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Bold, contemporary luxury. A curated collection of pieces that hold a story of their designer and the hands that crafted them. Authentic materials and processes that endure. Brands driven by passion and run by people - often families - that truly care. A destination for design that understands interior designers, architects and design aficionados.


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Shelby

Sofa that takes off the ground - The designer Giancarlo Vegni starts close partnerships with several companies of diversified products in Italy and abroad including CasadesĂşs.

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Camilla Interiors

The Singapore-based owners had purchased the five bedroom property as a UK base, with plans to use it for family holidays plus let it as an exclusive holiday home to capitalise on their investment.

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SHELBY, SOFA THAT TAKES OFF THE GROUND


G.VEGNI - G.GUALTIEROTTI The designer Giancarlo Vegni starts close partnerships with several companies of diversified products in Italy and abroad including CasadesĂşs.

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The collection Shelby is conceived as a linear product, visually it floats above the floor. All of its volume is supported by simple slim feet which slope on both ends from the metallic frame, which though seemingly very slim, allows the creation of sofas of more than three meters length. It comes with many cushions, thus it is easy to feel comfortable. The collection permits numerous combinations and this way adapts to different environments, it permits the creation of large sofas, sofas with chaise longue as well as corner sofas. The version Shelby Class permits us to place the piece in contemporary ambiances. The technical resolution is the same, but the additional frill in the lower part provides an extra richness to this Product.

Structure in wood and polyester varnished tubular steel. Wood covered with polyurethane foam with different densities and polyester fiber. Seat cushion in polyurethane foam covered with protective case, filled with white duck feathers, down and polyester fiber. Back cushions have a protective case and internal divisions. Filled with spongy polyester fiber, sterilized white duck feathers and down. Suspension: elastic grids. Feet in chromed steel bright finish, mate nickel or bright graphite, removable by means of screws. Shelby Class legs painted in black (not visible). Cover completely removable, except for upholstery in leather or similar. Frame (arms and back) can be removed by means of screws.


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The main characteristic of this new version of the Orwell is to replace the former methacrylate panels by wooden panels matching with the top.Thus we present a table 100% made of wood, which adapts with a wide range of ambiances. The support becomes the main protagonist, the alternation of the different parts placed produces a really beautiful effect of light and shade. Top and base supports in wood, DM veneered or lacquered. Colors as per our catalogue.


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VALERIA, SOPHISTICATED BED CASADESĂšS Valeria is a bed with clean and simple lines, with a touch of sophistication due to its capitonĂŠ with blunts. The thinness of the headboard as well as the frame allows it to be adapted to modern interiors where space is limited. It comes with a levelling system in order to adjust to the different sizes of slats and mattresses. The upholstery is completely removable and almost all parts can be detached. Structure in wood, covered with polyurethane foam and spongy silicone polyester fiber, recovered with protection fabric. Structure in steel painted in polyester. Back cushions have a protective case with internal divisions. Filled with spongy polyester fiber, sterilized white duck feathers and down, with injected polyurethane foam with different densities. Completely removable.

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> As a growing number of homeowners look for luxurious yet practical storage solutions, the walk-in wardrobe has become a familiar and in-demand feature of the modern bedroom. Walkin wardrobes allow for the ultimate flexibility in storage space for any requirement without compromising or cluttering the bedroom scheme. Draks, the market-leading brand the design and manufacture of walk-in wardrobes, offers all that is needed for a stylish storage solution and boasts three walk-in wardrobes in its range – the Oxford, Skyline and Duo. The Oxford boasts a bespoke interior designed and manufactured to suit the needs and lifestyle of the consumer and is available in oak, wenge, white or walnut finishes.

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luxury storage This classic design that would suit most homes can also be customised in terms of drawers, shelving and hanging space to ensure that customer requirements are met exactly.

The Skyline is a cutting-edge floating system that is made-to-measure allowing dressing rooms to be created in any space including awkward spaces such as attics and lofts. The System Duo’s unique design also offers a flexible storage solution. The Duo allows the homeowner to use all available space in a room with its modular structure, suspended shelving and floor to ceiling fixture. Draks walk-in wardrobes are produced in the Oxfordshire-based factory and fitted by a team of CSCS-registered installers, ensuring complete control over delivery times and product quality. For further information on Draks, please visit www.draksonline.co.uk or call 01869 232 989.

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THE INTERIORS GROUP FIT OUT NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THE GSMA

The Interiors Group, together with architecture and design group Engine Room Design, have recently created a modern, cutting-edge interior design for headquarters of the GSMA, the organisation that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. The GSMA recently relocated to larger premises on the second floor of The Walbrook Building1, London and the 45,000 sq ft design and fit out embodies flexibility and adaptability while also serving a cost-effective example of the use of interactive technology and integrated IT infrastructure within the workplace.

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The GSMA’s previous offices had a traditionally corporate layout with bench desking throughout. The client brief to The Interiors Group and Engine Room was to create a ‘marketplace’ for employees and visitors to come together and engage in creative enterprise that was not just visually stimulating and representative of a modern technology company, but also a platform for the GSMA to implement its strategy for new working methods, focusing specifically on agility and team working. The client also required as many meeting points as possible – one challenging element of the brief was that company houses 200 staff but due to the nature of its business, frequent international visitors and clients they would need space designed to accommodate up to 600 people. The colour concept is principally white with bold blocks of red, which echoes the corporate and brand colour and is picked out almost immediately in reception as well as in the furniture. Michael O’Hara, GSMA Chief Marketing Officer commented: “We are absolutely delighted with our new London Headquarters. Engine Room have exceeded all expectations and delivered an amazing environment for our staff. In addition to being visually stimulating, our new offices accommodate many different work styles and encourage greater collaboration across the entire organisation.” Linear and symmetrical lines in the reception area creates a futuristic feel with an added “wow” factor and visitors are met with the striking contrast of a bold red against white walls. The “red” strip runs from the floor to the ceiling acting as a visual frame for the reception desk. This is coupled with two back-lit reception desks, block feature lights directly above the desk and inset LED tube overhead lighting which runs through the ceiling all in linear lines which helps create a strong visual impact. At the entrance of the GSMA offices, the stunning reception has open bookcases on either side of the door which offer a welcoming feel to the visitor. Flanking the entrance are six, two-person conference booths, each with a ‘lid’ on top of each of which has acoustic properties. A red beam of light is automatically switched on and projected on to the ceiling signifying that the booth is occupied. Beyond the reception desk, visitors enter the “piazza”, a public space at the heart of this office. This zone has been carefully designed to suit a variety of individual and group requirements and features a mixture of soft seating: individual lounge chairs, standing height benches with perching stools, high back sofas, individual lounge chairs and fixed banquet style seating. This area is multi-purpose: visitors can wait in

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this space, small groups can come together for general discussion or it can be used as an informal meeting space. A gigantic media wall has also been installed above the tea point, the media content for which is designed to its unique specifications and features industry and corporate information. The chrome counter tea point with matching fixtures and fittings enables GSMA staff to select their morning brew via the touchpad connected to the drinks dispenser. Additional interactive stations running down one side of the piazza showcase the latest gadget from smartphones and touchpads to smart glasses and even a smart dog collar! From reception through to the spacious office floor, each area has been carefully planned and fitted out with built- in flexibility to help reduce the monotony of day-to-day office life and maximise creativity and the potential for innovative thinking. All booths, pods, meeting and conference rooms, even desks, have been fitted with intelligent pre-booking systems which allows authorised employees and visitors to schedule meetings from any part of the world via their mobile device. The system updates itself, organises and schedules the meeting for the user, minimising delays and complications. Furniture installed through the office, such as the breakout sofas and individual lounge seats are all fitted with power points. Due to the company’s steady flow of visitors and clients, desks are also fitted with individual pre-booking systems. Desks have palm-sized tablets which light up red when booked by the user for an hour, day or week. Each tablet displays scheduling info and a user is allocated with an individual swipe card and pin number. The Interiors Group and Engine room ensured the design and fit-out delivers an equal balance of work and fun with the mix of closed and public spaces for all employees and the GSMA’s visitors. Consequently, there is a selection of standard office desks for executives, workbenches, workstations and hot desking options which are split into different departments. In total, 15 different types of meeting facilities are available including individual thinking rooms, breakout areas for informal meetings, two-person conference booths, meeting pods, group meeting rooms and standing height desks. The largest conference room is a clever example of how The Interiors Group and Engine room have delivered a versatile space. It is divided into four separate rooms for daily use, however, this can quickly be converted via the bi-folding walls to form a larger conference space. The room houses a smart, interactive AV system which automatically directs sound output from the front and back speakers when altered into a single space. The Interiors Group and Engine Room have delivered a design that captures the GSMA’s brand values and draws inspiration from the company’s flagship event, the Mobile World Congress. The result embraces the latest cutting- edge technologies to create a working environment that inspires and energises its employees. The Interiors Group has over 27 years of experience delivering stunning commercial environments. They are widely proven and trusted by both clients and professional project managers to deliver business environments on time and on budget.


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Tremoille by Stephanie Coutas Interior designer Stephanie Coutas transformed this elegant Haussmannian apartment in the eighth arrondissement of Paris into a modern and refined piedà-terre, using contemporary furniture and artworks to transform it into a bright and inviting living space. > www.theartofdesignmagazine.com

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focused on comfort, for example by putting bathrooms in each of the four bedrooms and decorating everything in a classic and sophisticated style. “We entirely redesigned the volumes,” she says, “and reworked the pathway and lighting. We also designed most of the furniture so it didn’t conform to one single style. That’s why we went bargain-hunting for works of art, bought photos by Elodie Lachaud and Lumas, and added bronze vases by Tom Dixon, paintings by Rico and portraits of film stars such as the Audrey Hepburn in one of the bedrooms – a nod to the lady of the house’s profession.”


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Famous for her prestigious projects imbued with strength and femininity, Stephanie Coutas has applied her signature looks here: graphic effects (e.g. the marble flooring in the hallway), soft colour ways, pale oak parquet, white walls and marble dust in the hallway, and taupe fabrics dotted with vibrant colours such as the stunning ice blue adorning the velvet sofas from Luxury Living. Sophisticated details also feature in the designer’s artistic vision in the form of embroidered leather, varied textures created with matte and shiny fabrics, leather wall panels in the living room etc.

And to bring the pied-à-terre into the 21st century, the interior designer collaborated with some of the best names in interior décor, with whom she works continually: Larsen, Rubelli and Lelièvre for curtains and fabrics, Tai Ping Carpets that she designed herself, Pouenat lighting, and Bisazza mosaic tiles whose iridescent gleam adorn the bathroom walls, arranged alongside other unique pieces that embody her work.

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> Stéphanie Coutas Stéphanie Coutas is first and foremost a devotee to craftsmanship and savoir-faire, who also designs plush, elegant and warm spaces. She subtly fuses her love of beautiful workmanship and romanticism to create neoclassical and contemporary interiors imbued with modern magic.

