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We've made the definitive list of designers, again!

Posted by on March 2nd 2017 in Awards

David Aspinall has been recognised as one of the best designers in the business having made the 2016 d-list as complied by Designer Kitchen and Bathroom magazine.

The d-list was created to showcase some of the very best design minds in the industry. It brings together a wealth of talent and innovation that deliver stunning results, time and time again.

David’s mission is to always exceed clients’ expectations by keeping ahead of the design curve. As he states ‘I love unlocking the full potential of a space by thinking outside the box and pushing boundaries...

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An early Wegner classic returns

Posted by on September 21st 2016 in General

An early Wegner classic returns

Hans J. Wegner, undoubtedly one of the most original and influential furniture designers Denmark has ever produced, is having a renascence thanks to iconic furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & sons.

The classic 1950 lounge chair was Hans J. Wenger’s first in a series of designs that reflected his gift of distilling a construction down to its very essence whist delivering character and style. All of his designs were given model numbers and it is the CH22 which has been relaunched and is exclusively available through Sapphire Spaces in the South West.

The CH22 epitomises...

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What's the best kitchen worktop?

Posted by on June 6th 2016 in General

kitchen worktopChoosing the right worktop for your next kitchen design shouldn’t be a chore. With so many competing factors ranging from finish to functionality, find out what the best kitchen worktop would be for you by reading our guide.

The different kitchen worktop types:

Worktop Summary

Worktop Key Points Heat Resistance Wear and Tear
Stainless Steel  An industrial aesthetic, offering an unparalleled heat and stain resistance, and its surface naturally aids kitchen hygiene. Up to 1400°C Will mark through continual...

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From Finalist to Winner

Posted by on March 16th 2016 in General

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Mark Newbery, has been announced as a winner at the biggest awards event in the kitchen and bathroom industry, the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards.

Host Dara Ó Briain with winner Mark Newbery of Sapphire Spaces and KBSA Chairman Tina Riley Host Dara Ó Briain with winner Mark Newbery of Sapphire Spaces and KBSA Chairman Tina Riley

The award was won in the ‘Kitchen Designer of the Year – Up to £30,000’ category and was presented by the evening’s celebrity host, Dara Ó Briain,...

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The D-list Is Fine By Us

Posted by on November 9th 2015 in Media

Most people aspire to make the a-list but when our MD, Mark Newbery, was named on the recently published d-list we couldn’t have been happier.

So what exactly is the d-list?

The d-list is selection of 20 UK designers complied by Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine and has been created to highlight some of the brightest and best kitchen and bathroom design talent. 

The inaugural d-list was launched in London at this year’s 100% Design, the UK’s largest design trade event.

Editor, Martin Allen-Smith says

“The purpose of the list is to bring together some of the industry design figures we feel...

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Food Magazine's Festival of Food and Design

Posted by on October 27th 2015 in Events

We were thrilled when Food Magazine approached us to host their Festival of Food and Design. With our kitchen and design expertise and Food Magazine’s little (make that huge) black book of local foodie talent the event was bound to be a good one!

Guests were treated to many delights including demonstrations from Tom William-Hawkes, chef director at The Salutation Inn,Topsham

Cooking With Steam by Gaggenau UK and Choosing the Correct Wine Glass by Schott Zwiesel (you don’t need as many as you think).

We were also joined by Frobishers who...

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Exeter Cookery School to host exclusive day courses at Sapphire Spaces

Posted by on September 28th 2015 in Events, General

We are delighted to announce that, following their buzzing pre-launch event in the summer, Exeter Cookery School are returning to Sapphire to offer the first in a series of exciting cookery days at our showroom in Topsham. We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be an event full of fun, food and meeting new friends.

Offering a host of exciting culinary courses – each packed with cheffy tips, tricks and techniques honed in busy restaurant kitchens...

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Exeter Cookery School launches at Sapphire Spaces

Posted by on August 22nd 2015 in Events, General, Media

We were delighted to be joined by Exeter Cookery School for an exciting pre-launch evening. The brainchild of Jim and Lucy Fisher, Exeter Cookery School is set to open it's doors later this year in a Grade II Listed building on the city’s historic Quayside.

Heading up the cooking, Jim was first inspired to cook in his early teens by watching 70s food icon Margueritte Patten, so much so that he created a three-course meal for his family at the age of just 13.

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Spiral Cellars introduces Spiral Wine

Posted by on June 8th 2015 in Events

We already knew that a Spiral Cellar is the perfect solution for storing your wine collection but did you know owners of a Spiral Cellar also get exclusive membership to Spiral Wine?

We recently hosted a fine wine tasting with Spiral Wine that gave guests the chance to experience some of the wine, products and services that become available to Spiral Cellar customers.

Guests sampled a selection of red and white wine from New Zealand including Greystone Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and Thistle...

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Exclusive Wine Event

Posted by on May 26th 2015 in Events

We are delighted to be hosting a very special customer wine event with our friends at Spiral Cellars.

A chance to sample new wines, find out how the shape of your wine glasses influences your experience and much, much more.

 

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