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10-Year Countdown to 2020


November is a big month for InterfaceFLOR. On November 9th, we will unveil our Mission Zero Milestones for 2010, a landmark announcement that will set the tone for our next 10 years at InterfaceFLOR. From November 17th-19th, we’ll unveil a framework for our sustainability mission at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. We want to include you – our social media fans, followers and loyal readers – in celebrating these milestones.  Here’s a sneak peak at what we’ll be bringing you over the next month:

  • 2010 Mission Zero Milestones – 15 years ago we challenged ourselves to get completely off oil by 2020. We have 10 years left to accomplish our goal. This progress report will set the pace for the next decade at InterfaceFLOR. Over the next few weeks, we’ll give you sneak peeks at the report and ask you the very same hard questions we’ve asked ourselves.
  • Greenbuild International Conference & Expo – One of our favorite events of the year, we’ll be showing at #Greenbuild in Chicago. What are we showing exactly? Well, it’s a surprise. You’ll have to follow, Like or subscribe to our social media channels for clues.
  • Our Sustainability Mission – With 10 years left to Mission Zero, it’s time to change the way we think about sustainability. Follow our showing at Greenbuild, where we’ll unveil a different way of talking about our mission.
  • New Homes on the Social Web – We have a new and improved blog, a new design for our Twitter feed and a brand new YouTube channel. More ways to stay in touch with us on your terms.
  • All month long, look for special promotions, engaging activities and exclusive content on our Facebook, Twitter and Blog channels.
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“Nature Did it Better”


, discusses drawing inspirations for products and processes from biomimicry. Click the black bar above to read the article!

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POLL: What is the most important post-recession trend across design and designers?


Sustainability?  Minimalism?  We want to hear your opinion – what is the most important post-recession trend across design and designers?

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How Has the Recession Affected Design & Designers?


At this year’s NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago, we asked several industry leaders and other attendees the question, “How has the recession affected design and designers?”

Here are their answers and post-recession trends:

“Efficiency, proactivity and authenticity.”
John Picard, Environmental Designer & Consultant

“We’re focused more upon our creativity.”
D.B. Kim, Designer 

“Thank you for color!”
Kathleen Vick, officeinsight 

“Sustainability and minimalism are the most significant design trends coming out of the recession.”

 “The most important post recession design trend is efficiency of resources.”

“The most important post recession trends are flexible spaces, bright colors and authenticity.

“Integration of technology is the most significant post recession trend.”

“The most significant post recession trend is high end being pushed to the middle, emphasize value.”
Melissa McGuire of @FCNewsmag

Modular design and flexibility are important post recession trends.”

Organic design and technology are two of the most important post recession trends.”

“The recession has forced us to think outside the box and be more creative.

Condensed workplaces & new technologies emerged from the recession.”  

Sustainability is the most significant post recession trend.”

Collaboration and efficiency are most important.”

“Making the most of less.”
Paige McGarrey of @AzureMagazine

Sustainability – demonstrate long life.”
Susan Cohen of @todaysfacility

All eyes are on sustainability.”
Jen Day @IIDA_HQ 

“We’re going back to the basics.”
@_Rebecca_M of @designerpages


Penny Bonda @Interior_Design

“The biggest post recession design trend is doing good for the environment.”

What do you think?  Take our poll to give us your opinion of the most important post-recession trend affecting design and designers:

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