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Caesarstone UK collaborates with designjunction for innovative restaurant installation

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Following its launch of Metropolitan Collection earlier this year, surface specialist Caesarstone has announced STILL BY FORM, a unique collaboration with designjunction

Surface specialist Caesarstone UK has collaborated with designjunction for a restaurant installation called STILL BY FORM. Curated by design consultancy and procurement specialists, BY FORM, the space is designed with harmonious layers of colour and texture to provide a setting for quiet contemplation within the bustle of the show. The pop-up restaurant serves as a backdrop for exciting interior pieces that are yet to be showcased in the UK.

STILL utilises the newly launched Topus Concrete surface design for the restaurant’s main bar

STILL is influenced by simple Danish design and organic Japanese aesthetics and is a celebration of collaborations with a number of hand-picked brands and designers. The pop-up restaurant installation features a refined collection of design across lighting, textiles, surfaces and furniture, and new materials, including brands like Anour, &tradition, KABE Copenhagen, Zilenzio and Atkinson & Kirby. The menu will be provided by 26 Grains, from Neil’s Yard London.

Caesarstone have been an integral part of the STILL restaurant project from the beginning. STILL utilises the newly launched Topus Concrete surface design for the restaurant’s main bar. Developed as part of the Caesarstone design team’s wider exploration of industrial finishes and weathered patinas, Topus Concrete’s gentle linier pattern is reminiscent of Jupiter’s rotating cloud bands, while its warm blush pink colours sit harmoniously within the calming palette used across STILL.

It has been a wonderful experience working with the team at designjunction

“STILL is one of the most interesting projects within designjunction and the broader London Design Festival for 2018, so we are delighted to have played an active role in its realisation,” said Jon Stanley, VP Marketing, Caesarstone UK. “It has been a wonderful experience working with the team at designjunction, as well as BY FORM and the other partner brands.”

Stanley continued: “Caesarstone places huge value on design, creative thinking and innovation, things we see as fundamentals of our brand. London Design Festival is an essential and vibrant forum for an industry that the UK excels in, helping to promote and nurture those working in the sector, established or otherwise. We believe that it’s critical that brands support it.

“We consider the atmosphere in spaces and rooms to be particularly important and, therefore, we have designed the space with a palette of honest materials and harmonious layers of colours and texture, so you can disconnect for a moment of observation and reflection away from the show.”

In addition to designjunction’s STILL project, Caesarstone UK is supporting numerous other activities with partners across London Design Festival, across K&B studios, lighting and paint brands.


Freddy van Zevenbergen

Lambart & Browne to design this year’s bar at Decorex International 2018

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As the interior designers behind Loulou’s, the infamous private members club, 5 Hertford Street in Mayfair, it is no surprise that the Decorex bar this year shares some its winning hallmarks.

Lambart & Browne was briefed to design a space which would provide a fresh direction for Decorex’s new bar, an evolution of the champagne bar featured in previous years, which will offer a selection of botanically infused cocktails.

The starting point for the design was the expression “bon viveur”, derived from the French phrase, “bon vivant” – one who lives well – adopted by the English in the mid 19th century.

Lambart & Browne will evoke this mood at Decorex with an elegant, refined, colonialstyle bar.

“We have designed the bar in a contemporary British style, classic eclectic. With this design we are inviting visitors to take a moment to reflect on the inspiring designs they have seen at Decorex in appropriately comfortable and elegant surroundings,” comments Freddy van Zevenbergen co-founder and head designer.

The tent-like structure will be mounted on a raised platform. Each corner will feature rope-wrapped pillars, supporting a sailcloth ceiling. Sheer curtains on three sides of the bar will offer privacy and softer ambient lighting.

Inside the bar, visitors will enjoy a space adorned with shaped decorative screens and luxurious furniture. Elegant lighting features are set to provide impactful focal points. Additional seating spaces will be dotted outside the bar, surrounded by accessories and screened to offer further privacy.

Lambart & Browne’s design will include recognisable pieces from a number of the show’s exhibitors, contributing to a lavish yet comfortable experience.

Decorex, the show of choice for the luxury interiors and design market, returns for its 41st edition to the historic Syon Park. It will host over 400 exhibitors from established names to up-and-coming brands. The opening destination of The London Design Festival, once again, the 2018 show runs from the 16 to the 19 September.

Networking at IHS

Networking opportunities at IHS

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As well as generating new leads and a full programme of seminars, the Independent Hotel Show offers fantastic opportunities for networking. There are several spaces designed for networking at this year’s event…

The Hospitality Interiors Hub designed by Paper + White
The Hospitality Interiors Hub is the central networking point of the event, providing a unique opportunity to meet with industry peers, establish new relationships and share ideas. Relax and take in the surroundings in Paper + White’s specially designed seating area while enjoying a glass of fizz from the Nyetimber Bar.

The Guest Lounge
The Guest Lounge is a haven of calm, right at the heart of the show. A spot to relax and network with key industry players. New for 2016, the Guest Lounge will also play host to James Hallam’s Hospitality & Leisure roundtable talks plus Nyetimber will be holding tasting masterclasses to educate you on English sparking wine.

The Power Breakfast powered by Quinyx
A panel of hotel visionaries reflected on the rapidly evolving UK hotel industry – taking in the increasing spend on stays by millennials, the popularity of independents over brands, the growing influx of seasoned international travellers and the rising sophistication of food and beverage expectations. Plus: ‘guest experience’ – what does it really mean, and how do we conjure it? Also, the event looked forward into 2017, profiling trends and examining how we can all future-proof our businesses in an ever more complex business landscape.

Winners announced of Independent Hotel Show Awards

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The winners of the Independent Hotel Show Awards, in association with Sky, were announced on Tuesday 18 October at Kensington Olympia.

Coming out on top in a strong field of nominees were The Laslett, Notting Hill – the outstanding new hotel of the year – and Kate Levin, general manager at the Capital Hotel, who won the hotelier of the year award.

The awards are an opportunity for the industry to recognise and toast the sector’s trailblazers at a relaxed reception, and take place annually within the confines of the show on the first evening.