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EDITOR’S COMMENT

Andrew Kidd EDITOR

A numbers game It has been a month where numbers have caught my attention, telling some fascinating stories (and an odd one) DFS has seen gross annualised sales top the £1bn mark for the first time. From that it made an annualised £65m profit. The stock market values the chain at £568.87m. UK like for like sales growth of 1.4% was experienced by Carpetright in the quarter to 22 April. It expects full year profits to be nearer £13.9m than £16.2m. Its share price plunged as a result, valuing the chain at £155m. Victoria executive chairman Geoff Wilding delighted shareholders by telling them profits will be ‘comfortably’ ahead of expectations. He then delighted his bank manager by selling 4.4% of the shares in the company, worth £18.4m. Victoria is valued at £437m. Online mattress seller Eve Sleep sells 100

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mattresses a day (as of October), worth £14.5m a year. It wants to raise £35m from investors, according to Business Insider, valuing it at £200m. We are all familiar with technology companies getting huge valuations (£25bn for Snapchat, for example, despite it losing £400m last year and admitting it may never make a profit), but can a two year old company selling what is really a commoditised product be worth so much? To put these into context, ScS has a value of £60m, Headlam £529m and Dunelm (which broke the £1bn gross barrier in 2015 and makes twice as much as DFS) is valued at £1.22bn. Consumers are replacing their beds every 7.4 years, according to National Bed Federation research, and spending an average of £505 when they do so. The figures also showed the importance of allowing shoppers the option of making the order online: if you don’t almost half the market is cut off from you, and it seems 35-44 year-olds spend the most. Thanks to those of you who have already voted in the 2017 Interiors Monthly Awards: a vote that you can get interested in.

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Generate 25%, 50% even 100% of Your Annual Sales in Just 17 Days… INTERIORS MONTHLY MAY 2017 Will your January 2017 sales be the best month’s total you’re going to see this year? Would you like to see sales of two, four, six or even eight times what is normally your best month? As our clients know very well (and will tell you), the above sales results are not exceptional for a Greenwood Sale. They are standard. You could enjoy such record-breaking sales results too – with high margin maintained.

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Wilding sells £18m of Victoria shares

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DFS breaks the £1bn barrier

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Carpetright warning on profit expectations

FEATURES 16

Awards Vote in the Interiors Monthly Awards 2017

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Preview Manchester Furniture Show

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NEWS

Wilding sells £18m of shares as Victoria profits on the up Geoff Wilding, Victoria executive chairman, has raised £18.4m from selling shares in the flooring group. He sold 4million shares at 460p each. The sale sees Wilding’s stake fall from to 33.5% to 29.1%. ‘I agreed to the share sale in order to meet continuing institutional demand and improve the liquidity of Victoria’s shares and to further build the company’s shareholder base. I remain the largest shareholder in Victoria with over 29% of the shares and, given this fact, shareholders can be assured I remain wholly committed to Victoria’s objective: “to create wealth for our shareholders”. I will not be selling any further shares for the foreseeable future,’ says Wilding. Victoria is currently valued at £437m, making Wilding’s remaining stake worth £127.1m. The share sale came after the group told shareholders that underlying pre-tax profits for the year ended 1 April will be ‘comfortably ahead of current consensus market expectations’: analysts have forecast profits of about £28m. ‘The group’s performance has benefited from operational synergies following the integration of recent acquisitions in the UK and Australia, which have continued to positively impact gross profit margins and overheads throughout the current financial year. Further improvements are expected in the coming financial year as the group benefits from the further expertise and input of Philippe Hamers, the new group chief executive, who started with Victoria on 20 March,’ says the group. The company says it remains focused on its strategy to create wealth for shareholders. Ongoing operational

Victoria profits are forecast at around £28m

improvements are expected to continue to ‘deliver very good organic earnings growth over the coming 12 months’. Additionally, it has invested a significant amount of time during the past year identifying further suitable acquisition opportunities within Victoria’s existing markets and, importantly, Europe. ‘The group’s banks continue to be very supportive and there remains considerable headroom in existing facilities. The board is confident it will deliver another year of significant earnings accretive acquisition growth in addition to underlying organic growth,’ says the company.

Nickolds: JL must reinvent itself The new md of John Lewis, Paula Nickolds, says the chain will continue to open stores but needs to reinvent itself. ‘The era of channel [of online or store] is over. What we’re really embarking on now is a world, where for consumers, channels are completely merged and we need to think that way. When I’m talking about reinventing the department store, I’m not talking about physical space, I’m talking about the holistic provision of services that a department store can provide. ‘Do I believe in shops? Absolutely. Shops are not just a route to sell things, they are an invitation for customers to

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experience our brand, and what we stand for,’ she says. Nickolds says she has ‘inherited a business in really good shape, but we need to change. We are seeing input prices rising substantially, no doubt... but we don’t yet know how much will be passed on. It’s a pretty volatile environment.’ She warns that consumer confidence had fallen. ‘Customers are feeling a little less certain of their financial security and that is starting to come through in our conversations.’ Nickolds says the chain would look to cut back office costs and have more staff

concentrating on dealing with customers as well as offering more services to encourage them to visit stores. ‘The two most significant concerns over the next couple of years are our trading arrangements and at least as important, and probably more so, is the experience for EU nationals working in John Lewis,’ she explains. The chain and sister company Waitrose has up to 2,000 non-UK EU employees. Nickolds also warned that the increased costs faced by retailers meant that retailing would be ‘a structurally less profitable operation than it was.’


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DFS sales top £1bn Profits rose at DFS as annualised sales passed the £1bn level. Gross sales at the upholstery chain increased by 7% in the six months to 30 January to £493.7m. This included like for like growth of 5.4%. Pre-tax profits were up by 3.1% to £16.7m. ‘We also enjoyed increased contributions from Dwell and Sofa Workshop as we continued to grow these brands through the conversion of former DFS warehouse areas into new retail space. Group gross sales for the 52-week period ended 28 January 2017 were £1,012.8m, taking us past the £1bn sales milestone for the first time in our 47-year history,’ says Ian Filby, DFS ceo. As well as increasing the interim dividend by 5.7% to 3.7p, DFS will also pay shareholders a special dividend of 9.5p on 21 June.

The company says although consumer confidence has held up well, it recognises that furniture retailing in the UK faces an increased risk of a market slowdown in 2017 because of the uncertain political and economic outlook. ‘We saw in the first half some impact on our margins from adverse currency movements. We are taking actions to mitigate these pressures through range management and supplier negotiations,’ says Filby. ‘The scale of our business gives us significant advantages that allow us consistently to offer outstanding value to our customers. The flexibility of our cost base, our investments in infrastructure and our vertically integrated business model add to our confidence that we are very well positioned to respond to economic headwinds and cost pressures.’

Sales reached a milestone in 2017 for DFS

Luxury level: Carpet tile manufacturer Interface has entered the LVT market, with the Level Set collection. Available in 28 variations of textured and natural stones and textured and natural woodgrains, Level Set is complementary to its carpet tiles and uses Interface’s standard 25cm x 1m Skinny Planks and 50cm x 50cm squares.

