May Design Series 2013

Printed Space at May Design Series
With last week's whirlwind of May Design Series and Clerkenwell Design Week probably feeling like a distant memory to visitors, I hope we are not the only exhibitors still trying to unpack boxes from the van!!

We had a great time exhibiting at Interiors LDN and met lots of buyers and designers who came to have a look at our printed flooring and wallpapers. We bumped into a few clients who had ordered from us recently and it was lovely to catch up and hear how their projects went. We ran out of Floorink samples and our wallpaper texture books by the end of the exhibition so are busy this week sending out copies to visitors who missed out.

After supplying Floorink to a number of schools, museums and visitor attractions, I think we had presumed most people knew that digital printing onto a vinyl floor was now an option for their own projects - but what the exhibition showed us was that we thought wrong! Everyone knows about custom printed wall murals, but hardly anyone had seen a custom printed floor before that comes with the high standards of construction and durability as Floorink. We recreated 4 recent projects on our stand; a school, a museum, a retail chain and The View from The Shard attraction; many visitors came to tell us they had been to that specific interior only a few weeks ago and didnt know where to buy similar flooring from (well now they do!).

Vine video
(timelapse link below)

We also met with manufacturers, designers and artists who want to collaborate with us, so we will have some exciting new products and designs to tell you about very soon.

The Printed Space GoPro was set up at the corner of our exhibition stand capturing the build, event and breakdown. We noticed a number of visitors loitering near the camera wanting to feature on our timelapse video (you know who you are!) - see if you can spot yourself: WATCH VIDEO


See you again soon at Fespa 2013.


Creative Retail Flooring - Milan 2013

© Wait and See, Milan

During last week’s Salone del Mobile; where the world’s design community convened in Milan to celebrate the best in furniture and product design; Uberta Zambeletti showcased a collection of one-off dressed seats at her Wait and See store.

Uberta combined her years of experience in design and fashion to create the unique items on display in her “SeatOnMyFace” exhibition. She also designed a Trompe l’oeil flooring solution to enhance her interior. She approached Printed Space to turn her concept into practical and durable flooring. We reproduced her design onto our printable vinyl flooring, Floorink. Floorink, with its 4m widths, was a perfect choice as it could be printed as one large section of flooring – meaning a straightforward installation needed for the quick transformation.
© Wait and See, Milan

© Wait and See, Milan

We will be exhibiting our printed products at the new Interiors LDN show on 19th - 21st May. Our stand will be showcasing the unlimited possibilities for specifiers, contractors and designers looking for something different for their projects, to create unique and inspiring floor and wall designs using illustrations, branding, high-resolution photography, maps or abstract designs.

Floorink, developed in partnership with Forbo Flooring Systems, combines the endless design possibilities of digital printing with a hard wearing contract vinyl product, with all the usual features you'd expect from a Forbo floor, such as a 10 year wear layer guarantee and non-slip properties (R10) to make it unique in the market. Floorink is available in 2m and 4m widths that can be fitted together so your image or design fills the whole floor area. Perfect for any flooring project, whether it be in a residential or commercial environment, you'll bring a completely new dimension to your space.
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The Worlds Highest Floorink!

© The View from The Shard 2013
The highly anticipated opening of London's premium attraction at the pinnacle of The Shard earlier this year unveiled our highest installation to date - with Floorink installed on Level 33 - over 120 metres up from street level.

When visitors arrive at Level 33 from the ground floor of The View from The Shard, they transfer lifts through an all-enveloping graffiti map of London. Guests follow an image of the River Thames curving along the floor and see the capital mapped geographically around them in 200 sentences scrawled on the walls and floor, each describing a different area of the city, testing their trivia of London.

