Publishing, exhibitions and awards
Welcome to DS Media, the Publishing arm for Direct Solutions. Set up in August 2019, DS Media is run by Clara Deeks.
Clara has worked as a Publisher / Commercial Director / Business Leader / Event Director and has over twenty years’ experience within the publishing, print and events industry.
DS Media currently publishes monthly magazines, digital platforms, and contract publishing.
As well, as market leading networking events and an annual awards event. All services are fully supported by marketing, sales and content via digital and print.
Clara Deeks, Publishing Director
Tel: 0800 0420 269
Mobile: 07919 365 100
Martin Allen-Smith, Editor
Tel: 0800 0420 269
Mobile: 07817 303 649
To subscribe to Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Accounts queries, please contact is on email@example.com
For Awards enquiries, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For our Design Studio/Production Department, please email your artwork to email@example.com
Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine
The Magazine for Kitchen and Bathroom Design Specification
Designer Kitchen and Bathroom was first published 19 years ago and has established a reputation as an authoritative, cutting edge publication.
Designer Magazine is the primary source of information and inspiration for kitchen & bathroom designers and specifiers. Aimed an anyone involved in kitchen and bathroom design specification, the magazine features case studies, new products and industry interviews that have made it the leading authority in K&B design since 2000.
Today, the print edition is backed by a comprehensive online offering comprising of a digital edition and app, and a powerful social media presence that spans Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and a Twitter account that has attracted over 30,000 followers.
NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON
Our series of Designer Guides are an indispensable reference publication for anyone involved in specifying for kitchens and bathrooms. Featuring the very best brands from across the industry, the Guides aim to simplify the complex task of identifying the best products, manufacturers and suppliers to work with.
The brands features in the Designer Guides are selected as being experts in their field, and among the best placed to help specifiers deliver the very best results to their clients.
The Designer List
Launched in 2015, The Designer List is the definitive list of who to watch in the world of kitchen and bathroom design. It comprises a wide range of designers who are continuing to innovate and re-invent their kitchen and bathroom designs.
Whilst some featured names are fairly new to the design world, others have a well-established track record but continue to introduce new ideas within the industry. However, what they all have in common is the way in which their work inspires and encourages others to continue raising the bar in both kitchen and bathroom practicality and style.
Nominations for the 2020 Designer List are now open.
The Designer Sessions
Our Designer Session events offer brands the opportunity to run a bespoke targeted event for a specific audience. Run with high editorial integrity, the event is curated by our Editor Martin Allen-Smith. Events of varying formats cover some of the most important and engaging topics affecting designers in kitchens and bathrooms, interiors and architecture.
Leading experts and specialists are sourced and selected from the world of architecture, design and or the interiors sector, to discuss and debate an issue that is important to your brand, with extensive post-event coverage in Designer Kitchen & Bathroom.
Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards
The industry’s top design honours
Established in 2002, the Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards celebrate residential kitchen and bathroom design projects and products in the UK and Worldwide. Now in it’s 17th year, the established event attracts world-renowned designers as well as senior professionals within the industry.
The Designer event awards and recognises kitchen and bathroom design talent from new designers (with less than 3 years’ experience) up to the most senior designers.
Categories include British Design, International Design, as well projects ranging from under £15k up to the Ultimate Luxury categories. In 2018, we expanded our category list by including Showspace Design and Living Space Design Categories which have attracted entries from design-led showrooms and studios in the UK and architects.
What our advertisers say
“The results we experienced after a few months of advertorials was superb, we obtained more interest from new customers and not only in London but throughout the UK. After approx 6 months we were starting to visit studios who had seen our adverts in the monthly editions, who had contacted ourselves requesting for a studio visit.
Then it wasn’t too long afterwards that we were able to convert this new found interest into display orders which inevitably lead to consumer sales.” – Mark Williams – UK, Ireland, France & Portugal Sales Manager, SPEKVA A/S
The Designer brands are backed by a powerful social media presence of over 40,000 followers that spans Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter
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"Thank you for your companies speedy and professional response. From the design to completion i couldn't has asked for anything more. Definitely a happy returning customer"
Philip, Clark Albert Edward Hall
"Allistair and his team always go the extra mile to deliver what you need. Would recommend Direct Solutions for excellent print and graphic services"
"In the two years I have been at Whitehall, Direct Solutions have been our key supplier. Their fast turnaround times, product quality and communication are the attributes that make them our supplier of choice."
"Always great service and communication from Direct Solutions. They are able to pull together quotations and large orders at short notice. Janda who I deal with frequently is excellent! Would definitely recommend."
"Allistair and his team are friendly, helpful and responsive. You won't be disappointed as they truly understand what good customer service is about."
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University of Essex
"Excellent service provided for over 10 years. Always prompt and helpful, taking the time to ensure they know about the business and its needs."
Hatfields Home Furnishers
"After winding down my London Design Consultancy I looked for a local company to handle my printing and promotional requirements. Competitive pricing, quality work, friendly people - nothing is too much trouble and above all, they meet or beat my tight deadlines"
Friendly and professional service. Finished products are first class - excellent delivery times"
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"Always quick and friendly service. Fast delivery and quality products. We use Direct Solutions for personalised promotional items as well as all our printed documents. Highly recommend."
G J Bowmer Waste Disposal Ltd
"Russell and the team at Direct Solutions do a great job. Their pricing and their personal can-do attitude is very helpful, especially for those occasional last minute jobs."
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