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Interface launches Urban Retreat collection
Carpet tile manufacturer Interface has launched its first collection of carpet tiles dubbed ‘Urban Retreat,’ which is inspired by people’s instinctive love of nature.
The Urban Retreat collection features three distinctive designs, and is designed as an elegant solution for built environments that aim to create a connection with the outside, inside. Interface worked with David Oakey, who specialises in nature inspired design, to create Urban Retreat. Oakey was influenced by his travels around the world, where he saw references to nature within architecture, design, products, landscape and art.
Reflecting the core elements of Biophilic design, colour palettes within the Urban Retreat collection are evocative of heritage stones, forests, and savannah grasses. The tiles include patterns with soft edges, reminiscent of Lichen on a stone wall or moss in the elbow of a branch. The collection’s distinctive woven look was created with Interface’s computer driven Tapestry machine, the first of its kind in Europe.
Urban Retreat also includes a variety of hardwearing carpet tiles, which are able to withstand heavy traffic for lasting performance. The collection is available in three distinct styles, with a range of commercial colours for each product. The tiles can be mixed and matched and installed in a variety of methods to create a unique and calming interior.
Urban Retreat One is available in three patterns, and combines sharp and blurred, classic and futurist, eclectic and austere patterns. This range comes in eight colourways in a complex primary pattern and eight boldly mixed colours in a transitional pattern. They share four accent tiles that link and separate each pattern.
Urban Retreat Two includes three distinctive patterns that reflect the orderly and the organic in a restrained palette. The tiles have a simple grid and understated cord pattern mixed with an eccentric texture like the bark of an ancient tree. Mixing these patterns accentuates differences in scale, volume and movement. The range has a neutral palette of eight colourways.
Urban Retreat Three evokes elegance with a shimmering linen-like finish that’s inspired by shifting shades with fine fissures. The three patterns in Urban Retreat Three share the same eight hues found in Urban Retreat Two, and both pair elegantly with Urban Retreat One.