Micro-perforated metal tiles from Armstrong Ceilings have played a pivotal role in the aesthetics and acoustics of Birmingham City Council’s new workplace, 10 Woodcock Street. Specified by Associated Architects, 3,200m² of Armstrong’s 1200 x 300mm metal tiles were installed, featuring 71 percent light reflectance and a fleece backing for additional acoustic insulation. A team of ceiling fixers installed the metal swing-down planks, which can be folded down to allow access to service above, as well as installing them as rafts with plasterboard perimeters in the open plan office and suspended ceilings in large meeting rooms.
Many examples of how specialists Armstrong Ceilings have met the aesthetic, acoustic and sustainable requirements of building projects in the office, retail and leisure, transport, education and healthcare sectors are now showcased in the recently published A Book. The brochure from the supplier of interior building solutions features a variety of UK and European new build and renovation case studies that use Armstrong’s portfolio of products, manufactured from materials including mineral, metal, wood and resin, and in all types of shapes, from monolithic to discontinuous ceilings.
This summer, Templestock is launching Mondrian, a new storage wall unit designed by Sarah Escott. Floor-to-ceiling or wall-to-wall, Mondrian can be designed to fit any space. It can display or disguise any media and is available in a vast array of finishes to suit individual taste and budget. Mondrian is a harmonious expression of aesthetics and function. The flexibility and variety that Mondrian offers makes it suitable for commercial and domestic environments.
Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2001, London- based designer Matt Elton has established ME Design, a successful business specialising in the manufacture of bespoke furniture for clients ranging from Liberty of London to Zaha Hadid Architects. Dining Chair (left) was recently exhibited at Tent London and is part of the Andrea collection produced at Elton’s workshop in the East End. The unornamented simplicity of his designs gives each piece the classic balance between functionality and aesthetics.
The new Alum sideboard and filing system, which has been designed by Aitor García de Vicuña for Spanish office furniture manufacturer Bior, is made using extruded aluminium pieces finished with anodised silver injection profiles. The materials make a solid structure without compromising the aesthetics. Drawers, doors and backs are available in a selection of colours and in wood, coloured glass and painted steel finishes.