SBID Launches brings you the latest designs and products from our member companies, giving you the opportunity to connect with a host of products from fabulous new ceramics for individual interiors, to practical flooring for commercial applications.
All rise with Caple’s innovative new C5100 Lift oven
Winner of the SBID International Design Awards 2012 in the Residential Product category, Caple’s new Sense oven, C5100 Lift, makes the ultimate style statement in your kitchen.
At the press of a button, this oven rises smoothly from its flush position on your worktop to create a sensational showpiece. Use the salamander grill to your heart’s content as guests gather round or place your food on the telescopic shelving, simply press the button and your oven will lower into your worksurface to cook your food to perfection.
Sales Director Danny Lay says: “Caple are raising the bar again with this incredibly smart appliance, which is from our top-of-the-range oven series, Sense. Featuring innovative touch-control technology, the C5100 Lift will deliver outstanding results, whatever you’re cooking.”
Thinking outside the box: Dornbracht’s Horizontal Shower
The Horizontal Shower, winner of the SBID International Design Awards 2012 in the Contract Product category, combines six WaterBars recessed in a wide-area shower field located above a reclining individual.
Just like other applications of the Ambiance Tuning Technique products, various flow types can be combined using pre-programmed choreographies of water temperature and flow to create a balanced, invigorating or relaxing shower experience.
The shower is controlled using the central eTool controls integrated into the wall by your head – making it convenient to operate while lying down. The user can enjoy the Horizontal Shower lying on his or her stomach or back. The reclining surface itself is heatable. The Horizontal Shower can be used in both private and public spas.
The ultimate in professional food preservation technology, by Sub-Zero
Born of 100% steel (and a good bit of bravado), the Sub-Zero PRO 48 with Glass Door Refrigerator/Freezer is a true masterpiece of preservation. Its glass door, sculpted metal, dual refrigerator with three evaporators and advanced controls marry performance and design in a bold new way for home refrigeration.
AirSea Packing Group: Professional, White Glove logistics services
Established in 1966, AirSea Packing provides specialist, White Glove logistics services from storage through handling, packing, shipping, delivery and installation of bespoke furniture and unique items to private residential, commercial, marine and aircraft projects worldwide.
With offices in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and with an established, worldwide network of trusted and discreet partners and agents, AirSea Packing facilitates safe and affordable solutions to the gamut of demanding requirements.
AirSea Packing specialises in handling valuable Works of Art, Antiques, Design Furniture, Lighting & Chandeliers, oversized Architectural items and any other objects that require a delicate, professional touch.
A statement piece that doubles as a coffee table, by Clay Designs
Sqill is a stunning light sculpture that functions as a table and an area’s statement ambient lighting. Rechargeable, sustainably designed and exclusively handmade in the UK, Sqill mesmerises the senses, projecting a pool of light in which to submerge and bathe, creating a sensuous cable free lighting experience from an exclusive new perspective.
Enriching any room Sqill elicits admiration. With the illumination turned off, Sqill stands alone beautifully, emphasising the quality and distributing elegant shadows. Immediately on awakening, the beautiful layers filter an even glow creating an atmosphere perfect for any occasion.
Aquabocci’s architectural drainage systems
The Aquabocci drainage system is new to the UK market. Throughout the design process this Italian company has developed cutting edge products using the latest technology.
The drainage systems are created with designers, architects and installers in mind and the associated products continue to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of design. Easy to install, these products connect directly with all standard plumbing fittings and all carry the watermark approval certificate.
Ergonomic and versatile stackable chairs by Mara, designed by Bicube
Ergonomic and versatile, LIANA fits both the home and community places, whether indoor or outdoor. Liana is stackable and it is composed of a polished aluminum frame and a covering polished polycarbonate seat and back, UV stabilized, available in: white snow, black onyx and purple bougainvillea. The separation of the seat and back allows you to create two-tone combinations.
The materials are durable and easy to clean and polyethylene feet ensure stability, protecting, at the same time, all types of flooring. Polycarbonate is used in the most refined way in order to meet design requirements, from thin and curved sections, along with a semi-aluminum frame, 100% recyclable. The couplings automatically link the two materials without stressing them and ensuring strength and stability to the chair.
