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Sustainable success for Armourcoat at the Surface Design Show


Hosted at Islington’s Business Design Centre, the Surface Design Show was back this February with over 180 exhibitors showing the very best in materials innovation to inspire the region’s top architects and designers.

The theme for 2024 was ‘Mindful Living’, addressing the role materials and their properties play in multi-sensory spaces. Showcasing the positive impacts materials can have on interior wellbeing were specialists in sustainable luxury finishes, Armourcoat. Priding themselves on being both a healthy and aesthetic choice, their wide range of sustainable luxury finishes are made from natural materials with zero VOCs and up to 75% recycled content.

The Surface Design Show was chosen to display three striking raw and earthy clay lime plaster finishes for the first time, including an attention grabbing ‘rammed earth’ feature. The naturally durable finish, that is testament to the craftmanship of the brand, uses earth pigments to create a rich, engaging finish that is breathable, biodegradable and low in embodied carbon. Two other new clay lime plaster finishes highlighted the creative possibilities of the material, one creating a gnarly, rugged texture and the other a beautiful soothing green ombre effect.

The stand, which was designed and constructed in house, also featured an acoustic plaster ‘wellbeing zone’, allowing visitors to enjoy a moment of calm away from the hubbub of the show. Designing for all the senses has become prevalent in interior schemes, with how the space feels acoustically being considered more and more. Armourcoat’s acoustic plaster system absorbs sound, reducing unwanted noise to create a more relaxing interior environment.

Armourcoat has a 39-year history designing, manufacturing and installing sustainable luxury finishes for visionary architects, designers and private clients around the world. They have built a reputation for excellence and are committed to providing clients with creative and sustainable solutions that enhance interior spaces.