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The Art Of





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Luxury Homes

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

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

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Park Street

129 Park Street is the award- winning luxury home of interior designer duo brothers Alexander and Michael Christou at 1.61 London.

Tapestry Building

The project was born with the clear intent of transforming an old warehouse into a singular and exclusive space that could double as a home and a showroom for a jeweler in London.



John Street, London by Rebekah Caudwell

The design brief was to give some youth and energy to a beautiful and well proportioned, but rather serious house.

Kelly Hoppen MBE

This stunning apartment in central London, designed by iconic interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE, immaculately showcases the eclectic and vibrant style of its owners.

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PARK STREET, W1 PRACTICAL LIVING IN MODERN LUXURY 129 Park Street is the award- winning luxury home of interior designer duo brothers Alexander and Michael Christou at 1.61 London. The apartment is set in a former commercial building in highly desirable Mayfair which was transformed into a residential development completed with a gym and swimming pool on site. The designer duo bought the original flat consisting of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and converted it to an upscale open floor living space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms apartment along with a bar area. Using their continual drive for aesthetic perfection, they turned this retro property into a contemporary stylish smart home, winning 4 international design awards along the way. The interior design approach throughout the property is inspired by London and its evolution through time. The vision was based on the traditions of London design as the central focal point but with a modern interpretation through evolving material with flow in colours, space and design with a symmetrical structure. Alex Christou, Director at 1.61 London explains:� We always design every project with careful care and considerations to achieve aesthetic perfection and we wanted our flat to showcase this where every single space in the flat was meticulously designed with the highest finishes created in collaboration with prestigious international brands ranging from Roberto Cavalli(Italy), Lalique(France), Hacker(Germany), Billi(UK) and Sonos(USA) amongst many more.� Head shot image credit: Photographer Andrej Wetzel


With a thoughtfully considered layout the apartment emits class

Different textures were employed to add contrast. In the kitchen,

and sophistication. Every detail has been considered throughout

back lit onyx panels stand opposite to elevational identical doors,

the design for effortless practical living.

finished in mirror, polished plaster and metal. The reception room main elevation of rebated metal bead lines the polished

Symmetrical wall elevations were intricately designed, using only

plastered TV wall and sits centred above a remote-controlled

changes of texture and materials to distinguish each area. To

marble clad ethanol burner.

increase fluidity, elevation framing was limited, where elevations do not border off areas, but run floor to ceiling. Wall elevations

Either side are bookcases with 50mm thick walnut open shelving

in the same finishes run from the ceiling down to the vanity

and triangular chainmail upholstered doors. Natural stone mix

unit tops and doors augmenting the free-flowing feeling in the

with polished plaster, paint against wallpaper, engineered wood

bathrooms. The lighting pops at different layers from floor lights

flooring against metal profiles and carpet inserts. In the kitchen

to LED troffers, refracting effortlessly with reflective mirrors and

a mixture of liquid metal doors, ostrich feather lacquered bass


units and black glass wall units were chosen.



These materials are interchanged and reimplemented throughout

The property is an uber smart home with full Audio-Visual design

to keep continuation but to make each space distinct and

including: integrated motor-controlled blinds, iPad/iPhone-


controlled systems, Sonos and Amazon Alexa voice activation control.

To tie these textures together muted colour tones were chosen, the finishes gradient through the property elegantly with a blend

The entire property is operated through Alexa voice control smart

of taupes back dropped with whites and dark browns for depth.

system which includes controlling light settings, blinds, electronic

No accent colours were used, but rather textures were used to

equipment like TV and music and even changing the channel

distinguish the different areas and provide contrast. The furniture

selection on Sky.

pieces were chosen with care to emulate the wall elevations with their mixture of metal and upholstered taupe sections and dark leg

The smart system is coded to control almost all the commands in

contrasts. The dining table base for example, picks out the same

the flat and is also personalised for each individual’s needs and

mixture of bronze tinted metal and glass from the kitchen.


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Design ? Boldness is in the air ! When it comes to dressing our interiors with originality and daring, we sometimes have to learn to look a little further than the tip of our nose. Exit the traditional furniture, Mojow today shakes the codes of the layout of our spaces Inside & Out, with a good dose of genius that continues to surprise us with the seasons. T he Mojow concept? It cannot be explained. It gets undressed from the first look. Because yes, just a few beats of eyelashes to fall literally under the spell of this line of furniture that is out of the ordinary. Design, innovative, unconventional: Mojow is above all the fruit of the imagination, a bit crazy from its creator. The idea? Reinventing the world of furniture to transpose it into an offbeat, urban, trendy and furiously futuristic spirit, whose consumers search of ingenuity, novelty and love. The least we can say is that the collections scratched by this bubbling laboratory inspiration can seduce its little world with crazy agility. Inside, outside, sitting, lying down ... Mojow adapts to all your desires and all your constraints in term of space. We already feel conquered ...

EVERYONE ITS MOJOW ! Inflatable furniture? You could think of a joke and yet, far from the narrow image that one might have. The stamped collections Mojow bluff us with their style quite astonishing. Indeed, the furniture Mojow were thought in the smallest details. Ultra resistant, customizable, practical and easy to assemble (in just a few minutes thanks to the electric inflator supplied!) and maintain ... It was enough for the concept to fly and stands out brilliantly from others market players. The bonus? Mojow declines its range of PVC (treated anti-UV for the Outdoor) as well for your rooms of life as for your terraces and gardens, for atmospheres simply original and inflated! The sofas are available in several ultra-trendy colors with wraparound armchairs, design coffee tables with super-comfortable pouffes, not to mention the brand new benches that are so eloquent: you’ll be spoiled for choice in styling your spaces. of life, whatever the season!

A JEWEL OF THE GENDER At the latest Maison & Objet Paris exhibition, Mojow has once again made a sensation, by previewing its brand new “WOOD” models: armchairs and sofas YOKO and YOMI, now available with a solid wood frame to reveal even more character. ZIBA benches with a modern and unique design also amazed the audience! One thing is certain, the new Mojow will certainly seduce a cosmopolitan generation, an urban tribe with an assured taste, eager to discover!



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Bellini Two seater Sofa in Bottle Green £389.99 Alhambra Nesting Tables £129.99

Frankfurt Two seater sofa in Navy Blue £799.99 Cassia Side Table £119.99 Champagne wall mirror £239.99.

