Sunlit Colours - Fly Forbos Winner

Winning the 2005 �Fly Forbo & Fly Free to Europe� award run in conjunction with the Interior Design Awards, is Sydney architectural design company Nordon Jago for a staggeringly different fitout that meets the needs of its client in new ways.

The brief for this unique project involved a meld of Leigh Jones� orthodontic practice and an artist�s studio for his wife, in Mosman, New South Wales.

�Nordon Jago has created a truly sophisticated and convention-defying environment that is welcoming and engaging through its use of warm colours, touchable surfaces and organic shapes,� says Angus Fotheringhame, managing director of Forbo Flooring.

Marmoleum was selected for its outstanding colour palette and pleasing textures that worked perfectly with the design that incorporates organic shapes through flooring, cabinetry (which artfully conceals implements of the trade) and ethereal lighting.

Add a futuristic glowing circular arrival desk and original artworks and the result is a clinic with a sophisticated yet informal, almost club-like atmosphere. Visual stimulation is everywhere, providing patients with plenty of non-orthodontic thoughts to occupy and calm their mind.

Project director and architect Richard Stone chose Marmoleum �for a combination of everything it offers, but primarily its environmentally friendly attributes coupled with an amazing colour range,� he said.

�Marmoleum�s colours are brilliant, and it has a low gloss level which is aesthetically pleasing, more like natural stone.

�Marmoleum also has a lovely tactility, and personally I like the delicate, natural scent when first laid - a subtle reminder of linseed, one of its natural ingredients.

�Add to this its environmental pedigree, the fact that it doesn�t off-gas, and its bacteriostatic nature, and we find we often specify Marmoleum,� he said.

Richard accepts the award for the company, which includes flights, accommodation, spending money, tickets to 100% Design in London later this year and a visit Forbo's Design Studio in Amsterdam.

The winning project can be viewed at www.forbo-flooring.com.au.