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Don’t miss next month’s Hotel Designs Summit

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An A-Z* of the hotel trade will be attending this unique two-day networking event…

There are less than two weeks to go until the Hotel Designs Summit takes place. And if you’re a hotel owner or manager – or if you supply this booming sector – there’s a limited time to book your place at this hugely influential event.

The Hotel Designs Summit takes place on Monday September 12th and Tuesday September 13th at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted. This unique event matches hoteliers with hotel suppliers for a series of pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. In addition, a series of informative and inspirational seminars are hosted, while a gala dinner with evening entertainment, plus other networking opportunities, provide further business opportunities and peer-to-peer engagement.

An A to Z* of the UK’s leading hotel brands are attending – from Arts Club London to Best Western; Carlton Hotels to DeVere Venues; Episode Hotels to Frithwood House; Grafton Manor to Hotel Café Royal; InterContinental to Kew Green Hotels; Lemo Hotels to Merlin Entertainment; Nine Capital to Park Inn; Ravis Hospitality to Suite Hospitality; The Lanesborough to Ufford Park Hotel to Village Hotels and Wyboston Lakes (*okay, A to W… you find a hotel brand starting with ‘Z’…)

The seminar programme includes sessions from Trivago, Areen Hospitality, Edgar House, Yasmin Chopin Interior Design and the Institute of Hospitality.

There are just a handful of supplier booths available now, so contact Jennie Lane today to secure your place at the event. Contact her on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk

‘Monochrome’ – Trends at Decorex 2016

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Decorex International is the UK’s leading design show and the only one of its kind in the UK for the luxury interiors market.

Decorex – now in its 39th year – is firmly recognised among the international design community as the trusted resource for high-end interior designers, retailers, property developers, hoteliers and architects.

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L-R: ‘Jet Set Collection – New York’ flooring by Artisans of Devizes, £12 per sheet (artisansofdevizes.com) // ‘Perse Gray’ paint by Paint and Paper Library, from £31 per 750ml (paintandpaperlibrary.com) // ‘Venezia – Gray’ rug by William Yeoward, £1,495 (williamyeoward.com)

Decorex is where the trade comes to discover trends for the upcoming season and this year will be no exception. With over 400 exhibitors, from leading names to emerging talents, visitors have the chance to see new collections first-hand.

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L-R: ‘405 Line’ cushion by Eleanor Pritchard, £110 (eleanorpritchard.com) // ‘Kala Checks’ organic cotton towel by Stitch by Stitch, £40 (stitchbystitch.com)

The four-day show takes place each September in the prestigious location of Syon Park, attracting 13,000 professional trade visitors from across the globe. Decorex will be exploring the roots of design as the 2016 show theme.

Tel: 020 7560 4461
Email: info@decorex.com
WWW: www.decorex.com

New exhibitors announced for Decorex 2016

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With more than 400 brands taking part, Decorex, the UK’s longest running event in the design and interiors calendar, returns this year with a host of new exhibitors for the 2016 edition.

Contributing names include…

– Aiveen Daly, a specialist upholsterer who is known for her complicated couture inspired work featuring fine beading, pleating, stitching and fabric manipulation techniques using the finest fabrics and butter soft leathers. At Decorex, she will be unveiling her new seven-piece upholstery collection, ‘Treasured Possessions’, inspired by the intrigue of haute joaillerie and its associated preciousness.

– An authority on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers, Allyson McDermott Interiors works with clients such as The National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and interior designers and architects worldwide. This year’s Decorex sees the launch of its first ‘ready to hang’ wallpaper collection, combining historic patterns with contemporary colourways.

– Benjamin Moore, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of paint, will show at Decorex for the first time, distributed exclusively in the UK by Shaw Paints. Paint & Paper Library will also be offering its new colours and paint finishes at this year’s show, made of two palettes: ‘Architectural Colours’ and ‘Original Colours’.

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– Textile design studio, Eleanor Pritchard, presents the ‘Aerial’ upholstery collection alongside an accessories range. Designs characterised by bold geometrics and graphic reversible patterns, the studio will also be launching a new upholstered edition of its ‘Long Eaton’ bench – a collaboration with Assemblyroom. Nigerian born Eva Sonaike will introduce her latest printed textile collection, ‘Falomo’. Taking inspiration from mid-century West African architecture, also known as Tropical Modernism, the collection consists of hand-made lampshades, cushions and pouffes.

