FX Awards 2018 Winners

Floor Covering

Winner: DESSO AirMaster® Earth & Tones by Tarkett

Floor Covering  Winner: DESSO AirMaster® Earth & Tones by Tarkett

The office working population typically spends 90 per cent of its time indoors. Knowing this, we made it our mission to understand how we can help create ‘The Great Indoors’ – by making carpets that work better for people. With a focus on health and wellbeing, we set about engineering flooring systems that counteract some of the challenges of being closed-in: indoor air quality being an increasingly topical case-in-point. The result was the launch of DESSO AirMaster in 2010, the world’s first product to be certified a GUI Gold Plus1 label.

Today, indoor air quality is high on the agenda. In December 2017, we surveyed 2,500 people to understand what matters most to Europe’s office workers. The research reveals that indoor air quality is the number one workplace concern in the UK. More than a quarter (26 per cent) said the issue was more important than noise, poor office design and unclear environmental policies. What’s more, 44 per cent believe workplaces should be placing more of a priority on wellbeing.

DESSO AirMaster® Earth & Tones is the next iteration. DESSO AirMaster has been redesigned to deliver extraordinary sustainability and wellbeing features. The same fine-dust capturing system now features a revolutionary low antimony primary backing, Colback Gold.

New look DESSO AirMaster® Earth & Tones isn’t afraid to stand out with a dynamic design palette that does the portfolio’s unsurpassed sustainability and wellbeing credentials justice. The two collections – Earth & Tones – are designed to work together to give designers and specifiers more freedom when it comes to seeking high performance products that also look the part. The introduction of on-trend pastels and textured effects allow the flooring to make much more of a statement.

The judges said...
‘Totally unique and a niche concept. Goes the extra mile to solve a wellbeing problem’

Finalists & Judges’ Comments

David Rockwell for Bisazza by David Rockwell
‘Beautiful and exciting tonal palette, with strong resonance’

David Rockwell Collection for The Rug Company by David Rockwell
‘Super exciting and versatile’

Design of carpets for a repurposed 18th-century building by Deirdre Dyson
‘Tailor-made concept’

Flotex by Starck by Forbo Flooring Systems
‘Exciting patterns and textur

Surestep Digital Print by Forbo Flooring Systems
‘Creates a wonderful opportunity for commercial interior designers to create brand flooring’

Studio Set by Interface
‘Wide-ranging colour palette and textures’

Crafted Series by Milliken
‘Gorgeous colour palette and wonderful textural quality’

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