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The Art Of

ESIGN Issue 9


17-20 September Earls Court, London


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Merchants Court: Old warehouse conversion, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, open plan living room/kitchen/dining room.

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HBA London

HBA London Weaves Arabic Heritage with Luxurious Artistry at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

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Bentley

Bentley Motors New ‘S’ Models Sharpen The Sporting Edge of the Continental GT Range

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Cogemad

Cogemad Creates Contemporary Dream Homes That Are Made to Measure for 21st Century Luxury Living

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UNIQUE The eclectic penthouse is like stepping into a dream world fantasized by the young, and personifies the treasured memories of the old. It is a breath of fresh air, even on the nineteenth floor. The bazaar of designer blankets, vintage furniture, neon signs, accents of antique cartoon murals and even bear skin rugs, here all senses are nourished. There is everything, luxury, casual comfort, vibrant energy, fashion, and humor.

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DESIGN The design surprisingly does not detract from the cityscape view. In fact, it only increases the feeling of being in an exclusive club or lounge, hidden from the rest of the world. The design by Maxime Jacquet was clearly created to make one feel completely unique and if you are a guest, you know this is a once in a lifetime experience, in a marvelous space for you to enjoy. You might as well be traveling in a time warp museum enjoying champagne and macaroons.�

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The Wow Factor

Asetti Create The Wow Factor

James Bond House 007

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Offering a range of stylish and spacious developments Award winning Kent house builder, Pentland Homes has gained a reputation for constructing quality homes using the best quality materials and finishes. They deliver homes which break away from the stereotype of ‘rabbit hutch’ new build housing, offering modern homes with spacious interiors and outside space. While the traditional three bedroom home has reportedly shrunk by 40% over the last 80 years, Pentland Homes properties buck this trend. For example, its three bedroom homes are approximately 1325 sq ft, compared to today’s average new build three bedroom properties which are around 850 – 900 sq ft. Two of the developments Pentland Homes are currently marketing include Bluebells in Ashford and Eversley Park in Folkestone, which offer substantial family homes.

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Situated only 38 minutes away by train from London St. Pancras, the Bluebells development is an ideal choice for city commuters who are looking for a house in an idyllic peaceful surrounding. The homes come in a wide range of styles designed to complement the nearby tranquillity of the Ashford Warren wildlife nature reserve, as well as the ancient, unspoilt woodland of Hoad’s Wood. The selection of two, three, and four bedroom homes are priced from £199,995 and all benefit from integrated appliances, parking or garages, and a choice of fixtures and fittings from the Pentland Homes range.

The Eversley Park development is located on the former grounds of Eversley College in Folkestone, Kent. It comprises a selection of four and five bedroom homes set within an exclusive gated community, each with garages and off-road parking. The homes are designed and built to high standards, featuring spacious and flexible accommodation, with underfloor heating to the ground floor and stylish bi-fold doors leading out onto generous rear gardens. The kitchens are available with a range of granite finishes to choose from, as well as a choice of ceramic tiles for the luxury bathrooms and en-suites. > WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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Not only does Pentland offer spacious, high quality properties but its developments are often located close to both London or coast bound motorways and rail stations which offer good commuter links into London.

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Interest grows for innovation in architectural ironmongery. is an aesthetically pleasing yet very unobtrusive, harmonious and stunning

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traditional design projects.

touch to upmarket projects. Now a revolutionary product range has captured the imagination of scores of designers and architects and designsavvy individuals.

brass. A bold and beautiful step into innovative design for Silver Kite, a high-end manufacturer with a keen eye on the design market, Arbor is currently hot property – selling fast in both the UK and worldwide. If recent calls for additions to the range are to be the judge, Arbor is more than just a bold design step – it’s also proving a very clever move for Nick Rogers, director at Silver Kite. Arbor prototype, cleverly fusing wood with brass, after listening to his customers - designers and architects looking for a product that combines beauty with timeless appeal and practicality. The result > WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

classic, commercial to country home”. The materials allow for a likely match with any furnishings, given that there are 169 combinations of different

A sudden surge in demand for Arbor led to the birth of the range – and as it came to gain popularity, Nick has now further expanded his product line.

And it doesn’t stop there, as Nick explains, “Actually, you can choose any wood. And for minimalist design schemes, we can paint the wooden part of the product in any chosen colour. So we could, for example, match the

few years back” says Nick “Designers pounced on our idea of using the beauty of natural wood with the hardwearing qualities of brass components”

it blends unobtrusively for a beautifully simple clean look”.

As trends for originality in design and Arbor continue, Silver Kite has now released electrical accessories onto the market. Responding to market feed-back, the company has also introduced more traditionally designed door, window Silver Kite continually strives to innovate, adapting the range, and the services to match. Its ethos is to range and its delivery. For example, answering the latest request for a more

The range is bespoke in every sense. gives room for truly individual design features, such as grooves being machined into the wooden parts. With bespoke products available to order, the Arbor concept can be used to provide continuity to a design scheme throughout a project. Beyond the products, a scheduling service makes life easy by making sure all products are compatible with doors and windows. It puts paid to time wasted - a boon for designers.

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HAMMET This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment located a stones throw from Harrods within the impressive residence 1 Hans Crescent in Knightsbridge has been designed by Laura Hammett. It was purchased by a Saudi Arabian private client who wanted a complete refurbishment and full “turn-key” furnishing within a tight deadline of three months. The existing design, although high spec was very elaborate and Middle Eastern in style and the clients brief was contemporary “Fendi Casa”. However the client’s two daughters would be living there while studying in London so the challenge for the Laura Hammett team was to bring together the Fendi style with a more feminine softness, particularly in the bedrooms while satisfying the clients more masculine style.

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The apartment was stripped back to the brickwork and all architectural details such as skirting, cornice work, architraves and doors were replaced with Art Deco style features. client such as high gloss dark greyed oak kitchen bedrooms. All internal doors were designed by the Laura Hammett team and veneered in the same dark grey oak as the kitchen to give continuity throughout the property with stunning Beardmore Art Deco handles. Polished Carrera bring as much light into the property as possible along with a selection of textured wall coverings the entrance hall was an opportunity to bring in the richness and luxurious feel of Fendi Casa and as it’s a transitional space rather than a living space with no natural light Laura Hammett chose to emphasize this with verre eglomisé, a gilded 18 carat gold backed mirror wall from Stuart Fox and a statement console in high gloss ebony macassar with a polished brass base. They often take this approach to spaces with little natural light. Rather than challenging small dark spaces they prefer to go with it’s natural feel by using richer darker tones. This works very well in inner hallways like in this Hans Crescent project but also in WC’s and smaller guest bedrooms. WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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The open plan living and dining room had just one window at the end so lighting was extremely important. The chandeliers and wall lights by Tom Kirk are real feature pieces in both sides of the room, creating striking light effects on the walls, which add another layer of texture to the wall coverings. The furniture and styling in this space was Laura Hammett’s more classic feminine take on the Fendi style, using lots of high was a favorite of the clients so that was used on a large cabinet imported from Portugal. The wardrobes in the master bedroom are one of the most stunning elements of the whole project with a specialist silver poplar veneer and cracked gesso drawer fronts from bespoke surface specialists Water Guilders, framed with a polished nickel inlay. The bespoke room a completely different atmosphere from day to night. The bathrooms continue the same dark greyed oak veneer which is teamed with Calacatta marble with it’s dynamic veining. is from Vola, maintaining the streamline modern design from the rest of the apartment. The devil really is in the detail with Laura Hammett’s bathroom design, with a chrome inlay set into the shadow gap of the skirting, which continues around the door architrave. The team’s approach to bathroom design is that you should be completely unaware of the practical/ functional elements of the room, such as sinking the shower screen track into the marble so that only the glazing is seen and an almost invisible marble shower drain. The design team are heavily involved on site at every stage of the construction process ensuring that all details are being followed to the millimetre because something that might not be important to the contractor can often be one of the most important design details. Laura Hammett have been designing residential interiors for over six years now, predominantly in West London but this Hans Crescent project is one of year. The design practice run by Aaron and Laura Hammett has grown rapidly over the last year as their client base has quickly shifted from family homes in West and South West London to the top end of the luxury property market working with private clients and property developers in prime central London and abroad. Ongoing projects include a Belgravia mews house completing in June, which showcases the upcoming Laura Hammett furniture collection, and a 5 story Grade II listed Belgravia townhouse completing at the end of August. The design approach to both of these projects, for the same client Residence One, is very different because of the nature of the properties. The mews house has very little architectural client requires. This has been done throughout every room in the house including a tread, a basket weave mirror panelled wall behind it and a seven meter chandelier that

