Lucy and Emma were very excited to be invited as guests of Versital and Orac to a product and networking morning at the fabulous Gotham Hotel in Manchester. After coffees and too many Danish pastries we caught up on some inspiring new products, on trend colours from Versital’s collection of cultured marble surfaces, Orac’s coving and wall panelling, some amazing Belgian wallpapers from Omexco and we were also introduced to the amazing local textile designer Beth from Bobo.

We were then treated to a very special tour of the hotel, and found out all about the history of the building from its construction in the 1930s and it’s many years as the Midland then HSBC bank, before it’s transformation to the current day hotel. Our guide, a former employee at the bank is now employed by the Gotham and had many tales to tell as we explored the different floors. We particularly admired the well stocked mini bars, huge roll top baths and suites named after our favourite Mancunians. The Gotham’s interior design and attention to detail in the branding is cleverly sympathetic to the building, capturing the golden era of the 1930s.

After the tour we enjoyed a delicious lunch in the restaurant, with great views of the city through the carefully restored, original arched windows. How inspiring to spend a morning with like minded people, exploring some fantastic products in such beautiful surroundings – thank you so much Gemma and Rachel!

Curve have updated our samples library with the top finishes from Versital, who have introduced a Steritouch finish to all products as well as updating colours with metallic marble and Pantone colour of the year, ‘Very Peri’ We also have new samples from Omexco, including the brand new 2022 collections, JOY and ATELIER, sustainable and absolutely gorgeous, contact us for more details.