Foam float mooted Online foam mattress retailer Eve Sleep is considering a London stock market flotation, that would value it at £200m. The two year-old company is looking to raise £35m, according to press reports. It has already raised £17m from private investors. The company declined to comment. Last October the company said it was selling 700 mattresses a week to customers in the UK, US, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France.

Holloways of Ludlow returns to its first Home Interiors retailer Holloways of Ludlow has opened its second Home store: at the original Ludlow site where it began as a family architectural salvage business in 1985. The store is next door to the Holloways Period House Shop, opened in 1995, offering period interior fittings including paints, lighting, bathroom fittings, and radiators, needed to complete traditional decoration or restoration projects. The first Home store opened in Brasted, Kent in 2015. ‘I am delighted to expand the Holloways of Ludlow Home brand in the exact location that my family first opened the first business in Corve Street, Ludlow, over 30 years ago. We are dedicated to offering customers a handpicked range of beautiful home, furniture and giftware that are available both in-store and online,’ says Mark Holloway, Holloways of Ludlow director. There are four Holloways of Ludlow branches in west London.

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On your marks‌ The First, The Original, The Best.

Get ready for more customers than ever before

descending on your store this year to discover the amazing Invictus range from Associated Weavers.

This award-winning brand, which was launched in

autumn 2015, has already won industry plaudits and is set to become even more popular. However much you value your muscle and stamina in a competitive field, even the toughest Maori appreciates the benefits of something warm, soft

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Get set...

Speeding towards your store this month is

Magnificus. And it lives up to its name by being truly magnificent. It’s a super soft 2210gm saxony featuring the very latest yarn technology combining our unique iVinci SDO StainAway construction with, for the first time in the Invictus

range, our revolutionary fibre. It boasts fifteen tempting shades in 2m, 2.5m, 3m, 4m and 5m

widths and its 100% bleach-cleanable polypropylene pile guarantees a sublime combination of superb

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NEWS Carpetright now has 427 stores

Carpetright growth slows

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Carpetright has told shareholders that UK like for like sales growth slowed from 1.9% in the previous quarter to 1.4% in the quarter to 22 April. It warned that full year profits would be towards the lower range of market expectations of between £13.9m and £16.2m. ‘In common with other retailers in the home improvement sector in the UK we have experienced tougher trading conditions over the last three months. Having said that, we are pleased to report continued like for like sales growth, with an increase of 1.4% in our fourth quarter,’ says Wilf Walsh, Carpetright chief executive. In the final quarter it has completed 188 store refurbishments, exceeding the 150 store target, which represents over 40% of the UK estate. ‘Despite the inevitable disruption factor, the performance of these refurbished stores has been encouraging giving us confidence to continue with the programme,’ he says. Trading in the rest of Europe was in line with expectations, underpinned by a continuing recovery in economic confidence, particularly in the Netherlands. ‘While we remain confident in our turnaround plan, the level of sales growth in our final quarter leads us to expect that full year profits will be towards the lower end of the current range,’ adds Walsh. During the quarter three stores were opened (Liverpool, Leeds and Bath), two were relocated to smaller units, and three closed, leaving 427 stores. In Europe sales in euros rose by 11%.

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Cormar Carpets has recruited Jonathan Hill as finance director, succeeding Robert Barker.

Grosvenor Wilton sold Grosvenor Wilton, which has been making wilton carpets since 1790, has been bought by Brockway Carpets. It will continue to be known as The Grosvenor Wilton Company and will operate independently within the Brockway group of companies. The deal secures the future for the company’s factory in Hartlebury, Worcestershire. ‘Grosvenor Wilton is one of the finest bespoke manufacturers of the highest quality woven carpets with a pedigree which is unequalled. We’re proud and delighted to welcome the business to the Brockway Group. Grosvenor Wilton’s unique heritage and tradition of innovation will further strengthen the group’s position as the UK’s leading manufacturer of beautiful, wool-rich carpets,’ says Charles Annable, Brockway chairman. Paul Foley, who continues as commercial director at Grosvenor Wilton, adds: ‘This is an exciting event in our long history, ensuring that the principals of authenticity, classical English design and craftsmanship, that Grosvenor Wilton so famously stands for, are maintained. We will continue to supply the finest bespoke wilton carpets, and we are looking forward to exploring new markets in the future.’ Charles Annable (left) and Paul Foley

Fabric firms combine Fabric manufacturers The Robert Allen Group and Duralee Fabrics have merged to become The Robert Allen Duralee Group. Lee Silberman, Duralee executive vice president – who has been at the company since 1979 – has become ceo of the combined group. ‘We are in an industry that is constantly evolving. By leveraging the rich history and resources of these two design industry leaders, we have created the opportunity to reshape the client experience in luxury home decor,’ says Silberman.

Stuart Page becomes sales director at Dreamworks Beds.

Kindred Living has named Paul Hatcher as southern area sales manager.


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be split into two singles. Visit: www.hyderint.com 4 Made from 100% soft Excellon polypropylene in a two-fold yarn, Highland Saxony is Cormar Carpets’ first collection to carry a 10-year guarantee against both stain and wear. Available in a wide choice of tri-colour, non-fade heather colours reflecting today’s trends, it comes in 4m and 5m widths. Visit: www. cormarcarpets.co.uk 5 The Academy for Excellence in Flooring is holding a series of Expert Events for Carpetright employees dealing with technical performance, installation, maintenance and common issues raised by consumers across wood, laminate and LVT flooring. The Academy tailors content to the specific needs of the retailer and its employees, designing courses that help to improve knowledge of product types, as well as issues relating to installation and maintenance. Visit: www.quick-stepacademy.co.uk ‚‚‚

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that can be used as a desk or dressing table. Handcrafted in 100% solid oak with some details in American walnut, Lei provides a mirror and storage compartments. Visit: www.wewood.eu 9 Joining an updated carpet portfolio for 2017 is Crown Floors’ website. The Carpet Finder facility allows visitors to refine their search by shade, pile and fibre type. It will then present carpets that meet every requirement specified for their home. Consumers can then request up to three free samples. Visit: www.crownfloors.co.uk

10 Flair Rugs’ hand-crafted Palais is a distressed style flatweave that makes the most of high quality acrylic fibre to create design-led looks and premium underfoot comfort. It benefits from a unique stain resistant technology treatment, resulting in a luxurious look and feel that can also withstand the test of time. Visit: www.trendeditbyflair.com ‚‚‚


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NEW PRODUCTS 11 Featuring a woven scrim with a glass fibre weft and polyester warp, Floorwise heat seaming tapes include the heavy-duty Supreme Gold F391 and Super LT, a tape designed for low temperature bonding. Available for a range of carpet backings and traffic duties, these tapes provide a seam strength in excess of British Standards. Visit: www.floorwise.co.uk

