Clerkenwell Design Week: Altro

10 YEARS of CDW, 100 years of Altro! CDW 2019 will be the setting for an immersive celebration of the brand through creativity, how it has inspired over the years and an exciting look to the future.

Founded in 1919 by a small group of individuals with a big idea, Altro says it now has more than 900 employees globally, ‘with a heritage of innovation including inventing safety flooring and a hygienic walls system and creating the world’s first adhesive-free safety floor’.

Altro shares its centenary with the Bauhaus design school, which was also founded in 1919 and is based in Dessau just a few hundred metres from Altro’s German site. In developing the new Altro Ensemble modular flooring collection, the design team reportedly took inspiration from the Bauhaus philosophy of bridging the gap between form and function, aiming to engineer products that meet the customers’ biggest challenges, such as the need for aesthetics, cleanability, sustainability and flexibility.