Stockholm 2019 – The SNOWTOPPED installation by Note Design Studio for French flooring manufacturer Tarkett allows visitors to clamber over a snowy landscape without getting wet while enjoying a panoramic rooftop view over the Swedish capital.
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SNOWTOPPED takes its inspiration from the soft, flowing silhouettes of a Nordic winter landscape. White dunes lean up against the walls and spill out over seating areas creating an imaginative scene for the visitor to explore.
“You feel immersed by snow without knowing what is hidden beneath. Traversing colour scales of cool white and light grey, the material’s subtle patterns create shimmering effects – bringing to mind the different layers of snow.” Explain at Note Design Studio.
Located inside a pair of glass pavilions on the roof of Stockholm hotel At Six, the exhibition showcases the possibilities of a material typically used as flooring. “We wanted to create a space where the versatility and flexibility of the material is accentuated in an unexpected way,” says Charlotte Ackemar from Note Design Studio.
The dunes are made with huge pieces of styrofoam covered by Tarkett’s homogeneous and sustainable vinyl floors in the iQ ranges, a material that can be found in public spaces all over the world. Tarkett’s iQ ranges have been manufactured in Sweden since the 1940´s. The carefully curated colour palette ranges between bright white and soft grey.
Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative flooring and sports surface solutions. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood, laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy and promotes circular economy for the wellbeing of people and the preservation of the environment.
All photos: courtesy of Tarkett.
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