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Posted by Sapphire Spaces on September 30th 2014 in Media
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Objects of Desire
I've found the perfect book - and now I need the perfect chair to curl up in - and thankfully those clever folks at Sapphire Living Space have done all the hard work for me, says Interiors Editor CAROL BURNS.
Danish furniture designer, Hans J.Wegner was one of a small group of Danish furniture designers whose creations significantly contributed to the popularity of mid-century Danish design, a style that was all the rage with cosmopolitan Americans in the '50's and '60s.
In 1960, Wegner sketched...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on August 31st 2014 in Media
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It’s time to think carefully about creating your own sensory experiences in the bathroom says DAVID ASPINALL, Design Director at Sapphire Living Space
More and more I work with clients who are looking to create a tranquil spa environment at home and, with manufacturers increasingly focused on offering sensory products, achieving this might be easier than you think.
Where people go wrong is to not do it properly. Putting a sauna in the corner...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on June 6th 2014 in General
Eames lounge chair and Ottoman
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Lounge Chair has become an iconic must-have piece of furniture so much so that it is part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. The chair and matching ottoman, officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671), were first released in 1956 after years of development and have been in continuous production ever since. They even graced the apartment of Dr. Frasier Crane in the hit American TV sitcom Frasier.
Made of moulded plywood and...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on May 31st 2014 in Media
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Objects of Desire
Sapphire Living Space is fast becoming the South West's go-to for the best in classic designs from the 20th century and beyond. This month we salivate superlatively over the 1963 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner
Hans. J Wegner was born in 1914 in Tønder. At the age of 17 he was apprenticed to a carpenter and it was at this time that developed his first design. At the age of 20 he moved to Copenhagen to study at the institution now known...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on May 22nd 2014 in General
Sapphire Living Space joins the Cosentino Elite Showroom programme.
We were delighted to be informed that Sapphire Living Space is now listed in the Consentino Elite Showroom programme which recognises studios dedicated to excellent quality and beautiful craftsmanship. ??The Elite Showroom status means we are now one of a small number of businesses authorised to supply Dekton, Cosentino’s pioneering new resin-free product that combines different raw materials to create strong, ultra compact, attractive work surface solutions.
Cosentino is a company that prides itself on innovation and development and Dekton does not disappoint. It has taken more than five years...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on May 21st 2014 in General
William Morris famously observed that you should ‘have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’ and When Objects Work was founded on that principle.
The Belgian based company was started by Beatrice de Lafontaine who would, in her past life, add the finishing interior touches to brand new buildings. Realising the limitations of the objects available and their impracticality, Lafontaine responded by doing what any self-respecting creative would do, and set up her own company.
Lafontaine has commissioned pieces by many renowned designers and architects from around the world...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on May 7th 2014 in General
We’re thrilled to be now stocking appliances by both Sub-Zero and Wolf – not only do they manufacture premium appliances worldwide, their brands are known for state of art kitchen technology, without compromising on style or luxury.
One of their innovations with their Sub-Zero appliances is a unique ‘air purification’ system which helps food preservation – initially developed for NASA - meaning quite simply that your food lasts longer.
The brand is well known with professional chefs but is also getting a name for itself with leading designers and celebrities including Wayne Hemingway MBE, Kelly Hoppen...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on April 25th 2014 in General
As a leading luxury kitchen and bathroom showroom in the
south-west. Part of what enables us to claim this reputation is our
commitment to exclusivity, for instance, we’re currently the only
showroom in Devon & Cornwall partnered with the masterful
designers at bulthaup.
In fact, some of our all-time favourite pieces at sapphire have
come from opulently inclined minds of the bulthaup brand, and we
believe their new collection is destined for equal greatness.
Launched in Milan this month the solitaires range of kitchen ‘elements’ from bulthaup are at once aesthetically astounding, and immediately enticing. The range consists of...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on February 28th 2014 in Media
Back to Press.Mystery Shopper in... Exeter
Sapphire Living Space, Dart Business Park
If you think buying a kitchen or bathroom should be both enjoyable and informative, then head to Sapphire for a master class in intelligent, customer-friendly service.
I started on the ground floor of this smart, pine class unit with its pristine displays of Bulthaup kitchens. Valerie talked me through finished and pointed out storage solutions, encouraging me to venture down into the wine cellar.
Then it was upstairs for a look at bathrooms where I met the real star of this establishment, David....
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on February 24th 2014 in General
At Sapphire Living Space we’ve made a commitment to only offer our customers the highest quality bathroom and kitchen fittings. We understand that everyone’s tastes are unique, and ensuring we are supplying these high grade materials across our variety of designs is of upmost significance. We also know that every detail is important when designing a new space in a home, and we’re proud of the broad range of luxury fixtures we have available, both at your request and in our Exeter show room. Through partnerships with international brands such as bulthaup, we are able...