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The price of competition The decline in the interiors market since its 2005 peak has been laid bare by the Office for National Statistics’ Family Spending report for 2011. While the figures in the report – a 14.4% drop in spending on furniture and furnishings and a 24.4% fall in flooring – are bad enough, wait until you see what the price competition of both sectors has done to sales values. By not being able to increase prices to keep up with inflation, furniture has missed out on almost 30% of sales and flooring almost 40%. Producing accurate industry data has historically been difficult, but the figures including inflation are a more realistic picture of what’s happened in the past few years than the headline ones. The decision of Brockway Carpets and Cormar Carpets to join the Carpet Foundation is a welcome move. As John Duncan, Carpet Foundation chairman says,


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hopefully their joining will be a catalyst for others to join. The independent flooring retail sector needs a voice to promote it and lobby on its wider needs and the Carpet Foundation is that voice. The past month has seen what could be interesting career changes: Greg Suthern moving to bed manufacturing and Mark Symes leaving Willis & Gambier. Dormeo Octaspring maker Studio Moderna Brands will gain from Suthern’s retail experience as it tries to expand its presence, while Symes is expected to return to the furniture market. The move into the insurance replacement market by Lifestyle Floors is one that could cause a few ripples, with many retailers likely to be attracted by the lack of membership costs or fees. If your living room carpet has been ruined, dealing with the insurance claim and arranging fitting of the new flooring can be a stress. Most consumers would prefer to deal with a retailer they may already know or someone who can give them personal attention, rather than encountering several salespeople. With 200,000 flooring insurance claims a year, it is a slice of the market high street stores should be taking the most of.

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Brockway and Cormar join the Carpet Foundation Brockway Carpets and Cormar Carpets have joined the Carpet Foundation as full manufacturing members. The new manufacturer subscriptions policy played a key part in recruiting the two manufacturers and it is hoped others will follow, says John Duncan, Carpet Foundation chairman. He says the decision will assist the Foundation as it sets about reinvigorating itself promotionally, with digital activity planned for 2013, and financially, with a new fee structure for both manufacturers and retailers. ‘It is a real bonus for us and sends out a strong message to the industry at large. It is no secret that it has been a challenging period for us but we have remodelled ourselves and will emerge leaner, fitter and stronger and ideally positioned to build on the previous hard work. We have exciting and innovative plans in place for 2013 and this is the perfect way to start a new year,’ adds Duncan.

‘As original founding members, it is good to be back,’ says Charles Annable, Brockway md. ‘In addition to the promotional work the Carpet Foundation does and its support of the independent retailer, the technical expertise we can garner from them and the increasing importance of environmental matters influenced our decision. Regulatory compliance is going to be key going forward, particularly in the markets we are seeking to operate in, and the experience and help that the Carpet Foundation can provide in this area will be invaluable to us.’ David Cormack, Cormar marketing director, says: ‘Key to our involvement, is the fact that the Carpet Foundation has become a vehicle to promote independent flooring retailers and buying groups in the UK. As we are a 100% British carpet manufacturer, with the majority of our business with independents, it obviously makes sense for Cormar to endeavour to support them and joining the Carpet Foundation will only strengthen that bond.’

Darren Shapland, Carpetright chief executive, says the chain has the right strategy but needs to speed up improving its stores and marketing its beds offer. UK retail sales increased by 3% on a like for like basis in the six months to 27 October with gross margins rising from 58% to 61.7%. But, including wholesale sales, like for like sales dropped by 0.7% and total sales fell 1.6% to £189.1m. Some £12.4m of property charges saw a pre-tax loss of £7.9m. Shapland says the group ‘grew underlying profits and generated cash in line with expectations during the first half, with an encouraging increase in UK retail store like for like sales and a significant improvement in gross profit percentage year on year’. Trading conditions in the Netherlands remained difficult. ‘Having been with the business for seven months and seen it trade through the important September to November peak has confirmed my initial view that the group is well managed and that no fundamental shift in strategy is required. ‘That said, we believe there are opportunities to accelerate the pace of a number of current self-help initiatives, notably the ongoing modernisation of the store estate, building customer awareness of our bed offer and further improving customer service, to enable us to grow our market share,’ says Shapland.


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Overseas love affair continues The UK continued its love affair with imported furniture last year. Imports of furniture decreased by just 4.4%, according to the FIRA Statistics Digest 2012, falling from £4.5bn to £4.3bn. China remained the largest exporter (32%) while Italy maintained its role as a major source (11%). According to the report, exports continued to climb, reaching £993m. The report says that from 2008 to 2011, the total number of UK furniture manufacturers dropped by 4%, with 225 fewer companies in 2011 than 2010. Total turnover in manufacturer sales fell by 23% over the 2008 to 2011 period and average employment fell by 15%.





















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The average household spent just £717.60 a year on furniture, flooring and furnishings in 2011. Analysis of the Office for National Statistics’ Family Spending report reveals that spending on furniture, flooring and furnishings has fallen by 12.1% since the peak in 2005. In 2005 spending on furniture and furnishings was £650 per household, 14.4% higher than 2011. But if it had kept pace with inflation spending would have been 29.2% higher. Outlay on flooring in 2011 was 24.4% lower at £161.20. If it had kept pace with inflation it would have been £264.79 – 39.1% higher. The report found that in households where the main householder was under 30, £618.80 was spent on furniture and furnishings and £104 on flooring. For those aged 30 to 40 the figures were £696.80 and £208; for those between 50 and 64 it was £561.60 and £182; for 65 to 74 year-olds spending was £421.20 and £124.80 and for those aged 75 and over it was £234 and £88.40. If the figures are broken down by income bracket, each 10% of households spend was (lowest first): £202.80 and


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£93.60; £161.20 and £62.40; £291.20 and £114.40; £369.20 and £161.20; £499.20 and £135.20; £603.20 and £156; £670.8 and £161.20; £743.60 and £161.20; £743.6 and £119.60; £816.40 and £254.8; £1,196 and £369.20.


Decorex move: Interiors and design exhibition Decorex is to leave its traditional home of the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital and move to Perks Field next to Kensington Palace. Show organiser UBM says it was keen to keep the event in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as it provides a prestigious central London location and maintains its reputation as a design hub. The show runs from 22-25 September.

Cotswold first Furniture chain The Cotswold Company has become the first retailer to offer shoppers credit from controversial payday loan company Wonga. The credit is being marketed under the Paylater brand, with Wonga only mentioned in the small print. Consumers pay a 7% administration fee then three payments, with an APR of 28%. This compares with 4,214% for Wonga’s loans. Wonga says it hopes to introduce the facility with other retailers.

No-fee insurance plan will ‘boost high street stores’ Lifestyle Floors has launched an insurance flooring replacement service that it hopes will bring business back to high street stores. There are more than 200,000 flooring replacement insurance claims every year, according to the supplier, which has formed a partnership with insurance claim company Imperial Consultants.


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There is no cost to retailers signing up for the scheme and no later fees. The consumer pays direct to the retailer which has certainty on pricing with a fixed price list of flooring, accessories and fitting. Once the details of the claim are viewed and accepted via Lifestyle’s website no other retailer will be able to view the job details.

‘We are able to offer insurance companies a network of retailers across the country. It’s all about bringing the business back to the high street. Many consumers would prefer to deal with their local retailer and hopefully this will bring them business they would not have had access to, at no cost to them,’ says a Lifestyle spokeswoman.

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Suthern switches from retail to manufacturing Greg Suthern, former Dreams chief operating officer, has joined Studio Moderna Brands International, parent company of bed manufacturer Dormeo Octaspring in same role. ‘What intrigued me with Studio Moderna was the opportunity to take a truly revolutionary product international. The product is quite simply the most exciting thing to happen in beds for decades. This is really the iPad of beds, in that it’s a true game-changer. As a result demand is already huge, so we need to expand our production capacity and be ready for sales to explode in 2013,’ he says. Kym Bramm, Studio Moderna Brands International chief executive, says: ‘We’re delighted to have appointed Greg. This has been a tremendous first year for Octaspring, with major launches in the UK, US, Canada, Japan in February 2013, and Greg’s appointment is another significant step in expanding our growth and satisfying demand. His vast experience, expertise and understanding of the requirements of the bedding retail industry will be a major driver in moving us to the next level internationally.’

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Symes exits from Willis & Gambier Mark Symes has left his role as md of Willis & Gambier after four years. Mohamad Amini, director of parent company Samson Holding, has replaced him on an interim basis, supported by David Lane, W&G commercial director and Elliot Li, W&G finance director. Symes had been in charge of W&G since Samson bought the company from administration in October 2008. Samson says Symes wanted to move on with his career.

Brighthouse growth Furniture123 has annual sales of £2.2m

Furniture123 sold Etailer Buy It Direct has bought rival Furniture123 just weeks after its founders put it up for sale. ‘Furniture123 is one of the best known names in online furniture retailing and acquiring the business makes sound strategic sense for us. We understand online retailing very well and are excited at the prospect of moving into the furniture sector,’ says Nick Glynne, Buy It Direct md. The deal sees £90m etailer Buy It Direct acquire the domain name, website, stock, equipment and intellectual property of Furniture123 which has annual sales of £2.2m. ‘The synergies that Buy It Direct can bring to bear will ensure that Furniture123 will prosper in an increasingly competitive market,’ says Julian Field, Furniture123 co-founder.


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Rent-to-own furniture and electricals chain Brighthouse has seen profits and sales jump in the past six months as it continues to expand. Like for like sales rose by 7.7% in the six months to 30 September as total sales climbed 13.2% to £142.8m. Furniture sales were described as performing strongly. Sixteen stores were opened in the period, increasing numbers to 269. The chain, which allows shoppers to pay weekly with an APR of 29.9%, saw profits rise 11.1% to £22.1m.

Distribution move Headlam has added to its wholesale network, buying CK Davie. The group paid an initial £193,600 for the Aberdeen-based distributor. A further £275,400 will be paid when the deal is completed. CK Davie had sales of £3.23m last year and also has a branch in Dundee.


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1 Hyder Living’s expanded range of wooden children’s beds includes models with storage units to help with clutter control and to keep toys, clothes and books neat and tidy. Its bunk beds save space in compact bedrooms, and the bottom bunks can even be used as chill-out zones as the children grow up. Tel: 01484 531 000 2 Made in Lancashire, Cavendish Upholstery’s Carlo offers comfort and classic good looks. Available with a choice of Duratech fibre or Reflex foam seat interiors to suit all tastes, it is pictured in Dakota Chocolate hide and available with light or dark wood feet and 28-day delivery. Tel: 01257 277 664 3 The Quick-Step Academy is celebrating after a successful opening year that has seen the team accredit almost 100 Master Installers and put over 150 professional flooring fitters


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through their paces. Fitters can enrol on one of the academy’s comprehensive courses. Visit: 4 Offering a striking look combined with underfoot comfort, the Dramatic Flair carpet from Mohawk Carpets is immediately noticeable thanks to its uniquely textured patterned pile. Crafted from resilient SmartStrand fibre, this carpet has inherent stain and soil resistance that will never wear or wash off. Tel: 01480 479 830 5 With its soft texture and diverse colour palette, Domo Floorcoverings’ New Forest patterned carpet design will inspire homeowners. Crafted from 100% polyamide for durability and underfoot comfort, it is available in 10 colours from red, purple, blue and green to traditional dark beiges and on-trend greys. Tel: 00 32 5662 2211 

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6 The Stainsafe Shepherd Twist from Balta Broadloom is set to provide retailers with the winning combination of value and quality performance characteristics. Particularly suited to high-impact areas such as hallways and living rooms, it is bleach cleanable and can tolerate rigorous cleaning to provide peace of mind against even the trickiest of spills. Tel: 00 32 56 622 211 7 The design-led Studio range of engineered cork flooring from Granorte shows that eco-friendly style can be eye-catching with a choice of 22 contemporary surface decors that deliver maximum impact in the home, including the stripey-look Expression and the pixelated-effect Mesh Grey. Tel: 01785 711 131


8 The Sumatra collection from Lano Carpets offers both classical and contemporary patterned styles in a neutral colour palette. Now available with an updated lectern POS unit, this collection will capture the attention of customers and inspire interiors with 16 options across seven patterned designs. Tel: 00 800 5266 5266 9 The TacFast system is ideal for quick-turnaround refurbishment projects that need a high quality and speedy floor installation system. Consisting of a LocPlate interlocking disc and plate structure, the TacFast system is placed above the subfloor surface, with a hook and loop fastener that rapidly attaches the floorcovering. Tel: 01527 919 891 10 Designed to combine everyday value with Brockway Carpetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; signature high quality, the Essentials collection is aimed at the budget conscious consumer. Made from 100% British wool, Portland is a traditional loop pile carpet featuring seven contemporary natural shades while the 80/20 Purbeck is a twist with three pile heights. Visit: 


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13 11 Brockway Carpets is putting its Bespoke Colour Match Service in the spotlight at this year’s Domotex show (Hannover, 12-15 January) on stand B12, with the international debut of its Bespoke Solar range. Visit: 12 Valentina is a majestic collection of feature chairs and sofas from Premier Housewares. The solid wood frame with ornate detail and cream cotton mix covering, combine to create a unique and elegant chair. The Valentina range includes three designs of chairs and two sofa styles. 13 Premier Housewares is introducing Chic, a natural white collection of furniture and living accessories with a distressed white wash and intricate flower detail at Interiors UK this month. Available in the collection is a


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nest of tables, cabinet, console table, coffee table, media cabinet, plant tables, mirror and photo frames. Visit: www.premierhousewares. 14 The pocket springs in Dreamland Beds’ Dreamgel beds are encapsulated within a foam wall interior to provide the maximum sleeping area and luxurious layers of hypoallergenic fillings are placed in a unique order to create the ultimate feel. Tel: 0121 771 3663 15 Poseytude’s limited edition cushions feature digitally printed patterns. They have a


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The opening of the 185,000sqft Leekes home store on 22 September last year could turn out to be one of the most important days in the family-owned company’s history, since James Leeke began selling ironmongery in his front room in Clydach Vale, Tonybandy in 1897. Although the company has come along way since then, the opening of its eighth – and by far the largest – home store has shown it may have developed a store format that could be developed across the country. Leekes’ stores have always offered a full range of interiors products, but the conversion of the former Makro unit has allowed the scale of the offer to be significantly boosted. 


