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    Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 1)

    730 565 Hamish Kilburn
    Year In Review: Hotel Designs’ top products of 2019 (Part 1)

    Hotel Designs starts December as it means to go on; looking back to reflect on some of the major statement products of 2019 (edited by Hamish Kilburn)… 

    It has finally happened. ‘Trends’ is now a ‘dirty word’ on the international hotel design scene. In its place, meaningful design is allowing creativity to run freely through the unclogged veins of design studios, which is resulting in each project to have its own personality. Designers and architects are able to choose their tools carefully in order to create the hotels and cities of the future.

    As a result, there’s a greater desire to cut through the noise in order to identify the game-changing products that have recently launched.

    Since January, Hotel Designs has put a a different topic under the spotlight each month in order to identify the most innovative products and services. 11 months later, here’s what we found…

    1. The Cleanet Navia shower toilet by Laufen
    Orange set with WC toilet in the middle

    Image credit: Laufen

    The new Cleanet Navia by Laufen is an upgrade in comfort compared with a classic designer WC. It impresses with a compact design, simple functions and with a gratifying price.

    “My aim with the Cleanet Navia was to create a classic designer WC with a minimalistic, timeless look, that has another ace up its sleeve when you take a closer look,” explains Swiss designer Peter Wirz, who created the shower WC for Laufen. The technology is fully integrated into the compact all-ceramic body and reduced to the essentials. Thus, Keramik Laufen has succeeded in developing a shower toilet with an excellent price-performance ratio, which is also suitable for use in commercial buildings.

    2) The Balmoral collection by Bisque

    Soft pink radiator and amenities

    Image credit: Bisque

    Pioneering designer radiator brand Bisque has, for the last four decades, represented the pinnacle of cutting-edge, contemporary design; however, for the first time, the luxury firm has announced its inaugural range of traditional towel radiators for use in classic bathroom designs for 2019.

    The collection – comprising the Buckingham, Osbourne and Balmoral – was designed with a timeless appeal, without compromising on performance or output.

    In particular, the Balmoral radiator. Its centre section, conventionally a timeless white, can now be ordered in Bisque’s selection of stock finishes or, for when only an exact shade will do, can be colour-matched to popular paint brands such as Farrow & Ball, Mylands or Little Greene. This makes it a fantastic option for those who prefer to add a pop of personality to an otherwise fairly neutral scheme, and complements many bathroom brands’ latest offerings of colourful baths, basins and brassware.

    Bisque’s Balmoral Radiator colour-matched to RAL 6005.

    The addition of a colour finish further adds to the Balmoral’s flexibility. Traditionally a radiator for period homes or vintage-inspired bathrooms, this sleek update means it sits right at home in contemporary settings, too.

    3) GROHE Plus Single-Lever Mixer M-Size with LED temperature display

    Tap with digital display on faucet

    Image credit: GROHE

    Take your bathroom to a place as technologically sophisticated as the rest of your life with the GROHE Plus basin mixer with LED temperature display. Its slim, D-shaped form, designed to complement both traditional and contemporary bathrooms, contains a range of user-friendly technology. The upper surface of the spout in chic white acrylic hosts an LED temperature display, which shows the exact water temperature as it flows. The tap also employs infra-red sensors to switch smoothly between a sustainable standard spray (5.7l/min) and even greater water-saving with the Spray function (4l/min). Just wave your hand in front of the lit icon on the spout to activate. The large size of this tap offers the space for a more user-friendly, comfortable experience. It features a GROHE SilkMove ceramic cartridge, offering smooth, precise control via the tactile solid metal lever handle. The swivel spout with easy docking system turns through 90° for added ease of use, while an integrated GROHE AquaGuide lets you adjust the spray angle of the spout with ease and precision. The SpeedClean aerator can be wiped free of limescale with just your finger.

    4) Timeless lighting pieces in the Edition 26 collection by Chelsom

    Image desk and lamp shade

    Image credit: Mr C Coconut Grove/James McDonald

    For nearly two years, Chelsom’s Edition 26 collection has been inspiring designers and architects to add statement in lighting. This year, Hotel Designs has identified the design potential of some of its products in the collection, such as Orb, Criterion, Icicle, and one of the editorial team’s favourite, Roma, which is an industrial-chic masterpiece.

    Creativity is in the cooker as the lighting experts at Chelsom prepare for a busy 2020 with the launch of its next collection.

    5) Morgan’s award-winning Rakino

    One chair on top of the other behind white background

    Image credit: Morgan

    The family of lounge chairs and tables, which feature crisp timber detailing that is emphasised by a clean linear structure, has just won Product of the Year at the FX Awards 2019.

    Interviewed by Hotel Designs shortly after the collection dropped, Tim Rundle said about the collection: “The Rakino collection stands out due to its striking timber architectural frame, with a strong, square, clean aesthetic, combined with a soft sculpted and slim line upholstered shell that is held within the frame. The frame is very open and honest and is a reflection of Tim’s eye for detail and our passion for precision CNC manufacturing and a hand-crafted finish.”

    7) Luxe bathrooms inside Stock Exchange Manchester by Utopia Projects

    Luxe marble bathroom overlooking Manchester

    Image credit: Stock Exchange Hotel Manchester

    In a recent study it was revealed that more than 70 per cent of designers and architects fear the bathroom most when designing a hotel. For those professionals, there’s Utopia Projects that has unrivalled relationships with suppliers and an acute eye for detail when it comes to designing meaningful bathroom spaces. The bathrooms inside Stock Exchange Hotel Manchester are an excellent example of this. Hotel Designs’ got the concept-to-completetion exclusive of the challenges and triumphs for this hotel, which opened recently.

    If you know of a product you believe should be involved in PART 2 of Hotel Designs’ ultimate throwback, please email h.kilburn@forumevents.co.uk

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    Man walking in front of light installation

    Editor’s round up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

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    Editor’s round up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

    The streets of London’s Clerkenwell came alive once more for another three days of exhibitions, installations and product launches. Editor Hamish Kilburn rounds up Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 as the festival enters double digits…

    There is no other design festival in the world that harnesses the natural swagger to be able to pull off taking over a much-loved iconic nightclub and a desolate crypt at the same time.

    Man walking in front of light installation

    But Clerkenwell Design Week is an anything but ordinary festival, taking over an entire district to celebrate London as a leading design hub that incubates ideas, creativity and talent. As a proud media partner for the festival as it turns 10 years old, Hotel Designs was in the centre of the action, and here are some of our many highlights.

    Following on from last year’s incredible installation with Brinton’s Carpets on St Johns Square, Timorous Beasties’ iconic designs were this year in the Project tent. The design studio’s provocative textiles were woven into the fabrics of Knightsbridge’s stand. Celebrating 80 years of British manufacturing – which is a feat on its own – the furniture company’s design director, Jason Brown, designed a 60s inspired furniture set, combining rich mustard with Timorous Beasties jungle-like patterns. “Yesterday, today, tomorrow,” he said when asked to describe the timeless collection in three words.

    From one iconic design brand to another, Zaha Hadid Design Gallery opened its doors to present ‘Shaping Reality Through Time’, an exploration of Fitz Hansen design evolution. As well as looking to the past, the exhibition also showcased a number of new products that were launched at Milan Design Week, including Plenum, which is Hansen’s first dedicated contract furniture piece.

    Let there be more light

    The feeling of celebration was in the air, which was arguably most felt in the Light exhibition that took over Fabric. The nightclub that famously closed its doors permanently a few years ago was taken over by striking light installations. Many of the new products on display were sustainably designed using materials such as cork and even cardboard in  both the base and shade.

    Graypants’ latest flagship Scraplights, made from recycled cardboard and inspired by a collection of pebbles, are cut with a laser and are assembled by hand using non-toxic adhesive. In addition, each and every product is treated with a non-toxic fire retardant, making them ideal for hotel interiors.

    Geometric light installation

    Image credit: Black Edge Productions

    Meanwhile, British lighting brand NOVE displayed its fresh approach on sustainability with pendants in the company’s Cork Collection. Also using the sustainable material was the stylish ARKKI SKIRT & DRUM lamps are lightweight and eco-frindly. The ingenious folding structure allows for a ”pearl necklace” to shine between the pieces, and the white inside of the shade makes it a good light source. There are several wood veneer finishes and a number of laminated paper colors to choose from, all applied on a folding structure of durable corrugated cardboard. The lamps are flat-packed for shipping and mount easily by joining the ends of the fan-like shade and adding a disk that completes the clever structure.

