Net Effect – In a Blue State of Mind

You would be hard pressed to find a perfectly straight line in nature – certainly not in the undulating raw power of our oceans and seas. Designed as a tribute, Net Effect® is a carpet tile collection that honors the ocean not only in its aesthetic references but also in a unique and tangible way through a project called Net-Works®.

Net-Works provides a source of income for small fishing villages in the Philippines while cleaning up their beaches and waters of discarded fishing nets that threaten their livelihood and the very precious double barrier reef off their shore. Discarded fishing nets are collected and sold to our trusted yarn supplier and partner, Aquafil. Since 2011 they’ve been re-purposing waste nylon from discarded fishing nets and other sources, including yarn reclaimed through our own ReEntry® program, to provide recycled content nylon for Interface carpet tile.

Net Effect One is a collection of three textures in 50 cm squares that can flow into each other, resembling the border between the ocean and the beach. Net Effect Two is a collection of three 25 x 100 cm Skinny Planks format that mimics the movement of water even in linear patterns with expanding and contracting rhythms.

An elegant design solution for the floor and a socially responsible design solution for a fragile economy – that’s a very positive Net Effect.

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