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Timothy Oulton

Timothy Oulton unveils its 2018 Collection, once again pushing the boundaries and showcasing its unique sourcing and craftsmanship.

28 Designs

Cansel Didar Okutur, founder of 28 Interior Design, designed the London residence of Arsenal footballer, Mesut Ă–zil.

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TIMOTHY OULTON REVEALS ITS DARING 2018 COLLECTION, CULTIVATED BY HAND Timothy Oulton unveils its 2018 Collection, once again pushing the boundaries and showcasing its unique sourcing and craftsmanship capabilities. Cultivated by hand, the new collection features pieces handmade over countless hours using simple tools and beautiful materials, and testifies to Timothy Oulton’s passion for traditional handcraftsmanship, hard-to-come-by materials, and its fearless quest for innovation. Pioneering the use of ancient rock crystal in furniture and lighting, Timothy Oulton introduces the Inception Rock Crystal coffee table and mirror, and the Elysium mirror. Millions of years old and almost supernatural in appearance, rock crystal has been revered by many ancient cultures for thousands of years, and releases energy when squeezed – the piezoelectric effect. Sourced raw from the earth, the rock crystal is cut and polished using simple tools. For the Elysium tall mirror, each one is then applied individually by hand, with 41 days required to assemble a colossal 15,000 crystals.


7 Also new this year, Timothy Oulton’s Faded & Degraded ‘Persia in Decline’ velvet is featured for the first time on the Westminster Button sofa, bringing a contemporary rock and roll edge to the classic Chesterfield-inspired design. The 2018 Collection features many complex designs that are realised through thousands of hours of hand labour. The limited edition Hestia dining table dramatically anchors a room with its laser-cut black marble top filled with golden veins of liquid brass. For casually sophisticated interiors, new table designs in white marble usher a sense of calm, including the Junction Marble dining table and console, and Expanse extending dining table. Craftsmen painstakingly cut the marble thinly enough to ensure the pieces are lightweight and functional, whilst retaining a powerful feeling of solidity. Genuine English reclaimed timber is given new life in the Vestige cabinetry collection, featuring timber offcuts laid by hand in an eye-catching geometric pattern. The wood is salvaged from buildings in the United Kingdom up to a century old, and de-nailed by hand in the Timothy Oulton workshop.


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Sensations and experiences form the backbone of every Timothy Oulton design, it’s not just how something looks but also how it feels that is so important. New Tomahawk leather is supremely soft and tactile against the skin, taking its cue from the velvety softness of rose petals. Tomahawk features on the new Lux sectional sofa and Rally chair. Tim Oulton: “The cornerstone of this collection is the materials – some of which are incredibly difficult to collect, and even more difficult to work with. It takes an enormous amount of skill and effort to cut marble thin enough to use in cabinetry, or to use rock crystal to make furniture and lighting. But I’m not interested in anything that’s easy. The unique materials and the complexity in the hand finishing is what makes this collection so special.” With over 40 galleries worldwide from Los Angeles to Amsterdam and in the grandeur of Harrods in London, Timothy Oulton continues its plan of opening new stores in the world’s great cities, with recent additions including New Delhi and Seoul. Further openings are planned for 2018.


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Timothy Oulton, Founder and Creative Director of his eponymous brand, is a master at blending traditional craftsmanship and pioneering design. Tim’s story dates back to his childhood days in Manchester, where he grew up surrounded by antiques from his father’s business, Halo Antiques. After leaving school at 18 with no clear plan, Tim embarked on a career in the furniture industry at Halo antiques with his father. He had no intention of remaining in the business and assumed he would eventually go on to work in the city. However, Tim soon found himself captivated by the exquisite quality of the antiques that came from meticulous, timehonoured handcraftsmanship and it is this inspiration that would characterize Timothy Oulton’s collections, as he explains; “exposure to the antiques industry at an early age introduced me to beautiful design. Being surrounded by great handcrafted products most of my life has definitely impacted how I produce my furniture.” Following five successful years of selling restored homeware items in the US, Tim, along with his brother, expanded the business into the UK, where they achieved sales of over £1 million in the first year. That same year, Tim, who realized there was no long term future in the antiques business, officially took the helm at Halo, repositioning the company to focus on blending traditional handcraftsmanship with a modern view point, thus ensuring their relevance in the market. Timothy Oulton’s pieces combine the best of traditional, authenticity with daring amounts of innovation in design, resulting in a product that is authentic and totally unique. “We have a point of view. There is character and soul to what we do. The materials we use, the link to heritage, the designs we have – that combination is unique.” As he explains, Timothy Oulton is “transported by flea markets, I spend ages scouring markets in Britain and elsewhere, looking for classic pieces and unique inspiration.”


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Encompassing furniture, bedding, kitchen, lighting and a wide range of accessories, the Timothy Oulton collections offer a vast array of living solutions as well as offering customers a guide to different interior style to help them develop their preferences through the themed roomsets. Inspired by his love of vintage luggage, Tim designed his first bag in 2006 and went on to launch the Timothy Oulton bags collection. Having dedicated years to leather hand-finishing, the same time-honoured techniques are applied to the bags and personal accessories range. Timothy Oulton is honoured to be the recipient and to have been shortlisted for prestigious design awards in 2016 including the A&D Award Trophy, the Architizer A+ Award, the WIN Award and the Restaurant & Bar Design Award for both their projects and daring product collections. Today, Timothy Oulton has over 40 stores in some of the world’s best cities including New York, Los Angeles, Moscow, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Australia, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and in the grandeur of Harrods in London. The brand continues its careful expansion and plans for further openings in the future.


