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Luxury Homes


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Infiniti by Trans-Continental is a contemporary lifestyle weatherproof sofa collection, manufactured in Europe. Infiniti is versatile; it looks and feels like indoor furniture, but amazing technology makes it also suitable for outdoor use too. Infiniti is furnished in unique Nautilex material, which boasts all-weather, UV resistant and waterproof properties. Coated with a protective finish; it’s specially designed to be easily cleaned. The interior framework of Infiniti is fully weatherproof; specially constructed from water-resistant materials.

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“We started manufacturing luxury headboards but we soon were being asked to create matching beds, so we created our own storage design and now we are going from strength to strength” Our concept starts with the headboard because that is usually the focal point in the room. The bed base is less of the part that is seen but just as important. Although we are an upholstery company we always start with the carpentry aspect of the piece. The upholstery element will only be as good as the framework. Our 2 lead joiners have over 50 years combined experience in joinery, and we hand manufacture everything from bed slats to covering buttons and hand threading. But it’s the extra bespoke options that our customers like. The customisation of the bed and headboard so it is really truly bespoke. One of a kind. We have over 200 personally selected fabrics from opulent velvets to comforting cottons. We offer 4 different foot styles and 4 colours.

With the different design options the combinations can seem limitless. We deliver all over the UK and we have a large client list of interior designers who know and trust our products. We also work with developers who want to add a touch of luxury to their projects. We can upholster with COM and work to bespoke designs and drawings. Based on the feedback we receive from our customers, our products exceeded their expectations. This is fundamentally important to us because we have a great deal of recommendations and repeat custom. We are an internet company and our production premises are based in the midlands so our costs and overheads are kept to a minimum. We can then pass these savings onto our customers who want a luxury item without having to pay excessive prices for a central London show room. For more information please visit our website or contact us and we will be happy to help.

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CONTENTS 8

Rue Bonaparte

Inspired by the creator’s vision, Gérard Faivre Paris transforms Parisian apartments and properties as ready-to-live works of art. Comfort, luxury and originality, this revolution has a name: Art Homes.

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Ebury Square

This deluxe two-bedroom pied-a-terre with three bathrooms is situated in the exclusive Ebury Square development.

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II BY IV DESIGN

Founded in 1990 by partners Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook, II BY IV DESIGN is a creative studio that you know, only if you’re in the know.

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The Art Of Luxury

Our bi-monthly selection of luxury items for you to enjoy.

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WORDS: Gérard Faivre Paris

PHOTOS: Gérard Faivre Paris

Art Homes by Gérard Faivre Paris

Inspired by the creator’s vision, Gérard Faivre Paris transforms Parisian apartments and properties as ready-to-live works of art. Comfort, luxury and originality, this revolution has a name: Art Homes.

The Art Homes concept consists of creating and selling apartments decorated by Gérard Faivre as works of art. Unique To create an original work of art, Gérard Faivre takes his inspiration from the soul of each home. For

“I am neither architect, neither decorator, nor a real-estate professional.” – Gérard Faivre

Faivre, each place is simultaneously a blank page and a source of inspiration. Depending on the place’s atmosphere, the artist looks for the perfect decoration that he completes with pieces of art, tailor-made creations or vintage furniture.


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Luxury By selecting only prestigious addresses, designer sofas and masterpiece paintings, nothing is left to chance. Quality is a must and every single detail is chosen with the utmost attention. If furnishing is his passion, renovation is his strength. Transforming old apartments into prestigious homes is one of Gerard Faivre’s main talents/ Beyond the decoration, he also chooses electronic equipment and home automation systems with careful attention. For Faivre, the cosmetic appearance is just as important as the practical aspect: an apartment is and should remain, above all else, a place to live.

Ready-to-live Between the time it takes looking for a property to acquire, then refurbishing and decorating, people often have to wait at least two years before being able to fully enjoy their new home. Gérard Faivre aims to reduce this process to a maximum of two months: this is the reason why his creations are ready-to-live in immediately. The idea is simple: it combines maximum pleasure with minimum trouble. GÉRARD FAIVRE PARIS offers the opportunity to move into an exceptional residence without the usual constraints, while also including a dedicated concierge service similar to the best Parisian five star hotels.

Gérard FAIVRE is a virtuoso of metamorphosis who gives a contemporary feel to properties that are full of history.


10 Every house is unique, has been rethought and decorated in harmony with the history of the building, its former owners, its location or quite simply according the inspiration of GĂŠrard Favre. Despite their vast variations in design, they all have one thing in common, they are ready to live in: the new owners need only pack their cases and move in.


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Who is Gérard Faivre? As told by Gérard Faivre... “People say that I am always in a hurry, but in fact I

Of course I am no Van Gogh nor Matisse but,

am rather patient! I had to wait more than 15 years to

coming from the North like these two major

practice the profession I had always dreamt of doing: interior and exterior design. With resignation and a tinge of sadness, I had to

artists, I understood immediately that my idea of paradise on earth was to be found between a palm tree and an olive-tree.

give up my studies of architecture to manage the family business after the early death of my father.

When we bought our first house, I restructured and

During many long years, I ran ready-to- wear clothing

decorated it according to my taste which leans

factories. Thanks to this experience which I did not

towards contemporary art. It was not even finished

choose, I learned to love beautiful materials and

when some of my friends requested to buy it. We

harmonious proportions. My eye and my hands

refused to sell it until I found another well-located

improved in keenness and know-how.

“bastide” that need to be entirely renovated. From then on, I was hooked. I finally found a way to make

In my shops, you could find a guiding line that told

my teenage dreams come true. And this is how I

a story just with clothes and accessories that I had

became the creator of this global art of living which

selected with utmost care. I am still telling stories

I continue to create in the properties that I buy and

with my homes in Provence: my first stay in the south

sell. My approach is totally original because I create a

of France was dazzling.

universe which I really love.


12 Unlike my decorator friends, I do not work for a client and do not have to compromise with demands and preferences imposed by somebody else: I propose a finished product, a home thought out in its smallest details, where one can move in within 24 hours. It is a global vision and my own signature that I put on the market.I do not like the French expression « clefs en main » (turnkey) which could qualify my work, for it is reductive and underlines a mercantile procedure.

It is for me alone that I draw the blueprints, design the floor-plan, and imagine the architecture and decor. The happiness I feel in undertaking and finishing each project is a concrete, tangible pleasure which visitors can feel when they enter the main gate of the property. The decision to buy comes quickly. One falls in love with a house immediately, passionately or not at all.” WWW.GERARDFAIVREPARIS.COM


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Affordable Designer Furniture and Lighting Buster

Rosenburg Chandelier

Raiden Pendant Light

Alveare Modular Pendant

Linear

Designer furniture and lighting that’s affordable to everyone is the company mantra of MY Furniture. Based in Nottingham, online furniture retailer www.my-furniture.com have been working hard at developing new ranges of sofas and lighting to add to their wide and varied product offering which includes Industrial, French vintage, Outdoor, Living and Dining room, Bedroom, Bathroom and Kitchen furniture and an exclusive range of mirrored furniture. There are six new ranges of sofas, designed and developed by their expert team in Nottingham, that are not only stunning but offer incredible value. These include: Buster - This classic, deepbuttoned chesterfield design sofa looks beautiful in traditional or

contemporary interiors. Priced from £649.99. Linear - Starting at £699.99, the Linear sofa is a timeless design that will look great in a contemporary home or loftstyle apartment. The spectacular new range of pendant lights offer solutions to both commercial and residential installations, without breaking the bank. If your client is on a tight budget but still wants a show stopping centre piece, then look no further than the new MY Furniture range: Rosenburg Chandelier – A breathtaking statement piece featuring 138 solid crystal balls, priced at £329.99. Alveare Modular Pendant – taken from the Latin for hive, Alveare is a modular lighting system that can be

hung individually or in multiples allow for infinite combinations and effects. Priced at £49.99. Raiden Pendant Light – the combination of chromed crown bulb, hexagonal filament and perforated shade creates a stellar geometric projection on ceilings and walls. Priced at £53.99. MY Furniture offer a 10% discount on retail prices for Trade Accounts. Visit www.my-furniture.com to apply.


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MIA

With its young and attractive line, its wide range of finishes, Mia becomes the suitable kitchen to the everyday lifestyle. The finishes, ranging from tranchĂŠs to ashes, from wood essences to malta and plain colours, emphasize its metropolitan and always versatile character, everchanging.

Customization, the key word. Decisive is the glamourous mark given by the glass doors, available in white, etched, stopsol, grey fumĂŠ. Mia is available with 64-160320 mm. handle, concave c-channel, flat c-channel.

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Larose Guyon's New Lighting Collection Le Royer A high-end, versatile and adaptable collection

Larose Guyon is officially launching

to showcase their new line of products

meticulously crafted down to its finest

its second collection of high-end and

and successfully strike a deal with

detail.

innovative lighting fixture, pursuing

London-based CTO Lighting for future

what they originally started last May

distribution and representation

In 2014, Audrée L. Larose and Félix

with their La Belle Époquecollection.

throughout Europe, scheduled to be

Guyon’s paths finally crossed. After

This new line is called Le Royer.

starting by early 2017. Until then, New

progressing for many years on the

Yorkers will also have a chance to

parallel fields of environmental design

The two designers behind Larose

admire their unique artwork at the

and industrial design, today they are

Guyon have certainly managed to

prestigious Blackman boutique on 5th

two designers in love.

create their own world haloed in

Avenue. A strong start for such a young

poetry, romance, elegance and beauty.

business.

Since their first lighting collection

By combining both complementary visions, Larose Guyon provides simple,

was made, they have been expanding

These luminaires both complement

elegant, functional objects. Through a

their creative approach and are now

aesthetically the first collection and

romantic aesthetics of items of blatant

introducing 7 whole new sculptural

glorifies the wild, harsh True North,

luxury, haloed in warmth and humility,

lighting fixtures.

with its long winter nights lit by the

they infect daily life with poetry and

soft, reassuring moon gazing down

beauty. As their approach is imbued

For Larose Guyon, to create a

at New France denizens. Their design

with refinement and distinction, they

luminaire is not just about style but

is set up to emulate lunar phases,

get their inspiration from nature, art,

about the light itself. The magic and

granting them a charm and a poetry of

past aeons and traditions. Branded

warmth that creates the light and the

their own — distinctive features of any

with their love, Larose Guyon products

shadows are, for them, as important

Larose Guyon creation.

are created, drawn and crafted objects

as the object itself during the creative process. The Larose Guyon’s lighting fixtures are as attractive as the atmosphere that they create. Attending the 2016 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York gave them the opportunity

cast in their image with the help of A Seductive Design Based in Verchères, on the outskirts of Montreal, Larose Guyon matches

local artisans and their know-how. Prices

the use of choice materials with a

For this new collection, prices vary

great formal purity to create high-

from 770$ USD to 6 500$ USD.

end, original, distinctive items;

www.laroseguyon.com


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The English House Handmade light fittings

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The English House range is that rare thing in light fittings – stylish, but without imposing a “style” on the room or the building. Designed with a classical simplicity, the lights are equally at home in every period of building from Tudor manor to minimalist modern studio, and from intimate sitting room to large public space. They are the creation of Charles Morris, a designer with a national reputation for country houses and the best in domestic architecture. Like his buildings, these light fittings have been designed to combine the best qualities of traditional form and materials with a subtle contemporary touch.

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WORDS: Maurizio Pellizzoni

PHOTOS: Gianni Franchellucci

Maurizio Pellizzoni (Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd)

Epicurean Pied-a-Terre Project Sheet

To distinguish the interior from a typical show home appearance that had been designed originally for

private Russian investors, the client enlisted Maurizio Pellizzoni to strip away the ostentatious scheme and

This deluxe two-bedroom pied-a-terre with three

create a more sophisticated but masculine look for an

bathrooms is situated in the exclusive Ebury Square

overall look that encapsulates subtle luxury.

development. A prime location in London, the development benefits from a 24-hour concierge service

A very modern apartment that features architectural

and features a state of the art gym. It was originally

pieces, Maurizio also used an abundance of elegantly

bought off plan in Singapore, by the client - a business

luxurious materials throughout, from linen and fine

professional, for ÂŁ4M from property developer,

leather fabrics from Ralph Lauren to Italian marble and

Berkeley’s Group.

stainless steel finishes.


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Maurizio wanted to create an interior scheme that

Most of the pendant lighting was removed too, leaving

had a slick appeal without it becoming overtly opulent,

only a feature/sculptural pendant light from the Italian

so he chose grey and black matt marble surfaces and

Terzani above the dining table, as well as the wall

removed the Herringbone flooring, replacing it with

panelling and wallpaper.

large, long floorboards to create a more contemporary feel. The flooring transcends throughout the open plan

The result was a very organic and neutral colour

living and the two bedrooms using the same marble

scheme, combined with a touch of red for continuity

finish as the rest of the apartment for a beautifully

throughout, successfully integrated with beautiful

streamlined look, complemented by natural and organic

signature artwork and gold finishes.

fabrics.

