LA CORNUE LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE
APRIL 23RD 2015
La Cornue’s new website combines detailed product information with a wealth of visual and culinary inspiration, from real life locations to video cookery classes demonstrating La Cornue’s remarkable features including the famous vaulted oven, now in its new high-tech G4 version. Interactive elements include a ‘Customise’ facility, allowing you to test bespoke colours and trims. Custom cooktop configurations are also shown in detail, so that you can design the ultimate, tailor-made range cooker. Rich video content on the site includes fascinating footage of a La Cornue being hand built, stage by stage, from beginning to end.

La Cornue offers four range cooker collections, together with matching cabinets, refrigeration and wine storage. This allows you to take the look right through the whole kitchen; a concept they call “culinary architecture”.
NEW SYRE CABINET
APRIL 22ND 2015

Drummonds’ charming Syre basin is the perfect compact basin, ideal for cloakrooms and smaller bathrooms. Available wall-mounted or as a washstand, it now has the new option of a freestanding wooden cabinet.

Handmade and handpainted in the customer’s own colour choice, the Syre cabinet’s simple detailing is at home in both classic and contemporary settings. Fitted with a drawer and cupboard, it also offers generous bathroom storage. Featuring integrated soap drainers and an upstand, the Syre basin is cast in English china clay, finished and glazed by hand. The Syre basin suite includes the basin, wooden cabinet, brackets, waste and bottle trap. The basin comes with the option of a basin mixer tap set or a simple pair of basin taps (taps sold separately).

 

NEWS FROM SIMON HORN
APRIL 21ST 2015

Since 1982, Simon Horn has been Britain’s best known bed maker. From classic French designs to charismatic retro and contemporary looks, it offers luxurious beds, furniture, mattresses, linens and accessories for every bedroom.

Because Simon Horn design and hand make their own beds and furniture, new pieces come into the Kings Road showroom every month. Here is a selection of their latest designs…

The Mirrored Obelisk is a contemporary take on the classic four poster, with elegantly tapered mirrored posts. This is a statement bed that will add a touch of real luxury to a bedroom.180 x 200cm, 6’ x 6’6”.

 


The Empire Five Drawer Chest is a chic new addition to Simon Horn’s range of bedroom furniture. Hand finished in glamorous silver leaf, the Empire chest provides useful storage for clothes and linen. A three drawer bedside table is also available. H92 x W122 x D55cm.
 


Inspired by period French style, the new upholstered Louis XVI Sofa Bed features delicate hand carved detailing in a silver leaf finish. The Louis XVI transforms from a comfortable 3-seater sofa, as wide and long as a single bed, to a generous double,160 x 190cm, external measurements: H98 x W90 x L 200cm.
 

TEMPER STUDIO UNVEILS WALLPAPER* HANDMADE COLLABORATION
APRIL 16TH 2015

George Winks, founder of Temper Studio, unveiled his Wallpaper* Handmade collaboration at Salone del Mobile in Milan this week.  The Tessellated Wine Crate/Rack was designed in collaboration with designer Kacper Hamilton for the sixth Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition, dedicated to craftsmanship and design. 

This year’s Handmade show is called ‘Eat Me, Drink Me, Tell Me That You Love Me’ and focusses on food, drink and entertaining. Inspired by former advertising guru, now winemaker, John Hegarty’s robust yet humble approach to wine, George and Kacper devised a modular wine crate.  This reconfigures into a sculptural 3D wine rack for the home, designed to be assembled in many different combinations.  The crates themselves are hand made in English Oak, with distinctive charred interiors and detailing in brass and leather. 

The rising young star of British furniture design, George Winks founded Temper Studio in 2013.  His craft aesthetic is influenced by both traditional and modern construction, from the complexity and precision of Japanese joinery to the modest beauty of the Shaker movement. He makes what he calls ‘usable objects with a sense of architectural permanence’.

The Tessellated Wine Crate/Rack will appear in Wallpaper’s August issue.

