Hunter Douglas, the international leader in architectural building products, will showcase the world’s first modular felt ceiling system at Architect@Work London this month – cementing its reputation as an innovative design partner.
Developed in conjunction with Bjarne Hammer, of Denmark’s renowned Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects studio, the Heartfelt® modular and linear ceiling system has already caught the eye of architects and designers who are looking for new and interesting products to use in building projects.
And now Hunter Douglas is taking the opportunity to present this unique product to hundreds of architects, designers and specifiers at the globally respected Architect@Work exhibition, which is being staged at Olympia.
The HeartFelt® modular felt ceiling, which was installed in Moneypenny’s £15 million headquarters in Wrexham, Wales, stands out because it is a flexible system with excellent acoustic properties.
Users can specify the carrier in six standard modular sizes, from 50mm to 100mm, and the panels are available in five colours, from off-white to anthracite, making it ideal for many settings. It is also budget friendly and everything – including the carrier and suspension system – is made from 100% recyclable material.
“Felt is fantastic to work with if you’re an architect,” said Bjarne Hammer. “It is a material that stirs emotions; it is warm to the touch and has an amazingly natural look and feel.”
The development of Heartfelt® marks yet another success for Hunter Douglas, which is increasingly working as a design partner with companies across the construction sector, developing original products. Pieter van Rees, Hunter Douglas’ marketing manager, says: “These days, in our field, it is no longer enough just to deliver good products. Demand for customised work is growing among architects and designers and they are also readily inspired by a supplier and sparring partner like us. This role suits us well and we are stepping into it more often.”
Other divisions within Hunter Douglas have also embarked on ground-breaking projects, such as Hunter Douglas WCP (Window Covering Projects), which worked with educational institution Penta College in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands, advising on and delivering 265 Panama Chrome blinds. Hunter Douglas Façades was involved in a large-scale renovation of an old fire station in Bornem, Belgium, providing and installing a smooth cladding system with QuadraClad200. The company has also worked with architect Ilan Pivko to create motorised folding screens with unique perforations for luxury houses in the coastal town of Gaash, Israel.
For more information about Hunter Douglas’s Heartfelt® ceiling system, visit it at stand 76 at Architect@ Work, Olympia, London, January 25-26.