The year of 2020 is upon us, and we hope you’ve got big project plans in the pipeline for the year ahead! To help you on your way with the latest product news and launches, browse this month’s curated collection of products for January, featuring exclusive Art Deco inspired dining furniture, shower mixers with a 90’s stereo aesthetic and minimal, monochromatic kitchen design solutions.
Oasis merge classicism and dynamism with the Art Déco inspired Turner Table
Turner Table is the newly born art piece of Oasis’ Luxury HOME Collection. Inspired by the first works of the British painter, William Turner, its ribbed structure is called “Canneté” (meaning a particular decorative technique characterised by a series of narrow repetitive grooves which is created through specialised production processes and material combinations).
In the era in which form and function represent the ultimate aspiration, “Canneté” offers the perfect synthesis between geometry and decoration with a distinctive and timeless style. Featuring classic, Art Déco geometries complete with stylish marble top and made with the finest Italian manufacturing, the Turner Table is perfect for the most prestigious and elegant of locations; from luxury residences to character hotels; creating spaces to contemplate, relax and pamper in a sophisticated setting.
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Hi-Fi by Gessi unites design and technology with the contemporary collection
Perfect for furnishing the bathroom as a room of wellness, beauty and living well. With the creativity that distinguishes it, Gessi has created a product to “play” with the water through a selection system of functions, flow and thermostatic shower mixer that has the aesthetic of a 1990’s stereo system. A bit vintage and a bit futuristic, the new button operated embedded or external Hi-Fi systems are the right compromise between sophisticated technological research, minimalism and functionality.
The Gessi Hi-Fi System shower columns, with their linear design, overturn the concept of the column, hybridising it with the typical form of the shower panel – but with totally external installation. Without embedded elements, Gessi create a highly sophisticated, architectural effect. Available with rainfall, waterfall and directional shower kit functionality, these sculptural wellbeing objects are also equipped with a handshower with a magnetic and variable position system.
Poggenpohl presents Lean luxury with +SEGMENTO Y
The new interpretation of the classic +SEGMENTO is aimed at captivating a generation of buyers who value quality, function and exceptional design. In black, white and grey, +SEGMENTO Y deliberately focuses on these three shades in matt finishes. The design is pleasingly minimalistic and reduced, meaning it appeals specifically to a new, younger group of consumers.
+SEGMENTO Y can be fitted to the closest millimetre. On request, handless cabinet elements extend from floor to ceiling and highlight the philosophy of the brand; designing not only a kitchen, but a living space as well. The nanotech material used on the fronts are repeated on the worktops and back panels which creates a consistently flawless impression. The limited theme of monochromatic tones opens up simple yet bold statements. A radiant white kitchen block standing against an inky black backdrop, or a black kitchen block providing a powerful accent against matt grey!
The Panaz studio introduces a new fabric collection, Dalston for 2020
Introducing the new informal plaid collective by Panaz featuring Hampstead, a larger scale brushed design and Harrow, a subtle stitched check effect. A third design, Kensal, explores intermingled textures with unexpected pips of colour. Colourways with neutral backgrounds and pastel soft tints are inclusive, calmer and easy to live with – ideal for creating a relaxed atmosphere with a contemporary vibe.
The Dalston upholstery collection showcases Panaz’ new printable velvet base cloth, Panvelle Luxe, perfectly suited for healthcare and hospitality settings.
Unlimited harmony, unlimited imagination: RAK-Precious provides luxury solutions for the washbasin
With richer finishes, RAK-Precious provides a luxurious alternative to the functional ceramic white. Combining collections for floors, walls, bathroom furnishings and accessories, RAK-Precious offers complete solutions, enabling you to create your own personal idea of harmony. RAK-Precious includes a full range of porcelain tile integrated washbasins made with RAK Ceramics Maximus technology. Counter washbasins, drop-in washbasins or countertop slabs, each solution offers a unique combination of decorating styles in order to create a perfectly coordinated environment. Marble, stone and cement can be perfectly combined with the functionality of RAK-Joy bathroom vanities.
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With the New Year fast approaching, perhaps you’re adding finishing touches to those end-of-year projects, or you’ve got big plans in the making for 2020 and are looking to specify products for the year ahead; check out our curated selection of the latest products and product news this December to discover stylish sofa solutions, timeless bathroom brassware, seamlessly integrated kitchen designs, and more.
Bisque launched its first ever traditional line of radiators
For the last four decades, Bisque has represented the pinnacle of cutting-edge, contemporary design; however this year, the firm released its inaugural range of traditional towel radiators for use in classic bathroom designs. The collection – comprising the Buckingham, Osbourne and Balmoral models – has been carefully designed with a timeless aesthetic in mind, without compromising on performance or output.
Available in Bisque’s gorgeous selection of colourways, innovation and performance is at the forefront of the new collection; while the new designs may look ‘traditional’, there’s nothing old-fashioned about their performance. Bisque uses only the very best materials available to ensure all three designs offer customers an impressive output, and a radiator that will stand the test of time.
