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Excalibur Furniture supply premium quality upholstered aluminium seating, folding table systems and a range of associated accessories to the international hotel & hospitality industry. Excalibur supply leading venues in the UK and around the world recently completing various high profile installations in Europe, the Middle East, India and North America. Furniture is produced to our exacting standards and product quality is controlled throughout the process and supported with independent structural and FR checks. Excalibur is a permanent member of SATRA the world’s leading research and technology centre with scientific, technical and support staff in the UK, US and China providing the latest technical knowledge, research and testing. All foam fillings and recommended upholstery fabrics meet or surpass the latest fire safety regulations (certification available on request). Please call to request detailed literature or visit our website www.efchairs.com and to view a selection of our recent work please take a look at our online installation gallery

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Excalibur offer a wide selection of high-end ballroom chairs, contemporary stacking chairs, folding tables, meeting room furniture and various associated accessories. Our customers include leading hotels and hospitality venues in the UK, across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Our equipment and manufacturing facilities allow us to offer a genuine bespoke manufacturing service so choose from an extensive selection of fresh eye catching designs or ask us to design and prototype something completely new to meet your exact requirements. Excalibur holds various independent structural test certificates; half a dozen ergonomics excellence awards and full FR certification. “we are committed to setting the highest possible standards for the ever evolving hospitality industry”. Excalibur offer various ranges of fixed and important ranges include;



Quick Fit™ covers easily pull over the chair and secure in place on the underside of the seat using the permanently fitted Velcro fastenings. After use the Quick Fit™ covers are hung on a special purpose hanger system and can be wheeled away for storage With Chameleon chairs our customers can now offer two interior schemes with one set of chairs ‘for a change’

THE GRAND HOTEL SERIES Model GHS 1 shown above has an unusual transparent polycarbonate back that is dished making it surprisingly comfortable. This model certainly has an uncommon appearance and as customers see straight through the clear back of the chair carpet at the venue becomes the focus of attention. Model GHS 2 is an extremely comfortable low back design with button styling on the outer back and seat.

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CHAMELEON In addition to their stand-alone design; the appearance of Chameleon seating can be changed in a matter of moments requiring no tools or skilled labor.


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RAPTOR With classic lines and generous proportions the main features of the RAPTOR chair are the stylish tapered legs and the fully encased seat cushion an unusual attribute of stackable seating. With an all aluminium construction RAPTOR chairs are available in brushed, solid or wood grain frame finishes. Raptor chairs grace some of the finest ballrooms and event spaces in the world.


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Scenes by default Mosa.

Mosa Scenes. A stylish and adaptable range for effortlessly creating bespoke wall and floor colour gradations that give depth and richness to any surface, by default. Inspired by the natural grain variation of soil, this collection comes in eight colour groups, each assigned four different textures, in the size 15 x 15 cm. The collection functions in small and large areas, relying on its visual identity to create a distinctive setting in any type of space. Mosa Scenes is a thoroughly practical, natural and cost-effective collection. Buy a range, own a concept: www.mosa.com/scenes

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Comment A quote from Tara Bernerd within our ‘In Conversation’ feature this issue really crystallises the mood of the hospitality design industry for me at present: “... luxury itself has been redefined as authenticity, quality of materials, space, the experience”. As Tara so succinctly expresses, traditional views of luxury in hospitality are gradually being reconfigured to reveal something a little less gilded and glitzy, and a little more honest. Take the Devonshire Club, featured on page 20, for example. Luxury is synonymous with the private members club experience, but in this case has been artfully woven by designers, March & White, into a unique and aspirational narrative. They’ve worked alongside a vast number of specialist suppliers and fashion houses to achieve this level of craftsmanship and authenticity – and it really has paid off. Perhaps no experience screams authenticity more than a stay in a hostel, but with such high calibre hostel brands as Generator open to us, this need no longer be at the sacrifice of comfort or aesthetics. Indeed, on page 24 we explore the bold interior of Generator Amsterdam – a striking former health science building transformed by DesignAgency into a meaningful social hub for the Oosterpark neighbourhood. Of course, assembling these remarkable spaces would not be possible without the industry’s talented body of manufacturers and craftspeople. This issue we focus specifically on ‘surfacing’ – everything from Nemo Tile’s ceramic floor tiles to Pintark’s ornamented surfaces and Armourcoat’s timber-effect panels. I hope you find this issue a source of inspiration and, if you’re reading this at the Independent Hotel Show, please do come along and visit us on Stand M3 – we’d love to see you.

Gemma Ralph, Deputy Editor Email: gemma.ralph@gearingmediagroup.com Twitter: @GRalph_HI


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RURAL SPLENDOUR Set amidst Borth Beach and the rugged mountains of Snowdonia National Park, Ynyshir Hall has relaunched into the restaurant-with-rooms sector, and rebranded as Ynyshir. Previously operating as a hotel with a fine-dining restaurant, the new purveyors of the property are to bring head chef Gareth Ward’s Michelin-starred food to the forefront of the Ynyshir experience, repositioning the property as a restaurant with rooms this autumn. W ynyshirhall.co.uk

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PREMIER NORDIC CUISINE This winter, famed New York Nordic restaurant, Aquavit, will open in the new St James’s Market redevelopment on London’s Carlton Street. The menu will be overseen by Emma Bengtsson, executive chef of the two Michelinstarred Aquavit New York, and will be executed by head chef Henrik Ritzen. The interior will be overseen by the design studio of Swedish-born Martin Brudnizki. W mbds.com

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OLD MEETS NEW IN SEATTLE Owned by Shaun McCrain and Jill Kinney, Copine has just opened in Seattle’s Ballard neighbourhood. Local design firm, Olson Kundig, has juxtaposed traditional and contemporary furniture elements to create a refined, warm material palette. W olsonkundig.com

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Introducing washbasins to its vast portfolio of meticulously crafted steel enamel baths and shower surfaces, Kaldewei has transferred the unique material properties of its steel enamel to this new product line, offering harmonious design solutions in one superior, robust and beautiful material. PERFECT MATCH

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Occupying all six floors of a Listed 19th century Regency warehouse, the Devonshire Club has opened following a £25m renovation of its site, complete with a striking mid-century interior by March & White.

Devonshire Club, London Run by celebrated CEO Brian Clivaz, who will be supported by general manager, Ian Palmer, the Club offers an exclusive haven in one of the city’s most iconic business and leisure destinations. The overhaul of the 58,000ft2 site has been devised and managed by creative development property consultancy, SUSD, which has designed a comfortable, stylish environment with an innovative take on club hospitality. The Club’s facilities are extensive, incorporating three bars, a 110-seat brasserie, private dining rooms, 68 bedrooms, a screening room, a private gymnasium, Pilates studio, blow dry and nail bars, four treatment rooms, a summer and winter garden and smoking terrace. London-based interiors studio, March & White was the perfect candidate to develop the Club’s chic and sophisticated feel with a unique twist. “We wanted to create a members club for the City that brought a little Mayfair elegance,” explains James White, co founder of March & White. “This meant a departure from the typical city look – we looked to design an interior which appealed to our muse for the project … an elegant sophisticated character at home in the South of France, the Italian Riviera and, when in the City, the Devonshire Club.” The Club features a series of spaces, each with their own distinct character, but with patterns and layers that create subtle connections to the next. “We created a mid-century architectural base, which actually feels slightly Mad Men,” says James. “Layered with the soft femininity of fashion design, incorporating elegant patterns, texture and colour, every time you visit you will see a detail you didn’t notice before. It’s an interior to be explored.” Drawing upon its background in the high end residential and super yacht design sectors, the March & White team has collaborated with a number of specialist suppliers and fashion houses to create an interior in which every surface – even the ceilings – has been ‘designed’.

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Within the reception, for example, the deep-blue resin panels on the reception desk were created in collaboration with Based Upon – a British supplier of specialist bespoke finishes. For the reception’s striking bespoke chandelier, March & White worked with Italian Murano glass specialist, Seguso. In the Cocktail Bar, Hermes’ iconic designs add a glamorous touch, while Nattier provided the bespoke cushions and some of the wallcoverings in the Champagne and Library Bars, as well as the members’ guest rooms. This commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and authentic materials is at the heart of the interior’s success, but was, naturally, a significant undertaking for the March & White team. “Achieving this level of bespoke design was a real challenge,” says James. “To treat a members club and hotel like a private residence or yacht brings its own difficulties, but for us it was the only way to approach this special project. “At March and White no one project is the same and no style takes precedence. We create interiors like individual stories, there’s always something personal. I think at the Devonshire Club ultimately we have created an interior our muse would be happy in.” W marchandwhite.com

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DesignAgency has teamed up with local architectural firm, IDEA, to transform Amsterdam’s former health sciences building into the latest Generator hostel.

Generator Amsterdam, Netherlands The property in question, a striking 1917 brick structure, is situated in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark neighbourhood, and forms a gateway to the park itself. Its characterful aesthetic and heritage provided the perfect canvas for the Generator brand, which is known for its alluring design, social spaces and affordable prices. “We knew that we wanted to create something worthy of the city and the prominence of Dutch design, which has always been quirky and fun!” explains Anwar Mekhayech, principal of DesignAgency. “The vision was to play off the heritage of the building as well as to collaborate as much as possible with local talent. We viewed each design element as a playful intervention in the building. A lot of the inspiration was based on spending time in Amsterdam and seeing what was happening in the city.” The school’s traditional brick façade has been restored, and accented with a slick, all-glass rooftop addition that houses the guest rooms. In harmony with the classical appearance of the building, the addition provides striking views of the park and the surrounding streets. Throughout the duration of this project, the principal challenge for DesignAgency and IDEA was to balance necessary and more contemporary additions to the structure, whilst preserving its unique heritage. “The history guided a lot of the decisions and permissions,” affirms Anwar. “The architect was able to convince planning that the heritage nature of the building could be maintained while adding two new glass levels to the top part of the building allowing us to have more rooms. “The auditorium and library were sanctioned off as prime heritage rooms, as was the exterior, so we had to present all our ideas for approval. In the lobby we left the stained glass windows at the park entrance foyer and exposed some amazing internal brickwork around the reception. ›››

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“The auditorium was inspired by the Lloyd Hotel and we were able to add an amazing structural mezzanine that connects the auditorium with the library. The library was left almost completely as original with a few fun additions! The original handrail and green railings in the main two stairwells are my favourite features of the original building.” Connected to the library is a chill-out lounge, which has been created from a former auditorium. The raked seating hints at its scholastic past, but the space has been transformed with erlenmeyer flaskinspired lighting that glow over a lectern-esque bar. A blackened metal feature stair that winds its way up to a catwalk and mezzanine encourages movement and people watching. At the apex of the building’s two wings, the ground floor café is inspired by the perennial pleasures of the out-of-doors. A delightfully airy space that opens to the park, the café establishes its own outdoor setting, with an abstracted row house that provides a whimsical space-within-a-space, while nodding to the

locale’s proud architectural history. Its mismatched floors, rendered in vibrant purples, pinks and deep yellows, playfully evoke aerial views of tulip fields. Throughout the interior, tiles and textiles nod to folk craft fairs with their overlapping traditional patterns and colours. A mix of signature and iconic Dutch design elements, such as Studio Job wallpaper and Moooi lighting, add to the effect, blended with vintage local and restored furnishings and commissioned, original artworks. A typographic mural by Dutch-born, Parisian fashion designer and artist Pieter Ceizer lines the glass elevator’s shaft, and a chandelier in the boiler room bar by Amsterdam-based industrial designer, Blom & Blom, further blur the boundaries between affordable hostel and high-design hotel. Inviting members of the public and guests

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alike to explore and to socialise within these communal spaces in a meaningful way is at the heart of Generator’s philosophy – and is something DesignAgency has mastered as Generator’s global design partner. “I think that because of the hostel’s location in the park, and the amazing communal areas that are open to the public it really adds an interesting design destination in the east of the city,” confirms Anwar. “This is probably my favourite Generator to date. I think it really balances a lot of elements that make for a great hotel and an even more unique hostel. I imagine that once the word spreads, travellers to the city and locals will be curious and eager to check it out!” W thedesignagency.ca W ideabv.nl

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Following the success of its first two hotels in Amsterdam, young Dutch brand Max Brown Hotels has opened a 65-room property in Düsseldorf.

Max Brown Midtown, Düsseldorf Founded in 2014 by Amsterdam-based hotel development and management company, Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC), The Max Brown Hotels brand is all about creating social spaces for the urban traveller. The essentials are all there for those after an authentic city experience – buzzing social spaces, free breakfast, WiFi and even rental bikes to explore the neighbourhood. “With our first two hotels in Amsterdam, we have led the way: urban lifestyle, fresh design, a prime location, and a wholehearted and dedicated team can come at an affordable price,” says Liran Wizman, founder and owner of Europe Hotels Private Collection. “With Max Brown we created a young and playful brand without making any compromises on comfort or service. We are excited to bring this concept to Germany.” Designer Alona Eliasi has turned the spacious ground floors into lively meeting spots for locals and travellers alike. The large windows and bright yellow neon signs showing the Max Brown signature stamp lead the way into the hotel bar. The interior here is 50s retro chic, with black marble floors, mid-century furnishings, velvet cushions, oriental rugs, and wallpaper inspired by a lush wild rainforest.

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The guest rooms, meanwhile, have been designed by Amsterdam-based designer, Saar Zafrir, who has transformed them into simple, yet cosy spaces, with a loving eye for detail and a strong emphasis on comfort and functionality. All rooms boast Max Brown signature bedding and linen, tea sets and DEAD CLEAN bathroom amenities. Oak hardwood flooring, ornate wallpaper, wooden wall panels and window shutters in offwhite hues warm up the rooms, while bright oriental rugs, bedspreads from HAY, and basketball hoops add some colour. Max Brown has even collaborated with Düsseldorf-based record label “Unique Records” to equip each room with a fine selection of vinyls, ready to be played on Crosley record players. W maxbrownhotels.com

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Acclaimed boutique hotel, Grace Santorini, re-opened in May after a complete renovation by Fifth Element Interiors London and SMK Interiors Greece. Its minimalist whitewashed rooms have been reimagined, with considered additions that remain true to the hotel’s Hellenic heritage.

Grace Santorini, Greece The 21-room hotel is carved into the cliff-face 300m above Santorini’s volcanic caldera. Award-winning architecture practices Divercity and Mplusm, known for their ability to handle challenging briefs in a variety of locations and contexts, were responsible for the original development of the hotel, completed in 2008. In 2010 they were tasked with the addition of The Villa, a 400m² luxury residence complete with its own Volcanic Spa, completed in 2012. Today, the hotel provides a contemporary interpretation of vernacular architecture, employing economy of space and simplicity. The infinity pool’s jagged outline echoes the zigzag paths that cross Santorini’s sheer terrain. “Our challenge was to preserve the original use of white and avoid cold minimalism, ensuring a balance that reveals an unmistakable sense of luxury and understated beauty,” says Christina Logothetis and Staci Perkins-Surla, Founders of Fifth Element. “By subtly introducing a new colour palette with furnishings, fixtures and fittings exuding the highest standards of quality, we aimed to set standards on the global stage.” The refurbished rooms and suites, whilst maintaining the Grace hallmark of elegance and simplicity, have a contemporary style, combining cutting edge and bespoke design alongside traditional handcrafted pieces. Inspired by the island’s ‘yposkafa’ cave-like dwellings, the hotel has rounded walls and domed roofs excavated from the rock-face. All-white interiors with brushed concrete floors reiterate the trademark whitewashed houses of the Cyclades. Accents in turquoise, aubergine or navy are featured in some rooms, a colour palette synonymous with Santorini and the Mediterranean. Traditional Aegean walnut was used for the design, as opposed to non-indigenous wood like teak and driftwood found in other island properties.

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Products from the local region complement the interiors and include handmade walnut desks with Vibeffe 9500 Marble and walnut coffee tables. Wardrobes with solid walnut interiors include an innovative in-room bar which will offer a cocktailmaking kit for guests. The luxurious bathrooms offer double vanity units with basins hand carved from solid Greek Statuario marble and spacious rain showers with mosaic feature walls. The sofas are handmade in Greece and upholstered in C & C Milano fabrics along with handmade throws and rugs especially hand-dyed for Grace Santorini. Rooms are complete with a curated collection of accessories, including pieces from the Cycladic Museum and Greek artisanal marble bowls. Further details include marble accessories and brass book ends based on traditional Greek design from Two is Company. The hotel has an impressive F&B offering, too. Its restaurant, Santoro, offers dining inside or al fresco on the open terrace alongside Grace Santorini’s iconic infinity pool. The newly designed restaurant is lighter and more sophisticated than its previous incarnation. A white feature wall has been created with Greek triangular scalloped design. This is punctuated by iconic black ‘Here Comes the Sun’ pendant lanterns, originally designed by architect Bertrand Balas in 1970. Reminiscent of the light at sunrise and sunset, the rounded lamps are made from satin aluminium and anodized copper.

The angular design of the windows echoes the zigzag paths that cross the island. Discreet built-in banquettes allow guests to enjoy the view in privacy, while niches in the wall display porcelain bottles, pods and teardrops by acclaimed ceramicist Sophie Cook. The hotel’s new Champagne Lounge provides breath-taking views of the Caldera, offering the ideal vantage point to witness the dramatic changing hues of the legendary Santorini sunset, facing the awe-inspiring immensity of the panorama from its vast floating terrace.

Inside, a feature wall is made of lava rock from Santorini using local architectural techniques, with mirror behind it to reflect the light. A fully lit honey onyx bar with brass shelves provides a dramatic statement foil to the dark volcanic stone. The bar is furnished with Emperador marble coffee tables, and barstools and armchairs handmade in Greece upholstered in C & C Milano fabrics. A curated collection of modern art is showcased in the Champagne Lounge from the renowned RARITY GALLERY, the first Greek gallery to exhibit the works of internationally acknowledged contemporary artists. Last, but not least, the new yoga and Pilates studio allows guests to take in the breath-taking panoramic views whilst enjoying their classes. The interiors are white and calm with walnut and plenty of mirrors to allow the light to reflect back into the room and accentuate the effect of the scenic surroundings. The space is complete with Reformer Pilates machine and cutting edge Technogym fitness equipment. Two new suites with private plunge pools and terraces, and a new full service spa will open in 2017. W fifthelementinteriors.com W smkinteriors.com

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New Jersey’s Asbury Park was once an abandoned Salvation Army building and has now been transformed into The Asbury – a re-imagining of the classic beach hotel by David Bowd and Anda Andrei.

