A couple of weeks ago I was banging on about the interior design industry being too London-centric, so I was delighted to get the news of two new showrooms opening outside the capital
Specialist tile maker Bert & May has opened a showroom in Bristol to better serve its clients in southwest.
Bert & May’s new showroom is in Clifton Village, situated amongst its Georgian townhouses, independent shops and lively bars and restaurants. The showroom covers 550 sq ft, showcasing the full range of Bert & May’s contemporary and reclaimed tiles. There is space to create mood boards of projects with samples from the collections and Bert & May plan to host regular customer events.
To celebrate the opening, Bert & May has launched the Clifton tile. Taking inspiration from the coloured facades of houses in the area, the new tiles feature a small scale chequerboard of squares in a soft palette of blues and warm neutrals.
Naturalmat has opened a showroom in the Cotswolds to showcase its range of organic mattresses, toppers, beds, headboards and bed bases. Customers will be treated to a sensory shopping experience in the sleep zone where fragrant diffusers and sheer curtains offer the privacy to experience the mattresses prior to purchase.
The Naturalmat showroom is within Derwent House in the Oxfordshire town of Witney alongside displays of furniture and accessories from other British makers. (Read my interview with Naturalmat founder Mark Tremlett here )
By the way, you can read my feature Is This Industry Too London-centric here