Many initiatives dedicated to Sustainability have enlivened the Milano Design Week 2022; among these stands out for its elegance and cultural depth the site-specific installation created at the Vetra Building by the artist Patrizia Polese in collaboration with Interface, a company that has been sensitive to eco-environmental issues for decades, not only in words but also with concrete actions.
Sustainability is an integral part of Interface’s mission which in 2020 with “Mission Zero” proudly exceeded the goal of zero footprint impact.
Now it has taken another step with the new “Climate Take Back” challenge by creating new “Carbon Negative” flooring collections to help restore the health of the Planet.
The company’s sustainable commitment is realized with a holistic and attentive approach to the complete life cycle of the products; in some cases even using waste materials for the construction of its eco-sustainable carpet tiles flooring.
As in the case of nylon regenerated from fishing nets recovered from the ocean; the same one that was also integrated into the work “The Human Jungle” by Patrizia Polese, an artist capable of expressing herself between art, design and fashion, through the weaving language.
On the occasion of MDW22, Interface also organized the talk “Sustainability as Culture”, so its message is to give new life to these waste materials, not only in producing textile flooring, but also through art.
The Human Jungle – a multi-sensory path– was realized starting from very simple material evoking the labyrinth, worked and made unique by the hands of the artist who “is always looking for a common link among all elements and whose objective is the consciences awakening to the truth of the oneness between the self and the environment”.