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12 Kettle Interiors’ Upholstered Chair Collection brings four exclusive styles that add luxury to any painted or oak dining range. Featuring Luxury, Curved Button Back, standard Button Back and the impressive Winged Button Back styles, the chairs are available in grey and beige fabric finishes and come in pairs. Tel: 01536 444 960 13 Falling under the premium X-Collection brand by Lano Carpets, Bamboo Velvet in 16 colours and Bamboo Touch in 10 hues will draw upon the success of Bamboo Luxe, taking this most natural of fibres and opening opportunities through a refreshed portfolio of new styles, textures and colourways. Visit: www.lano.com 14 The Wicker Merchant is making its mark at a series of industry events this year as it looks to spread the word of its wicker baskets, pet houses, storage units, hampers and furniture to retailers across the country. It will be taking part in the Minerva Spring Exhibition this month, and the Autumn Fair and Glee in September. Tel: 01536 444 960 15 South is a sofa by Christophe Pillet for Modus. Refined simplicity defines its starting point, a streamlined, light and elegant basic form. The sofa sits on a simple and delicate frame and appears almost to float above the floor. Soft feather scatter cushions in various shapes and sizes add to South’s comfort and gentle, domestic aesthetic. Visit: www.modusfurniture.co.uk

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Manchester Furniture Show 16-18 July

PREVIEW

Gearing up for summer A host of names will be taking part in the summer’s main furniture show

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Many of the industry’s most important suppliers from the furniture and home accents product spectrum, will be canvassing for retailers’ attention at the Manchester Furniture Show from 16-18 July at Manchester Central. The city centre venue will house new and returning exhibitors, including sofa makers Ashley Manor Upholstery, Buoyant, Wade, Westbridge Furniture Designs and Whitemeadow, to big-name cabinet companies such as Baker Furniture, Corndell, Kettle Interiors, Seconique, and Welcome. Westbridge will show a selection of ‘Brilliantly British’ upholstery, introducing models and fabrics to its Elements, WB and Artisan ranges. Alpha Designs – at Manchester for the fourth successive Nolte Möbel

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year – will showcase its new Molly range. Rauch and Nolte Möbel, two major players in the German bedroom cabinet sector, are this year joined by a third, with CS Schmal making its first appearance at Manchester, as it looks to build its UK profile. Alongside its award-winning ConceptMe programme, Nolte will display established ranges from both its flagship brand and its Express label, covering both flatpack and fullyassembled options. GCL brings bedroom furniture, while occasional and dining dominates in Value Mark’s 2017 collection, including ranges featuring stainless steel and coloured glass. Its Fraser contemporary oak occasional range will also be shown.

Furmanac, the UK’s largest adjustable bed manufacturer, will show off its MiBed, MiChair and Hestia brands; Baker will show its popular reclaimed series collections, while Bluebone and VIDA Living are bringing the latest ontrend designs. Lighting buyers will be switched on by the premier European lighting brands on Luminess’ stand: from Azzardo’s Italianinspired masterpieces, through to Action and Wofi’s ultra-minimalist, LED focused designs. Gallery Direct returns for the 2017 show, while Rowico, Paulus & Brown, Mark Webster Designs, Global Home, GFA, XYZ Agencies and Scan Thor will also be taking part. Visit: www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com


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Door to door Lago offers doors, but not as we know them Lago has a choice of doors for its wardrobes. The NOW (Not Only White) wardrobe is available in 32 colours and the glass panels can be customised in 1cm widths. It is available with sliding or push-pull doors. Coordinating wallpaper and flooring is available, making the wardrobe disappear into the background. Et Voila abandons doors altogether, replacing it with a fabric cover (which can be dry cleaned) that can be changed to give the room a new look. Thanks to the reduced weight, the wardrobe can be suspended on the wall. It is available in 53cm and 65.4cm depths and the Tree metal clothes rack has adjustable arms. Duee is a sliding-door wardrobe that gives the impression of two inter-penetrating volumes, with one seeming to be nested inside the other. The door of the external volume extends beyond one end, creating a niche that can be fitted out with hangers and shelves (it is also available with a plain end). The external volume is available in all of the Lago finishes, while the internal volume and the internal side of the niche can be lacquered or covered in lacquered glass. There is also a doublesided version, allowing it to be used as a room divider. Visit: www.lago.it

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Appaloosa takes two days to make

Check mates Hästens’ classic check now has a modern twist For the first time since its introduction in 1978, luxury bed manufacturer Hästens has reimagined its signature blue check fabric with the Appaloosa and Marwari beds, both of which use the construction of the Hästens 2000T bed. A two-year collaboration with Swedish design duo Carl Philip Bernadotte and Oscar Kylberg saw the creation of two fabrics that bring to life the vision of Bernadotte & Kylberg, while also upholding the comfort and construction of Hästens’ beds. ‘We could not have imagined a more suitable partner than Bernadotte & Kylberg to interpret our signature blue check, with a truly innovative and modern performance. Both Appaloosa and Marwari exceeded our expectations and the result pushes the boundaries of what is Hästens classical design,’ says Jan Ryde, Hästens executive chairman and fifth-generation owner. ‘We were very excited when we were contacted by Hästens. It felt very tempting to work with such a classic Swedish brand, which also has such a strong graphical expression,’ says Oscar Kylberg, Bernadotte & Kylberg president. ‘For us as designers, it is equally important with the two-dimensional expression in the pattern of the threedimensional shape of the bed. To interpret such iconic designs was challenging, but exciting, and we are very proud of the result.’ With inspiration from the cubism era, Appaloosa is a reinterpretation of

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Hästens’ signature blue check fabric

Marwari is a rich brown

Hästens’ classic blue and white colours. The interweaving of these original colours created the new pattern, where four colour fields make up a graphic abstraction and gives a sense of movement. The designer duo wanted the viewer to see the pattern and recognise it as a Hästens bed, but with a modern twist. For the creation of the original detailing in Marwari’s new fabric, Hästens used a similar process to that in creating a saddle girth, which braids natural fibres in a unique way and connects to Hästens’ roots as master saddlers. The bed also incorporates vegetable dyed leather pieces to create a border on the base of the bed as well as the headboard. The Marwari bed is a rich brown colour, similar to that of the Marwari horse, with a matching headboard, vegetable dyed leather accents and signature brass plate. Each bed takes almost one week to create. The beds will be available globally

from January 2018. Appaloosa has an introductory price of €32,990 (£28,000) and Marwari €49,900 (£42,400). The move comes after Hästens expanded its UK retail presence to seven outlets with the opening of studios in Midfurn’s Alcester, Warwickshire store and Cookes Furniture’s Birmingham and Christchurch, Dorset stores. The Midfurn store displays the Luxuria and Auroria beds, alongside a small selection of accessories. Cookes will offer the Luxuria, Auroria and Proferia. Each studio has a dedicated member of staff. ‘We are excited to offer our devoted UK customers the choice of seven stockists across the UK following these three new developments. Each store reflects the exclusive and bespoke experience that is essential to the Hästens charm, and we are excited to continue to make and develop our beds that have led us to global recognition,’ says Oliver Bowen, Hästens UK manager. Visit: www.hastens.com


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Wigan Warriors is one of Sealy UK’s World of Sport ambassadors