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Mr Pierre-Yves Rochon is known the world

Signature is made up of five unique

The colour is golden and the crystal has

over for his work as an interior designer in

designs, each numbered and signed ‘Pierre-

been enhanced with highlights of gold leaf.

luxury hotels from the Shangri-La in Paris,

Yves Rochon for Lalique’: The Coutard,

Causeuses is for the bathroom - a bold

Four Seasons in London to the Waldorf

Vibration, Causeuses, Roses and Soudan.

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Astoria in Beverly Hills.

marble. It is coupled with the 2 Perruches A beautiful result of the encounter of many

wall light in crystal and nickel which revives

Lalique, founded by Rene Lalique, one

rare savoir-faire, each piece is a jewel of

a design that has never been previously

of the great creative forces of French

interior design, combining aesthetics and


decorative art in the 19th and 20th


centuries, celebrates 130 years of its history this year. Pierre-Yves Rochon says of the

Adds Pierre-Yves: “Marked by the precision Metal or precious wood sublimate the

and the elegance of metal, the designs give

purity and brilliance of the satin-finished

crystal the freedom to blend in interior


architecture and furniture design in a new

collaboration: “I have always admired René

manner. I’m honoured to further René

Lalique’s creativity and talent. With subtlety

Coutard is based on a classic Lalique motif

and excellence, he managed to perfectly

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comprises a collection of chairs, the backs

of metal.

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PROJECT PALMA Returning clients had fallen in love with the island of Majorca – a personal favourite of mine…

Our brief was to give them a classical beach house look with a contemporary twist, with inspiration from the film “something got to give” with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicolson, another all-time favourite! So with a timeline of 6 months we set about the designs, the kitchen was built in our AH style, smooth clean lines, with enough detail to make it interesting soulful in pale greys and on trend blues, it sat perfectly in the almost ecclesiastic building, as both floors had been removed and only one mezzanine level remained. With such gorgeous proportions, it lent itself to cascading lighting, so I immediately thought of Bocci and commissioned them to make a bespoke piece to fit the almost 12m height, with around 20 ceramic cones they set the scene and gave me the inspiration to bring the design to heel.


Porta Romana was used throughout the villa, as the clients have particularly discerning taste and I was especially delighted to include the artwork by Gill Wilson. Having seen the Moroccan design, I commissioned the rug to be made to size with the classic design in pale grey and cream, it served to change the acoustics and gave the space a more luxurious feel, without losing any of the practicality of a stone floor. Having sourced the driftwood lamps to give it an authentic beach feel, it was anchored with a black shade for the study area and then brought to a lighter feel, by using the cream shade in the living space opposite the bespoke dining table, which was built upon a polished chrome Eames style base and washed with a grey patina and inset chrome band, surrounded by bespoke linen chairs



The master bedroom, was painted with stone linen and soft whites, with hand embodied handmade curtains, once again changing the softness, sound and overall feel of the room... With guests staying on a regular basis, we were asked to include the casita, which was given a complete remodel, to our delight looked and felt every bit as comfortable as the main house – All in all a home made in heaven, well almost. April Hamilton Architectural

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Art comes in all forms, amongst which is

Looming around the corner are lifesize bronze

interiors and some items for exteriors, a trip to

a strong and varied show of art glass by

wolves by Clare Trenchard (b.1956) and a

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair in

eminent names like Daum, Lalique, GallĂŠ,

lifesize Mountain Goat, made from scrap

West Sussex will not disappoint this May.

Monart and others, as well as more practical

metal, by Helen Denerley, best known in

pieces that can nevertheless be attractive and

Scotland for her larger than life scrap metal

Some 60 expert dealers, predominantly

a pleasure to house: from lavish chandeliers

giraffes on Leith Walk in Edinburgh.

members of BADA or LAPADA The Association

to drinking vessels. Functional antique

of Art & Antiques Dealers, are gathering from

furniture celebrates many styles from fine

Tickets to the fair (ÂŁ10 each) are valid for all

around the country for the fifth time for this

pieces to country oak.

three days - Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May 2019.

annual event held in a purpose built marquee

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in the 'Capability' Brown designed grounds of

Other useful items like clocks come in diverse

holder complimentary entry to Petworth

the National Trust's Petworth House.

forms, some elaborately decorated, adding

House, which is full of the country's national

life to a room whether a focal point or not. For

treasures, free parking just outside the

A multitude of differing offerings, from the

your walls, there are fine paintings by bygone

marquee and access to the 700 acre deer

ancient to the contemporary, await the keen

and today's established and emerging artists,

park. The market town of Petworth is just a

eyes of interior designers, collectors and

as well as indoor and outdoor sculpture,

short walk (or the fair's courtesy bus regularly

discerning members of the public, who are

including items for the garden.

sweeps between the marquee and the centre

looking for that special something.

of town), where a further 28 art and antiques Animals depicted in art abound at this year's

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fair including a cold painted bronze Lapin by

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The design brief was to give some youth and energy to a beautiful and well proportioned, but rather serious house. Arriving at the front door of the flat fronted, Georgian faรงade, you have a pre-conception of what will be inside. I wanted to play with these expectations and subvert them totally. As colour is always my starting point, I set off to change the mood with some unexpected exciting colours. I always like to have a unifying colour either subtly or boldly iterated through a house or project, and in this case I used blues. The constant colour use creates a visual link through the property that people respond to, often subconsciously. It makes the home hang together. You enter (the hallway) into quite a grand and classic space, which is made rich and strange by the high impact geometric wallpaper on the left wall in jewel tones. There is also a fuchsia-pink lacquered cabinet ahead of you and a pair of bespoke faux shagreen and velvet armchairs to the left. These items in particular create the mood, and inform the viewer that this will not be a regular taupe townhouse. The drawing room, which only receives direct sunlight for around two hours a day in the afternoon, I wanted to make sunnier with the use of yellow, and I combined it with turquoise, one of my favourite colours. I also brought in some graphic and geometric patterns for additional impact and to give the room a more contemporary feel. That combined with various textures and hard surfaces velvet, wool, wood, lacquer, brass and marble - give the room diversity and lift. I love architectural history and this house has historical detail in abundance, so it is lovely to play these games of combining our own time with the craftsmanship and detail of the past. Website:


Blues are the most calming of colours so it is a great choice for a bedroom where you want people's state to be relaxed. The only thing to guard against is making the room too cold, as blues are cool tones, so warm counterparts should be used. In this huge first floor master bedroom, I added oversized white ceramic lamps with large-scale yellow lampshades. These tie in with the vibrant yellow in the fireplace painting. Yellow and blue are a wonderful colour mix, reminiscent of sky and sun. Yellow warms the blue and provides a burst of energy. It is an infectiously happy colour. Colour psychology says that yellow can make some people edgy or even aggressive. Personally I have never seen this and can scarcely imagine it when it buoys up my mood so instantly, but it is something to be aware of, and should perhaps be used with caution in a nursery! Other than the yellow though this is the most monochrome room in the house. There are soft accent colours too but on the whole the room plays around a relaxing interaction of various layered blues. The master bedroom, like many of my designs is quite pattern heavy. My way with pattern, as in fact with colour, is gut instinct. I don’t follow any specific rules but using different scales of pattern helps. Although the pattern on the wallpaper and rug is different, they both loosely mimic shapes in the ceiling plasterwork, and actually the sculpted silhouette of the headboard is a pretty close match too.


