Great Architects/Designers Bounce has been to see
This is my first ever post.
A bit about me…. as of the 5th of August 2015 I was just 8 weeks and 5 days old -and weighed about as much as a large Dalsouple plaque- 7.5kg!.
(update at 16 weeks on 28 September-a strapping 16kg)
This is my first time out together with my owners, Murray and Antoinette. I have been made their official mascot to promote Dalsouple and sustainability, provide samples with a paw shake and to say welcome and thank you for improving my planet.
Please follow me or ask Murray to come and introduce to your team with the Dalsouple rubber flooring range.
Click on my photos below to read more about who I’ve seen!
WMK in Flinders Lane was selected for a visit as it is known for its “award-winning architectural and interior concepts, viable sustainability initiatives, and brand integration in the built environment.” The wonderful team made me feel at home while Murray presented Dalsouple to the assembled crew. Thanks for having us. Made me so happy ! Will Harneff kindly took my photo on 05.08.15 as I pawed off some samples of Dalsouple Pastille Alpha in Pastille Alpha Bleu Oiseau and Orange Thanks Will! Visiting Chris Connell Design meeting new people. CCD specified Dalsouple Micro Pastille in Grey for the Medibank fitout at 680 Collins St. The fit out went well -completed in 2014 and a photo is in the Dalsouple gallery. Here I am on a sunny afternoon August 9 outside Fender Katsalidis. This company designed the Eureka Tower and one day I’ll get my photo there! Carlotta one of the designers took this photo of me and the new Dalsouple catalogue. I have to make sure architects and designers are up to date. One of the directors Rob Mirams, recently used Dalsouple rubber in his apartment in Sydney – so thanks Rob. It all helps. Outside CHC on August 11. Dropping of sample of Dalsouple Cannele for Polaris Medical Centre at Bundoora. Polaris 3083 has been designed to provide a new vibrant, high quality residential and shopping destination for Melbourne’s inner north. As a major urban development, it includes a retail town centre, apartments, townhouses, offices, retirement living opportunities and a Community Centre. Polaris 3083 provides a comprehensive mixed-use development, while retaining a low-rise environment that is no more than three levels. On 19 August Bounce visited Pinto Tuncer- a go ahead architectural practice that sees a growing need for rubber with the unmatched colour possibilities and no minimum quantities. Ideal for retail chain roll outs. Dalsouple gives a definite “je ne sais quoi” about the project for quality,design and unique colour ways. Visiting ARM to see Tanya King on the day they were announced as being appointed the architect for the Sydney Opera Concert hall re-development was great! Well done. ARM do lots of work in sustainable architecture and design so always have a Dalsouple catalogue at hand. The catalogue was checked and updated. Delighted to find they keep all samples being sent for board presentations. Dalsouple -acoustically- performs well in music halls- as it happens! Downside though was $39/hr carpark fee at the building! Horrendous! Visiting Arterial to introduce Nick Lawson and Matt to Dalsouple particularly for use in museums and aquariums. Dalsouple can be found in many great Art centres around the world including The Tate at St Ives in the U.K. Bates-Smart I’ve wanted to vist for a long time. So today I chose to see them at lunch time- thinking my chances of scoring food was high! I guessed right and scored 2 rice crackers! Yum. Bates Smart selected Dalsouple as the flooring for the entrance to The Royal Children’s Hospital here in Melbourne. A terrific enthusiastic team of designers that take specifying quality with environmental thought- seriously. The newly created Australian directive is any colour is now available with no surcharge for special colour and no minimum quantities. That’s a 10% discount! Pantone® matching service too. Perhaps one of the top architect/design companies in Melbourne, DesignInc is located at the GPO on Bourke St near the entrance to H&M. They were without any catalogue so immediately a master catalogue was ordered. We look forward to multiple projects in colourful Dalsouple DalNaturel product:) Designmas is a bespoke Interior and Architectural design studio based in Melbourne. Designmas is run by Michelle Skinner who has in interest in sourcing colourful and sustainable materials- rubber- for particular projects. I visited Mills Gorman Architects today on the 26th August- 1 day before I turned 12 weeks. I was so excited as they made a fuss of me and naturally when Murray said the word “Oui” in French (when discussing the French Dalsouple rubber) I took it as a command and duly did so behind his back while visiting the other architects in the studio. James was kind enough to put the letters on the floor for me- to play with I thought.It was fun. MGA work on a variety of projects from high end commercial to residential and also hotels. Dalsouple’s colour range now gives their design team extra flexibility to make a great statement in optioning in colourful products for sustainable rubber projects. NH Architects have used Dalsouple before so naturally we had to check with Harriet (pictured) to see what was needed. A master catalogue for new projects have been ordered. Thanks for specifying Dalsouple DalNaturel on your projects so far:)… Unable to see Fiona and Nick at work I visited Fi’s home personally. Fiona uses Dalsouple in her own home and featured in House and Gardens last year. http://greenhouseinteriors.