Tarkett and Note Design Studio interpret the circular economy and spur inspiration through a new publication
Since 2018, Tarkett and Stockholm-based Note Design Studio have developed their collaboration, with the longstanding commitment that there should be no compromise when it comes to design and sustainability. This progressive journey now introduces the latest edition of the PLAY magazine.
Featuring a curation of sustainable and post-use recyclable Tarkett products, the magazine provides inspiration for architects and designers looking to make conscious choices for people and planet, by using sustainable materials to create amazing spaces.
In PLAY the notions of Micro, Mezzo and Macro are introduced, to highlight the dialogue between materials and spaces. The notions look into each element of the production and design process in detail, from the composition of materials to connecting people and the environment, demonstrating how a material can contribute to making an inspirational space.
Featured in PLAY are several of Tarkett’s circular products, recyclable post use, which were selected to illustrate each notion, such as iQ Surface, iQ Natural, DESSO Marvel, Excellence Genius, iQ Megalit.
‘Together with Note Design Studio, we share a vision for embracing a wide range of influences to push the boundaries of Tarkett’s collections,’ says Florian Bougault, art director at Tarkett EMEA. ‘For this edition of PLAY, the studio has drawn inspiration from across our product families to bring customers closer to some of the most engaging materials in design and architecture.’
Cristiano Pigazzini, founder of Note Design Studio, says: ‘We wanted to draw inspiration from bonds as a design idea, to examine the things which hold not just design together but society. From the big picture to the things we can’t see but know are there. PLAY runs through this thinking, beginning by looking at bonds at a Micro level, and the inspiration that comes from material exploration. We then journey onwards into Mezzo, where bonds take on a more decorative role and look at circular production that drives us progressively forward. And finally PLAY brings things into the wider perspective of Macro, combining the Micro and the Mezzo into vistas, landscapes and spaces.’
Tarkett Human-Conscious Design™ & Circularity
This collaboration with Note comes as part of Tarkett’s belief that interior spaces should support, inspire and connect the people that use them. This commitment to stand with present and future generations stems from the Tarkett Human-Conscious Design™ philosophy, whereby Tarkett demonstrates its pledge to create flooring and sports surfaces with circularity in mind, that are good for users and for the environment.
Circularity is one of the cornerstones of forging a sustainably-focused enterprise, aligning with Tarkett’s central idea of using less virgin materials and letting no valuable resource go to waste. Merging the idea of sustainability and beauty, the Circular Selection was created to introduce Tarkett’s most sustainable flooring collections. Collections that are part of the Circular Selection are recyclable post-use, phthalate-free, good for people and planet – from iQ homogeneous vinyl to carpet tiles, linoleum and new printed vinyl materials such as Genius.
REVERSE installation during Paris Design Week
Tarkett has developed a scenographic interpretation of PLAY, which is named REVERSE. The installation, debuting at Tarkett Atelier during Paris Design Week, uncovers the processes of making and re-making through the exploration of materials and circularity, to offer visitors a truly immersive experience. This unexpected and creative display uses Tarkett’s range of groundbreaking recyclable materials to put the spotlight on Tarkett’s ReStart® take-back and recycling programme by reversing the making process to explore a fully circular material experience.
Visit REVERSE at the Atelier Tarkett, 43 rue de Saintonge, Paris 4ème, from 9:30am till 6pm, Monday to Friday, until end of December.
For further information visit, tarkett.com
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