The Fine Cotton Company – Christmas Gifts From the Heart – for the Home

The Fine Cotton Company has produced a range of meticulously crafted, high-quality, natural cotton bed linen. So you can sleep in quality bed linen similar to that of a luxury hotel every night. They have also put their expertise into producing sumptuously fluffy bath towels and accessories. These are available for you to purchase as gorgeous Christmas gifts or use create your own cosy guest rooms and fabulous bathrooms.   

Christmas from The Fine Cotton Company

Finishing Touches & Small Gifts

The Fine Cotton Company – stylish bed linen

Christmas brings out the child in all of us and hot-water bottles with wonderful animal designs on knitted covers such as the Stag, reversible Dachshund (Sausage Dog), Fox, or Whale, make perfect gifts to cosy up with on chilly nights.  There are smaller versions available for real children too…  

Duravit Introduces – The Bathroom of the Future with Viu & XViu

The bathroom of the future. Created by sieger design for Duravit, the Viu and XViu series is a completely new concept in bathroom design.    It combines the durability of ceramics with the elegance and precision of aluminium.  

The dynamic V-shape profile of the supporting console is a key feature, which can be seen on free-standing  vanity units and the bathtub surround. The design creates an almost optical illusion. It is strong and definite from one angle, yet move a little and they appear to have transformed into fine lines that all but disappear.

Textures and Surfaces

This illusion is further enhanced by the choice of textures and surfaces available.  Only the finest ceramics, glass and metal, combined with matt lacquers or high-quality woods have been used. All combine to create this new range which encompasses the entire bathroom.

The Highlight – Washing Area

The highlight is a washing area that incorporates Duravit’s patented c-bonded technology.  The supporting metal console with its dynamic V-shape profile is available in Champagne Matt or avant garde Black Matt; its exterior forms a strict rectangle, whilst the interior curves organically to create a spacious basin that is surrounded by a generous shelf area.  The underside of the basin is elegantly covered by acrylic panelling.  A discreet design feature this conceals  the fixing structure, cables and connecting hoses. It ensuring that the elaborate technology for the D.1e electronic tap, does not impact the design.

Freestanding Bathtubs

Another key element of the series is the free-standing bathtub.  The prominent metal frame with the signature V-shaped profile in Champagne Matt or Black Matt provides a distinctive contrast to the high-gloss white acrylic and creates an eye-catching centrepiece.

The XViu bathroom programme can be adapted to suit an individual style;  available in 34 finishes it combines well with a number of Duravit’s other ceramic series.

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.”