A Revolution in Room Design – Another Innovation from Silent Gliss

Another world first from Silent Gliss – the perfect combination of panel glide and room divider system.  Silent Gliss 2760 not only enables the installation of panels in rooms with uneven ceilings but also offers endless new ways to separate, decorate, and design your room!  Its ability to be bent down to a narrow 15 cm radius allows the system to be used in countless variations.

The system available in a white powder coated finish is suspended with special hangers – allowing air circulation throughout the room which is a prerequisite for hospitals. The sturdy hangers offer excellent stability and are easily to install and adjust.

The already successful, innovatively designed roller-based carriers and profiles guarantee a very smooth and extremely quiet system operation.

New Design Elements – for an elegant and timeless finish


All the Silent Gliss panel glide systems become true eye-catchers and offer an elegant and timeless look when combined with the new design elements – a white fascia and draw rod (white or silver).

The high quality, bendable design fascia offers the perfect finish and effectively hides the workings of the panel glide system.

The new designed aluminum draw rod enables easier and more comfortable operation of the system. A slight pull of the draw rod is enough to make the panels glide almost silently and the aluminum tube guarantees a high level of stability.


Fresh as the first day of Spring

After a hard winter it is nice to think of spring being just around the corner, and the inspiration for this Kitty tea service from Herend is the lovely spring flower the Tulip.

The hand painted tulips which adorn the porcelain seem to have flown unto the pieces in an unruly manner, their heads and leaves still tilting from the wind.  The service will fit into any decor be it classic, traditional or topical, and bring a ray of sunshine unto the table.

The pattern is also available as a dinner service. 

The teapot is £127.50 and the cup and saucer £76.50.


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Retro is back…and Panton’s Panthella fits right in


Louis Poulsen is still producing one of Verner Panton’s greatest successes, Panthella – the lamp, which has achieved a cult-like status, fits right in with the retro trend.

Panthella is a reflection of the organic mode of expression, which is so characteristic for Verner Panton. The lamp, which is formed like a toadstool, is a sculpture in itself. The light source is hidden under a milky-white, hemispherical-formed acrylic shade and a white lacquered trumpet-like foot contributes to a beautiful distribution of the light. Panthella has a couple of unique details; a  chrome ball is placed on the top which must be removed when replacing the  bulb and at the base of the fixture up to 1.5m of cable can be stored so unused  wiring can be hidden away.

The Panthella comes in white only and is available as a floor or table lamp. The floor version retails at £508 and the table lamp is £388.00.



Herend is keeping the grand tradition of Faberge alive with their exquisite hand painted Easter egg trinket boxes.

The eggs come in many of the popular Herend patterns and the craftsmanship which goes into every one of them is plain to see.

Herend is the larges hand-made porcelain company in Europe,

with more than 600 talented painters who lovingly paints every last dot on the egg.  All products from Herend are hand painted as they have been since Herend first opened their factory over 185 years ago.

Prices vary with design and the amount of painting on each egg

and range from around £150.00 to £800.00 A small price to pay for an heirloom.


Tel. 020 7384 9722

Lloyd Loom at Spalding at NEC


At the Furniture Fair in Birmingham 23 – 25 January Lloyd Loom of Spalding will be in Hall 1 Stand B35.


Among the new products they will be showing is a new version of the popular Bistro stool, this time is has been given a short back, so make it more comfortable if you want to lean back.

They will also be showing their All Weather Collection in a new colour: a subtle green perfect for the English “Country Garden” and a welcome addition to the whitewash, mocha and Antique Natural.

And they have revived the Orient sofa in a slightly different style with a shallower cushion.

These products will be available from end of February.


01775 724 358


Icons of Denmark presents a new range from Hay


Award winning Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings have designed a collection for Hay.

 The first items in the collection are bed linen, tea towels and two ranges of carpets. More items will be added to the collection on a regular basis. The first items will be presented at the Maison&Objet in Paris, January 21-25 Hall 8A, Stand G1

The collection is the result of close collaboration between designer and manufacturer:

Over the last few years Scholten and Baijings have continuously proved that they are in a league of their own when it comes to colours and patterns. By mixing soft pastels, bright fluorescent colours and graphic prints they have madethemselves an exceptional trademark with a unique contemporary identity and wide appeal.

Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings established their design studio in 2000 and recently received a Dutch Design Award for their tableware and was first runner up for Wallpaper’s Designer of the Year.


Create a Safe Home with Silent Gliss

As children grow, so does their curiosity and basic household products can become a potential dangerto infants. Silent Gliss puts safety first and has developed innovative products that can reduce the risk of accidents which at the same time enhance the look of the interior. They have also produced a leaflet which guides you through the ‚could be‘ hazards and features a number of child-safe window treatment options.

Here are a few tips from the leaflet.

(To download the leaflet go to www.silentgliss.co.uk).

Here are a few tip from the leaflet:

Spring Operated Roller blinds with a decorative pull instead of the traditional chain for enhanced safety.

Combination draw rod / cord Venetian blind system, which integrates both tilting and lifting / lowering of the blind by keeping the cord taught for extra safety.

The Silent Gliss cord retainer is available for all chain / cord looped blinds and tracks, it keeps them taut to reduce risk of an inquisitive child becoming entangled.



The one metre tall vase weighs almost 25 kilograms — quite a technical feat to produce. It is decorated with the best-known and loved Herend pattern,  Victoria, which was named in honour of the former British Monarch Queen Victoria. Excerpts from the national anthems of EU member states are inscribed in gold lettering among the pale green flowers and butterflies of the décor.

During the Presidency, the vase will be on display at the Grassalkovich Palace in Gödöllő, which will host the majority of the informal Council meetings in Hungary.


Wedding Woofs

2011 is destined to be The Wedding Year, so if you are planning on getting “hitched” this year, don’t forget man’s best friend. You dog(s) are very much part of the family and many wants them to be involved in this special day. Bespoke collar maker Holly&Lil has come up with a whole collection of traditional and non traditional wedding collar ideas which can be hand made to order…

Holly&Lil offer couture in the truest sense of the word, allowing the wedding couple to commission something wholly unique for The Best Dog!Â

All the collars are hand made to order and ideas range from kitsch-chic charm collars, which can be totally personalised, to leathers matched to the wedding’s theme colours.  Holly&Lil will even make collars which incorporate customers’ own fabrics – whether it be a clan tartan or the wedding dress material.


Many dogs are also acting as ring bearers at weddings and wedding veil civil ceremonies and Holly&Lil can incorporate a special purse into the collar or its matching lead to safely carry the precious bands!  Prices for Holly&Lil collars start from £32 for coloured leathers, £69 for charms, £49 for fabrics and  Harnesses from £125.