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Three things: Distinctive finishes for floors and walls

Jon Humphreys

Jon Humphreys of Mailen Design extols the virtues of transluscent cladding, dichromatic paint and stylish but sustainable tiles with his three favourite things

Adapta Color Paint – Eternal Vivendi Collection

Redeveloping Fenwick’s Newcastle flagship we used Adapta Color Paint’s Eternal Vivendi Collection to bring a dynamic and transformative element to the building’s canopy. The dichromatic paint in Metallic Greenprint and Eternal Matt changes appearance under different lighting conditions, allowing the store’s signature green to come alive. This extraordinary paint adds a layer of visual intrigue to mirror not only Fenwick’s own dynamic history but also the lively, ever-evolving nature of retail environments.

La Pietra Compattata Tiles

La Pietra Compattata Tiles for the Domus showroom in Clerkenwell enabled a natural aesthetic while keeping sustainability and environmental responsibility front of mind. The tiles are made of waste from Italian stone quarries, using a cold pressing technique to create a new hard surface material capable of advanced technical performance. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the tiles’ rich texture and earthy tones create an inviting, contemporary atmosphere in the showroom. Their durability and distinctive character achieve a natural yet modern feel.

Kingspan UniQuad Translucent Cladding

UniQuad Translucent Cladding allowed us to integrate functionality with aesthetic appeal in our design for GrowLab Organics, a medical cannabis facility on the Isle of Man. The material’s dual-skin gives excellent quality daylight while maintaining a sleek, modern look. Natural light enhances the experience and well-being of employees, an essential factor in our design philosophy. The translucent panels blend with the building’s tone and texture by day, at night providing a distinct entrance lobby that is illuminated from within, revealing the facility’s internal processes.


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