to that rather than compete. The team are working closely with Westminster Council’s conservation team on this project to ensure that all architectural features being replaced are historically correct for the Regency period of the house. The Laura Hammett aesthetic has evolved throughout the last year into a distinctive style with bronze, vellum, shagreen and embossed leathers. “If design is over complicated it doesn’t give you space to absorb the details, which to us is the most interesting aspect of architecture and furniture design”

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MK ELECTRIC

‘NEW LUXURY’ DEMANDS MORE FROM INTERIOR DESIGNERS Can wiring accessories provide much-needed differentiation? By Jason ng, Marketing CoMMuniCations speCialist, Mk eleCtriC

Interior design has become a burgeoning industry as homeowners, employees and travellers have come to expect ever more chic and customised surroundings. In fact, Haskel and Pesole note that businesses in the United Kingdom are investing up to £35 billion a year on design.

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Paired with the increase in homeowners, hoteliers and luxury apartment developers spending on interiors, is the growing trend to personalise and customise spaces. For example, a hotel which reflects the culture and style of its location through showcasing locally crafted furniture from nearby designers. Or the luxury apartment block with carefully curated shared spaces - gyms, foyers and hallways – that prides itself on locally sourced sculptures, paintings and drawings.

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Designers are fast adopting the term ‘new luxury’, which requires that design and art create special feelings, experiences and memories for clients. This differs from ‘old luxury’ which focused on the products themselves, leveraging expensive brand names and high-end materials. What this shift means for the electrical accessories sector is that manufacturers must now create products that have the ability to respond, complement and enhance the overall look and feel of any given room. New ranges, such as MK Electric’s Elements Collection, offer designers the ability to do just that with wiring accessories that help to complement the look of a room through colours and textures. Designers can now take advantage of dimmers and sockets that can take on the appearance of stone, wood, hide or ceramics to complement or offer contrast to any room or space. Hand-in-hand with the designer’s quest to create something individual is the user’s expectation of the latest in technology, a demand experienced in both the luxury hotel and residential sectors. Specifiers are looking for functionality which is high-tech but also instinctive, such as touch technology for on-off switching and dimming functions.

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Electrical accessories may be a small part of design overall but they play an important role. The first touch of a switch has the ability to set the tone for the room experience that follows.


Switch on your imagination

MK ELEMENTS COLLECTION SYNTHETICS I METALLICS I GLASS EFFECT I NATURALS MK Electric has always been switched on to new possibilities, which is why today we’ve reinvented the humble light switch. Our new MK Elements Collection is a revolutionary range of switches, sockets and touch-control dimmers, customisable to suit any environment.

ELECTRONIC DIMMER/ GLASS EFFECT/ POLISHED ONYX FINISH

From warm, earthy oak to cool, contemporary steel, the unique range of finishes and textures complement any interior design, from vintage villa to boutique hotel. We can even create bespoke options to suit your needs. So if you can imagine it, MK can make it.

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LATHAM’S LATEST

SURFACES ARE A BIG HIT WITH RETAIL SECTOR A trio of recent additions to James Latham’s innovative surface solutions portfolio are already having a big impact within the retail sector. MIRROR GLOSS

NATURAL TOUCH

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art of the innovative and ‘ontrend’ Kronodesign range, Mirror Gloss comprises 20 highly durable, scratch resistant, light and colorfast decors that include 14 sparkling gloss colours, four wood grains and two fantasy decors.

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Mirror Gloss pushes the boundaries of depth and definition, colour and reflective gloss and is produced using first class particleboard and high quality melamine film, achieving a gloss level of 140 points for decorative use in the furniture industry and interior design. The perfect application for Mirror Gloss MFC is fine luxury retailing and shop fitting, domestic spaces, home and office furnishings as well as kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms . The new Mirror Gloss range comprises 20 highly durable, scratch resistant, light and colorfast decors

nother product from the Kronodesign range, Natural Touch is the first ‘embossedin-register’ melamine board where the grain texture precisely matches the surface finish. Now, the authentic look and feel of real timber - the graining, the subtle variations of shade and tone - is accessible on almost any project. Natural Touch is pre-finished, extremely durable, easy to work with and offers consistency in both colour and grain. This means that architects, interior designers, contractors and furniture makers can now achieve an authentic rustic realism using melamine. With Natural Touch, the applications are almost limitless. It can be used for cladding walls, building furniture, creating fixtures as well as making striking punctuations to spaces and surfaces and the versatility of this product has made it particularly popular within the shop fitting and hospitality sectors. Natural Touch, Kronospan's newest innovation in wood panel manufacturing

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hinnoki 2.0 is a range of ready to use veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing. With Shinnoki, the veneer is applied to an MDF base, rendering the panels sturdy and easy to use. In addition, the panels are produced in both a single or double sided finish, with the first having a melamine faced-reverse. The veneers are mismatched, but stained and textured to create a consistent finish that shows the natural aspects and beauty of the species. The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 range is supplied in designs which are completely in tune with current design trends and includes matching realwood and ABS edge banding. The 17 designs are also supplied in separate 3-ply veneer sheets, perfect for curved surfaces, doors or other interior requirements. The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 range is supplied in designs which are completely in tune with current design trends


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PROJECT BRIEF Interior Design LOCATION UAE Company HBA London

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HBA London has crafted an interior design concept for the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah that immerses guests in an ambience woven from the ancient history, tradition and culture of the UAE. Envisioned as an escape from the windswept sand dunes to the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea, the luminous spaces of the region’s first Waldorf Astoria evoke calm and serenity.

