DESIREE SUN DELIGHT FOR ENERGY-SAVING GLARE AND PRIVACY PROTECTION- Nisha Designs

We have equipped our classic Desiree Chintz with a metallized backing, thus transforming it into an energy-saving sheer with a glare and privacy function that provides sun protection similar to a sunscreen. The metallized backing reflects the sun’s rays and thus prevents the room from heating up too much. This additional feature gives the backing a silver metallic shimmer without shining through to the front. The matt fabric side faces the room and creates a cosy, homely character. Desiree Sun not only protects against the sun, but can also serve as a privacy screen which at the same time – due to its slight transparency – still gives the room enough light. Particularly noteworthy is the soft drape, which is not present in classic aluminium-vaporized articles.to the article

TECHNICAL VALUES

Extensive tests resulted in the following photometric values:

  • Light transmission: 25% (percentage of total visible sunlight passing through the curtain)
  • Light reflection: 45 %
  • Light absorption: 30 % (The amount of radiant energy absorbed by the curtain and converted into heat)
  • UV transmission: 25 %.

Comprehensive tests resulted in the following solar technical values:

  • Solar transmission: 26 % (energy penetrating the fabric / the smaller the better)
  • Solar reflection: 46 % (energy reflected from the back of the fabric / the bigger the better)
  • Solar absorption: 28 % (energy absorbed by the material and converted into heat / the smaller the better)

g-value: 0.42 (total energy transmittance: energy input through the blind; the lower the g-value, the less energy passes through the blind and the lower the temperature behind it)

Fc value: 0.72 (reduction factor of a sun protection device, the smaller the better)

Although this product is similar in function to our DELITHERM products, it is a completely different article in production and in handling. As Desiree Sun has no metalized yarn but is metalized only on the backside, the article looks more homely and offers a larger variety of colours. Special attention must therefore be paid to the processing instructions.


Advantages of energy-saving glare and privacy protection:

  • Glare protection
  • improves the thermal room comfort
  • protects against strong heat radiation and UV radiation
  • reduces the intensity of air conditioning systems (reduction of CO2 emissions)
  • provides for more comfortable viewing at the monitor workstation
  • daylight-permeable
  • respects the privacy
  • is permanently flame-retardant
  • little sewing effort

Greenery and nature come face to face with animal force- STK Restaurant in Olomouc- Nisha Designs

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Olomouc Steak Restaurant

Steak restaurant housed in a former car repair shop.

Spontaneity, raw materials, pristine nature and above all – meat. The best steaks in the city of Olomouc.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Ten years back, you would have come here to have your vehicle inspection certificate stamped. Entering the place, you would have covered your ears to escape the noise of the roaring car engines and watched the mechanics checking clutches and brakes. As the shift ended and the chaps clocked out to leave for home all hungry, they might have been dreaming about one kind of meal.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic
STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

The juicy steak they would eat seated at a solid wood table supported by raw steel legs. Greenery and nature come face to face with animal force. That’s the core of Steak Restaurant’s (STK) interior, housed in a former car repair shop which gave the steakhouse its name.

Olomouc Steak Restaurant design by Komplits

STK in Olomouc emphasises simplicity and quality, both in its food and its interior. Instead of trying to deny and erase its greasy automobile heritage, the place embraces it. The 320 square metres of the restaurant authentically engage individual elements of its past.

Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior dining meat

This is evident from the materials, which include raw metal sheets, black steel and rebars. We even turned a seemingly problematic layout into an advantage, transforming bearing walls in narrow spaces into a vertical garden and a platform for a barbecue.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Dominating the space are two huge steel bulls – the owner’s wish and a clear message to guests about the type of cuisine they should expect. In STK, heavy elements merge with nature. Willow branches wrap themselves around the tables and climb the walls, rising up to the ceiling and over the bulls’ heads.

STK Restaurant in Olomouc design by Komplits

Formed from solid oak boards, the tables have a rough hewn appearance and irregularly shaped steel legs. Here and there, plants spring from the ceiling and walls, changing the interior’s look with each new leaf that sprouts. Cowhide covering one of the walls and woven rope complete the signature style of the steakhouse.

Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design
Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design

Steak Restaurant Olomouc – Building Information

Studio: Komplits
Author: Pavel Kříž | principal architect
Contact e-mail: hello@komplits.com

Project location: Lipenská 11/7, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Project year: 2018
Completion yea: 2019
Usable floor area: 320 m2

Client: steak restaurant | http://www.steak-restaurant.cz | info@steak-restaurant.cz
Photo credits: BoysPlayNice | http://www.boysplaynice.com | info@boysplaynice.com

Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design
Olomouc Steak Restaurant interior design
Olomouc Steak Restaurant bathroom mirrors washroom

About Komplits

Why do all houses, flats, offices, schools, hotels or tables out there look similar, when we have unlimited fantasy and possibilities? That was Komplits’ starting point, a belief uniting its members. They like exploring the roads not taken. A new day brings a new idea, shape or use of material. “But this is a material for fences! Well – we’ll make a chandelier from it”. Based in Olomouc, a city that encourages creativity, a team of architects, design and civil engineers take Pavel Kříž’s fantastic universes from paper and transform them into reality.

We create our own worlds. Houses, restaurants, schools, hotels and offices. But also desks, lighting, a bar or a hanger. One clear signature style and plenty of room for imagination. The more we hear something is impossible, the more excited we get about it.

Photography: BoysPlayNice | info@boysplaynice.com | www.boysplaynice.com

Source: https://www.e-architect.co.uk/czechrepublic/stk-restaurant-in-olomouc

Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

A small earthen village near the Atlas Mountains of Morocco is now home to a women’s community centre, designed and built by local women and a group …

Moroccan women collaborate with architecture students to design and build women’s community centre near Atlas Mountains from earth and stone

Upholstery fabric with purity technology- Nisha Designs

DELIGARD upholstery fabrics: unrivaled in cleanliness and easy maintenance. Bacteria, dirt and moisture don’t stand a chance with this pattented innovative system. In hotels, restaurants, retirement homes and clinics textiles create an especially relaxing atmosphere by reducing noise and spreading warmth and comfort. DELIGARD upholstery fabrics have a singular anti-dirt protection; they thus offer protection against contermination which is of great importance in highly frequented public areas. They are the solution for long-lasting stainless upholstery.

Each individual fiber is enclosed by a protective sheath, replacing the commonly used “shallow” surface coating found in other fabrics. The special layer on the reverse side prevents the penetration of moisture and wetness. This innovative technology provides lasting protection against impurities and dirt, and is easy to clean.

Brooks DELIGARD expands this successful series of upholstery fabrics. It is characterised by its discreet graphic pattern and a soft touch. With this combination it not only offers a discreet and modern look, but also gives rooms a cosy atmosphere.

Here is an overview of the DELIGARD characteristics: 

  • resistant to moisture and dirt
  • breathable
  • skin-friendly
  • prevents the growth of bacteria
  • hydrophobic
  • urine-resistant
  • disinfectant-resistant
  • extremely durable
  • environmentally friendly and pollutant-free
  • easy to upholster
  • particularly soft due to the textile reverse side
  • Flame-retardant properties: DIN EN 1021 Teil 1, DIN EN 1021 Teil 2, BS 5852 Crib 5, IMO Res. A652 (16)
  • Martindale: 30,000 Tours

Brooks Fabrics: https://www.delius-contract.de/en/products/contract-fabrics/brooks

Do you need samples or advice? Then send an e-mail to nisha@nishadesigns.com or call us at 702.622.8321

INTRODUCING CUSTOM HANDMADE CARPETS AND RUGS- NISHA DESIGNS

We take this opportunity to introduce to you our finest- quality, natural fiber handmade carpets and rugs. All our carpets and rugs are hand woven under environmentally friendly conditions.

From concept to execution, our expertise provides a complete array of services necessary for successful project completion i.e. Spinning, Dyeing, Weaving, In-house Washing, Finishing, Inspection, Packing and Dispatch of final products.

We make all sorts of handmade Floor Coverings like Hand-knotted Carpets, Hand-tufted Carpets, Handloom Rugs, Indo-Tibetan Rugs, Woolen and Cotton Dhurries etc. 

Artisans:
We have a dedicated team of artisans with extensive experience in their field and knowledge of the industry. The work of our artisans is at the heart of what we do. Expert dyers, Quality analyst, Raw material experts, Tailors
Weavers.