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She was brought up in Asia and spent most of her childhood abroad in stylish locations which sparked her passion for beautiful homes and interiors. She began her professional life in fashion before opening her interior design agency, 1001 maisons, in 2005 where she worked with a team of architects, decorators and designers on private homes, hotels and yachts in France and abroad. All her designs feature clean lines combined with spectacular decor, nude tones with precious wood, dévoré velvet, Murano glass and shagreen. Design is also one of her passions and at last year’s Designer’s Days, she presented the Salamander Chair, made in collaboration with furniture maker Henryot & Cie. With its neoclassical shape, padded white leather seat adorned with a pair of wire salamanders, the chair embodies the haute couture furniture that the designer has always loved. Stéphanie Coutas was recently commissioned to design several suites for the Nouveau Paquebot France, including a spectacular 70m2 suite with a 360° rotating bed in front of a bay window. The mother-ofpearl and ebony inlay on the main door, dressing table in Murano glass, alabaster wall, silk rug and leather ceiling add the finishing touches to the luxurious look. Stéphanie Coutas is currently working on several projects: furnishing a villa in Cairo and a palace in the Middle East, redecorating a luxury 15th century 4* hotel in Burgundy and decorating private apartments in Paris. She is also launching her next collection of bespoke furniture, lighting and curtain tiebacks.

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BARRISOL BARRISOL®, present in 145 countries with 1200 approved partners, offers more than 20 systems and solutions for renovation and interior decoration (mural, acoustic, luminous, printed, form 3D…) offering a line of 230 colors and15 finishes. BARRISOL® products and systems, respects the safety standards and environment and guarantees the highest security level for all the construction and renovation projects, of the public and residential places. BARRISOL® brings architects and designers building solutions, for them to develop creative projects including, problematic of light and acoustics with the LUMIERE ACOUSTICS® by BARRISOL®. This product corrects the acoustics of a place and bring the correct brightness to the space. Many exceptional projects were developed by famous architects around the world, with BARRISOL® solutions as the Headquarter of the pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk in Denmark, created by the architects Henning Larsen in 2013, in which 2271m² of Rêves Satinés® Blanc Wight were installed, offering a bright and peaceful workspace for the employees of the firm.

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The architects of the studio Atelier 21 designed the renovation of Place Quebec in Canada this year. BARRISOL® Lighting Strips were installed on BARRISOL® Reflets Laqués ceilings, marrying perfectly the pure and modern lines of the place. The Brisbane City Hall in Australia was restored by the studio of architects Tanner Croquettes Denton & GHD (Tanner GHD). The ceiling of the auditorium is created with the help of BARRISOL ACOUSTICS ® and BARRISOL LUMIERE® solutions . For further information please visit our website www.barrisol.com

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New British design company Boho and Co has just launched its first collection of gloriously sumptuous designs which take inspiration from archive documents and paintings re-edited to adorn their products. The collection includes luxurious feather-filled cushions in velvet and linen union, stools, dining banquettes, frescos, fabrics, lampshades, placemats and coasters. More exciting and innovative fabric designs are under way for 2015 with plans to expand their collection to fashion accessories. 26

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Katarina line is one of the leading Croatian DMC with head office in Opatija and branch offices in Split and Dubrovnik, that has since 1992 evolved into one of Croatia's leading cruise & travel operators offering small ship cruises with weekly guaranteed departures covering all the highlights of Croatia's coastline and islands. This unique way of travelling and exploring coastal towns is one of the most popular and easiest way to experience the true Croatia. Katarina line offers numerous special interest programs on land and on board. •

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Of special interest are the new deluxe cruises conducted on the new and lavishly designed deluxe vessels providing more comfort and style while including various extra services, sightseeing tours, wine tastings and excursions, all carefully selected to create a unique experience of Croatia from the sea.

Weekly guaranteed cruise programs from middle of April till middle of October on more then 20 different itineraries and 4 ship categories

Activity cruises - Cruise and cycle from island to island experiencing the hinterland and hidden villages and the way of life. Cruise and trek or walk the trails with local guide on the islands and main land.

Ship charters and corporate groups - with a fleet of more than 40 ships in 4 different categories, Katarina line arranges

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incentive and corporate programs or events along with pre or post conference tours and cruises. •

Land & cruise programs - with a selection of various land & cruise programs clients can experience true Croatia combining the inland nature and the rich history on a mini land tour with cruising around the quaint coastal towns while hopping from one island to another • Croatia Rhapsody coach tour - an unique tour with guaranteed departures to Croatia's 5 UNESCO sites offering various wine tastings and exquisite gourmet experiences in authentic places and settings. Croatian Rhapsody land tour meets up ideally with our cruises leaving from Dubrovnik on Sundays.

Apart from cruises, most of Katarina Line's business still comes from group and individual arrangements for Croatian resorts, and other surrounding countries. Our group department prepares different round trips, special interest programs, two center arrangements, excursion packages and various new ideas for groups and individuals. Hotels, apartments and private accommodation all over Croatia is arranged for individuals and groups at competitive rates. Multilingual and experienced staff provide clients with a best possible offers in Croatia and surrounding countries. Visit our web page www.katarina-line.com and meet our representatives at major travel shows and workshops around the world.


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INTRODUCING PLAZA – KI’s NEW FUNCTIONAL, ELEGANT ONE-PIECE POLYPROPYLENE CHAIR KI have launched the Plaza, an elegant, low maintenance one-piece polypropylene chair ideal for indoor and outdoor café & dining areas, libraries and multifunctional spaces. Clean and contemporary, Plaza offers a streamlined, simplified design without unnecessary lines or visual segmentations. This lightweight stack chair features a curved shell for user comfort and is both durable and versatile for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. Moulded from high impact resistant polypropylene with UV protection for outdoor use, Plaza is as strong as it is durable, passing all applicable BIFMA tests for general seating. Easy to clean and 100% recyclable, these chairs are light and stackable to 8 on the floor and 16 high on its optional transport dolly.

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Plaza is available in a range of five colours including two shades of grey and brighter shades of green, orange and blue - each named after famous squares in London, New York, Paris, Rome and Madrid. KI Europe is a local manufacturer of high quality furniture for workplaces and educational institutions. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value. KI Europe is headquartered in London and is part of one of the world's largest independent furniture manufacturing groups, KI (Krueger International, Inc.). Please visit the KI Europe website at www.kieurope.com or telephone 020 7404 7441 for more information.

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Dura redesign the garage,

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Perfect homes are a rare commodity; after all, not everybody is a practiced designer or architect. Home owners can agonise over renovation decisions for months, spending weekend after weekend looking at every option available, discussing the finish, the storage facilities, the size of their room, and ensuring that the final design matches the same standard as the rest of their home. As new builds continue to become smaller, how we utilise our space is becoming paramount with 69% of fully occupied homes saying they do not have sufficient storage facilities. Why therefore, is the biggest room with the most floor and wall space in our homes being ignored? The garage. Dura, the original innovators of the fitted garage concept have 17 years’ experience and their award winning modular cabinets provide you the flexibility to create your exact design, from your architects drawing or a site visit conducted by one of their experienced designers. Designed and manufactured within the UK you are offered a complete personalisation service from custom colours and graphics to multiple configuration options allowing you to inject personality into your design. Testimonials from the world’s leading automotive brands including Rolls Royce and Aston Martin, are an accolade to Dura’s combination packages that allow you to maximise storage, whilst ensuring security through lockable units.

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Utilising your garage space is like extending your home without the cost and hassle of building. If you are looking to create a lifestyle room the possibilities are endless. From a man cave, gym or games rooms, finishing touches such as interlocking PVC tiles that look like ceramic tiles provide the ultimate touch of luxury. Each cabinet is made of heavy gage steel that can endure even the most demanding of garage environments, and features a hard wearing composite work surface. For active lifestyles, Dura’s Storewall solution provides a convenient way to store bikes, tools, and sports equipment, allowing you to reorganise at any time by simply moving the hooks, no drilling necessary. The showroom is open for a free consultation to discuss your requirements with experienced designers, who can provide you 3D visual mock ups of your design. Once you have decided upon your combination, Dura’s professional installers will unpack, build, align and level your brand new garage interior. Dura Garages, a stylish, fully customisable solution that adds value to your home.

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Betta Living’s 2015 Trend Predictions 2015 will once again see an influx of NEW interior trends as we look to update our homes with fresh takes on seasonal themes (and evolve current trends) or make a total step change with brand new on-trend styles all together to really make an impact in 2015. So what’s going to be hot in 2015? 34

The design team from Betta Living has identified a number of key trends for 2015 that have helped to shape its new products, accessories and styling. Here are a pick of the looks that it predicts will be most popular in fitted kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and home offices in the coming year. Betta Living’s head of design, Amanda Watson says: Stimuli for 2015’s top interior design trends come from all areas of our daily lives, from catwalks to a walk in the park, and classic watercolours of the 19th century to iridescent finishes from the 80s. As a UK retailer of fitted kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms we also scour the leading European design shows to draw inspiration from around the world that we then feel will be relevant for British homes and customers in the UK.

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Ever Green Verdant palettes in our home decors are coming from the catwalk, expressed in luxury heritage tailoring, green feathers, green sheepskin and grassy lace statement pieces. Applying green hues into the home is not about bringing plants in, it’s about the colour green and greenery in all its ‘faux’ and synthetic forms. To really achieve this look to full effect, be brave with green and go all out – mixing vibrant green shades and textures in dramatic high impact ways. Another influence on this trend is Google earth. Arial views of the countryside show how the hues of green fields connect in naturally beautiful ways, which is being cleverly replicated in home interior schemes from rugs to wall tiles. Pantone has announced its colour of the year as Marsala. Betta Living’s popular Arts & Crafts kitchen shows how this shade can be applied to fabulous effect.

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36 Pastels At Dusk 2015 sees an update on the sugary sweet candy colours of previous years to a more complex, dusky and rich colour palette. Mixing (or colour blocking) the 2015 colour palette in one room, or even one wall, really works this look to the max. Other colours within this scheme are soft sage / leaf green, muted pale blue and palma violet. The pairing of milky glass in soft pink, milk white and light grey is a sophisticated way to bring this look together and is perfect for spring. Timeless graceful grey will continue as a popular and practical neutral colour to apply, from soft furnishings to walls and woodwork. The warmth of Betta Living’s ivory high gloss style kitchen inspired from the Shaker period, combined with the floral folk style wall covering results in traditional crafting with a new fresh twist to modern living.

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Watercolours (Artscape)

Hydrophobia (Aurora)

There is a new use of florals for 2015.

A huge trend forecast is the influence of classic watercolours and beautiful brushstrokes for new takes on florals and painting, but this artwork won’t be hung as masterpieces on walls; hand painted florals motifs and abstract designs will be applied to cushions, entire walls and window blinds. This look was present on the S/S 15 fashion catwalks and as digital printing techniques now allow beautiful brushstrokes and impressionistic fashion to be enjoyed on such a wide choice of surfaces, it will be translated in a variety of ways in our 2015 room schemes. Colours merge in almost childlike ways and vary from fresh and bright to bold and dramatic.

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Also taking a cue from nature is the new exciting Hydrophobia trend, mimicking the effect when oil hits water and the amazing patterns and colours that occur. These waterborne effects will enter our homes in the form of wall tiles, lights, fabric designs and vases. This is quite a fresh, feminine look (heavily featured on S/S catwalks) and ideal for modern homes and styling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially when mixed with whites, milky glass, mirrors and hazy plastics.

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Classic blue and white bone china has been a mainstay in UK homes for decades adorning mansions to country cottages alike. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being revived for 2015 as the classic combo of blue and white is interpreted across wallpapers, bedding and lamp shades. Designs range from traditional chinese patterns and bold blooms to geometrics and cool circles. Think colbalt blues and denims, associated with vintage crockery and antique dinnerware, for this look.