This was to achieve a natural continuity of space from room to room. The kitchen was converted into an open plan space to create an interior that was comfortable enough to live in and at the same time, entertain in - even when hosting with a chef. A wall was originally installed in front of the island, which encased the space, which Maurizio removed to expose the space to its full potential. Every utility has been given careful planning attention so that each appliance, sourced from premium brands such as Miele, Gaggenau and Sapphire, seamlessly integrates into the space including the island, which features an integrated extractor fan.


Maurizio chose all of the final dressings to create a luxurious clutter free apartment. The ground floor effortlessly brings the outdoors inside with the orchids that Maurizio dressed the living area with. Curved contours and linear shapes feature throughout the apartment and the abundance of reflective glass finishes creates an illusion of space that complements this concept beautifully. The heavy curtains and sheers from the original scheme were removed and instead, Maurizio chose to use shutters to dress the windows to create a fresh and open look that make the best use of the light.

The main feature in the living area is

www.talismanlondon.com”. The

The master suite features a bespoke

the striking original piece of art that

aquarium is from New York: "Isolate

walk in wardrobe with custom veneers

Maurizio found on a trip to New York

Tank by Oceans Group New York”

on the doors, meticulously crafted

by Farin Urlaud (Torii – Fushimi Inari

Maurizio will be the exclusive dealer in

to house the client’s belongings with

2009) that creates a real wow factor as

the UK via his online boutique opening

enough space to accommodate the

soon as you enter the room.

soon.

large Louis Vuitton suitcase trunks.

The upholstery and soft furnishings

The master and guest bedroom both

The classical lighting and furniture

complemented this palette with

feature strong interior schemes

designs from the 1970’s add an air

beautiful layers of linen and cotton.

with blissful en suites, continuing

of distinguished luxury.Out of the 45

All rugs have been custom made in

the architectural theme with framed

apartments converted in this building,

grey, brown or green tones. Maurizio

artworks. The master bedroom is

many owners have stripped back the

saw architectural details as integral

furnished with luxury brands including

interior of ornate details but this is the

to the scheme and personally sourced

Poliform, Linley, Ralph Lauren Home

only one that is unique. The project

items such as the living room light and

and Maurizio’s own boutique online

cost £290,000.00 and there was no

sculptures from Terzani to complete

shop; MP Shop.

wastage of materials initially specified

the look. The geometric themed art

for the apartment.

work that Maurizio sourced also plays

The client wanted guests to feel just as

an important role here.

at home in the guest suite as he did in

Location: Ebury Square, London 


his own master bedroom, so the same The sculpture between the windows

feel was maintained throughout both

Interior design by Maurizio Pellizzoni

in the sitting room was a connection

of the bedrooms. Maurizio achieved

(Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd)

from Talisman: "A Bronze Wave Table

this brief by creating a similar

Sculpture by Curtis Jere 1970s, £3,600,

ambiance with a slight variation in

Talisman,

finishes.

W: www.mauriziopellizzoni.co.uk


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Robeys - A Passion For Quality 32

Robeys started almost 37 years ago in a former Unitarian Sunday School in Belper and are now celebrating 10 years being based in a purpose built Showroom on the edge of the town in Belper at Riverside on Goods Road exhibiting over 150 appliances and fireplaces and many live displays. Robeys have built up an enviable reputation much further afield than the Belper showroom and are acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of exclusive fireplaces, stoves, cookers and refrigerators. We are inspired to search out the highest quality products that are both functional and aesthetically distinctive. As a result of the close relationships we have built with our suppliers we can now offer an exceptional choice of products to meet any requirement. Our brands include classical and contemporary fireplaces and stoves from the renowned Italian manufacturer Piazzetta, wood burning stoves from Rais featuring the new ‘Clever Air’ which is a precisely designed control system to ensure that the fire automatically gets the perfect air supply at all times. Contemporary fires and stoves from Harrie Leenders, wood burning inserts and fires from Brunner in Germany, state of the art contemporary room sealed gas fires and island gas fires from the Ortal brand which

are available in a wide range of spectacular formats for use on natural gas or LPG. In addition to the above we have an Outdoor Range of Woodburning Fires, BBQ’s and Furniture - these being ‘Duo Type Girse’ BBQ from Germany, a gas fired outdoor cooker from France offering a versatile range of outdoor cooking systems from Cookout by Outsign, and a fantastic range of outdoor furniture by BOREK, a leading supplier from the Netherlands offering ultimate seating comfort and perfect shade, the collection can be compared to a good wine - it gets better as it matures. To compliment all the beautiful fires Robeys offer a wonderful selection of fireside accessories, log holders and baskets, the Ferrari Opus Focus brand offer beautiful coloured leather products hand made in Italy by local artisans, all very unique. Robeys are determined to continue focusing on providing the highest levels of service, whether to their continuously growing customer base or valued retail outlets. You could say that they are proud of what we don’t sell. The best products deserve the very best service and the Team at Robeys works with a passion to deliver complete satisfaction.

www.robeys.co.uk

01773 820940


Ortal. The fire in your life

Circle 70

Clear 150 Tunnel

Space Creator 200

Island 80

If you like fires you’ll absolutely love these stunning examples from Ortal! From every angle, these fireplaces provide warmth and look amazing. They really are state-of-the art and can be installed literally anywhere in a room. Special features include reflective interiors that enhance the flame picture, dual line burners allowing control of output without loss of flame effect and protective mesh or double glazing options for added safety. Fan assistance increases the range of flue options which also make Ortal fires ideal for installation in apartments. They run on gas or LPG and there’s a wide range of styles to choose from. Ortal fireplaces are exclusively available through Robeys and their retail outlets throughout the UK.

A PASSION FOR QUALITY Robeys Ltd, Riverside, Goods Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1UU. Tel: 01773 820940. info@robeys.co.uk www.robeys.co.uk


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The New Generation from Wesley Barrell

Established in the Cotswolds in 1895,

as loose cover, sectional seating,

and footstools to complement each

Wesley Barrell’s skilled craftsmen hand

contrast or coordination piping and

range; if you are planning a bigger

build stunning, traditional and classic-

scatter cushions plus choice of leg

home makeover project then help is

contemporary bespoke furniture for

colour.

at hand to ensure you get exactly the

the home using English upholstery

right choice for your look and lifestyle

manufacturing techniques which have

thanks to the custom Interior Design

been passed down for generations.

Advisory Service.

Continuing in this tradition, the

All New Generation frames come with

company is proud to announce

the comfort of a lifetime guarantee,

the launch of its New Generation

with coil springs guaranteed for

collection, taking advantage of the

10 years and serpentine springs

best prevailing upholstery materials

guaranteed for 5 years, so you know

and craftsmanship available to create

that your new sofa or armchair will

desirable, comfortable and robust

serve you well for years to come.

furniture for the modern home. Wesley Barrell: working with the new Drawing from the demands of a

Sofas are available in a variety of

contemporary clientele, The New

sizes from snug, 1.5 loveseat sofas for

Generation offers a more streamlined,

use in smaller homes or as luxurious

simplified design in a selection of

over-sized armchairs up to extra-large,

styles tailored to suit individual

grand 4 seat loungers to accommodate

lifestyles and budgets for the modern

larger families and spacious living

consumer market. In a wide choice of

areas. There are matching and

fabrics including butter-soft leather,

coordinating scatter cushions supplied

this collection includes options such

with all sofas and also armchairs

generation for a new generation. www.wesley-barrell.co.uk


SOFAS FOR THE NEW GENERATION Our new collection is a classic-contemporary range offering comfort and style at a more affordable price for modern minded consumers. Bristol | Cambridge | Cheltenham | Guildford | Harrogate | Leamington Spa London | Manchester | Marlow | St Albans | Tunbridge Wells | Witney

www.wesley-barrell.co.uk

020 7629 2019


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studio mk27

WORDS: Studiomk27

PHOTOS: Studiomk27

Project’s author and co-authors: Marcio Kogan, Diana Radomysler and Luciana Antunes

Furthermore, the fundamental premise was for the architecture to create a cozy and solemn atmosphere, where the fixed furniture of the room – designed especially for this place – would be in harmony with the classical design objects – such as The architectural interiors project for the penthouse

the sofas and chairs. Among the selected pieces are

sp_penthouse sought to attend to the demands of the

original Brazilian, Scandinavian and Italian designs

program with the minimal division of space possible,

signed by Hugo França, Hans Wegner, Franco Albini,

shaping spatial continuity and amplitude for the

Gio Ponti among others.

apartment. The internal surfaces were treated as continuous Infinite circulations accentuate the fluidity between

surfaces covered in Late terra wood panels and

the spaces and configure functional pathways - of a

corten steel plaques. The floors, in turn, are of

clear understanding to the residents and their guests.

travertine marble in the collective areas and wood

Large corridors are also used here as galleries for the

in the bedrooms. The colors of these materials, with

clients’ art collection and objects as well as pleasant

ochre and beige tints, dialogue with the fabric, for

architectural spaces, and not solely hallways.

example, the linen gauze curtains.


The reddish tones, used also on the upholstery, ended up creating a warm feeling for the space. All the spaces received the same care in this project and tried to create surprises and emotions through a precise drawing, based on a careful architectural detailing. The living room layouts – with floor lighting, sofas and club chairs, as well as end tables – define pleasant spaces for social gatherings. The spaces are organized by large carpets – also in neutral colors that do not stand out too much from the floor and function as delicate markers for the activities. The lighting fixtures privileged indirect lights, such as recessed ceiling down-lights and abat-jours, complemented by some points in the ceiling next to the walls. The apartment is organized into 3 floors. On the first floor are the bedrooms. On the second floor there is the kitchen, a home office, dining room and living room. The last floor houses the library with different reading ambiances and a spa that has a covered pool, a winter garden and a gym.


38 All of the spaces on the top floor have a double ceilingheight. Thus, the spa and library could be designed taking advantage of the spaciousness of the architecture in behalf of the program. Thus, the pool is positioned in continuity with a dense garden – even having small tress -, in this way creating a tropical atmosphere together with the minimalist place of bathing. The walls were made in slatted wood and the ceiling in a metallic weaved lining. The library has floor-to-ceiling wooden shelves suggesting that even the books can serve as future space lining. From this space as well, there is a spectacular view looking out on the city of São Paulo, framed by a window that interrupts the punctuated sequence of the modules of the bookstand. For more information: www.studiomk27.com.br


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The Devil is in the Detail Decorative Light Switches and Sockets

They may not be near the top of the

such as USB charging, AV outlets

enhance the interior design and add

list of specification priorities, but well

and international sockets can all be

a level of luxury and convenience not

considered and decorative switch

included. This level of convenience will

found in off-the-shelf products.

plates and sockets can help to make

impress just as much as a statement

a dramatic difference to any interior

piece of furniture.

space.

sales@focus-sb.co.uk Focus SB is a British company

It is often the little mismatched details

dedicated to manufacturing electrical

that get noticed when first entering a

wiring accessories of unparalleled

room and this can let even the most

quality for almost 40 years.

stylish interiors down. Industry pioneers, Focus SB’s socket Mis-matched and badly considered

and switch plates are highly sought

switch plate finishes, bad style

after for prestigious interior design

choices, poor fitting or even a mixture

projects, both in the UK and globally.

of styles can all occur when control of this important detail is left to others.

They have a national team of Product Consultants at your disposal, ready to

Focus SB electrical accessories finish

discuss all that is possible and ensure

the look, and can complement any

that the electrical accessory details

interior style. Plate style, finish, insert colour, switch types and colours, all can be specified for a coherent and sympathetic finishing detail. Why have three or four different outlet plates in a line when all the sockets can be combined onto one bespoke plate? Modern conveniences can be included

www.focus-sb.co.uk

Telephone: 01424 858060


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Astolfo Floor lamp with double LED light sources, Solid oak or walnut base with a black anodized arm housing the LED light source. Three machined grooves in the main body allow the light source to be placed in up 12 positions, with a further set of LEDs in the back of the main body. The dimmable LED light sources are perfect for creating indirect and direct mood lighting.

Barry Perrin Lighting & Interiors Tel: 01992 611415 info@barryperrin.com www.barryperrin.com


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WORDS: CEA Design

PHOTOS: Lukas Schaller

LOCATION: Bolzano, Italy

Structure In Pendenza, Bolzano, Italy Nature and architecture are con-fused A faรงade in natural Novacella stone constitutes a harmonious and integral part of the surrounding landscape. Grapevines covering the roof of the house emphasize the symbiosis between the landscape and the use of space. The dual function of the building, private home and winery, has been reinforced by the project which defines and determines the spaces in a sort of dialogue between the outdoor and indoor areas. In continuity with the external structure, the interiors are characterized by a flow of geometric patterns applied to both the spatial divisions and the furnishings. www.ceadesign.it


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CEA initiated its activity in the field of high-quality design, bathroom taps and fittings in 2007 and was very soon acclaimed on account of its distinctly innovative style and forms.

Entering the bathroom sector in 1984, as specialised

CEA develops ideas shaped as bathroom and kitchen

company in plumbing and installation systems

taps, manufacturing AISI 316/L stainless steel: a pure,

planning, CEA (Centro Energie Alternative) naturally

loyal and responsible material. Pure because stainless

moves to the design sector in 2007. Devoted to

steel is 100% recyclable and not chemically treated

innovation, site-specific planning and product re-

or varnished. Loyal because stainless steel is highly

interpretation, CEA puts its passion, know-how and

performing, with unique characteristics of durability

vision at the service of architects.

and hygiene as well as of resistance to salt and sulphurous water or the polluted environment.

