Shaw Contract gives designers ‘permission to play’ with new Inside Shapes tool

Shaw Contract has introduced a new digital tool for its Inside Shapes carpet tile collection, which allows specifiers to visualise the myriad design possibilities available to them. A collaboration between the Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love and Shaw Contract, Inside Shapes is a flooring system that reimagines how a carpet tile may be […]

How IoT is shaping the office of the future

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to radically change office life. With cloud- connected furniture beginning to penetrate the workplace, architects and designers are now starting to recognise the possibilities of a workplace where everything from a desk to a chair can gather data and intelligence that improves our working lives, writes Bob Stewart, head […]

A leap in technology: Rocks On’s new product launch

Rocks On, supplier of porcelain floor and wall tiles, has launched a slew of new product lines underpinned by new technologies. Launching 13 new product lines last week in Sydney, CEO Mark Boyle promised to complete this year with a total of 55 ranges. Extraordinarily beautiful, the ceramic porcelain tiles mimic stone, limestone, timber, marble and […]

Designer Michael Young uses an ‘animated algorithm’ to create acoustic wall panels

British designer Michael Young has designed three acoustic performance wallcoverings using a specially created algorithm.  The large-scale wallcoverings, designed in collaboration with textile company Woven Image, can be used to help control acoustics in open interior spaces, creating calm environments. “By setting up an animated algorithm we generated a changing two-dimensional pattern and freed the animation […]

“Design was a function, now it’s a strategic tool” HP’s design revolution

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