de­sign news

The lat­est up­dates for kitchens, bath­rooms and big projects

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stun­ning bath­room basins, nat­u­ral wood shut­ters and the lat­est in wire­less phone charg­ing

SAFE BET

If ingress pro­tec­tion rat­ings don’t nor­mally get you go­ing, check out cu­ri­ousa & cu­ri­ousa’s new line of bath­room-ready light­ing made to IP45 stan­dards with Led G9 bulbs (wa­ter­proof to you and I). con­structed from fine bone china plates and beau­ti­ful coloured glass, the siren lights will en­sure a splash of sink-side el­e­gance. £640 each (cu­ri­ousa.co.uk)

BASIN BEAUTY

The An­tique basin from Lundhs is made from anorthosite – an ig­neous rock cre­ated by the cool­ing of magma on the west coast of nor­way many moons ago. ex­pect a smoothly honed sur­face and high-gloss in­te­rior, too. Im­pres­sive, huh? Bet­ter plonk it in your guest bath­room to show it off prop­erly. £1,400 (lundhsre­al­stone.com/uk)

deco de­light

since the first col­lec­tion in 2013, wall & decò’s wet sys­tem wall­pa­pers have wowed us with their large-scale mu­ral de­signs and art-fo­cused ap­proach. skip for­ward six years and the lat­est of­fer­ing of damp-proof pa­pers is ev­ery bit as spec­tac­u­lar. For those that like to sing in the shower, set the scene for your per­for­mance with María Gómez Gar­cía’s Di­manche de­sign and make the hills come alive with the sound of mu­sic… £171.60lin­ear m (we­st­onebath­rooms.com)

[ Put the ket­tle on ]

Alessi’s new­est of­fer­ing is an ev­ery­day kitchen coun­ter­top sta­ple and work of art all in one. De­signed by Michele De Luc­chi and avail­able in white or black resin, the Plissè elec­tric ket­tle’s de­sign jour­ney be­gan as a folded piece of pa­per. Hav­ing a cuppa never looked so glam…

£79 (alessi.com/ gb_en)

[ Bare beauty ]

Our de­sign tip for spring/sum­mer 2019? Go bare. Cal­i­for­nia Shut­ters is un­leash­ing its in­ner ex­hi­bi­tion­ist, for­go­ing the primed and painted look for a full-height of­fer­ing in sus­tain­ably sourced ash. Why should slats blend into the back­ground? Full-height shut­ters in Nat­u­ral, from £166sq m (cal­i­for­ni­ashut­ters.co.uk)

Take note

The rise of the ‘smart notepad’ con­tin­ues with Rock­et­book’s fu­tur­is­tic of­fer­ings: notes writ­ten on the Ever­last pad with a Pi­lot Frix­ion pen can be sent to the cloud us­ing the brand’s app. Magic! Rock­et­book ever­last ex­ec­u­tive a5, £32.99; Pi­lot Frix­ion erasable pens, £6.59 for three (ama­zon. co.uk/launch­pad)

[ Charge up ]

Pretty to look at and al­ways there to sup­port you, Na­tive Union’s Dock charger in Rose is just the sort of desk-side ac­ces­sory we’re will­ing to make space for. Just pop your mo­bile (iphone 8 and above or Qi en­abled de­vice) onto the non-slip sil­i­cone pad for wire­less charg­ing com­plete with in­built tem­per­a­ture con­trol to max­imise speed and pre­vent over­heat­ing.

£69.99 (na­tive­u­nion.co.uk)

in a spin

It’s time to show your clothes a lit­tle TLC with Hot­point’s new Ac­tive­care tum­ble dryer. In­no­va­tions, in­clud­ing Anti-stress Move­ments (where gar­ments cling to the drum as it spins to re­duce wear and tear) and Per­fect Tem­per­a­ture Con­trol, prom­ise clothes in tip-top con­di­tion, while fin­ished dry­ness levels can be spec­i­fied to iron- or wardrobe-ready. ac­tive­care tum­ble dryer nt M11 82XB, £479.99 (hot­point.co.uk)

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