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The New Dowse

Installation: The New Dowse - Welllington

Specifier: Athfield Architects

Installer: Christie Flooring Wellington

Product: Equilibrium Constant

Dowse Museum was undertaking a complete interior upgrade. As a highly Prestigious Gallery of International acclaim they needed to ensure it was leading edge. Hence they ran an Interior Design competition among the A & D community which was ultimately won by Athfield Architects. Our own Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. Helen Clark opened the Museum upon its completion.

Athfields needed to ensure the flooring was distinctive, of unparalleled performance and highly sustainable.

Moving exhibits to replace carpet is an expensive business and Dowse Museum couldn’t have areas cordoned off while waiting for cleaners to turn up should a spill occur.

Further they needed to ensure that the flooring accentuated the exhibits, ensuring that light was defracted evenly and sound impacts were cushioned.

Athfields chose InterfaceNZ’s Equilibrium Constant. A high quality, sophisticated yet quietly understated carpet tile that provides an excellent finish to the Museum’s Interior Décor while ensuring the focus is maintained on the exhibits.

Equilibrium Constant is a Solution dyed 6,6 nylon yarn that is rated super heavy duty to meet the worst traffic demands and ensure spills do not become stains while providing a 15 year walk on life on each tile.

The result speaks for itself –a fantastic flooring solution for Dowse Museum incorporating high design and full functionality that will last a full 15 years and provide ample flexibility for the museum to meet its exacting demands.
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