Journal - The Jubilee Issue

Issue 9 | tedtodd.co.uk THE JUBILEE ISSUE JOURNAL

OUR PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee captures the imagination of the nation and many people all over the UK celebrate our first British monarch to celebrate 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth, we are proudly paying homage to the best of all things British. As a Great British Brand, our heritage dates back almost 30 years (granted this isn’t as long as the Queen’s!) but it got us thinking at Ted Todd HQ about how we started, where we are now and what the future holds. As an innovative and independent business, our passion for wood, respect for nature and unrivalled flooring expertise have been helping our customers feel good since 1993. And we are confident they will continue to do so for many more years to come... Here’s to the next 70 years of leading the wood flooring industry.

Much like a sustainable well-managed forest, the Ted Todd ecosystem is made up of many different branches across our locations in Cheshire, London, California and New York. Our family tree gives you a small glimpse into some of our British natives.

THE MAJESTIC OAK Robert Walsh, Founder The wise English Oak is strong and resilient, holding a special place in British culture, history and hearts. Robert founded Ted Todd in 1993, when after spending a summer restoring Reclaimed Pine floorboards in his parent’s back garden he received his first order for 40 square yards of timber for a barn conversion. As a former philosophy student Robert has a can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit that leads the business to continually innovate.

Katie Hudghton Head of Marketing NEW FOR 2022

THE STURDY ASH Matt Lee, Woodworks Production Manager

British craftspeople have worked with Ash timber for years. It is one of the strongest hardwoods and absorbs shocks without splintering. Matt started as an apprentice over 12 years ago. Since then, he’s worked his way through the ranks to learn everything there is to know about our products and is a dedicated and highly respected member of the team. Matt has recently been appointed Production Manager for our brand-new Woodworks design, crafting and production facility. This expansive workshop was opened in line with our ambitions to further champion Great British Manufacturing.

THE VERSATILE FAVOURITE: TED TODD WINNOW Brand new to our Warehouse Collection, Winnow is set to be a best seller. Warm and versatile, it’s available as a Wide Plank and Herringbone design and has an undulating texture and brushed finish.

A FUTURE CLASSIC: TED TODD KENNET

Due to the popularity of Kennet Plank, we’ve added a Herringbone design of this classic medium brown floor to our Project Collection. With distinctive grain detail, Kennet is a steadfast staple with a premium feel. Call 020 8629 3056 to order a free sample. ON THE COVER Flying the flag for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, our Union Jack has been handcrafted in our Cheshire workshops using English Estate Oak, Jarrah Heartwood and Reclaimed Elm from 1520.

THE DETERMINED BIRCH Alyce Cross, Product Development Executive

The Silver Birch is a fast-growing species. Its silvery-white bark may look delicate, but under lies a strong willfulness to grow. In the four years since Alyce started her apprenticeship training, she has undoubtedly become a crucial part of our Product Development Team. Alyce is highly organised, down to earth and genuinely cares about our planet which makes her the perfect person to manage the product element of our new brand, Karta. To find our more visit kartafloors.com

Photographed by Cheshire creative Bradley Griffin of Kayode Creative.

A ROYAL WALK THROUGH TIMBER HISTORY

1760 GEORGE III

1901 EDWARD VII

War Office Pine (1910) We’re very fortunate to be the custodians of beams from the Old War Office. This neo-baroque building in London’s Whitehall, built in 1901, became the administration centre of the British Army during both World Wars. This pine’s charming appearance reflects the personality of the monarch of the day, Edward VII.

OUR WOODS WITH INTERESTING HISTORIES

Antique English Oak (1785) Our English Oak is often referred to as ‘Parkland Oak’ because it was allowed to grow wild, making it a unique wood much like George’s unique reign. It requires expert skill to use on floors, with the restoration stage requiring the use of our artisans’ most careful handcrafting techniques.

Throughout the past three decades, we have been privileged to reclaim and restore antique woods from all around the globe as part of our Woodworks portfolio. These woods also originate from a variety of historical periods, which are often typified by the British monarch who reigned during the time. Each of these monarchs had their own unique personality, just like our reclaimed and restored floors. In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee of we invite you to experience the very best reclaimed antique woods from some of Britain’s most influential monarchical reigns.