We work in custom rugs and can create one of a kind rugs based on the specifications of our buyers. For Hotel projects, we understand what “Quality and Time” mean. We ensure desired quality at all stages of production and timely updates on the progress of orders through images and videos.

If you have some designs and patterns in mind that you want us to create, please feel free to discuss these with us and we can create/make samples for you.

Quality- Our Prime Concern:
We are keenly administered by sound management ethics at every stage of our process to ensure flawless production. The production is carried out under the strict supervision of our experienced professionals who have been working in this discipline for years together. We source the finest quality of yarn and other raw materials from reputed agents of the market.

We do it all:

  • Raw Material Experts
  • Dyeing & Spinning Plant
  • Artisans
  • Quality Analysts
  • Weavers
  • Washing and Dyeing
  • Finishing and Packing

Types of Order Undertaken: We cater to different requirements of our buyers such as:

  • Programmed Orders
  • Custom Orders
  • Express Orders
  • Sample Orders

Our Carpets and Rugs are tested for Fire Retardancy , Color Fastness, and Pill Pull Strength. If you have a special requirement we will get it tested for you.

If you desire for us to send you sample of different fibers please email us at nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702.622.8321 for more information.

INTRODUCING CUSTOM HANDMADE CARPETS AND RUGS- NISHA DESIGNS

We take this opportunity to introduce to you our finest- quality, natural fiber handmade carpets and rugs. All our carpets and rugs are hand woven under environmentally friendly conditions.

From concept to execution, our expertise provides a complete array of services necessary for successful project completion i.e. Spinning, Dyeing, Weaving, In-house Washing, Finishing, Inspection, Packing and Dispatch of final products.

We make all sorts of handmade Floor Coverings like Hand-knotted Carpets, Hand-tufted Carpets, Handloom Rugs, Indo-Tibetan Rugs, Woolen and Cotton Dhurries etc. 

Artisans:
We have a dedicated team of artisans with extensive experience in their field and knowledge of the industry. The work of our artisans is at the heart of what we do. Expert dyers, Quality analyst, Raw material experts, Tailors
Weavers.

We work in custom rugs and can create one of a kind rugs based on the specifications of our buyers. For Hotel projects, we understand what “Quality and Time” mean. We ensure desired quality at all stages of production and timely updates on the progress of orders through images and videos.

If you have some designs and patterns in mind that you want us to create, please feel free to discuss these with us and we can create/make samples for you.

Quality- Our Prime Concern:
We are keenly administered by sound management ethics at every stage of our process to ensure flawless production. The production is carried out under the strict supervision of our experienced professionals who have been working in this discipline for years together. We source the finest quality of yarn and other raw materials from reputed agents of the market.

We do it all:

  • Raw Material Experts
  • Dyeing & Spinning Plant
  • Artisans
  • Quality Analysts
  • Weavers
  • Washing and Dyeing
  • Finishing and Packing

Types of Order Undertaken: We cater to different requirements of our buyers such as:

  • Programmed Orders
  • Custom Orders
  • Express Orders
  • Sample Orders

Our Carpets and Rugs are tested for Fire Retardancy , Color Fastness, and Pill Pull Strength. If you have a special requirement we will get it tested for you.

If you desire for us to send you sample of different fibers please email us at nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702.622.8321 for more information.

Colorado is our New Faux Leather- Nisha Designs

Colorado is our new Faux Leather. It is available in 60 colours and due to its product properties it can be used in many different ways. Extreme durability is paired with a natural feel. The product is available from mid-January 2020.

Please contact Nisha Desai for further information at nisha@nishadesigns.com or 702.622.8321

We have many new products coming please visit our whole collection available online at https://www.delius-contract.de/en/

LE MEURICE HOTEL IN PARIS OPENED RENOVATED PENTHOUSE SUITE ON THE ROOF — Interiorista

Hotel Le Meurice is renewed again: in 2019, 29 rooms and suites were opened after renovation, including a penthouse with a terrace with a view…

LE MEURICE HOTEL IN PARIS OPENED RENOVATED PENTHOUSE SUITE ON THE ROOF — Interiorista

A NEW GENERATION OF FAUX LEATHER

High-System PU (Polyuretan)
Modern artificial leathers are coated with polyurethane (PU) instead of PVC, as PU is much more environmentally friendly in production, use and disposal.
Conventional PU, however, has the disadvantage that moisture and bacteria can penetrate through the openness of the pores and thus permanently damage the PU.
A new manufacturing process enables PU artificial leather to be produced with closed pores, so that there are no fractures in the surface – it is much more durable and hard-wearing.
Our artificial leathers SOLO, KANO, JAGO, ENA and ROMY have been produced with this special PU manufacturing process, called High System PU.

