LUXURY INTERIORS MAGAZINE
Caesarstone forecasts four key global interior design trends
BESPOKE WINE STORAGE PROJECT
Darren Hopkins on emerging trends for 2019
Tang Interiors appointed to deliver new offices for Hive360
THE NEXT BIG TREND: Bringing nature into interior design
REINVIGORATES LONDON OFFICE
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Project Bespoke Wine Storage Project by Bath Bespoke
Tang Interiors appointed to deliver new offices for Hive360
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Concord reinvigorates London office
Darren Hopkins shares his thoughts on the emerging trends for 2019
The next big trend: Bringing nature into interior design
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Caesarstone forecasts four key global interior design trends
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Bespoke Wine Storage Project Our client approached us in the summer of 2017 with some bespoke furniture requirements for her large residence in Bath. The initial brief was for a utility room, a library and bespoke wine storage, but the project developed with an additional walk in dressing room and wardrobes for her children’s rooms. Our client had a very keen interest in interiors, particularly hotel interiors, and we worked closely with her on the designs—shaping them into beautiful yet functional domestic designs.We kept to fairly classic shapes and proportions in order to complement the period architecture of her home, but introduced lots of interesting materials and textures. These included unpolished solid brass, Elitis wallpapers, antique mirror glass, several different marbles, walnut, oak, Turnstyle and Armac Martin ironmongery. The project took several months of design, manufacture and installation and we took great pleasure in building beautiful furniture designed to do justice to the wonderful property. It was a really exciting collaboration and we enjoyed working closely with the client. The results were impressive and involved a huge team effort—from Alex in the design department, Natalie in operations, Tom S, Ben, Neil, Andy, Richie and Will the cabinetmakers, Brett and his painting team and all of the site team. BESPOKE WINE WALL The wine wall was designed in collaboration with Mia Marquez and crafted for the far wall in the open plan kitchen. It created a beautiful yet functional feature wall, which complimented the rest of the space. Every inch of this design was well thought out in principle and practice, and was designed to hold and display 128 bottles of wine! The glazed doors on either side of the wine wall were crafted from Accoya wood and finished in house with Farrow & Ball Railings, while the cabinets were made from walnut. Once crafted, the central carcasses were fitted with a series of solid brass bars—slotted in by hand. This complemented the brass inlay which was inserted throughout the panels. Luxury Interiors Magazine - 05
To finish off this centrepiece, an antique mirror effect wallpaper was fitted on the back wall to create a sense of opulence and to reflect light around the room. This beautifully complimented the stunning Nero Marquina stone worktop and the Armac Martin solid brass handles on the doors. Find out more about how the wine wall was made here. UTILITY AND BOOT ROOM The utility room was designed to work as a laundry area and boot room. We crafted custom made cupboards and cabinets from oak with several unique storage solutions within. The solid oak curved seating area was designed with space for shoes underneath and a designated umbrella stand, while the large cabinet featured eight solid oak pull out drawers with brass cup handles and glazed display cabinets. We finished the cabinets with Armac Martin handles. The top of the cabinets featured bespoke mouldings to match the period characteristics of the house, and were finished and painted in house in F&B Lichen. We also handcrafted vertical panelling to add a little detail into the room and finished the counter top with a polished Carrara stone. LIBRARY AND TV ROOM The library featured a beautiful study desk, bookshelf and oak work desk. Crafted from oak and finished in a rich Stiffkey Blue, the study desk featured solid oak drawers and work top and also custom designed tier shelving. Alongside this, we also designed and crafted a beautiful drinks cabinet with an antique mirror back and a polished Carrara stone top. The lower cabinets were covered with a leather like material, which beautifully complemented the rest of the design and added extra depth and texture. We finished the cabinets with round brass handles from Armac Martin and also inserted brass inlay into the cabinetry, which continued the theme from the wine wall in the kitchen. We also added custom mouldings on top of the cabinets to match the heritage characteristics of the home, as well as the wall panelling with integrated socket holes. The stairs led down to an enclosed TV area where we crafted a custom TV unit and slated dividing screen using walnut. The unit featured a modern, sleek design with painted drawers and a flap down door complete with inlay speaker fabric. This allowed the TV remote to be used without having to disrupt the door. WALK-IN DRESSING ROOM We worked closely with designer Mia Marquez and our client on the creation of this walk-in dressing room. Each wardrobe featured bespoke storage solutions to suit her exact needs, which included pull out shoe racks, a slated shoe cabinet, internal deep drawers and hanging solutions for different garments. We crafted the cabinet interiors from walnut and contrasting this with Accoya doors, with a walnut trim, which we paint in a classic London Stone. We handmade the solid brass handles for the doors and drawers and also included an elegant enclosed dressing table with surround mirror panels. BEDROOM ALCOVE CABINETS We crafted these symmetrical alcove cabinets for the master bedroom which led on to the walk in dressing room. Made from walnut, the cabinets featured mirror backs with vintage leather vinyl on the fronts of the lower door cabinets. We inserted a glass shelf below the walnut shelving, which featured underneath spotlights, to compliment the mirror backing and also added a luxurious marble stone top. Armac Martin brass round handles were added to the doors to compliment the rich tones of the wood. Boyâ€™s bedroom wardrobe 06 - Luxury Interiors Magazine
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This wardrobe was designed by our team and the client for her boy’s room. The design was beautifully minimalist but effective and featured large painted slab doors finished in Stiffkey Blue. We crafted the cabinets to fit the space perfectly, including around the existing light fittings. When you open the doors you’re in for a surprise, as the internal deep touch-to-open drawers were painted in a bright orange—enough to brighten up anyone’s day. Alongside large fitted mirrors in
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the internal doors, the client also added small leather handles which added character to the simplistic design. GIRL’S BEDROOM WARDROBE Likewise, we also worked closely with our client to design the perfect storage solution for her little girl’s room. We crafted and fitted a series of cabinets, painted in a strong white tone, with glazed doors, a shelving
unit with space for pull out boxes and also a dressing table space with solid ash worktop and Worsted painted drawers. Again we used round Armac Martin handles to complete the elegant design. Our client was really happy with the results and it was a fantastic project to be involved in. Thanks also to our photographer Billy Bolton.
