This week’s interior design news

Last year there was a real dearth of new product launches, but this January they are coming thick and fast! Here are the pieces that caught my eye this week from a verdigris bath to natural cork flooring …

Aston Matthews has added copper baths to its collection. Astonian Copper bathtubs are available in a variety of finishes including this attractive verdigris effect (pictured above). For the interior of the bath choose antique copper, polished copper or polished nickel.

Aston Matthews’ copper baths are made from recycled copper and are themselves fully recyclable. (For details of my favourite bathroom showrooms click here)

Ella bar stools and chair from Gabriella James, Chairmakers

To celebrate its fifth year of trading, Cheeky Chairs has rebranded as Gabriella James, Chairmakers. The family-run business was founded by Felicity Randolph and the new name is in recognition of Felicity’s adult children, Ella and James, who have been integral to its success.

Gabriella James, Chairmakers creates made to order wood-framed chairs and bar stools. Made in England, using traditional upholstery methods, the frames can be hand-painted and colour-matched to suit any interior. Felicity also champions British textile design, so that both the Gabriella James Signature and Portfolio collections include fabrics by, amongst others, Kit Kemp, Fermoie, Margo Selby and Tori Murphy.

Kimono Brown cork flooring from Recork

Recork is a new brand of cork flooring with sustainable credentials. The brand’s first collection Una is made from waste cork and takes the form of an agglomerated cork plank. Available in six shades, from white to brown, the flooring helps to reduce noise and provides thermal insulation.

Recork founder, James Scully says, “Natural, biodegradable, recyclable and renewable – there are so many unique properties to cork. At Recork we’re really excited about the role cork is already playing in building and interior design and are proud to incorporate this incredible material into our sustainable flooring.”

Kew upholstered headboard from Vispring

Vispring has launched a new headboard this month. The Kew headboard was inspired by asymmetric shapes and was designed by student Phoebe Leader, winner of a competition run in collaboration with Plymouth College of Art to design a headboard for Vispring’s collection of beds.

Vispring headboards are upholstered in fabrics from its own collection, or in your choice of material.

Ikati from the Résonance collection by Lelièvre Paris

The Résonance collection is new from Lelièvre Paris, including jacquards, linens, velvets and cotton satins. I am told the designs evoke ‘art, its universe and its colours. With the precision of a gesture, the nobility of a material, the transmission of knowledge, the mastery of expertise.’ You can judge for yourself at the Lelièvre Paris showroom at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

Splash, hand knotted wool and silk rug from Deirdre Dyson

Deirdre Dyson has revealed nine new hand knotted rug designs for 2022. Called All at Sea, the collection is the result of the metaphorical and literal disconnect from ‘normal’ life that took place during the height of the Covid pandemic.

As Deirdre explains, “During one of the lockdowns I found myself marooned on a boat for nearly three months as we couldn’t get ashore without isolating.” Deirdre’s muse became the surrounding endless sea resulting in nine new rug designs with evocative names such as Golden Glints, Splash and Sunlit. Each design can be made to customer specification using Tibetan wool and pure silk. Deirdre Dyson is Goodweave certified

Joy wallcoverings from Omexco
Joy wallcoverings collection from Omexco

New for 2022 are three wallcovering collections from Omexco boasting vibrant designs and suitable for eco-conscious interiors.

First up is Joy, printed on 100% recycled fibres and, as the name suggests, big, bold, colourful prints. The Moonstone collection is crafted from natural mica with 3D textures in a range of stone sizes from super fine to tantalisingly textured. The third and final collection is Atelier, a tactile tribute to handmade craft, characterised through woven effect patterns.

Dekton Moone from the Solid Collection

Dekton®, the ultra-compact surface developed by the Cosentino Group, is now available in a warm white called Moone.  Part of the Solid Collection, a colour series characterised by solid, nuance-free shades, Moone is designed to bring light and a sense of spaciousness to any room.

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