One of the major challenges for US companies when considering office interiors for a regional headquarters is the need to balance their established corporate style with a look and feel that will appeal to the employees and customers of the region in which they are operating.

Visual display products are often the last thought during an office refurbishment – and sometimes neglected completely. This means that an expensive refit can be spoiled when a client hastily makes a purchase decision based on immediate need. All too often ‘traditional’ whiteboards and noticeboards are installed, and this can have a detrimental effect to the overall appearance and functionality of any workspace.

The story of ENIGMA started with renowned Catalan Chef Albert Adrià’s vision to create a ‘frozen and enigmatic’ restaurant project that was to reflect his cuisine as well as his career. His vision took shape when 2017 Pritzker Prize winner, RCR Arquitectes, drew its design idea in watercolours and decided to bring it to life with the help of Neolith by TheSize, manufacturer and designer of sintered stone.

When Ian Gowland of Big Blue Interior Design was asked to recommend and specify floor coverings for the new look Life Café at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle, he knew from past experience that Marmoleum Modular ticked all the boxes for this busy facility at the heart of the pioneering science village.

When the leases for International Game Technology’s (IGT) three London offices were about to expire in 2016, the company acquired a 17,300ft² office at 10 Finsbury Square to create one big central office. Woods Hardwick was appointed to maximise the space through creative and efficient design while delivering sound value for money.

Attracted by the sustainability, ease of installation and vibrancy of Marmoleum Modular, interior designers HLW have used an array of colours from Forbo’s new collection to create funky zigzag designs at the new ‘City Tower in London’ offices of leading e-commerce company, Neoworks.

In October, Sektor Interior Solutions hosted a roundtable with figures from the design and construction community including AHR, IBI Group, MRL Design, Space Group and Travis Perkins. Here we explore what the discussion reported – in particular the drivers influencing the changing shape of our interior spaces and the opportunities that innovation presents.

DuPont Corian has created a sleek and sophisticated facade to wrap a private residence in enduring elegance.

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