Discover the Vincenzo sofa for the ultimate spot to lounge in style and comfort
Featuring a chic blend of modern design, with a classic quilted finish, the Vincenzo sofa is a must-have. The deep seats offer a comfortable and relaxing sit, whilst the cushioned back allows for excellent lumbar support. Available in a selection of luxurious leathers or fabrics, with a wide range of fixed sofa sizes and corner chaise options, this collection is the ultimate stylish centrepiece for family gatherings. Each piece is finished with contemporary sofa legs for a dynamic and eye-catching centrepiece feature. Pair the sophisticated sofa with a complimentary footstool to complete the look.
Arte Form introduce it’s new Flow collection of luxury bathroom products
The stunning new Flow PVD Stainless Steel range features 5 brand new colours available in brushed or polished finish – Copper, Bronze, White Gold, Gun Metal and Black Graphite. PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) technology bonds an ultra-durable layer of titanium to the stainless steel to produce the ultimate finish for bathroom brassware. A full range of basin, bath and showering products are available with matching accessories to provide a total bathroom solution.
Designed in conjunction with Studio P, Porto the Flow PVD range is the perfect combination of a timeless design and the latest materials and finishes – designs that stand out from the crowd.
Eggersmann Design kitchen combines elegance with functionality
As an SBID Awards 2019 finalist, this kitchen by Eggersmann Design combines elegance with functionality. The island unit, clad entirely in Taj Majal quartzite, showcases the company’s precise engineering skills. The cabinet fronts are made from solid quartzite cut to slabs just 11mm thick. The same stone is wrapped around a steel sub-structure to create a 4.3m long worktop with intricate details such as 45-degree mitre joints and recessed grip areas to create a monolithic appearance. The remaining cabinetry is made from dark pigmented concrete, which is hand-trowelled and built up in layers like polished plaster. For the sink area worktop and splashback, the owners opted for hot-rolled steel featuring two artfully welded-in sinks and draining board. The finely textured matte steel surface is resistant to fingerprints and scratches making it perfect for the young family!
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Polyflor offer exceptional flooring solutions with Expona Encore
Expona EnCore Rigid Loc offers a flooring solution that caters for both commercial and domestic interiors. The rigid construction, acoustic layer and use of 5G-i locking technology provides superior performance in a quick to install floor covering. The collection of 12 faithfully replicated wood designs have been expertly selected for their natural beauty and variation for an authentic finish. Paired with a fine wood grain surface texture to enhance each plank and an exceptional polyurethane reinforcement (PUR), Expona EnCore Rigid Loc is an ideal alternative to hardwood flooring as it offers all the beauty of real wood with the resilience of vinyl.
Whether combining materials with technology, fine workmanship or subtle innovation, using materials creatively can take your projects to the next level. Featuring seamless surface solutions made from environmentally friendly resin, statement tapware created using advanced 3D metal-printing and bathtubs fitted with solid skin technology to keep water warmer for longer! Check out this month’s product news to discover more.
Elite Stone’s Alligator table became an iconic piece in the Sauvage Collection
The Sauvage collection designed by Tetyana Kovalenko, CEO of Elite Stone is the synthesis of ‘Made in Italy’ luxury in which the perfect combination of originality, Italian craftsmanship and contemporary aesthetics is achieved. With a decidedly cosmopolitan taste, the collection suits clean, luxurious and contemporary spaces.
Inspired by the wild, the Alligator table is elegantly designed with refined lines for the living and dining area. As a piece of sculptural work in its own right; the creation required transforming a piece of fine material into an expression which is complex yet subtle, to capture the collection’s emotion and meaning: producing a hand finished, three-dimensional marble shape with delicate workmanship. The table became an iconic piece in the collection, representing the intricate beauty of nature and the soul of a cultured traveller. The final result is therefore a complex and intriguing confirmation of tactile and visual luxury: marble in its materiality.
Heritage Bathrooms makes a splash with new Wenlock bath
One of the UK’s leading supplier of statement freestanding baths, Heritage Bathrooms, has added a new eye-catching design to its popular range. Available in luxurious marble white effect, the new Wenlock bath is designed in Heritage’s ever-popular double ended shape and boasts an elegant acrylic finish.
When combined with the rest of Heritage’s beautiful range of luxury freestanding baths, the new addition provides designers with a market-leading selection of statement pieces that can complement and enhance a wide range of bathroom styles. The hand-painted surface is finished with a lacquer to the high standard that customers have come to expect from Heritage, and because the Wenlock is fitted with solid skin technology the bath water stays warmer for longer – guaranteeing a long, relaxing soak.
GROHE is the first leading sanitaryware brand in Europe to offer taps from a 3D metal printer
Components made via 3D printing have set new standards for premium manufacturers in the automotive and aircraft industry. In the sanitary sector, GROHE is now offering GROHE Atrio Icon 3D and GROHE Allure Brilliant Icon 3D, two unique tap designs created using 3D metal-printing. GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings has advanced its 3D technology process to meet the unique challenges of metal printing, enabling a fascinating symbiosis of the latest high-tech and skilled craftsmanship, which redefines the possibilities in product design and creates individual statement pieces for the bathroom.
