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    PRODUCT WATCH: Brintons extends Laura Ashley collection

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    PRODUCT WATCH: Brintons extends Laura Ashley collection

    For AW19, Brintons and Laura Ashley have updated the existing stocked collection of carpets with fresh plains and intricate patterns…

    Evolving a collaboration that has spanned a decade, Brintons and Laura Ashley have unveiled the latest designs that have been inspired by heritage prints and informed by colour trends, whilst also experimenting with scale.

    Both brands have strong heritage, renowned for creating bold prints, which adorn interiors globally. Brintons’ designers worked with Laura Ashley’s creative team to delve into their pattern archive, to create the new collection. “Laura Ashley has a strong heritage of creating bold and beautiful prints, working on an extension of the existing range was a natural next step in the development of the partnership,” said senior creative designer at Brintons, Jane Bradley-Bain.

    The collaboration has resulted in an extensive new collection of twelve axminster patterns and four new plains to add to Brintons popular Bell Twist range. Woven in Brintons famous 80 per cent wool, 20 per cent nylon yarn blend, carpets from the Laura Ashley collection offer customers the ultimate combination of performance, longevity and comfort underfoot.

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    Poppy Marshall-Lawton at Laura Ashley added: “Using the expert knowledge of the Brintons team and their understanding of working with an archive, has ensured that the collection remains true to the iconic Laura Ashley brand, whilst offering customers a fresh and current selection of prints and colourways.”

    Available from stock the wool-rich collection provides a ready-made solution that’s ideal for quick turnaround projects where time is critical and offers a fantastic hard-wearing option that remains tough enough for high traffic areas but won’t compromise on softness or luxury.

    With more than 230 years of heritage creating beautiful bespoke woven carpet for some of the world’s most prestigious buildings, Brintons is one of our recommended suppliers. To keep up to date with their news, click here. And, if you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, please email  Katy Phillips by clicking here.

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    Brintons archive helps transform Queen Victoria’s rooms at Kensington Palace

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    Brintons archive helps transform Queen Victoria’s rooms at Kensington Palace

    Recommended Supplier Brintons, which was awarded the Royal Warrant at the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in 1958, was involved in helping to transform the rooms in Kensington Palace…

    Childhood home of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years, Kensington Palace is now a building of two halves, with the parts open to the public cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, an independent charity.

    On May 24 1819 at Kensington Palace, Queen Victoria was born. On 24th May 2019, her 200th birthday, the home of her youth re-opened to visitors after a major makeover in the form of a new semi-permanent display called ‘Victoria: A Royal Childhood.’ As part of the work to recreate the rooms where Victoria grew up, Historic Royal Palaces curators carried out extensive research into the decorative schemes she would have known as a child.

    Brintons worked with the curators at Historic Royal Places, to create bespoke period carpets for the rooms where Victoria was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

    It started with a trip to Brintons archive, which holds patterns from as early as 1790, the curators worked with Brintons Archivist Yvonne Smith to select original hand painted designs from the Georgian era. Historic Royal Palaces required designs that were authentic to the period when Victoria would have lived in the Palace and so Brintons was an obvious choice for this very special project. Brintons Creative Designer Kay Jones subsequently worked on a detailed specification to prepare the designs for manufacture. To meet the demands of a busy location, a high performance Brintons axminster carpet with a complex wove and locked yarn that creates a strong, integrated three dimensional structure was selected.

    “Taking the rooms back to their 1820s decorative scheme was crucial to Historic Royal Palaces’ ambition to give visitors a real sense of what life looked like at Kensington Palace for Princess Victoria,” said Caterina Berni, Interpretation Manager, Historic Royal Palaces. “Brintons’ archival patterned carpets were ideal to help recreate the style and feel of these regency interiors, and along with the curtain textiles, wallpapers and room colours, definitely surprise visitors who are not expecting such a feast of colour, texture and pattern.”

    Brintons own one of the world’s largest commercial design archives and historical pattern libraries in the industry, restored and preserved by their dedicated Archivist. The archive library is a facility unique to Brintons and is an invaluable resource to designers, conservators, decorators and contractors worldwide.

    Utopia Projects is one of our recommended suppliers. To keep up to date with their news, click here. And, if you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, please email  Katy Phillips by clicking here.

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    Spotlight On: A Year in Review – top products launched in 2018 (part 1)

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    In order to kick-start our month’s Spotlight On feature on ‘A Year In Review’ (Products of the year 2018), we have highlighted what we believed to have been the game-changing product launches of 2018. Here is part one of our ultimate throwback…

    When December arrives, the finish line is in sight for our industry as we all prepare to hang up our tools for another year in order to celebrate the holidays. But just before we do, here’s a little throwback to reflect on this year’s major product launches. From new lighting ranges to the future of furniture (and everything in between), we believe this year has been a significant 365 days, with these products launching with the aim to help take international hotel design to into a new era. So, here are our top picks from those launches.

    1) Bisque – rustic and rose-gold finishes (Recommended Supplier)

    Bisque, the UK’s first ever luxury radiator brand, unveiled two new distinctive finishes in spring ’18 that stole the show. Rustique and Rose Copper are two styles that have been produced using an oxidation technique, creating a truly authentic finish. These bespoke designs are made to order and are available exclusively on Bisque’s Classic collection of radiators and from its newly opened showroom in Islington.

    2) Duravit – XSquare (Recommended Supplier) 

    In conjunction with designer Kurt Merki Jr., Duravit created a furniture range that launched in July ’18. The range is specially attuned to the design of the contemporary DuraSquare washbasins. The striking feature is the quadrant-shaped chrome profile edging the furniture. On the floor-standing model, the transition to the leg frame is absolutely seamless. The chrome profile accentuates the edges of both variants. It continues along the corner radius of the washbasin, creating harmony and a striking independence.

