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Surface Rug, designed by Staffan Tollg책rd for JAB Anstoetz, 3.3m x 2.8m, Pure Wool

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Some rugs tell powerful stories. The artisans whose hands weave, loop, cut and our natural world; the tarnishing of materials over time; the beauty of the industrial and organic world around us. These are the stories told by the new collection of rugs designed by Staffan Tollg책rd for JAB Anstoetz.

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Bespoke begone. Design curator Staffan Tollg책rd believes in the eye of the designer.

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Louis Henri

Design inspiration (any particular style, theme or influences With respect to Design?):

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Fabrice Bejjani

This 350m2 villa nestled within the picturesque valleys of Puglia in Southern Italy was designed and planned by Paris architect and interior designer Fabrice Bejjani.

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April Russell

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April Russell was commissioned to carry out the renovation and interior design of a stunning mansion

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Bespoke begone Design curator Staffan Tollgård believes in the eye of the designer.

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taffan Tollgård recently had breakfast with Mark Albrecht, the mild man of steel and leather of the New York furniture design scene. Mild of manner, yes. But not of heart or conviction when it comes to his Long Island based studio and the values and philosophies he has grown his business on. Passionate about useful design made from quality materials, Albrecht’s studio concentrates on a handful of commitment to the essential every day. Pieces such as the hand-crafted metal and woven leather chairs and

stools that are found in thousands of discerning North American homes, and in key design dining destinations such as The Modern at MoMA, NY and Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurants. Pieces that are all handcrafted in his workshop by Each material is sourced with care and consideration of its lasting qualities and impact on the environment, yielding a signature approach that is minimal and timeless. And exactly as the designer intended. Not a millimetre more, nor less. Mark offers a carefully selected range of ten leather colours and three minimalist nutshell.

When he and Staffan discuss the ubiquitous ‘bespoke’ possibilities that most suppliers offer even before their collection has been unveiled, he is has become one of the buzz words of design, often to a design’s detriment. Interior designers are often intent on putting their own mark on furniture, on widening, deepening, re-colouring, raising, lowering … taking the form so far away from its platonic essence so as to be unrecognisable. And often just not as good. While interior design often demands a unique solution to what the designer believes to be a unique design problem, furniture designers


For Staffan, the signature collection of Piet Boon is distinguished by its design philosophy of refined sophistication: functional, comfortable and timeless design.

such as Mark Albrecht have arrived at the essential form of the piece, an ultimate answer. If the design needs to be amended to suit the interior, probably it is not the right piece for that particular puzzle. The breakfast meeting was one step in he has come to see as the new luxury: an emerging group of designers scattered around the globe who represent the perfect synthesis of essential design, respect for natural materials and heritage, and a return to traditional manufacturing processes and principles. Once found, the next step is to bring the brand into the

curated collection of contemporary design housed in his eponymous Design Store on the docks of Grosvenor Waterside, a stone’s throw from the celebrated design district of Pimlico and Ebury Bridge Road. With a few product designs under his own belt, and a new rug collection about to be launched by German manufacturer JAB Anstoetz, interior designer Staffan Tollgård is perfectly placed to understand the points of tensions and fusion between product and interior design. For him, Mark’s designs represent the essence of “functional sculpture” that he has spoken of as one of the guiding philosophies in his work. That Mark

received a Masters Degree in sculpture and photography from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris is not a coincidence. His sparse and cultivated by his own lifestyle: in Provence he lived sparsely in the attic of a barn, and experienced the region on a motorcycle. owner of the store visited him at home and appreciated how considered and minimal the furnishings were - and said he wasn’t sure if Albrecht had just moved in or was preparing to move out.


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For him, Mark’s designs represent the essence of “functional sculpture” that he has spoken of as one of the guiding philosophies in his work. This signature approach – for Albrecht, the mark of the reductivist auteur – is found in another of the highly personalised brands that Staffan Tollgård is bringing to his Store this autumn. A seamless marriage of functionality with timeless design, natural materials, distinguishing signature details and a keen eye for

Piet Boon is distinguished by its design

that have arisen out of the collective

functional, comfortable and timeless design. For the Tollgård Design Group, whose interior clients are often families, the fact that the pieces are also durable

worked on interiors in 46 countries for over four decades. They are bespoke in the truest sense of the word.

Dutch designer Piet Boon. Architect, interior designer and product designer of international note, Boon started his own design journey from a different but no less essential direction. The master designer and craftsman began his career as a building contractor, affording him a privileged insight into the design and implementation of every project and design undertaken. By taking ownership of a total concept, Boon is able to realize his true vision.

quality, beautiful one-of-a-kind materials, and thoughtful touches. Even when they are not visible.

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not only with aesthetics in mind but intensive use. Each individual piece

The notion of bespoke is at the heart of this collection – in the thought that and production, in the architectural and interior design know-how embodied by Piet Boon and his talented team. The products in their designed form are marketing man’s demand. Rather they

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Piet Boon has acknowledged a coparent of his furniture brand Collection in his long-time friend and collaborator Jan te Lintelo. LINTELOO, started by Jan in 1993, has recently assumed responsibility for the production and distribution and sales of Collection. Piet I are not only very old friends, we also share a passion for quality and enjoy making people happy with beautiful and comfortable furniture. Collection is really our child. It couldn’t have been placed in better hands than those of the professional and dedicated LINTELOO team, a respected international top brand.’


Linteloo has become world-famous for bringing together international designers and European craftsmen to create contemporary furniture that lasts for years.


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The notion of bespoke is at the heart of this collection – in the thought that has gone into its design, specification and production, in the architectural and interior design know-how embodied by Piet Boon and his talented team.

Born into a family of furniture retailers, trained in cabinet-making; Jan te Linteloo’s passion and experience infuses each facet of the company’s work, from collaboration with leading designers to each stage of the manufacturing process.

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Quality, comfort, functionality: shared values of the new luxury - indeed the liveable luxury – that Staffan Tollgård has been collecting in his London store and in his own interior work, are captured in Linteloo’s own brand and the work that comes out of their headquarters in the heart of the Netherlands. Linteloo has become world-famous for bringing together international designers and European craftsmen to create contemporary furniture that lasts for years. Born into a family of furniture retailers, trained in cabinetmaking; Jan te Linteloo’s passion and experience infuses each facet of the company’s work, from collaboration with leading designers to each stage of the manufacturing process. His now famous concept of the “feel-good” factor stems back to 1995 when Dutch design was becoming a world brand. > WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

His new concept turned on the notion of design for easy living realised in comfortable, made-to-measure sofas and chairs. That early, award-winning success has grown into a brand internationally acknowledged over for its playful, truthful, liveable designs. Here again, careful attention to the requirements of his audience has resulted in a collection whose modular sofas and individual pieces offer a requirement has been anticipated and carefully curated so that end users and interior designers alike can customise their products … to a masterfully coordinated (and limited) extent. Each of these design authors brings a new facet to the contemporary collection the Staffan Tollgård Design Store is carefully curating. That each of these singular designers has

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a background in manufacturing is no coincidence: committed to the quality of their work, to the truth of the materials they work with, to the perfect execution of a timeless design – these are modern heirloom pieces. Thinking about them ever so slightly disrespectful. The work of Mark Albrecht, Piet Boon Collection and LINTELOO will be available at the Staffan Tollgård Design Store from September. Visit them during London Design Festival. Staffan Tollgård Design Store Grosvenor Waterside Gatliff Road SW1W 8QN London 020 7952 6070 www.tollgard.co.uk


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KI PROVIDES COMPLETE FURNISHING SOLUTION AT NEW ETIHAD AIRWAYS HQ IN ABU DHABI KI has recently completed a major installation of its UK manufactured UniteSE workplace collection for global client Etihad Airways at their new Al Noor building in Abu Dhabi. The space comprises thirteen floors accommodating 1,500 staff. The design concept is predominantly open plan together with executive and conference suites, training rooms, restaurants and breakout areas.

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The extensive range of KI furniture designs chosen include open plan UniteSE workstations, configured as both bench and desking, all featuring pedestals and alongside open plan storage. The task seating throughout is KI’s Faveo mesh backed chair designed by Paul Brooks and winner of a Red Dot Design Award. The call centre floor features UniteSE 120 degree workstations with high specification Corian worksurfaces. There are several specialist training and conference suites where UniteSE tables and workstations were tailored to meet very specific requirements. UniteSE storage was specified for the open plan areas, suiting perfectly with the UniteSE workstations. 450 cabinets were installed and configured as lockers, lateral drawer units, recycle bins and cupboards and over 1,400 UniteSE mobile pedestals are utilised for personal storage. The conference suite features 450 KI Take5 arm chairs which are upholstered in leather.

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KI also supplied all the breakout and restaurant furniture as well as over 1,200 CBS Flo, single and double monitor arms and CPU holders. The colour scheme for the new headquarters is a monochrome theme resulting in a smart and sophisticated finish. Similarly the cream colour marble flooring elongates the space where necessary. Glass partitions help open up the space from the corridor and individual rooms letting in much needed light. Other glazed partitions applied with vinyl film use Arabic patterns that divide specific areas without creating a solid wall and losing light. Stunning large feature wall graphics of aeroplanes and Etihad staff exemplify the importance of team work and unity which holds great importance in an organisation such as Etihad. KI workstations, seating, storage are also used by Etihad at their Global Sales offices in New York and Manchester. KI is a leading 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, www.kieurope.com or telephone 020 7404 7441


17-20 September Earls Court, London


The Design Kaleidoscope exhibition will showcase design excellence in a unique installation, bringing product and visual impact to the 2014 show.

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100% Design celebrates its 20th edition with an opening by Philippe Starck (17-20 September 2014) 100% Design 2014 will comprise four key industry sections Interiors, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Workplace and Eco, Design & Build. The ever-popular Emerging Brands - with 30% increase in exhibition space this year, alongside International Pavilions – featuring an array of innovative designs by creative practices from around the world.

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As the driving force of creativity and commerce during London Design Festival, 100% Design will return this September (17-20), celebrating its 20th anniversary. International creator Philippe Starck will open the show on 17 September, to coincide with the unveiling of Flexible Architecture, his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino on Capitol Designer Studio’s stand (Stand E600). 100% Design 2014 has also secured the presence of a range of leading names in the design and creative industry – from Heal’s and Vitra, to Jaime Hayon, El Ultimo Grito and Nina Tolstrup. This special edition, staged over 22,000 sq m within Earls Court London, will mark the show’s last appearance at this iconic venue before moving to Olympia London in 2015. As the biggest design event in the UK, 100% Design is always known for its leading position in commissioning thoughtprovoking editorial content, to question, inform and invigorate the design community.

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King’s Road (London) in 1995, it has gone on to become the benchmark event for promoting design excellence and creativity, both within and outside the UK. 100% Design also continues to attract a record number of UK and international visitors year-on-year, and this year it has increased its overall exhibition space by 20%.

a global design capital, the 20th edition of 1 0 0 % Design is set to celebrate the show’s overall contribution to the rise of British design in the last two decades, whilst reinforcing the importance, longevity and future of the show. Based upon the central curatorial theme, Serendipity, and supported by the lead creative, Design Kaleidoscope, this year’s 100% Design aims to express the opportunities created by the show - from collaborations, to projects and product launches.


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The show’s long-established design excellence will further extend to the dramatic entrance tunnel, central bar, restaurant and VIP lounge – all of which will be designed by Studio Design UK. To mark its 20th edition, 100% Design 2014 will also present a range of celebratory events - from an integrated timeline around the central bar designed by Studio Design UK, to a curated exhibition - entitled Design Kaleidoscope - showcasing 20 iconic design products launched at 100% Design. William Knight, Show Director comments, “100% Design has achieved

so much in the last 20 years - from starting as a boutique UK design show, to now becoming an international event with an extensive global reach. “Despite the increase in both scale and visitor numbers over the years, 100% Design stays true to its long-standing commitment to design, innovation and quality. The show continues to offer an unrivalled platform for aspirational design brands, as well as emerging young designers, to showcase their talent and creativity. Our visitors come to the show not only to see new ideas and innovative products, but to connect with others – whether they be fellow visitors or exhibitors.

“This year’s 100% Design will celebrate its legacy but also look ahead to see where design will take us in the next 20 years. In addition to another great line-up of exhibiting brands, the central hubs of our key industry sections will fully encapsulate the unique position of our show in the global design industry, as a leading commissioner of thought-provoking features that engage, inspire and inform. “100% Design 2014 will be one of our best shows yet with the highest standard of design, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with everyone who has been part of the show history this September.”

