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Delivering a premium room experience for Snoozebox


DESIGN consultancy tangerine worked with Snoozebox to redesign its portable hotel, specifying Formica®


laminate to


help maximise guest spaces. “We wanted to achieve a premium


guest experience within a small space, while meeting the demands of transportation,” says Monica Sogn, senior designer at tangerine. “To accommodate guests with different needs within the same compact 3.6mx2mx2m room, we developed seven different en-suite arrangements, including a day room and a variety of sleeping arrangements.” “Formica®


suits the needs of portability,


offering a light, durable solution that is easy to maintain and meets the appropriate fire and safety standards,” she says. Specifying Fossil in Rigato finish from Colors range for the feature


the Formica®


walls, complementing the bespoke textiles of the sofa upholstery and curtains, gave the space a sense of cosiness with an added dose of colour. Baikal, a warm and neutral tone was specified for all the walls and fronts of the beds, while Soft White was installed for parts of the ceilings to create a fresh and clean feel to the room.


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Flexible design at the touch of a button


THE Vox conference and banqueting centre, owned by the NEC Group, sits at the heart of Resorts World Birmingham, a new integrated leisure and entertainment development. Designed to accommodate any type of


event - from a small meeting or seminar to a banquet for 850 or a conference for 900 delegates - the Vox has five fully flexible halls. Style designed and installed a complex


configuration of advanced moveable wall systems, allowing seamless set-up and breakdown of event spaces, to ensure the space is maximised every day. The final solution spans across rooms up to 30m wide and 5m high and required four of Style’s revolutionary Skyfold vertical-rising partitions, as well as two DORMA sliding walls. Working with interior designers,


Monteith Scott of Birmingham, and contractor, Overbury Plc (part of the Morgan Sindall Group), Style was specified to deliver a moveable wall configuration that offered the utmost versatility within the purpose-built suites. “We combined key feature wall cladding,


softened finishes and enhanced lighting to give it a sophisticated, hotel ambience,”


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says Derek Matthews, design director at Monteith Scott. “Style’s moveable walls are a crucial and


integral part of the design, helping create a uniquely vibrant space that remains intensely functional.” Allowing rooms to be divided at the press


of a button, four Skyfold partitions were incorporated into the design allowing staff to change the size of a room in just 15 minutes doubling, tripling or halving capacity to suit the clients’ needs. The fully automatic partitioning walls are housed in the ceiling cavity when not in use, completely freeing up floor space for functions. With fabric-covered sound absorption panels, the Skyfold walls offer a 54dB Rw acoustic rating, delivering excellent privacy between divided spaces. The two DORMA Variflex systems have


acoustic rating of 57dB Rw and incorporate four sets of double doors in a ‘T’ configuration, giving easy access to all areas. The Variflex panels park neatly within two stacking zones at each end of the conference space, with an attractive laminate finish on the main elevations.


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