Revealed Design Home Interiors 2015

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Johnny Grey

Evolution of kitchen design




Stunning contemporary bathroom




Natural, serene style.

A new prestigious bathroom collection combining striking minimalism and soft geometric shapes to create a timeless elegance. Keramag Design, Lawton Road, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2DF. T: 01270 871 756


Editor Lisa Melvin Editorial Assistant & Designer Kerry Mawby Contributors Sarah Coates, Matt Withington, Akil Gordon-Beckford, Tom Sullivan, Johnny Grey, Mat Hibbert, Guido Blee, Kelly Gurnsey, Sara Bray Contributing Photographer Marek Sikora


am over the moon to welcome you to Revealed Design Home Interiors 2015. It really doesn’t seem long ago I had my first vision to encompass our portfolio of projects along with blogs I have written into an in-house publication. This is now our third edition and we have achieved so much in this time. As always, the publication is also available to view online at My passion and drive to keep up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the design community and to deliver the news hot of the press to my clients has now landed me a position on three different design panels. One is a group of likeminded designers and peers and the other two are retailer panels for Hansgrohe and Keramag Design. It’s fantastic getting the opportunity to give direct input to a manufacturer and also getting to spend time with some of the UK’s top designers and retailers alike. In this edition we talk exclusively to design legend Johnny Grey about his outlook for the future of kitchen design and Matt Withington from Splinter Works reveals a global brand they would love to collaborate with.

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Following the launch of Kioo, our glass fronted kitchen range back in 2013, we now have had a list of successful commissions. You can read about the most exciting to date, a bespoke liquor & drinks cabinet along with a home entertainment centrepiece, in the article ‘Winning Combination’ on page 6.

Advertising enquires contact Fin Birrane 01788 866907 © Reproduction in whole or in part of Revealed Design Home Interiors 2015 without written permission is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information was correct at the time of going to press, Revealed Design Home Interiors cannot be held responsible for any discrepancies or changes to the information given.

Finally don’t miss out on Akil Gordon-Beckford’s article, Life within the Living Space, which gives an insight into incorporating aquariums into your home and up and coming British furniture designer and cabinet maker Mat Hibbert launches his brand new furniture range on page 47 in ‘Flat Pack with Soul’.

Lisa CONTENTS VITALITY OF WATER 04 2015 bathroom design by Lisa Melvin

24 PUT IT INTO PERSPECTIVE 3D perspectives and elevations help clients to visualise designs

WINNING COMBINATION 06 Transforming a family home

26 DESIGNER SHOWCASE Multi-award-winning Johnny Grey

14 BODY ROCKERS Interview with Matt Withington from Splinter Works HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 16 Be inspired by this classic kitchen design

URNING DREAMS 28 T INTO REALITY Bespoke furniture collaboration by Lisa Melvin Design and Springburn Joinery

LIFE WITHIN THE LIVING SPACE 20 Akil Gordon-Beckford talks aquariums in the home

AST & FURIOUS 30 F Executive eco built home at The Paddocks Silverstone

22 SNAP CRACKLE POP The low down on wood burners by Tom Sullivan

34 SECRET STORAGE The perfect storage solutions in your kitchen


36 THE ROCKSTAR Stunning contemporary bathroom 40 EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION Stoneware by Manteiv 42 COOL FOR KIDS We’ve rounded up the latest funky products available 46 BRIGHT & BLING Brightly-coloured and super sparkly home products 47 FLAT PACK WITH SOUL Mat Hibbert showcases his new furniture range 48 EFFORTLESS ELEGANCE Timeless bathroom design 50 ONES TO WATCH 2015’s hottest products


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VITALITY OF WATER 2015 is shaping up to be a truly exciting time to create a unique exuberant jaw dropping tranquil oasis in your own home. Feature Lisa Melvin

Vessel Freestanding Bath and Vessel Basin Š Splinter Works. For more inspiration visit the Daily Design Knowledge blog 4 revealed DESIGN HOME INTERIORS 2015

Bespoke it Chrome finishes are out and a whole array of sumptuous finishes are now in! Finishes such as stainless steel, rose gold and black chrome are now available in either polished or brushed effects to introduce a different finish other than polished chrome and will create not only a wow factor but a truly luxurious feel. You can be safe in the knowledge this is not readily available on the high street. Finishes can be applied not only to basin and bath mixers but to shower heads and systems. Available from – Axor Manufaktur. Light up your life Bang goes the dull light omitted from a single fluorescent bulb in the centre of your bathroom or stark halogen lamps blazing down on you. LED dimmable down lighters teamed with IP rated chandelier will provide both task and ambient lighting perfect when you want to relax on a cold winters evening, you won’t want to leave the bathroom! Wallow in luxury Freestanding baths can now be found in a whole array of different materials from copper to natural stone and they can be a real showstopper. Grace of London produce baths which are quite simply works of art. For example, the Oro bath is made up of glass which is reduced to small pieces and then gilded while it also includes Swarovski detailing and is coated in a clear resin finish. The very latest bath to take the design world by storm is the beautiful hammock style bath ‘Vessel’ made from Carbon Fibre created by the Design House Splinter Works. They have recently showcased a version gilded with two layers of 24 carat gold leaf at the Paris Design Week and it has also recently been launched as a freestanding version with a matching basin. Squeaky Clean The shower toilet, a combination of a toilet and bidet in one, will be a must have for any luxury bathroom in 2015. Duravit’s Sensowash or Geberit’s Aquaclean are going from strength to strength in the European market. Already a massive hit in Asia, London’s five star hotels are now revamping their suites to include shower toilets to meet demand from overseas visitors. Features include heated seats and wireless intuitive remote control with functions such as gentle cleansing and pleasant drying. The Vitality of Water Design powerhouse Phillipe Stark is ready to launch a revolution to the world of brassware for 2015 with the beautiful Axor Stark V Tap. After many years on the drawing board, this tap is a spectacle for your eyes and senses alike. When the mixer is turned on the water vortex whirls around elegantly in the mixer and gushes out the spout like a waterfall, when turned off the glass mixer blends in unobtrusively with it’s surroundings. Crystal glass was chosen for its exceptionally sustainable attributes. Colour Pop Add colour, an artistic touch and plenty of fun to your bathroom in 2015 with the super cool bathroom accessory range from Renova. Branded ‘the sexiest paper on earth’ the range includes brightly coloured toilet paper, facial tissues and napkins. Black paper is also available for a sophisticated touch. Already hugely popular in Europe it’s set to take the UK by storm.




