Category Archives: display materials

bbrown and ESSA – 30 years and counting

bbrown became an early member of BECA (British Exhibition and Contractors Association), as we were the leading supplier in UK of fire rated fabrics and display materials. Being part of the Association promoted our own brand and we enjoyed many years supplying miles and miles of polished PVC and Felt to an ever evolving industry. Technology was still in its infancy and being part of BECA we had immediate contact to both customers and other businesses working in the market.

In 2007 when BECA merged with AEC (Association of Exhibition Contractors) to become ESSA (Event Supplier and Services Association), bbrown had no reservations in joining the new Association. We could see the market changing and felt we needed the support of like-minded companies and customers to move our own business forward. We have stayed confident being a part of the Association and now, as part of the Muraspec Group of Companies, we are still supplying PVC and Felt as well as more fashionable display materials including Glitter fabric and light reflective polycarbonates. We feel that we continue to benefit from the contact with ESSA members to help us stay current in a fast moving industry.

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bbrown Springs into 2018 with Sparkling New Ranges

We’re delighted to announce the launch of two new product ranges for 2018 at the forthcoming VM & Display Show and Retail Design Expo, this Spring.

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Metallic surfaces and finishes are in high demand, but using metals can be expensive, heavy and impractical to cover objects that aren’t flat. Our Apollo range of metallic silk PVC comes in five colours; silver, pewter, gold, bronze and the latest addition to the range, red. The fabric is lightweight (355gsm), can be used on a number of different substrates, can easily be used on uneven surfaces or to cover unusual shapes, and is more cost effective than using metals. The antique metal effect provides a strong metallic sheen with good lighting and is ideal for retail displays including shop windows.

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Glitter Jazz & Glitter Disco

In addition, we will be introducing 19 new trend colours to the Glitter Jazz, and two new colours to the Disco Glitter, ranges. What makes the Glitter Jazz range really stand out is the way it has been manufactured. Standard glitters are created using encapsulated pieces of glitter, or plain glitter, that is stuck flat onto the backing. Our Glitter Jazz is randomly stuck to the backing fabric, so regardless of the location of the glitter fabric or the lighting source, it will always catch the light perfectly wherever your audience’s viewpoint is – ideal to bring your display to life and create impact.

 

We can now overprint both Glitter Jazz and Disco Glitter ranges with your bespoke artwork, and still provide you with the peace of mind that we are the only fire rated provider in the industry. Samples are now available to order via this website, simply go to Products/PVC/Metallic PVC for the Apollo range or Products/Fabrics/Glitter Fabrics for the Glitter Jazz and Disco ranges.

 

We will be on stand C1 at the VM & Display Show between 18th and 19th April, and on stand F201 at the Retail Design Expo between 2nd and 3rd May. Come and say ‘hello’.

Do you know Bencore® yet?

Bencore® composite panels are one of the main sources of inspiration on innovative materials for the architectural world. Designed and produced in Italy, they’re every inch the stylish solution for your project

There are hundreds of design combinations on offer, but today we are going to focus on Hexaben Large™ Plus.

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The aluminium honeycomb core feature is what makes this Bencore® design so distinctive, combining the ever-popular industrial look with practical internal strength in a lightweight panel.

Hexaben Large Plus™ not only looks beautiful, but it’s also Fire Rated to Euroclass B, so is ideal for indoor architectural, design and furniture applications. It’s also easy to cut so panels can be finished with frames, handles, hinges and so on.

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Bbrown Display Materials are the official UK distributor of Bencore®.

You can find out more about the range on offer here.

Alternatively visit the Bencore® website here. 

3D Decor Tiles in Casa Decor (Madrid)!

Casa Decor, Spain’s Interior Design & Lifestyle exhibition have gone crazy for 3D Décor Tiles, using them on the walls and ceiling!

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Casa Décor takes a different building in the centre of Madrid or Barcelona every year for a month to showcase more than 50 projects and design displays prepared by professionals and brands.

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This year, for its 50th anniversary, they took a building from the emblematic Malasana quarter, probably the area in Madrid with the biggest creative and countercultural scene.

You can take a look at some of the projects exhibited in their facebook page here, or their website here.

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To find out more about these tiles, click here.

3D tiles in Christian Louboutin’s interview

We were having a look at Vogue Magazine online the other day and we found this fantastic interview to Christian Louboutin.

The interview is a short trip into the designer’s life and the way he gets inspiration to design his fabulous red sole shoes.

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But there is something from this article that really attracted our attention… We love the setup where this interview took place! The white tiles on the wall give a modern and distinct look to the room, don’t you think?

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For a similar look, check out our 3D Décor tiles here.

(Pictures © Darren Gerrish, taken from www.vogue.co.uk)

Another TV show with Glitter: The People’s Strictly

This week, we’ve seen the launch of a new version of one of our favourite shows ‘Strictly Come Dancing’: The People’s Strictly.

In this show, instead of celebrities, we will see real-life heroes dancing and singing on the famous ballroom floor.

But what we most like of the show is the setting, because there is glitter EVERYWHERE!! The show was launched this week and it will last for 28 days! – So if you haven’t seen it yet, you have still plenty of time to see our Glitter!

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Pictures from BBC ‘Strictly come dancing’ www.facebook.com/bbcstrictly

BBrown Rowlux in Medical Clinic in Poland

Polish designer Iwona Blauth has used different Muraspec Group products to design the interiors of the Medical Clinik Prima Dent in Ropczyce, Southern Poland.

The designer, who says she has always liked Muraspec products since they launched in Poland, loves playing with light, as you can see in these pictures.

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She has successfully created a variety of effects by choosing Muraspec’s Meteor Storm and Digital wallcoverings, as well as bbrown Rowlux Illusion Film. 

Meteor Storm is perfect for catching the light due to its metallic content and is available in 15 colourways. See them all here. It complements the digitally printed wallcovering where dark backgrounds are combined with bright light points.

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BBrown Rowlux Illusion Film is a sheet material that uses light to create movement. A favourite of Visual Merchandisers and Events teams the world over, we think it looks fantastic used on the walls.

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See more bbrown products on our website.