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  1. Feya Knightsbridge – Insta-worthy Interiors

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    Feya – Flagship Knightsbridge

    The ever popular London Café Feya has branched out with the launch of its flag ship venue in the heart of the fashionable shopping district of Knightsbridge. Introducing an Insta-worthy interior to its customers.

    The brief: to create an escape rooted in fantasy and nature.

    Insta-worthy Interiors

    Feya approached FromRoom to create a design like no other. FromRoom have a reputation for creating the highest quality Hospitality projects with flair. It was especially important to create those ‘Insta–worthy’ moments for visitors that have become so important in hospitality.

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy with gold marble reception

    Brand Development

    FormRoom’s MD, David Roberts says

    “Feya as a brand is very fantastical in their direction.

    Their vision is one rooted in mythology and escapism, so that lends itself naturally to a maximalist approach to feature design.

    Feya has a very loyal brand following who see it as a retreat from reality. So we looked to create a narrative for the space, so that as you move through it you’re taken on a very literal journey of discovery.

    The product itself is highly visually innovative and the space reflects this attention to creativity and detail. It should feel playful and fun, an indulgence and a celebration.”

    Versital and FormRoom

    Having worked with FormRoom before, Versital were approached to offer advice and supply custom surfaces to fit the brief of nature vs the fantastical.

    “FormRoom have a reputation for fabulous designs and we were delighted when we were approached and our exclusive ‘Metallic Marble’ was specified for the main feature marble counter area and table tops. Being cast, were able to shape the reception front to a curve. The table tops match the rest of the deign and bring the whole scheme together”

    Gemma Stockberger – Versital

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy

    Café Design

    At the entrance is a striking bespoke counter created using Versital Metallic Marble in Gold Stratos, complete with etched gold sections.

    Versital worked in conjunction with specialist shop fitter Dawnvale who project managed and installed the entire project.

    “We have worked with Dawnvale on numerous projects and it is always a pleasure to know you are working with experts. We worked together to ensure the materials worked with the design and their joinery, delivered to order and on time to meet with their strict schedules.

    With Dawnvale we were able to fulfil the vision that FormRoom had created.”

    Carl Oliver – Production Manager Versital

    Strict deadlines

    The project had a total of six weeks from design, project management and final hand over which Versital was able to deliver within.

    Custom designs

    The feel of ethereal and other worldliness continues throughout the café, with abstract references to water, Lilly pad sections created with tables and cushions and even wall details to appear like a forest.

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy

    Being a fully bespoke made to order product, Versital was manufactured to suit the clients specifications precisely.

    Oversized Bird cages

    Towards the rear of the café, striking oversized birdcages create a centre piece amongst the forest canopy. The metallic marble tables from Versital complement this feature area perfectly, providing the perfect photo opportunity for visitors.

    Feya Knightsbridge hospitality design insta worthy

    Water proof and stain proof marble

    As well as offering a unique bespoke look of natural marble with a metallic twist, Versital surfaces are also fully waterproof and stain proof.

    “Although design is key to a fantastic hospitality venue, we are also conscious of providing clients with a product that will be practical and look great long after installation.

    Versital surfaces are able to deliver on both of these important considerations – they look beautiful and unique, but are also easy to clean and won’t stain with use”

    Gemma Stockberger – Versital

    To find out more about this project, or how we can help with your next job, please contact Versital on 01204 380780 or email sales@versital.co.uk

  2. Sleep & Eat – The Seasonal Inspiration Exposition

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    London’s Exclusive Interior Design Exhibition

    To get inspiration for the coming year our team went down to London for the incredible exhibition of world’s best interior designers, suppliers and manufacturers – Sleep and Eat.

    Sleep and Eat event is targeted at the whole commercial and domestic interior design industry. It offers an incredible array of displays and exhibitions aiming not only to showcase products, but also coming trends and concepts. For us at Versital it offered a great opportunity to meet many of our clients, associates and to celebrate the industry we work in. We kept our eyes open, and scanned for current and upcoming trends to provide our customers with the most up to date products.

    Sleep and Eat Event

    Marble is a Major Trend

    One of the most striking findings at the Sleep and Eat exhibition was how popular marble is becoming. It has moved way past the bathroom and shower panels, and is introduced into more and more in spaces like bedrooms and living rooms. Many interior designers used it to compliment soft colours and furnishings to create a calming, modern designs that have a really soothing ambience.

    Back Lit marble panel

    Marble seems to also be a hit in the hospitality sector, with many people specifying it for bar and table tops. As we spoke to many of the designers and specifiers, they said that they often turn to marble alternatives (out of which many chose Versital) in order to accomplish the same visual result but increase the lifespan. We were also very proud to find that Knightsbridge Furniture had a stand featuring one of our marble finish table tops in ‘Perlato’. The table top was matched with interesting modern base and surrounded by navy blue carpets and an interesting, contemporary furniture that created a really nice result.

