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Hamilton Litestat: Inspired by nature

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Hamilton Litestat: Inspired by nature

Hamilton Litestat explains how to perfect finishing touches for interiors to capture the spirit of natural surroundings…

Interior design trends come and go, but one reoccurring theme that always feels fresh is interiors inspired by nature. Bringing the natural world inside has an energising effect, while also bringing a wholesome feeling of calm that is particularly important for today’s focus on self-care.

Currently, the botanicals trend is particularly prominent, while some boutique hotels are being inspired by the landscapes within their local vicinity. Whichever way the outside is brought inside – natural or faux plants, wall hangings, soft furnishings or accessories with botanical or nature-inspired prints – Hamilton Litestat is offering a selection of carefully crafted wiring accessories that perfectly complement natural themes.

 When striking wall finishes showing bold leaves and flowers shouldn’t be interrupted, Hamilton’s Perception CFX is the perfect choice. The clear plate allows your selection of wallpaper to be inserted resulting in an almost-invisible finish. The contemporary switch plate has eight insert designs and concealed fixings to make it disappear and allow the wall covering to take centre stage, such as the ATADesigns.com bold wallpaper, Kews Dramatic Roses in green.

Alternatively, Hamilton’s Paintable range allows you to pick a colour from the wallpaper, or even a contrasting hue from the room’s soft furnishings, and have the switch plates painted to exactly match. These can be pre-painted by Hamilton ahead of installation or can be primed ready to paint on site. This option is available in the stylish Hartland CFX and Sheer CFX designs.

One hotel inspired by its local area is Hotel Indigo Cardiff, a 122-room boutique hotel designed by Matthews Mee Interior Design to evoke classic Welsh heritage. The greatest attention has been paid to crafting unique spaces throughout the hotel that reflect the history and vibrancy of the Welsh capital.Hamilton’s Hartland collection of box-fix decorative wiring accessories was nominated as the perfect match for the interior design theme. In the 72 ‘Made in Wales’ rooms and the 31 ‘Welsh Industry’ rooms, the decorative accessories were finished in Matt Black with Copper switches and Matt Black inserts. Meanwhile, the 19 ‘Music’ rooms feature Hartland products finished in Antique Brass with Antique Brass switches and Black inserts. All bathrooms are fitted with Hartland plates finished in Satin Steel with White inserts.

Image credit: Hotel Indigo Cardiff

Whether the look is lush green jungle or inspired by the diverse colours of the Welsh hills, Hamilton offers a variety of decorative wiring solutions that will perfectly complement and complete the look.

Main image credit: Hamilton Litestat

Bang & Olufsen completes Bronze Collection with four new products

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Bang & Olufsen completes Bronze Collection with four new products

A selection of the complete Bronze Collection was showcased at the renowned avant-garde gallery Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2019…

With its earthy aluminium bronze tone, bespoke multicoloured yarn from Kvadrat and premium walnut wood, Bang & Olufsen’s Bronze Collection takes inspiration from the architectural and interior trends of using warm colours and contrasting materials.

Bang & Olufsen completes the collection by adding four new products: the Beovision Eclipse TV, the iconic Beolab 18 and Beolab 50 loudspeakers and the Beoplay H9i noise-cancelling headphones.

Iconic gallerist, curator and doyenne of design Rossana Orlandi is showcasing a selection of the Bronze Collection in her gallery during Milan Design Week— a testament that technological products becoming a more integral part of the interior; they are no longer hidden, but exposed as genuine pieces of art.

“I have been a fan of Bang & Olufsen for many years and have always appreciated their simplicity and formal purity, in addition to their great quality, of course. I find that they have maintained a coherent philosophy evolving and growing over the years, to create collaborations with big names of design like Michael Anastassiades who designed an exceptional product, where interaction with the user becomes an integral part of the object itself”, says Rossana Orlandi on her collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.

