Bright Ideas And A Fresh New Look

Bright Ideas And A Fresh New Look

The new main catalogue is here! And this release also marks the beginning of a new chapter for NOËL & MARQUET. Indeed, the new style and approach as seen in this new catalogue are inherent to our brand’s new image and trajectory.

A journey through the world of NOËL & MARQUET

Discover the NOËL & MARQUET range like you have never done before. Let the catalogue guide you on an architectural promenade through some of Europe’s most inspiring destinations. To every destination belongs an interior shaped by the NOËL & MARQUET profiles. To every interior belongs a style driven by specific cultural influences.

All these living spaces thus subtly combine local architectural heritage and modern interior design, showcasing the endless creative possibilities of our product range.

With a little help from the design scene

Up-and-coming Belgian designer Bertrand Lejoly played a key role in the development of this project by stepping in as creative director.

Through years of working alongside some of the great minds of interior design and architecture such as Matteo Thun and Vincent Van Duysen, Lejoly was able to harness the best of northern and southern influences to create a unique blend in style, which he describes as “refined simplicity”, something that can undoubtedly be perceived in this catalogue.

Modern Concealed Doors

Modern Concealed Doors

We focus on providing Modern “Flush with the Wall” Doors with Concealed Door Frames and Hidden Hinges. Featuring short lead times and shipping to anywhere in the world.

Our Hidden Door Frames are easy to install and fit all standard sizes and wall thicknesses as well as custom openings.  A Flush Door Panel in combination with our special-design Concealed Door Frames achieves a frameless and trimless look that so many architects and designers are looking for in contemporary construction.

We don’t sell Doors. We sell a Design

We are able to manufacture Frameless Outswing Door Frames as well as Frameless Inswing Door Frames. That means you have the flexibility to have your door Flush on the Outside of the Room but still have it swing to the Inside. A perfect solution when you want all the doors to sit in the same plane of the wall.

In addition to the Hidden Frame and Hidden Hinges, we can provide a Primed Flush Door Panel as well which can be painted to match the wall color. The Wall, the Concealed Door Frame and the Concealed Hinges then form a unique look to set your doors apart from everyone else’s traditional trimmed doors.

Concealed Door Hinges

To achieve a "Flush with the Wall" look, the Adjustable Concealed Hinges (also known as 3D hinges) are a vital ingredient. Ordinary Ball Bearing Hinges are bulky and visible, and take away from the minimal flush design, when the door is closed.

The term "Adjustable Hidden Hinge" is key when it comes to installing any flush door that needs to sit perfectly aligned in the door opening. Many ordinary concealed hinges are not adjustable and, given the unavoidable imperfections of interior walls, will not allow you to fine tune the door panels position.

Why do we focus on "Flush with the Wall" doors?

With the onset of more modern home designs, the demand for this type of door has increased over the last few years. We feel that no Oman company has properly addressed the need for a more modern concealed door frame that does away with the need for trims.

There are of course other companies (usually based in Europe) that offer similar Door Frames with Flush Panels, however size restrictions, long lead times and high costs are a major concern. We aim to provide short lead times and the lowest prices in the market.

CERAMIC VS. PORCELAIN TILES

Ceramic VS. Porcelain Tiles

Although they belong to the same family, porcelain and ceramic tiles are more like cousins than twins.

Some people will use the terms porcelain and ceramic tiles interchangeably, but there are a few differences. This means one might be a little more advantageous for your project. Just something to keep in mind.

Depending on how you plan to use your space, porcelain or ceramic tiles may suit you better. Here’s how they differ and where they’re best used.

A QUICK COMPARISON

The main difference between a porcelain and ceramic tile is the rate of water they absorb. Porcelain tiles absorb less than 0.5% of water whilst ceramic and other non-porcelain tiles will absorb more.

This is down to the stuff used to make porcelain tiles. The clay is denser and so less porous. It effects how the tiles behave, and what they’re best used for.

Here’s a helpful overview of the key things that make each tile what it is. We like to help where we can!

CONSTRUCTION

How are ceramic tiles made?

Ceramic tiles are made using natural red, brown or white clay. Firstly the clay is fired at a high temperature to reduce the water content, the glaze followed by the pattern is then applied. Voila, then you have your finished your product.

How are porcelain tiles made?

Porcelain tiles are made using very specific clay, with finely-ground sand and feldspar added to the mixture. The tiles are fired at a higher temperature than ceramic, this helps to make porcelain tiles super hardwearing.

DENSITY & DURABILITY

The Porcelain Enamel Institute rating (PEI rating) is a quick and easy way to see which tile is suitable in your home depending on how many times the area you are tiling is walked over.

