Material

Reactive surfaces

It is customary to try and start the year with a rejuvenated approach, a fresh perspective, a healthy dollop of hope, and plenty of plans. Like so many, I began last year in this manner, only to find us all in the strangest of circumstances merely weeks into proceedings. Sadly, it cannot be said that… Read More >

27 January 2021

Reconnecting with texture

As we reached the end of 2020, clinging on to the hope that 2021 will signal a pivot towards a pandemic-free world, it seems apposite to consider tactility, although perhaps ‘re-consider’ is more appropriate? Any way you slice it, last year has seen a sharp reduction in our physical contact with our surroundings as well… Read More >

8 January 2021

Recycling at Trevira: Sustainable in many ways

Trevira GmbH  is a European manufacturer of polyester speciality fibres and filament yarns for the textile industry, among them permanently flame retardant fibres and yarns for contract textiles under the brand name Trevira CS and Trevira CS Bioactive. From the curtains to upholstery fabrics, from wall coverings to partition blinds, from interior solar protection to… Read More >

24 August 2020

Crofts & Assinder: The Stirling Family

From the very beginning, Crofts and Assinder have specialised in the design and manufacture of extraordinary cabinet handles and luxury fittings. In their140 year history, they have had the privilege of dressing furniture at London’s Ritz and Waldorf hotels, the White House in Washington, Parliament House in Buenos Aires and ships of the Cunard and… Read More >

14 March 2020

Malone Fabrics Vegan Artificial Leather

Malone Fabrics is the exclusive distributor of skai® synthetic leather for the UK & Ireland.  The extensive range of synthetic leathers can be used for the Hospitality, Healthcare and Marine sectors and conform to the highest flame retardancy standards including Crib 5 and IMO. Malone Fabric’s have been an inspiration with their effort into Going… Read More >

3 March 2020

Penson Revamps Bluebells Restaurant

Designed and delivered in just 4 weeks, Bluebells Restaurant in Ascot combines sumptuous luxury-inspired glamour and a delicious but accessible fine dining menu. 10 years ago, Bluebells Restaurant in Wentworth, Surrey was conceived by PENSON as snug and imaginative heart-warming dining experience. Now, the second venue in Ascot has been enjoying that same visionary design… Read More >

7 January 2020

Newhey: The Curio Collection

Newhey Carpets are a leading British manufacturer of contract carpets for the hotel, leisure and entertainment sectors. Newhey has recently launched a new product line, Curio. The collection is an intriguing mix of a contemporary Ikat-like diamond pattern and a vintage look. Ikat weaving has a long history and a rich cultural heritage. It is… Read More >

3 January 2020

Bio Building at Dutch Design Week

It is fair to say that this year has been a tumultuous one, full of political unrest, distrust, disparity and protest. The messages surrounding climate change pushed most vigorously by a youth movement that is all too aware of the implications of its pending impact, are finally being pushed to the fore of news stories… Read More >

19 December 2019