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The Art Of





Issue 25




Luxury Homes

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Gepetto is a company specializing in the design and manufacturing of high-end contemporary kitchens.



KALLISTA, a leading designer and supplier of luxury kitchen and bath plumbing products, featured four new designs to the successful Per Se collection as part of its Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2017 line-up.


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Designer Staffan Tollgård’s London showroom is a journey into architectural textures


wedish wedish born born Staffan Staffan Tollgård Tollgård has has been been telling telling stories stories with with texture texture for for twelve twelve years. years. First First and and foremost foremost an an architectural architectural interior interior designer, designer, Tollgård’s Tollgård’s own own design design journey journey has has taken taken him him from from high-end high-end residential residential to to product product design design and, and, three three years years ago, ago, into into opening opening his his eponymous eponymous Design Design Store Store located located in in the the Pimlico Pimlico Design Design District. District. “The “The Design Design Store Store was was our our chance chance to to showcase showcase the the materials materials that that we we are are most most excited excited about about working working with with to to aa wider wider audience,” audience,” explains explains Tollgård. Tollgård. “Furniture “Furniture was was one one aspect aspect of of the the store, store, but but for for me me the the physicality physicality of of the the materials materials we we were were able able to to work work with, with, and and the the scale scale on on which which we we were were able able to to ‘paint’ ‘paint’ with with wood, wood, with with metal, metal, with with leather leather and and with with different different paint paint finishes finishes was was really really inspiring.” inspiring.” An An early early decision decision to to use use reclaimed reclaimed barn barn wood wood from from Austrian Austrian supplier supplier Altholtz Altholtz ensured ensured that that the the columns columns and and mezzanine mezzanine in in the the double double height height showroom showroom were were physically physically grounded grounded –– adding adding definition definition and and drama drama to to the the lofty lofty space. space. AA nebulous nebulous background background texture texture by by Calfe Calfe Crimmings Crimmings adds adds another another subtle subtle layer layer to to the the scene scene and and allows allows for for other other works works of of art art to to take take centre centre stage. stage. AA new new collaboration collaboration with with metal metal artisans artisans De De Castelli Castelli began began with with pieces pieces of of furniture, furniture, but but has has now now turned turned into into aa more more architectural architectural offering offering as as the the Design Design Group Group was was seduced seduced by by the the myriad myriad hues hues and and possibilities possibilities of of the the metal metal cladding cladding this this Italian Italian company company has has to to offer. offer. Left: Left: Barnwood Barnwood cladding cladding by by Altholtz, Altholtz, ‘Animamundi’ ‘Animamundi’ effect effect by by Calfe Calfe Crimmings. Crimmings. Top Top right: right: De De Castelli Castelli YOROI YOROI cabinet cabinet concontrasts trasts with with the the concrete concrete texture texture by by Calfe Calfe Crimmings. Crimmings. Bottom Bottom right: right: The The De De Castelli Castelli sample sample wall wall at at the the Design Design Store. Store. Bottom: Bottom: selection selection of of de de Castelli Castelli metal metal types types and and treatments treatments -- courtesy courtesy De De Castelli. Castelli. STDG STDG photography photography by by Richard Richard Gooding. Gooding.

Tollgård’s Tollgård’s own own interiors interiors are are rich rich with with texture, texture, pattern pattern and and colour colour –– but but never never all all at at once. once. He He explains explains that that “We “We have have been been working working with with metal metal in in our our projects projects for for many many years, years, but but have have tended tended to to use use itit as as aa decorative decorative material, material, and and often often quite quite sparingly. sparingly. AA stunning stunning piece piece of of African African art art in in aa project project in in Belgravia Belgravia (top (top left) left) became became aa multi-faceted multi-faceted wall wall of of texture texture –– one one of of the the most most beautiful beautiful dining dining rooms rooms we we have have worked worked on.” on.”

In In aa reception reception room room in in Knightsbridge Knightsbridge aa liquid liquid metal metal was was applied applied to to aa wall wall of of joinery joinery to to create create decorative decorative sliding sliding panels. panels. The The patina patina and and movement movement in in the the doors doors created created subtle subtle works works of of art art in in contrast contrast to to the the dark dark joinery joinery surround. surround. The The Design Design Store Store now now represents represents De De Castelli’s Castelli’s furniture furniture and and cladding cladding materials materials with with aa full full range range of of their their samples samples on on display. display. De De Castelli’s Castelli’s

technical technical expertise expertise allows allows architects architects and and designers designers to to think think of of metal metal as as an an integral integral material, material, rather rather than than something something applied applied additionally. additionally. “In “In aa new new project project we we are are cladding cladding doors, doors, chimney chimney breasts breasts and and walls walls with with their their scomposta scomposta system. system. We We are are using using itit around around the the walls walls of of aa very very modern modern staircase staircase as as itit is is extremely extremely hardy, hardy, and and even even on on exterior exterior surfaces surfaces where where itit will will patinate patinate over over time”. time”.

Alphenberg Alphenberg is is one one of of the the latest latest suppliers suppliers to to join join the the Tollgård Tollgård stable, stable, and and is is is is clear clear that that the the designers designers are are relishing relishing the the design design possibilities possibilities of of this this tactile tactile and and versatile versatile material. material. “As “As soon soon as as II met met the the owners owners of of Alphenberg Alphenberg II realised realised just just how how transformative transformative their their way way of of working working with with leather leather would would be be for for us us and and other other contemporary contemporary architects architects and and designers”, designers”, Tollgård Tollgård enthuses. enthuses. “We “We

gave gave them them one one of of the the largest largest walls walls in in the the Store Store to to work work with, with, and and aa stormy stormy grey grey cloud cloud scape scape emerged emerged after after about about an an hour hour of of their their fitters fitters starting.” starting.” Easy Easy to to apply, apply, and and limited limited only only by by the the designer’s designer’s imagination, imagination, their their leather leather panels panels are are precisely precisely cut cut and and backed backed to to ensure ensure exact exact application. application. “At “At the the Decorex Decorex stand stand we we designed designed for for John John Boyd Boyd this this year year we we used used their their panels panels to to create create aa large large rug, rug, which which

looked looked absolutely absolutely untouched untouched at at the the end end of of the the fair. fair. I’ve I’ve always always thought thought of of leather leather as as quite quite delicate, delicate, but but this this material material can can be be used used for for floors, floors, walls walls and and furniture. furniture. I’m I’m sold.” sold.” Staffan Staffan Tollgård Tollgård Design Design Store, Store, Grosvenor Grosvenor Waterside, Waterside, Gatliff Gatliff Road, Road, SW1W SW1W 8QN 8QN All All images images on on this this page page courtesy courtesy of of Alphenberg Alphenberg Leather. Leather.

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The Trendy Lapis Blue Another trendy color is Lapis Blue, an intense blue shade that will add energy to any room. Want to make a statement without being too bold? Go for this beautiful hue since it is both elegant and stylish and will look great all year round. Koi Center Table | Bryce Side Table | Inca Armchair | Niku Floor Light | Zulu Sofa | Naj Bar Chair


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Hazelnut, The Symbol Of Elegance Hazelnut is a key neutral that is both elegant and timeless. Above all, it is a transitional color that will effortlessly connect the different seasons. Perfect for any interior design professional who appreciates the beauty of neutrals. Amik Table Light | Phong Wall Light | Kayan Mirror | Koi Console | Essex Armchair | Inca Armchair | Vellum Wall Light | Vellum Suspension Light | Lallan Center Table | Koi Screen


Infuse Any Project With The Vibrant Flame Flame is a vibrant red-based orange that will add personality to any space. It is not a neutral neither it is a super bold color and, for that reason, it is a great choice for a classic yet stylish home dĂŠcor or hospitality project. Maya Armchair | Mecca Center Table | Cuzco Rug | Saki Pendant Light | Bryce Side Table | Mursi Rug | Sika Armchair


Kale, The Luxurious Hue Kale is a foliage-based green which makes anyone connect to Nature. If Greenery is not a favorite, try this beautiful shade of green, a more sober yet sophisticated option. Tip: it looks extra luxurious in velvet furniture pieces! AMIK TABLE LIGHT | EARTH ARMCHAIR | KOI SIDE TABLE | SAKI PENDANT LIGHT | N20 COUNTER STOOLS





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Simple, Never Plain

Gepetto is a company specializing

faithfully represent the values and

Different species of native or exotic

in the design and manufacturing of

business philosophy. "It is a kitchen in

wood are used, such as the pecan,

high-end contemporary kitchens. The

our image, fully designed according to

walnut, and oak, solid or veneered.

showroom, located in the heart of the

the fundamental principles of Gepetto:

Along with the client, individual,

workshop of the company, has gotten a

simplicity, rigour and functionality,"

designer, architect, or general


confides Hubert Taschereau, founder

contractor, kitchens and built-in

of Gepetto. "We want to show our

furniture of Gepetto are entirely

It is possible to visit Gepetto’s

clients transparently, who we are and

custom made in Quebec, and in the

workshop by appointment and

what we can accomplish."

interests of sustainable development.

Gepetto is a team of cabinetmakers

A fully assumed minimalist style,

discover the all-new kitchen on display.

and artisans from Quebec who have a

the achievements of Gepetto rely

The team wanted to not exhibit

thorough knowledge of the wood. The

on several principles from design

an infinite number of kitchens,

grain and how and where the wood is

to realization such as the attention

possibilities and styles in an

cut have a huge impact on the final

to detail, the formal simplicity,

impersonal space, but rather to

product, regardless of the variety of

functionality and ergonomics.

present a coherent space, on a human


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greater control over the finished

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Belsize project

Roselind Wilson Design WORDS: Roselind Wilson Design

PHOTOS: Richard Waite

This stunning backdrop coupled with the client’s international influences, allowed Roselind Wilson Design to produce a stunning architectural space; modern yet classic and with a focus on rich texture and ambient lighting. Through the use of raw and textured timbers, bronze, antiqued brass and copper, marbles and a monochromatic palette a truly beautiful and welcoming space was created for the client to call home.

Roselind Wilson Design was appointed to carry out the design and complete refurbishment of this 2138 square foot duplex apartment in Belsize Park, North West London. As a blank canvas, the property already demonstrated a spectacular foundation from which to start; with its extraordinary high ceilings, curved walls and door to the Drawing Room, elaborate original cornicing and enormous windows flooding the rooms with light.

The now allocated Kitchen of this impressive stucco fronted property in Belsize Park would have formed the Reception Room when originally built. As a result, it benefits from impressively high ceilings of 3.8m and beautiful ornate cornicing and a ceiling rose, together with a fireplace as the central feature. The client wished to adapt this stately room into a large kitchen and dining area to suit their lifestyle yet still allow this space to feel like a room and not specifically like a Kitchen. In addition they wanted to incorporate their love of modern materials like metal, timber and marble into the space whilst ensuring that it functions efficiently.