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TANG INTERIORS APPOINTED TO DELIVER NEW OFFICES FOR HIVE360
A growing employment support company in Birmingham has moved into its impressive new offices on Hagley Road, after Tang Interiors delivered a lavish refurbishment in the space. Hive360, which provides specialist HR, administrative and legislative support to business, has moved from Pinnacle House, Hagley Road, to a 1,500 sq ft office suite on the eighth floor of 54 Hagley Road.
Tang Interiors, responsible for project managing the refurbishment, undertook a Cat B strip out and fit out, comprising new partition walls, ceilings, lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), flooring and kitchens. Hive360 also specified bespoke joinery, including feature walls and freestanding partitions, as part of the programme of works, which took six weeks to complete.
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David McCormack, Managing Director for Hive360 Ltd, said: “We are a business committed to changing the shape of employee engagement in the UK and we wanted our ‘Hive’ -inspired office to provide our staff with an environment that allows them to perform to the best of their ability, to thrive and to enjoy every day they come into work. We think we have achieved that. “Tang Interiors, along with our other two key
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suppliers - Flow Office Furniture and MFM IT Ltd - have collectively helped us to create the most inspiring and engaging office space in a prime location at 54 Hagley Road. The whole team is overwhelmed by the design, quality and layout of our new offices, and we can’t wait to invite our clients in to enjoy it with us.” Carl Hubbard, Director of Operations at Tang interiors, added: “Hive360 is a dynamic
and growing Birmingham business and we worked closely with the team to ensure we designed a bespoke and stylish office environment in this landmark building.” Tang Interiors provides turnkey fit out projects for the commercial, retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors; creating inspirational spaces for landlords, private companies and building consultancy teams.
‘Behind Closed Doors’ with Grid Wardrobes by William Garvey Furniture Makers Are you a slave to your home storage, unable to find that perfect outfit or favourite pair of shoes? We speak with leading British furniture designer and maker, Bill Garvey, Managing Director of William Garvey, and find out how a walk-in dressing room could be your answer for a fuss-free, organised bedroom with tailor-made storage and design features. Step 1. Identify the space & your personal interior design style First and foremost, how do you want your dressing room to look and feel? If you’re lacking in inspiration then create a mood board as this will allow you to easily envisage how your ‘styling’ and design elements will all come together in one scheme. Whether contemporary, traditional or a mix of each style, think how this will influence space planning. For instance, if you’re working with a compact space then opt for an open contemporary style as this will organise and display everything from ‘every day to occasional’ and not overshadow the space. Should you have the luxury of lots of space, then I recommend a clever balance of materials and textures to add warmth and character to your dressing room and soften the large expanse of furniture and door fronts.
Step 2. Calculate how much storage space you need We tailor our furniture to suit your needs and lifestyle, so once you have determined the style of your walk-in dressing room, you then need to decide how you wish to use the space and what it will be storing? I would recommend you organise your clothes and wares in to type, as this will allow you to see how you need to furnish the interior of your wardrobes. For instance, the bathroom has cleverly taken a ‘his and her’ approach to interior design with dual solutions like a twin set of basins or double ended bath to make room for two! Use this principle in your dressing room and choose personalised wardrobe space that is tailored to the individual. For him, think about interior solutions which are designed to organise belts, ties and cufflinks as this will minimise clutter, as well as a half-height clothes rail at the top and midway for shirts, jackets and trousers. For her, you can opt for a full height
clothes rails to look after those long dresses, along with display shoe storage or an integral vanity unit with strategically placed lighting for optimum illumination. Step 3. Concept design stage & Install This is your opportunity to maximise the space available, so make sure you consider full-height furniture solutions that are designed to fit the room from floor to ceiling, and spans the length and breadth of the room. By doing so, you will capitalise on all available storage: display and concealed. At this stage, I recommend enlisting a professional and opt for a well-established brand that is able to listen to your needs and expertly design a fitted furniture solution that achieves the best results for you, your home and lifestyle.
WGFM recommends… The ultimate in organisational storage, bespoke grid furniture is an all-inclusive lightweight and modern furniture solution, providing the perfect framework for creating a luxury walk-in dressing room that is tailor-made to your needs. Transforming a sometimes redundant box room, this style of wardrobe concept will work with the space rather than against it, able to create a luxury closet space designed for personal beautification, grooming and dressing. Interlocking grid furniture will naturally form a rigid structure that widens support throughout, for a more stable geometry and even weight distribution. Designed to fit any space, grid furniture by WGFM is both versatile and stylish, and can be built independently to complement existing furniture or when combined with custommade non-modular wardrobes, you will achieve a wall-to-wall storage solution that is truly unique. Luxury Interiors Magazine - 13
Awards News LAUFEN CELEBRATES WIN AT THE DESIGNER KITCHEN & BATHROOM AWARDS Swiss bathroom specialist Laufen have won Design Collaboration of the Year at the recent 2018 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. Laufen’s Sonar collection and its partnership with renowned designer Patricia Urquiola has won the ‘Design Collaboration of the Year’ category. The prestigious award ceremony took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Monday 8th October. The awards are designed to celebrate residential kitchen and bathroom design projects and products from across the world and were hosted by radio and television presenter, George Lamb. Emma Mottram, Marketing Manager Laufen, comments; “We are thrilled that Laufen has been recognised at this year’s
ROCA WINS GOLD AT THE DESIGNER KITCHEN & BATHROOM AWARDS Global bathroom manufacturer, Roca is proud to announce that it has won a gold in the ‘Innovation in Bathroom Product
Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. We are incredibly proud of Laufen’s heritage of collaborating with world-class design talent to create truly innovative bathroom products and the outstanding Sonar collection is no exception.”
Design’ category at the 2018 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards for its forward-thinking Beyond collection. This year the hugely popular awards took place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Monday 8th October. They are designed to celebrate residential kitchen and bathroom design projects and products from across the world and were hosted by radio and television presenter, George Lamb.
