Le Tramac is offering 40 per cent off in its first sale, starting today for two weeks. The vibrant coloured upholstered Tropique dining chairs (right) are down from £500 to £300, while the chaise royale was £800 and is now £480.
The showroom is open by appointment only at 69 Walton Street, SW3. Call Anouchka on 07843 443121 (www.letramac.com).
Stuck for what to put down on your tired floorboards? If you want the effect of vinyl but do not like what is available on the market, take a look at Bolon’s latest collections of industrial-quality vinyl flooring, which looks like woven cloth but is as tough as linoleum. Expect to pay from £46 a square metre.
Samples and catalogues can be requested from London-based Flooring Concepts. Call 0844 561 0918, or visit www.flooring-concepts.co.uk.
Get the measure
Back to basics is the message from design guru David Mellor, the shop famous for its own-design cutlery and superb English Studio pottery. Whether it’s a gift for Mother’s Day or newlyweds, you could choose John Julian Design’s three white porcelain stacking bowls (below, £15.50/£18/£20) or maybe some traditional scales in cast iron with brass or chrome scoops (£65, plus £19.80 for imperial measure weights).
David Mellor, 4 Sloane Square, SW1, or visit www.davidmellordesign.com.
Trolley up to market
Leave the car and go to market with Go-Up, a deluxe Spanish-designed shopping trolley based on a baby buggy. It has a collapsible and height-adjustable frame, is fitted with an extra cooler bag, side reflectors and magazine pocket, has a washable lining and comes in red or black.
It costs £125 from Roullier White, 125 Lordship Lane, SE22. For more information, call 020 8693 5150, or visit www.roullierwhite.com.
Book of the week
Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge, by Bradley Quinn (rrp £24.95)
Bradley Quinn has profiled 36 leading interior and fashion textile designers working around the world today using new fabrics and techniques to blow your socks off. Hsiao-Chi Tsai, who is from Taiwan and studied at the RCA, makes sculptural pieces that cross the gap between clothing and jewellery, while Barcelona-based Nani Marquina creates some very unusual rugs.
Readers can get a £5 discount on the book by ordering from www.laurenceking.com and using the code ESFIVEOFF. This offer runs until 25 March 2009.
Maxwell & Williams
Now that serving tap water at table is respectable and chic, Maxwell & Williams has added three new colours to its range of H20 glass water bottles. There are two bottle shapes and eight shades, from deep red or smokey grey to kiwi green or clear.
The bottles store neatly in the fridge, have snap-open rubber tops, hold a litre and are endlessely reusable. For stockists, call 020 8200 5100, or visit www.maxwellandwilliams.co.uk.
For one day only, The Linen Press is reducing everything on its website (excludes The Big Back Bedroom website) by 45 per cent for Homes & Property readers. Pure linen curtains are down from £365 to £200, Plantation Egyptian cotton bed linen with pure linen trim double duvet reduced from £68 to £37.40, Irish linen superking duvet cover usually £540 is now £297 and linen-trimmed bathmats are down from £25 to £13.75.
Offer ends at 11.59pm tomorrow, 26 February 2009. Free returns policy applies. To claim the offer, quote “ES29” when ordering by telephone on 017683 72777, or online, at www.thelinenpress.co.uk.