Modern designers are calling on the early 20th century for inspiration in all interior design elements, to summon a confident, contemporary, romantic, simple and strong look.
Josh Burbidge, Flooring Director at Atkinson & Kirby, comments: “Key to the ‘modern revival’ look is flooring, where connoisseurs can choose between herringbone and chevron parquet.”
While the more traditional herringbone pattern uses rectangular blocks to create the appearance of a ‘broken’ zig zag, the angled edges of chevron blocks combine to produce a true ‘V’ pattern across the floor.
Josh continues: “Thanks to the rising use of the pattern in recent years, the resulting chevron design gives a cleaner, more modern finish. It can also appear to be more expensive since the angled shape of the chevron blocks require more skill to produce. Mid or darker tones will accentuate the vintage look, while lighter blocks will appear more modern.”
Morecambe’s iconic Midland Hotel, famed for its art deco styling and the host of stars including Coco Chanel, called on Atkinson & Kirby to provide chevron parquet as part of its extensive revamp by Urban Splash. The Grade II Listed building is fitted with Jatoba Strip on the ground floor dining and function rooms, restoring the 1930s glamour of the venue’s heyday.
Meanwhile, LBA Architects chose Atkinson & Kirby’s range of engineered flooring in the bespoke shade ‘coffee’ to transform a beautiful Georgian building into five luxury dwellings in Edinburgh’s West End. The chevron blocks were stained, brushed and oiled which meant the floor kept the character of the building whilst providing a high quality finish.Five Melville Crescent, featuring Atkinson & Kirby’s range of engineered flooring in ‘coffee’
Atkinson and Kirby parquet has the added modern advantage of stability and suitability for a range of substrates and underfloor heating. With outstanding tonal choice, the range allows for chevron flooring to appear absolutely on trend, perfectly traditional or anywhere in between.