It is also good to use lots of block colour, for example on the bed, sofa and curtains, which has a balancing effect on the pattern. Don’t forget that photographs are deceptive. When you stand in the room, your eye is drawn to the rug, or the wall or ceiling, you would rarely be able take in all three patterns at once. People often think that space needs to be filled, but negative space (if you have enough square footage for it!) can be very luxurious. The blue and cream rug by Martin Lawrence Bullard is so beautiful with its blue singing silk that I wanted to allow it its own floor space, as you would give a painting its own wall space. It has become one of the main focal points of the room. Keeping the rug clear of furniture also makes the bedroom feel even more expansive and spacious. This room also has 11 foot high ceilings and the amazing original plasterwork on the ceiling dates back to the 1750s. The adjoining master bathroom and closet, is as large as the master bedroom so it was a great space to work with. I wanted to keep it very open and airy. One thing to remember with a bathroom is that just because it is a functional space does not mean it has to be devoid of character. Here a shabby chic Georgian chair gives this room an instant sense of comfort. Good lighting is crucial too, so always make sure you have well lit mirrors, preferably lit from both left and right, and sufficient ceiling lighting.


Go for a chandelier to give the room some glam!

I am a huge fan of wallpaper, and love it wall to wall but I still find using it for a feature wall really effective. It is also a much cheaper way

I also always like to include fabric or a wallpaper as it warms the whole

of using it if you are budget conscious. It will usually require that you

room up and gives texture, but you have to be sure your ventilation is

balance out the other walls in some way.

good for this; although there are some great water resistant examples of each now available.

But generally a strong piece of art, some fabric at the window, or a brightly painted door can do this work for you.

Or use an outdoor rug as an oversized bath mat. Outdoor rugs can be brilliantly affordable and come in some great geometric designs and

In both rooms I had the identical teal lacquered bookcases made.

colours. These ideas can all transform your bathroom into something

Partly because I think they look brilliant, but it also goes back to this

with real warmth and personality. This is key given we often spend the

idea of creating iterations and cross-references throughout the house.

first 20 minutes of every day in our bathroom so it is important that you enjoy being in there and that it lifts your spirits to set you off on

Both wallpapers are Cole & Son, who have an incredible collection

your day happy.

with many thousands in archives, but have produced some brilliant contemporary papers too.

Two further guest bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms are on the next floor up. These are slightly bolder and more vibrant than the Master

The bright pink cowslip is feminine but the black background grounds

suite as they are for more occasional use. In both I used a feature

it back down. I generally prefer to create gender balanced rooms.



Though my design probably usually weighs towards the feminine, I

accessories mean something. There is a prevalence of bulk-buying

prefer not to be overtly so and keep a strong nod to the masculine too.

pieces just to fill space. For me I want the things I surround myself

This does not mean that everything is bland. It means you can take the

(or my clients) with to carry a story and hold a memory. So wherever

extremely floral fabric and offset it with some strong stripes. You create

I journey, far and wide, I pick something up that I fall in love with.

the tension, the 'opposites attract effect' which makes interior design

Something that makes me smile, or is cool and unusual, representative

more exciting. In the other bedroom the hexagon wallpaper feels

of where I have been, or simply beautiful. It can be a few pounds

both contemporary and timeless, and the gold provides some classic

worth (or much more!) as long as it is something that makes you feel

glamour behind the oversized sleigh bed.

connected to yourself, your history and your home.

On the lower ground floor there is a large open-plan kitchen, dining

The dining chairs were both finds at Talisman. They could not be

and lounge. This room has three quite distinct areas, with its kitchen

less alike; the short turquoise leather chairs on architectural Milo

zoned off by the islands, the dining area with its central fireplace and

Baughman chrome frames; and the taller loping shapes of the brass

bookcases either side, and the lounge with its enormous corner sofa

framed, button backed chairs with pale silvered fabric.

which dictates that space. Strictly speaking they perhaps should not work together but it is that The aqua blue lacquered shelves either side of the fireplace house

unexpected combination that I love. They are like an odd couple; a

some of my collectables which I buy on my travels. One of the most

tall glamorous woman, with a short precise man. But they are happy

important things for me when accessorising the home is that the



The living area is dictated by the oversized sofa. For me, over aesthetics

And being able to see that amazing green in the depths of a long,

(though of course I can never actually leave the aesthetics behind) the

grey winter is like a promise of better things to come. The colourful

sofa should be comfortable.

contemporary garden chairs and tables add to the somewhat Alice in Wonderland feel of this space.

Extra deep, plush, sink-into comfort. It should encourage curling up with a book, long chats with friends over a bottle of wine, and back to

Everything, including the heightened colour, is a little larger than life.

back sittings of Game of Thrones! The more architectural 60s chair in

This garden is not at all serious. It is joyful, and has a feel of childhood

mustard velvet (a local find), brings in more style, combined with the

for the adult about it.

hague blue of the geometric carpet. Those blues and yellows again... The most important thing for me about interior (or exterior) design is A small patio leads to spiral stairs to the garden, which you can also

that it makes people happy, that it brings a smile. Your home should

reach directly through the drawing room above. Here, the verdant,

be a haven, somewhere you enjoy returning to, and a place that makes

vibrant lawn is actually artificial grass. The sun doesn’t quite reach all

you feel great just by virtue of walking through the door. The end

corners of the garden as it is overshadowed by nearby buildings (a

result of this project was just what I wanted. A rather patrician façade

common city complaint) so the grass is a fun and practical solution.

concealing an unexpected bright jewel. photography: Alex James

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Having worked on all phases of delivery,

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IMPRESSIVE FAÇADE DESIGN MADE POSSIBLE BY REYNAERS Reynaers, the leading supplier of sustainable

