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Extravagauza

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Product Showcases

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

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NOTTING HILL DRAMA


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THE POWER OF A GOOD STORY

Notting Notting Hill Hill is is certainly certainly not not the the wallflower wallflower of of London’s London’s

In In architectural architectural terms terms the the house house was was sensitively sensitively

villages. villages. And And the the people people who who choose choose to to live live in in its its vibrant vibrant

extended extended and and aa new new basement basement added added to to its its already already

surrounds surrounds are are not not going going to to be be the the quiet quiet type type either. either.

generous generous footprint. footprint. The The team team carved carved out out aa liveable, liveable, modern modern family family home home over over five five floors, floors, maintaining maintaining

Walking Walking through through its its impressive impressive streets streets you you notice notice that that

an an appropriate appropriate gravitas gravitas and and formality formality in in some some of of the the

it’s it’s both both traditional traditional and and iconoclastic, iconoclastic, home home to to the the

important important entertaining entertaining spaces, spaces, and and carefully carefully concealing concealing

established established and and the the irreverent. irreverent. Important, Important, imposing imposing

all all the the creature creature comforts comforts of of modern modern living living throughout. throughout.

homes homes stand stand side-by-side side-by-side with with pastel-painted pastel-painted mews mews houses, houses, the the mix mix creating creating an an exuberant, exuberant, energetic energetic melting melting

On On the the ground ground floor floor the the scene scene is is set set with with aa palette palette of of

pot pot representative representative of of London London living living at at its its best. best.

dark dark herringbone herringbone floors, floors, bespoke bespoke joinery joinery and and dramatic dramatic sculptural sculptural pendants. pendants. On On the the family family floor floor below, below, though, though,

This This impressive impressive home home on on one one of of Notting Notting Hill’s Hill’s most most

the the atmosphere atmosphere is is lighter lighter and and more more tropical tropical as as the the openopen-

beautiful beautiful communal communal gardens gardens was was designed designed to to capture capture

plan plan kitchen, kitchen, dining dining and and living living room room extend extend into into the the

these these contrasting contrasting elements elements as as family family developers developers

private private garden garden space space beyond. beyond. One One floor floor lower lower and and the the

Thornsett Thornsett together together with with Capital Capital Architects Architects and and interior interior

cinema cinema and and wine wine room room create create intimate intimate and and cozy cozy spaces. spaces.

designers designers Staffan Staffan Tollgard Tollgard Design Design Group Group brought brought this this

The The top top three three floors floors contain contain aa luxurious luxurious master master suite suite and and

already already handsome handsome home home into into the the 21st 21st century. century.

four four further further ensuite ensuite bedrooms. bedrooms.

Photography Photography by by Daniella Daniella Cesarei Cesarei


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Important Important architectural architectural features features such such as as the the decorative decorative cornice cornice and and existing existing stained-glass stained-glass windows windows were were maintained, maintained, creating creating aa dialogue dialogue between between old old and and new new that that adds adds energy energy and and interest interest to to the the journey journey through through the the house. house.


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A DRAMATIC PAUSE

True True to to its its Notting Notting HIll HIll setting, setting, the the house house thrives thrives on on

In In the the master master bathroom bathroom the the interplay interplay between between the the

dramatic dramatic discourse, discourse, on on the the energy energy of of contrasts. contrasts. Old Old and and

strongly strongly featured featured Fiori Fiori di di Bosco Bosco and and the the clean clean lines lines of of

new new sit sit side-by-side side-by-side with with natural natural stone, stone, parquet parquet and and

the the corian corian bath bath and and basin basin is is vibrant vibrant and and engaging. engaging. This This

deep deep cornices cornices meeting meeting new new age age ceramics ceramics and and corian, corian,

dialogue dialogue between between materials materials is is reflected reflected and and repeated repeated in in

laser-cut laser-cut aluminium aluminium and and crystal-clear crystal-clear glass. glass. The The natural natural

other other areas areas of of the the house house to to create create aa strong strong red red thread. thread.

vibrancy vibrancy of of the the garden garden cuts cuts into into the the calm calm architectural architectural palette palette on on every every level, level, adding adding life life and and colour. colour.

Creative Creative director director and and founder founder Staffan Staffan Tollgard Tollgard explains explains “We “We are are great great believers believers in in honest honest luxury luxury and and the the

The The team team is is understandably understandably proud proud of of the the new new staircase staircase

power power of of aa good good story. story. This This home home uses uses solid, solid, valuable valuable

at at the the heart heart of of the the house. house. The The open open treads treads and and glass glass

materials materials in in aa clean, clean, architectural architectural and and truthful truthful way way –– and and

balustrade balustrade create create dynamic dynamic internal internal architectural architectural views views

the the outcome outcome is is refreshingly refreshingly authentic. authentic. There There is is drama drama

and and connect connect with with the the garden garden vista vista outside. outside. The The laser laser cut cut

and and impact impact in in the the rooms rooms that that need need this this energy, energy, but but

screens screens protect protect the the original original stained-glass stained-glass windows windows and and

we we temper temper this this with with cleaner, cleaner, quieter, quieter, purer purer materials.” materials.”

also also blend blend the the clear clear sunlight sunlight and and green green glass, glass, creating creating

Moments Moments of of calm calm at at the the heart heart of of the the action action ... ... just just like like

new new and and engaging engaging works works of of art art in in three three dimensions. dimensions.

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Choosing Upholstered Furniture Cushioned Support: Feather and down seat cushions are the most traditional and also the softest. They must be regularly plumped to maintain shape. More resilient are seat cushions with a mix of feather and fibre with casing, or a foam core with a feather wrap. These are firmer than pure feather but still need plumping. Foam provides the firmest seat cushion and is low maintenance too, although seat cushions can look rather square and unyielding un-less softened by a Dacron wrap. Where to Start: A logical starting point is to think about the best features of the sofa or armchair being replaced so you can try to emulate them in a new purchase. Otherwise, sitting on a variety of models is the only reliable way to find the right one. People often choose a sofa after perching on the edge of the seat and bouncing up and down. Better advice is to take of your coat and shoes as well, if you like to put your feet up, settle down with a newspaper or book or pretend to be watching television, Just as you would at home. Sizing it up: The size, function and relative formality of the room will influence your choice. For a small room, a sofa with slim arms won’t overwhelm the space. A stream-lined model with a low back will complement a room with a low ceiling, but you may miss having somewhere to rest your head. A high back will give good head and shoulder support and echo dimensions of a tall room. If getting the sofa into the house might be a problem, take door or stairway measurements to the showroom with you. When access is restricted, there are companies that will make a sofa in two halves or with removable arms and assemble it on site. Having a sofa made to order usually allows for some dimensions to be modified. Sofas can be made longer and shorter than standard two-, three- or four- seaters. A small person can ask for a few centimeters to be taken off

the seat depth so that feet can rest flat on the floor; someone tall can specify a deeper seat so that knees are not higher than the waist when seated.

Most back cushions are filled with feather and/ or manmade fibre. The best sofa companies will offer a full range of options.

On some sofas, back height can be increased as well. A couple with p[referred ways of sitting may do better to order a pair of personally adjusted sofas or a sofa and a chair. Modular Sofas also offer useful flexibility.

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A classic sofa with fixed covers and no valance can be transformed by changing the legs. Cabriole legs, bun feet and polished turned legs suggest a traditional context, while tapered legs and apt choice of cover can give the same sofa a contemporary edge.

The cost of a sofa reflects directly to the method and materials used in its construction or , in the case of classic 20th-century and contemporary pieces, to the reputation of the designer. Sofas built by traditional methods will have a hardwood frame with coil springs or a spring unit fitted to the frame. On to that foundation will come horsehair or fibre stuffing, then a second layer including wool felt or cotton padding to give a firm seat or base for cushions. The best hand-built sofas cab last for generations. Contemporary upholstery may also be built on to a hard-wood frame but will be constructed differently. Many pieces have firmer short coil springs or elasticated webbing and hessian fixed beneath high-density foam on the frame, sometimes with feather seat cushions on top. Superior grades of upholstery foam are resilient, but low –density foam used directly over webbing grid in some inexpensive sofas can flatten and begin to crumble in a relatively short time. Under-filled cushions tend not to last long.

Many popular sofas are based on design of the past. Often, elements from different periods define the sofa as classic. Such as scroll arms or buttoning. But most of all, it’s the legs.

Some Sofas have legs that are integral to the frame, but when they are fitted individually to a sofa, it can be updated to match a new room scheme by swopping the legs for a different style. The obvious time do to this is when the sofa is recovered. Website: www.wesley-barrell.co.uk


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THE EXTRAVAGAUZA EFFECT Had Had enough enough of of clutter clutter and and gaudy gaudy colours? colours? Overpowered Overpowered with with omnipresent omnipresent florals florals and and patterns? patterns? This This isis definitely definitely something something for for you. you.


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PROJECT CALCATTA Project Project ‘Calacatta’ ‘Calacatta’ is is aa space space which which creates creates aa sense sense of of sanctuary sanctuary amid amid the the hustle hustle and and bustle bustle of of everyday everyday life, life, aa space space that that is is aa balm balm for for the the soul soul of of its its residents. residents. ItIt has has been been designed designed by by aa boutique boutique studio studio Extravagauza, Extravagauza, who who promote promote their their style style as as aa unique unique combination combination of of aestheticism aestheticism and and functionality, functionality, which which they they call call ‘Attractive ‘Attractive Minimalism’ Minimalism’.. This This approach approach has has its its origin origin in in their their fascination fascination with with simple simple minimalistic minimalistic forms forms which which are are enriched enriched with with extravagant, extravagant, luxury luxury elements elements attractive attractive to to the the human human eye. eye. An An extravagant extravagant touch touch in in the the form form of of aa calacatta calacatta marble marble wall, wall, in in this this instance, instance, acts acts as as aa blank blank canvas canvas for for other, other, carefully carefully chosen, chosen, features. features.


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All All the the elements elements were were selected selected as as the the counterpoint counterpoint for for the the marble marble touch touch which which in in other other ‘circumstances’ ‘circumstances’ might might have have been been just just too too overwhelming. overwhelming. An An interesting interesting variation variation in in rhythm rhythm is is present present throughout throughout the the rooms. rooms. We We have have aa cosy cosy bed bed upholstered upholstered with with quality, quality, soft soft fabric fabric enriched enriched with with two two asymmetric asymmetric lamps lamps giving giving the the space space aa usual usual and and intriguing intriguing look. look. The Thegrid-like grid-likerepetition repetitionof ofthe theglass glasscloset closettogether togetherwith withthe theblack blacksteel steeladopted adoptedin inevery everydetail, detail,and andsquare-like square-likefinishing’s finishing’s in in the the bathroom bathroom ensures ensures this this project project never never loses loses sight sight of of depth depth and and visual visual lightness lightness as as aa constant constant feature feature for for the the guest. guest.


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The colour palette is simple but elegant as the key here is to create an environment that pleases the senses without irritating them. The absence of anything annoying or overwhelming leaves plenty of space for the appreciation of well designed and quality crafted objects. Objects that elevate the human experience and make daily life a pleasure.

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ALWAYS AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF INNOVATION wedi Fundo Top: the perfect finish to top the wedi shower systems Developed by the European leader of innovative wet room solutions, the new ready-to-fit Fundo Top is a high-quality alternative to traditional tiling without compromising on quality or watertightness. It represents a major turning point for the wedi brand, as for the first time wedi offer a finished surface solution to their customers: a ready-to-fit cover, perfectly adapted to the slopes and dimensions of their most popular ranges: Fundo Primo, Fundo Plano and Fundo Riolito neo.

What makes the wedi Fundo Top so special? •

Contemporary, thin and seamless design

Warm and silky to touch thanks to the high-quality solid mineral material it’s made of

Non-slip, antibacterial surface which always feels just at the right temperature

System Safety with 100% guaranteed watertightness as part of the wedi shower system and a 10 year product quality guarantee

Ease of adaptability thanks to its thickness of only 6mm, making it easy and clean to cut to non-standard dimensions

Average weight of 10 kg eradicates any physical strain during installation

Full-body colour, currently available in: white, beige, grey and anthracite

Matching skirting strips are also available e.g.: for the cladding of raised shower trays

Speed and easiness of installation without compromising on the quality of the material or the watertightness of the finish

wedi Systems (UK) Ltd, Unit 4 Mercury Park, Mercury Way, Trafford Park, M41 7LY technical@wedi.co.uk

www.wedi.co.uk

Tel: 0161 864 2336

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Fax: 0161 864 1323

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Complies with standards, but is far from standard

NEW 2017

wedi Fundo Integro

The slimmest standard-compliant complete wedi shower system The new Fundo Integro is the slimmest flush-to-floor shower element with integrated drain technology from wedi. The new shower element not only fulfils all relevant standards but offers an overall installation height of just 90 mm! The Fundo Integro sets entirely new standards as a complete system – simply the perfect solution for all renovation projects, as well as a reliable and time-saving alternative for every installation.

