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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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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.
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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.
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.