Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Painted Parquet? New design trend...

I recently attended the Tent London exhibition, where I saw many interesting things, but the one that grabbed my attention was the painted parquet floor - as I understand it the exhibit was a trend space, exploring the use of colours across materials.
Painted parquet blocks from the TENT London Trend Trail
 Interesting use of parquet and thought provoking. I prefer the natural wood but this idea could solve some design problems that people have in their houses... it also shows how parquet is trending for modern as well as traditional design. And how some people are using it as a walling material too!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Cool Floor In Beautiful Barcelona!

Barcelona kitchen

Barcelona lounge

For those out there who don't think parquet is on trend....this is how good it can look, especially if you choose something other than oak, and adventure into the more tropical realms available in reclaimed parquet.

We supplied some fabulous reclaimed Rhodesian Teak block to a customer in Barcelona via the design group WS&D Architecture, and above are the finished results, which we think is a very cool effect. 

*photos copyright WS&D Architecture, with thanks.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Parquet Parquet's Grand Day Out

 Walking along the Victoria Embankment in Nottingham, with the stunning River Trent sparkling in the sunshine, having crossed over the suspension bridge built in 1906, passing an impressive gate and war memorial.

 Arriving at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground for the England versus South Africa One Day International. Perfect day, perfect pitch.

View through the buildings to the Notts Forest Stadium with legendary Brian Clough's name engraved on the stand for all fans to see, even from the cricket ground.
Day turns into night, a full house willing England to do better - but after a thrilling start to England's bowling and the fall of 3 wickets, the diehard support was to no avail. 
Oh well, it was still a grand day out!