© The View from The Shard 2013   Designers: Event Communications Ltd

Come and visit us at this year's May Design Series at London's ExCel 19 - 21st May where we will be recreating 4 recent projects - one of them The View from The Shard, to showcase the endless options digitally printed flooring has created for interior designers, buyers and specifiers. Register for your trade ticket here and come and test Floorink out for yourself on Stand U50!

source : http://www.theviewfromtheshard.com/


May Design Series 2013

Come and say "Hello" - Stand U50

We are exhibiting our printed products at the new Interiors LDN show on 19th - 21st May. Our stand will be showcasing the unlimited possibilities for specifiers, contractors and designers looking for something different for their projects, to create unique and inspiring floor and wall designs using illustrations, branding, high-resolution photography, maps or abstract designs.
We will be recreating 4 recent projects along with storyboards to show how the designer's original ideas were progressed and the outcome that was achieved. We want to show Interiors LDN visitors the possibilities our custom printed products can bring to their own projects.


Printed Space specialise in digital printing for interior surfaces. Our products benefit from the high quality look and feel demanded for home interiors yet have the versatility and durability required for commercial environments. Our products include tailor made wallpapers, and vinyl flooring (Floorink) that can be printed using your own designs.


Happy 150th to The London Underground

Commuters on a trail trip on the Metropolitan railway in 1863
from Cassell's Old and London New

This week marked the 150th Anniversary of London's first Tube journey. The stretch of line between Paddington and Farringdon, which was then the Metropolitan Railway, opened on 9 January 1863, with the first passenger journeys on the following day - making it the world's very first underground railway.

As our Victorian ancestors made plans to service London's population of approximately 3 million people, I wonder if they could have imagined that their design, engineering and architecture would be the heart of the city 150 years later with an average yearly passenger number of 1,107 million!

The Underground's logo, station signs and maps have become iconic symbols worldwide, and have often crossed paths with art and culture. The London Transport Museum's shop has a huge range of vintage art posters to peruse, and it's designs grace many accessories and interior furnishings.

We teamed up with Transport for London at designjunction to print the large murals for their Pop Up Canteen held during the UK’s most important design event – The London Design Festival.
The Canteen was designed by Michael Sodeau to be light and airy - helped by the venues huge wall of windows - and complemented by our black and white large format wallpaper featuring carefully selected photographs from the London Transport Museums Curatorial Department. We collected the original photographs from the Museum, some dating back over 100 years, and brought them to our studio in Lancashire to be scanned and turned into digital collages. These were then scaled up to fit the large temporary wall spaces in New Oxford Street's 1960s Postal Sorting Office. Our installation team put up the easy fit pre pasted wall coverings on site, ready for the Canteen fit out with furniture by Modus and lighting by Very Good and Proper. The walls also featured the original ceramic tile design that adorn Underground stations, and the seating matched the Tube trains moquette fabric.

We celebrate the history of England's iconic transport system with a range of wall murals featuring any design or image form Transport for London’s vast collection. My favourite is the original 1930's Underground Map by Harry Beck, available to print to fit any size wall - looks perfect printed onto our Tactile wallpaper - a finish designed for stylish properties and commercial interiors with an embossed coating that adds a sophisticated look to the mural with subtle colour rendition.
Another top choice is the modern day Tube map - For the millions of passengers who use London's Public Transport System every day, this maps is invaluable - and it's style has become an iconic symbol worldwide. Now you can turn the map into a statement wall in your office. Most customers have the Underground Map printed onto our "Pre Pasted" wallpaper due to it's vivid colour graphic reproduction with high-definition detail, and it's ease of installation.

As well as the famous TfL maps, you can also choose from the various collections that are commissioned each year for the Tube Station posters.
A huge range of events and activities will be held this year by TfL to explore London Underground's fascinating history and the vital role it continues to play - both in the lives of Londoners and to the economic life of London and the UK. Many of the events focus on Art in the Underground, and we look forward to seeing new designs and maps that we can feature on our floor and wall products.
Press and visitors to designjunction were given a tour of TfL's newly built bus. Inspired by the old Routemaster, it is modern, fully accessible and uses the latest green technology. It's the first bus in more than 50 years to be designed specifically for the Capital's streets. The bus uses the latest green diesel-electric hybrid technology. In test conditions the new bus produces less than half the harmful emissions of conventional diesel buses and is twice as fuel efficient (and it's curves are very photogenic!)
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/26727.aspx http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/25979.aspx