Cradle to cradle

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about cradle to cradle

Product • By MechoMecho®/5x


Mecho’s newest manual window shade solution, the Mecho/5x, is the latest innovation on the clutch that started an industry. The Mecho/5x "super-powers" our industry-leading Mecho/5 clutch enabling you to lift larger, longer, and heavier shades with less effort. With the Mecho/5x, you can now control exponentially larger shades with less effort providing a better experience for building occupants. A greater angle of chain pull allows for greater versatility when there are furnishings or other obstructions in front of a window. More

Product • By DynamobelCell


CONNECTING TALENT. A COLLABORATIVE WORK SYSTEM THAT CONNECTS TALENT.The way in which work is conducted in offices has changed significantly over the last quarter of a century. The evolution of office equipment and space optimization have played key roles in all the changes witnessed. The bench-style layouts of the last decade have now inspired new, more collaborative approaches to work and these, in turn, are forcing changes towards designs which offer greater freedom within the office. The old pyramidal organisational model that hindered interaction between all the talent in the organisation is a thing of the past.Dynamobel, forever with its finger on the pulse of such developments, has developed a new office furniture programme called “C... More

Product • By Isolco BVTroldtekt acoustic solutions

Troldtekt acoustic solutions

Troldtekt acoustic ceiling and wall panels are made from 100% natural materials; wood and cement. The combination of wood and cement creates Troldtekt's unique sound absorbing properties, ensuring good acoustics in any room. The material has a natural resilience and can handle moist environments, while also providing effective fire protection. Troldtekt is a natural product with documented sustainability throughout its entire life cycle.Troldtekt is available in a high number of combinations that vary according to surface structure, edge, installation system, colour, dimension and thickness. Our solutions also give you the opportunity to integrate and conceal for example speakers in the Troldtekt ceiling. Specially designed lighti... More



Troldtekt rhomb adds an element of three-dimensionality to the wall: Close up you experience a beautiful, repeating pattern of surfaces, while from a distance the wall will appear as a formation of cubes in perspective. Troldtekt rhomb are acoustic panels with CNC-milled pattern. They are available factory painted in all NCS or RAL colours and all Troldtekt standard colours are Cradle to Cradle silver certified. Troldtekt rhomb is awarded the ICONIC Award 2016 and German Design Award 2017. More

Product • By MosaCore Collection Terra

Core Collection Terra

Terra is a timeless classic. Thanks to their powdery, matt look and flamed design, Terra tiles have a distinctly natural, earthy character. Terra offers inspiration to create surfaces with a completely unique look.Earthy shades from cool to warm Timeless tiles with the most dynamic of color gradations, Terra is a strong classic tile in pure ceramic. Well known for its matt, powdery look and grain design, this series is available in different shapes and sizes with which to create a variety of pattern designs and looks. The tile can be used on floors and walls, indoors and outdoors.The supplementary version, Terra Tones, adds even more options to a designer’s creative palette. Terra Tones offers more hues for the Terra colors, allowing... More

Project • By MosaOffices

Mitsubishi Electric

Located in Ratingen, the German headquarters of Mitsubishi Electric is an ambitious 16,000 square metres office building where the entire infrastructure works in harmony, creating a sustainable, comfortable, thoroughly stylish and modern environment. The building brings together the company’s many different divisions in spacious offices that include places for meeting, collaboration, and presentation. However, what adds real value to the design is the integration of Mitsubishi Electric’s energy management technology with green building materials and concepts. This includes Mitsubishi’s latest control signal technology as well as innovative visualisation software that collects live data from all over the building to effectively manage t... More

Product • By RockpanelRockpanel Metals

Rockpanel Metals

The age of the industrial revolution is long gone, but the style still remains. More popular than ever, even residential buildings are opting for this hard working industrial look. Order your samples here Give your building extra shine and lustre with the contemporary and industrial finish of Rockpanel Metals. The metallic sheen plays with the light to create unexpected colours and effects. Rockpanel Metals comes in multiple high-grade designs and gives any facade an elegant and sophisticated look. The Rockpanel Metals boards are produced from compressed natural basalt, a sustainable and readily available volcanic rock and bonded with an organic binder from which all Rockpanel products derive their unique properties. The products combine... More

Project • By MosaOffices

Delftse Poort

Exciting contrasts The Delftse Poort, an impressive building made of steel and mirrored glass, was erected in 1992 on the site where the city gate stood from 1764 to 1940. It is located in the commercial heart of the Rotterdam Central District. The Delftse Poort, which has 42 floors and is 151 metres high, was the tallest skyscraper in the Netherlands when it was first built. When architect Abe Bonnema designed the striking building, he intended its users to add their own unique touch. Twenty-three years after it was built, the magnificent Delftse Poort is still an iconic feature in Rotterdam's impressive skyline. While no longer the tallest building in the city, it is still considered an architectural masterpiece that is flanked by othe... More