GROHE is shaping the future of water by applying the future of design, technology and manufacturing into its product offering. With the reinterpretation of the Atrio and Allure Brilliant lines by incorporating the Icon 3D design, GROHE takes product design and the joy of water to a whole new level.
Selva introduce the Piccadilly collection with a contemporary collection of coffee tables
Selva presents the elegant Piccadilly collection of coffee tables and occasional tables by PhilippSelva. Their sleek structures in metal with antiqued finish and bronzed glass are capable of furnishing a living room with unparalleled style. A blend of modern materials and glamorous shapes, they stand out in any environment.
Available in 3 different size variations, the tables can stand alone or be mixed together. With 2 different colour options, designers can select from a choice of finishes to complement interior styles with an antique bronze with bronzed glass or a black chrome with smoked glass.
Kerakoll transforms the concept of single seamless surfaces with Cementoresina®
Cementoresina® by Kerakoll is an innovative seamless and low-thickness resin floor that proves to be highly versatile in all design projects. Durable, lightweight, flexible, environmentally friendly and perfectly uniform, Cementoresina® covers all vertical, horizontal and curved surfaces, together with the most varied architectural elements, allowing to integrate them into a coordinated design project.
The unique texture of Cementoresina® is obtained from a blend of the finest minerals selected from cement, pure white Carrara marble, quartz and naturally coloured earths. The aesthetic quality that sets it apart is created by the irregularities, colour veining and material fluctuations deriving exclusively from the manual processes employed. Warm to the touch, easy to clean and applied by skilled artisans, Kerakoll’s Cementoresina® is ideal for the surfaces of any environment, such as walls, floors, spas, steam rooms, bathtubs and shower trays.
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Inspiration is key. Covering hardware, lighting, flooring, textiles and wallcoverings, this month’s latest products feature designs which are deeply rooted in the inspirations in which they were derived; whether built on concepts of heritage or the final interior vision. With brassware inspired by age-old manufacturing techniques, textile designs inspired by local landscapes and flooring tiles inspired by historic designs, keep scrolling to find out more…
Armac Martin launches a new range of sophisticated and striking hardware
Taking inspiration from the history of Armac Martin, their latest fine hardware collection is thoughtfully designed and named after the founder, Harold McGrail. The hammered appearance draws on an age-old manufacturing technique that dates back to the founder’s early days in business. Handmade using the finest materials in Birmingham, England, this collection has a distinctive texture and luxurious look created by the hammering of each individual piece, adding detailed interest to your interiors with a distinctive and tactile finish.
Photographed above in the timeless satin antique finish, The Harold collection comprises 6 pieces of elegant and refined solid brass cabinet hardware. Each piece of hardware is available in 21 finishes to suit any interior and comprises of knobs, t-bars, three sizes of cabinet pulls and a larger appliance pull to ensure designers have a variety of sizing combinations to suit the design process.
Introducing the creative Heritage Collection by Karndean
Karndean announce the launch of the brand-new Heritage Collection, featuring a range of exquisite designs inspired by the architectural tiled floors of grand Victorian and Regency villas and townhouses. From striking monochrome designs to beautifully blended traditional patterns, the new range reflects both the boldness of contemporary trends and lavish Victorian living.
The Heritage Collection is designed to give the opulent look of classic geometric tiles and presents ten new colours, from timeless terracotta, crimson and gold to contemporary dove grey, taupe and baby blue, alongside two Opus designs Luna and Nero. All 12 shades are available in square, triangular and octagonal tiles which can be mixed and matched in any combination to create a truly bespoke floor. Whether used to create a statement floor across an open plan space, identify different working areas or to define walkways, the Heritage Collection offers potential to create a unique space with the architectural elegance of a historic design but with all the benefits of luxury vinyl flooring.
Muraspec offers digital wallcovering services to create bespoke wallcoverings for interior design
Muraspec’s digital design experts will work directly with designers to create the design concept and achieve stunning results – or if you have your own designs in mind, they can help bring your idea to life from the initial concept through to final installation. With skilled CAD and studio designers, a team of digital print professionals and dedicated project managers, no outsourcing is required. All of this is supported by an experienced technical and installation team to make sure everything you need is one place.
The Felix Sea Food Grill Restaurant (pictured above) showcases the results these efforts. Looking for a background that will provide a relaxing atmosphere and also add an extra wow factor to the walls, their digitally printed bespoke wallcoverings provided just that. Muraspec print on Wallcoverings, Glass Film, Acrylic Panels and Strataflex. They can also offer bespoke manufacturing of unique materials, even with recycled content that is Euroclass fire rated CE compliant and now comes with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Alexander Joseph presents the Limited Edition Vortex lamp
British company, Alexander Joseph is changing the way we look at interiors with a range of completely cordless, custom-made luxury lamps created with some of the UK’s finest artists and product designers. Taking over 60 hours to hand-create, Vortex is the latest one-off lamp creation by Alexander Joseph. Steve Burns, Technical Director at Alexander Joseph was draining an oil bath when he noticed the vortex as the oil drained from the bottom, with light streaming through a window the vortex was changing colour from deep chocolate to amber. Pretty soon the inevitable happened and the design team sketched out Steve’s oil bath-inspired lamp design.
