Marine Grade FF&E
With multiple generations of experience in the yacht sector, Timage is the perfect partner for those looking for high quality fit-out solutions with a difference. Universally the marine grade FF&E products are, robust, beautifully crafted and offer a space saving or multifunctional design. All this has found favour in the hospitality sector where clients can take advantage of technologies and styling developed in the yacht industry.
Products are built to last and include hardware, lighting, furniture and bathroom fittings.
Contemporary and Industrial Lighting
Timage offers a wide range of light solutions from the latest-evolution low voltage LED [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/lv-lighting/t-light-design-collection.html] slick panel and spotlights to our classic industrial cast Coastal bulkhead lamps [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/lv-lighting/mv-lighting/bulkhead-lights.html]. The marine grade FF&E products have high specifications include high quality materials, >90 CRI [colour rendering index], a choice of lens angles and various colour temperatures that even include RGBW, allowing for full control of mood and output. Full photometrics are available so performance within a setting can be calculated, rather than guessed.
Marine Grade FF&E: Hardware
The range of hardware on offer is all Italian made and so designed to look good whilst working perfectly. From general interior or exterior fittings such as spring-loaded coat hooks [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/spring-loaded-coathook-34900.html], door handles to matching leather trimmed cupboard latches, you can see how the same attention to detail is applied. A good example of how well extra functionality has been incorporated to deliver more for your space, and money, is one of our clever solutions for a table base. Being electric powered, this high-low polished stainless steel pedestal [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/furniture/table-pedestals/electric-table-pedestals/st-steel-electric-pedestal-2-stage-680-370mm-square-24v-t2018198a-ss.html] can be supplied complete with a teak top that converts a low coffee table into a regular height dining option. It is even suitable for an exterior installation.
There are fewer environments as harsh as a boat deck at sea and this is why our ranges of marine grade FF&E furniture [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/catalog/category/view/s/furniture/id/97/] are up to the job of looking good and working across the seasons.
Directors’ chairs, sun loungers, bar stools and tables are constructed in stainless steel and teak and form coordinating collections. In nearly all cases, the chairs or tables fold for easier stowage, again adding to the versatility of bistros, balconies, poolside or garden areas.
Bathroom & Spa
It would seem that the most obvious situation for our products should be the challenging environment of a spa [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/bathroom-plumbing/t-spa-wellness-collection.html]. Knowing that a tap, shower, handrail, light or lounger has been designed to meet these demands is a desirable assurance for specifiers. With our materials including 316-grade stainless steel, high pressure cast brass and options over galvanic plated or PVD finishes, designs can be tailored to suit projects. Again, you will see marine grade FF&E solutions that are compact and fold away to make the most of space and give such a clean look. Some products seem to disappear like just one of our minimalist folding taps [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/bathroom-plumbing/folding-taps/wall-mount-sing-lever-flush-mixer-strip-chrome-4175c.html]
A notably special solution is found in our removable plug-in shower range [https://fluidsteel.co.uk/outdoor-showers/]where versatility and clever design is exploited in carbon fibre to give such a rewarding product.
The bathroom and brassware fittings can be illuminated using the latest waterproof flexible neon effect LED strips [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/catalog/category/view/s/led-strip-lighting/id/206/]. These are high spec and completely at home in a chlorine atmosphere, even being used underwater. Simple to install and control, and very affordable.
Marine Grade FF&E: Materials
Timage has a wide range of marine fabrics which are of course highly suitable for domestic or retail installations. Most commonly adopted for wall linings, exterior cushions and furniture inlays or feature panels, in faux-leather grains or unique surface finishes. They can be for interior or exterior and often are waterproof on top of having high UV resistance. We also offer the ability to have the fabric rolls pre stitched and foam laminated [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/catalog/category/view/s/fabrics/id/218/] to give quilted patterns of various designs. For a completely waterproof option, some marine grade FF&E materials can be heat-welded to form these quilted patterns and give a robust, fully cleanable solution. As well as the typical polyester or polyurethane compositions we now feature silicone construction which is the ultimate for cleanability and eco-friendly properties.
A novelty in the mattress and cushioning sector is our innovative filling called Breathair® [https://timage.co.uk/architecture/materials-batch/breathair-3d-cushion-filling.html]. It is super-lightweight, holds virtually no water or condensation, so is free draining, causing no rot and remains anti-bacterial. It is therefore often specified for hospitals and care homes and is also used for the seat mouldings of the Japanese Shinkansen bullet trains. It has strong rebound making an ideal alternative to sprung bases, with extremely high-performance testing. Due to the very low toxins released if burnt, it is also able to be recycled, rather than becoming landfill.
Graham Warren – Business Development Manager – Timage
Expert in Marine Grade FF&E
An experienced industrial designer with a background managing design studios and engineering professionals. An ideal contact to discuss your next project requirements and help deliver the best solution, considering design intent, feasibility and budget parameters. We talk your language and relate to architects, specifiers and designers looking to bring new life to market.