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The lobby’s design and palette are derived from the centuries-old practice of pearl diving in the islands’ sparkling waters. Behind the reception desks, framed wall panels recall the colours of the sea; covered in turquoise silk, they have been meticulously hand-stitched with gold sequins in a flowing wave pattern. In the centre of the lobby lies the “pearl” of the hotel, an iconic clock based upon the ancient astrolabe which was used to discern the precise times for prayer in the Islamic faith. Over six metres tall and modelled after a compass, the timepiece has five rotating gilded rings around its base that show the exact minute of each prayer throughout the day. Three tonnes of metal, steel and champagne gold were used in making the clock, requiring goldsmiths to mill further quantities of champagne gold as the amount required exhausted the existing UK supply. Engraved in Arabic and English around its circumference is a cherished phrase extracted from a traditional Bedouin poem, “From your homeland travel abroad to find glory”. The pearlised glass dome on each of the clock’s four faces is decorated with gold plated hands which sweep around a turquoise centrepiece. As the largest of its kind in the world, the clock will be an attraction for visitors in its own right. > WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 09 The lobby has bespoke artwork conjuring-up the underwater world of divers. British artist Ann Carrington has created four pieces expressly for the hotel, works made entirely from mother-ofpearl buttons that have been sewn in the pattern of fan coral onto taupe silk. Further along the ground copies of the Qur’an. Flowing from the lobby is Peacock Alley, a signature lounge found in all Waldorf Astoria hotels. Here, the design mixes local touches with contemporary style ring of banquettes encircle a tiered marble fountain and a spectacular chandelier with handcrafted glass elements suggests stylised peacock feathers. Intricate geometric paper sculptures formed from especially commissioned from artist Gill Wilson. At Camelia, soft shades of amethyst and green paint a fresh, contemporary twist on traditional Middle Eastern tea and shisha lounges. Designed to be a luminous and spacious place especially attractive for women to comfortably relax, its delicate, feminine style has been modelled after dainty Arabic pastries. Exquisite beaded curtains offer glimpses of the seaside to create a soothing connection with nature.

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The handsome Lexington Grill is based upon the concept of American steakhouses. Strong textures and dynamic materials help convey the masculine atmosphere of a classic New York with white veining alludes to the meaty cuisine on offer; table tops have been inset with hammered copper, and banquettes have been upholstered with burgundy and cream leather embossed with a crocodile hide pattern. Contemporary art adds to the moody vibe; sculptures created from copper woven with synthetic horse hair interpret ageold materials in a new way. A collection of very detailed, high-contrast black and white images of musical instruments were commissioned from photographer Peter Defty to reinforce the space’s association with the sophisticated jazz scene of New York City. Qasr al Bahar offers guests dining in a cool, lightdécor borrows from the gardens which surround the restaurant’s outdoor terraces, and on the wall behind the buffet counter, green and white mosaic tiles introduce a crisp contrast to the vibrant fruit displays. With private nooks that can be enclosed for more intimate dining experiences, Marjan has an patterns and designs. The juxtaposition between the traditional and the contemporary is emphasised by furnishings that blend function with artistry, for example a locally crafted chandelier made from bronze spheres in varying sizes. Balcony seating on the upper levels looks onto the idyllic panorama of the coastline. Striking contemporary artwork by artist Sasan Nasernia depicts abstracted Arabic calligraphy.

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EDITORIAL

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The demand for polished concrete flooring is growing; it’s hard wearing, utilises the existing substrate and looks good. Ultrafloor have utilised the WerkMaster range of grinding machines, all of which can uniquely grind, sand, strip, buff, burnish, polish, and edge to within 1/8” (3 mm) of the wall - 7 machines in one. The only decision that needs to be made is choosing the appropriate sized machine for the job – from kitchen worktop to a 10,000 meter plus floor. The two technologies that has enabled this breakthrough are firstly the use of eight counter rotating discs (conventionally single/double head or planetary machines have been used) and secondly simple to use ‘plug in tooling’, that can easily be changed per application- giving each machine full versatility. All machines are compatible with the MaxVac range of vacuums making floor preparation a virtually dust free process. The final step is how to keep the floor looking great and slip free. Ultrafloor have developed an environmentally friendly sealer and cleaning formulations to eliminate high maintenance

and surface break down. These formulations ensure stain and etching resistance to acids, wine, coffee, vinegar and other chemicals- plus a slip free formula that exceeds industry standards. A properly prepared, polished and sealed floor is a valuable investment, either in your home or within a commercial environment. The Ultrafloor solution enables those that use it to enjoy the benefits of having a distinctively beautiful, long lasting, safe, easy to clean and maintain concrete floor.

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Furniture Show Debut exhibitors broaden The Manchester Furniture Show's appeal but the industry's most important summer buying platform remains central to all categories of furniture buyer both retail and contract It speaks volumes for the enduring appeal of the Manchester Furniture Show that it continues to attract new exhibitors, with this year’s roster boosted by the best of home and abroad. Taking place from 13 – 16 July a host of newcomers will join the ranks of many firm favourites. This July’s event again boasts an impressive exhibitor roster, including some major debuts like Westbridge Furniture Designs, one of the largest manufacturers in the UK home furnishings sector. Five years on from launching into the independents sector, the North Wales based company will preview a brand new upholstery collection which existing and new customers will see for the first time.

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Britain has enjoyed its own renaissance in upholstery in recent years, and will see the strong-performing Ashley Manor business flying the flag for British brands along with Airsprung owned Cavendish Upholstery and major upholstery supplier Buoyant with their new Gallery Collection. But there will also be plenty on show to keep the contract buyer busy as well. Morris Contract Furniture has been supplying the contract market with hard-working, practical designs for over 50 years. They have just published the fifth edition ‘The Furniture Directory’, an indispensable portfolio for contract buyers. The Urban 14 low and high stools are ideal for the Industrial style commercial interior. A visit to the glamour of the Febland stand is a must for boutique hoteliers. Their unique and stylish furniture and accessories could add that ‘magic touch’ you’ve been searching for! The Cleopatra occasional chaise, made by

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Italian craftsmen will certainly make your bedrooms fit for a Pharoah! BM Direct are in demand right now for their standard range and bespoke upholstery solutions – their most recent project, Rudy, a beautiful blue linen sofa, is now gracing the sitting room of several new build apartments. Greenapple have a worldwide reputation for excellence for the craftsmanship of their innovative range of handmade glass furniture. The Magic rotating coffee table currently graces the interior of the very best hotels. New to the contract market are British bedroom and living manufacturer Kingstown Furnishings. Their value for money assembled bedroom ranges are perfect for commercial interiors such as hotels and care homes. Their white Aylesbury bedroom range has wipe clean pvc frontage and tops. With a product range encompassing everything from Chinese Porcelain and reproduction antiques to exquisite handpainted trinket boxes, you’ll appreciate that Minster Stylish Living is no ordinary supplier. Their Distressed frame Louis chair is perfect for those shabby chic interiors. Just as the city of Manchester has bloomed into one of Europe’s finest, so too has the industry’s lead annual summer trade show. The Manchester Furniture Show takes place at Manchester Central from 13-16 July. For more information visit www.manchesterfurnitureshow.com


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KI has completed an installation of their UniteSE workstations in record time, to a top, global Medical Contract Research Organisation (MCRO). The Company provides clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry.

