by Brianna Crandall — July 9, 2018 — Interface, a worldwide modular flooring company with a strong focus on sustainability, introduced its latest global carpet tile collection and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) collection at the NeoCon contract interiors show last month in Chicago.
Visual Code, a carpet tile collection, and Drawn Lines, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), pull inspiration from technology and nature. Whether displayed on their own or paired together, the products offer a colorful, engaging environment for a range of spaces such as corporate offices, healthcare, multifamily living and education, says Interface.
Visual Code carpet tile collection
Visual Code is designed by David Oakey, product designer exclusive to Interface, and marries the worlds of high-tech and high-touch. The collection pulls inspiration from images of glitch graphics and simple textures, which recall traditional woven fabrics and rugs, and is accentuated by a palette comprised of grays and pops of bright, bold colors. Oakey was inspired by the contradiction of technology overload and people’s desire to be surrounded by more artisanal and hand-crafted environments, recognizing a need for more human connection in the workplace.
The global collection seamlessly pairs with a range of Interface offerings, such as the newly released LVT collection, Drawn Lines, for an integrated flooring system of hard and soft surfaces without the need for transition strips.
Visual Code showcases 10 unique face styles that coordinate, yet vary widely in color, pattern and texture. The collection was designed to foster engagement with the natural world and real, high-touch objects like hand-crafted materials and goods, for commercial interiors such as corporate offices, educational facilities and multifamily living environments. It pulls from emerging digitally inspired artistic trends, such as the corruption or manipulation of images to achieve a colorful, disarrayed appearance defined as the “glitch” effect as well as the merging of highly saturated colors with computer circuitry known as technicolor circuitry.
Visual Code is comprised of patterns that promote a sensory experience. The collection features:
- Core textures: Plain Stitch, Stitchery and Stitch Count
- Bold patterns and accents: Static Lines, Hard Drive and Circuit Board
- Black and white patterns: Darning, Haptic, Overedge and Decibel
Visual Code, along with Interface’s complete portfolio of carpet and LVT, is also carbon neutral through its entire lifecycle as part of the company’s new Carbon Neutral Floors program, at no extra cost to Interface customers.
The Visual Code modular carpet collection is available in 25cm x 1m Skinny Planks ranging from flat to plush and even a shag style. It is now available for purchase in the Americas and will launch in EMEA and APAC in the third quarter of 2018.
Drawn Lines luxury vinyl tile (LVT)
Drawn Lines, the latest global LVT product from Interface, is designed by Kari Pei, the company’s lead product designer, and offers a distinct pattern inspired by the geometric patterns found in nature – fractals. Pei designed Drawn Lines using a never-ending pattern, enhanced by a base of smoky brights, cool and warm neutrals. The geo-woven pattern is accented by threads of metallic, which add shimmer and depth.
Drawn Lines LVT can be paired with Interface’s carpet tiles, such as Visual Code, for an integrated flooring system of hard and soft surfaces without the need for transition strips. Because Interface’s LVT is modular, the tiles can be easily and efficiently installed or changed to refresh designs or define spaces to achieve a desired environment or aesthetic.
Aligning with Interface’s circular approach, Drawn Lines is produced with a controlled material stream, so it can be reclaimed and recycled into its GlasBacRE recycled content backing through its ReEntry program. Drawn Lines will also be third-party verified as a carbon neutral product through Interface’s Carbon Neutral Floors program.
Drawn Lines is available in 25cm x 1m Skinny Planks and, alongside Interface’s entire LVT portfolio, features the following attributes:
- Designed with Sound Choice proprietary backing that is Quiet Mark certified for its superior noise reduction qualities, offering best-in-class performance for reduced impact sound and sound transmission
- Constructed with materials and recycling in mind, including a commitment to deliver Environmental Product Declarations for all hard-flooring products
- Engineered to contain no phthalates
- Backed by Interface’s 15-year commercial warranty
- Created to match Interface’s Skinny Planks, aligning together with a precise fit, allowing customers to pair hard and soft products together
Drawn Lines LVT is now available for purchase in the Americas and will launch in EMEA and APAC in the third quarter of 2018.