Adam Thomas will be attending the Case Management Society UK Conference as a delegate, at the Gatwick Hilton on 4 November 2011.
The CMS UK event taking place over 3-4 November is aimed specifically at Case Managers and OTs working in case management practices. For more information on the conference and last chance to book your place, visit the CMS UK website.
Design Matters will be exhibiting at Naidex South on 19-20 October at ExCel London. We will be demonstrating a Ropox rise and fall table and distributing leaflets and Access Matters furniture brochures. For more information visit the Naidex South web site.
This year Naidex South will be taking place in conjunction with the GLA Disability Capital Conference 2011 on 20 October. See the full story using this link.
If you would like to book an appointment with Adam at either of these events, please contact the office by email.
Access Matters Kitchens will be featured heavily in the press in the coming months.
Disability Magazine is featuring two Access Matters Kitchens designed by Adam Thomas of Design Matters in its July 2011 issue. Disability Magazine positions itself as a product guide for the disability health care sector. Monthly issues cover lifestyle guides, practical care advice, help with needs assessment and therapeutic ideas for improved quality of life from a range occupational health experts, leading charity advisors and government agencies.
Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine is a mainstream home interest magazine focussing on high-end products for kitchens and bathrooms. The September 2011 issue of Utopia Magazine will be featuring a superb Access Matters Dinedor kitchen in walnut, and an interview with Adam Thomas of Design Matters.
Beautiful Kitchens Magazine, a high profile luxury kitchens magazine, has asked us to contribute a piece for the Q&A section in the September 2011 issue. The Editor has received a question from a reader in Scotland who became a wheelchair user recently and has some questions about worktops and appliances. Our designer Adam Thomas was delighted to share a kitchen design and some top tips for this piece.
Visit us again for more details of Access Matters in the press.
To find out more about Access Matters kitchens, our own range of furniture design specifically for disabled and older people, call us on the office number: 01628 531584.
We are delighted to announce that Ruby Slippers Solutions Ltd of Midlothian have become distributors of Access Matters kitchen furniture.
This will make Access Matters furniture available to a new audience across Central Scotland, with bespoke kitchen solutions based on a range of furniture designed by Adam Thomas of Design Matters.
Ruby Slippers offers a comprehensive home improvement service based on the principles of ‘ageless design’, a design approach that helps people to enjoy their own homes for longer. Kitchens, bathrooms, stair lifts and entrances can all receive the Ruby Slippers treatment, and there are plans in the pipeline for an online boutique, offering a range of well designed items for the home.
Lisa McMyn, founder of the company, is passionate about her work, and has big plans for the company. She established the business in response to her own experience of restoring a Victorian manse in a small village south of Edinburgh. She was surprised at the lack of thoughtful design in the home improvement sector and used her experience of commercial property development to inform the choices she made for the renovation of her own property. She set out afterwards to streamline this process for others.
You can read more about this stunning kitchen project by following this link to the Ruby Slippers web site. Or call them on 0131 660 9574. In the meantime we wish the Ruby Slippers team well as they help many more clients achieve increased independence in their own homes.
The April 2010 edition of Forward Magazine, an informative magazine published by the Spinal Injuries Association, features an interview with our own Adam Thomas. In an edition focussing on Homes and Gardens, Adam talks about some recent advances in accessible kitchen design in an article entitled ‘Accessible Kitchens Come of Age’.
Prompted by the experience of working with the copywriters for the new Design Matters web site, Adam explains that the web people were unable to tell which kitchen images were for the accessible section of the web site and which were pictures of standard kitchens! This exchange made him realise that one of his personal goals had finally been achieved; attractive, accessible kitchens for all without compromise on style and finish.
Apart from some great photos, and useful web links, the article also highlights a few major design successes in the past year, namely a right-angled rise and fall worksurface and a new sink design for clients with electric wheelchairs. As Adam says in the article:
“The next design challenge will come through the door with my next client.” Get your copy of Forward Magazine to read the full article and watch this space for the next instalment in this remarkable journey.