    Table top in Perlato

    Many designers seem to also move away from the classic white marble and towards more strong and striking colours like blue, green or mustard. Because of that, right after our team brought in the inspirational pictures from the show, our engineers begun to experiment with our colour palette to cater to that new, growing trend.bathroom freestanding sink at sleep and eat

    Rich Blue is Taking Over

    As if everyone had pre-arranged it, many stands featured deep midnight blue as their key colour. Those that did not feature blue, normally opted for deep shades of green or soft grey. Strong colours interestingly complimented the softer, and rounder silhouettes and textures of many items.

    navy blue geometric sofa

    The whole show featured an incredible amount of curved lines, featured mainly on very popular top mounted basins, sofas, chairs and table tops. To contrast the soft lines of the fixtures many designers used geometric or heavy printed wall paper, or decorative elements like vases and bowls that worked together very well.

    lights and blue sofa

    Metal is Slowly Creeping In

    Although it was not as pronounced as the blue – metal elements seem to have risen high in the world of interior design. Many stands featured furniture which was embellished with metal accents of rose and plain gold.

    Marble table with metal banding

    The designers matched it with either deep colours like brown, burgundy or midnight blue or with a soft wood and off-white porcelain and ceramics. It is very clear that metal accents are on the rise and many trend report suggest that in couple of years they will play a major role for designers and customers alike.

    Back to Nature

    Alongside the recently rising sustainability trend generally visible in retail, interior design sees a rise of natural greenery and plants. Many exhibitions proudly featured flowers or green walls that seamlessly blended with the striking colours and soft shapes.

    hanging greenery baskets with metal accents at sleep and eat

    Many designers contrasted greenery with metal accents polished to a mirror finish.  As a company deeply committed to sustainable development, our team marvelled at some of the set-up rooms created by England’s most renowned designers. Furthermore we saw that many of the greenery stands involved marble elements, creating a really striking effect.

    Inspiration Gallery

    For more information on our marble finish bar tops, table tops, vanity tops or other products take a look at the information guide. If you would like advice, samples or wish to place an order, please call us on 01204380780, or email us at sales@versital.co.uk.

  3. Regeneration Of Greenwich Peninsula London

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    The regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula began back in the 90’s to celebrate the Millennium with the building of The Dome. The remainder of the area is now being completely renovated. The renovation aims to create a space for the new type of Londoners. The company is looking to improve the community building and interpersonal interactions of its inhabitants.


  4. Refurb at The Andaz Hotel London

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    Hotel Bathrooms Get a Facelift With Bespoke Shower Trays

    Hyatt’s five star luxury boutique hotel, The Andaz Liverpool Street, welcomes guests to discover the unrivalled city of London, the old and the new.

    To keep up with the needs of the discerning traveler hotels are constantly looking to improve the décor and facilities. Bathrooms make a huge impact on clients when staying in hotels and need to be kept in top condition.

    The stunning ballroom at the Andaz Hotel London where Versital have been involved in refurbishing

    Luxury Hotel and 5 Star Facilities

    As well as luxury rooms, the hotel has a beautiful restaurant and cocktail bar, and hosts parties, weddings and events including fabulous New Years Eve parties.

    Review sites such a Trip Advisor rate it 5 star. With all public facing businesses like this, it is essential they keep their rooms and public areas up to scratch. Versital have recently been involved in supplying custom made shower trays to update the bathrooms in this hotel.

    Bathrooms Updated Using Bespoke Shower Trays

    “The hotel and rooms are beautiful, but because of the age of the building a lot of the bedrooms still had baths as the main washing facility. Less people and especially travelers are keen to use a bathtub and prefer the option of a large walk in shower where possible. They have come to expect it with highly rated hotels. Changing a full bathroom can be difficult and costly, especially with having rooms out of action whilst work is carried out.

    We were able to offer a solution of a bespoke shower tray that would fit the space where the bath tub had been perfectly, making alterations to the bathroom much simpler and less costly. The bathrooms were brought bang up to date with a cost effective and simple solution. Bespoke shower trays are available in a wide range of marble and granite finishes to match in with existing tiles, as well as custom RAL colours to suit a corporate identity or specific colour requirement.

    We look forward to supplying the remainder of the bathrooms over the course of the next year as they become required.”
    Gemma Stockberger, Versital UK

    If you are a hotel owner, designer or architect and would like more advice or a personalised quote for bespoke shower trays on a commercial project, please contact us direct on 01204380780. Alternatively fill in a contact form and we will come back to you at your convenience.