July 22, 2013

Ones to Watch: What’s Next for Flooring?

There’s a revolution afoot, underfoot! Cross-discipline designers are rethinking traditional flooring and carpeting with new interpretations of graphic techniques. . .


Pernille Snedker Hansen, founder of Copenhagen-based

Snedker Studio

, has been developing her own take on the process of surface marbeling with ink by creating wood flooring with the same characteristics as marbled paper.

>>Ones to Watch: Snedker Studio


This year, Nienkämper will release Shanghai-based

Four O Nine

’s Pleat Series furniture collection in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and across the Asian market. But the firm’s first rug collection, named Urban Fabric, incorporates patterns based on aerial views of cities.

>>Ones to Watch: Four O Nine



Studio FM Milano

was approached by Italian ceramics manufacturer Refin, they saw a new opportunity to apply their experience to an architectural surface which had in their minds seen a steep and disappointing decline in its decorative potential.

>>Ones to Watch: Studio FM Milano


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