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January 22, 2024

2024 Colour Trend: Pantone’s Color of the Year, Peach Fuzz

At a time when many people are finding comfort by embracing the past for comfort, Pantone brings the nurturing warmth of nostalgia to the forefront of interior design with colour trend Peach Fuzz, the 2024 Color of the Year. Just as Interface celebrated its 50th anniversary by pairing vintage-inspired patterns with modern design thinking in…

January 12, 2024

Intentional Design Drives Next-gen Education at Antwerp International School

Project Details Project Name: Antwerp International School Architect/Designer: tp bennett Photographer: Hufton+Crow Products: Rubber noraplan® valua & noraplan® sentica. Carpet Tile Kerbstone, Moss & Moss in Stone As the Antwerp International School (AIS) settled back into in-person learning following the pandemic, it did so with a new vision for a STEM-focused institution that gives students the power…

December 13, 2023

The Past Revisited: Colour, Pattern and Material Across the Decades

As we celebrate our 50th year, it’s natural to look back at aspects of our journey that have helped Interface become what it is today. Colour, pattern, and material are all key design elements that have helped define interiors over the past five decades. Focusing on everything from fashion to homes and commercial spaces, let’s…

October 7, 2023

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

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

September 5, 2023

Office Designs: From the 1970s to Today

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…

August 21, 2023

Soft Transitions

Soft transitions refer to gradual and subtle changes between different elements, such as colours, textures, or patterns. In design, a soft transition avoids abrupt contrasts, creating a smoother and more harmonious progression. This technique adds depth and visual interest while maintaining a cohesive and flowing aesthetic. We’d love to share with you two of our…

July 25, 2023

Balancing Personality and Practicality at Offices of Medical Researcher

Project Details Project Name: Worldwide Clinical Trials Architect/Designer: Office Innovations Photographer: Jenny Ford Having built its success on expertise and flexibility, global midsize contract research organization (CRO) Worldwide Clinical Trials knew that if it wanted to get its colleagues connecting in person again, its workplace needed to change. For the company’s new Nottingham base, design consultancy Office Innovations…

June 5, 2023

Solutions to Reduce Building Materials’ Carbon Footprint

Climate change and its consequences have arrived in the building sector. In addition to energy consumption in the ‘use’ phase, the focus is increasingly on the emissions related to the building materials themselves – the so-called Embodied Carbon. These are the emissions caused during the production of building materials, transport and the actual construction of…

January 18, 2023

HeadFirst: The Floor as a Connector

HR services provider HeadFirst Group has unveiled its new headquarters in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. The company asked architecture firm Fokkema & Partners to renovate the former ANWB building – a well-known location in the north of the Netherlands. To support HeadFirst’s sustainability ambitions, 1,950m2 of Interface’s Embodied Beauty carbon negative carpet tiles (as measured from cradle…