Parquet floors have drifted in and out of favour over the centuries yet now traditional block flooring is once more enjoying a rather splendid revival.
Throughout the ages parquet floors have featured in buildings such as hospitals, factories, museums, libraries and hotels. These hardwearing and highly patterned wood floors were not solely used within environments with high footfall however, more refined and decorative installations also featured in prestigious private homes worldwide.
Flooring experts Ecora supply a collection of different parquet options including both original restored parquet blocks and new contemporary panels and parquet designs.
Ecora is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of natural furnishings including: wood flooring, eco paints, lighting, fabric, furnishings and accessories. Visit Ecora’s showroom at England’s Lane, Belsize Park, London. NW3 4TG.
www.ecora.co.uk, or tel: 020 7148 5265
Surface Design Show 2016 is the perfect place to explore the latest trends in surfaces for the built environment. Taking place from 9-11 February at London’s Business Design Centre, over 150 exhibitors will be showcasing the best in exterior and interior surface design giving visiting architects, designers and specifiers the chance to discover the latest trends for 2016/17.
Don’t miss out on huge discounts in Ecora's flooring and interiors sale which ends this Sunday. We have a large collection natural wood floors available with great discounts on offer. From solid oak plank flooring to herringbone parquet, engineered boards to luxurious walnut, our London showroom in Belsize Park has one of the largest displays of natural wood flooring in London. For bespoke finishes and interesting textures speak to one of Ecora's flooring experts.
Also in the January sale are furnishings, storage, lighting, ceramics and contemporary accessories for the home that effortlessly combine function and form.
Sale ends 31st January 2016
This week sees the infamous Maison & Objet event in Paris. The must see exhibition for all those interested in interior design, decoration, furnishings, fabrics and accessories. At Ecora we draw inspiration from contemporary designers worldwide and this event features many new and talented artisans, designers and emerging brands.
MAISON&OBJET supports fresh creativity. Its Observatoire de la Maison identifies compelling, new innovative ideas. Each year, the show celebrates the Designers of the Year and picks out exceptional talents and celebrates the values of interior style.
We love the mix of topics and variety of exhibitors featured at the show and often come back refreshed and full of ideas for our interiors collections. Three brands producing beautifully crafted contemporary products are Linum Design, Hubsch Interior and House Doctor whose simple timeless designs fit perfectly within the Ecora 'function and form' philosophy.
For more information on Maison & Objet go to: www.maison-objet.com
The Spring 2016 edition of Top Drawer sees the event’s latest evolution, as they present four distinctive worlds – Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft – under one, united Top Drawer brand, creating one major destination for design-led products and buyers from all over the world.
With the Christmas season finally behind us we now find ourselves knee deep in the tiresome New Year's tidy up and declutter. January is traditionally the time where we revamp our interiors and streamline our living spaces. One of the key spaces in which to start has to be the kitchen, which will undoubtedly have seen some serious action ever the festive season. Take a step back and consider what you really need and want to keep, kitchens generally contain a myriad of items that never even see the light of day. The key to clean and simple living is to buy only good quality items that you are happy to have on display. Choose products that combine both function and form and that are beautiful and practical. For example, handcrafted wire baskets have a zillion uses, ceramic pots, vases and bowls also offer flexible storage. Wood and Marble choping boards serve a purpose and will last for years and look great in classic and contemporary kitchens. Get rid of anything that gathers dust, if it gets dusty it can't be used often enough to warrant keeping it!! Ecora has an inspiring collection of interiors products including storage, furniture, accessories, lighting and of course our natural wood flooring section is one of the most comprehensive in London. Why not pop into our Belsize Park showroom and take advantage of our January Sale.
This New Year, the Ecora sale features more natural flooring and eye-catching interiors products than ever before. With numerous discounts on many of our wood flooring products you can save up to 15% on solid and engineered oak floors. Pop into our showroom to see examples of our flooring products and discover the impressive winter savings available on our oak flooring, chevrons, block flooring and parquet. At Ecora we offer a personal bespoke service and our range of finishes include oiled, distressed, fumed and brushed wood floors, giving our customers a wide choice of styles and finishes to suit all budgets.