I wanted to share a few of the press releases that caught my eye lately - I do receive quite a few and cannot put everything in a single post but thought you might enjoy reading some of the below now, as opposed to waiting a couple months to see them in magazines! This should make a light read during your commute time! Nothing in this post is sponsored. Here goes!
Claire Gaudion launched the Landscapes Collection - a new range of printed cotton linen interior fabrics and cushions. Three new designs – Ocean, Grassland, and Desert – take inspiration from nature's diverse landscapes; from the ebb and flow of the ocean, the interconnectedness of our natural lands, to how the earth has been shaped by time and tradition.
The fabrics are suitable for curtains, soft furnishings and upholstery, and each design is offered in three colourways. The Landscapes Collection is a trio of patterns to be mixed and matched, and combined with their textured weaves, new cotton linen ombre stripe and geometric designs.
COORDONE (Spain) launched their Monmarte wall coverings inspired by the decade of the 1920s in Paris, the Années Folles (“crazy years” in French). Avant-garde and surrealism movements coexisted with the inherent and classic elegance of Paris. It includes the chevron CAMUS pattern and La Coupole which comes in copper and gold.
Above: CAMUS. Below: La Coupole
COORDONNE have also collaborated with Ines de la Fressange. The French ‘savoir-faire’ and a rustic charm combine in the ultimate “Parisian chic” style.The three-coloured strokes, the mustard, olive and crimson shades are highly reminiscent of the much sought-after effortless chic.
The new Jane Churchill Spring Summer 2018 collections combine illustrative designs with chic geometrics, globally inspired abstracts, and a nuanced selection of textured weaves and plains. The result is a rich array of imaginative fabrics.
Wool-stitched embroidery CHINTAL introduces a contemporary folk design with pretty over-sized petals and miniature leaves in multi colours. Hand-painted scenes feature peacocks, palms and pavilions in the picturesque PERSIAN GROVE.
Below: Curtains in Chintal and chair covered in Indira.
In ANALI, silhouetted leaves embroider a tranquil chiaroscuro e ect. HOT HOUSE is a watercolour oral in understated tints, JAIPUR TREE depicts winding creepers and fan petals, and INDIRA portrays toucans, monkeys and parrots.
Below, curtains in Indira. Chair covered in Chari stripe.
Densely embroidered ogees give the AVANI trellis an opulant texture, while MALAY provides a sumptuously stitched ikat. TANZY o ers an all-over structured trellis geo. CHARI STRIPE is a pretty mixed geo stripe, while TARO STRIPE is a decorative print with a hand-blocked look.
Leading this year’s immensely soft weaves and plains is ROMEY, a mid-weight tweed in new multi colours, with DARO, a contrasting weave in myriad brights and neutrals, and herringbone NOORA in an array of combinations. ALMORA is printed with a gently antiqued look in a palette that includes amethyst, chinchilla, and rust —also available as ALMORA STRIPE.
Below: sofa covered in ALMORA.
Sofa in Sherborne
I have been swooning over the beautiful table linen by Linenme.com. They come in a variety of colours and are very affordable! Transform your dining table with some carefully chosen table linen. Whether adding a pop of colour with some placemats or creating a calm, minimalist feel with a crisp white tablecloth, they have everything you need to brighten up your room.
Atrafloor released a new collection of vinyl floors called Contour inspired by the art and science surrounding topography. Topography is the study of the shape of the Earth's land. Natural and man made forms are captured on topographic maps, with contour lines showing how the land dips, curves, peaks and falls.
Drawing inspiration from the aesthetically intriguing patterns of contour lines in topographic maps, Atrafloor have created a minimal floor design featuring this art, which echoes the familiar tones and shapes that represent numerous valleys, mountain ranges and other natural formations. Available in 3 colour ways, it is priced at £59/sqm.
Ruark Audio, the British purveyor of stylish standalone music systems, announced the release of MRx – its first connected wireless speaker.
MRx embodies the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail that has become the hallmark of Ruark’s range. The juxtaposition of sleek, clean, real wood or soft grey exterior with the textured, British-sourced fabric front creates something truly stunning. Its beauty lies in its simplicity; not just in its ease-of-use, but in its sophisticated design, too.
The same attention to detail carries through to the technology inside to make MRx a class-leading product, offering a peerless performance built on three decades of British high-end hi-fi know-how. Ruark has long championed a process of evolutionary improvement, therefore the introduction of a new model is significant for the brand. MRx costs £399.
Swoon Editions are popping up in Covent Garden! Go and see their beautiful designs up close, meet the team and attend a series of special events (Bloom & Wild bouquet making and Design appointments with Homewings). Open between Sat 14th - Sun 29th April at 7 Mercers Walk, off Langley StreetLondon, WC2H 9FA.