    3) Hansgrohe – Power Rain

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    Inspired by nature – think warm misty droplets – bathroom specialist Hansgrohe developed the new PowderRain spray, which many bathroom companies have followed suit. The product has been designed to make a shower feel like a warm summer rain experience. The innovative PowderRain spray is featured in a new Hansgrohe range of Raindance showerheads. In addition, as more and more hotel groups internationally pledge to reduce water wastage in their hotels, the PowderRain spray technology efficiently reduces water and energy consumption to help safeguard our planet’s natural resource.

    4) Brintons (Recommended Supplier) & Timorious Beasties – The Craigend Collection

    It’s nothing new that collaborations have been the focus on many suppliers’ strategies this year, with some companies going as far as partnering up with friends in different markets – all in the name of finding inspiration and pushing design boundaries. Brintons’ collaboration with Timorous Beasties is the perfect example of this – and to the suprise of nobody, the collection won Designer Collaboration of the Year.

    The Craigend collection was launched in May at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week and consists of nine designs that are inspired by textures and surfaces found naturally underfoot, all reimagined in the Brintons’ signature 80/20 blend of 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent nylon.

    In designing Craigend, Timorous Beasties called upon their fascination with the often-brutal beauty of the natural world, as well as taking aesthetic inspiration from different crafting materials including paint, ink and fabric.

    5) Geberit  – AquaClean Tuma (Recommended Supplier) 

    Designed by renowned industrial designer Christoph Behling, the Geberit AquaClean Tuma fits harmoniously into any bathroom. Thanks to its elegant, streamlined design and compact shape (with a projection of just 553mm), the new shower toilet can add extra comfort to any sized bathroom, transforming them into an oasis of wellbeing.

    The new shower toilet can be tailored to suit any bathroom due to its design cover, which is available in several colours and materials. This helps to perfectly coordinate with Geberit’s extensive range of flush plates.

    6) Vaughan – The Tribal Collection (Recommended Supplier)

    Among the showrooms opening their doors at Focus18 was Vaughan, which showcased a new collection with a strong focus on table lamps. Demonstrating that interior design inspiration can come from anywhere, its new Tribal collection is based on travels around the globe that Lucy Vaughan, the creative director of the brand, has experienced. The result is an array of vibrant lampshades, embroidered cushions and unusual upholstered chairs which aim to celebrate the craftsmanship and culture of fabrics Vaughan and her daughter have sourced. Each unique in their own right, the products within the collection is ideal for boutique hotels looking to create a statement, an editorial story we brought you one week ahead of this launch.

    7) Moritz Waldemeyer – personalised lighting experience

    Pushing the boundaries in design is something that comes naturally for lighting expert Moritz Waldemeyer. Perhaps working  with the likes of Will.I.Am to create a jacket that lights up helps, but it’s his passion for taking lighting design further that keeps Waldemeyer firmly at the top of the lighting design food chain.

    In May, he provided Focus18 a specially commissioned installation, which offered an unforgettable immersive experience of light, colour and movement. Waldemeyer’s piece allowed the consumer to put any light in front of a sensor, which would then reflect the colour onto the wall.

    Waldemeyer continued to put his innovative foot forward as his studio become a supporting partner of The Brit List 2018, displaying yet another pioneering lighting installation.

    8) Chelsom Lighting – Edition 26

    Chelsom don’t do anything by halves, including how they lavishly launch new collections. Earlier this year, the lighting company impressed the world with the unveiling of Edition 26. Taking over London’s One Marylebone – and raising the bar of global product launches – the company showcased the the new items in spectacular fashion as each lit up the room with innovation, style and forward-thinking design.

    If you launched an innovative product 2018, or know of a new product that you believe is a game changer in international hotel design, then we want to hear all about it. Please email Zoe Gurrier or call +44(0)1992 374059.

     

    Brintons lays new bespoke carpet designs for Kimpton Fitzroy London

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    Hotel Designs’ Recommended Supplier Brintons created bespoke carpet design for The Principal London, which has recently become Kimpton Fitzroy London…

    Brintons supplied carpets for key public areas within Kimpton’s first London hotel, formally known as The Principal London. Sheltered within a Grade II listed landmark building, which now dominates the area as a five-star hotel on the eastern flank of Russell Square in Bloomsbury, the now Kimpton Fitzroy London, which re-opened as The Principal London in April 2018 after undergoing a multi-million pound renovation and only recently rebranded as an IHG hotel, features a bespoke, contemporary carpet design in the key public areas within. The pattern features a strong linear border, bringing a modern element that harmonises with the period of the building.

    The interior design renovation was led by Tara Bernerd & Partners and Russell Sage studio. The designers chose to use cream drapery with light and feathery fabrics and featured artwork that responds to the Bloomsbury neighbourhood’s artistic and literary heritage. Working in harmony with the design brief, Brintons created 4,600 sqm of bespoke carpets for the hotel’s corridors from floors one to eight, including the main staircase and the gallery. The carpet features a steel grey and neutral colour palette, which complements the sophisticated and contemporary interiors.

    The three-year renovation, overseen by the Principal Hotel Group, has successfully maintained many stylistic elements of the hotel’s exciting past through the interior décor. The hotel features more than 300 rooms and suites and is close to many central London destinations, including the British Museum and Lamb’s Conduit Street.

    The newly unveiled Kimpton Fitzroy London is named after the original architect of the building, Charles Fitzroy Doll, a significant figure of British architecture in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Next year will see even further growth of the Kimpton brand, with additional openings in tier-two cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. The brand also recently announced its debut in Bangkok, which is slated to open in 2020.

    Brintons are one of our recommended suppliers. To keep up to date with their news, click here. And, if you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, click here.

