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Eco-sustainability and design for resilient flooring.

After creating countless styles of modular carpet, distinguished by high performances and sustainability, Interface launches a luxury modular vinyl flooring featured by the same green vision and based on biophilic design approach.

Level Set is the first Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection by Interface. It is environmental friendly and is inspired by natural elements like wood and stone, according to biophilic design approach.
It offers options that evoke distressed, reclaimed and exposed natural materials. The textures, colours and patterns available provide more light reflection to maximising the benefits of daylight.
Available in 28 variations of Natural and Textured Woodgrains & Stones, it comes in Interface’s standard (25 cm x 1 m and 50 x 50 cm squares) and is complementary to carpet tile collections.
Since it is fully compatible in size and height, you can combine existing carpet and new LVT for a unique space of varied textures and designs.

 

We’re seeing an increased focus on cohesive design throughout the built environment, as well as a rise in demand for soft and hard flooring that blends well and functions as part of a modular design system– said Mandy Leeming, Design and Development Manager for Interface EMEALevel Set embraces our customers’ interest in flooring that has the look of natural materials with the functionality, durability and affordability of LVT, while ensuring they can select a mix of hard and soft flooring from a single partner to create a unified look and feel.”

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An eco-sustainable design aimed at environmental comfort.
To install Level Set is simple and clean thanks to glue-free TacTiles. It emits virtually zero VOCs and allows for an environmental footprint over 90% lower than installation with traditional glue adhesives.
Engineered to compatible height (4.5mm total thickness) with Interface’s carpet tiles, providing the ability to effortlessly move from hard to soft flooring without transition strips, eliminating an unnecessary trip hazard and reducing the number of materials for specification and purchase.
To improve acoustic comfort the sound absorbing “Sound Choice” is available for LVT collections.

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Ecomat: made of olive waste.

Recommit is a sustainable, 100% recyclable material, even forever, the outcome of a mix of olive residue and recycled plastic in the Piana di Gioia Tauro area in south Italy. These panels can be used in the building industry, transports, office and school furnishing and in other fields.

Unique of its kind and already tested for the flooring of Expo, l’Oreal  and other important projects, this material is carried out with a state-of-the-art industrial process, glue-free, that’s why it’s an effective and eco-friendly alternative to wood.
It withstands water and atmospheric and chemical agents as well as sea salt; available in one-layer plates and panels in several thicknesses from 3 to 30 mm.
Ecomat is produced by Europlan and distributed by Livingoffice, office and retail  general contractor company based in Rome, founded by Mirella Raccuja.

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Joyful and inspiring offices for a multinational.

A multinational that gave a free hand to e45 creative and professional designers who, relying on a twenty-year experience, hand-picked reliable partners -the dealer Cardex and some of the best suppliers company like Dieffebi, Interface, Armstrong, Arper, a.s.o.- to carry out a functional workplace, really amazing, bright and versatile.

Pitney Bowes is a US multinational that employs 15.000 people in the world and works in supplies and delivery services. The Italian branch has just decided to move its office, in order to match the new needs resulting from its development.
The design of the new office was entrusted to e45 (Bruno De Rivo e Pietro Morandi), supported by Cardex for furniture and settings.
The headquarters include administrative offices, a demo room for presentation to the clients, the online assistance service for management softwares and a workshop.
The rooms mirrors the “technical” trait of the company, yet they are bright and attractive at the same time.

Respectful of ergonomics and environmental comfort – especially as lighting and acoustics are concerned – they  follow the contemporary dictates of an active, lively workplace pleasant to live in.

The design is a balanced mix of open plan and offices and closed rooms, individual and collective areas: open space offices with “writeable walls” are furnished with bench desks and useful storages (Primo System by Dieffebi); meetings rooms in several sizes, huddle rooms for video conferences, and also a kitchenette are closed by transparent and sound insulating glass partition walls by Gecopar facing on the open plan offices.

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As regards look and finishing touches, the company gave carte blanche to the designers.
Moderately used corporate colours for the visible technical equipment, the wall graphics in the reception area and ornamental details that make these offices exceptionally fascinating: corporate colours in the round sound-absorbing panels (Canopy by Armstrong) “twined” with the round hanging lamps; blue thick, domestic-looking curtains and the irregular chromatic pattern of the flooring by Interface.

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Modern Work Environments: Orgatec is coming! Cologne, October 21st-25th.

The new Orgatec edition is titled Modern Work Environments and from 21st to 25th October 2014, will focus on holistic solutions and overall concepts from all of the relevant sectors to do with the working and living habitat space. A new area is devoted to Smart Materials. Don’t miss The Cologne Office and Architecture Night on October 24th.

Five days of 360° Office in Cologne: leading national and international manufacturers from the furnishing, flooring, acoustic, lighting, media and conference technology sectors will be presenting their products and services to industry players from all over the world.
Interior design in Halls 6 to 9; Hall 6 also accommodates the international Orgatec Trendforum.
A novelty 2014 is  the exhibition IOI – Smart Office Materials.
Hall 10.2 is completely dedicated to Contract showing comprehensive furnishing solutions for diverse areas in public spaces such as transit lounges, hotel lobbies, restaurants or theatres and cinemas
There will be two new Competence Centres in Hall 11.2: Orgatec Space (integral approach, bundling under the motto “Spaces 2014 – Connecting people) and Orgatec Mobile (concentrates on mobility and technology).
The support programme “Young Innovative Companies” will also once again form part of the Orgatec.
Insight Cologne, out of the exhibition boundaries, presents concrete examples of best practice. The Cologne Office and Architecture Night will turn contemporary office architecture into a true experience on October 24, 2014. The trade visitors and people interested in architecture can discover the innovative world of offices in Cologne per shuttle bus.
Text by Gabriele Masi.