Prague’s Maximilian Hotel reopens following redesign by Conran and Partners
One of Prague’s most established boutique hotels, Maximilian, has reopened after a refurbishment programme by Conran and Partners.
A mineral marvel with Unilin Evola
With the popularity of architectural and stone finishes, including the now ubiquitous terrazzo, Unilin, division panels, is making sure that interior projects can enjoy an authentic look without the expense and complexities of the genuine material. Ceppo Mineral Grey, one of the 168 decors available in the surface collection, accurately captures a natural stone effect for a panel with a rich mineral look well-suited to interiors focused on high-end finishes. Framed by Evola marble effects or teamed with edgings in brushed gold and brushed bronze, Ceppo Mineral Grey delivers mid-century uptown Manhattan sophistication.
Chop Chop London choose cork from Granorte
Chop Chop London, a new concept in on-the-go hairdressing, has opened the doors of its Wembley Park salon, with Granorte’s Naturals cork flooring providing a sustainable, quiet and comfortable finish that’s in-tune with the interior’s raw aesthetic. Naturals is a collection that embraces the aesthetic of cork for a look that remains authentic and true to the original material. With cork’s inherent properties, the collection also provides a floor that is comfortable underfoot, quiet, retains warmth and is easy to clean. With a general commercial rating and featuring a WEARTOP high-performance coating, Naturals comes with Uniclic glue-free installation.
Soil resistance, structure and longevity – it’s in the DNA
INVISTA, maker of Antron carpet fibre, has used its latest technology to develop Antron Lumena DNA, a breakthrough in high-performance carpet fibre for the commercial sector. Developed to answer a demand for fibres that prolong the lifecycle, maintenance and looks of carpets, INVISTA used its knowledge of polyamide type 6.6, coupled with an enviable understanding of structure and manufacturing processes, to create Antron Lumena DNA – a carpet fibre that provides easy maintenance, stain, fade and soil resistance and a long life.
OE Electrics bring sparky new ideas for cable management
OE Electrics, the leading manufacturer of innovative power and USB charging solutions, has launched Metalynx2 – a modular wiring system to be installed as an alternative to a traditional bus-bar or track system. Metalynx2 (also known as M2) can be used to supply power throughout an office and other areas of a building from the mains board via a raised access floor cavity or directed from the ceiling. Unlike bus-bar systems, the flexibility of Metalynx2 means it can snake around ducting and other common obstacles. It can also power lighting modules if needed.
Quadrant carpet made with 100% regenerated ECONYL yarn
Made from old fishing nets, fabric scraps and carpet, ECONYL yarn has 80% less impact on global warming than nylon made from oil. This remarkable regeneration process means that carpets made with ECONYL yarn carry phenomenal environmental specs. Quadrant is proud to use this sustainable material in several of their ranges, including the nine biophilic designs of the Scape Collection that beautifully mimic dramatic textures in nature.
Karndean Designflooring brings neutral tones to the Van Gogh collection
The UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring, Karndean Designflooring, is introducing six beautifully crafted authentic oak designs to its established Van Gogh collection. Expanding its array of contemporary and classic timber designs, Van Gogh welcomes a new mix of fresh, clean and neutral tones, including French’s distressed and refined oak hues, the cool neutral colourways range from Blush Oak, with its gentle pink undertones and subtle flowery grains, and the warmer smoky shades of Misty Grey Oak, as part of this latest update.
Comfortable contract furniture
With homely design features becoming more and more desirable for commercial interiors, British furniture maker Roger Lewis has placed comfort at the forefront of its latest contract furniture collection. the Kyoto range includes stools, pouffes and privacy sofas, featuring contemporary styling without compromising on comfort. With a surprisingly soft and sumptuous feel, the Kyoto chair reflects the growing trend for creating quiet, comfortable and calming space (or ‘personal sanctuaries’) within commercial interior spaces. In Roger Lewis’ latest trend report, design experts outline a few ‘quick wins’ to creating personal sanctuaries’ within commercial spaces. Download the report to discover more.
Herman Miller acquires remaining shares of naughtone
Herman Miller has acquired the remaining shares of contemporary British Furniture designer naughtone for approx $46.1 million. Herman Miller partnered with naughtone in 2016 to help enhance its global offering in ancillary and collaborative furnishings. This partnership has helped Herman Miller expand its product design and development capabilities, fueling 11 new product launches and leading to numerous design and innovation awards.
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London-based interior designers BusbyWebb led the VQ innovative design project, having created previous schemes for VQ in the past. Developing the style of the original 24-hour VQ in Chelsea, the design incorporates dark walnut and burgundy tones, with accents of timber and leather to enhance the quality and luxurious feel of the experience.