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    to include more contemporary designs I find the layering of the traditional with the more modern has a very fresh appeal How and why did you come up with the collection name I named the collection Harmony because my goal was to create a diverse collection with a strong sense of integration and balance Hodsoll McKenzie speaks to an elegant relaxed lifestyle and the collection works to underscore that ease through a harmonious selection of designs framed by the distinctive Hodsell McKenzie colour palette What can you tell us about how you design the fabrics I always start with the print designs I like to work from what we call documents which are antique textiles and then update them through colour print technique and ground cloth The embroideries are equally important because they are so decorative and they allow me to bridge the traditional and contemporary What were you looking for when selecting designs For me a good design has an even well placed layout with motifs that feel well drawn and sophisticated I also look for originality either in the character of the drawing construction or printing technique What is the process from initial selection to the finished collection I begin with an outline of a story By that I mean a lead decorative design that has a strong point of view I then work to finish the room which means I complete the story by considering all other fabric furnishings in the room If my lead decorative item is the drapery then I think about what I need to include for the sofa the accent chairs ottomans pillows etc The Hodsoll McKenzie customer should be able to complete a room with the fabric offerings in each collection book Once the designs have been selected then it is months

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/fabric-qa-designer-robin-klingensmith-hodsoll-mckenzies-new-collection-harmony-captures-essence (2016-02-13)
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  • Southampton Boat Show 2015 | Oceanair
    on Mon 19 10 2015 13 12 Now a month after Southampton International Boat Show we re taking a look back at some of our fondest photos from the event We hope you got the chance to step on board some of the yachts at the show on which you may have noticed a blind or two from Oceanair Take a look at our top picks You may have spotted our SKYSOL roof blind powered on the new Fairline 53 at Southampton Smooth discrete and smart the blind delicately filters the sunlight leaving a calming atmosphere in the Saloon Decorative cushions Romanblinds SKVENETIANS and SKYSCREEN Pleated blinds also adorned the Fairline fleet Video of otiRXRgrGIU It was fantastic to see our NEW SKYSCREEN Roller Surface 2 featured on the Beneteau Oceanis range Oceanair s SKYVENETIAN Wood blinds could be spotted on almost every Princess Yacht and we loved their classic decor throughout And finally It was superb to see the Sunseeker range in its full glory We were proud to have our beautiful Romanblinds on board Categories Blog posts Boat Shows Exhibitions Care Advice Company news Product news Archive January 2016 4 December 2015 4 November 2015 5 October 2015

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/southampton-boat-show-2015 (2016-02-13)
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  • Oceanair welcomes DBSV | Oceanair
    we really get up to It is always an enjoyable experience to have members of the global marine industry visit us here in Selesy where we get a chance to show off our purpose built ever expanding factory and the fantastic staff that drive our business The delegates were given exclusive access to the factory floor with a chance to see the build and manufacture of our blinds and soft furnishings in action The two groups were lead by Oceanair Managing Director Andy FitzGerald pictured centre and Superyacht Business Manager Tom Pickles pictured left who gave explanations of our products and processes as well as sharing a little of Oceanair s story Brigitte Barein DBSV had this to say about the tour We would like to thank you for the warm welcome you offered to us It was a very interesting tour and informative visit of your facility it was a great pleasure to meet you all and our whole group thoroughly enjoyed the experience Oceanair would like to offer our kindest thanks to Deutscher Boots und Schiffbauer Verband for coming to visit If you would like to visit Oceanair to discuss your project requirments in our Experience Centre or

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/oceanair-welcomes-dbsv (2016-02-13)
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  • Oceanair's French Distributor Inderdist appoints new sales manager | Oceanair
    Distributor Inderdist appoints new sales manager About Us News Oceanair s French Distributor Inderdist appoints new sales manager Submitted by Catherine on Mon 07 09 2015 11 45 Oceanair are delighted to share with you the appointment of Interdist s newest Salesman Bastien Révolat With over 10 years experience within the Marine Industry Bastien will be a great addition to Interdist s team benefitting those situated on the Atlantic coast and adding yet another point of contact to Oceanair s global network Based in Royan close to La Rochelle Bastien will be heavily focused on visiting and servicing customers Oceanair have worked closely with Interdist for the past 6 years collaborating at various yacht shows throughout the show seasons and keeping Oceanair blinds at the forefront of the French market We look forward to inviting Bastien to Oceanair headquarters next week where he and 14 other delegates will be attending a two day training seminar We wish Bastien all the best in his new role Categories Blog posts Boat Shows Exhibitions Care Advice Company news Product news Archive January 2016 4 December 2015 4 November 2015 5 October 2015 3 September 2015 2 August 2015 11 July 2015 10 June

