An unusual use has been made of Eborcraft’s Fusion reception counters by Bexhill 6th Form College. Under a contract awarded by a design-and-build company, Eborcraft adapted its standard Fusion modules to form a 5.8x3m servery counter, which incorporated under-counter storage to house sinks, fridge and server units. The Bexhill 6th Form College logo was featured on the front-facing frosted glass panel, which was backlit with white LED lights. The specified finish was walnut, and although Eborcraft normally supplies its Fusion counters with a wood veneer, the servery counter required a high-pressure laminate finish for durability.
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.
nora flooring systems has recently installed the norament 926 crossline flooring within the canteens at the University of Ulster in Co. Londonderry. Made from high quality rubber and offered in 16 expressive colours, the range features a subtle 3D texture inspired by handcrafted woodcuts. norament 926 crossline gives an attractive visual appearance to the Coleraine Campus, along with high durability and wear-resistance. The Blue Angel-certificated, low-VOC flooring provides superior air quality for a positive atmosphere.
Natural Touch from Kronospan allows designers to specify a genuine wood surface without the higher costs of exotic woods and veneers. The embossed-in-register board demonstrates physical depth by precisely synchronising the surface structure to match the image of the wood grain below. With 14 Natural Touch decors in Kronodesign’s new global bible, designers can get their hands on realistic wood design surfaces quickly and efficiently through global distribution service Kronospan Express. Natural Touch gives designers the option of a natural and intimately tactile wood texture, but with a durability, flexibility and consistency of colour and grain.
Dickson introduced four new woven flooring ranges at the Sleep Event, made from high-performance round vinyl threads. The collections offer comfortable, durable, skidproof and rotproof solutions in 30 different colours and styles. The Be Different range plays with ambient light to create an original atmosphere, Be Smart offers exciting new rhythms with two-toned yarns, Be Natural is inspired by organic matter, while the Be Easy range, pictured, hides translucent threads in the weave to give extraordinary depth with changes of perspective and light.
Ouroboros is a steel fire pit designed by desnahemisfera and produced by Ringvid, using a manufacturing process that ensures each product presents a completely unique form. The name Ouroboros symbolises eternity and the unbreakable cycle of life, represented in the durability of the product and its transformation from day to night. Coming to life in the darkness, the fire pit creates mesmerising effects through a natural and unpredictable play of shadows.
TONINA is a100% recyclable stackable chair designed by Dondoli+Pocci for Allermuir, combining contemporary design with comfort and durability. Inspired by fluid shapes in nature and manufactured using biomimetic technology, TONINA is injected at high pressure into a steel mould, creating a smooth outer skin and exceptionally strong inner structure. Suitable for corporate, hospitality or educational environments, TONINA is available in six colours with optional arms and an upholstered seat pad.
University of Bristol is refurbishing its halls of residences by specifying Quadrant Carpets to supply 1800sq m of Powerbond sheet flooring across all six stories of the Manor Hall residence. Manor Hall is being updated with a selection of Powerbond Abrasive Action for the heavy footfall entrance areas and Powerbond Applause for the corridors and common areas. This hybrid resilient carpet solution offers outstanding long-term performance and durability that often outlasts its 25-year warranty, ensuring maximum durability, exceptional thermal and acoustic attributes and is 100% recyclable.
Polyrey will be displaying a striking array of laminate surfaces on their stand at 100% Design this year. Collection 2017 is a brand new range of laminate decors and will be readily available for designers and specifiers to glean inspiration for their latest projects. Comprising decors from glossy brights to wood-inspired grains, and suitable for both commercial and residential interiors, Collection 2017 presents limitless design possibilities. Collection 2017 is exceptionally durable with superior impact and scratch resistance, with many specifically engineered for moisture-prone areas to ensure lasting performance and looks. Visit Polyrey on stand E120 at the forthcoming 100% Design.
ECE Architecture has specified Broadrib and Array carpet tiles from Heckmondwike FB as part of the refurbishment of Portland House, on behalf of Adur and Worthing Council. The project involved the supply of over 2000sq m of carpet tiles for the office refurbishment, included 708sq m of Array in purple, complemented by 415sq m of Broadrib in purple and 444sq m of Array in blue. Heckmondwike FB’s Array and Broadrib carpet tiles are British-made, provide long-term durability and performance, offers acoustic properties that reduce noise pollution, and have a 10-year limited wear warranty.