Alexander Joseph cordless lamps are a patent pending new invention with each lamp staying lit for over 52+ hours before recharging is needed.
Product designer David Irwin designs his first range of textiles with Bute Fabrics
Award-winning product designer David Irwin, has created his first range of textiles with Bute Fabrics. The collection was inspired by the Isle of Bute and intricately celebrates the company’s heritage, its location and its people.
Bute pride themselves in their unique story: The mill was founded in 1947 by the 5th Marquess of Bute with the purpose of providing employment opportunities for service people returning home from WWII. The two new collections: Identity and Strata, are firmly rooted in the elements on which the company are founded: craftsmanship, skill, the island landscape and the local community where 46 employees reside.
This collaboration celebrates the impact of the human touch within machine production; the makers mark and the mastery of the unique processes inherent in manufacture. The compelling collection will be woven on Bute’s new Jacquard looms – the first production of Jacquard cloth in the mills 72 year history.
This September, we’re sharing the latest innovations from sustainable bathroom products and modern tap technology, to luxury cellaring options and commercial surface solutions. Polyflor prove that materials matter as their latest vinyl tile collection champions the balance of aesthetics with durability to offer design-led and easy to maintain flooring for commercial environments, while Bette puts sustainability at the forefront as they invest in energy-efficient manufacturing and 100% recyclable materials.
Polyflor relaunch their premium heavy commercial Luxury Vinyl Tile collection, Expona Design
Polyflor, the UK‘s commercial vinyl flooring specialist has announced the relaunch of Expona Design, their premium heavy commercial Luxury Vinyl Tile collection. The new collection now features 30 stand out shades, including 24 brand new designs that incorporate the latest trends in industrial materials, salvaged timbers and rustic metals. Blurring the boundaries between wood and stone with harmonious colour tones across designs, shades can be mixed and matched to zone, transition and make statement in a variety of heavy commercial interiors, across multiple sectors, including retail, leisure and office spaces.
The introduction of four outstanding reclaimed timber designs balance the range by beautifully capturing the natural extremes in colour variation of authentic salvaged wood. It is clear to see this playful, stand out collection delivers individuality alongside practicality and longevity. All Expona products are enhanced with Polyflor PUR, Polyflor’s exclusive and robust polyurethane reinforcement which is cross linked, and UV cured to provide superior cleaning benefits and a cost-effective maintenance regime.
Housebuilder CALA ensures its latest luxury development has boiling water on-tap with Zip Water UK
Housebuilder CALA Homes turned to Zip Water for a recent development in South Lanarkshire, knowing that having a HydroTap would be a key selling point. Eileen Kesson, interior designer at Envision for CALA Homes comments: “Because of its exclusive nature, it was imperative that all the homes on this development included the most up-to-date product on the market. After Zip was recommended to us by our kitchen supplier Creative Designs, we had no hesitation in including it as standard.”
The product chosen was the Zip HydroTap Celsius Cube in matt black, providing filtered boiling water alongside unfiltered hot and cold. This WRAS-approved 3-in-1 tap ensures the homeowner can not only keep their stunning kitchen worktops free from drink-making clutter, but can enjoy the time-saving benefits of having filtered boiling water in an instant.
Spiral Cellars are passionate about creating elegant, creative and distinctive luxury cellars for wine collections of all sizes
With 35 years of knowledge and expertise under their belts, Spiral Cellars have created more than 4,000 luxury wine cellars in the UK alone and numerous others across the globe. Their portfolio of cellaring options is unrivalled, including bespoke walk-in wine rooms, state of the art wine walls, elegant wine cabinets and of course, their eponymous underground Spiral Cellars. Each and every Spiral Cellar wine room, cabinet or cellar offers the perfect cellaring conditions for both bottle aging and ready-to-drink wines.
Bette’s head of marketing, Sven Rensinghoff (centre) being presented with the EPD by Hans Peters (left) and Dr. Alexander Röder of independent assessors, IBU.
Bette bathroom products’ sustainability standards confirmed
Glazed titanium-steel bath, shower tray and washbasin manufacturer, Bette, has had the sustainability of its products confirmed by a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The EPD, which is based on the ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards, covers the entire life-cycle of Bette’s products, and their functional and technical qualities. It provides quantitative information on the environmental performance of Bette products, and independent verification of their sustainability.
Bette ensures that sustainability and product durability are central to its manufacturing. Its baths, shower trays and washbasins are made from glazed titanium-steel, which uses only natural materials in its production, and they are so durable that they come with a 30 year warranty. When Bette products do, eventually, reach the end of their life, they are 100% recyclable. Bette has invested in energy-efficient manufacturing and creates 2/3 of its own energy requirements with electricity that it produces itself from renewable sources.