Winning Combination Nestled in a picturesque village in Warwickshire, Tom & Sarah’s family home is filled with light and life.


Feature Freya Hunter | Photography Marek Sikora



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t is an old American expression, when life gives

“I knew exactly who to go to for the kitchen, utility

you lemons, make lemonade,” says Sarah Coates,

and boot room/wet room fitting out.” Sarah took a

who lives in this extended family home with

hands-on approach by pulling ideas together from

husband Tom and their children, Edgar, Calvin,

magazines and arranging meetings with her builder

Susannah and Rosalind. “The flood we had over

and Lisa to develop a timeline for the project. “Ideally

Christmas 2013 was unfortunate, but we turned it into

I wanted the major building work to begin during the

an opportunity to implement some plans we had for

children’s holidays so we could be out of the way.”

our house sooner rather than later,” explains Sarah.

The bootroom and wet room planning and

Three years earlier, just before her twins were born,

construction commenced immediately. The brief being

Sarah enlisted the help of designer Lisa Melvin to

to repurpose the current kitchen and wardrobe units

transform their two bathrooms.

into a highly functional space for this busy family of




Lucy Woodrow Photography

six, including a large island to accommodate sewing

both the TV system and contemporary wood burner

and crafts and a general work and storage area, while

into her unit design going back to the drawing board

adding in an extra shower room.

on several occasions. Lisa’s in-depth research into

“For the lounge we set out to transform the current

the double HAWA folding mechanisms (the first to

large odd-shaped kids’ playroom (with leaking flat

be installed in the UK) concluded with training from

roof) into a formal lounge and dining space for

HAWA technical team flying in from Switzerland to

entertaining,” adds Sarah. “Lisa and I worked together

demonstrate the installation and operation. A similar

on key elements including lighting, flooring and

single door system was installed also, part of the liquor

colour schemes. The theme throughout our home was

& drinks cabinet in the kitchen – a system which allows

cleverly hidden away storage. Lisa worked closely with

the doors of the unit to effortless fold slide and hide

the fire and multimedia specialists to accommodate

away into the unit. The media entertainment centre




includes secret drawers and hidden shelving which are perfect for storing comfy throws for cold winter evenings, firewood and board games for the children.” The kitchen brief was to create a large, cheerful open plan kitchen/diner/living space and Sarah also wanted to incorporate a coordinated utility room. Typically, a project of this size could run up to twelve months from concept to completion - drawing on her extensive project management expertise Lisa delivered the project on a very tight schedule of just less than thirty days enabling the family to avoid the stress and upheaval of major works. Lisa also designed a bespoke liquor & drinks cabinet. Inspired by Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian, colours were selected to complement the Tom Dixon lighting over the island and various sized panels contrasted the uniform kitchen design.

is a cutting-edge consultant. “ Lisa She’s great for kitchens, bespoke

A feature wood burner was to be included in the new scheme. After much deliberation and teamwork,

cabinets and anything house and design related. You will not find a more diligent or creative designer.

it was decided that the perfect solution would be to incorporate a built-in Jide double-sided wood burner

between the kitchen living space and the newly formed library. n | Featured on

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Bespoke drinks & liquor cabinet featured on page 28 Turning Dreams into Reality’





The utility is one of my favourite rooms. It could have been difficult to style, given it has six doors! Oak and glass panel doors between rooms look stylish and solid oak doors hide laundry and cleaning supplies, a deep grey wall colour, transformed the room into an eye-catching space as opposed to a utilitarian thoroughfare. - Sarah Coates

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Get the look KITCHEN Kitchen Lisa Melvin Design - Driftwood & Bronze Glass. Worksurfaces 20mm Silestone Kensho. Drinks & Liquor Cabinet Lisa Melvin Design & Springburn Joinery featuring Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer. Fridge Freezer Fisher & Paykel Designer Flat Door Fridge Combo with Ice and Water function. Oven Neff Compact Combi Oven. Extractor Neff flush ceiling mounted extractor. Hot Tap GROHE Red速. Kitchen Tap GROHE Minta. Waste Disposal Unit InSinkErator Evolution 200. Waste Compactor Krushr integrated waste compactor. Feature Lights Tom Dixon Void Pendant. Flooring Aquastep Anthracite. Wood Burner Woodburner Workshop Jide double-sided.