Tiles are graded from 0-5 depending on the hardness of the tile:

  • PEI 0 - No foot traffic (wall tiles)
  • PEI 1 - Very light traffic (e.g. bathroom)
  • PEI 2 - Light traffic (e.g. bathroom and bedroom)
  • PEI 3 - Light to moderate traffic (suitable for most domestic floors)
  • PEI 4 - Moderate to heavy traffic (suitable for domestic floors and some commercial uses)
  • PEI 5 - Heavy traffic (suitable for all domestic and commercial uses with heavy footfall)

Most ceramic floor tiles are graded between 3 and 4. Porcelain tiles tend to have a rating between 3 and 5.

CERAMIC OR PORCELAIN TILES FOR…

The shower

As porcelain is nearly waterproof, porcelain tiles are the best material to use when installing a wet room due to the levels of moisture.

Ceramic is perfect to use all over in a standard bathroom especially with the wide choice of designs available including some with anti-slip properties.

High foot traffic

The durability of porcelain tiles make them perfect for high traffic areas as they’re resistant to scratches and scuffs. Whether in an area of the home that sees high footfall, such as the hallway or kitchen, or in a commercial space, porcelain is the most hard wearing. However, compared to other flooring options such as laminate or carpet, ceramic tiles still represent a durable and hard-wearing choice.

Your patio or outdoor space

Porcelain’s level of water resistance means it’s perfectly placed to weather everything that nature has to throw at your new patio. In cold weather, ceramic may crack, meaning you’ll be needing a replacement floor much sooner than you’d like. In this case porcelain will offer you peace of mind.

Award for NMC at the Best of Interior Award 2020

Award for NMC at the Best of Interior Award 2020

For the first time, the products of the year were selected per category for the Best of Interior Award. In the wall design category, NMC received the product award for the IL ARSTYL design lighting profiles – the decorative profiles from the premium brand NOËL & MARQUET for indirect lighting.

Award for NMC at the Best of Interior Award 2020

One profile – double benefit

The five NOËL & MARQUET profiles IL5, IL6, IL7 MEMORY, IL8 and IL9 MEMORY, designed by Michaël Bihain, are puristic, straightforward and perfectly proportioned to correspond to the modern zeitgeist. Only recently they were awarded the Red Dot Award Product Design 2020 for their outstanding design quality. Thanks to a small notch on the back, they can also be fitted with LED strips and therefore also be used as an indirect lighting solution. On the IL7 MEMORY and IL9 MEMORY profiles, the renowned designer has integrated the contours of historical mouldings into new, minimalist and design-oriented ceiling mouldings. The minimalistic element becomes more present and what exists already is cleverly modernised. All profiles meet the strict requirements of fire class Bs-2, d0. Whether in new buildings, renovations or in the project business, the clear geometric shapes offer a wide range of uses and combination options for a new, very unique design world and thus exactly the right balance between elegant restraint and exciting accents.

Award for NMC at the Best of Interior Award 2020

Best of Interior Award

The Best of Interior Award is the most important home design award for interior architects and interior designers. Outstanding private furnishing concepts were again sought in 2020 – and found by a top-class jury. Bettina Billerbeck, editor-in-chief of SCHÖNER WOHNEN magazine, design journalist Janina Temmen, interior designer Pia A. Döll and interior designer Stephanie Thatenhorst selected the 40 best and most important interior projects of the year as well as the 13 best and most innovative products in the sector, which were all presented with awards on 17.9.2020. They will be on view in an exhibition at the House of Architecture in Munich from 11-29 January 2021. In the Best of Interior 2020 book, which will be published at the same time, author Janina Temmen uses personal living stories to document the most beautiful living concepts in the current German interior scene.

Titanium Technology

Titanium Technology

This finish is achieved by PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) technology. It is a non-galvanic, non-polluting process, widely used in the watchmaking industry.

SPECIAL FINISHES OF TITANIUM-COATED STAINLESS STEEL

The steel is polished or stained, obtaining parts in shiny or satin titanium. It is a finish of exceptional quality, giving the final product an additional hardness and a very high corrosion resistance.

Although much more resistant to corrosion than stainless steel without PVD, there are agents responsible for the appearance of discoloration:

  • No maintenance
  • Cleaning with inappropriate chemical agents, such as strong acids or bases
  •  Installation in coastal areas of high salinity outside, or in areas with a high concentration of chlorine, such as swimming pools
  • Installation in heavily polluted areas, such as industrial areas
The Residence by Al Souroh

The Residence by Al Souroh

The Residence by Al Souroh has the most dynamic location, it is located 5km away from Muscat Internation Airport, and close to it is Muscat City Centre.

We have adopted the latest designs for The Residence by Al Souroh, and selected products/materials from around the world with the highest quality and design standards.

The Residence by Al Souroh provides you with comfort and luxury feel, in addition to commercial spaces on the ground floor, which make the various basics close to you.