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Création Baumann presents functional textiles: GLARE & HEAT

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In a modern world, energy efficiency is one of the biggest challenges. Today, it's a matter of using and controlling day light to the best possible advantage to protext interiors against over-heating.  

Founded in 1886, Création Baumann is an iconic designer in the world of textiles. Remaining as an independent family-run business focusing on long-term objectives, Création Baumann's product range comprises of over 6,000 articles and produce their range in Switzerland.

Création Baumann present a new range of fabrics that are specially tested, metallised textiles that generate ideal light and energy transmission. With the idea of office space in mind, Création Baumann introduced a variety with over 140 fabrics, providing comprehensive, future-proof options for glare and heat protection. Their wide range of functional textiles, with a width of up to 300cm and different transparencies, looks, textures and colours, this entire collection is a milestone for Création Baumann. REFLECTACOUSTIC is a multi-talented fabric in aluminium-metallised yarn, which regulates not only light and heat, but also acoustics.

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This collection was developed to be as effective and flexible as necessary, to moderate direct light and climate in a room. They can be used as visual, glare, heat and UV protection all at once and improve the indoor climate. These fabrics pleasantly dim the light, providing an uninterrupted visual connection to the outside world, preventing glare, mirroring, and reflections in the presence of strong, direct fall of light. These fabrics create the perfect balance between the inside and outside, an ideal medium for the indoor-outdoor lifestyle we're so familiar with. 

"When the interior and exterior of an open architecture merge, textiles contribute to creating an atmosphere and a sense of well-being," Crèation Baumann.

Wondering how technology comes into play? Aluminium, steel, brass or copper are applied onto the fabrics back, and with an additional finish, the fabrics are more resistant against water stains, vapour, corrosion and contamination. Extensive testing and assessing of qualities and colours is performed in compliance with standardised procedures to ensure these fabrics are up to scratch.  

Roller blinds, panel curtains, vertical blinds, Roman blinders or curtain rails, wherever there is light Création Baumann offers a solution that'll fit your style and need.  

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Introducing Design Heure's Latest Collection

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Established in 2005, Design Heure creates contemporary lighting, all designed and manufactured in France. Crafting timeless and high end lighting solutions, Design Heure seeks to embody the essence of French elegance and luxury.  

Their long-term commitment to launching new collections shows their disire to design flexibility, versatility and creating adjustable products for all clients. Their designs are iconic, diverging from minimalist, abstract designs. 

As part of their recently launched collection, Mozaik, these beautifully designed lighting features that capture the essence of Design Heure's artistic approach to light. 

Designed by renowned lighting artist Davide Oppizzi, the latest Design Heure collection brings to life his emotional vision of the material and immaterial world. He's been commissioned to work with worldwide brands Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Graff, and crafted features that reflected the deep link between the Human Being and surrounding Nature. 

In Oppizzi's Mozaik collection for Design Heure, the inspiration behind these statement pieces comes from 'the concept of mosaics and its geometric shapes... creating a luminous surface falling like a rain of meteorites...'. This new collection resumes the infinite possibilities of finishes, and offers fabric and textile cord, along with graphic and customisable lighting panels sculpting the space in an elegant and unique way. 

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It's an architectural and modulable collection designed to provide structure in the space. Design Heure also discussed the desire to create a luminous surface, cutting the space and not just bringing a luminous point. 

Design Heure pride themselves of their careful production methods, with each piece assembled and rigorously quality-checked in the workshop in France. Although each creations seems delicate, these are tested to stand the test of time and bring light into your home in the most creative and impressive way.

For more information on the new collection, please contact our Frewville showroom. 

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New Élitis Collections

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Élitis explore the patterns and textiles in the craftsmanship of their latest collections, Domino and Costa Verde.

Costa Verde combines ennobled raw materials and weaves abaca, wood, paper and silk thread with strips of mother-of-pearl and metallic thread. It embodies and unleashes hilly landscapes covered in virgin forest; forgotten fishing villages which rub shoulders with the vestiges of colonial splendour. 