✓ Drain capacity of 0.8 litres per second ✓ 50 mm water trap height ✓ At least 1.5 % even preformed gradient ✓ 100 % waterproof material ✓ Sealed ready for installation ✓ Suitable for all tile sizes, even glass mosaics

DIN compliant

wedi Systems (UK) Ltd · Unit 4 Mercury Park · Mercury Way · Trafford Park · M41 7LY · Tel: 0161 864 2336 · Fax: 0161 864 1323

Wedi UK sales@wedi.co.uk · www.wedi.co.uk @wediUK


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Insinkerator® Hosts Product Launch At Exclusive Mayfair Venue

InSinkErator® launched their Rose Gold

Ashley Munden, Managing Director,

featuring Yellowtail sashimi, Prawn gyoza

J Shape 3N1 steaming hot water tap at

InSinkErator®, revealed the Rose Gold J

and a super-sweet four chocolate and

Mayfair’s exclusive restaurant, Sexy Fish, on

Shape 3N1 steaming hot water tap to the

praline fondant.

30th May 2017.

guests. Speaking about the ethos behind the design of the latest InSinkErator® offering,

Denise Iordache, Marketing Manager,

The Coral Reef private dining room,

Munden says; “Metallic finishes continue

Europe and Russia, InSinkErator® says: We

featuring two of the largest live coral reef

to be popular with consumers today and

are incredibly excited to introduce the brand

tanks in the world, played host to customers

we constantly strive to meet the demand

new Rose Gold finish to our range of 3N1

of InSinkErator® and members of the press,

of consumers, while providing our valued

steaming hot water taps. We extend our

alongside InSinkErator® colleagues from

customers with premium quality, innovative

gratitude to all the guests that took time

the United States of America, Dubai, Russia

products that are also on-trend with today’s

out of their busy schedules to celebrate the

and Europe. The angelic sounds of a harp,

style and design preferences.”

launch with us.”

welcomed guests to the unique venue, while

Once the formalities had taken place,

For more information on steaming hot

a magician played tricks on their minds,

guests were treated to a seven course, Asian

leaving many wowed and bemused.

inspired seafood and sushi tasting menu,

played by classical musician Holly Lowe,

water taps from InSinkErator®, consult your Account Manager or visit the website at www.insinkerator.co.uk


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BESSELINK & JONES Besselink Besselink && Jones Jones is is aa British British company company which which has has been been bringing bringing together together the the very very best best in in design design and and craftsmanship craftsmanship in in bespoke bespoke fine fine lighting lighting since since 1959. 1959. The The company’s company’s roots roots extend extend back back more more than than fifty fifty years yearswith withthe thefoundation foundationof ofJack JackCadman’s Cadman’soriginal originalceramic ceramicconversion conversion and and brass-turning brass-turning workshops workshops in in Surrey. Surrey. Hank Hank Besselink, Besselink, who who came came from from aa precision precision engineering engineering background, background, began began working working alongside alongside Jack Jack to to develop develop new new designs designs and and techniques. techniques. Attracting Attracting craftsmen craftsmen in in the the fields fields of of gilding, gilding, woodturning, woodturning, cabinetry cabinetry and and engineering engineering gave gave the the workshops workshops the the skills skills and and experience experience to to handle handle more more delicate delicate and and complex complex projects projects and and before before long long they they became became regularly regularly involved involved in in more more specialist specialist restoration restoration of of everything everything from from chandeliers chandeliers to to furniture. furniture.


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THE ARTISTS The first step in the production process is, of course, the design. Products can be made to specific requirements, or a piece can be handmade to order from the Besselink and Jones permanent collection. As part of the process, in-house artists create beautiful illustrations to show how the desired lamp may look in its intended setting. Once the client is happy with the piece, the designers then work through prototypes until the perfect product is achieved.

THE WORKSHOP Every Besselink & Jones lamp is hand-crafted in London and made through traditional methods by a team of skilled craftsmen. Besselink & Jones specialises in brass-turning, crafting in bronze, metal plating, wood-carving, hand- painting and colour-matching. Whichever technique they are using, there are no shortcuts in producing well- engineered lighting pieces of the highest quality.

THE FINAL PRODUCT From restoration projects to new bespoke designs, from the cleaning of chandeliers to the conversion of antique pieces, from classic brass-turned pieces to modern creations in nickels, chromes or bronzes, from single lamps to entire complex lighting systems, the Besselink & Jones workshops have a wealth of experience and expertise and are proud to continue the tradition of outstanding British workmanship into the future.

Design: Besselink & Jones www.besselink.com


Finest Quality Glass Screens

Beta Screens supply UK manufactured contemporary shower screens and doors of an uncompromising quality. We are able to produce both standard and bespoke sizes made to your exact specifications. For both commercial and domestic installations. For Trade Pricing please contact us using the details below.

wetroominnovations@hotmail.com

Tel 01629

815500


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Add a touch of bronze Well considered and decorative switch plates and sockets can help to

Focus SB also offer a complete bespoke service. Electrical accessories

make a dramatic difference to any interior space, whilst mismatched

can be manufactured to include the latest controls required for modern

details can let even the most stylish interiors down.

living, thus ensuring that all the switches and sockets match throughout the property. They also have a national team of Product Consultants on

Focus SB electrical accessories finish the look, and can complement

hand to discuss your requirements and advise on all that is possible.

any interior style. Manufacturers of unparalleled quality for almost 40 years and industry pioneers, their socket and switch plates are highly

Sample swatches are available on request. So, if you wish to add a level

sought after for prestigious interior design projects, both in the UK and

of luxury and convenience not found in off-the-shelf products, or add a

globally.

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The decorative screen pictured on the page

In these days of heat conservation, security

a complete overhaul, re-cemented and re-

opposite was designed and hand crafted

and the desire to have double glazing

polished prior to laminating as standard.

in the style of Neo-Deco by Lead-light

installed the only option until now is to be

Encapsulators for a client wishing to screen

offered by Double Glazing companies is

Company mission statement

off adjoining property. Dimensions 213cm

a “copy” made from synthetic materials,

wide x 196cm high. This window is encased

materials that lack depth,richness and

All our Lead Lite Windows are manufactured

into a 28 mm double glazed system using

timelessness of your original windows.

4 mm toughened glass, one of the largest

Thats where encapsulating come’s in.

made by our studio and it also conforms to present day health & safety regulations.

We at Lead Light Encapsulators love leaded lites, our sole aim is to preserve and give

Why Encapsulate?

them a new lease of life and adapt them into

When owning or buying a period property one of the features of your home is more than likely to be the original windows and the existing Leaded lites, particularly stairwell areas where more often than not the windows in these location’ will be very decorative and be something that would be to good to lose.

a Double Glazing format We work alongside many reputable and long established glazing companies and when dealing with pre-existing leaded light windows, we are regarded as the "trade's choice" - the finish of our work speaks for itself because all leaded panels go through

to the highest quality all work carried out in-house from design to completion. So if you are looking for a new design? Or wish to replicate and original design,look no further. We are also happy to work on your own design and will advise you on the best way of achieving the desired outcome or we could create one from our design studio,which will designed personally by Ruben Caruana. The Glass Studio “ Traditional craftsmanship,Traditional service”

Visit us on www.leadlightencapsulators.co.uk or www.leadlightwindows.co.uk to view our gallery. You can also visit our FaceBook page where we update new work regularly, www.facebook.com/Ruben.262 We are more than happy to give quotes/advice,free of charge.


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Trinity Completes Trifecta with Unveiling of Award-Winning Additions to its Hammock Line Trinity, a company renowned for reinventing social relaxation, is proud to complete its trifecta of innovative hammocks with the introduction of two new models, Duality and Unity, which complement the company’s shared hammock experience. Echoing the praise of the company’s triple hammock design, recognized by the Innovation Award at the 2013 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference in Las Vegas, Trinity’s new hammocks come to market on the wings of a 2017 European Product Design Award. “We are excited to build upon the success of the shared hammock experience with the introduction of these two new complementary products,” says Gilbert Tourville, Trinity’s founder. “Duality and Unity follow in the footsteps of our triple hammock products and embrace the same elements of high-quality, innovative design and unparalleled relaxation that the hospitality industry and residential users have come to expect from Trinity.” Replicating and innovating for success The fulfillment of the Trinity hammock line follows a proven path, infusing both classic and modern design elements into the finest marine-grade materials available to inspire dreams of sailing the seas. With a focus on design, comfort and durability, Dualitycombines the relaxation of both a hanging chair and a hammock experience and is supported by a stainless steel structure and marine-grade teak seating. Comfort completes Duality’s design, with a Sunbrella fabric mattress and matching fabric pillows, all stuffed with Urecel quick dry foam to repel extreme weather conditions.


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Unity, the stand-alone model in Trinity’s collection, enhances the core features of a traditional hammock experience through its modern design elements and use of innovative materials. On the foundations of a stainless steel design, Unity’s hammock bed is available in either quilted Sunbrella fabric or Phifertex breathable mesh, and is secured by durable Gore thenara UV resistant thread. Duality and Unity complete the Trinity concept, which is now available in four relaxing models based on three core design principles. The new models extend the comfort and innovation of the Eternity and Infinitytriple hammock designs to singular users, creating a complement to Trinity’s unique sharing experience. Trinity - Behind the design Trinity is the conceptual brainchild of Gilbert Tourville, a former merchant marine captain and entrepreneur who spent twenty years operating a number of innovative and highly successful café-restaurant concepts in Quebec prior to founding Trinity. In 2011, based on a desire to truly innovate the social experience of outdoor relaxation, Tourville embarked on a journey that would not only capture the essence of that vision, but would also bring it to life through the fusion of unique design elements and leading edge materials that ensure the highest quality and most favorable experience possible. To accomplish that bold vision, Trinity engages Southeast Asian artisans with unique talents and historic roots, while using sociallyresponsible products that ensure a sustainable future for the artisan’s communities. Website: www.trinityhammocks.com / Photo Credit: Michael D’Inca


With the introduction of a more mature style for the 2017 collection, MAX & LUUK has gone through a striking metamorphosis that still incorporates the playful elements the brand in known for. Aiming to make outdoor living a little bit more fun, the MAX & LUUK collection is full of lively colour palettes, trendy materials, stylistic elements and sublime seating comfort. This charm is why MAX & LUUK’s products are the perfect match for the growing contemporary character of outdoor furniture. As the official UK importer, distributor and Continuing to push the boundaries in order

traditional methods such as woodwork and

retailer, these outdoor furniture ranges

to supply high-quality and pure products,

weaving.

are exclusively available through Robeys

Robeys are delighted to present the latest collection of eye-catching outdoor furniture

Not considering any design complete until

from Dutch brands Borek and MAX & LUUK.

it is perfectly compatible with the outdoor world, Borek always pays great attention

Enjoying international recognition, the

to the smallest details resulting in furniture

Dutch designers have presented an

that is a blend of uniqueness, emotion,

evolution in materials, colours and shapes

passion and compelling perspective.

with one overriding theme, top quality. Each collection has an extensive range of

The haute couture of outdoor furniture,

products from tables and chairs to parasols

Borek’s latest collection is timeless, elegant

and hammocks.

and delightful with the sophisticated design creating symbiosis between the outdoors

Celebrating 40 years of revolution and

and ultimate comfort.

quality, Borek has spent four decades focusing on innovation and sustainability,

Following in the footsteps of their sister

quality and excellence, comfort and seating

brand Borek, MAX & LUUK was introduced

pleasure. Using only the best materials,

with great success four years ago, and are

Borek outdoor furniture is crafted by

now on the verge of an international break

the most experienced craftsmen using

through.

and our network of valued retail partners throughout the UK and Ireland. Our purpose built riverside showroom located in the heart of Derbyshire also showcases a variety of outdoor furniture as well as a host of other outdoor products. With over 37 years of experience, Robeys continues to focus on providing the highest level of service which why we have established a solid reputation for quality products and helping to build homes of distinction. For more information, on our outdoor furniture ranges visit our website (www. robeys.co.uk) or contact us on either 01773 820940 or via our email: info@ robeys.co.uk.


