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Interiors

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Riluxa

Riluxa Pioneering Luxury Bathroom Design Established only four years ago by CEO Frédéric Tomé – a Parisian living in Valencia – Spain, Riluxa are very quickly becoming synonymous with Artisanal bespoke luxury bathroom furniture and a desirable and essential supplier amongst interior designers and high end developers alike. We caught up with Nick Mitchell Creative & Content Director for Riluxa to chat about the artisanal quality of their products and how they differentiate themselves from the noisy crowd of other high end bathroom suppliers. What key factors have been responsible for the driving growth of the brand to date? We essentially retail luxury bathroom products of artisanal quality in DuPont Corian, solid surface, marble and wood which can be ordered online fully customisable at the click of a button with a level of simplicity and expediency akin to that of a retailer selling off-the-shelf products. You mention the customisable aspect,…

Anglepoise & Paul Smith return for a fourth collaboration

Iconic. A word often bandied about in a whimsical fashion. However when it comes to Anglepoise and Designer Paul Smith this description couldn’t be more appropriate. Having collaborated together previously this new collection which arrives in September will be their fourth alliance. Paul Smith himself describes this series as an exploration of scale. Focusing his attention on the Anglepoise type 75™ desk lamp, (created originally for Anglepoise by leading British industrial product designer Sir Kenneth Grange) which Paul affectionately termed all three sizes as ‘Mini’, ‘Midi’ and ‘Maxi’. In this series, designer Paul Smith revisits a unique patchwork of colour scheme previously created for a unique version of the Land Rover Defender. This palette now becomes the inspiration for the Type 75™. Edition 4 with preorders available here reference colours that dominate the countryside; Deep earth burgundy, leaden grey, sky blue, dappled green, rich clay and a surprising dash of…

Healthy Home Furnishings

Interior Design is often heavily reliant on fabrics and textures, in the aim to create a certain ambience that define what the designer or homemaker is aiming to procure. However, often overlooked is what health implications certain materials can have on our well-being and other luxurious materials and furnishings we can use for a healthy alternative. We love a good carpet here in the UK, however a pioneering study conducted by NIHR Southampton Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit concluded that by exposing dust mite extracts to babies reduced their risk of developing allergies. Dust mites are the most prevalent allergy- triggering substance inducing reactions of asthma in a high proportion of children. In addition to fabrics that attract dust mites the additional cause of concern are VOC’S (Volatile Organic Compounds). Conventional carpets that consist of nylon fibres with a plastic backing along with the adhesives that can contain benzene and Toluene…

Japanese Inspired Interior

Japanese culture is saturated in a respect and love for the natural world. Drawing nature indoors, the natural elements along with colour immersed in historical meaning can create a luxurious palette of elements for a harmonious interior. In this Japanese inspired interior for a bedroom, the bamboo carpet which is environmentally friendly and soft to the touch also has natural anti-bacterial and humidity regulating properties. Bamboo Carpets are very low or free of ‘VOC’S’ (Volatile Organic Compounds) and so a much more healthy alternative to the multitude of evils synthetic material carpets hide releasing formaldehyde into the air for months after. The use of colour traditionally in Japan infuses meaning. The colour red historically denotes strength and passion, it is the colour that ‘gets the blood flowing’. Black however denotes mystery and night. Visually, these combined compliment, yet the colour orange softens this contrast denoting love and happiness in traditional…