Edgy lighting, geometric border tiles and paint inspired by Manchester’s music venues – here are the products that caught my eye this week
Dinesen is a manufacturer of luxury wooden flooring from Denmark. The family owned company specialises in Douglas wood grown in Germany’s black forest. It is processed by Dinesen to reveal its distinctive grain across the Douglas Classic and Douglas Naturals collection. (The image shows Douglas Classic flooring used in a residential apartment in Copenhagen)
Available exclusively from Aston Matthews, elegant Lugana taps and shower fitting are in unlacquered brass that develops an attractive natural patina with use. There is the choice of lever or cross head controls plus the further option of a brushed or polished brass finish.
New from Martin Huxford, Edge wall lights demonstrate dynamic geometry as sculpted brass meets smooth alabaster. Martin sculpts the Edge pieces in plaster before casting in bronze, with each piece handmade to order from his Sussex studio. Finishes include antique gold, light bronze and dark bronze.
Sustainable paint brand COAT has teamed up with Colours of Arley to create two new paint colours inspired by Manchester. Alderley Edge is a warm sandstone colour with pink undertones, while Northern Quarter is an earthy, deep red inspired by Manchester’s urban bricks.
Louisa Tratalos, Colours of Arley founder says, “It’s so exciting to bring two elements of my hometown to people’s walls, the Sundays of my childhood were spent walking around Alderley Edge and my subsequent teen years meant exploring Manchester’s music venues in the Northern Quarter.”
Vero fabrics is the latest brand to be represented exclusively in the UK by George Spencer Designs. A fellow British company, Vero fabrics residential edit is woven to order on jacquard looms using silk, cotton, wool and linen. For hospitality projects the designs are woven in Trevira. Many of the Vero designs feature intricate, decorative borders which are cleverly woven into the design rather than added as applique, allowing them to hang flawlessly as curtains.
The new Borders collection from Bert & May is a striking tribute to the company’s 10th anniversary. The Borders collection can be added as a trim to a plain floor or to frame other patterned tiles. A simple way to add pattern and character to spaces. Borders features shapes that nod to Bert & May’s familiar collections such as Alapardo, Duchamp and Asquith. Each tile design can be customised using any of the colours from Bert & May’s curated palette of over 40 shades
Available exclusively from Bathroom Design Studio London, the Trama collection of bathroom basins and furniture is available in 29 colour options. Produced in Italy, by NIC Design, there is the option of gloss or matt ceramic basin set on an iroko wood stand. The basin is in two sizes, either 60cm or 90cm wide.