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Phillip Jeffries' opulent 'Gilded Ascent' wallcovering is made in a Japanese family-owned mill that has practiced the art of gilding for more than a century, with the metal leaf applied using chopsticks.
Passion for Pattern
Top US designer Jeffrey Bilhuber brings his amazing eye for pattern and colour to a new collection of fabrics for Le Gracieux, available at Tissus d'Hélène.
Pietro Russo's 'Manto' table for Gallotti&Radice demonstrates the Italian designer's simplicity-with-a-twist design ethos: the table's base wraps around alike a cloak, affixed with a satin brass 'button'.
Waterproof, and Future-proof
Architecture and design studio Rockwell Group's five-star clients include Nobu, Ritz-Carton and Fairmont – and it has used its deep knowledge of the hospitality industry to develop a new outdoor seating range for Paola Lenti.
A Rum Fellow's Kindred fabrics, an exclusive collaboration with George Spencer Designs, are billed as "tribal textiles for the 21st century", marking the first time that the brand has ventured into print techniques.
The Art of Texture
Nobilis' latest Phoenicia fabric collection brings unusual texture to the fore, with heavy jacquards, embroidery and embellishment.
David Hunt Lighting’s ‘Liberty’ pendant, featuring a cluster of six opal-glass shades around a brass globe, was inspired by the glamorous nightclub scene of the 1970s, when disco and decadence reigned.
The Spice of Life
Discover Thibaut's Ceylon collection at Jacaranda Carpets and Rugs: these charming fabrics and wallcoverings take India, Thailand and other South Asian destinations as their inspiration, with many inspired by original archive documents.
The Cutting Edge of Glass
Glassmaking in the Czech Republic goes back to the Middle Ages, and it is still a centre of excellence and innovation. Gladee Lighting's Diversity collection, the work of renowned glassmaker Jaroslav Bejvl, pushes the boundaries.
Ready to Pounce
Scalamandre's 'Zebra' wallcovering is one of the US brand's best-loved designs: now, there's a new addition to the pack, 'Leaping Cheetah'.
Find the Right Rug
"I do things differently, and I like to change, as well. That’s been my motto so far." So says Esti Barnes of Topfloor by Esti, talking to Design Centre Chelsea Harbour's personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich for a special 'Getting to Know Rugs and Carpets' session as part of Focus/20's virtual programme.
Sink in to the Blues
Turri has introduced its first modular sofa, 'Blues'. Created by Italian designer Giuseppe Viganò, it has wonderful attention to detail, from the contrast piping to the walnut and metal decorative bar linking the base to the low armrests.
Hitting a New Note
Chase Erwin has its roots in the landscapes of founder Ragna Erwin's native Iceland: she often describes the fabrics' subtle colour palette as being suffused with a dash of fog or early-morning mist. So it's surprising that the latest collection, Jass, features textiles that come in retro-inspired celadon and acid-bright citrine as well as earthier shades.
With a style that fuses the traditional and the modern, architect and interior designer Ben Pentreath was the perfect choice to breathe new life into the iconic fabrics and wallcoverings of William Morris. The Queen Square collection consists of 18 fabrics and 18 wallpapers, recoloured and rescaled to mirror Pentreath's personal aesthetic.
Making a Spectacle
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was a mighty show of the strength of Victorian commerce, ingenuity and human progress. For her second fabric collection as design director of Zimmer + Rohde's Hodsoll McKenzie brand, German designer Fredericke Winkler has looked to this landmark event for inspiration.
First made in North America in 1924, Old Hickory hunting knives were prized by their owners for their comfort, ergonomics and longevity. This essential tool of the wilderness-lover has inspired Turnstyle Designs' latest hardware collection.
A Fresh Face
For the first time in its 81-year history, Marvic Textiles has launched a new brand, Studio by Marvic, which is billed as having "a contemporary, fresh and younger aesthetic".
Made from hand-raked glass beads, Maya Romanoff's 'Zen Garden' wallcovering, available from Altfield, aims to instil the meditative mood of a Japanese garden.
Described by its designer Roberto Lazzeroni as "a sofa conceived to be a protagonist", 'Ico' by Ceccotti Collezioni was inspired by the work of mid-century Italian architect and designer Ico Parisi.
The Design Explorers
US fabric giant Kravet is known for working with the cream of American designers, and two new collections cement its reputation for exciting creative collaborations: a debut by Nate Berkus, and a fourth collection by Barclay Butera.
"Colour has the power to lift us up, make us happy, and change our moods. Colour should be a magnetic force that makes us want to stay right in front of it," says Boston-based artist Liz Roache, the latest person to collaborate with Pierre Frey. Her joyously bold work has translated wonderfully to a collection of fabrics, wallpapers and rugs.
Cole & Son's latest collection, Great Masters, has some opulent roots – it was inspired by the six royal residences cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, including Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London – yet it is far from being just a straightforward take on period pattern.
"Monomaterials" might be a word you'll be hearing more of in product design. Textiles that are made from 100% of any single material are more likely to be recycled at the end of their life, and Kinnasand's Monotypes collection (available from Kvadrat at Home) explores this theme, focusing on "the essence and the beauty that lies in each material".
Artisans of Devizes demonstrates the sheer breadth of its work with its new collections. 'Brasserie Mosaic' stands out for its sustainability credentials: made almost entirely from recycled glass, these mid-size mosaics have a suede-like matt finish, making them suitable for floors as well as walls.
Softer Than Cashmere
Living at high altitude in the Peruvian Andes, alpaca survive the harsh climate thanks to their remarkable fleece. Textiles made from these super-soft fibres are prized for their warmth – and they are now available at George Spencer Designs, since the showroom added French textile company Innata to its stable of brands.
Revived & Restored
Porta Romana has launched The Upcycling Club, a refurbishment service that allows people to have their existing lighting restored to its original condition, or part-exchange old products for new.
A Recycling Revolution
With an estimated 30 million mattresses thrown away in Europe every year, Auping's Evolve mattress, available from Rested, is a model of 'circular' design, being endlessly recyclable.
Just 1% of the world's linen is organic – and organic textiles are not widely available for the interiors industry. So de Le Cuona's new Pure collection, certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), is a rarity, and a very welcome one.
A Fitting Debut
Rubelli may have been founded in 1889, but its history is one of continuous evolution, including the launch of its furniture-design arm, Rubelli Casa, in 2015. This 'Tela' chair is one of the first products to be unveiled by Rubelli Casa's new artistic director, architect and designer Matteo Nunziati.
Engineering Meets Craft
Inspired by the aerodynamic lines of classic British-designed planes and automobiles, Samuel Heath's One Hundred collection has a special place in the brassware firm's portfolio. It commemorates 200 years since its Birmingham foundry opened its doors, and is named after its address, 100 Leopold Street.