    Grade II listed luxury hotel commissions Brintons carpets for extensive refurbishment

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    The Principal Manchester commissions Brintons carpets for extensive refurbishment…

    Principal Hotel Company Ltd and Starwood Capital Group has commissioned premium carpet manufacturer Brintons to design the carpets for luxury four-star hotel, The Principal Manchester. Brintons created bespoke carpets to suit the hotel’s colour palettes and listed period details.

    Recognised by several awards, The £25 million renovation now hosts 270 guestrooms with details that reflect the building’s period, including wood paneling and tiled brickwork. The numerous designs Brintons created for the rooms all reflect the building’s original purpose.

    “Our Brintons bespoke carpets are a significant element to the hotel’s renovation,” said Sarah Thorpe, Commercial Business Manager at Brintons. “The design details and colour scheme of the carpets highlight the classic Victorian features, from wood panelling and fireplaces to tiled brickwork, evident in the majority of the venue’s guestrooms and common areas.”

    Brintons’ team of leading designers works closely with client project teams to create designs that meet the needs of individual projects of every size, specification and level of design complexity – be they classic, traditional or contemporary in style.

    Brintons are one of our recommended suppliers. To keep up to date with their news, click here. And, if you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, click here.

     

    Brintons and Timorous Beasties to launch Craigend Collection at Clerkenwell Design Week

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    Carpet manufacturer Brintons will launch the new Craigend Collection designed by long-term collaborators Timorous Beasties at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. Taking over St Johns Square the collection will be debuted in a pop-up installation designed by Studio Shaw Architects.

    Famous for their outstanding diversity of pattern, Scottish design duo Timorous Beasties will present Craigend, their third collection with Brintons. Named after Craigend Place, home of the Glasgow based Timorous Beasties studio and birth place of the designs, the collection name is also inspired by the old Gaelic word ‘Creag’, which means rock.

    Render of the Brintons and Timorous Beasties installation designed by Studio Shaw Architects at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 to launch the Craigend Collection

    This commercial collection is inspired by textures and surfaces found naturally underfoot, including sand dunes, stone moss and lichen, all reimagined in the Brintons’ signature 80/20 blend of 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent nylon. With Craigend, Timorous Beasties have called upon their fascination with the oftenbrutal beauty of the natural world, as well as taking aesthetic inspiration from different crafting materials including paint, ink and fabric.

    Emma Cassidy, Head of Creative Design EMEA at Brintons commented: “Brintons are delighted to launch the highly anticipated Craigend Collection, our latest collaboration with Timorous Beasties which celebrates our 10-year anniversary of collaborating together. The collection brings to life a diverse range of bold, colourful and dynamic designs that will inspire and surprise the design community; pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in carpet design, for commercial spaces.”

    Above from left: Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, Timorous Beasties in the Glasgow studio

    The installation will showcase a unique selection of woven carpets taken from the new Craigend Collection. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the pop-up installation, where the full-scale patterns will transport the audience into a world inspired by the textures and sights of the natural world.

    Founders of Timorous Beasties Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons comment, “For our new Craigend collection, we took inspiration from what we see under our feet, taking cues from natural carpets such as sand dunes, moss, stone, and waves of water. We also thought about how carpet can be dramatic in transitional spaces such as lobbies, corridors, and grand dining rooms. We also considered how the functional aspects and minimal aesthetic can work in more personal spaces such as bedrooms, whilst still keeping the link between the dramatic and the serene. We first collaborated with Brintons a decade ago, and our love of pattern repeats from our wallpapers and fabrics, has been a very productive pairing, and adapts perfectly to carpet design.

    Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons will be taking part in the Conversations at Clerkenwell talks programme and will be in conversation with Priya Khanchandani, deputy editor of ICON Magazine on Tuesday 22 May, 10.30am. Book your place here.

    Hotel Designs editor Hamish Kilburn will be at Clerkenwell Design Week on the 24 May. Please tweet us if you would like to book in a meeting.

    Brintons are one of our recommended suppliers. To keep up to date with their news, click here. And, if you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, click here.

    Brintons designed bespoke carpets for Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle

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    Leading carpeting manufacturer Brintons has manufactured quirky bespoke carpets for the Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle’s flexible working and meeting space, Le Campus.

    The carpeting manufacturer worked in conjunction with design company Virserius Studio and general construction company, Vöcker Hospitality on the renovation, following the design brief to evoke nostalgia for university, to inspire creative thinking and enhance the exchange of ideas.

    This direction led Virserius Studio to take inspiration from the structure of molecules, using the hotel’s bright colour palettes as stimulus for the bespoke designs.

    “We manufactured Brintons bespoke axminster carpets using strong, really vibrant colours to stand out against the grey background,” said Mahlmann. “The pattern is made up of cubes of different sizes, and appears to fade from dark to light. The placement of the pattern is designed to draw you in as you approach a room, and as you enter reveals itself as an artwork on the floor. The carpets add a lot of value to the overall feel of the finished spaces.”

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    Brintons manufactured approximately 700sqm of carpets for the renovation of the hotel. The pattern colour scheme is purposefully different in each room and the vibrant colours were chosen deliberately to match the rest of the interior design elements, from curtains to wall paint.

    Brintons are one of our recommended suppliers. To keep up to date with their news, click here. And, if you are interested in becoming one of our recommended suppliers, click here.

    Case Study: Brintons at Hotel Walther, Switzerland

    Case Study: Brintons at Hotel Walther, Switzerland

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    In celebration of its 110th anniversary, the Hotel Walther commissioned Brintons to translate the elaborate designs of interior designer Virginia Maissen into woven Axminster rugs and fitted carpet to complement the refurbishment of the hotel.

    The concept of the design was to create a modern, inviting and comfortable feel in this grand hotel with inspiration taken from its surroundings and history. Zürich-based interior designer Virginia Maissen worked with Brintons to redesign the interior to highlight the heritage of the hotel, but also incorporate modern art installations by Rolf Sachs and Sandro Fabbri.