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LEVITAS DESIGN Stand L32 at 100% Design 17-20 September 2014

Levitas'TM the way you look at your bed and bedroom from now on — your bed becomes a modern, decorative and creative piece of furniture by having the aluminium bed frame wrapped in any material, colour or design as often as you like. Your fun and atmospheric bedroom becomes an exciting environment to play and sleep in. Visually, the leg-free bed makes the room feel more spacious and the endless colour options of the LED lights beneath the bed creates a magical relaxing atmosphere.

shelves are 'invisible' and at night the opaque surrounds glow with the desired chosen colour — all controlled by our app and your chosen device.

The LevitasmTM bed oozes quality with its smooth powder coated paint and highly polished mirror

An inexpensive fun version of the bed is available for children and young adults with clear Perspex legs. If your young child is scared of the dark or the monsters lurking beneath their bed - they will feel secure in the elevated LevitasTM, bed whilst controlling the light without leaving the security of their bed. If the kids have a new superhero or pop star, producing high quality photographic artwork for the bed frame is quick and easy and can be changed as often as they like.

wall. You don't have to buy a new mattress — just use your existing one. For those who want something special, choose wood, leather, carbon compliment your bedroom. For a truly bespoke bed, supply your own photographic quality artwork and LevitasTM will print it onto your bed frame at very little extra cost. The LevitasTM Perspex bedside table (30cm x 30cm) is backlit to create a relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom. During the day the translucent

bed frame. The LevitasTM domed moon (1.2m in diameter) has the highest resolution image of the moon ever taken. Every crater, crack and cranny can be seen on this spectacular lunar light. What's more, you can create your own eclipse effects by choosing from the 14 million available colours.

The LevitasTM bed has the ability to add UV light to the inside of the frame, shining directly onto the base of the mattress to give additional relief to allergy sufferers from house dust mites.


kelly hoppen mbe bathroom collection

new statement tap design by kelly hoppen mbe launching kh ZeRo 4, the new bathroom tap is the latest design by kelly hoppen mbe that has been created in partnership with a whisper of hotel boutique, the single design commands attention in any bathroom. kelly comments: "bathrooms used to be a quick in and out room however nowadays they are a sanctuary a place of relaxation." as the prominent trend for bathrooms unravels with a focus on art, kh ZeRo 4 is a sublime centrepiece to complement any luxury bathroom. made from chromeplated brass with a gleaming chrome a touch of spa luxe. Created using the technology, the discerning design of the tap is complemented by a range of sleek, recessed thermostatic valves.

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KHIS hand-crafted and luxurious wooden baths

TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN AND CRAFTSMANSHIP These are the hallmarks of every KHIS BY white ash wood is thermally processed at 215째C for water-resistance and durability. This process also naturally darkens the wood, which is then hand-cut and oiled or waxed. The process is eco-friendly, and no toxic or harsh chemicals are used at any point. Each piece of wood is paired with a custom-designed rubber seal to prevent water loss when the wood naturally expands or contracts. Finally, all the parts

FRANTS SEER KHIS Master Craftsman I love the natural world. I started building KHIS baths to reestablish the link between bathing (a natural and soothing activity) and nature - a relationship that has been broken by building bathtubs from synthetic materials. Even most wooden baths are covered in varnish or plastic, so they no longer feel like natural wood. My challenge was to build a bath that is organic, but still durable and beautiful. After three years of experimenting with different special combination that works perfectly indoors or outdoors. these baths unique in the world, but no two baths are th e same. Th is is part of th e beauty of ma ki ng baths by hand - each one is distinctive. my craftsmanship and in the quality and elegance of each handbuilt bath.

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MPD London created a white linen summer look accessorised with white orchids that would enhance the riverside setting in summer months. For winter, a colour palette of gold, brown and black were chosen for warmth. The loose covers, gold accessories, and Persian rugs are easily removed and stored away for the summer period. The client had a collection of art books, original artwork and antiques that MPD London incorporated into the scheme.

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brief To create a warm and welcoming home-environment whilst retaining the airy open-plan accommodation. The client requested two distinct looks for the summer and winter season with interchangeable accessories and furnishings.

Design The re-design was a general upgrade of all that had been done beforehand including architectural fittings and decoration. The modern building was a mixed-use development and the challenge was injecting warmth into the interior. Fabrics from J Robert Scott, Sacho Hesslein and De Le Cuona were used alongside antiques, Persian rugs and artefacts to give character and individuality to the space.


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THE INTERIORS GROUP FIT-OUT NEW RELOCATED OFFICES FOR INSTINCTIF PARTNERS, AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANCY

The Interiors Group have Partners, a leading international business communications consultancy now situated at 65 Gresham Street, London. The Instinctif partnership model helps clients grow and prosper by placing deep rooted specialist communications skills alongside market leading insights and understanding. It

the announcement of Instinctif Partners’ new name (having previously been known as College Group) and so it was imperative that the stylish and innovative environment of the new name as well as the diversity of the business. The both a corporate yet creative mixture of space. Working closely with the client Kathryn O’Callaghan, Head of Design at The Interiors Group

communications, corporate affairs, public policy and employee engagement, with the very best in creativity, storytelling and digital capability.

joinery pieces, the media wall, the bespoke feature walls, reception desk and lighting within the front of

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Interface luxury living feature carpeting. A backlit reception desk shows the client’s twelve corporate colours on rotation and glow illuminating the company name “Instinctif Partners.” Leather cream seating is utilised in the visitors waiting area, whilst a glass coffee table creates a sleek smart contrast against the black carpet lighting set in the ceiling. A large 8-10 screen media wall creates the main focal point. Leading on from the front of house through the transition zone is a custom-made wall covering created by the Instinctif in-house design team, which adds personality to the space. Whilst a glass slatted feature wall gives the visitor a glimpse of the staff privacy. The overall colour space is predominantly neutral with white and light gray tones combined with rich purple feature walls and within the carpeting. Bright colours are introduced in soft seating and breakout areas – helping to add warmth and inject fun into this rather elegant plan. The particularly interesting as it is designed as a circular newsroom

with a circular high table in the heart of the space. The table is highlighted by an oversized dome pendent. The Boardroom and meeting rooms utilise a matt black colour for the feature wall giving it a key look of sophistication. The lighting throughout this design scheme ceiling and lighting design. The kitchenette/dining area is partitioned off from the main graphics on the glazing. The space with LED screens and furnished with white round/ circular tables and chairs, dining benches and high stools. Towards one end there are tea and coffee points in addition to customised glossy black storage cupboards. The Interiors Group have over 25 years 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. Visit The Interiors Group’s website at www.interiorsgroup.co.uk


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GSI offers four distinctive ranges of quality sanitaryware and furniture: Norm, Pura, Kube and Classic together with an additional modular furniture collection, providing designers with pure Italian design inspiration for their bathroom projects.

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Designed and made in Italy and conforming to all European standards, GSI Ceramics takes its environmental responsibility very seriously and has developed its own ‘save water’ 4.5 litre flush system across all its WCs. Norm offers elegant simple lines with precise edges for a clean minimalistic look. Each of its comprehensive range of basins comes in 6 different sizes. Co-ordinating basin units and 3 sizes of wall hung, a back to wall and close coupled WCs, 3 bidet options and a urinal ensures that there will be a Norm solution for every application.

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Pura skilfully balances a strong style statement with soft shapes. Comprising 3 under-mounted and 3 wall-mounted basins with corresponding basin units plus a selection of wall hung WCs and bidets, Pura embodies understated elegance in the bathroom. Dynamic Kube offers a selection of washbasins that can be combined with the stylish handle-less basin units or with its own countertop system providing maximum flexibility. Three vanity basins complete the range together with a various sizes and styles of WCs and bidets. For further information on GSI visit the website www.gsiceramica.co.uk or contact Farmiloe & Farmiloe, at sales@farmiloes.com


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> This year’s stands are packed with design inspiration, from the boldest new textiles and accessories, to independent furniture makers showing off their craft. Contemporary textile company Flock joins Tent London with three new designs and a collaboration with furniture restorers Florrie and Bill, a set of Danish mid-century cocktail chairs in Flock fabrics, called Flocktails. Look out too for Kolormondo, an innovative new way to play with colour. This Swedish invention visualises colour in a globe and helps the user to discover new and unexpected matches or demonstrate colour theory in an intuitive way. Launched last year, TedWood is all about the natural beauty of wood, revealed through traditional craft techniques but with strong contemporary styling. More handcrafted furniture can be found at the Galvin Brothers, made in East Yorkshire, and currently attracting plenty of media attention.

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This year sees the launch of its (Perfectly) imperfect stool in a limited edition plus a collaboration with Tori Murphy on a special edition Hamilton Spot footstool and a new dining table. And for those looking for clever combinations of craft, 3D laser CNC milling and rapid prototyping, look no further than Vienna based designer Philipp Aduatz and his limited edition sculptural furniture.

Latest Additions: Portugal comes to Super Brands The Portuguese are coming in force this year with an impressive roster of names joining Super Brands. These include Branca Lisboa, designed by Marco Sousa Santos, bringing three chairs, the W.01 Shell, the Curva and the Aya armchair; Vanguard Concept, a brand reflecting 50 years of tradition, balancing innovative production

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techniques with local craft skills and Ginger & Jagger, a contemporary and experimental brand that works with copper, brass and marble, hand made by craftsmen. Then there’s Munna, creators of lavish and opulent upholstered armchairs, loveseats, sofas, ottomans and screens, guaranteed to inject luxury into any interior.


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Trend: Artisanal Glass Reflecting the current resurgence of interest in this material, Glassmania is an exhibition of glass and product design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, focusing on glassmaking technologies and the long and lofty glass tradition of the Czech Republic. The resulting pieces are high quality and hand-crafted. Also from Prague, DECHEM studio’s Michaela Tomiskova and Jakub Jandourek’s work explores traditional bohemian craft techniques by telling stories in this material, notably with its whimsical glass town and mountain. Nicholas Collins’s first London exhibition for 13 years sees the launch of the designer’s new glass designs, inspired by Op Art and playing with pattern, colour and form. Ceramic and glass company Vezzini & Chen has created a sculptural lighting and accessories collection that blends ceramic with glass so that light can be directed and diffused.

anniversary of freedom in Poland. This will give viewers a chance to see the best graphic design and illustration by well-known artists from the region, with work from Homework Studio, Arobal, Aleksandra Niepsuj and Full Metal Jacket, among others. Each artist will personally select their own works which will then be printed directly onto the exhibition space.

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Exhibition: Weathering by Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Product Focus: 100% Norway Divided into three sections, this year’s selection of the best of Norwegian design aims to show the process of design, starting with Experiments, prototypes from young designers including names to watch Morten & Jonas, Caroline Olsson and Runa Klock. The show moves onto Exploration, with a selection of student projects from universities and academies in Norway and finishes with Results, an overview of the best contemporary work by Norwegian designers working at home and internationally. Designs in production on show here range from Anderssen & Voll to Permafrost and Andreas Engesvik.

Exhibition: Designing Polska Poland’s graphic design and illustration has gained international recognition for its distinctive style and complex use of imagery. The Designing PolskaDesign in Poland exhibition will show 25 portfolios to celebrate the 25th

Taking as its inspiration the constant process of change that creates new from old and reveals hidden layers and beauty, Weathering, curated by Steven McNamara (Roji Designs), features work

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by contemporary Irish designers including Andrew Clancy, Shane Holland, Woodenleg, Ceadogán, Muriel Beckett, Nest Design and Glenn Lucas. The exhibition aims to exemplify simplicity of form and integrity of material across design disciplines including furniture, wood, glass, ceramics, textiles, lighting and basketry. There will also be live demonstrations by award winning designer-maker Joe Hogan, using the natural willows that he grows and harvests in Loch na Fooey, County Galway.

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Architect David Ajasa-Adekunle and footwear designer Joanne Stoker have teamed up to create a spectacular retail space inside the new tetra shed® triple, the latest version of Ajasa-Adekunle’s ground breaking tetra shed®. This 3D tessellating modular building system was launched this Easter and has already garnered a series of accolades, including a British Design Award and finalist in the T3 Home Gadget of the Year. By Spring 2015, tetra shed® will be available in over 20 countries. Stoker, who will be showcasing her Autumn/Winter 2014/15 1964 collection, was spotted and mentored by Jimmy Choo and has worked with designers including Matthew Williamson, 7 For All Mankind and Eudon Choi.