    Living room with cardboard lightshades in different colours

    Image credit: ARKKI Skirt and Drum

    Another highlight from the exhibition – and no stranger to CDW – was Haberdashery. The lighting experts displayed the company’s personalised Dawn To Dusk lamps that evoke the memory of the rising and setting of the sun. As if you were lifting the sun from behind the horizon and placing it in the sky, the light transitions from off through deep red and warm white, to the bright light of midday.

    Taking over what used to be the dance floor under the shadow of the main stage was a dynamic installation by LUUM, a company that prides itself on delivering spectacular light installations that stir a sense of wonder, excitement and energy – all of which was captured effortlessly this year with an interesting play on LED technology and geometric, abstract shapes.

    Blending architecture with lighting, LEDS C4’s GROK exhibited in the walkway by showcasing its latest products that reacted perfectly with the nightclub’s rustic charm. Visitors were able to immerse themselves around the company’s latest collections such as Ely, the wall light designed by Luca Turrini, new pendants in the Voiles collection by Céline Wright and Circular, which was hung spectacularly over the stand.

    Other brands in the Light exhibition included Optelma, atelje Lyktan, Bert Frank, EBB & FLOW, Syska, and XAL among many others.

    Mood lighting

    Elsewhere around the streets of Clerkenwell, the possibilities of lighting was a topic explored in full. For the duration of festival, artist Liz West took over Domus’ lower ground floor area with her latest work Live Colour. Working against a minimal backdrop of XL format Magnum slabs at Domus, West has imagined a space with blue, pink, green, red and yellow rotating washes of each colour, against white floor and walls, with ‘pure’ white light as part of the cycle to normalise the overall colour intensity.

    Audience at seminar in showroom

    Image credit: Sophie Mutevelian

    The installation uses Rosco’s patented SL1 Mix LED technology to create accurate Rosco gel matches and intense, saturated colour. Through West’s multi-sensory art, visitors to Live Colour will experience pure colour in an immersive environment like never before.

    “Live Colour’ plays with people’s individual perception of colour, challenging how they feel when immersed totally in one colour, then quickly drowned in another in deep contrast,” explained West. “Colour is a universal language that is understood by all, although we each bring to the work our individual memories and lived experiences of colour.”

    Seamless bathroom style

    CDW wasn’t the only birthday celebrated at the festival. Bathroom manufacturer Duravit marked one year in Clerkenwell by exhibiting its latest contemporary products, including the VIU range designed by Sieger Design as well as the masculine matt black furniture and basin options.

    Meanwhile, hot off the heals from ISH 2019 and Hotel Designs’ exclusive with VP of Design Michael Seum, GROHE teamed up with tile experts at Mosa to display its latest collections.

    Flexible and fresh working spaces

    Following on from Hotel Designs’ panel discussion at the Independent Hotel Show Amsterdam entitled ‘Designing For Bleisure’, CDW opened the doors to practical workplaces and furniture that many hotels and hotel designers can draw inspiration from. The modern BOB by Bisley, for example, allows the user to detach and personalise the unit to each consumer’s preference. Also exploring this concept in the Platform exhibition was HEX from Intarc Design. The interactive furniture solutions transforms with every use and has the functional ability to store tables, shelves, drawers and even include power supplies. Another stand-out piece that further blurred the lines between workplace and hotel design was the NAAVA living walls, which were displayed in the Design Fields exhibition. The wall is the only smart and active green wall that revolutionises the air consumers breathe.

    man in front of installations made of plastic bottles

    Image credit: Sophie Mutevelian

    Key elements

    Nestled on St Johns Square, which won the award for best suntrap of the week, Elements at CDW brought together a leading selection of ironmongery, hardware, switch plates and architectural accessories. Stand-out pieces included contemporary and colourful radiators by BISQUE and personalised light switches, electrical wiring accessories, circuit protection, smart lighting controls and multi-room audio that was on display on the Hamilton Litestat stand.

    Inspiration for all 

    Among the many engaging talks and seminars that took place over the two days was Morgan Furniture, which opened its showroom to a flood of a designers, architects and students to hear Tom Raffield talk about his latest lighting collection – and the art of steam bending. “Biophilic design is so important,” Raffield said. “I am really inspired by the fact that there are no striaght lines in nature.” Other sessions that went beneith the surface of sustainable design included Jo Ruxton’s Plastic in the Ocean talk at Humanscale and Material Matters by Grant Gibson and Gareth Neal.

    One of the many traditional highlights of the festival for many is the Platform exhibition, which takes shape in the House of Detention. The exhibition recognises some of the world’s most exciting up-and-coming design talent. Exploiting the venue’s atmospheric architecture, Platform creates a stunning backdrop for a curated collection of international and cutting-edge design. Among the stand-out stands this year was fabric brand Monkey Puzzle Tree, which launched a new colour of its Passion Flower wallpaper. “We worked with artist Alexis Snell, a printmaker who works with beautifully unique linocuts to create Passion Flower wallpaper,” explained the brand’s Charlotte Raffo. “Known for her strange, dark, angular illustrations that look as if they’ve just emerged from a fairytale, Alexis’s work can been seen illustrating many books and her designs have also been commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum.”

    Other brands who exhibited underground and projected emerging talent included Spitfire Furniture that combines aviation engineering with design, Trouping Colour, STORE and Russel Bamber.

    Something fun to take away

    Robot pole dancing

    Image credit: Giles Walker/FUTURE Designs

    The designer and manufacturer of luminaires and bespoke lighting solutions FUTURE Designs displayed ‘Peep Show’, an installation by kinetic artist Giles Walker. The installation, which featured robotic sculptures that dance, was created as a comment on the perverseness of some advancing technologies and their surveillance capabilities. Peep Show went viral on social media shortly after being shown in its opening exhibition.“There are parallels with the themes that run through my work and the physical creative process,” said Walker about the display. “Over the past 27 years that I have been making moving sculptures there has been a direct correlation between the technological progression of my work and the technological progression in the recycled material available. A lot of the mechanics found in my sculptures still come from under the bonnet of scrapped cars. So not only do my sculptures allude to displaced, rejected and redundant themes surrounding society, but they are also made of this very thing”.

    The robotic sculptures included parts from the FUTURE Designs factory that were recycled to help create these thought provoking moving figures.

    The 10th edition of CDW has been a celebration of a decade spent in EC1. The three day festival continues to highlight and celebrate the extraordinary creativity housed across London’s historic Clerkenwell. Representing the area’s dynamic energy and creative diversity, CDW has become a show like no other – championing the local community, established and up-and-coming design brands. Hosting more than 200 exhibitors, including more than 100 showrooms, seven installations, seven exhibition venues and a series of workshops, talks and walking tours, CDW 2019 certainly delivered.

    Main image credit: Sam Frost

    Chelsom confirmed to exhibit at HD Expo 2019

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    Chelsom confirmed to exhibit at HD Expo 2019

    Lighting manufacturer Chelsom has confirmed that it will exhibit at HD Expo 2019, which takes place at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas on May 15 – 17…

    Chelsom will once again bexhibit at HD Expo 2019, which takes place at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas on May 15 – 17. HD Expo is the USA’s premier trade show and conference for the international hospitality industry, remaining at the forefront by offering the newest and most innovative products and services, providing inspiration and connecting hospitality professionals from all facets of the business.

    This will be Chelsom’s eighth consecutive year exhibiting at the event where it will be exhibiting pieces from the company’s latest lighting collections, Edition 26. Designed by Robert and Will Chelsom, the collections harness and refine the latest trends in finishes and materials and have been created with the requirements of the international hospitality marketplace at its core. The Edition 26 collections are the company’s most distinctive to date both in terms of design and technology with nearly all pieces having an integral LED light source or available with a LED option.

    “HD Expo is the number one show in terms of interior design for the hospitality market in the USA and we are very pleased to be exhibiting again,” said Philip Macaulay, Sales Director. As part of our expanding export division we have focussed our efforts on the US market over the last couple of years and HD Expo is a key date in the diaries of many leading hospitality professionals so it’s incredibly exciting to be showing what is undoubtedly our most different and design-led collection yet.”

