Solus Decor had the opportunity to collaborate with award winning garden designer Leon Davis at this year’s RHS Tatton Park Flower show this month. Leon Davis won gold and best in show for his garden.
The garden design for RHS Tatton Park entitled From Hop to Glass was sponsored by JW Lees brewery in celebration of the 190th anniversary of the brewery . The design draws inspiration from the brewing industry, interpreting materials, features and processes in a contemporary style and composition.
The design is in part framed by glass screens, providing a foil for grasses, which are mixed with deep red and amber perennials to represent the inviting flow and texture of a freshly-poured pint.
Within the planting is a circular shallow stream, which encloses relaxing spaces to sit and relax combined with the familiar textures and elements that are synonymous with a traditional pub. The curved bench gives the feel of the serving bar and the warm and inviting atmosphere is provided by the Solus Decor fire pit and the brass details around the garden.
Leon Davis has incorporated the Hemi fire bowl in the garden design. The Hemi fire bowl is available in three sizes, three fuel options and ten colour options. The Hemi fire pit converts into a table with a hardwood table or metal table top depending to suit your style.
To find out more about the Hemi fire pit or any of our other fire and water features get in contact with us.
If you have a roof terrace or balcony, how can you make the most of it? There are some inspirational ideas out there to add value to your outside space.
Create warmth and use your outside space all year with a fire pit.
In a small space, it is still possible to add a functional but stylish fire pit that is safe to use. The Firecube is ideal and with different fuel options, it can conform to safety requirements. An optional table top also means it is multi-use.
For larger terraces or balconies, fire pits and tables will create a social area with seating positioned around. The Elevated Halo is a great example and used in residential and commercial spaces.
The Gwen Hotel, Chicago featuring a Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire table
Water features are also an option on a terrace and can create a calm and tranquil environment. They can be an oasis in the city and integral as part of the mindful living trend for 2018*. Look out for self-circulating and “plug and play” products. This means there is no plumbing and water is not being wasted. The Dome is a great example.
There are many designers who are experienced in designing roof top and terrace gardens which do tend to be in cities where outside space is at a premium.
The hotel is equipped with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Ko’olau Mountain Range or the exhilarating city centre. This allows you to take in everything that Honolulu has to offer. The hotel also features wonderful architecture and design to ensure the guests can enjoy the spectacular views wherever they are in the hotel. All rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private lanais.
The Hyatt Regency recently updated their club lounge terrace with Solus hemi firebowl firepits.
The world-faThe faThemous neighborhood of Waikiki is located on the south shore of Honolulu and was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. It is known in Hawaiian as “spouting waters,” and Waikiki was introduced to the world when its first hotel was built on its shores in 1901. Today, Waikiki is Oahu’s main hotel and resort area and a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. Along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue you will find world class shopping, dining, entertainment, activities and resorts.
With so much in the surrounding area the Hyatt Regency Hotel Waikiki is the perfect beach place to base yourself to enjoy all that Honolulu and the rest of Oahu has to offer. After a day of exploring, the hotel has created the perfect spot to sit back, relax and enjoy the views with a a drink around the fire in the evening. The hotel have used the Hemi fire pits as part of the outdoor area in the Regency club area.
Solus provides quality commercial grade firepits for hotels, restaurants, resorts and other commercial locations. Our firepits have the best warranty in the business and outstanding in-house customer service. We ship in museum quality containers almost anywhere in the world. We have CAD drawings for all of our designs and regularly assist architects, designers and developers in specifying a Solus firepit for commercial projects. Contact us to discuss your project.
The fire bowl creates light and ambiance in the hotter months. The Hemi also provides the additional benefit of heat to the outdoor seating area on cooler evenings. It ensures that guests can make full use of the terrace throughout the year. The Hemi fire bowl is available in 3 sizes, 10 different colour options and 3 different fuel options. This makes it adaptable to a wide range of settings, both commercial and residential.
Over the past 17 years, Solus Decor has become synonymous with contemporary style, sophistication and of course, high quality. But what you might not know is that we operate very much under the adage of reduce, reuse, recycle. Often however, this kind of philosophy is met with logic and calculation, until now.
Recently, we were approached by renowned local artist, Robert Studer. He came to us wondering if there was a way to reuse our wasted concrete. Normally, we would recycle this concrete into road fill but he had the ingenious idea of turning it into artful Christmas trees for the Vancouver Circle Craft Show. Clearly, we agreed.
As you can see above, the base of the trees were made from leftover concrete from the end of our batches that we poured over the course of a few weeks for Robert. From this, he was able to make 40 trees in total. The bases have been covered with white tissue for effect.
The idea to make these Christmas trees was ingenious and we’re so grateful he asked us to be a part of this art project. This definitely ties in well with the Climate Smart program that we are a part which teaches us how to reduce our carbon footprint.
So you see, not only are our fire pits and fireplaces beautiful on the outside, they’re environmentally sound on the inside.
So tell us, what do you think of Robert’s Christmas tree art pieces?