The natural progress for Roselind Wilson Design was to allow for a banquette seating area in the beautiful bay window. This would maximise the seating space and allow for a stunning oval marble table set against a strong black and white striped fabric for the bespoke bench. The remainder of the space was designed with a large island to accommodate the hobs and downdraft extractors. A breakfast bar with bronze metal legs is fitted perpendicular to the island allowing for comfortable socialising when cooking. The island unit is manufactured in state-of-the-art laminate to ensure a slick contemporary look that is extremely durable. The units were chosen in a stained charcoal / graphite oak to marry with the bronze and laminate and offset with the Carrara marble. The sink is located in a bespoke unit behind the island and represents more of a freestanding furniture piece than fitted kitchen joinery. This look is intentional to adhere to the client’s brief of ensure the Kitchen had a distinct room-like feel. The Gaggenau appliances and wine fridge are located in the tall run of units on the wall opposite the bay window. Again, the sweeping dimensions of the units add to the over scaled proportions of the room and provide a sense of presence. Roselind Wilson Design designed every detail of this kitchen and worked closely with Kitchen Architecture to ensure a truly bespoke kitchen following the more bespoke detailing and tailoring of the Bulthaup design.

The island itself faces the fireplace, the surround of which was designed and made bespoke for this room using honed Nero Marquina marble. This entire wall was painted in Chalky Interior matt paint in Graphite Grey by Marston & Langinger to create a matte charcoal / black effect to marry with the look and feel. The rest of the rooms are painted in and off white/ grey for contrast. Lighting was essential in the space and the requirement was to have levels of light and allow for all circuits to be dimmable. The oversized ceiling rose required an equally imposing light and the Array pendant by CTO Lighting was the obvious choice. With gold lining to emit a warm glow of light over the island and breakfast bar, it stands as a strong central feature to the entire room. Ceiling spot lights with a 31 degree beam angle and 2700Kelvin light colour made a practical choice for the functional lighting in the space balanced with the accent of a quirky wall light by Buster & Punch to the left of the bay area.

46 Master Bathroom The design of the bathroom was organic, starting with the bath, which was placed by the window to take advantage of the beautiful aspect. Roselind Wilson Design stole space from the hallway to fit a steam/sauna shower, with a generator housed inside the stud walls, leaving the main wall opposite the master bedroom’s entrance for a showcase double vanity. The stripy stone is Honed Ocean Black Travertine was used for its warmth, character and beautifully consistent veining, without being overbearing. Despite its strength in pattern, it is somehow rather understated and timeless. Urban Grey Antiqued Limestone was them chosen to provide a solid contrast to the movement of the travertine. The metals bring the industrial twist requested, without being too cold. Incorporating metal is becoming a bit of a style signature and we like to mix the metals – in this case vintage brass taps with bronze metal mirror, radiator and doorframes – for a more authentic feel. Roselind Wilson Design wanted to create a spectacular focal point with the vanity area that really defined the room’s overall design essence. The design started with strong lines, seen in the chunky horizontal vanity top, offset by strong vertical grey limestone storage niches either side. To balance this, the support bars of the mirror curve gently back towards the wall with further curves provided by the oval surface-mounted bowels. The effect is quietly dramatic. The vanity cupboard doors have a textured surface by Xylocleaf that mimics metal mesh when close up. Guest bathroom The client loved natural stone and was completely trusting of Roselind Wilson Design to marry the look with their style. In this, the Guest bathroom, the walls were clad with Calacatta Gold marble, very luxurious and with a striking warmth to the gold veining. As the ceilings were very high in the bathroom, the marble was clad only ¾ of the ceiling height with the area above painted. The vanity basin is constructed out of the same marble encased in a teak unit to complement the gold veining and the brassware is finished in vintage brass to complete the “sophisticated industrial” look. The bespoke mirror above the vanity reflects the storage unit behind which was carefully constructed of doors using a veneer of the same marble to obtain a seamless look. The shower area extends the entire width of the bathroom which includes the window. This area has been clad in an intricately patterned ceramic tile in gold print supplied by Made A Mano. A bespoke metal frame was designed to run along the edge of the shower screen and between the marble and ceramic tile to provide a clean break between finishes. Roselind Wilson Design opted to paint the window frame in black too to finish the look.

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Beautifully Crafted Hotel Bathrooms With the vast increase in options and

mirrors and ‘wow factor’ vanity units

With a Sottini bathroom, hotel guests

the rise of the likes of Tripadvisor,

and basins.

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expectations from consumers have

the moment they walk through the

risen dramatically in recent years and

In response, Sottini’s new bathroom

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hotel bathrooms are now for many

collection encapsulates impeccable

twists and honest, minimally

guests as, if not more, important than

design with an alliance in form and

designed ceramic creating a spa-like

the bedroom.

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product for the ultimate balance of

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spa-like sanctuaries with exceptional

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twists and honest, minimally


solutions, Sottini’s balanced form

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This means ensuring it is not only

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luxury features such as the indulgence


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Each piece has been developed individually with high design

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enough room for two.

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space has to feel modern and


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Expands the Per Se™ Series With New Console, Baths, and Decorative Knobs by Saint-Louis designed to meet a supporting

water at temperature much longer

wall, creating an integrated

than standard materials and provides

towel bar.

a thick gloss finish. A collaboration with Cristallerie Royale de Saint-

The leg design is part of a new

Louis (Saint-Louis) of France creates

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decorative handle selection.

purchase the legs separately

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in the mix is a new console table, two

currently available standard in

Renowned for its crystal works since

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master glass blowers and cutters.

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design that moved away from the


that have been passed down from generation to generation.

complex fluting or layered details of earlier periods, the Per Se collection

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a deeper water level and relaxing soak.

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this important KALLISTA collection.

integrated drain and overflow ensure the design aesthesis are not

Making its debut is a modern


console table, its midnight black Nero Marquina honed marble top

The cast stone design is 35

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percent more durable than

smart juxtaposition with the metal

comparable materials with a

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smooth, easy-to-clean surface

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that resists stains.

raised by metal legs in a staggered and tapered leg with a stretcher detail

The very nature of the cast stone composition keeps warm



The worlds most advanced kitchen tap Quatreau is the world’s most advanced

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optional RODI S purifier.

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appliances throughout the kitchen,

sparkling options. Users tell us that

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it’s the most elegant design in the tap

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Shower Power Beautiful Bathroom Trends for 2017 And Beyond


Bathrooms are getting lots of attention currently – and it is no surprise when you consider how far we have come from the functional, utilitarian room of the 80’s to the stylish, opulent sometimes even decadent looks of 2016. Trends for 2017 are set to be even more exciting. It can

Urban This is such a strong yet enduring trend. Influenced by city loft-living, with bare-brick walls, rustic floorboards and industrial lighting, the urban aesthetic encompasses metals, simple tiles and repurposed products.

be relatively easy to create a “look” too, from stripped-

Channel the trend in the bathroom with bold framed

back en-suites to elegant family bathrooms, a strong

enclosures, expansive walk-ins and aged brass taps.

theme can tie any suite together to create a feeling of harmony throughout. The designers at Merlyn

Luxurious and Opulent

Showering offer ideas and solutions for every scheme

For some real fun in the bathroom we advise that

and style.

nothing should be taboo! More is certainly more in this



Definitely not just the province of the living room!

Traditional schemes featuring luxurious finishes such

Taking its inspiration from the Scandinavian style of

as marble and chrome are as classic as they come,

interior decorating - specifically from the Danish ritual

whilst period features, hidden lighting and bespoke

of enjoying life’s simple pleasures - the Hygge trend is

vanity units all help to complete the opulent aesthetic.

characterised by clean, fresh lines, minimalist white finishes and the absence of clutter. To avoid sterility, the space can be softened with natural materials, strategically placed towels and calming candles.

Natural One of the 2017 colours of the year is Sage but it isn’t just the colour which is tipped to be on-trend it is the concept too. Proof that it can be easy being green, the natural look is fuelled by a focus on all things botanical. Patterned or coloured tiles will add a touch of fresh vibrancy to any scheme, whilst bathmats and shower curtains are a simple way to accessorise in a non-permanent way. Real plants add the necessary finishing touches to complete the organic look.

A high quality shower enclosure will create a decadent focal point for any bathroom, whilst the right accessories, such as a Venetian mirror or decorative chandelier, can provide the finishing touch. Tel: 00353 56 779 1555

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Josef Hoffmann & Wiener Werkstaette

Josef Hoffmann designed in the early stages of the Wiener Werkstätte appartments for the Wittgenstein Family in Vienna and Berlin. The significant pattern from this period were the stepped faces. Can be purchased apart. Seat hight: 46 cm (18.11 inch)

As WOKA is relatively well known for its handcrafted lamps, designed by Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos and other great Names of the early 20th century, then manufactured at the historical Wiener Werkstaette, little is known, that the enterprise has a large collection – on sale at the website – of original Items of the past century.


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Austro -Hungary / Ă–sterreich - Ungarn

Original prototype chandelier from an order for the Vienna State Opera House during reconstructing after world war 2

End of 19th century rich decorated brassframe, baluster-like stem with glazed ceramic nice patina



gilded brass, handcut crystal-glass, transparent, yellow

brass, ceramic

and green

There is as well a large collection of original chandeliers of the 1960’s from Lobmeyr and Bakalovits. And a collection of chandeliers starting from 1780 to 1920


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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 And of course all existing architectural profiles are still available on a 2 day lead-time.

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New life in The Bishops Avenue Buxmead, a development designed and created to elevate the concept of luxury living The Bishops Avenue in North West London has been a much sought after address for over 25 years and for almost 100 years its mansions have been home to A-list residents, industrialists, celebrities and royalty from around the world. Now it is poised to become the holy grail of luxury lifestyle property. Pioneering this renaissance with an innovative lifestyle concept, is niche boutique design-andbuild developer Harrison Varma, bringing their ‘mantra’ of ‘light, space and place’ to Buxmead. Buxmead is a high end private and secure gated complex, comprising 20 architecturally designed residential apartments. The collection of six duplexes, three penthouses and eleven apartments is set within 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens and enjoying an open green aspect yet only 20 minutes’ from the City.