Linak actuator systems turn a high-end kitchen into a multi-functional station
Imagination is the only limit to how smooth and quiet actuator systems can improve a high-end kitchen. If you want impressive multi-functionality without compromising a clean and minimalistic design LINAK DESKLINE® will help you bring your kitchen to the next level. Adjustable kitchen tables to fit the individual user are just the beginning. A multi-purpose table that you can raise to a comfortable height, when preparing a meal and lower when serving is another obvious application.
DESKLINE® flexible modular actuator systems offer you complete design freedom. LINAK also supply easily operated low noise TV lift systems to mount in multipurpose furniture, stand-alone applications or to hide a flat screen TV in the foot of the bed.
Hüppe sets a new standard for showering
Hüppe establishes a new standard for shower enclosures by introducing a soft-close feature for their new sliding door range Design Pure and Design Elegance. The soft-close feature is new to shower enclosures and demonstrates Hüppe‘s ongoing commitment to product development and innovation ensuring customers have the latest technology to offer as a point of differentiation.
The new ranges, packed full of great features provide options in both Pure and Elegance design styles and are passionately dedicated to functionality. With the range of configurations from corner entries, walk-ins, quadrants and bath screens, they offer a fantastic opportunity to create innovative showering spaces with differing styles.
New sliding door configurations include two-panel sliders from 900mm to 1800mm widths as well as three, or four panel sliders in 1600mm,1700mm and 1800mm widths to offer a solution for larger spaces and bath replacement instillations.
An iconic lounge chair like no other, by Vitra
Grand Repos visually exudes the kind of comfort that only a large, swivel lounge chair can offer from its generous padding, inviting armrests and high back. With the Grand Repos lounge chair, Vitra and Antonio Citterio bring a new quality of comfort and motion to the classic lounge chair. “Developing a new chair for Vitra in the wake of a masterpiece like the Eames Lounge Chair was a unique challenge.” says Antonio Citterio.
Thanks to its biomechanical range of motion, the Grand Repos adapts to all seating positions – from upright to reclining. The angle of the seat and backrest change in a synchronised movement and the invisible mechanism integrated into the chair can be locked in any position.
Bazaar Velvet introduces you to a wide range of hand-knotted rugs
Bazaar Velvet retains its commitment to the principles of quality & the ancient art form and craftsmanship & characteristics of a hand-knotted Rug. They offer an extensive range of quality rugs made in this time honoured tradition with a contemporary style. Bazaar Velvet create fresh & innovative designs that offer a luxurious and sophisticated aesthetics for both contemporary & classic interiors.
Select from their large inventory or choose any of their designs to customise to your own specification including re-sizing, re-colouring. Alternatively they can assist you in creating your own exclusive design, and their computer design system lets you experiment with different colour options and textures.
The showroom on two floors is conveniently located in London’s design district.
Inside Out Contracts presents the Cookie armchair
The hugely successful and ever so comfortable Cookie armchair offers a contemporary upholstered seating solution defined by strong lines and ergonomic support. Thanks to the Beechwood frame the chair is strengthened by an eye-catching structural crosspiece under the seat which sets the frame apart looks-wise, and ensures stability over years of use. Cookie envelopes you as you relax into the embrace of its ergonomic backrest and arms.
The iconic collection also features a side chair without arms, lounge chair, barstools and even tables. Cookie is the perfect partner for contemporary settings designed to impress.
Loewe Connect ID, the smart TV with a personality of its own
With its combination of meaningful innovations and individual design (ID), Loewe’s new range delivers a superbly stylish and incredibly smart ‘smart TV’. The Connect ID is available with or without an integrated DR+ hard disk recorder, with three different screen sizes (32, 40 and 46-inch), 12 different colour combinations and 30 unique set-up options. That makes a total 2,160 Connect ID configurations from which customers may choose.
The choice of Black, White, Silver, Beige, Green or Orange housing colours and High Gloss White or High Gloss Black frames allows the Connect ID to perfectly blend with any décor and match its owner’s lifestyle. The range is 3D-equipped, of course, with a host of outstanding features including excellent audio quality and extensive multimedia facilities, including Loewe’s own apps.
Clayworks Clay Plaster, as used in Nando’s across the country
Clayworks Clay Plaster is a high performance wall finish that was launched in 2011 and has taken the design world by storm for its breathtaking beauty and its extraordinary eco and healthy building credentials.
