B A F (Baresque Architectural Finishes), a division of Baresque Australia, was formed in 2004 to provide progressive and innovative materials for design and architecture.
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As part of the companyís dedication to innovative design solutions, B A F offers a range of lucent surfaces which can be customised to form virtually any shape, size, colour, texture and finish. By offering designers the flexibility and creative freedom of customisation, the most progressive spatial solutions are achieved. B A F offers materials that enhance the light, colour and texture of the interior space while maintaining the practical and functional objectives of the project. B A F’s lucent surfaces range won the 2005 designEX product design award for Surface Finishes. The materials are a new way of communicating colour, defining space and changing the way we see things.
Lucent surfaces, lighting systems, vertical surfaces and ceiling systems.
Panelite, Lumicor, LightBlocks, MGX by Materialise.
Commercial, hospitality, retail and residential.
B A F is committed to educating designers and specifiers about the durable and recyclable properties of
their products. The company believes that, as distributors of innovative materials, it has the opportunity and responsibility to implement environmentallyconscious practices at every phase of their productsí life cycle, as well as within the company corporate environment. B A F regularly
evaluates environmental performance at importing, distribution and fabrication levels. Factors such as life expectancy, disposal and recycling of materials are also taken into consideration.
The Sheraton,NSW; AMP, NSW; University of NSW, NSW; Dakota Corporation, NSW; Marriott Executive Lounge, NSW; GPO Crystal Bar, NSW; Babcock and Brown, NSW; Manpower, NSW; Fuji Xerox, NSW; Telstra Innovation Centre, Vic; Centro Colonades, SA; Queensland Museum of Modern Art, Qld; Q1Gold Coast, Qld; Qld Flight Centre, Australia wide; Stampford Hotel, Auckland and Sheraton Hotel, Fiji.
B A F can provide personalised fabrication services for designers and architects and can guide clients through complex custom projects.
Panelite is a patented panel based around a honeycomb core with translucent skins bonded to either side. All panels are translucent, light in weight, extremely strong and have high acoustic and thermal coeffi ecients. The Panelite range offers varying degrees of light transmission and visual privacy.
Lumicor combines the beauty of nature, fi ne textiles decorative papers, glass and metal with high performance
resins. Lumicorís unique aesthetic qualities empower designers and architects to transform any space with light, texture, colour and shape.
Either back-lit or mounted to a substrate, Mica provides a greater depth and texture within the interior space. Mica laminates are composed of natural mica splittings bound with fiberglass and shellac or vinyl resins. Mica panels can be cold-curved or thermoformed and can be laminated between glass for harder wearing applications.
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