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Creating the illusion of more space is a problem that affects us all. Without moving, it can seem an impossible task. However, through its Light & Space range, Dulux Trade is transforming poorly lit surroundings into airy and bright areas through colour. Utilising groundbreaking Lumitec technology, light levels will be enhanced rather than absorbed – as is the case with conventional paints. As a result, less artificial light is required and significant energy savings can be made over time.www.duluxtradepaintexpert.co.uk
Subway Lab by leading UK manufacturer Johnson Tiles is dedicated to creating architectural shapes that convey the illusion of dynamic movement. Turning simplicity and sophistication on its head, a variety of three-dimensional surface effects transform interiors. Available in seven colours, 11 shapes, two finishes and two sizes, the range of glazed ceramic wall tiles allows for endless creativity. Ideal for feature walls, it’s guaranteed to make an unforgettable impact.www.johnson-tiles.com
Offering a sustainable alternative to traditional wood veneer acoustic panels, Bamboo Acoustics calls on the natural benefits of the humble bamboo plant to serve as the ideal accompaniment to renovation projects – from schools, to sports halls and office buildings. As bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants, it presents a sustainable material from which to make such a product. And with a selection of four designs – carved, perforated, line or grill – Bamboo Acoustics certainly doesn’t skimp on the design aesthetics.www.bambooacoustics.nl
Combining technology, design and eco credentials, Gerflor offers wall and floor coverings for all manner of sectors – from education to retail and offices. Utilising recycled materials across all of its products, the looselay ranges reduce the use of adhesives and facilitate re-purpose while advocating 100% vegetal plasticizers. Once installed, Gerflor promises simple maintenance through lasting durability. With design also at the company’s heart, creativity is no object.www.gerflor.co.uk