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The UK’s leading contemporary home show, Grand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to the London Excel by popular demand for its 11th year running from the 2nd – 10th May 2015.

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As the ultimate destination for home owners and self-builders, exhibitors will showcase industry’s most innovative ideas and products across the nine day show, offering visitors the chance to plan, buy, build and furnish a house all under one roof. The following show sections have been confirmed for Grand Designs Live London 2015: Grand Build, Grand Interiors, Grand Kitchens, Grand Bathrooms, Grand Village, Grand Technology and Grand Gardens. In addition, Grand Designs Live London can reveal the following show highlights:

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Ask An Expert, sponsored by Express Bi-folding Doors, promises to offer aspiring developers, and those undertaking a home improvement, build or renovation venture, specialist advice to assist with getting their own Grand Designs project underway

For the eco-conscious visitor, Kevin McCloud’s Green Heroes will showcase show ambassador Kevin McCloud’s hand-picked selection of the most impressive eco- innovations and technologies; aiming to improve housing and our way of living

‘The Green House’ – Grand Technology, new for 2015, the Green House is an interactive walk through experience, showing the latest innovative gadgets and eco technology, as well as lighting designs and systems for the home


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The Grand Designs Eco Trail will feature highlights of those exhibitors that have eco or sustainable build products, making it easier for visitors with an interest in eco-friendly innovations to seamlessly navigate through the show to discover the products that matter to them

The Grand Kitchens feature, sponsored by Miele, will boast a unique interactive cookery demonstration stage, a kitchen design seminar stage, a private consultation area for visitors to receive expert advice on their kitchen projects as well as a display of the winning kitchen design finalists. Visitor are also given the opportunity to see celebrity guests take on the ‘Celebrity Cook Along’

A new Grand Kitchens feature this year is the Miele Live Kitchen Seminar Stage, which will host a busy schedule of kitchen design talks. These are set to include kitchen design, technology in the kitchen, trends and materials, colour and much more

The Garden Design Competition – is set to run at the London show for the third time in the Grand Gardens section, sponsored by Hydropool. The competition will see entrants submit a garden design based on ‘Encouraging Wildlife in your garden’. The competition gives an opportunity for garden designers and landscapers who are interested in boosting their profile to showcase their skills and their designs at the show

The Grand Village promises to showcase best-in-class innovation as seen on Channel 4: ‘Grand Designs’, featuring eco homes by Natural Building Live and Easy Domes, each demonstrating unique sustainable building techniques, and offering hands-on activities for visitors

The Grand Theatre will host a ‘Meet the Grand Designer’ seminar each day of the show, featuring a celebrity host alongside a couple or family from the recent Grand Designs series, talking through the challenges of their build project. The Theatre will also feature topical debates and talks as well as addressing local planning and building issues with a range of experts and guest speakers including: Kevin McCloud, George Clarke, Wayne Hemingway, Dan Hopwood, Sophie Robinson, Charlie Luxton, Lucy Hedges, Jo Hamilton and James Alexander Sinclair

This year Grand Interiors will feature the Grand Designs Live Interiors Theatre, which will host a series of talks regarding home decorating, and interiors roomsets, for home inspiration

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THE ART OF DESIGN issue 13 St Ives, January. Occupying a grand Victorian building in the heart of London, Corinthia Hotel London is a bastion of style that offers the very finest in 21st century living. Reputed to be one of London’s earliest hotels dating from 1885, an extensive refurbishment has breathed new life into the historic building and equipped all 294 rooms, suites and penthouses to offer the highest standards of modern luxury. The hotel bathrooms are elegantly designed and include baths made from exclusive 3.5mm steel enamel from German specialist Kaldewei. 133 of the Executive Rooms, Superior rooms and Suites feature the Centro Duo bath with its classic four-cornered design and comfortable, double-ended interior. Marble clad walls and bespoke vanity units and bath panelling in warm timber give the room a luxurious feel, while the generous 180 x 80cm Centro Duo bath is made even more inviting thanks to the built-in LED TV.

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Kaldewei offers 5 star bathing at the Corinthia Hotel London Centro Duo and Ellipso Duo Oval baths provide a luxurious experience and a sound investment at the Corinthia Hotel London and adjoining high-end appartments

Part of the Maltese-owned global IHI Group, internet review websites are abundant with praise for the London hotel’s facilities and its first class service. The ground floor offers a wealth of dining options including elegant British cuisine at The Northall, modern Italian at the Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar, drinks at The Basoon Bar and afternoon tea or evening cocktails in the spacious Lobby Lounge. ESPA Life was voted ‘Best UK Hotel Spa’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller; it spans four floors and in addition to extensive spa facilities also offers a gym, indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, nail studio, hair salon and sleep pods. All Kaldewei baths, shower trays and enamelled shower surfaces are made of high-quality steel enamel 3.5mm. This material is so robust that it shows no signs of wear even after many years of use. Along with exceptional hygienic properties, Kaldewei steel enamel also excels in other areas including quick and easy cleaning making chemical detergents unnecessary – a major advantage for housekeeping and the budget. Moreover the products are guaranteed for 30 years making them a sound, long-term investment. But the Kaldewei baths in the Corinthia Hotel London have another special feature in the form of anti-slip enamelling. This structured surface is made from a combination of quartz and sand which is burnt firmly into the steel, so the discreet anti-slip enamelling offers maximum safety underfoot no matter how much the bath is used. Adjoining the Corinthia Hotel London, IHI and its partners developed 12 high-end ambassadorial residences in a stand-alone landmark property. These all feature the premium Ellipso Duo Oval bath from Kaldewei. Distinguished by its sophisticated, flowing shape the bath’s soft elliptical interior promises comfort as well as luxury that befits these unique properties. Two 2-bedroom units, five 3- bedroom units and four 4-bedroom units, as well as the iconic penthouse with wrap-round terraces and panoramic views of London all have direct access to the hotel and its spa.

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Over the last decade, The Gabbertas Studio has been quietly establishing itself as one of the leading design studios around, and using the time to hone the design principles that define the practice’s approach and particularly an intuitive belief that the objective is to create character through simplicity. The designs are rooted in the conviction that furniture has the ability to influence how people behave, perform, interact and most importantly, feel, and that in a modest way, good design has the ability to improve the quality of life; to an extent our lives are fashioned by the objects with which we surround ourselves. Mark Gabbertas founded the Gabbertas Studio in 2002 following valuable years training as a cabinet maker and working as a designermaker. His lack of formal design training has proved no obstacle to him becoming one of the UK’s most sought after talents, and his emergence as an unofficial ‘paterfamilias’ of contemporary furniture design. The studio has received an extraordinary number of awards, including two Red Dots, 11 Design Guild Marks, and the Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; these for its work for leading international brands including Allermuir, Boss, Chorus, Gloster, Leland, Oasiq, and Oiside.

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SieMatic unveils new collections at Living Kitchen 2015 Premium German kitchen manufacturer and creator of the first handle-less kitchen, SieMatic is to exhibit at the Living Kitchen exhibition in Cologne, Hall 4.1, Aisle A, Booth 010. At the Living Kitchen exhibition in Cologne, visitors will be able to see SieMatic’s redefined collections; PURE, CLASSIC and the new URBAN collection with the launch of SieMatic 29. Those familiar with SieMatic’s popular ranges will recognise the reinterpreted BeauxArts within the CLASSIC collection and the recently launched SE 3003 R and S2-R within the modern PURE collection. SieMatic’s world-famous storage solutions will also be on show with its latest MultiMatic aluminium interior system. Bernard Otulakowski, Managing Director, SieMatic UK comments, “These new collections will inspire and give our customers the freedom to create their own kitchen, choosing complementary styles and finishes to create a look which is completely unique and suited to their lifestyle. The URBAN theme is ideal for metropolitan types who like eclectic styles, whereas CLASSIC is ideal for those that relish the beauty of architectural elements from bygone eras. PURE completes the offering with its sleek clean lines that reflect high minimalist principles.”

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Paintable Sockets and Switches

Match electrical accessories discreetly with any wall colour or finish. The Focus SB paintable ranges are premium quality flat plate designs that are supplied in a primed finish, ready for painting.

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The plates can be painted to match the interior wall colour either onsite, or they can be sprayed in Focus SBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-house paint shop, before being fitted to the wall. Focus SB specialise in bespoke plates which can be manufactured to include any combination of outlets and in custom plate sizes. Bespoke plates can also be supplied in the paintable primed finish, so you can minimise the visual impact of the multitude of power outlets required for modern living. All Focus SB plates are hand-finished in their Sussex factory to the highest standards, and a dedicated team of Product Consultants are on hand to help with your projects, however large or small, plus delivery is free to mainland UK. Call Focus SB for further details. www.focus-sb.co.uk Telephone: 01424 858060 Focus SB, Napier Road, Castleham Industrial Estate, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 9NY

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Paintable sockets and switches Make sockets and light switches blend in with the interior decor, with paintable plates from Focus SB. Plates can be supplied primed for on-site painting or sprayed in our paint shop to match any RAL, BS or Pantone colour, or a sample swatch of your choice. Bespoke plates are our speciality. Call us today or visit our new website for further details.

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Creating your design strategy with more thought-provoking ideas May Design Series returns to London for its third edition this spring, delivering an impressive range of interiors products from 500 of the best international and British brands. Promising to be the biggest yet, this year’s show will span three days from 17 May at ExCeL London, presenting an array of products for every interior space across five sectors: Furniture, KBB, Lighting, Decor and DX. This internationally-focused exhibition is perfectly positioned at the finale of the European show cycle to present shop-ready collections. ‘Curated for Business’, the event will feature new products and the latest trends, while providing unrivalled networking opportunities.

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Welcoming exhibitors from over twenty-five countries, May Design Series’ truly unique offering is that it’s the only event to boast an evenly allocated British and international floorplan. Expected among May Design Series’ exhibitor offering this year are highly anticipated brands such as Aran Kitchens, Sareer Furniture, Swaffer Fabrics and RetroTouch.

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Hailing from Pescara on the east coast of Italy, Aran’s products will adorn May Design Series’ dedicated KBB sector. Presenting their beautiful kitchen and bedroom ranges, the company will offer a wide spectrum of options to satisfy a diverse range of needs, no matter what budget. With 35 years’ industry experience, Sareer Furniture specialises in leather, metal and fabric beds from across the globe, offering both traditional and contemporary designs to suit every taste. Equally well-established, fine furnishing fabric brand Swaffer will showcase its newest range of

designs encompassing prints, weaves, embroideries, sheers and innovative velvets, suitable for curtains, bedspreads, upholstery and loose covers in both domestic and contract applications. Within the Lighting sector, RetroTouch will display their recently-released stylish and versatile Simplicity range of switches and sockets. Each product has a high quality screwless and finger proof finish, with large, easy-to-use press buttons, and the range also offers interchangeable covers in a range of seven colours.

A number of design-led features will also run parallel to the exhibitor offering, including: New Design Britain, an awards programme for new talent; a high level complimentary conference and seminars programme outlining inspiring advice dedicated to business growth and industry trends; and Designer Makers, introducing the forty of the UK’s top designer makers showcasing bespoke product designs, to name a few. May Design Series, the definitive interiors trade show, takes place from 17-19 May at ExCeL London. Visit the website for more information: www. maydesignseries.com

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Amari Plastics, the UK’s leading distributor of plastic sheets, rods, films and tubes are always on the lookout for additional products to ensure that their product offering to the retail and interiors market is as broad as can be.

