Sister of Charity of St. Pauls Apostle, Birmingham
Our client, Haywoods, was collaborating with on-site contractors and architects on a Covent refurbishment for Sister of Charity of St. Pauls Apostle in Birmingham. They wanted to sympathetically restore the beautiful original features throughout the residency whilst bringing a refreshingly modern update to the interior. When it came to needing curtains, our client suggested Edmund Bell fabrics.
Edmund Bell worked closely with our client, focusing our attention on sourcing a fabric that not only harmonises with the Grade II listed building but also revitalises its inherent beauty. After careful consideration, PULSE Mineral and PULSE Mercury, both from our PRISM woven collection were chosen, thanks to their expressive metallic structures and excellent specifications. To date, our client has provided 35 pairs of motorised track curtains, with additional installations planned for 2024 as part of the ongoing refurbishment project.
Inherently flame-retardant and textured to emulate the changing colours of crushed leaves, PULSE stands out from the crowd. With expressive structures that enhance the metallic effect of many of the 18 colourways. This attractive bold range has excellent practical qualities as it meets UK and international flame retardant standards. Therefore, this stunning fabric is suitable for the healthcare, hospitality and workplace markets, as well as in a domestic setting.
Stone Cross Apartments, Cumbria
Stone Cross, Residential Apartments
Stone Cross Mansion Apartments is a unique refurbishment of Stone Cross Mansion – a stunning grade-2 gothic style manor originally built as a family home in 1874. The manor was left to dereliction in 2001 until development began in 2018.
Our customer, Youth Studio, were asked by the developer to consult on how to respectfully restore and modernise this historic building whilst keeping the existing ornate architectural features such as stone carvings, decorative tiled floor and beautifully worked joinery in a modern and contemporary manner, ready for new residents.
Our customers’ design approach was to play with the buildings existing tones, developing them into a muted, yet meaningful palette, juxtaposing features through joinery and materiality that highlighted both the beauty and contrasts of the old and new.
This special collection of 19, two and three bedroom apartments, uses Edmund Bell’s REVIVE sheer throughout to provide privacy whilst still allowing as much light as possible through the beautiful ornate windows. VENUS dimout is used in the communal areas, this soft handle plain weave has excellent practical qualities including acoustic sound absorption which is ideal for the large rooms and high ceilings within the manor; decreasing any sound reverberation and echos.
Studio Refurbishment, Amsterdam
Edmund Bell fabrics were chosen for a studio refurbishment in Amsterdam. The requirement was for a Scandi / minimalistic look and for the fabric to have acoustic sound properties.
Edmund Bell’s flame retardant ATMOSPHERE dimout fabric was chosen for it’s acoustic sound properties, and paired with flame retardant REVIVE sheer fabric to provide an element of privacy whilst still letting in the light.
Direct Fabrics – rental accommodation
Rental accommodation, 250 apartments
Edmund Bell fabrics are used throughout a tenanted rental apartment block comprising of 250 apartments. Direct Fabricsour long standing customer, was approached to supply and manufacture 530 pairs of curtains in an on-trend grey colour, to be manufactured and installed within 8 weeks.
Edmund Bell’s flame retardant ENIGMA dimout fabric was chosen due to its varied colour range, large stock holding and flame retardant properties – vital to meet the quick time frame and conformity to British flame retardant standards, required by Direct Fabrics.