case study - kindred

Halo Kilmarnock

Scotland, UK



Shaw Contract’s carpet tiles feature in the exciting fit-out of the #RockMe Trading Floor at the HALO project in Kilmarnock, Scotland. This new facility provides various flexible workspace solutions within a thriving community where small businesses can grow, scale, co-create and develop.

A mixture of creative space - from hot desks, collaboration pods, event space to studio office provision – the fit-out needed to be adaptable and scalable. With an urban, colourful and vibrant look, the concept is to provide a space that can accommodate businesses as they evolve.

The design direction was provided by Keppie Architects, working alongside Scottish based interiors company Rakkaus Ltd. The flooring design helps guide the visitor or occupant through the Trading Floor, creating an eye-catching wavy walkway using carpet tiles in a range of colours from the Kindred collection in style Memory. While carpet tiles in style Belong provide the flooring solution for the main workspace areas.

Staff welfare and amenity benefits were key in the design brief, and that Shaw Contract’s carpet tiles are Cradle-to-Cradle certified and manufactured locally were also key considerations in the flooring specification of this project. 


Kindred collection

Designed to evoke feeling and personal connection, Kindred offers the designer a solution to celebrate the symbiosis between technological and organic forms.

With five styles that work together or alone, Kindred opens up possibilities for cohesive designs that support connectivity and links to people and places. A choice of styles and scales to support pattern interplay and striking transitions. 

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