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Wednesday August 14, 2019

Are natural textures back in for restaurants?

Trends and tastes change constantly –  so much so that it’s often hard to keep up. We see restaurants change hands, change menus and change interiors constantly in Manchester city center and it’s interesting to see the trends shift. We recently saw the industrial trend swipe across the hospitality industry, with cafes, bars and restaurants… View Article

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Tuesday July 16, 2019

Lighting In The Workplace

Lighting in the workplace is an important factor for many reasons. Not only does it help to create an atmosphere and bring out the best of your interiors, it actually often contributes to health and safety regulation within a workplace. Different jobs require different levels of light, the more complex an activity and the more… View Article

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Monday June 24, 2019

Trends : Using Orange Without Being Overbearing

Orange is in again this summer. The bright citrus shade as a key hue in interiors at home, commercially and in the leisure sector. Psychologically, the colour orange promotes feelings of fun, joy, and playfulness, encouraging social interaction and ease – lending itself very well to interior spaces. It can, however, be overdone. It can… View Article

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Tuesday June 18, 2019

Industrial Office Design Trend Tips

Today’s industrial office design workplaces are undoubtedly visually appealing, functional, and more open than ever before. In a world of cookie-cutter cubicle designs, it’s refreshing to see the industrial office aesthetic rise to prominence. The new approach to workplace design that influences how we work today. It’s rough, yet refined. Soft industrial brings a chic,… View Article

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Monday June 3, 2019

Hiring | Furniture Consultant & Designer

Due to continued expansion, we are recruiting a dynamic individual to join this fast moving, out of the box thinking, furniture company. We require an individual who is an experienced designer with the ability to use Autocad and retrospective design programmes. We also require the individual to be experienced in estimating, specifying furniture for projects… View Article

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Wednesday May 29, 2019

The Importance of Office Soundproofing

Modern office spaces are fuelled by the desire for collaborative spaces, encouraging colleague interaction and improved internal communications. The notion of keeping yourself to yourself, quietly working away in your cubby is a thing of the past, which employers preferring expansive, exciting open-plan office spaces. This can be wonderful for employee well being, and can… View Article

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Tuesday May 21, 2019

Why Domestic Dining Furniture Won’t Cut It in a Commercial Environment

Commercial furniture is of contract quality, as opposed to domestic grade use. Whether you’re opening a new a pub, bar or restaurant, or refurbishing an existing one, you will want your venue to look as good as possible – a daunting task when budgets are tight. It’s understandable why you might be tempted to opt… View Article

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Monday December 3, 2018

5 Instagram Accounts for Interior Design you need to follow

Looking for inspiration? Hit the ‘gram. The fact you’re going DIY for this project is impressive and shows that you’ve got the dedication to really make this project your own. Design trends change, and sometimes at the drop of a hat. Whilst the cool kids in New York might be doing something incredibly quirky that… View Article

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Thursday November 8, 2018

How to style a small space

Here at Ikon Furniture, we believe that small spaces are overlooked all too often. Don’t discount living in a smaller and more quaint house or flat just because you’re worried about how to style or decorate; this blog post will teach you not only how to create a space that you love, but also maximise… View Article

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Thursday November 8, 2018

A beginner’s guide to buying decor on Instagram

Instagram is a fantastic platform for many many things. Staying up to date with your friends and family, showing off that perfectly-lit selfie, exploring hilarious videos of cute cats and, most importantly for us, diving deep into some home decor inspiration. But that’s not all it’s good for. Did you know Instagram is also an… View Article

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Saturday November 3, 2018

Background music and bar stools

What do the two have in common? Mood, to put it simply.  According to The Guardian, the business of background music is booming, and for those with a talent for picking playlists there’s plenty of money to made. Similarly, The Independent described how the design and placement of commercial bar furniture in the hospitality industry… View Article

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Friday October 26, 2018

How to use interior design to boost office productivity

Business owners all across the UK and throughout multiple industries are always looking for ways to make their staff more productive and efficient. But contrary to what most managers think, productivity isn’t about getting work from point A to point B as quickly as possible. What it’s actually about is getting jobs done efficiently whilst… View Article

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