This July, our product highlights for the month offer design solutions for a range of spaces; from kitchen to bedroom, bathroom and home office! With sustainable storage and furniture solutions to add practicality to home offices, or functional modular wardrobe systems to create stylish spaces for organising bedrooms, we’ve got the latest recommendations for every room! Scroll to find out more.
Since USM’s very beginning, sustainable development has been a keystone of its business
As a furniture company, that means two things. Firstly, it holds itself to the very highest standards when it comes to the materials and production methods it uses and the energy and emissions it produces. Secondly, USM does everything it can to provide its customers with furnishings that allow them to live in a sustainable manner. USM build and frequently redevelop its factories and workshops to meet a high standard of environmentalism. The steel at the heart of its products is highly recyclable, and its manufacturing processes are carefully built around the goals of energy efficiency and almost total recyclability at every stage.
In 2007, USM became the first European company to be certified by the Greenguard Environmental Institute for the low particle and chemical emissions of its products. Low emissions make home and work environments healthier by reducing indoor air pollution. In 2018 its continued dedication to sustainability awarded USM the Cradle to Cradle® certification for its USM Haller and USM Kitos M ranges.
USM build products that endure: wear-resistant materials, fine craftsmanship, durable designs, and timeless style all ensure that USM furniture lasts a lifetime.
A functional, designer model with a strong contemporary accent: Martini presents the Essenza wardrobe
Choosing the right wardrobe plays a fundamental role in the organisation of the bedroom. Martini offers flexible, modular systems to meet every need, creating the ideal solution for keeping clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery in order, and the new Essenza wardrobe has been conceived to allow the project designer to create furnishings with no limits, with or without doors. For a functional, designer setting with a strong contemporary accent, the Martini programme of walk-in and closed wardrobes in Titanium Oak and Platinum White is given an extra touch of elegance thanks to the leather coverings and metal details. The light-coloured interiors are completed with an endless variety of accessories and LED lighting.
With shoe and clothes racks, accessory compartments and shelves available, the Martini wardrobe can be customised for both him and her. The composition designed for him is in India Rosewood, with dark leather and metal profiles with a brass finish. Dividers, rasters and shoe holder elements help optimise space and keep clothes and a whole range of different clothing accessories in perfect order. The wardrobe for her is light and sophisticated, with Platinum White lacquering that highlights the brushed steel details. The spaces are equipped with painstaking detail, and the island features an elegant, supremely practical make-up area. The matte, satin-finish steel adds a vintage touch to the whole structure, and the pull-out columns and parts fitted with doors offer a stylish environment for belongings.
Introducing the THG Paris West Coast Collection with Timothy Corrigan
With offices in Paris and Los Angeles, Timothy Corrigan’s timeless design philosophy combines European elegance with California comfort. Timothy comments on his recent collaboration with THG Paris:
“I have always been so impressed by the beautiful design and extraordinary attention to detail that one finds in all of the THG Paris products, that one cannot but compare them to jewellery for the bathroom. The intricate details and pleasure that one feels when touching the handles turns a routine and often mundane experience into one that is special. For me, beauty and detail are a basic part of the THG Paris DNA. With that thought in mind, I looked back at a period when jewellery and decorative objects became a greater part of a everyday life: the 1920’s and 30’s. When some of the most beautiful silver and jewellery pieces were created by such leading French and American jewellery makers as: Cartier, Christofle, and Tiffany’s.”
Cosentino’s Dekton® Stonika blends with nature to create 4 classic colours of a hyper-realistic beauty
Vibrant veined patterns and textures with the highest technological performance of a revolutionary surface. Dekton® Stonika upholds Cosentino’s high quality standards with its thermal and scratch resistance; belonging to the XGloss collection, it retains the same scratch properties as other polished colours. Base and surface react in the same way to temperature changes, avoiding common cracks caused by the difference in expansion between the two elements.
Inspired by the quartzite of the Taj Mahal, the Dekton® Stonika Taga is an interpretation adapted to current trends while maintaining the character of natural stone. The general greyish tones with marble and crystalline veins enhance its natural structure. Its splendid sheen and aesthetic quality contribute to making this a premium model.
Bisque launches competition to find the next generation of stylish radiators
Named one of The Observer’s CoolBrands three years in a row, Bisque paved the way for a radiator revolution. Notable models include the Leaf and Cactus radiators, while partnerships with the likes of Paul Priestman have kept Bisque at the forefront of cutting-edge radiator design ever since.
The pioneering British design brand has announced an exclusive competition to find the ‘next big thing’ in luxury radiators and celebrate its landmark 40th anniversary. Budding designers and Bisque fans alike will be invited to join the movement and make their mark on the design industry by creating the brand’s newest model. Eagle-eyed Bisque fans may recall the last time Bisque invited the public to design a new model to join its repertoire. The prize model, the Archibald – designed by Italian Leo Salzedo – went on to win the 2006 designboom competition and is still one of the brand’s most iconic and instantly recognisable radiators today.
