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PaperCity Dallas March 2022

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head office, warehouse, and workshop are now located at Easter's Court just outside the Herefordshire market town of Leominster. They also have a showroom in Fulham near Chelsea Harbour and are carried in showrooms around the world. In addition to custom commissions for architects and interior designers world wide, their impressive CV includes refurbishing the marriage rooms at Westminster Registry Office and the Great Hall at Trinity College, Dublin, and lighting for The Connaught, Claridge's, and Brown's Hotel, London; The Four Seasons Hawaii; Gleneagles; The Pig Hotels; Hotels Endsleigh and Tresanton; and many Soho House glass sings its own tune in an interior, introducing color or a contrasting tone. It's so important to support the incredible glass artisans of Northern Italy, in particular, Murano, to keep these centuries-old foundries in work so that those skills are not lost forever. New designs. Nearly all our fittings are designed by Hector Finch, and the one we're most excited about at present is our new bathroom fitting, the Zeppelin, a ground-breaking design for bathrooms utilizing a single piece of borosilicate glass slotted onto a brass backplate. Borosilicate glass is much lighter than conventional glass, as it does not contain lead. It was originally developed for laboratory use due to its versatility and resistance to heat. Influences. The pared-back, simplified aesthetic that's associated with Scandinavian design has been massively influential, but we also love the 1950s and, of course, Gio Ponti. His genius lies in the simplification of line and the enhancement of form using small details, sometimes unexpected. Along with Eileen Gray and Fornasetti, these were the designers who lead us into the modern design age. Having said that, I love Arts and Crafts, from William Morris in England to Josef Hoffman and Adolf Loos in Vienna, as well as the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. We travel quite a bit these days and always try to fit in a visit to the museum of decorative arts in whatever city we're in. On a trip to Prague in January, we saw an extraordinary exhibition of modern art glass made by Czech glass artists, and an intriguing exhibition showing the link between the indigo-making tradition of Japan and that of Czechia. All reminding us of the importance of creativity and the continuation of traditional forms of making things. Emma Finch will be at James showroom in Dallas March 1 – 3. Hector Finch, to the trade at James, Dallas Design Center, Freeway, projects. They are currently working on two major London hotel projects set to launch in 2022. EMMA FINCH: FAVORITE LAMPS, GIO PONTI, AND THE FUTURE AT HECTOR FINCH Personal favorites. Our Starback wall lights were used in the U.S. Ambassadors' Residence in London, and they liked them so much that they asked for them to be rewired for America for when they returned after their London engagement. Starback is timeless, elegant, and exemplifies everything about our brand in terms of quality and line. The square section arms are extremely difficult to achieve and are made by one of the most skilled metalworkers in the UK out of a solid lump of brass. We have some designers that specify them over and over again for all those reasons. Since the introduction of the Murano colored-glass range, the Paola pendants and wall lights, We love the simplicity of the design and the fact that the Paola pendants Emma Finch Hector Finch Zeus hanging lanterns on brackets at The Pig at Bridge Place 100

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