Originally built in 1855, the historic Ebenezer Chapel on Charles Street in Cardiff has recently undergone a major refurbishment to give the building a new lease of life.
Purchased by the Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff in May 2012, the chapel was awarded with a heritage Lottery Fund of £1.2million for the refurbishment. The historic Ebenezer Chapel has now been transformed into an exciting venue for all occasions including business, community, arts and weddings, as well as a café to the side.
As neighbours to the Cornerstone redevelopment project, Momentum is proud to have furnished the beautifully restored chapel. Momentum worked closely with the project manager and appointed architects Petersen Williams to specify the furniture and to advise on interior design & space planning. The architects were sympathetic to the original design of the chapel and ensured original features were preserved and highlighted in the refurbishment.
The Buddy collection has expanded, starting off as a range of poufs and coffee tables using the same frame, Pedrali have now launched the latest additions - the Buddy pouf with a back. The new addition means you can create the perfect seating system to fit your space and style.
Kauto is Woky Ko’s second Asian style restaurant based in Clifton in Bristol. Run by MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen, the Woky Ko concept is to serve authentic dishes in a cool and contemporary environment.
Another Friska has opened its door and they’ve gone further north this time! Now with 10 sites and counting, Friska is taking over with its menu of fresh and healthy dishes inspired from around the world.
Spring has definitely sprung and we can't get enough of the sunshine at the moment! Blue skies and longer evenings has us all excited for summer days. Alfresco dining, garden parties and barbeques are all we can think about, but wait… where will everyone sit?
April is probably our favourite time of the year, not only does the sun start to shine but it means we get to go to Milan for Salone del Mobile – and PJ uses any excuse for a Gelato!
Creative Bristol designers Simple Simon Design have designed another stunning Wellbourne Brasserie. This latest restaurant is located in the wonderful White City site in west London, to add to those in quaint Clifton Bristol and Salardu in the picturesque Aran Valley in Spain.
A contemporary and minimalistic design from Lievore Altherr Molina, the Ema 4L is a stackable, light and functional chair, now also available with 4 legs (instead of the sled base) and with arms.
This dark weather makes us feel as if Winter is on the way, not Spring or Summer! Here are a few of our favourite pieces from Zero lighting to brighten up your day!
Mitab’s design philosophy is based on simplicity and functionality, with the aim of creating beautiful designs that will last a lifetime. They work with young and curious designers who can bring something different to the table.
Set up in 1979 by Jan-Olaf Torstensson, Mitab is a Swedish company that is today run by Torstenssons two sons. A family run company with a passion for creating designs for the future.
This French influenced fine dining restaurant and wine bar is set in a grand traditional oak panelled Grade I listed building, designed by William Burges in 1871 and suggested by Cadw as 'perhaps the most important 19th century house in Wales'. Momentum has worked with the owner on a number of occasions to design and furnish the different areas within the restaurant.
We were delighted to work with the Wales Millennium Centre design team again to refresh the ground floor seating areas with the stunning Lammhults Gunilla Allard designed Cinema.
Released at Salone del Mobile in Milan 2017, the Fox is an already popular collection. Fox is an elegant and comfortable design, its strong fibreglass reinforced polypropylene shell means it is built to last and is available with either wood or steel legs and a wooden curved back.
Billiani is an Italian company who specialise in creating furniture with wood, although recently have introduced more metal in to the collection.
Places Leisure Eastleigh is the new £25 million, sustainable leisure centre in Eastleigh. Designed by AHR Architects and Steer Design, Places Leisure Eastleigh offers a range of improved facilities.
A visit to Stockholm never disappoints. Always a favourite with us, we look forward to seeing new designs and catching up with manufacturer friends. This year we also took with us some architect and design friends who were as impressed as we were.
The idea of sit-stand desks at work has been around for decades, the Scandinavians adopted it early on whilst us Brits took a little more convincing. With recent research of wellbeing in the workplace the sit stand trend has brought a flurry of new products to the market and there is an increase in demand by designers and end users.