Thanks to long-standing experience, CEA offers a truly unique selection of customizable planning solutions,

Responsible because stainless steel is cold-forged:

to enable a completely flexible approach towards

satin and polished finishes are obtained through lathe

design and architecture. Every aspect of planning

mechanical processes, optimising water and power

is involved: engineering and technical innovation,

consumption in respect of the environment.

installation and architecture, design and innovative materials, regarding to aesthetic value, functionality,

Totally recyclable, stainless steel promises eternal life,

sustainability and concern for the environment.

requires minimal care and can always be mechanically renovated. CEA realises clean forms with a strong

CEA range includes bathroom taps and accessories,

technological bias, in the constant listening of the

kitchen taps, outdoor showers and ceiling fans for air

market, to add value to designers’ work and anticipate

stratification, characterised by low consumption, high

their needs.

performance and flexibility in application. CEA promotes the culture of technology, design and The whole CEA production is Made in Italy and

well-being in CEAlab: the company magazine collecting

distributed in prestigious bath furnishing and decor

some of the most significant international projects

show-rooms worldwide.

realised by retailers, architects and interior designers featuring CEA products.


Technogym, The Wellness Company

At just 22 years of age Nerio Alessandri

unique in its exceptional design and

Like the rest of Personal Line, Power

founded Technogym, now a world-

detail. Elegant colours and lines of

Personal is supported by a rich

leading international supplier of

wood, glass, aluminium and micro-

library of digital content, to provide

technology and design-driven products

polished steel make the Personal Line

its user with a virtual coach to help

and services in the Wellness and

a real icon of ‘Made in Italy’ design. In

them train safely and effectively.

fitness industry. The first pieces of

line with the current high-performance

Using the Technogym App (available

Technogym equipment, designed and

workout and professional training

for download on Apple and Android

built in Alessandri’s garage, were the

trend, Power Personal truly is the

smartphones), users can access a

result of his enthusiasm for sport,

designer solution for strength training,

vast library of exercises and training

skills as a designer, and passion for

combining professional performance

programmes to help them achieve

detail.

and unique, beautiful Personal Line

their performance goals.

styling. Now, over 30 years later, Technogym

The timeless beauty, innovative

provides a complete range of cardio,

Power Personal comprises two

technology and exceptional attention

strength and functional equipment

elements; Bench Personal and Rack

to detail in the development of each

to private homes and a huge variety

Personal, to create the essence of

piece of Technogym’s Personal Line

of commercial properties. This is

performance with simplicity.

collection makes them the perfect

complemented by a digital cloud-

designer solutions for the home.

based platform allowing consumers to

Modern manufacturing technology

connect with their personal wellness

combines with elegant design and

data, both on the equipment and via

craftsmanship, using machined

mobile apps when outdoors.

aluminium to represent a new standard in the industry. The soft

As ‘The Wellness Company’ Technogym

touch upholstery on Bench Personal

champions the benefits of regular

features Body Print technology to

physical activity, correct nutrition

ensure maximum comfort during the

and a positive mental attitude. Its

workout.

products and solutions are designed to integrate with all aspects of people’s lives to help them achieve the wellness lifestyle. Technogym’s latest product for the home is Power Personal, the final addition to the Personal Line collection. Designed in collaboration with Antonio Citterio, Personal Line is

www.technogym.com/gb


Enjoy the convenience and privacy of a gym in your own home Technogym, the Wellness Company, invites you to view its range of home fitness equipment at the beautifully equipped, brand new showroom in Bracknell, Berkshire.

Health and Wellness are important, but time pressures and busy lives often mean our good intentions to move more and be active are overlooked. Technogym works with you to design and create the perfect Wellness area, tailored to your home, space, budget and – most importantly – you and your family’s health goals.

To book your visit, please call a Technogym Wellness consultant on 0800 316 2496 or email uk_info@technogym.com Or visit us online at www.technogym.com


Coving & Cornice, Ceiling Roses, Skirting Boards, Dado rail, Architrave, Columns and more…

AS PURE AS POSSIBLE:

THE LAUNCH OF ‘MODERN’ PROFILE RANGE More with less In October 2016 DAVUKA launched their latest collection in collaboration with Orac Decor, the worlds leading manufacturer of innovative architectural mouldings. This new collection interprets modernism in angular and sharp lines, breaking traditions and conventions and focusing more than ever on the symbiosis between architecture and decoration. The new MODERN collection is based on 5 concepts, which have found their expression in 16 highquality 3D ornaments. Clever play of shadows (Indirect/ Uplighting Cornice) The L3 concept, developed by the Italian architect Orio Tonini, consists of 4 modernist profiles designed for the integration of indirect LED lighting. Each profile can be used as a standalone element, for example as an uplighter, or they can be combined to create beautifully composed linear patterns of light and shadow. Chamfered and sober (Cornice mouldings) “Steps”, also designed by Orio Tonini, consists of a series of 4 simply designed profiles, each with an individual character and function, including an original border, a cleancut cornice moulding, and a practical solution for hiding a curtain rail or LED lighting. The chamfered corners

at the top and bottom also create a subtle shadow line that manages to accentuate the linear pattern. Angular and interesting (Skirting Boards) The “High Line” profiles are comprised of two skirting boards designed by Pierre Daems. This creative developer sets himself apart by his use of straight lines and correct proportions – the fundamental features of modernism. Versatile and functional (Lit Skirting/Uplighting) The “Diagonal” integrates technology, design and function in one profile. The profile was based on the idea of being able to use the same product as a skirting board and as a light source either at skirting level of ceiling. Geometric volume (3D Wall Panel Art Pieces) Also showcasing are a unique series of 3D Wall Panels inspired by the abstract lines and geometric forms of modernist architecture. This new concept – developed in close collaboration with the Italian architect Orio Tonini and painter-artist Emma Geers – transforms ‘usual’ into ‘unusual’ in combination with texture and colour. The “Rombus” and “Trapezium” can be combined in numerous different ways for imaginative wall art in a totally different dimension.

The new Modern brochure is available by contacting Davuka on 020 8660 2854 or emailing orac@davuka.co.uk. And of course all existing architectural profiles are still available on a 2 day lead-time.


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Britain’s finest range of Decorative Mouldings Coving & Cornice, Ceiling Roses, Skirting Boards, Dado rail, Architrave, Columns and more‌

Tel: 0208 660 2854 Email: info@davuka.co.uk Website: www.davuka.co.uk


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Arstyl® 3-dimensional design panels On-trend wall decoration goes from strength to strength Following the successful roll-out of Arstyl Wall Panels, the ‘Square’ and ‘Stripe’ models are being added to the NMC wall panel range in 2016. surface, offering yet more design options. This colourful yet subtle play between light and shade enhances the interplay of colour and pattern even further. Thanks to Adefix Plus, NMC’s own adhesive, the relatively light but still sturdy ‘Square’ and ‘Stripe’ panels are quick and easy for the expert to fit. They are simple to lay side by side or if necessary they can easily be cut to Enthusiasm for the Arstyl Wall Panels,

every single interior can be given its

which NMC brought to market for the

own unique signature. The feature

first time in early 2015, and which had

colours available are what really make

They are factory-painted in white matt

already been nominated for, and won,

the pattern stand out.

acrylic to give optimum keying for the

various trend awards, is showing no signs of abating. Quite the reverse, in fact: the premium-quality three-dimensional wall panels have become so popular with builders, interior designers, decorators and designers that it was only logical to add some new models to the NMC wall panel range.

Whether on a small decorative object or right across a whole wall, there is virtually no limit to the applications and the possibilities for creative, individualistic wall decoration. The panels can be used on walls or ceilings alike, giving any room its own unique style.

size.

final paint coat, and the milled side edges make for a perfect fit. The imaginative patterns enable you to add a splash of colour where you want, and stamp your own look on your home. The new models also offer an ideal basis for design-led and effective decorative solutions.

‘Stripe’

For technical information, processing

The company will be unveiling the new

The new ‘Stripe’ model harks back to

instructions and attractive application

‘Square’ and ‘Stripe’ designs, both have

wooden wall panelling which radiates

examples please go to

been developed by Michaël Bihain,

warmth and comfort. The straight lines

www.wallpanels.arstyl.com

who has already been responsible

lend any interior an appealing breadth.

for designing four of the first six

These panels, too, can be individually

attractive panels. The co-founder of

coloured and also fitted separately.

the ‘BihainProd’ studio in London is among the leading Belgian designers. His designs and models offer designer elements which can be deployed individually and creatively, in keeping with the motto ‘everyone is a designer’.

They can be fitted either horizontally or vertically, or even at a 45-degree angle, in a herringbone pattern or with a symmetrical appearance reminiscent of an open book. These five different approaches

‘Square’ Whether it be a squashy cushion

obviously offer a whole host of options for creative design solutions.

or a tempting bar of chocolate, the

In addition, ‘Stripe’ has been

design of the square has all sorts of

specially designed to incorporate

associations. The new panel oozes a

LED lighting. Lighting effects can be

feeling of wellbeing and means that

used individually or across the whole


WALL PANEL

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WALL PANEL

STRIPE

WALL PANEL

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NMC – Copley Unit 1 East Bridge Road Brompton on Swale Richmond, DL10 7HS Email: sales@nmc-copley.co.uk


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WORDS: II By Iv Design

PHOTOS: Steelblue, Norm Li Architectural Graphics, Aareas Interactive Inc.

II By Iv Design The Epitome of Silent Luxury


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Founded in 1990 by partners Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook, II BY IV DESIGN is a creative studio that you know, only if you’re in the know. The creators of many high profile projects, their portfolio of work is impressive and their client list reads like a who’s who in industry circles; however, Menchions and Rushbrook are understated about their success, preferring to let their design work take center stage. Specializing in international luxury lifestyles and architectural interiors, II BY IV DESIGN is a multidisciplinary studio with a focus on high-end condominium developments, innovative retail spaces, hospitality environments, marine and product design. Guided by a design philosophy that is client focused they are known for creating interiors with longevity that surpass trend; each project is unique, with its own distinctive story, there is no signature look to the firm’s work simply the “right” look which can make it hard to identify. Based out of Toronto, Canada Menchions and Rushbrook are responsible for several of the city’s iconic venues that that define the social landscape of the downtown core; from the sleek marble-lined CN Tower restaurant and café, to the see-and-be scene at the Thompson Hotel’s roof top patio and lobby bar, to the décor gallery and eatery in Holt Renfrew.


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In fact, the firm has a strong presence across North America and in 2011 opened a second studio in lower Manhattan’s fashionable TriBeCa district to better service their clientele in the United States. In New York City alone the talented designers have contributed their vision to the chic tartinery SnAKS, found in Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship Rockefeller Center department store and Yankee Stadium, where they transformed 37,000sq. ft. of restaurant, bar and lounge amenities provided for top-level season ticket holders. At the heart of their business, II BY IV DESIGN are experts at interpreting current and emerging consumer behaviors, attitudes and expectations; they excel in creating dynamic, multi-unit residential developments. A key contributor in many successful projects, the firm designs comprehensive lifestyle inspired amenities;

the role of design in marketing and how it affects their

everything from intimate private dining rooms,

clients’ bottom line. Which is why they have been called

theatres, party rooms and lounges to state-of-the art

upon to contribute their valuable insight to high-end,

gyms, wellness centers, outdoor movie lawns and

luxury developments like: LUMINA Condominium

indoor climbing walls. In highly competitive urban

Development, One Mission Bay and the Rockwell in

markets like San Francisco and Boston where the

San Francisco, as well as Pier 4, in Boston. When the

average cost per square foot is anywhere from $1,000

presentation center for LUMINA opened there where

to over $1,600 respectively, understanding purchaser

270 sales appointments made within the first hour; the

demographics and motivations is paramount.

first phase of One Mission Bay sold 80% within the first

Menchions and Rushbrook don’t just create beautiful designs but designs that work, they firmly understand

month; and the Rockwell completed 107 sales in the first 60 days it was on the market.


55 There are many factors that go into the success of a project but amenities are a primary consideration for potential purchasers and a definitive way for developers to differentiate themselves. Building on their understanding of residential environments and consumer culture, II BY IV DESIGN also has had a hand in designing hotels; most notably, the Trump Hotel Collection’s Columbus Circle locale, as well as, the first International Hotel and Tower in New York City and their second in Toronto (the chain’s first foray into Canada). Bricks and mortar don’t define the extent of their design

reach though; II BY IV DESIGN travels all over the world to meet with clients, conduct site visits and oversee the installation of their projects, from Mexico City to Singapore and Austria. Crystal Cruises, a repeat client for the creative studio, has entrusted the firm with creating exclusive retail spaces and six-star caliber staterooms for several of their vessels which circle the globe. Just returning from a 32 day excursion thru the North West Passage, the Crystal Penthouse Suite aboard the Crystal Serenity commands an impressive £78,802 per person and has been described as “one of the most luxurious cruise ship suites in the world”.


