Dutch ceramic surface specialist Royal Mosa creates colourful and innovative collections such as Grey Green, the latest addition to the Terra Tones concept. The concept blends a variety of colour shades and tile sizes on walls, floors and facades to create bespoke surfaces in numerous combinations for a functional yet diverse look. The Grey Green collection can be seen at the Mosa Architectural Ceramics Center in Clerkenwell, London.
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 interior design potential of TEX GLASS will be explored and shared by its creator’s international fabric designer Nya Nordiska and glass and glazing specialist GLASSOLUTIONS at the London Design Festival. Providing superb potential to create original interiors, TEX GLASS is a laminated glass product with a choice of beautiful fabrics encapsulated inside. The wide range of fabrics has been carefully chosen from the award winning Nya Nordiska collection, and dramatic features can be created for partition walls, screens, doors and furniture and other interior applications. Visit the GLASSOLUTIONS team at the Nya Nordiska showroom during the London Design Festival 2013.
Solus Ceramics introduces the new Glassheart range, a luxurious and elegant glass tile that can be applied to both walls and floors. Individually hand crafted by master glassmakers and featuring transparent glass cast with a vibrant colour transplanted beneath, the tiles have a smooth but rustic texture similar to set molten glass. The range comes in a number of sizes and shapes, including hexagons and more unusual rounded shapes. Available in 18 eye-catching colours such as orange, blue, violet and green, there is also a metallic option with a range of designs including waves and woven print.
To reduce the noise levels for staff and visitors of the Grade II-listed Bishopsgate Institute in London, canopies from Armstrong Ceilings have been used on the ceilings and more unusually, the walls. Around 150 of Armstrong’s mineral Optima and Ultima canopies, in a variety of shapes and sizes were specified by Sheppard Architects for the reception area, stairwells, corridors, side rooms and Great Hall. For the latter, Armstrong worked with the architects, acoustic consultants and installers to adapt the Optima canopies to hang vertically from the walls.
A specifier’s guide to metal ceilings and wall solutions for a complete range of applications has been launched by Armstrong Ceilings. The 60 page guide details Armstrong’s capabilities and environmental commitment as well as the ceiling and wall solutions available for the office, retail, transport, health and education sectors, plus the individual performance characteristics of the tiles, canopies, island ceilings and grids. Projects begin with a one-on-one consultation with the specifier or main contractor then technical support and product recommendations are made once the design, functionality and performance requirements of the space is understood.
A timely office fit-out by 11.04 Architects shows how modest budgets can boost inventiveness.
This is the short-term future of workplace design,” Chris Roche from 11.04 Architects sums up his latest office fit-out.
Utilising all the beauty of polished concrete flooring, The Stone Carpet company has recently installed Stone Floor at the Innermost lighting studio in London’s Oxo Tower. The cement-based material creates smooth, elegant surfaces for walls and floors and can be coloured using Stone Floor pigments to achieve numerous different shades. Once polished, the floor or wall is sealed with stone oil to give it a silky, easily cleanable finish. Stone Floor can also be applied to walls, creating the opportunity of using the same finish throughout.