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CREATING EXTRAORDINARY SPACES WITH MARK TAYLOR DESIGN Prestigious British furniture manufacturer and interiors design specialist Mark Taylor Design is renowned for creating distinctive, bespoke furniture and joinery that transform their clients’ rooms into truly extraordinary spaces. So when the owner of a five-bedroom, detached, Georgian-style house briefed the highly experienced team of furniture and interior designers at Mark Taylor Design to create a show-stopping bar, reminiscent of the Blue Bar at London’s Berkeley Hotel, they rose to the challenge. Designed to provide a masculine retreat, this cosy, intimate, Art Deco-inspired space has become the focal point of the drawing room. However, there were some challenges that had to be overcome, as Susanna Hall, head of interior design at Mark Taylor Design, explains: “The room was relatively small and long in shape, which was rather awkward to work with. So we placed the bar in the centre of the room and then designed around this bespoke, statement piece. We created the banquette seating in one corner to conjure up the feel of a real bar, where guests could sit, chat and play games.” Due to its shape, drawing light into the bar area was also less than straightforward. The team removed the existing downlights and created a coffered ceiling, which they uplit internally. The client’s sculptures were housed in a bespoke, panelled stud wall and displayed in recesses. Susanna continues: “Due to the small, linear shape of the room, we decided to have the bar on wheels so it could be moved to maximise the space. We also felt this would add to its versatility because the movable bar could be wheeled out for events that might spill out into the garden.” The front of the bar is clad in Whistler premium leather and topped with a striking, bespoke pewter surface while the panelling and woodwork is painted in Fired Earth’s Carbon Blue. As well as loving the colour blue, the client is also a car enthusiast, which inspired Mark Taylor Design in some of their fabric choices. “We used Alcantara fabric on the banquette seating and poufs. This tactile material is used for the interiors in top sports cars around the world and is durable as well as beautiful,” explains Susanna. Stereo Interior Sacramento Grasscloth wallcoverings were also used to soften the overall design. At the other end of the drawing room a small, informal table was designed to sit in front of the French doors that lead out to the garden, while the river, which runs behind the property, is reflected in the specialist, antique mirror to bring an element of the outside into the room. Susanna says: “The room creates a space to while away the hours and beautifully mixes the excitement and drama of a bar with the relaxation and comfort of a space to sit surrounded by beautiful gardens.”


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LA SHENDA DECO


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I was born in London and I moved out to Spain in the mid-80s thus making it my permanent home. After working 30+ years in graphic design and the publicity industry I decided to take 180 degree turn and convert my passion for upcycling and my love for design into “La Shenda Deco”. So just like Madonna you can reinvent yourself after 40. With a bit of British tongue-in-cheek humour I revamp granny’s furniture using upholstery, embroidery, paint, carpentry, or any method that inspires me to create unique, distinctive statement pieces that can start from around £200, my stuff is funky, functional and affordable. Much like a Hollywood makeover I feel the need to lend a fashionable hand to lost and unloved furniture who days may be numbered but still retain some lovely lines from a bygone year. Some people ask me why I use recycled base materials; well apart from the important ecological side to upcycling old furniture, (after all how many more landfill areas can this world sustain?) I must admit I do love to hunt around vintage markets and find that perfect piece, dust it off and then breathe new life back into it converting them into bold and colourful pieces of functional art. Working with both private and commercial clients, I provide a tailored bespoke service creating unique one-off pieces of furniture, lighting and decorative homeware around my client’s needs and specifications.


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All my items are individual, unique and often feature eccentric and statement upholstery designed by myself to tailor to the clients colour pallet and ideas, finished off with a topping of hand painted graffiti-like quotes or phrases. Many of my favourite works include combining or fusing together various pieces of furniture to get the required result. (*See the Spider seat) I run the business online, also displaying some of my work in a couple art galleries around Barcelona. Estimates are free and there is no problem about arranging transport to the UK or Europe. After the estimate is accepted I always provide my clients with Photoshop proofs of what the final finished product will look like before we take the artistic plunge.


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ON DESIGNING MESUT ÖZIL’S HOME: 28 INTERIOR DESIGN’S GAME CHANGER Cansel Didar Okutur, founder of 28 Interior Design, designed

royalty through a burgundy and gold color palette and framed

the London residence of Arsenal footballer, Mesut Özil. In a

paintings of Ottoman Sultans.

short seven months, 28 Interior Design changed the design game by creating a bespoke, luxurious, and simultaneously,

Throughout the residence, Cansel used an extensive amount

harmonious space for Özil to call home.

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Instead of sourcing local furniture suppliers, brands, and

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coordinating their arrival from Turkey. In fact, drawing upon

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Aligning with 28 Interior Design’s design ideology of form and function, the lighting in the dining room centered itself as both an art piece and a lighting fixture. Notably, Cansel customcreated the bronze contiguous circle lighting. Some luxuries in the home blatantly stand out. For example, Cansel gold-plated Özil’s logo, “M10”, on a wall near an entrance. Other luxuries remained discreet such as the carefully placed lighting illuminating the staircase and wardrobe.


