Design Centre Stories

Tag: Hardware

The Finishing Touch

Turnstyle Designs' Sonar and Echo collections elevate kitchen cabinetry to new heights with tactile designs and an impressive array of finishes.

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Wild Style

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.

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Style With Substance

Turnstyle Designs' work fuses quality that's second to none – everything is hand-made, hand-stitched and hand-hammered in the Devon countryside – with an original design sense. Its new showroom displays this innovative, imaginative take on hardware.

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Open by Appointment

As restrictions ease, many showrooms are now operating on an appointment-only basis. The picture is changing all the time, but here are the showrooms that have stated they will be open by appointment for the week commencing 1 June.

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The Heritage of Home

Home comforts are coming to the fore in a time of disruption. There's a soothing, cocooning sense of satisfaction to be found in the familiar, but schemes that mix innovation and tradition manage to keep up with changing lifestyles while staying rooted in the past.

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Right Here, Right Now with Edward Bulmer

The architectural historian and designer launches a period-inspired collection of door furniture with McKinney & Co and Collier Webb, and says of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour: "there's really no resource like it."

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A Landmark Project

SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry and Taylor Howes have collaborated on the Churchill collection – a suite of hardware with a unique slice of history as its source of inspiration. Located in the heart of Whitehall, the Old War Office is a grade-II* listed Edwardian building where Winston Churchill and many other luminaries once plotted, now being transformed in …

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Collective Energy

A new arrival to the South Dome, Collier Webb makes luxury, handcrafted lighting, furniture, mirrors and hardware, such as this ‘Cep’ table lamp in a dark bronze finish. It is made at the firm’s British foundry, where the body, stem and shade are spun by hand from thick sheets of brass. The new showroom sits adjacent to sister companies Gainsborough and …

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A Head Turner

These lever handles are the result of Turnstyle Designs' first-ever collaboration. Lauded studio Winch Design, known for its work on superyachts as well as on dry land, has created the Labyrinth collection; the maze-like texture was inspired by the surface of coral. They coordinate with other products including door-pulls and cabinet handles. Turnstyle Designs, First Floor, Design Centre East

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In the Green

One colour dominates this season's palette. Watch as shades of green – from leaf and olive to teal and jade – take root, offering a deeper connection with the world around us. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Fontaine et Animaux Baibouillage’ wallcovering (FP568003), Pierre Frey. ‘Landmark Pure’ exposed thermostatic shower set, Samuel Heath. Paint on frame: 'Poison’, Zoffany. ‘Satara’ rug, emerald, Jacaranda …

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Design Legacy

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus art school – a landmark that many view as the true birth of modern design. Several brands are celebrating with collections that show how its influence still shines today. Arte's 'Odeon' wallcovering (pictured top) has a bold pattern with blocks of circles that's based on a functional and …

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Craft, Elevated

  In an ever-more-machined world, this season we are celebrating makers and artisans. Their commitment to the creative process, rare skills and great endeavours are elevating craft to luxury status. Nothing is standard; everything is fastidiously considered. Just a handful of examples include (pictured from top to bottom): On the Fringe, a new range by Tai Ping, an exploration of hand-tufted craft. …

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The Layered Look

Due to demand, a door knob renaissance is taking hold at Turnstyle Designs, with the latest ‘Stacked’ and ‘Layered’ designs displaying a signature mix of materials and finishes. Each is available in more than 64 combinations. Turnstyle Designs, First Floor, Design Centre East  

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Precious Metal

Satisfy your appetite for subtle glamour. In homage to artist Gustav Klimt, gold brings a new jewel-like illumination. ‘Tree Of Life on Abaca’ hand painted panel, Sabina Fay Braxton at Alton-Brooke ‘Capiz’ wallpapers, Brian Yates ‘Facets’ table lamp, Black & Key ‘Intuition’ dining table, Koket (KO-Intuition) at Passerini Selection of hardware, The Nanz Company ‘Bolla’ table light, smoky, Porada. ‘Walter’ table, Birgit Israel. Set of three …

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The Message of Making

While trends may come and go, the power of making is the one message that will always endure in luxury design. Focus/16 brings that artistry right into the showrooms, with live demonstrations of some of these enviable creative skills. Fromental brought its head artist from China (pictured) to paint an exquisite wallcovering, bringing a floral motif to life with the deft flick …

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