Material Matters November

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In this month’s Material Matters, the team of experts at Material Lab explores surfaces that blend simplicity with the appearance of luxury.

Johnson Tiles celebrates serenity with the launch of its Eminence range
Combining subtlety of colour with textural pattern, Eminence is a range of glazed ceramic wall tiles, designed to inspire a sense of calm serenity in busy spaces. Available in five finishes, one size – 600x300mm – and one colour, the range offers sophisticated impact. Choose from Flower, Ripple and Weave, or simply a Gloss or Matt finish. Whether used in a commercial or residential setting, Eminence brings new meaning to the concept of understated elegance.


Transforming waste into unique building materials with StoneCycling

A concept originally conceived at the Eindhoven Design Academy in the Netherlands, StoneCycling is the brainchild of Tom van Soest. During his studies, the company’s co-founder explored the potential for transforming waste into building materials. And the results are both innovative and inspiring. StoneCycling has since become one of the pioneers in designing, developing and producing unique building materials from waste, having launched its first product, WasteBasedBricks.



Altuglas combines manufacturing and innovation for Signature range of technical plastics
The usage possibilities of acrylic and resin in surface design are almost endless. And when it comes to technical plastics, Altuglas is an industry leader. Developed by Arkema, the Altuglas Signature collection offers seven designs of fine-thread, lace or non-woven materials enveloped in acrylic sheet. Designed specifically for the A&D community, Altuglas Signature features stunning optical effects, thanks to LED edging, and offers a customising service for bespoke solutions.


Formica Group presents the next generation of surfacing – to Infiniti and beyond
Featuring a contemporary Matte finish, and abrasion resistance, Formica Infiniti is as beautiful as it is durable. Boasting qualities such as a moleskin-like texture, being fingerprint resistant, and having thermal healing capabilities, the range is available in a palette of 20 colours, including 10 naturally inspired hues, three patterns and seven vibrant shades. As such, it’s a smart solution for high-end commercial offices, retail environments and fine dining establishments, where a luxurious surface is required to provide strong aesthetics, whilst standing the test of time.