One of the designs, Nacre Vichy (RM 675), is composed of 90% mother-of-pearl and 10% paper. With a wide-width, this Élitis wallpaper creates a presence within a room that is unlike any other. The mother-of-pearl offers a reflective surface, creating light in an otherwise possibly darker room (see above). Within this design there are seven designs, each with a unique colour composition and ideal for any interior setting. 

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Within the Costa Verde collection, the materials used are all very obvious. The nature of their composition means that the wallpapers are interesting upon application. One of the most unique designs is Estancia (RM 679) which is composed of 47% multicoloured silk yarn, 38% paper and 15% nylon on a non-woven backing. The strands of silk warn add a texture to the wall unlike any that we've seen before. It's an interesting option and in situ beautiful and eye-catching (see below).

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If you're looking for something a little more natural in appearance, or lighter, the Domino collection revisits geometric and figurative motifs. This range is 100% woven, and shows an array of sketched assemblages on paper, printed to the sheet. 

A wild step away from the previously discussed wallpapers from Costa Verde, Domino is a more traditional wallpaper, European in style and design. Some are more colourful, whilst otherwise are subtle in their combination of geometric designs and hues (see below). 

Domino Collection Élitis These collections, and so many more are now available to borrow at G&H. Please contact our showroom if you require any more information or are interested in any specific designs. 

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The New Métaphores Collection

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Créations Métaphores is a supplier of high-end soft furnishings, with three distinct and unique labels; Métaphores, Verel de Belval and Le Crin. Each brand idenitifies with a specific trend; Métaphores, represents contemporary inspiration, Verel de Belval the prestigious reputation of Lyon silk trades, and Le Crin, exceptional materials and expertise. Combining these three, offers a sophisticated range of complementary and innovative textiles and fabrics. It offers professionals, decorators, upholsterers or architects a wide array of possible style combinations; colour co-ordination, bold materials and patterns and a mix of classic and contemporary. 

This week, Greenfield & Hunter focus on the new Métaphores collection which features a mix of modern emotions and trends; placing sensuality, striking colours and noble materials to create heartfelt creations. As each collection is launched, Métaphores seeks to bring sensations, fabrics and colours into play, and boldy renew weaving techniques and associations of textures. 

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In their new collection, Métaphores explore the effects of velvet, and the way in which it can be worked-on with a complex technique of embroidery (see above). Aloe is described as "a design in relief which wonderfully captures light". It's beautiful for chairs, and it sublimates their shapes, but also ideal for creating headboards and evoking those contemporary vibes. 

This interesting velvet isn't the only beautiful and intriguing new addition to the Métaphores range. The Luxor (see below), plays between mat and glossy, and is a double linen and silk weft with two cotton warps. The weaving technique gives an exceptional fluffiness and depth that magnifies the geometrical design. Partnered with bold colours and other patterns, this Luxor is the perfect combination of Orient and the West, with its refined contrasts. 

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And just because patterns are always an exciting alternative, Métaphores explores the possibilities of Amazonie velvet and geometric designs in the print Khartoum. This new printing technique is reminiscent of marqueterie, "stimulating the imagination". Métaphores allows us to be inspired by the motives (pictured below), evoking the columns and rosettes of "the most beautiful Sudanese temples". 

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These three new Métaphores fabrics aren't the only ones that have arrived at our Greenfield & Hunter showroom. We've got a whole new range available for ordering! Don't hesitate to contact our showroom and request your sample today! 

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South Pacific Fabrics: Exploring their range

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South Pacific Fabrics is an Australian, family-owned and operated wholesaler of world-class textiles, wall coverings, trimmings, furniture, lighting and accessories. Representing internationally renowned brands, South Pacific provide an extensive range to service architects, designers, decorators and manufactures within the retail and commercial markets. And this week, Greenfield & Hunter decided to showcase a few of the brands supplied through South Pacific Fabrics.


Being one of the most iconic design-houses, Hermès has never ceased to impress within the fashion industry. And now, within the interior-design industry. Their offerings are both wide and luxurious.

