Leeds, United Kingdom
Set in an up and coming corner of the city, the mill has undergone extensive regeneration to create a hub for media businesses. For MediaCom, the interior brief was clear: the space must create a lively and inspiring place to work, with the design conveying the personality and values of the business.
Marmoleum -unique colour composition
Modez Mode & Design hotel
Hotel Modez – unique from ceiling to floor
The well-known Dutch fashion illustrator Piet Paris was asked to be the art director and concept developer for Hotel Modez. He invited thirty Dutch fashion and other designers to design different hotel rooms. The floor is an essential part of the room designs, Piet Paris explained.
“There must be something to see when looking down, as well as at eye height. A hotel floor also has to withstand wear and tear, and we were keen to revive craftsmanship and natural materials as core concepts. So using Forbo’s Marmoleum was a logical choice.” The main products used in Hotel Modez were from the Unexpected Nature series, which consists of 18 designs based on the patterns and colours of nature.
Reiner Becker, architect of the new Bauhaus Library, described his thinking about the colour scheme. “We aimed to reproduce the functional and atmospheric use of colour in the original Bauhaus. The colours were selected with much thought and limited to a small range. The basic colour which sets the mood of this building is that of the linoleum, which is in a subtle Berlin Red. We chose it because it is a pleasantly warm tint which avoids making the rest of the interior look blue by comparison. It is also a fresh colour with an elegant, muted effect.
For the Abstracts, we took high-tech, digitally printed designs, textile creations and metallike designs and combined them into an eye-catching genre within the whole offering.
Marmoleum is a natural floor created from all natural ingeredients. It is the most sustainable floor in the resilient flooring category.