    Case Study: Brintons at Hotel Walther, SwitzerlandThe newly refurbished hotel, a member of the Relais & Châteaux group, unveiled its updated design earlier this year. The 17 bespoke carpet designs throughout are bold and abstract, in a colour palette of reds, greens and yellows that reference the hotel’s alpine surroundings.

    Brintons collaborated closely with Virginia Maissen to translate her designs into Axminster carpet. The layering of imagery within the designs, mixing bold colours and the subtle photographic representation exploited the full range of the carpet manufacturer’s 32-colour High Definition Weave; a unique Brintons’ innovation that allows for infinite design possibilities and highly dynamic visuals.

    The end result is a beautifully detailed collection of bespoke carpets in the lobby, fine dining room, stairs and smoking lounge of the hotel.

    Virginia Maissen commented: “I am so proud of the bespoke carpets, Brintons translated all my designs perfectly, the stand out details coupled with a classic pattern brings together both of our design visions. The 17 unique carpet designs demanded special attention from both sides, and Brintons delivered on time and within budget. This project perfectly demonstrates Brintons’ skill in creating one-off pieces to a client specification.”

    Case Study: Brintons at Hotel Walther, SwitzerlandAntique treasures and decorations have been reinterpreted to reflect the hotel’s history: original ceilings and rounded archways from the early twentieth century have been exposed with the help of local craftsmen. Specially designed wall tapestries, curtains, and carpets created by Brintons have been added to complement the furnishings of each room.

    The 4-star Hotel Walther is a third-generation family-run business, currently headed by Anne-Rose and Thomas Walther. Brintons is well known in Switzerland for its design expertise and market presence, and has an established reputation for high quality custom Axminster carpets and rugs.

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    Sleep 2017 Live: Kelly Hoppen joins forces with Brintons

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    Kelly Hoppen MBE has joined forces with leading carpet manufacturer Brintons to create a bold new collection of contemporary woven carpets.

    The new venture is the renowned interior designer’s first ever carpet collection and will be launched at this year’s Sleep, the annual hotel design event taking place in London today and tomorrow.

    The Kelly Hoppen Collection by Brintons brings the designer’s unparalleled eye for trend-leading design to the commercial carpet sector. The result is a distinctive new contemporary aesthetic that completely eschews the typical ‘swirl and block’ patterns for which the commercial/hospitality sector is traditionally known.

    Instead, the dynamic collection consists of 13 geometric and organic designs in on-trend colourways that reflect the designer’s award-winning design style and pared-back aesthetic. Kelly Hoppen took inspiration from diverse influences ranging from geometric shapes to elements found in everyday surroundings such as cracks in a pavement and splashes of paint.

    “I wanted to do something quite cutting edge and out there compared to what we see at the moment…I think it’s different and it’s in the forefront of design in terms of commercial carpeting, so I am extremely excited,” she says.

    Kelly Hoppen - Brintons - Sleep 2017The collection is suitable for a wide variety of hospitality applications including hotels, casinos, cruise ships or airports. Each Kelly Hoppen by Brintons design is woven to order in the full range of specifications that combine Brintons’ patented blend.

    After 41 years in design, Kelly Hoppen relished the fresh challenge of designing her first contract carpets: “It’s been fun, it’s been enlightening and I’ve learnt a lot from it. Carpet is an interesting product to design. There is an array of materials and textures and it’s a challenge to design a carpet that is hardwearing but also luxurious, beautiful and comfortable. Although you think of it as a flat surface, it is three-dimensional so the design process is complex. You have to think carefully about scale too as the design needs to work in large expansive areas as well as in narrower spaces such as guestrooms and corridors. Not only that, you need to design a surface that other designers can put their own style on too. Once you get it right though, you just know.”

    The designer continued: “In terms of the collaboration with Brintons, there is mutual admiration and respect -Brintons is an incredible company with great heritage. I think this is just the start of a really wonderful collaboration. With this collection, each piece that we’ve created is different and is a statement in itself. I think it’s going to be brilliant.”

    Sleep Event

    Wake up to the inspiration of Sleep with HD clients

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    More exhibitors than ever before have chosen to reveal their new collections at Sleep this year (21st – 22nd November at the Business Design Centre in London). They include the following (Hotel Designs clients in bold)…

    Brintons
    Leading carpet manufacturer, Brintons, has joined forces with renowned interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, to create her first collection of contemporary woven carpets that will debut at Sleep. The dynamic range will consist of 13 geometric and organic styles in on-trend colourways that reflect the designer’s style and pared-back aesthetic. Kelly will be at Brintons’ stand DG9 on 21st November to personally introduce her designs and discuss her inspiration behind the collection.

    Throughout its exciting schedule at Clerkenwell Design Week Brintons is inviting design savvy visitors to join them at its London Design Centre between the 24th to the 26th MayBang & Olufsen
    Bang & Olufsen, who has long been synonymous with seamlessly integrating innovative sound technology with iconic design, will be launching its brand new BeoSound Shape – a wall-mounted audio system created for the hospitality market. The fully scalable and modular wireless speakers are ideal for hotel lobbies and restaurants and are capable of delivering immersive staging and customisable design layouts whilst improving room acoustics through integrated noise dampers.

    Camira Fabrics
    Camira Fabrics will be previewing their hospitality range comprising a wide choice of materials from plain fabrics and luxurious leathers to jacquard weaves and bold prints.

    hansgrohe
    Well-established as a premium bathroom brand supplying hotels around the world, hansgrohe will introduce its latest generation of Select products – RainSelect. This will include the RainSelect control, an intuitive unit providing control of between two to five shower functions, along with the regulation of water temperature and quantity in one convenient unit.

    hansgrohe MetropolVitrA
    Another much-respected name in bathroom manufacturing, VitrA, will be introducing their Water Jewels Bath, Eternity Accessories by Sebastian Conran, Outline Basins, Suit brassware and Miniworx tiles to the UK market at this year’s Sleep.

