Located in the historic Circolo Filologico in Milan, the exhibition showcases the potential of iQ Surface. Flexible, durable and sustainably sound, the new vinyl collection foster circular economy values.
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iQ Surface is made from 25 per cent recycled materials and can be recycled when no longer in use. The new collection is available in many colors and patterns ranging from beije hues to speckled granite designs, all created and selected by Note Design Studio.
Committed to a circular design approach, Tarkett is putting to the test a programme that allows it to reclaim its post-use products so that they can be turned into new high quality surfaces.
In the main hall, 24 round ended columns – the largest towering at 5m – challenge perceptions of the building’s architecture, space and volume. Repeated geometric objects balance carefully atop of each column, “perhaps the greatest archetype of all, in a daring and playful construct that quite literally turns pillars in the history of architecture on their head by reinterpreting them with a contemporary twist.” Explain at Note Design Studio.
The high glass ceiling and open balconies of the Circolo Filologico Milanese create depth and shed changing light on colour blocking and hues of iQ Surface throughout the day. FORMATION takes over Spazio Filologico – a former research centre – with several smaller set ups around the main hall.
The spaces are furnished by iconic pieces by Italian design company Magis including Konstatin Grcic’s Brut sofa. The design’s cylindrical back echoes the archetypal forms of the installation and reflect iQ Surface’s colour palette.
Earleir this year Tarkett launched the iQ Surface at Stockholm design week with a roof top installation by Note Design Studio exploring the potential of Tarkett’s flooring solution with artificial snow dunes.
All photos: courtesy of TARKETT.
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