– Established in 2011, Hand & Eye Studio will launch its new ‘A-Beam’ terracotta light designed by Founder, Tom Housden. The light is hung from two suspension cables that also provide power to the lamp, and can be glazed to a bespoke colour.

– Tom Raffield will launch a new range of steam bent furniture and lighting. Hand-made and produced by a skilled set of craftsmen, in his woodland workshop in Cornwall, the collection will include the ‘Amble Hanging Seat’, the ‘Gwelson Screen’ and the ‘Artus Table Light’. Sebastian Cox, renowned for his use of
native British wood, presents three new additions to its Bayleaf collection, with pieces in Tiger Oak, Apple, Sycamore and Chestnut.

– Founded in 1996, Plateaux Gallery will bring a selection of works from some of the internationally acclaimed glass artists’ it represents. With particular emphasis on Eastern European glass, featuring leading-edge sculptures by Vladimir Zbynovsky, Oliver Lesso, Stepan Pala, Jan Frydrych, Tomas Hlavicka, Zoltan Bohus, Pavol Hloska and Laszlo Lukacsi, to name a few.

Other names to look out for include: Laura Meroni, Lost Cowboys, NB Boutique, Neatsmith, Santorus, Stitch by Stitch, The White Company and Waterworks.

Tel: 020 7560 4461
Hamilton Litestat

Product Spotlight: Hamilton Litestat to showcase ‘smart living’ at Decorex

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Smart technology and devices have become everyday essentials for many in today’s ‘always connected’ life, enabling people to do whatever they want, whenever and wherever.

Visitors to the Hamilton Litestat stand H17 will be able to see samples of their favourite and new ‘on trend’ collections that suit modern living, including the ‘now-essential’ dual USB switched sockets available in 10 elegant finishes – quenching today’s thirst for 24/7 access to smart devices in the home, hotels and the workplace.

Hamilton will also be demonstrating the latest developments with its Mercury® Lighting Control and Multi-room Audio system, including its RGB DMX control option where a colour wash can be given to an area with lighting. The DMX standard is becoming more popular domestically and in many boutique hotels to provide accent lighting and even add drama to a space.

Matching control plates are available from the Hamilton collections for that totally co-ordinated look.

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T: +44 (0)1747 860088

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HD Summit speaker profile: Nicolas Adnet, Studio MHNA

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The Hotel Designs Summit takes place on 12-13 September at Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted, and as well as fantastic networking opportunities and invaluable meetings, attendees will have the chance to hear talks from influential figures from the hotel and hospitality industry.

One of this year’s speakers is Nicolas Adnet, one half of the Studio MHNA design partnership, alongside Marc Hertrich. The duo have been imagining, optimising and designing solutions for over twenty years. Nicolas said: “After working in the fashion world, I met Marc and he introduced me to the wonderful world of interior design.” He added that his passion for sharing ideas was a key factor in drawing him to the industry.

According to Nicolas himself, via the medium of interior architecture and design, the pair ‘offer a certain vision of elegance, a cultured, respectful and approving look at history, but which is also serene and hungry for new technologies, arts and crafts and culture which transcends all barriers’.

When asked why events like the Hotel Designs Summit are important for the industry, Nicolas said: “It’s so important to share our experiences with the community, and to further our collective knowledge.”

During his talk at the Hotel Designs Summit, Nicolas Adnet will be discussing hotel trends for 2017 and beyond; what makes a trend and how to implement them in the hospitality sector.

If you would like more information on attending the event, please contact Jennie Lane on j.lane@forumevents.co.uk or 01992 374098.

Hotel Designs Summit

Hotel Designs Summit: Just 7 weeks left to go…

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If you haven’t heard already, Hotel Designs is hosting the first edition of its rebranded hotel event on 12-13 September – just seven weeks away – so be sure to save the date and venue in your diary.