Installation: Halo – Celebration of Light

Since the gallery opened in 2002 in Milan’s Magenta neighborhood, it has been the eclectic frontrunner and esteemed platform for avant-garde design and lifestyle. On the first floor of the gallery, the Rossana Orlandi home is adorned with various Bang & Olufsen speakers, and in the basement, Mandalaki Design Studio has incorporated the Beoplay H9i headphones into a holistic, site-specific installation bordering art and industrial design, dream and reality. Light and Sound will become tangible elements, creating a unique and metaphysical sensorial path. The sound is created by artist Sergio Ratti and is experienced through the most luxurious Bang & Olufsen headphones, the bronze Beoplay H9i.

Main image credit: Bang & Olufsen

Timothy Oulton unveils lavish SS19 collection

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Timothy Oulton unveils lavish SS19 collection

The luxury design company, Timothy Oulton, which prides itself on being an authentic and daring source of energy and inspiration, unveils its SS19 collection… 

Driven by a burning desire to create experiences that touch people in a significant way, while living by the motto that “life is better with a bowler hat”, Timothy Oulton has unveiled its SS19 Collection , an assortment of items that have been designed with the idea that truly authentic materials and human-scaled design have the power to change how people feel.

With the belief that great creativity is both enduring and yet perennially fresh, the SS19 collection sees Timothy Oulton bring its authentic handcraftsmanship approach to a gamut of new visceral and richly sensorial materials, which include seleneite crystals, printed velvets, sheepskin, deep handfinished leather and reclaimed Edwardian parquetry. “I like good design, whether traditional or modern,” Oulten said in press material around the collection. using original time-honoured techniques, the studio prides itself on using only the best traditional methods in its products.

The newly unveiled collection includes an update on Timothy Oulton’s innovative lighting range. Continuing last season’s foray into natural minerals and rocks is the Selenite collection of pendants and sconces. For the large Selenite pendant, more than 560 individual crystals are affixed by hand to create a dramatic stalactite-type effect.

“We look for the most authentic, sensory materials and then think how best we can use it.” – Timothy Oulton

Meanwhile, the Inception mirrors – now available in three separate sizes – give a nod to the ’70s. Inspired by the era’s infinity mirrors, each Inception piece lights up to reveal a seemingly endless line of reflections, appearing smaller and smaller as they fade into the distance. When turned off, it becomes an elegant, everyday mirror.

Timothy Oulton's Speakeasy Monaco Bar & City

Image credit/caption: Timothy Oulton’s Speakeasy Monaco Bar & City

“It always starts with the materials first, we look for the most authentic, sensory materials and then think how best we can use it,” said Oulton when commenting on the inspiration behind the new designs. “Great interiors have the power to change how you feel, so whether it’s down time or entertaining, it’s about engaging the senses and feeling alive. That’s an energy that we try to embody in all our products, and it was very much the driving force behind our 2019 Collection.”

Among the stand out pieces is the eye-catching Studio Sofa, an addition to the Metro collection, which can now be finished in Acid Jungle velvet fabric, which is, as Oulton describes: “an expression of modern-urban cool”. The new fabric, which depicts a jungle scene against a night-time backdrop, is deliberately not pattern-matched, meaning that no single item within the collection is the same.

Also new to Metro, is the smart and sophisticated City armchair, a leather swivel chair that can transform any room into a multifunctional space. And the rugged yet elegant new Milano chair, with its minimalist oak frame and luxuriously thick leather, is the perfect way to inject style into an urban apartment. The Milano takes its cue from the Italian design movement of Rationalism and in particular the work of Gruppo 7, a group of architects who wanted to reform Italy’s architecture in the 1920s to strike a balance between classicism and industrially-inspired design. The Milano chair embodies the movement’s simplistic yet well engineered furniture with its clean lines and modern, comfortable sit.

Building on the ruggedly refined palette of the Loft range, Timothy Oulton introduces for the first time the Buck’dN Brok’n leather onto the Westminster Button sofa, its classic Chesterfield model. Previously featured on the iconic Saddle Chair, Buck’dN Brok’n is characterised by its deep scores and scratches that evoke an aged and storied life. The idea of a life well lived is also embodied by the new Edwardian collection, featuring tables and mirrors fashioned from reclaimed parquetry oak and mahogany that originally formed the floors of Edwardian dance halls in the UK.

