Dezeen promotion: the latest range of carpet tiles from Forbo Flooring Systems is designed to contribute to a relaxing work environment, by encouraging mindfulness and a connection to nature.
There are 16 colour options in the Tessera Cloudscape collection. Each one is designed to resemble changeable cloud formations.
The palette ranges from oranges and blues, to greens and greys, all with the collection's signature dappled finish.
Each colourway is named after different weather phenomena. Darker shades have names that include Thunderbolt, Stormy Weather and Mistral Gale, while lighter tones have titles like Dawn Chorus, April Shower and Sunset Sky."With everyday life becoming increasingly busy, we often risk losing touch with nature – and our only connection is to the sky above us," said Janet Lowe, head of marketing for UK and Ireland for Forbo Flooring Systems.
"When you look up to the sky it can be quite hypnotic, making you forget about your worries and be in the present moment. With this in mind, we designed Tessera Cloudscape with a view to bringing a sense of nature and calm into workspaces."The flooring system is made up of plush carpeted squares that utilise a multi-height loop system, to provide maximum comfort underfoot as well as an attractive coloured pattern.
In keeping with the natural inspiration, this latest range is made from 62 per cent recycled content.
The Tessera Cloudscape carpet tiles can be partnered with any of Forbo's existing flooring, including the Tessera Layout and Allura Flex Luxury Vinyl Tiles. This allows the company's clients to easily create an integrated flooring scheme that fits any of their office requirements across different functional zones.Forbo has 15 manufacturing sites worldwide and a UK showroom in Clerkenwell.
The brand has previously collaborated with Italian design studio Sottsass Associate to create a flocked flooring collection inspired by bacteria, wool and terrazzo. It launched a collaboration with French designer Philippe Starck in September 2018.