December 4, 2012
Interface Carpet Tile Wins 2012 Best of Year
The architectural and design community has voted two Interface products Best of Year in Interior Design magazine’s annual awards program. The biophilia-inspired Urban Retreat™ Collection won Best of Year in the Flooring: Green category. Walk the Plank™, a carpet tile with a skinny plank shape, took home the trophy in the Flooring: Carpet/Modular category.
September 20, 2012
Interface Carpet Tile at IIDEX 2012
Interface previews UR501™, a new Urban Retreat™ pattern, at IIDEX 2012. UR501 is a long, narrow plank style with a carved texture reminiscent of rough-hewn hardwood. Its unique shape and an additional eight bright colour options create additional design opportunities.
September 25, 2012
Interface Carpet Tile Wins 2012 IIDEX Awards
Interface wins five IIDEX Innovation Awards at the 2012 IIDEX Conference & Expo. Winning products include the Urban Retreat Collection and the new UR501 style, Walk the Plank and A Peeling. Interface also won an award for its airy, urban nature-inspired display.
September 20, 2012
Interface Events at IIDEX 2012
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, Interface Canada is engaging the architecture and design community to explore new frontiers in sustainability, building, design and materials with a wide array of events and activities during IIDEX 2012.
June 12, 2012
Interface’s Urban Retreat Wins Best of NeoCon
Interface receives Best of NeoCon honours for its new Urban Retreat modular carpet tile collection.
May 12, 2013
Interface Hospitality at HD Expo 2013
Interface Hospitality introduces innovative product offerings at HD Expo 2013.
May 30, 2013
Interface Co-Hosts First CaGBC Legacy Project
Modular carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, joins the CaGBC to host the first Legacy Project at the CaGBC National Conference & Expo.
November 14, 2012
Interface at Greenbuild 2012
Interface is taking the floor at Greenbuild 2012 with programming that will help enlighten, inform and inspire its design industry peers about biophilic design. Increasingly, biophilic design is used to describe architecture and design that incorporate nature or natural elements to improve productivity, health, community relations and more.
January 16, 2013
Interface Participates in Green Apple Day of Service
Interface, the leading global manufacturer of modular carpet tile, is taking a page from its own lesson book on stewardship and sustainability and is headed into schools across the country and around the world.
August 15, 2013
Why Not? Conference 2013
The 2013 Why Not? Conference explored the core values that design practices will need to embrace in order to be successful today and into the future.
October 9, 2013
Why Not? Conference Explores Design for Social Impact
The 2013 Why Not? Conference invited an elite group of 30 architects, interior designers, and design students to explore the core values that design practices will need to embrace in order to be successful today and into the future. On the list of topics, how design firms can profit at the intersection of design and social justice.
November 20, 2013
As Interface works towards its sustainability goal, it is also engaging in activities that leave, as founder Ray Anderson said, “the world better with every square metre of carpet we sell.” This concept of Restorative Enterprise is the cornerstone of a robust schedule of events that the company will present at the 2013 Greenbuild Show.
September 26, 2013
IIDEX 2013 Events
Carpet tile manufacturer Interface, well known for its Mission Zero credo and promise to eliminate any negative impact it has on the environment by the year 2020, has taken a holistic approach to sustainability and restorative enterprise, exploring ways to reuse, adapt and preserve resources in every way possible as it seeks its goal.
September 26, 2013
IIDEX 2013 Net Effect Collection
Carpet tile manufacturer Interface introduces a new modular carpet collection, Net Effect™, is inspired both by the ocean’s life-giving power and its plight – marine life and habitats that are endangered by discarded fishing nets, acidification, over-fishing, pollution and climate change.
June 10, 2014
Beautiful Spaces Inspire Beautiful Thinking. It’s Human Nature.
Interface introduced its global Human Nature™ collection of skinny plank carpet tiles during NeoCon 2014 in two showrooms built upon our belief that beautiful ideas are inspired by beautiful surroundings.
June 24, 2014
Trend Spotting with Gretchen Wagner
Gretchen Wagner explores the design trends she discovered at ICFF and NeoCon this year.
July 16, 2014
The Intersection of Beauty and Sustainability – Twitter Chat Recap
To kick off our blog series on the intersection of beauty and sustainability, design and sustainability gurus Lance Hosey of RTKL Associates and Julie Hiromoto of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill joined our own Vicki deVuono, VP of Creative, and Lindsay James, VP of Restorative Enterprise, in a live Twitter chat. What unfolded was a thought provoking discussion in bite-sized nuggets – 140 characters or less, of course.
July 17, 2014
Mind the Gap
Continuing our series on the intersection of beauty and sustainability, Julie Hiromoto of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill reflects on her retreat with Interface and fellow architects when these thought leaders discussed how to close the gap between sustainable design and beautiful design.
