Kahrs has introduced new wood floor designs to its Artisan collection. Reflecting the collection’s rustic signature look, each design has an on-trend surface finish which is complemented by the timber’s gnarled and knotty character. All floors are crafted in Sweden from sustainable European oak and feature Kahrs multi-award winning eco-construction. The Artisan collection comprises 10 designs that all have a wide plank format and individual surface treatments.
Knauf AMF Ceilings is exhibiting its innovative Heradesign ceiling and wall panels at the 2014 Surface Design Show, 4-6 February at the Business Design Centre, London. Heradesign are sustainable, distinctive wood-wool based ceiling tiles and wall panels, which are cost effective and easy to install. The panels have a natural textured finish and provide up to class A sound absorption. Available in various sizes, face patterns, edge details and an almost unlimited range of colours, Heradesign offers architects the ability to create bold, eye-catching designs. Visit Knauf AMF Ceilings on stand 304.
The new Create Space carpet tile collection from Forbo Flooring is designed to inspire creativity and deliver striking flooring schemes. Comprising three individual yet fully integrated ranges, featuring both plain and richly textured linear designs, Create Space enables designers and end users to mix and match as desired, using colour to connect or contrast across the installation. Meeting sustainability concerns, this new collection has been created in accordance with Forbo’s green design principles, incorporating regenerated Aquafil Econyl polyamide yarn and manufactured using 100% renewable electricity.
The Urban Retreat range from Interface has been used to bring the beauty of nature to the offices of EOS Interiors in Birmingham. The environmentally responsible interior design specialist sought flooring that would reflect its company values of creativity, inspiration and sustainability, and showcase its design expertise. The Urban Retreat One range was specified in granite and lichen in a transitional pattern for added contrast. Earthy colours reflective of natural stone were arranged in a random design, reflecting the unpredictability of nature.
The Perla OP 0.95 tile from Armstrong Ceilings is the first mineral ceiling tile to win Silver Cradle to Cradle status, a programme designed to give specifiers and clients a transparent mechanism to compare sustainability performance of competitive products. Containing 53% recycled content and 100% recyclable, the tile performs acoustically to Sound Absorption Class A and is 85% light reflective. As part of its Cradle to Cradle commitment, Armstrong is participating in the Pavilions at Park 2020, a Cradle to Cradle inspired working environment built alongside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.
The Entrance collection is a brand new range of entrance hall furnishings from Dutch design house RIZZ. The sustainable collection of products includes contemporary door mats, umbrella stands and coat hooks. Designed by Teun Fleskens, the Entrance collection is available in a selection of high quality, contemporary finishes and materials, suitable for both private residences and commercial applications such as offices, bars and hotels.
The Waverly Lounge chair by American-born designer Aaron Poritz is part of a strong, fair and beautiful furniture collection. Made from a combination of old growth lumber felled during hurricane Felix in 2007, and sustainably harvested trees from Nicaraguan coffee and teak plantations, the chair revels in its material history. The Waverly Lounge chair combines traditional joinery techniques with contemporary design, without sacrificing comfort.
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.
The Moc coffee table is the most tangible form of Triple Bottom Line’s vision of sustainable design, centred around the fact that every object created passes through the hands, minds and hearts of its users. Constructed from one material, the Moc coffee table is held together by its own structural strength instead of fixing components. Communicating the individual value of each object to the user through design is an important part of the visual process, and Triple Bottom Line aims to design objects that will be a catalyst for driving positive cultural change, inspiring society to move towards a more sustainable basis for living.
Produced with the key values of recycling and sustainability in mind, LivingBlock is a product range designed by Antonio Serrano Bulnes with no mechanisms, featuring only glued joints and finished with natural waxes by Mad Lab. Made from locally sourced oak, the range features solid wood scraps held together by finger joints, creating a disjointed map of material while providing the value of natural wood without wasting resources.