Claire Gay Marketing Manager at Roca, comments, “We are delighted that Beyond has won gold in the Bathroom Product Design category. “It is a special achievement for us as the collection was created to celebrate Roca’s centenary as a vision of the future of bathroom design. It is fantastic for the team as the award recognises the research, dedication and high level of design they put in to create this collection.”
CAESARSTONE’S INDUSTRIAL-INSPIRED METROPOLITAN COLLECTION IS SHORTLISTED FOR AN FX AWARD Caesarstone, the world leading designer and manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces, is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Caesarstone’s recently launched Metropolitan Collection, comprising of nine colours, is shortlisted for the Surfaces category in the FX International Interior Design Awards 2018. The winners will be announced in a ceremony on 28th November 2018. “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award, having been selected by a panel of esteemed and highly influential architects, design experts and industry peers”, said Jon 14 - Luxury Interiors Magazine
Stanley, VP Marketing at Caesarstone UK. The Metropolitan Collection is quickly establishing itself among specifiers across residential, commercial, retail and hospitality projects. It is the first surfaces range to thoroughly investigate the unique styles of the popular industrial trend, offering finishes never before available on the market.”
FX comments on the award process: “Each year we invite a completely new panel of more than 20 judges from all disciplines, based on their authority, integrity and experience. The panel of distinguished experts are the very best from our contract design industry and include designers, architects, engineers and clients.”
CAESARSTONE WINS 2018 DESIGNER KITCHEN AND BATHROOM GOLD AWARD FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION Caesarstone is proud to announce that its Metropolitan Collection has won the Gold Award for Innovation in Kitchen Product Design. Launched earlier this year, Caesarstone’s Metropolitan collection comprises nine products that perfectly reflect the UK industrial design trend. Amir Reske, Managing Director for Caesarstone UK, said, “Winning this prestigious award for the second year running confirms Caesarstone as an undisputed leader in surface design trends. Last year we were proud to win the Gold Award for ‘Innovation in Materials’ for our entire quartz collection. This year, we are delighted that our hard work predicting and keeping one step ahead of all the key industrial trends has been recognised, with a Gold Award for our Metropolitan Collection.” The new Metropolitan Collection is a first, offering designers finishes never before available on the market. Rough and unpolished, the bold look of the Metropolitan Collection forms part of the revival of modernism, a rethinking of brutalism and the rekindling of industrial architecture. Robust construction finishes have become a popular choice amongst consumers, inspired by factories and lofts and translated
for residential and commercial interiors. Each energetically styled surface in the Collection has been designed to reflect the authentic textures of raw manufacturing, such as oxidized steel, poured plaster and raw concrete. Via innovative cutting-edge technology exclusive to Caesarstone, weathered patinas have been achieved in quartz for the very first time –a breakthrough that can be felt as well as seen. The Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards acknowledges the very best in design from the kitchen and bathroom industry; awarding products that bring something truly pioneering to the table. The winners were announced in a glamorous awards ceremony at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Monday 8th October. Caesarstone, the world leading designer and manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces is renowned for being at the forefront of industry innovation, with an unrivalled ability to bring new designs to market that set rather than follow interior trends. The ability to launch new products with such accuracy stems from Caesarstone’s continual research into future trends on a global scale, coupled with 30 in-house years’ experience of designing and manufacturing premium engineered quartz material.
BRISTAN WINS BIG AT UK CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARDS Bristan Group, which includes Bristan and Heritage Bathrooms, has scooped not one but two accolades at the prestigious UK Customer Experience Awards, taking home the Gold award for Best Employee Engagement and the Bronze award for Best Contact Centre Small. Designed to recognise excellence in the field of customer experience, the UK Customer Experience (CX) Awards is the largest CX event in the world. The winners were announced at a glamorous black-tie ceremony at Wembley Stadium on 11 October, marking the ninth year of The CX Awards.
The award for Best Employee Engagement – The Voice of Employees, recognises organisations which have invested in inspirational learning and development programs, and the impact this ultimately has on customer experience. A key priority for Bristan Group, the brand’s commitment to employee engagement saw it take Gold at The CX Awards, reinforcing its existing status as one of the Top 100 Companies to Work For, as rated by The Sunday Times. Bristan Group also took the Bronze award for Best Contact Centre Small – Customer Satisfaction, a category which recognises
excellence in customer experience from contact centres with 100 employees or less. Championing customer service teams which manage their customer experience through a multi-channel approach, this achievement highlights the innovative developments implemented by the Bristan customer experience team in recent years. Jeremy Ling, CEO of Bristan Group, comments: “This is a fantastic accolade and well-deserved recognition of a brilliant team delivery of our mission to achieve extraordinary customer service, also shining a light on our successful on-going commitment to creating a great place to work.” Luxury Interiors Magazine - 15
People on the move NEW HR MANAGER FOR KITCHENS INTERNATIONAL Karen Miller has been appointed as HR Manager for award-winning kitchen designer and retailer Kitchens International. With over 20 years experience in HR Karen joins the prestigious Scottish kitchen company from Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd. With a degree in Human Resources and an MBA, Karen is also an Accredited Coach, as well as Chartered Membership of CIPD, so brings to this position a wealth of experience and knowledge. In the contracts division Ailsa Howorth has just been promoted to another newly created position as Contracts Design Manager,
heading up a team of four designers for the expanding contracts division. With some great new contract developments underway and in the pipeline, Ailsa brings to this role a great depth of knowledge, organisational ability and creative skill.
Gerry Watson, Kitchens International’s MD said: “The expertise and wisdom both Karen and Ailsa bring to the company is enormous and they will assist in ensuring that Kitchens International stays at the forefront of the industry today and into the future.”
INSINKERATOR APPOINTS NEW KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER InSinkErator has announced the appointment of Amy Patrick, to Key Account Manager, to support the independent kitchen retail and plumbers’ merchant distribution channels. With eight years’ experience in account management, Amy joins the company from BCG and brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise in building and maintaining successful business relationships. Amy says: “It is a very exciting step to be joining InSinkErator. I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience in a new environment
and providing a fresh outlook to an already strong sales team, contributing to productivity and profitability even further. It is with great enthusiasm that I enter my new role and join a company with an immense heritage, inspiring products and exciting future prospects.” Kevin Carr, UK Sales Director, InSinkErator comments: “Amy is a valuable addition to the InSinkErator sales team. With her account management experience and knowledge of the industry, she will continue to support our trade partners and drive and develop growth through new business endeavours.”
