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Interface + IIDA Converge Action Summit Promotes Eco-Design

November 30, 2023

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Metropolis magazine’s website as part of a content partnership.  Interface and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are collaborating on an endeavor to support emerging designers in their quest to elevate environmental sustainability in the built environment. The Interface + IIDA Converge Action Summit launched as an in-person…

Selecting Healthcare Flooring with Performance in Mind

November 15, 2023

When it comes to designing healthcare facilities, evidence-based design — making design decisions based on research about how aspects of the physical environment directly influence human performance and wellbeing — is the go-to approach informing the creation of today’s healing spaces, and this in turn influences healthcare flooring selection. Because flooring is the largest surface…

How Biophilic Design Contributes to Healthcare Excellence

November 4, 2023

The benefits of biophilic design represent a huge opportunity for healthcare facilities to improve the patient and caregiver experience. In our second blog exploring The Economics of Biophilia, we take a deeper look at how incorporating biophilic elements in healthcare design can positively impact both patients and staff in ways that can also offer financial…

Investing in Student Success

October 12, 2023

Nature has always been a source of inspiration, influencing centuries of art, literature, design, and music. In recent decades, science has proven what we’ve always felt – that experiencing nature has positive mental and physical benefits. Biophilic design seeks to wield the power of nature with intent, positively impacting building occupants by incorporating natural elements…

David Oakey Weaves 50 Years of History in our New Past Forward Collection

October 7, 2023

If you were to visit Kidderminster, England, today, you would be greeted by grand, Victorian textile mills that now mostly lie quiet. But, just a few decades ago, this quaint English town was home to more than thirty carpet manufacturers and was known as the heart and the birthplace of the carpet industry. Interface owes…

Asking for the “Impossible” Can Yield Positive Change

September 22, 2023

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Metropolis magazine’s website as part of a content partnership.  Sometimes the impact of a single decision can ripple outwards, resulting in repercussions that far outweigh a project’s initial vision. That’s the case with Interface’s sustainability story. Back in 1994, the flooring brand’s founder, Ray Anderson, had an epiphany that…

Office Designs: From the 1970s to Today

September 5, 2023

From the open-plan, factory-floor-esque office designs of the 1970s to the remote setups of 2020 and beyond, the places where we connect and work are always evolving. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, we’re looking back on the impactful office designs of the last five decades and shining a light on modular flooring’s…

Designer Insights from NeoCon 2023

August 25, 2023

NeoCon 2023 felt like a pre-pandemic trade show, with attendance up and brands showing out! This year, Interface partnered with outside design pros as well as our own internal design experts to analyze what materials, shapes, colors, patterns and textures are popular in commercial spaces today. Take a look at the insights each designer shared…

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Mindy O'Gara

Mindy O'Gara

With a passion for design and learning, Mindy O’Gara blends both of these talents into her daily role as Director of Product and Learning Experience at Interface.

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