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urniture procurement specialists Operandum worked in conjunction with Interiors to design the new building in Maidenhead for the CRO and recommended KI to the client. David Deiraniya of Operandum commented: “The UniteSE range was recommended as we felt it met the client’s needs from a number of perspectives. This was swiftly endorsed by the client when the product came under closer scrutiny at the showroom evaluation. We were particularly pleased with the speed at which the installation was completed also.” After visiting the KI showroom the client immediately decided to use KI as they were impressed with the company, costings and the product. The medical CRO were looking for traditional ‘L’ shaped

workstations using minimum componentry and giving maximum performance at best value. The project pushed traditional bench products to the limits;

MFC tops and blue screens. The UniteSE Workstations allow for flexible working and offer a range of options tailored to meet the modern day workplace requirements.

THE UNITESE RANGE WAS RECOMMENDED AS WE FELT IT MET THE CLIENT’S NEEDS FROM A NUMBER OF PERSPECTIVES. THIS WAS SWIFTLY ENDORSED BY THE CLIENT WHEN THE PRODUCT CAME UNDER CLOSER SCRUTINY AT THE SHOWROOM EVALUATION. however, KI excelled and provided a very stylish installation. KI provided UniteSE system benches with white frames and oak

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The understructure of the UniteSE Workstation range provides a sturdy modular platform for the addition of multiple worksurface and screen options. These can be

either from its standard line or as an exercise in tailored design. The combined collection offers integrated ranges of benching, freestanding desks, cellular office, workwall, meeting tables and storage. KI is a global provider of workplace & educational furniture that is designed and manufactured locally and offers good value and flexibility with minimal inventory. Please visit the KI website on www.kieurope.com or telephone 020 7404 7441 for more information.


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Our brand can be described as truly British luxury; classic, desirable, aspirational for all. We have fairly recently extended our collection to include not only exceptionally high-quality upholstered sofas, armchairs, ottomans, beds and headboards, but a whole range of other carefullyselected items selected from collections shown in Paris, London and of course, at Milan Design week. These range from scatter cushions and throws to rugs, curtains and accessories.

What can potential clients expect of the process of creating bespoke pieces of furniture? How can you assist clients in creating a 'total look’ for a room (through accessories etc.)? A bespoke item almost always begins with a drawing, as well as inspirational images so that we can understand the look a client wants to create. Our talented design team are then able to translate the client’s vision or idea into a comprehensive and detailed furniture design. Many of our clients look to The Sofa & Chair Company to create a ‘total look’ for a room, and we have a dedicated and extensively experienced sales team who are able to work with individuals in order to pair upholstered pieces with handselected, often exclusive and even totally one-off accessories which we also stock. Our West London showroom is great for assisting in inspiring clients, and

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displaying our products working together in carefully designed studios.

The Sofa & Chair Company is home to the London’s largest fabric library… can you tell us more? Our diverse fabric library consists or more than 400 comprehensive books and we are the best client of two highend fabric houses. We have an in-house team whose sole responsibility is sourcing and buying the best quality and beautifully designed fabrics, so that our clients do not have to run from one fabric house to another - they can simply communicate their vision to us while we do the rest. It is amazing! Visit The Sofa & Chair Company at 4-5 Roslin Road, London, W3 8DH or online at www.thesofaandchair.co.uk


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has had a permanent rehearsal venue in its 156 year history. The refurbished church also provides facilities for small orchestral and choral public performances. Over the years the appearance of the building has remained substantially unaltered, both inside and out. However, sound tests revealed a problem internally with the clarity in the rehearsal space and potential noise outbreak. Acousticians Sound Space Design proposed treatments to remedy these problems that were non-invasive and with no material effect on the building fabric. The lack of clarity within the church was affecting the members of the Orchestra’s ability to hear each other and play in ensemble. The solution was to provide sound nave ceiling of the church and to reduce the reverberation Sails” were installed within the space using a series of building as it was found. acoustics of a building and keeping the sound of the outside world at bay are essential to a performance venue, the issue especially to those living or working in the vicinity of a music venue, adversely affecting health, wellbeing and concentration. Operators of such venues are obliged as part of a license to address issues of noise breakout but this can be particularly problematic with older buildings where ill Most single glazed windows reduce noise ingress and egress double glazed windows only achieve 30-35dB. However,

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a very practical solution is found with Selectaglaze’s secondary glazing systems, which can provide noise reduction up to 50dB. This is a reversible adaptation and therefore in most cases acceptable to heritage planning Selectaglaze treated a total of 44 large round head windows and one three metre diameter circular feature window using a total of 109 secondary window frames. Hinged casements window heads and circular window which were treated with locking and installed with a 150mm cavity to the primary

In addition to noise insulation secondary glazing also cuts heat loss. This together with effective frame seals serves to reduce convection currents and so provide a more comfortable performance space. The installation was a challenge due to the size and height of the windows and Selectaglaze worked closely with the contractor, City Build, delivering fully fabricated frames that could be rapidly installed from the access scaffolds. Selectaglaze is the UK’s leading designer, manufacturer and installer of secondary glazing. This is used in all types of building but is particularly appropriate for traditional and listed properties. Selectaglaze produces guidance notes covering Noise Insulation, Energy Saving and Security and a comprehensive Product Guide. A technical advisory service and RIBA approved CPD Seminar are also available to Architects, Building Surveyors and Interior Designers. For further information, please contact the Marketing Department on 01727 837271; e-mail: enquiries@selectaglaze.co.uk or visit the company’s comprehensive website at www.selectaglaze.co.uk


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Richter are a German company working to unsurpassed design and technology standards. All our veneers are made of real stone and specified to a high German standard. The manufacturing process produces ultra thin (approx 2mm), flexible sheets of natural stone which can then be applied to almost any smooth surface flat or curved. This will allow new & limitless opportunities to use natural stone even in areas previously deemed as unpractical. Skillfully crafted, the Stone-Veneer® products will change the way in which natural stone can be used internally and can now enable you to push your imagination far beyond today’s barriers. The design concepts are limitless as the Stone-Veneer® lends itself perfectly to the most challenging situations whether commercial or residential. The range comprises of 11 beautiful colours, all entirely natural with each piece boasting it’s own unique texture, look and feel, perfectly reflecting the profile of naturally split stone. The Stone-Veneer® is easy to apply, it’s lightweight, thin, flexible, portable and very easy to store. The flexibility of the Stone-Veneer® is quite revolutionary too. Quite unthinkable just a few years ago, but has now been used successfully to clad pillars, columns, curved walls, partitions, kitchens, conservatories, orangeries, bars, furniture, reception areas etc. The Stone-Veneer® can also get wet (if sealed) so is perfect for bath, shower, and wetrooms,

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swimming pool areas and spa rooms..... making the Stone-Veneer® product a perfect solution to encompass the look and feel of natural stone into any project that can be done very easily but with maximum impact. The 11 Stone-Veneer® colours are available in standard sheet format of 1220mm x 610mm and are all available for immediate dispatch along with the recommended adhesive, grout and sealant products for fitting. If you need any further information or samples, please take a look at our website at www.NaturalStoneVeneer.co.uk or give us a call right now on 0843 289 8741


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to excellence and a strong embrace of architectural and artistic innovation. The jewel in the COGEMAD crown is the magnificent Château Louis XIV. Located on the outskirts of Paris and designed by COGEMAD’s team of architects, engineers and designers, the breathtakingly beautiful Château was built as an exact scaled down replica of the palace of Versailles. Set in over 50 acres of landscaped grounds it took over three years to build using a work force of 200 people working seven days a week. Only the very finest of materials sourced from around the world were used in its construction culminating in one of the most truly spectacular houses in Europe. Full details: www.cogemad.com


