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Interface’s new collaboration hub in Clerkenwell

THROUGH a series of events and demonstrations of the latest flooring products, Interface explored how architects and designers can drive positive change for people and the planet.

Activity centred around Interface’s new collaboration hub in Clerkenwell’s Pennybank Chambers, as well as a striking art installation which took over the nearby St John’s Arch.

From breakfast seminars to evening panel discussions, Interface’s series of events took a deep dive into regenerative design and what interior designers can do to help deliver a Net Zero built environment, as well as designing for cognitive and sensory wellbeing.

The events brought together Interface experts with special guests including renowned architect Michael Pawlyn and biophilic designer Oliver Heath to shine a spotlight on two of the biggest factors impacting design – sustainability and wellbeing – and how these can co-exist to create beautiful spaces. Attendees dropped into Interface’s new space throughout the week to view the company’s portfolio of design-led, climate conscious products including carpet tile, LVT and nora rubber flooring.

Collections on display included the recently launched Woven Gradience, which enables designers to seamlessly inject vibrant, uplifting tones into commercial spaces through a soft transitional design; Embodied Beauty, the company’s first collection to feature carpet tiles that are carbon negative from cradle-to-gate; and a new range of products designed to support the emerging ‘resimercial’ trend for bringing home comforts into the workplace to enhance wellbeing and encourage collaboration. Also on display was norament 926 pado, which offers a modern take on terrazzo with mosaic-like pieces embedded within the resilient rubber flooring.

Interface’s concept design team ran drop-in workshops in the showroom on how to create different sensory thresholds to support cognitive and sensory needs. With mood board development and design inspiration, attendees received practical advice to help them create inspiring interiors.

A stone’s throw away from the showroom at St John’s Gate was an art installation which took visitors on a visual journey through the company’s history – from petroleum-intensive manufacturer to global leader in climate conscious design and manufacture – represented by an installation made from the 100% recycled Econyl yarn used in Interface’s carpet tiles.

Laura Light, concept design team leader at Interface, said: ‘Clerkenwell Design Week was a great opportunity for the design community to come together and address the challenges and opportunities driving the industry at the moment, chief of which are climate change and wellbeing.
‘We enjoyed meeting up with clients, partners, and the wider community in person once again and hosting some really special events from our new Clerkenwell showroom that got to the root of these important topics. We were pleased to inspire architects and designers through our series of talks in partnership with industry leaders, demonstrations of our latest products, and our spectacular installation which represents a journey we’re immensely proud of. We can’t wait to see everyone next year.’

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