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Foamalux Bright White Dazzles At The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

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Foamalux, one of the world’s leading brands of foam PVC sheet, dazzled guests with its outstanding design capabilities and bright white finish at this year’s UK Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Foamalux was the chosen material partner to fit out the event venue, which proved an ideal platform to showcase the versatility and outstanding processing qualities of the product. Foamalux was also a category sponsor of the best restaurant or bar in a hotel.


Now in its second year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards held in Victoria House SW1 London in June, recognises restaurants, bars and their designers for design excellence. A leading design event like this, which celebrates the best of interior design, needs to be equally cutting edge and inspirational. Marco Rebora not only organised the event, but also designed the backdrop and staging, and, used Foamalux to bring his scheme to life. This is in itself was a glowing recommendation of what Foamalux can achieve in creative hands.


Semi-circular reception and cloak room areas at the entrance to the event where clad in bright white 5mm Foamalux, which was both screen printed and routered for visual impact. In the award presentation area, Foamalux formed a gently curving screen back drop for the awards presentation, providing a pristine surface for multi-media projections throughout the ceremony. The entertainment zone was created completely from Foamalux, again featuring gently curving lines, the bar, networking areas and DJ booth where all clad in bright white foam PVC, which was routered and softly backlit to create a sultry ambience. Badges, drink tokens and even the luminous lightbox awards were all made from Foamalux and innovatively replaced traditional trophies and paper alternatives creating a real buzz and sense of novelty throughout the evening.


The material was processed using direct to substrate printing methods, vinyl graphics were applied to create the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards identity and to identify areas such as the cloakroom. The Foamalux panels were also CNC routered to feature the sponsors branding and the 09 10 symbol to create the clean, blank canvas impression which the designer required for the venue and awards. The materials versatility is clearly evident in its ability to be shaped to create circular pods, networking areas and a semi circular cloakroom area and cut, bonded and routered to transform the awards into 3 dimensional light boxes.


Foamalux "Bright White” is part of the extensive Foamalux portfolio, which is continually innovated and developed by Brett Martin. Renowned for its quality, performance and endless applications in sign, display and print industries for signage, exhibition display and point of sale, Foamalux "Bright White" achieves outstanding print clarity and quality to provide dazzling images and pin sharp text but there are so many more application possibilities for this material making it the ideal choice for designers to think outside the box.


Manufactured to exacting tolerances, the ultra smooth, semi matt surface finish of Foamalux "Bright White” provides a consistently even, reliable surface for digital printing. The uniform, expanded closed cell structure gives Foamalux "Bright White" a hard, flat surface, providing exceptional rigidity and mechanical properties for intricate die cutting and routering. The hard surface is also more durable providing excellent resistance to knocks and scratches.


Marco Rebora, from Bar and Restaurant Design Awards, commented:

“As one of the most exciting events in the design calendar the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards attracted over 350 entries from the UK and worlds top hospitality designers, architects and operators. We required a quality product to fulfil our venue requirements and knew that Foamalux "Bright White" would deliver on these requirements. The product was fantastic, versatile and very effective in complimenting our theme for the evening, which was a blank canvas. The results were dazzling."


Duncan Smith, European Sales Director of Semi-Finished Products, Brett Martin Plastic Sheets commented, “Brett Martin was delighted to associate Foamalux "Bright White" as the material partner for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The event provided us with the perfect platform to not only showcase the versatility of Foamalux "Bright White” but its unique qualities and the fantastic results it achieves. Furthermore, on behalf of Brett Martin, I would like to congratulate Elliot’s, Edinburgh, who won the award in the category Best restaurant or bar in a hotel – well done! “


Brett Martin Plastics Sheets' Foamalux Foam PVC range is one of the most extensive in the world: Foamalux includes an extensive range of white plus 12 vibrant colours in satin finish; Foamalux Ultra for exterior use includes white plus 6 intense colours in a gloss finish, and Foamalux Xtra – the greener recycled option which not only does not compromise on quality but provides additional routering and engraving potential..


Foamalux "Bright White” is available in a wide range of sheet sizes, lengths 2440-3050mm, widths 1220-2050mm and thicknesses 1-19mm for a variety of print and display applications.


For further information on Foamalux "Bright White" visit Bright White Foam PVC.