Squire & Partners celebrate raw materials at The Department Store Studios
Squire & Partners has launched The Department Store Studios, a new local workspace next door to their award-winning offices in Brixton.
Fettle is a boutique interior architecture and design firm specialising in the hospitality sector. This month, the firm’s Co-founders Tom Parker and Andy Goodwin offer up a selection of their favourite material products.
We work with Ceramica Suro – an incredible Mexican specialty tile company. Initially they manufactured a tile mural by renowned artist, Jorge Pardo, for a project we worked on in Los Angeles called Audrey (above). They developed a pattern consisting of nine different colours across 12 different shapes of tile, and the effect was incredible. They work with a number of world-class architects, designers and artists to create impressive murals across the globe.
One product range we have wanted to use for a while is the range of recycled architectural finishes from Jelinek. These impressive cork products are more striking and varied than a lot of the more standard cork finishes on the market. The acoustic range is also particularly interesting in that it has a lot of relief to it, giving it a remarkable 3D quality.
A company we often specify on projects is Inopera. We regularly use their terrazzo tiles for architectural finishes as they come in an extensive range of sizes and some fantastic colours. We are currently working on a coworking project in London, where we are going to use the green colourway in the entry lobby – we’re excited to see the project come to life.
We used this impressive product in the lobby of Hoxton Hotel in Portland, Oregon. It is a recycled material, which has great acoustic performance and comes in an almost unlimited range of custom colours. It is easy to work with and can be applied or suspended in any number of ways, making it extremely versatile. We chose a bold pink colour for the ceiling of the Hoxton Hotel lobby (above).
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Following on from its 2020 launch, global fabric manufacturer Camira has introduced 21 new colours to the palette of Sumi, an impeccably simple worsted wool fabric originally released in an exclusively neutral selection of 6 shades, designed to work in harmony with sister range Kyoto.
HI-MACS® is a solid surface material which is hard-wearing, resilient, visually seamless and can be moulded into any shape. This non-porous hygienic, easy-care material is also stain and chemical resistant, and so is widely used for architectural and interior design projects.