Playing a blinder Sealy’s innovation doesn’t just extend to beds, it covers ‘sporting events’ also Sealy UK will host its Brooklands Bed Show at the Surrey museum on 16-17 May. The company plans to unveil a number of products, including a newlook Posturepedic bed. The relaunch of this range will include a new set of aesthetics and technology, showcasing Sealy’s innovative advances in bed technology. The event also provides retailers with the opportunity of viewing Sealy’s full range in one room. ‘Our Brooklands Bed Show has become extremely popular throughout the industry, as it provides retailers with the opportunity to gather valuable insight on sector trends and developments, as well as learn about Sealy’s entire product range,’ says Neil Robinson, Sealy UK sales and marketing director. ‘Our 2016 show was such a great success, so we are hoping to build on that enthusiasm this year. We are dedicated to innovation here at Sealy and strive to provide new and exciting

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products for our buyers and their customers. That’s why we’re so excited about our Posturepedic relaunch; it truly is a whole new look for Sealy UK. Given the show’s timing – several months before September’s The Bed Show – it gives attendees the chance to get ahead of the game,’ he says. Following the Brooklands event, Sealy will be at The Bed Show with it its World of Sport ambassador rugby league team, Wigan Warriors. Sealy recently teamed up with the club to take part in an April Fools’ Day prank. Filmed following the team’s World Club Championship victory earlier this season, the trick was designed to showcase a softer side to the team: revealing its secret training weapon was a sport dubbed Pillow Pilates. Of course, the trick wasn’t all fun and games, there was a scientific reason behind it. Stress and tension relief are crucial to achieving a good night’s sleep and with such a physically demanding


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job, this is of paramount importance for the Wigan Warriors. ‘It also transpires that not many people realise how important it is for the mind to be relaxed before going to sleep, or indeed before embarking on a highpressure challenge, such as a big sporting event. This simply added to the authenticity of the prank: making it extremely believable that the Wigan Warriors would be advocates of this made-up team-building and pressure relieving activity,’ says Robinson. Pillow Pilates was portrayed as a glorified pillow fight designed to offer some relief from the team’s intensive training regime of cardio and weights. Training supposedly took place weekly, with every team member being presented with a Sealy pillow before congregating on the rugby pitch. Once assembled, the fight began on the command of a whistle and continued until there was only one man standing. ‘The team has an extreme training regime, which pushes the players to their

physical limit. Pillow Pilates was supposedly introduced as a great way for them to let off a bit of steam and channel their competitive nature, which is so crucial to the game. Since we were using pillows, there was a very low risk of anyone getting hurt, so the team had a real opportunity to give it their all: a mindset we’re keen on capturing before a big game. Needless to say, the pitch was quite a sight during the battle, but everyone left with a smile on their face,’ comments Mark Bitcon, Wigan Warriors director of performance. Sealy persuaded the players to get fully behind the prank, with player Sam Tomkins commenting: ‘I suspected it might be some sort of initiation ceremony when I first joined the team. Having never done anything like this before, I was initially a little reluctant to join in, but soon I was the first one on the

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pitch brandishing my pillow. It’s all a bit of fun and an activity that really helped bring the team together.’ To cement the prank’s authenticity a photoshoot and video took place with Sky Sports reporter Brian Carney while the Wigan Warriors were engaged in a staged Pillow Pilates training session. ‘Suffice to say, the Wigan Warriors do not regularly partake in Pillow Pilates sessions but are all sleeping and training well since receiving their Sealy beds,’ says Robinson. ‘In fact, they are so enamoured by them that they have requested a couple of beds to be placed in the stadium for those needing a quick power nap after a particularly gruelling training session.’ Visit: www.sealy.co.uk

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Manchester United players and coaching staff are to have Mlily beds at home

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Premier performance Mlily is strengthening its partnership with Manchester United Mlily continues to move forward with its Manchester United partnership. After the success of its World Sleep Day initiative, the global brand is looking to push its campaign further on redefining sleep and improving player performance. ‘It’s an exciting time for us,’ says Pomi Khan, Mlily SVP of global marketing. ‘We’ve just confirmed orders for placing all our beds in player and coaching staff

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homes. Our efforts of measuring player performance and sleeping habits have begun, and we’ve got a number of exciting initiatives that will be launching very, very soon.’ The sleep performance team at Mlily has commenced efforts with Dr Robin Thorpe, Manchester United head of regeneration and recovery, to customise its Sleep Performance suites at the club’s Aon Training Complex.

The campaign will look to improve player recovery and sleeping habits. ‘It’s not just the players who will benefit from our efforts, but everyone,’ says Khan. ‘We’re on the cutting edge of a technology that will lead to elite performance in all walks of life. From the classroom to the office, Mlily is about giving you that extra edge to be successful.’ Visit: www.mlily.uk


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Drawn into the web More shoppers are opting to buy online The number of consumers shopping online for a bed has jumped in recent months, and could soon become the buying method for most people. Between last September and February this year, 46% of bed purchases were made online: a 17% increase compared to March 2016 to August 2016, according to research by the National Bed Federation. The NBF carries out regular consumer research, surveying 500 people who have bought a new bed in the previous six months. ‘In-store bed sales, which have traditionally always been a much higher percentage, is a very close 51%. This confirms the rise of Internet shopping and that the consumer is looking for convenience and an instant result when shopping for a new bed,’ says Simon Williams, NBF marketing manager. ‘What is interesting about the results is that Internet shopping has increased but only 2% reported buying their mattress from one of the new, one size fits all, online-only companies. Buying a mattress online may be cheaper and more convenient, but there are drawbacks to not being able to see and feel items. We’d always advise shoppers to try before they buy, even if they make the final purchase online.’ A quarter of people still buy from big national bed specialists, and 17% opt for a local, independent bed store. ‘Both big and independent retail outlets across the UK stock NBF Approved beds, and it is encouraging to see the consumer will still seek them out,’ he says. Another positive outcome of the survey shows 26% of 16-24

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year-olds and 25-34 year-olds said they had seen the NBF Approved logo during their shopping journey. ‘Our mission at the NBF is to champion good practice and high standards in the UK bed industry, and it’s important that manufacturers and retailers provide reassurance to consumers that the products they are buying are safe, clean and honest,’ adds Williams. A standard double is still the most popular bed size (45%), with 29% of people opting for a king size, up from 26% in the last quarter, according to the survey. The average replacement cycle was 7.4 years, with 69% of respondents saying they replaced their mattress in under 10 years. For pricing, the average paid for a new bed was £505, with 35-44 year-olds spending the most, on average £609. The three most important factors when making the purchasing decision were comfort, price and style/design. Visit: www.bedfed.org.uk


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A group website has been developed alongside refreshes for the Highgrove and moresleep websites

Delivering good service Investment has continued at Highgrove Highgrove Beds Group has invested a further £500,000 extending its Liversedge, West Yorkshire distribution centre and adding five vehicles to its delivery fleet. This will ensure the company can maintain its Fastersleep seven-day delivery service as it looks to further increase market share. ‘Development of the new site continues and although the majority of the building work is now complete, there are several other major projects in the pipeline – including the commissioning of a new IT system and new machinery to further improve business efficiency,’ says Shane Harding, Highgrove Beds Group head of marketing. ‘Our delivery fleet is now one of the most modern in the industry and this