One of the main priorities when designing

of Reynaers glazed curtain wall installed,

aluminium glass and glazing systems, has

the building was to maximise daylight and

featuring both deep vertical caps and curtain

showcased the versatility of its unique range

access to the panoramic views. The form and

walling without caps. Moreover, the building

of products once again. Specified as part

concept of Now Bomonti presented a unique

required the installation of 76 custom-

of the Now Bomonti project in Istanbul,

challenge to achieving that goal, which

designed lift & slide sliding doors as well as

the exterior of the building is nearly entirely

was addressed by using Reynaers’ curtain

900 m2 of glazed balustrades.

made of glazing, an impressive feature made

walling range. The building was encased in

possible by Reynaers Aluminium curtain wall

an expansive glazing system and custom

Now Bomonti stands out from the other


fritted panels were fitted to complement the

developments taking place in the Bomonti


neighbourhood, located the in the Şişli region

The 30-floor building comprises of a mix of

of Istanbul in Turkey. The area has a rich

office and residential space, designed by

The façade was made possible by a range

history and is named after the 20th century

leading Turkish architecture office Tabanlıoğlu

of Reynaers solutions, including the CW

Ottoman beer production workshop which

Architects as part of the regeneration of the

60 curtain wall for top-of-the-line thermal

was set up by Swiss brothers Walter and

Bomonti neighbourhood. Each section of the

performance, the CP 155-LS sliding system to

Adolf Bomonti. The neighbourhood is now

building was created with a specific purpose

guarantee maximum glass area and comfort,

undergoing significant regeneration work

in mind and the finished architecture features

the Hi-Finity sliding system that seamlessly

to keep up with the modern

similar components stacked on top of each

extends the building’s interior to the outside,

direction Istanbul has set for

other. While the lower floors were designed

as well as the CS 77 door to meet the highest


as office space and include a higher ceiling

standards of thermal insulation, stability and

to fit within the surrounding topography, the


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Working together with local fabricator Aksoy

or email:,

of the city.

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The project was born with the clear intent of transforming an old

The apartment includes two master suites and a great open loft-like

warehouse into a singular and exclusive space that could double as a

space that could double as a showroom and living room, and that

home and a showroom for a jeweler in London.

could also be shared with the kitchen and dinning areas.

Given the bespoke and sophisticated nature of the commission, LUV

Both, lighting and scale are the main features that define the project,

Architecture and Design, lead by Christian Sintes, Architect and Interior

exposed wooden beams and steel cast columns are the main

designer, have been in charge of the whole process.

contributors of character and inheritance of the past which are nowadays impossible to achieve in contemporary constructions.



The project intends to respect and maintain the integrity and the industrial past that has defined the character of this grade II-listed century former warehouse originally built for the East India Company for more than 200 years. The interior spaces have been mainly decorated respecting the existing materials. LUV created a unique hand-made floor through tinted Austrian oak parquet. The bespoke process took around 6 months to fine tune the intensity of hand brush, tone, grain and cut. The wooden floors appear in contrast with white exposed block walls, and white exposed beamed ceilings. All furniture and fabrics have been personalized and made-to-measure for the client. The selected brands and decoration products have been thoughtfully chosen to achieve a sophisticated and exclusive environment, enhancing the lifestyle of the client.


Italian emperor marbles and walnut wooden veneers have been used for bathrooms and kitchen. Gloss wooden lacquers and back lacquered glass finishes have been used to cover the main features, providing subtle reflections and glares that are common in all jewels. The design was complemented with a high level of security, audio-video package, home automation systems, heated floors and smart lighting. Images Supplied By:- HD-PRO



KI EXPANDS LOUNGE & GUEST SEATING RANGE KI has introduced Farringdon and Fleet as

These latest products join our portfolio to

part of their new soft seating collections for

help organisations create modern, versatile

breakout, lounge, reception and meeting

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seating. Farringdon’s gentle folded form features a subtle, integrated lumbar support,

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lounges, restaurants and living rooms, these

profile. Available in a standard chair and 1 ½

seating collections will add a softer, homely

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aesthetic to office environments. Elegant and sophisticated, each of these new collections also includes complementary side tables.

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Constructed with a steel framework, entirely

with limitless options. The subtle curves

moulded in cold-cure polyurethane, these

and simple form of the Fleet chair can be

lounge and guest chairs are upholstered in

specified on numerous bases including solid

the UK, and come with a 5 year warranty.

beech, swivel, task and sled.

David Venables, KI’s Sales Director -

The seat shell can be upholstered in either

Workplace, comments: “KI’s very first

a single fabric, or a contrasting inner and

product in the 1940s was a folding chair.

outer material. The inner fabric can be further

Over the decades we have firmly established

enhanced with optional cross stitching.

a reputation as a global leader in seating with numerous task, lounge and guest chair collections.


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WE BRING over 30 years of combined manufacturing and furniture design experience along with thousands of fabric selections that have a high Martindale factor. Our finishes are tough polyurethane coatings that are geared towards long lasting use.

TrinityTree Design was founded by Ana Basic – Interior Designer with many years of successful completed projects in Europe and the Middle East including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our central interior design office located in Zagreb, Croatia is a melting pot of colour, textures and feeling. Together with manufacturing partner Lorenzo Giovanni Rugo— an unlikely team was created to transform intuition and ideas into reality. From classic to contemporary design and from western to middle eastern tradition, TrinityTree Design has created a fusion of cultures, understanding and regional elements in their contract furnishings. With over a two hundred wooden and soft seating models, tables and case goods, TrinityTree Design has the right furniture elements to bring your project to life. Manufacturing begins from sustainable wood resources, eco-friendly fabrics, foam and finishes.

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When a brand new 22nd floor bankside penthouse was introduced to Hill House Interiors as a blank canvas, they felt duty bound to deliver a scheme as stunning as the 360 degree views enjoyed from this exceptional 4 bedroom duplex home.


Relishing the challenge, the talented multi-award winning team took

Stepping out from the glass-walled lift directly into the apartment

a detailed brief from the clients and created interiors worthy of this

entrance hall, their fondness for the eclectic is immediately apparent

iconic landmark building, famous for its dramatic glass pitched roofs.

– giant full height mirrors to the right reflect the deep padded scarlet leather panels on the opposite wall.

The clients, a professional couple with global business interests, gave Hill House a detailed brief, confidently underlining their love of strong

Incongruously, porcelain hands peep out from the padding, which as

colour, particularly red, their passion for the exotic wild tiger, and their

well as creating the requested surprise element, also have a practical

need of a few quirky surprises to entertain guests as they explore the

use, and the entire area is sparklingly lit by a dozen suspended

main reception areas of their fabulous new London home.

Swarovski crystal pendant lights.


