Arpa Launches Fenix NTA

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After three years of research and with a patent pending Fenix NTA™ has been launched by Arpa. Fenix NTA is a smart material. It has an empowered brushed metal surface, with all the added benefits of the Fenix structure. It can be used for both horizontal and vertical applications and can be machined with standard carpenter tools. Fenix NTA’s unique …

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Office Design Trends in 2017

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What people expect and need from their office environment is ever-changing and evolving. With the new thinkers such as Google and Apple designing the ultimate office environment for their workers, these new spaces are thankfully a far cry away from the stereotypical stuffy, segregated offices that some of us have had to endure in the past (and in some unfortunate circumstances still do!). …

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Eggers Decorative Collection 17-19

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From a comprehensive range of decors to a full suite of supporting products and services … everything has been designed to allow you to work with speed, confidence and success. Egger’s 9-Grid is an orientation system that allows a fast, direct comparison between colours and shades as well as clustering woodgrains and materials according to their character. This enables you to quickly …

4 Shades of Velvet from LG Hausey

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The new colours belonging to the Solid range, take inspiration from the beauty of the natural world including rich organic pigments and tactile materials such as leather and raw clay. Mink, Evergreen, Cosmic Blue and Suede join together to create atmospheric finishes for the highest quality solid surface material. The Velvet Colours will add a balanced and authentic sophistication to any environment. All colours are …

Real Concrete Laminate Panels

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Laminate production is always evolving. Keeping up with interior trends, whilst offering timeless decors. Texture has played a large role in keeping laminate production at the forfront with designers. Wood patterns with matching grain texture has and always will be popular. with the industrial interior trend giving no sign of slowing down, raw, textured decors have been emerging from almost …

Formica Axiom: Surfaces for Kitchen Living

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Modern kitchen living is social. Space needs to be multi functional and blend with your life, seamlessly integrated surfaces can make this happen. The kitchen has and still is the heart of the home, not only a food preparation area any more the kitchen has become the social hub were family and friends catch up, eat and socialise together. This has called for …

Kronospan Trends 16/17

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Kronospan’s new collection Trends 16/17 is the perfect fusion of WOOD, STONE and METAL. It complements the largest Kronospan surface collection Kronodesign with 11 new contemporary wood designs, 6 real brushed metals and 10 worktop designs. Kronodesign® have further increased their collection with 27 new designs. These include 11 new contemporary wood designs from Nordic influenced beeches to Italian blushed walnuts and maritime aged timbers. For the utmost design appeal, Kronospan have also …

Fire Door Safety Week

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Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building The brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door Scheme and the UK’s Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), the initiative aims to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor …

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Reysitop® from Polyrey

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Polyrey have launched Reysitop®:  a high resistant range of compact laminate panels. The differences between this material and the Reysipur® regular compact is it’s Protect+ coating, “guarantees increased resistance to abrasion, impact and high temperatures, in order to meet the demands of intensive use in public, commercial or service sectors”. Polyrey claim that testing on Reysitop exceeds the current EN 438 by: resisting …

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Backlit Corian Panels

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Starbank Commissioned to Produce 3D Exhibition Panels We have machined specially commissioned Corian® Textura Panels from CD (UK) Ltd, the exclusive distributor of DuPont™ Corian® being machined on our 5 Axis Homag BMG 512. These panels will be on display, backlit, on the CD (UK) stand at the Surface Design Show – 9th-11th Feb 2016, showing the amazing diversity of DuPont™ Corian …

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Starbank Increase Capacity for Door Assembly Components

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With the recent sad demise of Leaderflush Shapland, Starbank are gearing up to supply the Door Manufacturing sector with alternative, high quality performance Postformed Door leaves and frames in PVC and HPL. Extensive fire test evidence allows our Shield brand to offer fellow Q-Mark manufacturers and installers assembly components under 3rd party fire certification. We strongly believe that equal or …

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No visible fixings

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The balance of form over function when designing furniture is always the tug of war decision making that ensures the success or failure of a piece of furniture. Too much form over function means that people will quickly discard it once they realise it doesn’t work and too much function over form may mean people don’t even look at it …

The Gallery: Clerkenwell

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Looking for office design inspiration, then The Gallery :Clerkenwell is a groundbreaking collaboration between seven companies all involved in office furniture production. The Gallery showcases all their products helping designers and architects to gain more knowledge regarding ergonomics, innovation and fresh takes on the traditional office space and ideals.