There is no doubt that II BY IV DESIGN’s work is valued and respected, they have many repeat clients and are the recipient of over 350 design awards; however they are not a household name, which seems to be irrelevant. According to Dan Menchions, partner at II BY IV DESIGN, “the greatest indication of our success comes from our clients and the realization of the project itself”. Driven by a passion for design and innovation, II BY IV DESIGN goes quietly about their business; creating memorable environments for their clients and delivering world-class, sophisticated design – they are the epitome of Silent Luxury. www.iibyiv.com


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Chapter Seven Design Limited

At Chapter Seven Design, we recognise

of work, supporting you through the

our clients and pride ourselves on

that interior design is an investment:

web of important scheme decisions

an empathetic understanding of our

not just financially but emotionally

and selections at every phase. This

clients tastes and aspirations. We’re

too. Which is why we’re here to support

can encompass everything from

here to translate these into stunning

you through every step of the design

spatial planning and furniture design

and innovative interiors.

process, from project concept to

through to artwork and audio / visual

conclusion.

requirements.

By adopting a “lessons learned” approach we use our past experiences

Based in the Midlands, we are a

to deliver an exemplary service.

multi-disciplinary studio, providing bespoke interior design and interior

Being innovative enables us

architecture solutions to luxury

implement real benefits to clients in

residential and commercial projects.

terms of costs and performance.

We work with architects, property

We love what we do. Nothing makes us

developers and private clients, all of

happier to know that we have in some

whom know we’ll go that extra mile to

way contributed to a space where

achieve their dream property.

people, live, work or play.

Established in 1999, our ethos remains

Chapter Seven Design Limited

the same today as it was at our

The Atkins Building

conception: to help our clients in every

Lower Bond Street

way possible. To do this, we bring first

Interiors are our passion and we live

class interior design capabilities and

and breathe the latest trends as well

dedication to every project, no matter

as understanding what colour palettes

its size or complexity.

and textures work best in different

Andrew Smith B.Sc. (Hons) | Founder /

settings.

Creative Director | 07540 779118

in the fields of architecture and

All our projects are modelled in 3D

Joanne Smith | Business Director

building services, where attention to

using the latest computer aided

07940 911132

detail and client focus is of paramount

design software, creating stunning

importance.

hello@chaptersevendesign.co.uk

rendered images which allow you to

We’re distinctive in that we’ve worked

We understand how vital it is projects are completed within a timescale, and on budget. We're totally adaptable and

visualise your finished space. The 3D models are then translated to working drawings to use on site.

will always shape our services and

We firmly believe the process of

workflows to match your particular

interior design should be an exciting

needs. From the first consultation we'll

and inspirational journey. With that in

assist you in developing your scope

mind, we embrace collaboration from

Hinckley LE10 1QU

www.chaptersevendesign.co.uk


Winner of the Casa Claudia Interior Design 2015 Prize, ‘Loft 212’ by Paloma Yamagata and Bruno Rangel

Extreme show house Casa Cor turns 30 CASA COR, the design platform

” Yamagata chose a sober colour

for the highest echelons of

palette, in order to emphasise the

The 2016 edition of CASA COR São Paulo

established and emerging talents,

contrasting materials and textures.

is currently celebrating its 30th year and is underway from 28 June to 21 August 2016.One

is essentially a giant show house placed in cities throughout the

Yamagata says, “We used different

not to miss is the interior designed by Roberto

Americas. It showcases talent

grey-tones and concrete on parts

Migotto Arquitetura de Interiores, titled ‘Tribute

and offers end-users life-size

of the floor, walls and ceiling, with

to 30’.

examples of designer’s style and

the central container being military

approach.

green: very utilitarian. Some

Divided into 2 rooms with an amazing hall in the

accessories provided splashes of

center, this space offers elegant shades of pink

The past winner of the Casa Claudia

colour throughout, as another way

and nude, velvet, and gold accents, grounded

Interior Design 2015 Prize (Tomie

to create contrast.”

by Hakwood flooring in a basket weave pattern. All very subtle and impossibly chic.

Ohtake Institute) for CASA COR Rio de Janeiro went to Paloma

To Yamagata, one of the

Yamagata and Bruno Rangel

showstoppers was the space’s floor.

The event features 44 fully installed

for their ‘Loft 212’ design, which

“The wood flooring connected

environments over 3600m2, by 67 creative

included Hakwood’s luxurious

the social and private areas of the

professionals selected by the regional curators.

flooring.

house. The combination of a noble wood species like oak and basic

Architect Paloma Yamagata’s

concrete and was fundamental to

team designed a house-in-a-box:

the concept.

a large open space the size of a 2-bedroom apartment, complete

It got us really excited about the

with everything a house offers –

quality of the Hakwood product;

including a garage and garden.

the first thing we did after the show

Yamagata’s concept: the ingenious

was to specify it for a new project in

use of the contrast between

Sao Paolo.” For further information

exposed, industrial installations,

visit www.hakwood.com

and lush materials and furniture.


WORDS: Tom Chung Studio

PHOTOS: Due Pinlac & Tom Chung

68 Claremont Tom Chung Studio

68 Claremont is a 6000 sqft warehouse conversion in downtown Toronto. The former sewing floor is now home to Free Space, a multi-use platform for video and photo production, events, co-working and gallery space. The conversion had to make use of the existing floor plan while creating new partitions for the gallery, offices, photo studio and editing suites. The program uses a drapery track system to maintain a flexible floor plan that responds to different scenarios. An open floor plan is intended to leave the natural light unobstructed in order to shoot around the entire studio. Materials included are raw pine, douglas fir plywood and galvanized steel. The material choices follow a temporal approach to the conversion, using affordable ready-made materials to craft custom furniture and millwork solutions. The floor is divided between an exposed subfloor and plywood covering to denote drop-in and fixed workspace. The space is also host to the Canon Creator Lab, an event space for Canon Cameras. www.tomchung.net


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January Furniture Show

Bigger And Better

Interior designers, architects and specifiers heading to the January Furniture Show 2017 (JFS) can expect an even bigger and better event with extended show space and more exhibitors. The four-day show, which runs from Sunday 22 until Wednesday 25 January at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), gives architects, designers and specifiers the first chance to see up and coming trends in furniture and furnishings. With over 300 exhibitors already signed up, there will be everything from fabrics, soft furnishings, upholstery, flooring, cabinets and giftware across the five full halls on show. Some of the UK’s major industry names exhibiting their designs, products and innovations for those interested in sourcing furniture and furnishings for the contract and interior design markets, include: Parker Knoll, Duresta, Collins & Hayes, Libra, Nathan, Celebrity, Kesterport, Cintinque, Lebus, Ercol, Whitemeadow, Willis & Gambier, Gallery Direct, Alstons, Furmanac, Dar Lighting, Michael Tyler, Pacific Lifestyle, Rauch, Tom Schneider and Tetrad. Laraine Janes of the January Furniture Show said: “Designers attending the show will find plenty of inspiration from the many beautiful stands, product designs and concepts. We are excited that the calibre of companies exhibiting is very high for 2017, so it is the perfect show at the perfect time of year to see what trends lie ahead.” Here’s a taster of who you can expect to see at this year’s show. Collins & Hayes was proud to be a runner up and highly commended for its Brooke sofa range in the Furniture Awards 2016 Upper Level category at last year’s show.

For 2017 it will be introducing

Four new models will be unveiled

brand new, innovative designs with

at the show which are designed to

huge emphasis on comfort and a

complement the cabinet ranges

natural fibre fabric collection.

from Conran. The heritage of the brand will be clear for all to see.

A collaboration between Whitemeadow and Content by

Kesterport will be celebrating its

Terrence Conran will be launched

40th anniversary with a return to

at the show. The new Plus

the NEC Furniture Show in January.

Collection harnesses the design and fabric flair of the Conran team

Established as respected suppliers

with the commerciality of the

to leading retailers, interior

Whitemeadow organisation.

designers and contract specifiers both at home and internationally, it will be previewing a selection of new ranges with the emphasis on style and value. As one of the largest business to business suppliers of furniture, lighting and giftware, Pacific Lifestyle, will be showcasing its five current trends: Berlin, Harmonie, Urban Jungle, Henley and Elgin Estate.


63 pared down design and excellent functionality. As the Parker Knoll brand continues to grow, it remains committed to designing and developing collections in line with the changing market place and latest consumer trends – while providing the ultimate in comfort. At the 2017 Berlin focuses on the reclaimed,

January Furniture Show, it will be

distressed look; Harmonie features

launching a brand new collection,

chalky pastels offering a calming

honing in on its commitment to

soft appearance; Urban Jungle

continuous innovation, and market

celebrates the tropical world with

leading design.

vibrant colours and globally-inspired style; Henley taps into the coastal theme with sandy, driftwood tones and classic whites; and Elgin Estate channels the outdoors through colour aiming to create a log-cabin hideaway look. Visitors to the Dar Lighting stand will, once again, see some of the company’s broad spectrum of designs from traditional chandeliers and large statement pieces to a full range of table and floor lamps, wall lights, exterior lights, decorative lighting, easy-fit pendants and lampshades. British furniture company Ercol, has been designing quality furniture for 95 years, and for 2017 will bring products that are synonymous with quality, timeless,

Lovelane continually design and source wall dĂŠcor and home accessories to suit a variety of rooms and moods. They will be showing their newest trends for 2017 including clocks and canvases, wall art and mirrors. A comprehensive range of modern lounge and dining room furniture will feature on the Skovby stand known throughout the world for its unique designs, high quality and craftsmanship. Online registration for the January Furniture Show is open and visitors can see the full list of exhibitors for 2017 and secure their free badge by visiting www.januaryfurnitureshow.com


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Reda Amalou Architect and Designer WORDS: Reda Amalou

PHOTOS: Reda Amalou

Reda Amalou is involved in projects for industrial manufacturers, he has designed a glass and water jug for Baccarat, he contributed regularly to Toulemonde Bochart rug collection and is currently preparing projects for Veronese and Bagues. Reda Amalou graduated as

Reda Amalou, with AW2, is also the architect selected by

an architect from the East

Patek Philippe to design the New Bond Street flagship

London University. In 1997,

store in London. Reda Amalou has always conceived

he founded AW2 architecture

architecture, interior as well as furniture designs. This

workshop in Paris.

has naturally lead him to create his own brand, Reda Amalou Design in 2012, launching a portfolio of product

His work at AW2 has won him worldwide acclaim and

and furniture design.

architectural awards. His designs of high end luxury hotels regularly feature regularly in the international

The collection combines elegance, simplicity and

press.

sobriety. Often inspired by the 20th century architecture, his creations are designed with a unique formal identity

Reda is currently involved in the design of several

as well as a sense of structure. Each piece defines

resorts and hotels in Cambodia, Oman, Morocco,

its own space; the lines are pure and expressive. The

Maldives or Grenada for brands such as GHM, Aman

materials used range from leather to bronze with rich

Resorts, Six Senses or Ani Villa.

deep textures.

Reda Amalou is an architect and a

Reda Amalou has collaborated with several luxury brands

designer. He graduated at the University

such as Veronese, Bagues Paris or Baccarat to design

of East London in 1989. He now lives in Paris.

unique signature pieces and collection. www.redaamalou.com


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LANDMASS LONDON

Landmass was founded in 1998

of all services and the smooth running

and avoid costly mistakes. Creating a

as a Residential Development

of each project. Their model is set

lasting impression, one that sets the

Company. Due to the success of their

up perfectly to allow a project to be

scene for the rest of the property, is

developments in the past, private

delivered efficiently and co-ordinated

key to their interior design.

clients approached them in 2011

with all parties. They act as a single

to oversee and design their own

point of contact for the client. The

A valuable line of sight upon entering

properties.

client is guided through the whole

a property is, for example, a recurring

process ensuring an exceptional home

signature across our developments.

Ross Lawson is fully responsible for all

is delivered to a Landmass product

day to day operations and Landmass

standard.

If the first impression isn’t there

finances. He oversees and manages

from the start it will be hard to regain

our residential portfolio across prime

regardless of how impressive the

central London, on behalf of both

interior is.

our private clients and Landmass

Having delivered a diverse range of

developments. “The Key to our success

properties across London including

is simple – our model is set up to

listed buildings, new builds and

execute projects first time and the

basements, we offer a tailored

foundation is based upon a meticulous

service that is driven by the exclusive

understanding of design and space

opportunities each project offers.

planning”

Landmass have the knowledge,

Eleri Lloyd, Head of Design says

skill and ability to think both

“Our main objective is to create

conceptually and strategically to

a beautiful and functional space,

Their design ethos is understated

where everything is thought through

and timeless design, not driven by a

from the space planning down to the

particular style but compliments its

finest details. In order for this to be

context which in turn creates unique

executed, careful thought is required

properties for their developments

form the outset”. Landmass is a multi-

For further information please call us

and their private clients each time.

disciplined award winning company.

on 02074398095 or visit our website

Their breadth of experience ensures

Their in house team are the Lead

on www.landmass.co.uk

they get the layout right at first time

Consultants, ensuring co-ordination

create an architectural experience that highlights each space’s unique qualities.


t: 020 7439 8095 48 Beak Street, Soho, W1F 9RL www.landmass.co.uk


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Juttla Architects

Juttla Architects are delighted to

This site is considered by the local

The design was received positively and

announce that we have recently been

planning authority as a landmark site

although we had minor comments and

granted full planning approval for this

as it sits on the borders of the London

suggestions in regards to car parking

new aparthotel on the Uxbridge Road

Boroughs of Ealing and Hillingdon.

levels and sustainability measures we

in Hayes, West London.

had a green light.