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Many of the patterns explored within their wallpaper collection and reminiscent of their scarves. Inspiration was drawn from cherished themes within the designers portfolio: horse, travel and fantasy. They ultimately revolve around three families, the illustrative, the graphic and the plains and semi-plains. 

Jean-Paul Gaultier

The Jean-Paul Gaultier collection for Lelièvre plays with 'evolving creativity and signature codes'. His vision of nature is seen to be alternative, inverted, oxidised but extremely pure. Haute couture and interior design has come together for this range, with the transformation of designer into interior decorations. 

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As part of the Voyages Voyages collection, Gaultier explores the idea of 'patterns from the other side of the world or the garden, Voyages Voyages is a collection that brings together, sometimes matches, always intertwines, parts of lives and dreams'. Fabrics aren't the only feature of Gaultier for Lelièvre, with wallpapers also being a key staple to his interior portfolio. 

Timorous Beasties

Renowned for their surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers, Timorous Beasties, was founded in Glasgow in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons. All design work continues to take place at the Glasgow Studio, where they handprint many of their fabrics and wallpaper collections. Their experimental approach and investment in new equipment and technology has allowed them to expand into other product areas including lace, jacquards, lighting, rugs and ceramics. 

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The unique composition and graphics, in particular heavily illustrated insects, plants, birds and other animals, used make Timorous Beasties versatile and appropriate for both residential and commercial settings.  

 For more information on the Hermès, Jean-Paul Gaultier or Timorous Beasties collections as part of our South Pacific Fabrics range, contact our showroom today. 

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Unique Fabrics: Our Best Sellers

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Unique fabrics was founded in 1986, with the philosophy of providing fabrics with leading-edge and high quality finishes along with exceptional service. Their range of collections encompasses diverse textiles, from linens, classic prints, damasks, checks, stripes, velvet and leather - for both commercial and residential. Besides their own name-brand, Unique are exclusive distributers of international design labels, such as Zimmer + Rohde, Andrew Martin, Chivasso, Carlucci, Houlès and Arte International. 

Greenfield & Hunter is Unique Agencies Adelaide showroom, and amongst our diverse range of products, you'll find the entire Unique collection and their international collaborations. Being one of our biggest sellers, G&H love the price point and quality that Unique Fabrics have. 

One of our favourite fabrics, and go-to's for clients is the Velluto Di Cotone, from the Italian Touch collection by Carlucci (Unique By Carlucci). Italy's rich design and textile heritage was the inspiration behind the collection, with the collection featuring luxurious and eclectic fabrics inspired by the iconic country. Velluto Di Cotone is one of our most popular and in-demand velvets, since it's stain repellent, water resistant and 100,000 Martindale Rubs. This particular velvet isn't the only one, the City Velvet from the Unique by Chivasso range features an array of colours. Described as a matte velvet, the City Velvet is again stain and water repellent, and competitive at its price point. It's another one of our go-to's, and popular as ever for the range of hues. 

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Besides the beautiful velvets available, is the Hot Madison Reloaded from the Unique by Chivasso. Perfect for general contract, drapery and accessories, this fabric is both affordable and diverse in its use. Being 63% cotton and 37% linen, Hot Madison Reloaded is an ideal cloth with the colour range to suit any interior. The 'Pieces of my Heart' collection is a 'soulful and heartfelt tribute to Chivasso's passion for textiles and their innovative approach to design'. Within the collection are edgy fabrics and bold, progressive looks, with Hot Madison Reloaded being the base for the textile combinations. 

A range that's a little different is the Unique Matelasse collection, comprising of four designs, a chevron, an ottoman rib, an ikat and a honeycomb (see below). The Chevron, 'stitched,' is available in 12 on-trend colours, from charcoal grey to soft pink and black. Whilst the other three, Matelasse Ikat, Reflection and Ruffled come in the classic colours of Snow, Ivory, Parchment, Silver and the watery colour called Whisp. These designs are approximatley 277cm wide, ideal for the top-of-the-bed and drapery uses. Another pocket-friendly Unique fabric, the Matelasse range is perfect for decorative domestic uses, drapery and accessories.  

