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Sekers unveils new velvet collection

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Sekers unveils new velvet collection

Following its appearance at Sleep & Eat 2019, Sekers has announced the launch of FIORA, a lush polyester velvet collection suitable for contract upholstery and accessories…

With a subtle printed texture and soft lustre providing a modern edge, Fiora by Sekers is available in a spectrum of 25 colours including rich, saturated hues and pastel highlights.

Incorporating FibreGuard, an advanced finish that helps protect the fabric against spills and stains without having to resort to specialist cleaning, Fiora resists the toughest of stains, including red wine and ballpoint pen.

With a Martindale abrasion performance of 100,000 rubs and supplied with crib five fire retardant backing, Fiora is perfect for the most demanding upholstery application. Meeting all relevant UK, American and IMO standards for upholstery, Fiora is the ideal choice for the designer specifying for the hospitality, leisure and marine markets.

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Woven Image adds on-trend colours to popular geometric upholstery collections

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Inspired by tangrams, an ancient Chinese puzzle, Woven Images adds five new colours to its upholstery collection… 

Woven Image has added five new directional colourways to both Quiz and Zip upholstery fabrics in celebration of classic design. The upholstery, which can be used indoor and outdoor, will launch this September as part of Woven Images’ ‘Refined Ambiance’ product release.

The inspiration for both designs originated from tangrams, an ancient Chinese puzzle that interchanges seven angular forms to create a range of different shapes and structures. As well as this, there is reference to the architectural style of Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen.

Quiz and Zip are produced from 100 per cent solution-dyed polyolefin, allowing for excellent performance characteristics which include outstanding colour fastness to light, UV stability as well as easy-care and maintenance with a bleach solution. From an environmental perspective, solution dyed textiles are considered to be optimal as this method allows for reduced water usage and emissions compared to conventional dyeing processes. Quiz and Zip are also produced using certified green energy (100 per cent renewable resources) and the yarn holds an
Oeko-Tex certification.

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Zip is the larger scale pattern of the two, featuring bold intersecting line-work which creates irregular, angular forms. The five new Zip colourways incorporate a classic neutral latte combination, as well as on-trend azure, olive and sunshine hues accented with a subtle duck egg blue completing a total palette of 12 colourways.

The smaller scale design, Quiz, combines up to four yarn colours per colourway creating a combination of both tonal and contrasting options which coordinate back with the Zip palette.

The new colourways of fashionable blossom, azure, coral, latte and duck egg re-fresh the Quiz collection saluting classic contemporary design.

The geometric fabrics are suitable for both commercial and residential uses; from break-out office spaces to poolside furniture.

Winter Colour Trends

Decorative Accessories: 2017 Winter colour trends in design

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Creating furniture with the right colour palette is extremely important if you are aiming to astonish with your project.

Natural tendencies are foreseen, earthy shades, sandy hues. Specifically keep an eye on smokey grey, tending to go a bit in the direction of blue hues like navy blue. In general, the key colours are based on neutral tones, many of them having a beautiful ambivalence – especially in the case of colours like khaki olive or the blue navy.

To inspire you, Covet House has selected a series of pieces that will make you surrender to the new Winter colours…

Piccadilly Mirror – Boca do Lobo: Piccadilly Mirror is a result of new concepts that featured impossible constructions, explorations of the infinity, architecture and tessellations. With a convex mirror, its frame is made in highly handcrafted poplar. The mirror is a perfect reflection of the masters at work here at Boca do Lobo Design Studio. This piece is perfect for exteriors, with neutral tones.

Miles Floor Lamp – Delightfull: “For me, music and life are all about style” said Miles Davis. Miles standing lamp brings back the atmosphere of sophistication inspired by the 1950s. With a complexity not visible at first sight, like the eye catcher gold plated frame, black marble base and the gold pendant switch, it casts a smooth light that will surely make you feel in a “Kind of Blue” mood.

Journey Armchair – Brabbu: Journey armchair is the way to live calm and introspective moments. Made in synthetic leather, it’s texture takes you to a place where time does not go by and good moments are carved into eternity. Journey is a strong yet peaceful piece ideal for a modern decor.

Ambar Rug – The Rug Society: Although neutral tones are the focus of next winter it’s possible to highlight tones, earthy sienna, browns that have grey tones and to top everything we have olive green, pale pink, aquamarine and mustard yellow. Having this in mind, Rug’s Society presents its Ambar Rug. With a bold graphic design and a creation without limits; a 100% handmade product that transforms the comfort and beauty of your project.

Mimi Bar Chair – Koket: Navy blue is probably the most peculiar colour to look forward to this winter. Because of that, Koket brings this wonderful bar chair. Mimi is the sophisticated and flirty girl-next-door of barstools. This simple but sweet cozy design hugs your body in cozy upholstery fabric. Its attractive body with modern curves is accented by long metal legs.

