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A Brief History of the Eames Lounge Chair

Posted by on September 25th 2018 in Furniture

A Brief History of the Eames Lounge Chair

Eames Lounge Chair - A Brief History

If you love design, you are probably familiar with the work of Charles and Ray Eames, the husband-and-wife duo behind some of the 20th century's most iconic architecture and designs.

The Eames lounge chair and ottoman, officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671), were originally designed for the Herman Miller Furniture back in the 1950s.

Ray & Charles Eames

Charles's vision was to create a chair with "the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt.” The lounge chair, which takes inspiration from the traditional English Club Chair, is cleverly designed so the...

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We hosted an intimate launch for Exeter Gin

Posted by on September 24th 2018 in Events

Exeter Gin Collection

It is always a true pleasure to host an event in our Kitchen Showroom space; so when Exeter Gin wanted to hold their intimate Crowdfunding launch for their brand, we, of course, wanted to be involved.

Working with the lovely Karen, husband Mick and her daughter Lyndsey the date was set, the food was organised and the drinks? Well, of course, Exeter Gin & Tonics for the welcome drinks and then Gin Cocktails as the evening went on.

The guests arrived in glorious sunshine, were welcomed with Tapas...

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Dinner with Gaggenau

Posted by on July 17th 2018 in Events, Kitchens

Last week Mark and Alex headed up to London to be hosted by Gaggenau; not only was the dinner unique and exquisite in its offering, but so was the location!

St Pancras Station Apartments    

Their chef for the night was a very talented chef called Martin, his concept is simple -  host a group of 16 people in stunning and unique locations. He shops for his food on the day of the event, ensuring the freshest food available.

Mark, Alex and the other guests experienced an Argentinian...

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Cooking as a way of communicating...

Posted by on May 23rd 2018 in Furniture, Kitchens

Cooking as a way of communicating...

Whilst many of us were celebrating The Royal Wedding and sporting events around the country with friends and family, bulthaup were hosting their infamous furniture show in Milan... Cooking as a way of Communicating.

If you are not familiar with the bulthaup b3 kitchen living, this brand provides multi-functional kitchen living spaces. Utilising authentic materials, craftsmanship and design that makes focusing on what really matters possible.

Two new systems were presented in Milan this weekend: A reinterpretation of the bulthaup b3 island, which focuses more than ever on communication and togetherness. And b.architecture, a whole-room concept that facilitates a creative system to reflect your...

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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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