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With respect to the lounge, Cansel created an open space with light and airy colors and a fireplace. The lounge features a textured Kelly Wearstler rug and a spectacular view of the lush green backyard to provide a retreat from the city. Another retreat from the city can be found in Özil’s custom home cinema and game room which Cansel equipped with the latest technology, a large cinema screen and surround sound system and multiple custom suede recliner and ottoman sets. Özil was delightful to work with and he expressed his love for his home designed by 28 Interior Design on his HYPEBEAST feature in which he takes his fans on a complete tour of his home. For more, follow @28InteriorDesign. 28 Interior Design Ltd. | www.28interiordesign.com @28interiordesign| T: +1972.352.0294


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MODERN ELEGANCE NICK AND ALISHA HAVE TEAMED TIMELESS CABINETRY WITH CONTEMPORARY COOL IN THEIR LONDON HOME

After working on a variety of conversions and refurbishments for clients, architect Nick Horvath was itching to work on a project of his own. So when he and his wife, Alisha Bignell, a customer care manager, stumbled across a rather battered Victorian flat above an old shop in south west London, they saw something that other buyers probably didn’t – an opportunity to create two well-proportioned homes. “It was perfect, in a great location close to the Tube, with an untouched loft space with a 3-metre floor to ceiling height,” recalls Nick. “I could see immediately that it had great potential.”


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While living close by, Nick and Alisha set about a six month project. Originally a single flat over two floors, the couple made the first floor into a one bedroom flat to rent. Then they refurbished the second floor and converted the loft space, creating a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment for themselves, spread over the two floors, with new roof terrace added on to the rear of the property. The entire second floor, once two bedrooms, is now given over to an open-plan kitchen-dining-living space. Alisha, born in Australia, explains, “We always had large, open kitchens when I was growing up, and I wanted to create a similar sense of free-flowing space here, with room for entertaining and relaxing, rather than a kitchen that’s hidden away.” With a pile of pictures of they liked, Nick and Alisha contacted kitchen designer Neil Norton. “By that time, we had developed a clear idea of the look we wanted – something timeless to blend in with the classic style of the living area, the herringbone parquet floor and the age of the property,” explains Nick. While Neil began to develop plans for the painted cabinetry, with appliances sleekly hidden away to emphasise the “non-kitcheny” look of the design, Nick and Alisha chose furnishings for the rest of the room to echo the timeless mood, given personality with elements of industrial and eclectic style. “It’s a room with lots of warmth, that feels inviting whatever the time of day or night,” says Nick. “We love it.”


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worktop for a minimalist finish

How did you begin the design? Hand-crafted cabinetry with dovetailed joints and classic construction creates the timeless look that Nick and Alisha wanted, and the slim profile of the framed doors, dark, graphite grey painted finish and brushed nickel handles in two styles introduce a modern, eclectic edge. How did you create the layout? As this is a living space and kitchen combined, I looked at the overall space. To link the different areas of the room, the base cabinets “run on” either side of the fireplace. Nick particularly wanted an island, so this I designed a compact preparation zone, linked to a dining table, to fit the dimensions of the room. The long run of base cabinets is balanced by a “floating” shelf – wall cabinets would have looked heavy. And the main appliances are concealed in the tall cupboards, together with a pantry. The hob is also flush fitted for a minimalist finish, while the extraction is hidden in the ceiling. Can you tell us about the work surface? The Moon Rock granite is very robust, but has classic elegance similar to marble and its gentle grey tones contrast with the dark paint of the cabinetry. We used book-matched slabs of the granite, so that the joins in the very long splash back are disguised. Instead, your eyes focus on the dramatic veining of this beautiful natural stone. Kitchen profile Bespoke Classic framed cabinetry is hand painted on site in Railings by Farrow & Ball. Traditionally-made oak drawer boxes and carcasses finished in Natural Caribbean Walnut offer a top quality finish, as do brushed nickel button and pull handles. Book-matched Moon Rock granite worktops and splash back complete the modern-elegant styling. Neil Norton Design, 167 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, London, SW19 8AD. Tel: 020 8715 5575. www.neilnortondesign.com Kitchen prices from £30,000

A ‘floating’ shelf, painted to match the cabinetry, creates a display area, and enhances the open feel of the room


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Stockists Appliances Similar models, BO 470 single oven, £3,198; BS 470 combination steam oven, £3,720; Gaggenau. SN65M031GB fully integrated dishwasher, £448, Siemens. ICUS 3214 built-in fridge freezer, £789, Liebherr. Barazza Lab flush and built-in 120cm gas hob, £988, Euroline. Stratus Compact CBU2 built-in ceiling extractor, from £2,566.80, Westin. Fixtures and furnishings Gessi Oxygen mixer in chrome, £182, Sterling. BlancoZerox 700-IF flush mounted sink, £513, Blanco. Moon Rock granite worktops and splash back, about £5,500, Neil Norton Design. Ingolf bar stools, £45 each, Ikea Similar dining table, bench and coffee table, from a selection, Alexander & Pearl Similar folding chairs, Naples, £60 for a set of 2, John Lewis Similar lights (above island), Glass Pendant lights, £140 each, Grace & Glory Parquet flooring, from £60 m sq, Broadleaf Timber Custom-made mirrors, priced to order, River Woodwork Walls painted in Cornforth White Modern Emulsion, £42 per 2.5L, Farrow & Ball Hedgehog Spine mirror, £739, Decorative Mirrors Online Bouji chair, £179, Made Fireplace, priced to order, English Fireplaces Similar sofa, from a selection, Aflair

The larder cupboard includes wine racks, bottle racks, drawers

Beatrice Chandelier, from £395; similar rug, from a

and a shelf made of the same Moon Rock granite as the worktops

selection, Graham & Green.