Super Talks: Brave New Format This year’s seminar programme aims to generate debate and discussion by placing the audience in the driving seat, directing current opinion and challenging some of the industry’s biggest and brightest names. Curated by Design Exchange, Super Talks takes as its broad theme The Future, focusing on cities, design, architecture and technologies. Speakers include interior designer Oliver Heath; surfaces designer Giles Miller; Oliver Marlow, founder, Tilt Studio; sound artist Di Mainstone; Pete Champion, director of 3d Design I-Am Directors and John McRae of Orms Architecture. Find your voice and come along.

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SENTIDO

THE LIGHT SWITCH REINVENTED

The Sentido switch equals simplicity, comfort and quality. The whole surface is touch-sensitive and lights can be controlled at the slightest touch. Sentido is designed to work with , the international standard for home automation.

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WHERE INGENUITY MEETS SIMPLICITY Home automation systems are often designed from a technical point of view, but the young Belgian company Basalte believes that you should be able to control everything in an intuitive and simple way. This innovative company designs products for the modern smart home. From the beginning, Basalte’s mainspring was to develop user-friendly products with a sophisticated user interface and a beautiful design. Basalte’s timeless and exclusive product range consists of unique and intelligent design switches based on advanced touch technology. One of these innovative switches is Sentido, a square-shaped light switch that is divided into two or four equal surfaces, each with its different functions. In this way, lights and curtains can be controlled even at the slightest touch. The use of high-quality touch-sensitive metal surface not only results in a pure, timeless and highly innovative design, but also creates a great and unique user experience. Basalte also developed Deseo, an intelligent room controller with an integrated thermostat. Besides being a beautiful thermostat, Deseo can also control all home automation functions of a room in an intuitive way.

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Another product of Basalte is Eve, an elegant frame to secure an iPad in style on the wall. This frame turns the iPad and also iPod touch in an amazing on-wall touch screen. Eve frames offer a sober but elegant solution to replace a complex touch screen for a home automation system that often dominates the room. Basalte always looks for an emotional connection when designing products and sees to it that products not only look or feel good, but also are great fun to use. The company’s continuous commitment to accessible technology and quality design has been awarded the last six years with more than 20 international design awards. Basalte products add comfort by simplifying the user experience in the modern home, because simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. *-(*- $)!*-(/$*)ǽ222ǻ.'/ ǻ ȗ$)!*ȭ.'/ ǻ ǻ

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DESIGNER FIREPLACES FOR LUXURY LIVING For 28 years Modus Fireplaces has been at the forefront of fireplace design - transforming the traditional hearth and creating a collection of custom made feature fireplaces, that are beautifully sculpted and engineered. With a focus on making a design statement in any space, the distinctive collection offers a range to inspire the imagination. The bespoke approach employed by Modus also ensures that no two designs are alike.

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With Modus everything from elegant glass suspended designs and two metre minimalist line-fires, to garden and two sided fireplaces are possible. Each design is manufactured at their atelier in the Netherlands, exactly to the client’s specification, using only the very best quality materials including glass, metal, leather and stone with a huge array of beautiful finish and colour options possible. Fireplaces are either wood or gas burning, with bio-fuel options also available as well unique water vapour and electric fires. With great technological innovations, it means a Modus designed fireplace can be accommodated in almost any situation whether there is an existing chimney or not.

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Modus’ team of in-house Design Consultants and Project Managers, are experts at bringing concepts to reality and are well versed in working closely with designers, architects and builders, to ensure a seamless design to installation. From ultra-modern penthouses to traditional period homes, Modus has the know-how to create a distinctive, beautifully designed feature fireplace. Past projects have seen Modus travel the length and breadth of the UK, as well as across Europe and beyond. In their 28 years they have worked on private homes, apartments, hotels and residential developments often collaborating with some of the UK’s leading architects and designers. For more information please visit www.modusfireplaces.com or get in touch with one of their design consultant. Tel: +44(0)208 906 9988 Email: Info@modusfireplaces.com


COMPOSITE DECKING THAT PLEASES THE SENSES AND THE CONSCIENCE ‘Delivering First Class Quality, Surpassing Customer Expectations’

When it comes to creating decks, you can either have something that most people would be happy with or you can have a deck to create the ultimate statement – a Dura Deck. Made using composite technology meaning that no painting or staining is every required, Dura Composites have tested their decking from Middle East to Eastern Europe, both in labs and also out in the wilds. What’s more, customers are also doing their bit for the environment as materials. Customers are the litmus test of any organisation, and that’s where we like to make a difference. How to prove it? Well, here is an example of where Dura Deck 225 composite decking in charcoal colour was installed at a prestigious penthouse apartment in Dubai overlooking the Palm Jumeirah and the customer took the time to write to us with his comments unprompted.

outclassed them all by a margin so wide that comparison becomes meaningless. With Dura Composites there were no problems with the supply or the install. were doing, they needed no micro-management, no pushing and no prodding impressed and extremely happy; just look at the photos which speak a thousand words. Basically Paul and his team went beyond what was expected to deliver a

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Landhaus Wachtelhof A classic fairytale updated by JOI-Design

ABOUT JOI-DESIGN

JOI-Design was founded in Hamburg in 1984 by Peter Joehnk, who, alongside Corinna KretschmarJoehnk, has cultivated the practice into one of Europe’s most respected leaders in hospitality design. Thirty years of experience has

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design is the hotelier’s best marketing tool. As designers who are “shaping atmosphere”, this principle manifests itself through their genuine interest in the art, architecture and social inheritance of the location which is ingeniously woven into the interior character of each project. JOI- Design’s

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JOI-Design has recently renovated the public areas of the Hotel Landhaus Wachtelhof, a five- star superior hotel nestled amongst green forests, flowing rivers and wild meadows in the heart of the German state, Niedersachsen.

A modern-day castle originally constructed in the 1980s, for over a quarter of a century this family-run grand hotel close to the hub of Rotenburg has been warmly welcoming guests with its personalised and sophisticated touch. Now it presents itself in a new light, with every nook inviting guests to feel at home within the luxurious and exquisitely comfortable and setting. The picturesque landscape, the quails which inspired the namesake of this country estate and the provenance of its site - a former tannery - all influenced the designer’s concept for the new interiors. An intricate tapestry of the traditional and the modern translates the quiet beauty of the surrounding forests with a meticulous attention to detail.

projects encompass modern airport and business new-builds, grand historic establishments, restaurants and spas for many of the major hotel brands, as well as independent properties, across the continent.

Restaurant Die Wachtelei

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a place intended for relaxed enjoyment The bright, open lobby and reception form a welcoming area for guests to gather and ‘kick back’ in comfort. A calm palette of warm earthy hues and finely textured surfaces evokes the hotel’s pastoral locale and sets the mood here is a place intended for relaxed enjoyment away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Smart new sofas, club chairs and poufs accommodate guests varied seating preferences and are complemented by occasional tables fashioned from burnished metal tops and tinted glass bases, all of which are placed on strié carpeting with delicate tone-on-tone floral motifs.

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 10 A fireside bar located between the lobby and restaurant has at its heart an impressive rustic stone fireplace with logs stacked below and sumptuous armchairs arranged in readiness for cosy indoor evenings. Accent lighting from tall floor lamps and artfully arranged candles adds to the inviting ambience.

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The restaurant ‘Die Wachtelei’ is an attractive light-filled space serving seasonal cuisine with regional accents that draws gourmands from near and far. The designers have refreshed the décor, transforming the restaurant into a stylish dining room with contemporary furnishings chosen to complement the classic interior style. Modern glass lamps reflect the shimmering sunlight, while artwork that alludes to the destination’s avian muse and woodlands encourages diners to linger over a leisurely meal.

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The Restaurant

contemporary furnishings chosen to complement the classic interior style

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THE SECRET BEHIND THE WORLD’S MOST INSPIRED RETAIL ARCHITECTURE The world’s best shopping mall developers all share a secret. For years they’ve known that their projects’ success lies not only on intelligent design; it goes deeper into its philosophy, its raison d’etre. In order to be truly peerless, every project in a developer’s portfolio must have a distinct personality and yet, these personalities must be harmonious with the holding company’s overall character. What separates ‘good’ from inspired, inimitable retail architecture is not a limitless budget, or the exclusive use of ‘starchitects’, but the careful the dedicated expertise in the art of retail architecture design. Having a celebrity architect behind any project naturally draws gravitas developers and investors know that successful retail architecture cannot focus on daring design elements alone.Whether a project comes as a standalone shopping mall or as part of a larger urban regeneration, the retail component is a key commercial aspect which must be carefully considered. Increasingly, smaller, to collaborate with ‘starchitects’ to bring about a fusion of glamour and design-led commercial viability. Design International (DI), one of the world’s most highlyregarded retail architecture consultancies, has quietly remained at the forefront of bespoke retail architecture for almost 50 years. The architects at DI have developed a unique and recognizable style of architecture which oscillates

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between highly organic shapes on the one hand, and rational geometry on the other. In 2014, the practice’s signature style has prompted developers to bridge collaborations between DI and Renzo Piano Building Workshop as well as Foster + Partners for holistic, multi-dimensional spaces that require a strong retail component. The practice’s client list now includes many prestigious developers who place equal importance on both the architectural concept and the leasing potential of a project. With award-winning projects in over 45 countries and 36,000,000sqm of built architecture, DI’s forwardthinking approach has cemented the team’s reputation as the specialist ‘David’ against the giant ‘Goliaths’ within the overarching architecture industry. MAPIC Award- Best Shopping Centre; MIPIM – Best Shopping Center; International Property Awards- Best Retail Architecture Worldwide; Global RLI Awards-Designer of the Year and a Guinness World Record™ for the world’s largest in-store shop façade. Later this year, the practice will also architecture. www.designinternational.com. WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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Collins & Hayes Situated on the coast in the south east of England and steeped in history, Collins and Hayes has been successfully designing, developing and manufacturing furniture, of the highest quality, for over 140 years. Sadly, we are now one of only a handful of successful, purely British, furniture manufacturers that remain in the UK and every Collins and Hayes order is individually made to the customer’s bespoke specification, by the company’s craftsmen and women, at our purpose built factory in Hastings”. Our wealth of knowledge and well established reputation ensures a deep understanding of the materials and skills required, which culminates in beautifully designed and crafted furniture.

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We offer a multitude of options to enable customers to create their own unique piece of furniture. For example: Comfort is particular to each individual and for that reason, we offer a selection of seat cushion interiors – foam with a polyester fibre wrap, foam with a feather wrap, feather or polyester fibre. Our back cushions, pillow cushions and scatter cushions are feather-filled as standard, however, in cases of feather allergy, this filling can also be substituted

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Should you discover your own fabric, we can use this to create a very individual piece of furniture using our Customer’s Own Material service Comfort and durability are essential and to this end, all of our furniture designs are archived, which means that nothing is discontinued. Even though there are 33 models displayed in our current brochure, our philosophy now is that as long as we have the patterns for any past model it will still be available to our customers. So, should you wish to add to, refresh or replace your favourite furniture - you can Our ‘Bespoke at Collins and Hayes’ service means that, should you require your sofa to fit a specific space, we can tailor its width to suit. In the back of our current brochure we show the possibilities. To obtain a brochure please use the brochure request at www.collinsandhayes.com or email sales@collinsandhayes.com

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Our unique production process allows for arms and backs to be unbolted, where specified, to accommodate restricted access in delivery

Collins and Hayes is certainly going from strength to strength as one of the few remaining, truly British, upholstered furniture manufacturers with a genuine regard for their customers. We are extremely proud to be able to offer you such a wide and wonderful choice of beautifully designed and stylish products. We hope that you will be as proud to have us in your home, as we are to make furniture for you.


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News from Forbo Flooring

FORBO’S CARPET TILES go full circle at I.T. Alliance The creative use of Tessera and Westbond carpet tiles from Forbo Flooring Systems has helped to transform 12,000ft2 of empty office space in Dublin into a modern and invigorating working environment for the managed services and outsourcing company, I.T. Alliance Group.

