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Interiors Media announcement


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As a result of the coronavirus, Interiors Media, the publisher of Interiors Monthly, is pausing publication for the time being. Rest assured we’ll be back just as soon as we can. Keep safe.

Download the May issue of Interiors Monthly

May2020coverThe May 2020 issue of Interiors Monthly reviews what you would have seen at Salone and BGNFS; looks at the latest in the LVT and carpet sectors; has a special Service report and goes on an upholstery journey. Plus the latest industry news and new products.

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CBI calls for CJRS clarity

UpholsteryproductionThe government must tell the business sector if it is going to extend its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond May or risk employees being made redundant, according to the CBI.

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Furniture Makers Company issues guide to claiming grants

SupportThe Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry charity and City of London livery company has begun helping workers who have been affected by the coronavirus disruption and has produced a guide to government advice and how to apply or a grant from the charity.

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Emma sees Q1 UK sales leap

Emma boxMattress in a box company Emma Mattress saw UK sales almost double in the first quarter of this year, and says coronavirus is having no impact on business.

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Wellness focus for Domotex

Next year’s Domotex flooring exhibition is to highlight wellbeing, naturalness and sustainability as it selects Atmysphere as its key theme.

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Coburn receives CBE

Nick Coburn, Ulster Carpets group md and deputy chairman has received his CBE from the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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iSalone: Porro flies high

The Italian-Danish creative couple Gamfratesi increased its importance in Porro’s catalogue while Carlo Tamborini debuted his first design for the company.

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Fuorisalone: Taking nature into the kitchen

Quartz manufacturer Caesarstone returned to Fuorisalone for the sixth time, to unveil Altered States, its designer collaboration programme with New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture. Being this the year of Eurocucina, the collaboration explores the core theme of the kitchen island.

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Membership boost

The Furniture Makers’ Company has boosted its corporate membership with a quartet of companies from the bed, fabric, flooring and office furniture sectors joining the interiors industry charity.

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NMS buys Spence’s Allegro

SpenceAllegroNational Museums Scotland has acquired a rare example of furniture designed by Sir Basil Spence, one of the leading British architects of the 20th century, and manufactured by Morris Furniture around 1949.

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Holloways of Ludlow returns to its roots

HollowaysInteriors retailer Holloways of Ludlow has opened its second Holloways of Ludlow HOME store: at the original Ludlow site that first opened its doors as a family architectural salvage business in 1985.

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Recofloor winners recycled 523tonnes

Recofloor 2017 AwardsRecofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring take-back scheme, celebrated the environmental commitment of its recycling champions at its sixth annual awards at the Kia Oval cricket ground. Flooring companies, contractors and distributors received trophies and certificates in 10 major award categories plus Gold and Silver groupings from guest host former England cricket captain David Gower. These companies collected a record-breaking 523tonnes through the scheme in 2016 – equivalent to 3.2million cricket balls.

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Milan day two: Fuorisalone: Be Stijl with Thonet

Thonet MasterlyThe 100th anniversary of the Dutch De Stijl movement is being celebrated at the Masterly – The Dutch in Milano exhibition at Palazzo Francesco Turati. It features several projects that mark the anniversary of the De Stijl movement and in particular one of its protagonists: Piet Mondrian.

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Northern Big Shots raises £17,000

NorthernBigShots2016Now celebrating its third year, the Northern Big Shots clay pigeon shooting event raised more than £17,000 in aid of the furnishing industry’s charity, the Furniture Makers’ Company.

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Milan day three: Carl Hanson embraces EOOS

CH EmbraceAlthough intended as an elegant dining chair, Carl Hanson’s Embrace chair by EOOS also performs as a guest chair, serving as a sculptural addition to hotel lobbies, conference rooms or waiting rooms when not in use.

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Milan day one: Zooming in on Nani Marquina

NMZoomThe Mélange collection by fashion and homeware designer Sybilla was centrestage for Nani Marquina sets out to reinterpret the kilim, with 20 contradictory rugs that work together, acting as complements.

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Milan day one: Being calm with Viccarbe

Viccarbe NagiIn Japanese the word Nagi means ‘calm water’, referring to the gentle beauty of the water’s surface when it is undisturbed and serene and is the inspiration for Viccarbe’s chair of the same name by Tomoya Tabuchi.

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Lamb joins Vida Living

VidaLivingFurniture importer Vida Living has strengthened its management with the appointment of a key account manager for its UK operation.