Kerrock – the material with infinite possibilities.

esigners and architects are constantly on the search for products which allow them to make their ideas a reality, whilst also providing functionality and ease of care. Kerrock solid surface material fulfils all of these requirements and is set to make a huge impact on the UK market for retail design.

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Whether it is for food service areas, checkout counters, display cases, wall cladding, furniture or changing rooms, Kerrock has the versatility and durability to offer the perfect solution. The colour and texture options are unlimited and its non porous structure means that when properly cleaned, it won`t allow the growth of bacteria. It can also withstand the rigours of high volume traffic areas in your store or shopping centre. Kerrock is a composite material that looks and feels like stone but is actually acrylic based. The composition is made by mixing acrylic polymer with aluminium hydroxide both of which are completely safe to both humans and the environment as a whole.

Kerrock benefits At a Glance • Acrylic based composite material • Non porous • Durable enabling use in high volume traffic areas • Flame retardant fire classification class B, s1, d0 according to EN 13501-1, the new European standard norm. • No halogenated fire retardants making the material non-toxic • Ability to carry out all normal wood working processes • Hugely versatile product – a designers dream

It has been given the fire classification of “fire retardant”, meaning it meets fire classification class B s1-do according to EN 13501-1 the new European standard norm. This classification is achieved without the addition of halogenated fire retardants, making the material non-toxic.

Kerrock is a fabricators dream as it can be processed in a multitude of ways. Bend it, shape it, thermoform it, engrave it! What you do with Kerrock is really down to your imagination! Its fire rating means that it can be used in domestic or commercial applications where increased fire regulations are in place such as airports, metro, shopping malls, shops, exhibitions or interior panelling. Kerrock is a fabricators dream as it can be processed in a multitude of ways. Bend it, shape it, thermoform it, engrave it! What you do with Kerrock is really down to your imagination! Kerrock can be processed in the same manner as wood, using the usual woodworking machinery. You can use nearly all wood processing methods: sawing, drilling, cutting, grinding, milling, polishing, gluing and thermal designing. Kerrock allows you to create virtually seamless structures and sculptures, to match the design you desire. Kerrock Lumino, offers a range of bright, highly translucent colours which can be used to create ambience in your retail space and opens up new possibilities for designers and architects. As Kerrock is solid the whole way through, you have the ability to engrave patterns into Kerrock to show store logos or create signage which can be back lit to reveal your design.


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LEXIGLAS Hi-Gloss is one of the world’s highest-quality and most versatile plastics. With limitless design options available, the PLEXIGLAS HI-Gloss range gives allows designers and architects the opportunity to fully express their imaginative flair.

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Whether you are creating a kitchen or bathroom, store fixtures, or exhibition booths, you are able to take full advantage of the possibilities PLEXIGLAS Hi-Gloss presents when creating a stylish design. PLEXIGLAS HI-GLOSS sheets are made from acrylic containing any colour or special effect pigment you could think of. On top of this, a perfectly smooth, high – gloss layer, of clear transparent PLEXIGAS is placed; enhancing the colours or special effect and making them glow even brighter. PLEXIGLAS HI-GLOSS PROPERTIES • Excellent light transmission and brilliance • Very high weather resistance • Ease of fabrication • High surface hardness • Low weight – half the weight of glass • 100% recyclability • 11 times the impact strength of glass • Resistance to high and low temperatures • Resistance to chemicals (C1 Grade) • Good resistance to stress cracking (C1 Grade) • Resistance to alternating wet and dry cycles (C1 Grade) Another advantage is that PLEXIGLAS® remains just as transparent as on day one, even several years later. There is no yellowing or embrittlement and colourfastness of PLEXIGLAS Hi-Gloss sheets are guaranteed

for 10 years. All colours in the PLEXIGLAS sales range including; Silver, Gold, Metallic and multicolour pigments are suitable for the eye catching high-gloss applications. Plexiglas is available in two grades; C1 and C2. Hi -Gloss C1 grades have a coloured acrylic layer on one side and a cleartransparent PLEXIGLAS core. C2 grades have a coloured acrylic core and are coated on both sides with a layer of clear transparent PLEXIGLAS. Both grades of acrylic sheets are manufactured via a co- extrusion process that permanently fuses up to three independent melt streams of high quality Plexiglas. It can take rough treatment and is easy to fabricate. PLEXIGLAS is lighter in weight than glass, yet impact-resistant. Unlike glass, PLEXIGLAS can be machined and accurately fitted on site. PLEXIGLAS® can also be coldcurved or permanently thermoformed. This provides new and surprising shapes and effects. PLEXIGLAS® remains virtually unchanged; it does not have to be replaced in time like other plastics. Added to that, PLEXIGLAS® can be completely recycled, either by chemical conversion to its starting materials, or by direct reuse. These aspects, together with environmentally sound production, contribute to the material’s sustainability.

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Camellia Interiors The Singapore-based owners had purchased the five bedroom property as a UK base, with plans to use it for family holidays plus let it as an exclusive holiday home to capitalise on their investment.

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The owners brief was to embrace the views and St Ives’ artistic heritage, the integrity of the properties character and proportions, while maximising space to create contemporary and luxurious interiors. The renovation was to be project managed by Camellia within tight constraints on both budget and deadlines.

THE STORY Knowing the team’s specialism in coastal architecture, design and interiors, they approached Camellia for their management across the whole rebuild and refurb of the house – citing the uniqueness of the area and the diverse colour palette as their main inspiration. The main requirement architecturally was to create a relaxing yet practical environment for holidays. However, the owners were also looking for a flexible internal accommodation option that would prove attractive as an exclusive holiday let.

Design Director of Camellia Interiors, Elaine Skinner, says, “This St Ives property was a major challenge structurally and logistically, although this is just the type of test that the Camellia team rises to brilliantly. Alongside our Cornish builders, we obviously know the logistics of St Ives intimately so our project management team successfully planned to overcome the parking and access restraints of narrow streets. The interiors style had to be fun yet formal – embracing the integrity of the property’s character and proportions, without compromising contemporary living requirements.”

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> The unexpected discovery of a basement and consequent review of structural work and budget was quickly capitalised on by Camellias’ design team. This extra floor now houses an eye-catching media room and office with cinema-like lighting. This was installed in the staircase leading down and a contemporary feel was created with a large bespoke sofa and neutral-coloured, geometric wallpaper – showcasing the innovative smart lighting. Controlled using a smart phone device, this system can produce an instant atmospheric change, with the memories of builders digging out the basement and carrying it off site by hand in bags, long forgotten. With the clients working and living in a different time zone, all work was scheduled in advance and progress communicated with the clients via email, Skype and conference calls. On the front terrace, lime stone was used in a grey textured finish to complement the Cornish outdoor life style. In the rear yard handy wet suit drying-racks hang ready for use, whilst on the opposite side of the property a large dining table with integral fire-pit now offers a perfect view of the town’s harbour and surrounding coastline. From an interiors perspective the client was fully appreciative of the town’s charms and therefore briefed the Camellia team to imbue their new home with flourishes of the artistic heritage, the fishing legacy and the mild sub-tropical climate. As a result, Camellia utilised the ‘iconic St Ives view’ juxtaposing it with modern art and key colours from the outlook. The Wow factor was added with black, acid yellow and white, accents of which are repeated throughout the house on artwork, an intentional mix of furniture, and luxurious furnishings – all supplied by Camellia with handpicked accessories from their own range. The fusion of classic, eclectic and luxury coastal elements within a Victorian structure now reflects the evolution of the property from its fishing village roots to a contemporary holiday getaway.

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Oasis™ IEC cooling system installed at Equinix LD6 smar t data centre Equinix, one of the world’s largest data centre operators and Internet exchanges is set to open their first ME1 data centre in Melbourne Australia and sixth London data centre LD6 in Slough . The company will use Munters Oasis Indirect Evaporative Coolers at both sites to achieve world leading sustainable server climate control. The two new data centres will meet demand from Equinix’s customers in financial services, cloud and enterprise segments. Both data centres aim to be accredited in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), with LD6 designed to achieve platinum level. Forty Oasis IEC 200 systems inc four MUA units for LD6 Slough are at the heart of Equinix’s air treatment design, and will contribute towards lower energy consumption and carbon footprints. Munters Oasis IEC 200’s will supply over 8MW of cooling for the IT Load for the first phase of LD6. The new LD6 data centre will provide a capacity of 8,000

square metres equivalent to housing 2,770 server cabinets. With the help of the Munters Oasis units, ME1 and LD6 will become amongst the most energy efficient data centres in Australia and the UK. Equinix ‘s investment in ME1 and LD6 data centre utilises Oasis’s award winning innovative patented indirect evaporative heat exchanger and 100% natural ventilation. “LD6 is a hugely exciting project; the facility will be the most advanced data centre in the UK. We are committed to providing continuous improvement for our customers and set new standards in efficiency and sustainability,” said Russell Poole, managing director of Equinix UK.

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Vicaimaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dekordor 3D embossed face finished doors have really made a big impression, with their highly tactile yet surprisingly durable face finish. Its striking horizontal embossed surface cries out to be touched and yet it offers excellent abrasion and moisture resistance and is so easy to clean. Used widely in apartments and luxury living accommodation, Dekordor 3D presents a modern door option with real uniformity of colour and texture. Available in 5 popular finishes including Grey and a recently introduced Oak.

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For specifiers keen to reflect the recent trend for stained Oak floors and kitchens, Vicaima have also developed an exciting selection of real Oak veneered doors with the added charm of staining to bring out the natural beauty of wood in new and less common hues, such as chocolate, hazel and grey, in addition to limed oak, wenge and walnut. The faces, which are available in either a textured or smooth finish, have been enhanced with a matt lacquered stain finish which requires no further treatment once fitted. Truly different, this range will add charm to both modern and traditional homes.

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No matter which design takes your fancy, it is worth remembering that door and frame go hand in hand. So a completely matching door assembly like the Vicaima Portaro system avoids the need for oddly painted frames and ensures you have perfect harmony. For further details about these and other products from their many Vicaima collections, visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com Alternatively, call 01793 532333 for additional information.

