Thursday, 15 March 2012

Colourful Expression in Fabric

In stark contrast to what has become the norm in today’s commercial environment, stands a delicate yet bold statement. A statement against what has become accepted, common, dull.

Tucked away just out of sight, on a wall where it may not be seen is a statement. A statement of intention. A Colourful Expression in Fabric. Blink and you’ll probably miss is, but if you do happen to catch it, it will brighten your mood, uplift your spirit, even make you smile; if only on the inside.

A sad reality in today’s commercial landscape is the absence of soft surfaces. Just look at modern architecture. Bold, yes. Innovative, sure. Cold, unfortunately. The reasons for this modern twist on design may be compelling, but look back 15 years and the commercial landscape was a very different place.

Soft, colourful, warm are some words that can be used to describe how it was. The benefits were obvious; office spaces were warm, inviting, not such a bad place to be. Offices weren’t bleak, but colourful, not noisy, but tranquil. Colourful Expression in Fabric were used wherever there was a surface to be covered. Reception areas, boardrooms, offices, cubicles, lunch rooms, the list goes on. But was this the downfall of the Colourful Expression in Fabric? Most likely. Too much of a good thing is sometimes a bad thing.

As with fashion, the cycle continues. What was once old is now new again, but not as you might have remember it. So next time you come across that mystical and mysterious Colourful Expression in Fabric, stop and appreciate what was once so common. And hope that the cycle comes back around soon.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Floorshow iMPRESS

"iMPRESS by name, Impressive by nature"

That is certainly the response we received when we had our floorshow on display at Decoration & Design Sydney in early 2011.

Now as you can see from the post below, D+D 2012 was a very different show to D+D 2011. In 2011, we were able to showcase our production capabilities when it came to custom/designer work; custom sub printing, graphic inlays, and shape cutting.

Impressive? A bit of an understatement I know, but truth be told, you really are only restricted by your own imagination.

To find out more about Floorshow iMPRESS, visit our website @

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Decoration+Design Sydney 2012

The MPG team have been busy toiling behind closed doors over the past 2 months. And all was revealed in Sydney at Decoration & Design 2012.

With a stunning 6x6m stand in position G26, MPG proudly showcased the new jewel in its Australian Made crown – Waterbrush. With an interim colour pallet on show, the overwhelming response over the 3 days was fabulous. Stay tuned for the new colours to appear on the website.

Unfortunately we missed out on any stand awards, but the week was a runaway success almost guaranteeing an encore at D+D 2012 Melbourne….. watch this space.

A big thank you to everybody at MPG involved in the project. Without their help and support, the project would have never gotten off the ground. And a special thank you to the stand build team at Structural Steel Frames who built our stand on time, to spec, and on budget. Excellent job guys!

Monday, 6 February 2012

The creation of the blog

Charles Darwin once said, "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."

Apparently this means I have not yet discovered the value of life. And it's not that the kind folk at Blogger haven't made the process of signing up easy, or that my Microsoft operating system is playing around on me. Or even that the company Internet is slow.

No, it just seems that it is really really hard to think of something to write, something that others may take interest in. So if me taking over an hour to write this means you walk away with a Charles Darwin quote, then it was an hour worth wasting.

After all, I've still got tomorrow to discover the value of life!