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ensures that our customers, wherever they’re located in the UK, will continue to benefit from fast and efficient delivery.’ Highgrove Beds Group now has three main brands in its portfolio: Highgrove, moresleep and Sanctum, all targeting different market sectors. A group website has been created and the websites for the Highgrove and moresleep brands updated. In addition to providing a wide range of trade and consumer information, the websites have been designed with password protected trade sections that allow stockists to download brochure images, logos and specification sheets. Extra features include a warranty and bed care section, which in addition to providing tips on looking after a new

bed, also allows consumers to register their purchase online. A website for Sanctum is in the final stages of development with the new models having recently been photographed and the final design layout now approved. More than £50,000 has been invested in a modular in-store display system for the Sanctum brand. Featuring lightboxes and TV displays, each is tailored to store design needs and are supplied free to appointed stockists that commit to a minimum of three floor models. New branded footmats, pillowcases and mattress cutaways have also been designed to maximise Sanctum’s in-store impact. Visit: www.highgrovebedsgroup.co.uk


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The four-poster bed is the centre of the collection

Lacquer lustre Giorgio Collection is using a different material for its latest range Best known for its use of veneer in its designs, Giorgio Collection has taken a new direction with its Vision collection. Veneers have been foregone in favour of grey shiny polyester lacquer in a linear, contemporary design. The black nickel steel structures and details feature minimal forms and geometric volumes as the company retains its Art Deco influence. Indian Calacatta marble is used for the tops and grey nubuck for the padded furniture. ‚‚‚

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The vanity desk and chest of drawers echo the styling of the four-poster bed

At the centre of the collection is a four-poster bed, available in three sizes. It has a high nubuck-covered headboard, which is also available in leather, velvet and suede. Dressers and bedside tables feature the same minimal style with bedside tables also equipped with a LED lighting system positioned under the top. The room is completed by a vanity desk, an ottoman, sixdrawer chest of drawers, occasional chair and a bench. The range also includes coordinating living room and dining pieces. Visit: www.giorgiocollection.it Above: Occasional chair

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Hide and sleep Flou’s latest designs maximise space Piazzaduomo da Parete (Wall of the Cathedral Square) is a transformable wall unit with a two-seater sofa featuring a removable cover and a stowaway double-size bed, and mirror. The sofa sits below the large mirror with polished chrome or matt burnished edges. By pulling the handles in the sides of the mirror, the wall unit rotates and forms the supporting feet when the bed is horizontal. Mattress support is slatted

and the bed has a double mattress duvet cover, a soft headboard with removable covers, and a shelf. The bed can be stowed away easily; when it is raised, the feet are recessed and the sofa and mirror reappear. With London Bridge when the wall unit is pulled down, the sofa disappears revealing a ready-made bed. It has a padded headboard with removable covers, a slatted support and a double

mattress. When the shelf drops down, it forms the support base for the bed. It also rotates when the wall unit is pulled down so there is no need to empty it. The finishes of the internal and external surfaces of the wall units can be selected from the Flou collection. A patented closure mechanism removes the need for belts to hold the mattress in a vertical position. Visit: www.flou.it

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BEDS AND BEDROOM Right: Users unzip the fillings layer, turn it and re-zip Below: Devonshire

Mattress turning points Hush-a-Bye’s easyturn tackles turnability in a different way Innovation is at the centre of Airsprung Group’s Hush-a-Bye brand. The company’s latest introduction is easyturn: a mattress range with a zipped, double-sided fillings layer. ‘At Hush-a-Bye we look for the real issues that customers are concerned with and then solve them. For example, better quality beds such as ours tend to have more fillings and are therefore heavier. This means that “turnability” is a real issue for many of our customers,’ says Andy Richards, Hush-a-Bye sales director. The standard approach has been to make the mattress no-turn but this has

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an impact on settlement and longevity. ‘We have turned this convention on its head and tackled the problem from a different angle and easyturn is the ingenious solution,’ he says. ‘It’s quite obvious that a large proportion of the weight in a quality mattress is taken up by the spring system. Through testing we could see that the support given by the pocket springs is unlikely to degrade or diminish over the lifetime of the mattress. Our solution was straightforward; a support layer that doesn’t need turning and a double-sided fillings layer that turns

easily. Of course, putting this into practice was more involved. We had to make sure that the solution maintained all the benefits of a traditional mattress whilst keeping the turning process as simple as possible,’ he explains. The ability to easily turn the mattress brings another benefit. Hush-a-Bye recommends turning or rotating mattresses every few weeks but with easyturn users can turn them every time they change the sheets, constantly giving a fresh sleeping surface. There are three models in the range, from 1,000 to 3,000 pocket springs, with a positive response from the trade. One of the first retailers to feature them is Leekes. Convinced of the need for this system, it has dedicated an easyturn gallery area in two stores. The launch of easyturn follows the introduction of Coolwave, a latex gel range tackling the challenges of delivering the benefits of foam support without the heat issues and demonstrates Hush-a-Bye’s approach to problems from a different perspective. Rather than start with a warming product such as memory foam and then try to make it cooler, it started with latex,


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an inherently cooler material. Added to the latex is a cooling gel that has been shown in independent tests to absorb heat considerably slower than memory foam, thereby keeping the sleeping surface much cooler. Richards says the company supports bricks and mortar retailers, supplying them with a wide range of stylish, mid-market pocket sprung beds. ‘We also offer a truly flexible approach with the ability to produce special sizes and bespoke options. This gives the smaller, independent retailer a fantastic opportunity to offer a choice and the ability to demonstrate a real point of difference,’ he says. ‘The retailer support does not end with the product as we recognise that independent stores have much to offer that the Internet can’t match. Most obvious is the personal interaction with the customer, backed with a deep understanding of the product. That is why we run training days for our retailers. With a complete run-through of the features and benefits of the entire range and incorporating a factory visit, there is something for everyone, whether they have been selling beds for 20 years or are new to the industry. ‘Hush-a-Bye is a company with a long history but these recent product developments are rapidly gaining us a reputation as an innovative brand,’ adds Richards. Visit: www.hushabyebeds.co.uk

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Cover versions The Diesel Living brand now includes bedlinen

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Italian textile company Mirabello Carrara has expanded the Diesel Living brand into bedlinen, towels and bathware. Diesel Living’s signature jeans and grunge inspiration is married with opaque shades resulting in a colour palette that includes natural shades such as grey, sand, natural white up to pink antique and military green. Prints reproduce the themes of the natural world, even the wildest: like Crackle, inspired by an arid desert, where irregular cracks give rise to geometry which discard the obvious; or Rock Water, which reproduces the marble in natural colours. It also finds space in Hanami and Dark Field, revisiting the traditional floral pattern of Maison Mirabello. Visit: www.mirabellocarrara.it

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Emperor: Relyon has invested in lifestyle photography

Help in-store and online Relyon is continuing to invest in retailer support Relyon is investing a further ÂŁ750,000 in its display stands. Having already been installed in more than 100 independent retailers across the country, the stands help both new and existing Relyon retailers to improve sales and build an even stronger store presence for its premium Relyon Heritage Collection. The company is also relaunching its website this month to better serve both retailers and consumers. The new website (www.relyon.co.uk) offers not only a new look and responsive design, but additional content such as a bed buying guide and blog to assist

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customers with common queries about choosing the right mattress and divan. Extensive product information will be available for all of its product collections to help consumers understand the complete range, with the intention that when they walk into a store they’re already well informed and ready to buy. Working with a professional interior stylist on its most recent photoshoot, Relyon has received a sophisticated overhaul helping to convey the message of luxury and hand-crafted quality to the buyer.