Stephen Lindsay, Head of Savills’ St John’s Wood comments: “Buxmead’s arrival this spring heralds a new dawn and innovative offering, giving buyers an exciting alternative to the traditional grand mansions of The Bishops Avenue. Nowhere else in London boasts this level of quality or class of amenities, eclipsing the services of some of London’s finest hotels.” Buxmead’s luxury apartments range from 3,000 sq ft to 7,000 sq ft; all come with private garages and some with private gardens. Each residence reveals meticulous detailing and bespoke features created by Harrison Varma’s in-house team of skilled craftsmen. With the most discerning clients constantly in mind, Harrison Varma has created a lifestyle concept: 24/7 ‘white glove’ concierge services, residents’ business and leisure amenities including: 25m indoor swimming pool, Techno gym, beauty & treatment salon, residents’ bar and lounge mirroring a first class airport lounge, professional cinema screening new releases at the same time as high street cinemas, seated dining for 18 in a grand dining room and reception space able to host 100 plus guests.

To embody the spirit of the development, Harrison Varma has collaborated with celebrated perfumer, Alexandra Soveral to create a signature scent for Buxmead; to blend in with the building’s structure, evoke the sense of luxury and reflect the natural setting. The key note is fir balsam - woody and emanates a welcoming sense of home.

Elsewhere, the scent has been adjusted to suit and complement the mood in different areas, such as adding sultry Vetiver and Patchouli to give depth. Harrison Varma wanted to extend the artisan and creative mood to Buxmead’s surroundings, connecting inside and outside space. They commissioned British sculptor, David Harber to design an exclusive piece, ‘The Mantle’. David Harber comments: “Motivation for creating this piece was the fun of incorporating the Buxmead logo within a sculpture while retaining the aesthetic and form of the artist’s intent. Inspired by the leaves on water paintings of MC Esher, ‘The Mantle’ is a play on positive and negative, on mass and void, random organic shapes creating a perfect geometric form. The spirit of the piece is an ephemeral lattice representing the delicate surface of our planet, containing the brilliant energy as captured and reflected by the gold. The letter ‘B’, whilst being a logo for Buxmead, also plays with the idea of busy human activity on the surface of our planet akin to that of worker bees around a hive. A complex series of processes results in the bronze exterior taking on a rich green verdigris patina and gilding internal surfaces using 23 3/4 carat gold to create a warm inner glow.

It’s been very exciting to produce a quality and durable

We took inspiration from travelling the world to create

sculpture for this impressive new development.”

Buxmead. It offers all the features of a grand mansion contained within an exclusive development, benefiting

Trevor Abrahamsohn of joint selling agents, Glentree Estates

from a residents’ club and the ability to lock-up-and-leave.

comments: “Buxmead is ground breaking; as the ultimate

Undoubtedly it will appeal to the affluent ‘Empty Nesters,

development of luxury apartments, nothing like it has been

’international families and celebrities.

conceived since One Hyde Park. Not only will buyers be able to live ‘in the lap of luxury’, but will also have all the facilities

Our reputation is rooted in creating legacy homes

for an exclusive lifestyle under one roof. We believe

showcasing striking contemporary design; enabled by

Buxmead will enhance the ‘soul’ of The Bishops Avenue

supporting and investing in local craftsmanship and artisan

and will greatly add to the community spirit, bringing

trades. Buxmead embodies our passion for the aesthetic

unparalleled levels of luxury to elevate this cherished

and commitment to timeless quality and design.”

address’s reputation even further.” Prices for the Buxmead apartments start at £6.9m (3,100 Anil Varma, Managing director at Harrison Varma

sq ft 3 bed), up to £17m for the Penthouse (around 7,000 sq

comments: “We are renowned for producing large one-off

ft - 6 bedroom).

residences, which reflect the high standards expected by our clients’ in every aspect of their lives.

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Clerkenwell Design Week Set across three days, 23-25 May

This May, CDW will once again define

2017, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW)

the area’s boundaries by focusing on

sponsored by Renault, returns for

a central spine running the length

its eighth edition, hosting the best

of Clerkenwell, reaching Exmouth

in design from around the world and

Market to the north and Smithfield to

featuring a huge range of home-grown

the south. The layout follows a trail


linking seven temporary exhibition spaces and a series of commissioned

Clerkenwell Design Week has been

installations, clustered in three key

crucial in the promotion of London’s

areas: Design Fields, St James and St

creative industry, spotlighting

John. Specialist way-finding design

Clerkenwell’s unique history,

agency Space Agency will bring the

craftsmanship and commerce. Over

exhibition trail to life with a specially

recent years, the area has seen CDW

designed way- finding scheme,

develop increasingly collaborative

allowing visitors to easily navigate the

relationships with the local community

medieval street pattern.

and public bodies, working together

Stationed at points along the route, headline sponsor Renault will provide their fleet of electric Twizys to shuttle visitors across the show, alongside its stylish ZOE electric vehicle.


to enhance the recognition and

“Clerkenwell is an exciting place

importance of this world-class design

to live and work and its dynamism

Showcasing the latest products and


is brought to life by Clerkenwell

concepts for contract, architecture

Design Week. We’ve worked hard

and interior design, Clerkenwell’s

Following the successful remodelling

to develop the festival with a wide

showrooms are the foundation of the

of CDW 2016, which established

range of stakeholders, locally and

festival. This year, over 90 showrooms

new venues and routes through the

internationally; 2017 promises to be

will take part and highlights include:

show, this year’s edition will focus on

another brilliant year, building on

refining the visitor experience and

the new layout. CDW is now both a

access to the extensive combination

sustainable model for design events

of exhibitions, installations and live

and a unique visitor experience.”

events across over 100 spaces.

– William Knight, Consultant Show Director. With the aim of increasing footfall in the north of Clerkenwell, The Conversations at Clerkenwell series will be staged in a specially designed talks space located within Design Fields.

Arper Bloggers Lounge; the official digital hub of the festival, offering refreshments and free Wi-Fi. In collaboration with We Blog Design, Arper will host a number of enriching workshops throughout the three day event. Clerkenwell London will return this year with the Design Undefined, a selection of projects from some of the most innovative talents on the capital’s design scene, including

The temporary structure is

Anthony Burrill, Alex Booker and Jordan

complimented by the Design Library,

Söderberg Mills. Ege will present

supported by +Halle furniture; a space

Atelier, a new collection of rugs by

where visitors can relax, refresh and

renowned designer Christian Lacroix.

recharge whilst enjoying reading

Newcomers Pentagon Tiles will be

a wide selection of leading design

opening a new space on Leather Lane,


anchoring the project within the industrial heritage of the area.


Architect Simon Astrige chose metal shipping containers

Italian company Ethimo specialising in high-quality

painted red and yellow to root them further within their

outdoor furnishings and décor will showcase their latest

context by matching the bricks of the neighbouring

collections. Spanish-based Ondarreta will present new


chair collections Lana, Contour and Bai.

Albemarle Way, a concentrated area of showrooms in

Additional exhibitors at Design Fields include: Abstracta,

central Clerkenwell will be transformed, for the first

+Halle, InForm Furniture, Thonet, Zeitraum, and

time, into a pedestrian space where a series of events


and installations are planned. Dezeen will also showcase shortlisted designs for their

Exhibition – Design Fields One of three key destinations to visit during Clerkenwell Design Week is Design Fields, located next to one of Clerkenwell’s favourite spots – Exmouth Market. Here, there will be a presentation of a diverse range of products from the best of international design. John Lewis for Business will present a new collection by leading design duo Doshi Levien. New to CDW, MOSSwall® will debut Nature’s Wall, a monolithic installation set against the end walls of the pavilion showcasing the impact of MOSSwall® on a dramatic scale.

unofficial competition to design the British passport after Brexit at Design Fields.


Luctra Light has a great effect on our vision,

These in turn can affect our sleeping

our biological clock and our emotions.

and eating patterns, our sense of wellbeing and performance.

The rhythm of our bodies is determined by our exposure to the

Exposure to the correct type of light

right kind of light at the right time

brings the body into a general state

and it can influence our sleep and

of alertness and readiness for daily

wake cycles. Human Centric Lighting


schemes can improve our mood, energise us and lower stress.

It’s shown to create lower tension, low emotional pressure and a general

Interiors such as workplaces often

feeling of ease.

don’t provide enough natural daylight and we rely heavily on artificial lighting

The award-winning range of


LUCTRA®LED lamps closely replicates

Luctra Floor Twin

the intensity and colour of natural

Features of the range:

But the right lighting helps you stay

daylight to support wellbeing and

healthy and keeps our biological

performance in the workplace. Dr

rhythm stable.

Dieter Kunz, a sleep researcher, has also demonstrated the biological

Cold-white, blue-enriched light wakes

effectiveness of LUCTRA® in a clinical

us in the morning and warm-white,


white LEDs that produce an illuminance of up to 1,000 lux •

manufacturer DURABLE has paired

Light colour and intensity can be selected via the glass touch panel

The well-established German

signal to relax.

Colour temperature scale between 2,700K and 6,500K

red-enriched light in the evening is a

Quality cold white and warm

Bluetooth connectivity to the

The colour and intensity of daylight

this extensive scientific research with

changes over the course of 24-hours

VITACORE® app which provides

innovative lighting design to deliver

and can have a significant effect

automatic personalised light

a unique human centric lighting

on two hormones, melatonin and

intensity and colour changes


throughout the day



Table, Floor and Portable models available in black, white, aluminium and orange

Expert German design and craftsmanship

Visit LUCTRA® at Clerkenwell Design Week, in PROJECT stand PA5. 01202 851130 Luctra Floor

Luctra Table


Discover the biological effect of light. LUCTRA速速 lamps are proven to have an effect on our biological rhythms. They closely replicate daylight to stimulate high performance and support the feeling of well-being. The cordless LUCTRA速速 FLEX can be used in the office, home or garden without compromising on the quality of light.

Find us in PROJECT PA5


Rais welcomes their customers to tap into their own creative potential becoming co-designers of their stoves, allowing you to choose the shape, material and colour that will complement the other details in your home. Knowing that the difference is in the details, Rais accessories create coherence, unity and synergy providing the finishing touches to their wood burning stoves. Designed with the same elegant, functionality and streamlined style as the stoves and are available in many different colours and materials such as steal aluminium, glass and soapstone. As the official UK Importer & Based at Frederikshavn in the North of

handles, single-lever air control, DEFRA

Denmark, Rais are widely acknowledge

exemption across the range and the

as the premier quality Danish stove

option of direct external air supply.

manufacturer. Best summed up by their slogan, “Art of Fire”, Rais products

Using cleverly designed air control

unite aesthetics with technology,

systems, Rais wood burning stoves

form with function and design with

give perfect combustion under all

craftsmanship, meaning these

conditions delivering a perfect balance

woodburning stoves are made without

of primary, secondary and tertiary air

joints and visible welds, so the stove

even at very low burning rates.

you get is in a league of its own.