The Asbury, New Jersey Asbury Park, New Jersey, where personality practically wafts off the ocean breeze, now has a hotel with character to match. Launched in June, The Asbury is the shore town’s first new hotel to open in more than 50 years. The youngest jewel in the crown of a multibillion-dollar redevelopment by real estate company iStar, The Asbury mashes up Asbury Park’s Victorianera history, rock-‘n’-roll present, and shiny future into a new kind of social hub. The project is a collaboration between renowned hotel innovator David Bowd, recognised for creating the sought-after Salt Hotels brand, and Anda Andrei, iStar’s creative lead for the entire Asbury Park redevelopment project, and the former design director for the Ian Schrager Company. “This historic building is a beautiful blank canvas for us to create a special place that adds to the unique spirit of Asbury Park,” says Anda, who handpicked architects, designers, and hotel operator David Bowd to bring the project to life. “I love collaborating with immense talent, and knew instinctively David had to be involved. He has a wonderful gift for connecting the hospitality experience with one-of-a-kind communities and we bring out the very best in one another.” David, who will programme and manage The Asbury, agrees: “We have spent a great deal of time in Asbury Park and have completely fallen under its spell. The Asbury is our labour of love. “The end result is a collection of rooms, amenities and experiences that show the world that The Asbury is for all kinds of people, just like Asbury Park itself – the mix is what creates a sense of fun and adventure.” Inside The Asbury, a happening lobby is the action-filled centre of the hotel, with everything designed for perpetual motion. The front desk and check-in double as The Counter, a grab-and-go kitchen where guests can fetch keys, order coffee, or buy something from the retail store. A ground floor lounge acts as The Asbury’s rec room, with ping-pong, pinball machines, board games – and a communal table for travellers who want to feed off the energy and get some work done. Upstairs, the 110 guest rooms are available in an unusually wide range of sizes to suit all kinds of travellers, from queen rooms and king rooms to family rooms and suites to bunk rooms that can sleep up to eight. ›››

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Simple, clean, and functional, the rooms nevertheless feature many thoughtful touches – bathrooms light and bright, huge closets, custommade mattresses with great linens. Black-and-white beach and music scenes adorn the walls, along with classic music posters that reflect Asbury Park’s rockladen past and spectacular seaside views. A quintet of new venues make The Asbury a compulsive hangout for guests, locals, and visitors. Inspired by Central Park’s Great Lawn, The Baronet is a rooftop garden featuring stunning town and ocean views where guests can throw down a blanket and lay with a book or enjoy the oversized games and paddling pools. By night, The Baronet becomes a carless drive-in with classic and cult films projected on a 20ft wall. The pool – with plentiful seating and a large deck – offers guests space to take a dip, soak in the sun, or grab a drink at the bar. On Sundays, the pool is open to the public for a pool party featuring local DJs and speciality cocktails. Food and beer trucks in the Beergarden – adjacent to The Asbury’s outdoor pool – serve authentic street food, craft and local beers, and signature drinks. Salvation, designed solely in black and white and located on the hotel’s upper roof, is the East Coast’s most dramatic outdoor social space. The monochrome décor, lit only by candles and lanterns, also makes it the most romantic, with cosy corners to hide away or relax. Even meeting spaces have a twist at The Asbury. Asbury Hall & Lawn is a 2800ft2, flexible indooroutdoor event space unlike any other on the Jersey shore. Elegantly designed, with the most advanced AV equipment and divisible into two or three smaller spaces, The Hall will serve social and corporate gatherings of all sizes. Stonehill & Taylor Architects, known for gamechanging adaptive reuse projects like Manhattan’s Ace and NoMad hotels, oversaw The Asbury’s transformation. Bonetti and Kozerski, whose clean, understated interiors have won fans like André Balasz and Donna Karan, designed The Asbury’s ‘bungalow-on-the-beach’ guest rooms. W iStar.com

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Combining forces with Splendid Restaurants, Shed has created the interior and branding of a new restaurant offer – Cha Chaan Teng.

Cha Chaan Teng, London Occupying a 300m2 space in the basement of The Club Quarters Hotel in Holborn, London, Cha Chaan Teng is inspired by the café establishments that saw popularity in post-war Hong Kong. With increased urbanisation and an influx of Western expats during this period, a succession of Cha Chaan Teng cafés emerged to provide locals with access to Western food, which was otherwise only served in expensive hotel restaurants. The original Cha Chaan Teng cafés were fastpaced establishments that served up an eclectic, and often unlikely, mix of East meets West food. Splendid Restaurants has taken this concept full circle, presenting a British interpretation of an Eastern reinterpretation of Western cuisine. Shed’s brief was to keep the original Cha Chaan Teng feel, but to upgrade it to suit London’s premium market. Renowned for its brave, statement designs, Shed has created a playful spin on the idea of misinterpretation for the restaurant’s interior. A broken red and grey logo reading ‘Cha Chaan Teng’ sits above the entrance on Kingsway, Holborn. Not immediately legible, the logo exemplifies this theme of misinterpretation from the outset. From here, guests enter into a dramatic stairwell with walls covered in a matrix of white, grey and red tiles. Shed has designed a bespoke sculptural light – formed from paper lanterns fused and bound together – which spirals down the staircase, drawing the eye to a striking portrait of a lady. Commissioned from DAIN artist for Cha Chaan Teng, the artwork is printed on wheat paste paper and crudely plastered directly to the tiles. Black and white in tone, with an overlay of paint drops and neon splattering, she seemingly gazes at guests as they descend to the main dining space. Here, a maze of services in a pale yellow are smattered across the ceiling, while a grid of small white tiles deck the floor, broken up by random formations of coloured tiles to denote differing areas. ›››

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There is a visual divide between the three principal areas of the restaurant: the bar, Bao, and the main dining area. The bar presents a subdued palette of blues, dark greys and burnt pinks offset by dramatic high contrast marbles and swirling timber veneers. A melange of furniture – art deco in style, but with a mid-century twist – sits in the centre of the space on a silky dark blue carpet, while a voluptuous ink blue suede banquette snakes its way across the floor. The Bao area, meanwhile, boasts a 2.7m oval crème marble table with amber turntable inserts and copper edging – another of Shed’s bespoke designs. The shared table is accompanied by a number of cushioned stools upholstered in a volcanic marble effect velour. Behind, chefs can be observed working in the small open kitchen. The main dining area, which offers just over 100 covers, immediately exudes a bustling, energetic atmosphere. In a brave move, Shed has combined high-end materials such as marble and brass, with their faux laminate counterparts. A palette of deep green, dark timbers, off whites, bruised browns and deep purples creates an unconventional yet pleasing aesthetic. Loose furniture runs down the centre of the restaurant in a haphazard arrangement, verde marble and coloured laminate tables matched with a set of black-framed cantilever- and café-style chairs upholstered in a heavy grain mushroom leatherette. Elsewhere, a striking marble design has been printed onto fabric panels, which run in repetitions down one side of the restaurant. In front sit a series of deep fluted round banquettes upholstered in a dark racing green leather. Black and silver chip laminate tables have been wrapped with a brass trim, and illuminated by oversized black aluminium pendant lights. At the far side of the restaurant a large sister artwork to the portrait on the stairwell is audaciously applied to the undulating surface of the wall. The bright colours and bold confrontation of the artwork gives a punch of attitude to a concept already busting with character. W shed-design.com

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Award-winning Toronto-based design firm, DesignAgency, has been asked by Nando’s restaurants to develop several of its Canadian showcase locations. For this particular venue in Queen Street West, Toronto, DesignAgency melded the hip vibe of the local community with Nando’s South African heritage.

Nando’s Queen West, Toronto The eclectic locale of Queen Street West – awash with sturdy Victorian buildings in various stages of urban renewal, indie art galleries, coffee shops and clothing stores – was a key source of inspiration for DesignAgency. Under the leadership of principal, Matt Davis, and project lead, Chiharu Hao, the firm sought to draw parallels between South African textures and patterns and Queen Street’s own layered history and artistic culture. “Nando’s gave us tons of freedom with the design, but they also stayed fully engaged in the process, participating in the reviews and offering high-level comments to keep an eye on authenticity and to ensure it has the right Nando’s flavour,” says Matt. “Each location for us is unique and has been an exploration into various aspects and movements within South African art, culture, music and fashion. The desire is not to design a space that stays static and pristine throughout time, but rather a space that evolves and matures, creating a warm, enduring patina.” Queen Street’s own brand of chic enters Nando’s through the outdoor patio, furnished with custom cedar-planked picnic seating, and leading into the post-modern hostess station with its jazzy, black and white backlit panels. The patio’s brightly-coloured furnishings and hanging lamps prompt an inviting, party-like atmosphere. Custom planters and landscaping nod to South Africa’s unique painted huts, creating an intimate enclosure that nevertheless still draws from the energy of the street outside. Perhaps the focal point of the interior, however, is the 50ft long feature wall which runs from patio curbside through the better part of the restaurant’s interior, becoming the backing for an extended communal booth. ›››

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The stacked, custom-made concrete blocks, jagged with repeating geometric perforations, are meant to mimic the naturally air-conditioned partitions of many African dwellings. Behind a section of this panel is a wall of graffiti, uncovered during construction and purposefully left to enhance that striking juxtaposition of traditional Africa and Toronto’s urban jungle. Within the main dining area, mixed-up furnishings, textures and patterns, tossed in with earthy hues and vibrant, sun-soaked colours, reflect the Nando’s brand’s rich energy and flavours. DesignAgency opted to keep the original concrete floor, adding layers of handpainted designs to it. These are meant to weather over time to give the restaurant a lively, hospitable feel. Overhead, ‘slapped-together roofs’ are hinted at by the restaurant’s wood-parquet ceilings, trimmed with strips of blackened metal. Illuminated by a light fixture custom-designed by DesignAgency, a communal table invites large parties to share in a meal. On the walls are original art works from the Nando’s collection – reputedly the largest holding of original South African art outside of South Africa. Beside the longer communal dining tables, DesignAgency created booths lined with wallpaper that the team developed from Nando’s sauce labels. These striking seating areas recreate a sense of South Africa’s humble dwellings – where any paper can become a wallcovering – as well as Queen Street’s own postered walls and lamp posts. W thedesignagency.ca

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The latest and largest Albion restaurant has now opened in Clerkenwell, and its food and interiors alike are a proud celebration of all things British.

Albion Clerkenwell, London The restaurant’s interior was a joint project between Sir Terence Conran, Isabelle Chatel de Brancion from Spin Architecture and Albion owner, Peter Prescott. The trio was inspired by British landscape and industry and, wherever possible, British design brands – particularly those based in the local Clerkenwell area – have been used. “The brief was to produce an Albion restaurant that had the feel of the Albion but was responding to its environment: ie the building and the context,” explains Isabelle Chatel de Brancion. “The ground floor is inspired partially from Albion Shoreditch – tongue and groove, off-white and red, oak” but also from the more industrial character of the area and the amazing quality of the concrete of the building we wanted to leave exposed.” Half of the ground floor takes industrial Britain as its focus, drawing inspiration from ship containers with corrugated metal and an oversized metal sliding door. The other takes a more rural theme, with oak and green moss, cow hide and brown leather. The restaurant also features its own grocery, a craft beer and wine shop, an oyster bar, cheese and charcuterie corner, a pie room and a cocktail bar. ›››

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One of the British brands brought on board for the project was contemporary furniture maker, Benchmark. The company 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. The diverse areas of the Albion Clerkenwell are a key attribute, offering diners a multitude of options, whether they’re after a speedy weekday breakfast, a leisurely dinner, or a private party downstairs. “The different areas allow you to enjoy the space in very different ways, be it for business or relaxation,” affirms Isabelle. “I’m very excited by and proud of the end result.” W spinarchitecture.com

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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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The Ritz Carlton in Budapest – which has opened after an extensive redesign of the former Le Meridien Hotel – has worked with B3 Designers to create the standalone restaurant Deák St. Kitchen and Kupola Lounge Café.

Deák St. Kitchen & Kupola Lounge Café, Budapest

With bold masculine undertones and a sophisticated design, Deák St. Kitchen restaurant makes a striking impression, complete with rich leather seating, walnut tables and Hungarian point timber flooring. These elements are juxtaposed against brighter details like the rose gold trim on the lighting and furnishings and the antiqued mirror panelling around the room. This, together with the carefully curated artwork, elegantly finishes off the space. The restaurant opens out onto its namesake, Deák Street, the famous Budapest ‘fashion’ street. One of the main successes of the restaurant’s design is

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its accessibility from street level, with its inviting entrance, dining terrace and bi-folding doors. “It was a great opportunity to work with the Food and Beverage team at Ritz Carlton and convert an under-used hotel breakfast room into a destinational restaurant that is popular with both hotel guests and locals,” says Mark Bithrey, Director at B3 Designers. In contrast to the decadent detailed interior, B3 Designers created a branding design that is clean and casual. Branding materials include textured ‘butcher’ like paper, wooden clipboards with heavy

metallic clips and embossed leather menus. Adjoining the restaurant is the lounge café, Kupola Lounge, which takes its name from the soaring dome ceiling feature which dominates the large space. As most of the building’s internal architecture is protected, B3 Designers strove to celebrate these features by creating an internal skin, mirroring the classic architecture by choosing elegant furniture with a timeless material pallete of rose gold, marble, velvet and walnut. W b3designers.co.uk

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Creative director of Blue Sky Hospitality, Henry Chebaane, has paid tribute to the scientific and artistic achievements of the Victorian era for the eclectic interior scheme of this cocktail bar and dining venue on Old Brompton Road.

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Flora Indica has been designed as a tribute to Victorian artists and scientists, particularly the Scottish botanists who travelled deep through the Indian mountains and jungles, and authors of surrealist and fantastic literature, such as Lewis Carroll and H.G. Wells. So in true British eccentric style, Henry Chebaane has created a unique blend of residential elegance, Victorian fantasy and postmodernist design, where the 19th century of forged steel, plaster moulding and pressed tin tiles is juxtaposed with 21st century resins, dramatic pop light fittings and luxury suiting fabrics. Cool white marbled surfaces and silver metalwork are offset by warm English oak flooring

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and panelling. The seating has been elegantly upholstered in fashionista combinations of fine vegetal-dyed Scottish leathers and woollen fabrics from the isles of Bute, Lewis and Harris, contrasting dynamically with the raw metal bases and rivet detailing. The chairs and tables are all custom-designed, evoking the metalworks used by Victorian engineers such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Walls and shelves are filled with authentic 19th century artefacts evoking adventurous tropical explorations : pith helmets, walking sticks, microscopes, looking glass, apothecary bottles, jars of seeds, and original botanical prints.

The ground floor is a cocktail bar with 30 seats and high ceilings, while the lower ground floor dining room has 70 seats and a second bar suitable for a late night scene. Connecting the two floors is an oak and iron staircase integrated within an immersive art installation, also from Henry Chebaane, that he calls (tongue in cheek) a Victorian G.H.O.S.T. This is short for “Gintonicum Herbalizer Oscillator Super Transponder� – a fantastical retro-futuristic contraption spreading in all directions, designed in Steampunk style incorporating lighting, reclaimed distillery and industrial parts. W blueskyhospitality.space

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Bright Goods recreates Bavarian Schloss An installation of Bright Goods LED filament lamps has helped recreate the atmosphere of a traditional Bavarian schloss, or country house, within Manchester’s newest music and entertainments venue. Albert’s Schloss, which is located in Peter Street beneath the city’s Albert Hall, is a popular daytime destination for business and social meetings. However, as dusk approaches, it transforms seamlessly into an energetic, live music beer hall where Bright Goods LED filament lamps complement the overall ambiance and experience. One of the UK’s foremost lighting design specialists, The Light Corporation (TLC), was commissioned to design a spectacular lighting system that not only achieved the performance of incandescent bulbs but also ensured flexibility, versatility and energy efficiency. At the heart of TLC’s innovation design is an imaginative installation of Bright Goods Josephine LED filament, lamps augmented by an impressive array of George LED filament globe lamps.

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The Josephine and George, which are amongst the most popular and best-selling models from the Bright Goods range of LED filament lamps, feature a unique crown-shaped filament and lattice filament respectively to ensure a beautiful, warm and welcoming light. Installed within a striking network of industrial copper pipework, the Josephine and George LED lamps provide excellent illumination that is fully dimmable to capture the magic, the mood and the moment. Designed to provide a timeless vintage feel, the Bright Goods LED product range includes a wide selection of popular shapes, including globes, squirrel cages, candles, long tubes and traditional GLS bulbs to create the designer-induced decorative glow, previously only the territory of energy-hungry incandescents.