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/House-Garden-July-2014.pdf It’s always a pleasure talking to fellow New Zealanders! Safe Environments shares an office with Haskell Architects. Amy Morris (standing) runs the company that conducts testing on flooring materials for slip, fire and ramp tests. Tests are being conducted on AB Biltrite roll form material to supplement the DalRollo range. The company offers a good friendly service at good rates:) Wags! Carr has three core specialisations: workplace, hospitality and residential. Perfect for Dalsouple’s intrinsic qualities. “Each discipline benefits from the knowledge, research and testing of the other.” Visiting Carr Design I found they had no catalogue of Dalsouple at all!- er at least that I could see. They had a clear out of old folders! But- Dalsouple will always keep manufacturing and will ad any updates as they occur- so never throw old folders out! Call us first before you do, as they are expensive to replace! Carr Design (Sue- I think it was) helped to introduce Dalsouple to the Australian market with Dalsouple MicroPastille I think at Transurban prior to 2003! The following 26.08.15 day I revisited Carr Design to drop off an urgent sample, but to my delight found that Emily had the folder out so it was not in the library. Phew! I did disgrace myself though as I was overcome by excitement, but Emily kindly had paper towels at the ready to wipe up. Sorry Emily- but thanks! Me on my high chair at David Goss Architects on 09.08.15 17-21 Little Oxford St. Collingwood, Victoria. This old lane looks like it used to be used for stables in early Melbourne’s history by the old blue-stone cobblestones! A fresh new architect and design practice that has and brings some fresh new c& reative ideas with rubber flooring from the extensive colours and vibrancy in the iRubber range. Glad to meet you David! Elenberg Fraser made a real fuss over me! The top end architect is in the heart of Melbourne on Queen St. They specialise in high end quality projects that fits Dalsouple’s tick boxes with reputation, colour and “brag” value of “what’s-in a-name”. They ha’ve specified Dalsouple’s Unique R10 Pastille alpha for restaurant clients. Anti-slip and easy to clean. Well done to Kim Verheye and her delightful team! At GHD on 13th August checking on catalogues. Strangely, the colour sample inserts in the master folder were missing. Grrrr. Someone pulled them out for a project! Just phone us for samples please and leave our master folder as a reference for other interior designer projects:) Thank you anyway for proposing DalNaturel for Leopold Community hub. The builder deleted Dalsouple and replaced with vinyl after all you hours of research! Happens all the time. It’s sad, and I feel the industry should audit projects vs original specifications. Grimshaw Architects are a worldwide company with offices in London and New York. Grimshaw UK chose to use Dalsouple for the famous Cutty Sark Museum. Dalsouple is also at Mona in Hobart- so museums of fine out qualify to use a comfortable flooring to stand and walking. Often overlooked by many designers and architects with human functionality in mind. Not just aesthetics! Visited the team at Haskell Architects in Lonsdale St. Haskell do lots of work with schools and still had the master “green” Rubber Ducky catalogue displaying proudly on their reference shelves. Dalsouple has been used in schools across Melbourne. I visited John Wardle in Collingwood today and met Justine, their librarian. John Wardle has used Dalsouple on quite a few projects including Melbourne Grammar School. Visiting Cox Architects on 17 August for the first time on Level 2,167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. This was after ascending and descending 8 flights of stairs at their old place when the old “caged” lift was out of order. A tough task for us! The new premises with a “wow” factor with in inner terraced seating wooden auditorium. Great for group presentations! A very nice team of designers that made us welcome! Now working on the PowerPoint/Keynote to inform them all about rubber flooring and what it means for our collective futures. Today 28 August I met with Zac Barry at Genton Architecture. Zak is currently completing his Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Sociology) at Monash University. Zak looks forward to practicing Architecture and exploring the influences of the social environment on the urban/built environment. He recently completed an assignment looking at and questioning the way modern cities work – addressing flaws in the typical urban environment where students needed to propose alternative functional and innovative urban environments for future generations/societies. At Genton Architecture, Zak provides support to Genton’s project leaders, an international company – to further develop his understanding of architectural design solutions, rendering and presentation skills. We showed him not only Dalsouple but also Litracon- light transmissive concrete to include in futuristic design incorporating Dalsouple. All the best:)!