Feeling optimistic? Here's how to inject our upbeat trend ‘Optimism’ into your interiors

We all need cheering up once in a while, and if your interior scheme is in need of an injection of colour and character, then the new trend for 'Optimism' may well be the one for you. This new breed of cheerfulness – one of seven emerging interiors trends we've identified for 2020/2021 – is all about playful touches and bold uses of colour.

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FR-One's latest trend 'Organic Iridescence' will bring light and beauty to your interior project

In an age in which technology is increasingly dominating our lives, designers are embracing a trend for shapes and textures inspired by nature as a way of pushing back against our digital lifestyles. Sharp edges are out, and instead we're seeing a move towards iridescent, ethereal elements with a natural, organic feel.

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5 ways to bring our key trend 'Oceanic Immersion' to your interior projects

Our design teams are continually striving to stay ahead of the game when it comes to predicting the next big thing in interior design. They attend trade fairs, monitor catwalk trends and generally keep their ear to the ground in the design world. All so that they can identify emerging themes and ensure FR-One's fabric ranges meet our clients' needs.

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What to consider when designing commercial spaces for children

With the rise in popularity of family dining has come a new trend for commercial spaces designed specifically with younger customers in mind. Family-friendly cafés and restaurants are booming and the hospitality industry is increasingly thinking about children as well as adults when they create new hotels and leisure spaces.

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How technology can help create the ultimate hotel experience

In order to remain competitive in an increasingly crowded market, some of the world's biggest hotel chains are introducing a range of tech-orientated innovations.

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5 things hotels can learn from Airbnb

The thought of encouraging strangers to stay in your spare room was virtually unheard of prior to 2008. But then along came Airbnb and everything changed. 

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How Experiential Design is changing the hospitality industry

We all know that hotels and restaurants need to be memorable, but consumers are increasingly being drawn to more elaborate experiences when it comes to travel and dining. This subtle change in consumer behaviour – particularly that of millennials – has caused the hospitality industry to sit up and take note.

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Why the creative process lies at the heart of all our projects

Creativity is everything when it comes to interior design. From conception to completion, the brief must be met with creativity and originality, while ensuring aesthetics and functionality come together seamlessly.

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Achieving optimal results begins with inspiration

Inspirational design is all around us, but finding inspiration as a designer isn’t always as easy as it sounds. This blog post recognises that inspiration is the first step of every interior decoration project.

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Key hospitality design trends for 2020 you need to know - Part 2

Last week we were looking at 2020 hotel construction and interior design trends.

If you missed that post on restorative environments, read it here.

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Key hospitality design trends for 2020 you need to know - Part 1

There is a lot going on in the hotel industry. So much so that it’s sometimes hard to see what’s really happening in the industry as a whole.

What is the bigger picture for the hospitality industry in 2020? What are the main trends and themes to take note of in architecture and interior design of these spaces?

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Creating the palette of productivity with our Optimum fabrics range

With its distinctive façade of 756 curved concrete capsule windows, Constantin Brodzki’s architectural masterpiece has an unmistakable visual presence.  

Formerly the headquarters of cement company CBR, the honey-tinted windows of the building draw visitors in, creating a special atmosphere before you even step in through the main entrance.

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Designing comfort in a healthcare setting: FR-One featured in Dormy Care Communities

New advances in design are proving that there are ways in which physical surroundings really can have a positive effect on people. In healthcare design especially, interior design can positively affect the moods, sleep, and general wellbeing of long-term guests of care home facilities or hospitals.

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Our guide to...Choosing the right architect for your construction project

It may sound obvious, but when you're embarking on a construction project it's vital to choose an architect who has the right skill set for your particular scheme.

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Fire Retardant Fabrics: Your top 5 questions answered

For many design projects, particularly those in the commercial arena, Fire Retardant fabrics are imperative. With stringent safety standards to comply with and the need to reassure the end-user, Fire Retardant (FR) fabrics become the essential choice. But with so many different kinds of FR fabrics on the market, researching your options can be a bit of a minefield.

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Our guide to... The role of a commercial interior designer

When the two worlds of interior design and commercial construction collide, it often leads to confusion if you don’t know what you’re doing.

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Fire retardant fabrics for every collaboration: this is Optimum

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3 crucial quality questions you need to ask when specifying fabrics

If you're selecting fabrics for a commercial project such as hospitality or retail, it's important to take into account quality credentials like durability and performance.

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Optimum by FR-One: create your own success

We’re thrilled to introduce our new Optimum range, a sophisticated range of new fire retardant FR-One fabrics inspired by the collaborative, dynamic nature of the workplace.

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The rise of the smart hotel: How technology is changing the hospitality industry

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