Outdoor Style & Beauty

BERGEN sofa & lounge chairs

VALLDEMOSSA lounge chair & sofa

MAX & LUUK stacking chair

BERGEN chair & table

Continuing to push boundaries in order to supply high-quality, pure products, Robeys are delighted to present the latest collection of outdoor furniture from Borek. Providing the ultimate in outdoor life styles, Borek outdoor furniture aims to achieve design perfection. Paying great attention to the smallest details, the materials selected for the range of outdoor furniture make it the ideal choice for any garden space. UV, water and mould resistant, Borek furniture is extremely durable and colour fast providing exceptional functionality whilst reflecting the epitome of style and elegance. So, if the outdoor lifestyle is for you, why not visit our showroom in Belper and view the latest Borek collections.

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


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Kayospruce Kayospruce have been providing a professional service supplying technical fabrics to industries nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. The company has built its foundations in the marine sector and as such has gained a successful record with reliable and proven supply chains. Kayospruce is situated on the South Coast in Fareham, Hampshire and has expanded its range of products to become the largest supplier of specialised technical materials in Europe. The company operates with a belief that the definition of Conformity is ‘the fulfilment of a requirement’ and a Requirement is a ‘need or expectation’ and Kayospruce undertake an obligation to provide a quality product that meets the needs of the most discerning Architect, Specifier, Interior Designer or Upholsterer. Ultimately providing the end user with an upholstery fabric that has captured their vision that will stand the test of time in both appearance and quality. More and more Designers are requesting samples and ordering upholstery fabrics and so Kayospruce find themselves in the fortunate position of developing this area. Working with the Interior Designer and Upholsterer by managing to turn their ideas into reality, assisting with choices of fabric in the design of living and commercial environments using the very fabrics that Kayospruce know so well from the marine sector. Materials that can be used to design a space albeit for indoor or outdoor, commercial or domestic, a space with a purpose as well as being visually pleasing. Specifying Indoor/Outdoor fabrics that are guaranteed for 5 and 10 years against fading colours or rot, vinyls that are waterproof, upholstery fabrics specified to crib 5 and suitable for the most discerning design jobs in both the contract and leisure industries.

Sunbrella

Sunbrella


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Agora Collection

Contract Vinyls Agora Collection Materials that are sophisticated and modern, created with imagination and flare but keeping in mind the functionality of its purpose and the designated use and the clients overall needs, cultured classics and contemporary designs anything but ordinary. The design collections include 100% solution dyed acrylics from Sunbrella and Agora ranges with many great properties, high UV resistance, water repellent without detracting from their breathable qualities, mould resistant, easy to maintain with colour stability. The ease of maintenance and longevity of the product make the fabric the perfect choice for those living areas both inside and outside, no longer having to differentiate between the two spaces. The soft feel to the fabric enables the upholsterer to furnish seating, contrasting cushions, curtains and sunshades all from the same collection without loss of style or compromising the flow of colour or pattern inside to the outside, onto the garden, patio or poolside. The well known Sunbrella Collection is just one of many constructions that Kayospruce can offer. For the Environmentally Friendly requirement there are Sunbrella recycled fabrics that can also be specified without compromising on performance. Kayospruce the Interior Designers first point of reference. 2 Cockerell Close Segensworth West Fareham Hampshire PO15 5SR. Telephone: +44 (0)1489 581696 Fax: +44 (0)1489 573489 Eco suede contract fabric

Email: sales@sailcloth.co.uk Website: www.kayospruce.com


New Designers, the exhibition for emerging design, presents the future of design trends and talent

New Designers, the exhibition for

New Designers Kenwood

emerging design, is the place to go

Appliances Award, New

see the latest design trends and

Designers Sainsbury’s Award,

to be the first to discover the UK’s

New Designers Tesco’s Award

design stars of the future. Now

and New Designers Zizzi Fresh

in its 32nd edition, the two-part

Talent Award

show continues to deliver new generations of brilliant individuals

One Year On a showcase of

year on year, ready for businesses

entrepreneurial designers in

and the design savvy public to snap

their first year of business,

up and set on their creative paths.

returns with its largest edition to date featuring

Part 1: 28 June – 01 July

Part 2: 05 – 08 July

Taking place at the Business Design

75 hotly tipped emerging

Textiles & Fashion

Furniture, Product &

Centre in London over two weeks,

designers. This year One Year

Costume Design

Industrial Design

New Designers is divided into

On welcomes back jewellery

Jewellery & Precious

Spatial Design & Interiors

two Parts across the spectrum of

designer, photographer and

Metalwork

Graphic Design

creative disciplines:

co-owner of London store

Ceramics & Glass

Illustration & Animation

Contemporary Design

Motion & Digital Arts

Luna & Curious, Rheanna

Show highlights include: •

The New Designers Awards, a celebration of creative excellence and innovation on the Wednesday Awards Preview Evenings of each Part of the show (28 June and 05 July). Awards are presented to the year’s most talented graduate designers in partnership with leading brands and organisations. New prizes this year include New Designers Joules Award, New Designers Joseph Joseph Brilliantly Useful Award,

Lingham as its curator •

Crafts

Thursday Lates (Part 1: 29 June) and (Part 2: 06 July), offers an after-work programme of talks and panel

Opening Times Wednesday 28 June & 05 July

3.00pm – 9.00pm

VIP Preview

3:00pm – 6:30pm

and creative online platform

Awards Preview Evening

6.30pm – 9:00pm

The Dots. There will be tours

Thursday 29 June & 06 July

10:00am – 8:00pm

of the show with the Design

Thursday Late

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday 30 June & 07 July

10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 01 & 08 July

10:00am – 5:00pm

discussions in collaboration with The House of Peroni

Museum for both parts of the show, while Design Nation will also run tour of their top picks during Part 2

For more information visit: www.newdesigners.com


Finding the balance between aesthetics and function When designing an office, the balance between aesthetics and

position helps the user feel more energised, aids improved

function is a challenging one, as both have similar importance in

concentration, increases productivity, reduces back problems and

the design process. When this balance becomes tipped in favour

burns up to three times more calories.

of aesthetics, qualities such as comfort and ergonomics may be compromised.

While camera-friendly aesthetics may be compromising the ‘comfort factor’ in many designs, it is not to say that aesthetics do

In many modern design cases, the balance between aesthetics

not still have a fundamental importance. Aesthetic aspects like

and function has become so skewed that functionality is

the appearance, texture, and finish of an object provide important

becoming irrelevant. Likely, this is due to the necessity of

information about its function, its quality and the manufacturing

marketability and how photogenic products and spaces are.

method used. Therefore, aesthetic features cannot only be

To ensure welfare and productivity, it is vital to incorporate both stylish home interiors and functional ergonomics. For example, a

leveraged to allow an object to look appealing, but also to explain what it is and what you can do with it.

well-designed chair should not only be aesthetically pleasing but

Consequently, a balance of the two is required for a successful

also have adjustable controls and actions to manipulate the chair

result. The classic design principle ‘form follows function’

to fit every body shape whilst supporting both back and spine.

suggests that form and function should be balanced whilst

The right desk is also a necessity. Extensive surface space is imperative as a great amount of this area can be occupied by essential stationary and technology, hindering movement and

communicating its main functionality correctly. Let’s hope future trends consider the practical and emotional needs of the end user, without negotiating comfort for cool.

thus productivity. Additionally, if you work in an office for more

Furniturise is a sister company of Century Office that has over

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

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

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Serendipity is described as an unexpected discovery; a pleasant surprise; finding something one was not in quest of; and, when translated into the world of interior design, it can be the resounding difference between a furnishing a house, and creating a home.


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Merging Merging contemporary contemporary ideas ideas with with classic classic furnishings, furnishings, the the latest latest project project from from Hill Hill House House Interiors Interiors creates creates an an intimate, intimate, peaceful peaceful home, home, with with the the opulent opulent interiors interiors and and elegant elegant décor décor balancing balancing with with personality, personality, creating creating aa truly truly unique unique space. space. “With “With the the owner owner having having grown grown weary weary of of the the house’s house’s tired tired and and lacklustre lacklustre décor, décor, we we completed completed aa full full refurbishment, refurbishment, bringing bringing in in our our signature signature classic classic contemporary contemporary style style and and high high specification, specification, transforming transforming the the space space into into aa stylish, stylish, welcoming welcoming home”, home”, said said Helen Helen Bygraves, Bygraves, co-founder co-founder of of Hill Hill House House Interiors. Interiors.

“Feeling the discovery of Hill House Interiors was serendipity, the house was named as such – something we’re of course overwhelmingly proud of!”


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The open plan hallway is wonderfully light, with the stained dark oak and glass bannister allowing plenty of natural light to hit the 3.5m drop chandelier, creating sparkling reflections across the staircase. Combining old and new with the owner’s timeless leather wingback armchair and Hill House’s own Talboy dresser, the cream tiled floor opens the space up even further. Maintaining the original layout of the kitchen, Hill House Interiors used a mix of French polish and dark staining for the units, with the new marble floor adding to the luxurious feel. Leading into a stylish gentleman’s bar area and back out into the spacious entrance, where elegant Abbot & Boyd handmade textured wallpaper compliments the specially covered four door brown crocodile cabinet. The open plan walk through is a far cry from the three small reception rooms that previously occupied the space.

Creating a truly personal space in the living room by hanging artwork by the owner’s St Martin’s trained son, the Hill House Chesterfield deep button corner sofa in regal purple velvet provides the more traditional edge to the otherwise modern room, with mirrored walls helping to open up the space. Having transformed all four bedrooms of the 1930s period home in muted, neutral tones complete with luxe textured fabrics and their trademark geometric statement pieces, the Hill House Interiors team turned their styling expertise to the main bathroom, covering the entire back wall in an intriguing piece of Alex Turco’s artwork. Finished with resin waterproofed panels, the statement image is uninterrupted by the wet room shower, recessed apertures and elegant freestanding bathtub, which sits next to new cabinetry.

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The moderno experience Since Moderno Furniture & Accessories started in October 2008 in Stockton, moving to Durham the family-run business has proved to be a great success offering the UNIQUE and the UNUSUAL. Owners Jac Charlton and her daughter Anelise expanded in February 2012, moving premises to open its doors in the empty [previously occupied by Chameleon] showroom on Team Valley on Dukesway, right at the other end to the retail park. Two staff members Julia and Angela join them in the two floor showroom Opening hours are 9.30 - 5.00 Monday to Saturday and 11.00 – 5.00 Sunday. Closed Bank Holidays.

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MARIE KALSI INTERIOR DESIGN This This property property in in South South East East London London has has been been totally totally renovated renovated by by Marie Marie Kalsi Kalsi Interior Interior Design, Design, over over aa three-year three-year period. period. The The house house had had been been previously previously owned owned by by aa ceramicist ceramicist for for 47 47 years years itit had had aa kiln kiln and and her her workshop workshop in in one one side side of of the the property. property. ItIt needed needed re-wiring, re-wiring, aa new new central central heating heating system system and and two two new new bathrooms bathrooms as as itit only only had had one one bathroom bathroom in in aa seven-bedroom seven-bedroom house. house.

When When my my client client bought bought the the property property back back in in 2013 2013 they they

This This double double fronted fronted Victorian Victorian Villa Villa was was aa lovely lovely wide wide

knew knew they they needed needed to to add add an an extension extension to to the the rear rear of of

property property at at the the front front but but at at the the rear rear of of the the property property itit was was

the the property property to to allow allow them them to to have have the the large large open open plan plan

very very narrow narrow with with two two dead dead spaces spaces outside outside on on either either side side

living living space space that that they they craved. craved.

of of the the property. property. So, So, in in effect effect we we stretched stretched the the property property out out to to its its full full width width whilst whilst keeping keeping 50 50 tonnes tonnes of of house house

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up. up.

getting getting to to understand understand our our clients clients likes likes and and dislikes, dislikes, how how they they live live now now and and how how to to want want to to live live in in their their new new space. space.