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DECKING THAT IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS IT IS DURABLE James Latham is seeing the popularity of

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customers.”

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INTERIORS POWERHOUSE Variety and dynamic are the buzz words

With all the chic of Italian design they will be

Beds are always popular at Manchester and

for this year’s Manchester Furniture Show

introducing new models in pale greys and

there are many new exhibitors showing beds

(15-17 July, Manchester Central). With the

light blues with metal accents.

and mattresses this year.

joining the show for the first time there will

For living and dining furniture the choice

Vogue Beds introduces the Touch collection,

be more choice than ever before. From

is extensive too. Trends from traditional to

it has a unique encapsulated surrounds

glam dark woods to luxe metallics, and from

futuristic and minimalist, and plenty of mixed

which offer 100% sleeping area, and their new

mainstream to high-end, visitors will have

textures will tempt buyers at every turn with

Airstream collection features memory fibre

plenty of temptations.

plenty of new exhibitors showing their latest

fillings.

high-end MidPoint Furniture Exhibition

collections. Breasley will show their popular and

In upholstery over 20 well known UK and International upholstery companies will

First time Manchester exhibitor Venjakob will

extensive collection of ‘Mattress in a Box’

introduce new designs from robust classic

be in the MidPoint section. Their German

and exclusive, statement beds will be on

styles to large scale-modular, and compact

expertise produces high-end contemporary

display from Whitemeadow in their new

contemporary models.

living and dining collections and the three

dedicated Bed Studio. Slumberdream will

new ranges on show feature white lacquers,

have everything from budget collections to

The UK’s Alpha Designs return to Manchester

subtle internal lighting and concealed

luxurious pocket spring models to introduce

with new styles designed to charm and

handles.

to a new audience.

colourful sofas and chairs ooze comfort and

Expert Italian producer Calligaris are at

The Manchester Furniture Show is definitely

modernity.

Manchester for the first time. Their innovative,

a powerhouse for furniture and interiors this

quality driven collections are renowned

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worldwide. Their 2018 collection features

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time in the MidPoint section. Their luxurious

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MAISON VALENTINA BRINGING YOU THE HOTTEST BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS FOR SUMMER 2018

With the change of season, most people will want to refresh their bathroom space and explore new trends and ideas. So this summer following this trends you will elevate your bathroom to the next level showing that the bathroom can be the trendiest and hottest space of the house.


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ESCAPING TO THE SPA In an age when we are busier than ever, a spa-like bathroom is a necessity. In order to elevate your bathroom to a spa-like you will need muted lighting, deep soaking tubs, and lots of soft textures. After this transformation you will have a warm summer storm every time you step foot in the bathroom. Diamond bathtub is designed in fiberglass with a luxurious black high-gloss fin­ishing. The diamond shaped sculptural body is based on its name, making it a exquisite item in any modern bathroom. This bathtub also presents a golden rim, a small detail that stands out.


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JAPANESE CALM The new serenity trend is inspired by the Japanese notion of Zen. Traditional Japanese bathrooms are nothing short of a serene scenic journey into a misty rainforest. With attention to color, design, placement and utility, the Japanese really focus on creating a peaceful space that is useful yet pleasing. Soft brown, gold, white and smooth granite surfaces are all trends in modern Japanese bathroom design. The Koi bathtub features an aged brushed brass base resembling the scales pattern of the Japanese Koi carp. The contrived patina iron tub has an oval shape and a curved lip, making it the perfect resting spot for your head. The name of this contemporary bathtub and the Japanese word for love are homophones making the carp a symbol of love and affection.


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METALLIC GLAMOUR There is definitely a trend emerging for modern metallic

The Koi bathtub features an aged brushed brass base

finished, and it’s worth tapping into for your new

resembling the scales pattern of the Japanese Koi carp. T

bathroom design.

he contrived patina iron tub has an oval shape and a

Gold is definitely experiencing a renaissance now, but

curved lip, making it the perfect resting spot for your head.

it’s important to set the right tone, so add a gold tap, for

The name of this contemporary bathtub and the Japanese

example, and this will give the feeling of glamour without

word for love are homophones making the carp a symbol

veering into tackiness.

of love and affection.


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THE RETURN OF COLOR Whites and neutrals will probably never go out of style in the bathroom, but try to introduce color and have some fun in the process. Blue color palettes are also on-trend this year. You will see since blackened to denim blues mixed with metallic hues. Newton is an outstanding moment of design inspiration. This bathtub features a single-slipper style shape, a timeless detail that conveys comfort. It has a dis­tinctive curved lip, made out of gold plated casted iron, revealing a golden interior. The high-gloss black and gold lacquered spheres make the perfect combination to make this a sculptural and artistic piece.


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DARKER TONES ARE HOT In a space known so long for its neutral whites and light wood stain colors, the dark shades are starting to conquer this space. This includes dark tile flooring, grey painted elegant cabinets, matte black plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware and even dark painted accent walls. Though the trend is slow, darker tones are definitely here to stay. Newton is an organic shaped washbasin made out of casted aluminum spheres that merge to create a tabletop, providing a unique design approach to this bath­room decor piece. The spheres are finished with a high gloss black lacquer, con­trasting with the cutted ones on the counter, finished in casted brass. It features an integrated round sink in polished brass for some golden accent. It is a true piece of art!