    Chelsom has become one of the leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of decorative contract lighting to the international hospitality sector working on a number of significant projects in the last 18 months including Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, Kimpton Fitzroy in London, Ritz Carlton Berlin, multiple Four Seasons projects and Jin Gui restaurant in Hamburg.

    Chelsom will be on Stand 2646. For more information on HD Expo and to register to attend please go to: https://www.hdexpo.com/

    Chelsom 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, click here.

    Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 launches and new designs to bookmark

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    Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 launches and new designs to bookmark

    Ahead of Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place from May 21 – 23, Hotel Designs takes a closer look at some of the major product launches and new designs to look forward to… 

    Now that the sun has set on Italy’s capital following yet another successful Milan Design Week, Hotel Designs is looking ahead to identify many of the major product launches and new designs that are expected to be unveiled during Clerkenwell Design Week.

    Set across seven exhibition spaces, CDW venues include Fabric, The House of Detention, St James Church and Spa Fields. Each venue reflects the unique nature of the culturally rich area, with leading UK and international companies exhibiting and launching new products between May 21 – 23. From luxury interiors to innovative lighting, emerging talent and the best of British brands, the exhibition spaces at CDW encompass every facet of design.

    British Collection

    British Collection is located in the Crypt of St James’s Church and showcases designers from all over the UK. For the fourth year, quality materials, design excellence and craft techniques will be championed in the striking setting. Iconic British furniture brand, ercol will exhibit its new VON collection by Icelandic designer based in New York, Hlynur V. Atlason which caters for three areas – work, home and play. Following an evident rise in apart hotels, Kitchen designers Pluck will launch Spoke, a new modular shelving unit inspired by Victorian bamboo furniture available in 11 laminate colours including a new palette of fresh yellow laminate with intense fumed oak.

    Benchmark, the powerhouse of British craft will be presenting new upholstered versions of the OVO collection designed by Foster + Partners in an ebony finish. Hand & Eye Studio, meanwhilewill present the O-Beam, a highly versatile light that suits a myriad of spaces with a unique texture inspired by ceramics. Other renowned names in the British furniture industry exhibiting include Brixton-based cabinet makers West & Reid, Forest & Maker and Nathan Furniture.

    Image credit: Adam Dale

    Design Fields

    Situated at the northern end of Clerkenwell, Design Fields in partnership with Kitchen Architecture showcases leading furniture, lighting and product design from around the world. Kitchen Architecture’s new outdoor kitchen range by Roshult’s is a unique interpretation of cooking and socialising outdoors. Italian furniture brand Tacchini has chosen to showcase PASTILLES in collaboration with Studiopepe at CDW for the UK launch. The collection comprises of small armchairs, ottomans and coffee tables, with soft, enveloping shapes that bring back childhood memories of sweets. This year sees Bauhaus taking centre stage for its 100 year anniversary and Thonet will celebrate all things Bauhaus at CDW. The company will present new interpretations of the side table series MR 515 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and a new colour concept for the iconic Coffee House Chair 214, both by Studio Besau Marguerre. Other exhibiting companies include Danish company True North Designs, La Cividina and Ondarreta from Spain and SilentLab, all displaying innovation and clever use of technology in their designs.

    Light

    The former cold-store turned nightclub, Fabric aptly hosts Light, an exhibition dedicated to top international lighting brands within its cavernous brick vaults showcasing spectacular stand-alone installations. Exhibitors include NOVE lighting, which specialises in contemporary products using only natural, sustainable materials including cork from Portugal. Award-winning British brand Bert Frank will also present new lighting designs.

    Swedish company ateljé Lyktan will present new lighting for both outdoor and indoor use, whilst Austrian based company XAL will present its revolutionary MOVE IT SYSTEM. Other exhibitors include Graypants, John Hollington Design, Lomas Furniture, Syska and ARKKI by Lovi.

    Two women looking at lighting stand at exhibition

    Image credit: Sophie Mutevelian

    Elements

    Design is in the detail – and details are showcased at Elements which brings together a leading selection of ironmongery, hardware, switch plates and architectural accessories within a street-market style pavilion on St John’s Square, becoming a go-to destination for designers looking for the perfect finish.

    This year, Australian brand TIRAR will showcase beautifully tactile solid timber door furniture designed and made in Sydney, whilst Harbrine will launch Geo hardware, inspired by geometric forms in classical architecture. Designer Doorware will present the multi award-winning Monte Timber Collection. English ironmongers The Beardmore Collection will showcase contemporary products, whilst their master pattern maker will demonstrate the lost-wax casting process for visitors to witness one of the oldest forms of metal working. Aston Matthews will be exhibiting for the first time, showcasing a diverse range of taps and shower fittings including the Acme collection in scuffed brass and Alto in bronze. Other exhibitors confirmed for Elements include Dowsing & Reynolds, Hamilton Litestat (Hotel Designs’ Recommended Supplier)and Carrson International among others.

    Detail

    For fine craftsmanship and high glamour, Detail at The Order of St. John celebrates the most prestigious names in luxury interiors. The venues crypt, cloister garden and church are the perfect setting for the finest designs. This year at Detail, Sinclair Till will present Swedish company Kasthall’s latest rugs and carpets. Bespoke wallcovering company, Muraspec will present new products including the Eternity textile and Everglades grasscloth collection. Arte have created the Vanguard collection, inspired by abstract art from the 1950s. The company has also collaborated with Moooi to create a luxurious wallcovering collection, Extinct Animals, which first launched at Maison & Objet earlier this year. Each pattern is inspired by characteristics of one extinct animal from Moooi’s Museum of Extinct Animals. Anna Hayman Designs will present maximalist, luxury homeware inspired by the Bloomsbury movement and the Biba era of the swinging sixties. Other exhibitors include Danish furniture brand Cane-Line, Samuel Heath, Artwood and Altfield.

    Platform

    Platform showcases new design talent in the infamous surroundings of The House of Detention, a former remand prison which opens for the public during CDW. Junction Fifteen  will make its first appearance at CDW to showcase their new Morf Collection, a contemporary furniture collection made using sustainable materials and local craftsmanship. Trouping Colour’s latest exhibtion will showcase uncovered design talent chosen by a guest curator. Gwendoline Porte Design will present a modular concept RAILS, inspired by the form of railway tracks and the concept of ‘journey’. These limited edition functional sculptures are playful, graphic and ergonomic. They can be stacked on top of one another to form a column, multiplied to form a hexagonal, or separated to become a stool, chair, coffee table or side table. INTARC Design will showcase a modular furniture solution which allows for individual or collaborative working environments within a flexible working space, whilst Takumi Woodwork takes inspiration from Japan to create  handcrafted wooden furniture. Monkey Puzzle Tree will also be presenting a selection of unique designs in collaboration with fine artists. The business has a strong social conscience, paying the artists a generous royalty and supporting British manufacturing. Other exhibitors include Arte&Stili, Olenka, Pete Hill Designs, Decimal Design and Glas Design.

    Image of colourful door on a church with the numbers 66 written

    Image credit: Alistair Ramage

    Project

    Set within the beautiful grounds of St James Church, Project brings together a leading selection of contract furniture and surface brands from around the globe.  Project’s first outing was so successful it was extended to cover two linked pavilions and will be even bigger for 2019. AllSfär, a brand dedicated to improving workplace wellbeing will showcase a new range of acoustic products including Muffle and DIFFUSE, an innovative range of modular acoustic furniture. Sixteen3 will present a carefully curated collection of upholstered seating, both new and established. Flooring company Modulyss will present a range of carpet tiles for the contract market, whilst Hawk Furniture will exhibit at CDW for the first time, launching two new products perfectly suited to modern workspace interiors. Other exhibitors include Guialmi, Burgess Furniture, aeris, Amtico and Rigg.

    In addition to the pop-up appearances, there are also, as ever, an abundance of new showrooms that are expected to arrive in Clerkenwell including Optelma, Vescom, Fredericia, Workstories, Duravit, Abstracta, Piemme Industrie Ceramiche S.P.A, Haiken Ltd, Savile Row Projects, Parkside and JPMA Global. New Clerkenwell resident, Fredericia will officially launch new pieces by the Danish American designer Jens Risom, in the UK for the first time during CDW. Luxury lighting brand Bert Frank will also open its first showroom in EC1 during CDW.