The The difficult difficult part part to to this this design design was was how how to to manage manage all all

We We therefore, therefore, designed designed aa contemporary contemporary extension extension

the the head head heights heights as as the the original original house house has has 3-metre-high 3-metre-high

whilst whilst keeping keeping aa connection connection with with the the Victorian Victorian features features

ceilings ceilingsthough thoughout outand andthe thehouse houseis ison onaahill. hill.So, So,with withthe the

and and created created the the right right ‘flow’ ‘flow’ for for this this busy busy family family who who have have

use use of of sloping sloping roofs, roofs, cranked cranked beams beams and and architectural architectural

two two very very sporty sporty boys boys and and aa dog. dog.

glazing glazing we we created created aa vaulted vaulted ceiling ceiling reaching reaching 5m 5m high high in in some some parts parts of of the the extension. extension.


We We also also converted converted one one of of the the original original rear rear reception reception

colour colour with with Victorian Victorian cornicing cornicing and and ceiling ceiling rose rose to to create create

rooms rooms into into aa fantastic fantastic utility utility room room with with plenty plenty of of storage storage

aa family family snug. snug. On On the the opposite opposite side side of of the the kitchen kitchen we we

so so the the family family can can use use the the side side entrance entrance on on those those muddy muddy

created created aa banquette banquette seating seating area area with with luxurious luxurious sheep sheep

wet wet days. days. To To ensure ensure there there was was plenty plenty of of light light in in this this area area

skin skin rugs rugs and and cushions cushions with with ‘palm ‘palm tree’ tree’ wallpaper wallpaper to to

we we designed designed large large roof roof box box lantern. lantern.

create create an an intimate intimate space space to to entertain entertain friends. friends.

Regarding Regarding the the interior interior design, design, we we kept kept itit very very simple simple

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with with aa white white gloss gloss contemporary contemporary kitchen kitchen with with aa quartz quartz

this this project project from from structural structural right right through through to to the the kitchen kitchen

worktop worktop and and concrete concrete effect effect porcelain porcelain floor floor tiles tiles with with

design, design, we we used used an an architect architect to to draw draw our our designs designs and and to to

underfloor underfloor heating. heating. AA dark dark oak oak staircase staircase leads leads to to aa

get get the the project project through through planning. planning.

mezzanine mezzanine level level which which is is decorated decorated in in aa very very dark dark teal teal Design: Design: Marie Marie Kalsie Kalsie Interior Interior Design Design www.mariekalsi.co.uk www.mariekalsi.co.uk


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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. www.BenfieldATT.uk

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Website: www.dragonflyfabrics.co.uk | Telephone: 01892 731087

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Bathrooms United Bathrooms United offers up to 70% of RRP on all products! As your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home it deserves to have high quality items that are available at the best price. One of the leading suppliers of bathroom products there are many happy clients that have bought a great product from the team at Bathrooms United. UK based, they are able to deliver the product you need quickly, usually in around 2-5 working days. Perfect if you are looking to finish your bathroom within a certain timescale. They stock Shower enclosures, Shower trays, Bath Screens as well as a whole host of other accessories that will make sure your bathroom looks beautiful and can withstand everything that modern life throws at it.

Website: www.bathroomsunited.co.uk | Telephone: 0333 600 2123


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Even More Choice With Faber Matrix

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Faber has extended its MatriX range of modular balanced flue gas fires, delivering even greater choice when designing a show-stopping fireplace. The new Matrix 1050/500 available in three options - front glass only, front and side glass, or as a threesided glass design - and the three-sided glass option of the new 450/500 and 450/650 models offer complete versatility to suit every individual preference. Tapping into the growing demand for custom-designed centrepiece fires, the MatriX collection has been constructed in a modular system for complete flexibility and easy installation, and comes with a wide range of features to improve performance, visual effect and ease of use.

Website: www.faberfireplaces.co.uk | Telephone: +44 (0)844 879 3588

Emma Farquharson transforms homes by combining creative intelligence with immaculate attention to detail

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With over 25 years’ experience to call on, she works to wide ranging briefs and budgets from one-off colour or space consultations to major conversions. A recent client explains: “Emma did a wonderful job in designing and project managing our conversion from two flats into one. She has great eye for detail. This was a relatively large and complicated project and Emma gave us great confidence that all would work out well – which it has. She expects only the best results for her clients. We love our new home and thank her for it.” For a free consultation contact Emma on:

Website: www.emmafarquharson-interiors.co.uk | Telephone: 07966 551169

Privacy, Solar and Insect Screening from Phantom Screens

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State-of-the-art Power Blinds from Phantom Screens are fully automated retractable systems, capable of screening the largest openings. The ‘Executive Screen’ can be designed to fully recess from view when retracted and low profile retro fix options - finished in any colour - ensure minimal impact on architectural design. A comprehensive range of technical fabrics is available to suit specific requirements - including standard and fine weave insect meshes, solar shading and privacy screens blocking up to 90% UV rays. As the sole UK distributor for the world-leading Phantom brand, we manufacture to the highest quality standards with the same level of attention and consideration that US customers have come to expect.

Website: www.phantom-screens.co.uk | Telephone: 01778 560070

OPI La Marina SL Situated in the province of Alicante our dedicated team at OP Group Spain have been specialising in Property Management, Sales and Rentals for over ten years. We have office located in in Algorfa (La Finca Golf Course), La Marina and Gran Alacant. Our staff collectively work hard to fulfil our clients ideal dream of owning their own home in the sun. Whether you would like a home by the beach or to be situated by a PGA golf course we can assist you every step of the way. Alicante enjoys more than 2,800 hours of sunshine throughout the year, with an average annual temperature of about 19ºC, giving its microclimate making the area ideal for living here all year round. Why not visit us and see for yourself?

Website: www.opgroupspain.com | Email: info@opgroupspain.com

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The Bombe Bad Dog Designs Nixie Clocks Ltd, creators of imaginative and bespoke timepieces that use Nixie tubes to indicate the time. A long forgotten 1950’s technology comprising a glass tube containing neon gas and the digits from 0 – 9 stacked up inside. The forerunner of today’s modern LED and LCD displays. Award winning designs from modern contemporary, through to vintage and Steampunk. Each clock is handmade in the workshops in the heart of Staffordshire, everything from large statement pieces to provoke conversation, down to exquisite little designs you want to keep and treasure. The clock pictured is the ‘Bombe’ a functioning 1:1 remake of the machine at Bletchley Park, used during WWII to help British cryptographers decode the German enigma machine messages. A large imposing clock that will create the centrepiece of any space that it is placed in.

Website: www.bad-dog-designs.co.uk | Telephone: +44 (0)7932 662303

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The Chandelier Showroom The Chandelier Showroom commissions chandeliers for the hospitality and private sector from our London showroom we create custom and bespoke chandeliers or tweak our off the shelf items. We boast a 4000sq foot showroom at our east London warehouse Where visitors are welcome strictly by appointment. Spectacular yet affordable. Showroom Visits strictly by appointment only. 31 Forest Business Park Leyton • London E10 7FB 020 8509 0033 Sales@chandeliershowroom.co.uk

Website: www.chandeliershowroom.co.uk | Telephone: 020 8509 0033

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Connaught Kitchens Founded in 1991 by Phillip Ozorio, Connaught Kitchens’ ethos has been driven by having an acute attention to detail and acquiring the ability to interpret the client’s expectations. Located at the heart of Connaught Village near Hyde Park, London, we offer a full design, installation and project management service. With a select team of experienced and qualified interior designers, Connaught Kitchens can completely project manage your kitchen, from conception to completion. A minimum of two designers working on every project ensures that there is always somebody available to answer any design queries. Specialising is both German and British furniture brands Leicht and Stoneham, we incorporate interior design trends and knowledge with ergonomic designs, and we strive to create the perfect space for you to meet, dine and socialise.

Website: www.connaughtkitchens.co.uk | Telephone: 02077062210

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Fairfax Interiors Award-winning Interior Design practice based in the heart of the Burgundy wine-making region in France, we are best known for a style that is both classic and contemporary and which works perfectly for both our private and commercial projects. Our interiors can be seen in high-end luxury homes in France and other parts of Europe and also in the UK and in deluxe hotels and restaurants across Europe. Our team excels in creating enviable spaces perfectly crafted for the lifestyles of our clients who live, stay and work in them. We pride ourselves on our exquisite designs and seamless project management from design inception right through to the final ‘reveal’ and handover to ensure that all of our projects are completed on time and on budget.

Website: www.fairfax-interiors.com | Telephone: +33 3 80 20 71 04


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Classic Parade SuperCar Hire

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Looking for excitement with your next supercar hire and a drive of a lifetime? Enjoy the most powerful, beautiful, and engaging supercars available, for a price you can afford. Our vast fleet comprises of a selection of the most desirable supercars for hire in the world. We own and manage an extensive collection of supercars for hire in central London, and we can deliver throughout England and the UK with our Guaranteed Gold VIP Delivery Service.

Website: www.classicparade.co.uk | Telephone: 0333 313 4311

Willow Tree Workshop

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At Willow Tree our aim is simple: to create spaces to cook, live and enjoy. We create unique, handmade English kitchens for homes across London, Surrey, Sussex and all over the South East. We design and make utterly bespoke kitchens and furniture, drawing inspiration from our natural surroundings like the beautiful house timbers used to construct the century’s old farm buildings, and the ever-changing light and seasons which bring out the different hues and moods of the wood we are working with. We take care of all aspects of kitchen design, from high-end stone and wood flooring to luxury appliances.

Website: www.thewillowtreesworkshop.co.uk | Email: info@thewillowtreeworkshop.co.uk

Horizon Framing

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Horizon Framing, based on the Claydon Estate in North Buckinghamshire, are proud to present Cathy Read as one of their featured artists for 2017. Former occupational therapist, Cathy Read turned artist in 2008. Self-taught, she developed her distinctive style creating abstracts before moving to architecture, an interest fuelled by a lifelong fascination with buildings and cultivated in a childhood dominated by the Cotton industry’s giant mills in Manchester. Cathy’s paintings depict geometric shapes and inherent patterns of architecture using masking techniques, inks and acrylics. Cathy has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists since 2013, awarded the Barbara Tate Memorial Award for her Body of Work and a member since 2015.

Website: www.horizonframing.com/cathy-read | Telephone: 07818240116

New photography reveals how Bauhaus-inspired bathroom fittings can enhance a diverse range of interior styles Created on the classic Bauhaus principles of simplicity and elegance of design, Landmark from Samuel Heath brings together design, craftsmanship and technology in a comprehensive collection of taps, showers and accessories. The first two photographs of a series show how the intelligent use of materials, finishes and textures combined with pure understated form ensures that this new collection will not only complement, but enhance a diverse range of interior styles and settings. “Industrial Chic” is about exposing all that lies beneath to achieve a raw, edgy style. Functional features are refashioned to provide decorative elements.

Website: landmark-collection.com | Telephone: 0121 766 4200

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Lite Stone Introducing Lite Stone’s slate veneer, 100% natural stone material that will make your renovation really stand out. Manufactured using German engineering techniques, Lite Stone’s Slate Veneer panelling reproduces natural stone on fibreglass backing with polyester adhesive. It’s thinner and lighter in weight than traditional stone and is flexible too, so you could use it to clad anything from a kitchen island to the curved outside edge of a hot tub. Slate veneer can be used as residential flooring, for feature walls and bathrooms, it can even be used in areas around log burning fires and as an external cladding material. It’s more cost effective than using Porcelain or traditional stone tiles and is faster and easier to install.

Website: www.lite-stone.co.uk | Telephone: 0800 2465329

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Croydex Combining both function and style, Croydex’s new collection of illuminated cabinets reflects growing demand for multi-purpose storage that maximises bathroom space. The latest designs to be launched by the bathroom accessories specialist offer a choice of features including decorative LED lighting bars, heated demister pads, integrated shaver sockets and mirrored doors. They are also RoHS compliant and IP24/44 Rated. All are supplied fully assembled and can be fitted by one person using the patented easy installation Hang ‘n’ Lock system. The fully adjustable bracket enables the level of the cabinet to be changed after fixing holes have been drilled. Simply attach to the wall, adjust with the built-in spirit level and hang the cabinet before locking it securely in place.

