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Heart Space

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Sheila Bird Studio is a hugely-respected and energetic practice based in Manchester, creating some of the best and most innovative projects in and around the city over the past 30 years. Constantly surprising and delighting clients with exciting and bold spaces, the practice lives and breathes its motto, ‘love what you do’. At the moment, Sheila Bird Studio is working on the Circle Square project in Manchester – with a huge projection mapped wall and stairway, and a sustainable food outlet, which even grows its own food on site!

Meet The Designer

John Humphreys Creative Director

Atul Bansal Founder

Jon Humphreys (right), Creative Director. After studying architecture, Jon pursued a career in branding and media, first working in the emerging digital industry. In 2006 he co-founded The Neighbourhood, a creative design studio delivering brand, moving image, CGI and digital solutions for a wide variety of clients across the globe. In 2019 he joined forces with Atul Bansal (left) at Sheila Bird to continue their shared passion for developing branded spatial experiences that influence working cultures.


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Furniture & Shelving





3. Plants Furniture 4. 5.


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for a greener world



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Our inspiration for this project has been mazes, cages and secret enclosures. We wanted to get involved with Mix Design Collective to collaborate with some brilliant manufacturers and product designers. It has been a fantastic opportunity to support an event that celebrates great design.

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Top Down Arc Monitor Arm Monitor Arm Finishes

Clockwise from Top Left Kaleidoscope 8200 Custom Colour Whimsy 8609 Grenadine 8810 Honey Onyx 8750 6

Top Down Toledo Upholstery Porto Upholstery Oakland Upholstery Seville FR Upholstery Weaves Fiorre Upholstery Tribal Upholstery Velvet

BESPOKE ATELIER Clockwise from Top Left Foundation - Dawn Jungle - Dawn Reflections - Dawn Rise - Dawn

Below Venus Botticino

Quadra Boiling and Chilled Tap

Yoredale Fabrics


Products 2

Earth Anatomy

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SMALL BARREL Above Concrete On A Roll

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1. Cedit Policroma 2. Cedit Lapis 3. Micotiles 4. 41Zero42 Solo 5. Cedit Araldica 6. Medley 8

Above Tambour Caramel


Clockwise from Above Spectre - Coming soon! Orta - Flora Orta - Musa Sequel Vibe - Paddington Pink

Optos6 Lighting



Clockwise from Top Left Hue Viv Highback Lasso

Clockwise from Top Left Fastspa Zebra Knit Highback Enea Puck Fastspa Forest Lounge Armchair Enea Kaiak Capdell Iconica



Clockwise from Top Christie Display UHD651-L Barco Clickshare Wireless Presentation Door Tablet Room Booking K Array Anaconda Speaker

Left to Right Reece Armchair Calvert


Clockwise from Left Freestyle Geometric panels 3D Wave panel 3d Prism panel Tetris 3D Panel Circle suspended ceiling panels

Bespoke cabinetry

for a greener world

Left Variety of indoor plants and pots supplied

Left Concrete



Arc is our award winning dynamic

The group Aristech Surfaces LLC

Bancroft Soft Furnishings is an

monitor arm, designed to move like

presents two of its emblematic

innovative supplier of contract

you, shadowing your posture and

materials: Avonite® and STUDIO

fabrics to the Hospitality, Leisure

motion throughout the working

Collection®. Exclusively distributed

& Office, Cruise & Ferry and

day. With exceptional reach and

in the UK by James Latham Ltd,

Healthcare & Education sectors.

smooth travel it lets you arrange

both materials can be used for

The company’s contract fabrics

your workspace with complete

any type of furniture surfacing.

include a wide selection of

ease. By marrying ergonomics and

Solid, textured or translucent,

inherently flame-retardant

style with the evolving demands

the products of the 2 two brands

jacquards, wide-width velvet and

of technology, our Arc monitor

combine almost 100 colours.

decorative blackouts, dimouts,

arm range is a perfect partner to

Avonite® and STUDIO Collection®

voiles, exclusive print ranges and

a dynamic and modern office.

can be thermoformed and

essential linings - suitable for

Arc Workspace is part of the SBFI

seamlessly joined to suit any style of

drapery, bedding and upholstery

Group, an innovation hub to a

commercial or residential interiors.


