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  • Introduction to digital signs
    Digital signs are electronic displays which can be updated using a computer interface. Digital signage is also referred to as Digital Out Of Home, or DOOH. Technologies such as LCD, LED and plasma screens, and digital...
  • Introduction to upholstery fabrics
    Fabrics are used in interior design for furniture upholstery, curtains, blinds and soft furnishing accessories such as cushions and lampshades. Contract fabrics are specified in commercial / leisure, education or healthcare...
  • Introduction to murals and paintings
    Specifying murals and paintings for public or commercial enviroments can have a positive effect that artwork can have on the occupants. Where long-term operational costs are a consideration in the intial design brief, the...
  • Introduction to letterboxes
    Letterboxes are designed for communal use in residential buildings or offices, and can be installed internally or externally. Individual boxes for houses are also available They are secured using single, double, or triple...
  • Introduction to baths
    Bath tubs have a long history: the earliest recorded plumbing system for bathing go as far back as 3300 BC, whilst Snorri Sturluson’s 12th Century hot spring bath can still be seen at Reykholt in Iceland. In the 19th...
  • Introduction to bathroom / washroom basins
    Basins are specified in domestic or hotel bathrooms as well as in washrooms in public and commercial buildings. Wall hung basins can be a space-saving solution for small washrooms and toilets, as no counter or pedestal is...
  • Introduction to shower screens
    Shower screens are used in private houses, hotels and other accommodation such as student residences. In design terms, they create a more aesthetic look than a shower curtain. A fixed shower screen can be installed over a...
  • Stone floor and wall tiles - a guidance article
    Natural stone tiles for flooring and wall cladding high-end domestic property, restaurants, bars, corporate atria. Natural stone tiles are made from organic materials – the naturally varied colours of stone reflect the tones...
  • Introduction to washroom / changing room cubicles
    Cubicle systems can be specified as a toilet cubicle, when used for public washrooms or as a changing cubicle, for use in sports centres, swimming pools or workplaces. The most common panel material is plain or...
  • Introduction to hand dryers
    Hand dryers are a more economic and environmentally friendly alternative to paper towel dispensers in public toilets. Push-button hand dryers supply warm air at the push of a button, and automatically cut out after a set...
  • Introduction to toilets
    Traditionally, toilets take the form of WCs . As early as the 31st century BC, the Neolithic village of Scara Brae in Orkney used hydraulic technology (consisting of a river and a connecting drainage system) to wash away...
  • Introduction to boardroom tables
    Boardroom tables are typically specified to reflect the power, influence and seniority expected in meeting rooms for board members, company directors or senior management. High end furnishings will be expected in these...
  • Introduction to decorative / feature glass
    Decorative / feature glass covers bespoke panels, screens, wall art and freestanding sculptures, as well as custom-made interior design products, such as splashbacks, worktops, mirrors, windows, front and back bars,...
  • Introduction to interior pendant lights and chandeliers
    Pendant lights and chandeliers are decorative lighting products that are chosen equally for their aesthetic qualities and the light they provide. Chandeliers are traditionally made with crystal, although glass is a cheaper...
  • Introduction to mobile shelving
    Mobile shelving systems are used in archives or offices where a large volume of documents are stored. These systems comprise several shelf units that sit alongside each other, and can be moved manually, by a hand-wheel or a...