posted: October 2017
Space is a premium. Whether in a home, shop or office today’s live and work spaces need to make the most of each square metre they contain.
An office might benefit from being seen as a homely space, with comforting furniture and breakout areas for a wellbeing boost. A residential space will often need to be a multi-functional family home and workspace.
From lighting to floor coverings, interiors need to be able to flex. They should be equipped to deal with activity and technology. That’s why a floor needs to be robust enough to cope with heating systems, and the movement of people around eating and working areas.
The grains in real wood can be vivid, gnarly or softly smooth. Colour grades, knots and defects are qualities that distinguish one tree’s planks from another.
At the Amtico design studio we’ve focussed on aesthetics that engage the senses as part of our product development work, because as designers, we want our products to be both useful and beautiful.
Addressing the demand for spaces that engage the mind, Amtico designers looked in-depth at natural woods, tying these studies in with our understanding of interior architecture and spatial design.
I love how you can create different moods with a design like Scorched Timber, which I’d call a bold lively design, in comparison to Drift Pine, which is much gentler in tone.
Kelly Alders, Senior Designer