Baux has fast become a favourite for us and our customers. The wood-wool acoustic comes in a range of colours, shapes and sizes and suitable for all types of environments.
Established in Italy in 1931, Accento specialise in working with wood to create contemporary and elegant furniture.
Here’s a roundup of some of our favourites from their 2017 new releases.
The new Willmott Dixon Cardiff offices in Cardiff Bay was a long and thoroughly thought through project. Willmott Dixon wanted to create a near perfect environment for their employees and the aim was to become a champion in forward thinking, innovative work spaces, the type of spaces their customers would want themselves.
Stua is well known for its contemporary and sleek designs, featured in world renowned buildings including the Guggenheim museum in New York, Google Head Offices and the Wien University in Vienna designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
Sïo is a new café run by the popular Chapter Arts Centre in the striking building at the end of Lloyd George Avenue in the heart of Cardiff Bay.
Long gone are the days of 'student digs' and substandard accommodation for freshers. Having just moved out from living with their parents usually moving to a foreign city and sometimes even in a foreign country, they can now look forward to luxury hotel standard rooms and facilities.
Wellbourne is a wine bar and restaurant located in the Clifton Village area of Bristol.
We’ve had some new deliveries in to the showroom this week from Pedrali and we're excited to share some new design with you!
The Mount Haven Hotel sits on the Cornish coast overlooking the sea towards St Michaels Mount. With a beautiful view and now beautiful interiors to match, the Mount Haven Hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment.
Momentum is delighted to announce that we have been chosen to specify, supply and install furniture for the new Library Building at the new University of Wales, Trinity Saint David campus in Swansea SA1.
We’ve previously written about the new Kabi chair from Akaba, released in Spring 2017. A simple and comfortable design with a great price point to match and probably the most versatile new chair on the market.
Momentum congratulates the winners of the 2017 RICS Awards especially those we were delighted to have furnished.
Originally designed by David Miller at Future Systems architects in 1999, David Miller Architects were asked to work on the refurbishment of the J P Morgan Media Centre at the world famous Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Highlands End Holiday Park is one of the five parks in the family-run West Dorset Leisure Holidays group. Situated on Dorset’s coast, the newly refurbished Martin’s Bar is a busy bar and restaurant on the Highlands End Holiday Park site.
This year Stua introduced additions to existing collections rather than new pieces and showed us once again that they might not have the biggest range but what they do is always to the highest of standards for design and quality.
Spectacular, unique, extraordinary… a few words that can be used to describe Moooi’s installation at Salone del Mobile in 2017 and quite possibly everyone's highlight for this year.
Within an old warehouse, Moooi transformed the space in to an environment of ‘creative luxury’ – A Life Extraordinary. Within which they displayed their unique and quirky collection.
As well as many additions to existing collections, including even more to the Lottus collection, Enea launched ‘Coming Soon 2017’ at Salone del Mobile. The 'Coming Soon 2017' catalgoue states that the new items will be available when the 2018 Price List is released later this year.
As expected, the Pedrali stand was full of new pieces for the 2017 collection. Pedrali launched 7 new product collections and 4 new models to existing ranges, here’s a few of our favourites.
With new additions to existing collections, Fsocarini had a playful display at Salone del Mobile this year with a wallpaper backdrop featuring some of Foscarini’s classic designs.
Boss Design hosted two pop up showrooms over two weeks, one in Cardiff in our recently refurbished neighbours at Cornerstone and the second in Bristol at the Engine Shed. Showcasing a range of furniture from conventional office furniture, desks and task chairs to the innovative pieces like the Workhub working pod.
Originally built in 1855, the historic Ebenezer Chapel on Charles Street in Cardiff has recently undergone a major refurbishment to give the building a new lease of life.
