A Foundation for Beautiful Thinking
Designs inspired by Nature have been around as long as we have. After all, what’s more beautiful and inspiring than nature itself? There’s even a term for our innate affinity to nature - biophilia. And design that incorporates natural elements – biophilic design – fosters the kind of creativity and beautiful thinking that move the world. At Interface the connection between Nature and people is literally and figuratively woven into every square and plank of carpet we produce.
Interface’s Human Nature™ Collection—a range of Skinny Plank carpet tiles that remind us of the materials, textures and tones we find in the natural world—is inspired by the vital, mysterious link between the nature as we observe and this same nature within ourselves. It helps answer the question we always ask when seeking inspiration—'how would nature create an interior floor?' The Human Nature Collection is available globally from Interface.
At Interface, we live where we work. This may seem fundamental, but it makes us unique in the carpet industry. To be global in thought and action—with outposts and people on the ground in six continents—is truly extraordinary.
Interface’s global Human Spaces Report is building the case for biophilic design. Led by renowned organizational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper, the report reveals that employees who work in environments with natural elements have a higher level of well-being, are more productive and more creative.
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Human Spaces Blog
Spaces designed with humans in mind, that's what the Human Spaces platform is all about. Learn more about biophilic design and the latest research on productivity and wellbeing
17 September 2015
A mindful space for beautiful thinking
The challenge: To create a mindful space where stress is minimised, energy replenished and creativity cultivated. Using Interface’s ‘Equal Measure’ tiles, design teams were invited to combine them with props or furniture to create inspiring and creative installations. ‘Our workspace doesn’t have to be the boring old office space,’ explains Kate Lange, who along with Phoebe Hogan, Sophie La and Adrian Stasi from Woods Bagot took up Interface’s recent design challenge. ‘It can be an environment that is really, really beautiful – where we actually thrive and that we enjoy.’
25 August 2015
Creating connections between people and spaces
How then can designers inject some life and “human-ness” into commercial spaces? Designed by Mr.Kaoru Tomozawa of Nikken Space Design, the Fukuoka Financial Group project in Japan presents an interesting case study into this idea.
15 July 2015
Are all design principles global?
We’ve all at some point or another thought about globalisation. Many see it as the big bad wolf when it comes to originality and local, bespoke flavour – which in some cases may be true – think local design languages, manufacturing and making techniques, material selection and so on.
25 June 2015
How ‘theming’ injects brand values into a space
Designed by Andrew Tu’inukuafe and the Creative Spaces team, the Lion’s new HQ in Freemans Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, is a solid example of design’s ability to speak the language of a brand and its space.
17 June 2015
Why does design need storytelling?
What is the value of ‘meaningful narratives’ in design culture, and why they are vital in communicating a regional design language. We discover how with Australian designer, Ross Didier.
30 April 2015
Can flooring be interactive?
With a brief to introduce the most innovative and interactive features ever before seen in Korea, the Lotte World Mall development by Benoy Architecture, Planning, Interiors and Graphics in collaboration with Interface, have crafted the world’s first interactive flooring.
23 April 2015
Why designers are taking their cues from the systems of nature
Melbourne-based architects Yau Nga and Dev Mistry from Baldasso Cortese recall their process of biophilic thinking to organically unlock the potential of the St Johns the Apostle project.
26 March 2015
Can flooring define the boundaries of a space?
Undertaken within an astonishingly tight deadline of two weeks, the Monash University Australian Law Faculty, Clayton Campus project by Dasch Associates in Melbourne, was incredibly successful.
3 March 2015
Biophilic Design: Drawing Upon Natural Analogues
Our regular readers will know of Interface’s passion for biophilia; an innate love for the natural world. Human beings have an intrinsic affinity towards nature.
26 February 2015
Can you communicate a brand’s vibrant culture through its floor?
Activity Based Working (ABW) has been the buzzword in the commercial sector over recent years. Australian national property developer CIP has taken up the challenge by transforming a 550sqm office into an energetic and vibrant ABW space for its staff and a showroom for its clients.
12 February 2015
Line up for striped style
The addition of stripes can instantly make an interior space more energetic, stylish and visually interesting – which is why we love them.