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Four Ways to Specify for a Positive Impact

November 12, 2019

Did you know that the building sector is the world’s single largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs)? Architects and designers have a huge opportunity to specify products that promote green chemistry, a circular economy, and a healthier climate. Seem impossible? With the right knowledge and tools, it’s easier than you might think.

Leaving Our Handprint on the Planet

October 28, 2019

One drop of water in a still pond transfers energy to surrounding water molecules and produces a series of rings or ripples. Much like this one drop of water, a human action also triggers an effect – positive or negative. For Interface, our goal to have zero impact on the planet by 2020 has had measurable results not only for our business, but also for others.

The Memory Center Atlanta Fosters Independence Through Community

October 25, 2019

The Memory Center offers dementia patients the one thing they’re hard-pressed to find anywhere else—independence. Using evidence-based design principles, UPHEALING’s Lilliana Alvarado helped parent corporation MemCare realize its vision of a unique facility that offered patients the familiarity, variety and freedom they need to thrive.

Turning Words to Climate Action

October 22, 2019

During the biggest climate week event in the world, the focus was clearly placed on the drive toward even greater climate action – with collaboration among governments and businesses. As part of September’s Climate Week in New York, the UN Secretary-General held a Climate Action Summit that called for world leaders to bring forth “concrete,…

How Engaging the Senses Creates Meaningful Design

September 27, 2019

What makes a well-designed space? It’s a question that prompts many answers, but ultimately the goal of an interior environment is to move forward the intention of a space and engage the user in meaningful ways. One way to do that is by designing spaces to activate the five basic senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste.

The Future of Design is Biomimicry

August 7, 2019

Before biologist Janine Benyus, biomimetic design was an amorphous idea, without a singular guiding methodology or end goal. That all changed with the publication of Benyus’s 1997 book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, which gave the world its first working definition of biomimicry and introduced us to the ingenious ways the Earth has thoroughly mitigated many design problems over its 3.8 billion-year development.

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Gretchen Wagner

Gretchen Wagner

Gretchen is a Designer on Interface's Atlanta-based Creative team. She works closely with Interface’s marketing team doing product styling and trend forecasting.

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