Website: www.croydex.com | Telephone: 01264 365881

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Unique Homes and Themed Rooms Harrison Barnes have been providing both new build and refurbishment design consultancy to our clients for over 12 years. Seeing projects through from conception to completion and over coming the challenges along the way. We help our clients to achieve their visions and enjoy the results. We are design and build consultants, as well as providing complete project management. We help you to create the space and rooms of your dreams. Due to demand we also specialise in secret spaces and themed rooms whether it is a hidden play room, a home cinema, personalised garage space, walk-in wardrobes or swimming pool, whatever the project we are keen to help produce and create rooms and spaces that are personal and fun to use. We have completed projects from a tree house to 16,000 sq ft super homes and everything in between.

Website: www.harrisonbarnes.co.uk | Telephone: 07500 334 223

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Larch Cottage Nurseries Ltd Larch Cottage Nurseries is the life-time passion of owner Peter Holt-Stott who, in his quiet corner of Cumbria has created a true plantsman’s nursery, renowned for the growing and supply of a wealth of rare and unusual plants. Probably the best nursery in Britain, Larch Cottage is a continuing process of design and creation set within a unique Italianate setting, with lush borders filled with stock plants from which the nursery is supplied. There is a chapel, lake, Japanese Garden, shade garden, plant house and organic kitchen garden as well as Art Gallery, interiors based emporium and terraced restaurant. Appealing to those who appreciate the finer things in life, Larch Cottage operate a mail order service supplying discerning gardeners, National Plant Collections, Botanical Gardens, National Trust Properties, colleges and Parks.

Website: www.larchcottage.co.uk

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Quick FIX Handyman Ltd

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At Quick FIX Handyman we specialize in handyman services performed on hourly rates. Our company rely on experience built in London market field for more than 15 years. We select our traders very carefully and all of them have a proven track record and long experience in the building industry. Quick Fix Handyman provides handyman service for private customers and commercial clients in Central, West London and most of the surrounding areas. We have built a strong relationship with our clients throughout the years and we understand that customer satisfaction is key to the success of our company that is why we work hard to ensure that our clients receive a quality of service that continues to build our reputation. Flat pack assembly, damp patch treatment, picture hanging and many more we have solution for them all. Call us for quick and efficient service!

Website: www.quickfixhandyman.co.uk | Telephone: 0800 043 0553 | Mobile: 07948550344

Arteform Ltd

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Arteform is owned and run by Nathan Helms and Mark Livesey. Working with various European designers and manufacturers Arteform designs stand out from the crowd. We blend the cornerstones of design, technology and function into products that utilise the latest manufacturing processes and materials that capture the imagination of world-renowned designers and architects. We specialise in popular finishes such as Satin Black, Satin White as well as Natural Polished & Brushed brass. Coming soon is our Radomonte collection; a range of pure, brushed stainless steel fittings inspired by the romance and design of Venice.

Website: www.arteform.co.uk

| Email: nathan@arteform.co.uk

LUMAS Presents Exciting and Refreshing New Artworks for 2017

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Twice a year, the LUMAS gallery presents its new art editions, revealing what trends to expect this season and who will be setting them. The new releases for spring 2017 include 85 fresh works by more than 40 artists just waiting to be discovered in the LUMAS galleries. Artworks are available in hand-signed, limited editions in more than 40 galleries around the world or online at www.lumas.com. Highlights include Rosa Muñoz‘s surreal fantasy world, Tommy Clarke’s wild coastlines, and rising star Lucia Giacani’s fashion photography – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! This summer at LUMAS, there is much more to make any art enthusiast’s heart skip a beat.

Website: www.lumas.com | Telephone: +1 212 219 9497

WhiteWall Photo Prints Behind Acrylic Glass WhiteWall prints behind acrylic glass are an eye-catching way to achieve gallery quality displays at home. Presenting photographs behind crystal-clear acrylic glass brings out the best properties of the image, enhancing both the depth and brilliance of colour. The lightweight, durable prints, which are UV-protected and shatterproof, are available in custom sizes, allowing you total control over the end product. Exclusive supplier to the renowned LUMAS contemporary photo art galleries, online photo lab WhiteWall creates professional prints using customers’ own photographs.

Website: www.WhiteWall.com | Telephone: 020 3411 1846

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Unleash Your Bohemian Side With Osmo Since summer 2014, Osmo UK has been proudly partnered with rustic European oak flooring specialists, ESCO. Those looking for a smooth and alive rustic floor need to look no further than the Bohemian range. The combination of ESCO’s special rustic wood style and Osmo’s smooth finish makes it one of the most popular flooring choices in the range. Available in eight colour options, including Cognac, Natural white to Stone Grey, this stylish flooring will suit any interior scheme.

Website: www.osmouk.com | Telephone: 01296 481220

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Foxwood makes quirky furniture & children’s toys: each item is unique… not churned out by machines in their thousands, but hand-built by a bloke in a shed. We don’t see the point of sawing down a tree, making it into a box or whatever, and then throwing it away afterwards. We can do better than that. Naturally-aged, salvaged & reclaimed wood has a beauty all of its own with flaws & variations a-plenty, adding character and lustre, embellishing every item with its own story. Foxwood creates outdoor and indoor furniture, occasionally from selected new wood, but mainly from reclaimed and salvaged wood, some with timber from a 300yr-old barn! We frequently accept commissions for bespoke pieces. Whether it’s a characterful piece for your garden or terrace, or a fun item for children and grandchildren, each will be unique.

Website: www.foxwood.site | Email: andy@foxwood.site

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Stunning Glass Splashbacks from Cherry Glass Designs Ltd – The Kitchen Glass Specialists Each Splashback is made from tempered low-iron glass to exact specifications, and there is an extensive range of Exclusive Designs to choose from online, including contemporary urban pieces such as ‘Oxidized Copper’ (pictured) and Panoramics. This Glass Kitchen Specialists draws inspiration for its designs from around the World, bringing new and unique motifs and rich colour that will lift and revive any kitchen. Installation is simple and a nationwide ‘Templating & Fitting’ service is available.

Website: www.cherryglassdesigns.co.uk | Telephone: 01384 442 373

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Birds, Other Animals and Natural Curiosities This luxurious coffee table edition will impress your guests with its beautiful illustrations and fascinating science facts. Richly illustrated, this two-volume publication brings together some of the finest natural history drawings assembled by the 17th-century Italian scholar Cassiano dal Pozzo. The publication focuses on his extensive collection of coloured drawings of animals. The first volume includes more than 200 drawings of both native and exotic birds; the second volume is devoted to other animals and natural curiosities such as gemstones, corals and fossils.

Website: www.brepols.net

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Handmade, stylish, contemporary furniture for the home, garden, conservatory and beyond...

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From their family-owned workshop in Nottinghamshire, the artisans at Bennington combine their knowledge of modern design, metalwork and upholstery to create elegant bespoke metal furniture that is beautiful, practical, timeless and durable. This workshop also produces the Royal Warrant-holding Bennington Carriages favoured by the British monarchy, The Sultan of Brunei, The Disney Corporation, synonymous with exceptional design, quality and customer service. No request is too small – or too complex, so if you are looking for a bespoke coffee table incorporating your own stone, wood or glass top, a dining table to seat six or sixteen, or a conservatory sofa, Bennington can help you design your own unique item incorporating one of their wide range of contemporary paint finishes and designer fabrics.

Website: www.benningtonmetalfurniture.co.uk

| Telephone: 01400 281280

props4shows Ltd

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Having the perfect interior design is not just about the furnishings or the hardware. With one of the UK’s most extensive ranges of tasteful replica food, luscious foliage, elegant flowers and vibrant butterflies, here at Props4Shows we have you covered for those perfect embellishments and scenery pieces. Allowing one to create timeless food arrangements in kitchen and entertaining areas. Bring the outdoors in with some spectacular interior foliage and flowers. Choose from our intense coloured butterflies for the boudoir, or add a fluttering sparkle of colour to the orangery. We have thousands of items in stock ready for next day delivery, allowing you to easily select suitable items to create the ambience you desire. As well as our standard stock range we have access to many more products from our European partners.

Website: www.props4shows.co.uk | Telephone: +44 (0)3333 440078

Cavendish deVere

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Cavendish deVere supply and fit carpets and flooring into homes across London. We pride ourselves on achieving the very highest standards with the very best CFA and N.I.C.F. floor fitters which has made us the ‘go to’ company for high-end, complex and tricky floor designs in the capital. We offer a unique range of quality carpets, Luxury Vinyl Tiles, marmoleum and bespoke hand-made stair runners. Of course, the best way to choose your new floor is to see the samples in your home. Tell us what you are looking for and we will visit you with samples, measure your floor free of charge and provide a no obligation quotation.

Website: wwww.cavendishdevere.com | Telephone: 0203 540 7274

SDS London SDS London is proud to present Oliver Knights Architectural Hardware. This exquisite range is designed and manufactured 100% in the UK. All products are CNC machined from solid brass which enables superior manufacturing and the ability to bespoke virtually every item or even bring your own design to reality. All products are available in 13 standard metal finishes and we have the ability to apply bespoke finishes if required.

Website: www.sdslondon.co.uk | Telephone: 020 7228 1185

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AG Interiors At AG Interiors we specialize in visually distinctive, welcoming interiors designed uniquely around you. Applying our extensive experience in fashion and creative design, we explore colour, texture, form and style, interpreting your brief to create entirely original interiors, which are expressive, tactile, sensual, memorable, uplifting and, ultimately, practical. From the simple to the spectacular, our bespoke interiors add a unique and very personal signature, creating a sense of space and comfort that works for the people who live there – space for living, laughing, eating, and working. “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” – William Morris

Website: www.ag-interiors.co.uk | Telephone: 0203 648 2189

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Bespoke Art Wall Coverings Bespoke Art Wall Coverings are changing the way people can experience original art by moving it beyond the limits of the frame and canvas. Gracing the walls of any interior area with the beauty and originality of artwork by Susan Walsh provides a dramatic statement that can change the feel of a space instantly. On the company website, Walsh “invites you to take a creative journey” where her unique idea of allowing her work to be cropped into, gives us an incredible gift of creating bespoke art for interior design but also allowing us to immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of the professional artist.

Website: www.bespokeartwallcoverings.com | Telephone: 01785 225773

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Sorrells Wine Racks From the scent of the wood cabinets to the enjoyment of sharing a bottle with friends, Sorrells has one purpose in mind: creating a truly exceptional wine experience at home. Expert craftsmanship, coupled with our passion for wine, creates inspiring wine rooms you’ll love for a lifetime. From traditional cellars in listed buildings to modern displays in penthouse apartments; in a space under the stairs or a room for thousands of bottles - we draw on our years of experience to make your perfect wine room. We take care of everything, from initial design to temperature control; from ambient lighting to the technology that manages your wine collection.

Website: www.sorrells-wineracks.co.uk | Telephone: +44 (0)1268 777 266

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Chantillie House If you’re searching for high quality, luxurious products for your home or office, we can help. Here at Chantillie House, we offer beautiful, individually-sourced stylish interior products for the discerning home or business owner. Our range of furniture and accessories from leading home designers and international brands will accentuate the styling of any space in your home or office. So, whether you’re looking for high quality furniture, lighting, mirrors, or artwork, you’ll find it here at Chantillie House. We also offer beautiful soft furnishings that will add warmth, colour and taste to your interior spaces. You’ll find wonderful accessories to add character to any room in our Accessories collection. And we supply luxury candles and stunning flowers too.

Website: www.chantilliehouse.com

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MeroWings: Nature Inspired Design

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The authenticity of MeroWings nature inspired products bring spell-binding ambience to any home, hotel, bar, pool or lounge area. Highly inspiring, original and dynamic, the collection of luxurious furnishing and decorating items transport the elements of nature into every living environment. This is why they are found in so many different locations around the world. From a professional perspective, MeroWings is a reliable, tried and trusted partner. Its products quality is second to none and they all adhere to the international fire retardant regulations needed for public places. The possibilities are endless and all of MeroWings’ products are offered on a contract and make to order basis.

Website: www.merowings.com

| Telephone: +49 (0) 711 6016 238

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The family business Deknock in Zedelgem, 10 minutes away from the historic centre of Bruges, has been for many years an authority on antique building materials. Besides an extensive range of reclaimed marble and limestone fireplace surrounds, you will find stone troughs, garden decoration, antique wooden oak floors, antique marble and limestone floors, doors, panelling … etc. We restore, cut, prepare fireplaces and flooring, ready to install to create a warm atmosphere in your home.

