Experts from the fields of A&D and manufacturing delve into this simple yet incredibly ‘deep’ field, and the impact that surfaces have on our interiors, environment and self.
‘Surfaces’ are a vast and all encompassing aspect of interior design. While experimentation with surfaces grows day by day, in many interior spaces, surfaces are still treated as a functional fixture or end up falling prey to value engineering or budget cuts. With advancements in technology and science, this field has grown to add so much more to its aesthetics and holistic functionality, in that, the materials used to create surfaces, as well as the aesthetics, can actually add value to your well being. And thanks or no thanks to the global health situation at present, an undue amount of attention is being given to surfaces from an antimicrobial perspective.
We want to learn what surfaces can do to a design. The depth and diversity of usage. And our experts here will help us understand that.
Quite often, when budgets need to be slashed, surfaces take the hit. Because no one wants the nice furniture gone. However, surfaces should not be scrimped on as they have to take the heavy wear and tear.
“Bad grouting!” Lee’s pet peeve is poorly constructed joints, that can ruin the most expensive surface product. And the general contracting standards in the region leave a lot to be desired
Each has its place, based on the project or requirement. But we have moved past the days when, say, marble was the gold standard.
The pandemic has created a seismic shift in surface requirements, where some feel antimicrobial is here to stay, while others believe just a wipe clean and basic hygiene standards should do the trick.
Lee believes the future is modular, and this trend will spill over from the aviation interiors industry. Eddy believes that manufacturers need to listen to the designers and evolve based on that.