Where a filament bulb consistently in use over 10 hours a day would require replacing in less than a year, all lamps in the Bright Goods LED range are fully dimmable and provide a high-performance lifespan of 30,000 hours which is around 10 times that of a conventional filament bulb. “The lighting design brief we received for the Albert’s Schloss project was very wide, which made the job challenging but also gave us the opportunity and freedom to demonstrate our creativity,” says Michael Wake of The Light Corporation. “Offering a perfect combination of elegance, style and energy efficiency, the Josephine and George enabled us to create the atmosphere of a traditional Bavarian schloss in the pulsing heart of Manchester.” T 01276 691230 W brightgoods.co.uk

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Affinity255 delights diners at Enfields Kitchen Hard-wearing luxury vinyl tiles from Polyflor’s Affinity255 PUR collection of high-design wood-effect flooring were recently chosen for the refurbishment of Enfields Kitchen, a student-run restaurant at Gateshead College. Affinity255 PUR luxury vinyl tiles in the popular Huckleberry Oak design were installed by local flooring contractor, Floorstyles-Direct, in the restaurant’s dining area. 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. Polyflor’s Affinity255 range also has impressive environmental credentials, achieving a BRE A+ rating in major use areas and Indoor Air Comfort Gold, assuring VOC emissions are below any globally determined levels. Affinity255 is also 100% recyclable via the Recofloor vinyl take-back scheme and contains an average of 40% recycled content. “We’re so happy with the results of the refurbishment and Polyflor’s Affinity255 flooring has helped us create a contemporary restaurant interior,” says Tracy Ashcroft, assistant principal at Gateshead College. “It’s the perfect setting to showcase the talents of our college’s young chefs to the public.” E info@polyflor.com W polyflor.com

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Ena Shaw completes prestigious Hilton project Ena Shaw Contract – a UK contract manufacturer of made-to-measure curtains, blinds and soft furnishings – has recently completed a number of prestigious hospitality projects. Just one recent project has been the DoubleTree by Hilton in Liverpool, for which Ena Shaw Contract completed the supply and fitting of curtains, coupled with electric tracks, blinds and cushions. Notably, the project team also supplied interiors for the communal areas of the hotel, including the library room, fine dining restaurant, function rooms, spa and reception area. Ena Shaw Contract offers a complete, bespoke service to hoteliers looking for quality, British-made soft furnishings. The company prides itself on being hotel managers’ first port of call for renovations and fit-outs, and is able to work with the wider hotel team to meet tight deadlines. W enashawcontract.co.uk

TORMAX delivers four-star welcome As part of a programme of extensive renovation, TORMAX was specified to install a four-wing automatic revolving door to the main entrance of the four-star Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Chester. Blending seamlessly with the 18th century building, the new revolving door successfully combines the elegance of a bygone era with the convenience and welcome luxury of an automatic entrance. Driven by the technologically superior TORMAX 5201 motor, reliability and smooth operation is assured for many years to come. “Our operators have been engineered for performance and reliability at our HQ in Switzerland,” explains Simon Roberts, MD of TORMAX. “Incorporating a high-torque motor, the 5201 revolving door drive has been combined with our ‘classic’ profile to create a high quality solution.” T 01932 238040 W tormax.co.uk

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In Conversation: TARA BERNERD, TARA BERNERD & PARTNERS Tara Bernerd founded her Belgravia-based architecture and design practice back in 2002, after spending a number of years at Philippe Starck’s prestigious global property company, where she spearheaded the launch of the agency’s boutique arm, Yoo Too. Her intelligent layouts, rich use of texture and colour, and flair for creating a sense of atmosphere lend perfectly to the hospitality design sector, within which Tara and her talented team work extensively. Here, she discusses her work in bar and club design specifically.

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What would you say are the top three trends influencing bar/club interiors at present? Trends are something that I have for the most part avoided. To me, the most important aspect of design for any project is seeking what is authentic to both the space and the location and what will stand the test of time. It is about establishing a design DNA that infuses the space with a sense of character, whilst remaining indigenous to its surroundings. Luxury is changing; we are seeing a move away from traditional luxury towards a more informal luxury. Whilst traditional luxury still has its place, we are finding that there is a strong demand for a more contemporary luxury, where luxury itself has been redefined as authenticity, quality of materials, space, indeed the experience itself. Along with this, increasingly we are seeing a move away from traditional restaurant dining, towards all-day dining in the bar. At SIXTY SoHo in New York, we reimagined the lobby bar, Gordon’s, giving careful consideration to the space planning

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Madea and his team at One Off Hospitality, whose vision for the menu and staff uniforms added to the entire feel and experience, which makes all the difference to a design.

What would you say is the most memorable or unusual bar/club you’ve worked on, and why? I become engrossed in every project we design, therefore I find all our projects memorable for different reasons. With each project we start with the layout of the space before we do anything else. At Thompson Chicago we were able to do this with the most dramatic results. The building itself dates from the 1980s and the property had a Porte Cochere, so typical of its era. By bringing the façade forward and relocating the elevators, we were able to add a significant amount of space to the ground and first floors of the building, enabling the insertion of a signature restaurant and bar: Nico Osteria and Lounge. We found a great synergy working with Donnie

What design challenges do you feel are unique to bar/club design? One of the hardest challenges is to create a mood and atmosphere, so that the bar/club is a place that people want to go to and be seen in. A large part of this can be achieved through design, by ensuring that the design has layers and thus a feeling of integrity rather than mere newness. At The Russell Hotel in London, where we are working for Starwood Capital, the challenge was to reinvigorate and bring back to life the Palm Court, which had become a tired, overlooked space. The property is Listed, so we have had to work with the original features, reinstating its elegance whilst also introducing some new features, which I am not allowed to mention just yet. ›››

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RICCI’S TAPAS & CICCHETTI AND 53 DEGREES NORTH OPEN IN LEEDS Andy Thornton’s furniture and decorative lighting has been selected for this stylish new Leeds restaurant and cocktail bar from Michael Ricci and Olivia McGorlick.

Hospitality entrepreneurs, Michael Ricci and Olivia McGorlick, are already well-established in Halifax, where Ricci’s Place opened in 2011, followed by Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti in 2013 and 53 Degrees North in 2014, both in the town’s famous Dean Clough mill complex. The latest Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti is located in Goodbard House, a Grade II-Listed building in the heart of the city’s buzzing financial district. Michael Ricci has created a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere with laid back communal dining in mind, for the cooked-to-order small plates. To help create this look he turned to contract furniture supplier Andy Thornton, a company he has worked with on all his previous venues, to provide much of the restaurant furniture and decorative lighting. Andy Thornton supplied the white Uni side chairs that are matched with white painted cast iron table bases and Patina Teak tops. Along the long dining bar counter the popular Feltham bar stools from Andy Thornton perfectly contrast the white-tiled bar front. The company’s Concrete pendants have also been used extensively, complementing the stripped-back look of the building, with its stone-flagged floor and exposed brickwork. 53 Degrees North is the adjoining cocktail bar and late lounge, with great music at its heart, showcasing artists and DJs from around the world. As well as providing the very best in premium spirits and liqueurs, it offers access to secret basement gin

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bar, The Vault. Once again bar furniture and lighting has been sourced from Andy Thornton. Bar stools around the elegant marble bar have been upholstered in white leather to match the marble bar and Concrete pendants have been used in the lounge area. The double venue is certainly going down well with the Leeds masses and has added to the vibrant, buzzing social scene that is constantly evolving. Says Michael Ricci: “We wanted to bring something fresh and new to the table that will surprise and excite the people of Leeds – and we believe we have done just that.” T 01422 376000 W andythornton.com

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PSLAB CREATES A SENSE OF THEATRE AT ROOFTOP BEIRUT BAR Designer and manufacturer of luxury lighting products, PSLab, has recently completed the lighting scheme for a striking rooftop restaurant and lounge in Beirut, Lebanon.

Situated on the rooftop of a historical building in Beirut’s Central District, Capitole Restaurant and Lounge is a stylish destination for the city’s tourists and residents. Initially built as a theatre, the building was later transformed into a cinema and offices, before opening in its present form. Interior designer, Adrian Perez, drew upon the venue’s theatrical DNA for the new scheme, creating several platforms and levels to define the bar and dining areas, and to build various ‘scenes’ throughout. In response to the initial brief to create a casual atmosphere and multifunctional space, PSLab has worked closely with Adrian Perez and Capitole’s owners to create a fitting lighting scheme. The main challenges were the elongated shape of the rooftop, the relationship between the indoor and outdoor spaces and the restrictions exacted by the historical nature and location of the building. A technical lighting approach was created using metal structures, wrapping and defining the terrace. The rods were used as a holding structure for dangling bougainvillea and support for speakers and clip-on directional projectors.

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As a decorative layer, a total of 69 wall-mounted glass and powder-coated aluminium sconces were placed on the indoor and outdoor walls, forming playful lighting grids. The wall appliqués were rated IP65 for outdoor use, and the glass dome-shaped heads made from borosilicate glass for security purposes. Rusted steel and powder-coated table lamps were designed and built to be integrated into the structure of both the indoor and outdoor concrete bars. W pslab.net

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LYCO LIGHTS UP BARWORKS’ TRENDY VENUES UK lighting company, Lyco, has fitted out a number of Barworks’ pubs and bars with LED and decorative lighting.

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Barworks runs some of London’s trendiest bars and diners, with venues across some of the coolest parts of East London. Presenting a modern take on the old fashioned pub, each of Barworks’ venues has a different name and a distinct décor. Lyco was asked to retrofit these venues – the majority of which are refurbished public houses – with LED lighting and decorative lighting. Working closely with the operations team and designers, Lyco was able to ensure that the right lighting was chosen to create the desired ambiance, while at the same time keeping within budget. The lights supplied are low maintenance, cost effective and reduce energy consumption – all key attributes given that many of the lights are in use 24 hours a day. W lyco.co.uk

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HIPPO INNS LAUNCHES THE ISLINGTON TOWNHOUSE Founded by Rupert Clevely, Hippo Inns specialises in restoring former pubs, creating one-of-a-kind venues that act as the hub of the local community. Its latest venture, The Islington Townhouse, is a bright and inviting space that promises to become the gem of the neighbourhood ...

Located around the corner from the iconic Chapel Market and set in the heart of Angel, a vibrant, diverse and stylish area, The Islington Townhouse is a light and spacious venue with three floors, including a snug, open bar area and upstairs dining area. Combining both the contemporary and the classic, the modern light fittings and artwork are juxtaposed with traditional British pub features, including wooden beer pumps, wingback chairs and original features from the building. The space features artistic attractions such as a life-size mannequin, ornamental birdcages and gold metallic globe lights. The snug area at the rear of the building brings a cosy and intimate feel to the venue. The long ground floor bar, meanwhile, provides a focal point to guests from the moment they arrive, where they can choose from many traditional and interesting craft beers, whilst relaxing on inviting leather banquettes. Customers can choose from the secret snug,

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the open bar where drinks are poured by an accomplished mixologist, the downstairs bar, mezzanine floor or take themselves up to the top floor to enjoy their meal in surroundings that merge both plush and industrial elements. The diverse food menu signals a new era for pub food with a selection of small plates featuring modern and creative dishes alongside loyal favourites. A twice-baked Gruyère soufflé, octopus carpaccio, monkfish kebab, 35-day aged steak tartare and burnt sugarplums with marshmallow crumble feature. The drinks offering at The Islington Townhouse is as vast as it is diverse. With a long list of craft beers including Beavertown Neck Oil Session IPA, Goose Island IPA, Redchurch Shoreditch Blonde and Fourpour Beathrooth Brown. The Islington Townhouse also hosts a comprehensive wine list created by Hippo Inn’s very own Master of Wine, John Clevely. W islingtontownhouse.co.uk

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On Trend: KATIE MICHAEL-BATTAGLIA, NEMO TILE As Nemo Tile’s design director, Katie Michael-Battaglia is instrumental to the brand’s purchasing decisions, and makes it her job to know the ins and outs of this fastpaced and trend-led sector. Here, Katie gives her analysis on the latest surfacing trends, technological developments and on how her personal experience as a trained interior designer gives her a valuable insight into the requirements of the end user . . .

Could you please talk a little about your professional background? I was one of those strange kids that knew what I wanted to be at an early age. As a child, I would lay upside down and imagine the world that way. I knew I wanted to be an interior designer when I entered high school and made sure I steered my courses to meet that desire. During my education at the University of Cincinnati, I was lucky to study abroad in Milan and meet some incredible designers, architects and artists. One of my most memorable and still surreal experiences was meeting Achille Castiglione in his home – he was playing with all these items he designed through his life and having so much fun while doing so. His designs have always resonated with me, as he has a knack for taking everyday items and making them extraordinary and yet simple. I was also able to have a number of internships while in school and thus had a year and a half of experience by the time I graduated. I began my professional career in San Francisco which really rooted my career in design, and that was where I built my first network in the architecture and design industry.

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I was also involved with the Northern California Chapter of IIDA as Student Design Competition Chair and taught Interior Design classes at CCA (California College of the Arts). After 10 years in San Francisco, I was asked to relocate to New York City while working for Mancini Duffy. I moved here in June 2002. Since arriving in New York City, I have worked in commercial interiors for Mancini Duffy, Iu + Bibliowicz, Gensler and STUDIOS. During that time, I developed a strong relationship with leadership at Nemo Tile as a specifier as well as working with them independently on showroom designs. I have a love for materials and product designs so making the move to Nemo as design director has been an exciting venture. What were your main aspirations as IIDA New York Chapter President? I was president of the NY Chapter of IIDA from June 2015 to June 2016. As president, my focus was providing inspiration to our A&D community through engagement, challenging norms and creating excitement in our forums and outreach. Simply put, our focus during my presidency was

“Get Inspired, Be Inspiring.” As designers, we look to our network to get inspired and that is what I have aspired to do in my six years of being on the Leaders Breakfast committee with IIDA NY. We also do this with our peers and with the next generation of designers with outreach to our local universities. Could you talk a little about what your role as design director at Nemo Tile entails? At Nemo, I am in charge of all things design. The main focus is everything that is designed in all of our showrooms. We currently have five showrooms: two in Manhattan and one in Queens, Long Island and Philadelphia. We are building a sixth showroom right now in Red Bank, New Jersey. As design director, I plan, design and co-ordinate installation of all displays in each of the showrooms. I am also instrumental in the decisions we make in what product we purchase. This includes working with the factories on what lines we are taking on, and developing product binders for the A&D firms. This also entails designing our own Nemo-branded products. ›››

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What do you feel are the key considerations/challenges when selecting new products to bring into the Nemo line, or for developing Nemo product? I look at products with a designer’s point of view. A question I always ask myself when selecting product is, “Is this something I would specify?” We look at what we currently have in our line and what we may be lacking. We want products that inspire end users and at the same time, we need to have a selection that is simply beautiful and solid. We want to offer products that are artfully designed as well as tiles and stones that allow the design of a space to be the focal point. We strive to sell quality products that are at the same time affordable. It is easy to get distracted with all the specialty products out there that are beautiful, but in reality are also very specific to a particular look or use. It’s good to have a balance of the basics, the tried and true, and then add in items that are unique. Some of our newest products include a new porcelain tile line called Chalk, a stone collection with a revolutionary thickness of just a half inch named Think Thin, and Tempo a unique glass and stone line. We also have an exciting partnership in the works with Bisazza, an established and reputable mosaics manufacturer. What do you foresee being some of the most important surfacing trends for the hospitality industry in the coming year? There is a continuance of displaying luxury lifestyles in hospitality. This includes the use of classic materials like marble, with a subtle injection of “bling” with gold metals and specialty materials. There is a trend towards a ‘wellness’ look – and this doesn’t necessarily mean all natural materials, but with soothing palettes and textural materials. That being said, we have seen an increase in softer-coloured tiles while maintaining the popular neutral tones (in New York multiple shades of grey are very popular).

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With both stone and tile, we have more textures and finishes to create the design, as opposed to the excessive use of graphics. What would you say have been some of the key technological advances in the stone and tile sector in recent times, and how are these benefiting designers? The biggest technological advancement comes down to size. Size does matter. At Nemo, we have a new stone product that allows for large format without having to purchase slabs. Our Think Thin product is made up of stone panels that are available in sizes up to 48in square with just a half-inch thickness. This allows for larger stone panels with more precise shaping, less waste, lower costs per panel and much less weight, resulting in an easier installation process. Also big in technological advancements are the digital printing techniques of porcelain tiles. It is simply amazing how well these can mimic natural stone, wood and other materials. As a designer, I tend to stick to natural materials; however, when it isn’t possible to

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use them for various reasons (cost, availability, installation means), there are great alternatives available in porcelain. Porcelains have been developing in larger formats and maintaining their strength while still being relatively thin. This has been great for designers and architects who want to avoid having too many grout joints. What’s next for Nemo Tile? Nemo has always worked with stone, but now we have expanded our stone offerings that are in stock, as well as cut-to-size stone. We have a strong team here that can work with and educate designers, developers and end users on the complexity of natural stone and sourcing it from reputable groups. As mentioned before, we are opening a new showroom in Red Bank, New Jersey by the end of 2016. Nemo is also expanding its territory and thus expanding our reach. We have the capacity to work nationally – we recently hired a director of national accounts for the first time, a role that facilitates relationships with major brands like Hilton and Macy’s – and now we are building out our physical locations. W nemotile.com

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CRAFT AND TECHNIQUE Inherent to Pintark’s surface solutions is the brand’s ability to offer crafted distinction. Alongside an evolving portfolio of materials and finishes and the brand’s dedication to creating meticulously refined surfaces, Pintark offers a range of traditional crafting techniques for application across its collections.

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Celebrating the ‘surface’ and developing new applications for its crafting expertise is central to the brand’s ethos. Cultivated over the years and across materials, this expertise underpins Pintark’s vision of offering the finest innovations in surface crafting. From a long-standing relationship with materials such as rare skins, crafted metals and fine veneers, the brand has seamlessly introduced technologyled materials with the same crafted sense. Working across this diverse range of materials inspires the brand to evolve new product that is designed to create distinct originality through its application. Styles blend effortlessly across materials with the brand’s techniques enhancing the textural complexity and visual experience of the surface. Subtle hand details of lacing, etching and stitchwork to découpage, embossing, quilting and marquetry come together to create bespoke distinction that communicates a crafted aesthetic. W pintark.in

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THE POWER OF CERAMICS Robert Mulder of architectural firm Mulderblauw talks about why Mosa tiles proved the perfect fit for the Novotel hotel in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.

“The implementation of sustainable solutions in the hotel industry can extend beyond simply washing towels less frequently or encouraging guests to take shorter showers,” says Robert Mulder of architectural firm Mulderblauw architects – responsible for the exterior and the interior of the new Novotel hotel in Hoofddorp. “It might even reach so far that the positive results produced by the implementation of sustainable measures can give that little extra bit of luxury back to the guests. As an architect you really have to think about things like that.” Working together means growing together Robert explains: “An overnight stay at a hotel needs to be an experience for the guests. This is why our designs emphasise the human and social aspects. “Sustainability flows forth from this commitment and pertains to the future. At Novotel Hoofddorp we wanted to design a building that could be transformed into office spaces or permanent homes in the future with minimal modifications. “This type of flexibility, in addition to energy reduction and the smart use of materials, determines its sustainability. This means that you need to be open to other perspectives and we found this openness at Mosa.

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“They distinguish themselves through their production of Cradle to Cradle tiles in the Netherlands and create a space for dialogue. Mosa designers work together with us every time to create something unique. This collaboration is important, as it makes the final design even better.” Interplay between light and shadow “At Novotel Hoofddorp we wanted to create a light façade that reflected the concept of the reed beds that line the canals of the surrounding Haarlemmermeer,” Robert continues. “Ceramics are very suitable for this, as you can decide on the colours and feel of the surface and shape the desired look of the whole. “Together with Mosa we looked for a way of extending the reed design all the way to the top of the building using tiles. As we explored the possibilities together the design became increasingly abstract and now the façade creates a bold interplay between light and shadow through the alternation of matt and gloss surfaces. “These tiles not only showcase their own print but also reflect the actual landscape and Dutch skies above in a highly unique way,” concludes Robert. W mosa.com

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ARMOURFX PANELS CREATE SOCIAL MEDIA BACKDROP FOR LINQ SPA ArmourFX Timber Effect panels were specified for the renovation of the latest Las Vegas strip hotel by Elkus Manfredi Architects. The Boston-based architect has converted the original Imperial Palace hotel into a lavish property specifically designed for a millennial guest.

