The Resin Flooring Association annually welcomes its members to an awards ceremony and dinner, to celebrate the most impressive, innovative and exciting projects of the last 12 months. This year the event was hosted at the famous Belfry Hotel and Resort and the awards presented by comedian Fred MacAulay to a packed audience of industry specialists, suppliers and installers
A creative triumph
Sphere8 are thrilled to be the recipient of the award for Small Commercial Project of the Year, for a project at Twickenham Studios, London with Barbarella Design – a hugely creative and challenging installation for all the team.
Our client had a very clear design brief – originally intending to use polished concrete but then turning to us as a more durable and creative alternative. Fortunately our colour ranges are designed with just this in mind – to mimic the colour and finish of polished concrete, whilst offering the huge practical advantages of a poured resin floor.
Then there was the creative challenge – the client specified a particular red to match the studios’ branding and wanted to have this down the stairs and ‘spilling’ into the lobby. At the same time it was intended to imitate a pool of blood, flowing down the stairs from the studios’ boardroom – where metaphorical heads might roll!
The bespoke choice
We are always proud when our products are selected over more traditional options, and in this case it was the warmth and comfort of our floors that particularly appealed to the designer and her clients. We also offer an entirely bespoke colour service – so the designer could choose both a specific red pigment on the stairs and one of our carefully curated colour options in the main reception area.
The really exciting part of this project was the ‘puddle’ of red resin… The wet red pool is poured into the wet grey fusion floor, and then finished with crisp edges using a seal coating. A very unusual and skilled technique, we think this is an example of our commitment to pushing the design limits of resin flooring and coming up with new and creative installations.