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UAE gateways unveil new designer carpets

It seems that there is no end to the popularity of the airport carpet, with UK manufacturer, Brintons, arguably a step ahead of the rest in terms of commissions.

For Brintons, which boasts a specialist ‘airport division’, supplied the giant 165,000sqm carpet at Delhi–Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 3 and its intricate weaves have  graced Singapore Changi for years.

It has also carpeted Sydney Airport, Shanghai Pudong, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport and Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, whose 65,000sqm carpet features an elaborate peacock design.
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And now it has unveiled two more airport offerings – a new bespoke carpet for the Emirates First Class Duty Free Lounge at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and a total of 6,000sqm of carpets in the Sky Bridge and Terminal 1 departure lounges at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

According to Brintons, it worked with Dubai Airports for six months to come up with the design of the carpet, which it believes “captures the simplicity and elegance of the airport’s interiors through a modernistic combination of geometric yet sophisticated patterns”.

Meghna Rawat, field designer for Brintons Middle East and Africa, said: “To reflect the airport and the country’s ultra modern architecture and elegance, the designs consist of crisp geometric designs in a palette of rich light and dark shades.

“The colour grey used throughout the scheme is associated with formality and sophistication, which Dubai perfectly encompasses, making it the perfect shade to use throughout this carpet.”
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It says that its Abu Dhabi designs were inspired by the existing linear decor of the terminal’s interior, combined with the style of the airport’s exterior.

“The carpets’ unique style reflected the original designs of the airport through its pattern and colour palette,” says Brintons.

Vernon Palmer, Brinton’s regional sales manager for Middle East and Africa, comments: “It was extremely important throughout this project for the carpets to reflect the iconic colours and styles for which the airport is well known.

“Our designers ensured that the spirit of Abu Dhabi was captured throughout the energetic print.
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“Tiles are ideal for projects such as these as they can be more economical over the life of the product, as there is no underlay requirement and installation is quicker.

“They can be suited to a range of commercial environments and one distinct benefit that tiles offer is that can have acoustic insulation properties, which reduces ambient noise created by impact or foot movement, making it perfect for high footfall locations such as airports.”

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