Clayworks’ naturally beautiful, pigmented clay plasters come in a range of premixed, nature-inspired colours. They provide a magnificent and sustainable alternative to conventional plasters and paints, replacing both gypsum plaster boards and paints.
Clay plasters, made from unfired clays and sands, are breathable (with excellent vapour permeability) and hygroscopic, making them ideal for residential and commercial use. Unfired clay can absorb and desorb indoor humidity faster than any other building material and will regulate relative interior humidity between 40% and 70%, the level at which research has shown the likelihood for airborne infectious bacteria and virus to survive is the lowest. It also prevents building materials from off gassing toxins, such as formaldehyde and helps prevent the occurrence of mould. There is also evidence of how clay plaster can treat pollutants and neutralise odours in rooms.
Victoria Carpets’s Options 288 range offer the ultimate carpet choice
This new collection of superb twist pile carpets is a mixture of both plains and heathers and in total offers 288 different combinations of carpet choices. When it comes to choosing a carpet, Victoria knows that colour is key so Options 288 comes in a palette of 36 contemporary colours. Not only does the collection offer a mixture of ever popular warm neutral shades such as Flapjack and Cane Heather but it also boasts bright, inspiring colours such as deep Cobalt blue and rich Carmine red.
Each of the 36 colours can also be ordered in 4 different weights, starting at 32oz and moving up to 40oz, 50oz and 60oz. Victoria has added even more choice to the collection by offering all colours and weights in both 4m and 5m widths.
Made with a blend of wool and polypropylene, Options 288 combines the durability of modern fibres with all the resilience and softness of wool.
The quintessential Colección Alexandra signature creation
With nothing like it in existence already, the Alexandra Cabinet is a dazzling, multi-functional piece of furniture, featuring four doors. The cabinet has the added benefit of being entirely bespoke with unlimited possibilities.
Incorporating two different bases as options (either the elaborate Rococo stand or a simplistically sophisticated one) with each available in an array of 48 finishes
Thomas Dudley’s cutting edge Electroflo Infra red WC flushing controls
Dudley Electroflo WC infra red flushing controls lead the way in cutting edge technology. The Dudley Electroflo WC is the first in the market to have dual flush control from a single sensor, and can be used in both commercial and domestic markets. The company’s research and design department have configured an infra red sensor that overcomes condensation and lighting problems in the domestic bathroom. All the electronic controls are fitted into a small box with the sensor behind the WC panel. This makes for rapid installation and is the only low pressure infra system in the market.
Both the Vantage and Miniflo cisterns will flush at low volume 5/3 litres. The Vantage cistern has a Delay Fill valve fitted which will save another 0.3-0.4 litres of water every flush. These water saving options help to gain valuable BREEAM/CSH points.
The British Furniture at Turner Polhill Ltd
The Matthew sofa is Turner Polhill’s “piece de resistance”. While contemporary in style, the key ingredients are thoroughly traditional. It is wholly British made using traditional upholstery methods and features a horsehair roll to the front edge. This ensures a neat finish to the front for years of use without bagging. The seat cushions are supported on a sprung base and various cushion fillings are available from oriental duck feather to hollow fibre giving a personal touch to suit all requirements.
With the ability to form a sectional or L shape sofa and the versatility to accommodate a sofa sleeper mechanism, the Matthew sofa can be tailored very specifically to your needs.
Mark Wilkinson’s stylish new range, Newlyn
One of the factors which make Mark Wilkinson designs so acclaimed is that each one has a considered and heartfelt provenance. Mark’s latest design takes inspiration from the purity of expression and the innovation of the ‘Newlyn School’, coupled with the unpretentious toil of the Newlyn fishermen and their environment.
All in all, The Newlyn Collection is a very stylish, very modern and linear design that reflects the heart of the culture that inspired it.
Fitnice, a high-tech flooring for living spaces
Vertisol’s Fitnice range is a high tech textile made of vinyl coated HTPES yarns, which combines technology, aesthetics and comfort in one single design, and unlike similar products, offers the warmth and decorum of interior fabrics.
In search of excellence, the material combines a perfect performance with flame retardancy, antibacterial and antifungal properties and is low maintenance.
