Sleep: Ahead of the Curve

Designers visit Sleep, Europe’s foremost hospitality design event, as they know it’s the best place to get ahead of the curve for sourcing stylish new products that will breathe life and personality into their next projects. Added quality assurance comes from the many BCFA members exhibiting 21 and 22 November during the 2017 show at London’s Business Design Centre, several of which have chosen Sleep to debut their latest creations, including:



Located at stand G4, GROHE, the event’s Founder Sponsor and host of the VIP Lounge, returns to showcase not only its new Essence Colours collection and its state-of-the-art Sensia Arena shower toilet, but to also debut new intuitive features in its SmartControl shower range.


Kobe Arrow and Lines 800


Kobe will introduce three new flame retardant collections at its stand M32: Arrow, a geometric woven jacquard in 14 colours; Lines, which mixes matt and metallic-look yarns to create an abstract design in 11 shades; and Buccari, an elegant marquisette fabric woven with 100% Trevira CS yarns in 27 colourways.

Hansgrohe AXOR_Uno_Select_Gold_Highriser 800


In addition to presenting its award-winning AXOR Uno and Select Collections, Hangrohe will present the AXOR 350 overhead shower’s new PowderRain spray type that envelops the skin like a silky rain shower, as well as its new RainSelect unit for controlling shower functions plus water temperature and quantity.

Camira Fabrics

From its stand G7a, Camira will display fabric ranges newly created for hospitality with a 10-year guarantee, along with favourites such as the wool-blend Synergy available in 75 shades. Sales of Synergy support charity Just a Drop through donations to a Kenyan clean water project for every metre sold.

Hypnos Contract Beds

Hypnos will exhibit a new mattress featuring even more natural fillings that help provide the perfect sleep environment through high levels of comfort, support and breathability whilst regulating body temperature.


Visitors to Morgan’s stand M23c can discover additions to the Hampshire-based brand’s collections, including a daybed in its Valencia series as well as new tables with marble and brass details in its Goodwood and Chevy lines.

Other BCFA Exhibitors at Sleep include: Agua Fabrics, Astro Lighting, Burgess Furniture, Chelsom, Concept Contract, Curtis Furniture, Dixon Turner Wallcovering, Edmund Bell & Co, Egger, Elegant Clutter, Evans Textiles, GP & J Baker, Harrison Spinks Beds, Heathfield & Company, Johnson Tiles, Kai Contract, Knightsbridge Furniture Productions, Laufen Bathrooms, Lelievre, Lincrusta Heritage Wallcoverings, Malone Fabrics, Muraspec Decorative Solutions, Newhey Carpets, Norhter Lights (Chesterfield), Pekalp of London, Roca, Roman, Sekers Fabrics, Shaw Contract Group, Skopos Fabrics, Spradling, Style Library Contract, Sunbury Design, Vado, Vescom, Waterbury Bathroom Accessories and Whistler Leather.


Some Exhibitors are integrating into their stands the theme of Sleep 2017, “Loyalty: Lessons in Love”, an exploration of how design can create experiences so meaningful that loyalty becomes love. Additional highlights include a Conference, the Sleep Set guestroom design competition and the Sleeper Bar by Design & Architecture Studio, Sundukovy Sisters.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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