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Sort of Coal

Posted by on November 20th 2013 in General

Introducing Sort of Coal at Sapphire

Sort of Coal is a pioneering Danish company with a particular passion for an extraordinary material. With White Charcoal as a central element in all of their design Sort Of Coal combine traditional Japanese craftsmanship with functional Danish design.

White Charcoal

For centuries, the Japanese have produced active, handcrafted charcoal commonly known as “White Charcoal”. This material has long been cherished for its unique ability to naturally purify materials by attracting, adsorbing and encapsulating harmful substances to its surface. As it is a solid form of carbon, it also balances the global CO2...

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A chance to win a signed copy of Micheal Caine's new book

Posted by on October 17th 2013 in General

Congratulation to Peter Greig from Pipers Farm, who won a signed copy of Michael Caines new book 'At Home'. 
We have another signed copy available - for your chance to win, please answer the following question:

Michael Caines is well known for being involved in an Exeter based Festival. Which one?

Please send your answers to events@sapphirespaces.co.uk by Friday 25th October and a lucky winner will be selected at random.

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Micheal Caines Slateware

Posted by on October 13th 2013 in General

We are thrilled to be stocking Michael Caines' slateware in the Sapphire Living Space showroom.

To get a 20% discount off this range, simply visit www.slateware.co.uk and quote 'Sapphire'. Offer valid until 13th November 2013. 

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A new face at Sapphire

Posted by on October 2nd 2013 in General

As we celebrate our 1st birthday in our showroom, our team is also expanding which is great news for Sapphire.

Our new team member is David Aspinall who has over 10 years industry experience. And having been named as ‘New Bathroom Designer of the year’ in 2005 and ‘Bathrooms Designer of the Year Finalist’ in 2007, he really will be a great asset to the team.

At Plymouth University, David studied Product Design learning to think innovatively, exploring cultural, technical and market issues to find ways to improve the quality of life through design. What’s more, he...

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Carl Hansen Furniture now in the Showroom

Posted by on October 2nd 2013 in General

With clear links to the original edition the CH07 is now available with a seat and back made of oil-treated teak – precisely as it was 50 years ago. The frame of the jubilee edition is made from oil-treated oak and it is upholstered using the rare and exclusive red Niger goat hide. The limited series of 150 chairs – to be divided equally between Europe, Asia and USA – is a one-off production run exclusively for the 50th anniversary. This makes the jubilee edition an obvious collector's item.

With beautiful craftsmanship and a stunning quality of finish,...

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Visiting bulthaup to learn from their craftmen

Posted by on July 16th 2013 in General

Sapphire partner Ross Pollard has been on his travels in the past month. He attended an advanced fitting course at the headquarters of kitchen supplier bulthaup in Aich, Germany.

Ross learned about the advancements and technological developments that have been made by the bulthaup craftsmen in recent months.

"The attention to detail is incredible, so much so that they even had us cooking meals for each other," said Ross.

"bulthaup regularly fly their partners out for training and product development seminars, and we are keen to take advantage of that."

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Shaken, not stirred

Posted by on July 16th 2013 in General

Sapphire Living continued its successful run of evening events with a glamorous invitation-only, black tie, Bond night.

As well as canapés and cocktails there were cars fit for 007 himself from Grange Aston Martin Exeter.

Meanwhile, the co-author of the River Cottage Fish Book, Nick Fisher demonstrated some exotic recipes with local, sustainable fish.

Both Bang & Olufsen and SingleSwitch were on hand with gadgets and home automation systems that would give Q a run for his money.

Sapphire joint partner Mark Newbery said the evening had been a huge success.

He added: "In the past we have organised...

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