Guggenheim Chandelier – Luxxu: The Guggenheim Museum is considered to be the “temple of the spirit”. Furthermore, it is the most important structure of its time. As a result of the leading-edge architecture, the Guggenheim chandelier was designed. Another piece in black, classic and chic, it will definitely satisfy your desire for refinement and fit perfect in your winter décor.

Agata Lotus Panel – Maison Valentina: This art panel inspired by the Agatha’s mineral stone has a gathering of layers resembling the shape of the Lotus Flower, a plant that has a symbolism of purity, rebirth and divinity in the Buddhism and Hinduism religions. This art panel is based on the use of acrylic colours assortment and resin materials which blended with digital art and handmade techniques allows the creation of distinctive elements and repeated patterns. The art panels can be customised through graphic and handmade artistic touches and created in different sizes to create unique ambiences. A jewel for the most royal bathrooms.

Kelly Bar Chair – Essential Home: Continuing in the neutral tones, Essential Home presents a mid-century bar chair. Remember Casablanca barstools? Now bring it to the present time, add a modern touch and an explosion of colour. The whole shape and golden base of Kelly Chair can make you feel that you just walked into a 1950 luxurious bar. The shape of the back support is made to endure and be comfortable, that could be translated into hours spent at the bar, enjoying a cocktail or two.

Feel comfortable and warm this winter, with these eccentric pieces that Covet House has selected and celebrates the design in the best way possible.


Newmor reveal trends from Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

Guest Blog: Newmor reflects on Clerkenwell Design Week trends

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Clerkenwell Design Week is the UK’s leading design festival, and with the highest saturation of creative businesses and architects in the world, Clerkenwell was buzzing this year.

The biggest names in the design world exhibit alongside emerging designers and artisans in various historical buildings in the area. Newmor‘s design team spent the week exploring the show, and talking to the designers. Here’s what they found…

Inspired by Nature
Whether highly finished or rough and weathered, natural materials and organic colours are still big news. Take a look at Baker Street Boys’ versatile range of furniture – each piece is completely unique and uses solid oak and untreated steel. Kia Utzon-Frank, currently a student at the Royal College of Art, disguised cakes as geometric marble structures. And Amtico’s stand beautifully detailed the process behind their ethereal new design.

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

With pastel pink and blue forecast as the Pantone Colour of the Year 2016, we were expecting to see our fair share of pastel hues, and we weren’t disappointed! However, the shades we saw were towards the more vivid, saturated end of the pastel palette. Think macaron, rather than ice cream shades. We loved Elli Popp’s mystical new ParallelWorld wallpaper design and enjoyed Camira Fabric’s presentation of their new trend book.

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

Gold and brass
Don’t get us wrong, copper is definitely still big news, but this year at Clerkenwell gold definitely dominated. Everything from 24 carat polished shades, to antiqued brass. Petit Friture hit the nail on the head with their range of quirky gold lighting exhibited at Design Fields. And it would be hard to talk about a metallic trend without a mention of Tom Dixon – this time with the new Etch Mini range.

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

Tropical prints are high fashion at the moment, and for the commercial market the tropical look is moving away from printed jungle scenes and towards tropical colour palettes… every tone of green from deep teals and forest hues to bright chartreuse, alongside splashes of scarlet and acid yellow. Abstracta’s customisable sound absorbing Airleaf panels were a highlight for us.

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

Pink and Teal
Sometimes together, and sometimes independently, pink and teal were everywhere you looked this year. From upholstered furniture, to tiles, paint and an abundance of teal velvet. Another Brand exhibited their new Orlo mirrored surfaces at Design Fields, and Giles Miller Studio’s ‘billboard’ installations were dotted around Clerkenwell.

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

Honourable mention…
A colour that hasn’t been on the horizon for a while… mustard showed up a lot this year, and looked super fresh.

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

Watch this space for show round ups, trend reports and be the first to see our new designs. Please contact us for any further information or samples of any of our wallcoverings.

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Product Spotlight: Captivating Coral by Sanderson

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More than just a pretty pastel, coral has been plucked from the depths of the ocean and brought into interiors. This cheerful shade has been chosen by Sanderson as a key colour for 2016, and this season the team are pairing it with on-trend blues and greys to bring a new dimension to decorating.

Blending coral and blue brings a sophisticated, Mediterranean aesthetic into the home. Coral is synonymous with spring and summer, but by combining it with blue, it is given a multi-seasonal appeal. Mint is a complementary colour for both shades and introduces a colour pop to this scheme.

Captivating Coral by Sanderson

Grey adds an edgier side to coral, giving a hint of masculinity and creating a modern haven. Grey tempers the bright shade of coral, yet still allows it to shine. Use cream accessories to soften this combination and introduce textured accessories, such as quilted throws and woven rugs for a cosy finish.

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