Helen Bygraves, co-founder of Hill House Interiors, explains; “The

areas started with the placement of a large Hill House designed

couple saw something similar in an interiors magazine and loved

ebony lacquered full height cabinet, which separated two distinctly

it, so we set about creating a version especially suited to the hall’s

different zones. One side houses a Planicka gel fireplace and

proportions. The hands are actually coat pegs for the use of visiting

overhead, a built-in wide screen TV.

guests!� Relaxed viewing of both screen and flickering flames is enjoyed from In the vast open plan double height living room, more drama awaits;

a tailored L-shaped ivory sofa, bordering a boldly-coloured splash-

stretching across two walls are hand carved metal panels featuring a

patterned rug.

vibrant jungle scene, complete with prowling tigers. A circular lighting installation with Olympian overtones throws a soft Soaring to the ceiling of the upper internal gallery, the framed and lit

overhead glow on this scene stealing room setting.

bronze artwork creates the ultimate show stopping backdrop to this

The reverse side of the cabinet incorporates some essential

impressive living space.

entertainment features and also provides dramatic focal points.

Dividing this wonderfully gargantuan room into comfortable sitting

In prime position is the cocktail bar, where a sleek, cosmic black


granite counter tops a back lit dragon-stone panel. Standing by, a pair

wood, the open fissures inlaid with a contemporary pewter toned resin

of luxe and supremely comfortable bar stools, from Hill House’s own

with transparent glass inlay, and accompanied by twelve upholstered

collection, await guests wishing to sip their aperitifs whilst enjoying

red velvet dining chairs. The tableau is completed with a unique

unparalleled views of the London skyline. Above the bar is a second

Sharon Marston contemporary coral and silver chandelier.

wide screen TV , bordered by spotlit alcove shelving – the perfect home for rare malts or post dinner ‘digestifs’. A temperature controlled

Jenny Weiss, co-founder of Hill House Interiors, comments; “The

humidor for the Havanas and two wine chillers are deftly tucked out of

chandelier was custom made, each strand measured to a specific

view beneath the bar.

length to line up with the ascending height of the overhead lofty glass ceiling. Each strand was hung separately to ensure a sleek and

Facing the bar in prime position under the soaring glass pitched roof

perfectly level finish above the table.”

is a magnificent red lacquered baby grand piano, hand finished by the highly respected family-owned Edelweiss company. An adjacent

Leading off through wide glass doors from either side of this

lounging space with an alabaster low seated, curved edge sofa

spectacular living space are two substantial triangular roof terraces,

and pair of deeply buttoned cylindrical armchairs sit atop another

lined with elegant opaque white planter. These softly light up as dusk

showstopping rug, featuring the clients’ favourite big cat, the tiger,

falls, throwing a gentle glow on the built-in barbeque and elegant

securely inset and surrounded by handsome oak wood flooring.

Italian white lacquered penthouse furniture, cushioned in the clients’

Fine dining is definitely on the clients’ menu in this property, with their

favoured flame hues.

super-sized one off table, crafted out of a rare piece of recycled sugar



Moving away from its traditional designs,

Founded in 1929, Armac Martin is a family-run

Armac Martin, has launched a new industrial

the new Armac Martin MIX collection offers a

business, which has become a household

collection to mark its 90th year in business.

bold alternative, ideal for contemporary and

name in luxury cabinet hardware.

modern interiors. To be launched on 4th March 2019, the MIX

Exporting all across the world, the innovative

is a bold, contemporary range of hardware

Commercial Director, Richard McGrail

firm has experienced significant growth over

designed and manufactured by Armac Martin,

explained: “To mark our 90th year in business,

the past five years, and now offers over 40

but in an innovative twist, the product is

we wanted to design and manufacture a

different collections, available in 21 expert

“mixed” by the consumer.

product range with a twist. The MIX is an


exciting, bold and innovative collection With its engaging strapline, ‘Made by us,

that would particularly compliment the

The new MIX collection successfully marks

mixed by you’, consumers can MIX their own

contemporary and industrial look. The

the firm’s 90th year in Business, with exciting

version of the collection, choosing between

collection still boasts the same quality that

plans in place to expand into other product

plain, diamond knurled or straight machined

is aligned with the Armac Martin brand,

ranges for the kitchen and bathroom sectors

versions of the knob and finials, with either a

but offers a new, vibrant and potentially

later in 2019.

Matt Black, Satin Nickel or Satin Brass finish

unexpected design that we are confident

mixed between the knob, finials and the

many of our customers will love.”


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

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

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

For more information about Touch Ironmongery or to arrange a showroom visit please call 0207 351 2255 or alternatively visit


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Apartment in a modern style with industrial details for a young

The interior is made by using a dark color palette and variety of


materials, with different structures, surfaces such as brick, natural African black stone, onyx, leather, copper, wood etc. Entering the

The main decision was to make a studio apartment with one bedroom

apartment the first thing that we notice is the wall made of black

and two bathrooms. We have separated the space by using the glass

structural stone from the one side and plane glance black surface with

partition, to line up the boundaries between premises, but at the same

gold dĂŠcor elements on it from the other. The living room is combined

time to achieve open and floating space.

with a kitchen, a dining area, and a working space. In order to balance

Glass structure is made by using the technology of “smart glass� system, it can become matte to achieve more intimacy of the room.

the dark tones, a large bright "spot" was added, a panel of white onyx with backlights framed by copper edging. The panel works at night and creates a cozy atmosphere-it is the focal point of our interior, it is viewed from all the main premises of the apartment.










Unusual solutions for the bedroom was the organization of a

One of the main challenges was to create the full wardrobe area in

freestanding bathtub. Its located there due to the desire of the

a small space. We decided to make it movable. So we have the cool

customer, the main point is to have the opportunity, while taking a

wardrobe that moves from one click of a button and opens other

bath to enjoy the city views from the panoramic windows.

that stands near the wall. Bathroom made in the overall style of the apartment. Dark colors are combined with light. A lot of copper

If you want to create a feeling of intimacy of this space, the only thing

details is used, even water taps. Black sanitary ware and of course

you need is just to press the button and the partition that separates

the main color spot is blue shelving for towels with built-in led lights.

the space becomes absolutely matte, nothing is visible through it.

The guest bathroom is solved completely in black color, to visually extend the space.