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The office space extends across two floors of a purpose built office building. One houses the new European headquarters for I.T. Alliance whilst the floor above is occupied by its subsidiary company, Auxilion. Ranelagh-based design company Peacock Interiors was given the brief to deliver interior design schemes for both workspaces, based on a similar design concept to reflect their association, but employing different colourways to communicate their individual brand identities. “Both of the companies’

logos incorporated circular designs,” said Peacock designer Jean Feeney, “and we thought that we could create an association between the two companies via the flooring. A lot of people tend to shy away from circular designs, however for us it was a great opportunity to meet our client’s brief and produce a unique and crisp design. “Auxilion’s floor houses a youthful IT team so colours and finishes were fresh, with relaxed breakout areas for group discussions. The IT Alliance floor keeps a similar concept but the colour palette changes to suit the corporate brand.” Jean specified Tessera Teviot carpet tiles as the core floor coverings in the main office areas - charcoal for Auxilion and deep ocean for I.T. Alliance - and used luxurious Westbond Colour fusion bonded carpet tiles in contrasting corporate colourways to create a series

of circular breakout areas. Teviot loop pile tiles, manufactured from 100% Aquafil polyamide and boasting a high castor chair rating, are ideal for use in busy offices. With a minimum order quantity of just 1m2, Westbond Colour tiles offer creative specifiers the opportunity to differentiate with shade and texture and introduce highlights, accents and colour pops without generating unnecessary waste. The floor coverings were installed by Dublinbased interior fit-out and refurbishment specialist, TQM.

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The final results were well received by the client. Pamela Wisely, Project Manager at I.T. Alliance Group said: “With the striking bold colours and designs on the flooring produced by Forbo’s products, it has created an environment where our employees want to spend time and we are more than happy to welcome visitors around the impressive building.”

For more information please telephone 0844 822 3928 or visit www.forbo-flooring.co.uk/ carpettiles


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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL AT THE V&A 13-21 SEPTEMBER 2014 London’s internationally renowned Victoria and Albert Museum has provided a collaborative ‘hub’ for the London Design Festival since 2009, bringing the world of design to life with a rich variety of landmark projects, installations, talks and events, allowing a wide audience to engage with the Festival. From 13-21 September, the V&A will again host a range of exciting, experimental and immersive projects for the duration of the Festival and beyond. Now, in its 12th year, the London Design Festival is regarded as an essential part of the year’s cultural events and has helped to establish London as the design capital of the world. Dr Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum said: “Each year, the V&A’s galleries are transformed by the thrilling installations and interventions created as part of the London Design Festival. The Museum is the Festival hub for

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esigners Edward Barber OBE and Jay Osgerby OBE have collaborated with BMW to create a remarkable installation in the V&A’s Raphael Gallery. Sharing a fascination for the aesthetics of motion, aerospace, automotive and maritime engineering, Barber & Osgerby have

designed ‘Double Space for BMW’, a kinetic sculpture that creates an immersive experience for the viewer. Two reflective structures will be suspended in the centre of the gallery. The choreographed movement of the giant pieces will reflect and distort the view of the Raphael Cartoons on display, the architecture of the room and the viewer’s perception of the space.

the sixth time in 2014 and we look forward to hosting it for the 60th and beyond! In this intensive, inspiring period, the best of contemporary design comes ‘into conversation’ with the Museum’s outstanding historic collections - and always produces exciting new ideas.” See the full programme at: londondesignfestival.com/va-museum

Barber & Osgerby comment: “The dramatic scale and complexity of this commission makes it a real challenge and an amazing opportunity for us to further explore themes of movement and performance. We believe this collaboration with BMW will celebrate the paintings and the architecture by offering a totally new perspective on the world famous Raphael Gallery.” Ed Clark, Project Director at Arup, who are the engineering partner on the project, further summarised the challenges of installing in this unique space. “There is a purity and universality to the need for weight verses stiffness optimisation. An omnipresent and fundamental contradiction that dominates the engineering design of everything from cars, planes, bridges and buildings.”

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Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design said: “For BMW group customers, design is the number one reason for buying a vehicle. On that basis, we promote an active design culture and are involved in high-profile events such as the London Design Festival. We are delighted to be actively supporting this year’s Festival. Our partnerships with internationally renowned designers are always an inspirational experience for the entire BMW Group design team.” Karim Habib, Head of Design BMW Automobiles said: “We are passionate about the aesthetics of motion, an experience which BMW Design translates into technical precision and poetic meaning.”


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THE WISH LIST WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED IS...

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ir Terence Conran, the London Design Festival and the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) have invited 10 design legends to work with 10 emerging talents who have been asked to design and make something for their mentors that they have always wanted but had never been able to find. Such an open brief guarantees an extraordinary spread of design but the challenge was to produce each project in a single material – American

hardwood. This project celebrates the versatility of timber and the enormous variety that can be achieved with one material. The project is a collaborative fusion of design experience, young talent and craftsmanship. ‘The Wish List’ pairs up established designers including John Pawson, Amanda Levete, Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal with young designers

they admire. The design teams developed their ideas together and the pieces were crafted and produced at the Benchmark studio and factory in Kintbury, West Berkshire. David Venables, European Director of the American Hardwood Export Council said: “It is a wonderful, one–

off opportunity, to shine a spotlight on emerging talent and at the same time give them the experience of working with some real legends.”

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Material used for this project has been donated from timber and panel products distributor James Latham.

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fficine Panerai is collaborating with a multi-disciplinary design team which includes product designer Felix de Pass, graphic designer Michael Montgomery and ceramicist Ian McIntyre to create an immersive project in the Tapestry Gallery, one of the V&A’s darkest spaces, due to the light sensitivity of the centuries old textiles on display.

Candela, the name of the installation, is also the term for a unit of luminous

intensity. Designed to hover just above the gallery floor, the piece comprises a rotary machine with 60 armatures which form a faceted clock face. As the armatures rotate, each unit charges with a burst of light and emits its energy as an afterglow, gradually fading back into the darkness. The installation has been delicately engineered using traditional and cutting edge materials to create a magical display that will beguile and delight the viewer against a backdrop of the V&A’s beautiful and rare medieval tapestries.

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errier-Jouët and the London Design Festival are collaborating for the first time on a sitespecific commission at the V&A. For this project the American, Paris-based, glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert will create a bold installation of large mouthblown glass cylinders in blue, white and green.

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new structure entitled Crest, by Zaha Hadid Architects and commissioned by Melia Hotels International will provide an engaging feature across the pool in the centre of the V&A’s John Madejski Garden. The form explores the relationships between solid and void, surface and structure inherent within Hadid’s work. The structure has been built from a precision-

engineered pre-stressed aluminium shell of minimum thickness and will be assembled as a flat plate and then bent into shape in situ. Following its debut at the V&A during LDF, Crest will be installed within the ME Hotel in Dubai. Zaha Hadid says, “We envisaged a piece that would emerge from the centre of pool. The metallic surface will reflect the sky on one side and the rippling water on the underside.”

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galleries around the world, was inspired to make these sculptures when he met Reiner Meindl of Lamberts Glas in Waldsassen, which is the oldest mouth-blown window-glass factory in the world. He says: “I saw the glass cylinders and I was fascinated by how beautiful and simple they were. The cylinders are split open and flattened to take their intended shape as window glass. You could feel the strength and energy it took the glassblowers to make them.”


VEEDON FLEECE

A custom weaving house specialising in hand woven carpets

Purely bespoke and exclusively to design specification Muga ~ Pashmina ~ Silk ~ Veedon ~ Wool www.veedonfleece.com veedon@veedonfleece.com Telephone: 00 44 (0)1483 575758 Stand D9 at Decorex 2014


Remove the boundaries to your thinking

A frameless modular magnetic whiteboard system, ThinkingWall is proving a solution of choice for discerning professionals. It delivers the functionality of a traditional whiteboard with a high quality, thoroughly contemporary look and feel. CUSTOM PRINT Our custom print range allows us to create dry wipe magnetic whiteboards featuring anything from simple charts to a full colour print. It is a great way of personalising or branding what is blank but functional space or tailoring them to suit a specific function. FREESTANDING A portable frameless magnetic whiteboard, the Thinkingwall Freestander is proving the perfect solution when wall space is in short supply. The double sided writing surface, made from the same high quality material as the wall mounted thinkingwall, provides a large space ideal for visual thinking and creative planning.


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www.portobelloart.co.uk sales@portobelloart.co.uk No Ten Manchester Street Hotel

Artwork solutions for all your Interior Design Projects Portobello Art is an artwork consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the interior design, hotel and leisure industries. Specialising in producing bespoke artwork, Portobello Art design, source and manufacture images to meet a detailed brief, taking schemes from the concept stage through to manufacture and installation. Working with interior designers and hotel groups on a regular basis, Portobello Art understand not only the pressures of rollout programmes and opening deadlines but also the importance of ensuring budgets are met. Clients include Premier Inn, Holiday Inn, Hilton, Ramada, GLH Thistle Hotels and CenterParcs, amongst others as well as many designers and architects. Recent projects include: the brand new ‘humidor’ in the luxury 4* No Ten Manchester Street Hotel, where Portobello sourced all the images which were printed onto canvas and then over painted to make them look like original oil paintings. Premier Inn has been, and continues to be, one of their largest ongoing projects over the last few years, where Portobello have provided more than 20,000 canvas prints for over 10,000 bedrooms in over 250 hotels. Premier Inn

The Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites on the Olympic site Portobello were delighted to be asked to provide over 2000 pieces of artwork and mirrors. However, the designers wanted something unique and dramatic for the reception area – hence an ice cream cone on top of the Orbit! Portobello are always looking to add new products to their range and although they’ve been printing and installing digital wallpaper for many years they have now gone one step further and have introduced one piece wallpaper – no joins! This was recently installed in the stairwell at the Holiday Inn, Huntingdon, where they used this fabulous image of the racehorse “Whistlejacket“ the famous painting by George Stubbs. Managing Director Richard Lewis said: “At Portobello Art we understand that every customer and every project is different. We will work together with our clients to develop and create artwork that is innovative and practical and stands out from the crowd whether for a single project or for brand rollouts. Our main objective is to achieve total customer satisfaction.”

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TripArt Following his student days at St Martin’s School of Art, Robert Douglas entered the world of interior design via Heal’s of London before launching his own highly successful consultantcy based in Covent Garden.

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With this experience and specialising in the psychological and therapeutic use of colour to create atmosphere and moods he has added new textures to his more recent work. Every artist pushes and redefines the potential of art by working the skin and surfaces of their medium to achieve works of depth and originality. Robert Douglas does just that and makes artwork that creates moods and expression within the client’s space, allowing you to see textures and colours in a new way. Using acrylics and oils with a wide range of basic medium additions, such as hand ground pigments, silver, gold and copper he has reached a new level of mastery over painting. he has created a unique body of work that

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TripArt by Robert Douglas is an original statement in colour and technique giving his artwork a 3D qualiity. exemplifies an original and creative virtuosity. As all artists evolve through their life, Robert is doing the same through his artwork now bringing boldness in colour and depth in his images ideal for the modern interiors. See the latest techniques and colours now come together as TripArt in his new 2014 portfolio making these works ideal for public and private locations, stimulating the mind and redefining the potential of painted art. With the designers field in mind his latest TripArt is being applied to a range of fabrics, worktops and blinds, giving the architect and interior designer added tools. For more details see the website www.robertdouglasartist.co.uk or contact Robert Douglas at robertdouglasart@aol.com. Tel;- 01273 385000


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BESPOKE FURNITURE TIME How long did this project take? Eighteen weeks. We had a perfect shell to work with which really helped.

Is the furniture bespoke? The majority of the furniture is bespoke and was detailed beforehand. We had samples made of the dining chairs to ensure they were just the right size. The sofa is brilliantly comfortable. Around half of the rugs were made to measure.


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InspIRatIon Design inspiration (any particular style, theme or influences With respect to Design?): The fresh, modern colour palette provides the perfect backdrop for the impressive collection of contemporary art, while traditional styling highlights the period features of the space.

What Was the brief from the client? The clients wanted a home that would suit their lifestyle. They have a fast paced life, and are often in and out of town. They thrive on the buzz of central London. They like to entertain, so the communal rooms had to combine glamour and family home comfort.

Louis Henri Mount Street, Mayfair


Favourite Favourite room The dining room. I like the repetition of the ceiling pattern, it’s so soothing. My favourite feature is the scattered reflection of the rug in the writing desk.