These ultra modern fires, are now

With nearly 90 percent of its products

available with CleverAir, an intelligent

being exported to Western Europe and

technology, developed by Rais, that is

the United States, Rais’s driving force

capable of automatically controlling

is constant development and quality

the air regulation in the stove.

without compromise.

CleverAir technology makes sure that

All of which results in exclusive, eye-

Rais stoves always get the optimal

catching solutions which cannot be

air supply, continuously delivering

found anywhere else. The sleek and

the cleanest and most effective

streamlined convector stoves and

combustion resulting in improved

fireboxes feature elegant styling, door

stove fuel economy and better

handles at a comfortable height, cool

utilisation of fuel.

Distributor, Rais’s woodburning stoves are exclusively available through Robeys and our retail outlets throughout the UK and Ireland. Our purpose built riverside showroom also showcases a variety of Rais stoves, many exhibited in live displays. For more information on Rais fireplaces visit our website

Celine Estates Vision to change design future What is the difference between being good and being successful? Vision. Vision will drive you to cross new boundaries; boundaries you never knew existed when you first began. Vision can make you a force to be reckoned with and maybe change the course of the future.

Noor Charchafchi

vehicle and they are due to lunch their first furniture collection in 2018.

I found this vision in Celine Estates. Although only a couple of years old, Celine Estates’s Director, Noor Charchafchi has transformed her love of interior design and her passion for professionalism cultivated by her legal background into a thriving Luxury Interior Design company in the heart of the world’s Design Hub in Chelsea Harbour.

To get back to the question, what sets this new comer aside from the others? Noor would say it is her company’s service and dedication to excellence, I agree, but I have found there is a lot more to their success than just great service. I believe the success behind this business has been built on excellent client relations, unequivocal design capability and unfaltering quality, the respect they have for each one of their clients and the desire to bring each client’s ideas to life in the most perfect harmony of design, function and aesthetics.

So, what sets Celine Estates apart from its competition? But before I go into that, let me explain just what it is they do. Apart from being a major up and coming player in Luxury Interior Design industry with projects all over prime London locations such as Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Kensington, Celine Estates is also a property investment

This is made apparent not only by the fact that Celine Estates has just been shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards later this year but also by the number of features in the prestigious in House & Garden magazine as well as their incredible client base of repeat clients and consistent recommendations.

Celine Estates Office I was lucky enough to spend a day with Noor. The day consisted of 3 site visits, each site drastically different to the last. The first in Kensington for a private client, the place completely ripped bare awaiting its transformation. There we met with the client, walked through each room as they thoroughly discussed every feature large and small. The attention to detail was undeniable and she took it all in her stride as if this was as much her secret pleasure as it was her full-time business.

to come across. Why the change in style? She explains it as being twofold, firstly it was to defy the regular perception of London luxury and secondly to push those boundaries to target the end client for that particular area and areas dominated by European and French residents. She chose to mould London luxury to accommodate a particular clientele, which she says is exactly what luxury should be, enhancing the lifestyle of those who choose to live it.

The next, a development in Mayfair, hidden away, on a street you would assume was a mews. To my surprise there were four beautiful grand houses nearing their completion, built to perfection and oozing with glamour and grandeur. I had the chance to walk around the development. It was clear that every aspect of the development was very closely managed by Celine Estates always maintaining constant communication with the developer and with every contractor on site. I had never seen a large contractor seem so happy to welcome their interior designer on site, it was as though she were walking into her own office rather than a large development typically claiming each project as though it were her own personal undertaking.

At the end of the day I was left in awe. When we finally had a chance to sit down and talk she explained to me what she sees for the future for Celine Estates. Well short term, the next thing is to create their own bespoke furniture range. However, in the long run, Celine Estates aims to be a global brand delivering bespoke luxury service worldwide to substantiate her defiant belief that luxury is just as much about excellent service as it is about incredible design and its ability to facilitate luxury lifestyle.

And finally, the last a beautiful 3-bedroom property in the heart of Kensington, an investment of Celine Estates itself. This was a project vastly different to the usual Celine Estates style, the space planning was outstanding, the irony between the classical white wall panels and the mid nineteenth century linear ultramodern lighting affixed on those panels, reminiscent of a Parisian belle maison was just the tip of the iceberg on what was starting to look like one of the most finely designed properties I had yet

There is something for everyone and the Celine Estates vision abandons no one and encompasses all.

Our diverse and evolving range of

lasting relationships with architects,

products are imported from over 22

designers, contractors, builders, tilers

countries around the world.


From the contemporary to the

In conjunction with our contracts

traditional - any style and any taste is

department, we also offer a bespoke

catered for.

sourcing service, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website

Our range incorporates products

do not fear, as we can produce almost

for interior and exterior use as

anything you need, to your exact

well as domestic and commercial

specification in the majority of our

applications, making Rockford your


reliable supply partner, and the name to remember for your Natural Stone

No project is too small or too large, let


us know today what you are looking for and see how our team can be of

The successful inception of our


contracts department at the end of 2008, solidified our reputation and standing within our industry. In just its first year, our contracts department saw the completion of many projects in both the commercial and residential sector and is developing rapidly, forging new and

Rockford – 01606 841 000



Launches Inside Knowledge: The BIID Business Success Conference The British Institute of Interior

“The BIID is delighted to announce

Design (BIID) has announced an

Inside Knowledge, the only conference

all-new format for its 2017 annual

in the UK that explores and examines

conference. Inside Knowledge: The

the key issues facing interior

BIID Business Success Conference

designers,” comments Susie Rumbold,

has been developed to deliver real

President of the BIID.

and actionable guidance as well as strategic insights and practical ideas

“The design industry has never been

that interior designers can apply

stronger in the UK and the coming year

to their business. Taking place on

presents a wealth of opportunities for

Thursday 8th June, this year’s event

designers to establish and develop

will be hosted at 30 Euston Square,

successful design practices.


This year’s conference will deliver

The UK’s only conference developed

practical and actionable advice for

specifically for and by interior

interior designers and will be an

designers, this year the BIID will use its

unmissable event.

annual industry conference to focus on business success to help attendees build a thriving interior design business.

We expect the day to be hugely engaging, enlightening and inspiring for all interior designers.”

81 The BIID conference will be a full day of informative talks and interactive sessions led by industry experts, including a keynote speech from a well-known entrepreneur and a further eight specially developed sessions, designed to support interior designers on developing a successful interior design practice. With talks on future trends, how to build your interior design brand, debates on ethics and real life case studies, the conference is suitable for interior designers setting up a new practice, as well as those already running an existing business who are looking for new and innovative ideas. Last years’ conference brought together over 250 attendees from across the design spectrum, including BIID members, design professionals, academics, design students and media.




Complete with an inspirational talk from the charismatic Karim Rashid and an insightful session with the celebrated designer Orla Kiely, it was a day to remember. The full programme for Inside Knowledge will be announced soon. Register your interest and book your ticket now at the exclusive early bird rate at For more information about the conference, including sponsorship and exhibitor information, please visit Hashtag: #BIIDIK17

Design Evolution in Cinemas When you last visited a cinema, did you

Gone are the days of just buying

Cinema is now a meeting place, a

spare a thought about how things have

your ticket, entering the auditorium,

social event, a proper night out and

progressed in the cinema industry

watching the film and leaving.

the designs have realised this.

Now you enter the “complex” and the

Special areas, comfy seating places,

Maybe not, but many things have

start of the whole experience begins

are available to you now and that’s

changed when you do think about it.

– Attractive lighting, active graphics,

before you even go in to watch a film.


soundbites & music from films, lead “Going to watch a movie” has now

you into another dimension, an escape

Show your ticket and the “event”

become a full night out. Designs

from reality into the world of movies.

continues. Subtle yet obvious lighting

in your whole experience are

lead you to your correct screen and

now enticing you to stay, before

Grab a drink at the café, or treat

further to this, you can have options in

& after the movie and facilities,

yourself to growing VIP areas or

your viewing experience.

within the cinema, are now built to

proper bars, allowing you to eat and or

accommodate this experience.

drink (alcoholic or soft tipples – your

3D, multiple surround sound, giant


screens with high definition graphics


and even options of your chair being leather, highly

We know this because at Swindon Interiors, we have seen

comfortable, reclining.

and experienced these changes, not by viewing the films but by being a specialist company for fitting out the interior of

Waiter service options whilst seated and possible automated

the cinema.

movement of you seat, aligned to the action on the screen. We build the interiors that greet you and give you your whole Wind, rain, smell can be combined and all your senses are

experience and we always look forward to the designs and

immersed into the feeling of being in the movie.

technological advances that this exciting, growing industry

Yes, things have certainly changed from the smoky, bottom-numbing, somebody’s head’s in the way, trip out to the flicks.

is bringing to you, to give you a full, immersive, social night out that you can now start to enjoy. Have fun & enjoy the future!

The Natural Stone Show WORDS: The Natural Stone Show

PHOTOS: The Natural Stone Show

The 12th UK Natural Stone Show takes

If you are in need of inspiration, the

Choose from over 25 seminars at

place at ExCeL, London 25-27 April and

Natural Stone Awards Gallery will have

with 200 exhibitor displays, interior

a pictorial display of the projects

designers can discover the latest

honoured in the Awards that were

The renaissance in British stone over

trends in architecture and design

presented at a celebration lunch

the past 20 years is reflected at the

incorporating stone.

in London in December including a

Show with more producers presenting

category dedicated to Interiors.

than ever before including Purbeck

There is natural stone from all over the

limestone from the Lovell Stone Group;

world – granite, marble, limestone,

And there is a whole programme of

the award-winning Stoke Ground Bath

sandstone, travertine, quartz, terrazzo,

free CPD run in conjunction with the

stone from the Bath Stone Group;

slate, sintered stone Available in tiles,

Show at the Natural Stone & Building

Portland stone from Albion Stone;

slabs and cut-to-size materials in a

Conservation Conference. Each of the

Doulting Stone, notably used in the

multitude of different finishes ranging

three days of the Show has its own

construction of Wells Cathedral; Forest

from honed to polished, riven to bush-

conference theme. The opening day

Pennant from Forest of Dean Stone

hammered, tumbled to chiselled and

(25 April) caters for Designers with five

Firms; Caithness Flagstone; the Hard

many more.

hours’ worth of RIBA CPD credits and

White limestones of Creeton; the

a free three-course lunch, perfect for

rustic brown Ironstone of Great Tew;


Gallagher Group’s Kentish Ragstone;

There are more visitor features at the Show this year than ever, all helping to

Artisan Stone Supplies’ Gwrhyd

make the Natural Stone Show essential

Exploring European innovation in

Pennant; Johnsons Wellfield’s Crosland

viewing for anyone involved with the

stone design, highlights include:

Hill hard Yorkstone; Welsh Slate’s

art of design. • If it all becomes a little bit overwhelming, don’t panic. There’s

stone selection •

help at hand. Stone Federation Great Britain and its members have a ‘Stone Village’ at the heart of the Show and

it will have an Ask the Expert panel of top stone consultants available throughout. They do not normally give away their advice but at the Stone Show you will be able to consult them for FREE!

