Friday, 25 September 2015

Decorex 2015: Part 2

Our drinks reception 
With Decorex in full swing, we were pleased to welcome our guests on the Sunday afternoon for a glass of bubbly and a lie down on our beds.

A barman was on hand to serve the bubbly

From interior designers, to journalists, to fellow show exhibitors, we enjoyed the evening and were so pleased so many people turned up to celebrate the start of the show!

Sharon Parsons, Editor of InsideOutArabia

The drinks reception in full swing

Some guests enjoy a lie down on our Felix bed

 For the rest of the week, the Savoir Beds stand was full of passers by, some of which even took the time to have a lie down!

Our beautiful Harlech bed,  upholstered in hair-on-hide by Alma Leather
With Savoir team members on hand to discuss the bed designs on show, both the HARLECH 07 and FELIX 03 models went down a storm! 

The stunning Felix bed, which features a tapesty design by Zardi + Zardi

Another year at Decorex is over, but a big thank you to the team there for having us, and to everyone who took the time to come and visit our stand. Bring on 2016!

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Decorex 2015: Part one

With Decorex kicking off tomorrow, we've been busy getting our stunning stand up to scratch!

The team setting up the stand...
Showcasing a strikingly stark stand, we are planning to play with clever lighting and optical illusions - contrasting a seemingly minimal backdrop with the luxury and detail of our beds. Presenting two new and very different designs, we are really hoping to stun our visitors - below is a sneaky preview of what's to come - but you'll have to sit tight a little longer for full pictures! Watch this space!

How many Savoir staff to screw in a lightbulb?

Firstly, our luxurious snow leopard Harlech bed features a subtle silhouette, contrasted with a leopard print design. Adopting a hair-on-hide fabric by Alma Leather, we think this design will perfectly illustrate the luxury in natural, traditional materials.

Alma Leather's Snow Leopard hair-on-hide

Also on display, the sophisticated Bacchus print Felix bed is a nod to the classic, featuring a stunning digital print by Zardi + Zardi. Showcasing Bacchus, God of Wine & Agriculture, the bed nods to the luxury to be found in hand-sourced, natural materials - like the Argentinian horsetail used in each of our beds!

Zardi + Zardi's 'Procession of Bacchus'

We can't wait to see lots of you at Decorex next week - we hope you like our latest designs!

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Friday, 11 September 2015

Walpole Press Day

Savoir's Harlech bed
We were very pleased to take part in Walpole Press Day this week, with the Savoir team heading down to Spencer House in central London to reveal one of our hottest new designs! 

The Walpole group includes 160 of Britain's most prestigious companies, and strives to exemplify the highest standards in terms of quality, style, design, craftsmanship, creativity, service and innovation - which was clear during the breath-taking event!

As you can see in the pictures, the luxurious snow leopard Harlech bed we showcased features a subtle silhouette, contrasted with an extroverted leopard print design. Adopting an exciting hair-on-hide fabric by Alma Leather, the bed looked fantastic against the regal background of Lady Spencer's bedroom!

The stunning backdrop of Lady Spencer's bedroom
Our master craftsman, TJ, was on hand to show visitors how a Savoir mattress is made, while the rest of the team were ready to offer guests a much-needed lie down on the Harlech.

TJ showing how it's done!
We also had time to enjoy a quick break to enjoy the event, as you can see TJ and Peter were keen to have a quick manicure with the lovely ladies from Only Fingers and Toes!

The guys enjoy a relaxing manicure
With lots of other luxury brands including Boodles, Miller Harris, Cole & Son, The Savoy and Henry Poole all displaying their fabulous products, the event was certainly beautiful!

At the end of the day, which took place on the same day Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning UK monarch, we toasted Her Majesty and the success of the day with a glass of Royal Salute whiskey - delicious!

The celebratory toast!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Summer Fun with Savoir Beds!

The whole gang with the ice cream van
Last Friday marked the annual Savoir Beds summer social, with the teams in London and Cardiff joining for a day of sunshine and fun!

The mighty tug-of-war!
The Welsh team arrived at the London bedworks by mini-bus at around 10.30am, and were all ready for the day ahead! Before lunch, we showed off our strengths in an enormous tug-of-war, which spanned right across the Savoir bed floor! Mixed teams of 5 battled it out to the end, and eventually our winners were crowned and triumphant!

Mike and his famous BBQ!
One of our craftsmen, Mike, is famous for his delicious Caribbean style BBQ, and he kindly agreed to cater the event. Serving up a spicy mix of jerk chicken, curried goat and foil wrapped salmon, it's safe to say no one went hungry... or thirsty for that matter!

Everyone enjoying an ice cream
For desert, we welcomed our very own ice cream truck! We all enjoyed a 99 ice cream, and some of us even got a turn at serving the sweet treats!

Charley tries her hand at serving ice cream
All in all it was a fantastic day, and the perfect opportunity to join forces with our Welsh bedworks team! It also looks like last Friday was the last of London's summer sunshine!

The team in the marquee
Some of the Savoir team after lunch
What do you do to socialise in the workplace? Do you have an annual event? We'd love to hear what you get up to! Tweet us at @savoirbeds1905.