FEMALE DIRECTORS DRIVE UTOPIA FORWARD Utopia are delighted to announce the return of two female directors to the board. Liz Green returns as Projects Director with Amanda Shepherd as Finance Director. They both join the current board made up of Dave Conn and Ian Hall Joint Managing
Directors along with Pete Penlington, Commercial Director. Liz Green previously held several senior roles during her 24 years at Utopia including Customer Service Director playing an
instrumental role in building the brand reputation for quality and service. A driving force, she has returned to oversee, monitor and manage key strategic projects. Liz said of her return ‘Utopia has thrived as the UK’s leading bathroom manufacturer for almost 30 years but I’m ready to help push the business forward to the next phase of growth.’ Amanda Shepherd is also a returning director of Utopia, an experienced Finance Director with a high degree of commercial focus gained across a wide spectrum of industries. Amanda commented ‘I have returned to Utopia after 11 years of enhancing my experience across a range of industries. I’m delighted to be back at such an important and exciting time for the business.’ Joint Managing Director Dave Conn said, ‘We are delighted to welcome back Liz and Amanda. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge about our ranges and products that will drive the business forward through the exciting times ahead.’
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GEZE UK has strengthened its Automatic Door Systems team with the recent appointment of John Clark, who joins the renowned manufacturer of door and window systems as area sales manager, covering Scotland. Supporting GEZE UK’s planned growth north of the border, John will focus on developing first-class customer relationships, analysing and proposing technical solutions from the company’s extensive automatic door range and providing first-level contact for incoming enquiries. With a strong track record in automatic door sales, including experience working for Gilgen Door Systems, DSS Automatic Doors and Record UK, John joins GEZE UK’s team in Scotland at a pivotal time of change. He believes that a strong product portfolio - including what he describes as the “favourite choice of architects, the aesthetically pleasing 70mm Slimdrive automatic operator” - gives GEZE “a major edge over competitors.” Furthermore, the introduction of new product lines, together with ongoing investment in the business,
make this an exciting time to join the company. GEZE UK’s Scottish office in Cambuslang has over the past eighteen months appointed a new General Manager, Project Estimator and Area Sales Manager for Specification/Ironmongery. Whilst John is keen to forge relationships with both current customers and new contacts, he equally looks forward to working with and developing close bonds with his GEZE UK colleagues. In his own words, he hopes to: “strengthen
existing relationships and nurture new company friendships to form longstanding reciprocal business opportunities.” Said Andy Howland, Sales and Marketing Director for GEZE UK: “We are delighted to have John join the team. He has vast experience in the sector and will be a great asset to the company. John, along with the new additions to the team brings significant industry and technical experience which I’m sure will complement the existing services and customer care afforded to our current and future customers by our Cambuslang team.” Luxury Interiors Magazine - 17
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CONCORD REINVIGORATES LONDON OFFICE Concord Lighting has created a bright and welcoming environment at a recently refurbished office block on Jermyn Street in central London. With its prime location, the building offers 38,000 sq ft of Category A office space over six impressive floors. Its modern feel is accentuated by a variety of lighting solutions from leading architectural lighting brand, Concord by Sylvania.
D.W. Electrical Ltd (www.dwgroupuk.com) was the electrical contractor on the project and worked with Concord to specify the new lighting scheme. “The office block has been refurbished from top to bottom to reinvigorate the space and give it a fresh décor,” comments Justin Goodwin, Contract Manager at D.W.
Electrical Ltd. “It was important that the lighting reflected the contemporary ambience of the new building, and this is why Concord was selected for the project. They were able to supply a number of different products that suited the individual spaces.” Concord’s Mini Continuum LED has been installed in the main office spaces on all floors to offer continuous, highly uniform lines of light across walls and ceilings. Recessed versions of the Mini Continuum LED have been installed on this project to blend seamlessly into the office space but surface mounted and suspended options of the Mini Continuum LED are available and the luminaire can be both vertically and horizontally recessed, depending on the lighting requirements. The project also features Concord Myriad square downlights in the circulation areas, which are ideal for low level orientation lighting. The LED light engine provides an energy-efficient solution, complete with electronic control gear allowing staff and visitors to tailor the environment accordingly. To create the right ambience within the bathrooms, Concord Myriad Adjustable downlights along with Lumiance Lumistrip Luxury Interiors Magazine - 19
have been installed. The Myriad Adjustable downlight has a title flexibility of 25 degrees in any direction and can be adjusted from the front once installed.
features no swing out elbow component. The internal colour is white with a matching rotating sphere and comes with a bezel included.
Once in place, the downlight still ensures there are clean lines along the ceiling as it
Lumistrip LED is supplied in 5m-long flexible reels which can be cut to a preferred length.
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Versions are available in 4000K neutral white, 3000K warm white, red, green, blue, yellow and RGB options. With a Life expectancy of 50,000 hours, Lumistrip LED has an easy to fit installation kit which includes 25 x 200mm clear PC mounting strips with 3M adhesive tape, screw kits and 10 end caps.
