The commercial flooring industry is moving full steam ahead as the economy continues to bounce back. To get a better feel for some of the latest trends happening in the market, Floor Trends spoke with well-known designer David Oakey and trend analyst Cindi Marshall Oakey on everything from the hottest colors and designs to how companies are responding to them.
Before getting into things, just a quick background: David is the founder of David Oakey Designs and has been the exclusive product designer for Interface and its Flor division since 1994. When Interface founder Ray Anderson declared his company would be sustainable and closed loop by 2020, Oakey and his team quickly identified sustainable design must be innovative utilizing efficient use of materials, seeking smart products and eliminating waste during the process. As such, he leads global efforts in sustainable or “smart” design, learning from nature, the study of biomimicry.