Interface Launches a Collection of Carbon Negative Carpet Tile Styles
Embodied Beauty, the latest collection by Interface, offers a variety of carpet tile designs inspired to respect nature created by the company’s Vice President of Global Product Design, Kari Pei.
Consistent with its Climate Take Back mission and commitment to lower the carbon footprints of its products, all seven styles of Embodied Beauty are carbon neutral across their full product life cycle through the Carbon Neutral Floors program. In addition, this is the first Interface carpet tile collection to feature the company’s new cradle-to-gate carbon negative carpet tiles.
The collection reflects Japanese aesthetics of minimalism, restoration, and the organic beauty of the natural world. Embodied Beauty evokes feelings of connection with others and with nature, embracing the principles of ikigai, a Japanese concept related to “having a purpose.”
“As our first collection to include carbon negative products, Embodied Beauty truly encapsulates the idea of working in alignment with nature, which is a concept often emphasized in Japanese culture,” said Pei. “This inspired the aesthetics in the design and yielded a wealth of textural and color options to consider. Looking closely at the styles, you can recognize elements of kintsugi, the art of mending broken objects to create something new and beautiful, as well as sashiko, a decorative form of stitching. The carpet tiles create a refined floor that projects poise and quiet grace suitable for virtually any space.”
With seven carpet tile styles and 12 colourways, Embodied Beauty also includes four additional styles – Geisha Gather, Sashiko Stitch, Simple Sash, and Vintage Kimono – featuring calm, muted grays in warm and cool tones alongside natural colours for added nuance.
The Embodied Beauty collection is expected to launch globally in 2021.