In order to win the award, Whitemeadow had to demonstrate its commitment to the excellence and development of its products, provide evidence of its training and passing on skills to future generations in the industry and how they promote the region as a centre for manufacturing excellence. It was inspiring to see the support which exists within our business community. Our awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from both small and larger organisations. But the winners all have one thing in common — they are truly excellent at what they do and have proved this by winning a Chad Award.
The evening was most enjoyable, and it was good to see so many promising businesses are located around the community. We now have arguably the best facilities in the industry, along with a team of people who we believe are the most creative and dedicated in the UK upholstery manufacturing sector. Following on from the successful launch of the Whitemeadow Bed Stand in , we are looking forward to continuing the success with a range of new upholstered bed frames, in new fabric stories, accompanied by selection of new accent furniture from our recently launched Accent Range.
We say bring it on! We have sponsored eight schools within the local Nottinghamshire area. It encourages the highest standards and best practice in the design, making, marketing and selling of all kinds of furniture and furnishings throughout the UK, recognising quality through the award of its Guild Marks. It supports students and young people with grants, training and mentoring in order to foster talent and safeguard the future of the industry.
It provides support and assistance to those in need who are working or have worked in the UK furnishing industry. You can find out more here.
The long term prosperity of the furnishing industry depends on us attracting young people to pursue a career in this creative, vibrant sector. The award is something that the winning student should be very proud of.
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They have the potential to transform the European economy and give the next generation of young people the future they deserve. London Stock Exchange Group is committed to supporting the job creators of tomorrow, increasing their access to long-term patient capital to fund their continued success.
Inspiring the next generation through engaging with school children, helping re-train the local community in key upholstery skills and investing heavily in new facilities are just a few of the ways we demonstrate our dedication to ensuring Whitemeadow stays at the forefront of the industry way into the future. The first placement was so successful that we have now welcomed our second student, Megan Glew, a Product Design student from Nottingham Trent University, into the Design department for a 1-year placement.
We are sponsoring eight schools within the Nottinghamshire area, where the company was founded and still based today. Whitemeadow believe it is absolutely key for our industry that we focus on developing the next generation and we are keen therefore to support this initiative within our local area.
Hopefully we will see some of these young faces working at Whitemeadow in the future! Later this year we are due to launch our Sewing School for local people who would like to train as sewing machinists. The idea behind our sewing school is to encourage people to pursue a career in upholstery manufacturing and equip them with the technical skills and experience they need to make a go of it. And finally, we are delighted to unveil our brand new, state of the art Design and Development Centre.
We are confident that the investment Whitemeadow have made in their workforce and facilities at the front end of the business will stand us in good stead for the future and help strengthen our position as one of the most creative and innovative furniture manufacturers in the UK. Why Whitemeadow is at the Forefront of the Upholstery Industry Continuing with our series on how Whitemeadow supports its customers, this week we are taking a closer look at the expertise and experience that Whitemeadow is home to.
Situated in the heart of the upholstery manufacturing centre of the UK, Whitemeadow was established in , handcrafting products in our Nottinghamshire factory. Expansion has allowed us to produce more but has never extinguished our commitment to keeping all our products hand-crafted in our Nottinghamshire factories. Team members at Whitemeadow hold a wide set of skills which enables us to be agile in our creative and manufacturing processes, and we are proud to have a workforce that has built up many years of experience with the company- our Frames team have a combined experience of years!
Experienced Design and Development department Beginning with just one designer 20 years ago, our innovative and passionate design team is the foundation of our business. The team is now over 20 strong and embodies a mix of creative energy and industry experience. The whole team shares the same drive and desire to create inspirational, innovative designs in the latest fabrics and get them to market before our competition. Fully trained Customer Support teams We have specific teams to support our customers and continually invest in ongoing training to assist you with all your pre-delivery and post-delivery queries.
Whether you wish to amend an order or simply track the progress of your order, we have over years of experience at Whitemeadow within our Customer Support teams, so you can be sure that the person dealing with your request is an expert in their field. Whitemeadow are committed to focussing on design leadership, efficient production processes and attention to quality to ensure that we support you, our customers, in making your business a success.