Fitnice is manufactured in a European plant driven by sustainable production processes under Oeko-tex® and Greenguard® certifications, along with the Ecocodice® label, an innovative program for recycling residuals.
Challenge your creativity with GO IN’s modular hospitality furniture
GO IN has introduced a new range of bar stools in a wide variety of designs, colours and finishes to complement any bar environment. From simple to extravagant, from retro to contemporary, from funky to traditional – there’s a GO IN bar stool ready to make an impact in every interior.
The new products are part of GO IN’s Modular System of hospitality furniture, offering a complementary range of stools, bar stools and tables. Elements such as bases, columns, column accessories and seat options can be creatively mixed and matched to form unique designs that make a powerful contribution to the overall interior concept.
As a leading supplier of hospitality furniture across Europe, GO IN is now firmly established in the UK with a London showroom, supportive and knowledgeable staff and a 450-page catalogue packed with great ideas and open prices.
Vi-Spring, the British bed-maker, introduces a new contemporary design
British bespoke bed-maker, Vi-Spring, has introduced a contemporary new design to its collection of the finest, handmade beds; The Coronet with Prestige Divan.
The chic, simplistic headboard design and shallow divan features chrome legs and can be upholstered in a fabric of the customer’s choice from Vi-Spring’s luxurious collection. Seen here, both headboard and divan are expertly covered in a geometric monochrome fabric; hexagon black and white for an on-trend look in the bedroom.
The Coronet is handmade in Vi-Spring’s Devon factory by master craftsman, generously hand-filled using a mix of the best natural materials; Platinum Certified pure British fleece wool and soft cotton, for comfort, breathability and bounce. For the ultimate night’s sleep, each mattress is available in a range of tensions from soft to extra firm and covered in a fine Belgian satin fabric. For a truly bespoke service, choose a different level of support for each side to suit individual’s exact requirements.
Artwood’s custom-made timber flooring and panelling
Artwood offers an innovative collection of custom-made timber flooring and panelling, attracting designers and architects across the world who are looking for products which meet the current demand for style driven interiors.
Artwood products are all manufactured using specialist finishing techniques developed entirely in-house at their London premises. Through many years of product development using different high quality surface coatings, resins and pastes, they created their own exclusive collection that offers the highest levels of design and creativity available on the market whilst also meeting the toughest challenges of durability in both residential and commercial settings.
Roca introduces its latest innovation for the shower space, ‘Hide & Seat’
Many people want to maximise the use of the space available in the bathroom, and storage is becoming a key factor. Roca has developed a shower space which includes seating and storage integrated into the acrylic shower tray for an all-in-one solution. Comprising two separate sections of storage, the lid of the seat lifts to reveal a compact space to keep sponges, shower gels and other essentials close to hand, whilst the external trolley pulls out for the perfect place to keep towels and face cloths dry.
Hide & Seat comes with a built-in thermostatic control which allows the water to flow from the handset if rinsing or two different parts of the overhead shower rose depending on whether the user is sitting or standing. The screen is also included and comes with Roca’s MaxiClean treatment which repels limescale build-up.
Vorwerk fascinates with its new self-adhesive carpet tiles
“Fascination”, one of the most successful collections from Vorwerk Carpets, is being presented completely new. In the case of this collection comprised of broadloom carpets, bordered rugs and “Floor Sculptures” floor tiles, a multifaceted quality, look, structure and colour have all been brought to the fore. With this extensive collection and its abundance of layers – 417 variations and 22 product lines for broadloom carpets alone – “Fascination” primarily addresses major current trends in styles at home.
For “Fascination Designs” Vorwerk banks on a broadly assorted selection of designs ranging from strictly graphic to playful, from subdued to loud, and from small to large-scaled that leaves nothing to be desired. What has emerged is an internationally aligned, self-assured collection sparkling with facets, a collection with which the floor at home can be turned into a fascinating space for design.
The highlight of this collection is the self-adhesive carpet tiles (above): Due to patchwork and the blend of materials comprised of high-pile broadloom and low-profile alcantara fabric, visually intriguing images with a special tactile feel can be created on the floor while defining room zones, too: Vorwerk Floor Sculptures.