Applying augmented reality to

Heather Blue slate from Penrhyn Quarry; Lamb Group’s Wealden Sussex Sandstone and the list goes on...

Redefining stone: New load bearing solutions

Then there are the Wholesalers and

Innovative façade solutions – the

importers with outlets in the UK

combined benefits of a natural

offering a massive range of stone

stone and cork composite

sourced from quarries all over the

Curve appeal at St James’s Market: new stone architectural solutions to urban redevelopment

world. Beltrami and Stoneasy team up to show their new range of quartz and marble composite products, along with an enormous choice of high-end


interiors you might like to turn to STF London, Tasca Stone, Suite Deco and Stone Deco. As well as the wide range of imported stones on the UK wholesalers’ stands, there are many overseas producers exhibiting in their own right. Indigenous stones are vital for maintaining the character and vernacular traditions of the British Isles, but the stone industry is international and most of the stone used in the UK is imported, which is reflected in the international representation of exhibitors once natural stones; In Opera partners

A range of companies will be able

Agglotech to offer Terrazzo for use in

to facilitate your ‘big project’.

facades, flooring and tiles; Ca’Pietra

Chesney’s Architectural provides a

Stone & Tile looks to inspire with its

complete service from design through

premium interior collections; Century

sourcing, carving and manufacture,

Stone specialises in stone cladding

to installation. It is renowned for

products, including its DecoStone,

its spectacular stone staircases.

Eldorado and Mathios ranges;; Stone

Stone Partner has 20 years of project

Consulting will display hand-finished

experience in the UK having just

limestone flooring from its Moroccan

completed 15 Clerkenwell London.

factory; There are lightweight

again at this year’s Natural Stone Show with exhibitors from over 20 countries represented. Visit our website to find out more. Whatever your involvement with the stone industry, you’ll find something at our show that you’ve never seen before, something innovative that your business will profit from for many years to come.

honeycomb panels from LMC products;

Greystone Masonry, Traditional

Global Granite presents marble, quartz

Stone Restoration and Ateliers

and its exotic granite selection that

Romeo all provide stonework for

includes Fusion Gold, Stonewood and

both historic restoration and new

Register for your free ticket now at

Antique Brown Leather and Trans-

build using the latest techniques in

European Stone will be showing its

3D modelling. For kitchen worktops,

Pierre Bleue Belge limestone.

bathrooms, reception areas and other

Granite will promote the Americanmade Cambria range of quartz that has more than 100 designs. CRL Stone, a division of C R Laurence, has developed the CRL Quartz range with 32 colours, and also offers Ceralsio porcelain slabs in 27 colours. PorcelThin returns to the Stone Show to unveil its latest ultra-thin marble / stone-effect porcelain tiles; newcomer Stoneware is exhibiting Geoluxe, which it describes as a breakthrough in ‘Pyrolithic Stone’.

Make a date with the Natural Stone Show, 25-27 April at ExCeL London.

2017 The UK Stone Industry Event

Interiors at the Natural Stone Show

25 - 27 April

Source stone for your Commercial or Residential Interiors project with an unrivalled choice of materials from around the world.

Access CPD from 25 free seminars at the Natural Stone & Building Conservation Conference. Highlights include the one-day RIBA-assessed workshop ‘Innovation meets stone design’ on Tuesday 25 April.

Learn about all the latest award-winning Interiors projects at the Natural Stone Awards Gallery. For show updates and to register for your free ticket to the event visit

Ask the Expert for guidance on selecting British stone within the Stone Federation Great Britain Village. The Natural Stone Show 2017 is part of The QMJ Group


t: +44 (0)115 945 4367 e:


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.


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.


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

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


Central London Lofts The Benefits Of Loft Conversions

We’re frequently asked what are the benefits of a loft conversion or extension? Our founder, David Gage firmly believes that to get more from your investments, you need to invest in something that you love a lot – and as a nation of homeowners, the answer often lies in our property. Here are the 5 benefits of extending your home:

2. Potential to increase the value of your home

improving rather than moving With on-going uncertainty in the property market, it can make sense to stay put rather than face the upheaval, and expense, of moving. That’s when a conversion or extension makes perfect sense. We can help you add extra space to your home.

Instead of renting an office if you run

Anecdotally we’ve heard of people

your own business, you could design

increasing their property’s value by

an elegant and practical office in your

up to £50,000 by converting a loft or


adding an extension. Many of our clients have experienced it. 3. Converting unused space or adding an extension is quicker than other renovations Our courteous, professional team of specialists, will work to complete your

1. Add extra space to your home by

5. Unexpected benefits

project quickly and with minimal disruption. 4. In many cases, no planning permission is required But if it is, we can handle it for you – just as we’ll ensure the completed work meets all the relevant regulations.

Alternatively, by setting up the loft stairs from outside, you could rent the living space to a tenant.

Matt Livsey Hammond Ltd Designers and producers of fine bespoke balustrading, furniture and architectural metalwork. Matt Livsey Hammond Ltd have established an impressive portfolio of work undertaken for a wide range of interior designers, architects and private clients.

Fine bespoke metalwork

With over 20 years of experience, Matt Livsey Hammond Ltd specialise in filigree ironwork, curving stair balustrades, furniture, lighting, interior gates, ornamentation and sculpture. Matt Livsey Hammond Ltd provide a complete service from design, construction, fitting and finishing, however an advisory and design only service is available.

WORDS: Ted Baker

PHOTOS: Ted Baker

Ted Baker SS17 Bedding Collection

Each of the four quilt covers are available in double,

TED BAKER is delighted to announce the launch of his new Spring Summer 2017 bedding. Now in stores, the range will showcase a stunning selection of designs inspired by his latest clothing collections and will be available at leading retailers across the UK and Ireland.

king and super king sizes, with coordinating housewife pillowcases on 220-thread count cotton sateen. The new prints are complemented by a selection of lavish cushions and throws, replete with Ted's inimitable eye for detail. Entangled Enchantment Immerse yourself in an enchanted world of flowering

The 'In Bed with Ted' collection includes four new

pansies, soft white snowdrops and delicate butterflies


with Ted's stunning Entangled Enchantment bedlinen.


Butterflies and swallows swoop between stunning

99 florals on a deep navy backdrop that softly fades to

Jewels flow across the duvet and pillows in extravagant


Ted style; embrace the luxury with the sumptuous

This beautiful print continues onto the crisp white pillowcases. For the perfect finishing touch, add the luxuriously soft velvet cushion with navy piped edge detail.

velvet cushion with piped edge detail. Oriental Blossom Drift off in true Ted Baker fashion with this dreamy Oriental Blossom bedlinen.

Garden Gem Add a touch of vintage glamour to your bedroom with this luxuriant design of pearls and diamond brooches set upon a ground of plush pink cotton sateen.

Soft, pale pink blossom mixes with delicate white florals across this tranquil bedlinen. Super-soft cotton sateen fades from soft nude to delicate pink creating a feminine, romantic feel.

RRPs: Double £90.00 King £105.00 Super king £115.00 Housewife pillowcase pair

£35.00 45x45 feather-filled cushion £35.00 For stockists’ details please refer to

Add Ted's gorgeous pink Oriental Blossom cushion on delightfully soft matte velvet for that final flourish. Painted Posie Transform your bedroom into a floral sanctuary with Ted's sublime Painted Posie bedlinen in soft pink cotton sateen. A splendid bouquet of peonies flourishes at the foot of the duvet, with pretty blooms in light pinks, pale corals and rich creams on a base of deepest black. Ted's elegant velvet cushion with jet-black piping detail adds that final touch of drama.


Waterford Interiors

Waterford Interiors have created a

we build stunning free-standing and fitted

the appearance of luxury, but behind the

handmade range of luxury furniture, wall

commissions to order.

facade is where the real quality becomes

panelling & bespoke joinery to create a beautiful room. Whether it is a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, study, lounge, dining room or wall panelling, we will help you

Each project is designed and custom-built in our UK factory. Both the build quality and the luxury touches have become the

self-evident. Quality lies with the choice of materials, and achieved with top quality traditional cabinet making practices.

hallmark of our new range of designs.

We are also happy to undertake individual

Cabinet interiors can be in veneered ply

commissions for clients who require

represent real value, without compromise

or mdf and available in different finishes,

something truly unique.

We offer a full interior design service to

boxes, together with luxury 30mm thick

discerning clients worldwide and have a

frames and doors. Our range of Luxury

highly-experienced design team who can

English Furniture has been established with

help create beautiful rooms, complete with

the highest ethos, based upon QUALITY,

CAD elevations, floor plans and hand drawn


to create your dream room. We have a full range of exquisite luxury interiors that


we offer dovetailed oak & walnut drawer

Those luxury touches that would previously

All ranges come in either timber finishes

have been considered price prohibitive,

such as Oak and Walnut and primed for

even at the very top end of the market, are

painting or a combination of both. After

now standard features in the Waterford

10 years manufacturing for other high end

Interiors ranges. Each & every component

furniture brands, we have now embarked

is conceived, designed and manufactured

upon a new venture to establish our own

in our own UK factory, ensuring the same

range of luxury interiors at competitive

consistently high standards and build

prices. From a long tradition of luxury

quality. ‘QUALITY’ should not be confused

English furniture making and cabinetry,

with ‘LUXURY’. A facade may present

We work directly with Architects and interior designers and have a few opportunities for select partners worldwide. Tel 01204 578752


The Plasterwork Studio Have you ever wondered who

Working directly with you from our

creates those amazing plaster

original historic Victorian studio

details and stunning finished

workshop, our passionate and

effects you often see in the finest

dedicated craftsman offer you a

houses and best glossy home

complete range of services, from


bespoke tailor made custom cast pieces.

Just how do designers, architects and builders of superior quality achieve

And restoration service, complimented

that decorative and ornamental look

with our exquisite and extensive

we all want and desire?? I'm Graham

collection of ready designed in-house

T. Cole, Designer, Maker, Restorer &

plaster cast elements, for you're

Installer of fine English plasterwork.

contemporary, eclectic or period

Since 1977. Now along with my son


William we are entering our second generation of dedicated craftsmanship and plasterwork artistry.