    Newmor Wallcoverings
    Newmor Wallcoverings will be bringing a total of nine new designs to this year’s Sleep: Leaves, Loom, Plateau, Firefly, Harlowe, Harmony, Malazo, Ridge, and Shoji Screen.

    Newmor 50th anniversary collectionSan Souci
    Sans Souci, known for specialising in the design and production of custom-designed decorative light fixtures, lighting objects and architectural features, will be presenting two new products, developed in collaboration with two international designers. AURORA by Katarina Kotulacova is a dramatic installation made of two-layer hand-blown glass, which uses iPod-controlled, colour-changing LEDs to imitate the aurora borealis, whilst Symphony by Jiri Krisica required applying new coating technology to crystal tubes in a way that produces a subtle and impressively decorative gradient.

    CANDIA
    Greek mattress manufacturers, CANDIA, has announced a unique new Bodyfix Collection, made entirely by hand by skilled artisans with 100% natural materials and fabrics treated with olive oil. This innovative process offers antibacterial protection whilst also allowing the sleeper to benefit from the restorative properties of the oil.

    Moduleo
    Moduleo has extended its range of luxury vinyl flooring to include five woods, one stone and three abstract designs. The new wood lines are Santa Cruz Oak, Bohemian and Laurel Oak, providing light washed, chevron and smooth ‘no knot’ effects, as well as rustic-look Sierra Oak and elm-style Marsh Wood in a total of 11 colourways. Their Impress stone design, Mustang Slate, mimics natural slate, whilst their abstract products give 3D illusions and offer flexible finishes.

    Moduleo set to Impress with next gen designsFabio Alemanno Design
    Fabio Alemanno Design will be bringing their flagship Cleopatra model, infrared heated lounger to Sleep, with exciting new combinations of natural stone. Additionally, they will be showcasing Diva, their latest lounger which utilises high-tech materials and techniques for maximum flexibility and design options.

    KAI
    KAI is a fabric company producing contract collections that fuse the contemporary with the classic. Ranges to be launched at Sleep include the subtly rustic Basel, Amalfi, sophisticated neutral Como, and quilted satin Tallis.

    Ligne Roset
    The prominent supplier of luxury furniture, Ligne Roset, whose collections and bespoke pieces grace many a hotel, will be revealing a number of design-led ranges including Amédée by Marie-Christine Dorner, Humphrey by Evangelos Vasileiou, Oxydation by Kateryna Sokolova and Mold by Kateryna Sokolova.

    Installations and a thought-provoking Conference with Roundtable discussions, hosted by leading figures within the hotel industry, will take place alongside the exhibition.
    For more information about Sleep 2017 and to register for a complementary visitor pass, visit www.thesleepevent.com

    Brintons introduces art-inspired ‘Altered Gravity’ collection by Stacey Garcia

    Brintons to exhibit latest High Definition Weave collections at BCFA Open event

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    Brintons is delighted to announce it will be exhibiting its latest High Definition Weave collections at the BCFA Open, Spring Design event to take place over two days (28 – 29th March) at the Old Truman Brewery, in Shoreditch, London.

    Brintons will showcase two bold graphic designs woven in its 32-colour High Definition Weave, a unique Brintons’ innovation created for the contract market that allows for infinite design possibilities and highly dynamic visuals.

    An art inspired design from the Altered Gravity collection created by Stacy Garcia will be presented as a wall-hanging extending to the floor alongside a pixel-enthused design from the Zuzunaga collection by artist-designer Christian Zuzunaga. These two designs showcase the creative possibilities and extended colour combinations allowed by Brintons’ HD Weave technology.

    Altered Gravity collection by Stacy Garcia
    Altered Gravity is the eighth collaborative collection between Brintons and Stacy Garcia. The range includes 14 patterns and draws inspiration from diverse periods in the history of modern art; abstract expressionism collides with contemporary graphic design and digitally rendered textures melt between layers of mixed media paintings. The exhibited design from the collection presents graphic hexagonal strokes in varying blue hues.

    Brintons introduces art-inspired ‘Altered Gravity’ collection by Stacey Garcia

    Brintons introduces art-inspired ‘Altered Gravity’ collection by Stacey Garcia

    Stacy Garcia comments on the collections influence: “Altered Gravity is about exploring the boundaries of experimental design techniques and mediums. We’re bringing it back to the basics of fine art and melding it with new technologies.”

    Zuzunaga Collection by Christian Zuzunaga
    Christian Zuzunaga’s design was inspired by his exploration of Brintons unique and extensive design archive in Kidderminster. Visiting the archive, Christian was inspired by the contemporary relevance of the antique fabrics and captivated by their similarities to his own design principals.

    Brintons Zuzunaga collection by Christian Zuzunaga

    Brintons Zuzunaga collection by Christian Zuzunaga

    The bold, colourful squares and pixel-based designs evident in weaving and wool dying, dating back centuries, inspired the mandala styling and repeating symmetrical motifs of this collection. The exhibited design will display an array of bright hues delivered in a repetitive square motif expressing the vast possibilities of combining soft mediums with digital techniques.

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    Altered Gravity - Brintons & Stacy Garcia

    Product Spotlight: Brintons introduces Altered Gravity by Stacy Garcia

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    Altered Gravity is the eighth collaborative collection from Brintons and Stacy Garcia.

    The collection, which includes 14 patterns, draws inspiration from diverse disciplines of the art universe; abstract expressionalism collides with contemporary graphic design, and digitally rendered textures melt between layers of mixed media paintings.

    Altered Gravity - Brintons & Stacy Garcia

    “Altered Gravity is about exploring the boundaries of experimental design techniques and mediums. We’re bringing it back to the basics of fine art and melding it with new technologies,” says Garcia.

