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RETAIL MASTERCLASS - HOME 2015

12th January 2015

Sebastian Gave a retail masterclass at this years Home and Top Draw event titled 'Good design must always seem effortless, but in truth the process is complex'.

For more information visit the Home website.

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HOME 2015

9th January 2015

See the video of the SCA team assembling our UE stand at the Spring Home Show 2015:

Watch it here

For more information on the Home Show follow this link

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#BEAUTILITY - Join the campaign now!

22nd July 2014

This week sees the launch of the #Beautility design movement, founded on the belief that even the humblest products can look beautiful, and work better too.

Click here to support the campaign.

For more information on the campaign, click here.

The campaign will culminate on 4 September, when we'll take it to Twitter for a live chat with Sebastian Conran (@sebbconran) discussing how beautility has shaped his life and can help you shape yours.

UE NOW AVAILBLE AT WILLIAMS SONOMA

17th April 2014

We are both excited and extremely proud to announce that Universal Expert is now available to buy online, at Williams Sonoma.

Founded in 1956, Williams Sonoma is considered by many to be the premier speciality retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware in the US. Renowned for offering high-quality, stylish products that span the breadth of the home from kitchen to living room, bedroom, home office and even the hall closet. 

The brands they stock are among the best known and most respected in the industry and Universal Expert is perfectly placed to offer the Williams Sonoma customer exactly what they are looking for. 

On the website (www.williams-sonoma.com) customers can find a selection of multi-use cooking and preparation items, elegant share and serveware and our expert range of kitchen appliances. 

Please visit our 'stockists' section for detailed stockist information and for further enquiries about the brand please contact info@universalexpert.co.uk 



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UNIVERSAL EXPERT WINS MULTIPLE RED DOT AWARDS!

2nd April 2014

We are extremely proud to announce that the Share & Serve, Cooking & Preparation and Storage & Utility collections have each received the coveted Red Dot Award 2014 for design excellence.  Judged by a 40-member expert panel and evaluated amongst 4,815 entries from 53 countries, multiple products within each collection received a Red Dot Award for innovative, high quality product design. 

Sebastian expressed his pride and delight at winning the Red Dot: “The annual Red Dot awards are a bit like the ‘Oscars’ of the design industry; judged by an international panel in Germany they are the benchmark of outstanding design. For Universal Expert to get Red Dots for three of its collections in one year is an incredible accolade not only for our team, but for our licensees and manufacturers as well. It also underpins our core beliefs in universal use and appeal coupled to expert quality and design.“

The Red Dot has established itself as one of the most sought after design quality marks in the world. Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, describes the decision process in awarding the Red Dot:

“The 40 experts assess the quality of the entries with the utmost care and attention, but only the best products receive an award from the jury. This is especially reflected in the percentage of successful entries in the Red Dot Award, which is much smaller in contrast to other international design competitions. Therefore, winners can be proud of their achievements – with their entries, they stood out from the rest and were able to pass the test in front of the critical eyes of the experts.”

On July 7, 2014 in Essen, Germany, Universal Expert will be formally presented with the acclaimed Red Dot during the traditional Red Dot Gala. The winners’ exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen will also be opened, presenting the award-winning Universal Expert collections to a wide audience for four weeks before they enter the museum’s permanent exhibition.

The accolade of multiple Red Dot Awards within the first year of launch is yet another fantastic achievement for all of us at Universal Expert. We feel very proud to be offering our partners and customers, world-class product design.

You can find our award winning products at major department stores and retail outlets throughout the UK, US, Europe and Asia. For details of our stockists please visit our ‘stockists’ page on the website and for further information please contact info@universalexpert.co.uk. 

For more information about the Red Dot and the Red Dot Awards 2014 please visit www.red-dot.de

Coming soon to Steamer Trading!

2nd April 2014

Look out for Universal Expert coming soon to specialist cookshop Steamer Trading.

Launched in the 1980’s the family owned and run Steamer Trading has a long-standing reputation for excellence and selecting only the very best products for the kitchen.

With shops in many towns and cities in the UK we are both proud and excited to be launching our award winning cookshop product in Steamer Trading.

