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DESSO project gets royal seal of approval

His Royal Highness, The Duke of York gave his seal of approval to York's newest visitor attraction, 'Revealing York Minster' in the Undercroft, with Desso's recently installed Grids tile providing the perfect finishing touch.

A leading European carpet and sports pitches manufacturer, Desso supplied 620 m² of Grids tiles in three complementary shades, which were expertly installed by commercial flooring contractor, Durham Flooring. The tiles created a natural pathway around the new attraction, with a strong, modern deep red tile selected for the path and a soft coffee brown tile used around the edge, both perfectly complemented the exposed brickwork throughout the underground chambers. A warmer brown tile was installed in the areas under and around the exhibition's displays.

Desso Grids carpet tile uses its irregular linear pattern to add subtle structure to large modern spaces. The colour range consists of 16 tonal shades in a refined combination of matt and lustrous yarns. It is part of Desso's Carpetecture® collection Patterns@Play, which is all about identity and removing the anonymity of large spaces. Allowing buildings and interiors to 'tell a story' and break through the modest image of structures to give a space a stronger personality. 

Applied patterns help to visually subdivide large interior spaces, define functional areas and traffic paths, create visual interest and relate the surface to the human dimension. In this way, pattern design becomes as functional as it is decorative. Patterns@Play offers a blend between structure and pattern in new innovative carpet designs.

'Revealing York Minster' in the Undercroft opened to the public on Saturday 25th May 2013 and is a brand new experience within the underground chambers of York Minster. Visitors are able to walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, discover dramatic events that threatened the existence of the Minster, and explore the lives of the people, past and present, who have made this one of the greatest cathedrals in the world.

Dynamic new audio-visual and interactive galleries reveal the significance behind York Minster's treasures as never before, in an inspirational, two thousand-year heroic, historic and human journey.



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