Sabtu, 28 April 2012

Styling Trends with a Union Jack

Taking time out from training and competing in the build-up to the Olympics, Beth Tweddle, Britain's most successful gymnast of all time, recently performed her gymnastic routines on a rather unusual platform.

Trend's sister company, Granite Transformations, used Trend agglomerates to construct a six foot long island unit, adorned with a fabulous stylised Union Jack.

Inspired by the forthcoming Olympics (London 2012), they built this patriotic piece to demonstrate the creative potential of Trend's quarter-inch deep surfacing material.  They used high tech water jet cutting to produce the component triangles and quadrilaterals that make up the union flag, then seamlessly joined them together and bonded the assembled design onto construction board, creating a stunning and robust countertop.

Interestingly, Beth's energetic routines and flying leaps demonstrate that, whilst Trend's agglomerate materials are undoubtedly slim and stylish, their unique construction and patented reinforcing membrane enables them to withstand substantial physical loads. In fact, a solid natural granite slab of the same dimensions would not have the inherent flexural strength to stand up to such treatment, let alone be light enough to be moved around.  Proof once again that it's not always good to be thick!
The slimline dimensions of Trend agglomerates also make them ideal for vertical cladding, for shower rooms, elevator interiors and building facades for example, as well as applications where weight is critical, like super yachts, cruise liners, canal boats, horse boxes and motorhomes.

Like Beth Tweddle, Trend agglomerates are not only lightweight and elegant, they're also highly flexible. Available in a wide range of colours, finishes and formats they're a winning choice for everything from flooring and cladding to purpose-built furniture.

Trend agglomerates are available from Soak in Style.

Sabtu, 21 April 2012

Bon Ton from Oasis Bagni

Soak in Style are delighted to announce that we are now dealers for the Bon Ton range from Oasis Bagni.

The fabulous range offers finishes in over 30 shades of glass and 30 gloss or matt lacquers, plus several wood finishes at very competitive prices for such a high quality product.

Bon Ton Light Oak
Bon Ton Basin Unit in Light Oak with White Cupboard
Bon Ton in Light Oak


 There are an assortment of sizes available and Bon Ton is complemented by integral basins in Gloss Resin or lustrous Glass. 




You can see the delicate shape of the resin basin.
Bon Ton white resin basin

Bon Ton in light oak with a white resin basin, lacquered columns and mirror with fluorescent lamp.

Bon Ton in Black
Bon Ton in Black Lacquer

Bon Ton in Black Lacquer - see the shimmer
 Bon Ton in shiny Black Lacquer with a white resin double basin and mirror with fluorescent lamp. Bon Ton is stylish and affordable bathroom furniture which includes both vanity units and mirrors. 

Bon Ton in White
Bon Ton in White Lacquer

Bon Ton in White

Bon Ton in White

Bon Ton in White Lacquer

Bon Ton in shiny White Lacquer with a glossy white resin basin and mirror with internal lighting.

Bon Ton in Gordon Oak
Bon Ton in Gordon Oak with White Cupboard

Bon Ton Glass Basin

Bon Ton Vanity Unit in Gordon Oak
Bon Ton in Gordon Oak with a glass top, mirror with internal lighting and lacquered column. 
Bon Ton in Lilla Chiaro
Bon Ton in Lilla Chiaro
Bon Ton in Lilla Chiaro

Bon Ton in Lilla Chiaro lacquer
Bon Ton in shiny maueve lacquer (Lilla Chiaro) with a white resin basin, wall cupboard and suspended mirror cabinet with three mirrored doors.

Bon Ton is on display in the Soak in Style showroom in Prugna.

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Sabtu, 14 April 2012

Piemme at Fuori Salone Milano 2012

Piemme and Visionnaire join forces at the Milan design week
The recently-signed partnership between Maranello-based ceramic manufacturer Piemme and the luxury furniture designer Visionnaire will be officially launched during the Milan Furniture Fair and Fuori Salone.

The entire Visionnaire company space (which is the top brand of the Ipe Cavalli group based in the province of Bologna) at the Rho-Pero exhibition centre will be paved with Marmi Reali from the Valentino Collection tiles, which have been chosen by the Visionnaire design staff in the polished and rectified Nero version.

The Valentino-Piemme “Marmi Reali” collection chosen by Visionnaire
Valentino-Piemme Marmi Reali Nero 60x60 polished and rectified
The inimitable style of Piemme’s Valentino tiles serve as a backdrop to the splendid designs that Visionnaire will be displaying to visitors at the major European event in the furnishing and design world, creating a space with an exceptional overall impact.
The design atelier can choose from different versions of ceramic tiles produced with the most advanced technologies to create the outstanding tailor-made luxury projects for which it is renowned the world over.

