Home Designer & Architect - February 2024

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4 Steel windows and screens deliver style to enhance interior decor. 6 Surface Design Show Announces Furnishing Futures As Charity Partner For 2024 Edition 8 Vogue Vibes from Keller Kitchens 10 ILIV Selected To Create The Iconic Dining Area At Lucky Cat, Gordon Ramsay’s New Restaurant In Manchester. 12 Introducing Pronteau Scandi-X by Abode 18 Evening Standard Sme Xpo 2024: The Uk’s Leading Event Dedicated To Helping Sme And Scale-Up Businesses To Thrive 26 Furlong Flooring Launches Inspirational New Website

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Steel windows and screens deliver style to enhance interior decor. Strong yet comparatively slim steel frame sections are well recognised amongst architects for offering excellent light transmission, while the slender sightlines are also ideal for allowing windows to “bring the outdoors in.” However, contemporary systems available from members of the Steel Window Association (SWA) can also play a pivotal role in influencing interior fitouts. The unexpected property boom from the pandemic included people adding extensions or improving their homes and saw SWA members responding to high demand for both classic and contemporary steel windows, doors and interior screens. In fact, the latter has proved ideal for creating home offices or subdividing living spaces without significantly cutting light reaching deep plan areas; while introducing an aesthetic often described as industrial but also sophisticated. Getting the best from these versatile, high-performance systems does, though, require careful consideration of both potential suppliers and between the multiple systems available which offer a choice of performance as well as appearance. Ethan Blackman, Contracts Coordinator for long-established SWA member, Cotswold Casements, comments, “In terms of the way projects are specified, normally we get clients (property 4

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owners) being directed to visit our showroom by their design consultants once the decision to utilise steel frames has been made, so that they can decide on items like ironmongery or type of opening light.” “While a lot of our clients have already decided that they want the slim sections and large pane size that steel windows offer, they still want to view the past projects to help visualise how their own properties might turn out. There are a lot of nice-looking buildings on our website including commercial buildings! Normally they will send us their architects’ drawings detailing what they are trying to achieve. We will then respond with CAD drawings and a quote.” “We’ve also invested in a new CRM system which enables everyone involved in a contract, including the client and our production team, to keep track. Plus, we have new window making software – all of which helps improve the customer journey, and the turnaround time.” Interestingly, there is a perception in the market that the vast majority of steel doors and windows are produced in black, but while it is a popular colour, Cotswold Casements is one of the SWA members seeing a lot of interest in Anthracite and other shades of grey, as well as brighter colours, like Cotswold Green, white and even the stark ‘Industrial Patina’ finish. The latter is proving particularly popular for warehouse and barn conversions, along with heritage buildings generally. Property owners and professionals can use the “Find a member” facility on the SWA website to identify a manufacturer in their locality or offering the particular area

of speciality that their project requires, in order to obtain a steel window package produced to a high standard which will be correctly installed. The SWA offers UK wide coverage with member companies able to carry out the full range of contracts from the repair and restoration of heritage windows through to the installation of major fenestration packages in contemporary commercial, residential and other types of developments. For further information on the Steel Window Association or if you’re interested in becoming a member, please visit steel-window-association.co.uk

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SURFACE DESIGN SHOW ANNOUNCES FURNISHING FUTURES AS CHARITY PARTNER FOR 2024 EDITION Innovation in surface materials is the focus of the Surface Design Show 2024, with this year’s theme focusing on Mindful Living. Our charity partner for this year goes above and beyond with Mindful Living at the centre of what they do. We are proud to announce our partnership with Furnishing Futures, an innovative charity founded by interior stylist, writer, and social worker Emily Wheeler. Furnishing Futures focuses on creating


beautifully designed, fully furnished healing

design principles are

homes for women and children who have

also used to harness

suffered from Domestic Abuse. After escaping

the healing power of

domestic abuse these individuals often find

natural light, shapes

themselves in social housing without basic

and materials to

amenities, such as flooring or white goods. The

create healthy, healing

charity addresses this critical gap by partnering

homes, centred on

with the interiors industry to repurpose good

beneficiaries’ needs.

quality ex-display items, returns, props, or

The charity work in

donated furnishings. Through this sustainable

partnership with the beneficiaries to give them

approach, the charity transforms empty spaces

choices about the furniture they have and the

with these items into beautiful, fully furnished

way their home is decorated. Having a beautifully

homes that help people heal.

