THE REINE DE FRANCE - A TRUE CLASSIC
SEPTEMBER 28TH 2016

Ever since Simon Horn introduced us to classic French beds in the 1980’s, the romantic Reine de France has been one of the company’s best-loved designs. Inspired by the Rococo style of the courts of Louis XV and later Marie Antoinette, it has an elegantly curved mahogany frame and exquisite hand carved floral detailing.  

Rococo furniture was often made in two sets - a lighter look for summer and a warmer version for winter. In this tradition, Simon Horn offers the Reine de France in both caned and upholstered versions. 

Handmade, the Reine de France can be custom-made to order. Caned (as shown here) or upholstered in the customer’s choice of fabric, the mahogany timber can be stained or hand painted, and is perfectly at home in both classic and contemporary bedrooms. It is available in six sizes, from Double to Emperor.
BRINGING THE OUTDOORS INDOORS
SEPTEMBER 27TH 2016

Now available from The Caulfield Company, CoeLux® is an extraordinary hi-tech Italian system which brings virtual sunlight into basements and other dark areas.  

Indistinguishable from natural daylight, it uses advanced LED technology to reproduce sunlight’s spectrum, together with sophisticated optical systems and nanostructured materials which create the optical ‘scattering’ effect which occurs in the atmosphere. This gives a wholly realistic impression of an infinite blue sky above with sunlight flooding down through a virtual skylight or window.

Sharp blue toned shadows complete the effect, transforming dark and dingy areas into fully useable rooms apparently illuminated by Mediterranean sunlight. There’s another great benefit to CoeLux® systems, in the known feeling of wellbeing which people experience from living or working in full spectrum light.  

The complete CoeLux® range of virtual windows and skylights is available from The Caulfield Company.  The CoeLux® system can be seen in action at The Caulfield Company’s new Cheshire showroom which opens in Wilmslow in October 2016.  
LARA BOHINC FOR LAPICIDA
SEPTEMBER 22ND 2016
The ongoing ‘Lunar’ collaboration between luxury stone experts Lapicida and designer Lara Bohinc continues to inspire… 



The 2014 launch of the now iconic ‘Solaris’ rotating table was followed by a striking collection of dining and occasional tables in 2015. This year sees the launch of smaller, decorative pieces, carrying through the Lunar Collection’s distinctive design vocabulary. 

For Lapicida, these new pieces are yet another opportunity to showcase their exceptional materials and craftsmanship. At the heart of the new collection is the ‘Collision’ console, a complex form marrying the cool restraint of Carrara marble with the warmth of brushed brass. A natural partner to the existing tables in the collection, Collision also stands alone as an important piece in its own right. 

The dynamically poised disc forms which run throughout the entire Lunar collection take their cue from the planets and their orbital movements, concepts which Lara Bohinc also explores in her remarkable jewellery collections.  The new ‘Half Moon’ mirror takes these design signatures into an almost abstract realm:  These are bold statement pieces, confidently uniting three architectural materials, marble, mirror and brushed brass. 


The union of brass and marble continues in the ‘Star Gazer’ candlesticks inspired by orreries, mechanical models of the solar system used since classical times. Available in two designs, these candlesticks have powerful sculptural presence far exceeding their practical use.



In the hexagonal ‘Constellation’ bowls, Lara Bohinc focuses on marble, with faceted, geometric forms exploring its innate weight and decorative potential. Within the concept, she also sets an intriguing design puzzle: Each of the four sizes of bowl is available in five different marbles, posing the irresistible challenge to mix, match, set and re-set them into an almost infinite number of arrangements.

Launching at 2016 Decorex, the Lunar accessories collection will be available from October at Lapicida’s showrooms in London, Harrogate and New York and online from Autumn 2016.  It will also be available from Lara Bohinc’s Notting Hill showroom.
ARC PR DECOREX ROUND-UP 2016
SEPTEMBER 13TH 2016



 
Decorex 2016 promises to be a spectacular year for four of our clients. Be sure to visit their stands to see all their new and exciting products!
 
Allyson McDermott: Stand J40

Showing at Decorex for the first time in her high profile and illustrious career, Allyson McDermott is one of the world’s leading authorities on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers.








 
Drummonds: Stand D20

Drummonds have conjured a surreal underwater world to showcase their classic bathroomware. Designed with Anna Glover, who specialises in the ‘beautiful and the unexpected’, this year’s stand is an opulent setting for new products including more from the ongoing collaboration with Martin Brudnizki.






 
Lapicida: Stand C25

Lapicida will be launching exciting accessory collaborations with leading designers Anouska Hempel and Lara Bohinc. The stand will also showcase inspiring new surfaces, together with stone objects including tables and vanity basins.








 
London Basin Company: Stand J54

Also a Decorex newcomer, London Basin Company makes richly decorated porcelain basins, reinventing a classic art form for contemporary bathrooms.
NEW… THE ASTORIA MARBLE VANITY
SEPTEMBER 8TH 2016

Lapicida’s glamorous new ‘Astoria’ marble vanity takes inspiration from 1930’s Art Deco style.  Its classic good looks work perfectly in contemporary settings. 

Made from solid Carrara marble with a honed finish, Astoria’s refined lines showcase the natural beauty of the stone, with brushed brass inlays adding even more luxurious appeal. 

Generously dimensioned, the Astoria stands 900mm high by 700mm wide and 400mm deep. 
THE MODENA
SEPTEMBER 5TH 2016

Now available with a footboard, Simon Horn’s Modena bed hits a strikingly contemporary style note. 

Designed with a linear theme, Modena has distinctive carved ribbing on the headboard, footboard and base.  Handmade using two colours of limewood, its dark stained base gives an architectural look whilst the matt cream finish above references the vellum often used in art deco furniture.

Modern, yet so luxurious, the Modena comes in a wide range of sizes and is available with or without the footboard.  
THINK PINK
SEPTEMBER 1ST 2016


Now that pink is officially one of today’s must-have colours in interiors, look to Felt’s beautiful Shyrdak rugs for a great way to get a rapid fashion update, introducing colour, design and texture. 
 
Both bright hot pinks and rich pink/reds are very much part of the traditional colour repertoire of the ethnic tribeswomen who design, cut and sew these unique pieces.  Decorative and hardwearing, they can be used on floors or walls.
 
Amongst its wide selection of Shyrdaks, Felt always stocks a glowing selection of brilliant colours in a wide range of sizes and patterns, from runners to room-size rugs. Each piece is a one-off; a vibrant work of art which tells a unique story; motifs are chosen to bestow blessings or describe the nomads’ life in the mountains. 

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