GO IN’s FLAT® technology puts an end to wobbly tables
GO IN’s newly introduced table base puts an end to wobbly tables, which can be a major source of customer complaints and a time-consuming problem for staff. The base system can be used both indoors and outdoors, with a wide choice of table tops in different sizes, shapes, colours and materials.
GO IN’s range of hospitality furniture is recognised throughout Europe not only for great design and quality, but also for functional practicality – these tables are no exception. Featuring patented FLAT® technology, the base system uses four hydraulically inter-connected floor protectors which allow each foot to adjust automatically to the contours of the floor. This smoothes out any floor unevenness and irregularity, creating a stable, wobble-free base. No matter how often they are moved around, tables remain firm and steady.
In addition, the award-winning levelling and stabilisation technology has the unique ability to maintain table tops at a standard height, making it possible to put several tables together. This means that setting up one long table with a level top can be achieved quickly and easily.
Inspired by Design introduces a range of wireless indoor/outdoor lighting
Live. Anywhere.™ is the innovative wireless lighting collection from interior and lighting designer Linda Allen. The collection is comprised of decorative table and floor lamps that allow light in the most unexpected of places. Completely portable and suited for both indoor and outdoor environments, Linda Allen’s patent pending 8 watt LED bulb emulates the warm light of a 55 watt incandescent; allowing ample light for reading by the pool or having an evening picnic on the beach.
Finally, there is a wireless lighting solution beyond dim path lighting and lanterns that provides a way to create intimate, fine living spaces both indoors and out. Live. Anywhere.™ fixtures are rechargeable and give light for up to 140 hours with 3 dimmer settings. The collection is available in a selection of custom colours and metal finishes. Hard-wired options are available for custom applications.
Time to make an Impression… with Muraspec
Impressions Sculptured MDF Panels from Muraspec offer a practical and cost-effective way to add real impact and atmosphere to interior spaces.
Now there are 31 designs to choose from, available in over 50 different laminate finishes. Alternatively, opt for a raw or paintable finish for your own particular paint application.
New designs include Caspian & Lagoon, additions to the popular ‘wave’ styles, geometric designs Firework, Crystal & Retro, and graphic patterns in the shape of Foliage (above) & Fleur.
Impressions routed panels are made by sculpting 3-dimensional designs onto a core panel of 1.2m x 2.4m MDF, finished with a pressure-formed laminate surface payer to give added visual impact and durability.
Impressions panels are competitively priced, available for as little as £55m2, and are designed and manufactured in the UK, available with an approximate 3 week leadtime.
The Wine Collector’s Larder – the Spiral Cellar
A Spiral Cellar is undoubtedly the most simple and effective built-in wine storage solution available, offering the ideal conditions, the greatest capacity and no running costs – all constructed in just 8 days. But the environment of a Spiral Cellar is also perfect for storing most food stuffs that would sit comfortably in a traditional larder, without eating into the floor space of a kitchen like a pantry cupboard would.
The temperature within a Spiral Cellar is set by the ground temperature and ranges between 8 – 18°C annually; it is also a well-ventilated space and so ideal for storing items such as root vegetables, dairy items like butter and cheese, tinned goods and cans.
The bins within the cellar – the compartments where wine bottles are stacked – are ideal for loading up with food that is either an overspill from the kitchen or will benefit from storing for some time, like homemade jams and chutneys. With at least 42 bins in each cellar, there is ample space to store food alongside the wine collection, which will please both the wine lover and the cook in the family!
Queequeg: Santamargherita’s new era for coverings
Santamargherita S.p.A., the Veronese company specialized in production and commercialization of marble- and quartz-based engineered stones, has been the star of “The Queequeg’s room”, a project by Italian architect Luca Scacchetti and designer Barbara Branciforti held within the Tortona Design Week, during past Salone del Mobile.
The quartz surfaces featured above have a special “silk” finish and are embossed with shiny fishes contrasted with a matt and rough surface. Santamargherita® products were deemed the ideal choice for sparking strong emotions, in a marriage of innovation, creativity and high style.
Thanks to “The Queequeg’s Room”, the traditional and technological soul of Santamargherita® agglomerated stones has been dressed by a new, young and eco-friendly, flexible and mutant skin.
A new era for coverings has started, and Santamargherita are ready to drive it.