Service As It Used To Be At the plasterwork studio there's no need to work alone. We are always at hand to help you to discover and choose exactly what you want from many hundreds of our finest crisp, sharp and highly detailed moulds, such as. Cornicing, Coving, Ceiling roses, Columns, Arches, Panelling, Corbels &

life into your time worn plaster dĂŠcor and return them back to their former glory. This requires a sympathetic and delicate approach that only experienced, dedicated and time served craftsmen can confidently provide.

Brackets, Plaques, Busts, Enrichments

So if its a home your living in or

& Embellishments. Mantelpieces.

a building your working on, our

Restoring Your Plaster Heratage

restoration team are ready to help you today.

Restoration and the preservation of your existing original historic plaster

The Good Old Ways

details continues to be of major

The joy of making beautiful things and

interest to our artisan craftsmen here

seeing our clients happy is paramount,

at The Plasterwork Studio.

were here to help right from the start.

We take great delight in the care

We love to talk plaster so please feel

and attention needed to faithfully

free to talk directly to Graham &

blend the new with the old, creating a

William today.

seamless finish that will breath new Phone mob 07743894258 Shop 01702394393


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

solution for organisations looking to give

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


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

to operate routine tasks, cleaning

JURA coffee machines provide customers

macchiato to flat white. This automatic,

maintenance and measure product

with that choice of taste, strength and

customisable, new coffee machine has a


roast with every serve – producing

six-levelG3 grinder to ensure that the coffee

premium coffee that complements

is optimally ground.

changing trends.

Smart Connect technology optimises convenience – improving speed, ease and

It also features a Pulse Extraction Process

delivering increased productivity.

(P.E.P.©), which optimises extraction time to guarantee a supreme serve. Heated water is teased through finely ground coffee beans at short intervals to produce a full flavoured aroma. Fitted with a TFT display and buttons on the front of the machine, the WE8 makes operation incredibly simple.

Natuzzi Italia by designers Manzoni and Tapinassi of Studio Memo in Florence

Classic Italian style blends

It excels in both functionality

seamlessly with classic ‘50s

and style and is created using

proportions in this stunning

the highest standard of quality natural materials. Oak, walnut


and marble tops are finished

for Natuzzi Italia by designers

with a scratch resistant coating

Manzoni and Tapinassi of Studio

for extra durability on the

Memo in Florence. The range

coffee tables whilst a layer of

comprises a sofa, a coffee

100% goose feathers between

table, a sideboard, a console

the backrest and the seat of

table, a bed, drawer units and a

the sofa ensures extreme

bedroom night stand for a total


look. Svevo fuses form and shape The collection is characterised

with knowing expertise from

by its enveloping and rounded

Studio Memo; it perfectly

silhouette and sleek wooden

encapsulates the Natuzzi

legs with elegant pewter

concept of end-to-end


harmony throughout the /


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The Importance Of Design For

The Home Office Working from home is an exciting

The right desk is often overlooked

up to three times more calories!

prospect and one that evokes a

but is a necessity. It is for example

Furniturise promotes furniture which

sense of comfort, but there is a fine

important that the surface space is

reacts to the needs of the human

line between comfort and casual.

extensive as much of this area can

frame whilst incorporating a variety

When designing a home office it is

be occupied by paper trays, pencil

of ergonomically designed seating

important to find a balance between

cups, notepads, telephone and your

available in a variety of sizes, shapes,

stylish domesticity and functional

computer, leaving movement and

colours, textures and high quality

ergonomics to ensure welfare and

productivity restricted.

materials. The group also offer a range

productivity. Adding wall art or accent

of desk options to suit any space and

colours, seating for visitors/clients

style including Autonomy Pro desking

as well as an ergonomically designed

which uses the latest in sit-stand

chair and desk with appropriate

technology, to allow for active working.

lighting can create the ultimate contemporary interior. Luckily this

Furniturise is a sister company of

has never been easier as high quality

Century Office that has over 40 years

office design no longer has to break

of experience and operates under

the bank.

the COE Group. Furniturise provides the perfect solution for professionals

Furniture plays a key role in defining

working from home, as well as SMEs

your workspace at home and the

that operate from a small office space.

pieces that you choose should be

designed with ergonomics in mind to promote well-being whilst conducting

Additionally, if you work more than two

your daily work tasks. A well designed

days from home you should consider

chair should not only be pleasing

investing in a sit-stand to avoid back

to the eye but also have adjustable

pain and establish a healthy and active

controls to adapt and fit every body

working position at all times. Research

shape whilst supporting the back and

has found that moving from a sitting

the spine. Foot rests and wrist pads

to standing position helps the user

are also essential as they decrease

feel more energised, aiding better

pressure, allowing these parts of the

concentration, increased productivity,

body to relax.

reduced back problems and burn

At Home SS17 Collection by:

Kylie Minogue The Kylie Minogue At Home Collection

up with a delicate diamante trim. An

design continues onto the throw,

includes beautiful bed linen, cushions

array of jewelled cushions including

where an abundance of sequins create

and throws. The bedding is available

the stunning Aurora cushion, add a

a myriad of Art Deco waves.

as single, double, king and super

final showbiz flourish! Kylie Esta bedding- Truffle:

king quilt covers, with coordinating square and housewife pillowcases. The


Kylie Minogue At Home Collection is

Create an impact in your bedroom

available throughout the UK.

with the show-stopping Mila bedlinen.


Lavish panels of tiny sequins in rich tones of praline and silver sparkle on

Add some glamour to your bedroom

the edges of the pillows and across the

with the beautiful Jessa bedlinen. A

satin duvet, fading from rich praline to

cluster of sparkling silver sequins


trickle down the pillows mixed with tiny rose gold sequins to stunning effect. Set on a subtle tone of blush satin, this beautiful sequin design continues onto the cushion and sumptuously soft quilted runner. A selection of cushions, including the iridescent Aurora cushion create yet more sparkle. Omara: Think Hollywood and you have OMARA. Soft champagne satin is delicately folded to create exquisite textured pleats on this sophisticated design. The pleated detail flows across the pillow edges and duvet and on to the throw, where diagonal pleats meet

The stunning ESTA Bedlinen will add a dramatic look to your bedroom. Set on luxurious truffle satin and tulle, tiny jet black sequins weave a trail on pillows, duvet and throw with a design inspired by the Art Deco era. A selection of stunning cushions complete the scene to perfection.

For the ultimate in star quality, add the magnificent Mila throw, together with a selection of gorgeous embellished and bejewelled cushions, all to complete this spectacular scene. Kylie Esta beddingSilver: The exquisite Esta bedlinen is the stuff of dreams. In soft silver satin and tulle, delicate sequins shimmer across duvet and pillows in an Art Deco inspired pattern. This striking sequin

RRPs: from ÂŁ18 for a pillowcase.


Decostone: Flexible, Durable Real Stone Veneers

Resulting from a 20 year long experience in the market and continuous investments in R&D, Decostone is a real stone veneer developed by Decolan, a Swiss supplier of high quality laminates and innovative decorative surfaces. Decostone is a revolutionary natural product: it originates from real blocks of slate and quartzite with a thickness of just 1.5 mm. It’s flexible, ultra-thin, waterproof and durable: the ideal choice for houses, meeting rooms, hotels, clubs and halls, both indoor and outdoor. Each sheet is extremely lightweight, weighing just over 1.5kg per m2, allowing a real

stone finish to applications that would be impossible with traditional stones. Decostone is also waterproof, fire retardant and environmentally friendly: it ensures a dramatic look to any room, for a world class finish and an eye catching result, which will both inspire and stimulate.

Unique Calacatta – a stunning quartz worksurface from COMPAC inspired by the beauty and elegance of natural stone. COMPAC’s Unique Calacatta quartz worksurface offers a stunning contrasting grey veining design on a pure white background, characteristic of marble. Inspired by the beauty and elegance of natural stone, Unique Calacatta combines traditional skill with innovation to create a worksurface that makes it possible to decorate homes, apartments, hotels, restaurants, bars and many public spaces with elegant overall compositions that transmit serenity and harmony.

Added to this is an enviable set of technical specifications, the natural hardness of quartz comes hand in hand with a waterproof, hygienic finish offering even greater resistance. This means that Unique Calacatta is especially appropriate for intensive use areas such as kitchen and bathroom worksurfaces, floor tiling or wall cladding. For further information about Unique Calacatta visit or


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3M has launched 153 new ontrend patterns in its popular range of DI-NOC Architectural Finishes, a durable and cost effective solution for creating aesthetically pleasing environments without the expense of replacing fixtures or fittings. The self-adhesive DI-NOC Architectural Finishes can be used to express corporate styles, modernise appearances and

optimise interior and exterior assets for refurbishment and new construction. The films’ flexibility to conform to flat and curved surfaces gives fast and easy installation with minimal error and waste, allowing sophisticated designs to be applied with little disruption. Contact info: Tel: 01344 858000 Web: innovativefinishes Email:

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Lee Jaehyo is a Korean artist who makes free-standing sculptures and reliefs from humble, almost mundane, materials, principally logs and steel nails. These are transformed with great skill and hours of industrious toil into lustrous and refined objects. Their highly polished and burnished surfaces express an attention to detail and a painstaking concern for disclosing the innate beauty of the material. These unique forms are derived from the

interdependence of manmade and natural. Their structural integrity relies on the contrasting combination of steel and wood. What is strongly expressed by Lee Jaehyo’s work is a concern for, and appreciation of, the natural world.

Luvanto Luxury Design Flooring Visit to request a sample and browse the range today!

Quote DESIGN17 on your request for a chance to win a free Luvanto floor! Tel: 0151 495 3434 Email:

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Classic with a Modern Twist

Vicaima Classic K Range door in Marina Grey

Vicaima Classic K Range door in Walnut veneer

Vicaima Classic K Range door in Pastel Cream

Interior design like all fashion evolves

The Vicaima Classic K Range takes

All doors are available with fire and

with the times and so the march of

elements of shaker styling but with a

security options and can also be

contemporary movement can often

more up-to-date and appealing look

supplied as Portaro matching door and

seem relentless.

for the modern generation of interior

frame systems where required.

panelled doors.

K Range doors are one of three ranges

Of course a sense of tradition and

from the Vicaima Classic collection.

warmth for the past often shapes our

Available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 panel designs,

Classic P, with traditional raised

thinking with modern decor and so

together with glazed options, Classic

and fielded panels and Classic F, a

it is hardly surprising that Vicaima

K doors offer a solid construction

flat panel design are also available.

has seen a trend for panelled doors

with real veneer faces, together with

Download a copy of the new Classic

making a noticeable return over the

white or primed for on-site painting if

range brochure from the Vicaima

past year.