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‘From day one customer response and sales figures have been unprecedented, exceeding all expectations’ And with the space available, many would be tempted to fill it with as many products as possible to ensure they appeal to a wide range of consumers. After all, £6m is no small sum to spend during a recession. But the temptation was resisted, with all departments given room to let products be shown to their best in plenty of space – be it flooring, kitchens, furniture, lighting, furnishings, beds or its clothing, food or cycling concessions. Despite being the size of an Ikea, the store atmosphere and shopping experience is different – there is no race track for example and shoppers can freely move from one department


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to the other without ever feeling trapped, lost or overwhelmed. And since the opening, shoppers across the West Midlands have responded. ‘From day one customer response and sales figures have been unprecedented, exceeding all expectations,’ says Emma Leeke, Leekes retail md. So much so that an extra bank of tills has been installed and staffing numbers have been lifted by 30 to 90 since opening. In addition there are 20 self-employed contractors, with a further 40 staff working for the concession partners. ‘This is already much higher than we anticipated needing in the first three months of operation and gets us well on 

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the way to the 200 to 250 we believed we would use when fully operational,’ explains Leeke. Sales are already at the levels of its more established branches. ‘Particularly strong areas include furniture departments, where we already had a reputation in the Midlands from our department store in Bilston and furniture stores in Stoke on Trent and Bedworth [when it purchased Coles in 2009, with the Coventry store replacing Bedworth] but also in new areas such as kitchens and tableware, lighting and clothing,’ she says. And the start of the winter sale is proving to be no exception: it took five minutes for the first transaction to be made and within four hours of opening at 10am sales targets had been met and then exceeded, at 25% above target. Early shoppers caused tailbacks on the roads and the 500space car park was practically full for most of the day as 2,000 shoppers visited. Online sales for the chain were up 15%. Starting from a clean slate gave the company the opportunity to try new approaches. All equipment was designed in-house, lighting displays were updated – there are more than 150 ceiling and 150 table lamps on display – the zoning of its furniture offer was improved, something that will be rolled out to other stores. And at the core of its offer are brands. The kitchen and tableware range contains all the leading brands from Denby and Wedgwood to Sophie Conran, Tefal and Joseph Joseph. The furniture, flooring, beds and bathroom departments are a Who’s Who of names – including the country’s largest G Plan Upholstery studio alongside Duresta, Ercol, Calligaris, Halo, Hulsta, Holte and Hammonds galleries or studios. These are


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supported by a non-branded selection and Leekes’ price promise to attract those tempted to go elsewhere online. The store and the chain has benefitted from consumers improving their homes, rather than moving, and Leeke is confident this trend, and the chain’s ability to supply it, will continue this year. There is an argument that downturns are the very time to invest so you are the first to gain from an upturn and Leekes is following this route. It owns the sites of all its stores and is planning a £2m refurbishment to its Melksham branch that will give it more floorspace and also house a medical practice with 20,000 patients. At Llantrisant, a new Leekes store will be the centrepiece of a £200m redevelopment of the town centre and could be one of the first completed. Downturn? Retail pessimism? Not here.


Single voice Consolidating brands has paid dividends for Bensons for Beds Last year was when three successfully became one – Steinhoff International consolidated its Bensons for Beds, Sleepmasters and Bed Shed chains as Bensons for Beds. For years the three had competed, with three different marketing messages and product offers. Alan Williams, Bensons for Beds md, says when he became responsible for the trio in 2011, the state of the economy meant tough decisions had to be made as collectively it had the outlets but too many voices to market. After research, Bensons for Beds emerged as the name to retail. Management was keen to retain the Sleepmasters brand given its strong associations with value among shoppers and so it has become a successful own-label range for the chain. It was also decided that the shopping experience had to be improved which saw the introduction of The Comfort Station. This reduced the buying decision to three simple steps: choose the bed style, mattress firmness and mattress type. It also saw the removal of technological terms, which many shoppers can find confusing. Taking the best bits of the three chains has paid dividends for the new store. Where stores have been converted, sales have increased by as much as 50%. Its success was recognised when it was named Multiple Bed Retailer of the Year at the National Bed Federation Bed Show Awards, an award Williams says he never expected to win. ‘We are so proud to have been named Multiple Bed Retailer of the Year 2012. It’s been a year of consolidation and great change, and we have worked tirelessly to overhaul our in-store shopping experience and introduce The Comfort Station to our customers. ‘This award is testament to all the hard work that the Bensons for Beds team has put into making the brand a success. It’s a fantastic achievement and one that everyone should be proud of.’

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Alan Williams (centre) collects his Bed Show award from host Gyles Brandreth and Simon Spinks, NBF president (right)


Spreading the word on sleep Independent retailers are at the centre of Silentnight’s plans Sleeping soundly is the bedrock of any person’s sense of health and wellbeing. But according to research by Silentnight, up to 75% of people are not getting a good night’s sleep. ‘Our ambition and goal is not merely as a manufacturer but to act as providers of the perfect sleep,’ says Steve Freeman, Silentnight Group md. And he says independent retailers are at the heart of its desire to get people sleeping better. ‘We value the role independents play and we’re as committed as ever to strengthening our position in the sector. That’s why we made our popular Classics range available exclusively to them, and why we’re so proud to continue to launch the hand-crafted Diamond collection,’ he says. ‘The strength of the Silentnight heritage has been built from the continued support of our independent retailer partners. It is here the company began its journey trading through the local independent bed specialists and this sector remains as important to us today. We know that our independent partners are an integral part of our future strategy,’ he adds. The Diamond collection comprises three models: 1400 Natural Luxury, 2000 Ortho Luxury and 2800 Latex Luxury, representing new levels of premium quality and design, specially tailored to help achieve a great night’s sleep. All are traditionally hand-crafted using natural fillings including silk, lamb’s wool, cashmere and latex. The beds also feature Silentnight’s Mirapocket pocket spring system. Each mattress contains small springs housed in individual fabric pockets, with each of the springs spreading the weight of the person lying on it to provide support and comfort. The springs run from edge to edge for maximum sleep space. There is a choice of four upholstered divan base fabric options and coordinating headboards are available. Visit:


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1400 Natural Luxury

2000 Ortho Luxury

2800 Latex Luxury

In a year when everyone is celebrating all that makes Britain great, we've created 5 exciting new furniture collections, each designed and manufactured in the UK specifically for the UK market. Visit Stand D2, Hall 5 at Interiors 2013 and discover what makes Caxton â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the Home of Great British Furnitureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.



Designed to please This month will see a new quartet from Nolte Delbrück Nolte Delbrück is unveiling four collections at IMM Cologne later this month: Skyline, Trenta, Amber and Alexa. Skyline offers bespoke options to meet customers’ requirements and fit difficult spaces. The wardrobes are stackable, meaning distinctive designs can be created for the smallest to the largest rooms. They come with LED lighting options for an integrated finish. There is a full complement of bed designs, bedside cabinets, chests and dressers in a variety of colours and wood finishes. Trenta is an individual and timeless design in the classic Bauhaus style. The extensive range of beds, in widths from 90cm to 200cm, combined with design options such as bedside tables, hinged and sliding door wardrobes, drawer chests and functional accessories offer a customisable design. ‘These ranges add to an already extensive collection of bedroom and living room furniture. From the beautiful Starlight range that features Swarovski crystal elements through to the more classic Venezia range, Nolte Delbrück offers retailers an amazing selection,’ says a Nolte Delbrück spokesman. Offering German quality and service with a simple pricing structure, it means retailers can easily price and specify their designs. ‘With Nolte Delbrück still relatively new to the UK market, there’s a unique opportunity for retailers to climb on board at the beginning, therefore having unparalleled exclusivity for such an offering,’ he adds. Nolte Delbrück, tel: 01661 842 304


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Top and above: Skyline


Diamond collection Exclusive to Independent retailers

The Diamond Collection features our advanced Mirapocket spring system and sumptuous natural fillings including silk, lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wool, cashmere and latex; creating the ultimate luxury feel. Each model is also available in a choice of 4 beautifully upholstered divan base fabric options and co-ordinating headboards are also available. To find out more information on the range and to find your nearest stockist visit

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POS has helped drive sales for Dormeo Octaspring Dormeo Octaspring has been in the UK bed market for a little over a year and the mattress technology, based around memory foam springs, is already being sold in more than 350 stores. ‘We have invested significantly to deliver this growth with more than £1m spent on advertising in the UK in 2012,’ says John Bramm, Dormeo Octaspring md. The company is continuing from where it left off last year by sponsoring the weather forecasts on ITV1’s Daybreak programme as part of a large advertising push in January and February.

POS includes display stands, interactive touchscreens and samples


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‘The mattresses uniquely offer the cradling effect of memory foam springs to produce a mattress that feels like no other. The open structure of the springs ensures the mattress is cool and well ventilated all night long, while the memory foam technology provides consistent support and pressure relief. In fact, it delivers all the benefits of traditional spring and memory foam beds, with none of the drawbacks,’ says Bramm. He highlights the success of its POS at attracting shoppers using its customary black and orange branding. ‘It has a very strong focus on the features and benefits of the beds, while working equally hard to give a powerful premium feel and create an “I want one of those” response in customers.’ Bramm says this strong in-store presence has been key to growth in the past year. ‘We see customers coming straight to the beds, lying down on them, and spending a lot of time talking to the staff about the unique feel of the mattresses. Once they have been on the bed and felt how comfortable it is, people just buy it, it’s as simple as that.’ POS includes a bed display unit, an interactive touchscreen display which features video and in-depth product information, wall-mounted displays and branded headboard sashes and

footmats. Fabric swatches and cutaway samples that show the inside and outside of the mattresses in much more detail are also available. Dormeo is offering retailers taking three or more floor models a 50% discount, with the POS collection set up in their store free of charge. Dormeo Octaspring, tel: 01628 819 055

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A stream of new products is helping to deliver success Insignia is sister brand Hush-a-Bye Bedsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; flagship model in the Natural collection. With more than 2,000 individual pocket springs (in the 150cm size) its upholstery includes cotton felt, wool, silk and cashmere. Hush-a-Bye, tel: 01225 779 135

The Options guest bed is a full size guest bed available in two widths and a selection of coloured fabric divans. It is available with a choice of pocket spring and open coil mattresses or combinations of both. The mattresses can be zipped to provide a double bed affording plenty of options.

Gainsboroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pembridge features a mattress with more than 5,000 pocket springs, all overlaid with loose upholstery fillings including white hair, wool, cashmere, silk, alpaca and cotton felt. The divan is produced using a satin fabric in a selection of colours while its eye-catching headboards complete the look. Gainsborough, tel: 01225 779 132

Cadogan is one of the latest divan sets from Gainsborough. The mattress is produced using natural loose upholstery and more than 3,000 pocket springs. Pure new wool and cotton are heavily featured while three rows of traditional hand side-stitching complete the mattress. A variety of linen fabrics are available.


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TRUST REST ASSURED, THE POCKET SPRING SPECIALIST F O R A F F O R DA B L E LU X U RY B E D S . The Eloquence Collection is exclusively available to independent, high street retailers. Telephone. 01282 851111 or email.