ALTRO TAKES A FRESH LOOK WITH BAUHAUS-INSPIRED SOLUTIONS Commercial interior surfaces specialist Altro has introduced stunning new high-design ranges to its floors, doors and walls package. Delivering premium aesthetics with outstanding durability, all backed by Altro’s sector-leading support and expertise, Altro Ensemble™ modular flooring system and Altro Whiterock™ wall designs wall sheet are ideal for office, retail and hospitality environments. New Altro Ensemble modular flooring system is the next generation of luxury vinyl tiles. From colour blocking to geometric patterns, with a range of plank and tile sizes and textures, Altro Ensemble gives design freedom to create luxurious floors for commercial interior spaces. With 57 options to mix and match, the modular flooring system has natural wood and stone designs and bloc colours too. Altro Ensemble is 2.6mm thick with a 0.55mm wear layer, 15dB sound reduction qualities and added comfort underfoot, with minimal residual indentation and excellent durability. A truly exceptional material, it combines these features with unique flexibility and is lightweight, making it easy to transport, cut and handle for installation. In developing the new Altro Ensemble collection, the design team has taken inspiration from the Bauhaus design school’s philosophy of bridging the gap between form and function to engineer products that meet the customers’ biggest challenges, such as the need for cleanability, sustainability and flexibility. The result is a premium modular flooring system that offers variety and design freedom to create sophisticated, contemporary and striking designs. It also has the benefits of local sustainably sourced raw materials made to Altro’s exacting manufacturing standards, which ensure high quality, excellent durability and high-performance characteristics. Altro Ensemble is the perfect partner to Altro Whiterock wall designs – a new vision in wall decoration with
natural wood, stone and linen options plus stunning metallic designs to give elegance to interior walls. Renowned for high quality solutions backed by marketleading customer service and technical support, Altro has been at the forefront of innovation for almost 100 years. As a family-founded business, Altro has a strong sense of its values and a way of thinking that puts people’s needs at the heart of its work. It’s a human-centred approach to designing for the demands of 21st century life. The new ranges are the natural progression of tried and tested products, each harnessing decades of research and expertise in the UK and in Germany, with extensive customer feedback integrated into the development process. Although new to the UK, Altro Ensemble modular flooring system is the latest generation of a product which has been designed and manufactured in Germany, where it has enjoyed success for many years and is an excellent example of German engineering at its best. A tried and tested product, it has undergone an extensive redesign process which has benefited from the combination of existing technology and new expertise from several sources including the team in Germany, as well as the contribution of award-winning colour consultant Knut Völzke. Altro Whiterock wall designs are the latest development from Altro’s UK design and development team, building upon decades of experience in wall sheets. The new range makes a show-stopping design statement and is perfect for general circulation areas, receptions and foyers, as well as wet environments such as bathrooms and spas, creating a design focal point. Matching sealants and co-ordinating and contrasting trims are available. Discover Altro’s full building solution at www.altro.co.uk
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Wood Although a classic choice, wood furniture, flooring and fittings has seen a remarkable revival this year. With doors having been painted white or shades of neutral, people are going back to the bare wood look of a couple of decades ago. Those who really want to hark back to nature, are opting for more natural options for flooring such as oak parquet or wide planks. Sustainability Part of the reason why wood is so popular is due to its sustainable attributes, something which has become more and more of a buzzword across all industries. Sustainability is at the forefront of people’s minds – including at design events such as 100% Design which also flagged sustainability as one of the key themes. Not just a trend, but a mega-trend – one that affects the business world for a decade or more. Sustainability helps to protect the environment for future generations and any company with goods that are sustainable will have fans who are dedicated to finding that sustainable option. Shades of Grey Grey is perennially popular not just as a flooring choice (think engineered wood or large format tiles) but also in paint colours. We know that this won’t die down any time soon. However, white is also gathering pace as an option for those wanting a softer look for their home for a more country feel perhaps – particularly when it comes to floors. Whilst on the other end of the spectrum, darks – chocolate and black make a statement and form the basis for a heavier style. Luxury Interiors Magazine - 23
DESIGN GUILD MARK LAUNCHES 2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES The Design Guild Mark is now accepting applications for both the Furniture and 2D (textiles, wall coverings, surfaces, carpets and floor coverings) categories for the 2019 awards. For over 10 years the Design Guild Mark, awarded by The Furniture Makers’ Company, has been distinguishing the excellent from the ordinary in the design of furnishings intended for volume production. It is unique to other design awards as the panel of independent judges – all experts in the field of design – examine the submitted pieces and question the designer during a judging day that takes place in the fantastic surroundings of Carpenters’ Hall in the City of London. Designers and companies have until 29 November 2018 to submit an entry to meet the early bird deadline and until 24 January 2019 to meet the final deadline.
The Design Guild Mark judging panels for 2019 will be:
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Simon Alderson - twentytwentyone Helen Berresford RIBA - ID:SR Joanna Biggs - GA Design Elliott Kochler – Layer Design Jeremy Myerson - Royal College of Art • Tom Pearce - Sebastian Conran Associates • Campbell Thompson - The Conran Shop • Terence Woodgate - Terence Woodgate Design
• Linzi Coppick – Forme UK • Daniel Hopwood - Hopwood Design Studios • Professor Clare Johnson – Royal College of Art • Natasha Marshall – Natasha Marshall • Corinne Pringle – TP Bennett • Peter Thwaites - Rapture & Wright
DULUX TRADE ANNOUNCES COLOURFUTURES™ 2019 Dulux Trade, the UK’s leading paint brand, has revealed its coveted ColourFutures™ colour palettes for 2019. Now in its 16th year, the Dulux Trade ColourFutures™ 2019 palette is selected to help professionals make colour and design choices for a wide variety of buildings, from commercial to healthcare and education to residential. Dulux assembled a global panel of top design professionals to research trends, insights and consumer behaviours to decide on its colour of the year - a warm amber tone called Spiced Honey - and four complimentary palettes that capture the theme of ‘let the light in’.
part of their tool kit in doing so. The individual themes reflect this, with a set of balanced palettes that offer the headspace to carry out four of the most integral ways of being in 2019; thinking, dreaming, loving and acting.” 2018 was an unsettling and unpredictable time explained Heleen van Gent, Head of the Global Aesthetic Centre, who chairs the ColourFutures™ panel annually. “We were overwhelmed by the deluge of news, choices and demands upon our time, causing us to close up and retreat into spaces where we feel safe and cocooned.
The global expert panel, which this year included Jim Biddulph, designer and materials expert as its UK representative, married art with science to decide on the annual colour. The colour is versatile and contemporary, and complements a wide variety of interior styles with its optimistic range of palettes.
“We pressed pause and took time to regroup. As we move forward into 2019, we find this pause has given people time to re-energise and deal with the sense of unpredictability with positive action, optimism and purpose. If the unpredictability of last year forced people to retreat and regroup, 2019 is the time for their awakening. We are ready to ‘Let in the Light’.”
