Interface Chairman and CEO Dan Hendrix recently announced that Chip DeGrace has been appointed Executive Creative Director for the company. In this newly created role, DeGrace will be responsible for collaboratively leading creative decisions that define the Interface experience globally.
Chip has served in a number of creative posts at Interface, most recently as creative director of the companys consumer brand, FLOR, a position hes held since its launch in 2003. DeGrace will continue to lead creative at FLOR as his role within the company expands.
"Chip has a gift he can romance modular carpet like no one else, and he does it with an irreverent style that brings a new dimension to conversations about design," said Dan Hendrix.
In commenting on his new position, DeGrace said, "What sets Interface apart is that we practice design that goes beyond aesthetic constraints and considers environmental effect, fairness to workers, cultural integrity, and, of course, economics. In the end, design delivers beautiful, responsible, enduringly useful products all integrated into an extraordinary customer experience. I look forward to making that happen on an even bigger scale."