HUNTER DOUGLAS CEILINGS
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Suppliers of: LUXALON wood timber ceilings metal Ceiling tiles suspended Ceiling Panels wood Ceiling System wooden Ceiling Tiles Suspended external ceilings chilled ceilings metal linear ceilings curved ceilings
THE HUNTER DOUGLAS MANUFACTURE A MARKET LEADING RANGE OF CEILINGS, SUN CONTROL, INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ROLLER AND VENETIAN BLIND SYSTEMS. THESE INCLUDE:
Forty years ago, we pioneered suspended metal ceilings. With metal ceilings in aluminium, steel, copper and stretch metal, in types ranging from linear and wide panel to open cell, curved and tile, the only limits are in your imagination. Hunter Douglas has established a long history of groundbreaking innovations. Recent innovations include Luxacote®, a special durable finish for exterior ceilings to protect against corrosion, abrasion and aggressive environments.
We also manufacture a extensive range of external metal ceilings including linear, wide panel to curves and tiles. Designed to remain secure in exposed conditions, Hunter Douglas external metal ceilings are ideal for canopies and forecourts.
We offer a large range of decorative and functional finishes to create maximum freedom in design for numerous applications. Standard finishes include brushed, mirror, embossed, zinc, anodized, matt, glossy and natural metal. Custom finishes and colours available.
Wood ceiling systems from Hunter Douglas are available in all kinds of wood, allowing architects to explore the natural characteristics of the material, including growth patterns and colour variations. Together with a variety of wood types, we apply different finishing techniques that further define the look of the ceiling design.
We can also address a range of acoustical requirements with wooden ceilings by using perforation patterns or adjusting the spacing of linear-ceiling joints. Our timber ceilings can be specified as an internal wooden ceilings or external wooden ceilings. All our wooden ceilings are available in fire-retardant versions and meet all requirements of the European CE2004 certification.
HeartFelt® is an innovative, patented product that turns every ceiling into a visual and acoustic playground. The felt panels are available in five beautiful grey shades and can be easily clipped to the carriers, at varying distances.
Hunter Douglas Architectural launches new rounded panel HeartFelt® line
unter Douglas Architectural launches new rounded panel HeartFelt® line
Hunter Douglas Architectural’s award-winning HeartFelt® modular felt system for ceilings and walls is now available in a rounded panel – adding yet another option for innovative designers and architects. The range, which has won two prestigious, international Red Dot awards for innovation – one when it was launched in 2017 and another in 2020 for the newly introduced baffle panels – is already lauded for its versatility in a wide range of settings.
Now, the new line, available in five shades of grey, comprises a rounded panel 40HR64 – 40mm panel width and 64mm panel height – and will enable even greater design freedom. Like all the lightweight HeartFelt® panels and baffles, the rounded panels are made from non-woven thermoformed PES fibres, are FR tested to B-S1, d0 and boast excellent acoustic properties, with ceiling absorption values (αw) achieving between 0.45 and 0.70.
Pieter van Rees, Business Development Manager HeartFelt® & Linear Metal Ceilings at Hunter Douglas Architectural, said industry demand was fuelling the evolution and expansion of the HeartFelt® range. “The popularity of HeartFelt® in the past three years among architects, specifiers and interior designers has demonstrated just how versatile this material is and how easily it can be applied in a wide variety of settings,” he said.
“Since we launched the range, we’ve added wall panels and baffles and now we’re proud to announce the arrival of rounded panels, bringing even more vitality to this dynamic and exciting ceiling and wall panel. This rounded panel will add more softness to our Linear HeartFelt® ceiling and wall applications. “Hunter Douglas Architectural is well known for innovation, and we’re working on further developments in the HeartFelt® range, which we’ll look forward to unveiling.”
Hunter Douglas Architectural prides itself on its green credentials and HeartFelt® is C2C Bronze certified and is 100% recyclable or easily reusable.
Hunter Douglas launches Combi-Line carrier system for multipanel design
Hunter Douglas launches Combi-Line carrier system for multipanel design
Hunter Douglas Architectural has launched a new, innovative carrier system for ceilings that promises to open up the design possibilities for architects.
Combi-Line’s unique system’s carrier rail is fitted with a variety of clips that fit a mix of metal, veneered wood grill and HeartFelt® panels, enabling the three different materials to be fitted on to a single carrier. Endless combinations are possible: ceilings with ruptured lines, random patterns and open positions in the grid, non-standard modulation and the opportunity to mix and match ceiling panels of different material.
Design & Development
Combi-Line was first created as a bespoke carrier system that was installed at the Schiphol Airport Lounge in Amsterdam in 2015. Hunter Douglas Architectural’s Research and Development team worked with the architects to produce a carrier with clips that allowed them to install ceiling panels in random patterns and with wide open spaces that revealed the plenum. The team realised this bespoke carrier system had potential, and decided to develop it further. The result is the new Combi-Line.
Combi-Line was developed by Michiel Langeveld, Manager of the Research and Development team at Hunter Douglas Architectural. He said: “Developing a system with clips inside the rail was a solution to a design problem we had for one major project and we knew this had the potential to develop further into a new flexible system. We realised there was an exciting innovation if we made several clips for the different panel types and allowed any modulation. I had some discussions with architects about it and asked if they would be interested in combining different ceiling panels and the feedback was positive. As part of the development process, we also created a machine that is programmed to mark the rail, indicating exactly where each panel should be inserted.”
Modulation and possibilities
This new carrier system is available with variable modulation. For the second phase of Schiphol Airport, the module Hunter Douglas Architectural created is 135.5mm, demonstrating that the global architectural products company can create a bespoke solution for any scheme. The flexibility of the product enables custom modulation, which provides additional opportunities for design freedom.
“Combi-Line is a wonderful product that provides architect full design freedom. It not only allows randomisation in the panel position, it also is an aesthetic solution for the open parts of the carrier because it is neater where there is no panel fitted,” said Pieter van Rees, Business Development Manager Hunter Douglas Architectural.
As with all of Hunter Douglas Architectural’s ceiling systems, the plenum is easily accessible for maintenance and the panels can be dismounted individually. The specially designed clips for HeartFelt®, veneered wood linear and metal linear panels, fit in the steel carrier rail and fix in the pre-determined positions. Designers have the possibility to create a unique pattern with more than one ceiling panel type.
Combi-Line is available with HeartFelt® 30HL60, metal 30 BD/BXD and veneered wood 30WL60 linear panels. For more details about Combi-Line and other Hunter Douglas Architectural products, visit https://www.hunterdouglasarchitectural.eu/ceilings/textile/combi-line/index.jsp