Journal - The Jubilee Issue - June 2022

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

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

THE STURDY ASH Matt Lee, Woodworks Production Manager

NEW FOR 2022

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 3057 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.

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.

Many homeowners know and love our Ted Todd floors made from sustainable new woods - but did you know, we also have an extensive portfolio of antique and reclaimed floors as part of our Woodworks collections? If you’re looking for something extra special for your home, our Woodworks collections might be for you. All of our Woodworks by Ted Todd floors are available for purchase and install by your retailer and are handmade to order in our Cheshire workshops. To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, we invite you to experience our very best Woodworks 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.

If you’d like to consider using an antique or reclaimed wood floor in your home, please speak to one of our Woodworks specialists on 020 8629 3057 , or visit our Cheshire or London Design Centres.

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

CHOPARD

DIOR

SOHO LOFT

THE GLEBE

ALON ZACHAIM

ELIE SAAB

OSPREY

ASPREY

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.

FEELING GOOD IN YOUR HOME...

INTRODUCING GRANDEUR INTO YOUR HOME New meets old

Whether you own a characteristically older home with traditional features or a new contemporary build, try combining a balance of classic and modern by using a variety of soft furnishings and finishes. Natural touches Installing wood floors and adding other natural materials such as rich marbles, rustic clay and stone, and soft organic pieces, instantly adds modern elegance to your home and connects you to nature. Featured floor: Furrow Wide Plank & Narrow Herringbone, Warehouse Collection, Ted Todd

MEET ANNE-MARIE, THE HOME-OWNER

Interior designer Anne-Marie Leigh usually spends her time designing for her portfolio of residential clients across the South East. However, for today’s article, Anne-Marie tells us how she introduced grace and poise into her own traditional 1930s home. We had the privilege of meeting with Anne-Marie in her beautiful Surrey home, whom she shares with her husband Mark, sons Louis (15), Max (13) and four British Shorthair cats. Anne-Marie specialises in luxury residential properties in and around Surrey and London. “We tend to work on full house refurbishments and extensions to provide practical, functional spaces creating timeless designs for our clients to live in and enjoy.” A ‘modern take on traditional’ is how we would describe Anne-Marie’s style. Combining a soft colour palette with Furrow Herringbone and Furrow Plank in the open-plan downstairs creates a seamless flow throughout the property. “Having used Ted Todd on design projects for clients and always being thrilled with the results, when it came to renovating our home I just knew we had to have a Ted Todd floor. We get so many compliments from friends and family.” says Anne-Marie. “Colour and texture were really important themes for our home. We wanted it to be light in colour with some variation - that’s the beauty of using a natural product.”

Layering natural texture throughout your home creates interest and depth.

Call 020 8629 3057 today to order your free Furrow sample

...WITH TED TODD

& ANNE-MARIE

THE INTERIOR DESIGNER Before setting up Anne-Marie Leigh Interior Design in 2014, Anne-Marie retrained at the respected KLC Design School in Chelsea. When asked why she believes quintessential 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 homeowners all over the world, especially the American market. British design is synonymous with classic quality craftsmanship and luxurious textiles, inevitably creating timeless spaces that are admired by future generations.” Much of Anne-Marie’s inspiration is drawn from across the pond, too, including US designers Shea McGee and Kelly Wearstler. Did you know? We also have offices in New York and California!

Ted Todd’s Furrow Herringbone is beautiful and timeless - we knew it would look amazing in our house.

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 “When designing a home it’s important to think about the flow of the rooms and ensure you use colours that complement each other. It’s also great to layer texture all through your home from flooring, rugs, soft furnishings and furniture.”

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.

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

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Discover our full collection of Ted Todd Fine Wood Floors in our brand new 2022 brochure. Scan QR code to view now.

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...

ORDER YOUR FREE SAMPLES

There are so many elements that go into choosing a wood floor. Start your journey by visiting our website and ordering up to three samples to help you make the best choice for your home. Visit tedtodd.co.uk/free-samples

VISIT YOUR NEAREST OFFICIAL RETAILER We recommend visiting your nearest Ted Todd Design Centre or official retailer to view your flooring choices on a larger scale. We have a network of retailers throughout the UK who offer a full service for both supplying and installing your floor. Find your nearest retailer tedtodd.co.uk/find-a-showroom

FEATURED HOMES We invite you to follow us on social media for your daily dose of interior inspiration. We have a wonderfully diverse catalogue of customers’ real homes featured on our feed. Follow us at @tedtoddfloors

CELEBRATE WITH US In celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee, we invite you to join us at our Ted Todd Design Centres for a complementary cup of tea and cake. Book your appointment 020 8629 3057.

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 home interior project with us today by calling 020 8629 3057.

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