furnished home raises self-esteem, alleviates

Emily Wheeler Founder: Furnishing Futures

stress and can help break the cycle of poverty for Based in Leyton in East London, Furnishing Futures works closely with specialist domestic

the most vulnerable women and children as well as increasing their safety.

abuse services and grassroots organizations, taking referrals to ensure their support reaches

Emily Wheeler has stated “Through our

those who need it the most.

partnership with Surface Design Show we hope to strengthen our industry partnerships,

Furnishing Futures is the only furnishing project in the UK to create trauma-informed healing homes, fully furnishing and decorating homes at no cost to their beneficiaries. This includes

enabling us to support more families with comfortable homes, while protecting the environment. We’re really looking forward to seeing how our partnership develops.”

flooring, painting and white goods. Traumainformed design is used to create healing,

As part of the partnership with Surface Design

restorative spaces that nurture and uplift women

Show, renowned UK street artist Olivier Roubieu

and children who have experienced domestic

will create two live murals across this year’s

abuse or the impact of poverty. Biophilic,

events. These unique artworks will be auctioned,


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with all proceeds contributing to Furnishing Futures’ mission of creating safe and welcoming homes for survivors of domestic abuse. Emily Wheeler, continues “Furnishing Futures is absolutely delighted to be chosen as Surface Design Show’s charity partner, and we want to say a huge thank you to all the exhibitors for supporting us.” The interiors industry work closely together with this charity partner, with many organisations in the interiors industry donating high quality products such as returns, seconds or ex-showroom stock that might otherwise end up in landfill. Furnishing Futures operates from donations alone, any donations of the following items can help support this amazing charity. Architects and designers come together at the Surface Design Show 6-8 February 2024 to view, source, and specify the newest and most creative exterior and interior surface materials from more than 180 exhibitors. This wide reach of industry professionals coming together will also help to increase awareness of this amazing charity to over 5000 architecture and design professionals.

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Vogue Vibes from Keller Kitchens Keller has introduced Vogue Vibes; a modern kitchen where elegance and sophistication meet. The nude tones create a soft, calm atmosphere in one of the busiest areas in the home. The units, pictured here in the silk gloss lacquer shade latte, combine beautifully with the bronze handles. A focus point of this Keller kitchen is the island. With sleek lines and two levels, it is the perfect place for guests to gather around. The lower part of the island also lends itself for seasonal styling – such as flowers or decorations. Pictured behind the cooking area is a space created for cookbooks, chopping boards and other accessories. This was made in the same material as the worktop, with a back splashback in silk gloss lacquer shade, blush. Keller is well known for offering the widest range of colours (2,050 NCS) and finishes in the kitchen furniture market – along with a vast range of cabinet options, all produced by the most sustainable means possible. The company is proud to be a Carbon Neutral kitchen manufacturer since 2017 and is now on the way to becoming Carbon Negative. For further information, please visit www.kellerkitchens.com.


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The New Vogue Vibes Kitchen From Keller

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ILIV is proud to have been selected for the interior design scheme for Gordon Ramsay’s first major restaurant venture in Manchester the Lucky Cat. Located a 100 King Street in the iconic Art Deco Grade II listed building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1935; originally the Midland Bank, this castle-like building is sometimes known as the ‘King of King Street’. London based design agency Russell Sage Studio, specialists in commercial and hospitality interior design, were the creative brains behind this unique project. The restaurant spans three floors and includes distinctive and quirky elements such as offering private dining in the underground bank vault, there are two additional private dining rooms, a bar and mezzanine for drinks plus the main restaurant on the ground floor. 10

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Leading British fabric manufacturer, ILIV were the ideal partner for this project. For this latest restaurant in the Gordon Ramsay Restaurants group the designers wanted to recreate the atmospheric and intimate style of Tokyo’s 1930’s drinking dens and “Kissa” jazz bars. For this they chose luxurious velvet fabrics from ILIV’s Hampton collection for the dining chairs, booths, and back seating in the main restaurant in the rich Blackberry colourway.

