Biophilia

Net Effect

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 Effect One is a collection of three textures in 50cm squares that, when placed side by side, describes the precise moment when the sea foams into the shore. Net Effect Two is a collection of three products in our new 25cm X 1m skinny plank format that captures the fluidity of water even in linear patterns with expanding and contracting rhythms.

Biophilia

Biophilia is the theory that humans have a biological need to connect with nature and that this connection affects our well-being, productivity and relationships. It gave rise to biophilic design, an offshoot of the sustainability movement that seeks to integrate nature and structure, even in the most urban spaces. At Interface, we use design to bridge the gap between these seemingly divergent environments.

Human Nature

Interface’s Human Nature™ Collection—a range of Skinny Planks™ 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.

June 9, 2014
Interface Introduces Human Nature at NeoCon 2014

Interface’s latest global carpet tile collection, Human Nature, takes its cues from the visual, tactile textures found in the most elemental of floor coverings – think forest floors, grassy fields and pebbled garden paths. Human Nature includes five skinny plank styles.

30 x 30 Nature Challenge 2016

Join Interface in David Suzuki's 2016 30 x 30 Nature Challenge. Embrace your innate love of nature and commit to spend 30 minutes outside for 30 days in May.

A Foundation for Beautiful Thinking

Designs inspired by Nature have been around as long as we have. 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 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.

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.

June 16, 2016
Introducing Award Winning World Woven Collection

Interface introduces World Woven™, a global collection of Skinny Planks™ and squares that is deeply influenced by the timeless familiarity of local textiles found around the world throughout history.

Inspired by Nature

The biophilic qualities of Interface’s Human Nature™ collection inspired a holistic design for Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, that promotes the well-being of its employees in spaces that are both forward-looking and ultra functional.

Feeling Good, Working Well

Meridian Credit Union’s transition team worked closely with designers Bullock + Wood and Interface to craft new offices that emphasize and support the well-being of its employees.

June 12, 2017
Interface Creates Positive Spaces with Two New Collections

Interface offers more opportunities to create +Positive spaces with its introduction of two new global collections, Global Change and Human Connections. Both use nature as a muse and provide the inspiration needed to create positive human impact indoors through a connection to the outdoors.

July 18, 2017
Interface Introduces the Human Connections Collection

Interface's Human Connections Collection responds to increasingly tech-driven working environments and our innate need to connect with each other and the outdoors.

Nature in the Space

Incorporating Nature in the Space into office design embeds real elements of nature into our urban domain.

Nature of the Space

Nature of the Space patterns look at the design of the built world around us and, more importantly, how we relate to it.

Natural Analogues

By using the gentle, ordered or complex art of natural analogues we can trigger our biophilic link to nature

Interface and Biophilic Design - Urban Retreat

Led by designer David Oakey, we introduced Urban Retreat™, our first carpet tile collection intended to satisfy that subconscious need to stay connected to nature even in the most urban environments, biophilia.