Marmoleum Cocoa receives iF DESIGN AWARD 2017
The new Marmoleum Cocoa collection, a cocoa husk enhanced linoleum design, has been awarded with the iF DESIGN AWARD 2017. The collection is part of the new Marmoleum Solid range which is at the heart of Forbo’s contemporary linoleum designs featuring amongst others new concrete, uni and semi-plain designs will be introduced in April.
Using cocoa husks as part of the Marmoleum Cocoa collection not only improves the sustainable profile of Forbo’s linoleum by adding a fifth natural ingredient, it also results in a new tactility and a design where the subtle organic scattering and fine coloration create a new and innovative design feature for the linoleum product category.
Introduction April 2017
Manufacturing Chocolate in the Netherlands originates from the 17th century and is located in the same region where Forbo Flooring Systems is manufacturing linoleum for well over one hundred years. The upcycling of the Cocoa industries’ waste stream is a fine example of Forbo’s continuous effort to innovate linoleum as the original and most sustainable resilient floor covering to date.
Marmoleum cocoa is available in a small collection of 5 earthly tones that are presented under the seducing names of white, milk and dark chocolate, earl grey chocolate and a mystery chocolate blue(s). The Marmoleum Solid collection of which the new Cocoa range is a part, is made up out of a new Walton series, a colourful piano design, original and coloured concrete designs and a an embossed slate variety, which is another innovative new design that will feature in Forbo’s new linoleum offer to be introduced in April.