Surface Spotlight: Winter Wonders
And so the festive season is upon us! No matter what the weather is doing outside we always look forward to those cosy nights in, surrounded by comforting layers and twinkling lights.
In this festive issue of Surface Spotlight we celebrate cool and warm aesthetics of the winter months with materials that bring a sprinkling of luxury. Be sure to come along to Surface Design Show 2017 to see some of these materials on display. Sally Angharad reports. Sally Angharad reports.
Dazzling effects: LED wallpapers by Meystyle feature dynamic compositions
The latest wallpaper collection from Meystyle, Conductivity, is a celebration of the ubiquitous yet mysterious power of electricity. With the use of LEDs the range explores different wavelengths and levels of light intensity to create dynamic compositions. The collection echoes a fascination with nature in its choice of materials, ranging from refined linens and cotton canvases to elegant silks. A variety of metal accents enrich the natural properties of each texture with hand-painted details and gilded applications. Once the lights are off, the texture of the lavish gold leaf background retains a luxurious look and feel.
Solid states: Baranska Design translates icy waters into 3D textured glass
Branska Design / baranskadesign.com / Stand 608
Exhibiting at Surface Design Show 2017, Baranska Design create decorative glass surfaces that capture the beauty of water using innovative 3D effects. Launching these for the first time in Europe the panels comprise of three to four layers of glass fused together and it is this process that achieves such depth and texture. Using slump and laminated glass in combination the new range introduces metal oxide as a pigment and when up-lit by LEDs the effect is that of icy waters under the moonlight. Baranska Design will be on stand 326.
The touch of luxury: relief and polished surfaces by Surfaceform mix metallic and neutral tones
Surfaceform / surfaceform.com
Infusing traditional design with the latest ideas and trends Surfaceform design, make and install luxurious plaster surfaces for interiors. The design team experiments with textures, colour and pattern to create exciting new ideas using luxury materials such as polished plaster, concrete plaster, relief plaster and impasto. Taking inspiration from the world around us the collection offers a variety of finishes, from smooth metallic reliefs to sand washed effects. As well as the stunning range of materials available Surfaceform also work on bespoke artworks, large scale installations and relief surfaces. Check out the range at Surface Design Show 2017 on stand 334.
A wintry scene: acoustic panels by Anna Gravelle and Acoustic GRG explore textural landscapes
Anna Gravelle and Acoustic GRG / annagravelle.com / rpgeurope.com
Evoking a magical winter landscape, Acoustic GRG (RPG Europe) and textile designer Anna Gravelle have collaborated on a new range of decorative acoustic panels called Tufted Waveform. “I enjoy the idea of textiles being used to soften space and to bring an unexpected textural element to an interior,” explains Gravelle. Inspired by natural landscapes the collection uses her trademark handcrafted techniques. A polyester foam core is upholstered with a variety of finishes ranging from icy blue tufted wools, screen-printed gold foil patterns and snowy white laser etched leather. The designs are also available in other colours. A sample of this range will be featured on the Surface Spotlight Live 2017 display.
Textile laminates: Changing the Face of Composites receives Mixology North Award for new surface
Changing the Face of Composites / changingthefaceofcomposites.com
The Mixology North Award 2016 for Product of the Year – Surfaces, has been given to Changing the Face of Composites for its Kimorra® brand of laminate veneer sheets. Transforming textiles into materials for hard surfaces the thin and flexible sheets are also strong and durable, suitable for furniture making or to be used in panel form backed with lightweight core materials. Kimorra® gives the look of a textile whilst eliminating the practical issues related with such a material. The range includes opulent gold and silver patterns offering a brand new look for door panels and beyond. Changing the Face of Composites will be at Surface Design Show 2017 on stand 226.
Colour forecaster Sally Angharad will be curating Surface Spotlight Live for Surface Design Show 2017, presenting the most innovative materials for Education & Hospitality spaces before they hit the market. Register to attend here.