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The brand also launched two collections at the AIS Bed Show in late April and will show them at the Minerva Spring Exhibition this month. The Ergonomic Comfort Collection features tri-zone body support while the All Seasons Collection has winter and summer sides for comfortable sleeping all year round. To enhance the level of comfort and support, and back by popular demand, Relyon will re-introduce the Classic Firm Edge Pocket Divan Base into its collection. Email: marketing@steinhoffukbeds.co.uk


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BEDS AND BEDROOM 1 Inspired by its Calamo desk, Zanotta’s Taschino night stand has a frame in white, black or graphite painted steel with a leather top. The storage is accessed by a drop-leaf opening, available either for the right or the left side. Visit: www.zanotta.it

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On a roll Brintons is having a successful year Brintons had a great start to the year, winning three awards at the International Wool Carpet and Rugs Awards in March: Creative Marketing Initiative for the Fleece to Floor Campaign; Woven Carpet Design Installation of the Year for Queen Mary II; and Design Collaboration of the Year for Altered Gravity collection by Stacy Garcia. It has also introduced New Neutrals, soft muted shades that complement the current trend for elegant and refined interiors. Adding to the popular Bell Twist collection, Brintons created additional colours to be a soothing and calming influence in the home, providing a backdrop for creative interiors. The full Bell Twist colour palette has more than 60 colours and is regularly updated to reflect changing styles. Bell Twist has been in production for more than 50 years. Its textured surface makes it exceptionally hardwearing, hence its popularity. Brintons also offers a wide selection of patterned axminster collections including tartans, stripes, geometrics and florals. For those looking for a quick contract solution, QuickWeave has three colour palettes: Inception, Aurora and Sequence. Created for those who work on assignments with tight deadlines, the collection is a made-to-order woven axminster carpet range offering a turnaround time of six weeks. Brintons’ design team created a variety of options to reflect today’s trends with contemporary patterns complementing transitional styles such as plaids, stripes, geometric, abstract and layered design themes. Free samples are available and there is a choice of five quality specifications from 7 to 11 rows. Suitable for contract and heavy domestic installations, this series provides a wealth of opportunities to service customers and projects with a flexible solution. Visit: www.brintons.co.uk

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RUGS

Mats made in heaven… …and on earth. A selection of rugs on show at Salone del Mobile

Kymo’s Space89 is a never-ending sea of white linen strands on shimmering viscose, available in six colours. Visit: www.kymo.de

Walter Knoll’s Legends of Carpets collection translates abstract paintings into rugs, inspired by the landscapes and colours of Africa. For Yungiyungi think green streams and a sea of glowing water lilies. Visit: www.walterknoll.de

Desiree’s Syon is a collection of plain or two-colour rugs in viscose and wool with a velvet finish. Visit: www.gruppoeuromobil.com

The pattern of Poltrona Frau’s 40% linen/60% bamboo silk Chado takes its inspiration from the location of Japanese tea ceremonies. Visit: www.poltronafrau.com

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The Dibbets Rim rug by Minotti features a 5cm-high perimeter border, creating an effect of depth that accentuates the natural softness and brilliance characteristic of the Lyocell cellulose fibre. Visit: www.minotti.com

Stepevi’s Sparkle V is one of seven designs that have a subtle metallic sparkle, lending a touch of opulence. Visit: www.stepevi.com

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Hayón x Nani was designed by Jaime Hayón to mark nanimarquina’s 30th anniversary and features turtles, lips, hands, stools, fish, half men-half birds. It is available in four sizes. Visit: www.nanimarquina.com

Made from Tibetan wool, Danskina’s Burrow has three different levels of pile, running from flat and finely woven to plush and soft. The woven edges at the top and bottom of the rug offer further contrast through a bespoke coloured stripe. Visit: www.danskina.com ‚‚‚


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RUGS Ditre Italia’s Stilema range interprets the graphic tradition of the Bauhaus movement, in two neutral designs and one coloured (pictured). Visit: www. ditreitalia.com

Driade’s Urgano, designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, depicts ‘a dynamic shadow moving over the earth, announcing a change where the weave becomes embellishment’. It is available in pink and sky blue and black and white. Visit: www.driade.com

Weft to Warp Mix is one of three CC-Tapis designs by Martino Gamper exploring intersections and crossings with a variable pile height. Visit: www. cc-tapis.com

Seabed, one of two designs in the Oceania range from Carl Hansen & Son, bears clear references to water: to the cracks and fissures in salt marshes, dried sand or the crust of the sun-scorched earth. Visit: www.carlhansen.com ‚‚‚

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RUGS Paola Lenti uses wool cord in various ways in its Feltro and Natural collections, such as a wave pattern in Rio, intertwined in Flutti or sewn lengthwise in Incroci (pictured). Visit: www.paolalenti.it

An illusion of many pixels gives the Pixi from Calligaris its distinctive look. Visit: www.calligaris.it

The warmth and cuddliness of Limited Edition’s Cozy comes from the different lengths of wool yarns, up to 12cm. Visit: www.le.be

Past and future meet in Marcel Wanders’ Studies for a Mosque for Moooi, where mystique and tradition embrace within the three-dimensional geometry of today. Visit: www.moooicarpets.com

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Natural shapes Illulian’s latest additions to its Limited Edition collection reflects the mood of our time in which the universe of design is increasingly open to crossovers with other sectors: graphics, architecture, painting, sculpture, fashion, photography and TV. Visit: www.illulian.com Clockwise from top left: Area by Fabien Cappello; Costellazioni II by Dimore Studio; Dazzle by Emtivi Studio; Trick1 by Massimiliano Adami; Flamingo; Life is Art by Lorenzo Petrantoni; Dragon

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Stock and show Besp-Oak is holding an open house event to mark its investment in stock and upgraded technology

Besp-Oak Furniture has invested heavily in making the supply of container stock as quick as possible. Storing stock at its overseas factory results in lead times of six to eight weeks on direct container orders. Using intelligent data analysis, more than 750 lines have been selected, manufactured, and stored ahead of the new fast track ordering system being introduced in July. Retailers can order any number of lines. Stock holding takes into account the massive increase in demand for painted furniture as well as oak. Over the past two to three years the company has noticed a change in trend with more customers ordering from the Vancouver Expressions and Chalked Oak collections, which offers a choice of numerous popular painted colours with golden oak or chalked oak tops. In light of the new painted trend, Steve Mosley, Besp-Oak md, introduced the Rosa collection, which features a new cornice design, at the January Furniture Show and Spring Fair. These ranges will be on display, alongside thousands of trade gift, home and accessory products including hundreds of new lines exclusive to Besp-Oak, at the company’s open house event at its Coventry showroom from 19-25 June. The 32,000sqft showroom, which covers six floors, is only 15 minutes from the NEC and Birmingham International Airport and a 10 minute walk from Coventry railway station. The event coincides with the Horticultural Trades Association National Plants Show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry from 20-21 June and there will be a free bus shuttle service from the airport and Stoneleigh Park dropping visitors near the showroom.

