Bespoke Splashback For A Happy Client by Imogen Mitchell

This was the furthest we ever sent a commission: right the way across the globe to our client in Tasmania, who came to us with her brief for a bespoke splashback, which would create a vibrant and timeless feature in her new fitted kitchen.

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This design is an adaptation of our Design 1 composition, using heavily textured hexagons instead of the usual Marais ones. We thought that the client made an excellent choice here as it really adds a fascinating level of detail to the piece as a whole.

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The splashback was supplied in easy to install format, on mosaic mesh backing sheets and the piece was made-to-measure, ensuring that it fit perfectly into the space.

It was an honour and a pleasure to work with this client. We're extremely grateful for the feedback: 

"Hi Guy

We love it - it is so beautiful we really could not be happier with it. We chose a soft grey grout and I think it really shows the detail in the tiles beautifully - the under cabinet lights also show them off! Thanks to you we have a unique feature in our home that we will love forever."

 

For bespoke comission enquiries, please contact info@guymitchelldesign and we'll look forward to helping you create your dream space.

 

With thanks to Lyn Metcalfe for the photos. 

A Lot Can Happen In A Year by Guy Mitchell

We'd like to start off by wishing you a very happy 2017! 

As we catch our breath over the weekend, we're taking a moment to reflect on the events of the previous year. We worked incredibly hard, so to say that there were a just a few would be a huge understatement. Here are some of the highlights:

Liberty best of british design 

We were so to meet managing director, Ed Burstell, to show him our Mayfair console tables as one of the Best Of British Design attendees. The full experience from start to finish was incredibly inspiring, and we learnt a lot from being there. Ever grateful for the opportunity, we came away with many ideas and plan to extend & develop our range of unique furniture further, with a view to going back in the future.

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Portuguese adventure

In April, we made a trip to the fabulous city of Lisbon, a tile-lover's paradise, for some design inspiration, before heading over to the North near Porto, amongst the beautiful green valleys and vast forests of eucalyptus, to visit our friends at the New Terracotta factory.  All we can say right now is that there are plans for a collaboration in the pipeline, which we're excited about revealing to you as soon as we possibly can! Again, we came away with heads packed full of ideas, which we are busy putting into action right now.

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margot, london

Over the summer, we spent literally all of our time working on the bespoke tiles for Margot, an exclusive new Italian restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. In total, we individually handmade over 2500 dome-shaped 3D tiles for the interior, which was designed by award-winning Fabled Studio, We were, and continue to be very proud indeed to see the many resulting photographs. This one is from Telegraph Luxury's Drinking & Dining section. You can read more about the creation of the tiles here.

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festival of thrift

To be asked by the festival's organisers to facilitate a tile-making workshop as part of this innovative and unique event was just amazing. Not only was it a chance to work locally as part of a national scale event, but it made us proud to be able to celebrate the history of our home town with the medium of tiles! It was a very busy weekend with tens of thousands of visitors through the doors. You can read more about the tile-making workshop here.

The finished tiled artwork of the participants will be displayed on the grounds of Kirkleatham Museum later on this year, so we'll keep you updated on progress.

northern design festival

Our Mayfair console tables were selected to be shown as part of the Design Event MART exhibition in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, alongside some of the North of England's finest designers. It was incredible to be a part of the exhibition and to meet some inspiring people along the way. There was even talk of potential collaborations, so watch this space!

to wrap things up

We're pretty sure you'll agree that to fit all of those things around other regular commissions and workshops, while keeping up to date with the general running of the business is no mean feat. However, we managed to tie the year up nicely in time to welcome our beautiful baby daughter into the world. Best Christmas present ever.

Plans for 2017

Its business as usual here at Guy Mitchell Design and we've started as we mean to go on. By that, we mean that we've been dreaming big and have plans for a growth, which we hope to implement as soon as we possibly can.

January has a trip to the USA in store, which we're very much looking forward to. Our lips are tightly sealed about that just now, but we'll keep you updated with progress.

There are several interesting collabs on the horizon for furniture, lighting and wall tiles. All with super talented craftsmen whom we're grateful to have the pleasure of knowing. 

There'll be a mixture of brand new ceramics workshops, both privately and publicly run. We look forward to meeting all participants. if you would like details of these, please contact us at info@guymitchelldesign.com

All in all, it's set to be a fantastic year! We sincerely hope that yours will be too.

Tiles For Margot Restaurant, Covent Garden - Behind The Scenes by Imogen Mitchell

These tiles are coming along nicely, so we wanted to show you some of the many processes involved in making them. As you can see, each dome is individually made by hand and we have a total of 2463 to make, so it's by no means a small job! 

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Tiles For Margot Restaurant, Covent Garden by Imogen Mitchell

This is a super project that we've been dying to share with you for quite a while. We're pleased to announce that we will be hand-making the beautiful blue & white bespoke dome-shaped feature wall tiles for exclusive new Italian Restaurant, Margot, which is located in the heart of London's most vibrant and fashionable districts, Covent Garden.

 

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An Insight Into the Hand-Glazing Process by Imogen Mitchell

We've put together this 22 seconds long time-lapse video of two hours of hand-glazing, so that you can see how much work goes into even just the glazing part of the making of your tiles.

 

The specific tile in the video is the  Malasana mini-hexagon design from our collection and the ones shown here, being created with great care and love, will be arriving soon with our exclusive USA retailer, Country Floors Of America. They are currently available from their New York and Fairfax showrooms. For details of other stockists and how to place an order, please visit the stockists and additional information sections of the Guy Mitchell Design website.

About the process: in the creation of this particular design, each tile is individually dipped in slip (liquid clay) and then the glaze goes on afterwards. Each of the glazes used have been hand mixed, using our signiture combinations of raw materials. By working in this way, we can achieve superior glaze results, which enables us to offer you the most vibrant and intriguing colours and finishes on your tiles. 

We hope that you enjoy watching. 

If you liked this post and would like to know more about how we can help you with your residential or commercial interior projects, please visit: www.guymitchelldesign.com