The design blends the building’s Art Deco architectural heritage with 1930s Japanese styling. Diners can enjoy Asian-inspired cuisine in luxuriously eclectic surroundings. The buildings soaring arched windows are echoed in the intricate Art Deco detailing and lighting of the bar and dining areas. In contrast to the high ceilings and airy feel of the interior, the use of lavish textiles and contemporary lighting bring a cosy, intimate feel to the banquettes, drinking areas and opulent dining vaults. Unveiled in June 2023, the stunning interior is the fusion of grand Art Deco style with intimate lighting and splendour that ensures an exciting experience for the diner. To view the fabric collections mentioned in the press release, please visit the ILIV Interior Textiles website: www.iliv.co.uk

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Introducing Pronteau Scandi-X by Abode The UK’s first Scandinavian-style 4 IN 1 instant hot water tap with distinct monobloc silhouette, real Beechwood lever handles, and three trend finishes including Matt White, Matt Black and Scandi Grey. 12

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Pronteau Scandi-X 4 IN 1 Matt White

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As the trend for Scandinavian design continues to dominate the interiors market, the kitchen is placing new emphasis on using complementary products that create a more natural look and feel. Our new Pronteau Scandi-X instant hot water tap has been designed to emulate the same characteristics found in a Scandinavian home so that UK customers can now experience filtered cold and steaming hot water from a tap, which is designed in the same style as their Scandi home décor.” Designed with 4 IN 1 functionality (hot, cold, filtered cold and 75-98º steaming hot) the new Pronteau Scandi-X by Abode offers the kitchen and utility room a complete solution for the contemporary wash zone: Scandi-X STYLE •

Minimalist design: Distinct monobloc tap design with organically inspired silhouette, which is minimalist by design, features natural materials and increases functionality.

3x Trend Finishes: Available in Matt White, Matt Black and Scandi Grey.

Original style: Dual lever handles made of FSC® Approved Beechwood, which are unique to Abode

High quality: Pronteau taps are made in Italy from the highest quality European Brass for greater longevity, product versatility and assurance.

Scandi-X SPEC •

2-stage safety handle: Filtered cold and steaming hot water is accessed using the 2-stage safety handle on the left. For steaming hot water, users push the lever down and then pull forwards, and to access the filtered water, simply push the lever backward - no safety lock required.

Refreshingly smart: the PROBOIL.2X is the next generation in intelligent hot water boilers, offering fast and trouble-free delivery of steaming hot filtered water at the touch of a handle. Fast and simple to install, this model offers a 2-litre stainless steel tank, toolless installation and is an insulated model with low running costs but with quick re-boil times and simple intuitive digital controls.

Cool touch technology: located inside the tap to create a barrier between the flow of steaming hot water and surface of the spout so it’s always cool to touch!

Flexible: 180° spout rotation for trouble-free cup filling, easy food prep and pot washing.


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Pronteau Scandi-X 4 IN 1 Scandi Grey

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Pronteau Scandi-X 4 IN 1 Matt Black


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Scandi-X SAVINGS •

Flow limitation: Providing aerated hot and cold water with optional 5l/m flow limitation, which helps to minimise sink splash back and reduce overall water consumption. Pronteau Scandi-X can be purchased with or without a flow limiter and is designed to fit into the base of the spout and only limit the supply of domestic hot and cold water.

Cold start valve: Helping to reduce the home’s energy wastage, the right hand lever features cold start technology to provide two key benefits (1) Tap can be installed close to a wall or Splashback as the handle only needs to go forward to access domestic hot and cold water (2) Less chance of engaging the domestic hot water system as vertical lever position = cold, 45° angle = hot, and in the horizontal position = up to 98° steaming hot.

Laminar aerator: Save time and energy as Scandi-X features a Laminar Steaming Hot Water flow aerator, specially designed to deliver steaming hot water at a safe 2l/m for optimal cup filling.

Water optimisation: All Pronteau taps are supplied with the company’s premium water optimisation filter that offers supreme water filtration and scale control to give the best protection, flexibility and increased capacity. Offering a capacity of 1500L, end users can set the filter to match the hardness of water in their area and ensure peak performance and longevity.

Zero plastic: Designed with 4 IN 1 functionality, users can access filtered cold drinking water straight from the tap so they can ditch the plastic and support the environment by reducing single use plastic in the home!