LOUNGE Media Entertainment Centre Lisa Melvin Design & Springburn Joinery. Wood Burner Dik Geurts Vision 100. Granite Hearth Matrix Leather. Flooring Springburn Joinery and Junckers single stave wood block herringbone pattern. Radiator Bisque Blok White. Lights Foscarini Caboche - ceiling mounted & chandelier. Furniture Roche Bobi. All available to order from Gallery Showroom | 01788 866930





Words Lisa Melvin | Photo Bodice Rocker © Splinter Works

Splinter Works founders Matt Withington and Miles Hartwell have cemented themselves at the forefront of British Design Art, amidst a global media frenzy following the launch of ‘Vessel’ a dramatic sculptural carbon fibre bath. Matt talks inspirations, collaborations and more...

Your projects are certainly ambitious to say the least, are there limitations or will you stop at nothing to create a masterpiece? The Laws of physics! We haven’t got a differential style, design always comes first, the how and who will make it all boils down to the clients budget and expectations of craftsmanship. We have no boundaries when it comes to the materials we use,

How did you venture into the world of

having already worked with leather on our Bodice

sculptural furniture?

Rocker and produced The Vessel carbon fibre

I studied product design at university; upon leaving,

bath tub. We are prepared to go to any lengths to

my love for painting and sculptures tore me away

keep exploring materials that are new to us; our

from the mass production world and into designing

commissioned Bronze Elephants used a technique

Arts and Craft kitchens. In the depth of the recession

which was thousands of years old. We are of course

I teamed up with Miles and Splinter Works was born.

realistic on costings, priding ourselves on using our

Our original aim was to concentrate on designing

skill sets to achieve clever things to accommodate a

sculptural kitchens but our work soon evolved into

client’s budget. Our work may appear expensive but

furniture which was both functional and sculptural.

it represents incredibly good value.

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We have no boundaries when it comes to the materials we use

We love the way your projects have a perfect

Just looking through your portfolio the range

fusion between functionality and art form,

of work is so diverse, have you a favourite

how do you get the balance right?

commission to date?

It is tricky and actually quite hard to describe.

The Bodice Rocker is my favourite. The design

I would say its the magic that we bring to a project;

came from within and the end result was 100

a mix of an engineer’s functionality and the beauty

percent uncompromising, it is comfy, looks

of an artist’s eye, both fused together and blended

amazing and has a beguiling, gravity defying

with our own clear eureka moments.

motion and the sheer purity of it of course. For

On a commission for a client we take a brief

sentimental reasons the Vessel for us has had the

and develop it alongside the client who will put their

biggest impact on the company and has become

own stamp on the design. The completed article

a great vehicle for exposure.

not only reflects their personality, but it is also an expression of who they are.

If you could collaborate with any designer or company who would it be?

Who has been your biggest inspiration in the

We are actually currently working on a carbon

world of design?

fibre piece of luggage and components for seating

It has to be for me both Australian born industrial

for racing cars, which is incredibly exciting.

designer Marc Newson, famous for the Lockheed

Watch this space!

Lounger inspired by the golden age of air travel,

I am fascinated by transport, a concept aircraft

and Israeli born designer, architect and artist Ron

or car would be my personal ambition. If Red Bull

Arade who is so creative and innovative, his work is

called the office to do a collaboration I would fall off

the forefront of design art and sculptural furniture.

my chair. I am a keen mountain biker and extreme

How long does a typical project take from drawing board to completion? A typical kitchen usually takes twelve to eighteen months from concept to completion, mostly we are working with our clients on projects that are new builds or extensive renovations. It is possible for us

sports follower, I admire the versatility of Red Bull’s involvement with sports through to incredible sculptural competitions and of course the Stratos project. I see the brand as a fun energetic company who like to collaborate with individuals that reach and push to the limit.

to turn a kitchen around in six months if the space

I imagine your client base is spread throughout

is ready to go. We think its important to evolve,

the globe where’s the most exotic location you

reflect and make perfect a design which does

have sent a completed commission too?

take time. It is always worthwhile asking us if you

Our very first Vessel bath went to Chile in South

do have a pressing deadline though, occasionally

America for a brand new hotel. I would love to get

it may be possible to turnaround a project fast.

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quafront founder and Head Designer Akil

Connecting your aquarium to the water mains will

Gordon-Beckford gives us an insight into

make water changes as easy as turning a few taps or

incorporating aquariums into your home.

valves. Untreated mains water will be really harmful to

The term ‘living space’ when used to describe the

purpose of modern kitchens has now become engrained within the conversation of home and lifestyle design. Often modern kitchens are defined not just by the ergonomics and door finishes but by the features integrated into them i.e. appliances, technology, and entertainment. This shift from a purely functional space to a living space has led to home owners and designers thinking out of the box and incorporating standout features to create the ultimate living experience. In the same way remote control work top extractors will raise an eyebrow a seamlessly integrated aquarium will create that wow factor within any kitchen space. Aquariums are fast becoming the ultimate lifestyle accessory to incorporate into your home. They add light, colour, and movement to a space, and are incredibly versatile from a design perspective with an infinite variety of sizes and dimensions. An indication of this new and growing trend within kitchen design is clear when luxury brands like Poggenpohl are embracing the concept of integrated aquariums into their range.