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This month we’re all about the kitchens and bathrooms. As essential areas of the home, it’s becoming increasingly important to make sure your kitchen and bathroom interiors make optimal use of space with a balance of modern design features and functional efficiency. Bringing the newest products, technology and finishes into your kitchens and bathrooms can give your designs that innovative, yet practical edge which complement contemporary lifestyles and tastes.
THG Paris partners with Pierre-Yves Rochon for its latest collection, Le 9
THG Paris, the leading French atelier for the bath, partners again with celebrated designer Pierre-Yves Rochon for a sophisticated new collection that represents the same luxury and refinement characteristics of the renowned French atelier. Le 9 will be on display at 2019 Decorex international fair. Following nine other emblematic partnerships between the celebrated designer and THG Paris, Le 9 combines Rochon’s creativity with THG Paris’ know-how. Le 9 is a study of pure
form and a contemporary interpretation on the Art Deco style while reflecting an alluring blend of defined contours and refined materials.
THG Paris CEO, Michel Gosse, said “With Le 9, our partnership reaches new heights by showing just how easy it is to bring an evolved and urbane aesthetic to the bath.” The cylindrically-shaped howlite handles of Le 9 feature contrasting quadrants in the same finish as the spout. The juxtaposition of materials further yields a multidimensional feel that showcases the high-quality craftsmanship of all THG Paris products. As with every THG Paris collection, Le 9 is offered in various configurations for basins, matching bath tub and shower systems and a range of matching accessories.
Martini launches new colour combinations and finishes in its popular range of kitchen furnishings
Passionate about kitchen living, Martini’s contemporary approach to high-end kitchen design takes on board a modern style geared towards luxury design, without neglecting the value of fine craftsmanship. After strong demand from some of their best clients, Martini has launched a new alternative finishing for their popular kitchen programme, Project ESSENZA – NUMERO 5. This composition presents ‘Bianco Platino Perlato’ and ‘Canaletto Gray’ with polished stainless steel inserts. The new colour combination is stunning and will soon will be displayed in some of the most luxurious and opinion leading kitchen showrooms around the world.
Introducing Wet Room Materials’ newest addition to the Reframe Collection
The Reframe Collection by Unidrain is an exclusive and unique series of bathroom accessories grounded in Scandinavian design and quality. Each product is designed with innovative, unique and intelligent features to improve functionality. This product range can be adopted into your contemporary bathroom space and invoke a subtle essence of class and elegance.
The latest member of the Reframe Collection is the new Corner Shelf. This item continues the functional, minimalist and simplistic concept behind the collection with its clean lines and innovative design. By using an adjustable mounting set, the shelf offers perfect placement into corners that are equal to, more or less than 90 degrees. The drainage channels and laser-cut ‘anti-slip’ barrier, allow for water to fall from the shelf and prevent bottles from sliding off the surface.
Five different colour options offer the possibility of matching all metal details, conveying a subtle feeling of luxury. The coating of these colours is done by a PVD process that provides a high quality, durable and consistent finish. Reframe the existing with unique and exclusive bathroom accessories.
Bringing Gira’s smart kitchen solutions to Poggenpohl Wigmore
Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions collaborate with fellow German superbrand, Poggenpohl, to offer ‘partner products’ that introduce Gira smart solutions to Poggenpohl’s market leading kitchen furniture, as a standard. Fulfilling the fastest growing trend for smart home design, Gira is now on display at the newly designed Poggenpohl flagship showroom in London’s upscale Wigmore Street, exhibiting a host of smart lighting systems and solutions that enable connection, communication and power supply – in the kitchen! Whether designed with reactive or sensitive operation, remote access, programming and control or quite simply, offer improved utility and convenience, smart lighting is extremely valuable to both the overall design and function of a kitchen.
Regaining its position as the hub of the home, the kitchen is once again the epicenter of family life. Kitchen designers are therefore required to create modern shapes and design with innovative functionality however, kitchen planners often lack practical experience when it comes to technical innovations, which derive from the field of Intelligent Building Control. Both Gira and Poggenpohl aim to remove this potential hurdle, designing furniture that accommodates these types of solutions at the manufacturing stage. By fabricating the furniture to accommodate Gira smart solutions as standard, they are collectively making it possible for designers and planners to integrate all types of intelligent build applications in one single KNX installation.
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Bette’s new sculptural washbasin, the BetteCraft, wins Red Dot Award for Product Design
Bette’s new circular, counter-top washbasin, the BetteCraft, has been awarded a Red Dot Award 2019 for product design. This is the second award for the basin, which was launched at ISH in March and won a Design Plus Award powered by ISH 2019. The basin combines the sculptural aesthetics of the finest porcelain with the perfect material for the bathroom: glazed titanium steel. In addition to an elegant white, Bette also offers the basin in a range of colours, including exclusive matt shades and in Bette’s new Effect colours, such as sparkling Midnight, velvety Blue Satin and iridescent Forest.
The basin’s organically-inspired design forms a rounded shape that tapers towards the top and bottom which is very unusual for extremely strong and durable glazed titanium-steel; the design is usually associated with soft clay at the potter’s wheel. Not only aesthetically pleasing, the design is also practical as the elegant taper towards the top acts as a practical splash guard. To achieve the design, every BetteCraft basin is individually made by hand, and then glazed on both the inside and outside.
