Laser technology will play a key role at a top London design show thanks to Cutting Technologies, a leading laser cutting and engraving firm based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Cutting Technologies is heading to Tent London, one of the largest design trade shows taking place during this month’s London Design Festival, to take part in an inspirational trend and colour installation throughout the halls of this year’s exhibition.
Working with exciting young designer Daniel Heath, Cutting Technologies is using its laser engraving expertise to bring his designs to life for the Trend Trail by Mix, a four part installation created by colour experts Global Color Research™, the publishing house of Mix magazine and Mix Trends colour forecasting book.
The installation explores the evolution of the colour green (from 2012 towards 2014) through four different themes: Bleep, Precious, Alpine and Burst. The four designers and companies taking part will each create a unique space around Tent London’s venue, with Daniel Heath and Cutting Technologies working together on ‘Alpine,’ a key trend for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. Daniel will explore the possibilities of laser engraving to create a crafted hybrid material interior surface installation encompassing Alpine’s natural green palette.
Jane Robinson, Director at Cutting Technologies, said: “The opportunity to work with such a talented designer has been fantastic and we’ve really enjoyed turning Daniel’s creativity into a stunning reality. Designers are only just becoming aware of the endless possibilities that laser technology offers them. The Trend Trail by Mix gives us a great platform to show the design world what our lasers can do.”
Daniel Heath added: “Cutting Technologies have some amazing equipment and working with them on the Trend Trail project has been a pleasure. They really understand the design process and together I think we’ve produced something very special for visitors at Tent London to enjoy.”
In addition to the Trend Trail, Jane Robinson will be holding a 30 minute seminar at Tent London titled ‘Head to Hand: The journey from design to manufacture with lasers.’ The seminar will cover laser technology’s opportunities for designers and offer advice on the best ways of working with innovative laser companies such as Cutting Technologies.
Earlier this year, the Cutting Technologies played a key part in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations by cutting parts for the jubilee beacons. Other recent projects include cutting a highly decorative screen for an ambassadorial residence in Israel and laser engraving large oak panels for a new £30 million iconic building at Manchester University.
Tent London runs from 20th to 23rd September 2012 at the Old Truman Brewery, London.
For more information telephone 01226 283322 or visit www.cut-tec.co.uk