    Hotel Designs is a proud media partner for Clerkenwell Design Week 2019. The team will be on the ground during the event – and if you would like to arrange a meeting, please tweet us @HotelDesigns.

    Main image credit: Sophie Mutevelian

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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

    Image credit: Hansgrohe

    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.

     

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    Spotlight On: A Year In Review (products)

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    Throughout December, Hotel Design’ Spotlight On will be throwing it back to the major products that have launched over the last 12 months… 

    Next month, as the industry starts wrapping up the year, Hotel Designs will be giving you the ultimate throwback, highlighting the major products that dropped in the hotel industry this year.

    By revisiting this year’s international trade shows – including Milan Design Week, Clerkenwell Design Week, Decorex, 100 % Design, designjunction and SLEEP + EAT – we will bring you all the hottest product launches.

    We will cover everything from the idea of personalised lighting to new bathroom furniture, impressive carpet collaborations to apps that allow consumers to purchase items in the hotel (and everything in between). Hotel Designs will be celebrating the products that have launched to become gamechangers in 2019 and the international hotel design.

    If you wish to find out more, or know of a product that we should be talking about, please contact Zoe Guerrier on 01992 374059 or z.guerrier@forumevents.co.uk

    Main image credit: Deadgood, Brintons, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Hamilton Litestat, Bang Olufsen, Chelsom Lighting

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    Editor’s round-up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

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    Wearing his comfy shoes, Hamish Kilburn heads into London’s creative district to discover what Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 has to offer…

    I arrived at Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) on the hunt for emerging trends and new products that launch with the aim to really shake our industry up. Faced with the mass of open showrooms – and pink CDW-branded feather flags – London’s design hub did not disappoint to deliver an immersive showcase of this year’s inspiring interiors.

    Crunching the numbers:

    • Last year, 34, 128 vistors roamed the streets of Clerkenwell Design Week
    • In total, 67 per cent of visitors were architects and designers
    • 57,563 business leads were made
    • More than 90 showrooms (a lot of walking, hence the comfy shoes)
    • Exhibitors from 25 countries from around the globe

    Exhibitions

    Spanning across Clerkenwell, seven exhibition venues housed hundreds of new products, ranging from home accessories, high-end textiles, furniture and ceramics to bespoke surface finishes and lighting. Running North to South, CDW 2018 exhibitions were: Design Fields (international contemporary design), Platform (up-and-coming designers), Project (contract design), British Collection (UK designers), Elements (architectural accessories), Detail (luxury interiors) and Light (international lighting). After popular demand, both Elements and Light were new to 2018.

    Impressive sculpture in archway

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    In reference to HBA’s Constantina Tsoutsikou, warm metals seem to be somewhat of a focus at the moment. Many manufacturers in all markets – especially in the Elements tent – we displaying copper and Saturn hues in various architectural accessories.

    Fabric, the former cold-store turned nightclub, hosted an exhibition of top international lighting brands showing the latest collections from exhibitors such as Bert Frank, Rich Brilliant Willing and Brokis. At Fabric, Design Best brought the very best of British design brands including Tom Dixon, Anglepoise and Folk, together in one venue.

    Stand-out showrooms

    More than 90 companies participated in CDW 2018, including high-end furniture, lighting, kitchen and bathroom brands alongside specialist manufacturers.

    Stellar Works previewed its first UK showroom against the backdrop of Shanghai:Shift, an immersive photographic installation in the raw and unfinished space which will open in Autumn. The imagery was contrasted with a selection of new Stellar Works furniture to create a dynamic and surreal homage to the cityscape of Shanghai.

    Conscious and ethical Danish brand Mater unveiled the new Mater Earth Gallery, a new concept store and showroom in Clerkenwell. Elsewhere, Umbrella + Friends showcased Established & Sons’ Filigrana Light by Sebastian Wrong, Cassette Sofa by the Bouroullec’s, Zero-In by Barber & Osgerby and Stack by Raw Edges as well as many more.

    This year, dominating St John’s Square, Brintons’ installation, designed by Studioshaw, was every bit as impressive as it was tactile and immersive. Interested to see how the carpet manufacturers pulled off the collaboration with Timorous Beasties, designers and architects were impressed to see that aerial point of views were a strong inspiration – a trend I first saw on the scene a few years ago in furniture, believe it or not. It’s clear to see that technology has caught up – or is at least it is catching up – with the creative minds of designers. No longer is a dull surface designed for comfort over style, the carpets on display around CDW 2018 were more reflective of striking pieces of modern art than pieces of fabric we tread over to get from A to B.

    Brintons exhibition stand on St John's Square, London

    Brintons exhibition stand on St John’s Square, London

    Down the road, Hansgrohe was amplifying customisation, which is a trend that was shared by floor tile specialist Domus. The specialist fittings manufacturer’s My Edition range teased audiences with its clear, linear design complete with a range of customisable plates available in a variety of exclusive materials. The highly anticipated products will be available to designers from October 2018.

    Domus, on the other hand, spoke about customisation in regards colours and textures. In an exclusive talk with interior designer Jess Piddock, consumers learned about what are said to be the hottest surface trends at the moment. These included, but were not limited to, colour blocking, chromatic colour, artwork slabs, curves, natural materials and mix not match – of which have been dominant themes in recent projects. The perfect example of chromatic colour was displayed in Piano, the direct result of a seamless collaboration between Ronan and Erwin Bouroullec and Mutina. “The tiles can be fitted together at will, to create endless layout possibilities, said the Bouroullec brothers in a recent press release when describing the collection. “Their random disposition is mysterious and creates the impression of a total continuation of space. This systemic rhythm always creates the space for originality.”

    Piano by Mutina

    Piano by Mutina

    From tiles to furniture, Morgan launched a family. Following the success of the Pimlico range that was launched a few years ago, the furniture brand decided that now is an apt time to complete the collection with a twin sofa, comfortably suitable for lobbies and public areas. Starting as a small bedroom chair, Pimlico was created featuring smooth curved lines and a unique inset oval seat pad, which is wrapped by the frame. Still timeless and elegant, the products are now available in a range of sizes. Other products that are new from Morgan include Valencia and Goodwood chairs and tables.

    Max Livingood was a must-see for me. His unique wall sculptures in solid wood oozed quality, sophistication and timelessness – a designer who is certainly one to watch for the future. The self-taught designer-maker based in London displayed Folium and Pluviam products. In his work, Livingood combines traditional hand craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Working exclusively with wood, he respects and preserves nature by using only certified wood from responsibly managed forests.

    Beautifully crafted wooden art sculpture

    Image Credit: Max Livingood

    As the sun set behind the skyline of London, Grohe teamed up with Mosa to host an impressive closing party, where designers, architects and manufacturers gathered over cocktails to discuss the stand-out pieces of the week, swap cards and depart from another successful Clerkenwell Design Week.

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    Kit Kemp by Wilton Carpets receives acclaim since launch

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    The Kit Kemp by Wilton Carpets collection was launched at a glittering event at London’s The Soho Hotel, named the ‘World’s Most Glamorous Hotel’ by Tatler magazine. Since then the range has enjoyed widespread acclaim, grabbing the attention of leading luxury consumer lifestyle publications and notable influencers from across the interiors industry.

    Created by Kit Kemp, design director of Firmdale Hotels PLC and well-known author and art collector, the made-to-order collection features nine exquisite patterns drawing from influences as diverse as folklore, botany and architecture. Kit worked with the Wilton Carpets design team to create a stand-out collection for hospitality environments that is unique and individual. Using traditional axminster or wilton weaves, or incorporating the added texture of a Brussels weave, the collection delivers the finest British wool-rich qualities in bespoke size wall-to-wall carpet and area rugs.

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    “The designs in the Kit Kemp by Wilton Carpets collection truly are extraordinary and we’ve pushed the limits of our design and manufacturing expertise to faithfully interpret the sophisticated, subtle elements of Kit’s original creations,” explains Damian Roscoe, head of creative for Wilton Carpets. “In fact, patterns such as Batik were only possible because of the detail achievable with our robotic Axminster loom; the country’s most advanced. The collection was a joy to develop and shows just what can be achieved when two creative forces collaborate.”

    Presented in a luxurious hardback book, the Kit Kemp by Wilton Carpets collection has made the difficult transition between a carpet created for hospitality and leisure spaces to one equally at ease in luxury homes. Recognised for this by leading interior journalists, it demonstrates that when good design and carpet craft combine, the results deserve attention. In fact, the Kit Kemp by Wilton Carpets collection has already been recognised by English Home magazine in its prestigious ‘New Year Honours’ special edition.

