The inception of an idea can be restricted by the skills and processes already established within one’s mind-set without even knowing it. Expanding awareness will only increase the potential breadth of ideas for future practice. Here's what materials and processes we believe will make a serious impact on your next project.
Egger PerfectSense Laminate is in response to the huge surge of high gloss surfaces within luxury interiors. With Gloss and Matt options available, the specially applied coating makes the surface highly scratch resistant without losing the premium feel.
Formica Magnetic Laminate
Another innovative surface material is Formicas’ Magnetic Laminate. This product is fantastic for environments that require clear areas for communication due to its magnetic attributes and stain resistant properties allowing the surface to be wrote on.
Velchromat is a hardwearing wood panel that is coloured throughout with organic dyes allowing for a variety of vibrant colours. This material provides a colourful and effective alternative to standard MDF panels.
Starlite by Starbank provides a solution to heavy and cumbersome units that utilise traditional means of MDF construction as the composite panels are up to 40% lighter. The sandwich board design is perfect for furniture, shelving, benches, retail point of sale displays as well as wall panelling & partitioning.
In 2011, LCDA Concrete collaborated with Matali Crasset to create Panbeton, a lightweight concrete wall panel with a raw concrete face backed onto an ultra-light foam panel. Available in a range of textures and sizes, Panbeton allows designers to create authentic concrete walls with minimal logistical issues.