As London’s design community recovers from a busy month following Clerkenwell Design Week, May Design Series and RHS Chelsea Flower Show, visitors were able to absorb and establish the industry’s trend developments.
Bathroom and kitchen specialist, Dornbracht is one company that has benefitted from intense trend research and development. In this month’s Insight, the company’s UK Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Booth discusses how a focus on health and wellbeing has resulted in a new ethos for bathroom products. Read how the company’s designs have developed to respond to this on page 18.
An emphasis on encouraging wellbeing has been demonstrated across the design industry, demonstrated by two of the award-winning garden designs at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show supporting breast cancer charities. Sarah Eberle’s Breast Cancer Haven Garden was a welcoming and reassuring space that symbolised the supportive nature of the charity that she was supporting. Ruth Willmott’s Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden drew inspiration from the genetic research and breakthroughs into breast cancer, with the design’s water pools rippling every 10 minutes to represent the number of UK women diagnosed with breast cancer. Skip to this month’s Exrated to read about these Chelsea garden designs.
Research has proven the health benefits of plants themselves, especially in the commercial environment. This month’s Planting spotlight presents the advantages of incorporating biophilic design schemes and interior planting into interior design thanks to interior planting expert Indoor Garden Design.