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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…

Balancing Personality and Practicality at Offices of Medical Researcher

August 17, 2023

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 in central England, design consultancy Office Innovations was tasked with creating a wellbeing-focused environment…

MYOB Headquarters Explores Geometric Elegance

July 14, 2023

Located in one of Melbourne, Australia’s most exciting tech precincts, accounting software company MYOB’s Cremorne Street headquarters boasts over 5,610 square meters of striking, geometric volumes that bring a contemporary edge to the waterfront at Silicon Yarra, which is considered Australia’s Silicon Valley. The result of a close collaboration between MYOB, Monto Projects and Cachet Group,…

Guided by Ray Anderson: Applying his lessons to your business

June 30, 2023

Our sustainability journey started with our founder Ray Anderson’s “spear in the chest” moment in 1994. It was then that Ray was asked a question that would forever change the trajectory of our company: “What is your company doing for the environment?” To find the answers to this question, Ray read a book by Paul…

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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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