ABOUT US Maison Valentina is a luxury bathroom brand that provides a collection capable of making your projects come true, with high-end solutions as bathtubs, washbasins freestanding washbasins and vessel sinks, mirrors, lighting, case goods and bath accessories made with the finest selection of materials as brass, marble, wood or glass, combined with rare handwork techniques and contemporary design. Our main goal is to offer the same comfort and luxury that you are able to feel in any other division of the house, keeping at the same time the best exclusive design and bold pieces. Maison Valentina is also perfect for your contract project with an immense variety of solutions through its ATO Collection! Get inspired with our luxury bathroom ideas for the modern home! www.maisonvalentina.net


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What are 3D visuals?

Whether you know exactly what you want, or your idea is in the beginning stages, we work closely with you to help bring it

3D visuals are essentially images generated digitally.

to life.

We create a scene on the computer using an advanced

During the process of creating your 3D visual, we will show

software that allows us to build in a three-dimensional world.

you the development at each project stage, giving you the

Much like creating an architectural scale model but inside the

opportunity to make changes and rectify anything you need

computer and in real size.

before the next stage. This process ensures your complete

Once the scene has been fully constructed, materials and

satisfaction without any hidden fees.

textures are added. We then render it, which converts the 3D

Our line of work allows us to work as part of a team on a

space into a ‘photograph’ image.

project or be the sole studio to take it from concept to the

It is usually polished up with Photoshop to balance the light and colour effects to create a more realistic feel. What are 3D visuals used for? 3D visuals are used to communicate your vision, your idea, before it takes place in the physical world. Architects, property developers, interior designers and other professionals really benefit from the use of 3D visuals. Whether you are trying to get planning permission or show your client what his living room will look like once you are

finalised visualisation. We have a great team of visualisers, all based in our brand-new studio just south of London. Thanks to which, meeting tight deadlines is not a problem for us. How much does it cost? 3D visuals can reduce project costs as making changes digitally is cheaper than physically at the end of the project. We understand that every customer, and every project is very unique.

done, computer generated images will greatly help you in your

We consider the whole project and price it individually.

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JURA PRESENTS LUXURY COFFEE MACHINES TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME As a business that lives and breathes coffee

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Innovation, precision, quality, reliability,

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sustainability and service shape the DNA

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RAMACIERI SOLIGO EXPANDS AND DEVELOPS ITS DECORATIVE COLLECTION Handmade Accessories | Unique Products | Home Essentials

Known for a vast assortment of ceramic and porcelain tiles, Ramacieri Soligo, who now distributes Farrow and Ball’s paint and wallpapers, is proud to introduce its home line with Moroccan textiles and decorative accessories. By proposing practical, responsible and elegant decorative objects, the Montreal showroom grows with a new and subtle boutique feel. Whether it is for handmade Moroccan throws, blankets and cushions, Danish porcelain bowls and cups or bath accessories, or even rosemary and olive oil infused hand soap and body scrub designed by the team and entirely produced locally, each object is chosen because it is unique.


Pompoms Collection— A Ramacieri Soligo exclusive Designed in Montreal by Ramacieri Soligo team, and handwoven one by one in Morocco, decorative accessories from Pompoms Collection alternate lined, geometric, and plain patterns in shades of white, gray, and black. Whether arranged on a bed, on a sofa or on a chair, in a mixed or structured way, these handmade objects bring character, warmth and elegance to a sleek decor. Thus, interior design becomes pleasant by combining different patterns and colours of these products, and adding them as a finishing touch. About Ramacieri Soligo Ramacieri Soligo has been a leader in Montreal’s design industry for three generations. With more than 80 years of combined experience, Ramacieri Soligo is the product of a union between two multigenerational family companies, both highly respected in the ceramic tile and fine plumbing fields. Located in Outremont, the company’s showroom has kept a boutique feel despite occupying 14,000 square feet. The space was designed to showcase a large selection of products chosen to meet today’s needs and satisfy clients’ requirements. Ramacieri Soligo also has a commercial division providing specialized services for architects, designers, developers and contractors. Photo credit: Ramacieri Soligo


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Composite Solutions Invi & Fusion blend a unique construction of internal timber and low maintenance external aluminium cladding. With a variety of finishes the timber can be tailor matched to compliment your internal design scheme. High security locking as standard, with extreme weather performance. The fusion window transcends building regulations whilst retaining elegant and aesthetic appeal.

Folding Door The SFTS80 uses sophisticated design to incorporate thermally broken and insulated aluminium profiles. Specially engineered to enable large glass panels to be moved effortlessly across the widest of elevations, maximising your views and bringing the outside in. The innovative system incorporates a unique internal pressure seal that is activated at the turn of the handle, creating a sliding folding door suitable for use in the most exposed and extreme environments, providing a market leading thermal performance.

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EXKLUSiV FLOORS JOIN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE Classic marvel comic book covers and characters adorn high-tech panels to turn flooring into a focal point

German technology ensures top quality

Believing flooring was lacking some punch, EXKLUSiV Floors are excited to introduce the ultimate in

A hard-wearing flooring product made with the latest

superhero super-merchandise: authentic classic

manufacturing technology was a must for EXKLUSiV, so it sought

Marvel prints on high-gloss flooring.

to benefit from Germany’s long heritage in manufacturing quality.