October 13, 2014
Who Needs Beauty?
Who needs beauty? We all do. Interface explores how biophilic design can use beauty to satisfy this inherent need while providing healthier, more productive built environments that may ultimately lead its inhabitants to create a better world.
Pledge to #MakeBeautyHappen
Learn about our evolution of beautiful thinking and pledge with us to #MakeBeautyHappen.
Greenbuild 2014 Events
Join us at Greenbuild booth 1623 as we explore the relationship between beauty and sustainability, and be sure to catch our in-booth presentations with David Gottfried, Bill Browning, Janine Benyus, Paul Hawken, John Picard, Kirsten Ritchie and more.
October 21, 2014
Serving Schools Around the World with Green Apple
Working at Interface, our commitment to close the loop and make our carpet out of 100% recycled materials has made us incredibly aware of the scarcity of natural resources. But there is scarcity of another precious and limited resource that the Green Apple Day of Service illustrated to us – our time. In our hurried, fast-paced, and busy lives, it takes real effort to slow down and focus on what matters.
September 25, 2014
Oh What a Difference We Can Make
When Deb France of Oh planning + design, architecture was asked to expand a small renovation project at Reynolds High School in Portland, Oregon after a tragic school shooting, she immediately enlisted help to make it happen.
November 6, 2014
Moments and Memories from Greenbuild 2014
Led by the indomitable George Bandy, Vice President at Interface, and Chairman of the USGBC Board of Directors, our team had a great week of learning, sharing and collaborating at Greenbuild in New Orleans. Members of the Americas Sustainability Council, sales and marketing teams share their favourite memories and moments from the show, including the WELL Building Summit, Women in Green Breakfast, Sustainability and Design Leaders event and insights from Interface's Eco Dream Team - Janine Benyus, Bill Browning, Paul Hawken and John Picard.
June 13, 2015
NeoCon 2015 Press Release
Interface continues to lead the discussion on biophilia as it heads to NeoCon 2015 with two new carpet tile collections influenced by nature’s ability to inspire and energize.
July 7, 2015
The Future is Now: NeoCon 2015 Cultural Trends
There is a cultural shift taking place and it became largely apparent at NeoCon this year. More and more millennials are entering the work force, widening the generational gap in work environments and introducing fresh perspectives. Renewed interest in the individual versus the collective is rising to the surface, inciting interesting conversations about how design can be a solution for the diverse work environment. There is no better time than now to talk about the future of the workplace.
June 1, 2015
Glitz, Glam and Gold
All the glitz of Vegas shone bright at HD Expo 2015! The colour of the year was gold in an array of shades, leaving Marsala, Pantone’s colour of the year, just a memory. See images of this and other hospitality design trends we found in this blog from Sarah Pelham.
July 8, 2015
Part 1 - From Daylighting to Skateboards: An Exploration of Restorative Potential
We had the pleasure of hosting David Stover, CEO and co-founder of Bureo skateboard company, and Bill Browning, expert in biophilic design and partner and co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green, at our Chicago showroom during NeoCon for a panel discussion on the potential of restorative business.
July 30, 2015
Part 2 – From Daylighting to Skateboards: An Exploration of Restorative Potential
This is the continuation of a discussion on the potential of restorative business between David Stover, CEO and co-founder of Bureo skateboard company, and Bill Browning, expert in biophilic design and partner and co-founder of Terrapin Bright Green.
October 22, 2014
Greenbuild 2014 Press Release
Where we create affects what we create – that’s the bottom line when it comes to design that impacts wellness, productivity and even stress levels, say the experts on biomimicry and biophilia at Interface. Informed by the belief that the integration of natural beauty in our built environment can actually encourage the kind of compassionate, creative thinking needed to address issues large and small, Interface is asking Greenbuild 2014 participants to help #MakeBeautyHappen.
November 23, 2015
A Tribute to Mentors
Tell me who you run with and I’ll tell you who you are. This was one of many words of wisdom from a group of highly successful business men and women who spoke about the power of mentoring at an American Marketing Association Atlanta Chapter event moderated by Interface’s CMO Jo Ann Herold.
November 30, 2015
What’s Trending in Boutique Design?
BDNY is the time for boutique hotels to find the coolest, hippest design elements to enhance guest experiences. After visiting this trade fair in New York, Sarah Pelham gives a glimpse of the hospitality design elements that she found inspiring.
March 28, 2016
Design Trends Found at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world's largest event for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design. This year, opulence was a prominent theme with lots of metallics on display, along with the glamorous Pantone Colour of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. Interface featured colourful inspiration boards and was positioned amongst influential and trend setting brands.