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Show visitors will be the first to see the launch of many collections including iron kadai fire bowls, steam punk lighting and vintage shop fittings. In addition to the new collections, hundreds of lines have been added to existing ranges including table lamps, retro models and glass art wall panels. To support the new more efficient stock supply, Besp-Oak’s data systems have been upgraded and its updated website is easier to use. Customers can place container and wholesale orders at any time and check stock levels. To view prices a trade application form must be completed. The full Besp-Oak product catalogue can be seen online. ‘Lifestyle images and product shots have been a key focus for us over the last year, which is evident when browsing through thousands of inspirational products which are displayed in the showroom and held in stock,’ says Mosley. ‘We boast one of the largest wholesale storage and distribution depots which supports efficient direct deliveries and collections of all products including oak furniture, painted furniture, outdoor, lighting, signs and clocks, vintage crates, giftware and kitchenware. On-site facilities include free parking, wi-fi and catering with refreshments served throughout the day. The team endeavours to be on hand to offer assistance and guidance when required,’ adds Mosley. The company will for the first time show at Home & Gift at Harrogate in July and is also exhibiting at Autumn Fair and Glee at Birmingham’s NEC in September. Visit: www.besp-oak.com/events

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Showroom Open House Event 19-25th June 2017

Visit the Besp-Oak 6 floor 32,000SQFT Showroom during the open house event 19-25th June to view thousands of exciting trade gift, home and accessory products including hundreds of new lines exclusive to Besp-Oak. The incredible showroom is only 15 minutes away from the NEC and Birmingham International Airport and just a 10 minute walk from Coventry Railway Station. Free parking and onsite catering is available throughout the day. Show visitors will be the first to see the launch of many sensational new collections including Iron Kadai Fire Bowls, Steam Punk Lighting and Vintage Shop Fittings. In addition to the new collections, hundreds of additional lines have also been added to existing ranges including beautiful new Table Lamps, Retro Models and Glass Art wall panels. To RSVP please visit www.besp-oak.com/events

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Competitive edge Greendale has its members’ best interests at heart Greendale Carpets & Flooring is a unique group owned by its members and supplies carpets exclusively for them on a non-profit basis. The group has a purpose-built warehouse in Hereford which holds more than 2,000 rolls and where orders are cut and delivered twice weekly throughout the country by a leading flooring carrier. It has more than 50 suppliers and 120 own-label carpet ranges that have been renamed to colour level. The group deals with all major UK suppliers as well as a number of leading European manufacturers. Products include main brand leaders plus exclusives that offer members enhanced value for money. All orders are serviced via the group’s office which offers sale support, customer service and full account back up to members.

Dealing with Greendale means a one stop shop for all orders and customer service matters along with an account for all transactions and one statement and payment per month. Relabelling ranges enables members to compete with multiples’ own-labels, widely distributed manufacturer’s products and Internet marketed ranges, and gives them a local exclusivity. The group actively discourages Internet marketing or national advertising as the member in their local area is the priority. ‘What this all means is that you can make more margin from Greendale ranges than widely distributed manufacturer and wholesale equivalents. Marketing support is available with the group offering a range of fully bespoke in-store units together with ticketing software. The group also offers regular

promotions and two sale periods per year where substantial extra discounts are available to members,’ says Rob Harding, Greendale chief executive. In addition to this there are other benefits. All members belong to the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) and thereby qualify for a range of benefits including preferential credit card rates. Greendale has its own website with information for consumers as well as a member’s area, employs agents to help members locally and runs a show for members to meet suppliers and discuss business. ‘We still have exclusive areas of the UK available and encourage any retailer who shares our ethos to get in touch,’ adds Harding. Visit: www.greendalecarpets.co.uk

The warehouse stocks more than 2,000 rolls of carpet including Monmouth Oaklands (above left) and Elizabeth Grieves Balmoral Pasture Stripe (above)

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• Your own warehouse with over 2000 rolls of UK and continental products at lowest prices. • Over 100 carpet ranges: even the colour names are changed. • Exclusively produced Wool Twist ranges offering outstanding value. • Your own area to reduce competition. • NO online trading website; just one for info and members use. • Vast range of support and other members’ benefits. To find out more about this unique package contact Rob Harding at Greendale 01432 852000 or rharding@greendalecarpets.co.uk www.greendalecarpets.co.uk


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Right and below: Spotlight room Bottom: Map room

Scandi haven Carl Hansen has a Scandi sanctuary in New York If you wanted an example of Scandistyle, it would be hard to top Carl Hansen & Son’s latest New York showroom. In 2011 the Danish furniture brand opened its first US space in Soho and has increased its business fivefold since then. ‘After years of success and significant growth in the US market, it is time to strengthen our presence in New York with a new and larger showroom. New York is a hub for furniture design with some of the world’s best architects and interior designers working out of this design-led city. At the same time, interest in sublime craftsmanship and quality is also on the rise in the US,’ says Knud Erik Hansen, Carl Hansen ceo, and the third generation family member running the company. The 7,659sqft space in the Flatiron area has been designed as an inspirational and loft-like apartment rather than a traditional showroom. It comprises three separate glass-enclosed concept rooms

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Left and below left: Wegner room Below: The showroom covers 7,659sqft Bottom: Contract room

inspired by New York loft interiors, each with its own theme and colour palette. These include a dedicated space for contract projects, a ‘spotlight’ room celebrating Carl Hansen’s distinctive soft, neutral tones, and the Wegner room, which pays tribute to the brand’s long-standing promotion of designer Hans J Wegner. Surrounding the concept spaces is a series of open lounge areas that give the showroom a relaxed, residential atmosphere. At the heart of the space is a state of the art working kitchen and dining area to host events. The company is behind some of the greatest furniture classics in Danish design history by Wegner, alongside modern classics from Ole Wanscher, Frits Henningsen, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjaerholm and most recently collaborations with contemporary designers such as Japanese architect Tadao Ando and Austrian design trio Eoos. Visit: www.carlhansen.com

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Milan’s medley The show was in tune with present and future trends, singing the song of buyers’ needs. Visit: www.salonemilano.it

The individual drawers of Molteni&C’s Teorema are made from a single panel of American oak assembled like origami

Fiam marked the 30th anniversary of the Ghost glass armchair by asking 37 designers to decorate two mini versions: one of each will be auctioned to raise funds for victims of the central Italian earthquakes.

Lema added to Lennox, inspired by petals, with this two-seater sofa

Natuzzi’s Lem combines deep seats and double cushions with thin arms with storage for papers and trapezial metal legs

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Minotti reintroduced Pollock, a bestseller from 1999. Thanks to die-casting technology, the design of the feet softens into more sinuous lines, while the seat cushions are now quilted.

