Mkira – Beautiful and Unique Collection

Mkira has been selected as one of the UK’s emerging brands for 100% Design where they will be show casing their beautiful and unique collection of fabrics and furniture.

Mkira
Mkira – throws and cushions

These products have been inspired by nature’s canvas and crafted using age old traditions.  The collection includes; daybeds, headboards, cushions, throws, fabrics, lampshades, footstools and shelving. 

All the pieces are created using raw, natural materials such as British linens and tweed from Donegal. They have been sustainably sourced from around the British Isles the perfect counterbalance to the modern ‘throwaway’ culture.

Mkira Floating Shelves
Mkira Floating Shelves and Headboard

Charlotte England, the designer behind Mkira, spent time travelling around the globe. This enabled her to try her hand at a wide variety of alternative arts and crafts. 

This included studying pottery in Japan with a renowned sensei; traditional paper-making in the Japanese mountains; basket weaving among the Tepuis in the Amazonian basin and life-drawing in Miami. 

The wide range of inspiring experiences shaped her personal style and design objectives and led her to create Mkira.   As part of the creative process, Charlotte has teamed up with a number of small, authentic, family-run businesses. All use traditional methods to expertly craft these beautiful and unique collection of fabrics, furniture and enduring pieces. 

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.