Website: www.antiekdeknock.be | Telephone: +32 50 24 15 30

Fromental

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Fromental makes the world’s most beautiful handmade wallpapers. Combining the finest skills together with luxurious fabrics we create contemporary, timeless interiors. Our creative team is a collaboration of talented designers and craftsmen from London and China. Informed by a variety of art forms and styles from across the centuries, Fromental creates unique new designs that are at once fresh, timeless and elegant. We aim to re-invent the wallpaper aesthetic, applying ancient techniques such as gilding and gesso work to innovative designs to suit today’s tastes. We pioneered the skill of embellishing chinoiserie panels with fine silk embroidery, taking an already supreme decorative form to new heights of opulence. Working alongside leading interior designers, our elaborate wallcoverings adorn some of the most prestigious commercial and residential properties across the globe.

Website: www.fromental.co.uk | Telephone: +44 (0)20 3410 2030

Chimo Chimo is a leading UK manufacturer continuing to produce high quality cutlery & silverware in our own factory in Sheffield. Part of the group “Tricketts”, established in 1880, has been supplying the hospitality industry for 137 years. One of the specialities is the famous dishwasher-safe cream handled cutlery (also now available in black) supplied to hotels and restaurants in the UK & around the world. We also make extensive ranges in both stainless steel and silverplate. Because we are manufacturers and not importers we can offer an unparalleled range of services & finishes to make our products extra special. So if you want high quality cutlery & tableware, then contact the professionals – Chimo – actual Sheffield manufacturers, not just importers.

Website: www.chimoholdings.com | Telephone: 0843 289 1964

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SLJ Interiors SLJ Interiors creates sophisticated and liveable environments for a wide range of clients around the globe. Sylvia Lawson Johnston and Catriona McWilliam specialise in designing residential and commercial interiors of all kinds. They have worked on many different kinds of projects; a palace in Dubai, a 12-bedroom shooting lodge, a 16th century Scottish castle, a Sussex Tudor mansion and many more. What they all have in common is the team’s natural talent for taking a client’s brief and infusing it with warmth, style and, most importantly, a sense of home. Gathering inspiration from their world travels, Sylvia and Catriona create interiors that marry function and style, surpassing their clients’ expectations at every turn. SLJ Interiors, 6 Star Brae, Oban, Argyll PA34 4NX

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Shabby Store Shabby Store is the UK’s favourite online store offering a huge range of luxury contemporary furniture and accessories. Discover from a collection with over 8,000 pieces including designer labels and high-end brands. We specialise in providing some of the best home ware on the market which you can view and browse on our website. We have years of experience sourcing the best contemporary and modern pieces worldwide and with our extensive knowledge and creativity we will work with you to help you create your dream interior. Our stunning products have been featured in a wide variety of press including House Beautiful, Ideal Home, Period Living, Elle Decoration, House & Garden and many more.

Website: www.shabbystore.co.uk | Telephone: 01509323102

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You won’t believe it’s not timber! Bygone Collection windows are your ideal replacement for original timber box sash windows combining the low-maintenance and energy efficiency of modern material with the classic aesthetics and traditional design features of timber. Choose from Melody, Harmony or Symphony offering a choice of features and benefits: - - - - -

12 Year Guarantee Wood foil for a freshly painted wood effect Bespoke furniture in a wide choice of or colour options Secured by Design approved Tilt facility for easy cleaning

Website: www.bygonecollection.co.uk | Telephone: 0800 591 854

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West Dean Tapestry Studio West Dean Tapestry Studio’s master weavers collaborate with leading artists and designers to translate their images into handwoven tapestry. The Studio has worked with Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and with interior designer Faye Toogood in recent years. Clients have included the Houses of Parliament, The Mercers Company, The White Cube Gallery, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Historic Scotland. The Studio began life weaving 23 tapestries for The Henry Moore Foundation from 1976 – 1987. “The work produced is usually on a grand scale; a tapestry is often considerably larger than the artwork being translated, sometimes as much as 15 times.” Philip Sanderson, Master Weaver, West Dean Tapestry Studio. West Dean Tapestry Studio, Nr. Chichester, West Sussex.

Open Studio on Wednesdays 1.30-2pm

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RP General Builders Ltd

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RP General Builders provide high quality painting, decorating and refurbishment solutions for private and commercial clients in and around London. Our team is well experienced and understands that keeping the work environment tidy during the working process and finishing on time is as important as the finished work. We maintain good communication throughout and complete work to a high standard in a clean and tidy manner. Be it a bathroom refurbishment, kitchen fitting or decorating work, call us now for hassle free and reliable service.

Website: www.rpgeneralbuilders.co.uk | Telephone: 0800 877 8032 | Mobile: 07779797239

Lechuza UK

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Manufactured in Europe, LECHUZA inspires both professional interior landscapers and consumers with cleverly designed solutions for planters and furniture. Lechuza’s award-winning planters are famed for their sub-irrigation system, which provides plants with the exact amount of water they need for optimum growth for up to 12 weeks. The wide choice of sizes and styles available makes Lechuza ideal for any type of planting, whether creating a large focal point, growing herbs and fruit, or showcasing flowers. Options include large planters, hanging baskets and windowsill planters. As the pots are made from 100% recyclable plastic, they are lightweight and are both frost and shatter proof.

Website: www.lechuza.co.uk | Telephone: 01268 490184

SYNERCH’I LLC

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Feng Shui is an ancient philosophy, art and science that shows us the dynamic relationship between humans and our environments; it teaches us that where we live and work has an impact on us physically and emotionally. Christine A. Bushell, the Certified Feng Shui Practitioner behind SynerChi LLC, consults on Feng Shui methods to change your surroundings to promote a healthy and prosperous lifestyle. From de-cluttering, design and decoration, or more holistic practices, let 2017 be the year you are motivated to attract some positive Chi!

Website: www.synerchi9.com | Email: Christinebushell@synerchi9.com

Parlane International Ltd Parlane has been at the forefront of the home accessory market for over 45 years. Choose from a collection with over 5,000 different pieces displayed in large showrooms located in Gloucestershire and Yorkshire. The collection is added to each season with fresh items that have been designed to capture the latest interior fashion trends but whilst always managing to maintain a timeless style. We create large statement pieces as well as smaller decorative items to enhance and style a home, office or add the finishing touches to a hospitality business. Many of our pieces are handmade, often from natural materials, and are exclusive to Parlane such as our capiz shell light shades and ceramic scales vases (pictured). We also have an extensive selection of exquisite handcrafted faux flowers, original furniture, kitchenware and many more items to suit any setting.

Website: www.parlaneinternational.co.uk | Telephone: 01451 812701

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Are you looking for good style in jewelry? Take a look at the jewelry from Lissie Design Jewelry. A Norway based jewelry company at the west-coast of Norway. Lissie Design offer you something new and exiting that you don’t find enywhere else. The designer and jewelry maker Anne Lise Hestness designes quality jewelry in a unique style. She got 30 years exsperience in jewelry design and jewelry making. She makes jewelry for both her and him. Made in sterling silver, gold and plated finish, gemstones, vintage glass and more. Many items are one of a kind. And the rest are limited edition. So don’t hestitate! Please visit Lissie Design for a unique shopping experience with great customer service and free shipping.

Website: www.lissiedesign.no | Telephone: +0047 952 42 640

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House Party Solutions House Party Solutions proudly represents a prestigious collection of stunning ‘Flagship Properties’ throughout the UK. Many include a swimming pool, spa, cinema room, games room, tennis court, private chef and butler – to add style and a smile to any occasion! Our properties are personally approved by us to satisfy even the most discerning traveller and includes a unique selection of private homes which are not advertised elsewhere. Operated by a dedicated and approachable team, we offer a timesaving, prompt and efficient service, priding ourselves on building lasting relationships with our clients and property owners alike. Imagine having exclusive use of a Stately Home, Manor House or Boutique Hotel with all the trimmings – now that really is living the dream!

Website: www.housepartysolutions.co.uk | Telephone: +44 (0)1837 849021

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Certus Cars Whether for business or pleasure, Certus Cars chauffeur driven service ensures you arrive safely at your destination feeling relaxed and refreshed for your onward flight, business meeting, sports or social event. Our impeccable attention to detail, along with our handpicked drivers, and our superb fleet of executive vehicles, is what sets us apart from other service providers and keeps our clients coming back and rebooking with us time and time again. We are Bristol based with the ability to cover travel throughout most of mainland U.K. With the door to door service, we are far more convenient than getting a train, and there are no taxi rides to and from railway stations, and any luggage is handled by your driver. Why not give us a call next time you need to travel. We are sure that if you ‘Try us, you’ll like us’.

Website: www.certuscars.co.uk | Telephone: 07796 306910

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Sophisticated workwear collections from Grahame Gardner Grahame Gardner, renowned UK uniform supplier to the hospitality industry, is delighted to unveil their fresh, new collections of sophisticated uniforms and workwear. Designed with both comfort and image in mind and made to the highest standards and quality, Grahame Gardner workwear collections are synonymous with style, innovation and quality. Our exclusive ranges are ideal for hotels, spas and organisations seeking to cultivate a luxurious identity for staff and enhance their brand image by providing customisable, professional uniforms throughout the entire property. Garments shown: Noel Asmar - Diva Skirt, 1 Button Jacket, Mens Vest, Suit Pant all in Warm Linen, Brisa Blouse in Pale Blue, Mens Oxford Shirt in French Blue.

Website: www.grahamegardner.co.uk | Telephone: 0116 255 6326 sales@grahamegardner.co.uk www.grahamegardner.co.uk


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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street

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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street is the parent company for our websites, WatchCentre.com and Richdiamonds.com, which are the online presence for buying and selling luxury watches and jewellery. We have been dealing with brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin and other leading luxury brands for over 30 years. During this time, we have built a huge clientele worldwide, through our amazing customer service, our high quality watches and exquisite pieces of jewellery. For the finest affordable luxury, with a smooth and easy buying experience, please visit our websites below.

Website: www.richdiamonds.com | Email: jewellery@richdiamonds.com Website: www.watchcentre.com | Email: watches@watchcentre.com

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The World Famous Whisky Castle has been selling the finest malt whiskies of Scotland for over 100 years from the Highlands of Scotland. We hold over 650 malt whiskies with many being single cask, independently bottled and from small batches. Our single malts are personally selected by us so you are assured of some of the most unique drams from across Scotland including limited and rare collectables and our luxury, exclusive bottlings that are only available from The Whisky Castle. Your hosts Samantha and Scott would be delighted to welcome you to The Whisky Castle to sample some of the finest malts and gins Scotland has to offer. We provide tutored tastings as a unique gift for whisky lovers and novices alike, and all our bottlings are available to purchase online.

Website: www.whiskycastle.com | Telephone: 01807 580213

7 Located within London’s premium luxury retail destinations, our Castle Fine Art galleries aim to redefine the way visitors experience, view and buy art. Whether you’ve yet to acquire your first piece of art, or are lucky enough to already own a growing collection of work, we do our best to make our galleries as welcoming, inspiring and exciting as possible. From specially curated exhibitions, to personal appearances by our artists as well as exclusive events and private viewings, we are able to ensure there is a wonderful experience awaiting you at any one of our galleries around the city. South Molton St | Covent Garden | Royal Exchange | St Christopher’s Place

Website: www.castlefineart.com | Email: hello@castlefineart.com

diYachting Luxury yachts are no longer exclusive toys of millionaires and movie stars, the biggest growth area in yachting is the 60-80 foot size bracket, where there is now an extensive range of luxury yachts from prestigious manufacturers. A British company, diYachting specialise in exactly this size and type of yacht, assisting clients who are interested in either yacht charter or ownership. Each charter yacht has a full-time Captain and Chef onboard to guide you to secluded beaches and provide gourmet dining, so that you can experience a dream yachting holiday. As specialists in yacht purchases & management diYachting can assist you through your ownership journey ensuring your yacht is a stress free investment.

Website: www.diYachting.co.uk | Telephone: +44(0)1702 535 258

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Three generations have influenced historical jewellery brand W. Salamoon & Sons We talk to the historical manufacture here

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‘Wadih Salamoun & Fils’ opened in the old souk of Beirut. You’ve come a

long way since, has the ethos of the company remained unchanged?

Since 1907 the central ethos of W.Salamoon and Sons, is that of creating relationships and bonds. That is a crucial element that we have followed through for over a century and is the fulcrum of our on-going success. It has also been the driving force of our brand identity as well as our chosen location choices.

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How diverse is your clientele?

