A Coventry-based flooring manufacturer has secured a major coup by helping to equip sets for the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.
Amtico International has spent the past four decades designing, engineering and manufacturing some of the most innovative and resilient flooring products in the world.
Eon Productions, the production company behind the Bond blockbusters, commissioned Amtico to provide flooring for sets used in the latest thriller, which goes on worldwide release next month.
The company was asked to provide 120 sq m of flooring from one of its stone-effect ranges to recreate the look of a marble floor for a scene filmed in an Italian art gallery.
The film’s supervising art director, Chris Lowe said: “The floor was pre-laid by a flooring contractor off site, then carried on set over the course of a day. The floor was struck for the main set on 007 stage and then re-laid for the re-shoots.
“I have to say, we noted at the time that we were very relieved that we chose to use Amtico flooring, as other flooring methods would never have lasted the duration of the shoot. It stood up remarkably well and we were delighted by the results.”
Amtico’s commercial marketing manager, Sophia McKain, said the firm was delighted to be featured in such a high profile film.
“When you see the striking design and colours on the screen it looks absolutely fantastic. A true credit to everyone’s hard work,” she said.