    Designs from Kit Kemp by Wilton Carpets can now be seen in corridors and rooms at The Soho Hotel. From the stunning Batik used as runner in the reception and By Way as an area rug in the library, to the flexibility of Tweed Fleck demonstrated in one of the impressive Terrace Suites; the carpets reflect the richness of pattern and understanding of colour that is signature Kit Kemp.

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    Product Spotlight hansgrohe RainSelect at Sleep 2017

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    RainSelect, launched at November’s Sleep show, is an intuitive and convenient central control unit, providing control of between two to five shower functions, along with the regulation of water temperature and quantity.

    Generous, 70 x 70 millimetre switches make selecting shower settings a tactile experience. Underlying this is hansgrohe’s Select technology, which controls the various functions on a purely mechanical basis.

    hansgrohe RainSelectIts aesthetically sophisticated design and linear, horizontal shape make it a striking addition to the bathroom. Its unique, sleek silhouette, which gives the wall a clean and uncluttered look, was developed in collaboration with Phoenix Design.

    There are two models to choose from: for the shower area, and a separate solution for bathtub showers. Three surface finishes enable customised and consistent bathroom design: white or black-backed glass, or the more traditional chrome-coloured metal.

    Product Spotlight: Mike PRO mirror range from Crosswater

    Product Spotlight: Mike PRO mirror range from Crosswater

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    As an essential component for the bathroom, Crosswater’s latest collection of cosmetic mirrors combine superior functionality with sleek design to create the perfect detail mirror to complete your bathroom scheme.

    Four new designs have been launched within the Mike PRO mirror range with compact proportions and considered features that transform daily cosmetic routines with ease. Industry advances in LED performance are embraced in three of the designs to ensure the optimum level of light within the contemporary circular frame.

    Product Spotlight: Mike PRO mirror range from CrosswaterThe mirror itself provides a magnification factor of three, creating a depth of detail in the reflection, whilst vertical pivot capabilities offer the option to adjust the mirror to your desired position.

    Choose from either a fixed or flexible wall mounted mirror as well as a freestanding tabletop design, each of which is finished in chrome with the addition of LED lighting for a look of refined luxury.

    Product Spotlight: Mike PRO mirror range from CrosswaterThe final new mirror within the Mike Pro collection is an extendable wall mounted design, with options that allow you to extend the mirror from the minimum of 45mm to a vast 375mm. The double-sided configuration provides both a regular and magnified mirror to choose from, whilst the frame can be both tilted and pivoted to the perfect angle.

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    1. PRO Round Cosmetic Mirror: £395.00 (main image)
    2. PRO Round Cosmetic Mirror: £525.00
    3. PRO Round Cosmetic Mirror: £450.00
    4. PRO Round Cosmetic Mirror: £155.00

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    Sleep Event

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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

    Product Spotlight: DuraSquare – The fusion of rectangle and circle

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    With its new DuraSquare collection, Duravit presents an upgrade of Vero Air that sets new standards with its clarity, precision and reduction.

    The design of the new series blends the meticulous edges of the rectangular outer form with organically flowing inner contours. The washbasins and bathtubs are made of the innovative, sustainable Duravit-developed materials DuraCeram® and DuraSolid®.

    Duravit
    The minimalist basins are made of the innovative DuraCeram® ceramic compound. This material makes it possible to create easy-to-maintain above-counter basins with an extremely thin, yet robust rim. The washbasins can be combined with the new matching DuraSquare furniture frame which is height-adjustable and is available in either chrome or matt black, with a practical glass shelf for additional storage.

    The design of the DuraSquare bathtubs perfectly complements the washbasins. Made of the cast mineral material DuraSolid®, the range has a warm, pleasant feel and is now available, for the first time, as a built-in version.

    GROHE Smartbox

    Product Spotlight: Introducing the new GROHE Smartbox

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    GROHE is delighted to reveal its brand new Smartbox, an extension to the award-winning SmartControl shower line.

    The “Push, Turn, Shower” experience has now become even more diverse thanks to new models and combination options. In addition to the stylish on-the-wall model, the new Smartbox offers a concealed behind-the-wall installation. For even greater design variety, both the spray faces and the Smartbox concealed units are now also available in an on-trend white.

    Exposed or concealed
    The perfect design for every bathroom – the new Smartbox offers an elegant and sleek solution. While using the same self-explanatory push-and-turn buttons as the on-the-wall SmartControl, it features a stylish minimalist design and comes in a wide variety of options. Available in square and round designs as well as in chrome or white finishes, the new shower control system provides a solution for both any bathroom décor and for any installation point. Moreover, the XXL-sized Mono head shower is now also sold separately.

    Coordinated or contrasting
    The latest additions to this popular line are designed to provide even greater design freedom. In particular, the shower faces on the head showers and the concealed fittings are now available in white, as well as the popular chrome. This allows for coordination with the hand shower, which also features a white shower face. Alternatively, the chrome versions can be used to create exciting design contrasts.

    Smart and intuitive
    The new GROHE Smartbox uses the latest German technology and is manufactured to the very highest standards of German workmanship, as encapsulated in the label “Made in Germany”. At its heart is the combined push-and-turn technology which gives users finger-tip control of the head and hand shower’s different spray patterns, while allowing control of the water flow rate by rotating the buttons. The intuitive operation is helped by easy to understand pictographs. When the water is switched off, the system automatically memorises the chosen flow rate until the water is switched on again.

    For a truly personalised shower experience that pampers the whole body, the generously dimensioned GROHE Rainshower 360 Duo head shower combines the gentle GROHE PureRain or GROHE Rain O2 spray with the energising TrioMassage setting. The invigorating shower experience is completed by the GROHE Power&Soul hand shower delivering flexibility. GROHE CoolTouch technology protects against scalding by preventing the chrome surfaces from heating up.

    The GROHE SmartControl shower system has recently won the Green Good Design Award for its combination of stylish design and intuitive flow rate control. Entries to this award are rated not only on their design but also on aspects such as energy consumption, environmental friendliness and resource conservation.

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    hansgrohe Metropol: A distinctive style for premium bathroom design

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    Following its UK debut at The Water Studio during CDW 2017, the new hansgrohe Metropol range of mixers makes a striking appearance with its consistently geometric design language.

    In collaboration with its partner of many years, Phoenix Design, the brand hansgrohe has developed its most comprehensive range of mixers to date; it not only features a choice of three types of handles, but it is also the first range to include a floor-standing washbasin mixer for use with free-standing washbasins.

    hansgrohe MetropolThe basin mixers come in four different tap heights, providing space for individual needs, whether for washing hands, shaving or filling receptacles. The hansgrohe Metropol 100 basin mixer is available in two versions; with either a 160 or 190 millimetre spout length for a variety of uses at the washbasin.

    Striking design is the distinctive and defining feature of the new Metropol mixers: precise geometric contours, spheres and rectangles blend with expansive surfaces, casting delicate reflections of light. The cubic shape of the base conveys an elegant modernist aesthetic. Handle and spout harmoniously complement each other thanks to their parallel alignment. The rectangular shape of the escutcheon is consistent in keeping with the overall design.

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    Guest Blog: Jeremy Quantrill – The benefits of bespoke lighting…

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    Jeremy Quantrill, managing director of Dernier & Hamlyn explains how beautiful, bespoke lighting does not have to be as expensive as you may think…

    Having products specially commissioned to make the hotel interiors you design unique is usually highly desirable but often considered impractical within budgetary constraints. Whether you are talking furniture, carpets, artwork or lighting, bringing your personal touch makes the setting exclusive in every sense of the world.

    Dernier & HamlynIt is often assumed that a high price tag always comes with individually specified items. However, with lighting, bespoke doesn’t have to blow the budget. We spend a lot of our time working with designers to produce lighting that meets their aesthetic and practical requirements cost-effectively whether it’s a one-off statement fitting or hundreds of table lamps or wall lights.

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    We have worked on hundreds of projects around the world where the interior designers’ initial ideas cannot be achieved with the money they have to spend. So, we talk with them about what’s important and, based on our experience built up over many years in lighting manufacture, we come up with solutions that meet their requirements but are less expensive. We can accomplish this in all sorts of ways.