 





NEW COLLECTION FROM FELT
APRIL 14TH 2015
Freshly arrived from Kyrgyzstan, Felt’s new collection of handmade rugs includes vivid designs in a range of sizes and patterns, from runners to room-size rugs.

The latest collection explores a palette of rich cobalt and vibrant turquoise alongside natural undyed grey wool, guaranteed to bring colour and warmth into your home. The set of rugs shown below are created by cutting a pattern through three different coloured sheets of felt, the pieces are then separated and recombined to create three rugs in subtly different colourways.

Each rug is a work of art, as practical and hardwearing as it is decorative. The rugs complement each other as part of a set or work equally well as individual pieces, perfectly at home in contemporary or traditional interiors.
BESPOKE W. FROM LA CORNUE
APRIL 13TH 2015

The architect-owners of this wholly minimalist kitchen chose the La Cornue W. freestanding induction table to form the heart of a bespoke island. A customised walnut extension creates a practical everyday dining table whilst the induction table incorporates an advanced 14kw induction hob with four cooking zones. Arranged in an arc, they allow the whole surface to be both a cooking and preparation area. The island is the design focus of the room, counterpointed with other elements from La Cornue’s W. collection including the Big Vaulted Oven Tower and Double Door Storage Cupboard. A bespoke run of La Cornue Memoire cabinets in black enamel and steel is sited under the windows, providing a sideboard/serving area with a vintage industrial feel echoing the architecture of the building.


Well-equipped and highly functional, this kitchen uses La Cornue W to achieve a Zen-like level of calm and order.
 

SIMON HORN SPRING SPECIAL
APRIL 7TH 2015
Simon Horn’s spring promotion will run throughout the month of April, offering 10% off all beds, furniture, linen, mattresses, duvets and pillows. If you buy a bed you will also receive 10% of the bed’s value in exclusive Italian linen, completely free. Choose from the classic French beds for which the company first became famous or charismatic retro and contemporary designs.
INFERIOR GREY
APRIL 1ST 2015
Inferior Grey, part of Edward Bulmer Pots of Paint's latest collection of colours, is a sophisticated neutral that certainly doesn’t live up to its name. Edward's colour is a black and blue pigmented grey, suitable for any room in the house. Edward describes it as “the grey to end all greys, with a good weight of colour and wonderful tonality”.
INTRODUCING: TEMPER STUDIO
APRIL 1ST 2015


The rising young star of British furniture design, George Winks founded Temper Studio in 2013. His design aesthetic is influenced by both traditional and modern construction techniques, from the complexity and precision of Japanese joinery to the modest beauty of the Shaker movement. He makes what he calls “usable objects with a sense of architectural permanence”.

George was born in Johannesburg, where his father, a keen weekend carpenter, was happy to let George grow up ’messing around’ in his carpentry workshop. As a teenager, he apprenticed himself to a master knife maker and, aged 19, moved to London to study Fine Art. This ultimately led him back to exploring carpentry and furniture design. 

Since establishing Temper Studio two years ago, he has received many private commissions as well as wide recognition from the design community including a seven week show in the 
Design Museum Tank (November 2014) and an invitation to make a piece for the 2015 Wallpaper* Handmade Show in Milan. 

An important facet of George’s work is a love of dissonant materials; creating what he calls ‘symbolic friction’ between rigid elements such as timber and concrete and yet achieving a remarkable delicacy and precision.

The spirit of experimentation which George Winks found in childhood leads him to view his workshops, in rural Wiltshire, as far more than a place of production. Rather, he sees it as a laboratory, believing that play, prototyping, risk, failure, stubbornness and flexibility are essential aspects of the design process.  Out of this laboratory emerges a torrent of ideas for pieces large and small, from tables and chairs to designerly dumbbells and chopping boards.

A fascination with natural materials underpins Temper Studio’s work. A passionate supporter of sustainable forestry and native British hardwoods, George’s designs showcase the timbers’ natural colours and grain patterns, vivifying them with simple, hardwearing oil and beeswax finishes.

 

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