Natural moves

Latex provides mattress comfort ‘It may not sound like it, but latex is a natural material not a synthetic material. It is made from the sap of the hevea brasiliensis tree. Latex is naturally hypoallergenic and our latex is also aerated for extra bounce and coolness,’ says Iftikhar Mirza, Rest Assured product quality manager. Latex is extra bouncy, so allows you to move around in bed more easily than on a thick memory foam mattress. ‘It is important that you move in your sleep as this allows the fluid to move around your spine to keep it “well oiled” and free of toxins for the day ahead,’ he adds. Rest Assured combines latex with pocket springs in the mattress to provide support while the springs are reinforced around the edges to prevent roll-off. Mirza also points out that people with latex allergies can use the mattresses as the latex used in all Rest Assured mattresses is effectively ‘cooked’ before it goes into the mattress, reducing the risk of allergic reactions to almost nil. Part of Rest Assured’s latex offer, Latex Luxury 2000 has 2,000 pocket springs in the no-turn mattress. Its firm base gives a supportive foundation while a luxury-feel sprung base is also available. Visit:


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Latex is combined with pocket springs for the mattress and storage options are available

ALOE VERA Pocket Divan Set • 1000 Pocket Spring unit. • Soft touch Jersey knitted fabric enhanced with Aloe Vera essence. • Visco-elastic Memory Foam. This product will be available with free storage drawers to all stockists • Contrast Air Flow border system. during the seasonal sale period. • Hand tufted with woollen tufts. (Terms & conditions apply please contact the sales office for further information) • Hypo Allergenic. • Bases available in six colours. Dreamland Beds UK Ltd. Unit 4, Bertha Road Greet, Tyseley Birmingham B11 2NN Telephone 0121 771 3663

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Solid silver Sweet Dreams celebrates its 25th anniversary

Top: Kelly Above: The 25th anniversary logo Right: Phoenix

In 1988 Riaz Ahmed launched Sweet Dreams as a headboard manufacturer in Burnley. Today the company is still in the Lancashire market town and under Ahmed’s ownership. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, it has developed into a company that manufactures divans, mattresses, bed frames and upholstery, as well as supplying children’s beds, metal frames, living and dining furniture and bedroom cabinet. And the company is not resting on its past achievements, with a raft of product introductions planned for 2103. This month’s Interiors UK will see its innovations in mattress fillings and new TV beds as it looks to build on 2012’s success.


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In the children’s range, there are new car-beds Turbo Racer and Night Racer, at two different price points. Both bed frames are 90cm x 190cm and have matching furniture. Night Racer comes in blue or red, and has matching furniture and bedlinen. Arcadia is a new metal triple bunk. The company will also add to its bedroom cabinet offer with exclusive ready-assembled ranges. And in sofabeds Sweet Dreams will introduce a trio of clic-clac faux leather models, including the Toledo in retro black and white styling. Sweet Dreams, tel: 01282 830 033

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A natural position Flock Living is aiming for the top-end with its eco-friendly carpet 

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CARPET Launching an upmarket product in a recession may not be an immediately obvious route to success, but for Flock Living’s directors, Ashoke Sethia and Gareth Lewis, it was a simple decision. While most market sectors are arguably oversupplied, the pair claim they have spotted a gap between the premium and luxury sectors that its initial 13 designs can occupy. Keen to avoid ‘me-too’ products, Flock has created seven tufted and six woven ranges, manufactured by Adam Carpets and Lano respectively. Adam was chosen for its ability to offer individual tuft control while Lano ‘technically makes the best

Above left: Brecknock Above right: Charollais Below: Arcott


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axminster in the world,’ according to Sethia. The three-ply yarn is manufactured by Danspin. ‘We have identified a niche in the market for an ethically robust brand and have come at it from a different perspective to the norm. We have a lifestyle positioned product range allied to an ethical consciousness that will appeal to fashionistas, middle England and the sophisticated’, says Lewis. Inspiration for the designs came from the furnishing industry while the colour palette was borne out of the clothing industry, he says. For Sethia, the launch of Flock Living is a continuation 



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CARPET of a family love affair with natural fibres. His family joined the UK jute trade in the 1840s and by the 1950s had become the world’s largest jute fibre supplier as it grew into a commodity conglomerate. By his own admission he could explain for days why mixed fibre products are inferior to 100% pure products, so it is no surprise that its carpets are 100% Laneve wool. ‘Now consumers want 100% natural fibres, eco credentials and luxury attributes, but they buy what they think looks nice,’ he says. Which is why it is hard to easily apply a style label to Flock’s ranges. The designs have a chameleon like quality – just by changing the colour a contemporary carpet takes on a more classical look.

Above left: Arles Above right: Uda Below: Perendale


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With retail prices of £70 to £150 per sqm, Flock is not for every shopper or retailer, targeting just 150 to 200 top end flooring stores, independent furnishing retailers and department stores. ‘Inspiration and aspiration are the words we want to have with consumers. It might be expensive per sqm but the cost is low over the lifetime of the carpet as it lasts longer as we’re using more wool than competitors in the marketplace,’ says Sethia. The company has invested heavily in photography to support stockists, with a 30cm x 30cm book showing roomset photography next to an image of the design, and a POS stand with a 0.5sqm footprint. Further products are likely to include wiltons and flatweaves. Flock Living, tel: 020 8440 8777


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Trooping the colours Brintons’ Bell Twist has a new colour palette Since 1965 Bell Twist has been one of Brintons’ enduring sellers. And to ensure this popularity continues, nine new colours have been added to the plain 80/20 carpet range. Following extensive colour and trends research of both home interiors and fashion, the latest additions are based around four colour themes: Forest Fruits – Amethyst and Rosebud are feminine and pretty in dusky lilac tones or petal pink; Warm Neutrals – inspired by earthy hues found in natural materials such as raw cottons and tree bark comprise Honeysuckle, Maple and Cookie Dough; Berry Ripe shades – striking Watermelon oozes exotic freshness; and Cool Neutrals – calming Granite, Flint and Pumice are inspired by minerals and rock and are designed to be the base for statement accent tones. The new colours feature in the updated Brintons brochure. Visit:





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Cub ism

Interlubke is revamping its bestselling collection

Cube Fine

Since its launch in 2002, Cube has grown to become Interlubkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestselling cabinet collection. In 2010 it was augmented by Cube X, when Werner Aisslinger created a streamlined variant of his original design. Now the collection is to become four combinable systems to be officially launched at IMM Cologne later this month. Cube Gap, with its cubic design language and distinctive joints, continues to embody the original design. It can be used as an individual piece of furniture or as a room divider and is stackable. Its elements can be combined in various ways and opened from the back, front or sides. For creating leaner configurations and playing with colours and materials, there is Cube Fine (formerly Cube X). All the top closing panels and side panels can be made to contrast or harmonise with the interior. Highlights can be created with matte and high-gloss lacquer or wood veneer. Cube Change has been developed for all those who love change and, like Cube Fine, uses push-to-open technology, handles or handle strips. Cabinets can be positioned individually, placed next to each other and regrouped. Cube Play can be used as a floating, variably configurable wall system that can be combined with the other Cube variants and also with accent colours. Visit: 


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Cube Gap

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... AIS opening its doors to the whole trade

20th - 22nd January 2013 Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre

This is THE Show for all furniture retailers. AIS Ltd have brought together over 40 leading Brands and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re opening the doors to non members to show the very latest in furniture and accessories. THE Show takes place at one of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier exhibition venues - Cranmore Park with unrivalled show facilities, excellent catering and ample FREE car parking just minutes from J4 M42, only 8 miles from the NEC. Complimentary lunch for all pre-registered guests.

20th - 22nd January 2013

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Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4LF

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Alpine Lounge E36 Archroll B42 Artistic Upholstery D50 Ashley Manor Upholstery C10, C5 Ashwood Designs E15 Baker Furniture G30, G31 Bardi F7 Barton Furniture C54 Blendworth International FP10 British Furniture Manufacturers Assoc D52 Cartell F2 Collins And Hayes Furniture D5 Content by Conran F66 David Gundry Upholstery E33 Duresta Upholstery F5 Edinburgh Weavers FP2 TCH E71 Ercol Furniture G33, G50 Family Tree Furniture A1 FIRA International B75 Flexsteel UK C35 Frank Hudson G6 Furniture Works England B48 G Plan Upholstery E5 Gascoigne Designs E10 Hawkins Bros A55 Heico Fasteners UK A15 Henderson Russell C54, D46 Iain James Furniture D50 Ian Mankin FP9 Immagina Divani / IDP A40 Interio E62 JA Upholstery B77 Jansen International UK E16 Jim Dickens FP7 John Sankey D39 Jonathan Charles UK E35 Killymoon Bespoke Living A4 Kobe UK FP3, FP4 Lloyd Loom Of Spalding B40 London University of Art, Media & Design A15 MAB G60 Moveme F2 Originals B25 Parker Knoll G5 Peter Guild G10 Pierson F2 Portfolio Collection C70 Primavera Furniture Piazza Provence Mobiliario F2 Pughs Antiques A7 Qing Dao A3 Qualita C100 Rendez-vous @ Furniture Makers G44 Richard Stamp Agencies F2 Royal Bohemia C61 G38 Sandringham Fine Art B44

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Interiors UK 20-23 January Sinclair Matthews Sitting Firm Square Roots Starbay Europe Steed Upholstery Stone International The Furniture Ombudsman The Original Book Works Timorous Beasties Titley & Marr Troynorth Westbridge & Spirit Whitehead Designs Willis & Gambier (UK) Winsor Furniture Wychwood Design G Plan Cabinet

C74 A5 F2 C55 G10 C34 B75 C42 FP1 FP6 A45 C35, E78 E11 B25 E65 A18 F1 

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ACID A16 Aleal C27 All Sofas A72 Artcopi A4 Boissigny A4 Breeze House Company B24 CadLine A17 Camilla Barnard D50 Catherine Verpoort D50 Celio A7 Con-tempo Manufacturing A19 Coralie Bonnet D50 Couture A4 Crystal Doors A15 Custhom Design D50 De Gross D50 Demart UK E10 Designers Block D50 Emerald Faerie D50 Ethnicraft C30 Fama C10 Fauzy Prasetya Kamal D50 Fibre Flooring F9 Furlong Flooring F4 Furniture Origins (UK) D21 Gautier UK A8 GEM/IFA A7 GLPC International A14 Gordon W Robertson D50 Greenapple Systems B3 Helga Matos D50 Hend Krichen D50 House of Hackney D50 James Shaw D50 Jennifer Yang D50 Jib Studio D50 Jon Male D50 JTS Cushions A27 Kirigram Constanze Schweda D50 Lazerian D50 Lighting Industry Association G27 Lina Patsiou D50 Living of Brighouse E20 London Designer Furniture A1 Marinelli Home A23 Marjan van Aubel D50 Mastercraft Rugs F12 Medifa A14,A4,A5,A6,A7,A8 Mollio C20 Myung Nam An D50 Nic Parnell D50 Office & Reception Planters A28 Oriental Carpets & Rugs E13 Oriental Weavers UK F3 Ornate Carpets G5 Oxleys E1 PCA Oriental Carpets G17 Parisot Meubles A6 Parkside Tiles F10 Peressini Casa Srl C1

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Peter Ibruegger Studio Ascott Designs Plumen Plummer Fernandez Rubinetteria Cavalli Sabatina Leccia Studio Sam Weller Sarah Turner Silo Studio Sits Skovby

D50 A13 D50 D50 A20 D50 D50 D50 D50 A10 D5

Spectral Audio Mobel Stil Furniture Studio Sudi Suzi Mclaughlin Tatto Divani The Games Room Company Tom Schneider Tortie Hoare UK-CF TV Stands UK United Lights

G1 A21 D50 D50 D31 A29 Entrance D50 F24 A32 G19


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Unnatural Flooring Company V4 Woodflooring W Schillig Weaver Green Westminster Teak Young Ju Do

F9 F2 C5 F9 E5 D50 

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A1 Media A15 Abbeylands Furniture E2 Aimbry International - Pacific Lifestyle F1 Aurora F21 Azad Electricals E10 Azzardo Company LP1 Black Country Metalworks A9 C and S Loxton D20 C Castro Lighting C2 Chambers International E9 Clifton Lighting LP5 Culinary Concepts G1 Daxlite C13 Elstead Lighting C4, C5 Endon Lighting E11, F12 Envy C9 Fantastic Lighting D23 Farmers Cottage Lamps C22 Febland Group D2 First Class Lighting D11 Gap Lighting F11 Genesis Fine Arts F26 Hanlin H15 Hh Collection C3 Hill Interiors B3, B4 Hunsbury LED C11 Illuma Lighting F10 Illuminati Lighting UK D13 Impex Russell D9 Infusion Home E3 Intelligent Retail B48 Interiors 1900 A4 JH Miller & Sons D4 Katigi Designs H2 Kosnic (UK) B25, C8 KVT Kristall C31 Latoaria Ponte Rol LP8 LED Lighting (IESB) D10 LEDS C4 LP6 Lifestyle Arts & Crafts G21 Lumartec (HK) A16 Luminess LP1 Mandarin Arts D14 Marshall Arts H16 Metal Lux LP5 Ningbo Xieguang Electronics Co C30 Nordlux D12 Oaks Lighting A6, A8 Okker D18 Open Retail Solutions F20 R Hamilton & Co E28 R V Astley F18, G18 Rama Carpets G3 Red Mud E16 Retrotouch B17 Searchlight Electric F2 Shadow Curtains H9 Terre D'Hautaniboul C7 The Lighting & Interiors Group C1 Tiger Moth H11

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TP24 Villa Lumi Voltolina - Classic Light Wofi Leuchten

D3 D6 LP5 LP1

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4 Square Logistics M13 Art Marketing M17 Art Mirror & Furniture N25 Artko K14 Artlove N32 Authentic Models M7 Bespoke Shades M26 Blue Poppy Art N12 Bluebone Imports K6 Britannia Mirrors L15, L17, L20 CIMC L10, L8, M14 Camelot Pictures N17 Casa Monis M21 Complete Colour K20 D&J Simons & Sons K24 David A Pinegar N15 DCUK N21 Derry's M10 Diamond AV M20 Dream Weavers UK & Europe K17 ECO Furniture N8 Edge Company N6 Enigma H30 Eryka Isaak N19 Fem Publishing L29 Final Touches Framing L28 Gallery Direct H6 Glimpze L27 Global Sourcing & Trading M5 Health Connection N24 Iconography N4 In2retail N4 Innova Editions J14 International Art UK M19 Jo Downs Glass Design N23 Kaikoo K9 Lifestyle Furnishings UK N34 Lisse Interior Design N9 Makasihome K12 Malini J15, K16 McGowan Rutherford G24, J24, L25 Midland Reproduction Mirrors J5 Minster J1 Mirrortech K15 Morris Mirrors M15, M18, M22 Neil Machin Sculptor M25 Optimise Solutions N16 PD Global L6 Picture Connection M16 Poseytude Gallery N40 Premier Housewares J4 Roost Furnishings N14 Scott Haydn Home Interiors H17 Smart Trading EU K13 Spires Gallery K1