your aquarium system and its fish so the water will need to be treated before it enters the tank. The best way to do this is to pass the water through a series of canisters containing DI resin, Carbon and micron-particle filters. A four stage water filter will remove all the harmful chemicals from the tap water. Plumbing your aquarium into the waste pipe system will make maintenance a far less messy and laborious process. The combination of a clean water supply and drainage also gives you the option of automating some of the more arduous tasks involved with aquarium care. Integrate physically and practically Contrary to what most aquarium designers and fish enthusiast will say bigger isn’t always better. There’s nothing worse than seeing a kitchen space being choked by an aquarium that becomes the space, not part of it! Large aquariums work best as space dividers or partitions between the functional area and dining area of an open plan kitchen. If however you were integrating an aquarium into the run of wall units, cabinetry or as a splash back then try to be conservative with your dimensions. Lighting You can integrate the arrangement of your aquarium lighting into the wider lighting scheme of the kitchen. I use the three lighting principles colour, position and timing when considering how I am going to illuminate an aquarium in relation to the space it is in. The position of light sources within and around an aquarium can create additional options and focal points for the lighting within the kitchen. Spot lights both submersible and non-submersible can create dramatic effects within

For an aquarium designer a kitchen offers a number

and around the display. Strip lights to create back lit plinths

of opportunities and challenges. Here a few considerations

and fascia’s can also work well for creating a desired

when building an aquarium into a kitchen:

atmosphere within the space.

Planning and preparation

Ultimately your kitchen aquarium will redefine your

To create that seamless integrated finish it is always a

space and how use it! As a feature it will allow you to enjoy

good idea to think about your aquarium at the early stages

spending more time in that space socialising and talking

of your design and plan for the necessary provisions

amongst family members and friends. The kitchen is often

and services that will make the long term maintenance

referred to as the heart of the home so why not give that

of you aquarium as easy as possible. You should treat

heart some TLC, courtesy of Mother Nature. n

your aquarium in the same way you would treat any other appliance in terms of supplying it with water and electricity and a means of drainage.

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iew the full article on the Daily Design Knowledge Blog V For more information visit

How much is a typical installation?

Increasing the height of your tank can exponentially

The price of a bespoke aquarium can vary

increase the material cost of the build. Taller

considerably depending on the size of the tank, the

tanks require thicker walls to compensate for the

type of setup, cabinetry, and the level of technology

increased water pressure exerted. Expect to add

incorporated. Using standard setup sizes you can

an additional 10% - 30% to the project cost for

expect to pay the following for a professional to

increasing the aquarium height from the standard

design and install your bespoke aquarium:

by another 600mm.

Medium (1200 x 600 x 600mm)

Digital technology, advanced filtration and


£5,000 - £6,000

better quality equipment can create the aquarium


£8,000 - £9,000

of your dreams! A quiet running independent

Large (2400 x 600 x 600mm) Freshwater

£9,000 - £10,000


£12,000 - £13,000

Adding live decorations like plants (in freshwater aquariums) and coral (in saltwater aquariums) can increase the cost by 20%-30%.

aquarium is ideally what we all want, but this comes at a cost. Upgrades in aquarium technology can add anything between 10% - 100% to your budget, so do your research! I often design aquariums to be future proof so clients can add non-essential elements to their system at a later date.


Photo: Aquafront aquarium built into Poggenpohl kitchen design +Artesio







Tom Sullivan, woodburning and multi-fuel stove expert, gives us the low down on keeping cosy this winter.

To curl up after a hard day’s work in front of a real fire is a joy. Your labours are done for another day and now you find yourself dreaming into the glowing embers of the things that are good in life. Can the same be said about other forms of heating? It’s true there are some elegant, high end, gas fires available that do offer genuine flame effects, but you can’t put the pot on one of those and enjoy the fragrance of fresh coffee wafting around your home like you can with the spit and crackle of a woodburner. If you’re the sort that loves a real fire you are probably the sort that is a fan of slow cooking, of picking and cutting and taking time. Lighting a fire is a ritual, a process, which is not governed by the clock; you’re not at work now, you are at your leisure. But if you must know, it takes one minute to light – or ten if you happen to see an interesting article you haven’t read, before you scrunch up the paper and put it into the fire box - and you will empty the ash from it once a month. What to do with the ash? It can go into the bin with your household waste, but that would truly be a waste. As any keen gardener will tell you, it is a form of potash and is great as a soil conditioner and fertiliser. 5Kw of heat output is all that is required to heat the typical Briton’s room. However, the recent trends toward larger living spaces have demanded larger heating appliances – some at Woodburner Workshop are as large as 20Kw – As a general rule of thumb 1Kw will heat 14m³ of space; age of property, insulation and ceiling height, all have to be taken into consideration. The best fuel to burn is undoubtedly broad-leaf hardwood, ash being the best; though birch, beech and many native fruit woods are also good. To get your fire blazing quick grown soft wood makes excellent kindling. Chip-board and painted timber should be avoided because of the toxins present within them.

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Burning wood should not be seen as a cheap alternative to gas. The rewards of a woodburner are more sensual than economic, they impart a beguiling ambience to a room which other heaters cannot. As a stylish addition to a home the woodburner makes a solid – cast iron – statement; the curtains can be drawn and the wind can

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Dik Geurts Vision 100

howl but inside your home you are as snug as a bug in a rug. There are some really cool designed burners on the market now, so if you want a truly individual look to your room where better to start than its focal point, the fire. Britain and the Nordic countries and those of Italy and particularly France have their own look. Britain, with a few exceptions are solidly bound to the classic lines of empire, whereas the burners of the Nordic countries tend to be symmetrical, rectangular or even cylindrical and are often adorned with cool touch stone panels generally in soft dove greys. The Italian burners are stylish and colourful in bright enamels. But the French, Vive la difference!