Bespoke Atelier is a design studio

BETACRYL® Italian Solid Surface

For more than 25 years, Billi has

creating innovative surfaces for

made of two-thirds of aluminium

been synonymous with innovation,

interiors and architecture projects.

hydroxide, a third of acrylic resin

superior performance and reliability

Our commissions and products are

and the rest natural pigments. The

when it comes to instant filtered

inspired by pattern, texture and the

aluminium hydroxide gives the

boiling, chilled and sparkling water.

surrounding environment. Using

product a unique strength, the

Our range of energy efficient

innovative design approaches and

quality of the acrylic resin ensures

filtered water systems is preferred

fabrication methods we create

cleanliness, high resistance and

by designers and architects

integrated interventions. The design

colour stability. Available in a range

around the world for their elegant

of our studio collection ‘Glasshouse’

of sizes, BETACRYL® specialise

styling and space-saving design.

is inspired by the relationship

in sheets from 3.5mm to 25mm

Furthermore, our products continue

between garden greenhouses and

with large sized formats to reduce

to incorporate eco-technology

urban architecture.

jointing. Thermoforming allows the

features to ensure your commercial

creation curved surfaces allowing

space is as sustainable as possible.

house of brands who share a vision for exquisite design.


total freedom for the imagination.


Fabrics make furniture. We’re

Valencia - based designer and

Casa Ceramica is a multi-award

biased of course, but they really

manufacturer of fascinating and

winning independent retailer,

do bring interiors to life and inject

different seating and tables, Capdell

showcasing an extensive selection

personality through colour, design,

is a 50 years young secret - at least

of beautiful and innovative tiles.

pattern and texture. They’re often

to the UK market. This delightful

Supplying to both the architectural

the first visual connection to a piece

contract office and hospitality

and design community and

of furniture and they’re certainly

collection from some of Europe’s

domestic clientele, Casa Ceramica

the element users interact with

top designers is available in natural

undertakes many prestigious

the most.Camira are global textile

beech, oak and clever metal parts in

projects around the UK and the

innovators who love designing and

many fabrics and paint colours. New

World with the help of a friendly

manufacturing fabrics for a huge

pieces like Iconica, Nix and Panel (a

and knowledgeable team who have

range of commercial interiors from

Design Guild Mark award winner)

a wealth of experience within the

offices to education to healthcare

will become classics.

tiling and design industry.

Earth Anatomy are the UK’s leading

Welcome to Ecoscent. We are

Enea Design is a contemporary

provider of natural stone veneers,

here to enhance your customer

furniture cooperative manufacturer,

a new generation of surfacing

experience & influence purchase

creating striking, robust furniture in

materials. Super thin, lightweight

decision, through the power of

the Basque country, Spain. They use

with a degree of flexibility, our

scent. The patented diffusion

innovative engineering techniques

veneers can transform ordinary

technology within our scent delivery

and collaborate with selected

surfaces with the look and touch of

systems transform premium

designers to create pieces for living,

natural stone without the difficulty

fragrance oil into a fine, dry mist,

working and public spaces.New

and expense of using solid stone.

creating the perfect ambient

designs include Puck poufs, Kaiak

Ranging from 2mm on a fibreglass

aroma in any space. With over 500

wooden seating and Pike tables, to

backing to 7mm with a rigid

signature scents to choose from

go with the big-selling Lottus range.

aluminium composite backer, our

and the option to create your own

thin stone veneers offer increased

bespoke fragrance, EcoScent has

durability for any application.

something for everyone!

and hospitality, with careful consideration to sustainable design.


Partners This fabulous collection of outdoor

Moso Bamboo Surfaces is a UK

naughtone is a British furniture

furniture was started in 1995 by

market leader in beautiful, tactile

design and manufacturing

the Levrangi family in a wonderful

and sustainable bamboo for the

company based in Yorkshire, UK.

setting just west of Lake Garda

domestic and commercial sectors.

