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      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)…

      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.

      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.

      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 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 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

      Newmor 50th anniversary collection

      Product Spotlight: 50th anniversary collection from Newmor

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      2017 marks the 50th year of Newmor Wallcoverings. In celebration, the company have launched their 50th anniversary collection, Mid-Century Modern. The collection is a homage to the era Newmor began manufacturing.

      The eight designs each come in a selection of colourways, and have been influenced by the bold patterns and colour palettes of the 1960s. Each design has been updated with a contemporary twist, launching them into the next 50 years.

      As with all of the Newmor Custom and Newmor Designer collections, the designs can be recoloured, resized and printed onto any of their wallcoverings including textures, metallics and window films.

      The Designs
      Floral Geo – Geometrics and botanicals are the perfect combination in this in intricate design. Layers of flowers and leaves interwoven with linear patterns. Available in five colourways, and can also be recoloured.

      Terrazzo – Terrazzo prints and surfaces are everywhere at the moment, from art and fashion to interiors. Here’s Newmor’s take on this playful trend.

      Newmor 50th anniversary collectionRetro Landscape Stripe – Wide horizontal stripe channeling poolside vibes. Scale up or down and print onto any of Newmor’s textured wallcoverings or window films.

      Newmor 50th anniversary collectionMarble Herringbone – A new take on the marble trend, this large scale chevron design makes a real statement. Printing on Newmor’s Brushed Steel design adds a luxurious lustre.

      Newmor 50th anniversary collectionLandscape Geo – Landscape Geo is a vibrant photographic and block colour collage. This design is available in five contemporary colourways which can also be custom coloured and rescaled.

      Newmor 50th anniversary collectionMod Damask – Inspired by a length of vintage fabric, this design can be scaled up or down, each section can be recoloured, and it looks great printed on any of Newmor’s textile effect materials, from delicate silks to chunky hessians.

      Newmor 50th anniversary collectionMarbled Paper Geo – This geometric block design is constructed from layers of marbled paper. Available in five colourways and easily recoloured, this design also looks great printed onto a range of textures.

      Newmor 50th anniversary collectionMid-Century Tiles – This tiled geometric design is interspersed with hand drawn elements. This versatile design looks great printed on all kinds of bases, from Rough Concrete to linen effects and can be recoloured to suit.

      See the full Newmor Custom collection here.

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      Newmor collaborate with artist Stephen Walter

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      Stephen Walter’s drawings are a tangle of signs, words and images that draw the viewer into the artist’s intricate worlds. A graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal College of art, he is best-known for his series of hand-drawn maps, done in enormous detail and layered with both visual and textual information.

      Each work is an intricate world in itself; a tangle of words and symbols that make up a complex of hidden meanings and wider contradictions. Through drawing, photography and printmaking, his artworks explore the meaning of objects, the glory of maps, our place in the world, and the potential legacy that we bequeath to future generations.

      Our new collaborative collection brings Stephen’s iconic drawings to commercial interiors. We have nine designs which we can resize to wall dimensions and print onto any of our base materials, including colours, textures, metallics and window films. The prints retain all the charm and intricacy of the original artwork. Below are a couple of examples of the new designs, the full collection can be seen here.

      Newmor with Stephen WalterCommissioned in 2010 for the London Transport Museum, London Subterranea geographically tracks the routes of London’s Lost Rivers, its main sewers, the tube network and it’s ‘ghost’ stations including the Crossrail project. It also pinpoints archaeological finds, ruins, known plague pits, secret governmental tunnels, the Mail Rail and the Water Ring Main tunnels. Epithets to the ‘underworld’ of crime, and the scenes of notable killings such as the acid-bath murders get a look in. So too does the site of the infamous Tyburn Tree and its many buried corpses that still lie in its wake undiscovered.

