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DESIGNA UK | +44 (0)1932 784040 |

New DESIGNA Technology makes UK debut at shopping centre

World-leading Pay on Foot parking systems manufacturer, DESIGNA, has worked with the White Rose shopping centre in Rhyl, North Wales, to update its car parking system to the company’s advanced ABACUS software and equipment.

The installation included new state-of-the-art entrance and exit terminals accepting tap in/tap out contactless card payment technology. There are also three full pay stations, a DBS server, manual pay station and intercom. All of this helps to improve the efficiency and security of the car park, which is popular with shoppers due to its seafront location.

DESIGNA developed ABACUS, an advanced car park access system that intelligently integrates various elements to create the ultimate system that is highly reliable and low maintenance. It is also able to cope with large volumes of traffic while providing the highest level of monitoring to ensure a secure parking environment.


Forge | +44 (0)1229 580000 | |

When compromise won’t do

Forge manufactures efficient, future proof and cost effective LED product to your specification and at surprisingly good value. With over 25 years of expertise, profound knowledge and a bunch of charming people we can deliver what contract manufacturers can’t.

PCB, electronic, thermal and optic design are all part of our key processes to get you what you really want. What’s more we’ll deliver on time and to your budget.

Our range of 50mm downlight modules offer superior performance in a compact solution. It is available as standard up to 1200lm and efficacy of 106lm/W in 3 colour temperatures and 3 beam patterns 9.5, 24, 38 and 60 degrees. It’s easy to push the limits and take this into your own custom module with Forge – custom heatsink colours, branding, custom optics and light output can all help you to differentiate from your competition.


Minki Balinki | +44 (0)1980 625386 | |

Minki Balinki delivers high quality bespoke solutions, from concept and design to prototyping, production, delivery and installation.

We offer clients a dynamic 360 service with a diverse range of projects undertaken from one off window installations to international roll outs and all other aspects of visual merchandising requirements from point of sale to internal VM features.

In-house manufacturing gives us total control on production times, quality and cost.

We have 18 years of experience with production and materials processes.

Our client includes: Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Mulberry, Fenwicks and Mappin & Webb.


Hacel Lighting  | +44 (0)191 280 9911 | |

Soledo® Square Downlighter by Hacel Lighting

Designed and manufactured in the UK by Hacel, the leading Soledo® LED downlighter now introduces a contemporary Square version to the range. Available in both Maxi and Midi dimensions, the Soledo® Square offers a choice of wattage delivering lumen outputs up to 5048 lumens. With superior LOR’s and efficacies the Soledo® Square offers exceptional performance combined with exceptional energy efficacies up to 142 lm/W. Designed and manufactured in the UK by Hacel.


Tarkett | +44 (0)1622 854040 |

Tarkett launches the market’s first non-PVC modular resilient flooring with Cradle to Cradle® gold certification

Tarkett unveils iD Revolution to offer customers a new innovative modular resilient flooring in line with its strong sustainability commitment. A flexible, modular flooring, iD Revolution is regenerative by design as it is comprised of 83% recycled, mineral and bio-based materials and is 100% recyclable. The result: a Cradle to Cradle® gold certified modular resilient flooring which has been designed for life while also combining performance and design. “The revolution starts under your feet”. Using innovative and abundant raw materials in its conception, iD Revolution is the result of Tarkett’s proven expertise in materials and experience of developing sustainable, innovative solutions. It was developed to respond to our customer’s non-PVC requirements.


Doro Tape | +44 (0)1858 431642 |

What a year 2018 has been for Doro Tape’s Dichroic colour change films. The variety of applications were amazing, with the films being used in a number of outstanding projects.

Liberty of London presented a striking display of ladies’ fashion outfits in their main clothing department, to coincide with London Fashion Week in September. An integral part of the displays were large discs of Doro Tape’s Aurora and Plasma Dichroic films, laminated on to both sides of acrylic sheets. These fabulous colour change films were picked specifically to compliment the fashion outfits on display; presenting a trendy, modernist look, whilst fitting in so well with the ethos and classic style that is Liberty.

The Whitechapel Gallery in London have recently presented an exhibition titled ‘Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio’ (closing 6th January).  In this exhibition a selection of objects from George Loudon’s fascinating collection of life science teaching aids have been placed in juxtaposition with new work by visual artist Salvatore Arancio.  As part of this project the Doro’s transparent Corona film was used to front or back up several displays, The Corona was chosen for its more muted colours, complementing the objects on display. The Surreal Science exhibition showed the Loudon collection in a new light, revealing the visual power of both the objects and Arancio’s work, enhanced quite sympathically by the use of Doro Tape’s Dichroic film.


International Decorative Surfaces | 0845 023 0376 |

Swiss Krono’s CamuStyleTX wins prestigious German Design Award

CamuStyleTX, the latest collection from global decorative panel specialists Swiss Krono, has won the award for Excellent Product Design in the Material and Surfaces category of the prestigious German Design Awards 2019.

Available exclusively in the UK from IDS, the collection harnesses the aesthetics of natural limestone and open weave fabric, expertly combining them into the unique CamuStyleTX texture.

The judging panel stated that “the surfaces impress with an aesthetic which gives furniture and rooms a very unique effect and elegant appearance. A great material whose striking surface structures can also be experienced by touch, which inspires and stimulates creativity.”


Inspired Lighting | +44 (0)1706 620077 | |

Inspired Lighting are pleased to announce the consecutive launch of our new Edition 12 catalogue and web portal. Packed with over 3400 products, Inspired Edition 12 is the first time we have consolidated our 8 brands into one edition. The web portal is a truly bespoke application which has been developed completely in-house and features sophisticated product filtering searching and matching. The portal also boasts a further 6000 products which are available exclusively online.  For more information, contact us on +44 (0)1706 62 00 77, or view both at



Tarkett | +44 (0)1622 854040 |

With Cementi Click, Tarkett introduces a new category of mineral flooring tiles made of authentic cement

Tarkett presents a new innovation by introducing a new category of premium mineral tiles and planks for architectural spaces – Cementi Click. Produced from 95% clay, cement’s main composite, Cementi Click boasts the look and feel of this raw modern material, thus embodying the timeless elegance of concrete art in architecture. The collection features a range of stone and graphical designs. Subtle marble, ethereal decors, and natural clay tone effects create a pure and refined architectural atmosphere for designers and architects looking to create inspirational spaces from mineral textures. Easy and quick to install, resistant, Cementi Click also meets the increasingly demanding needs of the industry to save time when renovating. Cementi click provides the ideal solution for store, restaurant and hotel owners alike.


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