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They are the great innovators in woodburner design. Their appliances range from the downright whacky to the sort of Burner you might expect to see on Mount Olympus where gods and goddesses lay around eating ambrosia and warming their winter toeses. n | 01455 552552





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Lisa Melvin provides clients with incredibly detailed 3D perspectives and elevations to help them visualise their dream designs




Introducing one of the most revered and passionate designers on the planet: author, multi-award-winning industry mover and shaker Johnny Grey. Article Fin Birrane Photography Benedict Grey

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How do you envisage the evolution of global kitchen design? There is certainly an awakening happening towards the wider culture of the kitchen. We are enjoying experimenting with world cuisines; fresh produce is slowly taking over from processed convenience foods and in recent years I have taken a keen interest in food politics. The kitchen is where a whole plethora of experiments and social issues collide: health, obesity, diet for a longer life, family communication and media consumption. The term media meshing has now become main stream. There is even talk of a competition between the living room and the kitchen for where we are most likely to use our media devices. The kitchen is becoming a more dominant space to meet the demands of an evolving nation.

Socially and nutritionally we have evolved through a full circle. From the turn of the century families cooked and socialised in one space and then the 1950’s saw the advent of fitted kitchens, frozen meals and prepared convenience foods which spiralled out of control for the next five decades. In recent years, awareness to processed chemicals and sugar laden foods has been raised and we are moving towards an open living environment once again. Here in the UK we are in the vanguard of how we use kitchens, particularly for social purposes. It opens up a whole new world for the homeowner who now feels they can use the space like a home workshop – almost any activity goes, and talking is where it’s at, as shown in the new BBC primetime series, The Kitchen.

What are your current findings on creating a friendly environment for the older generation? There’s still a haze of confusion with terminology still yet to be determined with the use of phrases such as ‘Three Generational Kitchens’, ‘Four Generational Kitchens’, ‘Universal Design’ and my own vision ‘Long Kitchen’. It may surprise but the number

Flexibility in design and function helps varied uses and accommodates different height users. Having many movable or adjustable components is helpful, together with movable furniture components. Older people need to sit down more generally and this would include time spent in the kitchen and time spent during food preparation. Pull out stools

of people with short term physical incapacity would find universal design (the term used for disability design) of value as statistics suggest that everyone is likely to be recovering from long term injury at least six times in their lives. A

incorporated below the work surface would be an important design feature also allowing the invitation to perch. Flexible height work surfaces are a technical possibility, although few kitchens have this yet.

kitchen geared up for this would be of huge benefit, not just when you grow older. Our aim in the future is to keep everyone in their own home for as long as possible. When you can’t cook for yourself your environment is likely to be a care home.

Eye contact is a key component to sociable kitchen design. Over an extended period of time it allows the user to constantly engage with others. A large, visible screen like a giant iPad, within sight of cooking area, is helpful to all cooks, particularly older ones and fits with



the current trend for using recipes live from the internet. Older people don’t forget the recipe they are cooking, just where they are within the process. The Ambient Kitchen research project developed by Newcastle University explores safe guards to prevent user mistakes. In the future the use of technology to help within the process of cooking will make a huge difference. n Richmond and Hawkhurst kitchens designed by Johnny Grey.




TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY Lisa Melvin Design and Springburn Joinery join forces to create bespoke furniture tailored to clients exacting requirements.

Liquor & Drinks Cabinet

Media Entertainment Centre & Contemporary

The front of the cabinet boasts a Fisher & Paykel

Wood Burner

CoolDrawer featuring Fridge, Freezer, Chiller and Wine

Cleverly hidden away the media entertainment centre,

Cooler temperature settings. Sitting directly above

created using a mixture of natural and man-made

the CoolDrawer the twin doors disappear to reveal a

materials ranging from glass, granite and Xylo Cleaf, is

bronze glass clad liquor unit with ambient LED lighting

accessed using a HAWA bi fold door system. The secret

underneath the shelves. The cabinet carries a Mondrian

drawers and hidden shelving are ideal for housing

theme with silver and bronze glass and driftwood

comfy throws for cold winter evenings, firewood and

cladding panels. n

board games. The structured surface pattern, Spigato, is inspired by the world of fashion reinterpreting and reshaping the classic motif of tweed and geometrical

A ‘one of a kind ‘ commissioned piece of furniture. Secret bronze glass doors on the side of the cabinet reveal storage for glasses highlighted by LED lighting.

For further information about the above projects contact Lisa Melvin Design 01788 866996.

Burner Workshop was incorporated into the design and

gives out a very toasty 10kw of heat.

