Edgbaston bowled over by Axminster Carpets

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    Axminster Carpets Commercial has provided over 2,500m2 of semi-bespoke Ready to Weave carpet for Edgbaston, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket and international test match venue. Using the improved 32 strong colour bank of the Ready to Weave concept, Axminster Carpets developed a scheme that accommodated the multi-purpose 850m2 Banqueting Suite. Here three large bordered squares work as one or individually when the room is partitioned to suit different function requirements. Using the familiar blue of Edgbaston’s identity, the carpet delivers a unique aesthetic in a high performance Super Eight 80% wool 20% nylon blend.

    Specified by Manchester-based architect AFL Architects, the design of the carpet required site visits by Axminster Carpets design director Gary Bridge to ensure the correct placement of the design within the banqueting suite, as well as the careful planning required by the circular area of the lounges.

    “The carpet installed at Edgbaston helps the public rooms of the venue to look great no matter what the event. Whether cricket hospitality or corporate meeting, the carpet delivers the important blend of functionality and beauty with a contemporary style befitting of the modern architecture and interior ambience of the building,” comments Gary Bridge. “The intricacies of the project meant that we had to work closely with the architect and contractor to ensure that the finished article enhanced the practicality of the space, while still providing a striking interior that will provide years of performance.”

    Axminster Carpets Commercial’s Ready to Weave fast-turnaround semi-bespoke carpet is now supported by the online Ready to Weave Carpet Design Facility that allows designers and specifiers to visualise up to 250 designs in any combination of 32 colours which can be viewed in various 3-D hospitality environments with the ability to save or email for further development. Visit
    www.axminster-carpets.co.uk/commercial/carpet-design-facility to try for yourself.

    For further information telephone 01297 630630 or e-mail commercial@axminster-carpets.co.uk

    Daniel Fountain / 18.09.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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