1837 QUEEN VICTORIA

1509 HENRY VIII

1952 TO PRESENT ELIZABETH II

1625 CHARLES I

Ancient Elm (1520) Rich in character and

texture, it is hard to beat the rustic charm of antique original face Elm. This is one our oldest and most magnificent woods, featuring perfect imperfections and characterful details throughout. The wood has been dated to 1520, during the middle of King Henry VIII’s reign.

Bridgewater Pine (1860) This North American Pitch Pine was reclaimed from the Bridgewater Docks on the banks of the River Mersey. The wood itself dates back to 1860 and is dimensionally one of the most impressive woods we’ve ever reclaimed due to its extraordinary width. It’s also incredibly hardwearing and strong, much like the reign of Queen Victoria.

Galion English Oak (2022) The floor of Kings and Queens, Galion is crafted using the finest English Oak. Sourced responsibly from woodlands across the UK the oak is Quarter Sawn, making it a rare and beautiful commodity, with exceptionally straight grain patterns and medullary rays throughout. Boasting a 6-8mm wear layer, this floor offers remarkable longevity - just like our longest-reigning monarch.

Antique Pitch Pine (1630) Ever since Charles I landed at Charlestown this wood has been a material valued by the navy – shipped across to the West Coast of Great Britain and used to build our industrial heartlands in the 19th century. Charles claimed every piece of this exceptional material as his own, marking the beams with his personal seal.

We have floors that even outdate these monarchs, with some of our woods pushing 1,000 years in age. If you’d like to speak to us about using these floors in your project, please get in touch via hello@tedtodd.co.uk

ARUNDEL GARDENS

TOKYO PIZZA

THE HOXTON

NANDO’S SOHO 10 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JF Featured Floor: Gaslamp Chevron, Urban Collection, Woodworks Image credit: STAC Architecture

Throughout our last three decades of crafting design-led, sustainable flooring, we have certainly left our mark across the capital. These map pins provide a selection of the incredible projects we have had the pleasure of working on over the years, many of which are iconic buildings and award-winning masterpieces. LONDON CALLING

SOHO LOFT Soho, London, W1F 7NY

London is home to many converted warehouses which offer a desirable combination of historical interest, unique industrial features, and contemporary design-led interiors. One prime example of a gorgeous warehouse renovation is SOHO Loft, located in the heart of London’s West End. A tranquil space away from the bustle of London life, this project uses natural materials, a neutral colour palette, and a lot of natural light to create a Japanese-inspired haven created for a renowned musician. Featured Floor: Ashridge Plank, Unfinished

THE ZETTER HOTEL

REGENT’S CRESENT

HATTON GARDEN

FOUR SEASONS

TREEHOUSE HOTEL

THE LANGHAM

Take a walk around London following our Ted Todd trail or scan to view our projects

BURBERRY

Oaks Collection, Ted Todd Image credit: Black and Milk

ASPINAL OF LONDON

KURT GEIGER

TOWER OF LONDON

MONTAGUE ST.

NANDO’S

THE GHERKIN

TED TODD DESIGN CENTRE

CLARIDGES

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SOHO LOFT

THE GLEBE

ALON ZACHAIM

ELIE SAAB

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SOFITELL

HOTEL CAFÉ ROYAL

NOCO HOTEL-MARKET-BAR

THE CORINTHIA

SEA CONTAINERS

GREAT SCOTLAND YARD HOTEL

THE SHARD

THE O2

HARRODS

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

NEW UNION WHARF

HANS PLACE

TOKYO PIZZA 47 Maida Vale, London, W9 1SD Featured Floor: Ebony Herringbone, Superwide Collection, Woodworks Image credit: FAB Architects