Upgrade your interior designs this month with the latest product releases, collection launches and designer collaborations. Featuring unique dying techniques for durable yet design-led wallcoverings, the art of flowing dining tables to meet evolving needs and high-end bathroom fittings combined with artisanal know-how and the latest technological advances.
New designs from Newmor Wallcoverings
Newmor’s Spring launches this year are all about playing with light – inky ethereal prints and shifting, gleaming block textures. All of the new designs are wide-width fabric backed vinyl wallcoverings suitable for commercial interiors and high traffic areas. Rising Tide showcases soft painterly horizontal plumes. Inspired by dying techniques that bleed and spread into ethereal overlapping gradients. Reminiscent of ocean waves or rolling early morning fog, the subtle colour shifts in brush strokes resemble the way light dances and floats across a misty landscape. Available in both matte and shimmering mylar colourways in a soft natural colour palette.
Make a statement with a freestanding bath from Heritage Bathrooms
A statement freestanding bath is a wonderful centrepiece for any bathroom, providing a splash of colour or added intrigue to the space. Wow your client by opting for a piece with a striking finish, such as the new Wenlock marble-effect double-ended bath from Heritage Bathrooms. If space is a concern, why not pair it with Heritage’s new Caversham wall-hung furniture. The modern take on a traditional aesthetic looks beautiful and maximises the available space. It’s also available in three on-trend finishes, Ivory Lace, Graphite and Dove Grey. You can explore Heritage’s extensive range of beautiful bathroom products in their new brochure.
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The Zeus Extending Dining Table
Living in a digital age, our living spaces are constantly evolving to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. Understanding these needs, NAOS encapsulates Italian craftsmanship and moving mechanisms to create the art of flowing tables.
The “Zeus” extendable dining table is as strong and intelligent as its name suggests. The painted steel legs too, are arranged in a manner that reminds you of Zeus’s lightning bolt. The table is equipped with an easy mechanism that allows the glass or ceramic top to extend laterally in synchronised movement. It’s indeed a table that lets you make the best use of your dining space while stimulating the senses with its beauty and practicality. To make the experience even better, this futuristic dining table is also available with a remote controlled system.
THG Paris collaborate with French architect to create the Nihal Collection
THG Paris’s desire to maintain a fresh and evolving aesthetic through unique designer collaborations is continued in their latest collaboration with Xavier Cartron: a French architect who specialises in projects in the Middle East. An integral part of ‘Nihal’s’ DNA is expressing this dialogue between cultures and the mixing of tones and materials which are associated with each. ‘Nihal’ is inspired by the landscapes, marquetry and rich tones and textures found across Moorish architecture in the Eastern hemisphere. Named after a star in the Lepus constellation symbolising spring water, artisanal know-how and technological
advances lie at the heart of THG Paris’s new ‘Nihal’ collection.
Manufactured in collaboration with Maison Havilland, ‘Nihal’ was produced after eighteen months of research and development, with the final result requiring a total of eleven manufacturing steps. Crafted in Limoges porcelain, the braces reject the traditional scrollwork of Middle. This desire to imbue ‘Nihal’ with a certain diversity is anchored through five colourful versions (green, blue, ivory, black) and metal, because Xavier Cartron wanted the design to have a “timeless aesthetic, meaning it can be part of many universes: contemporary and classic”.
Introducing MeThD, the new custom range from Mark Taylor Design
MeThD incorporates Mark Taylor Design (MTD) design elements borne out of over 20 years’ expertise curated to produce 3 custom kitchen ranges and an innovative movable island. All of which are available with a number of bespoke adaptations. MeThD combines the quality, beauty and aftercare of bespoke with the affordability, speed of production and ease of installation that befits a custom range.
With MeThD, MTD are leading the trend for movable island units. You can simply wheel this piece of furniture into place anywhere in this open-plan kitchen.
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.
Armac Martin launches a new industrial collection for its 90th Anniversary
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.
SYLKA™ carpets highlight growing demand for neutral designer-friendly flooring
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.
Bette launches a beautiful, individually made washbasin and a circular bath
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.
Introducing the new Luxury Garden Collection from Juliettes Interiors
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!
The new Poggenpohl flagship store impresses with its extraordinary architecture and kitchen presentation
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.
Vectorworks releases the 2019 Service Pack 3 with more new features
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.
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One of the most important considerations to make as a designer when specifying interior products for your projects is flexibility. This month, we take a further look into bespoke design elements which can be custom-made to suit individual projects; as well product lines that offer flexible installation, colour and design options to ensure the interior vision comes together, whether you’re designing for high-end residential or commercial office spaces. From bespoke surface solutions and wall coverings designed with health and wellbeing in mind, to the art of meticulously hand-crafted glassmaking.
James Latham expands its solid surface offering to include the Avonite® and STUDIO Collection® brands
Designed and developed in the US by Aristech Surfaces LLC, these latest additions compliment perfectly Latham’s existing added-value product portfolio which has been developed with the specification market in mind.
