James Latham at Surface Design Show

Surface Design Show

The highly successful Surface Design Show returns to the Business Design Centre, London from the 4th to 6th February 2014.

It is the leading event for architects and interior designers to source new, cutting edge and inspiring interior and exterior surface solutions. The 2014 show will be the 11th edition of the event and with rapid changes in technology and the environment the show has never been so essential to contemporary architecture and design.

Among the large number of exhibitors you will find innovative natural materials such as pioneering natural stone, wood, tiles, recyclable materials, living materials, metal, paint, luminescent surfaces, the latest cladding designs, wall covering, flooring and ceilings. Ranging from acoustic wall solutions to high quality printed concrete walls; the show is a big source of inspiration and innovative ideas for architects and interior designers.

 Quality & Innovation by James Latham at The Surface Design Show

James Latham, a leading UK brand that specializes in innovative materials and high quality surface solutions for architects will be showcasing at the Surface Design Show its newest architecture concepts and innovative range products.  Among them you will be able to find the brand’s  four new,  state-of-the-art materials:

Mirror Gloss

Lathams’ new Kronospan’s Mirror Gloss range pushes the boundaries of depth and definition, colour and reflective gloss.  Mirror Gloss is produced using first class particleboard and high quality melamine film, achieving a gloss level of 140 points for decorative use in the furniture industry and interior design. The new range comprises 20 highly durable, scratch resistant, light and colorfast decors that include 14 sparkling gloss colours, four wood grains and two fantasy decors. The perfect application for Mirror Gloss MFC is fine domestic spaces, home and office furnishings, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as luxury retailing and shop fitting.

mirror Gloss by James Latham

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Natural Touch

Another Kronospan product, Natural Touch is the first ‘embossed-in-register’ melamine board where the grain texture precisely matches the surface finish.   Now, the authentic look and feel of real timber – the grain, the subtle variations of shade and tone – is accessible on almost any project. Natural Touch is a pre-finished, extremely durable, and easy to work surface material which offers outstanding consistency in both colour and grain.  This new innovative material allows architects, interior designers, contractors and furniture makers to achieve an authentic rustic realism using melamine. Natural Touch offers a limitless set of applications; it can be used for cladding walls, building furniture, creating fixtures as well as making striking punctuations to spaces and surfaces.  Its wide and versatile use has made it particularly popular within the shop fitting and hospitality sectors.

Natural Touch by James Latham

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Shinnoki 2.0

Shinnoki 2.0 is a range of ‘ready-to-use’ veneered panels that are supplied already stained and lacquered, requiring no further finishing. With Shinnoki 2.0, the veneer is applied to an MDF base, rendering the panels sturdy and easy to use.  In addition, the panels are produced in both a single or double sided finish, with the first having a melamine faced-reverse. Veneers are mismatched, but stained and textured to create a consistent finish that shows the natural aspects and beauty of the species. The extensive Shinnoki 2.0 range is supplied in designs which are completely in tune with current design trends and includes matching real wood and ABS edge banding.   The 17 designs are also supplied in separate three-ply veneer sheets, perfect for curved surfaces, doors or other interior requirements.

Sand Ash & Smoked Walnut

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A unique three-layer composite material,Dendrolight is already proving extremely popular  within the interior design and set building/furniture making sectors, having been used extensively at the recent Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. An innovative product – which is also incredibly easy to process – Dendrolight gives extra lightness and stability to natural solid wood and is manufactured entirely from renewable materials.  The panels are produced to be combined with any surface layer, offering design possibilities that were previously unfeasible. The key feature of the product lies in the unique manufacturing process.  Its middle-layer is made of Spruce or Pine which is glued together at perpendicular angles and sliced into layers that can be surfaced with solid wood, plywood and MDF.

Dendorlight by James Latham

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Dendorlight by James Latham

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James Latham will also be showcasing some of its already established premium surface products including; Allure real stone laminate, Valchromat coloured fireboard, in which the colour runs through the entire board, Nevamar, high pressure laminate, Accoya, the world’s leading high technology, long life wood, UPM Lifecycle, a hard wearing, high friction and splinter-free composite decking, manufactured mainly from recycled materials. UPM GRADA, a new thermoformable wood material for the form pressing industry as well as HI-MACS® solid surface, a highly versatile and extremely durable material which can be easily machined and thermoformed to almost any 3D-shape imaginable.

HI-MACS® solid surface is distributed exclusively in the UK and Ireland by James Latham.


HIF Finesse offers architects and interior desingers an option they have not had before

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For more information please visit : http://www.lathamtimber.co.uk/InformationA.99.html

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