After 10 years, Europe’s top design event Sleep, is starting a new chapter. Responding to the demands of the marketplace, the 2018 will see the exhibition expand to a bigger location and bring in a new focus on hospitality dining. We get the low down on what to expect from Sleep + Eat, opening today at London’s Olympia.
Harrison Spinks Beds
Established in 1840 Harrison Spinks is a family owned business specialising in luxury, hand crafted pocket spring beds for the commercial and hospitality sectors.
Stand number: B44
Harrison Spinks’ Hospitality Division has already developed a renowned reputation for providing some of the most revolutionary sleeping environments, for both guests and hoteliers, on the market.
With almost 180 years’ experience in bed and mattress making, Harrison Spinks has used this vast expertise to design mattresses specific for the hospitality industry that incorporate revolutionary, patented spring technology with home-grown natural fillings. This results in superior comfort, elevated support and, most importantly, a sumptuous sleeping environment for hotel guests.
Drawn on self-designed, in-house machines, Harrison Spinks’ home-grown pocket spring technology is some of the most innovative in the industry and has reinvented the way pocket sprung mattresses are manufactured. These springs perfectly contour to the shape of the sleeper’s body, offering a varying level of support and ensuring a good night’s sleep.
The beds within Harrison Spinks’ Hospitality range can be tailor-made to any specific requirements a hotel may have – whether it be width, length or height – to ensure optimum comfort and maximum support.
In addition to specifying the requirements for their mattresses, hoteliers can also tailor their headboards and bed bases to match any room’s décor. There are a range of fabrics to choose from, as well as six headboard variants, to ensure hoteliers can create beds that complement their existing interior style.
Every mattress in Harrison Spinks’ Hospitality collection is treated with the company’s BugGuard formula. All mattresses are also fully compliant with BS7177 Crib 5 Fire Retardancy.
AXOR & hansgrohe
At this year’s show, AXOR and hansgrohe, the two brands of the Hansgrohe Group, will again showcase ground-breaking innovations in bathroom and kitchen design. Visitors are invited to stand H30.
Stand number: H30
For 25 years, AXOR has been a pioneer in the development and production of avant-garde design for luxury bathrooms and kitchens. To celebrate this milestone, the brand will be showcasing two new products at this year’s exhibition.
On the stand, AXOR will be previewing a new shower range, launching in January 2019, for the first time globally.
AXOR will also showcase AXOR MyEdition, which was designed in collaboration with Phoenix Design. Conceived as an expression of personality, self-realisation and individual creativity, the new range features a variety of surface colours and patterns that enable the taps to be customised.
The product materials can be chosen from 15 AXOR FinishPlus special finishes and various interchangeable plate options, including two glass and four special materials: metal, wood, marble and leather.
hansgrohe: PowderRain spray technology welcomes a new showering experience
With its many award-winning innovations and designs, premium brand hansgrohe shapes the flow of water in the kitchen and bathroom.
Inspired by nature, with warm and misty rain droplets in mind, PowderRain spray is designed to envelop the body in a gentle cocoon of water. It is also designed to be quieter than traditional showers.
The PowderRain spray is much finer than conventional shower jets; instead of one spray outlet per nozzle, this new water method has six fine openings that transform the spray into thousands of micro droplets.
Astro Lighting is an acknowledged designer and producer of contemporary lighting for high end domestic and hospitality markets.
Stand number: D90
Founders John Fearon and James Bassant came together in 1997 to create Astro with a shared commitment to British lighting design and a passion for quality and precision. Astro’s creative ethos has remained consistent throughout – that good design demands simplicity.
As an established, dynamic and growing supplier whose products sell in over 90 countries, Astro lights can be seen within inspirational design schemes throughout the world. Based in the UK, the extensive range complements every aspect of luxury living and hospitality, from bedrooms and bathrooms to living areas, corridors and exteriors.
Astro will be launching a number of brand new designs at this year’s Sleep + Eat show at London Olympia.
One launch will be the Mitsu Wall light. Designed with the hotel guest in mind, Mitsu is a well-considered design for interior spaces. Key features include a switch for ease of use, specially designed cotton shade and directional swing arm to position illumination exactly where it is needed.
Celebrating 100 years of creating iconic steel enamel bathroom solutions
At Sleep + Eat 2018, Kaldewei’s will be showcasing its iconic bathroom solutions including their latest floor-level shower surface NexSys – shown for the first time in the UK.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to see coloured Miena washbasin bowls, designed by Anke Salomon (from Kaldewei’s Coordinated Colours Collection), round Classic undercounter washbasins and a ‘Perfect Match’ trinity of Kaldewei bathroom solutions in one harmonious colour also from Kaldewei’s Coordinated Colours Collection.
New for 2018, Kaldewei has introduced an interactive ‘Material Experience’ where visitors have the opportunity to test Kaldewei’s steel enamel; using nail varnish, wire brush and a Bunsen burner – showing first-hand that the material is scratch, impact, heat and chemical resistant.
With over 600 shower surfaces, washbasins and baths, Kaldewei provides coordinated solutions for hotel bathrooms. All Kaldewei bathroom solutions are 100% recyclable and come with a 30-year guarantee.
Following the current hotel design trends, Morgan Studio has developed a collection that offers ‘luxury for all’.
Stand number: C60
Stemming from an ambition to find a fresh and exciting approach to the archetypal tub chair, the Porto collection distinguishes itself with a combination of clean elegant lines and luxurious timber and upholstery detailing.
The Porto collection is light, minimal and versatile. The ergonomics and foam specification ensure comfort in both dining and lounge configurations. The products are engineered and detailed to create elegant yet affordable pieces as well as the option to add luxurious detailing.
There are many ways of achieving luxury with the Porto collection: five back variations, timber and metal base options as well as the scope for customisation inherent in the collection. Starting from a full tub, the collection expands to offer a sculptural arm that is cut out from the side of the shell and also a loose back cushion option. This can be upholstered in plain or quilted fabric. The three armchairs and two side chair options can be specified with an upholstered base, a show wood timber base, or a steel frame base. Further customisation accents include leather trim, a ferrule detail and custom RAL epoxy powder coat finishes.
Stand number: G112
Zesther Living specialise in exclusive, award-winning luxury bathroom furniture and brassware with a selection of wardrobes and accessories. The company is the sole agent for a dramatic, unique decorative product called Zedite.