    Altered Gravity - Brintons & Stacy Garcia

    “Like my design aesthetic, the art process is ever evolving. We’re constantly adapting, rearranging, adding and subtracting – creating layers that form into something beautiful,” she adds.

    Altered Gravity - Brintons & Stacy Garcia

    The precision-weaving process of Axminster carpet combined with Brintons’ ability to achieve unparalleled depth and texture with up to 32 colours, brings Altered Gravity to life. Altered Gravity falls comfortably into the intersection of contemporary expressionism and graphic influence. Visualise a Venn diagram with multiple areas of creative influence; abstract expressionism collides with contemporary graphic design, and digital texture melts between layers of experimental collage techniques.

    Altered Gravity - Brintons & Stacy Garcia

    Forged from the realm where these circles overlap, Altered Gravity emerges – a product of the art universe.

    For further information, please call 01562 635 665 or email solutions@brintons.co.uk

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    Brintons introduces art-inspired ‘Altered Gravity’ collection by Stacey Garcia

    Product Spotlight: Brintons’ art-inspired ‘Altered Gravity’ collection by Stacy Garcia

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    Brintons, the world-renowned designer and manufacturer of woven Axminster carpet, has collaborated with dynamic designer Stacy Garcia once again to launch Altered Gravity, a collection of contemporary art-inspired carpet designs for the commercial sector.

    Altered Gravity, the eighth collaborative collection from Brintons and Stacy Garcia, includes 14 patterns and draws inspiration from diverse periods in the history of modern art; abstract expressionism collides with contemporary graphic design and digitally rendered textures melt between layers of mixed media paintings.

    Brintons introduces art-inspired ‘Altered Gravity’ collection by Stacey Garcia

    “Altered Gravity is about exploring the boundaries of experimental design techniques and mediums. We’re bringing it back to the basics of fine art and melding it with new technologies,” explains Stacy Garcia. “Like my design aesthetic, the process of creating art evolves constantly. We’re always adapting, rearranging, adding and subtracting – creating layers that form into something beautiful,” Garcia adds.

    The precision-weaving process of Axminster carpet combined with Brintons’ ability to achieve unparalleled depth and texture with up to 32 colours, brings Altered Gravity to life. This collection has been designed to suit all commercial settings – from hospitality and retail to marine and gaming. It will available and can be fully customised to fit each project.

    Brintons introduces art-inspired ‘Altered Gravity’ collection by Stacey Garcia

    “Original works of art are translated into expressive Axminster carpet designs using complex colour and textural overlays,” states Jane Bradley-Bain, Brintons Senior Designer.

    “Wild graphic strokes and frenzied paint splats marry with translucent floral forms to create boldly scaled designs catered to the hospitality market. Altered Gravity, with pattern repeats varying from 6‘ to 48’ is presented as an extremely versatile collection and one to watch in 2017,” adds Jane Bradley-Bain

    Brintons Mazij collection

    Product Spotlight: Brintons launches Middle Eastern-inspired Mazij collection

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    World-renowned carpet manufacturer Brintons launched the Mazij collection at the Dubai Hotel Show last month (17 -19 September 2016).

    Meaning a mix or melange of things, the arabic word Mazij conjures up the beauty and romance of the Middle East’s impressive and rich heritage of art and architecture and the many intricate patterns, motifs and colours that are associated with it.

    The design team at Brintons has sought inspiration in this impressively rich culture, and in the natural beauty of the region’s landscape, to create a wide-ranging and exciting collection of carpet designs that complement the flourishing contemporary architecture of modern hotel and leisure projects in the region’s cities and luxury coastal destinations.

    The Mazij collection is composed of five ranges and a collection of Axminster or hand tufted rugs.

    EDIFICE
    The Middle East is capturing the design world’s attention today because of its ever-booming infrastructure. It has become a travel destination for design enthusiasts all around the world. This section of the collection focuses on the design trends influenced by modern architecture and includes the works of well-known design houses all-round the globe.

    Brintons Mazij collection

    MARRAKECH
    When one thinks of Marrakech, images of patterned ceramic tiles, colourful pots, rugs and lamps and busy spice souks come to mind. This was the inspiration for this segment of the collection; Brintons has blended the authenticity of the patterns from this region with a modern approach by designing with sophisticated shapes.

    Brintons Mazij collection

    TERRAIN
    The Middle East is not just rich in its history and culture but it also has wonderful geographic beauty. Its mountains, deserts and rivers make it geographically distinct and has influenced the development and maintenance of cultural traditions through much of the history of the region. Inspired by the beauty of this land, the range very subtly interprets nature into carpet patterns.

    Brintons Mazij collection

    PETRA
    Petra, also called the Rose City due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved. Brintons has developed designs that reflect these natural effects in carpets. The idea was to capture the natural effect of the sandstone, its colours and multi layered textural details.

    Brintons Mazij collection

    PRAYER ROOMS
    Mosque or prayer room carpets are special and unique as they have very distinctive features. They are used not only to enhance the aesthetics of the mosque’s interior but also to provide the marking on the floor to guide worshipers. The interiors of the mosques today are inspiration for this segment. This ranges from traditional to contemporary, from simple to intricate patterns.

    Brintons Mazij collection

    For more information on Brintons and its range of products and services for the commercial sector, visit www.brintons.net or call 01562 635665. To speak to someone regarding Brintons Carpets in the Middle East & Africa, please contact Brintons MEA office (in Dubai): Tel: +971 (0) 44210011

    QuickWeave by Brintons

    Product Spotlight: Brintons adds two new collections to QuickWeave

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    To meet the growing demand among installers for design-led quality carpet that can be made-to-order and installed in below average lead-times, Brintons has extended its recently developed innovative QuickWeave series to include two new collections.

    With the addition of Aurora and Sequence to the series, the QuickWeave offering of three collections (including the Inception range) now provides installers and project designers on a tight deadline with the widest choice yet of woven axminster designs in a broad spectrum of colours that can be supplied in only 6 weeks.