      Hub shows the district names, art galleries and places of interest in London’s central areas. It takes on the style of early ‘picture-maps’ of London printed before the Great Fire of 1666. Here, the topographical features such as churches and houses are drawn pictorially upon a street plan. Whilst Hub, doesn’t claim to be a comprehensive map of all the spaces and organisations that exhibit and contribute to London’s art world, it provides an insight into where many of the recognised art spaces operated within the city, with its three main cluster areas of activity – the West End, Hoxton and Hackney.

      Read more about Stephen’s work in The Guardian here, watch a short film below by Dominic Holland on the making of London Subterranea here and watch a clip from the BBC’s A Picture of London here.

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      Product Spotlight: Nomad from Newmor

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      Nomad is our latest Newmor Custom collection – layers of texture, pattern and metallics create an eclectic global look. Artisanal crafts, ikats, natural surfaces and landscapes, all in an earthy vegetable dye palette.

      These designs, and all of the designs from our Newmor Custom range can be resized, recoloured and printed onto any of our base materials including textures, colours, metallics and window films.

      The look buzzwords – safari, jungle, travel, bohemian, handcrafted, sustainable, tribal patterns, mud cloth, skins, heritage, weathered, weaves, wood, brass, batik, desert, tropical, geology, alpine, rattan, Eastern, kilim, ikat.

      Colours – this trend doesn’t rely solely on the use of natural colours and organic materials, dark tones, burnt oranges, ochre and acidic hues add extra dimension.

      The Designs

      Agate – hand painted by our design studio, this stylised geode design comes in earthy neutrals.

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      Newmor - NomadPalm – this huge scale shadowy palm print looks stunning printed on our multi-faceted metallic Sorrento wallcovering

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      Mountain – hand-painted in our studio, this Japanese influenced mountain landscape makes a real impact.

      Tribe – a muted tribal print inspired by African mud cloth patterns and basketry.

      See the full Newmor Custom collection here. . .

      Project Spotlight: Newmor collaborates with artist, Ptolemy Mann

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      Newmor’s new collaboration brings Ptolemy Mann’s signature ikat prints and hand-woven designs to commercial interiors with a collection of fabric backed vinyl wallcoverings.

      Ptolemy Mann has been running her own textile art and design studio since 1997. Her unique approach to hand dyeing and weaving wall-based artworks has become the basis for a modern-day Bauhaus philosophy of product and art making. Underpinned with intelligent colour theory, Ptolemy has developed a collection of wallcoverings exclusively for Newmor that can be rescaled, recoloured and printed onto any of their wallcoverings, including textures and metallics.


      There are nine designs to choose from, each in a selection of carefully considered colourways. The whole range has been digitally created from hand dyed and woven rugs and fabrics, bridging the gap between craftsmanship and industrial production. Some are smooth and focus solely on the transitioning colours, and others faithfully reproduce the original tactile surfaces which can be enhanced by printing onto textured base materials.

      Ptolemy said: “I’ve never applied my designs to a wallcovering before. This is brand new territory for me and it’s very exciting to see large scale repeats and different finishes. All of my work is directly taken from scans and photographs of pieces I have hand dyed and woven so I’m keen to keep the handmade reference within the designs. Different weave and textile textures are combined with colour and geometry. I really believe that new digital print technology can be used to bridge the gap between hand-crafted and industrial production. I’m interested in daring and dynamic colours but with a neutral component which makes the design easy to apply to hospitality interiors. I’m determined to bring more colour into our lives.

      It’s been great working with Newmor – I love that everything they produce is made here in the UK – very special. The team have been very enthusiastic about my designs and it’s great when you get a good match between craft, art and industry: that’s when ideas flow and projects get creative.”

      Ptolemy Mann is the third artist in the Newmor Designer range, which aims to bring cutting edge artisanal design and craftsmanship to the contract market. Available alongside their vast range of stocked wallcoverings and Newmor Custom, a collection of bespoke trend-led designs created by Newmor’s own studio. Visit www.newmor.com for more information.

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      Product Spotlight: 30 new designs, 100 colourways from Newmor

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      Over 30 new designs in more than 100 colourways makes this the largest new product launch seen in commercial wallcoverings this year. From designer labels, to on-trend textures and a brand new custom offer there really is something for every look and budget.

