Interior Design Magazine Finalists, SA Baxter and Workshop APD

It was our great pleasure to have collaborated with the talented team of designers at Workshop APD on a new collection, which launched during the annual “What’s New, What’s Next” event at the New York Design Centre this September.

The Looking Glass suite was inspired by the “raw forms of bisected geode crystals which have both rough exteriors and the surprise of gleaming interiors” as the creative team describe.

The organic design and natural shapes represent modern innovation and timeless craftsmanship. The sleek oval shapes were created during numerous visits to the SA Baxter foundry in New York’s Hudson Valley.

The suite offers two Door Knobs – one of which is truly a refreshing and modern take on the classic Victorian knob as we know it. The collection also includes a Lever, matching Rosettes, Escutcheon Plates, Thumb Turn, Cabinet Knob, Cabinet Pull and Pocket Pull – all available in various sizes and unlimited finish options. Like all of our hardware, the suite is hand-made and produced by artisans at our eco-friendly foundry.

 

It is always a pleasure to work with the industry’s leading designers on creating outstanding designs and innovative products. We thank everyone at Workshop APD and also our SA Baxter team for the hard work.

 

SA Baxter’s Inaugural Year at The Monaco Yacht Show 2018

Every year, the Monaco Yacht Show gathers the best yachts in the world, and also the top yacht designers, shipbuilders as well as the yachting industry trade for four beautiful and busy days in Port Hercule in Monaco. This year, the show was 26-29 September, and it was SA Baxter’s inaugural year at the show:

Especially for this year’s show, we launched two new architectural hardware suites geared towards superyachts. The hardware suites were designed in collaboration with the award-winning superyacht design firm Bannenberg & Rowell Design out of London, whose yacht “Joy” won ShowBoats Design Awards’ prestigious title last year, and from which one of the hardware suites derives its name. Both the “Joy” & “Miramar” hardware suites were met with accolades at the show by the press, interiors firms & outfitters, shipbuilders, interior designers, yacht show judges and architects alike:

Through our lost wax investment casting technique, we were able to create these exceptionally detailed pieces. Both suites are effortlessly elegant, perfectly complementing the smooth curves, detail and design of a superyacht.

As with any new product launch, it comes with a grand celebration; however, we knew at Monaco it would need to be extra special. On Wednesday, 26 September at seven o’clock in the evening, we hosted a small and intimate dinner with yachting designers, shipbuilders, press, yachting interiors outfitters and interior designers to come celebrate with principals Dickie Bannenberg, Simon Rowell and SA Baxter:

The Café du Paris at the casino in Monte-Carlo was the venue, and we were delighted to welcome our guests with a cocktail reception followed by dinner under the stars in Monte-Carlo. We thank everyone who attended (you know who you are!) for an amazing night. It was truly an exceptional evening!

Attending the Boat International annual celebration was the pinnacle of the show. It was hosted on Friday, 28 September at the Twiga night club in Monte-Carlo. It was a magical night!

It was truly an honor to exhibit at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. We kindly thank the show organizers, our partners and guests for this epic experience. We also look forward to future visits with our newly made friends and connections.

Until next year Monaco!

SA Baxter Ushers in London Design Festival & Focus/18

The London Design Festival + Focus/18

Every year, London hosts a number of exciting design events. Now that the summer is officially over and we all find ourselves back at work, we look forward to the amazing events that come with the cooler weather. September and October are busy months for the design industry and we at SA Baxter get beyond excited about all the buzz that comes along with them. 

The annual London Design festival commenced on Sunday 16th September and ran through to 23rd September. The week full of inspiration kicked off with Focus and Decorex. On Wednesday Olympia London opened up its doors to visitors of 100% Design and East London hosted one of the biggest trade shows in the industry – the London Design Fair. 

Because of all the inspiration flowing through to the UK during these events, London once again became a premier destination for all interior design insiders, architects, trade specialists, manufacturers, suppliers and media. And of course, it didn’t escape our attention either! 

The efforts and long preparations of the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour’s (DCCH) staff finally came to fruition on Sunday 16th September, where there were unique installations, exquisite decorations and display cases filled with colours and patterns.  

Throughout the week, all of the showrooms here at DCCH had their doors open, greeting people with food and cocktails, and some even hosting interesting workshops, inspiring group discussions. 

DCCH saw hundreds of people coming every day. We at SA Baxter had the pleasure of welcoming designers from across Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia. We shared our unique story and familiarised guests with the lost-wax investment casting production technique.  

On Monday 17th of September, we attended the annual Focus/18 celebration. Salsa Night was the selected theme for this year’s party. The whole Design Centre was beautifully lit up, talented performers danced to Latin music, while the DJ was playing her best beats. 

The party exceeded our expectations and we thank the whole DCCH team for organising this event and contributing to the fun and excitement of the design community here in London. 

 

 

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The Undulate Suite

What’s New, What’s Next

The Undulate Suite made waves at it’s premiere on Thursday night at “What’s New, What’s Next” at the New York Design Center.

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Distinctively Designed

Like the gentle rippling of water on the surface of a calm pond, or the draping of fine fabric, the beautifully designed forms of this contemporary collection seem alive with movement. The Undulate Suite features silhouettes that are at once organic and yet strikingly modern. Flowing, graceful curves are held in check by clearly defined outlines, creating a harmonious balance. Toying with traditional notions of what hardware can be, the rolling wave motif that characterizes this new collection is a visual and tactile delight.

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The Undulate Suite is comprised of a Door Knob, Lever, Rosette, Escutcheon Plate, Thumb Turn, Door Pull, Cabinet Pull, and Cabinet Knob. Handcrafted in our foundry and atelier, each piece carries the SA Baxter mark, our master artisans’ signature ensuring that it has not only been made from the finest materials, but that it meets the highest standards of design. The dynamic new collection is now available for purchase.