Leicester-based Full Square Ltd printed & installed quirky designs by Newenglish Design on Décortex 1.1 roller blinds, for Nottingham City Council's brand new Strelley Road library.
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The team at Leicester-based printer Full Square worked in collaboration with a local design team, Newenglish Design, who offered Nottingham City Council an engaging way to enhance their new Strelley Road library interior, recently opened in December 2018. Part of the new development, the council, wanted to create a ‘modern adaptable facility’ and were over-the-moon with the finished results.
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Having introduced Full Square to our industry-leading Digimura wallcoverings range several years previously, the Papergraphics team presented the new Décortex range of digitally-printable roller blinds to Full Square to complement their existing digital décor interiors offering.
Agreeing she could see this as a BIG potential new market, owner Claire McFadden seized this unique opportunity and began promoting the concept to several designers and specifiers in the local area.
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Newenglish Design took up the idea and introduced photographic roller-blinds to complement the colourful way-finder signage and contemporary look and feel they wanted to create for the new Nottingham City Council's Strelley Road library.
Carl Bebbington, Creative Director of Newenglish Design explains: “My design thinking was to turn the idea of a library as a rather uninspiring space on its head. I wanted to make the library a true community hub that is vibrant interesting and a place for everyone to enjoy and would want to spend time in.”
“In the first week of opening the queues of people wanting to join the library stretched from front to back. The public response to the new library has been incredible… they love it as do the staff who work there.”
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Full Square has implemented the new window blind concept in the prestigious new head office of a luxury car club as well; using large scale classic car images to create a high-end look.
While their focus is on the B2B market, Full Square has also had quite a bit of interest in the blinds for domestic use, which they have offered with a colour-matching service, as well as customisable design options through a purpose-built webpage.
Claire at Full Square says: “The fire rating for this material, as well as the superior lay-flat quality and the natural textile appearance of the blind material, sets Décortex apart from anything else that we’ve come across for interior window decoration,”
“The help and support given by Papergraphics have also made this a very straightforward but exciting addition to our product and service offering”.
Décortex 1.1 printable roller blinds—designed and specified for domestic and public spaces.
While Décortex is a wipeable product, the Project Manager for Nottingham City Council was all-too-conscious of the potential for marks and scuffs to appear on the product due to the nature of "public space" usage.
Full Square highlighted what they see as a highly positive feature of this solution. “We explained that due to the quality of the components [supplied as part of the Décortex solution] this means that if the blind material did become damaged beyond day-to-day cleaning; or even if they wanted to change the graphics in the future; we could simply print fresh material and replace it, still reusing all of the other components".
Nottingham City Council liked this, and now have a bespoke, engaging set of blinds to complement their new library interior, which delivers excellent quality and a functional and flexible long-term solution.
Product information and credits:
- Strelley Road Library – Nottingham (material used: Décortex 1.1 single-sided roller blind material, printed on an HP Latex 360, and installed by Full Square Ltd, www.fullquare.net
- Design, project implementation and photography by Newenglish Design, www.newenglish.co.uk