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Steven Shell L1 Swan Retail N4 The Art Group/ Pyramid International N3 Trade Fair International K3, K8

Unique Arts Yearn Glass & Co Zenithart GCL Furniture (UK)

N22 H14 K19 Piazza Suite

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A McLean D60 Ancient Mariner Trading A34 BJS Distribution F10 Bramblecrest A29 Breasley Consumer Products F5 Cabinet Maker B34 Charltons A1 Classic Furniture Binbrook C26 Clemence Richard C20 Clivedon Furniture C62 Coach House A58 Danalight by KT Group C8 Daro E10 Embassy of the Republic of Poland B35 Flair Rugs A36 Fortune Woods UK D42 Foshan City Zhihao Furniture Co C92 Furniture Clinic E38 Furniture News A11 G&P Furniture D4 Gecko Furniture Imports A42 Gleneagle Furniture F11 Global Home B40, B41, B42 Gooch Oriental Carpets A28 Hampshire Garden Furniture Company B10 Heartlands Furniture (Wholesale) D50 Holly Mountain E49 Homestyle GB B15 Ideal Products C44 In-Excess UK E32 Italian Furniture Co A46 Jojali E33 JTW Product Co A40 Jual Furnishings C24 Julian Bowen A10 Keen Classics E58 Kelston House International A26 Kettle Interiors B36 Kids - Avenue E20, E34 Libra Company A7 LPD E18 MA Platt B33 Maingate B49 Mark Webster Designs C10 Meridian Furniture E60 Palanex (UK) E29 Racing Champ Exhibitions HK C90, C92, D90 Rizhao Harmony Furniture Co C90 Ross Fabrics A25 Rowico C15 Roy Walker Reclaimed Wood Furniture B38 Seahorse Furniture E51 Seconique B16 Shanghai UBM Sinexpo Int'l Exhibition C91 SJS Furniture C28 SWS Import D30 Taylors of Cheshire A12 TCS The Complete Service D10 TFW Trading and Waring & Gillow D40 Touchwood Wholesale D22

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Trans Continental Group UAB Grafu Baldai Value Mark Furniture Verona Design Wholesale Beds and Furniture Wholesale Garden Furniture Wilde Java Wintech Woodman Chairs Worth Furnishing XYZ Agencies Yini Home international

B43 C8 D5 E29 B30 E50 A5 A20 C60 C16 A19 C55

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A Haywood & Sons A70 ADB Furniture B74 Alfrank Designs C26 Alstons E12 Anbercraft A26 Annaghmore Agencies B72 APMR Asociatia Producatorilor E28, E30 Ashcoles Collection A64 Bedding Industrial Beguda D75 Bedmaster C52 Bendex Tabak B74 Bentley Designs A36 BilliB Clocks A5 BIM B74 Birlea Furniture F26 BM Direct D24 BM Furniture B24 Brevedon F3 Buoyant Upholstery F62 Calia Italia B6 Camelgroup B1 Castelan A87 Caxton Furniture D2 Celebrity Motion Furniture C42 Celtic Leather and Fabric Upholstery E100 COE H15 Compar F3 Core Products H41 Cribel E50 Daneway H34 DD Furniture A28 Deluxe Beds D25 Designer Trade Furniture G49 Divano International F9 Dob-Meble B74 Dolux-M B74 Dormir Beds D83 Dorota Glass Studio Habrat B74 Drevotvar H52 Eastern Europe Furniture A27 Easy Sleep Beds A30 Emerald Upholstery A41 Emporia Beds B27 Suite World F100 Exclusive UK B36 Fabryka Mebli B74 Fortune Years G90 Furmanac B64 Furnico C32 Furniture Link Ireland B18 Giatalia International D68 Global Furniture Alliance D64 Greenwood Retail A86 Harrison Brothers Furniture H30, H32 Highgate Beds D14 Highgrove Beds C36 Holroyd & Jones A65 Homeserve Furniture Repairs & Staingard A17 HTL (UK) A76, A78

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Huta Szkla Artystycznego Gospodarczego B74 Hyder Beds F32 Hyder Living F40 Indian Furniture Direct A24 Interiors Monthly E4 International Furniture UK B2 Ipea UK C54 J&T Cash & Carry C60 Jade Furnishers G10 Jitona H52 JR Imports H76 Kaydian Design E26 Kayflex E2 Kingstown Furniture C13, C16 Klastr H52 Konig UK H44 KozeeSleep C70

Kyoto Futons A60, A73 La-Z-Boy UK C32 Lanway Trading G48 Le Divani D80 Leben Bedrooms E75 Lebus Upholstery D37 Lege Artis Anna Dubieniecka-Suszek B74 Limelight Beds F12, F20 M Line G50 M Sadiq Furniture C76 Meblik D74 Mohawk Finishing Products C81 Morris Furniture A8, B6, F1 Motionmex H5 Muling City Hualong Wood Industry Co C92 Network 4 Home Delivery H49 New Trend Concepts E50 Nicoletti Home C26


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Olympia Furniture F41 One Call Furniture B80 Oristo B74 Polish Information & Foreign Investment B74 Rattan Art B74 Rainbow Upholstery A100, A101 Rauch F56 Red Rose Upholstery E78 Relaxateeze B6 Sasaki International H28 Sedia Line B74 Shankar Enterprises F11 Sherborne Upholstery B16, C10, C5 Simmons Bedding Group F10 Sintuva D85 Sitting Pretty UK G1 Sleep Times F30

Sleepy Valley SMA Snoozeland Sofa Source Stalmot & Wolmet Steens Furniture Sweet Dreams Szklomal TCBC Techno-Drew The Sofa Club Time Living Tizio Totem Furniture Trends Interiors Trendy Living Vale-Bridgecraft VBCH Design

A32 F3 H75 C62 B74 A16, A19 G60 B74 C82 B74 Suite2 G88 A74 H57 G15 F90 D1 B74

Ventura Corporation H17 Viscotherapy/Bedmaster C52 Vogue Beds F12, F20 WS Dennison H49 Welcome Furniture A10, B10 Wellman International C80 West Yorkshire Materials Testing Service B86 Wiemann UK E40 World Furniture (NI) D70, D71 Zaklady Porcelany Cmielow B74 Zbigniew Januszek Fronty Meblowe B74 Zone Furniture B6  Listings courtesy of Interiors UK. Information correct at time of going to press


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Blendworth will add to its wallpaper and fabric offer. Chic unites two diverging trends; the glamour of haute couture and subtle pastel colours for a more modest interior decoration. Bright-coloured birds and flourishing flowers inspired Fleurique in strong, daring colours. A glossy background with a light texture adds depth and brings to life the colourful flower designs while lacquer and silver foil prints create lustrous accents, continuously changing in colour. Lavender Dream is the successor to the popular Classics wallpaper collection, with the timeless designs of the original book receiving a makeover with a new colour palette evoking an atmosphere of French lavender fields and typical English country life. Pavilion Prints is a collection of fresh satins and crisp cotton/linen fabrics. With inspiration taken from botanical studies, Jacobean crewelwork and romantic toiles, the designs offer a blend of colour and classic British design. The small scale weaves and plains of Pavilion Weaves complement the range. FIRA will showcase its Furniture Export Hub, an online reference resource for those looking to export products or expertise to overseas markets. Heico Fasteners is revealing the winners of its 







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The Helena bedroom collection is crafted from beautiful, solid Poplar and Poplar veneers with a hand painted, lacquered finish to the outer frames. The range boasts stylish bowed fronts to most of the pieces, with drawer fronts finished with an antique styled handle.

Traditional with a contemporary twist, Milton is a beautifully crafted oak and painted range finished with stylish, recessed polished chrome handles giving it a subtle contemporary edge, creating a truly stunning look, that is suited to both modern and traditional settings.

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The warm tones of the solid Chinese Oak and Oak veneers give this range warmth and character and the combination of simple clean lines, round corners and delicate legs give it a soft, organic feel.

Tuscany Dining is both relaxed and casual in style, with stylish, recessed polished chrome handles which give it a subtle contemporary edge. Tuscany is crafted with grade three oak FSC速 certified timbers, with a lacquered finish and hand planed edges. Being manufactured by a fully credited FSC速 certified factory and supplier to the highest standard gives you peace of mind that you have made a responsible purchase.

Stylish, rounded finger joints feature on drawer fronts, with all pieces treated with a natural, low gloss lacquer. With its unfussy, classic good looks Spirit adds a touch of sophisticated yet homely style to both town and country settings.

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upholstery design competition, with Joan Milton, former AMUSF president, chairing the panel judging students’ designs. Iain James Furniture offers a comprehensive collection of English traditional reproduction furniture. Burr walnut, mahogany and a new collection in burr oak will all be highlighted at this year’s event. Parker Knoll is displaying its expanded upholstery and fabric collection following the integration of the Derwent ranges. The Portfolio Collection will show several exclusive artworks, including those by Polly Alakija. Richard Stamp Agencies is introducing several designs from its portfolio of overseas companies. Contemporary upholstery firm Cartell will debut Guus, featuring slim curved arms and an understated polished steel under frame. It is available as a two, two and a half and threeseater with chaise longue and corner options. Cartel has also significantly widened its fabric collection. Moveme is one of the largest modern furniture manufacturers in Portugal, and the latest designs Cool and Home are stocked in piece parts ready for quick dispatch. Both collections are available in a dozen matt lacquer colours and three veneers – oak, walnut and rosewood. Any piece can be made in a combination of these lacquers and wood finishes and special sizes can be made. Each piece is polished by hand before final finishing. Pierson will exhibit hand-finished solid French oak cabinet and dining furniture made in France. The Ocean Collection is a contemporary design with softened rounded profiles and convex moulded door and drawer fronts. Camargue and Sancerre are classic country styles showing the full scale and potential of Pierson’s cabinet and table collection in oiled, lacquered and waxed finishes. Provence Mobiliario’s founding principle was working with a group of highly skilled artisans sharing a passion for the art of making furniture. Customers can specify dimensions for the cabinets, tables and chairs. Each hand-painted piece can be made using any of five wood finishes, 15 lacquers and distress levels. Square Roots’ contemporary dining furniture is produced in solid European oak in a range of finishes. The concept of free-edged tables using the natural shape of the living tree has been refined still further by the new Kava Collection finished in seared oak that emphasises the distinctive nature of each piece. Blendworth, tel: 023 9259 2000 FIRA, tel: 01438 777 700 Heico, tel: 01268 745 421 Ian James, tel: 01159 734 481 Parker Knoll, tel: 01773 604 121 Portfolio Collection, tel: 01572 770 729 Richard Stamp Agencies, tel: 01993 830 350 Moveme’s lounge furniture

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Art by Polly Alakija from Portfolio Collection

Ian James’ large drum table

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Reproducing success Jansen has seen a shift in attitudes When Jansen Furniture started out in the UK in 1994 it was at the lower end of the market with cheaper, deep red mahogany furniture. Now it specialises in the top end. ‘About six years ago, through increasing amounts of market research worldwide, we discovered there was a noticeable trend that people were beginning to change their mindset when it came to purchasing furniture,’ says a Jansen spokesman. ‘It was apparent, that the best buy was not the cheapest or one that appeared to be the best bargain, instead the desirable purchase was the one that got you the best product for the right price with the additional reassurance that you were buying a quality lifetime addition to your home.’ The company says it is stronger than ever, not only in the UK but also in Europe, the US, Canada and the Far East. At its manufacturing facility in Indonesia it produces some 1,000


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The company will have its largest stand for a decade at Interiors UK and launch 20 products

different furniture products with constant new designs. ‘Everything is quality checked, packaged and distributed to the highest degree of efficiency to ensure everything reflects the high end nature of our product,’ says the spokesman. With its largest stand for a decade, Jansen has moved to hall one at the NEC. It will have more than 130 pieces of furniture on display along with more than 50 bronzes. Among them will be five new finishes, 20 new products and a new catalogue. It will also show its latest, more user-friendly website. ‘We pride ourselves on producing timeless creations that add character and warmth to any home. Whether it is through a small accent nest, an elegant coffee table, or one of our impressive extendable dining tables, there is something in the range to suit anybody looking for individuality,’ he adds. Jansen Furniture, tel: 01673 866 616 



