ATLANTA – 12 June 2017 – Today, Interface, Inc. introduced Global Change™, the first global launch from the company’s Lead Product Designer, Kari Pei. Global Change is Interface’s most versatile collection to date, pairing nature-inspired biophilic design with Interface’s modular flooring system expertise. The collection offers an integrated range of design options that can be composed to solve a variety of unique business challenges.
Nature-Inspired Design with Global Application
Global Change reflects the human need to seek out nature and brings these qualities to commercial interiors, including corporate office and hospitality environments. The collection offers architects and designers the ability to bring biophilic-inspired flooring into their spaces, leading to more positive experiences and improved well-being for the people who use them. The collection evokes foliage through artistic interpretation of tree and leaf shading patterns. Biophilic elements and references are also reflected in random patterns and fluid transitions inspired by textures found in nature.
Global Change is comprised of seven face styles available in six organic color palettes. Progression™ I, Progression II and Progression III, the collection’s foundational tiles, offer three gradated base textures at three different price points and pile heights.
Glazing™ and Shading™ take inspiration from the tree canopy with foliage appearing as positive shapes against striations of texture, while Ground™ and Raku™ resemble the cracked appearance of dried earth and can be installed as non directional squares. The styles are available in a mixture of 50cm x 50cm squares and 25cm x 100cm Skinny PlanksTM, ranging from flat to plush.
To complement the seven face tiles, the Interface design team developed six earthy, mineral-based colorways for the collection, inspired by global trends: Eclipse, Evening Dusk, Desert Shadow, Fawn, Daylight and Morning Mist.
“Global Change takes the end-user on a journey from the forest to the coast, offering beautiful aesthetics that also deliver modular versatility and functionality,” said Kari Pei, Interface Lead Product Designer. “Each product within the collection was designed to harmoniously blend into the next, and the collection has the unique ability to adapt as design and tastes evolve.”
Flexible and Adaptable Modular System
While impactful as a collection, Global Change was also developed to coordinate with existing and future Interface collections and products, including its newly launched Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection, Level SetTM. This gives designers, specifiers and end-users ultimate flexibility to create seamless, eye-catching zones and pathways. Because the Interface flooring system is modular, customers can easily and efficiently update or replace the tiles to refresh design.
Collectively, Global Change has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any of Interface’s global collections to-date. In line with Interface’s sustainability commitments, the Global Change collection uses recycled content nylon. Learn more about the Global Change Collection.
Interface, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet, and recently expanded into modular resilient flooring with a new luxury vinyl tile line. Our hard and soft tiles are designed to work together in an integrated flooring system. We are committed to sustainability and minimizing our impact on the environment while enhancing shareholder value. Our Climate Take Back™ mission focuses on driving positive impacts in the world to create a climate fit for life. For additional information: interface.com and blog.interface.com. Follow Interface on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Vimeo.