For more information on whether these fabrics are right for your next project, to borrow the collections, or if you'd like to order a sample, contact our showroom today. 

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Spotlight on: Scion

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Launched in 2012, Scion is part of the Harlequin family, most known for its bold and unique colour and design aesthetics.

Filling a gap in the market, for 'fresh, individual and reasonably priced home products' Scion launched fabrics, wallpapers and homewares. In order to expand their presence, Scion partnered with specialist manufacturers to create Scion designs on bed linen, rugs, towels, tableware and bathroom accessories. 

Their products are trend-savvy, designed with the fashion aware customer in mind; they're cutting-edge and accessibly priced. Forward-thinking designs make for an enduring appeal, and trends that never go our of fashion.

A British brand, with designers working from a studio in Leicestershire, Scion strive to work with sustainable and environmentally friendly factories; those they trust and and fulfil their commitments. 

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Pictured above: Scion's new wallpaper collection, Neuvo. 

With the drop of their latest collection, Neuvo, Scion introduce us to a range of contemporary designs with Mexican and South American influence. With interlocking geometrics and block-colour motifs, Neuvo reflects a more 'on trend', urban aesthetics. Available in wallpapers and fabrics, this Nuevo collection is our summer favourite. 

So if you're looking for something a little colourful and bold for your interiors, this new Nuevo collection is ideal. 

For more information about the new wallpaper collection, contact our showroom today. We're happy to help out with questions and queries.  

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Spotlight on: Montique Furniture

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From humble beginnings to renowned furniture manufacturers, Montique Exclusive Furniture exudes charm, character and timelessness. Beginning in Australia in 1942, under the name "Leichhardt Furniture Co" by G. Rumore and G. Monticciolo, the business was later renamed "Monticciolo Furniture PI".  It was in 1964 that present owner and manager Frank Monticciolo began his apprenticeship, and a mere four years later that saw the first arrival of Italian-made raw traditional chair frames. This arrival would see the furniture company head in a new direction.

In 1995, the established company renamed and was recognised as Montique Exclusive Furniture, and began servicing decorated, designer and retail giant David Jones. From 1942, Montique has strived to continue production within Australia, with all manufacturing, finishing and upholstery carried out by skilled trade personal in house at the Summer Hill establishment (in Sydney). Imported good are obviously manufactured abroad, generally from Italy, yet all are finished at this same location. 

Montique has created a name for itself in respect to quality, professionalism and style. Pieces are either traditional or contemporary, with the company allowing for exclusive commissions and creations if you've got your own idea in mind. No projects are too big or to small, with Montique extending itself to suit the customer's creative desires.

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Our team at G&H love supporting both local and national design, manufacture and creative firms and encourage all readers to explore the possibilities with Montique Exclusive Furniture, whether it is through upholstery or manufacture. If you are after further information, please contact our showroom.


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Spotlight on: Enoki

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Enoki Design describes themselves as 'a multi-disciplinary design firm specialising in Visual Communication and Interior Architecture - working with our clients to achieve outstanding results that leave the right impression'. And they couldn't be more right, as the firm won big in the 2017 Design Institute of Australia South Australia/Northern Territory Awards for Built Environment, Best Kitchen and Communication for four projects across South Australia. 

It's through their focus on creating coherent packages suited for the client's lifestyle, that have created a following for the Adelaide-based interior architects. These briefs are determined through conversations with clients, in order to ensure that its exactly what the client is after. 

A winner for Enoki was 'Adelaide Residence 4', which won Gold in the Built Environment category recent DIA SA/NT awards. This residence is luxurious to say the least; with finishes of gold, copper and bronze throughout the kitchen and bathroom. Marble is used in the kitchen, along with a simple colour palette of grey, brown and black to highlight the metallic finishes (see below). This abode is everything that one could want in a home, with a warm environment having been created by the Enoki team. 

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Besides interior architecture, Enoki are renowned for their light fittings which you may have seen at our Frewville showroom. The Cumulus Pendent, Cumulus Nude Pendent and Cumulus Floor Lamp, are statement pieces used throughout projects, in domestic and commercial settings. Recently the design firm has introduced a range of stools, the Bean Stool and Woof Stool, both with angular features.

