Carpet-tile manufacturer Interface is breaking through to new levels of environmental and social responsibility with a new modular carpet collection. Net Effect is made partly from fishing nets, previously discarded in the ocean and endangering marine life. The nets are recycled into nylon carpet fibre but also inspire the designs with visual reminders of the swirling currents of the sea. The collection’s coastal palette of blues and neutrals is drawn from the deep ocean and the sun-bleached shore.
Invista’s Antron carpet fibre has long been a crucial ingredient in the Zen Design tufted graphics carpet concept from Lano Flooring Solutions, ensuring performance and colour clarity within a wide variety of commercial locations. Made from nylon 6.6 fibre, Antron allows for styling flexibility with a variety of fibre sizes and lustres, as well as excellent colour reproduction. The Zen Design collection is focused on delivering style, colour clarity and durability, as well as ease of maintenance to hospitality venues, offices, leisure facilities and retail outlets.
Unique carpet tiles from Vorwerk Carpets now cover the floors of international law firm K&L Gates London, adding striking architectural style to the public function room and conference areas. Washington-based design firm Lehman Smith McLeish specified a mixture of angular Crystal tiles from the FreeSCALE collection of freeform carpet tiles designed by architect Hadi Teherani to cover 1,617sq m of the space. Lehman Smith McLeish worked with Vorwerk to create two bespoke grey colours for public areas and violet tiles were used for the double-height function room. The 100% nylon construction of FreeSCALE tiles ensure exceptional colour clarity, appearance retention and resilience.
Juxtapose from Milliken enhances commercial interiors by offering a palette of highly useable, architecturally inspired colours. Coordinating with designs such as those found in Paste Up and the Consequence collection, Juxtapose provides the option of a solid coordinate as well as an opportunity to change scale and tone. Constructed from 100 percent solution-dyed nylon, it also benefits from Milliken’s Comfort Plus2 85 percent recycled content PU backing, providing a quieter and more durable carpet tile. Available with the option of TractionBack for glue-free installation.
With focus on advanced fabrication methods and material exploration, Brandon Kershner’s designs carry a balance of modern and classic aesthetics. The Hexahive ring and case showcase a personable approach to design. Traditional patterns are worked into the ring’s inner shaping and the formation of a bespoke beehive element to the outer shell. The ring and case is currently produced in nylon and are offered in other materials including gold or silver. See Brandon Kershner at the Cass MA show this month.
Black&, designed to meet the needs of the commercial office sector in both style and performance, has a structured design that unites the elegance of black with 16 fresh tones. The 50 x 50cm tile makes use of two types of Antron carpet fibre to maximise performance. The Antron Lumena dyed type 6.6 nylon ensures that the strength of black is resistant to sunlight and harsh cleaning chemicals, while the dying flexibility of Antron carpet fibre creates the stunning shades that give Black& its unique appeal.
The Modulyss Returned Tile Recycling Offer brings sustainability to the fore by turning worn-out carpet tiles into backings for a new generation of high performance modular carpeting.
Providing the old bitumen backed nylon carpet tiles pass inspection, Modulyss will take 100 per cent of their composition and recycle it into the backing for replacement tiles.
The Classic Collection, a new range launched by Bute, comprises two new woven upholstery fabrics, Troon and Turnberry. Troon is a highly graphic pattern that gives a bold tailored look to upholstered furniture, and complements other fabrics in the Bute Collection. It is available in ten colourways ranging from dramatic black and white through to neutrals, soft greens and blues to warm reds. The second new fabric is Turnberry, which like Troon is a blend of pure new wool and nylon. This highly durable fabric can withstand heavy-duty wear, making it ideal for the hospitality sector.
Bentley Prince Street has launched the Viva LA Collection by Andre Miripolsky. In developing the collection, Miripolsky created three representational patterns that express the interconnectivity and movement between family, friends and neighbours in the Downtown LA community.
All three patterns are offered in 15 common colourways with 50 per cent or greater high-recycled nylon.