The new Linq Hotel features 2500 rooms, casino, retail space, meeting centre, pool deck, vortex roof and full service spa – featuring a corridor of customfinished ArmourFX panels. Elizabeth Lowrey, principal and director of Interior Architecture at Elkus Manfredi Architects, explored the idea of ‘instagramable’ backdrops within the property. This was done to redefine the hotel’s purpose in the city, and also with the millennial audience’s heavy use of social media in mind. “The overall challenge for Elkus Manfredi Architects was to reinvent Caesar’s outdated Imperial Palace hotel property in Las Vegas into an entirely new experience that appeals to the next generation of Las Vegas guests,” she says. “From the murals on the walls, the thought bubbles in the meeting spaces, the colour-changing 3535 bar, the carpet design in the corridors, VIP area and ‘living room’, to the tile pattern and wallcovering in the spa – the purpose was to create that ‘instagramable’ backdrop.” Timber-effect panels are created from Douglas

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Fir planks that are handworked to achieve different aesthetic qualities. The panels offer great design options, often replacing exotic or expensive timber for commercial projects. ArmourFX Timber Effect panels have been used to replace or match Shou-Sugi-Ban Japanese charred planks or, as in this project, Mountain Pine Beetle blue-stain timber.

Crafted especially for decorative wall cladding, ArmourFX Timber Effect panels are available in four designs and colours. ‘Original’ and ‘Shuttered’ highlight the elegant grain of the wood whilst ‘Rugged’ and ‘Cinder’ are further hand distressed to give a more aged texture and surface patina. T 01732 467994 W armourcoat.com

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Leading tile supplier, Solus Ceramics, has launched a unique metal-look tile range, inspired by the rustic beauty of weathered steel sheets. The Ingenious range merges the concept of metal with the reliable durability of porcelain, offering architects and designers a diverse design solution to both internal and external projects. Each tile boasts charming imperfections displaying an array of unique marks, stains and swirls, adding a captivated aura to transform any space. The range is available in six core colours including pearly silvers, coppery browns and sharp greys. Suitable for both commercial and residential projects, the range includes

two finishes, including Natural R9 and Lappato, both of which are available in a variety of formats including 300 x 1200mm and a larger 600 x 1200mm, giving designers the opportunity to create a ‘barcode’ style design. In addition to the core range, Ingenious also features an array of complementing décor tiles that resemble the geometric style of parquet wood. The décor pieces are available in two variations of a warm and cold colour palette, perfectly matching the array of plain colours. These décors can either be used independently or as a complementary decoration with the core tile range. T 0121 753 0777 W solusceramics.com

FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS SUPPLIES MATERIALS FOR LIFE-CHANGING CHILDREN’S HOSPICE When Naomi House Children’s Hospice underwent a substantial refurbishment, it was in need of a stimulating and calming environment for children that also addressed key areas such as infection control. Such specific flooring requirements meant that they called upon Forbo Flooring Systems and its integrated portfolio of products to help transform the building. “I have worked with Forbo on many projects over a long period of time so I have a good relationship with them,” says David Golland of Building Surveying & Project Management Ltd, which managed the partial demolition and rebuild of the hospice.

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“They were very helpful in assisting in the selection of appropriate products, including Marmoleum Striato, Flotex Vision and Eternal.” The various products used meant that the numerous objectives, for example safety, infection control and design throughout the building could be met. David adds: “This project is lifechanging for those children and families who will use the hospice over the next twenty plus years. “The flooring is a vital part in creating the right feel in what might otherwise have appeared institutional. I am very proud to have worked on this project and it is a highlight of my career.” W forbo-flooring.co.uk

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UNIQUE CALACATTA FROM COMPAC Inspired by the beauty and elegance of natural stone, COMPAC’s Unique Calacatta, is a striking pure white quartz worksurface that features powerful grey veins characteristic of marble. Architects and designers can specify this new finish for their projects with confidence. Every reference in this new product category is unique on the market, because just like in nature, each slab presents nuances and different patterns in design. The natural hardness of quartz comes hand in hand with a waterproof, hygienic finish offering even greater resistance. This means that Unique Calacatta is especially appropriate for intensive use areas such as kitchen surfaces, bathrooms, wet rooms, floor tiling or wall cladding. W uniquecalacatta.com


Create character and charm with the latest addition to the Yarwood Leather upholstery offering. The Heritage range is full of traditional colours that provide a striking, aged look with a soft finish. Established browns and neutrals, deep greens and rich red hues make up the 13 colours on offer which, when pulled over seating, showcases the natural characteristics and tones of leather. Being a leather that wears in well, Heritage develops its own patina over

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time, which produces seating full of charisma that ages gracefully. As with all of Yarwood’s upholstery leathers, Heritage adheres to both UK Contract specifications BS7176 and Crib5, meaning it can add appeal to a wide range of projects from bars and restaurants to hotel receptions and office spaces as well as the family home. Samples of the Heritage range or any of Yarwood’s upholstery leathers are available to order online. T 0113 252 1014 W yarwoodleather.com

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Yarwood Leather offers an extensive range of world class leathers and synthetics, designed specifically for seating applications.

Whether it’s an upmarket bar, a Michelin star restaurant or seating for a chic hotel, Yarwood Leather has you covered. With all our upholstery products meeting BS 7176 and Crib 5 as standard, and our core ranges available for next day delivery, our leather and synthetics are perfect for adding quality and style to any project. t. +44 (0) 113 252 1014

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FINSA’S NEW GAMA DUO: SUPERB DÉCORS AND TEXTURES FOR HOSPITALITY Renovated oaks, neutral and colourful tones and a leather-inspired texture open up a wide range of possibilities with Finsa’s new Gama Duo. Finsa has recently launched 23 décors of new melamines that enhance and update its wide range of surfaces. This broad portfolio of 170 designs, the Gama Duo, allows architects and interior designers to create all kinds of atmospheres when designing a new project, from bars, clubs and restaurants to hotels. Among these new décors are nine woodgrains (six oaks, one maple, one pine and one walnut), 12 unicolours and two abstract designs. These décors have been launched to fit perfectly with the taste of the UK market. In fact, the new additions include three reinvented oaks with rustic finishes: Oak Aurora, which offers lighter tones; Oak Denver, a classic décor; and Oak Colorado, which is on the fence between classic grey and brown shades. These three designs are characterised by their differentiation of crowns, knots and cracks. Oak Stella and Oak Tostado are also designs with character, but much more delicate. Stella, with a warm grey tone, is an ideal choice for children’s furniture applications, while Tostado is a reinvention of the classic oak and is suitable for contemporary design pieces. In addition, Oak Azabache features a darkened black tone, something which has become more in demand within interior design trends. The new Gama Duo has also increased its variety of neutral and pastel tones. Doubtlessly, simple designs and neutral shades create warm and welcoming environments, so the range now includes new greys, such as Gris Talco, Gris Calcio and Gris Suave, in addition to pastel tones, such as Biscuit and Tiramisu. Nonetheless, sometimes it is essential to add a touch of colour to a room. For those projects, décors such as Lila Hawai and Verde Avocado are perfect. On the other hand, designers are now able

to break tradition and offer exciting and often unexpected combinations which celebrate innovation and versatility. For this very reason, the Gama Duo now includes Mosaico Gris, a design inspired by hydraulic tiles, a popular trend across the Mediterranean. In line with the growing popularity of natural stone in home furniture, the new Gama Duo includes Marmol Zeus, with a marble effect. As well as décors, Finsa’s Gama Duo has added two new textures to its catalogue. The most innovative is Nude, which mimics the look and feel of real leather, offering a silky and velvety touch. It is perfect for applications such as wardrobes, headboards and any other furniture pieces which require a luxurious and authentic finish. In many cases, it can be an ideal alternative to textile designs. The second new texture, Atlas, accentuates the natural elegance of natural woodgrains. The texture is a subtle interplay of gloss and matt pores which replicate the intricate detail of real wood and manipulate the impact of light. This texture, applied to Finsa’s new oak décors, takes these classic woodgrains to the next level of sophistication. The Gama Duo décors are available in a superPan Decor, an innovative board patented by Finsa which International Decorative Surfaces distributes exclusively in the UK. It consists of two external MDF faces and a chipboard core, and it is coated with a decorative film impregnated with melamine resins. The minimum order is one pack in the standard format. International Decorative Surfaces T 08457 298298 E solutions@idsurfaces.co.uk W idsurfaces.co.uk

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LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES FROM DECORATIVE PANELS LAMINATION Following extensive market research, Decorative Panels Lamination has invested in a new state-of-the-art laminator to enhance the already-prominent dp-décor and dpspecialist brands …

To be launched in January, the dp-limitless brand will encompass a range of specialised decorative and high-performance products, which will be available in a “limitless” number of possibilities, without commitment to bulk quantities, and deliverable from single sheets up to full load quantities – from stock. The new lamination line, which was commissioned in September, will be capable of bonding virtually any surfacing material onto a variety of full sheet substrates. A high bond strength PUR glue line will ensure a high-quality overall finish on sheet sizes up to 3660 x 1430mm. A wide range of surfacing materials will be available, including High Pressure Laminates, the full range of Senoplast acrylics, 2mm Senoplast acrylics, real stone veneer, faux leather, wood veneer, technical surfaces, and of course unique one-off surfaces. This investment allows Decorative Panels Lamination to offer a truly diverse range of enhanced surfaces, in quantities that make them available to a much wider market – including architects, specifiers, shopfitters, exhibition constructors, the leisure industry, and of course, the furniture industry. When viewed in conjunction with the dp-décor and dp-specialist ranges, the addition of dp-limitless will avail both current and new customers the opportunity to develop new ranges and one-off projects in a range of materials which have never before been so readily

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MIXING GLOSS AND MATT FOR A QUALITY NEW LOOK 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.

The super-smooth MDF boards 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

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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 and 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 its 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 egger.com

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GEOMETRIC DESIGNS COME TO LIFE The Aqua Restaurant Group has specified luxury vinyl flooring from Karndean to create a unique design for its latest refurbishment in Bristol.

Aqua appointed Simple Simon Design to undertake the interior of the restaurant – which is based in Bristol’s bustling Harbourside – and selected Bath Contract flooring as its flooring contractor. With shapes and patterns high on the design agenda, Simple Simon Design specified Karndean’s new Kaleidoscope designs throughout the 100m2 interior. Incorporating Karndean’s Apex, Hexa, Pyramid and Pennon shapes, as well as bespoke Karndean cuts, Simple Simon Design split the restaurant and bar into four key areas, each with its own individual design. To meet the technical specification required, Karndean’s Art Select and Da Vinci were specified in the main bar and restaurant, with both offering R10 slip ratings and 0.7mm PU coated wear layers. With various wood and stone designs from Karndean’s established Art Select, Da Vinci and Knight Tile ranges also featured, the restaurant includes the clean, pale stone effect of Art Select Fiore to the striking dusty pale brown tones of Knight Tile Mid Limed Oak, to name but a few. Kaleidoscope by Karndean Designflooring pays tribute to the theme, ‘the only limit is your imagination’. Designed specifically to offer unparalleled flexibility for interior designers and flooring contractors looking to create a unique floor design, Kaleidoscope features six designs as standard including Cubix, Pennon, Apex, Pyramid, Tripoint and Hexa. W karndean.com

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For when you want to reflect an upmarket look. www.egger.com/perfectsense

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 www.egger.com/shop or t 0845 606 8888.

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HI-MACS® USED FOR REMODEL OF WORLD’S LARGEST NOVOTEL “Introducing nature into the hotel” was the premise of International Hospitality Projects (IHP) for the fulfilment of this incredible interior design project. Shifts in how the space was arranged, and the use of next-generation materials like HI-MACS®, have transformed the renovated Novotel Madrid Center into a model for contemporary design.

The recently-inaugurated four-star Novotel Madrid Center is located in one of the most central, bestknown parts of Madrid, adjacent to the elegant Salamanca district and very close to the emblematic El Retiro Park. The remodel covered the building’s entire interior space – lobby, bar/restaurant, conference rooms and hotel rooms – as well as the impressive new foyer, inspired by the theme of nature because of the hotel’s location near Madrid’s green belt. “We needed to be able to create something that would have a real impact, from a visual and aesthetic point of view,” explains Paolo Mauri, the project’s designer. Due to its distinctive qualities, HIMACS® emerged as the ideal material.

From the central plaza, guests enter directly into a warm, harmonious setting that evokes nature in the form of a green wall. The view of the main lobby is made of six large HI-MACS® pillars with backlit rhomboid patterns that portray a geometric abstraction of the trunks of the trees and their leaves. These epic structures in the form of asymmetrical prisms are the focal point of the lobby and make up the backbone of the hotel. With the aim of giving the hotel an updated,

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contemporary image, three straight structures with diffuse underlighting were chosen for the majestic reception desks, made even more attractive by the presence of three large “smokestacks” hanging from the ceiling above and illuminated at the base, spreading warmth throughout the reception area. All of these elements are made of HI-MACS®, in Alpine White, in contrast to the back part of the desk, which is printed crystal. W himacs.eu

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Impact resistant film for areas of high traffic

RENOLIT ARMOUREN Your armour against bumps and bangs RENOLIT ARMOUREN is an innovative and robust decorative 3D film developed to provide superior impact protection to furniture components and interior fittings. It is ideal for use in areas such as healthcare, public buildings, schools, hotels, restaurants and shops. Offered in a range of modern woodgrain designs and popular solid colors, RENOLIT ARMOUREN is suitable for thermoforming or flat lamination on to a wide range of substrate materials such as MDF and chip board. The product is easy to process and offers designers high levels of flexibility, shaping your imagination. www.renolit-armouren.com

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SPRADLING EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN THE UK After many years of servicing the UK & Irish markets on behalf of Spradling, CTP Textiles is now eagerly anticipating the next stage of its development. The Spradling Group is poised to successfully acquire the remainder of CTP Textiles in order to offer a broad portfolio of coated fabrics to the Contract & Marine industries, supported by a global brand, offering unparalleled levels of customer service and support. Iván Sepúlveda, the Managing Director of Spradling Europe comments: “since 2006 Spradling has enjoyed an excellent relationship with CTP, and together we have successfully developed the market & catered for its needs. However, in today’s World we are all operating in a global market with global requirements. “That is why Spradling is cementing its presence in the UK utilising the local experience and knowledge of a prestigious company like CTP Textiles.” The merger process will be completed at the end of 2016 and from 1st January 2017 CTP Textiles will become Spradling UK Ltd. W spradling.eu


Bushboard’s Nuance range offers an ideal decorative surfacing material for any type of shower area and size. The 2420 x 1200mm large format panels can be fitted flush with any design of shower tray, whether in-line, slim low profile or standard, or installed straight down to a tiled floor for a wetroom. Assuring high performance and easy maintenance, the panels are guaranteed 100% waterproof as they are manufactured from a polyurethane core with no metal or plastic trims to harbour dirt or spoil the look. Design-wise, there are 25 finishes to choose from to suit a spectrum of styles. Recent additions include weathered

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timbers, concrete and neutral stones that extend the choice of luxuriouslooking granites featuring the renowned True Scale printing technique where there is no pattern repeat in the panel. Giving real design flexibility for any bathroom and shower installation, the 25 Nuance designs are available in five panel sizes, together with complementary worksurfaces and upstands to finish the look. An online design tool on Bushboard’s website enables users to experiment with the different finishes by creating virtual bathrooms. T 01933 232242 W bushboard.co.uk

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MODELLING ABET’S LAMINATES Abet Laminati has announced that, as part of its ongoing drive to ensure ease of specification, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is now available across its core ranges in the UK.

The BIM Objects are now available for the complete range of compact grade high pressure laminates. This includes the dedicated Cubicle, Locker and Labgrade Collections as well as MEG, the exterior grade self-supporting laminate. All Objects are compatible with both Autodesk Revit and IFC programs. Abet’s UK & Ireland compact grade solutions are available in different thicknesses and a variety of sizes in a range of plain colours, speckled finishes, woodgrains and textured surfaces. The compact grade’s solid core construction, available from 6 to 12mm thick, makes it a perfect choice for areas prone to high moisture and humidity. This particularly applies to leisure centres, swimming pools and changing rooms and where there is no risk of peeling, cracking or delamination. The fully self-supporting boards are also easy to work with for cutting and fabrication and are widely used in situations where high quality performance and design can be carefully crafted together to create an attractive visual experience. The BIM Objects will shortly be available from the NBS National BIM Library at www. nationalbimlibrary.com and are also available direct from Abet at http://abetlaminati.com/en/bim. T 020 7473 6915 W abetuk.com

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In a sector where style, resilience and ease of maintenance are vital, Karndean Designflooring is an ideal flooring choice. If you’re looking for a product that’s quick and easy to install, look no further than Palio Clic by Karndean. With a patented click-locking system, you can achieve an authentic and luxurious feel in your space in no time at all.

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Whether your hospitality project requires traditional or contemporary flooring designs, our extensive range has a product to match your project’s requirements.

If you’re out on site with a customer why not use our augmented reality app to demonstrate what their floor could look like right there and then. The app lets you select and view different floors in the space of your choice and take images to share and compare. See www.karndean.com/app for more details.

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Our floors are guaranteed up to 20 years in commercial environments and are proven to withstand even the toughest high-footfall environments – venues where long hours, knocks and spills are the norm.

Try mixing different designs and formats to zone your space and create walkways.

For more flooring ideas visit us online at www.karndean.com/hospitality

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INSPIRED INTERIOR DESIGN IS ALL ABOUT CHOICE With one of the biggest and most varied collections of decorative surface solutions in the UK, three of James Latham’s most favoured materials continue to grow in popularity with interior designers and furniture makers, inspiring the freedom to create distinctive designs that define spaces.

