Given one of our DesignSphere projects has just been nominated for Small Commercial Project of the Year, we thought this was the perfect time to shine the light on our most innovative of flooring systems! The DesignSphere system combines all the physical properties of a Sphere8 resin floor, with a seamless bespoke image that answers the client’s brief. From maps of Narnia and tromp l’oeil leaves to our latest project recreating vintage tiles, there’s nothing we won’t consider! Read more about what made this such an eye-catching and exciting project…
Creative floors vs creative flavours
First of all, you should know that this project is at the Ruby Violet ice cream parlour in King’s Cross (Wharf Road). If you haven’t tried them yet, and you’re lucky enough to be able to visit, head down there immediately – you can just about justify ice cream in October and their amazing range of flavours will certainly tempt you! Given just how creative and innovative the brand is, we knew the floor would have to be just as exciting.
An unusual brief
Julie from Ruby Violet came to us she was armed with sheets of coloured paper and a range of original tiles that she wished to reference if not replicate. Having already considered a concrete floor and trawling the market for a suitable product, “cracked and dirty despair set in” (her words!). Sadly, the plan to replicate the original tiles in a larger format didn’t work in the limited space, so we had to adapt the brief… by shrinking the tile design it was perfectly suited and we set about the practical task of realising her vision.