Tarkett has made flooring in Sweden since the late 19th century, and the now international company is equally historic in France. Innovative design collaborations go hand in hand with the development of recycled and bio-based materials, and anything from scrapyards to sewage treatment plans form unexpected partnerships. Sustainability director Dag Duberg knows how to transform waste into raw material and make the flooring of the future out of materials that hold a past.
How has the pandemic affected your work? Will you walk away with any new experience and which challenges will you face moving forward?
– It has shown us that dramatic and global changes of behaviour are possible, which are necessary to solve the climate issue. We’ve been forced to come up with creative digital solultions for things that were previously considered impossible, such as product launches and fairs. I’m convinced much of it will remain in the future.
Tarkett is one of eight appointed flag-bearers by the Swedish Design Movement.
This post is a collaboration with Swedish Design Movement.
The wooden flooring Noble Oak.
From the exhibition “Natural Bond” in collaboration with Note.
Sustainability director Dag Duberg