The new range of Losan RealWood veneers from James Latham. This hotel reception is finished in Smoked Larch

Smoked Eucalyptus finish – the new range of Losan RealWood veneers from James Latham

XyloCleaf Available through James Latham and unlike anything else on the UK market, XyloCleaf is an exclusive and highly textured range of décors which includes a variety of woodgrains, linens and other unique materials. With over 60 colours and patterns in MFC and more than 20 in HPL laminate, all of which come with ABS edging as standard, the XyloCleaf collection is suited to high-end premium design schemes within either the commercial or residential sectors and is perfect for furniture, fixtures and wall panelling. Losan Real Wood Veneers James Latham’s new and exciting range of real wood veneers allows designers to create environments with striking effects and finishes, bringing together a particular depth, texture and individuality impossible to achieve with artificial materials. The authentic, warm and natural beauty shines through in this new range of veneers, highlighting the unique characteristics, grain and

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tone of the wood. The portfolio of veneers – which are all from FSC-certified stock – include such on-trend species as Smoked Figured, Crown and Rough-Cut Eucalyptus as well as Cracked Oak, Smoked Larch and Satin Walnut. Shinnoki 2.0 Shinnoki 2.0 is a range of ready-to-use, high quality veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing. One key aspect of Shinnoki 2.0 is its stability. The veneers are mismatched, but stained and textured to create a consistent finish that shows the natural aspects and beauty of the species. The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 portfolio is supplied in designs which are completely in tune with current design trends and includes matching realwood and ABS edgebanding. The 17 designs are also supplied in separate 3-ply veneer sheets, perfect for curved surfaces, doors or other interior requirements. T 0116 257 3415 W lathamtimber.co.uk

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High LRV values

Allura, Forbo’s Luxury Vinyl tile brand, offers a variety of formats and designs, including safety and loose lay, to create attractive and appealing interiors. It is also REACH* compliant and made in Europe using phthalate free technology and has extremely low emission levels. Available in natural stress-reducing designs and high LRV values, by choosing Allura, Sophie and her customers benefit from a more comfortable environment. To find out how Forbo is committed to improving the health of one and all visit: www.forbo-flooring.co.uk/CHO *Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) address the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

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ELEGANT SPACE-SAVING STORAGE FROM BLUM Well-planned storage is key to any room design. Not only does it make life simpler for the user, but it can also help maintain a calm, tranquil feel – especially important in areas such as bathrooms and bedrooms. Blum is meeting this demand for space-saving storage with its elegant LEGRABOX solution. Sleek, slim and streamlined, LEGRABOX has won several international awards thanks to its key benefits of perfect motion, heavy loads and ease of installation – the ultimate combination for any bathroom design. There are five height options too, making it a versatile addition to any bathroom furniture. To complement the flexible LEGRABOX system, Blum also offers an inner dividing solution called AMBIA-LINE. Minimal in style, it will maximise storage potential with frames that allow for easy organisation in an instant. The functional frames are available in powder-coated steel or wooden decors, and are slide-proof so don’t move within the drawers. In the bathroom, space is all-important, which is why Blum’s SPACE TOWER is the ideal option as it uses vertical space to house a series of closed drawer boxes with easy access from three sides, full extension and flexible inner dividing systems. Height, width and depth of the SPACE TOWER can also be tailored to suit your needs, making the most of every inch. In the bedroom, Blum offers the MOVENTO concealed runner system for wooden drawers. Designed for the high demands of everyday kitchen use, it is also ideal for bedrooms and can carry up to 40kg and 60kg with high stability and outstanding runner action. Added features include integrated height, side and tilt adjustment and optional depth adjustment. T 0800 917 5550 W blum.com

MOVENTO was designed for the high demands of everyday kitchen use, but it is also ideal for other living areas

LEGRABOX pure in the bathroom

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MIX AND MATCH WITH LAWCRIS’ NEW WASHROOM RANGE Leeds-based leading panel products supplier, Lawcris, which has over 30 years experience in the industry, has just unveiled its exclusive new washroom decorative surface range. The collection comprises 23 new complementing décor designs featuring vibrant primary colours, natural woodgrains and sought-after patterns.

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In a highly competitive sector, it is essential to provide solutions that meet with rigorous environmental requirements, provide the ultimate in quality and functionality, whilst being competitively priced, have product availability and encompass the latest trends. Whether the brief is to blend in or stand out, this innovative washroom range ticks all boxes and provides customers with the ability to play with various material combinations. Every single colour is available in high pressure laminate, compact solid grade laminate and moisture-resistant melamine faced chipboard – a complete family of products. “In today’s economic climate, there is a greater demand for suppliers to provide a competitive package in the UK commercial washroom market,”

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says Lee Crawshaw, key account manager. “With budgets being stretched in every way possible, clients are looking to get more for their money than ever before. Having the ability to switch from one material to another using the same décor has never been more important to stretch those budgets as far as they can go without compromising on design.” The flexibility to mix and match makes the nature of this range an ideal surfacing solution for every washroom application, lending aesthetic appeal to any room or facility. It is suited, in particular, for use in changing rooms or use as wall cladding or partitions in washroom areas such as toilets, hospitals, swimming pools and spa resorts. This extensive décor range incorporates iconic

soft pastels, strong contrasting colours and popular warm and elegant wood reproductions for interesting combinations or simply to express individual elements. Low maintenance and hardwearing, this washroom range brings endless design possibilities for a host of items, including cubicles, lockers, benches, vanity units, duct panelling and more. Lawcris is also offering bespoke digital print of any picture onto the face of the laminate or compact to personalise the space or to match colours to specific customer brands. Lawcris has confirmed that the whole washroom range is FSC certified. T 0113 217 7177 W lawcris.co.uk

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IDS EXTENDS ITS FLOORING PORTFOLIO IDS has extended its portfolio with Malmo – a brand new range of luxury vinyl flooring. The range offers 10 woodgrain designs, including classic oak and ontrend greys, suitable for a wide variety of commercial and domestic applications. All 10 designs are available in 2.5mm options with a 0.55mm wear layer, achieving a heavy commercial classification of 33. Hardwearing and durable with an embossed surface offering the realistic look of wood, Malmo is resistant to indentations, will not chip or crack and is easy to install. Malmo comes with a warranty of up to 10 years for commercial applications. T 08457 298298 W idsurfaces.co.uk

ANTRON REVEALS TREND THEMES FOR 2017/18 Centred on a the theme of ‘exploration’, Antron has forecasted its four key trend themes, in association with ColourHive. The first of four themes presented in Global Trends 2017/18 is Aquatic Voyage. Inspired by deep sea creatures and glossy and watery effects, surface treatments include gradient effects and materials combine silk-like liquids and fibrous forms, while the colour palette reveals oceanic blues and greens combined with dark depths and luminescent accent tones. ‘Infinite Shadow’, meanwhile, takes a look beneath the excess, placing emphasis on core form and structure. Multiple opacities and layers reference microscopic imagery and lead to a clean and scientific aesthetic. Light and shadow are key to creating this barely-there feel with a colour palette of cool neutrals paired with intense contrasts and anonymous combinations. Now in its fourth edition, Global Trends 2017/18 is available for download via the link below. W antron.eu

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A MUST-SEE DESIGNER FILM Interior Film is a self-adhesive, decorative film from David Clouting, designed for a wide range of applications where speed of refurbishment is often time critical. Manufactured by LG Hausys, Interior Film can be applied to almost any surface, allowing feature walls, doors, furniture, skirting and architraves to be attractively and quickly transformed with minimum disruption. Offering excellent flexibility and adhesion, Interior Film provides a high quality finish, even to curved or complex shapes. Fire rated, easy to clean and maintain, Interior Film is hardwearing and remains stable if exposed to heat, humidity or low temperatures. Air-free technology enables Interior Film to be easily applied to give a superb bubble-free finish. W davidclouting.co.uk

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GET READY TO WEAVE WITH WILTON CARPETS Transforming hospitality interiors with beautiful bespoke design in fast lead times, Ready to Weave carpets from Wilton Carpets Commercial are ready in just two to four weeks. Available in Ready to Weave – Our Design and Ready to Weave – Your Design, the two services allow creative freedom for hoteliers and interior designers when specifying their ideal carpet. In Our Design, users are invited to work with any of Wilton Carpets’ library of designs, with the option to use existing colour combinations or to create a unique twist by selecting any of 12 colours from a pre-determined palette. In Your Design, any library pattern can be recoloured, or custom designs realised, but in this case colours can be selected from any one of three permanently loomed palettes. Delivering excellent versatility through a selection of woven axminster qualities (seven to 10-row) in a quality wool-rich construction, Ready to Weave carpets are great value and accessible from a small minimum order of just 100m2. T 01722 746000 E sales@wiltoncarpets.com



New to the UK, Fila Salvaterrazza provides a complete repair and protection solution for spa and leisure surfaces – from swimming pool tanks and surrounds, to steam-rooms and changing rooms. Designed for stone, porcelain, ceramic and concrete, the solution consolidates surfaces without creating a film. It then prevents future water penetration, mould and efflorescence formation, and protects against frost and damp. Ready-to-use Salvaterrazza also provides high coverage, does not alter appearance and will not ‘yellow’ with age. T 01584 877286 W filasolutions.co.uk

Amtico has now unveiled its new-look website, showacasing the latest additions to the Signature Collection, which includes innovation products, Umbra and Chroma. The new website will act as an informative and inspirational hub for those seeking design-led and practical solutions for their flooring specification needs, with tools such as the enhanced Room Visualiser tool, which allows consumers and specifiers to preview designs in different settings online. The website revamp has demonstrably refined the user experience – offering a cleaner, more concise platform from which to view Amtico’s multitude of products and designs. W amtico.com/commercial

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‘SO GOOD’ WITH AKZONOBEL In order to maintain a fresh, contemporary aesthetic in KFC’s stores, a design refurbushment project has recently been implemented, which coatings contractor, Dresser Mouldings, and Blackburn-based coatings manufacturer, AkzoNobel, have been pleased to support. When Dresser Mouldings approached long-standing supplier AkzoNobel for advice on a coating system for the KFC refurbishments, it settled on AkzoNobel’s two-coat AquaLean clear lacquer system. “We have used AkzoNobel’s AquaLean on many other internal projects and knew the quality was right for the application required,” explains Dresser Mouldings’ MD, Bill Gunn. “AkzoNobel worked closely with us to tweak the colour ensuring we had the correct driftwood effect which was so important to the KFC project.” T 01254 687950 W sikkens-wood-coatings.co.uk

A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY ON Gerflor takes great pride in supplying UK flooring contractor, Designer Contracts, on a national basis, with 80% of all orders delivered the next day. With 250 employees, 12 regional centres and a turnover in excess of £35m, Designer Contracts has built a solid reputation as one of the most reliable and competitive suppliers. This success certainly relates to the stable of quality manufacturers and suppliers that provide the levels of service and products it requires in order to fulfil its clients’ demands – an area in which international flooring and interiors specialist Gerflor excels. T 01926 622600 W gerflor.co.uk

HANEX EXPANDS SOLID SURFACE PORTFOLIO With 34 brand new decors, the premium Hanex solid surface range is a toolbox of creativity for design professionals. Mainlining the trends for comfortable neutrals in organic colours and stones, there are two brand new ranges of Nativo and Therapy, together with a significant style update to the flagship collection, including the Bellassimo range. Hanex is exclusively distributed by International Decorative Surfaces nationwide, offering ex-stock availability from its 13 regional branches for fast and flexible delivery. W hanex.co.uk

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Q&A: Carolyn Mitchell Style Library Contract Style Library Contract (SLC), the commercial arm of Walker Greenbank, brings together contractspecification products from some of the worlds’ best interior brands. Home to Anthology, Harlequin, Morris & Co, Sanderson, Scion, Zoffany and FR One, SLC is a one-stop international resource for interior designers, architects and specifiers – Hospitality Interiors caught up with group contracts sales director Carolyn Mitchell to discover her take on the sector and what sets SLC apart. As past chairman and a current member of the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) board, Carolyn is passionate about commercial interiors. Having studied textile design at university, Carolyn started her career at Sanderson almost 30 years ago, so it was no surprise that in 2005 she was asked by Walker Greenbank to set up an international contracts division across its brands. Why brand under SLC when you boast such strong individual brands? Simply put, SLC is structured to provide solutions for our clients. We recognise the importance of our clients’ brand and know they come to us with the

confidence that we can deliver any design style or specification. As a group we produce our own wallpapers and print fabric, so as well as having great standard designs, our vertical integration means we are also well placed to provide bespoke solutions. Where do you operate? Pretty much in all key commercial design centres globally. As well as showrooms in London, New York, Paris and Dubai, along with partnership showrooms in Moscow and Shenzhen, we have a strong international sales team. Additionally, our fully-integrated website allows clients to search by brand, design style or specification across our Anthology, Harlequin, Morris & Co, Sanderson, Scion and Zoffany brands. In the UK, we also have exclusive distribution for the FR One brand, the industry leader in inherently fire-retardant fabrics. But if clients want a bespoke solution, SLC is perfectly placed to help there too! What’s new at SLC? We are committed to developing the utmost in designled, high-performance products. We continually invest

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What sets you apart? Our passion and commitment. We value the trust our customers place in us, so we lead through design, supplying beautiful, high-specification products. Our success comes from doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. At SLC, we pride ourselves on our ability to design, manufacture and supply innovative, design-led fabric, wallpaper, trimmings and paint across contract sectors. W stylelibrarycontract.com

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in new inspirational designs to create commercially viable solutions for our contract clients. There is a huge emphasis placed by the company on providing interior designers with the tools to create beautiful, design-led schemes without in any way being prescriptive. Anthology is a great example. Launched as a wallpaper brand in 2014, the first collection of contract-suitable fabrics was introduced in November 2015. The brand now encompasses four wallpaper books and six fabric books, all to a commercial specification, coloured and designed to appeal across commercial sectors.

London wallpaper, Zoffany

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Q&A: Robert Mustoe, Allermuir Allermuir From Hotel ICON in Hong Kong to Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Florida, Allermuir’s beautifullycrafted furniture graces hospitality venues worldwide. Established in the 70s by the Vaghetti family, before becoming part of The Senator Group in 2005, the company has become a firm favourite in the A&D community for its world-class yet bespoke approach. Robert Mustoe, Chairman of The Senator Group, tells us a little more ... Was it always your ambition to work in this industry? I never thought I’d end up in this industry, nor was it expected. It was very much by chance during a summer holiday job while I was doing A levels – sweeping the floors at the factory that I developed an interest in it. From my early years I was always making things and have an enduring fascination with design, so perhaps it seemed a natural thing to do, but at the time it surprised everyone. Could you talk about when and how Allermuir first came about? We bought Allermuir over a decade ago when we realised softer lounge environments were becoming increasingly important in workplace design. We wanted the Senator brand to keep its focus on office environments, and saw Allermuir as a successful, well-loved brand that could complete our offering and foster our product development ambitions. How has Allermuir evolved over time? Allermuir was successful when we bought it, but

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needed the right investment in order to grow. We were able to realise its potential through the group’s manufacturing capabilities and provide the sort of investment needed to work with some of the best designers in the world. We have stayed true to the original Allermuir ethos, putting particular emphasis on the families of soft seating and, latterly, work pods and furniture that is suitable for both workplace and hospitality environments. What would you say are the key values or characteristics of Allermuir as a brand? Design led, innovative, experimental, playful, always looking to break new ground. Allermuir cares about design and supports the wider design community. The products, as well as representing contemporary progressive design, are also refined, timeless classics. What would you say makes Allermuir a particularly good fit for the contract market? The fact that Allermuir has an independence of thought and the backing of the Senator Group means that it is able to have a more experimental, even risky, approach to design. This means we can offer leading cutting-edge design with the guarantee of service, delivery and quality of a global manufacturer. What would you say have been Allermuir’s most successful ranges for the hospitality sector? It’s difficult to say as there are so many, but in terms of enduring design and international success it would probably have to be Mollie. Mollie can be seen all

over the world, in the US, Europe and Asia, and in environments such as the Tom Dixon-designed Mondrian hotel bar in London. What is your main focus at the moment? We’re very excited to see how the workplace and hospitality markets seem to be converging. You see many people working in cafes and hotels and, at the same time, offices are filling up with sofas and café furniture. But the way these environments work is different in many ways so there are great opportunities for a brand like Allermuir that has so much experience in both markets. Have you got any exciting plans in the pipeline you’re able to talk about? We have many, many exciting plans in the pipeline but I’m afraid I’m not going to give any details now, other than to say do come and see us at Orgatec in Cologne, Clerkenwell Design week in London, or Neocon in Chicago if you’d like to know more! W allermuir.com

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Whether you are looking for contemporary simplicity or European grand luxury, Tutto Bagno has the answer.

