Materials

Sustainable felt ceiling provides modular acoustic solution for workplace interiors

According to experts at the ongoing Cityscape Abu Dhabi, interior design innovation will drive the UAE’s $820bn construction pipeline, and transform visitor … More

Samovar Carpets reproduces Van Gogh’s Starry Night for Dubai exhibition

Family-owned carpet makers Samovar Carpets has unveiled a reproduction of Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting – hand-knotted into a … More

Talin Hazbar collects sand from archaeological sites across the UAE as an experiment on time preservation

Artist and designer Talin Hazbar has created rectangular-like columns consisting of sand collected from archaeological sites across the UAE for an exhibition hosted … More

New products in the market: tiles and surfaces

Dekton Industrial by Cosentino Dekton Industrial collection of ultra-compact surfaces created by Cosentino is comprised of three new shades, Nilium, Radium and … More

In pictures: Jotun reveals 2018 colour trends

The paint brand Jotun has recently revealed 2018 colour trends under the theme of “Rhythm of Life”. A collection features 36 new … More

Pantone launches Motel Blue – Norman Bates’ favourite colour

Pantone Color Institute and A&E Network came together to create an official new Pantone colour – Bates Motel Blue. A neon metallic shade was … More

Hayka designs augmented reality bed sheets

Thanks to a special application using the technology of augmented reality, Polish brand Hayka enters a new dimension with its latest collection … More

Studio Ilio uses human hair to create decorative patterns on diverse surfaces

Drawing inspiration from traditional ceramic techniques, the process developed by Studio Ilio and Martijn Rigters, uses human hair to create a surface treatment … More

Care for Milk: Designer uses dairy waste as glazing for ceramics

Young designer Ekaterina Semenova shares with designMENA her graduation project Care for Milk, which explores the effects of different dairy waste when used as … More

Ceramic tiles at the forefront of Masquespacio-designed restaurant in Valencia

Spanish-based design consultancy Masquespacio has just completed interiors for the Albabel’s new restaurant in Picaña, a small town eight km away from Valencia. Like … More

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