Over the years we have created unique pieces that range from understated glamour to timeless gems that have attracted a wide range of loyal international clientele young and old. Besides our wide range of Middle Eastern and Gulf clientele which include royal families that we have built loyal ties with, the brand also appeals to a much broader international market as all our pieces are a fine balance between innovative design and timeless craftsmanship which connects to all that have a passion for quintessential quality and taste .

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All your pieces are unique. Does that in itself attract custom?

Yes, an integral element in our designs is that each piece that is made is exclusively in the heart of the W.Salamoon & Sons workshop, and our clients appreciate that they have a unique piece that belongs to them or to their loved ones every single time.


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What made you choose London, and Knightsbridge in particular?

Making the move to London was the answer to our loyal VIP clientele who resonate mainly in the Belgravia area. London is also the centre for the fine jewellery arena and holds a strong connection to a vastly cosmopolitan clientele base.

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The company is 110 years old this year – how important is tradition to you?

It is very important, especially being a family business. Celebrating 110 years for us is also celebrating over a hundred years of dedication and skill that we put into each piece. It is celebrating our clients which have allowed us to be part of their most important occasions throughout the years. That is the most important meaning of tradition for us.

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Do you find that trends can become tradition?

Yes, every tradition starts off as a new discovery. A trend can start as a new creative idea, which becomes loved and then becomes a timeless tradition.

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How has the world of fine jewellery changed over the last five years?

The world of fine jewellery is always fast paced and changing as it keeps up with a number of factors like fashion and market trends. For the past 5 years especially we have also seen factors like technology and the digital age become part of these changes. We as a brand progress and develop through keeping closely connected to the needs of our client base.


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We’ve heard you throw incredible parties. When’s the next one?

We certainly do try! We always make sure that we stay connected with our clients by highlighting our central ethos of maintaining bonds, and since we are approaching 111 years as a jewellery brand we find that a perfect reason to celebrate, so we are planning a surprise event for this occasion with our family of clients. Watch this space!

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Where do you see the company in another 110 years?

We hope that the next generation of our Salamoon family will aim to take the brand to new heights while carrying our unique heritage, passion and expertise, creating new memories for years to come. Website: www.wsalamoon.com / Email: london@wsalamoon.com


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diamond chandelier

crystal leaves and pearls chandelier

Crystal Caviar company: crystal jewel for your interior Best workers, best material, great work, historical tradition and

Crystal Caviar is able to offer a wide range of glass and crystal

experiences with the hardest enviroments in the world for installation

products. The biggest part of its production are huge Bohemian

as superyachts, airplaines or trains. This is Crystal Caviar, The Czech

crystal chandeliers, in latest time also glass sculptures. But the

Republic based company, which produce only first class luxury

company also produce wall lights, mirrors, special and one-of-a-kind

Bohemian glass and crystal products.

Crystal Caviar‘s tiles, glass columns, table lamps, stairs, door handles, tables…Just anything you want, the company creates from glass.

Glass is magical material, which has its own rules to work with, which are in Northern Bohemia transmitting from generation to generation

Most of the production is custom-made. But it doesn’t mean, that

of glass workers just from 13th century. On this big historical tradition

Crystal Caviar haven’t any its own designs. The company employs

is based Crystal Caviar company. The company colaborate only with

the team of young and creative designers, who work also on theirs

local glassmakers, which are masters in glass craftmanship. With the

own projects. Excellent example of this creative work is the „prism

help of this workers and with support of team of designers and artists

bud chandelier“.

is Crystal Caviar able to meet every customer’s wish. Prism buds chandelier is created from luxury handcrafted glass „Philosophy of Crystal Caviar company is, that customer has to be

prisms. These prisms are made of first-class optical glass. With this

always satisfied. It doesn’t mean, that we blindly do everything, which

type of glass light decomposes and create milions of light reflections

customer want. We recommend the best solution for theirs wish and

resembling a rainbow. From single prism bud you can create many

after his approval we designed it, pick the best glass technique and

various pieces. For example a lamp made of one big bud or a

material, produce it and at the end safely installed it. The important

chandelier made of many buds put together to one big flower. Final

thing is, that the final product has to perfectly fit to the interior and

look of luxury piece depends only on your wish.

help to glow it,“ describe Marek Landa, founder and owner of the Crystal Caviar company.

www.crystalcaviar.eu


Prism bud chandelier

Crystal dreams came true with us www.crystalcaviar.eu


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‘Breaking the Rules in Style’, we talk to pioneering beachwear brand 209 Mare

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Style or substance?

The utility of the interior towel lining and the inconspicuous exterior materials make it uniquely functional and elegant at the same time.

Always Style.

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I’ve always been a bathrobe aficionado – tell me

Essentially I thought to myself, what would James Bond wear at a beach club...

about your inspiration for the Beach Blazer.

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I wanted to create a garment that would widen the range of

It stands for a date- 20.9.2015, its a day on which I had a life changing

sophistication for a mans summer wardrobe. I always thought that

accident. I decided to use this as second chance at pursuing my lifelong

bathrobes had an incredibly aesthetic pattern, as the waist belt and

dream of starting my own fashion label. Since its beachwear related and

rounded shawl lapel accentuate a mans torso- so I thought, why

made in Italy, Mare seemed fitting after the “209”.

don’t we bring the concept of the bathrobe on the street in a more sophisticated version.

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You must have seen a gap in the market. Do you find

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You have a passion for Art Deco, which is part of the

mens fashion lacking at all, in a more general sense?

brand’s aesthetic. What is it that captivates you about it?

I think that men in general have far fewer options in terms of fashion

Its the glamour of the era- a time when chivalry was an innate part of a

than women do. In beachwear particularly there is a lack of variants

persons formation.

for men who like to dress up and feel sophisticated. I have always like blazers and sports jackets, however I had never seen a clever version

This was a time when people of high society lived exuberantly, it was

thereof that was designed for the jet setting beachgoer with a social

also the time when the French Riviera adopted its glamour- Coco

agenda around yachting, beach clubs and societal functions- hence I

Chanel and Pablo Picasso would vacation here in the summer, Scott

decided to fill the gap in the market and spent over a year and a half

Fitzgerald wrote part of the Great Gatsby while vacationing in the French

testing materials and prototypes alongside my brother and business

Riviera, back then social events were a big deal and people would

partner Gabriel.

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Art Deco in it of its own is a testament to creativity, textures

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and shapes, an epoch were cubism and rich materials were

the Beach Blazer.

combined to create a new kind of design across all industries- I

Tell us about some of the other detailing on

would say that Art Deco simply represents and era that I use as

We wanted to give the customer a product that was thought out

inspiration for my designs.

from head to toe and were you could feel the luxury and effort that went into making it.

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Tell us about the towelling that you use in the

Beach Blazer.

The velvet is incredibly rugged, the buttons are monogrammed

We use a biodegradable bamboo towel, that is much lighter

belt and arms are venting mechanisms for faster drying. The

than most other bowling materials, much more absorbent a

logo on the back is a 3D lycra patch and we use piping on all of

and much more environmentally friendly. It also helps that our

the jackets to help visually define the shape of the jacket. We

towering material has antibacterial properties and is incredibly

patented the design of our signature pattern which is printed on

soft.

nylon and accentuates all of our jackets inside of the pockets.

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Will the brand extend to other apparel or

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What three pieces of menswear are your

accessories?

personal essentials?

This year we are focusing on the blazers and swim trunks. We are

A diving watch, a crisp white shirt and my 209 Mare Beach Blazer

brining out a line of linen pockets squares that are designed to

obviously…:)

specifically match all of the jackets later this summer. Next year we may go into women’s apparel and beach bags possibly also a form of loafer for men to match our blazers and shorts.

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Do you see the brand as disruptive, in an

innovative sense? Undoubtedly so - We are elevating men’s luxury beachwear to a new level of uniqueness and sophistication whilst maintaining it highly functional.

Website: www.209mare.com / Email: contact@209mare.com


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Art And Soul We speak to Simonida Pavicevic, co-founder of House of Fine Art London is inarguably one of the most important hubs of the art world, with only New York City to rival it. Simonida Pavicevic is an art advisor and co-founder of leading contemporary gallery House of Fine Art in St James's: "The younger generation of art collectors are coming through and we are seeing funky, contemporary, decorative art as an area of interest. Over the last few years we have seen a surge of interest in Asian artists Zhuang Hong Yi and Ilhwa Kim. These are not just fabulous creations to behold, but have also proven excellent investments." Social media is vitally important in art today, says Simonida, Instagram in particular: "Finding art through Instagram is massively significant to advisors and clients alike, in a way unimaginable even three years ago. Art fairs in London have a major part to play too of course, not just in the sense of sales, but people finding where their taste lies. This can also convert people: "Without even necessarily knowing it at the time, nonart lovers can become art lovers, and that's a beautiful thing to behold." House of Fine Art is different to other galleries in a crucial way; Simonida debuted the gallery with one eye on interior designers' needs, as this was her previous profession, and will forever remain a passion: "I trained in art, and went on to fitting out the interiors of private jets, which has given me an insight into how I can cater to both worlds, if you like. We are proud to have loyal interior design clients who we curate for, the likes of Lawson Robb, Katharine Pooley, Taylor Howes and Staffan Tollgard."


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Simonida is patent about where House of Fine Art's advantage lies:

One artist that summarises this melting pot is Camille Hannah: "Her

"Most art inhabits the home, and if you're trained to have an eye

genius melds old masters' broad and bold shoulder strokes with a

for what works, you're a step closer to realising clients' dreams.

simplicity that is quintessentially modern and contemporary. We

Our customers travel the world and see beauty all over it; my job

had a visitor to the gallery, whom I cannot name, but is a major

is to homogenise the two, and I have a love for it that transcends

player in interior design, and is picky beyond belief, in a way I

the business side of what we do. I'd be as bold to say that it's our

admire. He fell head over heels for her work. Javier LĂŠon PĂŠrez is

integrity in melding art and design within a designated space.

another young wonder that interior designers are bowled over by:

It makes my heart sing when it works, and I'd like to think that's

"His work initially seems simple and modern, but it has aspects of

apparent, furthermore reflected, in clients' reactions to our work."

geology, fossils, the gravitational layering of history. It talks to the old soul in us, despite appearing a simple concept at first.


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Ilhwa Kim's intricacy is stunning to behold, I was fascinated by her work the second I clapped eyes on it. The concept of seeds in the universe, not to mention her use of hearts within that universe, has a romance that escapes the vast majority of contemporary artists. Her use of colour varies a lot, making her adaptable to different interior colour schemes. It's a humbling honour to work with such eminent talent, and I'm so proud to place their work in spaces that merit it."


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As an art advisor, Simonida is asked about the fiscal side almost as

As little as ten years ago, the mere mention of contemporary art

much as the aesthetic: "I always tell people to buy what they love. If

from Asia drew blank stares from all but a handful of cognoscenti.

you don't like it, you’re just hanging money, and money can be lost as well as won. In general the shrewdest collectors have not been speculators, but rather art lovers, romantics if you like." And there are many that have benefitted from Simonida's trained eye, not least Zhuang Hong Yi, a Chinese artist living in Rotterdam: "Zhuang is fantastically popular, and has a delicate touch that floored me when I first came across his work. He's immensely talented and I know that his star will continue to rise." The rise of Asian fine art internationally remains exponential, with no signs of slowing down.

While corporate giants, economists and politicians were proclaiming the Pacific Century, few took notice of the cultural currency quietly being minted by a new generation of artists throughout the region. What a difference a decade makes. Now, there’s hardly a museum on the planet that hasn’t showcased some facet of contemporary Asian art. Galleries scour the East, searching for the next big name. Collectors from all corners are in pursuit.


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The infamous, geometrically surfaced, animal figurative works of Richard Orlinski will be dotted around the landscape, including a spectacular 2m tall Kong: "I've been dying to show Richard's pieces

Plants and trees have been brought from as far as Africa for the

in the great outdoors, as he likes to do, most notably by the bear in

botanical gardens the gallery will be set within, next to a waterfall.

Corchevel. We're going to turn Nammos Village into an art lover's paradise."