Inside Out Contracts’ natural touch
Inside Out Contracts is one of the UK’s leading suppliers and manufacturers of contract furniture. With over 13yrs experience, they pride themselves in supplying only high quality contract products. The 100% recyclable Calligaris Skin chair is one of those.
Designed by Archirivolto, it has a simple minimalist design which makes it perfectly suited to a variety of settings from modern through to classically inspired. Available in either polypropylene or Liquid Wood, a cutting edge bio-material comprised (in part) of cellulose, the same structural material in all plants. It behaves like a thermoplastic, but has a wood like appearance and is highly versatile and durable.
Karonia’s extended MISTRAL range features on an exclusive brochure
Karonia has launched a new lifestyle brochure to showcase the recently extended MISTRAL range of 25mm solid surface worktops. The 16-page brochure (available to download here) captures the unique versatility of MISTRAL through a series of real-life kitchen installations, highlighting the unlimited creative potential of this practical and adaptable material.
MISTRAL is a completely solid, enhanced acrylic which, as it has no substrate, can be shaped and curved to meet the most adventurous of design briefs without the need for specialist tools. Offering the consumer the look of natural quartz and stone combined with the practicality and convenience of a manmade material, it is tough, hygienic and can be replenished if necessary, making it particularly suitable for kitchen and bathroom use.
MISTRAL 25mm solid surface worktops come with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty and are available in a comprehensive selection of 17 colours, six of which were launched at the recent kbb wp-content/2012 exhibition. A loose leaf insert showing the range of colours accompanies the brochure.
The Mistral range is available in the UK and Ireland via a network of six appointed distributors listed on the website.
Gloster takes conventional woven furniture to a new dimension
The straight lines of a dramatic new weave give the Linea collection its name. Danish architect Povl Eskildsen teams a strong industrial look with versatility and exceptional comfort in this range of chunky modular lounge furniture. Working with soft-to-touch ash grey outdoor straps woven over colour matched, angular aluminium frames, Linea’s unique design offers flexibility through unlimited layout options for lounge units. The seat and back cushions are available in three different colours – ivory, charcoal or taupe – and feature Gloster’s innovative, highly waterproof outdoor lounge cushion technology, making any outdoor space enjoyable all year round.
Bespoke carpet designer, Deirdre Dyson, unveils her dazzling wp-content/2012 collection
This new collection features seven horticulture-inspired designs which aim to bring the beauty of the outdoors in. Deirdre Dyson carpets are made using the finest, luxurious materials and are either hand-knotted in Nepal or hand-tufted in the UK. Carpets are original Deirdre Dyson designs and are made to order from a palette of over 2,000 colours using wool and silk combinations. Hand-knotted Nepalese carpets are made to 100 knots per sq inch, as standard. All carpets are hand cut pile and are lightly carved for detailing. Prices for a hand-knotted carpet start from £650 per sqm and all are made to order.
It’s back to nature this Spring with Muraspec
In advance of their main seasonal launch later this Spring, Muraspec announces the release of two exciting new designs inspired by the natural world. The first, Madagascar (pictured above) takes inspiration from natural influences such as layered bark, aged stone and rock, and the delicate structure of shells, capturing visually attractive textures on a wallcovering. The second is based on the timeless and chicest of animal prints, Zebra, which has come into its own once again with a renewed popularity in both fashion and interiors. A refined and flowing interpretation of this pattern, Safari is offered in a sophisticated palette, contrasting richly metallic and matt finishes to give a luxurious and modern twist.
Shellshock’s Mother of Pearl, from idea to impact
If you stroll through Harrods in London, spend the night at the MGM in Las Vegas, or relax at The Palm Islands in Dubai, you will experience the work of Shellshock Designs. Shellshock design and manufacture anything from handcrafted ornaments, bespoke lighting fixtures to large-scale installations. For both private and commercial use, they work with interior designers, architects through to construction companies on some of the world’s most luxury developments. And now, with the launch of a new exclusive range of interior design collections, Shellshock is looking to redefine the impact that one space can have.
Rediscover Italian chic by Florence Collection
Florence Collections srl., an Italian home furnishings company based in the heart of Tuscany, launch Atlantique, their luxurious and opulent new range. Carefully hand crafted, this refreshing new range incorporates chrome curved lines and white finishings on wood and leather, embellished with decorations in gold or silver leaf and floral frame applications in metal. The materials that are used are solid wood – mainly ash – and plywood with surfaces veneered in ash. The creativity of covered surfaces, the combination of precious leather and the use of fine wood become the distinctive and characterizing feature of the company. The company offers products in a variety of finishes and bespoke options.