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RPW Design RPW Design completes stylish re-design for Hotel Continental Oslo

Leading hospitality interior design practice RPW Design has completed a re-design of Hotel Continental Oslo, one of Norway’s most sought after five-star hotels. 64 Hotel Continental Oslo is Norway’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World Group. The hotel is over 100 years old, first opening in 1900, and has been in the same family for over four generations. The refurbishment of the interiors comprises a sensitive re-design of the hotel’s public areas and 155 guestrooms, bringing the interiors into the 21st century whilst respecting the style of the historic property. As Jan Wilson, Managing Director of RPW, explains “Our design bridges the gap between the much valued historic, traditional architecture and the client aspiration for a clean, contemporary and very Scandinavian concept.” “The light palette of colours, textures and fabrics were all carefully selected to reflect this aspiration. The use of metallic, silver

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and pearl tones gives the interiors the lightness so necessary in dark northern latitudes whilst also creating a sense of tranquility and warmth.” This concept has been continued through to the public areas with the addition of yellow and gold feature fabrics and wall finishes on a light pearl palette whose elements complement the stylish grandeur of the building. RPW’s design also makes use of the Continental’s existing collection of antique furniture and art that has been acquired through the generations of owners. “The hotel has been the venue of choice for important events in so many Norwegian lives since 1900 and we were keen to ensure that our design and choice of materials reflected the gravitas of the spaces and their use” adds Elizabeth

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Lane, Director or Projects at RPW. “We wanted to reinforce the hotel’s prestige as a Nordic jewel with emphasis on luxury and individual finishing touches which would complement the existing quality of this 5-star property. The elegance that is lacking in so much contemporary design was the key objective from start to finish.” Elisabeth Brochmann, Managing Director and Proprietor of Hotel Continental Oslo, comments; “Our collaboration with RPW was highly successful. We wanted a modern design which respected the style of our 114 year old house and Jan Wilson and our RPW team had a remarkable understanding of that assignment. RPW also managed the difficult task of combining great design with functional solutions”


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Turnberry Ocean Colony Sunny Isles Beach, Miami â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Florida Uncompromising Luxury Set directly against the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the pristine white sands of the Miami beaches, Turnberry Ocean Colony stands at the heart of luxurious Sunny Isles Beach in Florida.

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This luxurious residential complex consists of two towers (North and South Tower) of 37 stories each, 260 apartments ranging in sizes, a health club, a spa of 11,000 square meters, a private beach, swimming pool and tropically landscaped grounds. The entryway is framed by a 2-story waterfall, which evokes elegance and ushers you into an exclusive world of absolute well-being. Among the other services offered to owners: gourmet restaurant, cigar room, concierge, finely furnished lounges, beach services, valet and butler.

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In this exclusive environment of luxury and refinement, the uniqueness of Margraf marbles, a symbol of genuine Italian excellence in the world, plays a leading role, enhancing the interiors of the complex: from the entrance, through the common areas, to the apartments. In the lobbies of each tower, Margraf's skilled "masters" have created a unique floor decorated with rosettes that brings out the classic soul of a cutting-edge building project. The hallways and common areas feature 2,000 square meters of Breccia Paradiso, Arabella Beige, Nero Marquinia, Monaco Light, Dark Emperador and Giallo Reale marble. In the apartments, Fior di Pesco Carnico, a marble with shades spanning from grey, to pink, to white, with streaks

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of ivory, and a coarse grain, extracted exclusively for Margraf in Forni Avoltri (UD), the only quarry in the world where it is found, covers the walls, ceiling, shower and countertop of the master bathroom. The guest bathrooms are an explosion of French Vanilla, a marble with a homogeneous beige colour, cut for this project into 1-cm-thick modular tiles. The uniqueness of its marbles and a world class technical consultancy service makes Margraf a key partner for architects and designers in bringing to life their luxury creations all over the world.

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Three A+ Student Mensas by JOI-Design Interior architecture studio JOI-Design, primarily known for its hotel work, has applied its hospitality expertise to the university setting for the creation of three stylish mensas, as student cafĂŠs are often called in central Europe. The concepts recognise that in addition to providing healthy meals, dining halls are places where pupils relax with friends, discuss coursework or revise for exams and therefore the atmosphere plays an important role in nourishing their mindsets and openness to learning. All images courtesy of JOI-Design - Simone Ahlers

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Humboldt University, Berlin At Humboldt University’s listed Cum Laude restaurant, an early 20th century workshop converted to a refectory in 1945, JOI-Design’s contemporary renovation uses luxurious, residential touches to create a sophisticated cosiness that comforts students away from home. Within 280 sqm are four distinct environments - the bar, restaurant, fireplace lounge and chef’s table - that seat a total of 125 students, faculty and members of the community in a range of atmospheres that bridge tradition with modernity. At the long marble bar counter and adjacent high tables, leather and timber stools and banquettes accommodate those with time to grab a quick bite between classes as well as patrons who wish to linger. As a nod to traditional cafés where it is a time-honoured pleasure to savour a hot coffee while perusing and debating the daily news, a brass rail to hold newspapers has been installed below an art installation with phrases in three-dimensional typeset that describe university life. Adjustable reading lights mounted on the subtly striped walls offer practicality and classic style.

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During the day in the restaurant, the tables are used by those ordering form the cafeteria counter, while at night they are used for à la carte dining serviced by waiters. Marble banquette frames, soft velvet seating in azure and citrus tones, creamy leather wingback chairs studded with nail heads, and quintessential Thonet-style café chairs made from steam-bent timber and tightly woven wicker translate the building’s historic roots into a modern form. Black and white photos depict student culture and academic subjects studied at the school, and as a bit of “intellectual humour”, dark timber shelves hold books whose spines face inwards so that their titles cannot be read. In the fireplace lounge, light oak floors laid in a herringbone pattern and a flickering hearth housed within a sleek, veined marble mantle instils the ambience of a well-appointed living room. Retroinspired polished brass wall sconces and chandeliers hung from lofty, double-height ceilings highlight the clean contrast of the cool white joinery against the walls’ deep saturated tones of petrol blue and mossy olive, enlivened by splashes of turquoise and lime.

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Zooming racetracks of suspended ceiling lights and splashes of red that encase ventilation ducts amplify the familial and imaginative vibe created by illustrator Felix Scheinberger 30 metres long x 3 metres high hand-painted cartoon mural depicting the haphazard charm of the décor in shared student housing. The canteen’s eclectic mix of furnishings mirrors this concept, with vintage-patterned ceramic floor tiles, seamless metal barstools and chairs, a Chesterfield sofa and Eames-style moulded plywood seats injecting touches of retro-chic that subliminally recall the comforts of home.

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences for Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Berlin The yearning for individuality amidst a sea of conformity shaped the concept for JOI-Design’s renovation of the 300 sqm canteen at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences for Social Work and Social Pedagogy. Located next to one of East Berlin’s characteristic concrete housing estates built in a bygone era, the grey uniformity of the surroundings sits in contrast with these prefabricated homes’ balconies, brightly painted to express the personality of those who dwell inside. Inside the cafeteria, the backdrop follows suit with crisp white walls offset by those in a warm graphite hue, and stylised “cafeteria trays” in a spectrum of greys for the artwork. Honey-toned oak tables and sculptural timber wall cladding at the service window uplift these shades with their suggestion of nature. Retro-inspired swing-arm lamps, white globes hung from the ceiling and typical “schoolhouse” pendant lights not only augment the natural

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illumination filtering through the skylight above the central stairwell, they add a touch of comforting nostalgia within the “factory manufactured” surroundings of the estate. Dazzling light bulbs spell out the word “essen”, which translates to “eat” and “food” in German, to draw diners’ attention towards the service counter. Helping to break-up the space is a floor-to-ceiling divider made from white slats joined by a timber crosspiece and which display the school’s name in red handwriting. Mixed seating to accommodate 135 students encourage a laidback atmosphere in which they can relax: vintage-style steel barstools mingle with splashes of red and yellow in the chair frames and upholstery, injecting liveliness in a fashion similar to the painted balconies of the estate. Wallcovering, as well as laminate on the coffee tables, depicts rowupon-row of apartment balconies in a miniature scale, a quirky charm that illustrates the fundamental quest of human beings for individuality.


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Sustainability Made Beautiful by Barbara Fischer-Clark, Stommel Haus UK What is Sustainability? A lot of people these days speak about Sustainability and to have sustainable development is the target of almost every planning policy throughout the UK these days. But what does Sustainability mean exactly? Sustainable architecture is defined as â&#x20AC;&#x153;architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development spaceâ&#x20AC;?. There could be no better way to fulfil this requirement than by building with sustainable materials such as timber responsibly sourced in certified forests, by using recycled materials such as paper and glass and by applying these materials in such a way to create energy efficient building with longevity. Sustainable Building Materials Wood is probably the most ecological and sustainable and a truly renewable building material. Its sustainability is unsurpassed: Timber is grown quicker than it is used by most of the main timber supplying countries which have long-standing policies to re-grow more timber than is felled. Since the 1992 environment symposium in Rio de Janeiro, international standards for forestry and timber trading such as PEFC and FSC have been introduced and are adhered to by suppliers delivering to the premium timber house manufacturers. Premium manufacturers of timber houses use constructive wood protection and apply timber devoid of any chemical treatment adhering to the extensive standards and guidelines for non-toxic wood protection and timber construction. Timber has unique properties: It is diffusible and hygroscopic; it filters the air and thus provides a fresh and healthy atmosphere in a building. It has antibacterial and humidity regulating properties which have positive effects on the atmospheric conditions of a room. Timber smells good, looks good and feels good and thus has a positive effect on our wellbeing. Timber positively affects all human senses.

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Energy efficiency Not only is timber a very sustainable and ecological material, it allows to construct very energy efficient homes. It needs 100 cm concrete to compare with the energy efficiency of only 6.5 cm of spruce wood! A bespoke Stommel house is built primarily of polar spruce heartwood from FSC certified forests in Northern Finland, about 50 to 60 tons of this wood is used in a medium size house. With recycled glass and recycled newspaper for insulation, the latest energy rating of a Stommel house built in Surrey showed the best ever energy rating the London based energy assessors ever calculated.

But there is of course more to a house than rationality The contemporary designs of modern timber houses demonstrate the dreams and visions of home owners, the creativity of architects and the capability of premium manufacturers such as Stommel Haus. Modern timber houses have high ceilings, lots of glass, open plan living areas and are fitted with the latest heating and home automation technology. The combination of traditional craftsmanship, the vast experience in timber construction and contemporary fabrication methods allow premium manufacturers such as Stommel Haus to provide their clients with beautiful and comfortable homes where they can enjoy a comfortable living space at low energy cost.

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Field Marshall Sir Philip Chetwode the 7th baronet of Oakley was a tenant of the property from 1940 - 1945 during this time he was the Constable of the Tower of London, at state occasions he was responsible for the Crown Jewels and other regalia, his daughter married the world renowned Poet Laureate John Betjeman, he is still highly regarded in India as a founder of the Indian Military Academy. Henry George Charles Earl of Harewood leased the property from 1934 - 1940. He used the property to store his fleet of motor cars on the ground floor and his servants above while he was away from his estate in North Yorkshire, Goldsborough Hall. The Earl of Harewood married the only daughter of King George V, Princess Mary, she would certainly have approved of the current standard of accommodation offered by 21 Grosvenor Crescent Mews.

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Ceramic Art London, the leading international showcase for contemporary ceramics, will return to London from 17 - 19 April 2015. Celebrating its 11th edition in 2015, the fair will take place at the prestigious Royal College of Art, situated in the heart of the capital. Eighty ceramic artists from across the world will travel to the city to present work at the 2015 installment of Ceramic Art London. Presented by the Craft Potters Association in partnership with Ceramic Review, and with a rigorous selection process conducted by an independent committee, the fair maintains a respected reputation as the place to discover and acquire the finest new ceramic art in production today. The 2015 edition of the fair will feature a spread of work of unparalleled breadth and quality. Artists will present items ranging from functional everyday home ware, to figurative sculptures, and exhibited works will encompass the full range of ceramic-making techniques from traditional methods to cutting-edge processes. As well as offering work by widely celebrated figures of contemporary ceramics including Peter Beard, Thomas Bohle, Eddie Curtis, Akiko Hirai, Gabriele Koch and Annie Turner, the fair also acts as an opportunity to source pieces by exciting emerging talent showing at the fair for the first time.

