A sculptural, state-of-the-art desk area has been designed in HI-MACS®
for the Ashton Sixth Form College reception
. The concept, by Manchester-based architects GA Studio, is a 10m long design that incorporates extremely precise angles to mirror the angles of the building itself. “HI-MACS®
was used as it works very well for granite-like installations,” explains fabricator Kevin Lomax of Lomax Interiors. “The particles run all the way through the HI-MACS®
, whereas other solid surfaces only have particles in the top millimetre or so.”
Sharp, sleek and ultra-contemporary, the desk is beautifully in sync with its surroundings, a modern extension to an old grammar school. Designed to emulate the college logo, it leans towards the older part of the building creating a fascinating contrast between old and new. Dynamic and dramatic, it’s both visually appealing and thought provoking.
Lomax Interiors rose to the manufacturing and installation challenge, creating a stunning linear desk with two heights – 1.2m at one end, sloping down to 700mm for wheelchair users at the other.
Strong, hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing, HI-MACS®
is a homogenous material, which is solid throughout. If the inevitable little scratches do appear, it can simply be refinished for a refreshed, seamless surface. HI-MACS®
is also non-porous, making it easy to clean
, and is resistant to stains, moisture and sunlight. It can be moulded into any shape and is widely used for architectural and interior applications in both residential