BDI designer Matthew Weatherly has created a striking and inviting place to work with FORMAT OFFICE. Engineered for today’s workplace, FORMAT’s design is elegant and modern. The collection includes a wood-topped desk, a mobile file pedestal and a versatile mobile credenza with storage space for a printer, hanging files and other supplies. With satin nickel-plated steel details, FORMAT is available in two finishes; a striking combination of natural walnut with satin white or a classic black stained oak.
The Spotnic compact LED or halogen spotlight from Deltalight is a versatile classic with a modern look. Available on a square or elongated base with one or two spots, or as a recessed version for use in profiles, the Spotnic is easy to direct and makes the ideal emphasis light to highlight a photo, piece of art or architectural detail. Spotnic’s light source is set deeper inside the unit to prevent dazzling, and its fresh white colour makes it a classic light with a new appearance.
Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th century, some 500sq m of bespoke harlequin woven axminster carpet supplied by Wilton Carpets Commercial now adorns The Blue Bell pub in Hemsworth, showcasing clever use of vibrant colour to reflect the changing seasons. Coupled with a simple yet highly effective symmetrical design, brilliant tones from the Wilton Elements palette harmonise to bring the bespoke carpet to life. The resulting modern, symbolic representation of the changing seasons delivers an uplifting burst of colour and a welcoming ambience to the pub.
Inspired by iconoclastic modern art techniques and media, Milliken has released its new collection Art Media, exploring the boundaries of media art. The collection features six patterns in charcoal, chalk, graphite, action painting, drip painting and op art, offering a variety of modern art aesthetics and techniques. Supplied in 1sq m modular tile format and produced using MYI multiple yarn infusion, the PVC-free collection is manufactured from 25% recycled materials.
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.
Onyx from Casala has grown into a comprehensive chair range. The four-leg frame has been improved and the combination has been extended with a cantilever frame, a five star base on wheels and a steel wire frame. A traverse, ideal for waiting room areas, makes the programme complete. With three different shells available in plastic, wood, upholstered and partially upholstered, there are many possibilities. The Onyx is a modern chair suitable for education and workplace areas.
The Pinched desk by Sam Greig is a modern reinterpretation of the traditional wooden school desk. The design evolved from analysing redundant furniture forms and takes particular inspiration from the seamless appearance of Japanese puzzle boxes. The design gives the visual impression that the 9mm birch plywood desk body is a solid piece of wood, pinched within the American oak frame, thus disguising the storage within. The frame construction conceals both the hinge for the lid and the junction where the lid separates from the body of the desk, furthering the appearance of a seamless form.
Polyflor has announced the launch of Polysafe Arena PUR, a brand new innovative range of decorative safety flooring. Uniting the worlds of design and function, Arena offers modern, on trend designs with built in sustainable wet slip resistance. This affordable collection comprises of 12 subtle and sophisticated shades in four distinct design concepts – concrete, stone, linear and fabrique. These individual designs form a beautiful and versatile collection that is suited to front of house showcase areas but is equally at home in the more functional areas within a building.
The Holder series from WV design studio is a compelling modern product mastering synergy among powder-coated steel plates, natural plywood and aluminium plates. Designed to improve the ease of management and organisation, the Holder series ultimate focus is to create ease of access for all desk objects. The Holder Series aims to reduce the trouble of finding, sorting and tidying. Achieving an appeasing paradox, the cool metal against the warm natural wood creates feelings of harmony and union.
Rockfon Mono Acoustic ceiling systems were installed in the October Gallery, the cutting-edge contemporary art space in Bloomsbury, London, as a solution to reduce the amount of noise in its exhibition rooms and café. Using an MDF framework, with one layer of 15mm soundbloc transfer between floors, the elegant seamless acoustic ceiling creates a modern look ideally suited for the contemporary art gallery. Rockfon Mono Acoustic is a highly effective monolithic ceiling made of 100% stone wool, which provides excellent sound absorption.