WoodLiving Appoints Esprit Media

For over 15 years, WoodLiving, have been designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke wooden kitchens. Based in Kent, the garden of England, the rural setting inspires them to produce kitchen designs which range from dramatic statement pieces through to understated, yet practical.

Every kitchen they produce is individually crafted and manufactured using ethically sourced, sustainable, high quality solid wood.  The highly skilled WoodLiving team understands the importance of quality, they craft each kitchen with care, precision and maximum attention to detail, creating a truly unique space.

WoodLiving are proud to celebrate British craftsmanship, producing the finest wooden kitchens for rooms of any size and style preference.

Masterpiece 2018 a success for Edward Barnsley Workshop

The Edward Barnsley Workshop at Masterpiece 2018

The Edward Barnsley Workshop is now a regular exhibitor at London’s Masterpiece and once again participated in this prestigious annual event at The Royal Hospital Chelsea which ran from 28th June – 4th July.

Masterpiece 2018, was launched in 2010 with a unique focus on cross-collecting. Over the past eight years, it  established itself as the leading international event for viewing and buying the finest works of art, from antiquity to the present day in the heart of London.

The Edward Barnsley Workshop, makers of bespoke furniture, have attended the Masterpiece exhibition since the beginning. This year they chose to display the “Repose Mk.III Rocking Chair”,  for the first time at Masterpiece.  Made of Hampshire oak  all of the chairs components, including the gouged finish, are worked by hand. The natural appearance of the oak has been subtly darkened by fuming and the leather-upholstered seat has contrasting stitching. The rocking chair has an ethereal quality as it appears to be organically moulded from a single piece of wood.

The “Repose Mk.II Rocking Chair” is one of a series of scrubbed, oak pieces, designed by James Ryan and made by Nathan Peach, with a finish that is chip-carved with a gouge; the sitter can touch and feel the tool marks left by the maker. The seat is hand woven with Danish cord.

Edward Barnsley’s Designer-Manager, James Ryan said: “With this chair. I have refined the curve and arrangement of the back bars to create a complex three-dimensional shape that makes it extremely comfortable. The sculptured silhouette and graceful curves of this rocking chair are easy on the eye and create a feeling of relaxation and repose.  As a designer, I love the feedback and interaction with the visitors coming to Masterpiece excited to see the exhibits.”

Duravit launches Brioso

Brioso: easy-going, fresh and contemporary

 

The Brioso bathroom furniture range is a refreshingly contemporary approach to bathroom design, offering varied individual design options and excellent value for money.

 

Working with designer Christian Werner, Duravit presents a range of furniture that does justice to the notion of “Brioso” – representing relaxation, freshness, and joie de vivre in a contemporary bathroom interior. Its distinctive features include precise, finely nuanced geometry produced by slender cabinet frames that form the edges of the furniture, mirrors and mirror cabinets. A further distinctive feature are handles and feet that can be supplied in the same cabinet colour if required, offering functionality without impacting on the overall design. For a more striking look, handles and even the legs can be chosen in chrome and potentially combined with real wood finishes. These varied and customised design options offer excellent value for money.

 

Domus launch ‘Piano’ from Mutina at Clerkenwell Design Week

Domus hosted the official UK launch of new tile collection ‘Piano’ from Italian design house Mutina during Clerkenwell Design Week, 22nd – 24th May 2018. Created by French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Piano is a striking, colourful partially glazed porcelain tile collection available exclusively from Domus in the UK.

With the Piano collection, Mutina re-discovered the technology of double charged clay, enabling them to obtain different textural effects in a wide range of colours. The slight variation in size and specific use of glaze creates a ‘vibrating’ effect, similar to the shimmering image of reflections on the water, creating an optical illusion of a non-geometrical figure.

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec describe Piano:

“The tiles can be fitted together at will, to create endless layout possibilities. Their random disposition is mysterious and creates the impression of a total continuation of space. This systemic rhythm always creates the space for originality.”

The collection is made with coloured clays to which layers of glaze are added in different widths. There are five base colours: white, grey, blue, green and pink and two rectangular sizes (7.5 x 30cm and 10 x 30cm). The tiles are arranged by colour and are grouped together by the lead colourway in the same box, this allows for the greatest variation and ability to create a vibrant fitted tile layout. Piano is suitable for floors and walls, both indoors and outdoors.