Pianca’s Maestro invokes the cross beams of architectural trusses, with the base available in wood or painted metal and the top in smoked glass, wood or cement The cushioning of Porro’s kite winks at the fashion world and recalls the shape of an enveloping coat with a folded collar, creating an inviting arm support

Moroso’s Modernista collection draws inspiration from men’s tailormade suits and adheres strictly to rectangular structures Even at its 3m maximum length , Hulsta’s T70 table, with its 4.6cm thick top, requires no visible reinforcing components while the coordinating S500 chair has a stylish slant

Poltrona Frau’s Let it be reinterprets the timehonoured Italian concept of the Roman triclinium, where people laid down, ate, talked and lazed about

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Zanotta launching a sofa by Damian Williamson has almost become a custom at every Salone. Flamingo is ‘dependable and enduring, a comfortable sofa with harmonious proportions that sits naturally at ease within a jovial atmosphere,’ he says.

Ritzwell’s Beatrix invites you in to enjoy its high wingback

The arms and backrests of Bonaldo’s modular Cortina can be adjusted, while optional storage and chaise longue add to the offer ‘Antonio Canova imagined that his Venus had been caught unawares in the nude and gave her a marble veil to hide herself from indiscrete eyes. I add a succession of wooden shelves, inspired by the wooden crates used by museums, that cross the most private parts of her body to camouflage her in the midst of books and other objects,’ says designer Fabio Novembre of Driade’s Venus.

Roche Bobois’ Coin Table collection is inspired by a turning, rotating and toppling coin

Saba’s Avant-Apres has arms and backs that can be easily detached and repositioned anywhere on the base

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Opinion Ciatti’s XXX occasional table range contrasts the smooth finishes on the bases with the slight off colour and uneven tops

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MisuraEmme’s London wardrobe has faux leather covered door panels in relief with top stitching. There is a choice of hinged, sliding or coplanar doors.

Muuto’s Outline, available as two and three-seater sofas and armchair combines deep seating with a light visual look

Verzelloni expanded Divanitas with a high-back version of the armchair (Divanitas High) and re-proportioned the 1996 range for more comfort

Rolf Benz’s modular Alma features leather bands attached to the back cushion fastened to the side with wooden buttons

Frag’s Winnie uses one cushion combined with folds in the leather cover to create a cocooning effect

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Bontempi Casa’s Lexington shelving system can be almost completely customised, placing the leather, wood, glass, marble or ceramic shelves, in 36 colours, where you like. The Fusion table has two steel crossed rings for its base with a choice of glass, marble or walnut top.

Mariani celebrated its 60th anniversary with the Art Deco Moore swivel chair

Vibieffe‘s Modern offers many modular options including two arm widths and 1950s inspired legs

Wittmann’s pocket sprung Vuelta Highbacked winks at the history of Austrian design. The frame and armrests can be in walnut or black beech with black oak armrests.

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Rather than hide the framework and attempt to make the chair appear to levitate, Arflex’s Cradle celebrates its supporting elements

Tonino Lamborghini Casa’s Mars grabs your attention by its contrasting colours and bold styling. The headrests fully recline.

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Giorgetti’s Sahara reinterprets the wing chair in which the form is defined by the cushions. Its canaletto walnut frame is designed to provide a distinctive rocking motion while the footstool swivels.

Desiree’s Avì Es sofa is distinguished by its embracing lines and a minimal matt bronze metal base. It features a slightly curved shell that embraces the soft seat and backrest cushions.

Living Divani has expanded the Dumas sofa with a choice of two armchair sizes Vitra’s longest – 25 years – and most prolific partnership has been with Antonio Citterio. For 2017 he created Grand Sofa: the seats are open on the sides, emphasising the horizontal planes while there is a choice of full-length or shortened backrest.

The base of Catellan Italia’s expanding dining table Premier Drive is made from embossed steel with a graphite, black or titanium coating. The tops are available in canaletto walnut or natural oak top with irregular edges in solid wood or burnt oak; 12mm glass painted white or graphite or a ceramic top.

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REVIEW Kasthall developed a three-dimensional technique for tufting its Field and Madison (pictured) rugs, designed by Maja Johansson. Field offers a choice of two stripe widths while Madison offers grids.

Scandinavian shop window Carl Hansen & Son introduced the Botanical and Oceania rug collections, each with two designs by Naja Utzon Popov. Kiri from the Botanical range is pictured with the CH25 chair.

Visitors from more than 60 countries flocked to Stockholm The number of overseas visitors to the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair (7-11 February) rose 6.5% to 10,000 as the show reinforced its position as the largest meeting place for Scandinavian design. Next year’s show takes place from 6-10 February. Visit: www.stockholmfurniturefair.com

Maze Interior’s Nancy, by Louise Hederström, is a bench made from perforated sheet metal with a naturally tanned leather seat and features two storage shelves

Republic of Fritz Hansen updated Arne Jacobsen’s 1965 Oxford chair, with a revised back and five modern colours

Flötotto debuted its first upholstery design: Otto, by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The sofa is available as a two, two and a half and three-seater, with an oiled oak frame.

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REVIEW

Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

Luca Nichetto combined Swedish and Italian influences for Fogia’s Jord upholstery. The base is walnut and the integrated table can have an optional marble top.

Carpet Concept’s Eco Cut 4m width carpet or tiles combine the character of a soft loop pile carpet with the design possibilities of flat weaving technology in a choice of two patterns in 29 colours

Steel by Göhlin debuted its first outdoor pieces: Chair No 1 Outdoor and the Saturnus table, with a laser cut pattern on the seat, backrest and tabletop, inspired by nature and the elements, such as the sun, stars and seeds.

PHOTOGRAPH: CHRIS TONNESEN

Northern Lighting launched the Balancer adjustable floor lamp in powder coated steel designed by Yuue

Design House Stockholm’s Torso chair, by Lisa Hilland, has a woven leather back, as the design gently flirts with the Swedish craft tradition

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Malaysian International Furniture Fair Kuala Lumpur

REVIEW

Driving global trade Exhibitors and the organiser were impressed with increased interest at the show The Malaysian International Furniture Fair saw overseas visitor numbers climb to more than 5,600 at the March event. International buyers reached 5,603, a rise of 5%, as overall visitor numbers approached almost 20,000. ‘We have been exhibiting here since 1995. This year is better; it is very busy compared to previous years. We are seeing a lot of new faces,’ says Melvin Chay, Euro Chairs assistant general manager. ‘The crowds were bigger and the best so far in the seven years we have exhibited. There are more buyers from countries you don’t expect like Peru and Samoa. We have our regular customers too, from the USA,’ says Albert Tan, Premier Plus Wood Products director. ‘This has been a tremendous year for MIFF and a huge boost for our bigger show in 2018. We had expected a good turnout, but the first two days were truly extraordinary. Exhibitors reported they were kept very busy with hordes of buyers. As the organiser, we are very happy for them. It clearly shows MIFF remains a relevant platform and the driver of global furniture trade in South East Asia. We will be back even better next year,’ says Karen Goi, MIFF general manager. Next year’s MIFF will be expanded to 100,000sqm at Putra World Trade Centre and the new Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). Visit: www.miff.com.my

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Mokenzo Design won the Furniture Excellence Award platinum prize

Kian Swee Seng Industries was awarded gold

TMH Furniture took the silver award


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