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SHOW GUIDE Cadline will demonstrate its Archline.XP Interior software for designing rooms. It offers features such as virtual staging, soft furnishings including blinds and awnings, bespoke cabinet design, and rendering capability. Making its NEC debut will be Calia Italia’s Evan, part of the Emporio collection. Evan is a modern sofa, with wide proportions that support specific comfort needs thanks to two

easy manual mechanisms. The back cushions can be pushed back to modify the depth of the seats up to 1.49m. The height of the arms can also be modified. It is available as a sofa, sectional sofa and chaise longue. Modularity is the password for Hip Hop, part of Calia Italia’s Urbana collection. With Hip Hop the sofa is no more an immutable monolith but it becomes a furniture element that transforms and changes its configuration according to everyone’s needs and taste. Seats, chaise longue and footstool are easily interchangeable according to inspiration and space. Available in leather, fabric and leather/fabric mix, different colours can be combined on the seating and cushions. Con-tempo will launch an oak range based on the award winning Quercus collection but with a mix of oak and 

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SHOW GUIDE oak veneers for a lower price tag. Oxley’s Furniture will display three ranges including the Sika Design collection and the new Affaire range. The firm’s furniture is aimed at those after a traditional and classic look, rather than minimalist outdoor furniture. Stilexo UK is launching the Stil range of contemporary furniture, designed by Ian Cull. On the Skovby stand will be its latest tables, chairs, sideboards, display cabinets and occasional pieces. Spectral highlights its Spectral Music Box that streams music from iPhone and iPods. While black, snow and silver are the standard colours, 2,000 hues are available. The fabric-covered front of the Music Box conceals a fully active music and home cinema system from Canton. The music can come from a CD player, music server, iPhone or iPod. It also acts as a charging station and storage space. The Games Room Company will unveil its rustic Bentley copper canopy light at the show. The triple shade antique-look copper canopy is for contemporary or traditional billiard tables. It will also highlight the Copper Stratos 7ft English pool table, featuring a 0.75in Italian slate bed, soundproof return ball system and a choice of 20 Hainsworth cloth colours, and the 1958 Vendo 81 Coca-Cola machine which has been fully restored with a fridge that can hold 81 bottles of Coca-Cola, beer or quarter bottles of champagne. Cadline, tel: 020 8785 5772 Visit: Con-tempo, tel: 01985 212 117 Oxley’s, tel: 01386 840 466 Skovby, tel: 00 45 87 54 55 00 Spectral, tel: 0844 880 5656 Stilexo, tel; 01443 758 019 The Games Room Company, tel: 01932 568 414 

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Oak from Con-tempo

Design rooms with Cadline

Calia Italia’s Hip Hop

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Brand evolution Hemp

Oriental Carpets and Rugs is changing Oriental Carpets and Rugs is highlighting progress in evolving its brand to incorporate the higher end of the market, while still maintaining a product range to suit most needs. At the show OCR will launch a selection of product ranges, including shaggys to replace the Goa range, and hand-loomed rugs using an Argentinian and New Zealand wool mix for the Oxford and Cambridge collections. The Elements, Hong Kong and Noble House ranges will see additional designs in rich, luxury materials and eye-catching vibrant colours. Also highlighted will be the Prism, Denim and the organic style Hemp ranges. With import routes from India, China and Europe, OCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stock includes many modern and traditional designs in wool, acrylic and machine-made products. The company will continue its partnerships with up and coming artists across the globe for limited edition ranges. OCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest brochure will be published this month. Visit: 


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French connection

There’s more to Gautier than children’s furniture French manufacturer Gautier exhibits in Cologne, Milan, Shanghai and Brussels and now believes the time is right to return to Birmingham. ‘Our aim is to show to those many retailers who do not travel to the European exhibitions that there is a modern design-led product range available offering something different to entice the consumer to buy, and that being manufactured in France, it is available on short lead times,’ says Martyn Lincoln, Gautier UK md. ‘These are challenging times and retailers need to know they are dealing with a viable supplier. Gautier is a successful company that supports its retail partners well, and develops new products every year, that are made with passion and care.’ The family owned company based in the Vendee region of France has become one of the leading manufacturers in Europe during the past few years, employing some 900 people and with a worldwide network of more than 80 franchise showrooms in addition to its independent retail partners. Gautier was the first company in Europe to attain the three major accreditations ISO9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS 18001. Founded in 1958, the company has built on its foundations of award winning children’s furniture and now has an extensive collection for all the main areas in the home: living and dining, bedroom and home office, with children’s and teenage bedrooms still the heart of the company. Visit: 


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Concrete foundations


Concrete floors are now quick and easy to lay Taking the idea of concrete and the ease of fitting laminate or engineered floors has led to the creation of Concreate, a range of concrete flooring that can be installed in homes and commercial interiors without the need for conventional poured concrete systems. The subtle clean lines of the micro-bevelled panels complement most modern living areas from kitchen diners and living rooms to bedrooms and bathrooms. Installed in more traditional settings, it adds a contemporary twist. Concreate also has green credentials. The panels are produced using the latest machine technology to engineer what is ultimately a fully biodegradable natural product. There are no harmful chemicals used in the production, which is situated next to the source of the raw materials used, the bulk of which are minerals such as magnesium oxide and cement. These natural minerals are mixed and pressed with natural fibres and layers of recycled textiles. The magnesium replaces most of the limestone used in traditional production, allowing it to be processed at about half the temperature, reducing CO2 emissions. The resulting panels are set outside to air cure, giving each surface a unique patina. Once cured the panels are kilned to produce an ultra-durable floor that is both tactile and aesthetically pleasing. The aesthetic qualities are further enhanced with a machine application of Danish oil, which seals the floor and allows for straightforward maintenance. Able to absorb and maintain ambient temperature, concrete floors are ideal for underfloor heating, storing the warmth and optimising the energy efficiency of the heating system. Concreate is distributed in the UK by V4 Flooring. Concreate, tel: 01276 488 099 

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Concreate is to be installed in Poggenpohlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finchley Road, London, showroom with fitting much easier than poured concrete

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SHOW GUIDE Culinary Concepts will show its latest giftware and lighting at the show. Specialising in traditional and contemporary crystal chandeliers and pendants, Fantastic Lighting is returning to the NEC with its latest designs. LED lamp manufacturer Kosnic will launch its Kosnic KTC dimmable candle at the show. It has a 3D structure so pushes light out at 360 degrees, so mimics the filament effect and ambience of an incandescent lamp. With energy savings of up to 90%, the lamp has a payback period of about seven months. Lisse Interior Designs offers an array of African decorative pieces and furnishings. These products are largely driven by culturally significant colours, textures and patterns. At the heart of the decor pieces is the use of authentic and natural materials. Materials have been sourced from Port Harcourt in Nigeria to Cape Town in south Africa and everywhere in between to create big and bold designs and bright colours. Fabrics include aso-oke, ankara, batik and woodin commonly found in West African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. 

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Products range from furnishings including cushions, throws, bean bags, footstools and bedding to lampshades and Zulu wedding baskets. Lisse also stocks more traditional African artifacts such as grass baskets and wooden decorative drums and calabashes. Its handmade lampshades are made with ankara and woodin fabric and can be used as ceiling lights, floor and table lamps, and come in various shapes and sizes. Its duvet cover collection in bold colours and patterns lend vibrancy to a bedroom. The Uyai range is made purely from ankara or woodin which is soft to touch. The Abada range has satin combined with the fabrics for an even more luxurious look and feel. Also on show will be various styles of patched and quilted patterned cushions, all made from African inspired colours and patterns. Cube footstools and bean bags will also be featured, as well as West African leather pouffes and rugs. Nordlux UK’s new Respect range consists of textile shades in two sizes, each available in seven colours, which can be matched either with a pendant suspension, a floor or table lamp base. The height of both floor and table lamp is adjustable, and the shades can be tilted and turned to suit the room. Lamps are made of recycled aluminium and the shades of organic cotton. The company will also debut the Arki, Topaz, Bell, Elements and Amber ranges Culinary Concepts, tel: 01252 852 235 Fantastic Lighting, tel: 01322 558 649 Lisse Interior Designs, tel: 020 7411 9022 Kosnic, tel: 0845 838 6851 Nordlux UK, tel: 01200 422 777 

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Above: Kosnic’s KTC Bottom left: Lisse Interior Designs’ African inspired cushions Below: Nordlux UK’s Respect floor and pendant lamps


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Art Marketing design offers exclusive collections of open edition framed and canvas art, hand-painted canvas art and wall plaques. Thomas Kent wall and mantel clocks and Almond Street photo frames and mirrors are innovative developments for 2013. Blue Poppy Art will add 40 sculptures to its portfolio. Intended to make an impact, they are British designed and manufactured. Subjects include hares, dogs, nudes, lovers, cats, wildlife and farmyard animals. Premier Housewares will bring a splash of colour to Interiors UK. From lime greens, canary yellows, tangerine oranges to hot pinks and royal purples, there will be a shade to brighten up every room in the home as the company launches furniture, contemporary lighting and living accessories across a spectrum of colours. Art Marketing, tel: 01582 794 541 Blue Poppy Art, tel: 01984 641 868 Premier Housewares, tel: 0141 579 2000 

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Left: The original Spindizzy track Below: Five models will be introduced

Take it for a spin Authentic Models will debut its first car collection Among Authentic Models’ reproduction-inspired furniture, lighting and accessories will be its new desktop car collection. The Spindizzy was a 1930’s-era American invention, as is Authentic Model’s model Bantam Midget. This was an era when men with some technical background could still build their own racing car. ‘Our interest in Spindizzies began a few years ago when founder Haring Piebenga, had a conversation with one of the model enthusiasts who seek him out from time to time,’ says Eric Hanson, Authentic Models sales manager. ‘We had never built automotive items, but this was interesting: art deco era racing with a fun history and the requisite attention to detail that customers expect from the Dutch designers. They picked up a few old models here and there, via eBay, collectors or shops: a few Dooling replicas (including the Bantam Midget) and an original BB Korn Indianapolis Racer to begin with. Then, working with the craftsmen who build its airplane collection, we launched the collection.’ The Spindizzy was an early version of model racing. Just as modelling has always attracted ship and airplane aficionados, car lovers were and still are drawn to it. The models are built from aluminium, with a cherry base, rubber wheels and wire spokes. The Bantam Midget is the first of a series of five or more to be shown at Interiors UK. Authentic Models, tel: 01403 734 999 


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SHOW GUIDE see an increase in traditional styling Ancient Mariner Furniture will extend its blended with more contemporary lines at collection of hand-crafted wooden the show. accessories, add a TV unit to its mahogany ‘At the beginning of last year we Pacific range and introduce the Village introduced our Farmhouse collection with collection in light mango. touches such as proud drawers and doors Kettle Interiors has a new stand for this and it has become our most successful year’s event, demonstrating to retailers the launch and we expect other suppliers to power of the right in-store display. Using follow suit with similarly styled ranges. Oak roomsets to inspire retailers to think about will still remain the dominant force, though how they present furniture to their expect to see a wider variety of finishes as customers, Kettle Interiors will showcase its suppliers attempt to make their ranges pine, painted and oak furniture collections. stand out,’ he says. The supplier will also lift the lid on a new Seconique continues to expand and collection, the Oakham range, a thick top develop its product range and will unveil oak range with more than 60 items of additions to its distressed waxed pine furniture. With pieces for living, dining and range including the Corona breakfast set the bedroom, the Oakham range is one of and Corona bar chairs. Other new lines will Kettle’s largest ever launches. The include the Vanya sofabed and Hayward collection also raises the bar in diversity, Study high sleeper. dining tables for example include a 1.1m After a year’s development, including butterfly extending table, a round table working closely with many of its long and an extending table that grows to established stockists, SJS Furniture will accommodate 10-12 people. This is a debut the Martha’s Vineyard painted reoccurring theme throughout the Ancient Mariner is adding to its accessories furniture and accessories collection. Oakham range to ensure retailers can cater Drawing on the influences of Cape Cod, with its beautiful, for any need. unspoilt historic coastline dotted with candy-striped Simon Ainge, Kettle Interiors sales director, says he expects to 

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Contemporary furniture design inspired by the splendour of time-worn imperfection...

