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27th October 2017
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Launched at the ISH show this year, and available now, Mya takes its inspiration from the wooden clothes horse of yesteryear, featuring light, open pieces in natural or dark grey matt oak veneer, themed around hanging rails and practical drawers. Matching matt basins are available in white and stunning dramatic black.
Its fourth product launch this year, the new Halo range has a host of new features, additional units and a palette of six new on-trend colours. Supported by inspirational photography reflecting the latest home interior styles, the new range is very realistically priced to target a younger audience wanting stylish British quality products at affordable prices.
Shapes and edges like this are not possible using more traditional materials as the shape would not survive the firing process.
Bringing a well-balanced fusion of 'classic meets modern', the traditional features of this kitchen are defined by Rotpunkt's Pastel Smoke Oak shaker-style cabinetry with one-panel design door and drawer fronts.
This Week's News
British Ceramic Tile and the V&A have once again joined forces to reinvent the humble metro tile with an inspiring new collection of large format designs. Combining an obsession for classic styling with an elongated version of the metro tile, the collection provides retailers with a unique, highly marketable product to add to their metro offering.
In 2016, Blanco sponsored Bucks New University student, Anna Collins (pictured), to take part in the new Kitchen Design course. Now, Blanco catches up with Anna to see how she is getting on with the course...
Anna has been working alongside Tessa Collins, owner and designer at Right Price Kitchens in Essex.
This minimalist unit is available in three eye-catching finishes: white gloss, brushed steel and black gloss, which are enhanced by stunning chrome decals so your customers are guaranteed to find the perfect style.
Springfield's emotive styling pays homage to the main characteristics of Shaker furniture, presenting a highly tactile, timeless aesthetic where the wardrobes, ottoman and twin bedside units balance the room's decor. The soothing matt Alabaster finish is soft to touch and provides the perfect contrast to the bejewelled crystal handles which adorn Springfield.
Frame basins complement the furniture and are available as either a vanity basin in white and taupe or as inset or countertop styles in a choice of white, matt white, black, and matt black. Frame basins can be inset or countertop in a range of distinctive shapes; bowl, round, oval, TV and square.
2017. While people watch TV cooking programmes looking for the very latest hi-tech kitchen devices, Swedish designer Erik Bele Höglund goes back to basics, and designs the Primitive Kitchen Tool, fashioned from Hi-Macs, for modern cavemen.
Bushboard is set to change perceptions about bathroom wall cladding. The company's Nuance range of bathroom wall panelling products is proving popular with designers, facilities managers and builders that are specialising in small developments, student and residential accomodation as well as general contractors.
Paul Findley, product manager for Bushboard, explains: "Bushboard's aim is to change attitudes to what is an out-and-out alternative to tiling.
Furniture fittings and architectural hardware specialist Häfele is bringing added versatility and elegance to UK design-focused projects with the introduction of the Schüco Smartcube to its portfolio.
Described as the infinite shelving system, the Schüco Smartcube offers complete versatility of design with countless configurations possible. At its core is a small, intelligent cube that can be extended as required to provide a smart shelving look that is equally at home in the kitchen, living area or the office.
Geberit has relaunched its website, with a new look and navigation system making it easier than ever to browse the extensive product range and find all the information needed to design, specify and install.
Enabling customers to find the information they need at a glance, the new-look Geberit website features a responsive design to make it particularly easy to use with a smart phone. Whether viewed on a desktop, mobile or tablet, the new website at www.geberit.co.uk is simple to navigate, with a straightforward menu structure and tiles directing the user to relevant information.
The initiative is designed to give one deserving facility the chance to receive a tiling transformation worth up to £500 to update a lacklustre space in need of a complete makeover.
Stacey Harper has been appointed as VitrA's new area sales manager for London and the South-Eastern region of the UK.
As the fifth board member, Derek heads up the highly successful and growing contracts division Kitchens International (KI). Derek joined KI in 2010 at the height of the recession but in the last seven years has seen a huge growth in new build developments.
Electrical buying group Combined Independents (Holdings), part of Euronics - Europe's largest electrical buying group - has announced the appointment of a new member of the buying team, Paul Holt, who joins as a buyer.
Paul joins CIH with first-class knowledge and experience in the white and brown goods industry. He brings a wealth of capability gained through both the independent and multiple retail sales sectors, having held significant positions with Phillips, Glen Dimplex, Intertec Research and Testing, and Kenwood to name just a few.
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Members of the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) and the Scottish Decorators' Federation (SDF) have both voted overwhelmingly to reject the Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) proposals to continue to raise the construction industry training levy.