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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 …

The art of bespoke

Unique flooring design from Havwoods At Havwoods, bespoke is a concept, not a collection. Achieving complex patterns in wood flooring on site is often a labour-intensive task, and therefore highly disruptive during installation. Havwoods Bespoke produces the desired pattern at the mill as fully-finished engineered panels, which offers a significantly quicker and more practical process. These sublime panels show just how creative the Havwoods wood experts can be when it comes to your bespoke flooring designs. From intricately-designed parquet patterns and multi-tonal wood formations, to exquisite inlaid sections of brass and steel, the options are endless when it comes to creating a custom floorcovering. Once fabricated, these individual panels can be used across a whole floor scheme for dramatic effect or placed as a single feature when laid with coordinating planks from the Havwoods engineered collection. What’s more, Havwoods’ Bespoke offering is not limited to the floor; wood can be installed anywhere, from walls and ceilings, to doors and furniture surfaces. The dedicated Bespoke team is on hand to help achieve your vision and requirements, …

Magna from Havwoods

The Magnetic Fit Flooring System The latest innovation in raised-access flooring, international wood flooring brand Havwoods has launched its innovative Magna collection. A new offering for the specifiers and contracts market, the magnetic fit system offers a versatile solution for installation in multi-purpose commercial premises, providing accessibility to underfloor services that cannot otherwise be installed in wall cavities. Magna’s magnetised and foam-sealed wood boards provide a secure connection to the supporting structural pedestals, which can be conveniently disconnected using a suction lifter to allow for maintenance and repair to the concealed services. In comparison to conventional fit methods, Havwoods Magna is up to 90% faster to install making it ideal for large-scale office and retail environments where a quick turnaround is essential. The magnetic system is offered across the majority of Havwoods’ extensive wood floor finishes, creating flexible floorcoverings that cater to both aesthetic and practical specifications. The brand is also proud to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on Magna’s magnetic components to provide durability and complete peace of mind.  01524 737000    

Gerald Culliford quality stone wholesaler open day

Open Day – 22nd & 23rd June 2018 – 10am-4pm Located just 20 minutes from central London is Gerald Culliford Ltd stocking and sourcing exotic and interesting materials from around the globe. The open day at their Kingston-Upon-Thames site will provide not only an opportunity to view the mixture of man made, natural stones and surfaces but also to seek the expertise from the Gerald Culliford Ltd team to help source the perfect surface for interior and contract projects. Gerald Culliford Ltd have earned its reputation for nearly half a century by offering personal service and an understanding of application within residential and commercial settings. From natural stones such as granite and marble to the Radianz™ Quartz range and Lundhs Real Stone. Gerald Culliford Ltd can provide solutions for larger scale projects with sourcing and cut to size pieces for Architectural Practices and Contractors. The open weekend is a unique opportunity for interior designers, architects and contractors to source for current and future projects with expertise on tap from the Gerald Culliford team. To find out more …

Mirage, Capturing Colour in Movement

                  Patricia Urquiola creates another modern classic accessory. Mirage, the new collection of rugs designed for GAN, is destined to become a treasured icon. Colour, geometry and superimposition are combined with this rug of pure New Zealand wool manufactured using the hand-knotted technique. The mould-breaking approach and ongoing experimental nature of Patricia Urquiola’s work has produced a rug, Mirage, that takes on the qualities of a painterly work of art. Its formal power and tonal strength, the playful game of perspective and the illusion of movement of the interwoven bands, escaping the rectangular limits of a typical rug, recall Op art and avant-garde artistic movements of the beginnings of the 20th Century. The entire design of Mirage is inter-linked, with no beginning or end, just like Urquiola’s favoured expression. The colour shading in addition to defining the bands also creates a three dimensional effect that breaks out from the usual rectangular rug format. An exercise in three dimensional composition. The edges follow its logic as a series …

À POINT – the brand new collection of bespoke rugs by Atelier Février

  The Invisible Collection has launched the new À POINT – a new collection of bepoke rugs by Atelier Février. Inspired by the migration of birds, each bespoke rug takes on the harmonious movements of flocks of birds. Hand knotted in Nepal from a luxurious blend of Himalayan wool and pure silk. To see more possibilities from À POINT follow the website below.