Jim Biddulph says: “The panel discussed all manner of topics from the year gone, ranging from the social, political and cultural. Even with a range of unique perspectives from around the globe, the panel recognised the valuable role that designers play, and are increasingly playing, in bringing about positive change and that ColourFutures™ 2019 should be a valuable
Spiced Honey is the shade at the centre of ColourFutures™ 2019 and perfectly captures this theme. It can be both calming and nourishing or stimulating and energising, depending on the palettes and light surrounding it. The contemporary hue is versatile and lends itself to a broad spectrum of life and interior styles - perfect for reflecting the awakening within society.
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Designs awarded a Mark benefit from increased industry and consumer awareness, press and social media coverage, with the designers and companies behind them also receiving enhanced brand recognition. The piece from both the Furniture and 2D categories deemed to be the most outstanding by the judges will also win the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence – a £1,000 cash prize. Those interested in submitting an entry for the 2019 awards can download an application form from the Design Guild Mark website, www.designguildmark.org.uk, which was launched along with a new brand identity in September. The new website includes information on all previous winners of the Mark, the latest news, biographies of the judging panel and useful information about applying and the judging criteria for both the Furniture and 2D categories. Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director for the Dulux brand in the UK, says: “There’s a desire to reach out, engage with others, to make things better and ‘be the change’. That change can be anything from marching for women’s rights to small acts of neighbourly kindness. People are ready to seize the moment. Now is the time to think, to dream, to love and to act.” The Global Aesthetic Centre, which has been responsible for the ColourFutures™ trend analysis, colour research, colour design and art direction at AkzoNobel for the past 16 years, is where Dulux colours first begin. Led by Heleen, the unit continuously monitors social, cultural and design trends as they emerge all over the globe. By connecting these unique insights to everyday life, the team provides informed trend direction. Heleen adds: “When you look at how our ColourFutures™ palettes have evolved over the years, you can chart the fluctuations in our consumers’ appetite for different colours and spot connections with what is going on in the wider world. For example, in 2017, when our consumers felt a need for balance and calm, the palette was dominated by cooler shades of blue and grey. While in 2018, there was a great sense of uncertainty that was reflected in a desire for warm, comforting colours that provided our consumers with solace and refuge.
The next big trend: Bringing nature into interior design Due to the increase of built up urban areas, we are becoming more and more disconnected with nature. With commercial environments being dominated by harsh interior designs and limited natural materials, the homely comfortable feel is getting lost within day-to-day life. So, how can Biophilic design benefit an environment? By 2020, The World Health Organisation expects mental health related illness and cardiovascular disease to be the two largest contributors of disease. Incorporating direct or indirect aspects of nature within a working and commercial environments has been demonstrated through research to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates whilst also increasing creativity, work ethic and well-being. Over 35 years, there has been on-going research to see how Biophilic design has benefitted various environments. It has been proven that guests are willing to pay 23% more for rooms with Biophilic elements when it comes to hospitality design. In addition to this, educational spaces have also seen a positive impact as it has shown increased rates of learning, improved test results and reduced impacts of ADHD. In Health care spaces, post-op recovery times have decreased by 8.5% and reduced pain medication by 22%. Retail, office and home environments have all seen improvements when there have been elements of nature incorporated, demonstrating the positive impact of biophilic interiors. How to create a great natural space: When aiming to create an environment that has natural elements involved, there are a few things to consider; including the colour palette and the types of materials used to create the look. The colour palette will depend on your personal aesthetic, but make sure to try and avoid anything that resembles man made items. Earthy, jungle tones such as pale greens and blues are particularly effective
or if the warmer tones such as dusky oranges and reds are more suited, then they can mimic dessert colours. Softer tones of the chosen colours tend to encourage a more relaxed setting. With the ever-growing use of sustainable materials, natural furnishings are becoming more popular throughout interior design. This is not only great for the future but also helps with bringing the natural feel into a space. Exposed wood, brick and concrete are great ways to integrate nature with urban. Plant and flower walls are another fantastic idea for mixing nature and interior design and will be sure to create an instagrammable space. Plant and flower walls are visually pleasing which is great for customers as it encourages them to feel more connected with nature in the fastpaced 21st century lifestyle. It also brings an artsy edge into interiors as well as increasing oxygen flow, energy levels and naturally filtering the air. Overall, including natural materials and greenery within interior design has had fantastic benefits for people using the space. Customers are willing to pay more to feel closer to natural aesthetics, demonstrating the commercial benefits of biophilic elements. In Addition, those who enter an office space which has aspects of nature are more likely to feel happy and motivated for the day ahead which leads to higher rates in productivity, creativity and well-being. Therefore, both the businesses and employees are benefitting from Biophilic Design. About the author, Liam Oâ€™Donnell: Liam Oâ€™Donnell is the director of Valdivian Furniture, a British furniture manufacturer that specialises in bespoke, hand crafted contract furniture. Liam has deep rooted personal interest in environmental issues and over 16 years of experience in manufacturing furniture. He is a highly experienced wood machinist and specialist joiner which translates into the companyâ€™s meticulous and careful approach to furniture production. Find out more at: www.valdivianfurniture.co.uk. Luxury Interiors Magazine - 25
Company News TP BENNETT ANNOUNCES RECORD GROWTH Award-winning international design practice, tp bennett has reported a record turnover of £29.7 million and an 3% increase in profit in its financial year ending March 2018. This follows a period of strong growth, strategic appointments to its board and significant investment in its people and new technologies. In September 2017, the practice appointed Liz Catchpole as non-executive chairman to contribute to the development of the business. It also promoted David Blair, Leigh Dimelow and Nick Hirst as Principal Directors, who joined the board to create further opportunities for the firm. Providing architecture, interiors and town planning, tp bennett has increased its portfolio in its key sectors of residential and residential-led mixed-use development; whilst continuing its success in interior fit out, commercial offices, student accommodation, hotels and retail-led mixeduse. It has broadened its geographical reach across the UK, with its Manchester office hitting £1 million turnover. Notable projects that have contributed to its success include the BCO award-winning Porter Building and Bourne Business Park as well as the 1,200-student bedroom scheme, Garden Halls in Bloomsbury. Work for corporate occupiers also remains strong with completed projects for CBRE in Manchester and TfL in London, which recently won the Mixology Public Sector Project of the Year. Projects have also completed for Investec and DLA Piper and are underway for major technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Yvette Hanson, Principal Director at tp bennett said: “We have experienced a period of growth, thanks to a dedicated and highly skilled team, and are now in a strong and stable position for the future. We have and continue to work on world-class projects and
TIMOTHY OULTON LAUNCHES THREE EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF ITS FLAGSHIP AT BLUEBIRD British furniture and interiors company Timothy Oulton has marked the opening of its flagship at Bluebird in unique fashion, by launching three special edition designs in celebration of the colour of Bluebird, and of Chelsea, available exclusively at the new gallery. With 40 galleries across the globe, Timothy Oulton launched its global 26 - Luxury Interiors Magazine
flagship and largest ever showroom at the historic Bluebird building last month. Known for its creative designs and authentic handcraftsmanship, the brand is particularly renowned for its signature hand-finished leather collection. New Ronin Indigo leather is its latest innovation, launched specially for Bluebird, and features on the limited edition
our integration of new technologies such as BIM, Virtual Reality and 3D printing will only enhance our capabilities further, driving efficiency, sustainability and the highest quality design – all of which are at the heart of our philosophy.” Westminster Button Sofa, complete with a commemorative plaque of the opening, as well as a special edition Union Jack Flag Cushion and Thomas Sleeve personal accessory. The distinctive blue finish is achieved using indigo, a natural dye extracted from plant leaves that has been used for thousands of years. The complex dyeing process takes a staggering 30 days to complete; the hide is first tanned with bark and nut shells, with natural oils and waxes applied for a slightly aged look, and the indigo is then applied. Once the leather has been upholstered onto the finished piece, it is hand- finished for a second time using wet sandpaper to achieve a stonewashed look, and finally polished with lamb’s wool.