To find out more about how we can support your business please contact your Whitemeadow Sales Manager or email enquiries whitemeadow. Skilled craftsmen taking pride in building tailored products with high quality finishes following exacting UK standards to support the brands of our loyal customer base.
This simple approach has led us to become one of the most trusted and well-respected upholstery manufacturers in Britain. Well, all our furniture is made here in the UK to meticulous standards, by highly-skilled craftsmen using only the best materials. The best quality fabrics Our team of designers works with expert worldwide suppliers to develop our fabrics and have long established relationships with some of the finest mills in the world.
Most importantly, we buy only from suppliers who we know meet the quality standards you would expect from our products. From contemporary plains, decadent velvets and custom collections bespoke to Whitemeadow, we leave no stone unturned in sourcing the very best fabric ranges to complement our designs. The best quality interiors To ensure the comfort of our furniture matches its good looks, we put the same amount of effort into sourcing our ample range of fillings options, as we do our fabrics and frame components.
All our interiors are supplied to us by long established experts. We ensure all interiors we use undertake a series of industry standard tests to evaluate performance, flammability and overall suitability for use. The best quality ethos We have a great awareness of sustainability, durability and responsible consumerism. We pride ourselves on making our own furniture by hand, from start to finish, in our own Nottinghamshire workshops, creating high-quality products here in Britain while providing skills and employment in the process.
The best quality standards Our component selection process means that it is not just about presenting a product that looks good, it also means presenting a finished product that really works, whilst always complying with the exacting current British standards.
Fully certified performance and suitability reports, from an independent UKAS accredited laboratory, are always sought and verified before we present a new product to our customers. We are also proud members of The British Furniture Manufactures' Association, a trade body that represents the interests of the the furniture industry in this country.
To find out more please visit www. At Whitemeadow, we have a simple approach that involves utilising the best of British.
Making the most of the finest technology and employing passionate individuals to create truly inspiring British made upholstery. For any enquiries please contact us at enquiries whitemeadow. This is a fantastic tool that can be accessed with an exclusive log in that you can request through the website request form or through your Whitemeadow Sales Manager. Our website is at the forefront of our communication with you and is designed to keep you up to date with important information regarding products, fabrics and more.
It is designed to be your central resource for everything Whitemeadow related! By having access to the Trade Portal, you have exclusive access to view and download high resolution product photography for you to use in store, on your own website, to create digital assets or printed literature. So, no emails, telephone calls or waiting for an image to be sent! Product specifications All our upholstery and bed frame specification sheets are also available to view and download.
Essential information about the construction of the products can be found here. If used on the shop floor, this is an excellent resource for your staff to use when speaking to customers, especially outside of office hours when you may not be able to speak to one of team. It is also an invaluable source of information for online and customer service teams.
The Fabric Library We have taken great care and time in creating our Fabric Library to ensure that you have all the information you require about our fabrics at the touch of a button.
It is a fantastic resource which enables you to easily view and download images of our fabrics for your own use on your website and help staff to identify fabrics if they have a customer query over the telephone.
You can also order swatch samples, which again can be used by staff on the shop floor when speaking to customers. By clicking on individual fabric images, you can quickly view important information about each fabric, view other colours in the range, and view lifestyle product imagery featuring the fabric where available. Whitemeadow are proud to support its trade partners, and you can trust that our products and service allow you to meet the needs of your customers and your business.
For more information please contact your Whitemeadow Sales Manager or email enquiries whitemeadow. But what is the best way to do this? Over the next few weeks we will be publishing a mini series of posts that explain how Whitemeadow supports you- the retailer, to do just that. Through our many years of experience of working with a large variety of premium independent retailers- from small boutiques to larger independent groups, we have found that the key to successful repeat orders on both our upholstery and bed frame collections is to understand the importance of dressing room sets to create impact and inspiration.
It is essential that displays are presented in a way that enhances the products as much as possible. With figures like this, is this an opportunity that you can afford to miss? Whitemeadow are proud to be able to support our independent customers by providing a wide range of accent chairs, footstools, ottomans and chaises- available in over fabrics to contrast or match the main upholstery piece or bed frame on display.
