Biophilia

12 August 2015
Archidex 2015
At ARCHIDEX 2015 Interface offers visitors inspiration and education around how to design interior spaces that can increase employee well-being, as well as introduces a range of products in Interface’s signature Skinny Planks™ format.

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.

Human Nature

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.

Human Spaces

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.

31 March 2015
Interface Releases Human Spaces Report
A global study commissioned by Interface and led by renowned organizational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper, the Human Spaces Report reveals that employees who work in environments with natural elements report a 15% higher level of well-being, are 6% more productive and 15% more creative overall.

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.


Our Mission

In 1994, Ray had his legendary “spear in the chest” epiphany. He shook the foundations of the petroleum-intensive carpet manufacturing industry by declaring that Interface was committed to becoming the world’s first environmentally sustainable—and, ultimately, restorative—company.

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 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.


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.


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.


Urban Retreat Collection

Urban Retreat™ is a dynamic collection of eleven carpet tile products sorted into pattern studies that range from refined textures to broad organic forms.