With a new approach to the Hotel Designs Summit, which will include an exclusive gala dinner with evening entertainment, you are invited to join us for an unrivalled two days of face-to-face business meetings, educational seminars and networking at the Radisson Blu, London Stansted.

The main aim of the event remains; to bring together suppliers and buyers from across the industry by supporting new and existing client relationships. In addition, we’ll look forward to welcoming first class speakers from within this truly vast sector. You will be joining representatives from hotels like the Shangri-La at the Shard, The Lanesborough, InterContinental London at O2 and the Corinthia Hotel.

Attendees can look forward to:
– A personalised itinerary of 25 minute meetings with those you have asked to meet with;
– Endless networking opportunities;
– Educational seminars covering the latest innovations and trends;
– Meals and refreshments;
– Exclusive gala dinner with evening entertainment;
– Overnight accommodation with breakfast included at the Radisson Blu Hotel;

Places are limited and on a first come, first serve basis, so if you’d like to join us for the exciting re-launch of the Summit, please click here to confirm your place.

For more information, please contact Jennie Lane on 01992 374098 or email j.lane@forumevents.co.uk

EquipHotel - Paris

Save the date: EquipHotel – 6-10 November

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For 50 years, EquipHotel has helped French and international hospitality and catering professionals to decipher trends, identify innovations, promote networking – with one goal: to propose new solutions and effective growth levers to every key players of the hotel & restaurant market.

Hospitality and restaurant professionals face challenges every day, especially in this current uncertain climate. EquipHotel represents a source of inspiration for them as well as a means to help their businesses grow.

Show facts and figures from 2014:
– More than 110,000 professionals (including 20% of internationals): hotel and restaurant owners, investors, buyers, prescribers;
– 1,600 exhibitors (including 30% of internationals);
– 30 business sectors;
– 500 chefs including 150 starred-chefs


UK contact:
Tel. : +44 (0) 208 910 78 21

Sales contact:
 International Sales Manager

 Tel: +33 (0)1 47 56 50 53

Decorex International

Decorex International 2016 seminar programme announced

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Organisers of the Decorex International 2016 show are excited to reveal the leading industry figures who will be taking to the stage at the renowned Decorex Seminar Theatre.

For four days, those renowned for pushing design boundaries; from the use of rare materials; the influence of custom and culture and the art of collecting, retailing and branding will share their insights and experience. Highlights are below, for the full programme click here.

Speakers at Decorex International 2016
As well as a full programme of seminars, on Tuesday 20 September at 4.30pm in the Decorex Restaurant, the BIID will be chairing a series of mentoring sessions designed to support new and emerging designers making their way in the interior design profession.

Each table host boasts expertise within a specific interior design sector and participants are invited to spend 15 minutes with each:
• Residential, BIID President Susie Rumbold, Tessuto Interiors
• Commercial, May Fawzy, MF Design Studio
• Hospitality, Harriet Forde, HF Design
• Retail, Yentl Flo, Househam Henderson

To book a place at one of these sessions, please contact sam.fisher@ubm.com.

Only Decorex visitors can attend, secure your ticket now and benefit from exclusive insights to inspire your latest projects.

Newmor reveal trends from Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

Guest Blog: Newmor reflects on Clerkenwell Design Week trends

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

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

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

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

Newmor trends at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

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T: 01938 551990
E: enquiries@newmor.com

Decorex 2016

Decorex 2016 theme announced as ‘The Roots of Design’

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Decorex 2016, the UK’s leading destination for interior design, will explore the roots of design as its theme for this year’s edition.

Examining the origins of design, which continue to define and shape the future of the industry, Decorex partnered established names with emerging designers to mark the start of this year’s campaign.

One of the first destinations to open the 2016 London Design Festival, Decorex will explore the theme through a series of interactive installations and its popular seminar programme. Visitors to the show will experience how true design is built on a rich heritage, constantly evolving to incorporate new techniques
and materials.

Commenting on what the roots of design means to him, Sebastian Cox, says: “I strongly believe that by looking at the roots of design we can continue to make things that don’t adhere to short lived trends; by looking at our roots we can make things that remain beautiful for centuries.”

Registration is now open and tickets are available to purchase from the Decorex website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yvonne Smith at Clerkenwell Design Week

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

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