Interface launches new carpet tile collection
Dubai, December 10, 2012
Interface, a leading carpet tile manufacturer, has launched its first collection of carpet tiles to be produced and available globally.
At the cutting edge of design, Urban Retreat, which comes in three distinctive designs, is inspired by people’s instinctive love of nature, a science known as ‘Biophilia’, a statement said.
Interface worked with top designer David Oakey, who specialises in nature inspired design, to create Urban Retreat. Oakey was influenced by his travels around the world, where he has increasingly seen references to nature within architecture, design, products, landscape and art, the statement added.
Reflecting the core elements of Biophilic design, colour palettes within the Urban Retreat collection are evocative of heritage stones, forests, and savannah grasses.
The tiles include patterns with soft edges, reminiscent of Lichen on a stone wall or moss in the elbow of a branch. The collection’s distinctive woven look was created with Interface’s innovative computer driven Tapestry machine, the first of its kind in Europe.
Nigel Stansfield, senior vice president for Product and Innovation at Interface in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India said: “For a long time now and as part of our on-going mission to have a positive impact on our environment, Interface has looked to the natural world for inspiration when designing our products.
“This is the inspiration behind Urban Retreat; by reflecting the living world around us in its design, materials and method of manufacture, the collection brings a little of the outdoors, indoors, helping satisfy our fundamental desire to tune into nature.”
Urban Retreat includes a variety of hardwearing carpet tiles, able to withstand heavy traffic for lasting performance.
The collection is available in three distinct styles, with a range of commercial colours for each product. The tiles can be mixed and matched and installed in a variety of methods to create a unique and calming interior. – TradeArabia News Service