For more information on their latest projects check out their website or to explore their range, contact our showroom today!

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Spotlight on: Ryan Genesin

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Ryan Genesin, of Genesin Studios, is the designer responsible for some of Adelaide's most prominent and well-recognisable elements. Take for example the vivid front of Cibo on Hindley Street, those zebra stripes are a standout on the streetscape of the city.

Another one of Genesin's interesting collaborations is with restaurant, Antica Pizzeria e Cucina. Where with owner Anthony Crea, the pair created a modernist Italian restaurant inspired by the old gated laneways of Napoli which open up into hidden piazzas. When discussing this project, Genesin mentions the "inspiration was a response to the client's brief to create a modern Italian site for the city life". And with this in mind, Genesin certainly fulfilled the brief, with nominations for his work with Antica in both 2016 and 2017 from the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Interior Design Awards. 

Most recently, in 2017, Genesin Studios, along with owner Ben Phan, was involved in the deck-out of the latest Vietnamese restaurant to open its doors in Adelaide, 'Viet Next Door'. Genesin drew inspiration from the Phan family's humble beginnings in Vietnam, where simple materials were used into practical details. When discussing the project, Ryan Genesin described "the need to express a new energy and a culinary maturity, at the same time offering a sense of the familiar, and thus creating an authentic cultural connection".

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Another feature of Genesin's work at 'Viet Next Door' worth mentioning is the consistent use of South Australian makers and materials. The custom-made brass and ceramic lights were designed and manufactured in collaboration with the Jam Factory Ceramicist Damon Moon, and Jeweller & Metalsmith Christian Hall. And the inlaid woven grass wallpaper, Stroheim Grass Weave (pictured below), sitting above the booths, that's from our team at Greenfield & Hunter!

Besides marvellous work throughout SA, Genesin Studio continues to thrive on the national design scene, with numerous awards over the years, and nine nominations in 2017 alone. 

With over 12 years industry experience, and numerous awards under his belt Ryan Genesin continues to maintain an active role in the Australian design scene. He often lectures and tutors at Swinburne University Melbourne and the University of South Australia, teaching Interior Architecture (in which he graduated from). 

As a business that's also actively involved in the South Australian design scene, we're thrilled to see one of our own doing so well on the national and international stage. We can't wait to see what else Ryan Genesin has in store. 

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New Ian Mankin Collection!

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Over the past few weeks we've been getting deliveries of new product collections, and we're thrilled to now announce the arrival of Ian Mankin's Pattern Books. These are an extension of what has previously been released and showcase similar patterns with new, unique colour schemes.

These quintessentially British collections include colour co-ordinated fabrics, with Sage & Mint, Ivory & Natural, Peony & Pink, Blue & Navy and Charcoal & Grey. 

The ever-popular herringbone design Arran is now available in soft pink. This fabric is a 'soft and lustrous linen blended fabric'. This design is also incredibly versatile since it's reversible, increasing the ways in which it can be integrated into any scheme. The Arran design is available in colours like Peony, Natural, Flint, Charcoal, Sage and many more. Besides the popular Arran, there is a new Nairn check, a classic check fabric which features multiple coordinating hues. This fabric is durable and timeless, and is a unique way to inject colour, pattern and texture into any home.

And there are also multiple new versions of the Forfar stripe and the Perth weave; all now available in multiple colours. 

Besides the beautiful Ian Mankin additions, in previous weeks we have introduced the new Morris IV Collection and Lorenzo Castillo IV range - all now available at our Greenfield & Hunter showroom.

For more details on the Ian Mankin range, or the others mention, please contact our team.

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New Lighting Range from Bloomingdales

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Last week, Greenfield & Hunter hosted a presentation and invited clients to view the brand new Visual Comfort Lighting Range by Bloomingdales. This range includes lighting by designers Kelly Wearstler, Ralph Lauren, Aerin and Kate Spade. After the successful showing, our team were eager to continue spreading the word, and encouraging clients to explore the wide range of lights available.

