LAUNCHING ELEMENTS - A MODULAR TAP COLLECTION
MAY 31ST 2017
Over 175,000 configurations…


Every Elements tap is modular and totally customisable; made up of a base, an insert and a cover. 

Handmade in solid brass, the bases and inserts offer 15 specialist finish options, including polished nickel, copper and gold, vintage brass, gun metal and pewter.  

The 14 different, interchangeable, covers are grouped as, ‘Forged’ (metal), ‘Raw’ (concrete), ‘Rock’ (marble & stone) and ‘Lumber’ (concrete ‘wood’).  Each one is a unique craft collaboration, handmade in studios as far apart as Italy and the US and in materials as diverse as concrete, bronze and marble.

The Watermark Collection’s brilliant Configurator software allows people to design their own Elements taps online, testing the thousands of potential configurations to find their own unique style.

Elements offers a full collection of taps for basins, baths, showers and kitchens, with co-ordinating spouts completing the look.  

NEW BAHIA BATH AT ALTERNATIVE BATHROOMS
MAY 24TH 2017

Conceived by Italian architect Oriano Favaretto, the Bahia has evolved over several design generations from a freestanding bath into a modern art concept piece with the egg-shaped bath flowing out from a cuboid block.
 
Now, in its latest form, the oval shape has been exaggerated by rounding off the junctions where the bath meets the block. It’s a softer, less angular look which brings a classic design right up to date.
 
Designed to sit against a wall or in a corner, the Bahia bath measures W:170min/210max x D:140 x H:50cm and has a capacity of 384 litres. It comes in white or bi-coloured Cristalplant, a new-generation material with a beautifully tactile finish.  

SCREENING GLASS IN THE KITCHEN
MAY 18TH 2017
Modern kitchens, especially in extensions, are often flooded with light through giant bi-fold or sliding doors, roof lights, gable ends and many other architectural features. Kitchens are in use day and night, year-round –  so it’s important to be able to screen the glass for privacy, glare and climate control.  

Grand Design Blinds are Britain’s leading experts in shaped blinds; shading and screening even the most challenging shapes and areas of glass. 

Each project is a unique challenge, needing a one-off response and Grand Design Blinds offer many types of blinds. These, combined with specialist operating systems and materials from sheers to blackouts, allow them to create shading solutions for ordinary and extraordinary areas of glass. They also specialise in automated blinds, which can even be linked to home automation and climate control systems. 



NEW: CHECK STRIPE
MAY 15TH 2017

With a very British heritage stretching back nearly 80 years, George Spencer Designs fabrics have a hallmark style of their own; designerly, natural and organic. Luxurious and sophisticated, the emphasis is on natural fibres, textural weaves and craft mills. 
 
Check Stripe is an upbeat, linear design combining its strong graphic presence with the soft look and feel of natural linen. It brings a pleasing modernity to curtains and upholstery and comes in a range of five colourways, united by an ecru background. Shown above: Chair upholstered in Natural Check Stripe. Stack (top to bottom) in Chocolate, Sage, Lime, Navy. 
THE CONTEMPORARY ORANGERY
MAY 10TH 2017

Orangeries have come of age, transforming this most traditional of glass buildings into bright, light, intelligent living spaces.

Unlike conservatories, which have fully glazed roofs, orangeries traditionally have a solid roof with an inset glass lantern light. This concept translates elegantly into modern architecture, especially with The Caulfield Company’s design expertise and high-tech glazing systems; using architectural solutions from commercial buildings to create new building technologies for homes. 

Shown here: This bespoke contemporary orangery uses two technologically advanced systems, a triple glazed ‘Azkent’ roof and remarkable ‘Cero’ glass doors, which combine the look of glass curtain walling with the functionality of sliding doors. Minimal framing, with vertical mullions just 34mm thick, gives uninterrupted views to the garden beyond. Noise cancelling technology, remote control and locking alarms all add to the functionality and pleasure of living in this space.

Made to order, Cero doors are unique in being available up to a towering 6 metres in height and 4 metres wide, offering moveable floor to ceiling glazing. They can be either double or triple glazed, with the triple glazing option taking the glass up to Passivhaus standards (0.8U value) adding great insulation to new or existing buildings. 