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At the outset, COGEAMAD’s wide network enabled the client to secure the Villa’s prestigious location. Once the land was agreed, the team took responsibility for the conception, budget, project management and completion deadline. COGEMAD prepared all the necessary plans and handled the permit kept the client fully updated. deluxe residences, and COGEMAD helped choose the most appropriate air-conditioning system to integrate with the décor. Electric roller shutters and a custom-made La Cornue kitchen were whirlpool bath in the master bathroom. match the intricate decorative touches, and an integrated home automation system enables the lighting, curtains and stereo system to be controlled via a notepad or smartphone. Once a property becomes a home, COGEMAD offers expert round-theclock management to ensure that asset values are maximized. In addition, bespoke concierge services include maintenance and repairs inspections during unoccupied periods, legal support,

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Millboard’s new generation of innovative anti-slip and maintenance-free external flooring looks as beautiful and warm as natural timber, but with no wood content!

marking and its UV stability resists fading. Having been awarded the highest classification for anti-slip and certified to BS79.76, Millboard is the safest choice on the market.

Made in the UK, our unique blend of polymer resin and fibres is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional timber. With our 25 year residential warranty, Millboard’s resilient hard wearing boards are the perfect choice for your project. Due to its wood-free content, Millboard does not host algae growth. With its non-porous nature, unlike wood, Millboard does not stain from food or drink, swell or rot. Millboard’s unique Lastane® surface is highly resistant to scratches or > WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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Did you know for instance, that BMW has used bamboo for the dashboard of a number of its models, and leading designer Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen chose bamboo to produce a stylish, contemporary chair. One product designer used bamboo to craft a briefcase highlighting the wide versatility of this material. Bamboo is used extensively in the manufacture of kitchen and bathroom units and surfaces where a highly original and contemporary look is desired. The more traditional use of bamboo is of course as a wall, floor and ceiling covering and has been chosen for many high profile design projects throughout

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the world. Bamboo was used to create a seamless visual space of floor, wall and ceiling at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. This outstanding material was chosen for flooring and wall panels at the Design Museum, London for its design to win project by architect Urban Salon, solid panel and veneers were used at the Wuxi Grand Theatre in China, and most recently world-renowned interiors architect André Fu, choose our bamboo for the recently completed Opus suite at the Berkeley Hotel, London. Bamboo is a material highly suited to a retail environment. It offers unlimited design possibilities, particularly if a contemporary co-ordinated or contrasting look is desired. Contrasting designs can be achieved by mixing the colour finishes, and also by connecting the bamboo strips in different ways, for instance horizontally, vertically, or crushed – these strips then make up a finished panel. Bamboo doesn’t just look beautiful, it is a high performance material being extremely robust, durable and hardwearing making it suitable for areas of heavy traffic. It also scores heavily in an interior environment where public health and wellbeing is a priority

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and where other building products have anti-allergenic properties. Environmentally, bamboo outperforms wood every time. Moso bamboo is probably the most environmentally friendly and sustainable species in the world, due to its harvesting and production processes which are carried out to the highest standards of environmental and manufacturing control. The species of bamboo used is exceptionally fast growing, therefore making it non-viable as a food source for Panda’s which graze off low, slowgrowing varieties. Bamboo from Moso is the only bamboo company which has full carbon footprint and LCA certification which guarantees that all its products are carbon neutral (or better) over their full life cycle. The use of Moso bamboo products – especially in Green Premium – contributes to a higher score in the leading sustainable building certification systems LEED and BREEAM. To request samples or for further information on the capabilities and design flexibility of bamboo, visit our UK website www.mosobamboosurfaces. co.uk or contact the sales team on 01793 208030 (option 2) or email enquiries@mosobamboosurfaces.co.uk


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Be Dazzled SPECTRALOCK® PRO Premium Grout* is stainproof^^ for interior installations providing the customer ease of maintenance and a beautiful appearance year after year; quite simply the best grout you can buy. Snap for more information. ^United States Patent No.: 6,881,768 (and other Patents). †Based on 2013 Clear Seas Research-Epoxy Grout Preference ^^StainProof (residential installation only) to common household cleaners, liquids and other goods. Clean all spills immediately. *See Data Sheet 230.99 for complete warranty information.

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GROHE ALLURE BRILLIANT

Bring your bathroom to life with the dazzling precision of GROHE Allure Brilliant. Inspired by the crisp planes and sharp angles of a diamond, this range of taps, showerheads and accessories combines sleek design with ultimate technology. The highly polished and faceted finish will add a new dimension to any bathroom while the ergonomic details feel like the last word in luxury. GROHE.COM/UK


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Clearly superior glass wipe boards

Any size. Any colour. For any wall. To find out more about our products and lifetime surface guarantee call 0800 028 9560

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the LAMP company

Tel: 01462 490066 Fax: 01462 491166 Email: Sales lampco.co.uk Visit: www.easy-lightbulbs.com

Established in 1978 B Bowden and Company Limited

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and electric), Renewable Energies, Electrical and IT networking, Solar Panels, Plumbing, Bathroom suites and Interiors. For more details please email: contact@bbowden.com or Call: 01753 630101 and ask for Simon Bradley.

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Uplift any interior setting by introducing a vibrant lighting design from Heathfield & Co’s new and exclusive 2014 collection. Decorative, luxurious and on-trend, the latest range of table, wall and floor lights echo the brand’s strong creative focus in a bold mix of vivid colours that add to the lighting’s striking aesthetic. The ultimate in contemporary illuminated design, each individual piece is expertly crafted from the finest quality

materials. Incorporating highly skilled finishes such as free-blown glass and intricately cast metal, Heathfield & Co create exquisite lighting solutions that transform rooms in an instant. Presented In a kaleidoscopic palette of colours ranging from zesty yellow and lime hues to bold tones of fuchsia and azure blue, designs include statuesque table lamps such as the new glass Caulfield and Provence Autumn styles and the art-inspired Quartz wall light design with

nickel plated feature detailing. Sculptural in form, the stunning new Lorne Pendant light, with transparent blue glass paddles, is the perfect choice for adding a dramatic focal point to interior schemes. Available in a choice of two sizes and also in smoke glass, Lorne features a luxurious antique brass finish that not only creates an ambient light but also introduces a beautifully bold statement. www.heathfield.co.uk T: 01732 350450

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Back to the essence That is the motto of this impressive house at a lake in Bavaria, Germany.

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This house, that made the dream of a couple came true, is characterized by its sleek design and minimalistic interior. The switches of Basalte fit perfectly in the picture.

The lake sight location was the perfect place to start up this prestigious project. The original building had a typical seventies look, therefore they choose to renovate this building with all its faults and weaknesses completely. Now, the black Eternit-faรงade hides an architectural pearl with minimalistic black-and-white accents.