CHALLENGES What Was challenging? Getting the sofa into the apartment was a challenge as access to the property was limited, we couldn’t bring anything through the windows, and stopping traffic on Mount Street would not have been ideal. Nicky Drummond-Brady took our design and created a 10 piece jigsaw puzzle of a sofa which was easily carried in, tada!


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Design Details for the Dining room? The blue and white colour palette used in the dining room was planned from the beginning. The client has a very exciting art and furniture collection, including the enormous steel clad sideboard from Talisman. The rug design was taken from the ceiling and enlarged to play with perspective. The beautiful bay windows are framed by cream silk curtains and blue sheers. This room had really dull shelving units and poor storage solutions, we updated the space by creating hidden storage inside the dado panelling. The bespoke dinner service from Harlequin was made in platinum leaf rather than the standard gold. We had napkins made that pulled out a blue detailing from the ceiling. Colour palette and the reasoning behind it: The apartment is in a listed building with beautiful ceilings and panelling. Choosing the right colour palette was extremely important as I wanted the abundant features to stand out. I used coach line detailing in the main rooms, adding a thin glossy yellow line to the ridge of the mouldings. The blue and white colour palette used in the dining room was planned from the beginning; it complements the client’s wonderful art and furniture collection.

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for the thick, heavy curtains, which cocoon you in the apartment’s period features. The materials used in the master bedroom are pure indulgence; grass cloth walls, satin wool curtains, velvet wool carpet, velvet stool, and fur throw. The rugs in Mount Street were all made from 100% New Zealand wool in velvet or loop design to give the different levels and texture.

the beDroom The clients wanted a dark and restful master bedroom, with blackout curtains. We tried to create a private sanctuary, a place to unwind. The dark tones and soft textures create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is pure indulgence: the grass cloth walls, satin curtains, velvet wool carpet, velvet stool, and fur throw create peace and quiet in central London.

the bathroom The bathroom windows, as with the corridor windows, look out onto a central service courtyard. With all those visible services, I wanted to design a window treatment that made the light well feel as if it was a green space. All the windows looking onto the courtyard feature custom-made blinds the mosaic in the shower room is from Bisazza on Sloane Avenue. The mosaic tiles gave the bathroom some much needed pattern the sheer romans match those around the rest of the light well, it was meant to sit as something that worked with the rest of the house and to give a warm aspect to the room, also bringing in the only colour into the space. > WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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exterior and underwater applications as well as providing superior bond to exterior glue plywood (interior only) and concrete. It is the ultimate thin-set for porcelain and glass tiles.

ith over 50 years of setting industry standards, LATICRETE is the name architects, designers and professional installers know and rely upon.

to the UK construction market with the formation of LATICRETE UK Ltd. With approximately 850 associates worldwide, LATICRETE operates 7 plants in the United States, as well as facilities in UAE, China, India, Singapore, Australia, Norway, Italy, South America and now the UK, to name but a few. Projects that LATICRETE have been involved Walt Disney Corporate Headquarters in Florida. They were involved in the original hotel Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai and the Burj Halifa Tower. China’s Olympic Pool, The Water Cube used the full LATICRETE System. Included in this portfolio is Laticrete’s

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Other recent breakthrough products include mortar that offers both anti- fracture and sound control performance for tile or stone installations; and LATICRETE PermaColorTM grout – a high performance specialist cement based grout that offers maximum color consistency when used in a wide variety of climates and with a multitude of tiles. Full details of the complete product range can be found via the website (www.laticrete. co.uk). design... engineer... construct! LATICRETE UK Ltd is a proud co-sponsor of led competition – Hotel Underground – organised by Class of Your Own (COYO), the UK’s pioneering provider of accredited learning

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programmes for the professional built environment. Run in conjunction with London Underground, the unique James Bond themed competition will see secondary school students from across the UK tasked with creating a signature building design character. London Underground will be providing the location for London’s coolest hideout and 3D survey data for one of its existing operational tube stations, and entrants will be using industry standard ideas to life. July, with projects being developed over the school summer holidays. The winners will Europe’s leading event for the hotel design, development and architectural community. To get involved with Hotel Underground, or for more information, please contact hotelunderground@classofyourown.com or visit www.designengineerconstruct.com For more information about using LATICRETE in your projects please contact email sales@laticrete.co.uk or visit www.laticrete.co.uk


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tonearth specialise in a full range of solid wood and natural stone bathroom furniture. Choose oak for the timeless classic appeal, or dark walnut for a more trendy and luxurious look. We have a fantastic range of statement basins in natural stone to create the “wow” factor. Matching mirrors and storage solutions are available to complete the look.

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sofas and sofa beds Willow and Hall’s sofas and sofa beds are handmade in the West Country and offer quality, comfort and style. Everything is hand-picked, from feet to cushion guarantee. The sofas and sofa beds are made to order by skilled craftsman with over 35 years of experience and customers have an impressively large selection of fabrics to choose from. The sofa beds also come with a 14cm deep open sprung, pocket sprung or memory foam mattress and customers can opt for removable arms if delivery through any tight passageways or awkward stairways is a concern. By cutting out costs associated with shops and showrooms, Willow and Hall is dedicated

to offering truly gorgeous products at reasonable prices, with sofa beds starting from just £630. Their focus on their products is accompanied by a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service: they offer a free 3-4 week delivery to anywhere in the UK Mainland except the Highlands and a 14-day free returns policy. The latest product range of corner sofas and sofa beds offers spacious and comfortable seating solutions for all the family; with an option of a luxurious night’s sleep on a receive a further 5% off all items. For free fabric samples or to order call 0845 163 8236 or visit

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BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for defining community hospital Finchley’s new Memorial Hospital and Walk-in Centre achieves a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, meeting environmental and sustainability targets central to the development of a community hospital.

On the site of the former hospital it features Reynaers façade and fenestration systems throughout, contributing to the energy efficiency of this primary and social care facility for Barnet NHS Trust. A new community hospital designed by Murphy Phillips Architects it fully embraces and sets the standard for the new Department of Health guidance for flexible and adaptable healthcare facilities. The layout is based around generic modular clinical rooms and clusters reflecting the Health Building Notes for Primary and Community Care. Developed as part of a health campus, in conjunction with SHINE, the hospital delivers an environmentally responsible and sustainable contribution to the local surroundings and community.

Bespoke louvre and vent panel arrangements feature Reynaers ES

50 (Eco System) windows combining aesthetic design with energy efficiency. Three variants of CW 50 curtain wall were used including capped, structurally clamped and sloped with attic window inserts included. This ensures that central areas make the best use of natural light while automated openers aid ventilation and air circulation throughout the hospital.

Reynaers fire rated internal screens CS 77-FP E130/E160 are installed throughout key areas with access fire doors delivering safe emergency corridors should the building have to be cleared in the event of an emergency. Vision 50 doors, ideal for high usage, are installed on the main entrance and on busy thoroughfares providing excellent performance with low maintenance. It is also used effectively on internal screens throughout the hospital.

The four-storey development also contains examination and consultation rooms, 49 ensuite bedrooms and administration areas, pharmacy, GP practices, outpatients and

rehabilitation departments and an infusion suite. Completed on time and within budget the hospital has won a number of building accolades including a ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2014 CIBSE Awards and ‘Commended’ in the 2014 Civic Trust Awards.

“On its completion this was the largest hospital procured under the NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust,” said Paul Duffy, Reynaers UK Sales Director. “It is now seen as a model development for similar facilities throughout the country with its exemplar sustainability and environmental credentials in which Reynaers systems played a significant role.”

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Fabricators on the project were Deepdale Solutions who are also a Reynaers Fire Partner and main contractors were Galliford Try South East. For full details contact: Reynaers Limited, Tel: 0121 421 1999, Fax: 0121 421 9797 or email: reynaersltd@reynaers.com.

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understated luxury lifestyle New luxury beach club opens this summer in Rovinj, Croatia 79 A new beach club featuring a waterfront lounge bar has been launched by hotel company Maistra in an idyllic location in Rovinj, Istria – one of the sunniest spots in the Adriatic – bringing to Croatia the latest venture in understated luxury lifestyle.

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With an emphasis on exclusivity and a contemporary aesthetic influenced by the nearby Hotel Monte Mulini, Istria’s first luxury hotel, and Hotel Lone, a member of Design Hotels™, Mulini Beach has been created to seamlessly extend the five-star service beyond the confines of these two sea-facing sister properties. Immersed in nature, the beachside venue is graced with views of the Golden Cape Forest Park and the crystal-clear waters of the Lone Bay, offering a peaceful, scenic setting for relaxation by day or night. Main facilities, including the bar, showers, and changing rooms, are housed in a low-rise pavilion-style structure built in natural stone and sheltered by a beautiful steel pergola-like roof. The low-profile exterior of the building, complemented with Mediterranean plants, has been designed to blend harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. The Mulini Beach bar, with a 50-seat open-air dining area, will transform in the evenings into a low-key cocktail bar, complete with lounge furniture spilling onto the terrace, candlelit tables, and twice-weekly events. Adding to the laid-back atmosphere, ambient music specially curated for the beach will combine with live sessions by resident DJ Rea, who has performed at several well-known international music festivals.

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The food menu is inspired by Croatian and Mediterranean cuisine, and includes oysters, tramezzini sandwiches, fresh salads, as well as snacks popular among locals in summer, such also frozen yogurt with assorted toppings, fruit, and ice-cream, and beverages supplied by selected brands, ranging from juices, smoothies and milkshakes to cocktails, Champagne, and

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Mulini Beach club is part of the Lone Bay beach, a small stretch of coastline which has been redesigned by Croatian studio 3LHD (the architects behind the award-winning design of Hotel Lone) to offer a refreshed and better equipped seaside Frequented by sun-seekers, swimmers, joggers and cyclists, this tranquil recreational area now boasts a new promenade leading towards Rovinj town centre, more eat-in and takeaway

Open daily throughout the summer season, the club will also provide hotel guests with an on-site concierge and complimentary use of stylish sunbeds arranged by the sloping Fitting with the elegance of Hotel Monte Mulini and Hotel Lone’s collaborative design ethos, the chic and trendy uniforms, including peg trousers for female staff, were crafted by Croatian fashion designers I-GLE, the duo responsible for all textiles at Lone, including a bespoke clothes range on sale in

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For more information about Mulini Beach Club please contact Hotel Monte Mulini: +385(0)52 636 000 / montemulini@maistra.hr.


We are seeking retail partners and specifiers for our new r ange of Eco Architectur al Screens. Available in 15 stylish designs, our Eco Panel Architectur al Screens are made using a premium quality manufactured timber board, 9.5mm in thickness and have a beautiful natur al brown patina. They consist of 97% Austr alian plantation hardwood by-product with 3% natur al wax and have a low carbon footprint for maximum eco friendliness. Our Eco Screens are designed to withstand exterior weather conditions and can handle full exposure to the elements. Available in sever al sizes from 1200mm x 600mm to 2400mm x 1200mm, they can be easily mounted onto any fixture, be it a fr ame, wall, fence, gazebo or any other application. They are easily sawn, drilled, screwed or glued and can be treated with an oil, stain or paint finish to greatly enhance any interior or exterior space. Kyoto Garden Art are the exclusive importers for the UK and Europe and will be promoting our Eco Architectur al Screens throughout 2014 with attendances at major garden shows.

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Hospitals can be very intimidating places, especially for children. Most children’s hospitals try to make the environment as inviting as possible, such as by employing primary coloured geometric shapes or introducing aquariums. The pattern of visits to children’s hospitals is changing. Since the treatment of certain childhood-onset diseases can now be managed through till adulthood, the age of children visiting hospitals is increasing and families are spending longer periods in hospital. To cater for these changing patterns, some children’s hospitals are adopting more adventurous and sophisticated design interventions. In Columbus, Ohio, the newly expanded Nationwide Children’s Hospital by FKP Architects and museum interior architects Ralph Appelbaum Associates, has taken on board these changing requirements and delivered an exceptionally ambitious project. The interiors, which are largely inspired by nature, are imaginative and absorbing. At the same time, the size and facilities of patient rooms have been dramatically improved to accommodate family members.