Website: www.thehouseoffineart.com / Telephone: +44 20 7193 2817 / Email: info@TheHouseofFineArt.com


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ABORIGINAL ART UK ABORIGINAL ART ETHICALLY SOURCED DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST AND THEIR COMMUNITY

Aboriginal Art is associated with the landscape of Australia’s outback and the culture of its indigenous people. Whilst the work reflects this landscape and its stories, there is a striking diversity in the works representations. The colours at times can be rich and exuberant, and at others muted, making it the perfect partner for any home. A proud member of the Indigenous Art Code, which ensures the ethical treatment of the artist, Nadia still returns to Australia to buy works directly from the artist, visiting the Desert Mob Art Fair as well as the individual art communities. Originally from Sydney, Nadia studied the history of art in Florence and this awakened a passion for the work of her home country and how it was being developed. She started collecting aboriginal art on one of her many visits back to Australia. Aboriginal Art UK represents art from the Central Desert, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. Canvases range from small works, to large, dramatic pieces. Also available are poles, which are beautiful in their sculptural elegance. Aboriginal Art UK’s latest exhibition will be held at the Wet Paint gallery in Stroud, July 7th - 29th. For further details please visit:

www.aboriginalartuk.com or www.wetpaintgalleryonline.com


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Celebrating 50 years of Mercedes-AMG success


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Affalterbach. AMG – these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and highly dynamic driving pleasure. In 2017, the company founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the course of this half-century, Mercedes-AMG has recorded numerous successes in motor sport and through the development of unique roadgoing vehicles, thereby repeatedly underlining its position as a highly successful sports car and performance brand – and today this is truer than ever. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, the Affalterbachbased company represents the sporting spearhead of the Group. In this anniversary year, with an eye to the future, Mercedes-AMG will carry on the exceptional success story of what began as a two-man company. For each of the now around 1500 employees, the focus will be on the brand promise of "Driving Performance", which unites the core strengths of AMG: cutting-edge technology and a passion for dynamic, emotively appealing products. The company from Affalterbach stands worldwide for outstanding engine expertise, which includes not only development, but also the "one man, one engine" philosophy, which means that each engine is, so to speak, handcrafted by one engine builder.


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With almost 100,000 units delivered in 2016, i.e. over 40 percent growth, and the biggest strategic model initiative in the company's history, AMG heads into this anniversary year with record figures under its belt. Mercedes-AMG expanded significantly in 2016 as a whole and, with growth of 44.1%, again significantly exceeded the best previous-year figures. With 99,235 vehicles delivered, the success story of Mercedes-Benz’s sports car and performance brand reached a new level. Unit sales have thus more than tripled since 2013. This dynamic growth was made possible by continuous further development of the performance models, which are in greater demand than ever. Yet the strategic broadening of the portfolio in recent years has also led to the successful development of new groups of customers. Hence, the company’s global success is not solely based on the popular eight-cylinder models of the 63 series. The compact 45 series models, along with the wide range of 43 series models, are finding favour with very many customers while placing AMG’s modern product portfolio on a broad, solid basis. The markets with the highest unit sales in the most successful year in the company’s history were once again the USA, Germany and China.


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“We’re on the road to worldwide success with our strategic portfolio expansion and can look back on a sensational year. The 63 series models still constitute our core product line, and they continue to delight auto enthusiasts around the world. In addition, our AMG GT series, which was developed entirely in-house, is now available as a broad-based family, with which we have impressively demonstrated our expertise as a sports car brand. At the same time, our broad portfolio puts us in the perfect position for further sustained growth. Our task now is not just to celebrate the AMG success story, but, in one of the most exciting periods of automotive history, to help shape the performance of the future,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Development of new categories of customers through portfolio expansion 2016 saw the biggest strategic model initiative in the history of Mercedes-AMG: with over ten new models being added to the product portfolio, from January 2017 performance-minded customers are able to choose from over 50 models. In each category, Mercedes-AMG boasts a comprehensive and impressive product offering: from the most powerful standard-production four-cylinder compact to the sportily elegant S 65 with a superior twelve-cylinder engine, from saloons and estates in many different output classes, to a broad range of SUVs and coupés, to cabriolets and variously configured roadsters.


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The available technology is among the best on offer in the respective vehicle categories, ranging from optimised rear-wheel drive to state-of-the-art all-wheel drive, as well as from a dualclutch transmission to a sporty nine-gear automatic transmission. At the same time, the sports car and performance brand has won entirely new groups of customers with its recently launched 43 series models. The first such vehicles were unveiled by MercedesAMG at the Detroit Auto Show two years ago. The 43 series models come with a powerful and efficient six-cylinder engine. Other hallmarks of the 43 series derivatives include special transmission tuning with shorter shift times as well as AMG-specific axle designs and suspensions, powerful brake components and other various


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interior/exterior distinguishing features, confirming

launch, will be exclusively equipped as the Edition 50

the models as typical AMG vehicles that fully meet the

special model. At the same time, the Mercedes-AMG

brand claim of “Driving Performance” while authentically

GT and AMG GT S benefit from visual and technical

representing the brand in the respective market

enhancements.

segments.

Hypercar with Formula 1 technology

With the Mercedes-AMG GT series, the Affalterbach-based company is once again underlining its status as a highly

Alongside its continuing strategic product initiative,

dynamic sports car brand. Following the SLS AMG, the GT

Mercedes-AMG is setting a further landmark in 2017 by

models are the second sports car family to be developed

giving a fascinating peek into the future performance

entirely in-house. The front mid-engine concept with

in the form of a street-legal hypercar. Offering

transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight

unadulterated Formula 1 technology for the road, the

construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving

hypercar is thus the first commercially available vehicle

experience. In 2016, AMG added particularly dynamic

with F1 hybrid powertrain and road approval. With a

and fascinating models to the GT family in the form of

system output of over 1000 hp and four-wheel drive with

the GT R and the two open-top roadster variants, the

all-electric front axle, it marks the pinnacle of what is

GT Roadster and the GT C Roadster. But that’s not all:

currently technologically feasible.

following the AMG GT C Roadster, the Coupé is also available in the anniversary year with the same next-level performance and technology. It is positioned between the AMG GT S and AMG GT R and, at the time of the

In terms of output and efficiency, this hypercar points the way to “AMG Future Performance”. AMG models are already among the most efficient in their class. The latest example is the Mercedes-AMG E 63.

Website: www.mercedes-benz.com


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The Next Gemeration Patricia Bateman mines some of the most interesting and pioneering jewellery designers to come out of the last decade.

Noudar The brand name Noudar derives from the ancient Arabic word for gold. Noor Al Fardan, founder and designer of Noudar Jewels, combines influences from the timeless treasures of Arabian civilisation with a modernist take on luxury jewellery. The designer’s fascination with watches and horological mechanisms has strongly influenced Noudar’s jewellery, emphasising the importance of craftsmanship to improve comfort, movement and flexibility in her creations. This collection takes inspiration from the noble heritage of Arabic and Islamic culture. Omani patterns, reminiscent of mosaics and Henna designs, are aesthetically present throughout this daring, yet romantic jewellery for the modern woman. www.noudar.com +44 (0)203 372 0108


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Mary Ching MARY CHING is a British Luxury design brand with its origins in design, footwear and art. Its most recent foray is in Fine Jewellery. The MARY CHING AMULET, is a unique, ornate coupling unit originated to bridge Watches and Fine Jewellery. www.mary-ching.com +44 (0)207 193 2817

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Anil Arjandas Anil Arjandas Jewels is staying loyal to his original idea of reinterpreting the world of high jewellery. The combination of very different materials and the mystery of black gold, the brand’s trademark sparkling brown and black diamonds and leather have been present since his first collection in the year 2000. This universe created by Anil Arjandas has caused a stir in the world of jewellery through his design of types of pieces that never existed until now. Surprising creations come out each year with combinations that are both daring and elegant such as mink with Australian pearls or velvet with black diamonds. The made-to-order service offers an outstanding opportunity to have unique pieces made with exclusive cuts and using exotic leathers such as shagreen and crocodile. Examples are objects like buttons for dinner jackets, personalised cuff links and diamond key rings. Each piece of each collection is made in the spirit of Anil Arjandas Jewels motto turning luxury into a part of everyday life by giving each creation a unique and exclusive feel. www.anilarjandas.com +44 (0)207 499 0066


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Samer Halimeh In its short history, Samer Halimeh has unearthed some of the rarest diamonds on the face of the earth. The continuous pursuit to push the limits of excellence and irradiate jewels to their supreme potential attracts and excites the world’s most discerning buyers. The feat of discovering and crafting the renowned Ocean Blue diamond has marked Samer Halimeh at the zenith of the luxury jewelry industry. Samer’s legacy has begun but it is far from over. There is more to be said, more to be written, more to be done and more to experience; at the very essence of it all remains an insatiable desire for growth and longevity. Today, Samer has made a name for himself as one of the world’s leading diamond traders. His creations have been auctioned at Sotheby’s and Christie’s; other masterpieces have appeared on the red carpet and some are in the hands of royalty. Most notably, he unearthed one of the rarest diamonds in the world: the Ocean Blue Diamond. This find, along with the one-of-a-kind Vivo Per Lei diamond, has aroused an aura of convivial curiosity amongst industry experts who eagerly anticipate Samer’s next masterful creation. www.samerhalimeh.com +44 (0)203 892 7692


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Julien Riad Sahyoun Julien Riad Sahyoun has always had an affinity with nature. Fascinated by a myriad of untold mysteries hidden within the Earth, he has collected gems, rocks, fossils and minerals from a young age. A deep-rooted connection with the natural world began in his homeland, Morocco. Journeys into the Saharan wilderness heralded enchanting, earthly treasures, each one precious and unique. This adventurous spirit took Julien from a desert oasis to cosmopolitan New York where he enrolled at the prestigious GIA, renowned for providing the finest gem and jewellery education in the world. The essence of life itself, every stone tells an individual story. In Julien’s hands, their power and beauty radiate, captured for eternity in a single piece of fine jewellery. Their sinuous silhouettes whisper of our connection to the magnitude of nature and humanity. Julien is driven by a desire to unite humanity and leave a positive footprint on the world. www.jsay.com +44 (0)207 016 6740


House Of Fraser 25th March marks the launch of the House of Fraser Active collection. Housing a blend of sports technology, street style and comfortable loungewear consisting of own brand and branded styles, the collection ticks all the boxes for fitness and fashion credentials. An investment into seam free technology for the yoga range allows for maximum comfort and flexibility whilst incorporating the iconic Biba logo and brand DNA at every opportunity. Jessie Debben, Design Assistant, says: “Biba body will be a unique addition to the growing active wear market, with our statement prints, inspired by the animal kingdom featuring the most majestic beasts, jaguars, tigers and zebras. These prints look especially bold and stylish on our on-trend bomber jackets”. In contrast, Label Lab Life offers abstract prints and block designs complemented with beautiful design features and soft draping. Debben says: “Label Lab Life offers a cleaner, edgier aesthetic to our Active range. Pops of bright colour bring excitement to an easy and sophisticated neutral colour palette. Exciting elements from this range are our ombre’d seam free yoga pieces and our layering styles. These looks are all about back design features, such as soft draping and intricate strapping, all of which are important elements to the DNA of Label Lab Life”.

The branded offering includes the

Jenny Elisha, Buyer, says: “We are

launch of nine exciting brands including

also working with some fabulous new

Ted Baker ‘Fit to a T’, Seafolly Active

brands such as Acai which has been

and Bjorn Borg. Each style offers sports

developed by a fitness mad couple

enhancing properties and functionality

looking to bring fashion to fitness, and

whilst featuring key prints such as

Dharma Bums which is an Australian

marble, geometrics and florals.

brand offering a range of printed

For the logo mad customer, CK and Tommy Hilfiger has a strong product offering with bold colours and

leggings for a variety of activities. You will only find these brands on the high street with House of Fraser”.

logos that provide a gentle nod to

With prices ranging from £18 - £125, the

the sports trend. Each collection is

complete Active collection will be the

perfectly complemented with amazing

perfect inspiration to get you back into

accessories such as backpacks, logo

the gym or out on the track this New

water bottles and yoga mats to enable

Year.

the customer to dress from head to toe.

Available in store and online from March 2017.


D O H A J E W E L L E R Y & WAT C H E S E X H I B I T I O N A L FA R D A N J E W E L L E RY Doha

FROST OF LONDON London

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DOUX JOAILLIER C o u rc h e v e l & S a i n t Tro p e z

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QUEEN’S LANE Geneva

HARMONY JEWELERS Abu Dhabi, Dubai


The Art Of Design - Issue 27 2017  
The Art Of Design - Issue 27 2017