A warm, weathered oak frame and luxuriously thick leather bring a relaxed and welcoming feel to its minimalist silhouette. Milano is perfectly suited to
contemporary interiors and evenings by the fire, just make sure the whisky’s ready nearby.

Extending the range of Timothy Oulton’s offering, the collection changes gears with the wildly luxurious long-haired Yeti Sheepskin, newly available in black and brown. Yeti is showcased on the rustic new Cabin bench, inspired by the cosy feel of traditional forest cabins, and the Trio chair, a creative reinvention of a traditional slipper chair with generous proportions.

Timothy Oulton's Loft Vignette3 Cabana Yeti

Image credit/caption: Timothy Oulton’s Loft Vignette3 Cabana Yeti

While the new collection’s dynamic accessories arguably takes centre stage, the company is also dedicated to produce sustainable items with its Noble Souls collection, which launched last year. Including three sofas within the collection, all of which have different profiles, the feather-filled sofas come in a variety of fabric finishes.

With more than 40 galleries around the world – from New York to Hong Kong to Sydney, and a flagship in Chelsea, London – Timothy Oulton continues its plan of opening new stores in great cities around the globe, with recent additions including Seoul and Abu Dhabi.

In addition to launching innovative products, the studio has also been responsible for the completion of hospitality projects such as 1880 members’ club in Singapore, The Blue Room at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, and Glazebrook House Hotel in Devon, England.

The latest collection from the brand is a refreshing insight into the mind of the visionary behind the brand. Oulton’s journey, which started in 1976 when he set up his first boutique antiques shop that was owned by his father, has led him to become one of the industry’s most creative individuals. Continuing tradition, each Timothy Oulton piece in the SS19 collection is inspired by the past, but reconceived from a modern perspective, producing yet another uniquely authentic collection that further pushes the boundaries of interior design.

Main image credit: Timothy Oulton’s Metro Collection Studio Sofa with Acid Jungle velvet fabric 

Tom Dixon studio

Tom Dixon launches AW18 accessories collection

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Taking inspiration from nature and natural objects, Tom Dixon has unveiled its AW18 accessories collection…

Design studio Tom Dixon has unveiled its AW18 accessories collection at an exclusive press event at the studios home, The Coal office.  The collection, which comprises of eight new products, has been designed so that it all items are suitable for the home as well as the modern hotel.

Rock 

Our long-term love affair with marble bears more fruit with a new series of Green Forest marble artefacts. Among the Rock range is a playful set of stackable and reconfigurable candle holders that create domestic sculptural interventions. Rock displays the natural and uniquely solid materiality that the studio has long been associated with.

Rock by Tom Dixon

Image caption: Rock by Tom Dixon 

Brew

Brew recognises coffee making as a form of art and coffee drinking as one of our few remaining contemporary rituals. Precision-engineered from polished stainless steel, Brew is hyper-reflective, functionally rigorous and designed to take pride of place on any hotel table.

Brew by Tom Dixon

Image caption: Brew by Tom Dixon

Form 

Form is a well-proportioned rigorously detailed tea set. Described as Bauhaus, Space Age or Art Deco we believe this crisp, clean reflective stainless steel finish sits comfortably in any setting and sets a modernist scene for one of the most enjoyable and enduring rites and allows you to create your own contemporary tea ceremony.

Image Caption: Form by Tom Dixon

Image Caption: Form by Tom Dixon

Tank 

Characterised by luxurious hand applied platinum decal, Tank takes its sculptural cue from the functional shapes and volumes of scientific glassware. Minimal yet decorative for a multiplicity of purposes of pouring, storing and displaying drink, the range forms bold building blocks of table-top architecture.

Tank by Tom Dixon

Image caption: Tank by Tom Dixon

Cage

Cage is a candle-powered table top turbine, engineered to diffuse, accelerate and quickly propel the Tom Dixon fragrances to all parts of the interior space. Manufactured from finely etched stainless steel this ingenious and original kinetic product is both magical and functional. Using a single tea light that both warms the scented oil and spins the inbuilt fan, the studio has created an innovative slow-tech response to the plastic electronic diffusers that increasingly saturate the market.