SKYESKYNS Established in 1983, Skyeskyns is the sole

discovering the tannery and the old age-old

The product range includes single sheepskins

remaining commercial woolskin tannery in

craft it helps preserve every year.

in a variety of natural colours, natural shaped


rugs made up of several fleeces (from two Lambskins have always been a by-product of

to eight), sheepskin bean bags, pouffes and

Created and developed by Clive and Lydia

farming in Britain, where we have the highest

cushions, some incorporating Skye-produced

Hartwell the venture was a dream nurtured

standards of animal welfare. Skyeskyns

tweed, as well as cow and reindeer hides.

for twenty years, ever since Clive first set eyes

work closely with their suppliers to ensure

Sumptuous mosaic sheepskin rugs, exclusive

on the beautiful coastal village of Waternish.

that all their lambskins are ethically sourced

to Skyeskyns, are available in a range of sizes

The croft Clive and Lydia made their home is

and carefully selected to produce the most

and colour variations, adding luxury, texture

still the heart of the business, with the tannery

beautiful and durable fleeces, rugs and

and comfort to any setting.

and a large showroom onsite.


Today, the second generation of the Hartwell

Passionate about working with British

with interior designers and architects and,

family is helping to steer the business through

farmers and manufacturers, all but a very few

together with their in-house tanners and

the 21st Century, producing and stocking

products in their range are made in the UK.

seamstresses, are happy to discuss any

the highest quality, hand-crafted sheepskins,

Skyeskyns received a regional Rural Business

bespoke requirements for tailor-made

leather and woollen goods. Skyeskyns has

Award for manufacturing in recognition of


become an immensely popular 5-star visitor

their production ethos.

The Skyeskyns team have experience working

attraction on Skye, with thousands of visitors


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This stunning apartment in central London, designed by iconic interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE, immaculately showcases the eclectic and vibrant style of its owners. The genius of its design lies in its complete transformation; with her expert vision, the once empty space was constructed by Kelly into an exceptional apartment befitting of the client. The double height space allows for the whole design to breathe and captures every moment of the natural daylight. Luxurious, oak herringbone flooring by Hakwood guides you through the space and to emphasise the height, Kelly’s trademark signature runners were installed on the walls in contrasting Italian stones, juxtaposed against a specialist plaster finish, to enhance and showcase the sheer volume of the living areas.



“Capturing the natural light within this design was key and using bespoke glass panelled metal doors and openings where possible allowed me to create a more open and inviting space.� -

Kelly Hoppen MBE


"The use of a neutral fabric palette of velvets and Swedish linens allows for those one-off moments of a pop of colour, that show the enthusiasm and character of the client." –

Kelly Hoppen MBE


"This is a modern and timeless apartment with all the home comforts a home should have but with that spark of intrigue and excitement that I am proud to have designed.� -

Kelly Hoppen MBE


When designing the property, Kelly took inspiration from the client’s

the ideal foundation for contrasting accents of colour and texture

vast private art and furniture collection, which includes an eye-

provided by accessories, furniture, and art.

catching Tracey Emin neon sign, using this mixture of key pieces within a dramatic, modern and timeless design to create a truly unique space

The clever use of bespoke lacquer pivot screens in the living area

that both complements and amplifies these one-of-a-kind items.

allows division of the space, affording privacy and creating zones when needed, whilst keeping the flow of the open plan design. The

The core principles of Kelly’s iconic East meets West philosophy,

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Cast Iron had gained a reputation for being

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Winter Lights Festival, luxury design

at lighting within the home, you need

studio Goddard Littlefair has been invited

to consider the activities that take place

to reveal 2019's top lighting trends. The

within each space and ensure there is

Winter Lights programme, which sees

adequate brightness for them. Where

over 200,000 visitors each year, transforms

there is plenty of space for each activity,

dark January evenings into a spectacle of

this is relatively straightforward but,

light, colour and movement. The festival

when space is at a premium, the ability to

comprises 21 installations from artists

have multi-functional spaces with flexible

from around the world and is one of many

lighting is essential.

free events hosted on the Canary Wharf Estate each year.

What's going up in 2019...

Leading London design studio Goddard

Warm Lighting

Littlefair is the mastermind behind the lighting and interiors for Canary Wharf's landmark development, One Park Drive. Positioned at the head of the dock within a new residential district, Wood Wharf, the development has been thoughtfully designed to be the very best in city and waterside living.

Natural or warm light is far more flattering

There is a science behind finding that

than the cold and intrusive blue-based

right balance of warmth and we often

lighting we see so much of nowadays,

work with technical lighting designers

especially in kitchens. There is a place

to establish exactly the right level of

for that kind of lighting, but more in the

luminosity for a space.

commercial world. It doesn't tend to create the intimacy you need for creating a real home. Take inspiration from the

Jo Littlefair, Director & Co-Founder of

Scandinavian way of living instead, where,

Goddard Littlefair comments;

for example, you'll see candles burning all day. That glowing light harks back

“Lighting in the home is all about

to our earliest roots, when we cooked

balancing shadow and light. Dark spaces

on open fires and gathered together for

are just as important as light ones and you

warmth. We still subconsciously associate

can play on this easily to create different

warm light with a sense of belonging and

moods, define spaces and emphasise

community. It really allows us to let go of

certain architectural elements.

our boundaries and relax.

We design projects to captivate our

On the spectrum from ultraviolet to

audience, whether that's a residential

infrared, blue light is produced at the start

purchaser, a hospitality client, a spa-goer

of the day, energising us and suppressing

or a hotel guest. We want to invite them

melatonin, the hormone that makes us

in and put them at ease and lighting is a

sleep. Natural warm light occurs at the

fantastic tool to help us achieve that.

end of the day, which brings out the melatonin and makes us sleepier.

Hidden Light Lighting has become much more subliminal and we have actively moved away from stark downlighting. We always use ambient sideways light, rather than anything from the ceiling. It is much more natural, flattering, warmer and cosier. For many, lighting within the home is an afterthought, but, if you consider it as another element of the architecture, you can cleverly build it into the overall design. Indirect or hidden lighting works best when you can't see the source and yet it's able to add another dimension.



What's going down in 2019...

for example in the bathroom, which is

Materiality is a reaction to the ubiquity of

Industrial Lighting

quite a hard space to dress. We used soft

technology and the fact that the images

halo lighting around the mirrors and

we see via technology are 2D and flat.

We have used a lot of indirect lighting in the apartments at One Park Drive,

backlighting behind the trims that blend seamlessly around the framework. By hiding the lighting in this way, we are directing the light onto the walls, so that it reflects back into the space, rather than beaming it down directly onto your face. Architectural lighting, which means lighting fixed to the interior surfaces such as ceilings or walls, can be used to set the overall scene. Track lighting set at around 2,000 Kelvins, for example, means you can incorporate a number of multi-directional lights that are still soft and atmospheric in order to highlight certain sections of a room or artworks, for example, as used at One Park Drive.

