Rugs inspired by Provence, a delve into the Temperley London archive and a new, high performance stone – these are the products that caught my eye this week
Jennifer Manners has launched the Provence Collection, designed with sustainability and longevity in mind. The rugs are an innovative response to the need for natural-looking yet hard-wearing flooring and take inspiration from the comfortable, casual elegance found in the South of France.
Woven from Jennifer’s award-winning /re/PURPOSE PERFORMANCE fibres (made from recycled water bottles) each piece is dyed to mimic the colours of natural jute and sisal grasses which are then woven with vibrant pops of colour, providing a textural and playful layer to a space. (You can read my in depth interview with Jennifer here)
Romo has partnered with Temperley London to create a collection of fabrics, wallcoverings, trimmings and cushions.
The two studios delved into the Temperley design archives to form five new collections that include striking wallcoverings, indulgent velvets, fluid satins and luxurious weaves – adorned by leaping leopards, opulent palms and swinging mischievous monkeys. All part of the world of Temperley.
The Antigua collection of wallcoverings from Arte draws inspiration from traditional crafts such as sewing, painting and drawing. Each design offers a warm textile look and feel – some portraying the appearance of linen others of more tactile boucle.
The Cosentino Group has introduced a new high-performance, ultra compact stone, Dekton Pietra Kode.
Created in conjunction with architect Daniel Germani, Pietra Kode reinterprets three classic Italian stones – Vicenza, Travertine and Ceppo di Gre. Cosentino say it offsets 100% of its CO2 emissions over the entire product lifecycle, making Dekton a cradle-to-grave carbon neutral surface.