These can be displayed and ordered as part of any range display. From stylish compact boutique chairs to large cosy cuddlers, we have a wide variety of individual chairs in all shapes and sizes, with a choice of wooden leg finishes, castors, or sleek chrome legs. To find out more information about our accent range, please contact your Whitemeadow Sales Manager, or email enquiries whitemeadow.
To give your customers what they want, Whitemeadow are delighted to launch a new portfolio of accent items comprising of chairs, footstools, chaises and ottomans!
Having already earned a reputation for excellence in manufacturing high quality sofas and upholstered beds, Whitemeadow are excited to extend their collection of accent pieces by creating portfolios dedicated to the accent piece ranges. We are now able to offer a wide range of items designed for everyone, from practical storage solutions to bold accessory pieces.
They can all be ordered individually or as part of any of our sofa or bed collections, in any of our current fabrics, thus offering your customers a fantastic range of products to choose from! For more information on the ranges, please contact your Whitemeadow Sales Manager or email enquiries whitemeadow.
The Nottinghamshire-based firm topped the poll by a considerable margin after being shortlisted for the vote by the publication, which aims to keep furniture retailers up-to-date with the latest design and business trends in the industry. Its readers were asked to vote for their favourite brands and products in 51 individual categories this year. Founded in , Whitemeadow employs around people across six sites within a two-mile radius of Huthwaite.
It has more than , sq ft of manufacturing space. It is one of the few remaining independently-owned British upholstery manufacturers and has become one of the most trusted and well-respected companies in the industry. Whitemeadow has won several awards over the years, but this one is extra special for two reasons. One, because it is from such a highly-regarded and well-respected publication which has a great deal of credibility in the industry for setting the agenda. And two, because it was voted for by readers of the magazine, who are our customers, which shows that we are continuing to do the right things by innovating, being brave with our design ideas and giving the industry the service and product quality that it needs.
This is a huge honour and is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team here at Whitemeadow, who take such pride in producing great British furniture which continues to push the boundaries of design and drive industry trends. By analysing what our customers are buying, we can tap into trends on fabrics and furniture shapes to ensure that we are creating exactly what the market needs, when they need it. So, what did we learn from our time in Manchester this year? Great fabric stories were also crucial, with many of our customers ordering models in the fabrics they were presented in at the show.
Pastel Velvets The popularity of velvets shows no sign of abating any time soon, with a lot of our customers ordering display models in the fabric.
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Creating something from nothing is hard. Creating something that feels established from nothing is even harder. We had very little idea of other projects within the building and public projects in the plazas around us as all the other design teams were all working on the same timeline. When you walk along the pedestrian thoroughfares, from the banks of the River Torrens, you slowly become closer to the ground floor of the building as it opens up into this space that is immediately welcoming, filled with activity and movement.
Towering grey entry portal, and an arbour of perfectly smooth concrete that draws the eye upwards to a ceiling lined in walnut joists. Here the ceiling which flows from 2. Genesin notes much of the furniture for iTL is custom designed. The studio also worked with Walter Brooke to design the interiors for Sol Bar and Restaurant, which is perched on Level 9 and opened around the same time. The inspiration behind iTL was not driven purely by its pizza menu.
Everything is so solid, so established and there is plenty of architecture and spaces to draw inspiration from. His idea of combining essentialist architectural geometry with handcrafted details is alive in iTL.
All you have to do is look around. The terrazzo floor pattern that is scattered throughout the space is a particular point of pride for Genesin. The signature material and tiling technique is very labour intensive and was locally done in South Australia with a great team of tilers. Once cured, the floors are then ground back and further honed and sealed. A soft yellow hand-trowelled Rilievo wall from Venetian brand San Marco provides the backdrop to much of the restaurant.
A custom burgundy acoustic ceiling from USB Boral with obsidian black is in keeping with the mid-century mood, framing the expansive open kitchen and huge concrete woodfire ovens where Guiotto prepares his pizzas. Almost every piece of joinery, cabinetry, partition and banquet seat is made from an exquisitely dark and veined walnut. Black and white Bistossi and Fornasetti ceramics sit beneath monochromatic art by Adelaide artist James Brown, adding warmth and interest to the space.