Founded in 2005, naughtone

in Italy. Classic designs work

We sell a large range of traditional

customers include Amazon, Etsy

alongside 2007’s Forest design to

and unique flooring, a range of

and Google. Although naughtone

give a comprehensive collection

worktops, veneers and the largest

is based in Britain, products are

for hospitality and residential use.

range of 2440x1220 panels, smooth,

available globally. naughtone

In 2017, a design partnership with

profiled and in slat form for use as

design and develop in the UK

Studio Lievore Altherr in Barcelona

wall coverings, table tops, bespoke

then manufacture at home

produced several wonderful new

furniture, kitchen units and doors to

and increasingly internationally

collections; Zebra, Moai and Orizon

name a few, as well as exterior grade

to support our approach to

using aluminium, stone and wood

bamboo which meets a class B fire

sensible lead times, pricing and

- future classics of outdoor furniture

rating in decking and cladding.

environmental factors.

for grown-ups.



We are a dynamic engineering

With over 500 tile designs, including

Plan Furniture Agency represents

company who specialise in UK

exclusives from the world’s best

European furniture manufacturers

manufactured precision engineered

manufacturers, Parkside is a trusted

IDUNA from Portugal, ENEA

lighting systems. Our team is

tile specification company with


made up of design-led individuals

the versatility to provide solutions

LARRAGA from Spain and FAST

who specialise in producing high

for any commercial interior.

SPA from Italy. Each of the brands

quality products. We utilise a wide

With a philosophy of developing

represents quality in their designs

range of LED modules each with

thoughtful responses to the unique

and in their manufacturing

their own characteristics with

demands of clients and their

capability; each piece is considered

the aim of providing long-lasting

projects, Parkside delivers a range

and well-made so you can rely on

lighting solutions. Our products

of additional services including

them to do the job.

are currently illuminating some

waterjet cutting and colour

amazing spaces from high end


residential properties to structures with cutting-edge architecture.


proAV Limited is a global audio

sixteen3 are passionate about

Soundtect are manufacturers of

visual (AV) systems integrator

creating stylish, high quality

100% polyester acoustic sound

and support services provider.

furniture for the commercial

absorbers. Manufactured from

We specialise in corporate, public

interiors market. The in-house

70% post consumed recycled PET,

sector, education, retail, automotive,

design and upholstery teams

the panels are a third-generation

hotel, leisure and residential sectors.

use their extensive knowledge

product and are fully recyclable.

proAV is proud to partner with the

and capabilities to develop and

We have 12 different eye-catching

world’s leading manufacturers

manufacture furniture to the

acoustic applications, including

of AV products as we continue to

highest specification, combining

3D panels, class range, ceiling

strive for pioneering technologies

great attention to detail with

baffles and rafts and our most

that connect and unify our clients,

practicality and usability in mind.

recent addition:- Freestyle. All of

their people and sites, no matter

sixteen3’s product portfolio offers a

our panels are not only sustainable,

where in the world they’re located.

softer approach to working, with an

but they also add a unique feature

proAV has 9 offices globally offering

extensive collection of soft seating

and will lend themselves to all

24/7/365 support.

ranges, stylish café chairs and

disciplines of design.

modular space division systems.

for a greener world

Urban Planters North West design

Since its inception in 1956, USM

Xstone UK produces innovative,

bespoke, tailor-made, internal

modular furniture has stood for

handmade stone based and totally

planting schemes on both a rental

timeless design of the highest

unique products. ‘Concrete on a roll’

and maintenance and also a

quality. From a few basic

is as thin as 2mm and totally flexible;

purchase and maintenance basis

components the successful Swiss

manufactured with a 96% crushed

that aim to bring the outside in to

company has created individual

stone content, X Stone’s offering

benefit from better wellbeing of

items of furniture that are designed

includes a range of concrete colours

employees and to give visual impact

so that they grow with any

and textures which are truly unique!

for visitors. Our fully trained local

changing needs. Developed to be

Products are available for all surface

service technicians visit regularly

totally adaptive, the modular system

applications both internally and

to ensue the display looks superb

allows for customised solutions

externally, and now can be bought

on an ongoing basis. Our client

which can be extended and varied

as a self-adhesive floor tile offering a

base include the region’s most

at any time providing sufficient

durable and hard-wearing finish.

prominent managing agents, hotels

room for individual flexibility and

and many commercial companies.



With thanks to Our Designer: Sheila Bird Studios Our Partners: Arc Workspace Aristech Bancroft Linings Bespoke Atelier Betacryl Billi UK Camira Capdell

Casa Ceramica Earth Anatomy Ecoscent Enea Fast Spa Moso Bamboo Naughtone Optaled

Parkside PLAN ProAV sixteen3 Soundtect Urban Planters USM X-Stone

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