The materials within these collections reflect the mood, with contrasting textures and finishes that only enhance your beautiful living space. Each designer offers a unique variety of lighting with high quality finishes. Many including gilded plaster, alabaster, marble, aged iron, bronze, brushed nickle, timber, resin, crystal and many more. 

A favourite within the Comfort Lighting Range is lighting by renowned designer Kelly Wearstler. Known for her signiture style of raw, refined, sophisticated and spirited designs, Wearstler's lights are modern and contemporary, and use a colour palette of white, gold, brzone and brass. A few of the lights by Wearstler are pictured below...

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For more information on the Visual Comfort Lighting Range, please contact our G&H team. Or search online using the Bloomingdales' website

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Morris & Co: New Collection

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William Morris (1834-1896) is considered one of the greatest designers and prominant figures within the Arts and Craft Movement. Besides his influence in the arts, Morris was also a well-regarded poet, artist, philosopher, typographer and political theorist. From his humble beginnings at the decorating business Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co, he provided beautiful, handcrafted products and furnishings for the home. 

Best known for his wallpaper and fabric design, Morris & Co became a prominant print house over the next 150 years; only experiencing turbulence during the First and Second World Wars. 

Today, Morris & Co are part of the Sanderson family, and continues to be a house hold name. 

Having recently released the fourth volume of the successful Archive series, Morris & Co have delved into the influences of Persian carpets and global textiles. As part of the series, Purleigh Weaves is a rich compendium of upholstery weight fabrics inspired by Morris' love of the East and their craftsmanship. The Archive IV also includes The Collector Fabrics which feature eight unique fabrics across a mix of qualities and production techniques and is perfectly complemented by the Archive IV wallpapers and the Purleigh Waves. The Collector Wallpapers include eight superlative wallpaper designs which are complemented again by the eight unique fabrics and five upholstery fabrics across a mix of qualities and production techniques.

All of those included in the Archive IV collections represent Morris' "passion for understanding the craftsmanship of the past and the East...the collection includes adaptations of his stunning hand knotted carpets as well as Eastern textiles, found complementing Morris fabrics and wallpapers in the interiors of Standen and Wightwick Manor".

For more information on the new Morris & Co Archive IV, contact our team at G&H today

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de Le Cuona; Ethereal Elements

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A new collection of beautiful earth-toned fabrics are now available at our Frewville showroom, and are set to inspire your contemporary palette. 

From de Le Cuona, a new collection has arrived entitled Ethereal Elements which explores the beauty and rhythms of nature with a modern eye, evoking the elements and translating these into three new designs; Seahorse, Turtle Island and Shore.

Amongst the collection is Seahorse, a lightweight curtain fabric. This fabric has an allure, created by its looped surface, an allure achieved by the boucle yarn used to weave it. The light bounces off the fabric and plays on the loops to create the relaxed, ruffled texture. 

Shore is a versatile dense linen, which can be used for upholstery or curtaining and is available in a variety of natural and earthy tones. This fabric is woven with yarn in varied thicknesses and tones, with the texture reflecting the handwoven techniques. 

Turtle Island is as interesting as its name, and is a lightweight fabric perfect for curtaining. It's flowing nature is what makes this textile ideal for draping. Multiple colours are combined, woven together, to create a subtle pattern. 

These fabrics come from a wide range of de Le Cuona's textiles, all of which are harnessed and produced by the best International master weavers. 

For more information on the de Le Cuona Ethereal Elements collection, contact our G&H team today! 

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New Collection: Gaston Y Daniela

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The inspiration behind Lorenzo Castillo's latest collaboration with Gaston Y Daniela is said to be the luxuriant countryside he envisioned. When discussing what he sought for the latest collection, Castillo described "the textures, neutral, yet vibrant colours, and subtle geometrics on 'tur sur ton". Instead of the plain, soft and generic fabrics for country-living, why not experiment with a collection of wools in cream whites, cerulean blues, woven stripes or geometrics in cotton and textured semi-plains?