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    Often it’s by adapting the manufacturing methods and techniques that are employed, so that products can be created more quickly resulting in reduced costs. Maybe modifications can be made to the design which do not change the overall look and feel, but, for example, reduce the amount of materials needed or reduce the number of processes involved resulting in significant price reductions, especially where this is replicated for an order of hundreds of products.

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    Or by looking at the lamps used we can often cut how many fittings are needed to provide the required light levels and quality. Frequently we can replace an especially costly material with something that looks similar but is much less expensive by using finishing techniques that give it the effect of, say, solid brass or copper, when in fact it is much cheaper, and easier to install, lightweight aluminium.

    Dernier & Hamlyn
    Time after time the highly skilled team in our London factory look at ways in which a light fitting can fulfil several purposes. So a chandelier may look as if it’s just hanging in a hotel lobby as a thing of beauty, but could also conceal emergency lighting so that there is no need to produce two separate fittings which can help to cut costs too.

    So, next time you are thinking about lighting, whether it’s for the next must go to restaurant in London, a five star hotel in Dubai, a boutique set up in the Midlands or anywhere else for that matter, don’t discount the idea of commissioning bespoke lighting as out of hand. Consider carefully what you’re aiming to accomplish and whether there are ways to get there that are outside of usual thinking. And if you need help give us a call, we relish a challenge and will be delighted to talk through your aspirations and how we might be able to help you achieve them.

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    Sekers Milan and Quasar collections

    Product Spotlight: Sekers announce Milan, Quasar collections

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    Sekers announces the launch of Milan (pictured above, right), a luxurious viscose cut velvet collection. Taking inspiration from Miki Sekers and utilizing archive pieces from the 1960s, Milan is a versatile collection of three elegant, contemporary designs suitable for contract upholstery and cushions.

    Milan is available in a versatile palette of refined shades ranging from cool metallic tones and sophisticated neutrals to saturated jewel tones. With a plush hand and subtle lustre, Milan is a handsome addition to any interior and is an ideal choice for the designer specifying for the hospitality, leisure and marine markets.

    With a high abrasion performance of a minimum of 45,000 Martindale and supplied with crib 5 backing, Milan is ideal for the contract market, meeting all relevant UK, American standards and IMO standards for upholstery.

    Meanwhile, Sekers proudly launches Quasar (pictured above, left), a new upholstery collection of six textural designs, available in a palette of 30 colours, ranging from earthy neutrals to radiant jewel tones. Quasar is a versatile collection of woven textures incorporating a variety of yarns including twists, chenilles and bouclés.
    Supplied with a Crib 5 flame retardant backing and with a minimum Martindale abrasion performance as high as 140,000 rubs, Quasar is perfect for the most demanding upholstery application and the ideal choice for the commercial hospitality, leisure and marine markets.

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    Hypnos launches new range of sofa beds for hospitality sector

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    Award-winning British bed manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder Hypnos is celebrating the launch of its new range of sofa beds specifically designed to meet the demands and rigours of the hospitality sector.

    Made for practicality, sofa beds offer a comfortable seat as well as the option of converting a double or single occupancy room into a family or multi-occupancy one in just a few moments.

    The new range from Hypnos comprises six different models, all of which have been stylishly designed to create a series of traditional and contemporary sofa beds. Available in a range of sizes, from a single seater chair bed to a corner unit, the range offers hoteliers a versatile working and lounging area in their guest rooms. Furthermore, each sofa bed can be tailored to suit the aesthetic and tone of the suites in which they will sit, using Hypnos’ specialist hospitality fabric collection, or the client’s own choice of fabric, thereby allowing them to take control of the design and offer their guests a unique sleep experience that is not only practical, but also highly stylish.

    Litchfield Sofabed - HypnosCustomers can pick their perfect sofa bed inspired by some of the most iconic and desirable places in the world which share their name with the products in the range, including London, Paris, Milan and Manhattan. Paying homage to two of the UK’s most stunning cities, Lichfield and York complete the collection, which has been designed for Hypnos’ customers worldwide.

    As experts in creating beds for the hospitality industry, Hypnos has made its new sofa beds with handy, in-built storage features. Designed to be a multi-use product, these new sofa beds offer a wide range of benefits to hoteliers and the housekeeping teams who can keep key items within them.

    Clare Taylor, Hypnos Contract Beds Marketing Manager, said: “Our latest range of sofa beds offers an all-round solution to our customers, providing them with the comfort their guests seek, alongside the quality and design hoteliers need for a stylish looking guest suite or room.

    “All of our sofa beds are highly durable and backed by a 5 year guarantee. They are also protected by our state of the art hygiene treatments as well as being 100% recyclable at the end of their life,” she added.

    For more information on the full Hypnos range, or to download the Sofa bed brochure, please visit www.hypnoscontractbeds.com

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    Spotlight: Duravit’s new materials combine performance and aesthetics

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    Duravit is continuously breaking new ground when it comes to introducing innovative products derived from new materials – combining performance with aesthetics whilst being sensuous and inviting. The latest Duravit new materials include; DuraCeram® and DuraSolid® which play an essential role in their latest Luv designs.

    The Danish designer Cecilie Manz has encapsulated all of these vital characteristics in the Luv collection, combining Nordic purism and timeless emotional elegance with soft shapes that follow a stringent geometry.

    DuraCeram®
    Conventional bathroom ceramic material requires a thickness of 12 to 14 mm to ensure the necessary strength after firing. For finer forms Duravit has developed a new, innovative material called DuraCeram®, which is thinner and notable for its extreme accuracy, high strength and elegant finish. In this way, a new dimension in design diversity is achieved: maximum elegance without any sacrifices in terms of quality, robustness and ease of cleaning.

    This material is for example used for the Luv oval above-counter basins with subtle lines, generous inner basins, and clean edges.

    Cecilie Manz’s refined sense of materials and colour is known all over the world. The optionally glazed exterior of the wash bowls is available in satin matte White, Grey or Sand. The colour palate of matt lacquers and glazes in soft shades was developed exclusively for Duravit and emphasizes the fresh character of Luv.

    DuraSolid®
    With DuraSolid®, the Duravit AG research team developed a new and unusual mineral material. The interaction of selected raw materials creates a high-tech material that is particularly suitable for the production of baths and shower trays. It stands for durability, high stability and slip-resistance.

    In addition, thanks to the special material quality, it can be used to create new shapes.The free standing Luv bath tub made from DuraSolid® is as unique as it is inviting and a matt surface provides a premium, velvety finish. The material is warm and pleasant to the touch, and the result is a success in both look and feel as well as being easy to clean.

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    Product Spotlight: Dynamic Dial – new shower kits from Crosswater

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    New for 2017, the intelligent technology and sleek design of the Dial collection from Crosswater has been combined into a selection of handy shower kits, simplifying the experience when it comes to choosing the ideal showering solution.

    The Dial range sets a new benchmark in bathroom brassware with the very latest in push-button technology offering complete showering control at the touch of a button. Smart on the inside, Dial allows the user to precisely control the flow of water and temperature simultaneously, bringing function and luxury into everyday bathing routines.

    The cutting-edge on/off operation offers complete water control for multifunctional showering and bathing, whereby outlets can be used both independently and in-sync with a superior effect to that of standard diverters. Featuring 11 separate water flow positions, Dial offers the perfect flexibility between eco-friendly showering and luxurious high-pressure power, even working on low-pressure systems if installed with a flow activated shower pump.

    Crosswater’s specialist team of experts have carefully curated a selection of shower kits to choose from that combine the valve technology of Dial with elegantly designed showerhead and handset combinations. Each kit includes the brass valve and trim set as well as any necessary wall outlets, shower arms or rails for ease of installation.

    With the option to choose from a wall outlet shower, a classic showerhead or combine the two in your shower enclosure, the Dial Shower Kits enable you to decide on a set that perfectly caters to your needs. Available in four of Crosswater’s signature ranges – Central, Belgravia, Kai Lever and Pier – there’s an option to suit any bathroom scheme, from the sleek and contemporary to the more traditional.

    www.crosswater-holdings.co.uk

    Newmor - Nomad

    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.

    Newmor - Nomad

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

    Newmor - Nomad

    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. . .