Image caption: Cage from Tom Dixon

Eclectic – London

Evocative scents and unctuous lotions combine to create indulgent Christmas presents. Three generous giftsets designed to engage the senses, with our Eclectic scents of London, Orientalist and Royalty. The Eclectic London giftset captures the woody smell of red brick and London parks.

Eclectic – Royalty 

The Eclectic Royalty giftset evokes a citrus smell, reminiscent of tea time with a pot of Earl Grey, scones, strawberry jam and the drive home in a ‘52 Bentley with tatty leather seats.

Eclectic – Orientalist

The Eclectic Orientalist giftset captures the faint memory of an Indian wedding with rose petal garlands, giant cinnamon sticks on beach stalls and the musky smells of the Chinese herbal market.

 

Duravit HygieneGlaze

Product Spotlight: HygieneGlaze 2.0 from Duravit

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After the successful launch of HygieneGlaze in 2015, the innovative ceramic glaze has been further developed by Duravit’s research and development team, and now has a new formula: HygieneGlaze 2.0.

The new HygieneGlaze 2.0, which is baked into the ceramic during firing, is not only extremely effective, but also acts very quickly. After just six hours, 90% of bacteria are killed. After twelve hours, a 99.9% reduction is achieved – the same effect as its predecessor, but in half the time. After 24 hours, this percentage rises to 99.999% – an unprecedented level.

Additional activation mechanisms and components have been deployed in this new, patented process. The optimized formula of HygieneGlaze 2.0 contains a new combination of metal ions and other active substances, which is particularly effective in eradicating bacteria like E. coli, for example. The effectiveness is based on an oligodynamic reaction, which illustrates the detrimental effect of positively charged metal ions on bacteria.

HygieneGlaze 2.0 is integrated into the glaze during firing. This manufacturing process ensures an extremely effective reduction in pathogens such as escherichia coli. Baked into the ceramic and extending from the interior to the rim of the toilet or urinal, HygieneGlaze 2.0 is effective in the areas particularly susceptible to the accumulation of bacteria.

The effect of the innovative glaze on bacteria was so powerful during the hygienic microbiological tests that the measuring procedure results far exceeded the current limit. For this reason, subsequent investigations considered kinetics for the first time. Beforehand, only the starting and finishing concentrations after 24 hours were measured. Now, researchers can measure effectiveness over time and thereby show how many bacteria have been wiped out after 6, 12 and 24 hours.

HygieneGlaze 2.0 is available for all toilets and urinals in the Architec, Darling New, D-Code, DuraStyle, Happy D.2, ME by Starck, P3 Comforts, Starck 3 and Vero Air ranges.

Product Spotlight: HiB’s Duet range

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HiB Novum continues to innovate and inspire with the introduction of the new Duet range of bathroom furniture products.

Guaranteed to ensure broad appeal, Duet combines simple style with sharp, angular forms, making for an ultra-modern look. What really distinguishes Duet, however, is the option of an integrated LED trim, creating a brilliantly bold statement for any bathroom together with clever storage trays to keep your bathroom perfectly organised.

Duet sits alongside HiB’s biggest successes, Tranquil and Prima as another luxury, trendsetting bathroom collection. The new range boasts a selection of different bathroom features including newly designed cabinets and clever, brand new tall storage units. All units are available in HiB’s most popular colour, white, as well as anthracite and matt light grey.

Duet range - Cameo

Ash Chilver, the sales director at HiB has said that: “Our rebrand has left us determined to show that we are one of the leaders of the bathroom furniture industry.

“Already, our new Duet range is pulling in interest from retailers across the country with its modern, sleek aesthetic combined with practicality. Each cabinet and storage unit is both spacious and space saving offering fantastic organised storage.

“For retailers then, the recommendation is to stock Duet and let in take centre stage in their showroom.”