Within Lorenzo's inspiration it's clear that the mix-up of patterns are from the Spainish countryside and its many traditions and features, in particular hunting and horses. But besides these traditional characteristics, Castillo sought to include peonies on a delft porcelain vase in a traditional English style printed on linen, and Japanese lack vases woven in jacquard, rich and sophisticated. 

In the Collection Volume IV booklet, you can read about Lorenzo's description of velvets, and the presence of them in the latest collaboration; 'with Venetian and Turkish inspiration with plant motifs, like the one used in the Doge's Palace in Venice'. 

Lorenzo sees this collection as versatile and describes it as timeless and refined; designed for a sophisticated countryside, or an urban interior. 

For more information on Lorezno Castillo's latest collaboration with Gaston Y Daniela, contact our team. 

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New Bloomingdales' Catalogue

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New in the showroom this month, our team have their hands on the Bloomingdales' Volume 18 catalogue. Blooimingdales draw inspiration from across the globe, and have described their latest and current collection as 'distinctly homeground, with an Australian edge'. 

Their lighting range transforms moods and moments, adding the final touch to your living space in a creative and contemporary way. From the stones and timbers, bronze and crystal, the dynamics possible are endless. Use the deeper, darker bronze for a warming addition, or maybe the crystal to create a classic to modern mood. 

Besides traditional lamps we are familiar with, in their latest collection, Bloomingdales has sought to create additional features to their lighting. Besides ambiance and functionality, their floor lamps are now considered to be a sculptural piece of art. Adding that extra dimension and artist feature to your living space.

And if you're looking for more of a statement piece, a hanging pendant or chandelier, Bloomingdales have introduced  styles that can cater for a wide range of tastes from classic through to ultra-modern.  

For more information on the new Bloomingdales catalogue, or to request a password, please contact our G&H team. 

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Lucero, the new Harlequin collection

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Harlquin have recently introduced their latest collection Lucero; launched in the new Style Library Showroom at Chelsea Harbour on September 5th. This range is described as 'an aspirational collection glistening with lusrous finishes and seductive colours, guaranteed to delivery a sense of style and glamour to your home'.
This collection comprises of six woven fabrics all of which feature a mix of jacquard and embroidered qualities. These fabrics have sophisticated satin grounds, all embellished by fine details, metallic accents and raised yarn effects. But what's inspired Harlequin to create this luxurious collection? They're inspired by the classical damasks and ornate trails with a modern twist, their fashion-confident collections designed for the style-conscious home owner. 
Besides the beautiful fabrics, Lucero boasts nine wallpaper designs, all of which emphasis the decadent nature of refined finishes. Again they carry with them the same inspirations of the fabrics, all of which are for those fashion-confident and design-savvy home owners.
With the Lucero wallpaper and fabric collection, Harlequin ave recommended the use of Seduire, as it complements best. It's a smaller pattern book made up of five opulent upholstery velvets, perfect for use with this new range.  
The three pattern books that comprise this collection are now available at our Frewville Showroom. For more information or to discuss prices please forward all enquiries to our team. 
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Commercial wallpapers from Elitis

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Élitis has introduced their new range of wall coverings, ideal for the commercial market, in particular hotels and restaurants. As described in their latest brochure, it aims 'to offer ultra-technical, resistant and high performance features, while maintaining personality and creativity, seduction and innovation along with textures and colours'. 

As part of their September release, Élitis have created two new patterns as part of their High Performance Contract collection; the Glass HPC and Madagascar HPC. These patterns in particular are tested to meet the rigorous safety standards that concern fire and shock resistance. Their vinyl wallcoverings on Osnaburg or the non-woven backing offer other specific qualities. 

These wallpapers offer unique product highlights like;

  • Wide width (135cm wide, 53")
  • Fire resistant
  • Antibacterial and fungicidal treatment
  • Extra washable
  • Excellent lightfastness
  • Easy to install
  • Ideal for contract and residential 

Besides their durability, these Élitis wallpapers have been given an A+ (very low emissions) rating in regard to the emissions of volatile organic compounds. This means they contain no phthalate, no formaldehyde, no heavy metals, no arsenic-based biocides and no antimony-based fire retardants.