Super-fans and newcomers alike can now

Working closely with a forward-thinking manufacturer, the

have flooring worthy of Asgard, and make

company developed its product with unique technologies built in.

their home come to life with their favourite

The EXKLUSiV Marvel flooring is not just scratch and fade resistant, but

Marvel comics. It’s the perfect way to take a

it’s also high gloss – the designs are sure to pop off the floor.

room to the next level – whether it’s where you store your comics, your gaming or entertainment room, or even a feature in the kids’

Easy to install - no super-strength required

bedroom.

Changing the appearance of your room has never been easier; EXKLUSiV’s Marvel flooring uses an easy-to-install click-fit system. Attention and care

From beige to boomEXKLUSiV Floors was set up with a single vision:

was paid to the edges of the flooring; there’s even rounded edges, giving

to turn flooring into a focal point. With that alternative in mind,

an authentic comic book finish.

EXKLUSiV partnered with Marvel Comics, a company that knows a thing or two about grabbing people’s imaginations. The two have

Stand on the shoulders of your heroes

worked closely together to create designs that will revolutionise the

Says Shiraz Hussain, founder of EXKLUSiV Floors: “After years of

way people see flooring.

experience in the flooring industry, we noticed that floors were all just a bit… plain. Whether it was plain wood, carpet or laminate, it all lacked

A page from the classics

character and design. We saw this as a missed opportunity. After all, the

Designs originate from the early days of Marvel - long before

floor is the biggest space in your home other than walls, so why not make

the Marvel Comics Universe hit the big screen and became a

more of it?”

phenomenon - and feature a number of the most famous characters. With 40 unique panels, each floor really feels one of a kind. There

“It’s our mission to end low-quality boring flooring and bring about a

are authentic panels alongside the covers - collectors may well spot

new high-tech approach and design precedent. With our flooring, you

an iconic issue or two as they walk through their home.

can quite literally stand on the shoulders of your heroes.”

Where to purchase Available now. Discover more at exklusivflooring.com


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JUST ARTIFICIAL Established in 2004, Just Artificial have many years’ experience as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of high quality artificial plants, trees, silk flowers and related accessories, which they offer at competitive prices. Thry have a range of fantastic options which will set your space apart from the rest, allowing you to create an indoor Eden. Their products are highly realistic, durable, and designed with particular care and attention by our master craftsmen, all of whom are experts in their field.

Petunia Hanging Basket

WHAT DO THEY SELL? The range is always growing, supporting current modern trends as well as traditional needs, for indoor and outdoor use, tailored to complement any house, home office, or business. Just Artificial offer a complete product range for both domestic and business solutions including silk flowers, floral arrangements, artificial plants, trees (even palm trees), topiary, exotics, plant and tree displays, hedges, fruit, hanging baskets, ivy garlands and other foliage, synthetic lawn grass and astroturf, planters, pot pourri, organza ribbon, decorative

WHO DO THEY SELL TO? Practically anyone anywhere? Just Artificial handle large, bespoke bulk orders for refurbishments and refits on behalf of specification buyers, procurement management, architects, interior designers, and garden landscapers but also handle small one-off orders from the general public. WHO HAVE THEY SUPPLIED? Major companies in many industries including ITV, BBC, Channels 4 and 5, Mulberry, Innocent Drinks, Monsoon, Bella

butterflies, essential oils, oasis foam, metal wall art, and

Italia, Tescos, Big Brother, The Only Way is Essex, Coronation

Christmas supplies.

Street, Dancing on Ice, Park Resorts, Volkswagen, and more.

There’s no minimum order so you can buy as much or as little

They’ve also sold to house builders, zoos, hotels, restaurants,

as you need.

shopping centres, theme parks, colleges and schools, cruise ships, theatres… the list goes on!

SOURCING AND MANUFACTURING They can usually source what you need even if they don’t

Their procurement managers and corporate buyers can

already list it. If you require a large enough quantity and your

provide offers on bulk orders for trade and help you finance

project timescale and budget fit (4-6 months or so) we can even

your design, and their quotes are no obligation so call them

get products manufactured to your specifications from scratch.

today!

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ARTIFICIAL PLANTS & TREES FOR BUSINESSES At Just Artificial, we work with interior designers, decorators, set dressers, architects and more to set your premises apart from the rest. Our artificial plants, flowers, and trees are highly realistic to look and touch, as well as being durable and attractive.

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PRUDEN SMITH The Arts and Crafts village of Ditchling, nestled in the Sussex Downs 8 miles north of Brighton is full of surprises. At the centre of the village, in the building that once housed the Historic Ditchling Press, are the hidden workshops of Pruden and Smith. Pruden and Smith was founded in 1988 by fineart-trained designer Rebecca Smith, and Anton Pruden, grandson of the silversmith Dunstan Pruden, a member of The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic founded by Eric Gill. Pruden and Smith draw on their wealth of experience, combining the very best of traditional craftsmanship with cutting edge technology to produce unique contemporary

Half of the Pruden and Smith Team from the right: Simon Alexander, workshop manager, Suzy Dunford, design team, Rebecca Smith, Director, Kat Zahran, Gallery Manager, Kate Wilson, Jewellery Maker, Anton Pruden, Director.

