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The 3 things FibreGuard's social media audience love the most


We know you love interacting with our social media feeds. It's a great way for us to keep you up to date with our new products, as well as share our thoughts on industry trends and innovations.

But what is the content you connect with the most? We thought we'd look back over our some of our most popular social posts to see whether there are any patterns emerging in terms of the interiors that capture your imagination.

Here, we reveal the three themes you love the most from FibreGuard's social media content.

PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

It turns out that you, just like us, are drawn to design that puts people first. In today's hyper-connected world, there's an increasing emphasis on creating hospitality spaces specifically designed to meet guests' needs and thus create truly memorable experiences.

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User-centred or human-centred design, as it's known, puts the customer at the heart of the product or service on offer. In terms of design for hotels and restaurants, the message is clear – focus on human needs to make spaces as welcoming and hospitable as possible.

“Human-centred design basically means as you go through the design process for an experience, you include research with your users along the way. So rather than the team designing what they think should be right for everyone, the design is focused on solving customer pain.” ­– Amy Buckner Chowdhry, CEO and founder of user experience research firm AnswerLab

FibreGuard fabrics are a great example of human-centred design. Our fabrics are life-friendly meaning they are engineered to meet the demands of real people in busy households, as well as those of guests in hospitality spaces.

INTERIORS FULL OF PERSONALITY

You're loving the fact that there is no longer a 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to interior design. Anything goes as we move towards eclectic, personality-led interiors which allow character and individuality to shine through. Mixing and matching is the name of the game, as we see designers 'borrow' from a variety of styles and eras to create memorable spaces that really stand out from the crowd.

A great example of this approach in the hospitality sector is the London outpost of The Standard hotel chain. Set within a former brutalist office block in London's King's Cross area, the bold and colourful interiors give a playful nod to 70s style while bringing the design bang up to date with contemporary elements. The bedrooms feature cobalt-blue carpets, colour-block bedding and scarlet wardrobes. And the dark and moody dining spaces combine mid-century details with modern touches such as contemporary reeded wood panelling.

So, whether you're a fan of minimalist Japandi style or urban rustic interiors, remember to have fun as you develop your own style and show your personality through the interior choices you make.

Related read: Designing personality-led interiors for children

EMBRACING CREATIVITY

While specific functional needs clearly have to be addressed in contract settings, it's also worth remembering that creativity can still play a vital part in the design process.

When it comes to healthcare environments, aspects such as signage, for example, are essential to ensure patients can easily navigate their way around the space, but they can still be designed in a way that can delight as well as inform the user. It's all about leaning into a creative approach and thinking outside the box to achieve inspiring, innovative solutions.

For the Dentista dental clinic in Amsterdam, interior architects i29 took a creative approach to the design of eight treatment rooms set around an open-air courtyard. Applying biophilic principles of welcoming nature into the space, the team introduced bold panels of khaki green, natural wood textures and lots of greenery. The result is a series of fresh and welcoming spaces, designed to make patients feel comfortable and reassured.

It's worth keeping in mind that the best healthcare environments should be inspiring, comforting spaces that will aid healing and recovery. FibreGuard's soft, durable and stain-resistant fabrics have a role to play here and are the perfect addition to your healthcare interiors project.

Related read: Designing healthcare spaces as healing environments

Available in a wide range of colours, FibreGuard's easy-to-clean fabrics are soft and luxurious while being able to withstand the challenging demands of many different kinds of interior environments. Experience a world of colour and variety with FibreGuard fabrics.


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