Pronteau Scandi-X 4 IN 1 Matt White

The new Pronteau Scandi-X 4 IN 1 Instant Hot Water Tap designed by Abode is available now in Matt White PT1300, Matt Black PT1301 and Scandi Grey PT1302. Each tap is supplied with a Pronteau PROBOIL.2X boiler (measuring H262mm x W188mm), and Abode’s premium PROBOIL.2X filter cartridge. For further information, please contact Abode: t 01226 283 434 e info@abodedesigns.co.uk w abodedesigns.co.uk & pronteau.co.uk

Recyclable: All Abode filters are part of the company’s free of charge Filter Recycle Scheme. Simply send the expired filter back to Abode, gratis via Royal Mail, and enjoy a no cost and straight-forward solution for both the home and environment! Home Designer & Architect


EVENING STANDARD SME XPO 2024: THE UK’S LEADING EVENT DEDICATED TO HELPING SME AND SCALE-UP BUSINESSES TO THRIVE SME XPO has a wide range of sponsors, exhibitors and partners that will be showcasing their services and products at the SME XPO 2024 including; HSBC UK, Barclays Eagle Labs Workday, Virgin Atlantic, Eurostar for Business, Growing Business Awards 2024, SME National Business Awards 2024, and Your Business magazine to name just a few. Piers Linney, founder and former investor Dragon’s Den, remarked at the SME XPO in 2023, “A brilliant opportunity to network and cover ground quickly, that would otherwise take weeks to do. Incredibly well-attended show and it’s great to see such a positive atmosphere.” The Evening Standard is thrilled to unveil the SME XPO 2024, a vibrant and all-encompassing platform, a dynamic and comprehensive space dedicated to Powering scaleup businesses. Now entering its third year, the event is scheduled for April 2324, returning to ExCeL in London. The exhibition brings together a diverse range of businesses, experts, and resources to foster growth, innovation, and collaboration. Registration for the event is now Live, and SME XPO 2024 is FREE to register. SME XPO 2024 provides a unique space for scale-up businesses to showcase their products and services, connect with potential clients, and gain valuable insights from industry leaders, offering a plethora of opportunities for networking. With over 5000 SME founders and owners and more than 100 best-in-class suppliers all coming together across this event.

Key Features of SME XPO 2024 encompass an expansive exhibition featuring booths from over 100 companies, all there to support SMEs and their growth. The event will encourage networking with like-minded individuals, featuring: Members Meet Ups, Meet the Investor, and speed networking sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a range of workshops and seminars conducted by industry experts, covering key topics such as strategy, finance and investment, marketing, technology, and more. This year, the event will host over 60 of the most forwardthinking entrepreneurs, including keynote speaker Theo Paphitis, Retail Entrepreneur, TV Dragon, and #SBS Small Business Sunday Creator Chairman and Owner. He has revived the fortunes of notable high street names such as Ryman, Stationery Box Robert Dyas and many more. Further keynote speakers, including Tim Martin, Founder & Chairman of JD Wetherspoon PLC, and Founder of supermarket meal brand Charlie Bigham will also grace the stage. SME XPO 2024 promises to be a transformative event for small and medium-sized businesses, providing them with the tools, knowledge, and connections necessary to scale and succeed in today’s competitive business environment.

For more information and to register for free, head to the SME XPO website. 18

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Ben Buchele Elektromotorenwerke GmbH has delivered two electric motors to Reintjes for installation on a hybrid dredger, called Chicago, at the Port of Hamburg, Germany. The Nürnberg, Germany-based company manufactures standard and custombuilt motors for shipbuilders and other heavy-duty applications globally. Reintjes is a specialist in maritime gearboxes and powertrains; in this instance it was contracted to provide a hybrid powertrain consisting of two diesel engines and two electric motors, helping the ship operate at low emissions when close to port. The end user wanted an electric motor solution that enabled fully electric power at a speed of up to six knots, and offered the capacity to recharge the batteries, while using the diesel engines. Reintjes asked Ben Buchele for a weight-optimised, water-cooled engine that met certain criteria, such as 60 kW of power; frame size 200; rated speed of 2,130 rpm; inverter duty; and suitability for S1 continuous duty. Detlef Koslowsky, head of sales at Ben Buchele, said: “Special calibration is required to allow a hybrid system to easily switch between drive modes. One way to change from electric operation to diesel power is by using the control lever. Moving the lever by a small amount manoeuvres the ship using electric power. Once the lever reaches a set position, the diesel engine kicks in. However, a simple button is another method of switching between modes—and was the solution implemented for the Chicago. If the lever is in neutral, the captain can select electric mode by pressing the button and continue to steer the ship using the control lever. Drive modes can be changed at any time, even when the ship is in motion and the propeller is turning.”