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This couple fulfilled their ultimate dream and consciously choose to equip their new home with all the newest technical features and an intelligent home automation system. To meet their high demands in the field of technique and design, they choose for Basalte switches. Not only because these switches have countless technical possibilities, but also because they fit perfectly with the minimalistic and modern lining of the interior. Because of his sleek and modern design and all his high-tech possibilities, Sentido was the ideal switch for this project. For more information: www.basalte.be info@basalte.be

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PIANOS FOR PIANISTS BY PASSIONISTAS Grand Passion Pianos is an independent piano boutique bringing you the finest upright and grand pianos by the finest makers. Each of our pianos is thoroughly researched and rebuilt by hand over a period of 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 months. The lengthy lead time and attention to detail allow us to present pianos of rare character and quality. One of our specialisms is the Pleyel piano and we always have several examples of these fine instruments available.

distinction restored www.grandpassionpianos.co.uk info@grandpassionpianos.co.uk

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Foremost British mirror specialist, Overmantels has just unveiled otherwise dominate a room can now be hidden behind a stunning

The range represents the ultimate fusion of elegant craftsmanship and modern living – bringing art, design, light, functionality and entertainment all in one, stunning mirror. It provides the perfect solution to a contemporary design dilemma and with over 60 off-the-peg designs as well as a made-tomeasure service, Overmantels offers a solution to complement the aesthetics of any room. For all Overmantels Media, connections are invisible and mirrors achieved with this new range and incredibly excited about the potential it offers,” added Seth Taylor.

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ROCKINGHAM Fender Seats Rockingham Fender Seats make bespoke fireside surrounds for both period and contemporary properties. They provide extra seating around the fireplace taking up very little valuable space. They are made in many different designs and materials, including antiqued or polished brass, chrome, bronze and copper, burnished or polished steel, woods (oak/mahogany0, or any combination of these.

Fondis double sided woodburning inset stove with vertical lift door

15 St David’s Square Fengate Peterborough PE1 5QA

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A highly efficient stove that can also be an open fire

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GSSArchitechture shortlisted for LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards for new Durham University Business School.

We are delighted to announce that GSSArchitecture has been

from 130 nations and praised for its pioneering links with business.

for the LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards 2014, in the Best Educational Building category for the Business School at Durham University.

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curved nature of the extension facilitates informal areas allowing users to interact, and the circulation routes help to create engaging space, which promotes movement and activity; a concept we refer to as ‘The Third Space’.


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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 09 BowlPhish FreeStyle Ultra glass wipe boards add flourish to office Our newly launched range of BowlPhish freestanding glass writing boards adds versatility and style to any office or boardroom. Available only from The Glass Wipe Board Company, the FreeStyle Ultra collection comprises five styles, including magnetic options. You can choose from various sizes and absolutely any colour you like. One of our clients chose a ‘floral and turf’ theme for their new office, so ordered two of our FreeStyle Ultra Magnetic Duo units. Kiki Pink on one side and Sub Lime on the other worked perfectly in their ‘garden’ setting. For expert advice or quotations call 0800 028 9560 or check out our website www.theglasswipeboardcompany.com

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Billington Brown, a leading online store for quality designer furniture and home accessories, has become the exclusive UK supplier of Lasfera’s innovative Moolin lamps, designed by Henri Garbers of German design bureau, Lasfera. Available in a range of sizes and styles, the Moolin range is the epitome of tradition and innovation, giving a timeless look to modern interiors. Placed in even the smallest of spaces, they immediately flood the area with light and elegance, perfect for opening up an otherwise dull space and showcasing a room to its full potential. Founded in December 2012, Billington Brown is a forward thinking, online furniture store that prides itself on supplying the finest quality designer furniture that has been built to last. Their ethos is centred on working with talented designers at the cutting edge of their field and manufacturers who understand their passion for quality, longevity, and aesthetics. For further information, please visit www.billingtonbrown. co.uk, @Bilington_Brown, or https://www.facebook.com/ billingtonbrownfurniture.

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Celebrate 50 Years of Marimekko Unikko with Bemz Two Scandinavian brands - Bemz and Marimekko - celebrate a timeless classic Marimekko’s most iconic print, the poppy patterned Unikko, is celebrating 50 years of inspiring creativity and fun around the world. Bemz, the company that makes a fabulous range of covers for IKEA furniture, has been selling this bold and joyful pattern as ready-made slipcovers since 2009. Enjoy the classic Unikko design in stunning, three-dimensional Black, Red or Blue, on a piece of furniture in your home - honouring the layers and full shapes of the pattern and accentuating its round design language with geometrical cuts. Available as sofa covers, chair covers, armchair covers, footstool covers, daybed or bed frame covers at www.bemz.com. To find out more about the Marimekko celebrations, visit www.marimekko.com/unikko.

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 09 JAMES HIRST INTERIORS – Upholsterers to The Queen of pop James has been creating fantastic upholstery for over 20 years As expert craftsmen our services include:Bespoke furniture design - Traditional, modern and commercial upholstery - Furniture restoration and reupholstery. Most notably James Hirst Interiors are seen as the Upholsterer of choice for London’s VIP establishments including The Brompton Club, located beneath The Kensington Hotel.

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Accolades and commendations continue to build our reputation. London’s Evening Standard even published us as being Madonna’s favourite furniture designer. Although we work for high profile clubs and Clients, Huddersfield based James Hirst Interiors, have our feet are firmly on the ground. “Our bread and butter is local hotel and bar work along with refurbishing vintage furniture for individual clients

MOSELLE VEGETALE WEAVES Introducing the most luxurious collection of pure linens and natural textures combined with a unique colour palette inspired by organic vegetable colours - such as indigo blue, heather, moss and grey. This destination collection for plain weaves offers great textural detail; including vintage washes, casual tumbled satins, distressed jutes and metallic jacquards, and is ideal for upholstery and curtaining with an easy look and feel. These new textures will bring an instant touch of glamour and sophistication to any interior. Designers Guild www.designersguild.com Tel: 020 7893 7400

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Stunning Craftsman Built Chesterfield Furniture from Yorkshire Crafting beautiful chesterfield sofas and chairs by hand, the team at Yorkshire-based Distinctive Chesterfields offers the very best in traditional English furniture. Shipping sofas, wing back chairs and footstools to homes and businesses in the UK, Europe, and the US, the company is located in the picturesque village of Honley. With a stunning collection of100% bovine leathers on offer, as well as a range of velvet and wools, bespoke chesterfields can be designed entirely with the individual customer in mind. Made by a talented team of skilled craftsmen, pieces can be customised to customers’ exact specifications, from choice of feet, to the type of stud work, and the leather. For more information, head to www.distinctivechesterfields.com

Vivalda Limited – Bringing Construction to Life Vivalda Limited is the UK’s largest independent distributor of façade cladding, building boards, composite panels, frames and fixings. With 5 branches spread across the UK, including; London, Birmingham, Manchester, Hull and Scotland; Vivalda is able to provide a fast and efficient service nationwide. Vivalda also operates its own transport fleet, which guarantees products are delivered straight to site by Vivalda drivers. An increasing number of customers are also using Vivalda’s in-house cutting and shaping facilities, due to the short lead times and accuracy of cut. Vivalda supply all the leading façade and decorative cladding brands as well as technical back up, estimation and quotation services. For a customer friendly, one-stop shop, contact Vivalda.