PLASTIC-FREE PACKAGING FROM FENWICK & TILBROOK PAINT Paint manufacturer Fenwick & Tilbrook has gone plastic-free by removing all plastic from its packaging and packing materials. With immediate effect, Fenwick & Tilbrook paint will be sent out in its standard boxes, which are already made from recycled board, but they will be packed using only paper bubble wrap and sealed with kraft paper tape. Brown kraft paper will be used to wrap smaller parcels together. The paint tins themselves are made entirely from metal (including the handle) with a paper label on the front, making them already fully recyclable. Clare Tilbrook, director at Fenwick & Tilbrook, said: “As a manufacturing and retail business, we take our environmental responsibility very seriously. We have been taken aback by the latest reports on plastic in our oceans and the massive impact plastic is having on the planet. We’ve decided it’s time to do our bit and put these measures in place with our packaging. If we all make some simple changes, we can make a difference.”
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Caesarstone forecasts four key global interior design trends Caesarstone, the world leading designer and manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces is renowned for being at the forefront of industry innovation, with an unrivalled ability to bring new designs to market that set rather than follow interior trends. The ability to launch new products with such accuracy stems from Caesarstone’s continual research into future trends on a global scale, coupled with 30 in-house years’ experience of designing and manufacturing premium engineered quartz material.
Caesarstone shares the results of its in-depth research, distilled down to four key concepts that will define the global commercial and residential interiors markets in the coming years; presented and explained in detail in the newly launched Kitchen Trends Book. The book is the fruit of the brand’s significant investment in Research & Development which includes working with world leading colour consultants and understanding the macro trends – socio, demographic, cultural and political - impacting on design and interiors. It is also experience and knowledge acquired by Caesarstone’s in-house design team via years of collaborations with world-renowned designers and architects, including Jaime Hayon, Todd Bracher, Tom Dixon, Philippe Malouin, Japanese studio Nendo and Sebastian Herkner. The brand’s ability to understand the cultural context of the markets it operates in positions it at the forefront of its industry, which it why it is always the first to launch ground-breaking new surface designs. For example, its award-winning Rugged Concrete, launched at the beginning of 2017, is a first that the interiors industry has eagerly awaited and embraced, as is its new Metropolitan Collection which fulfils designers’ needs around all the key industrial trends happening right now, offering finishes never before available on the market. Four global trends forecast by Caesarstone Each of the four themes are based on different lifestyle contexts, with its own unique creative direction, colour palette, lead materials and finishes. These are respectively: Calm Luxe, Urban Industrial, Timeless Classic and Wild Living.
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Calm Luxe Calm Luxe is inspired by the paring back of an oversaturated design market. Our world is moving faster than ever and time comes in short supply, so we try to live more slowly, design more thoughtfully, and find joy in quieter, softer environments. In a world of constant connectivity, time is the ultimate luxury. Our need to “switch off ” is pressing and the benefits of slowness, stillness and silence are increasingly recognised. Scientific research on the subject increases, meditation movements strengthen and mindful retreats have never been more popular. Even boredom is acknowledged to provide a blank canvas for our imagination and to kick-start creativity. With Calm Luxe, we pare back to the essentials to make room in our minds, lives and homes. Living spaces have a peaceful, calming quality that provide a visually light haven that soothes the eye but also the mind. This is an acutely minimal direction, elevated by careful details and high-quality finishes.