For more information on Steamer Trading and where to buy, please visit www.steamer.co.uk

Universal Expert launches at Fenwick

2nd April 2014

We are pleased to announce that this month sees the launch of the award winning Universal Expert collection across the Fenwick group of stores including Bentalls, Kingston and Williams & Griffin in Colchester.

Fenwick has established a strong retail empire in the UK since its first store opening in 1882, with stores in many major towns and cities throughout the UK including Bentalls, Kingston and Bentalls, Bracknell as well as Williams & Griffin, Colchester.

For more information on the Fenwick retail group and stockist locations please visit www.fenwick.co.uk  / www.bentalls.co.uk and www.williegee.com 

Universal Expert now available in Lakeland

4th February 2014

We are delighted to announce that Universal Expert is now available to order at Lakeland.

A tailored selection of cooking, preparation and storage items are available to buy online at www.lakeland.co.uk and order through the Lakeland catalogue. 

As one of the UK’s home shopping pioneers with nearly half a century’s experience under their belts we are proud to be stocking the Universal Expert collection in Lakeland. 

To order or download the catalogue and to buy online, please visit www.lakeland.co.uk
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UNIVERSAL EXPERT RETURNS TO FRANKFURT AT AMBIENTE 2014

9th January 2014

We’re pleased to announce that from 7- 11 February this year, Universal Expert will be exhibiting for a second time at Ambiente, Frankfurt.

Time flies when you’re having fun! Since launching the brand at Ambiente in February last year Universal Expert has gone from strength to strength and we’re now stocking the collection in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.

A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to make sure that our presence at Ambiente 2014 is just as successful as the previous year, if not more so. This year we’ll have almost double the amount of product as well as a sneak peek of what’s to come.

You can find Sebastian and the team at Ambiente in Hall 1.2, stand J51. To arrange a meeting please contact info@universalexpert.co.uk

For more information about Ambiente 2014 and to register please visit:

We look forward to seeing you there!
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UP IN LIGHTS, UK LAUNCH AT HOME 2014

8th January 2014

At ‘Home’ 2014 we are delighted to be unveiling the entire Universal Expert collection for the first time in the UK.

The brand has already seen successful launches across the world in the US, Far East and Europe and recently launched for the first time in the UK in West Elm and John Lewis but the entire collection has never before been exhibited in the UK.

There are nearly 200 innovative, new products in the Universal Expert collection, comprising the key kitchen and homewares categories. 

Sebastian and the Universal Expert team are excited to introduce the collections and share their passion and knowledge of the products at ‘Home’ and look forward to welcoming visitors to the stand. 

You can find us at ‘Home’ from 12-14 January on stand H29. To arrange a meeting with the team please contact info@universalexpert.co.uk 

For more information about Home and to register please visit www.home-london.net

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UNIVERSAL EXPERT LAUNCHES IN JOHN LEWIS

7th January 2014

We are very excited to announce that Universal Expert is now available in John Lewis stores throughout the UK and online at www.johnlewis.com 

As one of Britain’s best loved and most reputed department stores we are proud to launch the Universal Expert collection in John Lewis.

In stores and online, customers can find a selection of functional and innovative cooking and preparation pieces as well as a stylish collection of products designed for entertaining, sharing and serving. 

Designed to compliment any home environment Universal Expert products offer customers functional, innovative, multipurpose products with a neutral and elegant design aesthetic.

For further information and to buy online, please visit: www.johnlewis.com
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FROM BROOKLYN TO LONDON, WEST ELM LAUNCHES UNIVERSAL EXPERT IN FIRST LONDON STORE

6th January 2014

Here at Universal Expert we are both pleased and honored to have launched in the UK with West Elm, in their first ever UK store.

West Elm, owned by the prestigious US retail giant Williams Sonoma opened their doors for the first time in the UK at the beginning of December on London’s Tottenham Court Road. 

Having launched the Universal Expert brand successfully in West Elm stores throughout the US, West Elm were keen to showcase the collection in their new London store and launched with an entire area dedicated to the brand. 

In store you’ll find a generous selection of Universal Expert products from cooking and preparation to tabletop and utility items. 

Also, look out in store for news of Universal Expert customer events coming soon. 

Visit West Elm at 209 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7PN (nearest tube is Goodge Street) or visit the websites www.westelm.co.uk & www.westelm.com for more information.