designs in gold, silver and platinum. From Fine Jewellery to Church Plate for clients as diverse as Glyndebourne Opera House, Worth Abbey and The British Museum. Their jewellery design utilizes both the traditional jewellery gemstones of diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire, and unusual gemstones, such as tanzanite, labradorite and lapis lazuli. Designer Rebecca Smith travels once a year to India to source, design and cut the unusual gemstones in their collection. Their gallery is full of stunning new designs for sale in silver, gold and platinum featuring diamonds and unique coloured gemstones to inspire you. Discover unique handmade

10 Chalices for Worth Abbey in silver and silver gilt.

jewellery, find the perfect gift, or commission something new. REDESIGN YOUR OLD JEWELLERY Another of their passions is to design using recycled jewellery in a process they call “A Precious Legacy”. If your jewellery box contains items that hold precious memories but are broken, don’t fit, or are not your style, then Pruden and Smith’s unique redesign service, “A Precious Legacy”, is a chance to breathe new life into your collection. Taking inspiration and materials from your treasured mementos to create new designs, means your jewellery can be worn again whilst keeping its legacy alive. The process includes a free preliminary assessment and

Setting a piece of rough cut Lapis Lazuli into an earring.

1-to-1 design consultation. An exciting and cost-effective way to treat yourself to the best in contemporary design.

Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft which showcases the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic. The guild was set up in 1921 by Eric Gill

VISIT DITCHLING

and colleagues on Ditchling Common. Dunstan Pruden, goldsmith

Take a free workshop tour of the Pruden and Smith

and silversmith arrived there in 1932. This legacy inspired Anton

workshops! This unique guided tour is a chance to see British

Pruden and Rebecca Smith to study their craft and to set up

Arts and Crafts heritage live in action. Meet expert designers

Pruden and Smith in the village in 1988.

and craftspeople for a glimpse inside the fascinating world of the goldsmith, where a 200 year old wire drawing bench

The first step towards remodelling your jewellery is to book a

is still used used alongside state-of-the-art laser equipment.

free design consultation and workshop tour with their designer

Combine your visit to the Arts and Crafts Village of Ditchling

Rebecca Smith. Call 01273 846338 or

and your tour of the Pruden and Smith Jewellery and

email info@prudenandsmith.com

Silversmithing workshops with a visit to the award winning

Open 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week, including bank holidays.


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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL NEW STATEMENT SOFAS FROM NATUZZI ITALIA

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Whether it’s deep indigo or rich teal; inky black or stark white, opt for a statement sofa to sew together a sophisticated scheme that will stand the test of time. The brand new Mentore from Natuzzi Italia features generous, pillowed cushions with slim legs in a retro, 70s inspired design. With edge trimming and fine artisan details, this compact model is available in a wide range of fabric and leather upholstery, in 2-seater loveseat and 3-seater sofa options. For a chic choice that can be adapted to suit any space, the modular Balance offers countless customisable configurations in over 200 colours for a unique seating solution, whilst the Iago‘s optional recliner functions make for optimum comfort and style.

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SMART CONTROL, SMART LIVING Smart systems enable you to transform your home into the ultimate retreat where you can

Smart lighting control provides smooth, silent dimming, so you can combine a range of lights

relax and rejuvenate. A smart home enables

to create the perfect ambiance; and reduce wall

you to connect lighting, heating, security, curtains or blinds, music or TV, giving you

clutter, as one switch does all the lights, clearly labelled so even your visitors can use them!’

seamless control over all aspects of your home, so you achieve the perfect balance of comfort, convenience and fun. Smart systems not only allow you to control everything on one app, but they can also be integrated - press one button to adjust lights, close blinds and initiate the TV.

Lighting control combined with automated blinds/curtains can help you to manage the light more effectively. Not only that, with the latest in technology, modern fabrics can diffuse light and prevent glare from washing out a television screen, protect furniture, fine art and

Security systems allow you to create an imaginary line around your home, and if

even wood surfaces, from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

triggered by an intruder, you can have an array of lights coming on in the home. Karen Chugg from Intelligent Abodes comments ‘One of the things I love is smart lighting, as lighting impacts on how a space looks and feels. We, as designers and installers of lighting and lighting control, have long understood the power of light and we know that well-designed lighting allows you to creatively enhance decor, space and features in your home.

Whether it be lighting, heating, blinds, surveillance, audio visual, Intelligent Abodes are an award winning company that can provide a full end to end professional service. For more information contact Karen Chugg on 01392 314710 or email info@intelligentabodes.co.uk


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The aluminium frame is available in 23 powder coated colours. Slings can be in either polyester mesh in 9 single colours plus 4 exclusive two-colour versions, or fabrics from the Ego Paris collections including ALCANTARA, an outdoor fabric with a distinctive modern abstract design. The same specifications apply to the AIR ZAMAC, with the base replaced by a high tensile wire cord for suspending from a suitable beam or tree. www.leisureplan.co.uk

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SYLKA’s award-winning collections continue to be a hit with interior design sector A world-renowned luxury carpet producer, SYLKA, has reported on its ongoing success in the UK and overseas, thanks to its unique collection of carpets and rugs. Already crowned at a top international award earlier this year, the internationally recognised firm is currently working with a number of top designers on projects ranging from luxury residential developments to boutique retail locations and some of the world’s top superyachts. Part of its recent success has been attributed to its bespoke Hand Tufted service, which was launched last year. SYLKA has seen strong growth in this area, receiving a number of commissions for their handcrafted carpets and rugs.