Our modern faux leathers are also particularly soft and insensitive to soiling. They are quick and easy to clean. With over 300,000 rubbing cycles, our faux leathers are durable and robust. Due to their permanent bi-elasticity, the materials can be easily upholstered according to all processes customary in the upholstery industry.
The advantages of High System PU faux leather are:

  • free of phthalate
  • high and permanent elongation
  • particularly hard-wearing
  • easy care
  • insulating against cold
  • breathable
  • PU is recyclable

FAUX LEATHER

Romy has a beautifully grained, matt surface that can hardly be distinguished haptically from genuine leather. The leather look is supported by warm natural shades. 

Ena, on the other hand, is modern and bold with its smooth, metallic surface and strong accentuated colours. In addition to the classic metallic tones such as gold, copper and silver, strong tones such as orange and red stand out. 

Jago has a natural leather apperance; its slight vintage look makes it extremely suitable for the furnishing of a modern hotel. It is ideal for headboards, bed surrounds and seating furniture of all kind. The authenticity of the faux leather is underlined by the colour range which concentrates on natural and grey tones.

Kano is a faux leather with a fine graphically embossed structure and a modern metallic sheen. The colour range comprises metal tones such as steel, titanium, silver and bronze as well as black and white.

Solo has a large colour palette with strong colours paired with natural leather tones. Solo is particularly beautiful in combination with upholstery fabrics from the DELIGARD series. 


COLOURLINE

Colourline is an imitation leather made of PVC which is extremely durable. It stands out due its good resistance to weather influence, UV light, water, heat, cold and chemicals. 70 colours offer extensive design possibilities.

DELICARE – ANTI-MICROBIAL FURNISHING FABRICS- HEALTHCARE- NISHA DESIGNS

Frida DELICARE

The permanent bio-active functional fabrics by DELIUS offer freshness and hygienic cleanliness. Silver ions which are firmly embedded in the fibre stop the growth of bacteria both within and outside the fibre. They thus protect against infections like MRSA in hospitals. DELICARE fabrics also reduce the formation of odours caused by microbes.

Frequent washing does not reduce the function unlike with normal finishes. This is typical for DELIUS: the function is contained in the yarn and is not subsequently imposed by a finishing process; this also holds true for the flame retardancy.  

Frida, Jeff DELICARE
Frida DELICARE
Jeff DELICARE
Frida, Jeff DELICARE
Frida DELICARE
Jeff DELICARE
Frida, Jeff DELICARE

DELICARE furnishing fabrics

  • are anti-microbial
  • prevents the growth of bacteria (hospital bugs, staphylococcus aureus which cause MRSA)
  • reduce odours caused by microbes
  • are conducive to a better hygienic standard in rooms 
  • are suitable for industrial washing
  • have a long lasting wash resistance 
  • conserve energy due to longer washing intervals and a lower washing temperature
  • are certified by the Fraunhofer Institute 
  • are JIS 1902 certified
  • are Ökotex Standard 100 certified

Being the Architect of my own Life- Nisha Desai

Queen of the Curve,” the late architect will be remembered for her bold, fluid designs. She is one of my favorite women in architecture.

I almost did step into the world of architecture. I had got an opportunity to spend a week in Columbia University to see if architecture was something I would be interested in. But it wasn’t for me. I have always been fascinated with creation and creating things. I thought at some point chemistry was something that will help me create to what I wanted to create. Loved equations, experiments, science. But then even that didn’t move my soul. And I finally ended up with textiles and art my soul and passion. Architecture and textiles have a lot in common. One of them being both are 3 dimensional. The love for architecture never left me as the architect of my life lived within me. Hence, I became the architect of my own life.
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“Up to even twenty years ago people did not anymore believe in what I always call the fantastic, they did not think that world is possible – some people still don’t think it’s possible – and, it is!” Zaha Hadid