint finishes and a bespoke colour-matched handhold, Inicio provides scope to create a unique chair to enhance any modern interior. Meeting rooms are also an integral part of Burgess Furniture’s overall chair and table collections. Meeting room use has evolved, leading to the need for flexible areas that incorporate not only stylish table and chair designs, but also an element of soft seating. Burgess is delighted to have introduced a range of soft seating for meeting room’s breakout areas and bedrooms with its latest design, the Junea, being ideal for meeting rooms and bedrooms. The Junea is available with a combination of three upholstery styles and three different bases to suit any room requirements. W

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Quantum Play prides itself on challenging every aspect of billiard table design and technology, blending ultra modern styling and striking new patented technology. The company’s exclusive, high-end game room and lifestyle products fill the need for truly unique and cutting-edge designer pool tables for use in the latest modern interiors and luxury hotels. The G1 design, for example, is a real statement piece. Its clear playing area is composed of the patented Vitrik surface – a very fine mesh underlay on top of 15mm of toughened glass. An integrated ball runner system, minimalist ‘floating’ pocket system and striking aesthetics make this a perfect centerpiece. The G4 pool table design, meanwhile, blends minimalist styling and ultimate practicality by converting to a glass-top dining table, with a three-piece cover and matching benches also available. The integrated ball return makes a feature of pocketed balls, where they drop onto a silent rubber pad, then appear to “float” across a secondary transparent layer, finishing in the collection area. To find out more about Quantum Play’s dynamic range, visit the company at the Hotel Show Dubai, or visit its website. T 024 7646 1234 W

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The Bed Show The National Bed Federation’s (NBF) Bed Show will return to Telford for its seventh year this September.

Jessica Alexander, show organiser and executive director of the NBF, comments: “It’s fantastic to see the Bed Show get stronger each year, and we have over 80 brands exhibiting this September. It provides a great platform for NBF members to showcase their products to over 1400 visitors, and there is nowhere else in the UK where buyers can see such a large range of bed-specific companies.” Only NBF members can exhibit, which takes away the event’s commercial element and provides a balance between standard of display and equality among members. Visitors will see the latest trends, new products and concepts under one roof and, as the bed sector is still one in which products made in Britain dominates, those placing orders will invest in and support British manufacturing and British-made products. Since the introduction of the NBF’s independentlyaudited Code of Practice, buyers have been assured


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that they can purchase with confidence, knowing that all the exhibitors meet their legal obligations and supply products that are safe, clean and honest. A highlight of the event is the Gala Dinner, at which the Bed Industry Awards are presented. Taking place on the evening of Tuesday 20th September, the Gala Dinner brings together over 500 delegates from the bed industry for an evening of entertainment. It starts with drinks in the foyer at the Telford International Centre, prior to a threecourse sit-down dinner and coffee in the Ludlow Suite plus music and dancing until 1am. During the evening, the Bed Industry Awards, which honour the brightest and best enterprises in the bed market, are presented. The awards are open to businesses of all shapes and sizes – the deadline for entries is July 29th at 5pm. This year’s host is comedian and broadcaster Marcus Brigstocke. Jessica comments: “The Bed Industry Awards

are an integral part of the Bed Show, and we’re delighted to be running them for the sixth year. They are a fantastic way of recognising and celebrating the most successful bed manufacturers, suppliers and retailers.” The categories include: Bed Manufacturer of the Year; Bed Component Supplier of the Year; Bed Retailer of the Year, split into two awards – those with a bed turnover of over £5m and those with less; and the new Judges’ Choice Award. Entries are judged by an independent panel. Commenting on how the award win has positively affected his business, Simon Spinks, MD of Bed Manufacturer of the Year 2015, Harrison Spinks, says: “Since the award win, we’ve seen a significant increase in demand for our beds. As a result we are investing and expanding our manufacturing capacity to ensure we keep up with this demand.” W


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Surface & Materials Show This year’s Surface & Materials Show will come at a crucial time for the construction industry, when the sharing of knowledge and ideas is ever-more vital. Nathan Garnett, event director, delves a little deeper into the potential effects of the EU referendum result on the construction industry, and discusses what visitors can expect from the show this October ...

The media has been consumed by the economic and political fallout from the referendum, and it has been difficult for all of us to decipher what it all means. However, there have been a number of forecasts and announcements that should allow us to remain cautiously optimistic, not least because as experience shows, construction always bounces back … and the best way out of a crisis is to build your way out. The recent announcement there will be further Government investment in infrastructure certainly helps to shed some light on the situation. Meanwhile, housebuilders Persimmon and Redrow recently announced increases in sales and turnover and declared confidence in market fundamentals that remain strong. Glenigan’s mid-year forecast points to a return to modest growth, predicting that projects will start

to pick up again as post-referendum uncertainty subsides. It also highlights some upsides to a weaker pound, especially for the hospitality industry, with growth in hotel and leisure projects likely to be assisted by an increase in tourism forecast for 2017. So … where and what next? In October, industry leaders will converge on the NEC Birmingham to deliver their verdict on post referendum Britain under the stewardship of a new prime minister. With nine shows under one roof at UK Construction Week, there’s a broad and comprehensive agenda – and a key opportunity to sharpen the focus in an engaged and networked way. For the Surface & Materials Show, together with cutting-edge products from an exciting range of exhibitors, both UK based and international we have a jam-packed programme of 100+ panels, seminars and events that will reflect the challenges

and opportunities the industry faces post-Brexit. Topics include discussions on why the Northern Powerhouse has become even more important; thoughts on plugging the gaps between productivity, innovations, investment and skill; how to get futureready; plus the relationship between sustainability and trust for the surfaces and materials industry. The construction industry is resilient. It is seen by political leaders as fundamental in steering us through this transitional phase and this should allow us to plan for the future with confidence. The Surface & Materials Show (NEC Birmingham, 18th-20th October 2016, part of UK Construction Week), showcases the latest solutions for architects, designers and industry professionals seeking a broad range of innovative and high-performance products. W

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