    Rock by Chelsom

    Product Spotlight: Rock by Chelsom

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    The Rock desk lamp light fuses clean and stylish design with the latest trends to create a sleek and contemporary piece that works in any setting.

    Available as part of a wider collection including table, floor and wall lighting, the Rock desk lamp features a heavy cubed natural stone base supporting a detailed plate and upright column in Black Bronze metalwork.

    The adjustable arm features a locking key swivel joint which gives an industrial twist to the piece.

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    Geberit Acanto Badezimmer - Bathroom Collection

    Product Spotlight: Introducing the Geberit Bathroom Collection

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    The market-leading sanitary brand which brought you Geberit AquaClean, Geberit Duofix and Geberit Mapress is proud to announce the launch of the Geberit Bathroom Collection. With 150 years of behind and in front of the wall experience, Geberit expands its know-how into an exciting collection of ceramics, furniture and mirrors; ideal for residential projects and hotels.

    Swiss innovation combines with the vision of Europe’s leading product designers to deliver a five-series collection, where elegant design meets outstanding function – placing comfort, usability and new cleanliness technologies at the heart of the modern bathroom as never before.

    The Geberit Bathroom Collection offers exciting design solutions for any space, with a wide range of standard and short projection washbasins and toilets, bidets, mirrored cabinets and cleverly designed furniture with generous storage. Function pervades throughout with innovations including Geberit Rimfree® toilets, Geberit AquaClean shower toilets, the Geberit DuoFresh odour extraction unit and advanced KeraTect® ceramic glazes.

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    Design meets function is the ethos behind the whole Geberit Bathroom Collection which includes the sophisticated Geberit Acanto series where the development of bathroom ergonomics is taken to an all new level. The result is the development of furniture and cabinets at the perfect reach height for various family members and compartments of the right size and shape to store daily used products within an optimum reach zone.

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    Furniture in the Acanto series can be combined in any number of ways to create a truly individual solution and is offered in a trend-setting mixture of materials and surfaces including glass, metal, painted and wood finishes. The range also comprises a wide range of washbasins, Rimfree® toilets and bathtubs.

    Further ranges include Citterio which offers timeless elegance with geometric lines and gentle organic curves; Xeno2 – a pure and minimalistic design concept with distinctive products; iCon – a timeless, clear design offering graphical clarity and extraordinary options; and Smyle an attractive combination of harmonious design and functionality. A complementary offering of illuminated mirrors and mirrored cabinets is also available with Geberit Option.

    “With the launching of the Geberit Bathroom Collection it is now possible to offer architects, designers and specifiers a comprehensive range of products both in front of and behind the wall that meet the brand‘s exacting quality standards,” comments Geberit UK Managing Director, Mark Larden. “All the sanitary solutions for creating a dream bathroom can now be obtained from a single, inspirational source.“

    For more information call Geberit on 01926 516800 or visit www.geberit.co.uk

    sales.gb@geberit.com

    Berlin by Chelsom

    February Lighting Focus: Chelsom’s Berlin

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    The Berlin wall light fuses clean and stylish design with the latest technology to create a sleek and contemporary piece that looks equally at home in more traditional settings.

    Available as part of a wider collection including table and floor lighting, the Berlin range features a detailed knurled centre section with table and floor models featuring off-centre upright double columns.

    Pictured here in Black Bronze, the range is also available in Polished Chrome as a standard option with alternative finishes available to special order for minimum quantities.

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    01253 831401

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    Havana - Morgan furniture

    Product Spotlight: Morgan – Havana Collection

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    The new Havana Collection from Morgan, designed by Katerina Zachariades, puts the spotlight on structure with its sculptural timber frame which becomes a key element of the design.

    Characterised by a refined, hand-crafted and distinctively shaped side profile, Havana offers a unique take on an archetypal, mid-century style.

    Available in Oak, Beech or Walnut species, Havana consists of solid timber profiles with a simple timber slat construction and ply backed upholstered seat and back pads. The resulting lounge chair is comfortable with a light aesthetic.

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    With its dynamic structure and modern design, the new collection is perfect for a variety of interiors including workplace, hospitality and healthcare projects.

    Havana will be on display in London, along with new dining chairs which will be added to the collection, during Clerkenwell Design Week. Please visit the Morgan showroom at 1 Dallington Street, ECV1 0BH.

    For more information about Morgan, visit morganfurniture.co.uk, or email info@morganfurniture.co.uk

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    Product Range: Lighting pieces from Vaughan

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    Leading international lighting company, Vaughan, has recently launched a range of new products designed for the hotel and contract market. Highlighted pieces from the new collection are below…

    The Buckton floor lamp, shown here in brass but also available in bronze or nickel. The Buckton was designed to fill the need for the perfect chair-side floor lamp. With its 2 joint versatility it can be positioned as desired. The pleasing detail on the base and wing nuts on the joints add to its benefits. Named for a delightful country house in Yorkshire, England.

    Buckton floor lamp - Vaughan

    The Farnham floor lamp, pictured here in brass but also available in bronze. This contemporary design has a cylindrical linen lampshade to mirror the cylindrical base. The floor lamp has an adjustable arm which can be extended horizontally or vertically.

    Farnham Floor Light - Vaughan

    New ceiling lights include the Chiswick Lantern (available in brass, bronze or nickel) which has cast brass fittings holding 4 glass panels and central glass shade. Vaughan’s Chiswick lantern was named for the magnificent glass house in London’s famous Chiswick Gardens. It’s inspiration comes from 60’s Italian art lights.

    Chiskwick Lantern - Vaughan

    The Petworth Lantern (available in brass, bronze or nickel) is made from cast brass lantern with glass. With its adjustable height, the Petworth was designed with corridors and passageways in mind. Named after the ancient village in Sussex and its magnificent Petworth House, the Vaughan namesake gives it a modern shake up.

    Petworth Lantern - Vaughan

    www.vaughandesigns.com

    GROHE Essence

    Introducing GROHE Essence: freedom of choice in the bathroom

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    With its huge variety of new colours and finishes, GROHE’s re-designed mixer range takes personalised bathroom design to a new level…

    • The global trend for personalised design is entering the bathroom, as the boundaries between living spaces in our homes are dissolving
    • The re-designed Essence range encourages creative design with its broad range of colours, finishes and matching products for every water outlet in the bathroom
    • Essence mixers now feature a new softened design, with a consistent shape across the range
    • Huge choice: a variety of deluxe colours and state-of-the-art finishes

    GROHE’s new Essence range offers ultimate flexibility in design, with 10 possible combinations of deluxe colours and state-of-the-art finishes.

    Inspired by the latest global trends, the finishes were carefully selected to complement all bathroom styles and décor, and include Cool Sunrise, Warm Sunset, Hard Graphite and Nickel.

    Introducing GROHE Essence: freedom of choice in the bathroom

    Variety meets consistency
    The new choice of colours comes with an incredible consistency in design, with every spout and lever almost identical across all product types. The Essence design is based on concentric cylinders which have been slightly softened for the re-designed shape to add a touch of elegance to every bathroom. “We have included a very slight taper on the handle, giving the user a sensual experience of precision and control” says Michael Seum, Vice President of Design at GROHE. “People want the familiarity of iconic classic design, but they also want to be pampered with an individualistic look and feel”.

    Michael Seum

    Michael Seum

    Award winning design and technology
    The new Essence range features many of GROHE’s advanced technologies, such as Aqua Guide which positions the water flow to hit the basin in such a way to prevent splashing and GROHE SilkMove® allowing for a gradual, precise control of flow and temperature. Essence has already been awarded numerous prestigious international awards, including the Iconic Award Interior Innovation, the Good Design Award, and the iF Product Design Award.

    www.grohe.co.uk

    Product Spotlight: LED Dock Combination

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    LED Dock Combination by Chelsom is a slender hotel guest room or ship cabin wall light ideal for the bedside with main room illumination from within the fabric shade.

    A warm white LED reading light is housed within a cylindrical head that swivels 90 degrees and ‘docks’ into a semi recessed backplate. The innovative wall light also features a USB charging port which remains powered even when the lights are switched off.

