June 12, 2012
Interface’s Urban Retreat Wins Best of NeoCon
Interface receives Best of NeoCon honors for its new Urban Retreat modular carpet tile collection.
Observing the organic rhythms of a leaf-strewn forest floor inspired us to devise i2, an innovative advancement in modular carpet tile design. Rather than make each carpet tile the same, they vary in patterning and coloring within one style and colorway. Learn the advantages of i2 carpet tile over broadloom and other carpet tile products.
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.
Redesigning Our Products
We challenge assumptions and bring elegant approaches and innovative technology to the design of modular carpet. By posing different questions, we developed a more holistic view of the impacts our products and processes have on the planet. This has allowed us to be more strategic in minimizing—and ultimately eliminating—the environmental impacts associated with our products.
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.
Our 25cm x 1m Skinny Planks™ bring new proportion and scale to carpet tile, giving you new power to create fresh, exciting floor designs.
May 14, 2014
HD Expo 2014
Interface Hospitality modular carpet tile has become a gold standard in the hospitality sector, valued for its flexibility, simple installation and replacement, extended design possibilities and sustainability properties. Upping the ante further, the company is offering up new product options plus online design tools to inspire and help designers create unique floor design layouts.
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.
SCAD and Interface Collaboration
As we considered a unique way to inspire designers with our skinny planks, we realized we needed a partner who could offer a new point of view. So we opted for a group of talented multi-media design students from Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). They were young and unfamiliar with our industry. Who better to give a fresh perspective?
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.
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.
Skinny Planks Floor Ideas
Discover how easy and fun it is to work with Skinny Planks™.
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.
On Principle: An Interview with David Oakey | Interface
David Oakey explains the inspiration behind World Woven™, his latest collection for Interface.
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.
ANF Architects Creates Dynamic Workspace
Teacher Town Commons desired a dynamic, invigorating space for its new offices so they partnered with ANF Architects/Interior Design to convert an old warehouse into a modern workspace.
Inspired by the Art of Handcrafting | Interface
Handwoven textiles inspired our World Woven carpet tile collection. Among these inspirations: Saori woven cloths.
2016 – A Year in Color
Colors of the month featured in 2016
Maximizing Space, Boosting Culture | Interface
dPOP! design firm captures Rapid Advance's vibrant culture in the firm's new Bethesda, MD space.
Biophilic Design at Cranfield University | Interface
Interface's concept design team helped Cranfield University turn their Water Sciences Department into a flexible space for students and staff.
February 8, 2017
Interface Now Offers Luxury Vinyl Tile
News release about our seamless, integrated system of new LVT options with Skinny Planks™ and square carpet tiles, coming together with a precise fit, side by side.
March 30, 2017
Interface Unveils Level Set Collection
News release about first LVT collection, Level Set.
+Positive spaces in the Yelp headquarters inspire employees to collaborate and engage.
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.
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.