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Sottini Appoints UK Retail Specialists to Strengthen Showroom Offering

Following a sustained period of growth, Sottini – the Italian-inspired bathroom brand known for its elegantly crafted luxury products – has bolstered its retail team with two new Regional Sales Managers. The new appointments are both renowned UK bathroom industry specialists with a combined 50 years’ worth of experience. Together, they will spearhead the development and further growth of Sottini across the UK’s bathroom retail market. Matt Bell joins the company as Retail Sales Manager for the North of the UK. He brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge, contacts and expertise following more than two decades working with leading bathroom brands and retail businesses. Prior to joining Sottini he has worked in sales positions for Villeroy & Boch, Grohe and Aqualisa. Before that, he spent his time as a bathroom designer at plumbing merchants, Michael Pavis.  Gary Major joins the business as Retail Sales Manager for South of the UK. Gary has gained extensive experience within the bathroom & kitchen Market. Gary worked at Heritage Bathrooms as Commercial Manager, helping establish the brand and also within retail having owned and operated his own retail bathroom …

Clerkenwell Design Week – A Visitors Review

Clerkenwell Design Week event held 21st-23rd May 2019 This year I ventured to the Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW19) event, a hub for creatives, architects and designers within Islington, London. Armed with a good pair of shoes and a map of the festival I was ready to experience the installations, talks and creative suppliers that bring an area into the spotlight on this already established London design hub. What makes this festival a successful event each year? Well its a case of its ‘in the blood and bricks’ of the Clerkenwell area itself. With a history of attracting skilled craftspeople and artisans dating back from the Industrial Revolution. The current Clerkenwell district is now home to over 100 world-renowned design brands and their showrooms, sitting beside 200 architectural practices. The event itself attracted 34,185* visitors from over 66 countries and these tend to be architects or designers looking for inspiration and sourcing opportunities. For me, it was a chance to look at the latest trends and products that would be featuring within future projects and designs …

Alan Dodds Wins Special Achievement Award

Roca announced this week that Alan Dodds, Managing Director of Roca UK, took home the Special Achievement Award at last week’s illustrious kbbreview Retail & Design Awards. The awards celebrate the very best retailers, designers and manufacturers in the kitchen and bathroom industry and this year marked their 25th anniversary, making them the longest running and most prestigious awards in the sector. Chosen by the editorial team of kbbreview, the Special Achievement Award is a highly-respected accolade and goes to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry. “Alan is an incredibly important figure in the last 20 years of the bathroom industry in the UK. Roca has become one of the leading companies in the sector in that time, and his personal touch has been instrumental in that achievement,” says kbbreview Managing Editor Andrew Davies. “He’s managed to do it by building rock solid relationships across all areas of the market and, in the most positive way, he’s done it by being one of the nicest, …

Celeste – new brassware collection from Crosswater

  The latest addition to Crosswater’s comprehensive brassware range, Celeste reveals modern design for the bathroom with a classic chrome finish and sleek, contemporary lines. Offering a complete brassware solution, the collection includes basin monobloc taps, alongside bath / shower mixers and thermostatic shower valves, creating a unified aesthetic for the modern bathing space.   Setting the brassware range apart, the distinctive cross handles of Celeste subtly reference the Crosswater brand symbol and complement the subtle curves that can be seen across the entire range. Offering designs to suit a wide range of bathroom proportions and functions, the collection includes both deck and wall-mounted taps, alongside a striking floor standing bath mixer, which will ensure a grand style statement in any setting. The selection of single and multi-outlet shower valves is designed to continue the Celeste theme with the latest thermostatic technology, providing temperature controls that guarantee a safe and luxurious showering experience for the whole family. From the unique cross handles, exclusive to Celeste, to the polished chrome finish, the latest collection from Crosswater …

Duravit launches installation frames with matching actuator plates

  With DuraSystem®, Duravit offers convenient additional features for the bathroom. The new DuraSystem® is available for the toilet, urinal, washbasin, and bidet. In front of the wall, the sophisticated system uses actuator plates that are appealing to both the sense of sight and touch. Behind the wall, it guarantees a simple and perfect installation, and solves many technical challenges. Whether for a new build, a conversion, or dry or wet installation, DuraSystem® is suitable for any installation type. http://www.duravit.com