The industrial light bulb is something we have seen way too much of. Even though

To counter this, we use a combination of

they have developed energy efficient LED

decorative and architectural lighting to

versions, people are moving away from

paint a canvas with our interiors, helping

the raw industrial look and refining it a lot

to not only light up a space, but highlight

more. Consider elements of marble and

different textures, pieces of artwork

real brass instead for light fittings.

and fabrics to create a layered and 3D environment.

Coloured Lighting

There are always design challenges in any

When we first got access to coloured

project and coming up with a different

lighting, people went a bit crazy with

language every time is a big part of that.

it. Every kitchen unit and worktop was

The ribbed panelling used on the exterior

lit, so our homes started to resemble

of One Park Drive was a really interesting

giant spaceships. Coloured lighting

element for us to play on, for example. We

works particularly well for signage and

honed in on this inside, creating timber

wayfinding on commercial projects or as

panels and using lighting to really show

a standalone art installation for example,

off those textures.

but, on the whole, it has very little place in the home. Sometimes less really is more!


Down-lighting We have definitely seen the end of down-lighting, it is unflattering and can over-flood a room. Sideways and hidden

apartments feature interior design by Bowler James Brindley, whilst Cluster and Bay apartments have been designed by Goddard Littlefair.

lighting are far more flattering and methods such as track

Offering the best in city and riverside living, the apartments

lighting, although on the ceiling, give us greater flexibility over

will all enjoy stunning views of the surrounding docklands and

the direction of light.

wider London, as well as private balconies, 24-hour hotel style

There is a time and a place for downlighting, for example in utility spaces, but on the whole we avoid it in residential spaces. One Park Drive is the signature development at Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf's new residential district. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive will house 483 apartments split into three typologies; Loft, Cluster and Bay. Loft

concierge services and dedicated residents' amenities. Apartments at One Park Drive start from ÂŁ825,000. For more information regarding Wood Wharf and the residential offerings at Canary Wharf, contact Canary Wharf Group on 020 7001 3800, email or visit


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Control the Light Don’t neglect your external spaces Karen Chugg from Intelligent Abodes comments ‘I find that I achieve so much more during Spring and Summer months and I know the reason is light - it makes me feel energised and up-beat. I think that

Lighting is not only restricted to the internal space, perhaps you can integrate outdoor lighting and water features, so that you can make the most of

lighting is an essential ingredient for a positive mood and this is supported by research.

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This can be met by creating circadian rhythm or human centric lighting. Ian has developed a product where the colour temperature control can be varied and dimmed in a range of colour temperatures which reproduce those of sunlight seen at various times of the day. Additionally by the use of digital clock sometime referred to as atomic clock the colour temperatures will change and mimic the day long behaviour of our sun from sunrise to sunset. Currently Ian achieves this by using downlights but is committed to building various luminaire types embodying the same control and outputs such that something like a task light would perform the same function and thus greatly improve the natural rhythm of light we need for health and wellbeing. Research is showing that there are many benefits to be derived and use of lighting with circadian rhythm in hospitals for healing benefits will be welcome.

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VINTAGE-INSPIRED FLOOR TILES Vintage — a word that’s usually associated with quality, antique furniture — is inspiring a unique style that adds character to any home. Radiating effortless, laid-back style, vintage can be seen in many home furnishings, including rustic filament lamps, French-inspired bathroom units and velvet living room sofas. But perhaps the biggest vintage statement of all, is retro bathroom flooring. Taking inspiration from Europe, this classic look is best achieved with ceramic tiles. Think intricately-patterned buildings in Portugal, authentically-cracked pavements in France and beautifully-grand cathedrals in Italy — the kind that leave you in awe and, like a fine wine, get better with age.

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at a showroom with a bold tile in mind, others will surprise themselves when they go for something more impactful.

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But with so many options and patterns available, there’s a beautiful

space without them.

vintage floor tile option for almost every bathroom. In a high-traffic area — such as a family bathroom or ensuite — it’s important that customers choose a durable flooring which will last, and look great, for years to come.

Specifiers can inspire clients to choose these different styles by inviting them to visit an Easy Bathrooms showroom.


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CREATE BESPOKE SLABS ON DEMAND WITH SOLUS Leading tile supplier, Solus is now offering designers the opportunity to invent their own ceramic artwork by using the latest technological advancements. For those looking for unique and intricate tiles that are not available from distributors, bespoke slabs can provide the creative freedom to invent almost any imaginable design. Designers have the flexibility to provide a totally original design, whether it is a simple pattern or a complex graphic print. This design is then brought to life in the production process. Production can range from a single piece to a full run of thousands of tiles. Tiles are printed with a high quality, hardwearing finish that is suitable for both commercial and residential wall installations. Due to the bespoke production technique, most orders will take eight weeks to arrive from conception to completion. The tiles can then be further customised with bespoke cuttings. Architects and designers can choose from a huge range of existing designs, including beautiful gradients, lush botanical motifs, modern tartan prints and abstract terrazzo artwork and customise them using any combination of colours from a palette of trendy muted shades. For more information, call Solus on 0121 753 0777, email or visit




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LANDMARK NEO-PALLADIAN HALL ONCE THOUGHT ‘NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE’ TRANSFORMED INTO ST ALBANS MUSEUM + GALLERY - A VIBRANT CULTURAL HUB Built in 1830 and designed by George Smith, the Grade II* Listed St Albans former Town Hall is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. The elegant venue has been recently extended and repurposed to designs by John Mc Aslan and Partners as a world-class centre for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities. As part of the refurbishment Selectaglaze, a specialist designer of Secondary Glazing systems that has operated in St Albans for over 40 years, was approached by the consultants to consider ways of improving environmental controls. Very large tripartite single glazed windows in the impressive 1st floor Assembly Room offered extremely poor thermal insulation. Other windows required significantly improved security to meet Arts Council guidelines for inclusion in the Government Indemnity Insurance scheme.

Working closely with contractor Willmott Dixon Construction a sample window was first produced for the Assembly Room. This was a special 3-part vertical sliding unit measuring 4.3m (h) x 1.7m (w) designed to be as sympathetic as possible to the original window design. The new St Albans Museum + Gallery is free to visit and showcases over 2000 years of heritage with permanent displays telling the story of St Albans from the pre-Roman era through to modern times and will also host changing exhibitions and events. This project, financed in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has transformed an underused building which had fallen into disrepair and repurposed it into a vibrant cultural centre for the City. Contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271/ e mail: or visit:



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Valverdi Designed to blur the line between indoor and outdoor living, Valverdi Indoor-Out is a range of coordinating porcelain tiles. Each 10mm thick internal tile has a corresponding slip resistant 20mm thick tile to enhance the flow from indoors to outside. Established in 2013, Valverdi tiles are ideally suited for use with bi-fold, sliding or French doors to connect kitchens or living rooms to patios and terraces and maximise entertaining space. From traditional to contemporary styles, Valverdi tiles are available in a range of stylish finishes including wood, stone and cement effect. The tiles will continue to look fantastic for many years thanks to their hard-wearing, frost proof and colourfast vitrified material.