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SHOW GUIDE lighthouses and colourful weather-boarded New England houses, SJS’s palette of colours ranges from gentle, moody pastels to bright and electric hues. Every piece is hand-made from solid wood, using traditional methods, and features tops finished in natural wood to give extra durability. The collection includes furniture for every room in the house, ranging from a combination wardrobe with matching bed (available in single through to superking) and a selection of chests for bedrooms, practical display cabinets, and a choice of occasional and living furniture. To complement the furniture there is a collection of accessories which includes a plant stand, spice rack

and a children’s table and chairs. Martha’s Vineyard will be offered at Interiors UK in seven colours ranging from a soft white to a vibrant green. There are plans to expand a range of special colours so retailers can offer customers even more choice and personalisation. As with all SJS products, this range is ethically traded and conforms to the new EU timber regulations on traceability which comes into force in March 2013, as does its Provence, Tiger and Hampton living and bedroom collections. Worth Furnishing has added to its vintage Italian leather upholstery collection, including leather and wool plaid mixes. It will also highlight its recently updated website featuring online ordering and downloadable datasheets. Ancient Mariner, tel: 01273 813 000 Kettle Interiors, tel: 01536 444 960 Seconique, tel: 0121 506 4888 SJS Furniture, tel: 01328 701 541 Worth Furnishing, tel: 01539 722 715 

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View from the bed The latest beds will include pre-fitted TVs and DVD players Tapping into the growing market for TV beds, Julian Bowen is introducing 135cm and 150cm models with, unlike many others, the TV already fitted. Some versions will also include DVD players. Being unveiled at the show is the Strada bedroom which incorporates smoked high gloss finish inserts with oak frames for an attention grabbing display. New beds, in both metal and wood, will reinforce the company’s position as the biggest seller of bed frames in the marketplace. This year Julian Bowen has concentrated on space-saving dining sets. Extending leaves, drop flaps and pullout extensions are all choices – even folding chairs that hide beneath the table. Emmett Lenaghan, Julian Bowen commercial director, says: ‘2012 was an exciting year for the company with overall sales increasing by 20% over 2011. With these new products and ranges we are looking forward to significant growth during the coming 12 months and plans are afoot to make further investments in our infrastructure and supply chain to further improve service to customers. As it says on the trucks “Julian Bowen Tries Harder”.’ Julian Bowen, tel: 01623 727 374 





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Power of three Rowico highlights a trio of ranges Rowico UK will be looking to build on the success of its non-oak finishes last year, with three new ranges. ‘2012 finally saw the early stages of a move away from things oak-centric,’ says Nick Tuck, Rowico UK md. ‘Not the beginning of the end for oak but just maybe the start of the next phase for a real alternative style and timbers.’ Tuck says sales of its Aspen shabby chic reclaimed range increased throughout the year. ‘The look is catching on and at Interiors UK we will be further strengthening our offer by introducing three distinctly different commercial ranges all featuring dining, living, home entertainment and occasional models. Lulworth is hand-painted with rustic tops, Avebury has a stained rustic finish, while Millbay is brushed and rough sawn. As with the existing ranges, the new designs will be delivered from stock. Rowico UK, tel: 01249 821 748 



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TCS will debut its bedroom collection

Head for the bedroom TCS is branching out, including carpets TCS prides itself on being a leader of innovation within the furniture industry and is always looking to improve design, functionality and choices to independent retailers throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. This year, TCS is looking to further spread its product offerings and extend its ranges into every area of a customer’s home, including flooring. Having started off supplying upholstery primarily for the living room, recent years have seen TCS bring dining, kitchen and occasional furniture to the market. This year will see the launch of the TCS bedroom range – from mattresses to bedsteads and wardrobes to divans. Its Royal Coil mattress collection has been developed in consultation with customers and bed retailers. It comprises four mattresses, one of which was specifically designed to accommodate two comfort toppers, along with various complementary bedsteads and headboards. ‘This new range provides the feeling of opulence, with the latest pocket sprung technologies, various comfort layers which are specific to each mattress and combined with luxury damask coverings of high end products at price points that retailers will be delighted with, giving them the option of offering a luxury product at mid-range price points,’ says Thomas Small, TCS md. TCS will also enter new territory when it launches a carpet collection, full details of which will be revealed at the show. Visit: 


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BilliB will reinforce its contemporary credentials with the new Bubblegum range. Each piece is unique with a textured and colourful hand-painted finish. Every clock is individually designed with oversized hands for extra drama, German engineered frames and German crystal quartz movements. Donnington with its hand-carved bonnet and domed top is the epitome of a classic long case clock. Featuring brass dials and silver chapter rings with Lyre pendulum and polished brass weights to drive a quality Westminster BilliB’s Brompton (right), Donnington (left) and Bubblegum (below)

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chime movement with night-time chime silencer. The contemporary Brompton wall clock will complement any location with its light coloured wood. At just over 5ft tall, this statement piece features a curved glass door with barrel pendulum and two chrome weights to drive a passing bell mechanical cable driven movement, providing a delicate chime on the hour. ‘Whether traditional or contemporary, each BilliB clock is a once in a lifetime purchase which is why we use the finest materials to bring years of enjoyment; an ideal item for the progressive store to highlight and affirm your preference for quality, design and value,’ says a company spokesman. Bluebone will present Waldorf Oak, featuring retro-styling, sculptured legs and a floating top. Core Products is entering the assembled furniture market with three ranges – Portobello, Vintage and Nanjing – targeted at those looking for something that is not oak. Designed 

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to be complementary in style rather than uniform, any piece can be used individually or as part of a collection. Portobello creates the look of retro antiques with a hint of an industrial feel in a washed and aged white paint finish. Covering bedroom, living and dining there’s a variety of pieces including a two-drawer TV unit and small bookcase with drawer. Vintage captures the current trend for mid-century styled post-industrial use pieces such as plan chests and worktables. It is finished in a hand-distressed aged wood effect. The finish on both ranges is created by applying and cutting back between paint or lacquer layers to give the much used look, therefore every one is unique. Nanjing is Chinese retro with vibrant colours such as fuchsia, teal and aged aubergine. For Lebus Upholstery, the show will see the most radical product launch in the company’s recent history, according to Karl Walker, Lebus md. ‘Massive investment in our design and development has produced a stunning collection of design-led upholstery which gives the Lebus brand a new dimension for the future. Maximising on the ability of the UK-based manufacturing facility to create shape, value and a renowned commercial product, the 2013 collection sets a new benchmark for innovative, stylish and highly competitive upholstery,’ he says. Sherborne Upholstery will expand its chair and sofa offer as it unveils its 2013 collection. The Children’s Bedroom Company will debut the Elfin collection including high-sleeper and mid-sleeper beds, and the Woodcock adult range. Wiemann is introducing 11 ranges alongside improvements and additions to established designs such as Luxor, Miami, Brooklyn, Como, Dakar and Dubai. Promotional ranges for 2013 being launched at the NEC include: Honey, with a hinged door wardrobe in rustic oak with Havanna finish door and drawer front combination options; and Meran, a hinged 

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SHOW GUIDE wardrobe with profiled edges to the doors, in a choice of light ash or rustic oak finishes. In the mid-market, Miro brings together a wide selection of chests and cupboards in an equally wide range of finishes, along with bedsteads designed to mix and match with many of the Weimann wardrobes. Combining matte black and black glass and a wide ripple effect inset panel option, Aruba features the new freestanding headboard. Also featuring the concept is Helsinki, a sliding wardrobe design with chunky handles, in a combination of matte and glass finishes (white, black, silver and Sahara). Other new ranges aimed at the mid-market include: Aluna, a slider wardrobe with a white carcase, doors with split finishes, combining coloured finishes (Sahara or white), coloured glass (white and black) or mirrors; and Asian style Bolero in a combination of American walnut and Sahara, with walnut or light ash trims. The bedstead features underbed drawers. New ranges aimed at a more discerning price point include Loft, featuring wardrobes with bi-fold doors and a selection of storage arrangements including built-in external drawer packs and swivel shelving for TVs. Loft comes in a variety of finishes, including black and white glass doors. Wiemann is offering to UK buyers for the first time one of its semi-solid ranges popular in Europe. Faro comes in a warm oak finish, with a choice of sliding or hinged door wardrobes and matching bedstead, chests, wall hung cupboards and shelving. Manhattan, from Wiemann’s VIP range, is an extra tall 240cm sliding wardrobe concept with either full length doors or full width drawers at the base of each robe. Also from the VIP range is Monza, combining a walnut finish with black and mirrors. BilliB, tel: 01202 293 352 Visit: Core Products, tel: 01738 630 555 Lebus, tel: 01724 281 646 Sherborne, tel : 01274 882 633 TCBC, tel: 01985 211 111 Visit: 

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There are two Curve dining sets

Geometry of furniture Jual Furnishings is expanding its dining offer with Cube and Curve Jual Furnishings will show off its latest dining collections at Interiors UK, plus additions to its occasional, home office and AV furniture. The Curve dining range comprises two curved wood tables and matching curved chair. Both sets are available in walnut and oak finishes and complete the existing Curve occasional range. Curve is designed by a British designer, and Jual is proud to be promoting British design. Jual will also launch a Cube dining table and chair to Cube has a walnut finish


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complete the JF613 Cube range in a walnut finish. All products will be available on standard next working day delivery if ordered by 3pm. To free-up retailersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cashflow, they are encouraged to put a display model in-store and Jual will deliver the products the next day. This means retailers do not have to invest in great quantities of stock and still provide consumers with a good service. A no minimum order policy is backed up with a Direct Home Delivery service at no extra cost. Jual Furnishings, tel: 01443 816 982 

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Top talent

The New Design Britain awards will once again recognise the best in young designers at Interiors UK in hall two. There are four product awards: Furniture, Fabrics, Furnishing Accessories and Surface Coverings and a People’s Choice for the product that received the most ‘likes’ on Facebook. This year’s judges are: Rob Scarlett, Scarlett Design; Anthony Rayworth, National Design Academy; Martin Rapko, Willis & Gambier Furniture; Mark Hutchinson, Hutchinson Furniture for furniture and furnishing accessories and Dids Macdonald, ACID; Diane Goode, Fromental and Barbara Chandler,  journalist, for surfaces and fabrics.

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Interiors UK has a full seminar programme covering issues in retail, design, trends, lighting, sustainability and technology Sunday 20 January 11am-11.45am Outside the box, Sue Timney, British Institute of Interior Design president. Timney will delve into her career explaining how she has arrived as the interior designer she is today and her experience as a professor at the RCA. 12pm-12.45pm Colour trends by Mix: key stories and colour palettes for autumn/winter 2013-14, Hannah Malein, Global Color Research. Malein explores the trend concepts used on the installation display at the BCU stand based on the colour and trend forecast by Global Color Research. The talk delivers key concepts on the colour, design and trends to take into consideration for this season. 1.30pm-2.15pm Behind the scenes of property TV, Sian Astley. 2.30pm-3.15pm First Impressions, Melinda Ashton Turner. How visual styling and merchandising can work in-store. 3.30pm-4.15 Brands and budget design, Gwenda Jones, SBID Midlands regional director. How interior designers need to offer great design at a great price. Monday 21 January 11am-11.45am Brandhub, Mark Hughes Webb and David Tod. The most creative and practical options for delivering immersive experiential environments. 12pm-12.45pm How is mobile becoming a driving force in retail engagement, and where to next?, Nic Cumisky, Google. How smartphones and tablets are disrupting the retail space, what are consumer trends showing us around mobile and retail, innovative customer engagement on mobile and where mobile commerce is heading. 1.30pm-2.15pm Past, Present and Future, Nina Campbell. Campbell will talk about all aspects of her business and the interior design/retail business, how it has evolved since she began and what she is looking towards for the future. 2.30pm-3.15 Is It worth It? What is good value?, Angus Gibson SYMM. Perceptions of value and quality. 4.30pm-5.15pm Commercialise and PR your product, Melinda Ashton Turner. Tuesday 22 January 11am-11.45am Store design, Nayna MacIntosh, Marks & Spencer, director of store design. 12pm-12.45pm From Farrow and Ball to Fresh Meat:

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stories from recent projects, Naomi Cleaver. 1.30pm-14.15pm Inspirational interior trend concepts for spring/summer 2014, Ryan Ross and Sarah Shepherd, Stylus. 2.30pm-3.15pm The future of retail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is the shopper imperative?, Jonathan Webb, Retail in Action. What are the opportunities for traditional bricks and mortar? What is the role for shopper marketing and what is the future relationship for brand owners, retailers and their all-important shoppers? 3.30pm-4.15pm Blogging and the benefits of social media, Ros Anderson and Jill McNair, Katie Treggiden, Will Taylor and Kate Watson Smyth. Wednesday 23 January 12pm-12.45pm Do retailers need shops anymore?, Callum Lumsden, Lumsden Design. With multi-channel, omni-channel, tablet retail, pop-up shops, retail catalogues and shopping channels all taking away customers from actually walking into a shop to buy product, why should retailers even think that owning a chain of shops might be a good idea? What is the point of a shopping environment and what needs to be considered when creating a space in which customers will love to shop? 1.30pm-2.15pm Colour trends by Mix: Key stories and colour palettes for autumn/winter 2013-14, Hannah Malein, Global Color. Details are correct at the time of going to press. Seminars may be subject to change.