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/oceanairs-french-distributor-inderdist-appoints-new-sales-manager (2016-02-13)
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    environment and protecting the yacht s interior from UV damage More often than not this will mean fitting more than one window treatment in a recess is necessary Oceanair s multiple window treatments use one headrail with two or three blinds able to work independently from within this giving inherent versatility The most common uses for two or three window treatments in one recess are For use on larger windows making them easier to raise than one large single blind Separate blinds are lighter than one big blind meaning less pressure is put on the mechanisms and lifting cords Yachts or properties that require enhanced interior styling benefit from the installation of a range of products in the same recess For an interior designer to be able to incorporate layered window treatments with different fabrics colours volumes and textures whilst providing optimum light privacy and temperature control is a huge plus for any client Bay windows that consist of a large centre pane of glass framed on either side with additional windows Mounting a three on one blind here gives you the option of having two blinds closed and one raised or any preferred combination If you have a Venetian blind opening the slats of one versus the other is also an option The use of one headrail here eliminates concerns of the slats of each blind being at the same height from one blind to the next ensuring all the slats align with the blind next to it and gives a uniform appearance from both the inside and outside Oceanair offers a unique Universal Headrail which is platform stacking It includes a gearbox to house either a Lutron or Somfy motor for powered blinds For the first time this design enables installation of multiple window treatments within a narrow

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/do-you-need-multiple-window-treatments-one-recess (2016-02-13)
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    and design I joined Oceanair 10 years ago as the General Manager for the soft furnishings department which was in the process of being set up Since then I have found myself involved in many large and exciting projects from taking the lead in forming that department to creating new fabric collections Starting in February 2005 the soft furnishings department was making its first orders by May and we had a team of 6 by the end of the year In 2008 we were able to join the rest of the Oceanair team in Selsey where the company had its own purpose built premises This enabled me to communicate proficiently with other departments on a daily basis to find solutions for problems and to build upon what my department could offer After being promoted to Business Unit Manager in 2011 I have enabled the soft furnishings department to become self sufficient and enjoy helping it to continuously evolve An interesting project to have worked on was the creation of the leather Venetian range which we now produce for some of the most prestigious of clients from around the world There are many challenges to my role I maintain high standards by importing the correct equipment liaising with the technical team to source the right machinery for different applications and to source the perfect fabrics for the marine and residential environments My main challenge is to organise and prioritise projects we have made changes in our production process over the years to overcome this We now produce around 250 blinds a month completing a blind every 2 2 5 hours with each of the seamstresses taking a hands on role in the creation of every product I take a keen interest in every part of my work from keeping up to

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/employee-focus-susana-pope-soft-furnishings-business-unit-manager (2016-02-13)
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    large areas of considerations that need to be taken when incorporating blinds into the design of a superyacht As we reach our final instalment in our series of posts Tom discusses below the choice of framing a blind to add the finishing touch Framing a blind It is well worth considering increasing pelmet height and factoring in to the design window recess side bars as these can be fantastic to frame a set of blinds and help increase blackout qualities as light bleed can be further reduced As shown in the pictures the blinds look neatly displayed framed within the interior of the superyacht This method can work especially well for Roman blinds but be careful not to impede the space in the window too much as it could cause the fabric to bunch However one point to note is that we would advise removing solid pelmets and side recess bars entirely when using a blackout Roller blind in side tracks combined with a faux Roman blind for a decorative pelmet in front of the roller Otherwise the decorative effect of the Roman blind could be lost If possible always plan in a mock up to the project to get a full feel of the light transmission levels and feel generated by the blinds This will help understand track spacing pelmet sizes and if the effect of the chosen blind combination is correct for your client If possible put the mock up directly on to the window of the yacht even if no other interior is present We hope you ve enjoyed this series of posts Please let us know your feedback Or contact Tom our Super Yacht Business Manager to discuss your project Tel 44 0 1243 606909 Email tomp at oceanair co uk Categories Blog posts Product news

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/choosing-blinds-superyachts-5-steps-5-days-part-5 (2016-02-13)
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    26 As we approach the end of our Superyacht series about choosing blinds and window treatments for these magnificent yachts part 4 focuses on choices for keeping the blind in place Side tracks or guide wire retention Side tracks offer the most discrete solution for the restraint of blinds in a recess as the premium built in option Oceanair offers both flush fitting and flanged side track options to give the very best finishes As an alternative for minimal impact in a re fit scenario guide wires should be considered as they can be easily retro fitted Finishing touches such as low profile chrome and brass guide wire hold down fittings can be selected to complement existing interior styling Oceanair has designed systems for all blind types to suit all designer owner requirements Furthermore talk to us about special tensioned systems if dealing with blinds for inclined or horizontal areas We have a solution Check in tomorrow for the final instalment In the meantime get in touch with Tom our Super Yacht Business Manager to discuss your project Tel 44 0 1243 606909 Email tomp at oceanair co uk Categories Blog posts Product news Care Advice Categories Blog posts Boat

    Original URL path: http://www.oceanair.co.uk/marine/news/choosing-blinds-superyachts-5-steps-5-days-part-4 (2016-02-13)
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