An update for chair 404 by Stefan Diez – how a modern classic remains vibrant

Oak replaces beech, with ergonomic enhancements – and a place in a Munich design museum

For the 10 year anniversary of the successful wooden chair 404, designer Stefan Diez and Thonet decided to make a few adjustments to keep this iconic design in touch with the times. Therefore, the streamlined 404, plus the slightly wider version, the 404 F, and the barstool 404 H are now constructed from oak instead of beech. The natural beauty of the oak timber and tactile finish of the surface, which provide the chair with a fresh and inviting touch, appealed to a designer known for careful attention to materials. The colour choices have also been augmented: In addition to the natural oak version, six shades of colour stains – some more discrete, some boldly hued – are also now available. The incline of the backrest, which is now formed on three planes, has been ergonomically improved, making these popular chairs even more comfortable.

Commercial Interiors Designed to Impress with South Eastern Interiors

First impressions do count….

It only takes seven seconds to make a first impression on another human being. Here at South Eastern Interiors we create interiors for commercial properties that help businesses create desirable brand environment that leaves a positive first impression on every visit whether you work rest or play there.

Create a garage that fits your storage needs

When it comes to our homes, storage is the one thing that we all need more of.  Whether you live in a new build or one that’s been around for a while, most houses could do with some extra space.  And if you have a garage, items get put in there to use later on, store until the right season or until you decide to get rid of them.

SHOWROOM SHOWCASES STUNNING SURFACES!

Following the enormous success of its first Product Specification Showroom which opened in London in 2016, James Latham has just launched its second showroom, this time in Manchester.

Just like the London studio, the new Manchester facility reinforces Latham’s single-source supplier status, showcasing an enormous range of its exclusive and semi-exclusive decorative panel and timber materials all under one roof.

Formica Group brings pre-packed Scandi-style cladding to UK shelves

  • Overlap cladding available in pre-packaged planks
  • Ideal for installers, self-builders and professionals
  • A screw fixed solution means fixings are concealed for a perfect finish
  • No pre or post installation treatments required
  • Available in eight colours and four wood tones

The future of cobalt

Since its discovery in 1735, there has been a growing interest in cobalt and its use in modern day applications. Here, Ben Stafford, Materials Science Expert at online materials search engine Matmatch, explains why cobalt has become pivotal to the wide adoption of electric vehicles and the development of the next generation of electronic devices.

Five reasons why blinds are the perfect way to keep your home warm this winter (and how research shows they are better at the job than curtains!)

It’s no secret that exposed windows are one of the main causes of heat loss in homes during the winter. Glass isn’t a good insulator – meaning it allows warmth out and the cold in, in winter.

Turning your heating up is one way to warm your room but covering your windows is essential to reduce draughts and cut your heating bills.

With recent predictions from the MetOffice that Britain is expecting the coldest winter for a decade and snow could arrive as early as November, now is the time to start preparing your home for the coming chilly season.

SMART INSPECTOR APP RECORDS OVER 100,000 INSPECTIONS FOR LYNDON SCAFFOLDING

The country’s largest independent and highly respected scaffolding firm – Lyndon Scaffolding Plc – has now carried out more than 100,000 scaffold inspections using SMART Scaffolder’s award-winning SMART Inspector app.

The firm have been using SMART Inspector since February 2017 and their scaffold inspectors have now carried out more than 100,000 weekly scaffold inspections on sites across the country, from remote Scottish glens, like Orchy Viaduct in Oban, to the heart of the capital, on iconic jobs like Coal Drops Yard at King’s Cross, and everywhere in between.

BRIO GETS SPECIFIED BY

Brio, a global leader in sliding and bi-fold door hardware, is continuing its marketing communications aimed at architects and specifiers with a commitment to the web portal ‘Specified By’.

Specified By was created to help specifiers find and research building products and materials through modern search, comparison and information management tools. By providing well-structured, open data for thousands of products, the site is ready access to one of the most comprehensive databases of products and materials in the UK. It is designed to save architectural and specification professionals lots of time in the whole process.

An update for chair 404 by Stefan Diez – how a modern classic remains vibrant

Oak replaces beech, with ergonomic enhancements – and a place in a Munich design museum

For the 10 year anniversary of the successful wooden chair 404, designer Stefan Diez and Thonet decided to make a few adjustments to keep this iconic design in touch with the times. Therefore, the streamlined 404, plus the slightly wider version, the 404 F, and the barstool 404 H are now constructed from oak instead of beech. The natural beauty of the oak timber and tactile finish of the surface, which provide the chair with a fresh and inviting touch, appealed to a designer known for careful attention to materials. The colour choices have also been augmented: In addition to the natural oak version, six shades of colour stains – some more discrete, some boldly hued – are also now available. The incline of the backrest, which is now formed on three planes, has been ergonomically improved, making these popular chairs even more comfortable.

Growing Market, Fresh Designs

Expect to see exhibitors and buyers in ebullient mood at the 2019 January Furniture Show (JFS) when the 4-day show opens on 20th January.  Exhibitors will launch their new products at the NEC with the knowledge that 2017 was a record year of sales for the furniture and interiors market, and 2018 continued into the second part of the year in the same vein.

IVC Group to grow Moduleo portfolio with 60 plus new products

IVC Group, the world’s largest vinyl flooring manufacturer, has announced several new designs for its Moduleo Transform and Select collections, taking the total number of SKUs to 215.

Five wood- and two stone-effect designs have been introduced and the additional 68 SKUs will be available from January 2019, to coincide with the roll-out of new in-store display units.

THE WOODFORD 5KW AND WIDESCREEN 5KW

Luxury SIA eco design ready stoves that are modern classics

Now in stock, The Woodford 5kw and Widescreen 5kw are premium, multi-fuel stoves that boast a clean aesthetic, meaning they are suitable for any type of installation and are designed with modern living in mind. Beautiful to look at and built to last, these elegant centrepieces will fit all standard rooms and look right at home in any fireplace opening.

THE 2018 FLOORING SHOW ATTRACTS QUALITY BUYERS

This year’s Flooring Show, it’s 56th edition and the first run by its new owners Ocean Media Group, has been declared a success by leading exhibitors.

“Harrogate this year has been an excellent exhibition for Ball & Young,” said Ann Shaw, sales and marketing director at Ball & Young Ltd, which has already confirmed its space for 2019.

RINNAI: THE 1200i CONTINUOUS FLOW HOT WATER HEATING UNIT – FOR EVERY COMMERCIAL SITE

RINNAI HOT WATER – INSTANT, CONTINUOUS, LIMITLESS AND SENSIBLY ECONOMIC FOR EVERY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL SITE

Now available from Rinnai UK, manufacturers of the world’s leading continuous flow gas-fired hot water heater units and systems, is the HDC 1200i continuous model for use on all high demand commercial sites. It is capable of delivering in excess of 1560 litres per hour. It guarantees unparalleled levels of efficiency and hot water delivery for the end user whilst streamlining installations and guaranteeing future regulatory compliance.

Newcastle architect celebrates anniversary with restructure

Leading North East architectural practice Pod Newcastle has restructured its management team as it prepares for growth following recent 10th anniversary celebrations.

The firm, owned by equity directors Craig and Ruth Van Bedaf, has made three senior promotions to its 12-strong team, based in the Toffee Factory, Newcastle.