TEMPERLEY LONDON

ABELL AND CLELAND

NOCO, HOTEL-MARKET-BAR 15 Water Street, Wood Wharf, E14 Pioneering property developers continue to evolve the skyline of Canary Wharf – London’s premier destination for eating, shopping and working. The newest development, Wood Wharf successfully combines tomorrows workspaces, with waterside living and thoughtfully designed spaces. You’ll soon be able visit NoCo, a brand- new vibrant hotel, market and bar, via the Elizabeth line, London’s newest railway named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Featured Floor: Husk Wide Plank, Warehouse Collection, Ted Todd

CHELSEA DESIGN CENTRE

TREEHOUSE HOTEL 14-15 Langham Place, London, W1B 2QS Featured Floor: Babington Plank, Antique Collection, Woodworks Image credit: Premier Hospitality

A DESTINATION WHERE EACH ROOM TELLS A STORY Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE WOW!house runs throughout June at Chelsea Harbour and is the Design Centre’s first-ever designer showhouse. We are proud to be collaborating with three extraordinary designers featuring at the event. You can see our floors at this immersive experience from the 1st to 30th June. To find out more and get tickets visit dcch.co.uk/wowhouse

All illustrations by our Ted Todd Graphic Designer, Laura Lambert

Please note this map is a representation and does not show accurate locations.

AT HOME WITH ANNE-MARIE LEIGH INTERIOR DESIGN

INTRODUCING GRANDEUR INTO AN INTERIOR SPACE By combining a soft colour palette with neutral tones and naturally textured wood floor throughout the open-plan downstairs, Anne-Marie has created an effect of grandeur. “Colour and texture were really important – we wanted it to be light in colour with some variation, so we choose to use a natural, nature grade floor. The Herringbone design is beautiful and timeless, and we knew it would look amazing in the house.” The floor through the home links seamlessly and elegantly, with the use of bold, polished metals and statement furniture to further elevate the grandeur of the project. Subtle greys and natural tones from the floor also help to create a serene sense throughout the property. Featured floor: Furrow Wide Plank and Narrow Herringbone, Warehouse Collection, Ted Todd

We had the privilege of meeting interior designer Anne- Marie Leigh in her beautiful Surrey home, which she shares with her husband Mark, sons Louis (15) and Max (13) and four British Shorthair cats. As a designer, Anne-Marie specialises in luxury residential properties in and around Surrey and London. ANNE-MARIE: THE INTERIOR DESIGNER Anne-Marie began her professional life pursuing a career in advertising and marketing but having always had a passion for interiors was inspired to retrain at the respected KLC Design School in Chelsea. She subsequently set up Anne-Marie Leigh Interior Design in 2014. A lot of her inspiration is drawn from designers such as Kit Kemp, Studio Duggan, Emma Sims Hilditch and US designer Shea McGee from Studio McGee. Amongst the subjects we chatted about we asked why she believes British style continues to captivate the world of interior design, she remarked, “The British country house style is steeped in history, culture, heritage and tradition which appeals to the American market. British design is synonymous with classic quality craftsmanship, and luxurious textiles, inevitably creating timeless spaces that are admired by future generations”. To read the full interview visit tedtodd.co.uk/journal

Call 020 8629 3056 today to order your free Furrow samples

ANNE-MARIE: THE HOME OWNER

Having recently completed a full-scale renovation of her own traditional 1930s property, Anne-Marie tells us how she introduced grace and poise into her family home. “Interior design should be timeless and not something that will date, so for that reason I don’t tend to follow trends. I love a neutral backdrop with lots of texture and pops of colour to keep things interesting. Lighting is also something I am very passionate about as it is so important in interiors and often overlooked.” Anne-Marie’s personal style is classic with a contemporary twist. She has effortlessly created a sense of grandeur by contrasting the old with the new and added statement pieces to bring atmosphere and drama.

As a nation, the UK are known for producing great quality products that stand the test of time.

CELEBRATING GREAT BRITISH INTERIOR BRANDS

An immersive experience with 20 rooms to walk through, all created by acclaimed designers. We have collaborated with three designers to showcase our floors in various rooms throughout the showhouse.

REGAL MODERNITY A look that exudes elegance, with an enduring colour scheme of platinum greys, rich purples, and British handcrafted soft furnishings and finishes. Originality worthy of the Queen’s seal of approval.