The approval is for a new concept from

Having carried out a public

Hyatt-Hyatt House. This is the first of

consultation, we continued to work

its kind in the UK, the accommodation

closely with the planning department

comprises of 131 apartment suites, a

at London Borough of Hillingdon

restaurant and bar, meeting rooms

and submitted for full planning

on the ground floor with a gym and

December 2015.

games room on the top floor. The At the planning committee meeting

apartments are for short to long term stays for up to a maximum of 90

when this application was presented,

consecutive days.

one of the councilors commented that we welcome such innovative design

The site for the proposed development

that would help to regenerate the

is adjacent to a recently completed

As such from the outset, we knew that

local area. The proposal was received

170 bedroom hotel, also for Hyatt and

we had an architectural challenge

favourably and was given a unanimous

again a new brand concept, Hyatt

on our hands, the design had to be

vote of support.

Place. Juttla Architects were project

fitting for a gateway building and also

managers and consulting architects

overcome the height issues as to the

on that successful development.

west of the site is the 12 storeys high

Hyatt have seen the potential of both these sites as prime locations being

hotel and to the east there are low level warehouse buildings.

only fifteen minutes from Heathrow

Due to the height of the building, we

airport and easily accessible from

had to consult with the London Mayor’s

London.

office at City Hall and TFL.

We are currently going through the detailed design stage and working closely with other consultants and specialist suppliers with a view of breaking ground in January 2017. www.juttla-architects.com


info@juttla-architects.com

+44 (0)1923 840077

www.juttla-architects.com


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Introducing The Kitch’t

A New Compact Kitchen Solution From dsignedby WORDS: dsignedby

PHOTOS: dsignedby

Dsignedby was established in Belgrade in 2008 by sisters Irena and Iva Kilibarda. Since our launch, we have produced small series of furniture pieces that prioritize unique design and sustainability.

Why compact kitchen design?

An all-in-one piece, the Kitch’ T® is easy to move from apartment to apartment, and is easily adaptable

We are interior designers and we work on kitchen

according to your needs. As everything is fitted beneath

design and construction in a lot of our projects. We

the worktop, it eliminates the need for upper cabinet

routinely use Corian® DuPontTM for the worktops.

space.

dsignedby.’s idea of contemporary living is all about cooking, interaction and bringing people together by

The size of the kitchen unit is made according to the

design.

width of the Table T® (size L /92cm), and the length and width of one Corian® DuPontTM board (365cm). The

Inspired by our original, award-winning Table T®, and a

solid Red Oak wood doors have no handles, maintaining

desire to bring our customers clever design solutions

the unit’s sleek appearance, and are opened simply by

for easy, modern living – we are proud to bring you our

pressing against the wood’s soft, natural surface.

latest concept, the Kitch’ T®. The worktop, reinforced on the inside with Corian® The KITCH’ T concept dsignedby is a company run by young people. We’re always ready for movement and action, looking into

vertical applications and solid water resistant wood, includes a Corian® mobile charger built into its surface as well as electrical and USB sockets.

new ideas, new materials and new technologies. Our

The Kitch’T® can be easily connected to water and

idea started with the Table T®, and has since made the

electrical supplies through outlets located on the left

smooth transition into the Kitch’ T®.

and right-hand side of the unit.


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A focal feature of dsignedby’s work is modern OLED technology, in which we collaborate with the Frauenhofer IPMS (Institute for Photonic Microsystems) to integrate cutting-edge lighting effects into our design pieces. This compact unit has everything one kitchen needs contained underneath in the solid wood front cabinets. The Table T® seating area is 100cm long and can host 3 people comfortably for lunch. The elements with built in Bosch appliances are only 80cm wide and can be accessed from both sides. The cooking and washing areas are located on one side, while a space to sit, relax and have coffee is on the other. The Waterworks Atlas R.W. bar faucet perfectly complements the industrial design, roughness of the metallic holding structure, the Hafele hardware systems and the Loox warm LED light. The fridge is a large Dometic minibar. All icons on the unit are lit from within by LED lights – another example of the capabilities of the Corian® DuPontTM Illumination series. As part of the design process, we took into consideration price and quality standards, so as to make it affordable for a young professional whilst also being of a very high quality. As young people are often short on space in their homes, we wanted to design something that would provide them with an area that is not only functional, but also where they can gather with their friends. www.dsignedby.com


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JIS Europe Adds The New Midhurst Side Rail To The Sussex Range Of Stainless Steel Towel Rails Inspired by the traditional Japanese wall screen, the rail has been designed to offer a unique and unusual twist on the traditional rail, standing away from the wall partitioning and screening the bathroom. This elegant rail would ideally suit the larger bathroom, offering quite the style statement whilst being highly functional. As always, the rail is manufactured from 100% stainless steel and measures 1765mm high x 500mm wide with a further 50mm for the feet and has a total projection of 560mm from the wall. It is available in both a highly polished and satin finish and is available in all 3 formats: electric only, central heating plumbed in and dual fuel. The Midhurst rail has a recommended retail price of ÂŁ698 + VAT (please add 30% for satin finish) and as always comes with a 25 year guarantee. Please visit www.sussexrange.co.uk for further details or call 01444 831200


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WORDS: Refurb Sturio Design

PHOTOS: Refurb Studio Design

Refurbish A French Country Retreat Classic meets contemporary with a twist of cool Studio Duggan is a leading design studio creating

The house itself stood out after a long search as it offered

distinctive and well considered interiors for high-

Liz and Duncan fantastic views over the Luberon valley and

end residential and boutique commercial projects.

a great space internally with huge potential for creating their ideal family holiday home. Previously 3 gites which

Leading interior designers, Studio Duggan, have completed

were unconnected internally, there was an opportunity to

the refurbishment of a stunning 5-bedroom French country

rejig the layout creating a better flow through the property

house in Joucas, Provence.

and connecting the living area to the outdoors and its beautiful views.

London based Liz and Duncan Brown bought this property a few years back and called upon Studio Duggan to work their

Studio Duggan worked closely with Liz and Duncan on this

creative wand and turn it into their dream family’s holiday

creative journey to ensure their inherent aesthetic desire

retreat. This stunning property (approx. 370 m2), located

gained expression throughout the house. With light and

in South-Eastern France in the small hilltop arty village of

airy spacious rooms along with the founding colours of cool

Joucas, evokes a fresh, contemporary style.

whites and neutrals mixed with pops of colour and texture brings a family twist on Ibiza cool interiors.


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Key features include stone floors running throughout the

playfully dressed with bright knife edge cushions to add a

house, high-pitched ceilings adorning the main reception

pop of colour.

rooms, silver/grey stained sandblasted woodwork throughout and vast minimalist sliding glass doors opening

A vintage chest from Portobello Road with contemporary

onto the garden and pool.

white lacquered Queen Anne Mirror and an x-shaped console with oversized pillar box red lamps by Julian

The spacious and airy reception is dressed with a round

Chichester add colour and texture to the living space.

pedestal zinc top table and a Moooi “Heracleum� pendant light in copper finish hangs above. A large, original French

Each bedroom has an airy, fresh toned colour scheme with

country fireplace remains the focal point of the open plan

floor to ceiling floating voile linen curtains.

living space, surrounded by two large three seater sofas


78 The master bedroom features the bed placed in the middle of the room with a built in headboard in wide tongue and groove sandblasted timber, creating a dressing space behind the bed. A gite/annex has been transformed into a comfortable TV & games room. Dressed with lounge sofas, oversized cushions and two large bespoke Berber rugs, the games rooms is perfect for relaxing and watching films or playing table tennis. The lounge effect continues onto the outside poolside dining area with Ethimo lounge seating, Alice in Wonderland peacock chairs and a hanging tent in the trees. “Our approach when creating the perfect holiday escape for the Brown family meant re-evaluating the usual priorities of the space. The villa needed to be playful, fun and invigorating; but also be able to offer restfulness in equal measure. The result is a space that is both serene and

rejuvenating, perfectly at home in the magical setting of Joucas. The team were delighted to work on such a wonderful and exciting project.” says Tiffany Duggan, Design Director at Studio Duggan. Studio Duggan’s eclectic design, the mixing of furniture, textures and colours alongside more contemporary pieces, is very prevalent throughout the house. The final result is ideal for Liz and Duncan and their two girls. The house benefits from a huge open plan living area, which connects to the outside terrasses and is perfect for entertaining. The bedrooms are located at either end of the house, which means two or three families can stay without feeling overcrowded. It’s completely the opposite from, and the perfect antidote to, their London home. www.studioduggan.com


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Touch Ironmongery Ltd www.atouchofbrass.co.uk 210 Fulham Road, Chelsea London SW10 9PJ

The Perfect Touch

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stablished 33 years ago in October 1982, Touch Ironmongery is one of London’s leading ironmongers. Originally called “A Touch of Brass”, the firm changed their name in 2003 in reaction to slowly advancing market changes in architectural ironmongery which is no longer supplied solely in brass, and to also reflect the broader range of products and finishes that they sell. In fact today, Touch can supply a wide range of finishes including Brass, Satin Brass, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Copper, Bronze -solid and plated, BMA, Antique Brass, Black, Pewter, Ceramic, Leather, Stainless Steel, Satin Stainless Steel, Gun Metal, and the list keeps growing. Whatever finish you require, Touch can help you get the right look. Touch occupy their recently refurbished showroom at 210 Fulham Road, Chelsea, where they display a vast range of their 5,000 products. With a customer base including Interior Designers, Builders and individuals who are interested in the top end of the

Ironmongery market, Touch mainly supply to residential premises but hotel and office properties also contribute to their vast clientele. The company also have a healthy export market to all corners of the world, namely the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Touch’s owner and founder, Bill Benham, has 33 years’ experience in the ironmongery trade, as do his colleagues Jim Haselup and Alan Blanchard. Saleem Qureshi is the newest member of our team and has 10 years’ experience, meaning their knowledge is unrivalled in this industry. The range of products supplied by Touch date from circa 1640 French (Louise XIV) and cover all subsequent periods (Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian), art deco and contemporary pieces also make up the product ranges. In addition, Touch showcases the very best of British manufacturing; the best ranges are still produced in the Midlands by craftsmen in factories dating back 200 years or more. Touch also sell European manufactured goods

which is considered to be of a very good quality and in recent years they have introduced some of the far eastern made products, albeit in a limited range but cost effective. With trends continuously evolving, new innovative products are constantly under development. Touch understand that keeping up with the fashion-shifts is imperative in order to provide every customer with the best solution for their requirements. Ironmongery can be a difficult and complicated aspect of a building project, as a result Touch aim to take this awkward aspect and make it user friendly and clear to understand by offering an onsite service where they carry out a detailed door by door, window by window, room by room Ironmongery schedule, highlighting all requirements and identifying any items that can be refurbished. Refurbishment is a large part of the business; Touch will undertake complete ironmongery refurbishment projects, and can restore old paint covered door furniture to their former glory, looking as new, at a fraction of the cost to replace.

For more information about Touch Ironmongery or to arrange a showroom visit please call 0207 351 2255 or alternatively visit www.atouchofbrass.co.uk


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Croft combine traditional skills with modern manufacturing techniques to produce the most beautiful, quality fittings, built to stand the test of time. As well as specialist bespoke items, Croft supply over 1000 products, available in 23 different finishes to furnish high end residential and commercial properties, royal palaces, government houses, historic castles and stately homes. Croft, available from Touch Ironmongery www.croft.co.uk


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Searching for ‘Can Do’ Firms A name that seems to keep cropping up when we look for capable off-site manufacturer’s is Benfield ATT, so we thought we’d investigate them a little more.

Apparently the firm was founded in

Examples of this are a dental and

1995 to manufacture Swedish style

health clinic created on a curve and

timber frame houses for Scandia-Hus,

balanced on a single row of piles

having themselves been established

to meet exacting ground and site

to import and sell the products of their

conditions in Exeter, the complex

Scandinavian parent company in the

curved glulam ‘Armadillo Shell’ roof for

early ‘70’s. The business had grown

a visitor centre near Cardiff, a huge

well, so when it faced an adverse

30m span portal frame for a furniture

exchange rate against the Krone,

factory in the wilds of Dorset, the UK’s

it was only logical to transfer the

first amphibious house in Marlow, and

technology and the fabrication to the

a circular crèche for an international

UK.

‘cherry picker’ manufacturer in Milton Keynes.

While these have been progressively upgraded, they remain woefully behind

As Prof.B (as he has become

the northern European standards that

affectionately known) smilingly states,

As Prof.B concludes, “We like to work

the firm offered at that time. Although

“The things other people shy away

with people who have new ideas

the gap has narrowed, it still maintains

from are exactly what we like to get

and who, like us, see timber as a key

a lead having become increasingly

to exercise our skills, experience and

sustainable material in our quest to

focussed on delivering Low Energy

capabilities. While we’re very happy

‘save the planet’.