Calm Luxe embraces modest material qualities & humble shapes. Interior components – whether a sofa or a surface – promote anonymity, focus on functionality, and offer fewer operating options. Silhouettes are as minimalistic as can be but are further softened by matte finishes or dulled angles – never harsh or cold. Assembly is also made simpler through elements that easily slot together or fit into each other. Everyday items are elevated to objects of beauty with precious metallic accents or ultra-careful detailing that highlight the quality of its craftsmanship. Urban Industrial Caesarstone forecasts that the industrial trend will continue to be important in seasons to come but will evolve towards a more urban and yet increasingly poetic and light-hearted direction. Heavy construction materials such as concrete or cement will be softened by light, feminine tints; new composites will be crafted with colourful industrial waste; and fanciful constructions will add a fun element to rough silhouettes. Designs borrow the stark volumes and rugged textures of Brutalist architecture – translating these into bare, sculptural items. Finishes that focus on tactility warm this industrial look; surfaces remain rough and untreated; and light tones of colour soften contours. Taking its cue from industrial workshops, the Urban Industrial kitchen illustrates the artisanal aspect of this trend. Cooking accessories such as mortars and pestles or nutcrackers illustrate the importance of manual work. Their shapes remain solid and uncomplicated. The kitchen space features concrete or cement elements that are softened by light tints and rounded shapes that moderate the rough surfaces. Timeless Classic Past and future, work and leisure, fashion and interiors, home and retail, craft and digital; we live in a time of blurring boundaries – a time where opposites balance, inspire and complement one another. With Timeless Classic, spaces and products draw inspiration from the Modernism of the 20th Century, updating it with fresh tones that create a vintage, yet highly modern look. The Timeless Classic kitchen space combines period features, rich patterns and materials such as marble, warm wood and fabrics. New technological appliances are moving past black, white and grey and shifting towards a delicate colour palette, tactile textiles and retro references. Surfaces are soft and warm to the touch and take us away from the less-inviting aesthetic of many modern technologies and back towards a more sensitive experience. Wild Living With Wild Living we bring the outdoors indoors – via lush vegetation or textured finishes that play to our senses and answer our longing for real, rough – even feral – tactility. Technology takes a more low-key direction – ancient crafts and natural materials are combined with technological advances to create new, contemporary products and appliances. The home reflects this with mobile furnishings that can adapt to our needs and easily transfer from one nest to the next; household objects are complete with details and fastenings borrowed from the world of camping. Warm finishes add subtle depth and texture to the kitchen environment. Think thick natural woods and sleek stones with enhanced natural grains. These traditional surfaces pair with a wide range of beautiful new composites. The new goods have rustic-chic qualities and make use of natural waste. Shots of fiery orange bring life to harmonies of deep browns, dark greys and forest greens.
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THE RESURGENCE OF MURAL ART Modern day interior decoration is in my opinion the most sombre that it has been in years. Where the sixties and seventies were defined by their bold prints and patterns, both on carpets and wallpapers, we have reached a time of ultra-modernism where now a block colour painted wall is the standard spec for indoor spaces, and even a papered feature wall is considered unusual or ‘quirky’. In many spaces walls now do little more than give a coloured backdrop to an inside space, rather than working as an integral part of the character of a room or building. Modern interior trends favour putting the attention to detail in the way a room is furnished, with dark wood, metallics and botanical prints currently in favour. I think that the potential of walls to carry their own in terms of style, design and colour has been greatly underutilised in recent years and we need to inject some magic back into them, using mural art. Mural art these days is often associated with graffiti-style street art made popular by artists such as Banksy and tends to be left on outdoor spaces to convey some sort of theme,
message or idea. However, the possibilities of the mural reached in the artistic movements of the past have not seen the rediscovery that they deserve. From the street-inspired popart of Keith Haring to the darkly fantastical regionalism of Thomas Hart Benton, the means of expression that mural art is capable of are no longer being reached in indoor spaces. The use of mural art spans the globe and hundreds of years and throughout history it has garnered a reputation of being the exclusive turf of the rich and famous, only found in palaces, cathedrals and stately homes. It is not typically looked at as an option for the everyday decoration of interior spaces. However, when held up against the vinyl wall art that is mass produced, the possibilities of painted mural art become apparent. The vinyl decals that populate online stores are often of poor picture quality, irreparable, low durability and, of course, absolutely lack any sort of uniqueness. Between these various drawbacks of supposedly more-affordable substitutes and the scope of a live artist’s work real murals begin to look like an option worth considering. Many assume that one of the reasons for the exclusivity of the mural is that the time and
skills of a professional artist are too expensive to consider for everyday settings. But in order for the mural to make the comeback it deserves this misconception needs to be quashed. Being designed and created from scratch to unique personal criteria gives a mural artist endless scope to tailor their approach. If supplied with a budget, the artist has the skills and creative eye at their disposal to deliver work that meets both the artistic and financial specifications of the client. The single expense of hiring an artist - and all the expertise and customised work that comes along with it - when held in contrast to the lack of quality, durability and uniqueness offered by vinyl wall art substitutes, emerges as an interior design solution that isn’t as unaffordable as initially assumed. The time has come for mural art to enjoy a resurgence and, by doing so, break away from the dated misconceptions that have held it back for so many years. It is no longer only for church ceilings or villa walls or for illustrating age-old tales and fables. Moreover, it is a modern, flexible and completely unique way to express the individual character of an indoor space and its occupants, and is totally free of restrictions. It really is a blank canvas and, in modern design projects, the possibilities are endless.
GODDARD GALLERY LAUNCH – NEW CLASSIC IMAGES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS The newly launched Goddard Gallery is designed to deliver high quality photographic prints to art curators, interior designers and private buyers for wall art displays in homes, luxury hotels and corporate offices. Steve Goddard’s work forms the “Moments in time from around the world” collection, which was until recently a private collection. Some of the Goddard images date back to the mid nineties and include 35mm slide format, which has now been digitised for public viewing for the first time in over 20 years. The Goddard portfolio has an extensive collection of candid people photography and many stunning landscapes and cityscape views from a wide range of countries from the U.K to Viet Nam and Namibia. Goddard Gallery is also designed to serve ad agency art buyers who are looking for new and unique images of people captured in everyday life moments for their ad
campaigns. Photo buyers have the ability to purchase original size images directly from the website. A selection of coffee table photo art magazines and books featuring Goddard’s work is also available from the gallery website.
time for wall art displays. The images in the portfolio are candid moments of real life captured in real places with real smiles and moods from around the world.”
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE GROHE ESSENCE With its extensive range of sizes, colours and finishes, the new Essence series will make you feel completely spoilt for choice. The full range – from faucets to showers and accessories – offers you four different colours to choose from, either with an elegantly brushed or highly polished finish. Also available in SuperSteel and chrome. That’s what we call freedom of choice. Enjoy. www.grohe.co.uk
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Luxury Interiors Magazine is a leading trade publication within the interior design industry, providing an extensive look at breaking news,...
Published on Nov 9, 2018
Luxury Interiors Magazine is a leading trade publication within the interior design industry, providing an extensive look at breaking news,...