New In: The Latest Materials, Fixtures and Fittings
New materials, fixtures and fittings are always being unveiled. Here we look at some of favourites from the last few months
Whisperwool Acoustic Panel
Made of Tyrolean sheep’s wool, Whisperwool acoustic panels are designed to provide environmentally friendly sound absorption. Manufactured in Austria, they are 100% recyclable, and according to its developers Tante Lotte, it provides improved health versus panels made from artificial materials. Available in a number of designs, each panel is 900mm x 900m, with a depth of 42mm, and is designed to join seamlessly for large-scale wallcoverings.
Alchemist IP44 Venice bathroom wall light
A dramatic wall light designed to bring an industrial edge to bathroom, spa and wetroom schemes, the Alchemist IP44 Venice light is produced in the UK by The Light Yard. Fitted with custom LED bulbs, the lights are made to order, and have a modern but crafted finish to provide a premium feel to developments. The fixture is made in antique bronze, while the bulb is designed to offer a mirrored metallic finish when switched off.
Petroleum Optical Cubes wallpaper
Designed by Emanuele Pangrazi for Mineheart and available through interiors boutique Lime Lace, this wallpaper is ideal for statement spaces that draw on industrial aesthetics. Featuring a geometric pattern over a concrete background, the wallpaper is available with a matt finish. It is part of a selection of newly released geometric wallpapers from Lime Lace, with other colours including pastel pink and aquamarine.
A core offering from Lavello, the newly launched sub-brand of Australian tapware manufacturer Meir, the Lavello sink is claimed to be the world’s first scratch-resistant kitchen sink. Available in gold, nickel and gunmetal finishes, the sink uses nanotechnology and a PVD finish to prevent scratches, and can be supplied in a variety of sizes, including single and double bowls. The sinks are also available as under-mounted, top-mounted or flush-mounted.
Arsenic floor paint
One of 132 floor paint colours from Farrow & Ball, Arsenic is a bold, vivid mint paint choice for wooden or concrete flooring that ties into traditional aesthetics while adding a bold edge to schemes. Named in reference to the rumor that Napoleon was poisoned with arsenic-laced wallpaper, Arsenic is also available as a paint for interior walls and ceilings; interior wood and metal; exterior walls and exterior wood and metal.