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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 …

Benjamin Moore opens second UK showroom in Cheshire

Following the success of the first showroom in Chelsea since its opening in October 2017, the leading North American paint brand has announced the opening of a second Benjamin Moore UK showroom in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Situated in the centre of Wilmslow, the 1,650 sq ft showroom opened its doors on the 8th April. Showcasing all 3,500 of its extensive colour collection in a gallery display, the new showroom stocks Benjamin Moore’s full range of exceptional residential and commercial paint products. Serving painting professionals, interior designers and consumers alike, the expert showroom team will be on hand for product advice and in-house colour consultations. Helen Shaw, Director of Benjamin Moore UK commented: “We are thrilled to be opening Benjamin Moore’s second UK showroom in such a prestigious location in Wilmslow. Since our launch in the UK in 2015, we have built up a strong customer base in the North West and thanks to popular demand, we’re pleased to finally provide our loyal professionals, interior designers and consumers with a place to source our bespoke colours, industry …

New from Havwoods: 3D Cork Wall Tiles

New for 2019 the international wood flooring brand, Havwoods has introduced a new collection of solid cork wall tiles to its Vertical collection. A unique concept in wall coverings, the 3D Cork collection is available in three signature designs: Giza, Modo and Reyes. The surface of each feature tile offers a highly textured, raised-pattern finish that is designed to add interest to vertical surfaces, whether used as an accent panel or across a full wall scheme. All three styles are offered in two sizes of 150 x 150mm and 300 x 300mm and three colours to allow for imaginative formats and patterns to be created with ease. Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree, which grows mainly in the Mediterranean region. It can be harvested from the same tree for around 200 years making it an environmentally friendly, renewable and sustainable surface choice for interior installations. Alongside its eco credentials, cork is also a natural sound and heat insulator, whilst also being dust, bacteria and fungus repellant. Cork is an amazingly versatile …

The Inwood collection from Gemini Tiles

Eclectic Texture: Inwood As one of the latest additions to the range of unique wood-effect finishes from Gemini Tiles, the Inwood collection is designed to introduce plenty of character to the modern interior whilst nodding at a growing trend for plywood and more rustic, reclaimed wood finishes. Each tile within the Inwood collection is created with a 3D surface to ensure an authentic aesthetic, with wood-effect planks mixed and matched together to create an eclectic alternative to cladding. The two matt colour options available in the range are perfect for providing a minimal Scandinavian cabin setting or introducing warmth and texture for an inviting, rustic scheme. Designed to transform the walls in a variety of interior zones, the Inwood collection can be used to create a statement finish combining detailed texture with an on-trend, contemporary composition. Handpicked from the world’s lead manufacturers and distributed through market leader CTD Tiles, Gemini Tiles can be found at 105 showrooms across the UK and 2000 independent retailers. – 0800 0142994  

Solid Surface solutions for guest bathrooms from Staron®

For designers and hoteliers looking to source surfacing solutions with clean and smooth finishes the Staron® range of basins and countertops would be a good place to start. Combining good looks and practicality the Staron® range is a blend of natural minerals and thermosetting acrylic polymers suitable for both residential and commercial application. The surface provides a non-porous material that is impervious to moisture and can be adapted to suit all challenging designs and shapes to create statement bathrooms. Combining innovative surface design with exceptional practical and hygienic qualities, Staron® is revolutionising the bathroom surface market in both commercial and residential settings. Distributed in the UK by Blackheath Products Limited – 0121 561 3939  –

Radianz:Premium Quartz

Originating from South Korea, the superior quartz surface offers the most natural looking marble and stone alternative within the high-quality quartz surface market. A high-density, non-porous composite, the Radianz materials are suitable for a number of applications, from kitchens and bathrooms to furniture surfaces. Delivering the sophisticated feel and appearance of natural stone, the premium quartz also boasts scratch and heat resistant qualities. Ensuring a superior finish that lasts for years to come, Radianz is extremely durable and compared to the rest of the surface market, has extremely low wear thanks to the exceptional quality of the material’s composition. From stunning marble-effect designs to eye-catching dark and light surfaces, choose from over 30 materials to achieve your desired interior scheme.  

Step Outside with Lundhs Real Stone

With its unique blend of feldspar crystals glistening in the sunshine, Lundhs Real Stone is brought to life through the reflections of the outdoors. An extremely and strong material, Lundhs Real Stone is suitable for a number of applications, from swimming pool interiors and surrounds to alfresco kitchen work surfaces. As visually arresting as it is practical, the 100% Norwegian natural stone has extremely low absorption properties, meaning that it is not affected by the outdoor elements or swimming pool chemicals. Aesthetically striking, each of the Lundhs Real Stone materials is also ideal for summer food and drink preparation thanks to its naturally cool and non-porous surface. Complete your exterior scheme with Lundhs Real Stone in different finishes. Available in a high gloss polished finished and an elegant silk matte finish, this stunning natural material is the perfect blend of exceptional high quality and visual beauty, guaranteed to add that final touch of class to any indoor or outdoor scheme. Made from one of the most unique and strongest materials in the world, Larvikite, Lundhs …