We've been working hard to put together a new website dedicated to showing you all our luxury furniture and lighting in one place and we're excited to say that the site is now live!
Set on a spectacular beach on the north coast of Cornwall is The Watergate Bay Hotel, a perfect loaction for a beach holiday. Watergate Bay's Beach Hut restaurant has stunning views overlooking the sea and has recently had a major refurbishment to bring the interiors right up to date.
Unfortunately we didn't furnish this iconic piece of architecture, but we could have... all Stua pieces are available from Momentum.
Windsor house is the newest student accommodation development in Cardiff. Since its completion it has been awarded Student Accommodation of the year and has received publicity across all local press.
The cafe at Bannatyne Health Club & Spa in York recently underwent a refurbishment to create a fresh and contemporary look. Designed by RAW Design, Momentum was given the specification to supply and install the furniture.
Momentum designed, supplied and project managed the refurbishment of the reception area of ACT Training at Ocean Park House in Cardiff. The brief was to create a more appealing reception and waiting area for its users with minimum disruption and more in keeping with their new brand.
We'll soon be launching a new website dedicated to showing you all our luxury brands all in one place.
The big Momentum Winter sale has started early! With so many wonderful designer pieces for home and office, from sofas and chairs to lights and even fabric to choose from, it's not to be missed!
Designed by Jorge Pensi, Kabi is the new chair collection from Akaba.
Showhouses are becoming more popular within residential developments as people are increasingly buying and leasing off plan.
Nook is a new enclosure for working, meeting, eating and relaxing. A clever portable office that brings to life that quirky, odd space in your building.
The newly refurbished Garden Suites are the newest additions to the ST Moritz Hotel. The luxury rooms offer views of the hotel gardens and a terrace with lounges perfect for relaxing.
The Seahorse Club is part of Pentewan Sands Holiday Park which is located in the Cornish seaside village of Pentewan, nestled between St Austell and Mevagissey.
One of the benefits of working closely with our manufacturing partners is that we are able to take architects, designers and customers to visit factories and cultural centres around the UK & Europe. This trip was a visit to see the stunning new Pedrali showroom and distribution centre in Bergamo and the new wood factory in Manzano, near Venice .
The new STAR Hub located at Splott Park is a new £6 million purpose built building, designed by Stride Treglown Architects and built by Wilmott Dixon. The new Hub offers a range of facilities for the local community including a swimming pool, gym, fitness suite, library, multi-use community rooms and a café.
Designed by Josep Lluscà for Enea, the Coma Wood stool adds a Nordic feel as the new addition to the Coma collection.
Longhouse is the new conference centre at Longleat, situated in the Main Square of the park. The new centre, made from the redwood trees from Longleat Forest, is a fully self-contained venue and can facilitate a range of events from shows to exhibitions, dinners and conferences.
Did our school ever look this good? With contemporary interiors inspired by the requests from both pupils and their families, the new Learning Lounge is the first of its kind and is actually drawing past pupils back into education
Designed by Oto Fioravanti, Dome is a collection of chairs that adds a contemporary twist to the bistro style chair with curved edges and back.
Bath University Students Union were looking for a contemporary designed and highly durable chair in a range of colours to add a hint of colour to the newly refurbished Students Union.
If there were a chair for any occasion it would be Lottus. A bestseller with us, a favourite with designers and featured in dozens of projects including Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Cheltenham Racecourse, and Urbanest Student Accommodation in London, the Lottus is really something to shout about.
Today's students expect the best and that is what we give them. From our extensive portfolio of manufacturers Urbanest and Michaelis Boyd Architects chose the best furniture for this new student accommodation building in London.
In 1966, 50 years ago, Piero Ambrogio Busnelli a creative Italian entrepreneur began designing furniture, the company name B&B Italia. Now run by his sons and grandson, B&B Italia is a name famous worldwide in the industry for innovation, design and quality. B&B Italia is one of the leading manufacturers of contemporary designed furniture for contract and home use.