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Altro Whiterock Digiclad offers the option of digitally printed design on wall surfaces, creating impactful and creative graphics. This is achieved by reproducing a photographic image or Vector Art over a whole wall. Using 2.5mm thick Altro Whiterock as its medium, the hard-coat technology of Altro Whiterock Digiclad has scratch-resistant properties for added surface protection. This makes it ideal for environments where durability is paramount. Nationwide Children’s Hospital demonstrates a rigorous understanding of the beneficial effects that thoughtful and inspiring design can have - hopefully sweetening the experience and aiding recovery.

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Architects happy to go with the FlowBar Air Diffusion has launched a range of architecturally designed high capacity linear slot diffusers. Designed to combine a very

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Integral pattern controllers are 600mm in length allowing the airstream to be directed left and right for horizontal and vertical Integrating

high bay applications for heated and/or cooled air.

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Slimport Slimport circular vision frames with their clean lines enhance the appearance of any door. This flush fitting design is available in stainless steel, or zinc plated mild steel ready for colour coating. Now practical vision requirements need not compromise aesthetics. Slimport vision frames with their unique concealed fixing design are the answer. Ideal for luxury office suites, corridor doors, classrooms etc. Rectangular and custom shape vision frames, also available.

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The picture of a wood burning stove is changing. We used to imagine a black square metal box sitting in the more elegant and contemporary. The latest insert stoves from Fondis are built into the wall with big glass windows discretely slides up and into the wall above.

heating as an eco-friendly wood burning stove will immediately boost your SAP rating.

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This 350m2 villa nestled within the picturesque valleys of Puglia in Southern Italy was designed and planned by Paris architect and interior designer Fabrice Bejjani. The project consists of three buildings and perfectly combines Fabrice’s signature style, which is both elegant and discrete, with materials which are typical of the region but employed to give a contemporary feel. The fabrics, walnut wood, white lacquered metal and Trani marble chosen by Fabrice alongside his custom made furniture for the property, create a welcoming and simple ambience and a place to live that is very villa, the hosts and guests can enjoy the region’s great exposure to light as well as the

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First BUILDING THE TRULLO AND THE LAMIA The Trullo is a conical-shaped house typical of the “Murgia die Trulli” area which forms a plateau between the cities of Bari, Brindsi and Taranto in the Apulia region of Southern Italy. The dome is 6m high with walls up to 3m thick and there are two alcoves on either side of shaped house also typical of the region and was restored alongside the Trullo to create a shared living area.

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THE KITCHEN AND THE DINING ROOM The kitchen and dining area opens out onto the three outdoor terrace areas and the garden, creating a space which is both sociable and functional.

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Second BUILDING BEDROOMS 1 TO 4 These four identical adjoining bedrooms each have their own terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside and on the other side they overlook the Trullo and the Lamia.

BATHROOMS All the bathrooms are arranged like a hotel bathroom and are highly functional and easy to use. The bathrooms that pair with bedrooms 1 to 4 have a window that opens onto the bedroom terrace.

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KATARINA line is one of the leading Destination Management Companies in Croatia. We are a premier small ship cruise company with weekly guaranteed departures from the end of April to mid-October from the major tourist centers of ships in four different categories, the cruise line caters to all ages and budgets. KATARINA line itineraries give travellers the chance to explore the stunning natural environment and picturesque, quaint Mediterranean towns while hopping from one island to another. This unique way of travelling and exploring coastal towns is one of the most popular and easy ways to experience the true Croatia. In addition to cruises KATARINA line provides excellent land programs by bus from Zagreb, Croatia's captial - showing the best of the Croatian inland and coastline all the way down to the world famous resort town of Dubrovnik. Our most popular tour is the Croatian Rhapsody tour, unique gastronomy and

web page www.katarina-line.com. KATARINA line also offers a wide range of accommodation facilities not only in Croatia but also in the surrounding and neighboring countries and provides excellent shore excursions to cruise liners in the above ports. Our MICE department is known for providing unique venues and attractive programs throughout the country. A brochure of all the services that are offered by KATARINA line can be found on our website www.katarina-line.com and can also be forwarded to those requesting it by post or email. With more than 20 years of experience, our highly educated team of dedicated travel professionals provides impeccable service and expertise and continue to design and develop unique tours crafted to perfection whether on land or sea.

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BEDROOMS 5 TO 6 These identical suites are more spacious than the other bedrooms and open directly onto a large patio and the swimming pool, with

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Outdoors OUTDOOR DINING AREA The heart of the building is the outdoor dining area which can accommodate up to 14 people, looks out over the stunning views and the swimming pool.

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SWIMMING POOL All the bathrooms are arranged like a hotel bathroom and are highly functional and easy to use. The bathrooms that pair with bedrooms 1 to 4 have a window that opens onto the bedroom terrace.

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Outdoors BARBECUE AREA This area is located between the pool and the garden and is the second outdoor dining area, also accommodating with reed fencing and with stone for the walls and the barbecue.

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OUTDOOR LOUNGE AREA This space is set slightly away from the rest of the house and the bustling pool area; it is the ideal spot to relax. an apĂŠritif.

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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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Klover Smart 120 - A fully automated wood pellet cooker that takes care of heating, hot water and cooking

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During the 14. International Architecture Exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia, Design you Edit is present with its AKU sofas in the Common Room, in the Arsenale. An initiative of VEDE (Venice Design Excellence), which gathers around itself a network of companies designed to enhance the Triveneto manufacturing excellence in design, through the creation of an identity group that gives value and strength to the individual companies. Network of venetian excellences today together, to promote innovation and the enterprise culture in design.

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At Natural Elements Flooring, we’re all about creative, luxurious carpet and design. We have a range of contemporary

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 10 ‘us’ - the ultimate flexible seating solution from Lyndon Design Lyndon Design has unveiled ‘us’ - an infinitely versatile modular seating solution that is suitable for straight and curved configuration in various colours, styles and arrangements. Designed in-house and originating from a bespoke customer order, ‘us’ is ideally suited for corporate areas, from intimate reception lobbies to expansive atrium areas, where breakout spaces are increasingly popular. Its soft rounded form and high level of comfort also extends to the hospitality and leisure sectors, including shopping centres and other public areas. ‘us’ may be specified in a wide variety of fabrics and leathers and comprises single, two and three seat sizes that are available with or without backs. 45° and 90° seating with or without long and short backs are also available, and these enable circular and curved seating designs to be created. For further information contact 01242 584897 or visit www.lyndon.co.uk

Contemporary aluminium room dividers from Draks Creating a contemporary design-led look, the new UK-made stylish aluminium room dividers from Draks are manufactured in the purpose-built, Oxfordshire factory and can be tailored to suit individual schemes. They provide an ideal solution for all interior spaces, whether kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, home offices or living areas. The durable aluminium room dividers run in a rebated track in the floor so the doors become an integral part of the room. Draks uses a spring-loaded, bottom-weighted track system so even large doors have great stability. With the top track acting only as a guide, the dividers can be installed in places with problematic ceiling construction. Draks’ aluminium room dividers are available with a wide choice of mirrored, laminated and coloured glass infills. Frame finishes can be brushed anodised or powder-coated, with RAL colours available, allowing the frame exactly to match individual interiors. For further information on Draks, please visit www.draksonline.co.uk or call 01869 232 989.

106 Kitchen Art have designed and installed bespoke furniture probably for more years than any other showroom in the area, we have gained an extensive depth of knowledge in the design and installation of bespoke furniture achieving exceptional results. We have established a team of professional and skilled team of designers, installers and suppliers. Our designers are experienced and passionate in their work, leading you through the creation of your new room, making sure that your kitchen will not only be aesthetically stunning but also a delight to work in. They use their artistic skills alongside their extensive knowledge to uniquely produce hand drawn designs and artwork. PHONE: 01753 646 631 EMAIL: tricia@kitchenartonline.co.uk WEBSITE: www.kitchenartonline.co.uk

GRIPPLE’S STYLISH SUSPENSION SOLUTION MATCHES MODERN LIGHTING To complement the clean and aesthetic lines of lighting luminaires - now prevalent and highly visible in high-tech minimalist buildings - the innovative UK manufacturer Gripple Limited has an equally sophisticated and attractive suspension solution – the Squeezelock. Created by the inventor of revolutionary suspension systems with numerous functional benefits, the Gripple Squeezelock - displaying its sleek, streamlined ‘barrel’ with a bright plated finish - is designed to suspend all types of lighting and signage with a 5:1 safety factor and a 15kg load rating. The unit’s wire rope exit points enable central, single side, and even dual fixing for balance when the Gripple Y-Fit is used. A hook can also be screwed into the base of the Squeezelock for secure signage suspension. More technical details about the stylish Gripple Squeezelock are available at gripple.com. For further details contact Richard Spooner on 0114 2288 618 or r.spooner@gripple.com

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In the summer of 2011, April Russell was commissioned to carry out the renovation and interior design of a stunning mansion house in the heart of Belgravia, renowned as one of the best addresses in London, and owned by a leading figure in the banking world. The client had a vast collection of stunning artwork thanks to his wife, a renowned collector of modern art and sculpture, and wanted his home to reflect this. Interested in updating their home to match their maturing tastes, the client’s brief was twofold, combining architecture and interior design. The architectural brief included a reconfiguration of the layout, both in new spaces and old; to create a striking and unified look to the Grade II listed

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property. Meanwhile, the interior design brief was to contemporise, whilst retaining the original listed regency features, and enhancing the client’s extensive collection of modern artwork and sculpture. April said: “As we grow, it is only natural that our tastes change, and that we will want to update our homes to reflect this. Early in my client’s married life they collected antiques and 18c and 19c paintings. When they were re-thinking their interiors, they were also rethinking their art collection. The new works obtained through this project comprise mostly of new young artists, so it was important that the interior design remain fresh to reflect this.” The project required substantial remodelling of the lower ground floor, building down to create a sub-basement for a new state of the art cinema room and, below this, a cellar with a wine vault. Existing features within the property were magnified, with half-landings extended outwards at the rear to give extra space for the growing art collection. Outside, permission was obtained to construct a small bespoke Orangery structure, creating a link from the drawing room to the external terrace.

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On the ground floor a new entrance was made to the dining area, a skylight was added over the dining table, and the kitchen was moved up to the mezzanine level. April said: “As the house is in central London, I avoided pastel colours, instead choosing rich tones on the entertaining floors. These colours were chosen because they blend well with the art, allowing it to really speak for itself. “Lighting and paint finishes were paid special attention to with textured walls and unique effects panels used to add interest. The

kitchen and dining area have innovative quartz surfaces and metal finishes for a really beautiful, unexpected finish. We used

My favourite was the cinema room, where the walls were covered in fabric to give a textured, tactile finish, whilst also providing soundproofing. a specialist painter known for pearlescent techniques on the walls to create a bouncing of light to really open up the room.

“Each room had its own personality, and its own identity. My favourite was the cinema room, where the walls were covered in fabric to give a textured, tactile finish, whilst also providing soundproofing. Stunning and practical!” April has previously described her work as building on a canvas, layer upon layer. With this project she deconstructed the layers, stripping back the house to what it should be – a space both textural and raw, offset by an exquisite collection of artwork for an illuminating finish.