As featured on

design. A Dik Geurts Vision 100 wood burner by Wood

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Fast & Furious Article Guido Blee | Photography Marek Sikora | Stylist Kelly Gurnsey

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Location: The Paddocks Silverstone, located half a mile south of the village is the famous Silverstone Circuit, the home of the British Grand Prix. Brooklands House aptly named after one of the eighteen corners of the Silverstone Circuit boasts a very generously sized living space (10m x 5.1m) to accommodate dining, food preparation and comfy seating area. Taking centre stage is a driftwood floating bank of furniture by Lisa Melvin Design incorporating; cook, chill and storage zones. A seemly floating island is full of surprises incorporating a super-sized 90cm integrated Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer, Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer, waste recycling station and Neff appliances; downdraft hood, teppan yaki and induction hob. An integrated perching table in Silestone, suitable for two, encourages guests to use the comfy area.




Brushed aluminium pull trim

In drawer LED lighting

Brooklands House, one of the executive eco built homes at The Paddocks Silverstone built by award winning development company Resolution Homes.

Tailor-made Pantry |

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DESIGNED TO TURN A CHORE INTO A PLEASURE We live life out of drawers and as every good cook knows a tidy kitchen is a happy kitchen. If kitchens are being redesigned around drawers, it makes sense that dishwashers are as well. That’s why we invented a drawer right by your side that loves doing the dishes, making cleaning up as enjoyable as cooking itself. All DishDrawers™ come with a 5 year parts and labour warranty.* Live life. We’ll take care of the details.

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Food and Drinks storage come in a whole array of different formats and sizes tailored to your needs





A floating pantry with plenty of features


This tall compact convoy centro storage solution

including spice racks to the interior of the

is accessible from both sides and ideal for the

doors LED lighting and robust 36mm shelves

majority of kitchen designs. Sensor activated LED

perfect storage solution.

lights bring the interior to life and beautiful glass sides give that extra touch of luxury, whilst being

Luxury Liquor & Drinks Cabinet. Secret bronze

practical and easy to clean. 130kg load rating.

glass doors on the side of the cabinet reveal storage for glasses highlighted by LED lighting.


A traditional pantry unit incorporating lighting

The front of the cabinet boasts a Fisher & Paykel

wicker baskets, wine racks, wooden cutlery draw

CoolDrawer featuring Fridge, Freezer, Chiller and

and wooden storage boxes.

Wine Cooler temperature settings. Sitting directly above the CoolDrawer the twin doors disappear to reveal a bronze glass clad liquor unit with

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ambient LED lighting underneath the shelves. The cabinet carries a Mondrian theme with silver and bronze glass and driftwood cladding panels.




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Words: Lisa Melvin| Photos: Ani Evans Photography


employing polished porcelain tiles. gleaming glass mosaics and a textured feature wall. lisa melvin design packs a punch with this stunning contemporary bathroom. photography marek sikora stylist kelly gurnsey




so happy we inadvertently “ I’m bumped into lisa whilst out looking for ideas for our bathroom project. we were so impressed by her level of expertise, taste and professionalism. I particularly liked lisa’s passion for every aspect of the design, right through to the finishing touches and also her honest opinion which is crucial when entering into a project of any kind. I would highly recommend working with the lisa Melvin design team. - sara bray

door premdor walnut 2 stile veneer £190

basin mixer hansgrohe metris £222

wall panelling emphasis panel anthracite £2876

bath spout, valve & handset hansgrohe metris £707

towel radiator chime by bisque £712 bath brook2 by waters baths of ashbourne £1595 furniture pack hudson reed quartet including mirror cabinet £1208

shower system hansgrohe raindance £2489 wc duravit stark 3 wall hung wc complete with grohe frame £654 porcelain floor & wall tiles gallery showroom £85/m2 mosaics gallery showroom £255/m2

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manteiv collection hand crafted marble


Since the advent of time man has captured the natural beauty of marble by creating timeless art forms, to adorn and enhance his surroundings. Our passion is to bring to your home a range of classical and contemporary designs, crafted in an art form handed down through countless generations that capture the unique texture and natural colour of marble. Photos are for illustration purposes only, each individual piece is unique in so colours will vary. Available to order from Gallery Showroom 01788 866930

Cami 450mm x 900mm Créme, polished, with tap hole £999

Thie 400mm x 900mm Créme or Black, polished & hammered with band £850

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Bandi 400mm x 900mm Créme or Black, polished with band £850

Cami Dark 450mm x 900mm Black, polished, with tap hole £999

Khanh 400mm x 900mm Dark Grey or Java Brown, polished & grooved £850

basins Basins and oak basin unit available separately. Basins priced individually. Solid oak basin unit with black granite top 780 x 470 x 730mm £630



Rar 400 x 500 x 150mm Natural & polished granite £160 also available with a taphole £180

Thao 400mm x 150mm Créme, polished £160 also available in Java Brown

Goyn 400mm x 150mm Créme, polished Onyx £180 also available in Black polished

Chie 400mm x 150mm Java Brown, polished £160 also available in Java Brown

CARE FOR YOUR STONE With basic care and attention our products will continue to look amazing for years to come. We recommend a regular wipe over with a damp cloth and mild soap based cleaner, with any excess of water being wiped away immediately from our furniture worktops.

Mihe 400mm x 150mm Créme, polished £160 also available in Java Brown

Koti 600 x 400 x 150mm Créme, polished £215 also available in Black polished

If for any reason the surface of our stone products become stained there are a number of proprietary stain removers and sealants available on the market which will restore the natural beauty of the surface. Please on no account use bleach, solvent, abrasive or acid based cleaners.





