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.
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.
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.
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")
Antibacterial and fungicidal treatment
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1977 by Massimo Petriolo, Decortex Firenze quickly became one of the leading design houses in the international market. With fabrics 'of the highest quality, loyal to the great Tuscan Renaissance tradition,' Decortex became famous for its creativity and presentation of fashionable collections.
And today is no different, as innovation combined with passion and respect is the continued mission of Decortex. Following in their father's footsteps, Sceila, Damiano and Lapo Petrioli continue to design and present inspirational and colourful collections, in keeping with the Tuscan Renaissance tradition.
What makes Decortex truly unique, is their commitment to producing fabrics in leading textile mills, using only the finest Italian silks yarns. Decortex also specialise in wide-width product, in curtain fabrics and upholstery, unlike other creative houses.
In celebration of Decortex's latest collection, Damiano Petrioli will join us in showcasing the newest range. Damiano will be presenting on the 14th of September 2017, and G&H will be serving light lunch and refreshments, from 11am. We invite all designers and clients to join Damiano and our team.
Feel free to contact us to RSVP or if you have any further questions about the latest Decortex range.