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Bring a Bit of British Back into your Home....Feel Luxury Scottish Highland wool beneath your feet Glen Shee is the first product to be launched as part of Kingsmead Carpets’ Highland Fleece range. Glen Shee, a flagship product, is 100% British made and is now available from local retailers offering 20 colour ways to suit any room and decor. Kingsmead Carpets was established over 40 years ago with its heritage linking back to the Ayrshire town of New Cumnock. Glen Shee is a truly innovative product that has emerged from one of the oldest and most traditional industries made from Highland wool fleece taking the company back to its roots. From calm neutrals like Stone, Pebble and Marble to vibrant bold Rioja, Lima and Aubergine it adds a touch of British heritage into your home complimenting any decor from a classic to contemporary theme. Officially launched last September it is now available at Kingsmead Carpets approved retailers at a RRP of £40 per m2. To view the range and to find your nearest retailer visit www.kingsmeadcarpets.co.uk

John Beavan mastered the methods required to make sympathetic replications of historical pieces over years of using age old techniques & antiquated hand tools. Having being commissioned by one of his most inventive private clients who took inspiration from Henry Holland’s Regency Furniture Collection in Southill Park, Bedfordshire, John meticulously restyled some of most defined and detailed Regency furniture pieces. With these pieces vended in Sotheby’s London and later Christie’s New York, launching John as an internationally recognised 21st century cabinet maker and one of Britain’s finest craftsmen. Each piece from John’s workshop is unique and individual proving authenticity and traceability that their piece is made in England by John Beavan, a ‘Sculptural Work of Art’ which makes his furniture more sought after and more valuable

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 10 Enfield Speciality Doors Enfield Speciality Doors has been manufacturing flush timber doors, for many years. We specialise in making bespoke fire doors, acoustic doorsets and security doors which are made to your exact requirements. You can choose from a wide range of finishes such as wood veneers or laminates for a traditional or a modern appearance – the choice is yours! Our doors are ideal for both new-build or refurbishment projects and we’ve even made doors for Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover TV programme. Whether you’re an interior designer or a self-builder, why not contact us or request a copy of our new brochure, to create the doors of your dreams. www.enfielddoors.co.uk sales@enfielddoors.co.uk 020 8805 6662

The QUADRO QU22 basin & unit Specialising in compact bathroom design, Saneux recently launched the QU22 basin + unit - an outstanding fresh addition to the highly successful QUADRO range. The short projection of the basin in combination with the minimalistic, handleless design of the unit make it an excellent choice for anyone who is looking to save on space without compromising on style or function. The QU22 basin is made of high quality ceramic and has an amazing 22cm projection. Since it is glazed on the front and back, it is reversible and therefore gives you the option for a left or right hand configuration. The matching unit is available in both floor and wall mounted versions two popular colours - white gloss and cashew. The handleless design makes it a joy to clean just as the soft-close door mechanism makes the operation quiet and safe for the kids. SANEUX 0800 1973 800 www.saneux.com

112 THE GLASS WIPE BOARD COMPANY We are the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of the BowlPhish range of glass writing boards for the office or home. Choose our simple clear glass dry wipe board with fixings (as shown)… or opt for magnetic with hidden fixings in any size or colour you like… alternatively, our versatile freestanding FreeStyle Ultra. British made and quality second to none, we offer a lifetime surface guarantee. For expert advice or quotations, call 0800 028 9560 or visit www.theglasswipeboardcompany.com

Concrete effect tiles Synthetic is a brand new range from Solus Ceramics that interestingly blends some of the colours found in traditional terracotta tiles with the contemporary textures of cement. The range features six chalky colours including beige, grey and taupe, and is available in six versatile sizes. Synthetic is the perfect marriage of rustic charm and urban chic. Samples are available on request. T: 0121 753 0777 E: sales@solusceramics.com W:www.solusceramics.com

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James Latham has added three new colours to its exclusive range of Engineered Fibreboard, Valchromat, an innovative and award winning material which is already proving extremely popular within the UK shop fitting, education and furniture manufacturing sectors.

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With a total of 11 bold and impactful colours now making up the portfolio, including Grey, Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue and Green, Valchromat offers almost limitless decorative applications. Plus, as well as the interior design and furniture making sectors, it’s also proving to be popular option in the children’s sector for both toys and furniture, having been approved by the British Standards Association. Valchromat is a completely unique fibreboard, in that the colour runs throughout the entire board. This highly effective and impactful result is achieved by adding organic dyes and a specially formulated resin to the wood fibre before pressing. Andrew Wright, Director of James Latham commented, “We have a history and expertise in bringing new and innovative products to the UK market and Valchromat ticks all the boxes for us. It has already proved to be extremely popular , not only within the shop fitting and furniture making sectors but also within hospitality, education and commercial interiors as well as for exhibitions. “

In addition to its unique appearance, Valchromat boasts a number of time and cost saving features and benefits; It’s easy and quick to finish - no edging is required - and being moisture and UV resistant, non- toxic and load resistant, the possibilities for use are endless. Plus, scratches and marks on the finished product go largely unnoticed because the colour runs evenly throughout the board. Valchromat is available in the following board sizes; 2500mm x 1850mm/1250mm and in 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 25mm and 30mm thicknesses. James Latham now offers one of the UK’s widest ranges of innovative surface solutions - all available from one supplier - and directly from stock at all nine of its nationwide panel distribution sites. All wood used in the manufacture of Valchromat is FSC certified and is sourced from forest waste, residue from timber mills, pine and recycled pine. For more information on Lathams full range of surface materials please phone 0116 257 3415, e-mail marketing@lathams.co.uk or visit www.lathamtimber.co.uk WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 10 The Award Winning Button-fix is the must have fixing! Button-fix is an extra strong, secret fixing for panels. It is already being used by furniture manufacturers, fit-out companies and bathroom installers. It’s easy to align and fit with the Button part of the fixing safely locking home with a ‘click’! Which type of Button or Fix depends on your particular application! Button-fix has been designed to be incredibly strong and has been tested and certified by independent test house ‘Sandberg.’ You can now buy Button-fix from our many UK distributors as well as those based in Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Cyprus, India, New Zealand and Australia. Call to action if needed W: www.button-fix.com E: info@button-fix.com T: +44(0)20 8150 7190. “Officine Gullo - ‘the Home Professional Kitchen’! Producing kitchen appliances and furniture in Florence, Tuscany since the 1970’s the brand is opening a dedicated showroom on the Kings Road, London in Winter 2014. All ranges and kitchen furniture are produced from 2.5mm thick stainless steel and either painted or finished to the clients specific requirements. Complete kitchens, range cookers, island range cookers, cooker hoods, sinks, taps, butcher blocks and splash backs are just some of the items in the company portfolio! So if you are looking for something different for your kitchen look no further than Officine Gullo! Showroom at 570 Kings Road, London, SW6 2DY. Open in Winter 2014. Tel - 0800 032 0226

114 Since 1979, established by Mel McNally, The Irish Pub Company, MJ Architecture & Design and McNally Design reaches around the globe specialising in hospitality designs. Projects involving interior designers, architects, artists, project management and site supervision. The Design Culture is to create a unique and interesting environment on time and within budget that adds value and enhances the brand for the operator. The company’s international presence, depth of experience enables them to identify design trends at a global level. “We move ideas into reality respecting the vision of our client” The company recently launched an online design service www.pubsclubsbarsworldwide.com Offices: Dublin, Atlanta USA, Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tel: 353 1 293 4300 Email: info@irishpubcompany.com or oshaughnessy@mcnallydesign.com

Introducing the Signature Collection by Patternation. UK based surface designer Heather Bareham combines her favourite techniques of hand crafted cutwork and drawing, mixed with digital technology to create exquisitely patterned home and gift products. Signature Collection features the New Design Britain Award winning Gold Mosaic. The designs have evolved from an eclectic mix of decorative ceramics, mosaics and jewellery. Each and every pattern originates from a uniquely hand crafted design, cut to perfection by Heather, using only a scalpel. When placed over different coloured backgrounds, shadows created add an illusion of depth. This effect is captured with photography and with the use of digital manipulation these images are transformed into luxuriously unique repeat patterns ready to be printed. All papers are printed digitally in the UK to the highest possible standard. www.patternation.co.uk info@patternation.co.uk To speak to Heather directly - 07801942446 Studio 10, Saltburn Artist’s Studios, 32 Marske Rd, Saltburnby-the-Sea, UK, TS12 1QG

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 10 Design your perfect bathroom from Vessini The Vessini range by Abacus Manufacturing Group has got everything you need for the ultimate beautiful bathroom. Exciting products include shower and bath screens, brassware, sanitaryware, baths and furniture and all boast beautiful design and technical perfection. All glass in the bespoke doors, panels, and shower and bath screens ranges, is safety toughened and, with the range of hinges, handles and accessories, and Abacus’ ability to manufacture glass in almost any size or thickness, there are infinite possibilities to create a beautiful, flexible space. Innovations include water-saving solutions, the Easi-box valve system, high-strength Armour Plus acrylic for baths. For further information, please visit www.abacusdirect.co.uk or call 0845 8 50 50 40. Take the hi-line with internal doors Specifiers looking for real veneered doors that embody the natural beauty of wood, while at the same time providing a truly consistent grain and colour, should look to the new HiLine range from Vicaima. As with all Vicaima doors a full range of performance and glazing specifications can be accommodated, including FD30 and FD60 fire rated, Secured by Design (SBD) and acoustic options. Products are available in doors only or door and frame assemblies for rapid and complete installation options. The Vicaima Hi-line range presents a modern solution for apartments, commercial premises and leisure projects. For further details on this or other products from the Vicaima interior door collections, visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com Alternatively, call 01793 532333 for additional information.

116 AUSTRIAN DESIGN DUO INTRODUCE A NEW KIND OF LUXURY TO UK WITH 21 PIECE FURNITURE COLLECTION Inspired by the stripped back design of alpine chalets, Peter Daniel and Nicole Horn, the two Viennese designers behind stuben21, set about creating a bespoke furniture collection that celebrates clean forms free from ornamentation. The result is an eye-catching collection that is functional, comfortable and stylish. In this collection function takes centre stage: from the stainless steel footrests to the subtly positioned drawers, the pieces are made to be used and serve the comfort of the user. The Chess Table is a prime example of the collection’s intelligent design: fuss-free, it works equally well as a beautiful coffee table. The dining table is the focus of the collection: a central meeting place and the heart of any home. It is made for everyday life, but is by no means commonplace; this is bespoke furniture, made with honest and sustainable materials. For more information please contact Rebecca Brennan at LDR LONDON Rebecca@ldrlondon.com | 0207 851 6629

COMPACMEL PLUS, THE WOODBASED COMPACT What if you could have a product that does the same, at a price that can be up to a 40% cheaper? Finsa has recently launched CompacMel Plus: a compact, high density wooden fibreboard with excellent mechanical properties and a high strength melamine coating. CompacMel Plus is a cost effective alternative to solid grade laminate used in so many public usage and contract situations. CompacMel Plus covers a great variety of applications –public area toilet cubicles, lockers, hospitality furniture, shopfitting, wall cladding and work surfaces, to name just a few. CompacMel Plus is available in 18 fascinating colours and in a standard format of 2440x2100x12 mm. For further information please call 0151 651 2400 or e-mail uk@finsa.com.

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HUDSON TAKE CARE OF YOU London based building and renovating company.


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“It doesn’t matter how big or small the job is. We always ensure minimum disruption and that we leave your premises clean and tidy following our works. I always expect the job to be done right the first time and so do my team.”

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Signature Collection Wallpapers by Patternation. UK Based Surface Design, producing exquisitely patterned home and gift products. CALL OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE NOW TEL - Heather Bareham – 07801 942 446 WEBSITE www.patternation.co.uk


Firing imaginations for over 30 years...

Over 30 years of British design and engineering have gone into creating the UK’s most comprehensive range of high quality woodburning, solid-fuel, gas and electric stoves and fireplaces.

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THE ART OF DESIGN ISSUE 10 SCHOOL ORDERS SECOND BESPOKE TWINFIX CANOPY St Mary Magdalene School in Milton Keynes were so impressed with the first canopy that Twinfix designed, built and installed for them that they very quickly requested another! Like many schools, the staff had some particular requirements to be accommodated: they wanted to include a pathway adjacent to the school at one end and they were keen for the children to be able to use the canopy whatever the weather. With some 24 years’ experience the Twinfix Technical Team had no problems designing a canopy to suit both their needs and their budget. An obstruction-free footpath was created by offsetting the uprights nearest to the building some 1.3 metres in from the roof edge. The pathway was then defined by installing a colourful fence with a gate access, creating a secure area for play. The 3.5 metre wide duo-pitch canopy is nearly 20 metres long and is glazed with 16mm opal multiwall polycarbonate glazed into the Twinfix Multi-Link-Panel NF. The opal tint was chosen in order to help reduce solar heat build-up and maintain a comfortable temperature within the canopy whilst the blue powder coated aluminium frame will not rust should it get the odd scratch and it should never require repainting. As we write this we are now back on site for the third time – this time to install a walkway to connect two of the school’s buildings! Twinfix Limited Tel: 01925 811311 Fax: 01925 852955 Email: enquiries@twinfix.co.uk Website: http://www.twinfix.co.uk/

124 The English House light fittings are equally at home in every period of building from Tudor manor to minimalist modern studio, and from intimate rooms to large public spaces. These light fittings are handmade in England. They have a classical simplicity, and have been designed by Charles Morris, who has a national reputation for architecture which combines the best qualities of traditional form and materials with a subtle contemporary touch. The English House lights draw on a tradition of the Arts & Crafts movement of a century ago, when architects such as Lutyens and Voysey would design every part of their buildings, including light fittings. Like them, Charles Morris is a member of the Art Workers Guild. It is this Arts & Crafts connection which defines their robust construction and simple, honest form. This is a unique range of designs which, by avoiding a known style, draws upon beauty of line, which is timeless and feels artofdesign1/2page:98 27/1/14 09:17 Page 1 right wherever it is found. Contact: Charles Morris.