    Brintons’ award-winning design team developed the series to reflect today’s trends with contemporary patterns complementing transitional styles such as plaids, stripes, geometric, abstract and layered design themes. Clever texturing techniques including mottles, striés and fades have been used within the patterns to give depth to the designs whilst optimising practical application for hospitality and other contract projects.

    QuickWeave broadloom woven axminster carpet is made using the ‘Brintons blend’ of 80% wool / 20% nylon and is available in five quality specifications from 7 to 11 rows, making it suitable for all types of area from light to heavy use. Regardless of specification, the wool element in Brintons’ famous blend results in a luxurious soft feel while the nylon component ensures the carpet will be hardwearing for longevity.

    Andrew Wilcock, Group Marketing Manager, comments: “These new collections are an exciting addition to our QuickWeave offering which is a big hit with retailers and installers who have contract clients. QuickWeave was a natural step for Brintons as it allows for the creation of the high quality carpets that we are renowned but within a fraction of the time associated with custom projects.”

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    Brintons is quick off the mark with new QuickWeave collection

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    World-renowned carpet manufacturer, Brintons, is launching a new range of carpets to the contract market that offers a shorter turnaround time of six weeks, ideal for installers and hospitality clients who are working on assignments with tight deadlines.

    The QuickWeave project is the first of its kind for Brintons and will offer of a range of collections that consist of pre-designed carpet styles, which can be sent directly to the loom, reducing the time associated with custom weaves, due to the design process involved.

    Inception will be the first range of designs that will be available through QuickWeave, and is a contemporary collection of over 60 ready to go patterns, available in five pre-set colourways.

    QuickWeave Brintons

    The designs in Inception are reflective of today’s current trends and are crafted with the high quality, expertise and passion that Brintons is famous for. A variety of design styles have been selected by Brintons’ talented team for use in a versatile range of interiors including hospitality, gaming and leisure. Contemporary patterns complement transitional styles such as plaids, stripes, geometric, abstract and layered design themes.

    QuickWeave Brintons

    Andrew Wilcock, Group Marketing Manager, comments: “The interiors industry can often be a fast paced environment as many of our clients are working on large scale projects under tight timeframes. That’s why QuickWeave was a natural step for Brintons as it allows for the creation of the high quality carpets that we are renowned but within a fraction of the time associated with custom projects.”

    The carpets create in Inception will be a range of Axminster carpets that will include the 80% Wool and 20% Nylon blend that Brintons pioneered in the 1950s, and will range from seven to eleven rows.

    For more information on Brintons and its range of products and services for the commercial sector, visit www.brintons.net or call 01562 635665.

    Throughout its exciting schedule at Clerkenwell Design Week Brintons is inviting design savvy visitors to join them at its London Design Centre between the 24th to the 26th May

    Brintons Carpets: ‘The future of design at Clerkenwell Design Week’

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    Brintons will be at the centre of the creative hub during Clerkenwell Design Week, as the leading manufacturer unveils its new QuickWeave collection and hosts a range of talks from leading interiors experts.

    Throughout its exciting schedule Brintons is inviting design savvy visitors to join them at its London Design Centre for Clerkenwell Design Week between the 24th to the 26th May as they host a range of drop-in sessions, including talks from interiors experts from Birmingham City University, Houzz and design duo the 2 Lovely Gays.

    QuickWeave
    The QuickWeave range is perfect for installations where timing is of the essence as it is a range of pre-designed carpets designs, which can be sent directly to the loom, reducing the time associated with custom weaves. The first QuickWeave collection is Inception, which is a range of 60 ready to go patterns, each of contemporary styles and available in five colourways. There are 16 colours in its palette, which are reflective of today’s current trends.

    24th May – Trend Project Talk
    The Trends project presents the pinnacle of design with final year BA Textile Design students at Birmingham City University creating a range of new designs inspired by two trends forecast by Colour Hive for Autumn/Winter 2016/17: ‘Strata’ and ‘Play’. John Hall, Exhibitions Manager at Parkside Gallery, and Jean Ensell, Textiles Lecturer at BCU, will be holding a talk on the Trends project, and how and why they use them. They will also go on to explore how the project works and the importance of industry engagement for its students, who are the new talent pipeline into the wider design industry.

    25th May – 1pm – 4pm – Expert advice from the 2 Lovely Gays
    Interior designers the 2 Lovely Gays will hold a range of one-to-one sessions to help members of the public with any interior design queries they may have. Ranging from how to customise a room to what colours work well together, those taking part can get one-to-one advice from the interior designers who found their fame on BBC’s The Great Interior Design Challenge. 2 Lovely Gays at Clerkenwell Design Week

    Anyone wishing to take part can book timeslot online to get the chance to join Jordan and Russell at the London Design Centre. For those unable to attend, they will hold a question and answer session on the social channels and their top tips will be posted throughout the day.

    26th May 10am – 3pm Design profile advice from Houzz
    Leading online home renovation and design platform, Houzz, will be hosting one-to-one drop in profile consultations with their representatives on the 26th May. Aimed at design business owners, it will be offering top tips to businesses to help ensure they are maximising their exposure to homeowners who plan projects through the online platform.

    Trends and Tips Talk 12.30pm
    Houzz will also be hosting a ‘Trends and Tips’ talk at 12.30pm, teaching visitors what colours, materials and finishing choices are trending on Houzz and the steps they can take to maximise their exposure.

    24th – 26th May – Exhibitions
    Through the archives
    Brintons’ Archivist Yvonne Smith will be holding an archive exhibition throughout the week, which will explore designs through the ages. The archive holds over 100,000 unique designs dating back to the late 1700s, and Yvonne will be displaying a sample of designs for people to view and discuss the gems of the archive.