A new quirky cafe in Wapping Wharf, hailed as the new cultural quarter in Bristol, Mokoko open their second site with a vibrant interior!
The Unnia collection by Inclass wins two prizes for excellence and innovation awarded by the Design Guild Mark, which recognises the highest standard in the design of furniture by the finest designers working in Britain or British designers working abroad.
A new addition to the Add collection is the Add stool and Add chair on castors. The new additions go hand in hand for demand in offices for more freedom of flexibility and movement as well as hot desking and sit stand desks, perfect for the stop and go office environment.
Originally designed in 2004, primarily for contract use, the Catifa 46 has now available in an updated range of colours including rose, petrol, yellow, ivory and smoke. Colours can be paired or contrasted on the base and seat shell and a seat pad is also an option.
The popular St Austell Brewery visitor centre and Walter Hicks bar in Cornwall have recently had a major refurbishment.
We love a trip to London to catch up with suppliers and see what’s new and this year is no exception with displays in Design Fields, Project, Additions, Platform and Icon House of Culture there was furniture and design aplenty, although the spread out layout was hard to navigate at first but we got there in the end. There was a big emphasis on cool and effective workspaces with a lot of natural finishes and streamline frames and shapes, as well as a lot of colour and texture.
Friska in Temple Quay Bristol is the fourth site that Momentum has collaborated with Story Design and Friska in order to source and supply cool and contemporary furniture to fit the brief.
Momentum were selected to supply furniture for the newly opened Friska café in Birmingham after previously supplying furniture for Friska in Harbourside, Bristol.
Momentum supplied furniture for the Sail Loft café, designed by 3idog, on St Michael's Mount in Cornwall.
Salone del Mobile is always a big occasion, the manufacturers pull out all the stops, introducing new designs and each stand looks impeccable.
Set in the new development of One Central Square in Cardiff City Centre, Momentum supplied the furniture for the new Milk & Sugar café on the first floor of the new building.
We love the new Aged Oak finish on the Tavolante, the beautiful wood and glass table originally designed by Marco Gaudenzi in 2009.
Momentum provided a superior level of furniture for the communal work and social areas of Urbanest student accommodation building in Westminster, London, working alongside Urbanest and Michaelis Boyd.
Yr Hen Lyfrgell (The Old Library) is a Welsh culture centre based in the heart of Cardiff in the beautifully refurbished old library.
The new Cardiff University Brain Research Centre is part of Cardiff University’s ongoing development. The £44 million, 6,500 sq building is an impressive architectural piece with its interiors just as impressive.
Fatboy did not disappoint with their latest additions to the collection, with some new standout lighting.
As ever they are well designed, clever and cost effective.
ARTBOOTH. is unique, there is nothing on the market that is as adaptable and as cost effective.
- Create a multifunctional space that acts as workspace, display space and partitioning.
- Reconfigure the space according to requirements.
- Create a bespoke solution
- Reduce the resources needed to build display areas every year
Officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal on Friday 13th November 2015, on time and on budget, the new Princess Royal stand is the final piece in the £45 million development at Cheltenham Racecourse.
With the increase in demand for String, the classic 1949 shelving system in the work environment, String Works is an exciting new collection allowing even more opportunities for the use of String in an office environment.
First presented at cologne in 2015 and designed by architects Anna Von Schewen and Bjorn Dahlstron, String works aims to create a flexible and contemporary work environment as comfortable as your living room, suitable for both home and office. String Works was awarded the German Design Award 2016 for the Excellent Product Design category.
Working with Holder Mathias Architects, Momentum sourced and supplied furniture for this 5 storey Georgian terraced house in London.
Momentum worked with Holder Mathias Architects in London to supply furniture for the beautifully refurbished apartments at Park Lane in London. Working with the Interior Designers, furniture was sourced and selected to work with their designs, and the clients’ requirements.