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An artist-led fair, Ceramic Art London facilitates the unique chance to buy pieces directly from the makers and, with prices ranging from £30 to £10,000, the event provides a personalised experience catering to all collecting budgets and interests. A special exhibition of work by current ceramics students of the Royal College of Art will provide a further platform for rising stars to present new work. A lively programme of free events will also be staged on each day of the fair. The renowned series, entitled Discovery, will comprise talks, demonstrations, film screenings, debates and panel discussions designed to afford visitors an insight into current issues, working practices and techniques involved in the creation of ceramic art. Jack Doherty, Chair of Ceramic Art London’s Organising Committee comments: “The contemporary ceramics on show at Ceramic Art London testify to the vibrancy and technical diversity of work currently being created by emerging and established ceramicists both in the UK and abroad. From its inception in 2005, Ceramic Art London has worked to promote excellence in the field, and has become firmly established as an unmissable event in the international cultural calendar, enabling visitors to explore and collect the very best of contemporary ceramic art.” www.ceramics.org.uk Email: organiser@ceramics.org.uk Telephone: +44 (0)20 3137 0750

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Interior Neon Lighting by Neon Creations Neon lights and signs are traditionally associated with shops, bars and restaurants, but are now becoming increasingly popular as a form of statement lighting for homes and businesses alike. They are a way of bringing originality and personality to virtually any interior space. Neon Creations are specialists in creating unique one-off pieces of custom made neon artwork, offering recreations of logo’s, brand names, and even favourite sayings. A truly unique piece of neon lighting is to actually recreate a person’s own handwriting. We are able to recreate most things in neon, be it text or outlines of shapes such as birds, hearts or simple shapes. As we communicate closely with our clients, we are able to advise early on in the process the feasibility of a particular idea, and offer advice to ensure that the finished neon lighting matches the original idea as closely as possible. With a spectrum of colours to choose from, you can be assured that you will

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“Contemporary living” was the objective in the large open plan extension housing the kitchen/ dining area. Strong architectural lines are used throughout, for the window frames and kitchen units. However, we softened this with wooden accents such as the Scandia chairs, interesting textiles and artwork to prevent it from feeling too industrial. There is a colourful home office within the kitchen area… using the owner’s bright artwork and the recently introduced Vienna Chair from Tom Faulkner. We updated the hall with some similarly strong architectural pieces leading into the contemporary extension.

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Upstairs, these stunning lamps make a statement in the master bedroom. We mixed a colonial style dressing table with some modern classics, such as the Barcelona chair, and again used interesting artwork and textiles to make the large room feel elegant yet welcoming. The lamps are from Tyson in Battersea, the dressing table from Mufti in Notting Hill and many of the textiles from Zimmer and Rohde and Margo Selby. The artwork over the bed was an original photo the owners had taken on holiday in Tobago Cays and the Charlie Waite Avenue of Trees Triptych reflects their love of nature. In the guest room this print by artist Jessica Zoob â&#x20AC;? A Time to Restâ&#x20AC;? became the focal point and inspired the colours for the new lamps, accessories and soft furnishings. Last, but not least, we also gave the garden a make-over, having fun with these bright contemporary chairs from Indian Ocean and the teak and stainless steel range from Barlow Tyrie.

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It is her steely determination that won her the role on the award-winning show. Celia reveals how she saw a Channel 4 advert asking viewers to send in snaps of their vintage treasures that could appear on the programme. Instead of putting forward an intriguing object, Celia advertised herself as a curious collectible and emailed her own photo to producers. Following on from the success of Four Rooms, Celia was selected by the BBC to host a new factual primetime, entertainment show for BBC one, titled Your Home in Their Hands, which debuted in September 2014. This programme sees amateur designers take over people’s homes across the UK for a make-over, often with a twist. The show has received in excess of 3 million viewers a week and will continue to build in audience and notoriety over the coming months.

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you can turn your dreams into a reality, having left school at 15 with few qualifications Celia has always relied on her unflinching self-belief. It is this drive and belief that helped Celia seize every opportunity, first working as a dental nurse then creating her first business as a photographer’s agent; representing photographers she had worked with in the modeling world and helping find them work on lucrative campaigns for advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi. Celia’s eye soon turned to interior design after entering the property game, buying, renovating then selling on for profit. It was from here that Celia’s creative and savvy style for interiors came to life. After being asked to work on a plethora of contacts houses she was then invited to work on a famous footballer’s residence after a winning pitch. Since then, Celia has never looked back and over the last decade has built up a hugely successful luxury interior design company, not only decorating clients' homes, hotels and bars but also buying pieces which will fit into their growing private collections. Celia Sawyer Luxury Interiors boasts a portfolio across the world, from luxury mansions, penthouses, beach villas, aviation and show homes.

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Celia is frequently in mainstream press, alongside being a columnist for the MailOnline and Hello! Magazine. Celia’s personal style has also garnered attention, with her show-stopping outfits; she is seen to be a style icon and will soon be launching a jewellery collection. Away from the world of business Celia is a mother of two who enjoys family life and keeping fit – something incredibly important to Celia. Charity also plays a significant role in Celia’s life being an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and the face of the British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical stores, where she is a committee member for the charity’s prestigious Tunnel of Love event. Furthermore Celia supports Help for Heroes, Dorset Air Ambulance, Variety Leonard Cheshire Disability, Well Child, Make a Wish, RNLI Life Boats and Great Ormond Street Hospital. To celebrate Celia’s business acumen and charity work, Celia won the Inspiration Award for Women in 2013, which raises money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Four Rooms won a highly prestigious Royal Television Society award in 2014.

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Brio, the leading manufacturer of interior and exterior folding door and window architectural solutions has provided architects CGT Works with the solution for opening up a Georgian interior in a flexible manner. A recent project for the company involved converting a two bed flat in a Georgian terrace in London’s Earls Court into a more flexible living space. It involved knocking down the wall between the living room and the second bedroom to open up the space and let in more light. “The new Zero Clearance option has already proved popular with architects and specifiers as only 3mm clearance is required between the top of the door and the track. The track can be installed into the ceiling so the door looks as though it is floating as the hangers are difficult if not impossible to see. It is a very aesthetically pleasing effect,” says David Newton, General Manager at Brio UK. For more details on the BRIO product range visit www.briouk.com

Mrs Stone Store, one of the UKs largest online retailers of Brazilian slate and Portuguese Limestone has announced the launch of its newly revamped website and company branding. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality, enhanced rich content and will continue to be developed in order to cement their position as market leader in natural stone products. The website offers quick and easy access to an extensive range of natural stone products, as well as a wealth of technical and specialist information on maintenance and aftercare for stone tiles and flooring. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for exclusive offers at www.mrs-stone-store.com

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SOVEREIGN® EcoBlade LED Uplighter Sovereign® EcoBlade is a superb range of high performance LED uplighters designed around the very latest in LED technology. Available in a range of standard sizes with LED efficiency up to 130 lm/W making these high quality units ideal for most applications. Designed and manufactured in the UK using high purity extruded aluminium housings with integral thermal management system for optimum performance and longevity. All versions supplied c/w high transmission Microprism diffuser to provide full protection to internal components. Available in wall mounted, free standing & pendant versions. Can be finished in any BS/RAL colour. www.commercial-lighting.co.uk

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The LATICRETE® range of products offers globally proven solutions for the installation of tile and stone for the widest possible range of building structures and environments. For over 50 years LATICRETE® technology has been the reliable asset and trusted partner for architects, engineers and contractors in over 80 countries around the globe. From underlayments, waterproofing, sound & crack isolation, adhesives and grouts LATICRETE® are capable of meeting all technical challenges. Our warranties and system guarantees and worldwide technical support have ensured the success of LATICRETE® as key project partner. sales@laticrete.co.uk | 0151 486 6101 | www.laticrete.co.uk

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Norstone’s innovative, premium natural stone products are exported worldwide. We control the entire manufacturing and delivery process, and large stocks in our UK warehouse ensure short lead times and prompt delivery. Our rock panel system carries a unique double warranty with adhesive market leaders Laticrete. Our unique interlocking fingerjoints dispense with the need for time-consuming mitres and produce a superb, seamless finish. We have just introduced a revolutionary new, fully warrantied, external backerboard for our rock panels, allowing fixing to a timber frame. See our website for details. www.norstone.co.uk sales@norstoneuk.com Tel: 0203 178 2801

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ATRIUM ILLUMINATES LEADING LIGHTING PORTFOLIO WITH WEBSITE REFRESH The UK’s longest established independent lighting distributor, Atrium, is pleased to announce the launch of its updated online portal offering a fantastic resource and interactive destination for specifiers. The new site presents a contemporary showcase for Atrium’s case studies and its collection of products. The website was developed to deliver a more visual user experience, highlighting its portfolio of exciting and innovative lighting brands, which include Flos, LTS, Modular, Buschfeld and most recently Grupo MCI and Sattler. The site showcases Atrium’s leading case studies that demonstrate bespoke lighting solutions across retail, residential and commercial sectors within the UK. It also offers a platform for Atrium’s industry accreditations and awards, cementing the company’s presence within the industry. A key element to the new site was to ensure that social media was clearly visible, encouraging visitors to engage and interact with the various online channels. This component of the new site supports Atrium’s desire to harness digital content alongside its physical presence, allowing the website to evolve in tandem with the company’s growth. www.atrium.ltd.uk

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KAT has a glazing solution for your dream home KAT are the only UK based manufacturer to supply high specification doors and windows in all three materials; Aluminium, PVCu and Timber. KAT also provide a HYBRID solution, Timber on the inside and Aluminium externally. KAT has a huge range of bifolding door solutions and sliding door solutions to choose from. Chris Powell, Commercial Director comments, “…we have been recognised as market leader in patio doors and box sash windows since 1998, our biggest growth areas are now Aluminium and Timber. Due to the specialist nature of these products and the tactile nature of how we want to choose and specify products for our homes we now have factory showroom facilities in Hazel Grove and Macclesfield, Cheshire and Newhaven, East Sussex” Whether your project specification is for bifolding doors, in-line or lift and slide patio doors, residential entrance doors, box sash windows, flush casement windows, or lantern roofs KAT offer a bespoke ‘Life Engineered’ solution. For more information contact KAT on 01625 439666, enquiries@katuk.co.uk, www.katuk.co.uk

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Boss Design unveils complementary seating duo Peek and Boo Echoing the transition that is currently taking place in the work place - moving from traditional ways of working to environments that support and promote flexibility and nomadic working patterns - leading British designer and manufacturer, Boss Design, announces the launch of Peek and Boo. Perfectly compatible with Boss Design’s height-adjustable Flamingo table, the duo complements other contemporary products creating the option of a private or open plan environment. This new addition to Boss Design’s portfolio creates a significant milestone for the leading company with elegance; comfort and individuality demonstrating master upholstery and state of the art design. For further information contact 01242 584897 or visit www.boss-design.com