    Yvonne Smith at Clerkenwell Design Week

    Birmingham City University Trends Project Installation
    Birmingham City University (BCU) will be displaying installations based on student’s work to celebrate the future of interior design. BA Textile Design students from BCU used Brintons’ latest technologies to create two carpet designs for their final year Trend project.

    To book to attend any of the sessions at the Clerkenwell Design Week at Brintons’ London Design Centre visit www.brintons.net/clerkenwell/.

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    Prestigious award for Brintons at Wool Floor Show

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    Royal Warrant holder, Brintons, has been awarded the prestigious Woven Carpet Design Installation of the Year award for its Art Deco inspired carpets at Quaglino’s.

    Celebrating quality, style and innovation, Campaign for Wool’s International Wool Carpet and Rug awards was launched for the first time at this year’s Wool Floor Show in London.

    Hosted on the 23rd March at Stamford Bridge in London, the awards included 14 different categories, some of which were sponsored by leading interiors magazines.

    Ranging from Rug Design of the Year to the award for Innovation in Yarn Development, Brintons was awarded Woven Carpet Design Installation of the Year award for its 1930s inspired designs that it created for the renowned Mayfair based restaurant and late night venue, Quaglino’s.

    Brintons supplied a striking custom carpet featuring geometric designs for the restaurant to compliment the period’s style of its multimillion pound refurbishment project. The carpet was installed throughout the restaurant and staircase, featuring a dramatic linear style to reflect the Art Deco influence of the interiors.

    Sarah Draper, Commercial Marketing Manager for Brintons, said: “We are really honoured to have received such a fantastic award from such a renowned industry figure, Campaign for Wool.

    “Our range of designers utilise our 230 year old archive to create bespoke creations that truly reflect a commercial interiors specific identity. Working with Quaglino’s to create such a stunning Art Deco design was a fantastic experience and we are delighted for our work to have been recognised with such a prestigious award.”

    Brintons was at the Wool Floor Show with its latest commercial collection, QuickWeave, which offers a shorter turnaround time and is ideal for clients who are working on projects where timing is of the essence.

    For more information on Brintons and its range of products and services for the commercial sector, visit www.brintons.net or call 01562 635665.

    Brintons BLOKWERK

    Product Spotlight: Brintons and Oren Sherman Launch Innovative Corridor Collaboration

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    Brintons is to launch an innovative Axminster collection engineered specifically for the corridor.

    BLOKWERK presents a range of carefully composed designs, taking inspiration from the influential De Stijl movement and offers an innovative solution to corridor design.

    Oren Sherman brings a restrained simplicity to the world of Axminster, resulting with the truly collaborative collection of elementally flexible designs. Constructed with harmonious textures and contemporary color palettes, Brintons’ BLOKWERK offers a multitude of ways to balance color and shape, manage scale and proportion, turn corners, and extend perspectives.

    Brintons BLOKWERK

    “These designs have been engineered with extraordinarily long repeats,” explains artist-illustrator Oren Sherman, “allowing designers to chart inventive pathways through corridors and transform often overlooked spaces into exciting opportunities.”

    Contemporary interiors are welcoming more unified concepts to corridor space; with cohesive and unbroken carpet designs washing over door drops and erasing transitions.

    Brintons BLOKWERK

    Utilising simplified elements and static textural layers, the designs from BLOKWERK can be cut and reassembled in a variety of combinations without compromising visual integrity. BLOKWERK offers a practical solution to waste management and caters to the needs of the contemporary interior designer.

    For more information on Brintons and its range of products and services for the commercial sector, visit www.brintons.net or call 01562 635665.

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    Brintons supporting the ‘future of design’ at JFS

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    Brintons Carpets collaborated with Birmingham City University at this year’s prestigious January Furniture Show.

    Attended by over 16,000 buyers and 4,000 exhibitors, the four-day show at Birmingham’s NEC arena depicts the latest interior and furniture trends for the coming year.

    BA Textile Design students from Birmingham City University used Brintons’ latest technologies to create two carpet designs, depicting how key interiors trends can be transformed into physical products and designs. The students showcased their latest work at the show as part of their final year trend project.

    Currently in its eighth year, the project encourages students to create a range of designs inspired by industry trends. The project focuses upon the power of collaboration within different disciplines, joining science, technology, design and art together with renowned brands such as Brintons.

    Brintons at JFS
    Charmaine Stint, Programme Manager for the Institute for Creative Innovation at Birmingham City University, said: “Challenging our students, staff and partners to come up with brand new concepts which are fresh, engaging and new, generates some truly innovative content. It’s this innovation which drives us and our partners to push the boundaries and is one of the most motivating elements of this showcase.”

    As part of the project, each year students unravel two future trends, creating a portolio of moodboards and a final project. Influenced by Colourhive’s Autumn / Winter 2016/17 forecasts, this year’s project was inspired by two trends: ‘Strata’ and ‘Play.’

    Inspired by the Natural World and its significance with the everyday, ‘Strata’ focuses upon the importance of geology and the unrefined beauty of the earth. Student Rosie Williams’ monochrome room set simultaneously explores human influence on nature. Student Chloe Baker’s ‘Play’ vibrant room set focuses upon the creativity and optimism possessed by our inner child.

    Brintons at JFS

    Charmaine continued, “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work with Brintons, through using its revolutionary 32 colour High Definition looms, allowing us to showcase our students new thinking and impressive designs.

    Brintons worked in partnership with the University and the students to help support their design development and creative potential.

    Sarah Draper, Commercial Marketing Manager for Brintons, said: “At Brintons industry trends constantly shape our designs and collections, so we were extremely excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the students at Birmingham City University.

    “The future of design lies with upcoming students and being able to help them achieve their vision is a fantastic process.”

    For more information on Brintons and its range of products and services for the commercial sector, visit www.brintons.net or call 01562 635665.