Go above the ordinary with Tutto Bagno Tutto Bagno is the UK importer and distributor of market-leading products from Art Ceram, Hidra, Artweger, Almar, Ypsilon, Tresse and BadenHaus, giving architects, specifiers and designers the opportunity to create unique and beautiful bathrooms. Featuring products from award-winning designers such as Meneghello Paolelli Associati, Peter Jamieson, Federico Rossi and Marco Poletti, Tutto Bagno brings a unique design eye that will lift any project above the ordinary. Products such as elegant Azuley from Art Ceram and talking-point pieces such as Wire freestanding basins from Hidra, or the huge selection of luxury bathing from Treesse, are just a very small sample of why Tutto Bagno stands ahead of the crowd. Every type of installation is catered for – including the need for easy access. Artweger’s Twin Line is the perfect bath/shower combi for hotels, retirement property and for future-proofing the home. The bath is available with a rise and fall seat if required. The company also offers waterproof wall panelling. Product choice is backed by 30 years of impressive expertise and experience in bathroom design and installation. Family run, the company has worked on many prestigious projects and can advise on choosing the right products to suit the location and the customer, achieving the desired ambiance, working with plumbing systems – in fact everything that is needed to create the perfect bathroom. Based in the North-west, Tutto Bagno has an impressive showroom where products can be seen in situ. Delivery is available across the UK. W tuttobagno.co.uk

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...a fruity little something

Products featured: Table light base: Pineapple (EH-PINEAPPLE-TL) Shade (CICI-12GRY)

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Aria Gold Zaha Hadid for Slamp “Zaha found a perfect alchemy using the company’s polycarbonate, Lentiflex and Cristalflex materials, and the result was a fluid, dynamic lighting collection that has impalpable weightlessness and the elegance of plissé.” Moodboarders Magazine editor in chief, Cristina Morozzi, used these words to encapsulate the empathetic and profound relationship that united Slamp and Zaha Hadid, along with her team, since 2013. The relationship began with Aria and Avia, Zaha’s first lighting collections, which came to illuminate some of the most famous international museums, including the Dongdaemun a Seoul, Tokyo Opera House, and Dac di Copenhagen. These installations led to the creation of two other collections. The first, Aria Transparent, was unveiled during Euroluce 2015, and the last, Aria Gold, was released during this year’s Salone del Mobile, only weeks after the designer’s untimely passing. “Zaha was inspired by her own architectural works,” continues Cristina, “and, without replicating them, created decorative suspensions that avoided traditional archetypes, opting for the placement of layers that followed

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rigorous mathematical design”. Aria Gold is the most recent addition to the family, and is made of 50 metalised polycarbonate layers, which radiate around a central LED source. Each of the chandelier’s 50 arms is different from the other, requiring that each piece is almost entirely constructed by hand. In a recent interview with Lancia Trend Vision, Slamp’s creative director, Luca Mazza, explained how Zaha, an internationally-renowned architectural star, merged her aesthetics with Slamp’s founding value, accessibility. “In the beginning, Zaha wanted to create an opulent, sculptural object reaching a diameter of 2.5m,” says Luca. “We had never even considered dimensions of this kind. As we discussed it together, she immediately realised the essence of the brand, and reduced the lamp’s proportions without compromising her design identity. “She sat next to me and, with four masterstrokes, sketched Aria. Then she looked at me and said, ‘now it is your turn – who better to illuminate an object than a lighting design company?’. She encouraged me to ‘make a suggestion!’. I was honoured.” W slamp.it

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Mantra Edition 10 catalogue Inspired Lighting Inspired Lighting has released its Mantra Edition 10 catalogue, which features more than 150 new products. This latest edition is brimming with industry-leading designs and concepts, all manufactured to the high standards that consumers, architects and designers have come to expect from the company. With an extensive range of highperformance LED products, efficiency and functionality are steadily becoming core Mantra principles – but beauty in design will always be the primary motivating factor behind the brand’s ethos. Mantra Edition 10 is available for download now. W inspired-lighting.co.uk

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Hooks are not usually something to get excited about – certainly, from a traditional company like Sugatsune, one would expect these products to get on with their job and shrink into the background. That said, the latest PBX range of hooks from Sugatsune is all about fashion. If good design is about form following function, then the function here is to excite, challenge and entertain.

PBX hooks range from Sugatsune Hooks do have a function, but when they are serving it they are rarely visible, being buried under coats and bags. When unoccupied they become a focal point in an expanse of wall, so how they look can become disproportionately important. The PBX range is available in different flavours. There is the cool, restrained minimalism of Premium Wood – familiar territory for Sugatsune in design terms, with chunks of walnut ash or cherry set against stainless steel. Next is the Vivid Rubber range, which is neither cool nor restrained. Bright colours and child-safe rubber coatings make these hooks highly tactile. Pastel shades and earth colours are also available for more conservative applications. For pure bling, traditional Japanese patterns are embossed onto the Urban Metal Quest range in gold or black, and again, this design can be had in a plainer version if wanted. Right out at the extremes with a steampunk aesthetic are the Aged Screw and Aged Cast hooks, which look like something out of a dystopian future. Available in distressed metal finishes, they work well alone, or in concert with other design elements echoing or contrasting their weathered look. Many of these new hooks have partner products such as towel rails and lightswitch covers, making the design of a room that much easier. Sugatsune sees this design-led range as the beginning of a new approach, and an expression of confidence in its designer’s vision. Whilst the huge range of hardware the company sells will continue to be developed and supported, Sugatsune expects to be producing ever more of these eye-catching designs in the future. W sugatsune.co.uk

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What’s this? Fashion hooks from Sugatsune?

Premium Wood - part of the new range of hooks from Sugatsune

With a reputation for sober well thought through design Sugatsune is raising a few eyebrows with its latest range of hooks. Unashamedly design led they make a strong statement whilst retaining the high production values you’d expect from Sugatsune See the complete range on the Sugatsune website or ring customer services and ask for a catalogue

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Chantelle Lighting is shaping the hospitality industry in terms of creating and manufacturing impressive lighting products.

Innovative bespoke lighting from Chantelle Chantelle Lighting is shaping the hospitality industry in terms of creating and manufacturing striking lighting products. Chantelle Lighting was born some two and a half decades ago, as Anthony Holly, managing director, focused on a vision to offer a personal service from inception, through to implementation and completion. Chantelle Lighting is approached regularly with requests for the relatively straightforward, to the weird and wonderful and every project undertaken is done so with commitment, creativity and a desire to produce the very best product for every customer. Chantelle is particularly proud of its bespoke capabilities, taking a design brief and creating light fittings which complement the interior design of a bar, restaurant or hotel setting. “With over 27 years’ experience in the lighting industry, our team of experts understand exactly what is required to bring a design brief to life,” says Anthony Holly. “Our wide variety of products work wonderfully within the hospitality industry, adding ambiance and creating a certain mood within a room. And our bespoke light fittings are great for designers who have an idea in mind, and want to create this from scratch. “Whatever the project, we are fully committed to offering high end products, but also a high end service to ensure the customers’ needs are met and the lighting transforms a room, as it should.” T 01282 877877 W chantellelighting.co.uk

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Bespoke Hotel Furniture | Made in the UK +44 (0) 113 248 0605 | www.curtisfurniture.co.uk

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Diamond collection Sicis The Diamond collection goes beyond the traditional shape of the standard chip, taking inspiration from the diamond’s crystal form and brilliance. The rhombus-shaped tesserae open new possibilities in creating complex geometrical or floral patterns. In addition, the collection is enriched by three-dimensional inserts made of transparent or opalescent crystal paste, which allows even more design combinations. The collection comprises more than 60 colours including Sicis gold and silver – iconic hues which give the surfaces depth and impact in both modern and classical spaces. All the materials have utilised across various settings, from interiors to exteriors, floors, walls and ceilings. The detailed elements, made by expert artisans, lead to infinite combinations and customisations that lead to ever-more refined and emotional patterns. W sicis.com

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Award-winning South African lighting company, willowlamp has launched two new art chandeliers, the Spiralling Tree and its related design, the Double Spiralling Tree.

willowlamp launches two new art chandeliers The Spiralling Tree and Double Spiralling Tree are two versions of the same initial concept – a winding tree branch with leaf canopies that cascade around its circumference. The body or ‘branch’ consists of a steel frame, while the ‘canopies’ are made out of elegant drops of chain. The weight of the chain causes the branch to collapse downwards and inwards forming the elegant spiral shape for which the chandeliers are named. These two new designs were both inspired by the Enchanted Faraway Tree chandelier, which has counterbalancing branches at multiple levels. However, the two new designs take their original concept a step further – the entire body is one continuous piece instead of the fragmented layers of the Enchanted Faraway Tree. “These new designs were inspired by a large-scale commission I am currently working on for a client’s home in London, which is a massive “Enchanted Forest” installation with multiple levels and layers spanning a 5.5 x 3.5m area and a 2.5m drop,” says willowlamp’s creative director, Adam. What makes the Double Spiralling Tree unique and fascinating is that its figure of eight design forms a three-dimensional mobius strip once the weight of the branch and chain collapses the spiral downward. The shape and form of this three-dimensional mobius strip is further enhanced by LED edge lighting in the structural core of the branches. This illuminated line continuously mutates as one moves around the chandelier and adds to its visually striking effect. Willowlamp designs are a fusion of complex patterns and organic forms inspired by nature. E clientservice@willowlamp.com W willowlamp.com

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FURNISHING THE WAY FOR HOSPITALIT Y A specialist range of indoor and outdoor furniture solutions for the Hospitality industry Call us on: 0330 1222 400 Email us at: beinspired@uhs-group.com www.uhs-group.com

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International bathroom manufacturer, VitrA, has launched its ground-breaking V-care to the UK market. This innovative shower toilet combines the functionality of a toilet with the cleaning functions of a bidet, whilst offering enhanced comfort and design aesthetic.

VitrA launches groundbreaking sanitaryware for UK market V-care provides the user with a range of functions to promote a greater sense of health and wellbeing. For the hotel and hospitality sector, being able to eliminate the need for a separate bidet creates more space in the bathroom, reduces installation time and importantly offers the guest an enhanced bathroom experience. The design recently won the Plus X International Innovation award, achieving top marks in four of the seven categories of Germany’s Plus X Awards, established in 2003 to recognise products that stand out among the very best for their high quality and innovative use of technology. Plus X “seals of approval” were given for product quality, design, user comfort and functionality, as well as the Best of Best award in its product category for 2016/2017. This highly innovative design has been created for VitrA by the design studio NOA, which has produced several bathroom ranges for VitrA. V-care complements the company’s design ethos of producing practical and aesthetically-pleasing products with genuine functionality. This high-tech WC features a special self-cleaning nozzle which offers the user numerous personalised washing options, operated by a simple-to-use dedicated remote control handset. Adjustments can be made to the water intensity, temperature and direction and front and rear washing is available. V-care can also be operated manually via buttons on the side of the WC. The ‘Comfort’ model offers an additional drying function, which can also be set at a desired temperature and an auto-opening seat lid. The V-care WC is completely hygienic. The nozzle automatically cleans itself before and after each use and it can also be removed if preferred for manual cleaning. The body of the nozzle is made of stainless steel and the tip is chrome plated for long-lasting durability and hygiene. The WC itself is also incredibly hygienic as it has a rimless interior, using VitrA’s innovative Rim-ex solutions, which means that there are no crevices for dirt or bacteria to become trapped. The exterior of the WC also has flush sides for a completely smooth and easy-to-clean surface, which will help to reduce overall cleaning time. V-care is available in a ‘Comfort’ option or the entry-level ‘Essential’ option. The ‘Comfort’ model seat automatically opens as the WC is approached for completely hands-free usage. The V-care is the size of any standard UK toilet, its water efficiency uses 3/6l for flushing and three different models for energy saving. T 01235 750990 W vitra.co.uk

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Beautiful fires, beautifully made Faber’s collection of top-of-the-range gas fires and stoves offers flexible installation and unbeatable performance to create a show-stopping focal point, without the need for a chimney. With modular, outdoor and centrepiece gas fires to suit every project, Faber fires have been installed in many of Europe’s leading hospitality and leisure venues.

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Domani Collection Kährs Kährs has introduced its new Domani Collection of wood floors. The new collection includes seven designs, with a discreet contemporary-rustic grain and a hard wax oil finish. The new oak and maple floors are offered in a spectrum of natural colour tones, including chic white and grey tones, naturals and rich dark browns. Each of the seven Domani floors has a very individual look, spanning pearlescent ‘Chiaro’ to deep, dark ‘Scurro’. The rustic one-strip designs, in oak and hard maple, have a more discreet surface than most country timber grades, with fewer knots but lots of colour variation. Surfaces are softly brushed and handscraped to enhance the natural pigmentation. Combined with a hard wax oil finish, Domani provides a strong, natural appearance with great depth and a mellow lustre. All designs have a multi-layered construction, with a sustainable oak or hard maple surface layer and a fast-growing spruce/pine/poplar core. This eco-friendly, engineered format makes the floors more stable and is ideal for installation over underfloor heating. W kahrs.com

The Avon Naturalmat A step up from The Barle, The Avon mattress from Naturalmat is made with two rows of firm springs on each side of the mattress to reinforce the edges.Organic latex gives extra support, and the mattress is finished off with Naturalmat’s locally-sourced organic lambswool. Naturalmat’s mattresses are made by hand in the company’s purpose-built factory on the River Exe in Topsham, Devon. They are natural, and, wherever possible, organic, with all organic materials certified by a recognised body such as the Soil Association or the Control Union. Unlike many synthetics, natural fibres are inherently breathable, and allow a constant circulation of air, keeping the mattress well ventilated. The company’s raw materials come from renewable and sustainable sources that comply with Fair Trade policies. Unlike synthetic foam mattresses, Naturalmat’s models are biodegradable and compostable. Coir coconut fibre is the prime ingredient. Only Naturalmat uses certified organic coir, sourced from the only certified organic coconut plantation in the world. The coir is made to the precise sizes and density required, and then shipped directly to Devon. Coir ensures good airflow, superior spring and support to promote healthy, natural sleep. Organic British West Country wool, treated with essential oils of lavender, lemon and eucalyptus, provide certified protection against allergies, while Naturalmat’s natural latex is 100% hypo-allergenic and offers complete protection from house dust mites. Its organic lambswool comes from Soil Associationcertified farms in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, and is processed on the edge of Dartmoor using water from the River Dart, which is recycled back into the river afterwards. All packaging used is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. W naturalmathotel.co.uk

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Clear acrylic hangers Securiclip Hotel Hangers Securiclip Hotel Hangers has introduced a clear acrylic version of its standard model hanger, an addition to its existing light oak and charcoal ‘synthetic wood’ options. At 230g each, the fully-contoured acrylic hanger is at least half the weight again of the wooden hangers typically offered on the market. The Securiclips are designed not only for ease of installation on the rails, but with their 4cm width, they ensure that clothes – especially those made with delicate fabrics – are not crushed together, deterring creasing and marking. An additional benefit for guests is that, because of the clip width, hangers glide freely so that hanging up and choosing clothes is simple – particularly with the front-loading feature. The company supplies samples without charge so hotels can judge the quality and suitability of the Securiclip for this important amenity. The full details of the choice available, including prices, is shown on the website, plus a video demonstrating the hangers’ ease of use. T 01706 373313 W securiclip.co.uk

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Inicio Burgess Furniture This year, Burgess Furniture launched Inicio, a leap forward in classic banquet chair design. Inicio’s innovative forward-sloping, lightweight aluminium frame, together with its unique wedge seat and slim back construction, creates a dynamic, modern aesthetic, whilst retaining high 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 a great deal of scope. Burgess has also introduced a range of soft seating for meeting room breakout areas and bedrooms. Meeting room use has evolved, leading to the need for flexible areas incorporating an element of soft seating as well as stylish table and chair designs. The latest design, the Junea, is suitable for both meeting rooms and bedrooms, and is available with a combination of three upholstery styles and three different bases. W burgessfurniture.com

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High quality furniture Distinction Distinction have 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, bars and restaurants furnished and finished to the very highest standards. For example, the company recently furnished the new Tea Salon at the five star hotel Sofitel Heathrow T5 – creating a relaxing, calm environment in which hotel residents and visitors alike can enjoy afternoon tea and light meals. Distinction is proud of its British base but are gaining an enviable reputation in the Middle East, with a number of projects already underway or approaching completion in the region. They have recently partnered with innovative Portuguese composite decking company Tecnodeck and the two are exhibiting together at this month’s Hotel Show in Dubai, the third year of attendance for Distinction. W distinctiongroup.com

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Web-based comparison site ChairCompare Companies looking to buy chairs for their offices do not always understand the products which are available and how best to go about finding and choosing what they need. ChairCompare Limited is a web-based comparison site to help individuals, companies and organisations in the UK who need to buy office and contract chairs understand the features and benefits of the products available and match those to their needs. Office chairs are often purchased in quantity only when organisations refurbish their office accommodation or when they move premises. This might be every five or ten years and, frequently, not only has the person tasked with choosing the office furniture not do this before, but previous details of the buying process and suppliers are often not available. As a consequence, the search for suppliers and products is often haphazard, suppliers and the products don’t come up to scratch and customers don’t get value for money. ChairCompare’s answer to this is to set up a searchable website at www. ChairCompare.com which has information and images of a vast array of chairs of all types, styles and price levels as well as information on the features and benefits of all of them. Individual buyers can match their requirements against the products on the market and an actionable shortlist is created. W ChairCompare.com

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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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True Edge Bronze Antique

Hand-finished hardware Cottingham Collection

Beautiful Bronzes Manufacturers for high-end commercial interiors and luxury hotels the world over, Focus SB switches and sockets are available in a wide range of finishes, including beautiful bronzes and antiques. Bespoke solutions are our speciality. Call us today for further details.