Mark Caulfield and his team of architects and craftsmen undertake projects all over the world, handling projects right through from planning permission to the design, build and interior finishes. The Caulfield Company also offers a complete interior design service including bespoke joinery made in its own workshops, integrated entertainment systems, timber and stone floors and contemporary furniture. 
NEW DERWENT PENDANT LIGHT DESIGNED BY MARTIN BRUDNIZKI
MAY 8TH 2017
 
Drummonds’ ongoing design collaboration with interior architect and product designer Martin Brudnizki, produces inspirational bathroomware and accessories, giving Drummonds contemporary direction.
 
Martin Brudnizki’s new Derwent Pendant light is a masterpiece of craft luxe. The reeded glass shade is hand blown and the brassware is hand fabricated, making each light a unique piece. Shown above in a brushed brass finish, the Derwent Pendant is also available in Nickel and Chrome finishes. Perfect for bathrooms, it carries an IP44 rating.  

The dimensions of the shade are 225mm high & 115mm in diameter
Matching Derwent wall lights also available
 
Also shown here, from the Martin Brudnizki for Drummonds Collection: 
Derwent Vanity Mirror:  D50 x W690 x H1010mm
Ladybower Vanity:  D585 x W770 x H850mm
'OLD FARO' PORCELAIN TILES
MAY 4TH 2017

Designed for interior walls and floors, Old Faro is one of an exciting new collection of porcelain tiles from luxury stone specialist Lapicida. Convincingly reproducing antique blue and white terracotta tiles, with all of their ageing, fading and patina, Old Faro perfectly captures the spirit of vintage interiors.  

Expertly curated, Lapicida’s porcelain collection is chosen to work alongside their premium marble and stone. The two collections sit well together and can often be used in the same projects. Some areas have specific requirements which stone can’t fulfil as easily as porcelain, particularly where there are weight or thickness issues.  

Many of Lapicida’s porcelain tiles can also be used outside, making them ideal for contemporary indoor/outdoor spaces where a single flooring can run through the house and out onto a terrace.  Frost and slip-resistant, porcelain can offer a simple, cost-effective way to get the look.

Lapicida’s extensive porcelain collection for walls and floors comes in a wide range of sizes and a variety of authentic finishes including timber, concrete, marble and stone. 

Matt finished, Old Faro porcelain tiles measure 330 x 330mm and are 10mm thick. 
SHADING THE IMPOSSIBLE
MAY 3RD 2017

Towering glazed gables, asymmetric windows, lantern lights, glass boxes and giant bi-folds are all part of the language of contemporary buildings. They make impressive statements, but can be hard to screen - often a necessity for both privacy and climate control.

The leading experts in shaped blinds, Grand Design Blinds can shade and screen even the most challenging shapes and areas of glass.

By definition, each project is a unique challenge, needing a one-off response. Grand Design Blinds offer many different types of blinds, which combined with specialist materials and automated operating systems allow them to create shading solutions for even the most extraordinary locations.

Shown here (with details below): This Leicestershire new-build has a double-height glazed gable with open countryside views. By night, the glass needs screening for privacy. Grand Design Blinds designed, tailor-made and installed two electrically-controlled blinds into the apex and three manual blinds mounted discreetly on the transom below. This gives a wide range of full and partial screening options for both privacy and climate control. The fabric matches across both sets of blinds, giving a smart finish.



Grand Design Blinds undertake projects worldwide.  All of their blinds are handmade to order to order in the UK.
NEW: CUT UP DOT BY REBECCA ATWOOD
MAY 2ND 2017

 
With a very British heritage stretching back nearly 80 years, George Spencer Designs’ fabrics have a hallmark style of their own; designerly, natural and organic. Luxurious and sophisticated, the emphasis is on natural fibres, textural weaves and craft mills. 
 
Alongside their own collections, George Spencer represent a few carefully chosen US and European fabric houses which share the same feel and ethos. The line-up includes Brooklyn-based artist and textile designer Rebecca Atwood, whose sustainably produced fabrics have a chic contemporary edge. 
 
Cut Up Dot’ is a new reversible jacquard weave by Rebecca Atwood.  Inspired by an experimental piece of collage, it comes in four colourways including two lucent blues, designed to work separately or together. 100% cotton and 140cm wide, it is suitable for curtains, cushions, and upholstery. 

 

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