For more information on these Élitis wallpapers or to contact our showroom regarding pricing, please email us.

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Spotlight on: Timorous Beasties

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This week, we want to introduce you to one of our favourite designers, Timorous Beasties, the Glasgow-based design house. 

Established by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, the studio has diversified the textile industry and emerged as a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed icon. Timorous Beasties' work embodies a diverse pattern of features. From elements including echoes of a golden age of copperplate engraving, to distinctly edgy nature and chic irreverence. Beasties is said to share a world view where plants, animals and society are visually inextricable. Their work is featured across all interior landscapes, from one-bedroom flats, to villas, civic and government buildings, boutqiue hotels and restaurants - the list is endless. 

And besides beautiful interiors, Beasties have been involved in numerous commissions for some of the UK's and the world's premier brands. For example, their home accessories have been included in exclusive lines for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Liberty London and John Lewis Department stores. Awards of the design-powerhouse include, in 2007 Winners of Walpole Award for Best Emerging Brand and in 2006 from Elle, the Decoration Award for both Best Textiles and Best Carpet. 

At G&H, some of our favourite designs come from Timorous Beasties. In particular the bold presence that they create in a room. The Kaleido Splatt All Over is described as a 'multi-directional design' where drips and platts cover the entire surface of the design, creating 'a rich blanket of texture'. And it's not just the Kaleido Splatt that provokes the use of colour and energy, throughout all of Beasties designs, whether they're fabrics or wall coverings, many are a vivid celebration of nature, and what is around us - in a creative and unique way. 

For more information on the Timorous Beasties' range of wallpapers, contact our showroom today. 


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New arrivals at G&H

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This week at Greenfield & Hunter, we've been dazzled by the new collections from leading European designers Nina Campbell and Matthew Williamson

Nina Campbell's fabric collection 'Les Rêves,' is a unique use of colour and is said to be inspired by artist Henri Matisse's palette. Matisse's works are currently on exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts. Featured in the exhibition is a photograph that shows Matisse at his home, Villa Le Reve in Vence, on the French Riviera - surrounded by patterns atop patterns, and decorative, vivid colours, textiles and antiques. Many of these extravagant interiors were reflected in his masterpieces as colourful spectacles. Campbell described his works as 'colourful but not brash, with a richness that still manages to be soft'. The 'Les Rêves' collection is a range of patterns and exuberant colours reflected in Matisse's works, described by Campbell herself, can 'make a modest space seem jewel-like and brighter'. 

If you've had a chance to look through 'Les Rêves' you would've noticed the jug print Collioure. This print is especially Matisse-like, given the red and pale blue hue and brims with painterly, hand-drawn shapes - and the diverse nature of print-upon-print, another key Matisse characteristic. 

Another new arrival at G&H was Matthew Williamson's 'Belvoir' collection, named in honour of Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire. This range is Williamson's fifth collection of wallpapers and fabrics in collaboration with Osbourne & Little. The diverse colourway evokes the English country house style with a contemporary twist. 

In his wallpaper collection, Williamson has used bold colours and shapes to encaspulate the elements within Belvoir Castle. The wallpaper, Ceramica, came from the porcelain display at Belvoir Castle, which featured a variety of styles having been with the Rutland family for years. It began with plates sourced from Portobello and Kempton markets in London, with each being individually photographed and then customised further in the studio, to bring out the colours or add hand-drawn motifs like a flamingo, peony or butterfly.

Each wallpaper holds detail and precision when analysed and appreciated up close and personally. In particular the Orangery, which is described as 'an ode to the traditional orangeries typical of country houses'. The ornate framed cages were all drawn by hand, housing tropical birds and orchids, painted in thick brushstrokes of acrylic. And the background? A delicate lace pattern, based on vintage English design. When describing this particular inspiration, Williamson spoke of 'the light and space [of these orangeries] are strikingly beautiful, and the scents of exotic tropic plants and fruit are unmistakable'. 

For more information on both Nina Campbell's 'Les Rêves' or Matthew Williamson's 'Belvoir', please contact our showroom.

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