There’s a lot to be excited about with the new additions to the Foscarini collection, some of which we already have in our showroom!
With the increase in popularity of the ‘work chair’ it begs the question, what’s the difference between a work chair and a task chair?
We always look forward to our trips to London, especially during London Design Festival, we love seeing what’s new and on trend and is a great time to catch up with some manufacturers. This year we were lucky enough to make it to 100% Design and Design Junction, here’s a few of our favourites from each & we hope you agree!
The largest and longest running contemporary design event in the UK, 100% Design, this year was held at Olympia London, an exciting new venue with over 20,000m2 and 2 floors for exhibitors to display and show off their latest collections.
Senator has recently released a new task chair, Freeflex. As standard, the Freeflex comes with all you would usually expect as the ‘extras’ and so is great value for money.
Have a look at the new Majestic collection, inspired by decorative styles but brought up to date with new finishes of copper and silver and using soft velvets and leather, it has the making of a true classic collection.
Sixteen years ago before the 1999 Rugby World Cup Momentum supplied 1,500 Campus chairs to the Millennium Stadium for the WRU hospitality suites just hours before the first game was set to start. Now, as the World Cup has returned to the Home Nations, we’ve been back to see those same chairs and are very proud that they are still in use and look almost as good as they did those sixteen years ago.
Having eagerly awaited the return of European manufactures after their Summer holidays, Stua is prepared for back to work armed with the beautifully designed Gas chair.
At Momentum we are loving the new pieces in the Fatboy collection! Perfect Summer pieces, suitable for indoor/outdoor use and a great way to add some fun to your office & home.
Andreu World New Designs 2015 is full of new colours, textures, materials and innovative lounge seating, conference chairs, and meeting and occasional tables for corporate and contract environments as well as residential projects.
The new designs reinforce the great designs that Andreu World offer, with added variety on some items such as a choice of bases, finishes and sizes, an ever growing collection.
A few minutes’ walk from Charlestown Harbour, the Rashleigh Arms is a traditional village inn in the heart of Cornwall. Momentum worked with Interior Designer Steve Coombe of 3idog in Cornwall to supply furniture, some bespoke, to fit the designer’s and the client’s brief.
Say hello to Dunas, a new collection of upholstered seating.
Friska is a café chain in and around Bristol now with six sites and the newest has just recently opened in Bristol Harbourside. They are passionate about what they do and it is important to them that they provide comfortable yet stylish places for their customers to visit.
Clerkenwell was full of fun and new products this year, from the every extending range of contemporary showrooms, to the Farmiloe building that is the Design factory which was bursting at the seams with design and armed with coffee and ice lollies to keep us all going. The contrast between old and derelict looking building of the Farmiloe and the contemporary furniture inside works really well, it’s a shame Clerkenwell won’t hold the Design factory in the same building next year!
The Scandinavians have been working at standing height for the past 30 years and, despite considerable evidence and advice from ergonomists, we have only just acknowledged that sitting still for long periods of time can damage our spines. Movement around the office is good for blood circulation and for our health. At last, following regular articles in the press working at standing height is now accepted and is becoming increasingly popular here in the UK. Indeed, standing meetings are commonplace, recently evidenced by Sir Richard Branson.
Employers have a duty to provide the correct furniture for their employees for the benefit of their health. This should apply to schools and universities too.
Our Camira fabric samples have all been updated this week and we love the new additions, especially the Main Line Flax!
The new Zio family designed by Marcel Wanders is an all-wood range full of clean lines, rounded silhouettes and of course elegance, available in oak stained cinnamon, oak stained white wash or a composition of both.
After having had time to recover and recuperate from the Andreu World trip to Valencia two weeks ago, PJ and Cathy finally had a chance to tell us all about their visit and their favourite pieces of furniture from the trip.
With phase 2 now complete we had to throw another party to show everyone the amazing new offices & meeting rooms and hub & communal areas now available at the Creative Quarter.