Taking the floor

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Housing development to use 16,000sqm of Tarkett wood flooring Tarkett is to supply 16,000sqm of its 22mm Professional Oak Nature and 13mm Rumba Oak Nature flooring to the Vivo housing development in East London. The flooring will be installed in 462 homes. ‘We choose Tarkett flooring for a number of reasons, firstly it looks fantastic, but also because the flooring is very hard wearing, giving it a long life expectancy and offering buyers excellent value for money and peace of mind,’ says Darren Crabb, project manager at Wates Living Space, the development’s main contractor. Samantha Boyd, Tarkett national sales manager, is pleased Tarkett flooring was chosen. ‘It’s an excellent choice that will benefit both those building the homes and the eventual buyers. Tarkett’s unique Protecto protection is one of the strongest systems on the market for floor protection against wear, abrasion and micro scratches,’ she adds. Visit:


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In pursuit of happiness No-one likes dealing with complaints. Unhappy customers can damage a retailer’s hard fought reputation and it takes time and money to resolve claims, regardless of their validity. Interiors Monthly spoke to three companies keen to make life easier for retailers

Castelan – benefits of outsourcing Castelan offers end-to-end customer service that not only complements the retailer’s own service offering but provides products that enhance the transaction value for each customer. Castelan incorporates the brands of Premier Care and Furniture Care Network which is the largest, independent and fully employed network of furniture technicians in the UK. Premier Care offers protection products through its warranties along with care products developed by Uniters. With retailers keen to keep costs to a minimum, many will look to deal with service issues in-house, but Richard Gretton, Castelan commercial director, says this could be more expensive. ‘To outsource service sounds like an option that should cost more money but, in fact, the opposite is true. By drawing on a national network of fully employed technicians, our clients are able to ensure an agreed standard of service is achieved, access claim information in real time online and expect uniformed staff in liveried vans that deliver a consistent service throughout the UK. All of this is expensive to do in-house but is

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affordable when you can tap into an established and trusted network,’ he says. By combining care and protection plans, retailers can cover problems they might not otherwise have a solution to. If a customer has a spill or a rip the retailer is not liable, but the customer may still expect some assistance from them. Gretton says if a protection plan was sold at the point of sale the customer can have peace of mind that such issues will be dealt with. Castelan has invested in its IT infrastructure to enhance security and performance and in telephony to make the customer contact experience more

efficient. ‘This is on top of our investment in 85 liveried vehicles giving a fantastic first impression to customers as they come into contact with Furniture Care Network,’ Gretton says. Claims have remained fairly consistent in frequency and nature with January being its busiest month. ‘Customer expectation has increased and that is why we have sought and been granted FSA authorisation. We are totally committed to providing a fantastic service that is underpinned by the guiding principle of treating customers fairly,’ he adds. Visit: 

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By introducing Guardsman protection plans to your retail business not only will you see sales and profit growth at little risk, you will also be offering your customers the very best aftercare service. At Guardsman we know how important it is to your customers to have peace of mind that their new furniture will look good for years to come. Our years of experience and comprehensive network of technicians are on hand to deal with the everyday spills and accidents that can occur to new furniture in the home.

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Guardsman – tailoring service to needs Guardsman offers furniture protection plans for upholstered fabric and leather items covering chairs and suites; dining and bedroom furniture covering cupboards, cabinets, tables, chairs, wardrobes, occasional tables made from all types of materials including wood, marble, stone, onyx, glass and mirror finishes; and carpets. The plans offer five years’ coverage for stains, accidental damage or structural faults after the expiry of the manufacturer’s warranty. Each retailer decides what they want to sell to their consumer base and Guardsman has a national network of expert technicians and cleaning specialists to deal with claims. ‘Guardsman’s consumer satisfaction surveys confirm that we consistently deliver very high levels of customer service. The independent status of the technician network ensures that the technician continues to operate at the highest standards of quality and service to protect their livelihood. In the event of underperformance, the technician knows their status as a Guardsman technician would be immediately threatened,’ says David Wright, Guardsman md. He says the state of the economy has had little effect on its business, as shoppers continue to see the value of the plans. ‘Some consumers may hesitate but it isn’t something that appears to be having a major impact for our business. Our retailers’ conversion rates are remaining constant and in several cases are showing growth, so I think consumers are keen to protect the investments that they make. After all, accidents happen in a recession as well as during economic growth. A key factor in this is the excellent and continual training we provide to our customers via our dedicated network of Guardsman account managers,’ he says. He says business has increased during the past 12 months but acknowledges that it is a tough trading environment, so the company is doing what it can to support retail customers. It has reworked its POS materials and training


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programme and launched a series of videos which explain what a protection plan covers and how consumers can make a claim. Wright says the company has invested in finding out more about who the furniture protection plan consumer is, understanding why they buy into the service and what their expectations are.

‘We are using the results of these research projects to shape our service, our communications and our product offering. We think it is very important to add value to our customers by ensuring what they want to sell is actually in line with what consumers want,’ he adds. Visit: 





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The Furniture Ombudsman – independent support The Furniture Ombudsman (TFO) is an independent, non-statutory body regulated by a voluntary standards board. It provides alternative dispute resolution solutions for consumers and retailers in the furniture and home improvement industry and aims to raise standards, improve service and inspire consumer confidence. TFO has a pool of members that extends to about 4,500 UK furniture and home improvement outlets. All of its full members pledge to abide by a code of practice that bestows additional rights


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on the consumers who shop with them. Last year marked 20 years since TFO was established, and when it dealt with its 40,000th case. In the last two years, membership has increased by about 30%, and includes well-known names such as B&Q, Homebase, Magnet, Harvey Jones Kitchens, DFS, Tesco, Laura Ashley, Dreams and Bensons for Beds. TFO’s team grew last year with the addition of senior adjudicator Judith Turner, a specialist in alternative dispute resolution, who was previously employed

as a solicitor with a city law firm. Jon Walters, TFO service delivery manager says: ‘We handled around 1,350 cases in 2012 – the same as in 2011, despite an increase in members. Use of our advice line, to which all our members have access, and which helps them understand the law, has increased year on year, and we also carried out more consumer law training than in any previous year. This ensures we are able to help raise industry standards and, in turn, inspire consumer confidence.’ Visit:


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and play The latest Stressless designs target smaller living rooms and home offices Ekornes has built on the success of its Stressless E200 and E300 models by using its ErgoAdapt system on its latest introduction, the Stressless E40. The E40 has the same internal system as its family members, but with a slightly narrower seat it is easier to place in smaller rooms. ErgoAdapt allows the cushion of the sofa to tilt down automatically the moment you sit, placing your body in the correct sitting position. If you lie down the cushion automatically elevates to a flat position. For optimal comfort, additional neck and back support for the Long Seat and the corner are available. The Stressless E40 is available as a chair, two-seater, three-seater, Long Seat and corner. The Stressless sofa offer has been expanded with the Liberty sofa, designed to match the Voyager recliner. Available in two and three-seater versions, Liberty has high and low back options. It has also expanded its office chair offer to 10 models with the introduction of Magic Office. Building on the Magic recliner, the


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chair is being promoted as ‘Comfort on wheels’. The Stressless Plus system adjusts the chair’s headrest as the user reclines, supporting their neck and synchronising with the lumbar support. Its sleep function is activated with one simple movement to lay the headrest flat. The height of the chair is adjusted by the handle under the seat and after setting the chair’s optimum position and setting the Stressless wheel on the chair, the user can change sitting position by using their body weight. Magic Office coordinates with the wider Stressless sofa offer, particularly Wizard and Legend, so it looks at home in a home office. Ekornes has chosen orange as its signal colour for 2013 and will use Paloma Clementine Leather in its marketing for Stressless. ‘The choice of Clementine as signal colour for 2013 is based on a wide spectre of colour prognosis for the coming season, where orange is dominating in a palette inspired by colours found in nature,’ says the company. This year’s marketing will see Stressless

chairs and recliners placed in a stressful environment with the background in black and white and the upholstery highlighted in colour. The 2013 marketing support package now includes a new comprehensive CRM programme for all UK stockists that relays individualised communication – branded Stressless World – to all UK customers. Stressless World aims to inform consumers about the company, its products and further enhance the brand’s reputation. ‘I am thrilled with our new communication concept, it’s a definite step change and initial reaction from our partners has been fantastic. The new strategy and new creative will mean that we, and in turn our retail partners, are in the strongest possible position for 2013,’ says Lee Bagnall, Ekornes UK md. ‘Despite tough conditions, our retail partners state that they are pleased with their Stressless sales which remain stronger compared with many other brands.’ Its latest TV advertisement coincides with the start of winter sales. Ekornes, tel: 020 7462 0440


Opposite: Magic Office is the latest office chair Above and right: E40 has several options and a narrower seat Below: Liberty coordinates with the Voyager recliner



Napali is a modular design in leather or fabric, with Fantasy inspired by Hawaiian islands

Taste test Is Bretz going mainstream? Bretz is best know for its Marmite upholstery designs. The unique and sometimes startling creations are either loved as the work of genius or hated as avant-garde follies. However, its latest designs are not going to frighten any horses and run the risk of being considered mainstream.


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Napali is a modular design with its three elements of seat, corner unit and footstool, allowing the user to arrange the seating as they like. In leather its angled back and arms are the only things that visually differentiate it from many others on the market. But it is its fabric options that reignite

the trademark Marmite effect: Fantasy evokes jungles and opulently overgrown foliage and is inspired by Hawaiian islands. Fantasy Foliage is equally bold, taking inspiration from New England in the autumn during an Indian summer as leaves turn into a kaleidoscope of colours. 

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At first glance Salt, by Carolin Fieber, could also be an everyday design, until you notice its asymmetric shape. ‘Salt is defined by rough edges looking well used. Salt is basically a cubical sofa with broad, softly covering cushions that are shaped

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firmly and turned into a real Bretz character. By transforming it marks have been left,’ she says. ‘The rough used-look and the asymmetric shape are chosen deliberately, because it gives the furniture a strong character and personality. Salt is expressive but down to earth, hard but soft.’ The oversized cushions drop easily over the back and arms of the sofa, allowing the user to find the perfect position while the contrasting seams give it detail. So have the Bretz brothers thrown in the towel and joined the rest of the world? Visitors to IMM Cologne later this month will find out, but you wouldn’t put any money on it. Visit:

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At the cushionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core, high performance seating foam is used for long lasting performance. A fouryear guarantee against flattening is standard. An Encore seat cushion has the added advantage of being lighter than a similar sized feather or fibre cushion. It is therefore easier to pick up and plump. In fact, altogether less frequent plumping is required as the simple action of regular turning of the cushion is enough to maintain its performance. Why has Encore been developed? Fibreline has recognised the need for a new advanced seat cushion product. Over

the years feather and fibre seat cushions have had a bad reputation because they often went flat during use. This resulted in customer complaints and costs for the retailer and manufacturer alike. Encore has been developed to solve this problem. Using its extensive knowledge, experience and expertise, Fibreline set itself the goal of producing the holy grail of seating cushions. It wanted to produce a seat cushion that had the look, feel and sit of a feather or fibre seat, with much better recovery and performance. Furthermore it wanted to be able to guarantee the performance. This it has now accomplished with Encore-Fibre and Encore-Feather. For more information, visit:

Established in 1982, Fibreline was one of the first companies to manufacture carded fibre cushions for use in the UK upholstery market. Over the years Fibreline has grown to be a leading supplier of not only polyester fibre, but also feather and foam cushions. As a manufacturer of all three fillings it has been at the leading edge of developing a range of combination fillings for designers trying to offer something different to the norm. Fibreline intends to continue to be innovators in this market using its skills and the latest technology to stay at the forefront of cushion design. Today, Fibreline can offer its customers unparalleled quality not only in fibre but also in foam and feather fillings. Customer service Fibreline understands the needs of the industry and is geared to satisfying those needs. Whether it be quick and accurate prototype production, or meeting very specific delivery instructions, you can rest easy in the knowledge that Fibrelineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience and professionalism will not let you down. Quality products All Fibreline products are made to tight specifications and undergo stringent quality checks at each stage of production. The company only uses quality materials from recognised suppliers. So, whether it is one or 1,000 cushions you order, you know they will be of a consistently high quality. We have a full range of fillings and combinations of fillings that will allow you to achieve the best possible quality within your budget. For more information, visit:

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Exciting effects Textile giant Trevira has identified four key trends for the year ahead The main trends for interiors 2013/14 stimulate and excite. Classic black makes a sophisticated, masculine appearance with highlights that dispel any dark associations. Three-dimensional effects bring a clean, bright impact to mind, with a clearly structured effect that is anything but plain. Comfort continues to play a large role, incorporated in high quality fabrics via surfaces of rustic charm. The colour spectrum emanates

warmth and harmony. The four walls around us provide insights into our personality, revealing who we are but, more often, who we would like to be. The desire to feel good coincides with the wish to present oneself. How do others see me in my home? How can I create an image? In these days of digital social networking there is increasing emphasis on revealing that which is private, to be

assessed by the community. In the process one should not lose sight of individual needs. An ambience geared towards oneself has the strongest attraction, thus fulfilling its most important function: to be a home. One’s own ideas do not come from any catalogue, handwriting always remains unique. This is especially true of the way we shape our own four walls. Visit: 

Don’t call it black! Dark energies dominate the universe. Supernatural and galactic like a real fairy tale, no one can take hold of them. The lights of distant galaxies flash against the sky – who knows the fifth element? Colours: black, aubergine, violet and deep brown emerge mystically. They are joined by bronze, pearl grey and silver, bringing a romantic twinkling of the eyes to the masculine theme. Designs/fabrics: Through their looks and handle, fabrics radiate dominance and power in equal measure. Architectonic severity is incorporated into the weave structures or prints. Shiny surfaces with lurex effects are set against velvet and brocade-like fabrics, while embroidery adds a decorative touch.

Don’t think twice! The film in the head starts with sudden intensity. Cool and masculine, the pulse quickens with the impressions. Facades reflect a reality that is technical and clear and yet cannot be grasped – and all in 3D. Colours: The colour spectrum stretches from a cool green-blue, through a dark emerald to cobalt green. A combination of royal blue, ultra marine and medium blue produces a total picture that excites. A pale grey provides the necessary neutral touch. Designs/fabrics: There is a clean-cut look to the fabrics, which are, thanks to their technical qualities, free of opulence. Restrained designs give way to film-like sheens, to coatings and lacquer surfaces, producing 3D effects.


