The Interior Edit: Products April 2019
This month, our focus turns to those all-important quality finishes. Whether you’re finalising a project, or embarking on a new one, it’s important to maintain standards and quality when designing and specifying interior products for your projects. Maybe you’re on the hunt for luxury brass hardware with diamond knurled door knobs, finished in satin nickel; glazed, titanium steel wash basins which possess the sculptural aesthetics of the finest porcelain; or even salt and pool water resistant outdoor furnishings made with the latest all-weather, anti-fade fabrics. Check out our product highlights for the past month of product news, innovations and collection launches to discover more.
To mark its 90th year in business, leading UK brass hardware manufacturer, Armac Martin, launched a new industrial collection. The MIX is a bold, contemporary range, ideal for modern interiors. By choosing between plain, diamond knurled or straight machined versions of the knob and finials, with either a matt black, satin nickel or satin brass finish, designers can “mix” their own unique version of the collection. Founded in 1929, Armac Martin has become a household name in luxury cabinet hardware. Having experienced significant growth during the last five years, the family-run business has exciting plans to expand into the kitchen and bathroom sectors in 2019.
Multi-award-winning flooring brand, SYLKA™ Carpets, says growing demand for neutral shades, such as light greys, whites and creams have led it to keep more than 3,000 square metres in stock to meet the demands of modern interior designers. These more natural colours are ideal for a range of projects and SYLKA™’s carpets are often specified for luxury boutiques, high-end residential developments and some of the world’s most exclusive superyachts.
SYLKA™’s collection is particularly favoured in these colours thanks to the company’s unique NuSilk™ micro fibre production, which makes its range more durable if it is maintained correctly. Thanks to the development of this unique fibre, SYLKA™ can produce beautiful rugs and carpets that emulate real silk, viscose and bamboo flooring, while remaining robust enough to be used in commercial and marine environments. Utilising its natural shades, SYLKA™ has also launched a Hand Tufted service, that allows designers to combine its neutral colour patterns alongside more bold colours to create truly unique one-off designs.
The BetteCraft washbasin combines the sculptural aesthetics of the finest porcelain with the perfect material for the bathroom: glazed titanium steel. This artistically-shaped washbasin received the Design Plus Award 2019 at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for bathrooms. This kind of shape is unusual in the extremely strong and hard glazed titanium-steel and is usually associated with soft clay at the potter’s wheel. To achieve the design, every BetteCraft basin is individually made by hand, then glazed on both the inside and outside.
The BettePond Silhouette is a circular freestanding bath also made from glazed titanium steel. With no beginning and no end; no edges or corners: the circle is the most perfectly balanced figure in geometry. The circular BettePond was designed by Dominik Tesseraux as a reminder of the original shape of the tub. With a generous 150cm diameter, the circle is the perfect place for quiet contemplation and slowing down in everyday life – and an oasis of tranquillity in the bathroom. Bette also launched BetteSpace: a range of three baths that make intelligent use of the space in small and medium sized bathrooms. The baths use trapezoid geometries to make the optimum use of the available space whilst also offering the highest bathing comfort.
Juliettes Interiors announced the launch of their new Luxury Garden Furniture Range. With a superb selection of high end, contemporary, outdoor furniture designed with relaxed, luxury outdoor living in mind. The Juliettes Garden Collection blurs the line between indoors and outdoors. Sumptuous outdoor sofas, super-comfy armchairs and luxurious loungers. Sleek outdoor dining sets, adorable day beds and magnificent, modular seating can be configured to create the perfect combination for any garden space. Freshen up a balcony with understated chairs and a chic coffee table or a simple but stunning sun lounger. Turn a terrace into a spectacular outdoor dining room, or choose sofas, chairs and elegant side tables for intimate evenings, family get-togethers or grand gatherings.
As you would expect from Juliettes Interiors, all items are hand crafted, using the finest materials, with an exceptional attention to detail. Recyclable, GreenGuard and REACH-certified, they are robust and hard-wearing, salt and pool water resistant, with the latest all-weather, anti-fade fabrics in a range of cool, contemporary colour combinations. All that is needed is some glorious summer weather to go with it!
Poggenpohl inspires, rather than prescribing to customers how their future favourite place should look like. The evidence lies within the newly designed flagship store in London’s upmarket Wigmore Street. Its concept leads the way for more salesrooms across Great Britain and the investment demonstrates a commitment to the British market.
London’s Wigmore Street is one of the best locations when it comes to luxurious kitchen interiors. Anyone looking through the large window of the Poggenpohl flagship store will immediately recognise the brand’s philosophy: an abundance of freedom and individuality. Two floor-to-ceiling kitchens from Poggenpohl are designed with architectural elements: the striking, free-standing classic +MODO, with a dark design, champagne-coloured aluminium elements and a pristine white, made-to-measure fitted solution. They highlight the special skill of Poggenpohl: recognising every room situation and providing a perfect design. On the ground floor, you can discover +VENOVO, the latest iconic product by Poggenpohl, whose consistent development accommodates the modern attitude to life. The presentation of these striking exhibition kitchens offers a glimpse into the materials that are used, subtly conveying the luxury of the brand: high-quality marble, tactile ceramics and cool brass.
With the Service Pack 3 (SP3) release, Vectorworks introduce three new features that greatly improve presentation and visualisation capabilities, along with overall workflow between products. Designers can enjoy a new live-sync rendering connection that allows them to perform real-time rendering while making design changes within the software. The LiveSync plug-in is developed by Lumion and is the first partner plug-in to use a new Vectorworks Graphics Sync (VGS) API.
With SP3, the new Cloud presentation feature allows designers with an active Vectorworks Service Select Membership to use Cloud Services to generate presentations of designs with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Presentations include interactive 360 rendered panoramas that can be linked together to create a holistic, immersive experience.
With the support of General Device Type Format (GDTF) co-founders, MA Lighting and Robe lighting, Vectorworks have also created a file format called My Virtual Rig (MVR). The MVR file format creates a two-way connection between planning, previz, and console systems that implement the support needed for a seamless workflow.