Website: www.sylkacarpets.com | Telephone: +44 (0) 208 314 2477

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Cube – Triple Vase by Cobermaster Concept The Cube is a Triple Vase with a tridimensional grating base. Ideal for home or outdoor decoration, this piece can hold 3 vases with a maximum diameter of 280mm. The tridimensional grating base secures optimum resistence for every ocasion, whether it rains or shines this piece will always mantain its design form and bring the perfect balance to the space it is used on. You can find this piece and our full exclusive and premium design furniture collection in our website or contact us to get you exclusive bespoken and custom design for architecture, interior and outdoor projects.

Website: www.cobermasterconcept.com | Email: customer@cobermasterconcept.com

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JS DECO JS DECO is the business creation of Jacek Sobiś, a qualified expert in wood and furniture manufacturing. Since 1995, Jacek, driven by his passion for the art of making furniture, has steadily been perfecting his craftsmanship and technology.With a solid educational background and many years of hands-on experience behind his belt. Jacek strongly believes in the superiority of bespoke, tailor-made furniture over their mass produced equivalents. While standard pieces limit your choices to what is available on the market, bespoke furniture is built to the perfect fit, reflect the individual style of the owner and match the overall character of the design. Sky (and your budget) is the limit when choosing from the array of materials, appliances and furniture solutions. We are here If you are looking for dedicated furniture supplier.

Website: www.jsdeco.co.uk | Email: j.sobis@jsdeco.co.uk

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The SWITCH & LIGHT Tailor European Trend Setter for Luxury Design FEDE is a manufacturer of luxury switches and sockets and high-end decorative lighting. We only use noble materials in order to provide exquisite creations which can be perfectly integrated with the Best Interior Designs. At FEDE www.fedeswitchandlight.com we regularly launch new collections (MARCO & SOHO), under our new design brand FEDE+ www.fedeplus.com in accordance with the suggestions from our partners and designers. As well as this our teams are at your disposal to work with you to create a unique product which matches your design needs and expectations. Request now your limited-edition catalogue.

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Seamless Surfaces Achieved With Osmo Uk

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With the famous spring clean season amongst us, professional decorator, JGDecorator was contracted to renovate and refresh a composite oak kitchen worktop and shelving area in a family home. Thanks to its hardwearing properties and aesthetically pleasing finish, Osmo UK Polyx®-Oil was the ideal choice to rejuvenate the high traffic surfaces. The kitchen has a classic countryside look to it, so the client requested a natural finish that wouldn’t distract from design of the room. Jonathan Graham, a partner in JGDecorator, recognised that the traditional oil-based finish that Osmo supplies would meet these requirements, while also providing a durable and protective finish that is essential in the kitchen.

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

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The combination of ancient process of lost wax casting with the freedom to drawing 3d modeling led to the creation of this pendant made of yellow bronze. The complex geometry develops a form which is different in every single detail. Here the modernity of design blends with the classicism of matter in a timless shape which can be worn for any occasion. The pendant is made by sintering 3d printing technology: this process allow a very high level of detail and the bronze strength made possible an eternal jewel. I am Giorgia Iachizzi and the Designer of Dioneadesign jewels. My approach to designing started during School of Art. Later, working in a goldsmith's laboratory I learnt the process to create jewels through lost wax casting. I graduated in Industrial Design at "La Sapienza" University in Rome.

Website: www.dioneadesign.com | Telephone: info@dioneadesign.com

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Kährs have introduced a new timeless ‘French Pattern’ hard flooring design to their range of sustainable wood floors. The classic design features a modern twist - an engineered plank format which improves install time and efficiency in comparison to a traditional ‘French Pattern’ floor. Joining Kährs’ design-led European Renaissance collection, a collection of unique and inspiring wooden floors based on the magnificent floor styles of bygone periods, the new design is available in two luxurious tones - a golden brown ‘Castello Rovere’ and rich, smokey ‘Castello Fumo’ as shown. With a modern engineered format, the new designs can be installed more quickly than a traditional French patterned floor. The stunning pattern can also be specified over underfloor heating, due to the environmentally sound and long-lasting multi-layer construction of sustainable oak and poplar within the boards.

Website: www.kahrs.com | Telephone: 023 9245 3045

Complete design freedom with Geberit VariForm Architects and designers looking to create new and different bathroom variations can now take inspiration from the Geberit VariForm range. Singled out for offering ‘complete design freedom’, the collection recently scooped an iF DESIGN AWARD 2018, one of the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. New for 2018, the award-winning range of slimline modular basins offers complete design versatility with four different shapes – circular, rectangular, elliptical and oval – in a choice of under-countertop, countertop and lay-on basin options. A round, semi recessed option is also available with a choice of one or two tap holes. Made from high-quality sanitary ceramic, the washbasins are scratchproof and resistant to cracks, as well as easy to care for. Available in a variety of size options, VariForm is also compatible with Geberit’s existing bathroom collections.

Website: www.geberit.co.uk/variform | Telephone: 01926 516800

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The Art of Design Issue 33 2018  

Each edition features articles by the world’s leading & up and coming designers and showcase’s the very latest trends from a wide range of d...

The Art of Design Issue 33 2018  

Each edition features articles by the world’s leading & up and coming designers and showcase’s the very latest trends from a wide range of d...