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  • 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 rugs
    Rugs bring interesting colour and pattern to residential and commercial spaces, helping to create a comfortable aesthetic. Standard or bespoke rugs can be manufactured in contemporary or traditional styles to suit a variety...
  • 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 meeting tables
    Meeting tables for offices and other workplace environments will be specified to fit the space, whether it is a management meeting room or a more informal meeting or brainstorming area. Is it being designed primarily for...
  • Introduction to LED strip lighting
    After the discovery of electroluminescence in 1907, the first LED light bulb (light-emitting diode) was produced in 1927. Originally developed as part of electrical components in the early 1960s, LED light bulbs are nowadays...
  • Introduction to co-ordinated bathroom accessories
    Bathroom accessories can be specified to create a co-ordinated look in a design scheme. They will feature a consistent style and design throughout the range, as well as common materials and finish such as chrome, stainless...
  • 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 downlights / spotlights / track lighting
    Downlights, spotlights and track lights are used to provide ambient, accent and task lighting. In retail premises or showrooms, they are used to focus light on products to draw attention to them. In interiors such as...
  • Introduction to shower cabinets / cabins
    Showering can be traced back to the water systems developed by the Romans and Greeks, while steam has been used for pleasure bathing across the world, from Europe to the Middle and Far East. Shower cabins, also known as...
  • Introduction to floor lamps
    Designer floor lamps are commonly specified for domestic living areas but contract products will be suitable for commercial interiors, such as hotels, reception areas, restaurants and bars. Types can vary widely, with some...
  • 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 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 desk lamps
    Desk lamp designs have evolved from the first production incandescent lamps, created by Thomas Edison, through iconic styles designed during the Art Deco and Bauhaus movements. Today, only cheap mass-produced lamps act...
  • Introduction to showers
    Showers are used in private houses, hotels and other accommodation such as student residences, as well as in commercial / public settings such as swimming pools or changing rooms. Mixer showers mix water from the hot and...
  • Introduction to outdoor furniture collections
    Outdoor furniture suites are suitable for prestigious contract use at hotels, restaurants, spas, and at beaches and pool areas. The furniture is also suitable for residential use in private homes. Designed for exterior use,...