Visionnaire: Furniture Fair - Hall 5 Stand H02-H06 / Bathroom Fair: Hall 24 Stand G14

While both companies are deeply rooted in the Emilia-Romagna region and maintain strong ties with their local area, they have long been focused on expanding their markets worldwide, and for more than fifty years have been exporting quintessential Italian products and sharing unique values of technical and design expertise. 

During the upcoming Milan design week, the spotlight will be on both the Visionnaire company space in the Rho exhibition centre and the Fuori Salone event “Fly Visionnaire” sponsored by Piemme and due to be held on 19 April at the Visionnaire Design Gallery in Piazza Cavour 3.

Valentino-Piemme Marmi Reali Alabastro

Valentino-Piemme Marmi Reali Pulpi
TECHNICAL NOTES : 1250°C coloured body porcelain tile, decorated with digital technology

SIZES (cm): : 60x60 cm, 30x60 cm

  • Surface decoration with marble reproduction multi-face digital decoration
  • New Satin surface finish
  • New accents complement the range
  • New sizes available, new trim pieces (assembled large step 33x60 cm)
  • The items in this collection are all honed with either a polished or satin finish and are also rectified

Residential and commercial use; hotels, shops, etc.

DESCRIPTION:  A beautiful and unique marble using cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.  Marmi Reali features a distinctive elegance featuring the natural appeal of the veins and delicate mottled effects.  The unique material effect is largely due to the special polishing process, while the variation in intensity from one tile to another produces an extremely natural appearance; placing this collection at the highest levels of Italian manufacturing excellence. 

Marmi Reali Colour Board

Bianco Sorrento

Marmi Reali 60x60 Bianco Sorrento LEV/RET - 10x60 LISTELLO Glitter RET- 10x10 Tozzetto Glitter RET
Valentino-Piemme Marmi Reali is available from Soak in Style.

Selasa, 10 April 2012

Styling Trend - offering eco solutions

During our visit last year to the annual trade show Cersaie, which is held in Bologna during September, we stepped on to the Trend stand and were amazed by the wonderful designs on display.  We saw close up the shimmering accents that produced such a stunning visual impact.  We were also impressed to discover that this was a strong and creative design led company producing eco sustainable products which is so important for the future of the planet, which is becoming such an integral part of the buying decision process.

Some of Trend's specialist designs are made by the oldest Venetian companies who specialise in traditional glassblowing - a combination of craftsmanship and new technologies.  

Unique to Trend in concept and execution, the Liberty collection is a design collaboration with celebrated Italian artist Giulio Candussio, creator of the dramatic ‘Iridescent Lightning’ mosaic mural at New York’s World Trade Center, enabling his artistic vision to become part of today’s interior design language.

New Liberty creations
Trend showed 10 sumptuous new colours for the Liberty Collection, all handcrafted from stained glass featuring the signature chromatic and iridescent textures in the design. 
Liberty reinterprets glass mosaic design featuring different reflective tile shades and sizes in the hand-cut tessarae.
Liberty Pearl By Trend

  • Extend from the shimmering brilliance of Diamond and Pearl, through the contemporary look of Denim and Dove, to the dramatic, deep tones of Bronzite, Onyx and Tobacco.
Liberty Topaz by Trend

Liberty Red by Trend
  • They join six existing colours that include tonal Black and White statements, as well as luminescent Blue and Red stained glass effects.
  • Ideal for accent mosaic panels or flamboyant showcase walls and ceilings, Liberty is offered in film-faced modules measuring approximately 26cm x 31cm
Liberty from Trend available from Soak in Style

In line with Trend’s ‘green’ ethos, focusing on the use of eco-sustainable materials, Liberty mosaics are made from up to 75% post-consumer recycled glass.  Architects, interior designers and builders can obtain LEED credits for sustainable buildings certification and homeowners can select Liberty glass mosaics with a clear environmental conscience.

We have recently added some new displays featuring Trend mosaics including Liberty to the Soak in Style showroom:
Trend Liberty White and Trend Futurist 1

 Nicknamed Space Invader as the tiler was working - how appropriate to the name!

Futurist 1
A bespoke mix of Aureo Sunshine designed by Soak in Style.
Trend Luxe Aureo Sunshine
A bespoke mix from the Karma range of handcut mosaics in grey, gold and brown.

Trend Karma

Trend Karma handcut mosaics

And just to show you how fantastic some rooms featuring Trend mosaics can look :

Trend Damask Wallpaper

Trend Wallpaper Grand 1 Design

Trend Liberty Onyx

Trend Mosaics are now on display in the Soak in Style showroom so come in and get some inspiration for your new bathroom.

Kamis, 05 April 2012

Easter Opening Hours

Soak in Style Opening Hours over Easter

Good Friday             CLOSED

Easter Saturday            10 - 4

Easter Sunday            CLOSED

Easter Monday            10 - 4