Buildings since the recession. In 2002

to prefabricate and build ‘standard’

ATT was acquired by a firm owned by

houses, if it’s ‘different’ it ‘gets our

leading environmentalist, Professor

juices going’.”

Dr. Michael Benfield, changing its

It is, after all, the only renewable building material on earth.” As a service to existing and potential

This ethos of doing different things,

customers, Benfield ATT’s easy and

often differently, has spurred the

quick to read Weekly Insight helps

As he explains “Applying Marshall

firm’s development of traditional

keep construction professionals up to

McLuhan’s famous phrase, ‘The

carpentry, modifying this to produce

date with current news and trending

Medium is the Message’, it is

standardised feature roof trusses,

topics.

absolutely clear that timber buildings

‘systemised’ post & beam structures,

have symbiotic relationship with

and the use of hybrid glulam ‘cross

nature. What better way, then, to

laminated’ timber for solid timber

promote the need for environmental

walls, floors and roofs of ‘interesting’

sustainability than designing, making

carbon neutral structures.

name to Benfield ATT.

and building timber buildings.”

Subscribe here: www.benfieldatt.uk/ weekly-insights-signup Benfield ATT Group: www.benfieldatt.uk


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Time to wake up for

Sleep 2016

Europe’s comprehensive event for hotel design

professionals will be opening its doors at London’s Business Design Centre on 22-23 November.

Sleep 2016 is where you’ll discover well-designed and beautifully crafted products to define exceptional hotel interiors, conference sessions that offer inspiration and practical advice from industry experts, and show stopping installations that challenge the conventions of hotel design. Awaken your curiosity The Sleep exhibition brings together 160 leading UK and international contract brands each showcasing a handpicked selection of their latest products to the hospitality industry, many of whom choose Sleep as a launch platform because of its unique focus. See exciting new products from favourite brands Morgan Furniture, Chelsom Lighting, Zoffany, Johnson Tiles, Kobe, Hansgrohe, Dare Studio, Sekers, Clarke & Clarke, Laufen, Agua, Vescom and Roman – and discover new exhibitors James UK, Lincrusta Heritage, Newmor, Gallery Muro, ICE Rugs, Lelièvre, Cole & Son, Rug-Maker and Phillip Jeffries plus many more.


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With design details more than ever

and Aukett Swanke, each designing

a differentiator in hotels across

a guestroom for a different socio-

the world, the exhibition will reveal

demographic tribe in partnership

how well-chosen products can

with contractors and suppliers

heighten the guest experience

who will transform these concepts

and create a memorable stay. A

into built bedrooms. Each team

new feature this year is ‘Spaces’, a

will present their ideas to a panel

series of stands designed as hotel

of judges during a conference

environments where exhibitors

session on the second day, with the

will create inspiring installations

winner announced that afternoon.

of lobbies, outdoor terraces, guestroom bathrooms and spas.

This year’s 2016 “Sleep Experience” bar and the event social hotspot

Not to be missed is Sleep

is designed by Superfutures

Essentials, a conference session

in collaboration with visual

where experts from a range of

artist Tupac Martir and food

specialisms are on hand to answer

conceptualists Studio Appetit, and

your questions on topics such

promises a sensory journey in

as lighting design, F&B concepts,

which the bar’s design will further

music curation, trends in materials

analyse the five tribes interpreted

and landscape design.

in the neighbouring Sleep Set bedrooms.

Awaken your imagination An event highlight, the Sleep Set competition sees WOW Architects

Sleep 2016 is at London’s Business Design Centre on 22nd - 23rd November 2016

from Singapore and Mitsui Designtec from Tokyo join Londonbased teams Gensler, Studio Proof

Register for a complimentary pass to Sleep and find out more about the conference and exhibition, Sleep Sets and “Sleep Experience” Bar at www.thesleepevent.com.


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Introducing The All New JURA WE8

JURA is a significant innovator in luxury

Joining the renowned GIGA and IMPRESSA

This machine is just as easy to care for

Swiss, bean-to-cup technology. Each

Lines, JURA launches the WE8 machine this

with its Intelligent Water System (I.W.S.)

coffee machine offers the ideal coffee

summer. The WE8 is compact, powerful

which automatically detects the filter. The

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and elegant – it makes a stylish statement

CLARIS water filter also provides optimum

their customer’s a luxurious bean-to-cup

with effortless operation.

water quality and protects the fluid system

experience.

against limescale. Providing the ultimate solution for the

JURA coffee machines are compact and

workplace or boutique offering, this

The WE8 will be compatible with JURA’s

chic, capable of producing volume and

automatic coffee machine is capable of

new ‘Smart Connect’ device. Available

quality coffee and make a real impact in

producing up to thirty delicious coffees, at

on IOS or Android, the JURA Coffee App

any establishment.

the touch of a button and offers a choice

works wirelessly via Bluetooth technology

of twelve different specialities – from latte

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changing trends.

Smart Connect technology optimises convenience – improving speed, ease and

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History in the heart of Whitehall protected with the help of Selectaglaze Banqueting House, Whitehall, lies in the heart of the tourist trail with the likes of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey a short walk away. Inigo Jones designed the current Banqueting House in 1619 - 1622 after its predecessor was destroyed by fire. It has hosted many important state events and stood witness as James I was executed outside of the building, on a temporary scaffold built for the occasion. Banqueting house is managed and cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, an independent charity which has been restoring and repairing the stunning Grade I building. Security was a key concern during planning, along with reducing the noise from the busy Whitehall thoroughfare. Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze was sought to provide an alternative solution to the current blast net curtains covering the windows, that not only met the specification but was also an unobtrusive adaptation.

Installing the secondary glazed units provided an interesting challenge as half the openings were at upper gallery level 10m above the main floor. The gallery could not be loaded. Working very closely with Gardner & Theobold, structural engineers Hockley & Dawson and Royal Warrant holding scaffolders Allen and Foxworthy, a careful method of installation was devised involving a columnar scaffolding design complete with lifting apparatus to each opening. In all, 39 units were installed, allowing daylight to once again flood the main hall. As well as offering blast protection and noise insulation in access of 45dB, the secondary glazing also provides essential UV filtering to the Thomson Specification approved by the National Gallery, V&A and others. For further information, please contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271/e mail: enquiries@selectaglaze.co.uk or visit: www.selectaglaze.co.uk

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With the introduction of the Yasahiro, a modern take on the Japanese ofuro bath, Cabuchon Bathforms now offers designers a choice of five luxury deep soaking tubs. Cabuchon is the world's leading designer of modern soaking tubs, having launched its first - the Imersa - in 1991. Today, it offers four more, all of which save space, water and energy while remaining supremely comfortable. The Calyx is a minimalist-style tub, made distinctive by its clean lines

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Leyla Uluhanli COLLECTION

WORDS: Leyla Uluhani Collection

PHOTOS: Leyla Uluhani Collection

Leyla Uluhanli debuts her self-titled collection The Leyla Uluhanli Collection at the 2016 design show Maison & Objet Paris. The collection is inspired by the concept of American art of the 1960's — a favorite era of the designer. The principle components of the collection are comfort, functionality, prestige artfully combining minimalism and precise craftsmanship. The collection consists of armchairs, sofas, consoles, commodes and lighting featuring neutral tones with antique brass, crystal rock, and sycamore veneer. Balancing tradition and modernity, Leyla Uluhanli reflects the desire to create an atmosphere that is refined, eclectic and stylish. Renowned interior designer Leyla Uluhanli channels inspiration for her projects from the eclectic nostalgia of different epochs. She specializes in private and public interiors, stylized in the spirit of 1960’s American decor using antiques and modern art. Combining refined artistry, powerful energy and historical cues, Leyla Uluhanli’s designs offer a reflection of lifestyle in an interior. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Leyla Uluhanli studied design in London and Moscow. Since opening her studio Leyla Uluhanli Interiors in 2005, she has showcased projects in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Baku, Lisbon, Dubai and London.

“The popularity of this style is in its simplicity and courtliness of the forms, lines. In its conciseness, and partly in the light feeling of nostalgia it provokes, it is certainly luxury and absolutely universal” — Leyla Uluhanli.

Leyla Uluhanli frequently collaborates with leading world architects, and interior and fashion designers to create works such as her “10 Armchairs” exhibition. Her work has been featured in publications such as AD, Elle Decoration, TATLER and VOGUE. Leyla Uluhanli is also an organizer and participant in “Planet of the World” charity auction. www.leylauluhanli.com


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to store or transport. The range contains furniture for outdoor as well as indoor use. X Design pieces are sold exclusively by Flexfurn. For more information, contact us via info.uk@flexfurn.com or visit our website www.flexfurn.com

Evoking the heritage and grandeur of French elegance. This graceful collection of fabrics, tiebacks and poles rediscovers heirlooms, expressed into opulent velvets and sumptuous chenilles, enriched with jewelled highlights. In palettes of rich aged patina, blue steel, antique pearl and teal with hints of copper, gold and pewter to create a timeless splendour for the interior realm.


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With products ranging from soft furnishings through to fabrics and wallcoverings, Dwelling Bird is a young British company creating luxury homeware for the interiors industry. Telephone: +44(0)1620 248 271 Email: info@dwellingbird.co.uk Website: www.dwellingbird.co.uk

Carolyn Parker Interior Design is an award winning and highly skilled design practice. For over 30 years the Mother Daughter team have been offering clients a full service from concept to completion. Combining input on architectural details to work with the interiors ensures the fluidity of their stunning designs. Over the years the team has evolved and business relationships have been formed with some of the best trades in the area offering clients the option of a truly bespoke service. Telephone No.01347 878 820 Email: info@carolynparker.com Website: www.carolynparker.com


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Kayiwa’s CARAT LED Pendant Lamps Shine Bright Like A Diamond KAYIWA, the inventor of the diamond-shaped glassware that has been copied the world over, continues to push boundaries with the introduction of CARAT light fixtures. These new pendant lamps serve more than their functional purpose and move into artistic territory. "Lighting can change the entire ambience of a room,

KAYIWA’s portfolio of products is diverse – ranging from furniture to housewares. With a witty yet elegant disregard for convention, KAYIWA pieces are exquisite sculptures in their own right.

not just by providing the appropriate light," says designer Lincoln Kayiwa. "The right fixtures can create the perfect fusion of functionality and style, even when they are turned off.” So whether it's on or off, the CARAT pendant lamp is always eye candy. It makes a minimalistic yet powerful impression when installed, either singly or grouped together.


99 However, in addition to other features, it is possible to vary the light color temperature or lumens, as well as dim the light to create the perfect lighting for any application, with an optional Casambi lighting control system – using a smartphone, tablet or smartwatch ¬– or even by good, old fashioned wall switches. Traditional craftsmanship, modern design and technology Just like its CARAT barware cousins, the light fixtures are created with skilled craftsmanship and a respectful use of materials. Passing through a total of seven craftsmen and taking hours to create and perfect, each piece in the collection is one-of-a-kind. The CARAT pendant lamp collection’s unique approach to the materials creates a contemporary, sculptural and visually stimulating concept that fuses both aesthetics and practicality into a distinctive creation. For instance, the diamond-faceted glass is sandblasted and brushed with pumice, creating an extraordinary texture that diffuses the light into a soft glow. Moreover, the pendant lamps incorporate a silicone ceiling rose that adapts to any type of ceiling – horizontal or inclined. The soft plastic folds up against Endless possibilities Each piece has a transformative quality. Through variations in size, color and configuration, the collection can solve any number of aesthetic and functional needs for residential, hospitality, and contract settings. CARAT lamps can be selected to match or accent the overall décor in any room. In addition to the classic De Stijl colors, the glass shades are obtainable in various hues, the ceiling roses exist in three color options, and the textile cable cords are available in various colors as well as patterns, all of which customers can select online. Nevertheless, under our customized service, we can design and produce individual options tailor-made for specific needs, which offers a multitude of possibilities for designers, architects and anyone with a personal vision for exceptional lighting. This includes, but is not limited to, longer textile cord length, other textile cord color and pattern options, custom glass shade hues, or integrating the Casambi Technologies' lighting control solution. The fixtures are suitable for indoor use in most countries. The standard light source for all the CARAT luminaire models is a custom-designed 6 W, 400-lumen LED, with a color temperature of 4000 K.

the ceiling to fit snugly and achieve perfect results. Further still, it being malleable makes it possible to turn inside out, which allows full view of cables and fittings, to make it easier to mount the lamps. This sustainable, environmentally friendly LED lighting will last for over 50,000 hours, but KAYIWA even turns it up a whole notch by offering a lifetime warranty, as these collectible pieces are new classics that will last a lifetime. www.kayiwa.fi


100 Exciting Design Collaboration We're pleased to announce that Woven Image have collaborated with Australian-based studio bangdesign to create a series of 'pentagon' inspired interior textile designs. Here’s a selection of products available: Cellular - a peel 'n' stick 12mm acoustic panel featuring organic, pentagram-shaped cut-outs. It is designed for pattern repeat along large partioning surfaces and can be easily trimmed to finish. Cut-outs can be filled with five-sided fellow Penta tile, in varying colours, to create striking puzzle effects. Mura Glow - a non-woven wall covering and acoustic solution by bangdesign for Woven Image. Featuring the tessellated pentagram pattern in a solid line over gradient layers creating a luminous glow through the line-work. Available in 10 colourways. MIX HP high performance upholstery designed by bangdesign for Woven Image. www.wovenimage.com

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2 Feelgood Designs In 1951, Gian Franco Legler (italo-swiss) designed a chair for the Basket restaurant in Italy, which gave its name to the chair and fame throughout Europe. After receiving MoMA’s ‘Good Design Award’ (1953), the chair had a successful career in the US and is since then part of their permanent collection. Recently, the Basket chair returned to its roots. The original rattan indoor version is completed by the outdoor version in high quality, UV-resistant polyethylene. Where the original comes with a black frame, this year new colors were added to the outdoor range: white frame/ honey or white shell. The Basket chair is stackable and not unimportant, easy to maintain. www.feelgooddesigns.eu or www.martaonline.eu • contact: info@martaonline.eu Credits photograph: Restaurant The Colonel, Brussels ©fred sablon

3 OSMO IS AWARDED ETHICAL ACCREDITATION 2016/17 Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert, is celebrating its tenth year of being awarded Ethical Accreditation. The Aylesbury-based company has once again scored highly in an analysis of its approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, demonstrating Osmo’s continued commitment to customers, staff, trade colleagues and shareholders. Applicants to the Ethical Company Accreditation Scheme are subject to a stringent evaluation under the categories of Environment, Animals and People, covering topics such as environment, animal rights, and human rights. Ethical Company Accreditation is awarded to organisations which obtain an outstanding overall score in an evaluation of their Corporate Social Responsibility record, and which are successfully screened against other companies within their market sectors. For more information about The Ethical Company Organisation please visit www.ethical-company-organisation.org and to learn more about Osmo’s range of eco-friendly wood finishing solutions, visit www.osmouk.com.

