When I interview designers to ask what they value most about the design community, they often mention the many opportunities for collaboration. One company that is renowned for collaboration success is Johnson Tiles. The brand has presented a number of show-stopping installations at the design industry’s most popular events, from Clerkenwell Design Week to London Design Festival at the V&A Museum. The 114-year-old brand’s art of innovation through collaboration is presented in a special Tiling focus on page 28.
London Design Festival witnessed many collaborations and striking new products, for example kitchen appliance specialist V-ZUG and luxury interiors company Krieder presented new designs on the same stand at 100% Design. This month’s Kitchen Appliances spotlight presents these releases, including V-ZUG’s Combair-Steam oven which allows owners to cook with steam or heat – read about how on page 38.
Elsewhere in this issue, hotel design guidance from Director of commercial interior design company Hunter Patel Creative Group, Pravin Patel on page 24, an exclusive interview with the florist behind the breathtaking floral entrance at this year’s Decorex in this month’s Insight and an investigation into why paint expert Benjamin Moore has chosen Simply White as its colour of the year 2016 on page 8.
As always, I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you. It is with sadness that I announce this is my last issue as Editor. Being part of the original team that launched the magazine over two and a half years ago, I am incredibly proud of what the publication has achieved and wish my colleagues and the new Editor every success with continuing to bring Inex to the forefront of the interior design community.