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Sculptural, functional and striking: HIMACS delivers the ultimate desk for sixth form college

Sculptural, functional and striking: HIMACS delivers the ultimate desk for sixth form college

A sculptural, state-of-the-art desk area has been designed in HIMACS for the Ashton Sixth Form College reception. The concept, by Manchester-based architects GA Studio, is a 10m long design that incorporates extremely precise angles to mirror the angles of the building itself. “HIMACS was used as it works very well for granite-like installations,” explains fabricator Kevin Lomax of Lomax Interiors. “The particles run all the way through the HIMACS, whereas other solid surfaces only have particles in the top millimetre or so.”


Sharp, sleek and ultra-contemporary, the desk is beautifully in sync with its surroundings, a modern extension to an old grammar school. Designed to emulate the college logo, it leans towards the older part of the building creating a fascinating contrast between old and new. Dynamic and dramatic, it’s both visually appealing and thought provoking. 


Lomax Interiors rose to the manufacturing and installation challenge, creating a stunning linear desk with two heights – 1.2m at one end, sloping down to 700mm for wheelchair users at the other.

Strong, hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing, HIMACS is a homogenous material, which is solid throughout. If the inevitable little scratches do appear, it can simply be refinished for a refreshed, seamless surface. HIMACS is also non-porous, making it easy to clean, and is resistant to stains, moisture and sunlight. It can be moulded into any shape and is widely used for architectural and interior applications in both residential and commercial projects.


Location Asthon College, United Kingdom
Architecture & Design GA Studio
Material used HIMACS Midnight Grey
Fabrication Lomax Interiors
Photo Credit Infinite 3D Ltd
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