    LED Dock Combination is available in two standard finishes including Polished Chrome and an industrially inspired Black Bronze finish seen as pictured.

    chelsom.co.uk
    marketing@chelsom.co.uk
    01253 831401

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    Duravit - Cape Cod - DuraCeram

    Product Spotlight: DuraCeram from Duravit

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    Highest precision and design versatility
    Bathroom ceramic is a material with outstanding properties proven for use in homes and public buildings alike. The smooth hygienic surface glaze is extremely robust, easy to clean, scratch and wear resistant. Bathroom ceramic is also non-allergenic, heat resistant and lightproof. For designs requiring extreme accuracy or thinner tiles, however, conventional materials run into problems.

    Material of the future – DuraCeram
    Conventional bathroom ceramic material requires a thickness of 12-14mm to ensure the necessary strength after firing. For finer forms, Duravit has developed a new, innovative material called DuraCeram, which is thinner and notable for its extreme accuracy, high strength and elegant finish. In this way, a new dimension in design diversity is achieved: maximum elegance without any sacrifices in terms of quality, robustness and ease of cleaning.

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    Another advantage of DuraCeram is the saving in raw materials and associated reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions during production, as well as the lighter weight of the end products.

    Precise form: Washbasins by Philippe Starck
    Delicate, gently curving forms, narrow radii and characteristically thin edges are distinctive features of Philippe Starck’s design for the Cape Cod washbasins. In the round and square versions, the taps are mounted on a ceramic platform integrated in the basin. The challenge of precision fitting of the tap is readily overcome with DuraCeram.

    DuraCeram - Duravit

    New c-bonded technology: exact and precision-fit
    The innovative material is also used with the elaborate c-bonded technology, by which the furniture washbasin is joined seamlessly with the vanity unit. Thanks to the accurate and precise fitting connecting technology, ceramic and furniture merge to form a single unit. This visual and tactile sensation is made possible by the quality of the new DuraCeram material, which is thin enough to overcome the problem of minimal washbasin measurement tolerances.

    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.

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    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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    MemErase by Muraspec

    Product Spotlight: MemErase surface paint from Muraspec

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    Muraspec announces the creative new MemErase Surface Paint, new to the MemErase series.

    This top-notch, easy to apply solution can transform any smooth surface – i.e. desks to doors, walkways and office dividers – into a creative outlet and a writeable space to augment any task, activity or project. Applied in white or clear finishes, the MemErase Surface Paint can be utilised across many a commercial and residential setting from offices to hotels, classrooms and so on.

    Employed over any coloured surface, wallpapers or artwork; MemErase is a truly novel approach for any number of collaborative purposes. The possibilities are endless.

    Product Spotlight: MemErase surface paint from Muraspec

    Tariq Rashid, Muraspec Managing Director, states: “Surface Paint by Memerase is an easy to use, and ultra-functional addition to our dry erase range. It’s suitable anywhere from offices, to classrooms, conference centres and eateries – to name a few. At Muraspec, we’ve personally used the Memerase range for planning, project management, brainstorming, presentations and so much more.”

    Product Spotlight: MemErase surface paint from Muraspec

    A leader in the design industry, the company designs a full spectrum of readymade and bespoke solutions found in the finest hotels, shops and residences worldwide. From decorative panels to wallcoverings in thousands of colourways, Muraspec’s entire range is manufactured at their UK-based facility.

    With over 135 years of experience, Muraspec prides itself on both its British heritage, and exceptional customer service each and every step of the way.

    For more information, please contact us…

    Muraspec UK
    03705 117 118
    customerservices@muraspec.com
    www.muraspec.com

    Muraspec France
    00 33 1 34 32 42 00
    contact@muraspec.fr
    www.muraspec.fr

    Stockholm by Chelsom

    Product Spotlight: Chelsom’s Stockholm lamps

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    The elegant Stockholm table lamp is one of the standout pieces from Chelsom’s new collection, Edition 25.

    Epitomising the understated beauty of Scandinavian design, Stockholm is a sleek table lamp featuring seamless joints between glass and brushed metalwork with clean lines at the forefront of the design.

    Pictured in Brushed Nickel with iridescent Smoke glass, the range is also available in English Brass with Clear glass and is offered with an alternative cylindrical base.

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    01253 831401
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    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

    Roca, is delighted to present its very latest collection – Inspira – a ground-breaking versatile vitreous china and furniture collection

    Product Spotlight: Roca launches the revolutionary Inspira range

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    Leading bathroom design brand, Roca, is delighted to present its very latest collection – Inspira – a ground-breaking versatile vitreous china and furniture collection that provides everything you need to create your individual bathroom space, whatever your style requirements.

    Described as ‘a new way of defining a bathroom collection’, Inspira is one single collection based on the 3 most essential geometrical shape and design lines – Round, Soft (with soft angles) and Square. Providing solutions not only for the conventional consumer but also for those who want to see their own style and personality reflected in their perfect bathroom space.

    Roca, is delighted to present its very latest collection – Inspira – a ground-breaking versatile vitreous china and furniture collection

    The collection features basins with every installation solution in mind; on- countertop, semi-insert and wall-hung as well as close-coupled and back-to-wall WCs and bidets, plus wall-hung options with concealed fixing, including the RIMLESS WC. To optimise even the smallest of spaces, Inspira also offers a close-coupled round WC in a compact back-to-wall version.

    Inspira furniture units, available in 600, 800 and 1000mm dimensions and a choice of finishes – Glossy White, City Oak and City Oak/Dark Glass Mirror – complemented by column units offering great storage and practical uses (internal lighting, adjustable glass) that can all be perfectly combined too. Additional storage is also provided by two fully extracting drawers with no cut-out (required for the basin trap) featuring a compartmentalised interior and a tactile textured finish in dark wood. The furniture units also feature a durable soft-close system that allows a soft and silent closing.

    Roca, is delighted to present its very latest collection – Inspira – a ground-breaking versatile vitreous china and furniture collection

    FINECERAMIC®
    This collection has been created by Roca using the most innovative materials. The basins have been manufactured in FINECERAMIC®, a new high-quality ceramic material exclusive to Roca which facilitates precision and sophisticated design details previously not possible with the added benefits of being 40% lighter and 30% more resistant to abrasives than conventional basins

    SUPRALIT®
    Like the rest of the collection, the seats and covers of Inspira WCs and bidets also display the latest innovations. Manufactured with SUPRALIT®, the new exclusive resin registered by Roca, is more durable (offering greater resistance to chemical agents and to discolouration), more hygienic (four times less porous material) and easier to clean (surface with soft and rounded angles). They also feature hinges with a soft-close system and are fully removable for better cleaning.

    RIMLESS
    The wall-hung version of the Inspira WCs features a rimless design that results in smooth walls, without angles or nooks where dirt builds up, making cleaning easier and improving the level of hygiene. The new water distributor also enables a stronger flush, spreading water consistently around the bowl, cleaning the entire surface with minimum splashing.

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    Malmo

    Product Spotlight: Malmo Collection from Sekers

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    Sekers introduces Malmo Collection, a luxurious wool melton with heather tones, providing a beautiful drape and plush hand Malmo is suitable for contract upholstery, curtains, cushions and bedding and is available in a versatile palette of 26 saturated colours, including hot pink to bold green.

    With a high abrasion performance of 60,000 Martindale and inherently fire retardant, Malmo is ideal for the commercial market, meeting all relevant UK and American standards for upholstery, curtains and bedding, and IMO standards for upholstery and bedding.

    ALL SALES AND SAMPLING ENQUIRIES TO:
    Sekers Fabrics Limited
    7a Nobel Road, Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate
    Dundee, DD2 4UH
    Sales Tel: +44 (0) 1946 517501 Sales Fax: +44 (0) 1946 517502
    UK & Ireland Email: sales@sekers.co.uk Export Email: export@sekers.co.uk
    www.sekersfabrics.co.uk

    Sanderson - Sorbet

    Product Spotlight: ‘Sorbet’ paint palette from Sanderson

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    Sanderson’s SS16 ‘Sorbet’ paint palette features light and refreshing shades of purples, pinks, yellows and greens, offset with on-trend greys to add depth.

    These colours can uplift smaller spaces or bring a cool, calming aesthetic to larger rooms. Perfect for a quick home update, applying these sherbet shades to a feature area of the room will give it personality and a gentle colour pop, or alternatively revitalise the entire room with an all over approach.

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    Effortlessly coordinating, the shades of the ‘Sorbet’ palette can be used individually or combined together for a fun and spontaneous look. If using together, team with white to balance out this colourful scheme and maintain its energising essence.

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