In response to this latest vogue,

In addition to the ever popular veneer

For these and other innovative

Vicaima have reinvigorated their

options, Vicaima have also extended

designs and products from the

Classic K range to provide a modern

the range to include 6 new factory

many Vicaima collections, visit the

twist to an old favourite with some

stained Ash finishes and for that ultra-

Vicaima website

exciting new finishes.

smooth pure look, a new Satin White

alternatively, call 01793 532333 for


additional information.


WORDS: Karl Lagerfeld

PHOTOS: Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld's Spring 2017 Bed Linen Collection The iconic designer's

retailers throughout

most luxurious of pillows);

namesake fashion house

the UK from the end of

housewife pillowcases;

reflects his own signature


double, king and super

aesthetic through creative,

king quilt covers;

cool and accessible-luxe

The Karl Lagerfeld

coordinating cushions and

apparel and accessories.

Collection includes 6

luxurious throws complete

designs: Boutique Jaquard,

the collection.

BOUTIQUE JAQUARD BOUTIQUE JAQUARD channels a crisp, clean, minimalist aesthetic that's theepitome of understated chic.

The brand's eponymous

Facet, Grace, Rose Spray,

style is now transposed

Smoke and Stria.Consider

Velvets and top quality

of black, white and grey,

to the home with the

black, white, grey and

thread count cotton are

the range includes linens,

launch of a bedding

the most soft hues of

used throughout the

pillowcases and cushions

collection that includes

pastels in a romantic

collection to convey this

with graphic prints centred

quality ingrained at every

floral. Square cushion

divine range in true Karl

on the letters “KL�.

level. The designs will be

covers (so do use them

Lagerfeld style!

available from leading

as cushions as well as the

Featuring a neutral palette

As one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his aspirational and cutting edge approach to style.




The FACET range reinterprets modern geometric prints

Elegant and modern, SMOKE is a striking design in petrol

iconic for the brand.

blue, grey and crisp white. In addition to linens and

Conveying a cool feel, the linens and pillows are designed in monochromatic grey prints – from subtle stripes to bolder geo patterns – while a knit herringbone throw

pillowcase covers, the range showcases two statement pieces: a dip-dye quilted throw blanket and a cushion topped with a replica of Karl Lagerfeld's signature.

blanket will add a warm and inviting touch to any room.



Sophisticated STRIA features deep inky tones and moody

With a feminine aesthetic, GRACE features luxurious florals in pastel pinks, soft nudes and warm pops of burgundy. The range invites you to indulge in texture – from a cosy bouclé blanket to soft cotton duvet covers, velvet cushions and a brushed rose knit throw blanket. ROSE SPRAY ROSE SPRAY will instantly transform your bedroom into an exquisite boudoir. A stunning floral print is featured on bed linens and pillowcases, while a bouclé cushion and brushed rose throw blanket complete the offering. Adding to the feminine feel is the tonal pink palette in shades of muted rose, raspberry and rosewood.

hues for a refined look. Ideal for layering are pillowcases in both housewife and 65x65 sizes, which are further complemented by colourful cushions, linens and an ombré throw blanket. Effortlessly cool, STRIA celebrates the KARL LAGERFELD signature touch that's luxurious with an edgy twist.


Illuminati Lighting UK Ltd At Illuminati Lighting UK we pride ourselves on our unique and exceptional design as this is where our core values and passion lies, additionally we couple our design with the latest technology and quality componentry. We offer product ranges with such versatility that the client can even easily adjust the product during and after installation in order to alter the design format to their own preference, inspiring their own imagination and creativity.

Illuminati Lighting UK Ltd Tel: 01245 355 507

We offer stocked ranges of product for fast response, plus we also offer a comprehensive bespoke design and development service for individual products and complete projects, this includes some of the largest scale statement products imaginable.

Rugs Direct is a leading supplier of rugs in the UK and showcases some of the best designers. The Vintage collection by Louis De Poortere is one of the best-selling ranges and each one features a stunning patchwork design in a spectrum of vibrant colours to appeal to fans of both modern and traditional rugs. The short flat weave pile (6mm) in premium-quality wool and cotton chenille makes then highly durable

and easy to maintain, while also being ideal for hightraffic areas but are thinner than most normal tufted wool rugs, making them perfect for putting under tables and chairs. Starting at just ÂŁ85 the range comes in 8 standard sizes and has many different colour variations. offers customers a Price Promise, FREE UK Delivery, Easy Returns and over 10,000 rugs to choose from.

Stair-rodsdirect is a supplier of luxury carpet accessories. The Stair Rods are manufactured in the UK and come in a variety of finishes and finials to match any decor that you have created. They are cut to the specific length you require and are very simple to install and make the finishing touch to an elegant stair case. Suitable for domestic homes, commercial venues, stately homes or even castles.

We also supply UK manufactured Door thresholds, which come in similar finishes, and can be fitted to any combination of surfaces. Stair rods and door thresholds can make the perfect finish to your new look. Please visit or call 0845 838 8638 to discuss your requirements.


119 Ebury Street - Best Global BREEAM Residential Refurbishment Award 2015 Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) has successfully transformed a Grade II Listed Hotel into three of the most sustainable, energy efficient apartments for rent in the UK, with the expert assistance of Selectaglaze. Located in central Belgravia, the recent conversion at 119 has led to it becoming the first Listed building to receive a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating in the UK for its proposed design. Grosvenor sought to create highly sustainable apartments which feature whole house ventilation and heat recovery. They worked closely with Westminster City Council, David Morley Architects and main contractor Grangewood, to ensure the historical features of the building were retained while creating highly energy efficient apartments. The original single glazed sash windows were hampering the ability to recover heat, which provided poor insulation.

Grosvenor asked Selectaglaze, based on their long working relationship, for an advanced secondary glazing solution. Selectaglaze installed a total of 18 Series 25s which are a vertical sliding system with high capacity spring balances, ideal for treating larger windows that require thicker glass. The units were glazed with Pilkington Spacia, which is an evacuated sealed unit only 6mm thick with a centre pane U-value of 1.0. The secondary glazing treatment dramatically improved the overall U-value and assisted in achieving high airtightness levels. Selectaglaze has worked on all types of buildings, from museums to new build hotels. With fifty years’ experience and Royal Warrant Holder since 2004, it has a wide product range tailored to suit the evolving needs of its clients. For further information, please contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271/e mail: or visit:

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Gismos, Gadgets and Good Design

IT & business innovations from beyond the housing sector Professor Dr Michael Benfield

In the early ‘noughties’ I ran a seminar for ‘Constructing Excellence’ on ‘Safety by Design’, followed a few years later by one on ‘Designing Out Waste’. The purpose in mentioning them is to emphasise the fact that, despite new products and new and updated regulations, like those dealing with high speed electronic communications networks (Approved document ‘R’), the house-building industry has made little progress so far this century. Back then I argued for buildings to be designed via ‘partnerships’ that embraced site constraints, programmed out risk, and ensured good immediate and ongoing communications with present and future stakeholders. I pointed out that to do so required ‘design teams’ who not only knew their legal duties & responsibilities, but who understood how the job would be done. In turn this meant grasping the logistics, getting to grips with handling and ‘Temporary’ works, as well as embracing snagging and maintenance along with the lifetime risks of the building both in construction, in use and decommissioning. Stressing that ‘good design’ is SAFE I also urged participants to accept their responsibility for making others aware of all of these risks. While today it’s pretty easy to specify IT related products for any building, like visual or fingerprint recognition access, remote video surveillance, cell-phone heat and light control, and so on, doing so efficiently remains a major challenge. Indeed, arguably this is more important than these ‘nice to have’ gismos and gadgets themselves. Home buyers and renters alike remain more concerned about the cost and speed efficiency of new home construction, their comfort, running, and maintenance costs. In several respects ‘Designing Out Waste’ was an extension of the earlier attempt to introduce business innovations from outside the construction industry. Techniques and disciplines like ‘Six Sigma’ and ‘Kaizen’ were applied across the whole design and build process to cut out waste in design time, scheduling delays, and prototyping errors, as well as material waste, etc. Once again an important element of this was the acceptance that building design needed to become a collaborative exercise, rather than the God given domain of any one person. As in the motor, aircraft and ship building industries, for example, recognition of the increasingly complex nature of the building enterprise was seen as increasingly important. Designing with partnering in mind emphasises communications, the importance of avoiding delays, and the need to programme out errors. It also recognises the need to really know what stocks & other ‘industry standard’ materials are readily available, how jobs will be done in practice, and the need for a better and fuller understanding of the building and manufacturing tasks involved. Grasping the totality of the logistics involved was seen then, and remains today, of major importance. Getting to grips with transport, ‘Right First Time’ and ‘Continuous Improvement’ processes were and are obvious candidates for expanding the horizons of the design team. Equating the notion of ‘Lifetime Costs’ with the avoidance of delays and the need to programme out errors, along with a sound knowledge of materials, processes and procedures remains vital. Although accepting that good design avoids waste, then and now many ‘professionals’ - used to a more relaxed regime - found and find this an unpopular constraint. Few, it seems are ready even now to accept responsibility for, and bear the cost of, any waste caused by them. As we move further toward ‘factory built’ homes clients and their professional advisors and consultants must understand that, to produce a building in the factory requires all elements to be determined in detail before work commences, rather than muddling through trying to resolve complicated design issues as a project progresses. While this is possible using sloppy ‘wet’ trade building techniques, where adjustments can be made in-situ, complex off-site manufactured elements are much more difficult to alter. Failure to understand this is both prejudicing MMC and costing clients and builders’ small fortunes to correct. Partnering for the whole design, supply and construction chain is a vital process that must be developed to correct this. Consequently, whilst moving with the times to incorporate all that is best and wonderful and time saving and comfortable, and desirable in any building design we undertake, manufacture, or build, I still find myself ‘shouting at the wind’ for fundamental shifts in professional attitudes. However, the ‘winds of change’ are blowing and I do detect small shifts. As construction moves ‘off-site’ into the factory these will greatly improve efficiency, quality, and affordable delivery of all levels of social and private housing.

Michael Benfield February 2017

-Ends Prof. Dr. Michael Benfield is a Chartered Environmentalist. He predicts that current pressures for more housing will increase demand for Off-Site Production and MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) leading to new standards of professional capability, project design and the development of new management tools for the housebuilding and construction sector. Listing Chartered Builder, Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Manager amongst his credentials, he chairs leading UK timber engineers Benfield ATT. Based in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, they are a ‘full service’ timber Design and Build group using 3D design as a key efficiency tool.

Images: 1) The Timber Engineer 2) Building Prototype in Factory 3) Explaining the process on-site


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The Ferrari 812 Superfast:

Geneva world premiere for the new, extreme performance V12 berlinetta

Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine Ferrari has selected the 87th edition

components, resulting in unparalleled

of the Geneva International Motor

handling and roadholding.

Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812

It’s the first Ferrari to sport EPS

Superfast, the most powerful and

(Electric Power Steering) which,

The car is being launched in a special

fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

in accordance with Ferrari’s

new colour, Rosso Settanta, which

uncompromising engineering

marks the company’s 70th anniversary.

This new car not only introduces a

approach, is used to fully exploit the

plethora of innovative features but is

potential of the car’s performance


also particularly significant as the V12

and, through the complete integration

series marked the official start of the

with all the electronic vehicle

The interior of the 812 Superfast has

glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947,

dynamics controls – including the

70 years ago this year.

latest 5.0 version of Ferrari’s patented Side Slip Control (SSC) - make its


powerful performance easier to

Powered by a new 6.5-litre V12

handle and even more thrilling to

engine that unleashes 800 cv, the 812


Superfast is the new benchmark in the mid-front-engined sports car segment,

Styling and aerodynamics

achieving maximum power output

Designed by the

at 8,500 rpm, which translates to a

Ferrari Styling

specific power output of 123 cv/l.

Centre, the new

Maximum torque is 718 Nm @ 7,000 rpm, a significant 80% of which is already available at 3,500 rpm, improving both driveability and pickup even at low revs. Vehicle dynamics The 812 Superfast is equipped with leading-edge control systems and

812 Superfast redefines the formal language of front-engined V12 Ferraris, underlining the car’s exceptional performance with very sporty lines and proportions.

been revisited in line with the more extreme exterior whilst maintaining unaltered the exceptional on-board comfort and space that Ferrari’s frontengined V12 berlinettas have always offered.


BeoSound 1

BeoSound 1 is an uncomplicated and

The aluminium cabinet is an extruded

volume wheel moving based on a ball

compact wireless speaker system

tube that is formed in a hydraulic

bearing design with audible and tactile

that is battery driven and thus can

press into the cone shape. The cabinet

feedback when turn up or down the

be placed freely anywhere you want,

is 3 mm thick for sufficient stiffness to


designed for a casual listening

avoid acoustic vibration and increase


the inside space as much as possible

You activate BeoSound 1 by pushing

to optimise the acoustics.

at the centre of the surface, and the

It is based on the new audio engine

LED status indicator gives you relevant

platform that allows streaming from

It is lightweight and portable with a

mobile devices using the latest

small groove under the top to ensure

technologies, such as: AirPlay, Google

a better grip when you lift it up and

Connection and operation

Cast, DLNA and Bluetooth.

move it around.

1 x Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s

At the same time it integrates music

User interface

Besides connector for 230 V mains,

It is a battery powered speaker that

there is one connector in the bottom

can be charged and used wirelessly for

of the speaker holding an RJ45 socket

up to 16 hours of continuous playing, if

for Ethernet connection. This is used

playback is at ‘normal’ listening levels.

for software updates.

BeoSound 1 is the new member of

The battery time is reduced if the

BeoSound 1 can be operated with your

the one-touch multiroom portfolio of

speaker is playing at full volume and

BeoRemote One Bluetooth or via the

products, which means it can join and

with demanding music material.

BeoMusic App, or directly on the device

services and digital radio such as: Deezer, TuneIn internet radio, Spotify (Spotify Connect feature) and QQMusic (QPlay feature).

playback content from other sources and be in sync for a BeoLink Multiroom

On the top of the unit is a capacitive

user experience involving more

touch sensitive operation wheel

products and more rooms.

where you can swipe between tracks

Includes Bang & Olufsen specific technologies such as Adaptive Bass

or stations and turn up and down the volume, join or switch off the system.

Linearisation and thermal protection

An integrated proximity sensor

to avoid overload or overheating

detects where you are coming from,


so the operation is always turned in the correct direction for the user

Designer: Torsten Valeur, David Lewis

regardless of from which direction he


or she is approaching the product.

Natural anodized, cone shaped

Swiping is made in the same way you

cabinet that is slight curved (almost

would turn pages in a book – from right

like a trumpet) creates the compact

to left is swiping forward and from left

impression that makes the device fit in

to right is swiping backwards. The top

anywhere on a shelf or at the kitchen

is made in high gloss aluminium with


a polished surface with a mechanical


itself, and it can also be paired via the BeoSound Essence Remote.



What motivates affluent audiences’ choices? The desires of affluent audiences

Often the natural progression of

but in the way it interacts with the

have diversified and evolved beyond

desire away from ownership and

human and ecological environment

recognition. The concept of luxury has

status is through a movement towards

around it.

long been synonymous with status and

education. Sustainability has in the past featured

ownership of desirable goods, affluent audiences drawn to objects as a public

Many luxury brands with which we are

only in the vernacular of small and

manifestation of their wealth.

most familiar, including jewellers such

niche brands with a highly politicised

as Backes & Strauss, De Grisogono,

identity, however luxury consumers

However, these individuals are now

and Garrard use their advertising and

now expect and often demand brands

far more discerning, seeking out

marketing strategies to tell stories of

to consider the wider context in which

experiences and services which enrich

craft, heritage and provenance.

they operate.

This appeals to an increasingly

Intelligent and wealthy individuals

sophisticated group of affluents

want to surround their world with

For marketers operating in the luxury

who wish to understand the value

brands who share their considered

sphere, it is now essential to consider

of an object, above and beyond

and intelligent world view and mind-

the how these desires have evolved,

its superficial beauty. We are also


and how both fulfilling and memorable

beginning to perceive an even deeper

interactions between brands and their

evaluation of luxury, not only in terms

audiences can be delivered.

of the story of the item or service itself,

their lives, adding value over and above simple ownership and status.


Perhaps the ultimate goal for all luxury brands should be to carve a new role in the lives of these affluent consumers. Rather than offering services which act as frivolous indulgences, the role of a luxury brand should be to stimulate affluent individuals in a deeper way, challenging their perception of the world around them and offering inspiration for the mind, body, and soul. Traditional luxury brands and services are better positioned than any other operators in the market to spark desire and take their audiences on a journey of discovery and re-appraisal of their world view. The most successful brands are moving towards this state of poeticism; where they challenge and inspire their consumers emotionally and spiritually. This requires passion, creativity, and perpetual innovation. Cream is a boutique marketing and media agency in London, working with clients such as Land Securities, Heals’s, Charlotte Tilbury, Boodles, William & Son, and The Watch Gallery, Georg Jensen. 45-51 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 4HD

With 4 new models, Hublot is

Big Bang—its design, 6 H-shaped

and its fusion of materials.

proposing a collection of watches

screws crossing the bezel, the

The Spirit of Big Bang All Black

in ‘block colour’ mode, a mix of

lugs on both sides of the case,

blends opposites, the visible

lively colours ready to be worn

the two attachments of the strap,

and the invisible, in a piece that

without moderation.

the Hublot hands and the stick

represents the very essence of its

indexes, the screwed crown over

All Black concept.

This is the Big Bang spirit.

moulded with rubber—its unique

These are the Big Bang codes.

case construction following the

In a micro-blasted black ceramic

Its barrel-shaped silhouette

astute ‘sandwich’ principle—

and black PVD case, colour marks

embodies all the codes of the


the time from the indexes to

‘Colourmania’ Takes Hold Of The Spirit Of Big Bang All Black

the hands—minutes at 3 o’clock,

For its motorisation, the Spirit

Primero calibre—namely the most

hours at 6 o’clock and seconds

of Big Bang All Black is equipped

precise chronograph in the world.

at 9 o’clock—passing by the date

with the HUB4700 automatic

A high frequency with the addition

at four- thirty, and dresses the

winding skeleton movement. An

of a 50-hour power reserve.

strap in alligator leather sewn

entirely ‘Hublotised’ motor in its

onto natural rubber. Created

architecture and its finishing,

Exhilarating, energising, dazzling.

in 4 versions—red, orange,

which conserves the major assets

Will you take another shot of Spirit

green or yellow—it is available

of the mythical basic movement

of Big Bang All Black?

exclusively at Hublot Boutiques.

from which it comes—the Zenith El

The new Gucci Dive extensions

The extra-large 45mm variants

with unidirectional rotating bezel,

offer an eccentric twist to GucciÊs

are fitted with a Gucci web

and luminous hands.

most sporty timepiece. The

nylon strap in blue-and-red or

traditionally rugged feel of this

green-and-red, overlaid with the

The mood then changes with two

performance timepiece has been

woven ÂLÊAveugle par AmourÊ

40mm yellow or all-black variants

enhanced with contemporary

expression. The watch teems with

worked with rubber. A sporty

House motifs such as the tiger

detail, from the fine honeybee or

rubberized finish is seen on the

and bee designs found on the

tiger embroidery on the dial to the

stainless steel case and crown


racer web stripes, black PVD case

matching the chunky rubber straps boldly stamped with the

Timepieces & Jewelery Extends Gucci Dive Range

Gucci logo. To finish, an unique 3D

About Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry

effect brings relief to the rubber

Gucci Rigorously made in Switzerland, Gucci watches are recognized for

dial, emblazoned with a brightly

Gucci Timepieces, one of the

their innovative and contemporary

colored roaring tigerÊs head.

most reliable and consistent

design, quality and craftsmanship

fashion watch brands, with a clear

and are distributed worldwide

All Gucci Dive watches contain

design approach and positioning,

through the exclusive network of

a Swiss Made Ronda quartz

has been designing, developing

directly operated Gucci boutiques

movement and are water

and manufacturing iconic Gucci

and selected watch distributors.

resistant to 200 meters.

watches since the early 1970s.

Bentley and Breitling are introducing a striking new chronograph – the Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 – to celebrate the launch of the new Continental Supersports: the fastest Continental ever made. The new Continental Supersports develops a mighty 710 PS (700 bhp) and 1,017 Nm (750 lb.ft.) of torque, and features unique exterior and interior styling cues. These bespoke design elements have influenced the look of the Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55. A titanium case – inspired by the titanium exhaust option available on the Continental Supersports – provides a tactile reminder of the landmark car’s performance credentials.

Breitling Bentley Introduces The Supersports B55

TAG Heuer

Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph Black Titanium

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the celebrated Chronograph Carrera Calibre 16 has been given a major face-lift: now available in a lighter version thanks to the use of titanium, it is contemporary and elegant in matte black with beige detailing, and paired with a distressed brown leather strap that is sure to please the modern hipster. 10 years! This sporty watch, 43 mm in diameter and launched in 2007, is TAG Heuer’s best seller and one of the brand’s iconic models. In 2017, the renowned chronograph has been updated in celebration of its anniversary.

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The Art Of Design - Issue 25 2017  
The Art Of Design - Issue 25 2017