Solon, Ohio— Introduced at NeoCon 2019, Tarkett has now launched Interleave modular carpet, a collaboration with designer Jhane Barnes.
Interleave is said to provide a calming effect that resonates in many commercial environments, including corporate, healthcare and higher education spaces. Interleave features a gentle flow of sines in a variety of colors — a contemporary approach to incorporating natural, soothing visual elements without a literal translation of organic materials. For the making of Interleave, Barnes began with a simple gradating stripe as a background pattern. She then transformed the same series of stripes into sine curves, introducing a biophilic element that our brains instinctively recognize. During the design process, Barnes initially began using sines of various shapes and sizes but found that using identical curves was more soothing.
Created with high-quality, solution dyed Dynex SD Nylon yarn fiber, Interleave modular tiles provide permanent stain resistance, with cationic properties inherent to the structure of the fiber. Available in 18 X 36 tiles, Interleave can be installed in a vertical ashlar or herringbone layout. The linear background and soft curves in the pattern’s foreground are reminiscent of raking patterns within a Zen garden, the company said.
Interleave is available on ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology, a Cradle to Cradle Silver and Living Product Challenge Imperative certified backing, made with PVB film from recycled windshields. The styles also include Eco-Ensure soil protection technology, a fluorine-free chemistry that is Cradle to Cradle Gold Material Health certified. It is recyclable through the ReStart reclamation program.