Vertisol’s Fitnice, the new concept of materials for living spaces
Fitnice is a high tech textile made of vinyl coated HTPES yarns, which combines technology, aesthetics and comfort in one single design, re-inventing longevity and offering the warmth and decorum of interior fabrics. Finishes applied to Fitnice render this unique material unalterable and unaffected by the passing of time. In search of excellence the material combines a perfect performance with flame retardant, antibacterial and antifungal properties and low maintenance, making it an ideal surface for the contract sector.
Thinking outside the box: Dornbracht’s horizontal shower
The Horizontal Shower combines six WaterBars recessed in a wide-area shower field located above a reclining individual. Just like other applications of the Ambiance Tuning Technique products, various flow types can be combined using pre-programmed choreographies of water temperature and flow to create a balanced, invigorating or relaxing shower experience. The shower is controlled using the central eTool controls integrated into the wall by your head – making it convenient to operate while lying down. The user can enjoy the Horizontal Shower lying on his or her stomach or back. The reclining surface itself is heatable. The Horizontal Shower can be used in both private and public spas.
Spiral Cellars introduces its latest and most advanced trap door option
Spiral Cellars’s latest product development, the retractable round glass trap door, features a motorised action which drops one of the panels before swivelling under the fixed panel, and is operated by a switch on the wall. It is finished in satin polished stainless steel and sturdy glass for the ultimate in slick modern interiors, and the mechanism for opening the door adds that James Bond feel to the proceedings.
Cellars are sunk into the untapped earth beneath a house, working by using the earth’s natural attributes and a clever ventilation system, and can easily be installed into existing rooms or as part of an extension. The Spiral Cellar is an ideal solution for those who collect fine and drinking wine and require storage for up to 1,870 bottles.
Santa Margherita has new glitter in its shine
Ideal for any application, but especially designed for luxury bathroom tops, floors, cladding and shop interiors, the new glitter quartzes by Verona-based Santa Margherita S.p.A. are now available in stock in the UK.
This new exclusive glitter quartz collection is currently available in the Gold, Bronze, Silver, Pewter and Iron shades, with the intention to later extend the colour range with bespoke shades in accordance with requests from interior designers and their key customers.
Minimalist and wireless, Air Speakers from Loewe
Loewe’s compact and classy Air Speaker employs AirPlay technology to wirelessly stream your entire iTunes library throughout your home. You can also operate the Air Speaker – as well as access music services, such as Spotify – via an iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
A quintessential Loewe loudspeaker, the system embraces the minimalist design for which its maker is renowned. The trim, yet superb sounding unit delivers up to 80 watts of high quality, room filling sound, while the top-mounted interchangeable insets – available in any colour in the RAL Classic spectrum – mean there is an Air Speaker to match every room décor.
Gloster’s colourful Asta range of stackable outdoor furniture
As the leading international brand of upmarket outdoor furniture, Gloster proudly presents their Asta range. Stylish, stackable, contemporary and wildly fun, this Italian designed collection is created by internationally acclaimed award winning brothers: Edi and Paolo Ciani.
For wp-content/2012, Gloster is launching a stackable dining chair with and without arms as well as a deep seating lounge chair and ottoman. Asta represents their latest foray into outdoor furniture and features stainless steel rods bent and welded to create a continuous curved form, with the freedom of choice to change sling seat colours to suit any design mood.
Refreshed flooring design with Van Gogh from Karndean Designflooring
The Van Gogh collection from Karndean Designflooring has been refreshed to offer a wide tonal range and beautiful classic design.
The refreshed Van Gogh collection from luxury design flooring specialists Karndean Designflooring is the ideal choice for commercial projects that require the look of natural timber but with none of the installation and maintenance drawbacks. Van Gogh encompasses a total of 22 timber effect finishes in a variety of natural wood colours and available in large plank sizes for quicker installation.