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Deborah started (uncommon) in May 2012 with a number of new landscape commissions. She has previously worked at EDAW and with Martha Schwartz Partners. This larger scale work has informed her consultancy and she now holds posts on the London Borough of Southwark Design Review Panel and is a Design Council CABE ‘Built Environment Expert’. In her private practice, and with naganjohnson architects (in which she is a partner), works have often been at a smaller scale but are strongly conceptual including the Westonbirt & Métis Festivals, Chelsea Fringe, and other installations. t. 020 7633 0247 www. www.uncommonland.co.uk e. studio@uncommonland.co.uk

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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78 Following on from the great success of the two new collections Simon Says and Zooid at Light+Building 2014, Aqua Creations were invited to exhibit Zooid Diamond at an event for over 600 architects and interior designers and here is the result in a wonderful turquoise silk that Albi Serfaty, Creative Director custom printed at the Aqua Creations atelier. This innovation of custom silk printing opens up new opportunities for all partners with custom colors available for smaller order volumes. The Zooid collection continues the new path for Aqua Creations with references to crystals and fractals and Zooid Diamond in a custom silver silk is now on exhibition at the Staffan Tollgard Design Group showroom in London. Aqua Creations Lighting and Furniture Atelier ian@aquagallery.com

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Pura Facades Limited – Concrete Interiors and Exteriors

fibreC is a 13mm thick real concrete panel reinforced in the centre with 2 layers of glass fibre mesh. The surface texture can be sandblasted or smooth, both available in 13 matt colours created by adding natural high grade pigments into the concrete mix. fibreC is unique because it can be formed into different curves and angled panels by placing it into a mould prior to curing. This is ideal for corner balcony panels without joints and for U shaped column casings and the like. fibreC is certified for exterior and interior use. Check out the beautiful application in this image where a long thin panel has been shaped into a fin or baguette, installed in vertical rows to create a solar shading and divider. Email: ask@purafacades.co.uk or visit: www.purafacades.co.uk


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We are a leading UK supplier or Spiral Staircases, Prestige Stairs, Glass staircases, Loft Ladders, Roof Terrace Ladders & Space Saver Staircases to commercial and domestic clients. The Ice Blue is a glass spiral staircase supplied with 30mm thick toughened and laminated glass treads. The treads can be either the conventional triangular shape or can be curved on the front and back edges, giving a “banana”

Villandry’s latest opening is sited in a stunning Grade II listed building originally built a century ago in 1914. Designed by Stiff + Trevillion Architects and William Nickerson Interiors, the theme centres on the 19th Century Parisian Grand Café. Original listed elements have been carefully retained and refurbished - the ornate fibrous plaster ceiling, the wrought iron balustrade and the marble staircase. Tel: 020 8877 0266 DD: 020 8877 7823 Fax: 020 8877 0537

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shape to achieve a very modern look. www.stairsolutions.co.uk 01803 472706 info@stairsolutions.co.uk

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The Lumin8 range is a contemporary collection of shower solutions, which are a fusion of both opulent styling and practical functionality. The Shower Enclosures stand at an elegant height of 1950mm with toughened 8mm thick glass. Tel: 0845 050 7611 E-mail: brochures@roman-showers.com Web: www.roman-showers.com

MSK Stands design and manufacture a unique range of stylish TV stands which are intended for use in environments such as luxury homes, hotels, leisure clubs and spas. The stands are available to suit large and small TV’s. The bases are made from natural materials such as oak, marble, granite. These are solid to provide stability. The TV support structure which is channelled to hide unsightly cables, is fabricated in highly polished steel. Other colours and finishes are available on request. MSK Stands offer a bespoke service for the customer to tailor the design to their exact requirements to compliment the décor of its intended location. They also offer a 3-D modelling service to visualise the finished product in advance of purchase. MSK Stands can be contacted on 01483 474592mail. mskstands.com, alternatively visit our website at www. mskstands.com

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THE ULTIMATE MISSION The engineering masterminds at AMG have undertaken a mission of the most challenging nature. The goal: to create the next generation driving experience. The result: 552 kW (751 hp) --the most powerful AMG of all time and, correspondingly, the world’s fastest electrically-powered series production vehicle. accumulated data acquisition detailing this remarkable activity.

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VERTU TI FERRaRI mobIlE phonE Invest in two iconic brands and one shared passion with VERTU and Ferrari's TI mobile phone. A product of a shared appreciation performance, the phone is a result of the closest collaboration yet in Vertu and Ferrari’s six years of partnership. £10,600 www.selfridges.com

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S-WoRkS + mclaREn VEngE bIcyclE With the sudden spike in popularity of biking, it has been inexpensive bicycle. The normal range is from $2,500 up. But a exceptional technology to propel the price tag of the bicycle to $18,000. This is the S-Works + McLaren Venge Bicycle. £10,750 www.cycle89.blogspot.co.uk


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rolex oyster PerPetual watch

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chronograph for cars and aircrafts. stopwatch accurate to 1/100th of a key event of the racing season, the

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opportunity to assert, once again, its status as the Swiss watch brand of record in Formula One.

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Piaget emPerador cushion-shaPed watch Piaget Emperador tourbillon cushion-shaped watch, 46.5 mm. Case in 18K rose gold. Small sapphire crystal case back. Manufacture Piaget 1270P ultra-thin automatic tourbillon mechanical movement with power-reserve indicator on the back. Platinum oscillating weight. Numbered edition. £125,500 www.piaget.com

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BREMONT EXPANDS ITS MARTIN-BAKER RANGE WITH THE EAGERLY ANTICIPATED MBIII Martin-Baker is a British aviation company responsible for supplying 70% of the world’s air-forces with

logo on an existing model, the watch had to withstand the same rigorous Bremont MB range (MBI & MBII) was

GUCCI HANDMASTER AUTOMATIC TIMEPIECE Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry is pleased to introduce a new collection for men and women as part of its premium line

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Editor’s Pick... The laTesT aRT Chess seTs fRom PuRling london

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The latest ART CHESS sets from Purling London, www.purlinglondon.com are hand painted by Darren MacPherson and Thomas Dowdeswell from Debut Contemporary Gallery, Notting Hill, London. These stunningly beautiful works of art are in The Great Writing Room in Harrods, Knightsbridge and retail for

Produced in very limited quantities and only available until June 2014, make sure you don’t miss out on this inimitable release. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Première 2007 is priced at £240 and available at all Harvey Nichols Wine Shops

RémY maRTin’s iConiC Xo eXCellenCe deCanTeR Poses on The Red CaRPeT For the 11th year in a row, Rémy Martin

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Suppliers to the Cannes Film Festival, taking place from 14th to 25th May 2014. To mark the occasion, the prestigious XO Excellence decanter will be making its dazzling Cannes debut. Inspired by the glamour of the silver screen, the decanter has had a showstopping make-over, worthy of any of the biggest names on the Croisette. £120.00 www.remymartin.com

The monTBlanC meisTeRsTüCk ColleCTion 2014 The Montblanc Meisterstück Collection will be available from April 2014 in Montblanc boutiques worldwide and for further information visit www.montblanc.com Meisterstück Soft Grain Document Case £825.00 www.montblanc.com