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5 1 Renova pink toilet roll, 6 roll pack £6. 2 GROHE flower icon hand shower £82. 3 Bisque decorative panel radiators from £443. 4 Crown Imperial Rococo children’s playroom furniture POA. 5 Vondom Rosinante rocking horse from £408. 6 Hansgrohe hand showers Joco £80 Frog £138. 7 Bisazza Glass Flowers Blue mosaics £1,806 (3.73m2). 8 Aeon Abacus radiator from £1,400. All available to order from Gallery Showroom | 01788 866930

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BRIGHT bling

1. S8 Swarovski



Created to delight, intended to fascinate and guaranteed to beguile; S8 is the perfect signature statement for your bathrooms; why not indulge in a ‘frisson’ of pleasure everyday? Soap Dispenser From RRP £133.

1. 2.

4. Oro Bath

2. Bisazza Goldbricks

This bath from the Grace of London is a work of art. Made up of glass reduced to small pieces which is then gilded. It has Swarovski details and is coated in a clear resin finish. RRP £25,000.

These 24k gold and glass “macro-tiles” from Bisazza are perfect for those who prefer luxurious surroundings and place no constraints on the majesty and brilliance of their space. Size: 20x30 cm POA.

3. Renova Colours

5. Caboche Ceiling Suspension Lamp Resulting from the desire to create a precious and charming lamp like a pearl bracelet, this ceiling lamp from Foscarini will add glitz and glamour to any room. From RRP £1,161.




Renova offers colourful designs and new functional solutions through stylish and environmentally happy products for the home and body. From RRP £6 - 6 roll pack.


6. Axor Bespoke Tap Through Axor Manufaktur you can truly make your bathroom unique. The range of special finishes include gold, rose gold and black chrome, available in both polished or brushed effects. POA.





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he concept with my new Flat pack range is to create beautiful solid wood pieces of furniture, with simple but timeless designs

and made from very high quality, hand selected pieces of timber, and, in a fair price range. There’s no real reason why you can’t have nice design and quality at more affordable price range. As designers we just need to think a bit harder. The “flat pack” saves on transport cost and ease of moving around. A incredibly simple but very strong form of bridle joint has been used to create a long lasting and also very aesthetically pleasing joint in both the hall console table, and the coffee tables. The pieces come in three sections and takes approximately 5 minuets to put together (it really is so simple to construct, but will last a life time instead of a summer). I have big plans to expand the range as well so stay tuned. n

FLAT PACK with soul

Hall tables and coffee table available direct from:




Effortless Elegance A neutral palette creates timeless, elegant bathrooms that you can relax and unwind in.

CLASSIC CHIC Left from top: Keramag Design Xeno2 washbasin, vanity unit, console, side unit, tall cabinet and illuminated mirror from £4500. Keramag Design Silk cosmetics module and stool available in Oak & Wenge genuine wood veneer and White High Gloss from £1800. Keramag Design myDay tall cabinet a with glass shelves and door bag. Available in white high gloss and taupe high gloss £810.

GOLDEN DELIGHT Right from top: Twyford 3d Rimfree® wall hung WC £538. Impey Aquamat 100w underfloor heating mat and thermostat £389. Hansgrohe Talis highriser basin mixer £330. Waters Baths of Ashbourne Spring freestanding bath £1595. Gallery Showroom Gold Blend mosaics £660/m2. Hansgrohe Talis classic bath spout & valve £450. Aeon Karnak towel warmer from £700. HIB Duna LED dot mirror £272. Hansgrohe Select S 300 2 jet WE

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shower system £1340. Impey Aqua-Dec Easy Fit floor former with Aqua Screen Pure £1322. Vitra Neo Quartzite wall & floor tiles £80/m2.





AXOR STARCK V: EXPERIENCING THE VITALITY OF WATER The vortex appears like some mysterious



spectacle of nature, made visible thanks to


the transparent glass body of Axor Starck V. When the mixer is turned on, the water vortex whirls around elegantly in the mixer and gushes out of the spout like a waterfall. When turned off, the glass mixer blends in unobtrusively with its surroundings. See the mixer in action on Axor’s exclusive site

AXOR CITTERIO E For more than ten years, Axor has been collaborating with architect and designer Antonio Citterio – not only in terms of product design, but also in terms of developing solutions around the bathroom as a living space. This collection will bring the “Essence of Luxury” to any sophisticated bathroom. The charm of this new collection lies in the fact that it is a combination of the familiar and the brand new, of classic appeal and modern functionality. This collection is a perfect combination of timeless high quality and refined elegance. It’s a collection for wash basins, showers and bath tubs, and the products can be seamlessly integrated into any classic or modern ambience – making them ideal for both city apartments and art nouveau villas.

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AXOR UNIVERSAL ACCESSORIES Twelve accessories alone will offer you a multitude of design options with elegance and premium quality reflected in all the little details. The accessories are chrome-plated, with highlights of white glass and mirror glass and their smooth edges make them pleasant to the touch, while the clear lines create an overall high-quality impression on the wall.

BISAZZA CONTEMPORARY CEMENT TILES An eclectic, highly contemporary vision informs the collections signed by Paola Navone for the BISAZZA CONTEMPORARY CEMENT TILES line. For the first time, decorative cement tiles take on a completely modern look, thanks to the singular pairing of hexagonal and square geometric shapes that are imperfect and


stylized, capable of imbuing each and every tile with bold personality.