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Osmo Excels At Oxford When Brasenose College extended its student library into the old cloisters and required a hardwearing wood finish for the tops of the new desks, they turned to Osmo UK to provide a product that would protect and preserve the wooden surfaces. Situated in the heart of Oxford, Brasenose College overlooks Radcliffe Square and is a short walk from University departments and libraries, as well as shops, pubs, cafes and markets. The Brasenose Library is central to the college and holds more than 60,000 books and periodicals. With a steady stream of students using these facilities every day, the new desk tops have to be hard wearing in order not to deteriorate and become damaged over time.

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Steel windows and doorsets complete four-storey tannery conversion Steel Window Association (SWA) member, West Leigh, has won the gratitude and admiration of a client local to its south London premises, for the quality of the firm’s W20 window and door package which completed the renovation and re-configuration of an old Victorian tannery building. Dating from 1850, Number 3 Tanner Street in Bermondsey was purchased by Sanjay Sharma ten years ago with the intention of turning it into a permanent home for himself and his family. Despite the property having undergone a 1980s refurbishment which concealed many of the property’s original features, Sanjay and his architect could see the potential for opening up and extending the building while restoring its character.

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Fun Furniture Collection Fun Furniture Collection by The Art of Seeing combines a passion for motor vehicles with the love of furniture design, resulting in a unique collection of bespoke, hand-made vehicle based furniture for children. Our furniture is an eclectic range from Camper Van Bunk Beds to Petrol Pump Storage Units. Exclusively designed and hand-made in the UK. Fun items of furniture allow children to be children and good build quality allows the furniture to be passed down to future generations of children to do the same thing. We hope you enjoy our design values and of course our furniture.

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Casa Colori Interior Design Being Italian I had the fortune to live in an open air museum and that is why art is the focal point of my design. The products available via my online store ranging from soft-furnishing to wallpaper have an artistic flair so to create your own art gallery or to make your own house look more sophisticated. Many of them and are made of natural material like linen, alpaca wool, bamboo, cotton and so on. The porcelain and terracotta objects available on the store are also handmade. Visit my home accessories store at @casacoloristore on Instagram to see our wide range of choice.

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UKPLASTER: BESPOKE CORNICE One of the best kept secrets! where do Architects source their Ornamental Plaster Cornice requirements from for their Projects, look no further, we supply and delivery all the UK with our Professional range of over 200 styles, we are not one for normally name dropping but, if its fit for the Queen at Sandringham then…. It’s been a Family Business Since 1866, our products are each made the same traditional way as they always have been, our interactive online services are now the main area for Ordering, downloading brochures or uploading images for your bespoke reproduction requirements. 167-169 Chorley New Road Horwich BL6 5QE

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Hamilton Weston Hamilton Weston’s unique archive includes an original and beautiful selection of large medium and small wallpaper designs dating from c.1690 through to the mid 20th century. Each design is meticulously re-drawn and brought to life again from the original faded document, then hand or digitally printed using either the vintage or a more contemporary colour palette. Clients’ bespoke designs and colourings are our speciality. Contact: Hamilton Weston Wallpapers Ltd. T. +44 (0) 20 8940 4850 m. 07973 429568

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Kahrs Flooring This year, Kährs have launched two ultra matt wood flooring collections, Lux and Lumen. Recently winning Gold for ‘Best Flooring’ at the 2017 House Beautiful Awards, Kährs’ Lux collection includes nine one-strip plank format designs in an array of colours, which are mirrored in Lumen’s three and two-strip designs. The new surface treatment applied to the designs is non reflective; enhancing the colour and beauty of real wood, whilst giving a silky, yet strong shield against wear and tear. Lux and Lumen have been developed for design-led interiors, with abundant natural light, for example with floor-to-ceiling glazing. Samples of the Lux and Lumen collections are available to view at Kährs’ Design Studio, in Clerkenwell, London. For further information, please contact: Tel: 023 9245 3045

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UltraSlim: Contemporary Glass Doors from SunSeeker Doors Innovative door designers, SunSeeker Doors launched Slimline bi-folds in 2003, constantly improving and moving forward with design and technology. Today, SunSeeker UltraSlim is the UK market leader – the only fully opening double glazed doors with 19mm side frames, compliant with standard building regulations. Available in a range of contemporary frame colours, UltraSlim doors slide along the full width of the opening and stack at right-angles, for maximum access and light-flow. Our doors are made to measure in the UK and installed by our own trained teams. Optional extras include integral blinds and tinted glass. UltraSlim doors have slim profiles and sightlines, as the aluminium door frames need no hinges. We also manufacture Frameless Glass Doors to use as external enclosures or internal room dividers. Contact us now for your free quotation.

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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 house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful “ William Morris

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5-star Sofia Hotel in Barcelona uses DecoMetal in conceptual redesign Sofia Hotel is a lavish 5-star hotel on Avinguda Diagonal in central Barcelona. It has been completely refurbished to contemporary, high specification, using Formica Group DecoMetal® products in its design. The project was realised by the high-end hospitality group Selenta and award-winning interior design and landscape architecture firm Jaime Beriestain, experts in luxury hotel design. A total of 2,300m2 of Formica® laminate sits alongside other materials such as ceramics, marble and natural wood, together forming a luxurious atmosphere. Formica products can be found both in the foyer, welcoming guests, as well as the exclusive VIP floors above.

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Stacked Door knobs from Turnstyle Designs Responding to demand from its customers Turnstyle Designs is excited to announce the re-introduction of door knobs into their family of products. There are four distinct designs available, Banded Egg, Layer, Saturn and Stacked. The new designs are a clever fusion of classic product with a completely original contemporary twist, cleverly incorporating Turnstyle’s trademark mix of materials and finishes. Stacked, shown here is designed by Christina Roberts and available in four of the bestselling Amalfine designs (Wire, Facetted, Shagreen and Barrel) as well as leather and solid brass. Bold designs stacked between two slim layers of brass and set on a contemporary rose to create this luxurious door knob range. Co-ordinating cabinet knobs, pulls , door and window levers are also available in all designs.

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The Art of Design Issue 37 2019  

The Art of Design Issue 37 2019