Rupert Bevan and his company are the designers, makers and finishers of fine bespoke furniture and specialist interiors. They offer a complete service from initial consultation to final fitting, and an incomparable opportunity for involvement in the creative process. The spectrum of projects they undertake is vast and varied, ranging from unique furniture developed exclusively with the clients, to custom wall finishes such as antiqued mirror glass and cracked gesso, to complete interior projects. Designed with keen awareness of both aesthetics and functionality, Rupert Bevan’s furniture and finishes are luxurious while understated, compelling but unpretentious. Everything is made with the utmost care and expertise by some of the finest craftspeople in the country, ensuring longevity alongside timeless design. Contact Details: Website: www.rupertbevan.com Email: studio@rupertbevan.com Telephone: +44 (0)207 731 1919 London Showroom & Studio Address: Rupert Bevan Ltd, 11 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park, London, NW6 6RA

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Quality paints for the professional from TeknosPro Ease of use and a superb finish ensure that the TeknosPro range of wall and ceiling paints easily meets the quality demands and time constraints of new build projects as well as the need for minimal disruption and rapid job completion required on many maintenance jobs. Designed for the professional, the TeknosPro range of wall and ceiling paints comprises water-based products available in 2, 7 and 9 litre tins. TeknosPro 10 Matt wall paint is an acrylic paint with a spreading rate of 10 – 12 sq. m per litre on previously painted surfaces. TeknosPro 5 Full matt is an alkyd-reinforced acrylic paint for dry interior surfaces and is suitable for both previously painted and unpainted surfaces. Coverage on unpainted surfaces is between 7 – 10 sq. m per litre. TeknosPro is a new brand of professional paints and coatings from Teknos, the leading Scandinavian company. Besides wall and ceiling paints, the TeknosPro portfolio also includes a range of wood and metal paints, wood varnishes and stains, pretreatments, fillers, primers, binders and sealers. For further information, please call 01506 436222 or visit www.teknospro.co.uk

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INTRODUCING THE BRISSAC & CITY CHIC COLLECTIONS Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, has extended its portfolio of deluxe fabrics with the introduction of two new collections. City Chic brings together a rich array of interior fabrics, providing endless creative opportunities. Inspired by the Hollywood’s Golden Age, it reflects the lavish glitz and glamour reminiscent of this style period. The 11-design collection includes opulent velvets, fluid satins, woven jacquards and dobbies plus faux silk and leather, suitable for upholstery and soft furnishings. From plains in trendy colours, patterns ranging from traditional pied de poulé to fantasy animal skin and natural fabrics incorporating metallic yarns, its vivacious style lends itself to those who dare to set trends. Prices range from £25.00 - £75.00 per metre. Brissac pays homage to the French Napoleonic Empire style period, featuring sumptuous plain and fine powder printed metallic velvets in a range of intricate patterns including toile de jouy florals, medallions and Greek and Roman inspired ornaments. The UK operation is based in Crowthorne, Berkshire. http://www.en.kobe.eu/

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Gas Firepits - A Patio Heater like no other...

Introducing a new concept in outdoor living. Gas Firepits provide instant clean heat, run off Mains or Bottled gas, providing a great focal point for any outdoor gathering. This highly innovative product consists of a stainless steel gas burner, that is designed to be installed permanently into a brick or concrete surround commonly known as a 'Firepit'. We do not supply the stonework, as this allows the end user, or garden designer, to design a layout that suits their individual taste. This allows our product to almost disappear, whilst quickly becoming the focal point of any outdoor social gathering.

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Diversified technology company 3M today announced that its innovatively crafted, decorative surface finishes have been used to refurbish the bar counter in the new Guinness Dugout Bar at Thomond Park Stadium in Ireland. DI-NOC Architectural Finishes from 3M were chosen and installed by one of Ireland’s largest signage, print and events companies, MSi Signs, as a costeffective solution for transforming an ordinary bar counter into an extraordinary, aesthetically pleasing design aspect. Thomond Park, in Limerick, is the home ground of Munster Rugby, one of the most successful rugby clubs in the world. The venue has a unique history and atmosphere, and is renowned for its award-winning design and architecture, including a host of state-of-the-art hospitality and conference facilities. All the facilities are designed to high standards and the refurbishment of the new Guinness Dugout Bar needed to be in keeping with the iconic status of the venue. For more information about MSi Signs, visit www.msi-signs.com For more information about DI-NOC Architectural Finishes call 0800 121 4739 or visit www.3M.co.uk/innovativefinishes. Follow 3M on facebook.com/3MgraphicsUK or twitter.com/3MgraphicsUK

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Signbox introduces the Matt Design range of pictogram wayfinding signs Signbox has announced an exclusive new collection of pictogram wayfinding signs. The Matt Design range uses Perspex® Naturals, a new palette of acrylics inspired by the simple beauty of nature. Available in eight colours that will satisfy both contemporary and traditional interiors, the innovative collection is designed to suit all applications. Developed from leading colour trends research, Perspex® Naturals simulate the earthy tones and velvety texture of natural stone. The Matt Design range uses these exciting materials and then adds attractive and informative new pictogram designs to create a refreshingly new wayfinding signage series. From hospitality to workplace, education to healthcare, the Matt Design range of signs will suit different interiors. The double sided matt surface meets the desire for simple, natural looking materials that perform to high standards in demanding environments. Pictograms are based upon the most popular symbols used for wayfinding with 15 designs available from stock. All panels are supplied complete with 3M double sided tape fixings to the rear. The Matt Design range is available from Signbox’s online shop or, if a particular design is required, please contact the sales team for advice at sales@signbox.co.uk

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Neolith, a brand of all-natural, premium sintered compact surfaces for kitchen and bathroom worktops, flooring, interior wall cladding applications and exterior facades, has extended its Collections to include 30 stone, wood and metal decors enhanced with Neolith Digital Design (NDD) printing. Together with 14 full-body colours Neolith provides architects and designers with a comprehensive offering of ontrend designs combined with the inherent strength of sintered compact surfaces. Neolith comes in 14 full-body colours, which carry the colour and pattern through the entire thickness of the slab. From bright orange, green and blue, to deep browns and stone-inspired grays, such models are ideal for thin worktops with no stylistic need for mitering. Neolith slabs created with NDD are a great option for creating elaborated details and sleek designs. NDD is Neolith’s innovative digital decoration technology that prints intricate designs onto the Neolith product, allowing for previously unseen design possibilities and new finishes. The design options are endless, ranging from the industrial shine of the Iron collection to the detailed woodgrain design of Timber, and are virtually indistinguishable from their natural counterparts. Also used for the Classtone collection, NDD gives Neolith’s signature slabs the aesthetic quality and realistic look of marble with the added strength and dependability of a sintered compact surface. Neolith products are available in Europe through a large network of distributors. To find a distributor or to learn more, visit www.neolith.com.

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Next to the large park called "I Giardini di Porta Nuova", the two prestigious Bosco Verticale buildings with more than 1,000 kinds of plants fit seamlessly in the surrounding modern context.

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These structures - winners of the prestigious Highrise Award 2014 for the world’s most beautiful and innovative tall building - offer a new lifestyle, combining comfort, centrality and safety with the desire to live amidst nature. An innovative project, able to regenerate the environment and urban biodiversity. Designed by Boeri Studio, the two towers not only offer magnificent views of the entire city, but also ensure better environmental sustainability and the highest standards of well-being for residents.

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As well as ensuring the height of elegance, the Eikon Evo devices also offer functionality and comfort. A wide range of sockets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from shaver sockets in bathrooms to telephone sockets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meets every functional need, whereas thermostats in the various rooms allow the desired temperature to be set. Unobtrusive and very useful, the steplights equipped with latestgeneration LED diffusers are strategically placed, to accompany guests safely along luminous paths that are activated only in case of a power failure. Vimar products are thus the ideal choice for cutting-edge habitation solutions, just like Bosco Verticale. www.vimar.com

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The Truth about sun tunnels Choose a sun tunnel with a roof dome made from quality Bohemia crystal glass. If you have a crystal glass dome on your roof, you have the guarantee of decades of durability and no discolouring of the dome. Compared to domes manufactured from plastic materials, a glass dome is self washable and no air pollution will stick to the surface of the glass. Furthermore, there is no change in the glass materialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s structure and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s unaffected by dust abrasion in the atmosphere in windy conditions. Over just a few months one can really see significant changes with a typical plastic dome, whereby a barrier is created that

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17 CLADfx 3D Wall Cladding brought to you by Rockford Create stunning features with beauty and texture using our CLADfx 3-dimensional wall cladding. Fashion a naturally-stylish backdrop from a range of colours in natural stone to create an individual design. Is your project looking to create a statement? Rockford offer outstanding quality from an unrivalled range of traditional and contemporary natural stone floor and wall tiles, porcelain and ceramic tiles and exterior natural stone paving which gives unlimited design options and affordable luxury, inside and out. Our contracts division works alongside some of the most prestigious developments in the UK and offers a bespoke, innovative and flexible approach to delivering your project. Get in touch today and let us bring your project to life. Contact details: Phone: +44 (0) 1606 841000 E | sales@rockfordcompany.co.uk W | www.rockfordcompany.co.uk Quote ref: AOD0315

Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has just completed a unique design project in the largest single space floor in Oxford Street, London. This highend commercial property, which houses the likes of Louis Vitton and Microsoft®, is one of many that are undergoing refurbishment. Adcock was commissioned by Trend to design, supply and install a contemporary new energy efficient VRV system plus ventilation and mechanical services. The new state-of-the-art design showcases exposed black ductwork and services, which were pre-fabricated and powder-coated off-site and the entire system can be monitored by a clever new internet-based remote performance monitoring system, to optimise efficiency. For the full case study please visit www.adcock.co.uk.

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Cornish Chair Company serving up a treat with lobster pot creation A clawed ocean crustacean most commonly associated with the dinner plate might sound like an unlikely source of inspiration for a unique new piece of furniture design. The vision of a lobster - in its humble seaside pot – has been the vital ingredient behind the creation of The Lobster Pot Chair. The idea comes from the Creative Director of the Cornish Chair Company, Richard Hooper, who has previously exhibited collaborative projects at the London Design Week and worked on a variety of commissions for the National Trust. The Truro based company’s 25-legged chair, made from kiln dried American black walnut, represents an innovative approach to furniture design and aims not to merely occupy a position and cubic capacity within a space, but also to interact with and make a wider impact upon that space. For more information about the Lobster Pot Chair and the Cornish Chair Company, visit www.thecornishchaircompany.com

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Are you sitting comfortably? The story SOFA ! I made enquiries to try and get a frame maker to manufacture, even taking it to frame maker in London but without any luck . The chaise longue that was borne out of inspiration and innovation, the perfect fusion between old and new, antique and modern, which originated in the 16th century and incidentally is French for long chair. Coincidentally, this ground breaking design is named ‘Capelle’, part of Derek’s surname and Isabelle’s first name, hence Capelle was born. Unfortunately, in 1995, production came to a sudden halt. Only 3 were ever made due to the fact that we could not source another manufacturer, especially one who would be prepared to make one offs. After an 18 year gap we have at last found a company who fits the bill and has just delivered their prototype chaise to our craft workshop based in Portswood . Capelle is aimed at the more discerning clients who are looking for something that is different, something that makes a statement and something to cherish, for years to come. Isabelle Moore, an art and furniture design student, contacted Derek Caplen F.A.M.U. (Fellow of the Association Of Master Upholsterers) of Southampton based Dee Cee Upholstery and Interiors back in 1995 with the idea of getting made an ultra modern chaise longue design concept produced. Dee Cee Upholstery was established in 1978 by Derek who served an apprenticeship and gained his City and Guilds 555 in modern and traditional upholstery. Although Derek left school with few qualifications he had drive, passion and enthusiasm to follow in his dad’s footsteps who was a craftsman cabinet maker and joiner. His dad, Arthur, taught his son to pay attention to detail and to always try to strive for perfection.

