Cartersville, Ga.– Shaw Contract introduced Living Systems, a new Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver collection of 9 x 36 carpet tiles said to represent a holistic design approach.
With sustainable, regenerative design at its core, Shaw Contract said Living Systems aims to observe nature, respond to be adaptive, transform outlooks and co-create a living system for all interior spaces. With biophilic references that evoke a sense of calm, Living Systems is designed as a welcome solution for healing spaces. The soft surface flooring collection reduces stress through the use of patterns, textures and colors found in the natural ecosystem, creating a visual that promotes well-being.
“The Living Systems collection was designed utilizing the principles of regenerative design,” said Andrew Jackson, marketing director of EMEA. “Living Systems impacts human and natural resources by integrating the total system rather than focus on any specific component.”
The collection features seven related patterns, including: Observe, Observe Color, Respond, Respond Color, Transform, Transform Color and Endless. The textures, color palette and patterns work together as a holistic system, with references to the infinite variation and irregularity found in nature. This system-led regenerative design influences the organic and textural aesthetics of the collection.
Living Systems offers a variety of solutions, featuring a range of scale and colors that allow designers the flexibility and freedom to develop an infinite number of combinations and variations. The modular format opens opportunities to merge patterns and color gradations, which can be used for zoning and defining the functionality of each space. From heads-down, quiet settings to communal areas, the visual cues of Living Systems serve as a beneficial means of communication.
The flooring collection creates a soothing, safe and supportive environment; it can be installed in a variety of formats – ashlar, monolithic and herringbone. With enhanced acoustic properties, Living Systems provides a solution to the strain of unwanted noise in healthcare spaces and beyond. The noise reduction contributes to better treatment, while the carpet tile is also a non-slip surface.