Interface recently introduced Human Connections, an integrated flooring system that promotes biophilic design by embracing nature’s elements and their relationship with interactive, urban neighborhoods. Human Connections allows architects, designers, specifiers, and end-users to create points of interaction and movement in the built environment that drive people to mix and mingle more naturally throughout the day.
David Oakey, of David Oakey Designs, designed the new collection to respond to increasingly tech-driven working environments and our innate need to connect with each other and the outdoors. Technology, generational demand, and flexible work policies have created a tribal culture that allows work to happen anytime, anywhere. Human Connections draws inspiration from neighborhood meeting places, such as streets, piazzas, and pathways. Its versatility lends itself to creating dynamic spaces that mimic natural transitions.
Created as a coordinating but varied system, customers can use Human Connections to create pathways through buildings to define or connect spaces. As a modular flooring system with a spectrum of styles, Human Connections delivers flexible design options.
“Human Connections is an example of modular tile achieving a new level of flexibility,” said Oakey. “The collection features styles that are stunning alone, but even more exciting when used together and, in doing so, can be configured in various ways to achieve dramatically different effects. Whether creating a seamless, organic field, a pathway, or a defined, graphic space, these modular tiles adapt to the needs of any space. The product line genuinely mimics city surfaces such as turfs, patterns, textures and grounds, using them to create interiors that function more like neighborhoods that encourage collaboration.”
The new collection is comprised of eight different styles, all 50cmx50cm squares. Sett in Stone, Kerbstone, Paver, and Flagstone recall well-worn city streets, while Moss and Moss in Stone attach seamlessly to introduce greenery. Two FLOR by Interface tiles complete the collection; Rue and Stone Course are highly patterned and colorful styles that add a lively mosaic-like style.
These eight styles were developed to coordinate with existing Interface collections, such as Human Nature and Urban Retreat, giving designers, specifiers and end-users greater flexibility.
Human Connections further demonstrates Interface’s commitment to sustainability by using best practice in design and manufacturing to highlight its Mission Zero accomplishments and support the new Climate Take Back focus. The collection uses a 100% recycled, solution-dyed yarn system and has 72% overall recycled content. The collection uses Interface’s TacTiles installation system, which eliminates the need for glue and forms a floor that ‘floats’ and makes the tiles easy to update and replace.
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