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When Derek was elected to the A.M.U.&.S.F. (Association of master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishings) he was pleased to learn that at the tender age of 22, he was to become the youngest member in the country and naturally went on to become the youngest fellow of the A.M.U.&.S.F. Aged 43 he also served on the board of directors for 10 years. Back in 1998 Derek’s flair for design and a business opportunity saw him produce the “Dream Team “ range of chairs upholstered with your own teams real football shirts tailored on to the chair backs , but then that’s another story. On a light hearted note, Derek is the countries only master upholsterer to have appeared on Page 3 of the Sun newspaper on 13.11.1998, albeit reporting on the unique Dream Team range of designer chairs dressed in and upholstered using real football shirts. Derek’s award winning upholstery designs have won recognition in the trade press and from fellow master upholsterers in the industry he fell in love with. It was when Isabelle was introduced to us by former A.M.U.&.S.F. President Graham Carpenter F.A.M.U. they turned up at our craft workshop for our initial meeting . She amazed us with this full size chaise longue, the contoured lines and shape sculpted out of polystyrene never seen before , Isabelle then went on to explain that she couldn’t get anybody to upholster or, for that matter, make the frame in the required shape and style (we were not surprised). After examining the chaise in detail Derek accepted the commission on the understanding that he had full control in the way he designed the upholstery to fit such an unusual style and shape. We then paid a visit to our local frame maker John Williams who is usually, like me, is up for a challenge. John spent some time inspecting the shape, which looked like something from outer space and we both agreed it would be a real challenge. Some weeks later John rang. The good news was that it was ready for collection, the bad news was that it was at that time not commercially viable to produce. John had made one pair for Isabelle and two master copies for us.

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The Capelle contemporary chaise longue is as comfortable as it looks and supports you in all the right places but Capella is much more than that, it really is a work of art. Each one individually hand crafted using the best of modern and traditional upholstery skills passed down through generations of master upholsterers. In fact Capella is the epitome of design, style and ultimate comfort, each one as individual as you are. Available in the fabric or leather of your choice, you can be sure of its longevity. Capelle’s main sub frame is produced using traditional, seasoned beech and the latest modern laminates, the perfect solution for the job. Capella is then painstakingly and carefully upholstered using deep fluted polyester padding to produce the soft, sumptuous quilting that makes this ultra modern chaise longue so appealing and takes your comfort to another level. Capelle is available as a left or right handed chaise. Obviously such a work of art and our commitment to quality doesn’t come cheap, but then quality never does, but who knows Capelle may become the antique of the future , in fact years to come, a classic of its time. As time evolves we have plans to work on a prototype double ended (mirror image) chaise, together with a glass topped and upholstered coffee table in a similar style to compliment the Capelle chaise longue. Derek’s partner in Dee Cee Upholstery and Interiors, Karen Caplen, said “I am very much looking forward to welcoming clients to our showroom to discuss their requirements. Whilst Capella’s unique design will not appeal to everybody, it certainly has the wow factor, a certain je ne sais quoi with its unique shape and style almost from the Art Deco era”.


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BUILDING A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE, PIECE BY PIECE Tucked away in a quiet corner of south-east London one British artist has been slowly creating something of a storm in the world of site specific art installations. London born mosaic artist Gary Drostle carefully cuts marble, Venetian Glass, and tough porcelain using a simple traditional hammer and hand nippers. Each shaped piece placed by hand to create completely unique and breathtaking floors and walls. These bespoke works represent a coming together of the ancient tradition of mosaic making, with its heritage of Roman and Byzantine craftsmanship, with the excitement and creatively of contemporary London design. Like his work, gradually building piece by piece, Gary’s reputation as an international figure in the mosaic world has been built on over twenty five years of dedicated work. His work can be seen in parks, town centres, public and private buildings across the UK and in the USA, Canada and South America. 122

As he stands in his studio cutting small porcelain coloured shards for his latest commission in California Gary’s quiet and modest manner belies the pile of international awards he has gained over recent years including the National Tile Contractors Association of America’s Award for Mosaic in 2011 for his 50 foot long ‘River of Life’ mosaic floor for The University of Iowa and top awards from the US based ‘Mosaic Arts International’ including ‘Best in Show’ in Seattle 2013 for his ‘Entwined Histories’ mosaic sculpture in London and the ‘Award for Contemporary Innovation in Mosaics’ in Houston in 2014 for a mosaic in Venetian Glass ‘Electron Flow’ which features an lighting strip also in London. Gary takes a commission from initial design, through fabrication in the studio, to installation on site, all with the same attention to detail. Talking about his work Gary says “mosaic art is a unique architectural art, it can bring colour, texture, pat- tern and meaning to walls and floors in a way which is both beautiful and permanent. I find work- ing in this medium a continual inspiration. To find out more contact Gary at his studio on www.drostle.com E: gary@drostle.com T: +44 (0)771 952 9520

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A revolutionary new wood material that offers extraordinary design possibilities is now available through James Latham. Luminoso are wood panels that transmit light, allowing designers to create visually stunning effects that are exceptionally unique. The transparent wood effect is achieved with fibre optics that allow natural or artificial light to be transmitted. When the panel is unlit it appears to be a solid piece of wood as the fibre optics are only visible upon very close inspection but once illuminated, all kinds of impactful and eye-catching effects can be achieved. Customised designs, logos and images can be incorporated and even ‘movable’ images, such as programmable messages can be transmitted. Paul Latham, Sales & Product Development Director for James Latham said, “Luminoso really does have the ‘Wow factor’ and is unlike anything else available in the market. It’s the ultimate in creating a luxury interior space and I can see all kinds of applications for it, hotels, bars, restaurants, high-end shop fitting,

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yachts, private jets, exhibition stands, directional signage, the list is endless.” Using species such as Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry and Sapele, Luminoso is a patented material that is made by embedding fibre optics between layers of wood with high strength adhesives. No holes are created to achieve the effect. It can be finished with lacquer, oil or stain to match the tone or finish of any other design element and it can be milled, cut and sanded. Luminoso is available in panel sizes of 3000mm x 500mm, 3000mm x 1000mm and 3000mm x 1250mm and in thicknesses of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm and 20mm. To arrange a product presentation, contact Paul Latham on 01442 849119 or email paul.latham@lathams.co.uk

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BRIO BRINGS FLEXIBLE SPACE AND STYLE TO A LONDON APARTMENT

Brio, the leading manufacturer of interior and exterior folding door and window architectural solutions has provided architects CGT Works with the solution for opening up a Georgian interior in a flexible manner.

we needed were there and easily accessible plus technical drawings. I also spoke to Brio HQ about some details and the technical department was very good and obviously experienced.”

CGT Works describes itself as an architectural and construction service company operating in London and Italy with over 10 years' experience specialising in residential buildings and retail premises looking for budget or high-level design solutions.

Because these floor to ceiling door projects can present their own challenges when it comes to sliding door hardware, Brio has designed and manufactured its Single Run top hung system with a Zero Clearance option.

“We are a team of architects and specialised professionals that enjoys the challenge of designing and constructing innovative buildings and interiors alongside more traditional projects,” says CGT Works director and project manager Enrico Trolese.

The Zero Clearance option, available across Brio’s Single Run 80 – Single Run 250 product portfolio, successfully achieves the modern minimalist look with hardware that is discreetly hidden from view.

A recent project for the company involved converting a two bed flat in a Georgian terrace in London’s Earls Court into a more flexible living space. It involved knocking down the wall between the living room and the second bedroom to open up the space and let in more light. The owner still wanted the option of closing it off so the decision was made to install custom 3.4m x 8m panel doors – three sliding and one pivoting. The doors were made by a local joiner and installed using Brio’s top hanging Single Run Zero Clearance hardware system.

Single Run Zero Clearance hardware allows minimal gaps between the door panel and hardware, offering a pleasing aesthetic finish to floor to ceiling installations. With no hanger plates or screws protruding above the top edge of the door, Single Run Zero Clearance has been designed to achieve clearances of 3mm between the track and the top of the door. To go with the discreet top, the new spring loaded guide and bottom rail can also be concealed within the bottom edge of the door thereby extending Zero Clearance to floor level.

According to Enrico: “Brio was the only manufacturer that provided kit that suited the requirements for such heavy doors – they weight 100 kilos a panel. You can see the tracks but they are very discreet, set into the ceiling and the floor. It has been so successful we are now using the system on another project in the same building”.

“The new Zero Clearance option has already proved popular with architects and specifiers as only 3mm clearance is required between the top of the door and the track. The track can be installed into the ceiling so the door looks as though it is floating as the hangers are difficult if not impossible to see. It is a very aesthetically pleasing effect,” says David Newton, General Manager at Brio UK.

Enrico found Brio when researching the project online. “The Brio website is very good. All the details

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Since 1995, the Natural Stone Show has been providing the stone industry with a platform for stone suppliers and associated products and services to promote themselves to trade customers, developers and designers. Back at ExCeL, London from 28th – 30th April, the Natural Stone Show will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary, and will be bigger and brighter than ever. With over 200 exhibiting companies and a packed conference programme as well as the Natural Stone Awards Gallery, showcasing award winning projects that exhibit exemplary design and execution of stonework. The exhibition will play host to over 200 suppliers, including interior stone such as limestone, granite, marble, sandstone, travertine, slate and quartz, in finishes ranging from honed to polished, riven to bush-hammered and tumbled to chiselled. The Natural Stone Show will feature exhibitors from all over the world, including China and India which are both major suppliers of natural stone to the UK these days, plus the more traditional stone supplying

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countries of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Turkey. However, if you prefer your stone home grown – and the UK offers some extremely elegant and desirable limestone and sandstones that make excellent flooring, fireplaces and features - then there are more than ever British stone producers exhibiting this year. Away from the exhibition floor, the free Natural Stone and Building Conservation Conference programme is CPD approved and features 25 seminars, including the RIBA assessed one day ‘Architect & Designer’ workshop on Tuesday 28th April. ‘Adding Value with Stone: Aesthetics, Performance and Heritage’, will feature a keynote presentation by Vince Marazita of Stone Trends International, California, and will also feature a guided commentary tour of the exhibition, so you will be able to learn more about the products you are seeing. The Conservation Day on Thursday 30th April will be hosted by Historic England and feature a series of seminars designed to help you with

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the sourcing and selection of stone for your projects. Details of the seminar programme and complimentary registration is available on the website at www.stoneshow.co.uk You can take the opportunity to learn more about some award winning interior projects at the Natural Stone Awards Gallery which will feature projects from around the UK, including the 2014 Interiors category Award Winner, La Maison de la Valette, Jersey, where the judges commented that the simplicity of the design linked with the beauty of natural stone, worked and laid to such a high standard has resulted in a truly outstanding interior. With so much packed into three days, the Stone Show ‘App’ will help you experience the show in a whole new way by allowing you to plan your visit, engage with exhibitors and network with other attendees, all from the convenience of your Smartphone or Tablet. www.stoneshow.co.uk


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