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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Our guide to...The role of a commercial architect

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Running a textile brand– A chat with Gemma Powers, multi-skilled brand manager

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Going green: FR-One and the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

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How to create Instagrammable hotel rooms

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Creating tranquil soundscapes in bars and restaurants: an insider look

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Luxe it up: tranquillity is trending in hospitality design

Style (r)evolutions happen somewhat organically throughout the year, but every now and then there’s a trend that comes out of nowhere: right now, tranquillity is it. We’re focusing on the impact of design on sleep quality today, and how upholstery can help up the 'tranquillity factor' in your sleeping spaces.

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Proven quality: textile tests for professionals

In this post we’re having an in-depth rundown through some of the tests FR-One fabrics undergo in our search for the highest quality textiles. Read on to discover exactly what these tests are and what your fabric’s test results mean.

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