Louis Zander, director of sales and service at Reintjes Hamburg, said: “In order to deliver the various operating modes, the motor has to allow such high speeds and be able to draw its rated power across a broad speed map. We designed the motor to produce almost two times the rated speed. In other words, the motor was designed to run at up to 4,300 rpm in PTO [power takeoff] mode, or when operating as a generator, but needed to supply 60 kW of power at as low as 2,000 rpm so that it could operate at full capacity at the required speed of six knots in electric mode. Only Ben Buchele motors can achieve this kind of map.” Continue reading the full article here >>>

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ENA working campus comprised 6 buildings that represent the 6 continents of our planet. In full capacity ENA opens its doors to 3,400 people, 91 nationalities and 35 languages creating a truly multi-cultural and inspiring place to work where all employees come together to work and communicate united as “ENA”, as ONE!

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Design and branding have been deployed synergistically. By balancing design, choice of materials and print finish, utilizing colour, form and texture contrast, in the context of well light, structure and space, the design team ensured that multiple brands coexist in concert while they maintain their own brand identity. ENA is much more than just a standard working place. Translating different cultures to modern design, each building is carefully designed to bring to life the architecture and life of the continent it represents and houses ‘local’ restaurants, canteens and recreational spaces that provide employees with a unique opportunity to discover different cultures, images, tastes, and traditions during a typical working day. ENA’s surrounding grounds and communal facilities (e.g. gym, outdoors entertaining area) are carefully designed and integrated with the entire space while they offer diverse opportunities to ENA’s workforce to exercise, socialize, interact, network and relax after work. So far, the newbuilt, metal buildings of Africa, Asia, America. Oceania and the totally renovated building of Antartica have been already delivered to the public, while the three historic, listed buildings for Europe are in the phase of design completion. ANTARCTICA Building Antarctica is one of the coldest and most desolate locations on earth, a dessert of ice, much of it still unexplored even today. Yet, Antarctica is a land of beauty and unanticipated delight that has inspired us to create a space where 22

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fragments, transparencies, hue, light, reflection and reliefs coexist in an fresh and invigorating working environment. KN Group team has chosen a building that stands by itself at the end of the campus to host this continent. To boost the usage of the building by the campus visitors and employees, a break area was created at the rooftop, overlooking a breath-taking 360o view of Athens and the Emperor’s Choice ice cream and dessert corner in the ground floor. AFRICA Building The building is part of the ENA campus and consists of five floors that include offices for nine different brands. Each space contains a QA, a unique custom made construction, in which the front part is used by the managers ensuring a better overview while the back can be used as a conference desk or as a training department All interiors are inspired by several elements of the culture of different African countries. KN Group team combined and blended together patterns, colours and textures to emulate the colourful landscape of the African world. The building hosts the Afrobaba café. AMERICA Building Part of the ENA campus, the building consists of five floors. Serving the special requirements of the tenant, KN Group has designed a series of custom made contract furniture including FB team work desks, one to one soundproof booths as well as storage furniture styled with graphic patterns specially designed for the brand. Lastly plenty of green

AFRICA Building


and secondary lighting were installed to create a warmer and friendlier working environment. The building hosts the Spectrum café, an outdoors gym and a multifunctional outdoors recreational area were numerous tenants’s HR activities take place.

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ASIA Building 24

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ASIA Building AMERICA Building

Part of ENA campus, the Asia building is hosting high technology firms of gaming, sound and vision. Designing the interior and surrounding area of the building KN Group aimed to promote a sense of balance with the old and the new, tradition and modern co-existing harmoniously together. A strong characteristic of today’s Asian living. Objects like metal chairs and tables, electronic games and screens, bold graphics and neon lights are incorporated in the design in ways that play with the industrial and modern feel of the space. In parallel traditional elements like hand painted wooden dolls, custom made fabric lanterns, a reflexology path and melodic wind chime activate the senses and offer relaxation to visitors and employees. AWARDS ENA Campus has been awarded the BIG SEE Architecture Award 2023 – Winner, Greece, Workplace Housed in ENA, among other sites and attracting some of the biggest and most respectable brands around the world, Teleperformance have been repeatedly awarded as one of the best workplaces to work in Greece from Great Place to Work® . Teleperformance Hellas was awarded in 2019 the Best Large Out- sourcing Partnership with Canon Europe at ECCCSA® award, whose operations are hosted at Asia building. “Teleperformance, a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, announced today its award-winning multilingual-hub operations in Greece comprised of more than 8,500 people in 8 locations have received the prestigious Great Place to Work® (GPTW®) certification for the 3rd time in a row. “As a global business analyst, I’ve tracked Teleperformance extensively for the past 15 years. Its operations in Greece are one of the more diverse and consistently successful multi-lingual hub transformations I’ve seen. The campuses are worldclass and reflect the intense ‘people-care’ focus Teleperformance is known for in the industry…””

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Furlong Flooring is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new website furlongflooring.com.


