Karndean collaborates with Global Color Research at The Surface Design Show 2015

The UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring is celebrating a successful collaboration with Global Color Research at The Surface Design Show 2015.

Created by New Designers award winner Emilie Osborne, two 3D installations featured Karndean Designflooring’s new LooseLay Series Three and Opus Enhance ranges.

Upon entry to the show, visitors were confronted with the powerful, site-specific hanging installation of Beast, draped over the foyer’s balcony above the heads of guests.

Looking to combine danger and beauty, Emilie opted to use the textured surface of Karndean’s Opus Enhance Carbo. The black wash, wood grain effect created a striking backdrop to the entrance hall.

Emilie Osborne said:

“I wanted to recreate a hostile feeling, one that seems to power over people but I still wanted there to be an aesthetic quality to the piece, which Karndean has added.”

She said:

“The authenticity of the wood grain added an element of natural beauty to the design.”

Standing at the front of the exhibition hall the design of Brink, based on the 2015 trend for order and control, was a major focal point for visitors. Emilie took inspiration from ancient architecture, predominantly Roman columns.

Emilie said:

“I didn’t know what to expect from LVT, I was worried it might be easy to damage and brittle. Actually I was really surprised at how flexible it was and found it to be really durable.”

Emilie featured the light blond hues of Cambridge and warm ginger tones of Burlington from Karndean LooseLay Series Three within the Brink design.

She said:

“I was able to do far more with it than I ever imagined and was pleased with the way I could manipulate it to make the columns.”

“We are proud to be market leaders in LVT and with that comes a responsibility to be constantly moving our designs and products forward,” said Jonathon Goldsmith, London Sales Manager for Karndean Designflooring.

He said:

“Supporting new ideas and talent within the industry is vital to encourage forward thinking and progression and we pride ourselves on both.”

The Surface Design Show took place from the 10th-12th February at the Business Design Centre, London.