The interface shares the design trends index, highlighting a people-centric approach to interiors

Global Flooring Manufacturer Explores Commercial and Residential Design Themes

ATLANTE, September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Interface®, a global commercial flooring company and global leader in sustainability, today shares its mid-year review Design Trends Index, which details the impact of events that have turned the world upside down over the past two years on design. The report highlights the focus on people-centric interiors and the need for spaces that adapt to end users. It addresses five overarching themes that will continue to inform the design of commercial and residential spaces.

Identified by the design experts at Interface and FLOR®, the company’s specialty brand, these trends reflect a growing need for comfort, flexibility and understanding as the world has seen tremendous change in recent years. years. The transformation of design trends shows how human behaviors and experiences have shaped and will shape interiors.

Mid-year trends presented in the index include:

  • Create calm: The stress of the pandemic has resulted in a desire for calmer and soothing spaces, which can be achieved through the integration of warmer hues, curved shapes, wood tones, soft pastels and nature-inspired tones .
  • Biophilic design is better: The past few years have highlighted the importance of mental and physical well-being and how physical spaces play a role in well-being. Therefore, designers are interested in incorporating aspects of biophilic design or connecting humans to nature by incorporating natural elements into a space.
  • Flexible design: Today, it is advantageous to have adaptable spaces, both at home and in the office. This means that interiors should be flexible, so they transform to meet changing needs. Designers achieve this by intentionally creating areas for multiple purposes. At home, it can look like a work space where you can also train.
  • Return of the retro: Retro design trends are back, from wood paneling to soft pastel palettes and bold, eclectic patterns. This growing trend is reflected in fashion, interiors and music, sparking feelings of nostalgia.
  • Sustainable innovation: Low-carbon design is all the rage as the impacts of climate change become more visible, driving a wave of innovation. Designers seek to reduce the carbon footprint of their spaces without sacrificing style. Fortunately, manufacturers’ innovations are making this possible as they seek to use more sustainable materials – from recycled plastics to bio-based materials and beyond.

“The design industry continues to embrace human-centered strategies, particularly biophilic design, which emphasizes the connection between people and the natural world,” said Catherine Cohen, head of creation and merchandising at FLOR and Interface. “We are seeing a collective movement towards interiors that respond to our needs and well-being, with the aim of creating safe spaces that adapt and evolve with us.”

The full index of interface design trends can be found here.

About FLOR
FLOR®, the premium design brand of Interface®, has been bringing premium carpeting to homes, offices and all spaces since 2003. FLOR carpet tiles are beautiful, easy to install and responsibly sourced . Our customizable designs are made for high traffic spaces, from family rooms to conference rooms. For more information, visit FLOR.com.

About the interface
Interface, Inc. is a global flooring company specializing in carbon neutral carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. We help our clients create high-performance interior spaces that promote well-being, productivity and creativity, as well as the sustainability of the planet. Our mission, Climate Take Back™, invites you to join us as we commit to operating in a way that repairs the planet and creates a climate for life.

Learn more about the interface at interface.com and blog.interface.comour nora brand at nora.comour FLOR® brand at FLOR.comand our Carbon Neutral Floors™ program at interface.com/carbonneutral.

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