They just worked together especially with the colour blocked background of the render. It just feels like somewhere you want to be. The Adelaide Genesin studio was set up in with a Melbourne studio added in Featured Sponsor.
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The studio also worked with Walter Brooke to design the interiors for Sol Bar and Restaurant, which is perched on Level 9 and opened around the same time. The inspiration behind iTL was not driven purely by its pizza menu. Everything is so solid, so established and there is plenty of architecture and spaces to draw inspiration from. His idea of combining essentialist architectural geometry with handcrafted details is alive in iTL.
All you have to do is look around. The terrazzo floor pattern that is scattered throughout the space is a particular point of pride for Genesin. The signature material and tiling technique is very labour intensive and was locally done in South Australia with a great team of tilers. Once cured, the floors are then ground back and further honed and sealed.
A soft yellow hand-trowelled Rilievo wall from Venetian brand San Marco provides the backdrop to much of the restaurant. A custom burgundy acoustic ceiling from USB Boral with obsidian black is in keeping with the mid-century mood, framing the expansive open kitchen and huge concrete woodfire ovens where Guiotto prepares his pizzas.
Almost every piece of joinery, cabinetry, partition and banquet seat is made from an exquisitely dark and veined walnut. Of the multitude available, here are some of the best Unturned mods players need to try. All mods listed below can be found on the Steam Workshop. Updated on September 5th, by Josh Davison: With a player base that continues to show devotion to the title, a developer that encourages modding, and new interesting mods constantly being developed for Unturned, there is always a reason to come back to this game.
Unturned mods can range from new clothing, new weapons, and entire new maps--many of which get made official by Smartly Dressed Games. Unturned is a vast game that offers a lot of opportunities for the players to add new things or iron out certain issues. That's why it's always worthwhile to check back in to see what's new on the Steam Workshop for the game. These swords, which date back to in Japan during the invasion by Kublai Khan, are considered the primary weapon of samurai.
Anyone who has enjoyed anything from the filmography of Akira Kurosawa to Leonardo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or just the recent Ghost of Tsushima can attest to finding these swords innately cool.
As such, it's great to see them added to Unturned. This particular mod adds the eponymous power armor that has become something of a mascot for the Fallout games. The Fallout Power Armor mod adds several variants of power armor from across the wasteland. It was developed by modder k1lter. That's where Tyrant's Arctic Apparel mod comes in.
This mod adds an assortment of downright cool-looking cold weather gear that will keep the player shielded from the cold and looking good while doing it.
This mod was developed by Pixel and maniac. It also protects the player, to a point, from the ravenous undead beasts scouring the world in search of a living meal. This is no small undertaking and adds a lot to the base game. This mod comes from user JPepe.
The Wind Vehicles mod by user Tiway adds an assortment of new planes, helicopters, and boats to the world of Unturned, each adding a new and distinct experience to the game. Being able to fly over or sail away from zombies is a very enticing concept, and it can give the player some breathing room while trying to survive the apocalypse. It may even offer some new ways to fight back.
The clothing appears to be largely inspired by Fallout: New Vegas and other post-apocalyptic videogame franchises. It's a well-made and all-around nice-looking clothing pack for Unturned. It easily earns a spot on this list for the passion and care that went into making it.
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This mod does just what it says; it gives the player Santa Claus' sleigh, reindeer, costume, and gifts. It can also fly, as Santa's sleigh should be able to do. Despite the Christmas theme, it really doesn't matter what time of year it is. Players can enjoy this mod no matter when they download it.
Being able to play Santa Claus in a zombie-infested apocalyptic wasteland is always going to be enjoyable, no matter what the season.
Modders have consistently put out vast, populated, and carefully crafted maps for the game. Many of these have been officially brought onto the game by developer Nelson Sexton. New Brunswickby modder Cesspitsid, isn't one of those few to have been spotlighted by Sexton.