The Pivot is not only luxurious but

These playfully decorative motifs

supremely functional allowing the

are available in a wide range of

door to be opened both inwards

colours; “meeting” freely, they

and outwards. The Matki ONE

create unique patterns, similar to

Pivot for Corner is available in

rugs, bringing a novel look to almost

sizes from 760mm to 1200mm and

any surface. The graceful irregularity

several colours from £618. Image

of the figures lends an element of

shows enclosure with Silver frames

surprise to the collection, marking a

and red disk details.

turning point in interior decor.

THERMOTOUCH 3.2aP UNDERFLOOR HEATING CONTROL WITH SMARTPHONE INTERFACE The Thermotouch 3.2aP takes underfloor heating control off the wall and into the palm of your hand with a simple wireless electric underfloor heating thermostat that uses your smartphone as an interface. No interface on the wall is required as the system is simply controlled by the MyThermotouch app that can be loaded on to iOS, Android and Windows phones and is password protected for added security and flexibility. Thermotouch 3.2aP generates its own wireless network allowing direct connection without a router. revealed



ROCOCO KITCHEN The new Rococo ultra matt kitchen collection from Crown Imperial is available in 11 ultra matt colours including vibrant ‘on trend’ teal blue and vino musk coupled with neutral dark and grey tones. It’s a contemporary non-reflective finish that is soft to touch, fingerprint resistant and durable. Pictured is Rococo yellow and white handle-less it’s a WE


vibrant open plan kitchen scheme. Form and function combined, Rococo includes Crown Spaceworks – the latest interior storage solutions and a choice of six interior cabinet colours. Rococo is available throughout the home; bedroom; kitchen and home storage.

SYLKA CARPETS SYLKA™ has been developed using the innovative NuSilk™ fibre system which replicates the delicate aesthetic qualities of natural silk, but unlike natural silk, it retains its beauty and delicate touch after cleaning and can also be spot cleaned without leaving a watermark. Thanks to the unique polymer from which NuSilk™ is derived, SYLKA™ delivers both silk-like luxury and delicacy with zero fibre loss, easy maintenance and a commercial grading that makes it equally suitable for your home or commercial venues. With its unique cleaning qualities, value for money, and most importantly luxurious nature, SYLKA™ has been described as the most innovative and unique flooring covering to be produced in the last decade.

GROHE EURODISC JOYSTICK Precisely sculptured lines and stance reflect modernity and dynamism. The minimalist level resonates to the GROHE Brand DNA. The carefully considered portions ensure the aesthetic is defined and robust. Available from s-size to xl size for comfort and ease of choice for matching with your basin. Available in GROHE StarLight Chrome and White.

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MAT HIBBERT BESPOKE MUSIC STAND AND MATCHING STOOL Beautiful bespoke hand made commissions by Mat Hibbert. Bespoke Music stand and matching stool. Hall console with “sculptural stringing” made from solid English walnut.

BISQUE QUILL RADIATOR Timeless and versatile, this radiator is a sleek update of an old school favourite, suited for both modern and traditional interiors. Available in a huge range of sizes, including made to measure, and over 2000 colours. Prices start from £314.



Featuring a sleek, elegant glass frontage the Geberit Monolith Plus sanitary module not only conceals all plumbing work neatly out of sight, but also has a wealth of functional benefits concealed behind the exterior panel. A discreet and indirect ComfortLight provides a warm glow behind the module, perfect for avoiding the glare of an overhead light when using the bathroom at night-time, or for creating a calming ambience at bath-time. Also concealed within the module is an integrated odour extraction unit, which fills the bathroom with clean, fresh air making it the perfect choice for bathrooms with minimal natural ventilation. Prices start at £1,692. revealed




SIXTIES LED PENDANT LIGHT The fitting is a retro classic which incorporates the latest CREE LED technology having an extremely bright output of 2793 lumens of warm white light (3000k). The light is adjustable so each of the 3 pendants can be adjusted to your own personal desires. Each of the 3 pendants can also be purchased as single fittings. RRP £724.

3 RING CIRC LED PENDANT LIGHT This undoubtedly spectacular pendant is a lighting design masterpiece. Each ring is adjustable and can be tilted any desired angle while the whole fitting is height adjustable from 120 – 4500mm, allowing it to be used from the dining room to above the stairs. The fitting is completely LED and emits a colossal 9879 lumens of warm white light (3000k). The widest ring is 1000mm in diameter, however the lights are available in 2 ring and single ring options. RRP £2,211.

CURL LED WALL LIGHT The Curl Wall light is companion to the larger Curl Pendant. The Curl wall light is at home in any wall of the house and has Matt White finish. The Curl incorporates 2 x 3W Warm White LEDs having an impressive lumen output of 364lm and taking a unique twist on the way light is diffused into the room. RRP £125.

BATHROOM ORIGINS STARGAZE MIRRORS If your looking for soft, sophisticated colour in your bathroom, then these gorgeous Stargaze mirrors are perfect. For vertical or horizontal hanging with gentle backlighting from remote-controlled LED’s, you can change their colour to match your mood. Plain white light for getting things done, perhaps a little blue to cool and soothe, a little green to calm and relax, or even a little red to warm things up! And you can dim them for extra atmosphere too, the choice is all yours. From £395. All available to order from Gallery Showroom | 01788 866930

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Axor Citterio E Axor Universal A c c e s s o r i e s

T h e E S S E N C E o f L U X U R Y. A bathroom collection and a range of accessories that enhance everyday life, as well as the bathroom itself.