The stylish hues of nine separate Polyrey laminates have been used to animate the thriving hub of Cardiff University Students’ Union, bringing vivid colour and hardwearing functionality to a range of surface applications including an illuminated media tunnel, information wall, vanity units and desktops. When the GMP Design team were tasked with the overhaul, they looked to Polyrey laminates to provide hardwearing, stylish surfacing solutions to realise their creative vision. Continuing throughout the building, Polyrey laminates found a home in a wide range of areas, including an eye-catching, curved information desk.
Winner of the German Design Council Interior Award 2013, the Insekt desk from BB+++ is designed to mimic an insect, with the shape and positioning of its legs. The simple yet functional desk provides solutions for various needs; its clear, large work surface retains space by storing stationary and working materials in cubbyholes and a recessed groove with room for cable management. The Insekt desk is available in the bright colour combinations of olive green, sun yellow or grey, combined with white or birch.
In cooperation with exhibiting partners, LG Hausys presented the latest colours and innovations of its HI-MACS acrylic stone at the International Furnishing Show 2014. The stand, made entirely of HI-MACS, was designed in cooperation with designers Dölker + Voges who presented their maccaron furniture collection at imm Cologne. For the designers new furniture collection, the top quality HI-MACS displayed the best qualities of timeless beauty and functionality. LG Hausys also introduced Sparkle, a new and unique HI-MACS colour collection designed by Karim Rashid.
Taking its visual cues from the clean upholstered privacy panels of the Arny Adytum range, the Adytum Space system allows freestanding pods to be created, ideal for breakout, meeting or individual work spaces within open-plan environments. Creating a functional architectural landscape, the module system from sixteen3 consists of lightweight, fully upholstered panels, used in multiple configurations. Adytum Space gives flexibility in size and formation and is available in a wide array of colourways and fabric finishes.
Manufacturer of commercial carpet solutions, Quadrant Carpets, has launched its new Essentials collection of cost-sensitive carpet tiles. Selected to create a comprehensive catalogue of styles, colourways and textures, the Essentials range offers six products, providing a total of 62 customer selectable options. The highly functional collection of carpet tiles increases Quadrant Carpets’ capability to offer specifiers and clients products specially designed for cost conscious projects, while retaining the quality and durability of the company’s wider ranges. The Essential carpet tile collection includes two new carpet tile solutions designed and manufactured in the UK.
Stalattite by Italian-Eritrean architect Lulghennet Teklè, is a versatile and functional coffee table with characteristic transparent legs which can be used to store and display various objects, such as accessories or decorative items. Plexiglas plugs are used to seal the tabletop, creating continuous support and an easy way to change the objects on display. The user can also leave the legs open to accommodate certain objects such as bottles and vases, which will extend beyond the tabletop, making the piece lively and fun.
The Goldman lamp from Flos is an evolutionary step forward for the traditional green-shaded Banker’s lamp, injected with modern technology and styling. The Ron Gilad-designed lamp borders between abstract and functional, an illustration of discipline and imagination. Goldman is available either with a gold-plated brass stand and green shade, or a black nickel stand and smoked glass shade. Both options feature an LED light source and incorporate advanced micronisation techniques.
In line with a renowned ethical approach to business, The Co-operative required a flooring solution for its new headquarters at Angel Square, Manchester to help create one of the most sustainable buildings in the UK. Tasked with covering over 24,000sq m of office space, Interface selected products to help developers meet international BREEAM standards while creating contemporary and functional office space. Using the hardwearing Concrete Mix, Knit One, Purl One and Equilibrium tiles, Interface reduced the amount of wastage by laying carpet tiles in a random rather than linear design.
Metal tiles from Armstrong Ceilings were specified for the stunning speculative refurbishment of central London office building Bracton House in High Holborn. Armstrong’s MicroLook micro-perforated tiles with a B15 acoustic infill have been suspended from a Microlook Microline grid, combining an exposed sleeve for a clean and crisp visual with a practical threaded reveal for flexibility in partition fixing and relocation. The MicroLook tiles give 84% light reflectance and perform to sound absorption .60(H) and sound attenuation 41db, as well as comprising 30% recycled content. The MicroLook system was specified by architects Stavros Nissiotis Architectural Studio for its quality, aesthetics and functionality.
Fable is a range of six essential dining utilities including spoon, bowl, chair, table and storage cabinet. The individual elements are pared back to reveal a very original character. Named after and inspired by traditional children’s tales where a woodsman chopped down a tree and hand-carved these functional objects, Fable is fabricated from select solid American white oak, hiding difficult manufacturing details within a simplified aesthetic.