      Our latest design collaboration with Iona Crawford is inspired by the vast beauty of the Scottish countryside, in the areas surrounding her home and studio. True to her passion for fine art, she has created 18 timeless yet distinctive designs exclusively for Newmor.


      Texture and metallics continue to dominate our interiors and these six new designs add even more choice to our collection. Available in over 30 colourways in surfaces ranging from bark and brushed steel to crackle and skin.

      This metallic watercolour design creates a stunning effect. The subtle use of copper lifts each of the twelve carefully selected colour options.


      As its namesake suggests, this chunky bark wallcovering has a tactile textured surface. Available in 24 organic metallic and pearlescent hues, Tupelo is an essential addition to your standard commercial wallcovering selection.

      This new initiative shares on-trend designs that can be re-scaled, re-coloured and printed to your specification, all supported by a delivery service normally associated with stocked ranged. Raw Surfaces collection incorporate four iconic designs; ‘Rust’, ‘Brick’, ‘Marble’ and ‘Plaster’. The use of metallic inks on textured vinyl creates a contemporary and durable backdrop.

      Geometrics are great for creating impact, bringing structure and making a statement in any commercial interior scheme. The four new designs, simply named; ‘Lines’, ‘Triangles’, ‘Marble Geometric’ and ‘Concrete Block’ pack a real punch!


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      Product Spotlight: Two new designs from Newmor Wallcoverings

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      Newmor Wallcoverings launched two new designs this month which add raw tiled textures and intricate herringbone weaves to their collection of commercial quality fabric-backed vinyl wallcoverings.

      Sorrento (pictured above) is a burnished tile effect available in 19 lustrous metallic and buffed matte tones. The deeply embossed surface catches the light, and metallic inks create a dramatic ever-changing effect. In contrast, the matte colourways have an attractive rough plaster quality.

      Suzanne Edwards, Newmor Design Manager, gave us an insight into the development of the design: “This sumptuous design draws on trends which are evolving in commercial interiors – weathered metals, raw surfaces and textured etched surfaces. Don’t miss the copper, petrol and putty tones.”

      Herringbone (pictured below) is a tactile tweed design inspired by British tailoring and traditional artisanal weaving techniques. This faithful representation of the much loved textile is available in 16 versatile colours, from cotton whites, to cognac browns and contemporary teals.

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      Moray Forrest, International Sales Director of Newmor, explains: “We see the design becoming a modern classic in our range. The considered palette has something for every market sector, and the design is distinctive and on-trend while remaining versatile for use in all sectors – from hotels to healthcare.”

      Newmor have also extended the Write ‘n’ Wipe range to include dry-wipe surfacing on a roll. As easy to install as standard wide-width wallcovering, this can be used straight after installation and is available by the meter for next day dispatch. Cover any area large or small, including curved walls and folding doors.

      For further information, visit www.newmor.com

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      Newmor Wallcoverings new website

      Newmor Wallcoverings launch new, redesigned website

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      Hotel Designs Directory members Newmor Wallcoverings has announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.newmor.com.

      Key features of the site include a fresher and more intuitive design, search by colour, style and backing, case studies arranged by market sector, a blog featuring trends updates, product launches, videos and industry news, samples ordering for same day dispatch and an update on their YouChoose custom colouring tool.

      “We are excited to launch this fantastic new site and we believe it will be a useful resource for our customers and the commercial interior design community. We will be regularly updating the site with new products, our latest case studies from all over the world, trade show round-ups, industry news and trend reports,” said Eleanor Cardwell, PR & Marketing Manager. “The design is intuitive, contemporary and really brings the products to life.”

      The new site, designed by Birmingham based web design company, Lightbox, is now live. The latest blog posts include a trends round-up of the Surface Design Show, a video tour of the factory in Wales and details of the newest collection — Textile Effects. New content will be published regularly and there is an ongoing plan to develop user-friendly features for specifiers and contractors.

      For further information email eleanor.cardwell@newmor.com or contact our customer service team on 01938 551990