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Modern concrete style at 100% Design Solus Ceramics are excited to introduce Precast at 100% Design, a brand new porcelain range that blends the aesthetics of concrete with notes of delicate natural veining and mild speckles. A versatile system, this range is available in a broad choice of formats, thicknesses and finishes which allows the user to apply Precast to a wide variety of applications from commercial to private project architecture. Precast has been designed to be used in multiple settings which means that it can be applied to floors, walls and wet rooms as well as adjoining indoor and outdoor environments. Visit Solus Ceramics at stand E50. T: 0121 753 0777 E: sales@solusceramics.com W:www.solusceramics.com

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Margam Jones is a company manufacturing bespoke hand- made accessories for high end interior designers. These include tassels, tiebacks, ropes, trimmings and cushions. We avail ourselves of the skills of the highest standard of workmanship of our talented team which includes experts in glass, wood and metal. We have a vast array of colour in yarn, leather, suede and beads along with a host of other materials to create our luxury products to match and co-ordinate with all styles of interiors. Our website shows various ranges of our products used widely by interior designers for hotels and residences as well as by designers in the fashion industry for key rings, jewellery, belts and bags.

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THE MODERN WALLCOVERING SOLUTION THAT’S BOTH DURABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Glasstex, is the most widely used fibre glass wallcovering in the UK, giving attractive pattern textures, unlimited colour schemes, Class ‘0’ fire certification and virtually unbeatable hardwearing durability.

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Many hotel groups have used Glasstex in public areas and bedrooms. It’s not just national hotel groups who have used Glasstex, many independent hoteliers have used the product.

Glasstex is ecologically sound, and truly comes into its own in Healthcare, Nursing Home and hospital environments. The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is the largest cancer treatment centre in Europe, this means there is a very large volume of people entering The Christie on a daily basis. Bob Higginbotham, Head of Facilities Management at The Christie said: The main corridors are in the older part of the hospital and as such have seen much repair and patching up over the years and at best were looking tired. The brief to our architects was to come with a solution that would be durable, decorative, cost effective and minimise disruption both now and on a maintenance basis. They came up with the Glasstex system, and this has turned out to more than fit the criteria. The ease of application meant that the corridors could be decorated quickly on a night shift without causing disruption to the day to day running of the hospital.

Kings of Weymouth Mrs L King Managing Director of the group said: We have used Glasstex for many years in our hotels, bars and restaurants. The product is excellent, it is exceptionally hard wearing so ideal for busy public areas but also suitable for the bedrooms.

The finished system has completely upgraded the corridors and given a modern and pleasant look to what are probably the busiest areas in the hospital, and facilitating ease of maintenance. Glasstex, Designed to offer a lifetime of pattern, colour and paint finish options.

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The product is excellent, it is exceptionally hard wearing so ideal for busy public areas but also suitable for the bedrooms.


Royalty Range Aluminium Guttering

RAINWATER SYSTEMS

The new Royalty range from Stormguard Rainwater Systems gives Architects and Designers innovative and exciting options on guttering. With our Royalty range you can transform guttering into an attractive main feature enhancing the appearance of any property and increasing its value.

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PANORAMIC VIEWS OF LONDON FROM PARAMOUNT HOUSE For many years 162-170 Wardour Street was the London headquarters of Paramount Studios, located at the heart of the capital’s music, film and advertising industry. However, in 2011 this seven-storey building within Soho’s Conservation Area, was acquired by award winning residential developer, Amazon Property, with the intention of converting the 21,500 sq ft mixed-use office/ retail space into residential apartments, making this one of the capital’s most sought after office-to-residential conversions. The internal reconfiguration and refurbishment has created 15 high specification apartments, including a luxury penthouse with panoramic views of the London skyline. Many of the original attractive features of this 1930’s designed building have been retained, including the metal casement frames with lead light glazing and timber sash windows. However, as with any city centre location offering a 24:7 society, noise has to be effectively contained if a peaceful environment is to be achieved. A solution was found using Selectaglaze’s bespoke range of secondary windows. The frames have high performance seals and are tailor made to ensure the tightest fit.

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Independent acoustic tests demonstrate very significant levels of noise attenuation, typically 45dB, and the glazing also provides much improved thermal insulation. This, together with the removal of draughts, leads to increased comfort and reduced energy demand. Over 200 horizontal and vertically sliding windows were produced in a matt black finish to complement the interior design and toughened safety glass was used throughout.

The windows are fully fabricated in the factory which allows rapid installation and Selectaglaze worked closely with contractor ISG to meet a phased programme and be part of a successful and attractive development. Founded in 1966 and a Royal Warrant Holder since 2004 Selectaglaze Ltd. has considerable experience of working in buildings of all styles including Listed and traditional. The Company produces an extensive range of literature and guidance notes covering acoustics,

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thermal performance and added security and offers both a technical advisory service and a RIBA approved CPD Seminar to architects 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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The emperor 200… Luxury, SophiSTicaTion and ergonomic comforT wiThouT compromiSe. Hand built to your requirements, the Emperor 200 is the ultimate computer workstation with several exclusive features such as touch powered leather seat, up to 3 x 27” sound! Be bold and unique! £ 29,633 www.mwelab.com

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each car tuned by Brabus is one of a kind, and so is each safe manufactured by stockiNger as it is custom-made to meet the client’s most sophisticated needs. Following the Brabus’ motto “expect the unexpected” stockiNger has created a unique product which harmoniously combines secure technology and luxurious elegance of design. the exclusive “Brabus sv12” safe edition is limited to 25 pieces. £87,947 www.stockinger.com

MB&F presents Horological Machine No3 Frog. Haute horlogerie is a very restrained and serious business; however one of Maximilian Büsser’s main goals in creating MB&F was to bring a child’s sense of awe and playfulness into high-end watchmaking. £62,723 www.mbandf.com

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Bringing Chivalrous serviCes to the world’s leading names, sinCe 1872 S.T.Dupont’s Blazon collection embodies the four core values of chivalry, symbolised by a coat of arms emblazoned with the famous D. The initial D is a powerful emblem of Dupont, which perpetuates the House’s traditions and evokes the brand’s essential heritage. It symbolises S.T.Dupont’s commitment to luxury, rooted in its fascinating history and sculpted by masters of rare and precious arts – as rare and precious as the materials used to create the Blazon collection, and which endow it with timeless beauty.

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Clive Christian no. 1 for women Costing 90% less than the most expensive perfume in the world is by Clive Christian again. Clive Christian No. 1 has a scent for men and for women. What makes it expensive is the bottle, made out of crystal, it has a neck that is made out of 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver. Aside from that, it is made from a combination of bergamot, orris, sandalwood, natural gum resin, vanilla, and ylang ylang extract. But since these ingredients are not available year round, it is not so easy to come up with this brilliant fragrance. Clive Christian No. 1 for women £1,296 For further information visit www.clive.com


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A PLACE, A WATCH, A LEGEND The Racing Drivers Watch From Daytona to the Cosmo Graph Daytona, a Passion For Speed The tradition of epic motor racing in Daytona persisted on the beach until the late 1950s. It has continued on the Daytona International Speedway, a veritable temple of speed built in 1959 as one of the first Super Speedways in the world. Every year, this gigantic amphitheatre of modern times, 4 kilometres in circumference, with 31-degree banked turns which allow breathtaking acceleration, hosts automobile races as thrilling and prestigious as the Daytona 500 and the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The most experienced racing drivers rate the latter, 24-hour endurance race – the American equivalent of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – as one of the most difficult in the world.

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Daytona International Speedway inherited one of the most formidable histories of speed and motor racing, and gave its name to the chronograph Rolex dedicated in 1963 to racing drivers and motor sport enthusiasts: the COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA. An innovative chronograph noted for the excellent legibility of its functions thanks to highly contrasting counters and its tachymetric scale, which was no longer on the dial but positioned on the bezel. Its sporty appearance, as usual for Rolex watches, was the result of functional considerations intended to respond to the wearer’s needs and to make the watch the best instrument for measuring time and speed on the racing track.

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GUCCI TIMEPIECES & JEWELRY INTRODUCES LIMITED-EDITION SERIES OF THE GUCCI HANDMASTER AUTOMATIC TIMEPIECE WITH POWER RESERVE The Automatic Gucci Handmaster collection from Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry embodies a new breed of exclusive watches from the House. This range has a strong classical feel and showcases quality movements with premium materials, including an 18kt pink gold case. Available for men and women in a series of 25 limited-edition pieces, the Gucci Handmaster is an elegant way to mark the Holiday season. watchmaking atelier in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The result is a sophisticated timepiece in striking tones of black and warm pink gold. The dial offers a stylish take on the sundial form to establish a classical look, whilst the inclined and polished lines of the pink gold case and the attention to detail timepiece. Internally the watch is equipped with features a GP3300 automatic movement with 46-hour power reserve whilst women can enjoy a GP2700 automatic movement with 36-hour power reserve. These quality components are visible through the transparent case back that shows the internal mechanics of the timepiece and the oscillating weight engraved with The diamante motif also appears on the black sun-brushed dial, which is overlaid with pink gold Roman numerals. On date functionality is displayed all presented within 26.5 x 27.5mm larger 32.5 x 33mm size, shows a more masculine allure. Two additional sub-dials, for the power reserve and small second the Gucci Handmaster is a coordinating black crocodile leather strap, which sports equestrian world. The Gucci Handmaster is a pure expression of these exclusive pink gold timepieces comes with a special presentation box in Guccissima leather enhancing the uniqueness of these pieces.


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THE GUCCI FINE JEWELRY COLLECTION Gucci’s Fine Jewelry collection is a testament to the House’s expert capabilities, offering creations that express a luxurious palette of precious stones and sophisticated designs. Within this range are a handful of exclusive, order-only items that embody the peak of Gucci Jewelry’s artistry, creativity and craftsmanship. These precious pieces draw on the elegant shapes and forms of the iconic Gucci Jewelry items, elevating them to their most exclusive form. The jewels showcase exciting combinations of colors, custom-cut stones or precious gems, created by Gucci jewelry goldsmiths and experienced gemologists. This prestigious circle of artisans is located in the House’s jewelry ateliers in central & northern Italy, exclusive Fine Jewelry piece is made to order only and typically requires hundreds of hours of handiwork, and can take up to six months to create. Gucci Jewelry extends these same levels of respect and quality across all its

Gucci Jewelry artisans harness their savoir-faire to create unique pieces that showcase their expertise and mastery. The Bamboo and Horsebit collections, with their sinuous forms and geometric planes are particularly suited to glittering new treatments. The Bamboo range has been adorned with a new palette of gems including rare black spinels, elegant brown diamonds or glamorous lavender > WWW.THEARTOFDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM

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sapphires while the Horsebit ensemble has been embellished with a combination of turquoise and white diamonds or coral and lavender sapphires. Bamboo earrings are set with dramatic black spinels, a generous 12.30 carats of these unusual stones, whose qualities are similar to that of rubies. The matching Bamboo bracelet is fashioned with a luxurious 30 carats, representing the very height of modern evening glamour. A softer allure emerges when the bracelet’s geometric form is clad in 710 lavender sapphires, offering 32.80 carats of sparkling gems. A third interpretation is irresistibly chic, marrying 22.15 single one of the gemstones is brilliant cut to reveal 57 facets, before being densely set and secured with handmade griffes. This most demanding level of jewelry production requires extraordinary gem-setting expertise, notably in color mapping and ensuring each surface is uniform, yet dazzling. designs, which are similarly transformed with exclusive stones. A pendant necklace and matching drop earrings display long, tapered forms that offer great creative potential. Luminous, marbled turquoise is paired with brilliant white diamonds and 18kt white gold or expressed in warm shades of polished coral, 18kt pink gold and lavender sapphires. These jewelry artworks are the highest manifestation of Gucci’s longstanding tradition of personalized luxury, honoring artisanal skills whilst pushing forward the boundaries of modern jewelry craftsmanship.


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