BenTleY foR men aZuRe These are good times for exclusive perfumes. The British brand icon Bentley Motors gained Bentley For Men in 2013. Bentley For Men is a fragrance that meets the very highest requirements and created a sensation in the perfume world. £65.00 www.bentley-fragrances.com

and do have a look at the site and let me know if I can help with any higher resolution photos or more information. Please see Darren’s and Thomas’ style and inspiration below. Recently Purling London launched a new model, 'Bold Chess'. Bold Chess are premium chess sets that incorporate contemporary, bold coloured, hand-carved Staunton pieces with a classic maple wood board. They retail at RRP £495 which makes them an ideal purchase for art lovers and chess fanatics. The unique features are: Contemporary colours: Burnt Orange, Cobalt Blue, Light Pink, Pastel Green, Classic Red, Shadow Black and Gloss White Real leather chess piece felts branded with the Purling London logo 34 Hand carved boxwood pieces (incl. 4 Queens; 10.2cm, triple weighted) Classic Maple wood 2kg board Luxury Purling London packaging and Stockists include Harrods, Chaplins, Decca Bolier, Gotham, Vault Privé, Azerbaijan and Chess & Bridge


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The appeal of the world’s most stylish, luxury grand tourer is enhanced with the introduction of the new, sporting Continental GT V8 S. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new GT V8 S models bring added excitement to the Continental range with lowered and retuned sports suspension, sharper steering, dramatic ‘S’ signature styling cues and a distinctive soundtrack from the uprated V8 engine. These two new models expand the Continental family and provide an even more engaging driving experience from Bentley’s already renowned 4-litre twin-turbo V8 powertrain. The new Continental GT V8 S Coupe and Convertible will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Show on 10th September, 2013.

The GT V8 S coupe dispatches the 0-60 mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5s) onto a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h). The performance of the GT V8 S convertible is equally impressive, reaching 60 mph from a standing start in 4.5 seconds (0100km/h in 4.7s) and a top speed of 191mph (308km/h).

Commenting on the introduction of the two new S models, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors, said:

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performance, generous space, handcrafted luxury and all-wheel drive capability take you on a journey

The new GT V8 S coupe returns a combined cycle fuel economy of 26.8 mpg (10.6 l/100km) and CO2 emissions

those customers who want even more drama and excitement, the sharper, sporting edge of the new GT V8 S adds a new dimension to the Continental range.”

for the convertible are 25.9 mpg (10.9 l/100km) and 254 g/km.

More power, more performance, and a range of 500 miles on a single tank

Building on the success of the acclaimed Continental GT V8, the new GT V8 S models feature a more powerful version of Bentley’s highdeveloping 521 bhp (528 PS / 389 KW) at 6,000 rev/min and an immense peak

This impressive combination of power, performance and economy is the result of an array of advanced technologies employed in the design of the Bentley V8 engine. Variable displacement, in which four of the eight cylinders shut down when cruising, reduces fuel consumption without any loss required, the engine switches back automatically and seamlessly to the full eight cylinders. The high-technology V8 engine also features high pressure direct injection, low friction bearings, advanced thermal management, energy recuperation via the electrical charging system and innovative turbocharger

A more agile, responsive and involving driving experience

The power and performance of the GT V8 S models are complemented by a range of chassis enhancements which deliver greater agility and a more involving driving experience without compromising the Continental’s legendary ride comfort. The GT V8 S retains the aluminium double-wishbone front and trapezoidal multi-link rear self-levelling air suspension with continuous damping control that is common to all Continental models. For the GT V8 S, there is a more sporting setup with subtly different tunes for Coupe and Convertible. Lowered sports suspension (by 10 mm) is complemented by increased spring rates (45% front, 33% rear) and revised damping for a more engaging and responsive drive. Bush stiffnesses are increased by up to 70%, while the rear anti-roll bar is stiffened by 54% over the standard GT V8 models for improved body control and turn-in. A recalibrated steering system completes the new chassis system, offering both improved precision and feedback through changes to static toe and camber and new software. Careful recalibration of the Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system ensures minimal degradation in ride comfort despite the gains in handling performance. The Electronic Stability Control is also optimised for the GT V8 S. The retuned system allows increased wheel slip at higher speeds with engine torque reinstated more quickly after a system intervention. This provides the spirited driver more opportunity to exploit the full potential of the uprated chassis and increased power.

1,700 rev/min. Delivered via a close-ratio ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, the increased power provides effortless, exhilarating high performance with breath-taking acceleration and imperceptibly smooth power delivery. Switch into S mode via the gear selector and the V8 S rewards the spirited driver with a sharpened throttle response while gears are held for longer with faster shifts.

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The V8 engine’s variable displacement system presented a unique challenge for Bentley exhaust engineers. When cruising on a light throttle in 4-cylinder mode, the exhaust system is tuned a distinctive V8 sound. However, under acceleration the character of the system changes dramatically as the twin turbo-charged Bentley V8 transforms into an emotive growl.

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front splitter, side sills and rear diffuser front-end lift and provide greater stability at higher road speeds. Shared with all Continental models, the all-wheel drive system employs an advanced Torsen differential and a 40:60 rear-biased power split. This ensures the delivery of safe yet dynamic handling in all road conditions.


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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 09 Distinctive sporting design cues While the elegant coachwork of the Continental GT is inspired by iconic Bentleys of the past, its modern, sculpted design, with crisp, highly using advanced body construction techniques, achieving class-leading standards of quality and body integrity. For the new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;S models, the design of the Continental takes a more dramatic direction and its enhanced road presence is clear before a wheel is turned. The lowered suspension provides a more sleek and purposeful stance, complemented by unique, lower-body styling including a sharp front splitter, discrete side sills and gloss. The black gloss radiator grille with single chrome divider bar and instantly signify the powerful V8 engine.

available as an option. Knurled chrome detailing to the gearshift lever and ventilation controls provide a perfect contrast to the Piano Black veneers which are sanded and lacquered up to 18 times to produce badges are displayed on each sill tread plate. models include advanced infotainment technology as standard, including an 8-inch touchscreen which displays the systems as well as the ride and comfort settings for the air suspension, all complemented by a 30GB on-board hard drive.

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fender, and as with the other members of the Continental V8 family, the famous Bentley Wings badges feature a red centre. In common with the Continental GT W12, the GT V8 S models are available in the full palette of 17 paint colours, of which seven vibrant hues are

redesigned silencers, revised pipe architecture and re-tuned mountings which result in a free-breathing system that delivers a full-blooded V8 sound track.

Black Edition wheels, drilled alloy cabin trimmed in diamond-quilted, perforated leather with indented headlining. Other key options include

Design to match the sporting character of the new model. Of these, two shades

and Beluga gloss door mirrors to match

Yellow) are signature colours for the GT V8 S.

Deliveries of the new Continental V8 S start in early 2014.

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“When it comes to midsummer makeup, no look is complete without a pop of colour. But with so many trends, products and techniques to master, it can be overwhelming.

Linea Weekend at House Fraser Embroidered white maxi dress Linea Weekend at House Fraser £85/€110

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From complimentary colour lessons, beauty insider tips and tricks to mini-makeovers, we want everyone to come and discover their creative colour side at House of Fraser.” Ruth Newman, Director of Beauty at House of Fraser. Shoppers can indulge in Oxford Street’s exclusive luxury beauty rooms; available for private pampering needs from nails inc, Clarins, Decleor, Murad or Shiseido.

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