Marlene Chair by Natuzzi, available at new London showroom
Natuzzi are delighted to announce the launch of a new and exclusive Paola Navone Studio at the Finchley Road store in North London. The 75sq m studio space features a range of furnishings and accessories designed by Paola Navone for the leading Italian furniture brand. The product range on display includes armchairs, sofas, lamps, sideboards, ottomans, cushions, coffee tables, rugs and side tables in leathers and bright, bold fabrics.
One of the highlights is the ultimately stylish Marlene chair, a high wing back chair which matches the design talent of Paola Navone with the Italian craftsmanship and attention to detail of the Natuzzi production. Marlene Chair from £1,495.
Paola Navone Studio at Natuzzi
333 – 339 Finchley Road, London NW3
Karonia’s MISTRAL range of natural quartz and stone worksurfaces
Karonia, providers of MISTRAL genuine 25mm solid surface worktops, are extending the range significantly with exciting new colourways for the versatile enhanced acrylic worksurface.
MISTRAL combines the popular look of natural quartz and stone with the practicality and unlimited creative potential of an acrylic-based material. The worktops are completely non-porous so perfect for kitchen and bathroom environments and, because there is no substrate, there are no internal joints to compromise structural integrity or hinder imaginative design.
Innodraw – Digital measuring services for Architects and Designers
InnoDraw provides a digital CAD-based service of room surveying for Interior Designers and Architects globally. If you need accurate, 2D &3D surveys anywhere in the country, with customized attention to detail, this is the ultimate solution.
With over 180,000 measurements, InnoDraw supply a professional laser based measuring system, with sophisticated software to back it, to enable you to concentrate on your core business – design. From residential remodelling, to large commercial projects, this outsourced service enables you to effortlessly integrate technical details into your design software, saving you both time and money. It also includes Digital images, site reports and online access at no extra cost.
Craggy good looks – Camira’s chunky wool is back
Camira’s designer upholstery fabric, Craggan, is a chunky wool that brings a contemporary twist to a 25 year old traditional product that has come full circle and back into style. Originally launched in the 1980s, when heavier weight wools were all the rage, the look is now simultaneously textural yet surprisingly delicate. A subtle accent shade peeps through the rugged weave construction, as welcoming in appearance as the first signs of spring after a tough, long winter.
The inspiration for Craggan comes from the weathered landscapes and the exposed moorland of the beautiful Northern England countryside. The fabric surface has been deliberately kept neutral in tone to allow the colour to work as a highlight background shade, in the same way that moss peeks between cracks in stone walls, and grass or flowers push up bravely between cobble stones. Nature always finds a way to thrive – even in the most unlikely environments – due to inherently good design.
1×1 Mosaic Tile Range from Trend GB
Italian designer mosaics company, Trend, has added a fresh dimension to its authentic, handcrafted glass tiles range, with a new piccolo formato 1cm x 1cm collection. Often known as micro mosaic tiles, these tiny glass squares have all the decorative and long-lasting properties of the larger 2cm format, yet are perfect for even more intricate décor panels, borders, floors, walls and ceilings, minimising the pixelated effect on complex mosaic designs, when used with colour-matched grout lines.
Decoflame Minimalist Fireplaces
As an entirely new product category, the decoflame®brand presents the Ellipse Ceiling fireplace. As the product description suggests, Ellipse Ceiling is fitted suspended from the ceiling and allows a view of the flames from any point in the room thanks to 360º rotation.
The free-standing variation of this model series is called Ellipse Floor. Here the ceiling suspension has been replaced by four conically shaped stainless steel legs.
With its curved form, the Ellipse fireplace is minimalist and elegant at the same time. The series is available in a standard black finish and in white/black or brushed stainless steel/black on request and features hardened glass shields on both sides and the patented decoflame®burner on which the flame intensity is steplessly adjustable.
Bespoke lighting from Bruce Munro
Bruce Munro Ltd is a lighting design practice specializing in designing stunning lighting schemes for interiors and exteriors, bespoke chandeliers and illuminated sculptures.
The products are made to order and to fit a specific space. The picture shows ‘Cone Drop’ chandelier, a fibre optic based piece designed specifically for their client’s Kitchen/Dining Room.
We are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the most talented glass blowers, specialist light engineers and other trades in the UK. Bruce Munro’s designers are backed by an experienced and dedicated team of installers and logistics experts who ensure that they are able to deliver on time and budget.