Month: July 2018

Designing the decades: the revival of parquet flooring

Herringbone, chevron and geometric flooring can be used in any size space, with the floor acting as a unifier between rooms. There are a number of finishes to these floors which create very different looks. For example, square edges create a seamless look, while traditional hand rolled edges define each block, emphasising the pattern. While…

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The restaurant and bar design awards celebrates 10 years of excellence

An exclusive portfolio of photography for nominated projects was exhibited throughout the evening at our Design Centre, showcasing the most innovative design and architecture in bar and restaurant design. This internationally recognised competition is devoted to the design of food and beverage spaces and attended by the world’s top designers, architects and hospitality operators. They…

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The history of shou sugi ban

The wood in our Carbonised portfolio is a mesmerising melange of reclaimed wood and the ancient Japanese process of Shou Sugi Ban. The origins of Shou Sugi Ban The traditional Japanese practice of Shou Sugi Ban dates back as early as the 1700s, though earlier examples exist. The process involves charring wood to provide a beautiful and…

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