QMotion intros honeycomb blinds at Decorex 2017

QMotion UK, specialists in motorised window covering solutions, will showcase its Honeycomb design blind series alongside its bespoke fabric service for designers at the luxury interiors trade show Decorex International (Stand E22, 17-20 September, Syon Park, London). 

The Honeycomb series broadens the aesthetic choice for high end interior design schemes, providing near silent operation and optimum shading with just a 4mm gap on either side.

Honeycomb shades maximise energy efficiency through cell-like fabric technology that keep spaces cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition to the elegant collection of low maintenance, functional and attractive fabrics for QMotion blinds, Honeycomb Shades are available with one of nine colour co-ordinated headrail covers and bottom rails. Translucent and blackout fabrics for improved light control and privacy are supplied. These shades can also be fully automated using QMotion’s QiS ZigBee, two-way solution for effortless control and integration as part of a whole house control system.

QMotion UK will also showcase its bespoke service which gives designers complete freedom of choice in roller fabric colour, design and finish. Working with the interior designer, the company is able to adapt a particular fabric choice to its patented roller-blind technology to meet the precise requirements of the design scheme. This service also includes custom printed fabrics, suitable for hospitality and commercial projects with strict branding specifications.

Also, on display will be samples from the company’s Finesse Collection of over 300 new designs. Curated by leading British textile designers in line with the latest consumer trends and style, QMotion UK’s Finesse Collection features fabrics for privacy and light control, including transparent and blackout options, alongside designs suited to high moisture environments.

QMotion UK’s roller shade brackets are the industry’s thinnest, guaranteeing a sleek shading system for any room where design integrity is important. This also reduces the side light gaps to 13mm on each side for optimum room shading performance.

The company offers a free fabric sampling service, allowing interior designers to feel, see and test the fabrics colour, textile and shading quality. 

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Design trend: Kitchen extractors go full circle

This stunning new extractor features a distinctive circular canopy constructed from hand blown Murano glass. Available in either white or amber, the Soffio extractor makes a stunning design statement in the kitchen or indeed anywhere in the home. Its subtle lighting, which glows through the coloured Murano glass, also helps to create a warm and relaxing ambience, particularly perfect for entertaining. 

Making use of local artisan materials is something which Falmec strongly believes in. Falmec’s HQ in Vittorio Veneto is located close to the city of Venice and the island of Murano where the tradition of glass blowing originated many centuries ago. Mastering the skill of Murano glass blowing takes 15 years of training and Falmec uses the finest artisan experts to create the Murano glass for several of its products, including the Soffio. 

The Soffio also offers innovative functionality and incorporates Falmec’s patented Circle.Tech technology. Unlike traditional extractor systems the Circle.Tech filtering unit works horizontally rather than vertically, allowing the air to be expelled evenly through the filters surrounding the motor.

Its unique design offers an enhanced surface area for exceptional extraction rates of up to 86%. This compares with as little as 20% for standard charcoal filters. The even distribution of air also reduces turbulence, and therefore noise for an extremely quiet extraction system (47-67dB). 

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The secret of Circle.Tech’s super effectiveness is Falmec’s patented Carbon.Zeo combined filter. Made of naturally occurring zeolite and activated charcoal, this combination ensures outstanding odour neutralisation and moisture retention. Zeolite has an extremely high absorption capacity for both organic compounds and water vapour and so plays an important role in dramatically reducing moisture in addition to odours. The activated charcoal is a porous material designed with large internal surface area that traps molecules, absorbing them into its structure, thus ensuring the kitchen air is kept pure and clean. 

Unlike standard extractor systems, the Carbon.Zeo filter is re-generable and has a long life, lasting around 3 years with normal use, requiring regeneration after 18 months by placing in an oven at 200°C for two hours. 

Nigel Jacobs, Managing Director at Euroline, exclusive UK importer of Falmec comments, “Falmec, with its strong Italian heritage, has long been one of the leading brands in premium extractor systems, combining striking design with superior functionality. The Soffio is a definitive representation of the Falmec brand and its values. We are proud that Falmec uses locally sourced artisan materials, such as Murano glass, supporting trade on the island and ensuring authenticity for the end user. The end result is a cutting edge piece of design that fulfils an important role within the kitchen and the home”. 

Soffio is part of the new Circle.Tech collection, alongside four other designs in the UK.These models are Sophie, Dama, Vetra and Loop and are available in varying finishes. 

Prices for Soffio start at £1,980

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Gibson sofa offers classic style with a range of fabrics

Gibson sofa offers classic style with a range of fabrics

A timeless design guaranteed to wow in any interior, the new Gibson sofa from London’s best-kept secret in interiors, The Sofa & Chair Company is the latest upholstered design to be added to the brand’s luxury offering.

Featuring sumptuously padded cushions and a glamorous art-deco-inspired silhouette, the classic elegance of The Gibson sofa translates into almost any interior setting, from urban loft space to rural country retreat.

Accompanied by two decorative bolster cushions, the sofa is given a subtle flourish with delicate piping detail and exquisite pulled buttoning to the seat back and armrests, all of which is supported by handcrafted tapered legs.

Perfect for comfortably accommodating up to four people, Gibson is available in a range of sizes, from a cosy 1.5-seater love seat ideal for smaller spaces, right up to a generously-proportioned 3.5-seater that offers room for multiple guests. Matching footstools are also offered in the Gibson collection, to help create a comfortable and coordinating seating solution.

Meticulously manufactured in its exclusive West London workshop, The Sofa & Chair Company’s Gibson sofas retail at  £2766.00 plus fabric and the footstools £816.00 plus fabric.

Trend watch: Get a country feel for your urban kitchen

Trend watch: Get a country feel for your urban kitchen

The Shaker style has become a design classic for achieving an elegant country kitchen look. John Lewis of Hungerford has been designing and making luxury fitted kitchens since 1972, and its expertise shows beautifully in the new range of Shaker kitchens.

Embracing the beauty of wooden cabinetry, skill and experience are applied by its accomplished craftsmen to create an elevated level of detail and finish when it comes to these kitchens.

As trends evolve and develop, this style has remained ever popular due to its timeless combination of simplicity and beauty in design. With a vast array of stunning paint colours and antique finishes to choose from, John Lewis of Hungerford’s paint collection allows you to select the perfect colour whether you’re looking to the latest trends for up-to-date modern design or hoping to colour match an exact shade you’ve long been coveting.

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The latest photography looks to reinvent the classic country kitchen with elegant Shaker cabinets painted in subtle grey and soft ivory accents that break up the block use of tonal colour.

Cool tones of grey are the ideal neutral colour to embrace in the kitchen, offering an effortless chic look that will stand the test of time. With each kitchen created bespoke to the individual needs of the customer, custom details can be introduced to truly tailor the kitchen design to your lifestyle. Specially designed display shelving and ceramic storage racks are integrated into this modern Shaker kitchen to provide a unique display that reveals hints of personality. Whether you’re in the countryside or deep in the city, the bespoke Shaker kitchen from John Lewis of Hungerford can provide that perfect balance of classic country in the modern home.

John Lewis of Hungerford craftsmen are based at its Oxfordshire workshop. Every piece of furniture is handcrafted to meet every customer’s needs.

The Shaker Kitchen range from John Lewis of Hungerford start at £25,000 inc. vat