Product • By MosaTake Back

Take Back

In Groningen, the Netherlands, the family-run plastering and finishing firm Elting has focused very hard on sustainability principles for years, not only because that is what customers such as housing corporation Nijestee ask for, but mainly from the down-to-earth realization that you must simply do your work properly, avoid spinning fancy-sounding yarns, and above all be economical with the planet’s resources. As Jan Elting (the owner) himself modestly puts it, ‘I don’t use fancy words, and I operate on the basis of present-day realities. Getting sustainability and the environment on the agenda means teamwork between suppliers and customers. We must do it together and start at source. This means not only materials, but also people. In that... More

Product • By Isolco BVTroldtekt wave

Troldtekt wave

Troldtekt wave is a wave-shaped acoustic panel designed to give ceilings or walls a sculptural, three-dimensional look. The undulating surfaces create a sense of movement, reinforcing the simplicity and honesty of the material. Troldtekt wave is produced from the natural materials wood and cement, is FSC 100% certified and has the same outstanding acoustic, fire-protective and indoor climate properties as the classic Troldtekt acoustic panels. In addition, Troldtekt wave has a sound-diffusing effect. The panels are also available with built-in concealed loudspeakers. More

Product • By MosaA Day in the Life by Mosa

A Day in the Life by Mosa

A Day in The Life explores ceramic surface specialist Mosa's creative and production processes, highlighting how its core principles appeal to the architects that use its tiles and the designers that conceptualise them. From London to Paris and back to The Netherlands, where its headquarters is based, architects talk about their experience with Mosa and what it offers their office and clients. "The materials have a sort of sense of soul and a material quality which is very appealing," says Alex Wraight of Allies and Morrison in London. The architects celebrate the technical attention that Mosa pays its products and processes, from helping to specify the correct product or customise it for the client, to achieving Crade-to-Cradle ce... More

Product • By MosaTerra Tones

Terra Tones

Seamless overlap of colour tonesTerra Tones consists of eight basic tiles in the colours of cool porcelain white, mid warm grey, dark grey brown, light beige, grey green, mid grey, anthracite, and cool black. Each basic tile forms a lively set with a lighter and darker variant, which leads to a subtle difference in shading between the tiles. The combination of tiles brings walls and floors to life.   Lively appearance The tiles in the Terra Tones series have a subtle, smooth, powdery finish and a vibrant look. This natural vibrancy can be enhanced by combining different formats. In order to optimize the Terra Tones effect for large surface areas, the contrast between the colour tones for the 60 x 120 centimetre format has been... More

Product • By MosaCore Collection Quartz

Core Collection Quartz

A truly touchable tile series. Quartz combines robustness with a complex yet subtle ceramic surface of grains and crystalline particles. The subtle tile gradations enhance the look of any wall or floor.Robust look in neutral shades Quartz consists of seven neutral hues in a robust look. The tiles have variegated color nuances and are an homage to pure ceramics.Superior functionality for indoors and outdoors All Core Collection products combine unprecedented aesthetics with smart functionality. These ceramic tiles are suitable for use on walls, floors and terraces. Their functionality and anti-slip properties make them perfect for busy areas, both indoors and outdoors. Mosa offers both smooth tiles and textured anti-slip (relief) tiles. T... More

Product • By MosaGlobal Collection

Mosa Global Collection

Global Collection / Globalgrip consist of wall tiles in a palette of forty colours, six shades of white, and seven striking colours. Available in gloss and silk matt. In addition, there are eighteen selected colours of floor tiles in either a plain design or a fine or coarse speckled look. The wall tiles and floor tiles are available in identical colours. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor use on walls, floors, facades, and terraces.The Global Collection / Globalgrip is an integrated tile series that encompasses functionality, aesthetics, sustainability, and budget. All of the wall and floor tiles are fully modular. There is a wide selection of complementary colours, sizes, anti-slip tiles, accessories, and functional extras such as s... More

Product • By MosaMosa Colors

Mosa Colors

Colors. Mosa's answer to the growing demand for special colours. Light, dark, fresh, soft, aged, saturated... There's a choice of 50 contrasting colours in 15 x 15 cm and also a selection in 10 x 10 and 15 x 30 cm. If you can't find the exact shade you're looking for, we'll simply make it for you. That's Mosa Colors®. An exclusive range of gloss wall tiles with one glazed edge. They're also modular, making them easy to combine with other sizes for walls and floors. Practical as they are creative. A source of inspiration for architects who are looking for colourful interior ideas. Colors on demand In addition to the comprehensive colour collections of Colors and Global Collection, almost any colour can be supplied on request. Please t... More