With 65 striking colours in the range, Avonite® is the only product in the solid surface market made with a double-belt technology and a thermal cure, ensuring a series of benefits including: versatile product width, impeccable colour consistency and a better manufacturing precision with narrower thickness tolerance and eco-friendly manufacturing. It is used in architectural and design applications across numerous sectors including hospitality, retail, education, government, transportation, public and living spaces, healthcare and commercial workspace.
The STUDIO Collection® is a translucent, customisable ‘patented composite blend’, with 29 attractive designs in nine decorative colour groups: Venato, Recycled, Movement, Crystelles, Sea Glass, Element, Glass, Metallics and Petals. Most of these groups can be backlit with dramatic effect and are therefore perfectly suited for prestigious and high-impact applications for example reception desks and sales counters within retail or hospitality environments.
Commercial drinking water solutions have never looked better: Zip Water UK’s HydroTap Design range
Now offering the widest range of designs and finishes for the workplace. Today, specifiers have an ever-growing need for products that deliver both high-performance functionality and stunning design. Zip Water, creator of the world’s most advanced drinking water systems, recently launched a wide range of new designs and finishes within its popular HydroTap range for work. Previously only available for residential projects, the HydroTap Design range includes three new tap styles; the elegant swan-necked Arc, the contemporary Cube and minimalist Elite. Alongside these designs are eight trend-led Platinum finishes – rose gold, brushed rose gold, gold, brushed gold, platinum, gunmetal, nickel and brushed nickel.
The new tap designs and finishes are an extension of the Zip HydroTap range for the workplace, which includes the flagship HydroTap Classic design. All tap styles can be paired with commercial under counter units to deliver up to 240 cups of instant filtered boiling water an hour and 175 glasses of instant filtered chilled or sparkling water an hour. The Design range looks the part in any office, while also delivering the performance and reliability specifiers expect from Zip. The HydroTap’s market-leading and cost-efficient filtration system offers 25 times better filtration than a standard water filter jug, producing water that’s crisp, clear and refreshing.
Rock Revelations collaborate with Award-winning Khoury Architects on prestigious new build home
Rock Revelations, leading UK fabricator of exquisite stone materials for both residential and commercial projects have collaborated with award winning Khoury Architects on a contemporary new build house in a leafy suburb of Leicestershire. A number of deliverables were specified for the project including a high impact entrance lobby that would set the character of the house throughout from hall, stairs and landing as well as a number of bespoke and luxurious features for kitchen and bathrooms. The interior design exhibits the client’s love of natural stone and the complexity of the scheme required specialist knowledge hence the appointment of Rock Revelations.
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Garrett Leather introduces pure aniline leather with Garrett Vintage range
Vintage is an authentic, full grain Italian leather with a light pull-up effect and glossy, transparent finish. The vibrant colours and subtle mottled surface add depth to the final appearance. Garrett Leather tanneries use a specially formulated mixture of oils and waxes to give this leather its soft hand for superior comfort. Vintage has a timeless look with a gorgeous moderate sheen that is ideal for both traditional and contemporary interiors. It wears well and will age beautifully, developing a rich patina over time. It is a leather to be treasured, as it shows signs of love and use with pride, emphasising nature’s splendour. All eight colours of Vintage are GREENGUARD certified and available for immediate shipment.
Dynasty Wallcoverings introduces Dynasty Wellbeing to cater for the health and wellness sector
Dynasty Wellbeing has been specially created to cater for the health and wellbeing sector and will include wallcoverings and fabrics designed especially with this market in mind. The first range under the new brand is now available and includes beautiful wallcoverings designed with precise attention to detail taking on board the considerations that arise in this challenging market.
Discreet yet stylish wallcovering designs printed in soothing, calm colours makes the new range the most comprehensive design collection for the health and wellbeing sector. Exclusive designs and colourways are also available should bespoke and unique décor be required. Rolls are available in 52 cm wide x 10.05 m lengths, printed to non-woven fabric backed vinyl and Class 0 & 1 fire retardancy. The designs will also be available in several fabrics too with new designs continually added as a rolling product offer.
iDOGI continue to champion the art of ancient Venetian glassmaking with their bespoke crystal design services
Italian creativity has always been linked to the history of design, the primary part of luxury and excellence. From the ancient Venetian glassmaking tradition handed down over the centuries from father to son iDOGI® was born: a bright half-century-old story of passion and creativity. Today, still entirely by hand, iDOGI design and make sumptuous artistic chandeliers and large luminous crystal tables. All of these unique masterpieces are used to embellish private residences, luxury hotels and yachts around the world. From the design and creation phases through to final installation, their international architects and interior designers are assisted by a specialised and highly-dedicated team. All to ensure a meticulously bespoke service and exceptional customer care.
Nothing is accidental in the ongoing search for harmony and balance which is why during the design phase, models, measurements, proportions, details and colours are all carefully studied and selected to achieve the best relationship between the finished item and the setting. Luxury is not a trend or a fashion. It is a dream that iDOGI helps to transform into reality.
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