The Edge from Astro Lighting is a striking sculptural form with a halo of light. The clean, contemporary lines characterise a design that’s imposing in its effect yet disarming in its simplicity; its pure white panels appear to float on nothing but a mesmerising glow. Using mid-power LED technology and formed from layers of laser-cut acrylic with an etched finish to the edges, the Edge will enhance and embolden lighting schemes for domestic or contract interiors. The Edge is available with a range of drivers and can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
Office fit out specialist fuse design+build, working with Close Consulting, were behind the opening of the new creative office for one of Britain’s biggest social brands, The Beans Group. With themed meeting rooms including the Library, Fairground, Space, Brainstorm and Chintz, striking artwork with murals and vintage wallpaper were used, plus an array of cool lighting products installed by fuse. The contemporary office space creates a fun working environment, rich in colour and vibrancy that will inspire creativity.
Solus Ceramics introduces the beautiful and inspiring Rawstone range, a porcelain stone-effect series of tiles developed for both interior and exterior use. Inspired by the wild and raw elegance of rural valleys, the range replicates the intricate and handsome tones and colours found in natural stone, and can be used to breathe a sense of life and vitality into any space. The chic, minimalistic range is available in a number of contemporary Nordic-inspired colours, from breezy and cool greys to bright and luxurious beiges. As well as colour, Rawstone also provides creativity with its variety of sizes, from vast large format pieces to realistic plank-sized alternatives.
All that architects and interior designers need for inspiration on specifying interior solutions is contained within Armstrong Ceilings’ A Book for 2014. Regardless of the culture, climate, client, complexity or cost implications of a project, the new A Book features ceiling solutions for even the most demanding of briefs and contemporary environments, featuring a variety of stunning UK and worldwide new-build and renovation case studies in the office, retail and leisure, transport, education and health sectors. Armstrong’s portfolio of products feature case studies including a training centre in the United Arab Emirates, a cultural centre in Belgium and a trade centre in The Netherlands.
Quadrant Carpets, UK manufacturer of commercial carpet solutions, has launched the Riva range of richly coloured carpet tiles as an extension of its cost sensitive Essentials carpet tile collection. The new range has been developed to offer customers contemporary styling by using a mix of coloured yarns interwoven with contrasting metallic highlights. The Riva range is available in 12 colourways, and with its Class 33 rated durable level loop pile construction, is suitable for heavy traffic commercial environments.
The purity of colour and distinctive texture of Blanc Absolu B170 from the Polyrey Monochrom collection has been used to create a bespoke white reception desk at The Foundry, introducing a sleek and stylish focal point, greeting visitors on arrival at the London-based offices. The Foundry required a bespoke reception desk to suit the clean, contemporary look and feel of the office entrance, and while delivering a winning combination of refined design aesthetics and hardwearing durability, the white of Blanc Absolu B170 from the Polyrey Color Premier collection was selected to meet the demands of daily usage and to sustain a striking and elegant appearance over time.
Presented in the 2013/14 Colour Trend Forecast, the Eccentric Icons palette reveals a hybrid colour trend encapsulating past, present and future. Eccentric Icons enhances vibrancy by turning up the saturation of retro hues, echoing the 1920s and 30s, partnered with modern neutrals, resulting in colour combinations that resonate sophisticated, timeless style. Fusing classic with contemporary, this elegant trend will see both hard material staples and fabrics reinvented with modern shapes and uses, as well as fresh interpretations of classic designs as technology meets craftsmanship.
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 stylish decors showcased in the new Collection 2017 from surfaces manufacturer Polyrey are proving a popular choice amongst interior designers and fitters alike. The 334 plush new decors provide a visually stimulating and tactile range for interior designers and specifiers on the lookout for surfaces with high aesthetic appeal. The diverse palette grouped by colours, digital, woods and patterns offers the potential to create any style from contemporary to classic looks, and the Polyrey surfaces also introduce four new innovative surface textures LEGNO, ROCHE, GRANIT and ALLIAGE, bringing extraordinarily realistic effects and tactile appeal.