Cue & Co Welcome to Cue & Co of London, designer and maker of kitchens, lighting, furniture and interiors in London’s Parsons Green. Offering a unique shopping experience, the 6,000 sq ft showroom is laid-out like a fully functioning home: bathrooms are plumbed in, kitchen appliances are plugged in and lights can be switched on and off. Furniture is arranged in an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area downstairs, with a complete master suite upstairs. Everything on display can be bought directly or made to order by skilled craftsman in the workshop at the back of the showroom. Make an appointment to meet Cue & Co’s founder Charlie Borthwick, who will happily work with you to tailor any of his designs to your home. 020 7731 4728 or www.cueandco.com

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101 Irish linen specialist launches exclusive new range Traditional Irish linen manufacturer William Clark has unveiled a unique luxury brand, Earthed. The brand marries traditional techniques with modern creativity and technology to produce a stunning range of interior fabrics. The first collection to be unveiled is The Upperlands Collection, inspired by the visual beauty of the natural world. The collection features seven designs each focusing on a different element. All the designs are available in five striking colourways with a complimentary plain linen. All prints are available on two base cloths, a 100% Irish linen and a linen union, both very durable with exceptional light fastness making them ideally suited for upholstery, curtains and also long-lasting furnishings.

Richard Allan Originally established as a scarf company in 1962, Richard Allan now offers art prints of its vintage sixties and seventies scarf designs. It was the vision of the scarf designs as art that inspired Cate Allan to relaunch her father’s company, producing a collection of art prints on museum etching paper at 30” x 30″, the original scarf size. The prints are unique, striking, beautiful, vibrant - a testimony to the best of sixties and seventies design and a fitting tribute to her father’s legacy. The company’s aesthetic remains true to its roots with a contemporary air, combining fantastic design and colour, high-end quality and a range of styles to suit different venues and tastes. www.richardallanscarves.com/prints/

www.earthedbywmclark.co.uk / 028 7954 7204.

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MKW Surfaces MKW Surfaces supplies marble, granite, quartz and quartzite among other incredibly beautiful natural and engineered stones. We work on residential and commercial properties and applications such as kitchen worktops, vanity tops, floorings and book matched wall cladding to provide sophisticated looks and finishes to any interior space. Specialists in other surfaces such as Dekton and Neolith, we cover London and a 150 miles radius and provide architects, property developers and interior design enthusiasts with a world class service and workmanship. We source the very best stones globally and partner with the leading brands in the market including Silestone, Compac Quartz, Caesarstone and Quartzforms amongst other renowned manufacturers.

The Joinery Collection - A New Way to Wallpaper Alongside her bespoke lettering and photography wallpaper service, designer Linda Hasking is delighted to introduce her latest wallpapers, The Joinery Collection. This is a new way to wallpaper, as the two designs may be used alone or together in a mix and match way, on the same wall. Woodsman 1 planks meet Woodsman 2 triangles for a brand new mix and match wallpaper concept.  MY DESIGNS, YOUR WAY. www.identitypapers.com/new-collection

MKW Surfaces 20-22 Wenlock Road London N1 7GU 0203 0788912 hello@mkwsurfaces.co.uk www.mkwsurfaces.co.uk

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102 Reuben The ultimate in laid back cool, Reuben is the latest Arlo & Jacob armchair which joins a wave of new style-savvy designs championing craftsmanship, quality, and durability. The perfect armchair for readers, dozer’s and dreamers,

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Easy online ordering means you can find the perfect armchair without even leaving the house. Every Arlo & Jacob armchair is made from start to finish by one person and then delivered to the room of your choice. With a no questions asked returns policy, you can buy comfort, comfortably. Reuben Oak Frame Armchair is priced from £399 Reuben Walnut Frame Armchair is priced from £459 arloandjacob. com | 03332 221 941

G. M. Moore & Associates G. M. Moore & Associates has obtained planning consent for the conversion of a disused reservoir into a dwelling within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The dwelling is based on Passive House standards and draws its design influence from the post-modernist movement. The 17 facetted zinc roof is a geometric interpretation of the rolling hills of the High Weald in Sussex. Heating and hot water will be provided by a ground source heat pump. Other sustainable inclusions are mechanical heat recovery and ventilation, rainwater harvesting, wet underfloor heating, triple glazing and low energy lighting. Works have commenced and are expected to be completed in mid- summer 2017. www.gmassociates.co.uk

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Kris Turnbull Studios Kris Turnbull Studios, set within a stunning converted church and renowned for being one of the most desirable design studios in the UK and throughout Europe & The Middle East. We are a team of highly creative and dedicated designers driven by the pursuit of perfection and extreme attention to detail; offering the full complement of design services such as architecture, interior architecture, interior design & styling. Our stylish projects reflect our extensive experience in creating luxurious and livable spaces for national and international private clients, residential developers and boutique hoteliers. Our interior showroom exhibits more than 200 world renowned suppliers including Fendi Casa, Christopher Guy, Rubelli, Donghia, Giorgetti, Armani Casa, Minotti, Visionnaire, Hermès Paris & more, all exclusively showcased at Kris Turnbull Studios. The diversity of brands, design houses and world influences guarantees a unique and comprehensive styling to suit from the traditional right through to the modern contemporary. www.kristurnbull.com Belfast +44 (0)28 9068 8600 London +44 (0)20 7340 8723

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Decem Sliding Door with Finger Pull Roman Launch New Slider Roman has launched a new and revolutionary Sliding Door into their 10mm Decem Collection. The original British design and engineering of the Decem Sliding Door ensures the ultimate in quality, precision and craftsmanship. It has a completely new and innovative sliding system, which gives a solid, smooth and almost silent action. It has a new soft close system at each end which is machined to create a drop before the door hits the piston, which improves the action of the opening and closing itself. This enclosure is particularly straight forward to install as the fixing system is external whereas it would usually be internal. This Sliding Door also features a unique finger pull handle, which is framed with silver chromed brass, creating a contemporary design. Many of the new design features were to ensure that it is the best running and feeling slider available in the market and it is now specified by major International Hotel Groups. Roman’s Contact Details; Tel: 01325 311318 Web: www.roman-showers.com


103 Herman Miller Herman Miller’s new Keyn Chair Group is a range of meeting and side chairs that offers responsive movement and immediate comfort for collaborative spaces. Available with three base options (four-leg, cantilever and four-star) Keyn can be transformed through colour, material and finish choices to create a variety of styles for any space.

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Combine a clean white finish with fresh bright colours for a casual area. Choose a polished base and fully-upholstered leather for an executive feel. www.hermanmiller.co.uk

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Il Pezzo 6 Table by IL PEZZO MANCANTE A solid block of walnut held up by what seems to be a casually arranged group of glittering legs. Il Pezzo 6 Table is a harmonious and timeless whole made of 7.5 cm thick solid walnut top and hand-welded brass legs. info@ilpezzomancante.com www.ilpezzomancante.com t. +39 055 3989901 Address: Il Pezzo Mancante via Rocca Tedalda 31, Florence, Italy For visiting the Atelier: from Monday to Saturday by appointment

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Milliken takes Artistic Liberties with a bold new collection inspired by street art and the punk revival Artistic Liberties is a daring new carpet tile collection from the Milliken in-house design team. It combines postpunk and street art influences with historic and classical references resulting in a liberation of clashing colours and twisted timelines. Artistic Liberties makes a traditional design contemporary and outspoken. The collection is aimed at corporate, office and contemporary hospitality environments but responds directly to the blurring of boundaries between the workplace and home. A section of an interior can be punctuated or defined with a covering of the rebellious ‘Outspoken Tradition’ design or a spattering of the avant-garde ‘Historic Clashes.’

New Bauhaus-inspired bathroom fittings Samuel Heath’s new Landmark collection enables designers to achieve a totally co-ordinated finish for the increasingly popular industrial interiors theme in residential, commercial and high-spec hotel projects.

The 5 designs within the collection and the enormous colour range offer the designer complete choice to make a bold statement throughout or inject highlights of interest with colour and pattern where required. www.millikencarpet.com

Inspired by the simplified forms and functional efficiency redolent of the Bauhaus era, Landmark consists of two striking collections, Pure and Industrial:Landmark Pure is a well-balanced range with minimal embellishment and balanced proportions giving a clean, concise appearance, whilst exquisite detail provides the distinctive styling essential to luxury bathroom design. Landmark can be seen at Samuel Heath’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showroom. Product details and stockists can be found at www.samuel-heath.co.uk or by calling 0121 766 4200.

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104 Lucia Victoria Interiors Ltd Interior Designer Tracey Cooper, together with her dedicated team at Lucia Victoria Interiors, pride themselves on their Interior Design Service and their obsessive passion for beautiful furniture, wallpaper, lighting and accessories. Tracey has created desirable luxury residential homes, commercial properties and luxury hotels. Each project is approached with professional enthusiasm and design innovation. We specialize in providing our clients with a bespoke service which is tailored to specifically meet every element of our client's brief. The design process starts with getting to know our clients, and their personal style. With our design ethos and approach, we create beautiful and inspired properties. We would be delighted to hear from you and invite you to contact us at tracey@luciavictoriainteriors.co.uk www.luciavictoriainteriors.co.uk

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18 Italian Designer Cooker Hoods Marrying design flair with high performance, Air Uno’s range of premium Italian designer cooker hoods have been developed to suit today’s kitchen designs and lifestyles. The range of technologically advanced cooker hoods pay special attention to premium quality and efficiency throughout the entire collection. Air Uno cooker hoods and accessories are beautifully designed to answer technical details and creative needs to meet today’s demands in kitchen design and performance. The expansive range of innovative Italian designs include statement island hoods, subtle ceiling designs and well engineered cupboard and wall hoods to sleek downdraft and sophisticated counter extractors that extract fumes directly from the hood at the same level. For a stunning finish, the range of designer hoods and accessory finishes are made from white or black glass, stainless steel and Corian® on selected models. To view the entire range visit www.airuno.co.uk

19 WhiteWall Photo Prints Behind Acrylic Glass WhiteWall prints behind acrylic glass are an eye-catching way to achieve gallery quality displays at home. Presenting photographs behind crystal-clear acrylic glass brings out the best properties of the image, enhancing both the depth and brilliance of colour. The lightweight, durable prints, which are UV-protected and shatterproof, are available in custom sizes, allowing you total control over the end product. Exclusive supplier to the renowned LUMAS contemporary photo art galleries, online photo lab WhiteWall creates professional prints using customers’ own photographs. Alternatively, favourite artistic images can be selected through the WhiteWall Picture World. For an absolutely unrivalled finish, WhiteWall has recently announced its brand new ultraHD print. Using a revolutionary printing technique, these products have raised the bar for image sharpness to previously unseen levels. This results in breath-taking pictures with vivid, intense colours and true-to-life details. For more information or design inspiration, please visit www.WhiteWall.com

Online Boutique Adds An Authentic Ethnic Influence Online boutique Baobab Interiors is the perfect place to source beautiful contemporary ethnic-inspired pieces for the home. Offering a range of handcrafted items, ethically sourced homeware and decorative accessories, the Baobab collection has been carefully curated to reflect a global taste. Taking a fresh view of African arts and crafts, the focus is very much on natural and organic materials including wood, horn and woven textiles. From handmade baskets, tribal collectables, tableware to handcrafted textiles and wall art. Baobab Interiors’ modern global style will inspire collectors and interior designers seeking individuality, ethnicity and pieces that tell a story. www.baobab-interiors.co.uk

