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15 Jun 2017

Interface: Global Change

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Interface’s global change collection references familiar landscapes with nature-inspired design

Category: Design

Interface has introduced Global Change, the first global launch from the company’s lead product designer, Kari Pei. Global Change is Interface’s most versatile collection to-date, pairing nature-inspired biophilic design with Interface’s modular flooring system expertise. The collection offers an integrated range of design options that can be composed to solve a variety of unique business challenges.

Nature-inspired design with global application

Global Change reflects the human need to seek out nature and brings these qualities to commercial interiors, including corporate office and hospitality environments. The collection offers architects and designers the ability to bring biophilic-inspired flooring into their spaces, leading to more positive experiences and improved wellbeing for the people who use them. The collection evokes foliage through artistic interpretation of tree and leaf shading patterns. Biophilic elements and references are also reflected in random patterns and fluid transitions inspired by textures found in nature.

Global Change is comprised of seven face styles available in six organic colour palettes. Progression I, Progression II and Progression III, the collection’s foundational tiles, offer three gradated base textures at three different price points and pile heights.

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Glazing and Shading take inspiration from the tree canopy with foliage appearing as positive shapes against striations of texture, while Raku and Ground resemble the cracked appearance of dried earth and can be installed as non-directional and directional squares respectively. The styles are available in a mixture of 50cm x 50 cm squares and 25cm x 100cm Skinny Planks, ranging from flat to plush.

To complement the seven face tiles, the Interface design team developed six earthy, mineral-based colours for the collection, inspired by global trends: Eclipse, Evening Dusk, Desert Shadow, Fawn, Daylight and Morning Mist.

“Global Change takes the end-user on a journey from the forest to the coast, offering beautiful aesthetics that also deliver modular versatility and functionality,” said Pei. “Each product within the collection was designed to harmoniously blend into the next, and the collection has the unique ability to adapt as design and tastes evolve.”

Flexible and adaptable modular system

While impactful as a collection, Global Change was also developed to coordinate with existing and future Interface collections and products, including its newly launched Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection, Level Set. This gives designers, specifiers and end-users ultimate flexibility to create seamless, eye-catching zones and pathways. Because the Interface flooring system is modular, customers can easily and efficiently update or replace the tiles to refresh design.

Collectively, Global Change has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any of Interface’s global collections to-date. In line with Interface’s sustainability commitments, the Global Change collection uses recycled content.

To learn more about the Global Change or Level Set collections, visit this website

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