ANNE-MARIE LEIGH’S TOP TIP “It’s great to layer texture all through your home from flooring, rugs, soft furnishings and furniture creating interest and depth.”

RAYMAN BOOZER Principal Bedroom New York based AD100 designer Rayman Boozer was inspired by the 90s film ‘The Pillow Book’ to create a romantic and sensual space.

RICHARD MOORE Dressing Room Martin Moore Bespoke Furniture pride themselves on exceptional craftsmanship. Showcasing their New Deco collection in a contemporary dressing room.

UNITED IN DESIGN Living Room Charitable organisation United in Design are collaborating with de Le Cuona using their beautiful fabrics to create a dream living space.

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Please also join us at our Woodworks London Design Centre to discuss how to use our beautiful floors in your upcoming projects.

Woodworks London Design Centre 79 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TA

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Tickets available online for 12th July Duke’s 92, Castle St, Manchester M3 4LZ

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VISIT US AT DESIGN FESTIVAL NORTH Karta is a brand-new product that brings together innovation and craft to revolutionise the flooring market. Our 100% wood flooring uniquely developed for design professionals delivering environmentally positive wood floors, made accessible in price, produced to perform and designed for impact in your projects. 020 8629 3059 | info@kartafloors.com | kartafloors.com

1. Vintage Rose Sloe Colourway throw, Melin Tregwynt 2. Tolland Herringbone, Editions Collection, Woodworks (photo courtesy of Julian Abrams) 3. Sheraton, Sage Bruce Fine Papers 4. Meiying Mauve Wallpaper, Graham and Brown 5. Beardwood Grey & Coral cushion, AIRE 6. Flint Herringbone, Warehouse Collection, Ted Todd 7. Flax Plank, Warehouse Collection, Ted Todd 8. The Stratton, purple armchair, Chapel Street

THE NEXT CHAPTER... ENHANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AT OUR DESIGN CENTRES If you’re looking for creative design and interiors inspiration, why not take advantage of our serene space and substantial book collection by joining us for tea and cake? Our library is yours to explore and we look forward to welcoming you for a visit. Here’s a selection of our top reads, old and new, that you can expect to see in our library.

BILLY BALDWIN DECORATES Author: Billy Baldwin Billy Baldwin was a versatile, practical, modernist interior decorator who encouraged people to put a personal stamp on interior decoration. This vintage read has stood the test of time.

IN CELEBRATION OF BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP Author: Karen Bennett Providing a glimpse into the vibrant, richly storied world of some of the craftsmen and women that the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust has supported throughout its lifetime. GREAT HOUSES OF ENGLAND AND WALES Author: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Christopher Simon Sykes In this vintage chronological selection of 32 of the most notable houses of England and Wales, the authors present a panoramic history of the great house.

PAST PERFECT: RICHARD SHAPIRO HOUSES AND GARDENS Author: Richard Shapiro

In this exquisite monograph, designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro demonstrates the alchemy required to create a home that seems cultivated over many generations.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOMS IN THE WORLD Author: Architectural Digest An unrivaled survey of the most exciting contemporary interior design across the globe, curated by the editors of ten international editions of Architectural Digest.

NEW YORK SPLENDOR: THE CITY’S MOST MEMORABLE ROOMS Author: Wendy Moonan Design authority Wendy Moonan takes the reader on a tour of some of New York City’s finest residential rooms-past and present.

VISITING US Please visit us at our Cheshire and London Design centres. We are open six days a week for you to peruse our books, browse our extensive collection of large format samples and speak to our wood floor specialists.

Cheshire Design Centre 18 Chesford Grange, Warrington, WA1 4RQ

London Design Centre 79 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TA 020 7495 6706 tedtodd.co.uk/woodworks hello@woodworksbytedtodd.com @woodworksbytedtodd

01925 283000 tedtodd.co.uk info@tedtodd.co.uk @tedtoddfloors

Discuss your commercial projects with us today by calling 020 8629 3056.

kartafloors.com info@kartafloors.com @kartafloors

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