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Luxury The Art Of

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A Luxury Guide

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Collezione Automobili Lamborghini Presents Spring Summer 2017 WORDS: Lamborghini

On the occasion of Milano Moda Uomo, Automobili Lamborghini presents its Spring Summer 2017 collection at the Mandarin Oriental Milan. A Huracรกn Spyder, an Aventador Roadster and the clothing on show attracted attention throughout the whole day. Collezione Automobili Lamborghini proved itself to be an appealing brand at Milano Moda Uomo, offering a complete menswear collection. During the cocktail, Stefano Domenicali, Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, met with the press and guests to underline the importance for the brand of a strong presence at Milano Moda Uomo. The Collezione Automobili Lamborghini presented at the event portrays the brand values Visionary, cutting-edge and pure, the stylistic codes of the most desirable super

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sports cars in the world, and key points of a collection

Casual line. Premium materials with exceptional

with strong fashion content and the expressive power of

performances of comfort for a series of pieces which

Italian design.

combine style and relaxation. The essential pieces of the casual wardrobe are given a contemporary

For a cutting-edge interpretation of a timeless dream in

interpretation, such as the bomber jacket in Japanese

the Classic, Casual, Casual Heritage and Squadra Corse

technical fabrics and the Bermuda shorts in cotton

lines.

with a microweave. For the Indigo edition a series of

The Spring Summer 2017 Collection Classic line. Conceived and developed with the same stylistic codes as the iconic vehicles - such as the hexagon, the distinctive shape used here in the weave for fabrics and leather - the Classic line represents a new emotional interpretation of the most refined

polo shirts, t-shirts and sweaters in denim -- jersey and treated with the Indigo wash effect. The new graphics, ‘‘asphalt marks’’, inspired by the marks left by tyres, and the ‘‘Y’’ characterize the beach line made up of boxer shorts and coordinated beach towels.

masculine style. The inspiration of Sartorial Voyager is

The line is completed by two capsule collections

translated into pieces created and constructed with

dedicated to the Huracán Spyder and Aventador

sartorial care and skill but with great attention to the

Superveloce Roadster, two series with graphics

function of use.

comprising t-shirts, polo shirts and trousers as well as

The materials are excellent: hyper lightweight waterproof and breathable cotton for the dark navy or

the Special Edition Bull LXIII with the identifying Bull in gold and silver embroidery.

stone trench-coat, Japanese stretch technical fabrics

Casual Heritage. The casual line is inspired in the

for the single-breasted jacket, ultra soft lightweight

graphics by the iconic Lamborghini models, one for each

leather for the zip-up jacket, extremely comfortable

decade; the t-shirts feature the period graphics of the

jersey and piquet fabrics for the slim fit shirts and

Miura, LM002, Countach and Diablo models. Slub jersey

cotton yarn knit with refined fabrications for the

and piquet for the polo shirts and t-shirts.

sweaters.


108 Squadra Corse line. The sporting

The outerwear is made in fully taped

The Lamborghini brand is interpreted

character of Automobili Lamborghini

stretch waterproof and breathable

by the designer through ad-hoc

is expressed in the collection for the

technical fabric, or are reversible

graphics inspired by the House of the

man who appreciates a style that can

in lightweight nylon or in padded

Raging Bull.

also express an elegant performance.

nylon with fleece sleeves, designed

This sporting attitude is exalted with

to guarantee maximum comfort in

The same graphics adorned the

the selection of high tech fabrics, the

performance.

Lamborghini Aventador CoupĂŠ exhibited in the internal courtyard of

minimalist cuts with cutting-edge design, and the technical solutions

Special Editions. Fragrances L -

Via Manin 13 in Milan for the entire

that become details of style.

Automobili Lamborghini in partnership

duration of the designer’s sales

with Intertrade Group; running shoes

campaign.

Bold and highly defined colours:

with Mizuno; carbon fibre luggage with

black, Argos orange, Horus yellow and

TecknoMonster. Collezione Automobili

optical white with minimalist graphics,

Lamborghini is also part of the County

inspired by races and minimalist with

of Milan by Marcelo Burlon clothing

tone-on-tone prints in relief.

range.

www.lamborghini.com


Define Fine Travel Books Launch First Series Of Independent Luxury City Guides London Press Release: DEFINE FINE are

businesses such as interior design,

The DEFINE FINE’s approach and

today launching the first in a series

hospitality, art photography, property

philosophy is to only consider and

of inspiring luxe travel books, with an

development and even luxury yachts.

include independent and privately

inaugural city guide series, across

This background made it possible for

owned businesses. With the unique

eleven of the world’s most exciting

them to come up with an outstanding

approach of including business

and enchanting cities. Conceived

selection of places to visit.

categories as well as a range of

by the founders of Oazia Villas and

budgets, they are ultimately, an

Alexa - a luxury Phinisi yacht, Veronika

They lead us on a winding path

extensive collection of places,

Blomgren Designer and Architect

through each city using humourous

personally chosen by husband and

and Nikola Kostic, a food and travel

anecdotes, and verses to business

wife team Veronika and Nikola for their

photographer have perfectly combined

insights and local life, with beautifully

unique aesthetical value.

their passion for travel, with their love

inspiring photography and exceptional

of books and photography.

design. The places choosen are deeply

Nikola Kostic comments “In our

connected to the quintessence of local

journeys, we are looking for the soul

The travel guides are all beautifully

life, which have genuinely touched

of the cities we visit. We listen to the

designed, with exceptional

the hearts of this talented couple on

drums of each city’s heartbeat, to the

photography, enveloped in black soft

their search for the ultimate in style,

flutes of it’s streets and we hear the

leather they make an ideal travel

integrity and passion.

symphony that each city is playing.

companion or stylish coffee table

The places we choose are essential

centrepiece. Available to order online:

“We believe in the inspiration of

www.definefine.com with a RRP

individuality, the bright light of

£20.00.

diversity, the magic in endless

Veronika and Nikola have been

possibilities from the seed of a great

travelling around the world for the last

The DEFINE FINE first series takes in

idea. We admire the courage of those

two years. The couple believe that their

the cities of: Amsterdam, Barcelona,

who are ready to risk and applaud

professions coupled with their eye for

Rome, Stockholm, Moscow and St.

those who want to be different.”

all things beautiful manifests them to

Petersburg and then onto Hong Kong,

comments Veronika Blomgren

be able to define, what is truly fine in

Ho Chi Minh City, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Melbourne. Each DEFINE FINE book takes the reader on a special and unique journey with its authors – through a personal and independent selection of hand-picked places, products with local people’s insider tips across each city. The concept is not only redefining luxury travel, but redefining luxury as a concept and experience for each traveller to immerse themselves and learn. The founders of Define Fine – Veronika Blomgren and Nikola Kostic – both have unique experience and a successful record in creative

instruments in this orchestra.”

each city they visit.


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Autumn-Winter 2016/17 Collection Exercises in Style

For Autumn-Winter 2016/17, Ferrari has created a sporty yet sophisticated look featuring the kind of detailing that makes this collection the perfect choice for people that adore super quality garments. The signature of all Ferrari’s collections is, of course, detailing inspired by iconic elements of its legendary GTs: from colours to bodywork liveries, cabin trim to steering wheels. The Autumn/Winter Collection’s signature colours are dark yet warm, spanning varying shades of red, black, navyblue and even a bright blue. That said, in the women’s collection, some concessions have been made to pastel shades such as beige and powder pink, which are often paired with exclusive crystal detailing.


111 The men’s and women’s capsule collection inspired by the Ferrari 488 Spider, however, centres around “Blu Corsa”with all the pieces in shades of black and Blu Corsa as well as featuring auto and motorsport-derived detailing. Numerous accessories, many coordinating, add a brilliantly rich finishing touch to the overall look. Debuting this year are lovely rectangular and square scarves with newly-designed motif and the Trademark bag range which includes a practical Travel Bag, the original Helmet Case launched last season, a laptop case, shoulder bag and beauty case. All made from buttery soft calfskin with red stitching, linings and patent leather piping. www.store.ferrari.com


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TAG Heuer Carrera Lady Steel Blue Dial The TAG Heuer Carrera Lady

This piece is available in a

collection takes its inspiration

choice of two bezels and

from the world of sport. These

straps: a steel bezel with

models are sporty, iconic

or without diamonds, for a

classics, featuring their

touch of glamour, and a steel

characteristic faceted lugs

bracelet or blue calfskin

and clear, highly legible dial.

strap, with matching “haute couture” quilted top stitching.

The new 39 mm Carrera Blue is part of this collection, and

This watch oozes character,

features its signature codes

its on-trend blue this season’s

with a beautiful deep blue

highlight, ensuring a chic and

dial. For a feminine touch,

feminine sporty look. The

and to add an edge to the

Carrera Lady is a resolutely

look, the appliques and hands

modern watch, perfect for

are rose gold-plated.

today’s active woman.

References WAR1114.FC639 (leather strap and bezel with diamonds) WAR1112.FC6391 (leather strap) WAR1112.BA0601 (steel bracelet) WAR1114.BA0601 (steel bracelet and bezel with diamonds)


www.tagheuer.co.uk 01 204 86 11 68

Movement

3-hand Quartz with date

Case

Polished steel case, 39 mm in diameter

Fixed bezel in polished steel or with 72 Wesselton

diamonds (diameter 1.40 – total 0.79 ct.)

Polished steel crown

Domed sapphire crystal with antireflective scratch-

resistant coating. Dial Blue

Hand-applied, faceted rose gold indexes

Rose gold-plated minute and hour hands with white

luminescent markers

Rose gold-plated seconds hands

TAG Heuer logo and "CARRERA" printed at 12 o'clock

Date window at 3 o'clock

Water-resistance

100 metres

Strap

Blue calfskin strap, with quilted pattern top stitching, or

brushed, polished steel

Polished steel deployant buckle with safety push-buttons


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Rebus Christmas Gift Guide Rebus creates unique, hand-crafted signet rings that are designed and made at their in-house workshop in Hatton Garden. The award-winning team of skilled goldsmiths and hand engravers use traditional handengraving techniques creates high quality, bespoke signet rings, cufflinks, pendants and much more for both men and women. BEPOKE SIGNET RINGS The classic signet ring is the perfect celebration of traditionally heraldry.

INITIALS From the ready to wear collection, the initials signet rings are the perfect item for anyone wanting to treat a loved one to a thoughtful and original gift. Initials are deeply hand carved in silver or 9-carat yellow or rose gold, these exquisite pieces are both elegant and effortlessly stylish and timeless and the perfect way to begin a family heirloom. Prices range from £190 to £550.

The pendants are the perfect partner to a signet ring or the ideal way to start a Rebus collection. The handcrafted pendants, which come in 9-carat or 18-carat yellow gold are available in two different face shapes; oval and disk and can also be paired with a selection of chain lengths: 16", 18", 20", 22" or 24". Pendants and chains together start at £265 and are made to order.

Engrave your family crest, monogram or own bespoke individual design onto a selection of precious metals. Materials include platinum, 9-carat, 14-carat and 18-carat gold in colours of yellow, rose or white. The experienced craftsmen at Rebus will help you shape and design your ideas to make a meaningful unique piece of jewellery, which will fit perfectly and look timeless. Prices range from £240 to £3,150.

TALISMAN Also from the ready to wear collection are the Talisman rings. The collection of 16 seal engraved signet rings are made up of carefully selected symbols, each with a unique symbolic meaning. Some examples include, The Warrior – featuring Boadicea - history’s most famous warrior queen, symbolising infinite determination, fearlessness and courage. The Swallow of Hope - traditionally featured in tattoos as a superstition of sailors – the swallow symbolises hope, freedom and

KEEPER RINGS The perfect partner for your signet ring or a beautiful statement on their own, the keeper rings boast completely unique style of ring. The keeper ring is a medium band which is styled to sit above the signet ring and is made from precious metals. Choose from the Keeper, a plain band, or the Keeper Eternity, a band with pavé set stones, including white diamonds, black diamonds, rubies and sapphires. Keeper rings start from £550 and are made to order.

eternal life. The Bumble Bee - a symbol of the soul in Greek mythology and the Hummingbird – representing boundless energy and a desire to seek out the good things in life. The Talisman rings are available in 9-carat or 18-carat yellow gold. Prices start from £475 to £1,015.

PENDANTS Rebus recently launched their new line of intricate hand-engraved pendants.

CUFFLINKS Perfect for any stylish business man or woman. Treat a loved one to some custom made cufflinks, available silver or in 9 and 18-carat gold. For a twist on a modern classic swivel back, you can opt for the chain linked back. Prices start at £75 and can be engraved with a design or crest of your choice. GIFTCARD If design is not your forte or your loved one just cannot make up their mind, then a gift card is the option for you. You can put any amount between £50 and £3,000 on the gift card and recipients are invited to the Hatton Garden workshop where they can leaf through the 30,000 family names and 4,000 crest images on Rebus’ database, which have been sourced from one of the most respected sources for heraldry information: Fairbairn’s Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, and their Kindred in other Lands. You can also choose from 1,000’s of two initial combinations Rebus has to offer or work on bringing your own unique design to life. For more information, visit www.rebussignetrings.co.uk or contact info@rebussignetrings.co.uk for sales enquiries.


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