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Posted by Sapphire Spaces on November 18th 2014 in Media
Alex Newbery from Sapphire Living Space in Topsham shares her style inspiration with Devon Home
Despite working with many brands, Sapphire Living Space’s style philosophy is simple – to achieve functional elegance. “Whether you are looking for a kitchen or a bathroom, some cutlery of a toothbrush holder, our aim is always the same,” Alex explains. “There is little point in having something beautiful that does not serve a purpose, and why...
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on November 6th 2014 in General
Mark has been shortlisted for the 2014 Designer Kitchen and Bathroom awards for a kitchen he designed for a waterside Torquay Home. Mark’s design is in the ‘Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design Of The Year’ category and he will attend the finals in London’s Embankment Gardens on November 12.
Mark is delighted to have made the finals of Designer Magazine’s prestigious awards and said
“It is normally London-based companies that are shortlisted so it is hugely exciting that we are on it. There have also been an unprecedented number of entries this year so that is even more encouraging.”
Posted by Sapphire Spaces on November 6th 2014 in Events
We recently joined forces with Lisa Portman from Thermalogica to raise awareness of breast cancer detection. Guests enjoyed ‘pink treats’ made by local pâtissiere Sabine Orchard and a raffle raised funds for The Force Cancer Charity.
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...