A focus on wellbeing

“Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilised society.”

- Walter Gropius

 

Every product and solution we develop is created to meet the needs of the people using them, whether designing with them, installing them or living with them. It’s not enough to start and end with appearance, or even how it performs.

The possibilities are endless and constantly evolving. Areas we have focused on include how a building can actively influence fall prevention or help keep elderly or people with particular physical or mental needs in their own home longer. Another example is developing one of the few worldwide floors and walls products to have achieved Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) International certification, supporting hygiene standards for food preparation with multiple design options. It could be about using color and biophilia to support learning or wayfinding, lessening the impact of dementia symptoms or ensuring a non-clinical looking hospital ward can be hygienic.