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Gallery Direct mirrors

Product Spotlight: New mirrors from Gallery Direct

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Gallery Direct already had an incredibly extensive range of diverse, individually designed mirrors; however, they have recently added over 40 new ones to their collection.

Providing a touch of individual boldness, these stunning new mirrors demonstrate attention to detail and beautiful craftsmanship combined with graceful design flair.

Their new mirrors feature antique brass, bronze and metallic finishes and an evolved industrial look to give a more sophisticated feel with a warmer colour palette and refined shapes, to offer aesthetically pleasing and on trend products that can suit a range of interiors. They have also introduced a selection of stunning accent and feature mirror frames using hand crafted mosaic and crackle glass; these bring a touch of elegant sophistication and stunning textures creating perfect design statements.

From burnished metallic or crackled glitz to simple or daring designs, there is a mirror to add personality to any interior. The eye-catching Rickman features bevelled mirror pieces creatively framing the main mirror, whereas the Claremont is a beautiful feature mirror.

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Scion cushions

Product Spotlight: Cushion range from Scion

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As part of its cutting-edge Scion Living lifestyle brand, innovative, fashion-forward British interiors company Scion has produced its first cushion collection, a spectacular range of retro cushions inspired by its latest must-have fabric and wallpapers.

The cushions feature designs from Scion’s recently-launched collections Levande, Lohko and Guess Who?, and of course the stunning selection wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from infamous Mr Fox and his new friend Spike.

The collection comprises 10 designs over 29 options, in a mixture of square and rectangular shapes. The colours range from punchy retro shades of cobalt, sunshine and tangerine to sophisticated greys, blush tones, stone and linen, as well as evocative combos of nutmeg and paprika, kiwi and liquorice, spice and rose or blush and parchment – all perfect for the modern home.

Cedar: Naively drawn trees and leaves, originally created from lino-cut printing
Lohko: An oversized abstract boulder design
Modul: A stylish asymmetrical design featuring sparsely spaced triangles
Mr Fox: Needs no introduction, but Scion’s cheeky fox appears as a large icon here and…as a small repeat pattern on the Mini Fox design
Octant: A scandi-inspired geometric design of interconnecting semi-circles divided by broad scratch stripes

Sula: Simplistic, graphic tulips positioned for maximum impact
Tetra: A modern interpretation of a graphic tree
Terry Toucan: Bursting with colour and personality Terry the Toucan brings a touch of tropical to the range
Spike: An enchanting, geometric depiction of a stylised hedgehog

The Scion cushion collection will be available from the end of September 2016 via a network of selected stockists nationally and internationally.

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HiB's Vega mirror

Product Spotlight: HiB softens up its ‘cool’ with new Vega mirror

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Leading bathroom brand, HiB is continuing to showcase its expert design credentials with the introduction the beautiful new Vega mirror.

Inspired by HiB’s flagship Globe mirror, the new Vega features a sharp, rectangular form completed with a thick, softly curved LED illumination border, adding a real dose of glamour to the bathroom.

As with all HiB products, the Vega mirror is intuitively designed for the ultimate in ease of use. A clever soft-start touch enables users to turn the lighting on and off, or hold to select the desired colour temperature from the full spectrum of warm to cool white light, which will then remain in default mode until changed.

More so, it even boasts a charging socket, discreetly hidden behind the mirror front, suitable for toothbrushes, shavers and trimmers. Also, Vega is fitted with a heated pad to help clear condensation from the central area.

Steve Kaye, marketing director at HiB comments: “Having experienced huge success with our best-selling Globe mirror, it seemed the natural progression to consolidate our portfolio with what is very much an extension of the design.

“Allowing for a stylishly minimalistic look with a sophisticated twist, the soft curved form in the stunningly reflective illuminated border enables homeowners to create a truly bespoke, high-impact look in their bathroom design. It really is the ultimate choice for the fashion-forward consumer seeking to make their bathroom beautiful.”

Vega is available in three different sizes; 70cm wide x 50cm high, 80cm wide by 60cm high and 60cm wide x 80cm high

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North London Business Park,
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London, N11 1GN

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