The Cottingham Collection – a brand of Adfix Ironmongery – has been born out of a desire to create authentic hardware, set apart from the rest with its unique designs and finishes. Whilst the bulk of mass-produced ironmongery on the market is finished in black epoxy, lacquer or beeswax, the CC range is hand-finished using traditional methods. All cast iron products go through a five-stage hand finishing process to achieve a natural authentic finish that will age naturally over time. All the company’s products are manufactured from original castings or copied from original designs completely unique to the CC range using traditional sand casting methods. T 01482 222100 W cottinghamcollection.co.uk

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Decorative vinyl flooring Itec Itec’s decorative and acoustic vinyl flooring has been specified for a new Go Bounce trampoline park at Doncaster’s Astrabound centre. Salzburg, found within Itec’s Silento stable, was selected for the communal areas thanks to its 18dB of sound reduction, helping to limit the noise experienced in what is a busy environment. Upstairs in the canteen, Tavel and its Hyperguard+ PUR protective layer ensures a striking aesthetic is achieved without the maintenance hassle of true wood, chosen from the decorative Concept Woods range. Both Silento and Concept Woods are available in two- and four-metre widths, another string to Itec’s bow, allowing for fewer joins, a better aesthetic and less potential failure hotspots. T 0800 032 3970 W itecfloors.co.uk

Teardrop Tracy Glover US-based handblown glassmaker Tracy Glover introduced her newest designs at ICFF in New York this spring. Tracy uses traditional Italian techniques to craft her glasswork, each unique piece handblown to order in her Rhode Island studio.The Teardrop chandelier – also offered as a single pendant – is available in Primavera, Smooth and Wrap patterns, and 19 unique colours. The handblown glass teardrops cascade from a single canopy, available in round, square, or rectangular designs. W tracygloverstudio.com

La-Eva La-Eva La-Eva creates elegant skin and hair care products that celebrate organic beauty, sensory pathways and a love of art. The evolution of an artisan soap studio, LaEva launched in October 2016, offering a wellbeing range that has been certified to the highest organic standards. Inspired by the idea of synaesthesia – the synergy of the senses – La-Eva brings together properties, textures and scents to create harmonious products with an edgy aesthetic. Washes, lotions, shampoos, conditioners and oils, made from fine ingredients, are blended to treat body and mind as one. E life@la-eva.com W la-eva.com

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Heated mirror pads demista A steamed-up bathroom mirror is a problem that is easily solved with demista’s heated mirror pads. These pads can be used behind mirrors on bathroom walls or on bathroom cabinets. They are easy to fit, have no maintenance requirements and cost a minimal amount to run. No more wiping and smearing the surface, just a clear view almost instantaneously once the pad is switched on. The pads are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and multiples can be used for extremely large surfaces. They can also be fitted on bathroom cabinets. T 01932 866600 W demista.co.uk

Pause and Wait Lyndon Design Lyndon Design’s collections of hand-crafted wooden tables are ideal for hospitality interiors. These collections provide designers with unending possibilities and the opportunity to bring elegance and charm to their design schemes. Ten distinct table collections convey individual style and personality. From dining and occasional tables, coffee and side tables to low, medium and high tables, plus a new bistro table, the collections boast the attractiveness and wood craftsmanship for which Lyndon Design is renowned. New additions include the Pause side table and Wait coffee table (pictured) and 120 low coffee table by Mark Gabbertas. T 01242 584897 W lyndon.co.uk

Giraffa desk lamp Pablo Designs Smart and playful, the new Giraffa desk lamp features an expressive purity of form and warm, tactile finishes that give the object a personal feel. Giraffa’s endearing personality and versatile design are at home anywhere – on the desk, atop a nightstand, or tucked into a reading nook. A 360° rotating shade, combined with an angled post, provides multiple lighting possibilities, allowing this petite lamp to cast both direct and ambiant light. Giraffa is available in three premium finishes – brushed copper, black anodised aluminium and gloss white lacquer. Giraffa’s warm and fullydimmable LED light source is rated for 50,000 hours. Giraffa was designed by John August for Pablo Designs. “Giraffa was born from the playful experimentation of intersecting cardboard tubes,” he says. “Even though the initial exploration was about the geometric relationships between these tubes, and the interesting ways the tubes mitred together and positioned the light source, a distinct personality began to develop. The subtle changes in angle created corresponding changes in attitude and persona. And finally Giraffa emerged.” W pablodesigns.com

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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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Air Salice The latest technical advance from producer of furniture systems Salice, is Air, an innovative and functional hinge, characterised by sophisticated design, compactness and high performance qualities. Like traditional hinges, Air is fully adjustable in three directions, and also incorporates an integrated soft-close mechanism for decelerated closing, or the Push selfopening system for handle-less doors. With a thickness of just 10mm, Air is inserted into the cabinet and the door, and is practically invisible. It is compatible for use both with wooden doors and aluminium-framed doors. Air is available in a titanium finish, and due to its small size is suitable for numerous applications including kitchens, bathrooms, living and bedroom furniture or display cabinets. T 01480 413831 E salice@saliceuk.co.uk

HIGHLIGHT Veronese & Dan Yeffet French Murano glass lighting design company, Veronese, has unveiled its new collection in collaboration with Dan Yeffet. HIGHLIGHT is a collection of contemporary floor and table lamps that gracefully combine Murano glass and marble. With its three different heights (45, 70 and 111cm) the collection has striking dimensions. Each design, including the one towering at 111cm in height, is made of one single piece of blown Murano glass. The lamps are available in grey, tobacco and crystal. W verone.se/en/

Patina Teak Andy Thornton Andy Thornton Ltd has developed a complete range of hospitality furniture, the Patina Teak Collection, a unique selection manufactured from well-seasoned reclaimed timber rescued from old textile mills. Characterised by chunky timber table bases and chair frames, this versatile collection is suitable for a host of venues, from casual restaurants and stylish bistros, to traditional pubs and Bavarian bier kellers. The range includes a large refectory table to seat 10, a rustic country kitchen table, plus a smaller rectangular table and a circular table of 1370mm diameter. The sturdy tables incorporate traditional dowelled fixings and the 50mm-thick planked tops feature butterfly joints. Complete the look with a choice of matching bench, side chair, bar stool and low stool. For a slightly more refined look, there is also a selection of smaller tables and coffee tables, suitable for cafĂŠs, bistros and coffee shops, which combine reclaimed teak planked tops with either multiple steel legs or single pedestal cast iron bases. All timber tops are polished in a contract-quality lacquer, which is heat resistant and water repellent. T 01422 376000 W andythornton.com

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Hydro-plated profiles Gilberts Blackpool Designers and specifiers can give full vent to their artistic flair in commercial interiors through developments at Gilberts Blackpool. The leading independent air movement specialist is now offering the capability to hydro-plate its ventilation grilles, diffusers and louvres. The innovative printing technique enables any of Gilberts’ aluminium grille and diffuser profiles for interior air distribution to be finished in any colour or finish, including a polished chrome effect. “The process gives a thorough, true three-dimensional coating to the component,” explains sales director Ian Rogers. “The only limitation is one’s imagination.” T 01253 766911 E info@gilbertsblackpool.com

Marlon Axel Veit The Marlon lounge chair has a dynamic, modern appearance, with a hint of mid-century design. Its wide and inviting back rest, together with the generous seat, offer many comfortable seating positions. One’s arms find a naturally relaxed space on the back rest, and it becomes even more relaxing when resting one’s legs on the Marlon ottoman. The Marlon side table and the Marlon coffee tables neatly complement the lounge set. The Marlon lounge chair with ottoman and side table received the prestigious iF Design Award in 2015. W axelveit.com

New armchair and stool range Ultimate Contract Ultimate Contract, established for 20 years in the hospitality market, has introduced a new range of small armchairs and stools. Featuring a curved and carefully designed shell, the new designs offer comfortable support for the back and arms, and are fully coordinated with the upholstered seat and wood, which are available in the client’s own fabric. Ultimate Contract’s brochure is available to download via the company website. T 01245322414 W ultimatecontractltd.com

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New axminster loom Wilton Carpets Wilton Carpets has announced the commissioning of a state-of-the-art Van De Wiele axminster carpet loom, the first of its kind in the UK, at a cost of some £1.5m. Increasing capacity by five times over the traditional axminster looms it replaced, the high-speed Van De Wiele produces miles of premium woven axminster carpet per week, helping Wilton Carpets to meet the growing demand for its stock and bespoke qualities. Fed by Smart Creel technology, the axminster loom can seamlessly switch between colours and designs, allowing uninterrupted production of woven carpets for the hospitality industry. This world-first innovation sees robots fill each yarn feeder tube and determine the exact length required for any given carpet design, splicing automatically as one pattern switches to another. T 01722 746000 E sales@wiltoncarpets.com

Global Colour Trends Antron Following on from the first themes of Aquatic Voyage and Infinite Shadow, Antron fibre takes a step into the world of classicism, reimagined as we seek stability in turbulent times. In the third theme, Classic Allure, we see a colour palette that is atmospheric and luxurious. A trend that celebrates the juxtaposition between the permanency of architecture and temporary organics, Classic Allure sees tradition meet modernity, for a look that is intimate and sensual. Colours such as Persian Plum, Sable, Fog and Burnt Comet bring soft pairings and natural tones. The final theme, Coded Canvas, refocuses our attention on our digital world and how we are embracing it with a real sense of positivity. The theme focuses on pixelated shapes and overlapping layers that are adding depth to interior surfaces for an almost illusory quality. Coded Canvas reveals a palette full of dynamic colour, with gradient effects and vibrant contrasts in colours such as Blaze Orange, Lemon Zest and Deep Dive. W antron.eu

Guest room amenities Groupe GM Groupe GM, a leading international distributor in the hospitality amenity industry, has had an eventful year so far. Not only has the family-run French company expanded in the Middle-East and Asia, but Groupe GM has also strengthened its luxury amenity collection through collaborations with Codage, Atelier Cologne and Guerlain. 2016 saw the launch of its own amenity collection More & More as well, which offers high-end luxury products from bio-cellulose eye masks to make-up removing wipes. “The incorporation of a wellbeing line marks a new area of diversification for Groupe GM, and will give hotel guests that little extra touch of luxury,” says Laurent Marchand, MD of Groupe GM. W groupegm.com

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The Independent Hotel Show The Independent Hotel Show, presented by James Hallam Hospitality & Leisure, returns to Olympia this October 18th and 19th. Guests will enjoy a packed two days of networking, new business ideas, advice and insight from some of the UK’s leading figures within the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector, alongside an unrivalled collection of top quality suppliers covering everything from marketing and finance to booking systems and bathrooms.

This year’s Independent Hotel Show will present a carefully curated line-up of over 300 premium exhibitors from across the hotel industry, the biggest and most diverse collection of suppliers ever at the show. A one-stop-shop of all the essentials needed to run and grow a successful, profitable hotel, the Independent Hotel Show is the must-attend event for anyone working within the boutique and luxury hotel sector looking for inspiration and reassurance. With a confirmed line-up of stellar exhibitors for 2016, including one of the UK’s best loved home brands, Andrew Martin; design expert, Dyke & Dean; award-winning design and build specialist for the hospitality industry, Concorde BGW; and creator of indoor and outdoor furniture, Vincent Sheppard, there is something to cover every need.

Offering first-hand design, technology, marketing and business support and advice, the free-to-attend seminars and panel discussions provide valuable insight from some of the leading names in the hotel business to help new and established hoteliers improve their performance. Seminar themes include a session led by CEO of Douglas Wallace Consultants, Hugh Wallace, examining what the future looks like for hotel design, offering hoteliers top tips on how to achieve the perfect balance between classic design and modern touches and how they can achieve a bespoke visual

identity. Taking place on the Wellness & Lifestyle Stage amongst a line-up of over 20 business, innovation and wellness sessions over the course of the show will open up discussion on the evolving needs and priorities of tomorrow’s consumer and contextualise it against unfolding social, cultural, technological and environmental shifts within the hospitality industry. Sessions run throughout the two-day show across three theatres – the Innovation Stage in partnership with eviivo, the Business Theatre in partnership with Nespresso and the Wellness & Lifestyle Stage. ›››

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The Hospitality Interiors Hub Designed by Paper + White, The Hospitality Interiors Hub will offer attendees a stylish networking space in which to meet and conduct business surrounded by inspirational design, while enjoying a glass of fizz from The Nyetimber Bar. Independent Thoughts The Independent Hotel Show consistently endeavours to spark debate within the hotel and hospitality industry, offering insight, diverse opinion and advice from key figures within the sector. In the run up to the show, a series of features and thought leadership pieces will be published to inspire and inform on www.independenthotelshow. co.uk/independent-thought-series. The ‘Independent Thought’ series presents a collection of leading operators’ experiences and essential tips on how to develop and improve your business, whether you’re an independent, luxury or boutique hotel. Destination Spa Following the success of last year’s wellness and lifestyle feature area, Destination Spa is returning bigger and better for 2016. The feature area will include leading exhibitors to the hotel spa sector and a dedicated wellness and lifestyle seminar stage delivering an educational programme to provide inspiration for hoteliers looking to expand their wellness offering. Featuring some of the most respected exhibitors in the sector, Destination Spa is a must-see area for anyone interested in developing or creating a spa or wellness offering. Destination Spa will also feature a targeted programme of business sessions dedicated to helping independent hoteliers tap into the profit-driving potential of creating their own spas, including a spa business masterclass offering hoteliers top tips on making their spa operations sleeker, smoother and thriving at maximum efficiency, led by Good Spa Guide’s Anna Hubbard. This is in addition to a session on how best to go about setting up a spa and wellness facility for those looking to branch out, presented by an expert panel including spa director of Ramside Hotel & Spa, Jill

Russell, and a revenue-themed seminar focusing on how to ensure spa and wellness offerings are profitable and successful presented by top industry experts including Simon Kerr, chief marketing officer at Yoo Hotels.

The exhibit, appearing for the second time at the Independent Hotel Show, will present the very latest in style and design innovation for hotel owners and operators looking for something truly out of the ordinary.

Designersblock Adding another design dimension to the show will be a feature area curated by Designersblock, international design exhibition specialist.

Hoteliers’ Hall of Fame The Independent Hotel Show will again reward and acknowledge the country’s most influential and respected independent hoteliers with the annual Independent Hotelier and Outstanding New Hotel awards in association with Sky. The awards are the only ones of their kind in the UK and recognise the individuals who have shaped the sector and contribute to its innovation and growth. Previous winners include Olga Polizzi, voted Independent Hotelier 2015 and Hotel Gotham, winner of the Outstanding New Hotel award 2015. Nominees for this year’s awards can be found at www.independenthotelshow.co.uk/awards. Winners will be announced at the Independent Hotel Show Awards ceremony on 18th October. W independenthotelshow.co.uk

Visitor information Event dates: Tuesday: 18th October: 10:00-17:00 Wednesday: 19th October: 10:00-17:00 Location: Olympia West, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

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R1 Deluxe Tabletop Radio Described by Tatler as “simply the most beautiful radio in the world�, R1 oozes sophistication and with Bluetooth built in, provides a perfect in-room entertainment system. Easy to use and with class leading sound, alarm functions and a convenient USB charge-port, R1 provides everything guests are likely to need in a radio which is undoubtedly the most desirable and complete available. For more information about our products and the hotel customisation we are able to offer please call us on 01702 601410 or email hospitality@ruark.co.uk

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RUARK AUDIO Stand 136 Luxury British audio brand, Ruark Audio, will be showcasing its multi award-winning range at this year’s Independent Hotel Show. The iconic R1 tabletop radio, now in its third incarnation, is the product of choice for many of the world’s finest hotels and residences, including luxurious establishments such as The Savoy London, Marriott Park Lane and Park Tower Knightsbridge. A quality Bluetooth receiver allows guests to wirelessly connect and enjoy music from their smartphones, tablets and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. In addition, R1 also features a USB charge

port so guests can conveniently recharge their devices. Radio reception is of the finest quality thanks to the integrated DAB, DAB+ and FM tuners, whilst the intuitive controls enable guests to navigate and quickly set the alarm or adjust the display brightness to the desired level. Ruark also offers hotel customisation which limits the R1’s maximum volume and the alarm function from ‘daily’ to a ‘once only’ option. The Ruark Audio R1 brings an air of quality and sophistication to any hotel room. W ruarkaudio.com

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THE FINE BEDDING COMPANY Stand 221 Nimbus Emporium will be launching its new natural range of ethically-sourced bedding at the Independent Hotel Show in London in October and The Fine Bedding Company Hotel Division will be showcasing its complete range of high quality and luxurious synthetic bedding, also on stand 221.

Responding to the increasing demand for luxury natural bedding in the exclusive hotel sector, the new Nimbus Emporium Gold, Silver and Bronze collections, which include pillows, duvets, mattress protectors and mattress toppers, set new standards in all-natural quality bedding. It is also one of the first brands in the UK to carry

the prestigious Downpass Seal which certifies that products are responsibly and ethically sourced. The Fine Bedding Company Hotel Division’s synthetic bedding is still hugely popular due to its ease to keep bedding squeaky clean for each and every guest, while also being more cost effective to manage. W finebeddinghotels.co.uk

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TREVIRA Stand 30 Textiles are instrumental to creating a stylish environment for hotel guests, but they also have a functional role when it comes to creating a sound-absorbing interior that lives up to stringent commercial safety standards. Trevira GmbH, Germany, manufactures polyester specialities for the textile industry, among them permanently flame-retardant fibres and yarns for contract textiles under the brand name Trevira CS. From interior solar protection to noise quencher fabrics, curtains, upholstery, wallcoverings, and partition blinds, they are suitable for multiple interior decoration applications and can pass the requirements of the relevant international fire safety standards. W treviracs.com

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MITCHELL AND PEACH Stand 281b Recognised as ‘the Rolls-Royce of fine fragrance and body products’ Mitchell and Peach creates luxurious, natural formulations with essences grown on the Mitchells’ fifth-generation farming estate in England. The collection can be found in boutiques and hotels worldwide, including Coworth Park. This November, the company launches an exquisite new amenities collection, made in England and blended with essences grown on the Foxbury Farm Estate. The new collection is scented with ‘English Leaf’, a bright green-floral fragrance redolent of mown meadows and inspired by the lushness of the English countryside. E amenities@mitchellandpeach.com W mitchellandpeach.com

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STYLE MATTERS Stand 184 Cheshire-based bespoke furniture manufacturer, Style Matters, will be exhibiting at this year’s Independent Hotel Show in October, for the second year running. The manufacturer will be showcasing the latest in luxury furniture to the hotel industry, while the brand’s team of experts will also be on-hand to discuss new concepts and future plans. “It’s great to be exhibiting at the Independent Hotel Show for another year, and to be bringing some of our most popular pieces with us,” says Lynsey Jones, group operations director at Style Matters.