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Don’t stop me now! Levity and yearning bubble up reaching undreamt of heights. I take what I like, for all to see. My self-confidence will not take no for an answer. I do what I think is right and fight for what is mine. That’s the way I want it! Colours: Gossamer-like shades such as lime green, pink or violet lilac present a fascinating contrast to the clarity of the whole theme. Effective use is made of radiant kiwi that can glisten as sharply as neon, while beige makes for gentle transitions. Designs/fabrics: Fabrics are soft and flowing, with little texture. Fibre yarns of various types permit a light structure, while designs have a playful, linear impact. Striking prints display graphic patterns, both all-over and in stripes.

Don’t stay alone! Nature the energy-source: coming and going, constantly changing – at times too early and often too late as well. Autumn again, still a warming experience, and then all is over. Hopefully but a brief parting. Colours: A loose combination of warm colours sets the tone. Tile red meets with bright cashmere shades, ruddy brown joins off-white, light sand nuances harmonise with wood green and petrol. Designs/fabrics: Fabrics have a rustic effect and are highly luxurious, with a soft textile feel. Structure comes from coarse yarns; naps, melanges and bouclé emphasise the total impact that endures.


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KITCHEN Warendorf is combining kitchen and living spaces

What’s cooking? Light, space, splashes of colour and textured surfaces are just some of the key trends in kitchen design for 2013, according to retailer Kitchens International. The muted conservatism of recent years is giving way to more bold designs with hightech fixtures, clever designs and the use of more natural materials, especially glass. ‘Colour is back in small doses with accented coloured units for certain areas and combined with greys, whites and blacks. These are often finished in silk rather than gloss so it isn’t overpowering,’ says Kieron Bell, KI designer, who won the UK KBSA Kitchen Designer of the Year award and KBSA Designer of the Year award in 2012. Wood veneer and heavy textured furniture is also in, creating a tactile and softer look which blends well with the furnishings and interiors of the rest of the house. Bell says favoured designs for 2013 will still be for the more minimalist look with a huge array of handle-less units and linear designs. The traditional base and wall units are fading with designs evolving into the living areas with floating units, open shelving and more living-type furniture becoming the norm. Dining tables or seating areas are being incorporated into the kitchen design allowing designers to have a greater influence on the whole living area. ‘Kitchens evolve in terms of design rather than dramatic change but the trend is for a bolder look as the cautious conservatism is being slowly left behind,’ he says. As lighter, open plan designs evolve, glass is playing a major part in kitchens for 2013. 


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Living room furniture and bold accent colours feature for kitchen trends in 2013

Accent colours are being used


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Kitchens continue to integrate with other spaces in the home

Knotholes, cracks and a brushed surface give Leicht’s oak front Xylo a gnarled aged wood look which coordinates with Mohair on the shelf unit


Gardens are being blended with the interiors with walls of glass doors so there is a clear flow between the kitchen and the outside. Glass also features heavily in splashbacks, cupolas and even worktops or doors. Reflective light provides another dimension of light when times are gloomy. For traditional kitchens the look for 2013 is a combination of painted and timber finishes, again lightening the look and avoiding over-fussy designs. Wood, as a natural and sustainable material, provides a relaxed and calm interior. Kitchen manufacturer Leicht is using its latest retro colours – Curcuma: a warm, mustard yellow; Saffron: a bold orange; and Petrol: a fresh blue-green – as accents in blocks or areas and combining them with its natural colours. Mohair, a warm grey has been added to the natural choice. For 2013 Leicht also has new materials for its door fronts. Xylo is a gnarled oak effect that offers an aged wood look in four shades. Stratos is a melamine resin covered laminate front which comes in a wavy ‘surf’ texture or ‘patch’ a chequered type surface. For many of the160 exhibitors at LivingKitchen which runs alongside IMM Cologne later this month, the trend towards open-plan kitchens continues unabated. Seamless transitions between kitchen and living space, generous spaces and kitchen furniture designs: virtually all kitchen furniture manufacturers will present kitchens that unite cooking and living. Warendorf, for example, has made this development its motto for its new range: ‘living room format kitchens’ is the concept in which high end islands with glossy and low cabinets are combined to create living spaces, ensuring the kitchen becomes the central point of modern living. Others will present room solutions, offering shelving, cabinet, tables and chairs to harmonise with the kitchen design that could also be used in the dining room. New designs will embrace materials including glass, ceramic and wood. In many areas, glass dictates the look. The natural appearance of the overall kitchen also remains a trend, with the use of sustainable materials including ceramic, glass, stainless steel and wood. Visit:



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Repeat performance The AIS buying group hopes to repeat the success of its first non-members show Associated Independent Stores is to repeat the inclusion of non-AIS member retailers at its January exhibition and opening hours have been extended. The buying group will have two days for group members (18-19 January) followed by three for members and non-members (20-22 January). ’Those three days run concurrently with Interiors UK at the NEC and gives all buyers another reason to visit Birmingham during that time, especially as the proximity of the AIS show at Cranmore Park, Solihull to the NEC certainly makes it very easy to take in both shows,’ says Peter Mallinson, AIS merchandise director. While it will host AIS suppliers that can only be seen at Cranmore Park, Mallinson is keen to stress the event is not competing with Interiors UK. ‘The show is presenting different manufacturers in a different environment where those exhibiting and visiting will enjoy a more intimate and relaxed buying atmosphere. We’re not promoting this as an alternative show to the NEC, it is simply meant to


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AIS is the largest non-food buying group of its kind and has more than 260 members made up of independent department stores and specialist retailers. Overall, those retailers operate more than 700 stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland with a combined turnover of about £1.8bn. Furniture is the biggest AIS trading category and its listed furniture suppliers deal with around half of the AIS membership.

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help our portfolio of suppliers maximise the number of retailers they see during that key decision making period, so it is more efficient for everybody involved to hold it at the same time,’ he says. ‘In addition to the attractions of the Cranmore Park setting, those exhibiting are not at the NEC, so if retailers that aren’t AIS members want to see those companies’ new designs in January, then they need to make time to visit the show.’ The event will again fill the ground floor of Cranmore Park. Exhibitors include Actona, Carlton Furniture, Cavendish, Cintique, Contrast, Corndell, Decoro, Habufa, Himolla, JC & MP Smith, Marinelli, MTE, Nathan, O&G, Quaratta Qualita, Sutcliffe, Tetrad, Wade Upholstery, Whitemeadow and Wossner. ‘What buyers will find when they visit Cranmore Park is a good mix of contemporary, transitional and traditional product ranges that can only be seen here,’ Mallinson adds. ‘With the evidence of 2012 to go on we are confident that The Furniture Show is needed in the industry and anticipate it becoming a regular fixture in the show calendar, not only in 2013, but for many more years ahead.’ The show’s extended opening hours are: 20 January: 8am – 5pm, 21 January 8am – 6pm and 22 January 8am – 5pm. Visit:


The Furniture Show 20-22 January


Above left: The lift and rise offer has been expanded Above right: Easy Swing Left: Hollywood

Reaching higher notes Himolla is looking to continue its UK expansion at the show After adding to its UK stockist base last year by more than 20 to 117 and its Cumuly product range rapidly becoming one of its UK bestsellers just months after launch, Himolla will again be exhibiting at Cranmore Park. This year it is looking to increase its stockists to 140, helped by its latest designs and consumer marketing campaigns. ‘We make continuous efforts in model development with absolutely no brothers and sisters of existing models. Instead we have well-thought adaptations of our product portfolio including wall-hugger recliner sofas, home theatre, and lift and rise chairs with coordinating sofa groups,’ says Mark Litterst, Himolla UK export manager. This year sees further focus on individual chairs, such as the new Easy Swing family and crossover products including the Cumuly sofas with matching Cumuly and Zerostress chairs. Easy Swing has three models: Sinatra, Crosby and Armstrong. All models are available in small, medium and large sizes with five different bases: wooden plate, stainless steel, aluminium, wood and stainless steel, and covered.


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Los Angeles is the first wall-hugger design in the Cumuly range which has also been expanded with the introduction of the Humber and Chester lift and rise models. The Hollywood home cinema model has Cumuly recliner functions in all elements and centre-pieces with storage. It has an optional charging socket for smart phones and is also available as a standard sofa. The Nuvano by Impala fabric cover, which can be cleaned with water, has also been introduced. A consumer marketing campaign for 2013 will focus on the Himolla brand, rather than the Cumuly and Zerostress ranges, with a mix of national advertising and local marketing in cooperation with stockists. ‘We cannot change the general economic situation. Instead we will continue our hard work and follow the path we have decided to go. We have clearly outlined our strategy and know exactly where we want to be three years from now,’ adds Litterst. Visit:

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International Furniture Fair Singapore 9-12 March



More than 510 companies took part in 2012 including Singapore’s Koda which will return this year

Global launch pad There is always a good turnout of overseas exhibitors at the show This year’s International Furniture Fair Singapore/ASEAN Furniture Show has attracted a host of first-time exhibitors. The show runs alongside The Décor Show and The Hospitality Show. Those making their debut at the event include: Arte Povere Clever Home, Ase, Benel, Boluo Homecase Furniture, China Accent, DcoFrance by Rumah Masa Depan, Deesse Furniture, Divine Gallery, Esya ve tekstil Ticaret Fiori, Geneto, Global Art Exports, Hangzhou Morgan Pan-Am Furniture, Hatstudio, HVTM, Imei Furniture Industries, Javi Home, Living Karma, March Design Studio, Modern Outdoor Company, Pol’s Potten, Subasi Hali Kilim Villa Francaise, Wilsin Office Furniture, Wyser Furniture, Zhejiang King Hui Industrial and Zhong Hao Group. Among those returning will be: Archipelago, Ashley Furniture, D-Bodhi, Eurosa Furniture, Halo, Hangzhou Fuerni Art Craft, Jati & Kebon, Kenas Home,

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Koda, Master Sofa, Ningbo Mengying, Ningbo Qifa, PR Interiors and White Feathers. ‘With our participation in IFFS, the company seeks to meet independent dealers from all over the world and to expand our customer base in Asia,’ says Chuck Spang, Ashley Furniture international sales and operations president. ‘IFFS is a platform of choice because we found a strong preference among our customers for the Singapore show. It’s the only ASEAN show we are investing in for 2013, and we’re confident it will be part of our long-term strategy.’ Last year’s shows attracted 23,552 trade visitors, 118 overseas buying delegations and more than 500 exhibiting companies from 26 countries. Visit:

International Furniture Fair Singapore 9-12 March

Belgium: PR Interiors

China: Kenas Home

Singapore: D Bodhi

Malaysia: White Feathers


Export Furniture Exhibition 6-10 March Kuala Lumpur



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More than 400 companies will be at the show’s new home Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) is the annual celebration of Malaysia’s furniture and accessories. This year’s event features more than 400 leading manufacturers, exporters and suppliers from Malaysia and other countries of cabinet, upholstery, accessories, bedroom, living room, dining, kitchen, children, outdoor, rattan, hotel, leather, office, occasional and entertainment furniture. Agreement between the Malaysia Furniture Entrepreneur Association, The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Furniture Entrepreneur Association, Muar Furniture Association and the Malaysian Furniture Industry Council, witnessed by the Malaysian Timber Industry Board on 28 November 2012 at Putrajaya, marked a historic step forward for the furniture industry of Malaysia and EFE where the exhibition is fully supported by the government and industry players. For the first time the show will take place at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang, 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre and 20 minutes from the airport. Visit:

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Sit on an animal Looking for something that little bit different? Spanish artist Maximo Riera may be able to help. He has created the Animal Chair Collection, including elephant, lion, octopus, rhino, walrus and whale designs. ‘Each one is designed to bring together the complex art of human design and nature’s splendour, in perfect harmony. I chose the chair because it is an everyday object, something taken as common and banal in our lives,’ he says. ‘Each creation in the collection retains the animal’s natural vitality while being totally biologically accurate in their appearance.’ You may need to sit down when ordering though – prices range from £35,000 for the octopus up to £65,000 for the whale. Visit:


A long way down Fancy seeing the world in a different way? The Furniture Makers wants volunteers for its sponsored accompanied skydive in May. The jump, from around 13,000ft will take place from Beccles Airport in Suffolk on Saturday 4 May. Skydivers will have about six minutes under the parachute to enjoy a breathtaking and unique view of the local area. Tel: 020 7256 5558 to take part or visit to sponsor participants.

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Winning designs Rachael Gartside, an office administrator from London, is the winner of Dwell’s Design for Dwell competition. The chain will put her Minimalist Side table into production as part of its 2013 spring/ summer collection. On her inspiration for the design Rachael credits her love of clean living. ‘I designed the table to allow items to be stored in a space-saving yet visual way while freeing up valuable tabletop surface. The design has been kept minimal and clean, showing off the curve of the dip to its full potential. ‘I certainly wasn’t expecting to win as the competition was really strong with some great designs involved. It is always nice to know someone else can see potential in your work and even more so when it’s on such a scale as this,’ she adds. Gartside also won a computer and £1,000. ● As a result of a another competition, Marty Woodland, a student at Norton Radstock College, Bath, will also see his design manufactured. TV presenter, Kevin McCloud selected Woodland’s writing desk as the winner in Charltons Furniture’s 2012 Design Award. The desk will be on show at Interiors UK and Woodland will receive £500.

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January 2013  

January's issue of Interiors Monthly is another packed issue. See how Leekes has raised the bar at its flagship store and how shoppers have...

January 2013  

January's issue of Interiors Monthly is another packed issue. See how Leekes has raised the bar at its flagship store and how shoppers have...