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Bedroom revealed as the dirtiest room of the home

SheetsDespite being the place that we recharge our batteries of a night, the bedroom is the dirtiest room of the house with more than a third (34%) of people saying that it is the room in their home where they suffer the worst allergic reactions, followed by the lounge (33%), the kitchen (18%) and the bathroom (6%).

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MDS to 'bridge the gap'

MDSwebsiteInteriors trade exhibition May Design Series is to be revamped, 'bridging the gap between the commercial and the design worlds'.

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LDF boost for quintet

KitmilesThe work of five upcoming British furniture, fabric, textiles and glass designers is to be highlighted by interior design firm Urban Living Interiors during the London Design Festival.

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Mentens takes control at Natuzzi

JanMentensJan Mentens has left his role as director of the Brussels Furniture Fair after less than a year in the job to run Natuzzi's western European operations, including the UK.

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Carpetright warns of lower profits

championUK floorings chain Carpetright says this year's profits will be "significantly below" previous hopes and says its chief executive is leaving the company after 17 months.

The company said the UK market was "softer" and its business in the Netherlands had also suffered.


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Argos and Homebase boss Duddy to step down

TDuddyTerry Duddy, chief executive of Argos and Homebase parent Home Retail Group, is to leave the group next year after more than a decade in charge. Duddy has told fellow directors that he intends to step down before next years AGM in July 2014.

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Homewares drive sales boost

shoppingbagsStrong furniture and flooring sales drove higher than expected retail sales growth last month. Furniture and flooring was the best performing category during the month, according to the British Retail Consortium-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. Home accessories and textiles for the house also rebounded.

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Latest News: Cavendish Wins After True Team Effort

Podium Cavendish03-Jul-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team put all riders on the front for sprinter Mark Cavendish on Wednesday, on a deceptively lumpy course that included Col de Gineste (2.89km, 4.4%) with just 12.5km to go in the 228.5km Stage 5 of the Tour de France.

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June Issue out now!


Exhibitions take centre stage in June’s issue of Interiors Monthly, with the exhibition guide containing information on must-see shows, an exhibition diary, reviews of Fuorisalone and Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show and a preview of the Manchester Furniture Show. The upholstery feature looks at trendsetters and celebrations; the rug feature reports on innovation and a growing offer; the flooring protection feature looks and the latest innovations; the latest developments in the floor tile market are explored and the role of buying groups is examined. Plus the latest industry news, comment and new products. 

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Online revamp for Roberts

RobertsFlooring tools company Roberts has revamped its online presence with a revamped website. Robertsuk.co.uk now features detailed technical information and close-up photography of its products.

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Mortgage choice 'still limited', Moneyfacts data shows

Row of_houses_CummertreesMortgage customers able to offer a deposit of 25% of a home's value have the widest choice of home loans, research has suggested.The data, from financial information service Moneyfacts, showed that there were 831 mortgage products on the UK market at this level.

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Guild Mark for Hypnos

hypnos-sandringham-lifeBed company Hypnos has been awarded The Furniture Maker's Manufacturing Guild Mark, only available to the top 50 furniture manufacturers in the UK.

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John Lewis Posts Stellar Sales Figures

john lewisBritain's biggest department store chain John Lewis posted stellar sales growth last week for its key household goods business.

The employee-owned retailer said its sales jumped 32.4 percent year-on-year to 64.5 million pounds in the week to April 28, also boosted by robust TV sales related to the digital switch-over in London.

Homewares sales increased 25 percent, benefiting from a strong performance from big-ticket items -- beds and bedroom furniture, floor coverings and upholstery. John Lewis also owns upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose.

Next focuses on margin

next2Clothing and interiors chain Next concentrated on maintaining margin in the run up to Christmas but saw 'disappointing' store sales.

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Credit availability hits DFS

DFSThe credit ratings of potential customers is holding back sales growth at DFS, the chain has revealed. Two-thirds of the 85 store chain’s sales are on credit and Ian Filby, DFS chief executive says consumers are looking to trade up.

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Record year for James Halstead


Cavalio and Polyflor parent James Halstead enjoyed record profits and sales in the past year. Operating profits rose 6.9% to £38.3m in the year to 30 June as sales climbed 14.8% to £213.9m.

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Clive Race

Clive Race, former Race for Furniture md died on 29 July after a 12 year battle with prostate cancer. He was 89.

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