Materials and finishes

The key differences between our consoles and others on the market today are the materials used and the engineering methodology behind them. All materials are fire resistant, environmentally friendly and durable and offer the ultimate in flexible designs.

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All technical furniture is built using the Core Assembly system, an aluminium framework which is rigid, strong, recyclable and completely customisable.

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Printed panel

Printed panels fit within the framework of the console.  These are made from a composite sheet, with a core of polyethylene, sandwiched between two layers of aluminium.

At our factory, we print directly onto the panel using a large format digital printer. We offer a number of standard textures and patterns which include woodgrains, stone-effects and gradients. We also offer a bespoke service using customer-supplied artwork and logos to create truely customised furniture. Using a CNC machine, we can cut the panels to any shape or size.


Our worktops consist of a Marine grade MDF core, with a balancing layer on each side for durability. Worktops are cut to any shape using a router which is driven and programmed by the design office using our dedicated AutoCad Inventor software.

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Material finishes

Please browse our selection of standard worktop and panel printed finishes below and use our materials configurator to help you choose the perfect look for your console.

Printed panel standard pattern swatches


Choose from our gradient swatches above or we can create any gradient for your console and in any direction. Just provide us with the details and we’ll do the rest!



Printed panel standard texture swatches

Custom patterns and images

We offer a service whereby custom designs and images can be provided to us for printing onto the console panels. All we need is your artwork!

Worktop swatches

We hold a large stock of colours to choose from below, which are recommended for control room environments. However we can supply any other colour from the Polyrey range, just ask your Thinking space sales representative.

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