Featuring outstanding design, content and functionality this new online resource offers comprehensive information about its innovative and trusted flooring solutions. Launched on January 17th, the new furlongflooring.com website has been redesigned and rebuilt on a new technology platform. With a fresher, modern look and feel, the website features new functionalities and content, and sections dedicated to new products and innovations. In addition, a ‘Room Viewer’ visualisation tool is designed to allow people to see exactly what each type of flooring will look like in their own rooms or offices.

The new website presents and categorises Furlong’s extensive flooring range which includes new and updated collections and product offerings. This includes the ground-breaking new EcoSense range of 100% recycled yarn carpets, and the luxury Beyond Wool® ranges to give customers more choice than

“We are really excited to launch our new

ever before.

website. It represents a fresh approach and provides a wealth of information”.

Other new flooring products include durable and easyto-clean vinyl flooring options with stylish designs and enhanced slip resistance, making them ideal for busy households and commercial spaces. There’s also a wealth of useful information and resources for retailers, housebuilders and flooring contractors. 26

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Commented Deborah Owen, Head of Group Marketing at Furlong Flooring. “The enhanced navigation and functionality will make it easier than ever before for users to discover the flooring solutions that meet their needs. By providing extensive product


inspiration and a wealth of technical information

only the most stylish, contemporary and well-

for customers and retailers, we anticipate the

fitting flooring whilst helping clients sell to their

site becoming the go-to destination for all things

customers in order to build their business and



The UK-based family business offers reliable

To find out more about our extensive

solutions for every room in the home and as

product offerings, visit our new website at

a trusted single supplier, it is committed to its

furlongflooring.com or contact a member of our

customers’ needs. Furlong’s mission is to offer

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SURFACE DESIGN SHOW 2024 UNVEILS SPEAKERS PROGRAMME Choose from Over 20 talks that delve into sustainability, trend predictions and the careers of some Industry Legends It is less than a week to go to until Surface Design Show opens its doors at the Business Design Centre. Surface Design Show, the leading event for architects and designers showcasing innovative surface materials, is thrilled to announce its stellar speaker’s program for the upcoming edition. Featuring a diverse range of topics and industry experts, the 2024 speakers program promises to engage and inspire attendees. The programme will be held on the Main Stage sponsored by Smile Plastics and consists of an exciting line-up of 20 presentations from 61 speakers, including architects, designers, manufacturers, and journalists. For the first time the main stage will be featured on the gallery level and will feature furniture supplied by Nowystyl creating a casual, stylish and welcoming atmosphere. This year’s Surface Design Show theme, Mindful Living plays a pivotal role in the topic areas for the discussions and is reflected throughout the show. Also on the gallery level will be the Designers Hub where guests can enjoy refreshments and relax before the talks in a beautifully curated space designed by Interior Design studio Kibre using furniture from luxe Italian company Arper with lighting from Zena Holloway whose bio designed lights Roots are also shortlisted for a Surface Design Show Award.

Mark Shayler – Owner at Ape, Gill Parker – Non-Exec Chair at Informare, Nicola Osborn – Creative Director at Basha-Franklin, and Dr. Petrina Carmody – Chief Change Officer at Great Place To Work. Following on from the Opening Night Debate will be, Stone and Beyond – How This Ancient Material Remains Relevant Today Matt Robb, Marketing and Media Manager for Stone Federation Great Britain, will explore the attributes of stone from various parts of the world alongside Panellists including Mr. Gokhan Karakus – co-founding curator of Adorno.design, Stefano Ghirardi – Chairman & CEO of Marmi Ghirardi S.R.L, and David Richardson – Chair of the Stone Federation Technical and Sustainability Committees. The discussion will set stone within the context of other materials and its continued relevance. Click here to read the full article >>> To read the full Surface Design Show Speakers Program please visit: www.surfacedesignshow.com/main-stage

Kicking off the Speakers Programme will be the Opening Night Debate, sponsored by Do not miss this opportunity to gain insights from Mastercharge from 18.30 – 19:30, on Human industry leaders and influencers at the Surface Capital, Risk, and Retention. Renowned freelance Design Show. For more information and to register writer, editor, and speaker Louis Wustemann will for free, visit: lead a discussion joined by esteemed panellists: www.surfacedesignshow.com/register-interest Home Designer & Architect



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