“The independent hotel industry is one of our most successful sectors, and it is continuing to go from strength-to-strength. We’re proud to have been involved in recent transformational projects such as Manchester’s famous Hotel Gotham, which has fast become a talking point in the city.” Style Matters will also be further supporting the exhibition this year by sponsoring the popular Guest Lounge, an area designed to be enjoyed by all visitors over the two days. Style Matters will be providing the fit out and furniture for the area, to create a space that will provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the event. T 0844 880 6620 W stylematters.co.uk


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HAMILTON LITESTAT Stand 261 British electricals designer and manufacturer Hamilton Litestat will be demonstrating its vast range of luxury products and cutting-edge technologies to enhance the hotel guest experience at IHS this year. Among the products on show will be Hamilton’s Mercury Lighting Control system, which can be used to deliver appropriate mood lighting schemes at the touch of a button, while also achieving significant cost and energy savings of up to 80%. Also on show will be Hamilton’s Mercury Multi-Room Audio System, which allows guests to listen to their own music effortlessly via USB and/ or Bluetooth connections throughout their suite. T 01747 860088 W hamilton-litestat.com

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VAUGHAN Stand 19 Vaughan is an international decorative lighting company established 30 years ago by artist/designer couple Michael and Lucy Vaughan. With showrooms in London and New York and distributors worldwide, Vaughan has a huge collection of lighting, furniture and textiles and its products are globally renowned for quality and unique style. Almost all Vaughan’s lighting range is made in Britain or assembled or finished in Britain. The company employs a truly exceptional team of designers, engineers, craftsmen and skilled workers and can also call upon a vast array of talented specialist sub-contractors. All are dedicated to making products of great quality with meticulous attention to detail and using the best materials – for instance, using solid cast brass as our base material, even when later plating with chrome or nickel. W vaughandesigns.com

ELSTEAD LIGHTING Stand 51 The Provence chandelier is a product extension from Elstead’s popular single pendant collection and was designed for restaurant applications. The flexible six-light chandelier has adjustable knuckle joints to project long and wide over a table or contract back to a deeper more compact chandelier. Provence is available in a Polished Nickel finish, but can be manufactured to special order in Old Bronze, Aged Brass or Polished Copper finishes. Elstead provides attractive and unusual lighting solutions for high class hospitality installations. Visit the Independent Hotel Show (Stand 51) or Sleep (Stand MM17) this autumn or visit the company’s showroom in Alton, Hampshire to see over 2000 lighting products. T 01420 82377 W elsteadlighting.com

WILTON CARPETS COMMERCIAL Stand 222 Demonstrating the impact of good carpet design, Wilton Carpets Commercial is coming to the Independent Hotel Show with In Stock ranges designed to meet the needs of the sector. With the brand-new Iona woven axminster heritage tartan designs, as well as the tufted Chantilly and Signature ranges, Wilton Carpets will be showing independent hoteliers that it can deliver striking design across a range of carpets suitable for public areas and bedroom use, all with fast delivery. T 01722 746000 W sales@wiltoncarpets.com

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KOBE Stand 26 This autumn, luxury fabric specialist Kobe introduces Enchanted, a striking collection of luxurious 100% flame-retardant fabrics, perfect for contract window décor. A balance between contemporary and traditional, the range features three woven jacquards with a smooth, supple feel. The palette of rich striking tones and neutrals complements the sophisticated collection of medallion, stylish lattice and co-ordinating geometric designs. The Kobe UK sales office and studio is based in Crowthorne, Berkshire. W kobe.eu

WS UNIFORM Stand 135 Over the past 25 years WS Uniform has built up an impressive knowledge of bespoke and stock clothing. With client lists covering a diverse range of establishments, the company has developed relationships with a large number of stock clothing and accessory suppliers. WS Uniform has also had great opportunity to explore the bespoke market, allowing them to design and produce waistcoats, Nehru jackets, suits, shirts, polo shirts, and even bags, ties and hipflasks. The bespoke field of the business ties WS Uniform to fashion house Walker Slater, the Edinburgh and London based tweed specialist. W wsuniform.uk

HYPNOS Stand 20 Award-winning British bed manufacturer, Hypnos, is exhibiting at both the Independent Hotel Show (Stand 20) and at Sleep (Stand M19) this year, showcasing its most comfortable and bestselling contract mattress, the Lansdowne Cashmere. Proven through pressure mapping to offer optimum comfort levels for guests, the Lansdowne Cashmere features over 1600 ReActive pocket springs, which allow the mattress to react to each guest’s weight and shape, providing complete spinal and body support. Also available on-stand at both shows will be Hypnos’ Lichfield sofa bed and waterproof mattress protector, along with a brand new fabric collection, developed with industry-leading decorative fabric supplier Panaz. The collection will offer hoteliers extensive choice whilst complying with industry safety standards to combine ultimate functionality with Hypnos’ signature luxury style. T 01332 497111 W hypnoscontractbeds.com

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Sleep 2016 Sleep, a leading event focused on hotel design and development, returns in November to tackle the industry’s critical topics and innovations through a stimulating conference programme, concept installations and an exhibition of the latest cutting-edge products for the contract market.

Conference The free-to-attend high level conference features celebrated keynotes including Sharan Pasricha, founder and CEO of Ennismore and Danish creative duo Space Copehagen, amongst others. Panels of experts are lined up to dissect a range of topics covering cruise ship design, VR technology, art in hotels, and the meaning of wellness going forward. A development panel will discuss the ‘Science of Attraction’, while hotel GMs are to reveal their experiences of ‘Living with Design’. The two ever-popular round table sessions will once more be hosted by industry leaders representing diverse corners of the sector to offer insight and advice to delegates. The conference ends on a themed discussion to resonate with the Design Museum’s Fear & Love exhibition opening in London the same week. Sleep Walking An entirely new feature this year, Sleep Walking will bring the science of wayfinding into focus, informing and guiding visitors through Sleep 2016 so that they don’t miss a thing. Danish company, Modulex, a world leader in signage and wayfinding solutions, will draw on analogies between the psychologies of how people

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metaphorically ‘sleepwalk’ through hotels and trade shows – and create solutions that embrace landmarks, icons and other signage so visitors enjoy a richer experience. Immersive Reality Lounge Tech-pioneer Soluis is partnering with Graven to give visitors a chance to experience hotel design concepts in 3D and get their hands on some of the latest digital reality platforms in the Immersive Reality Lounge. These will include the recently-launched HTC Vive, the newest Oculus Rift headset and the Portal, a shared immersive solution from the recentlylaunched Sublime brand. Sleep Set winner announced - day two (23rd November) Sleep will be announcing the winner of the 2016 Sleep Set competition, the built guest room feature that is widely recognised for challenging convention, at lunchtime on day two, 23rd November. The five participating companies, each designing a room for a different socio-demographic group, will present their ideas to a panel of judges in a conference session ahead of the winner being announced. ›››

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Partnership with University of West London This year’s student competition sees Sleep partner with University of West London, when the autumn intake of MA Luxury Hospitality Management students will compete in their own competition by way of a specially-created module addressing the opportunities and challenges the industry faces when designing a customer experience. The students will attend day two of Sleep for a critique of their schemes which will be on display and for the announcement of the winning student team. Sleeper Bar Interior design and branding agency Superfutures is creating the 2016 Sleeper Bar, the networking hotspot over the two-day event. The designers aim to create an immersive experience where the bar will act as a lens to further explore the individual meanings behind the neighbouring Sleep Set bedrooms. Exhibition Every year, the exhibition is carefully orchestrated to ensure the most compelling combination of newcomers and regular names, larger manufacturers and bespoke artisans. This year, Sleep newcomers will include Cole & Son, Designers Guild, Gervasoni SpA, ICE Rugs, Lelièvre, Lincrusta Heritage Wallcoverings and Serralunga that will be joining such Sleep regulars as Chelsom Lighting, Dare Studio, Dornbracht, Egger, Hansgrohe, Morgan Contract Furniture and Walker Greenbank. Sleep 2016 takes place at London’s Business Design Centre on 22nd and 23rd November. W thesleepevent.com

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New BetteArt washbasin from Bette

INSPIRATIONAL BATHROOM DESIGN FROM BETTE Stand M3 Award-winning German steel/enamel bath, shower floor and washbasin specialist, Bette, will be showing how it combines inspirational design and manufacturing expertise with clever solutions for the hotel market at Sleep this year. Bette’s baths, shower floors and washbasins are created from natural materials, finished with its highly durable BetteGlaze enamel, and have a 30year warranty. Sustainability is central to Bette’s approach, and this is confirmed by the company‘s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) which complies with ISO 14025 and EN15804. Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to see the quality and smoothness of the Bette enamel finish, as well as a selection of the huge range of colours available. Products on display will include one of the company’s many free-standing baths, along with a steel/enamel washbasin from the wide range available. Bette will be using Sleep to highlight its colour flexibility, including the option to match ceramic colours, so there will be a move away from the

traditional white, with some items shown in striking colour options. Also on display will be one of Bette’s flush-tofloor shower areas, the BetteFloor Side. Resembling a large steel/enamel tile, the BetteFloor Side is permanently waterproof, easy to clean, hygienic and fits perfectly into the floor tiling pattern. It is available in a huge range of sizes and colours, including new matt colours, to co-ordinate with the latest trends in flooring. BetteFloor Side will be displayed incorporating BetteUpstand – an enamelled steel upturn of the edge, which does away with the need for silicone where the shower floor meets the wall tiles, solving a common problem area for hotels with an easy-to-clean and durable alternative. This innovative solution is also available to order on Bette’s built-in baths.

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BetteFloor shower floor with BetteAntislip Pro

The BetteFloor Side shower area will also show Bette’s almost invisible anti-slip surface, BetteAntislip Pro, which offers a high level of slip resistance but does not detract from the elegant enamelled surface. With Germany leading the way in sound regulation, this is an area in which Bette has developed extensive expertise through its own sound lab and testing facility. On display will be examples of Bette’s proven sound insulation solutions for shower trays/floors and baths. Bette offers a large and flexible range of steel/ enamel baths, shower floors and washbasins, with a huge choice of sizes and the opportunity to order bespoke sizes to fit a space perfectly. T 0844 800 0547 W bette.co.uk

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PERRIN & ROWE Stand M8 Perrin & Rowe will bring a range of brand new concepts to Sleep this year, in the hope that it will continue to redefine the hospitality sector’s need for authentic British brassware in contemporary and traditional styles.

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The company will highlight its Traditional Collection which includes bath and basin sets, shower solutions and accessories, along with a selection of its quality chinaware. In addition, it will also unveil some of its more unusual finishes, which have become increasingly popular for creating a heightened sense of luxury and indulgence like its un-lacquered Polished Brass. Through its exclusive relationships with the best distributors, retailers, architects and designers

globally, Perrin & Rowe offers products that have and continue to be specified in the most luxurious resorts and hotels. Most recently gracing the bathroom suites at The Tewkesbury Park Hotel in Gloucestershire and The Huka Lodge in New Zealand, Perrin & Rowe has fast become the first choice for boutique hotels, resorts and spas around the globe. T 01708 526361 W perrinandrowe.co.uk

VILLEROY & BOCH Stand V8 “Villeroy & Boch is thrilled to be exhibiting its latest innovations at Sleep 2016,” says Nicholas Cross, international sales manager, Villeroy & Boch. “The Artis Colour Concept has been created by German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen to inspire the hotel design world – from rose and mint to ocean blue and mustard, encouraging hoteliers to be brave with colour in the bathroom. “These colours will be showcased on the Artis basin range made from Villeroy & Boch’s own material – TitanCeram – consisting of high quality properties and the ability to create exceptionally precise edges for the ultimate bathroom innovation.” W villeroy-boch.com

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HARRISON SPINKS Stand M35 Expert bed maker, Harrison Spinks, will be displaying beds from its Harrison and Somnus Hospitality collections at the Sleep Event 2016. Featuring its industry-leading, bespoke service, all beds within Harrison Spinks’ Hospitality range can be custom-made according to a hotel’s requirement, including length, width and mattress firmness. A host of design-led headboard and divan fabrics is also available for hoteliers to choose from, allowing them to offer a comfortable and unique sleeping experience for guests. A bed audit service is also available from Harrison Spinks Hospitality, which assesses a hotel’s beds and provides noobligation recommendations on how it can upgrade its offer. W harrisonspinkscontract.co.uk

KALDEWEI Stand V10 Kaldewei will once again exhibit at the Sleep Event on Stand V10 with an exciting line up of recently launched products, including models from Kaldewei’s brand new product segment – steel enamel washbasins. Kaldewei steel enamel products have demonstrated their distinctive material advantages in the bathroom over decades. The company has been recognised as a “Brand of the Century” and, thanks to its collaboration with internationally renowned design companies, has received over 100 design awards. Founded in 1918, Kaldewei is now represented in more than 70 countries around the world, either by its own subsidiaries or by sales partners. T 01480 498053 W kaldewei.co.uk

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ROMO Stand M21 November 2016 sees the launch of eight new fire retardant fabric collections designed specifically for the contract sector. Villa Nova’s new contract collections offer a range of co-ordinated designs that meet the needs of any hospitality design project, including sophisticated textural weaves, versatile sheers, practical blackouts, a luxurious dimout satin and sumptuous Trevira CS velvet. Opulent and stylish colour combinations give the launch contemporary appeal. All fabrics are inherently fire retardant and designed to meet stringent international contract standards. T 01623 750005 W villanova.co.uk

Green Spectrum Indian Gelim designed by Ptolemy Mann Contact:

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ASTRO Stand M10 Edge Reader from Astro demonstrates an innovative approach to bedside lighting, solving the ageold problem of practical reader lights that lack atmosphere. Existing solutions are either to use the bedside light and reader separately or add the reader to the bedside light as an attachment. Newly-available, Edge Reader is a new approach where the minimal white plane on which the LED reader is mounted creates atmosphere at night, appearing to float on the light it emits from its edges. Both functions can be individually switched and LED lamps ensure minimal running costs. W astrolighting.com

GEBERIT AQUACLEAN Stand M25 Geberit will be highlighting its very latest and market-leading technology at Sleep 2016, including Geberit AquaClean Mera. Characterised by high-quality materials, smooth lines and a seamless finish, this latest shower toilet from Geberit, designed by Christoph Behling, has the appearance of a standard WC on the outside, while a wealth of technological benefits are neatly concealed within. The washing and drying functions are just part of the Geberit AquaClean Mera story, which also boasts functions including a proximity sensor to automatically raise the WC lid and warm the seat on the user’s approach, rimless WC pan for improved hygiene, a discreet orientation light for use at night, built-in odour extraction and a programmable remote control. Visitors to Sleep 2016 can also learn more about Geberit AquaClean Sela, available as either floor standing or wall-hung it offers hotel guests a luxurious level of cleanliness, at the touch of a button. W geberit.co.uk

ROCA Stand DG7 Roca is set to exhibit a unique installation at Sleep 2016, which explores the event’s concept of the ‘Science of the Tribes’. Roca will showcase three distinct hospitality bathroom environments – two guest bathrooms and a public bathroom – that explore how guests’ attitudes and behaviour can influence the design process. Sanitaryware, brassware, tiles and accessories will all be on show – in particular Roca’s brand new In-wash shower toilet, and its muchanticipated Modo collection of solid surfacing. W uk.roca.com

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Contract Collections Eight NEW fabric collections designed for the contract sector. Launching at Sleep 2016, stand M21 22nd - 23rd November.



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The VIP Lounge by Studio MHNA, part of the Studio16 feature

EquipHotel For more than 50 years, EquipHotel, organised by Reed Expositions France, has been helping international hospitality and catering professionals discover trends, innovations and new professional networks. The show, which takes place from 6-10th November at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, France, promises to be a source of inspiration for architects, decorators and designers from all over the world …

With 30 exhibition sectors and 1600 exhibitors across five exhibition halls, the show presents a comprehensive offer spanning the entire market. This edition introduces Studio16, the work of a team of architects, designers and establishment owners offering insight into new trends and applications in hospitality and catering. Spread over three floors, Studio16 will present the sector’s cutting-edge trends and innovations within various themed areas: Outdoor by Christophe Gautrand and Benjamin Deshoulières (from Agence Christophe Gautrand and Associés Paysagistes) is dedicated to exterior design trends, with the aim of improving customer comfort and experience in this area; The Lobby by Jean-Philippe Nuel (Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel) is a meeting place that blends business and leisure, focusing on the dematerialisation of the checking-in process – Jean-Philippe works all over the world with major deluxe hotel brands, including Baccarat in Dubai, resort forTaj Hotel in India, and M’Gallery for Piscine Molitor in Paris; Let’s Work by Julie Gauthron (Exquise Esquisse) is a living space that caters to several expectations – relaxation, play, catering, office and workspace.

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In the Room by Elizabeth Leriche (Bureau de style Elizabeth Leriche) and Guillaume Terver and Christophe Delcourt (Le Lad)is a display of four specially-designed areas, each illustrating a key component of the hotel room – beds, storage space, the bathroom and versatility; Resto de Chefs, The Bar and the VIP Lounge by Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet (studio MHNA) are three spaces that follow on from one another, which on the one hand pays tribute to the authentic terroirs of France and on the other acknowledges the country’s extremely precious art de vivre. Specialising in high-end hotels, Studio MHNA has designed prestigious projects all over the world for 25 years, including four- and five-star hotels Sofitel, Radisson Blu, M Gallery and Kempinski, plus palaces and Michelin-rated restaurants; Finally, there is the Glass Gallery by Sylvie Amar (Sylvie Amar Studio), which will stage a wide range of glasses chosen around three themes – beer, whisky and cocktails. EquipHotel promises to bring the profession together this November. Free access can be gained by using the code TUK02. W equiphotel.com

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Telling Textile Stories Interior.Architecture.Hospitality SETTING Frankfurt am Main, Exhibition Centre. Over 350 international exhibitors with innovative materials for the contract sector.

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PLOT A unique opportunity for architects, interior designers and hoteliers to discover and order contract textiles and find the right partners for their interior projects. YOUR ROLE Writing your personal success story at the world’s largest forum for contract textiles. Discussing the latest industry themes with other experts. Going on a voyage of discovery at the Heimtextil Theme Park EXPLORATIONS and experiencing the trends 2017/2018 at the “Hospitality” showcase. For further details and tickets visit heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com info@uk.messefrankfurt.com, Tel. +44 (0) 14 83 48 39 83

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Surface & Material Show Taking place from 18-20th October at the Birmingham NEC as part of UK Construction Week, the 2016 Surface & Materials Show is set to present the latest inspiring solutions for architecture and design …

Presenting a fascinating selection of products, The Surface & Materials Show gathers together an extensive range of solutions for specifiers. With over 1500m2 of stands, the show features both established and emerging brands at the forefront of sustainability, innovation and design. Exhibitors present will include Alusid, Alpi, AlphaW, FunderMax, SoundSpace Solutions, Panaget, Johnson Tiles, Omek and CED. Material Lab will curate a 118m2 material library forming a focal point of the show. Designed by Here You Are Studio, the hub promises to bring together leading manufacturers and designers, plus emerging talent. The display is sponsored by Dulux, Johnson Tiles, Granorte and Jesmonite, and those brands will reveal their latest lines and design collaborations. The Material Lab central hub will also see a curated collection of new work and samples by surface design pioneers such as Giles Miller Studio, Daniel Heath, Evan James Design, Burel, Kit Miles, Smile Plastics and Solomon&Wu. A dedicated Innovators section will present a hand-picked selection of work by emerging talent, including new rug designs made with recycled carpet offcuts by Isabel Webb, panels and fibres made from corn husk by Apilada Vorachart,

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aluminium artworks by Rachel Howarth, handmade paper, zinc and resin pieces by Grace Gallagher, steel wool and 3D printed materials by Studio IIio, and concrete tiles by Anni Tavener. Jim Biddulph, pProjects and materials manager at Material Lab, comments: “We’re dedicated to seeking out and supporting the latest surface material makers and manufacturers, so it’s exciting to be able to bring a selection of the very best innovators to a show that is as equally devoted.

“We hope visitors to our hub will be inspired by what they learn and discover, taking some new ideas away with them for their future projects.” The Surface & Materials hub will also host a series of making workshops. The Surface & Materials Show will present the latest solutions for architects, designers and industry professionals seeking a broad range of innovative, high-performance products. W surfaceandmaterialsshow.co.uk

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Hospitality Interiors #67  

Interior design for hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs

Hospitality Interiors #67  

Interior design for hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs