• Unusual common spaces | ACTIU

    At Actiu we have been designing and furnishing workspaces for more than fifty years. An experience that allows us to be together with our clients in the transformation of their common areas to turn them into spaces where they can enjoy a wellness experience.

  • The 2022 living room? Designing an oasis of entertainment

    From a simple lounge to an oasisi of pure entertainment, the concept of the living room has evolved, and you’ll find a multitude of alternatives in our GIORNO. Collection to incorporate a soundbar and sound systems in the furniture projects you offer.

  • Young Furniture Makers exhibition returns this October

    The Young Furniture Makers Exhibition, the dynamic showcase of burgeoning furniture and design talent organised by The Furniture Makers’ Company, returns to the City of London for one day only this October, giving industry an exciting opportunity to meet the future of design.

  • Shaw Contract introduces new styles and colours for its EMEA Kindred collection

    Shaw Contract EMEA has added new styles and colours to its carpet tile collection, Kindred. Created by Shaw Contract’s EMEA Design Manager, Kerry Deffley, the new styles, Illusion and Together, create transitions in flooring designs and bring a subtle movement to commercial spaces. Apricot and Rosewood bring a fresh, nature inspired dimension to the colour palette. These colours co-ordinate with Shaw Contract’s other carpet tiles from its Haven collection.

  • NOOM presents their first mirrors collection “Lakes”

    Ukrainian design brand NOOM has presented a nature-inspired collection of sculptural mirrors that contrast a curved mirror surface with slabs of brass, copper, marble, onyx, and other attractive materials.

  • Mowlem & Co: Open shelving is making a comeback in the contemporary kitchen

    The revival of open shelving in kitchen design has its roots in both functional and aesthetic demands. An honoured tradition in the classic ‘working’ kitchen – from stately homes to humble cottages – they have an enduring practical appeal (for those who don’t mind a little extra cleaning) but they’ve also found new life as an elegant decorative feature, especially in open plan schemes.

  • KI furniture helps Crunch Digital reimagine Swansea HQ for hybrid working

    As part of their ‘return to the office’ following the COVID-19 pandemic, Crunch Digital, a digital media specialist that focuses on SEO, pay-per-click-social media, programmatic, technical, and creative services, wanted to create a new office space that promoted both safety and collaboration. The design also needed to reflect the ethos and culture of the company and cater to a young and innovative workforce.

  • Full Mapei system specified at state-of-the-art Berwick Leisure Centre

    A full Mapei system has been specified at Berwick Leisure Centre – a new state-of-the-art facility designed by GT3 Architects. Funded by Northumberland County Council and delivered by Advance Northumberland, the £20 million centre is located on the site of the former complex, the Swan Centre, in Tweedmouth. All works were carried by main contractor, Tolent Construction, with Mapei surface preparation, waterproofing and installation products specified by GT3 Architects.

  • Industry charity to hold conference to inform HR professionals of financial support amid cost of living crisis

    The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, is inviting human resource professionals working in the trade to a free one-day conference this September to learn about the charity’s welfare support and how it can benefit the lives of employees who might be struggling due to the cost of living crisis.

  • New models, new finishes added to KI’s UK-made Grafton seating collection

    The expansion of KI’s Grafton seating collection includes new stool, task stool and sled-base chair options. These new models bring Grafton’s distinctive perforated backrest to additional spaces and applications, joining the existing collection of stacking and task chairs. The collection now includes a total of 7 variants, available in 8 polypropylene colours and 3 powder-coated steel frame finishes. Optional upholstered seat pads can be added to all models.

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