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Forbo Flooring to sponsor DESIGN POP 2019 - May 2019

Forbo Flooring are delighted to announce their participation in the unique event DESIGN POP 2019.

Design POP is a totally unique and innovative festival which will take place for the first time between May 17th and May 19th 2019 in Cork. Six designers will work closely with six food producers to create a series of bespoke pavilion installations that will pop up all over Cork City centre for the duration of the festival.

As a brand who acknowledges the importance of innovation and design in everyday life, Forbo Flooring are happy to announce their participation in this unique event by coming on board as a lead sponsor.

DesignPOP

Forbo: Furniture linoleum and new surfacing material - May 2019

Presenting Furniture Linoleum and new surfacing material experiments at Interzum Cologne

At Interzum in Cologne ForboFlooring Systems will be presenting its renownedFurniture and Wall coverings collections. The Furniture and Bulletin board collections present a unique assortment ofsurfacing materials for all high end 3D furniture designs such as desks, chairs, stools cabinets door and displays or -in the case of Bulletin Board - is to be used as pinboard linoleum for panel and wall applications.

Both Furniture Linoleum and Bulletin Board are made from natural raw materials such as making it a unique sustainable solution for high end finishes.

Come and visit our see our presentation of exclusive and unique finishing materials at Interzum in Hall 10.2 Booth C079. Opening hours are from 09.00 a.m.until 18.00 p.m. daily,from May 21-24.

Furniture Linoleum

Tessera Chroma: A Fusion of Colour and Texture - May 2019

A Fusion of Colour and Texture

Fusing together organic texture with chalkier colours has led to the development of Forbo Flooring Systems new contemporary, high-end carpet tile collection: Tessera Chroma. The carefully composed colourways, which offer a colour balance when combined, allow you to playfully clash shades to create more dynamic and diverse workspaces.

Chroma is the quality by which we communicate colour; it’s how we define a colour’s purity, intensity or saturation. It also provides a measure of how we can fuse relationships between colours to bring balance and harmony to a space and Forbo’s Tessera Chroma collection has been created with this in mind.

Tessera Choma

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Flotex Colour: Smart. Innovative. Colourful. - May 2019

Smart. Innovative. Colourful.

Forbo Flooring Systems has refreshed its Flotex Colour collection with the addition of a new design and format, as well as an array of new colours that are inspired by the moods and illuminating and spectral shades of cities around the world. The comprehensive flocked flooring range now offers even more flexibility to create contemporary interiors.

There is no denying that certain cities have their own mood and identity, whether it’s the bright neon hues of Tokyo or the darker, more gritty shades of New York; every city has its own unique colour palette, which may be so subtle that perception differs from person to person. From softer, tone-on-tone shades to rich and vibrant hues, the hues found in the rejuvenated Flotex Colour collection have been inspired by the wide choice of colour found in cities and urban landscapes.

Flotex Colour

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FORBO AT THE IVY - March 2019

Forbo Ireland at the The Ivy Restaurant.

Forbo Ireland threw a party recently in Ireland’s newest and trendiest restaurant, The Ivy Restaurant on Dawson Street. Attended by Dublin’s top architects, Forbo introduced their new line of Marmoleum, Marmoleum Marbled, and highlighted its commitment to a sustainable future.

As part of that commitment, Forbo have dedicated themselves to producing products which do not affect worldwide climate change. To that end, Forbo Marmoleum is the only CO2 neutral resilient system on the market and so the best choice for architects concerned with ensuring a better environment for all.

Sincere thanks to all who attended and for making it such an enjoyable and informative affair. Roll on next year.

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Forbo Ivy Event 2019

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2019 - April 2019

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2019

The RIAI in association with Forbo Ireland is delighted to launch RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2019 for students of architectural technology.

The final submission date for the RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2019 is Friday 14 June 2019.

The awards will be presented at an RIAI Student Awards Ceremony and Exhibition in October 2019.

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RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2019

Salone del Mobile 2019 - April 2019

Forbo Flooring Systems presenting Forbo+ Rembrandt in the Dutch Pavilion during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy

Rembrandt’s colours, detail, structure and texture expressed by Forbo’s floor covering designs at the Palazzo Francesco Turati in the Brera district in Milan.

Forbo + Rembrandt is a spectacular presentation of the connection between the paintings of Rembrandt and the way the master applied colour, structure, detail and tactility by using the pigments and materials that today still form the essence of the art of making Linoleum.

Come and see our spectacular installation in the Dutch pavilion and experience the Forbo brand. Opening hours are from 11.00 a.m. until 20.00 p.m. daily, from April 9 – 14

Forbo’s palette is that of Rembrandt

Marmoleum Marbled Collection - Jan 2019

Marmoleum Marbled Collection

Forbo Flooring Systems introduces new and versatile Marmoleum Marbled collection with five modern design ranges.
The introduction of the new Marmoleum Marbled collection completes the renewal of Forbo Flooring Systems’ core linoleum offer. The all new Marbled collection complements the so called Marmoleum Solid and Linear collections that have been renewed in the last two years.

Marmoleum Marbled is presented as a modern classic. With two new designs, Terra and Splash, the range is extended with new visuals that each add value to the concept of Forbo’s marbled portfolio.

Marmoleum Marbled Splash Fresco

Marmoleum Marbled Collection

Marmoleum Marbled Collection

Environmental Milestone for Forbo Flooring Systems - Nov 2018

Marmoleum is confirmed to be carbon neutral, naturally

Forbo Flooring Systems has quantified the environmental impact of its 2.5mm Marmoleum, with an independent Environmental Product Declaration that confirms that it is manufactured as a carbon neutral floor covering.

Mark Bauer, Environmental Specialist at Forbo Flooring Systems commented: “We now all need to make more conscious decisions when it comes to specifying building and interiors materials; and manufacturers too must now make a commitment to do as much as possible to help their customers make responsible choices.


Marmoleum, CO₂ neutral, naturally

Carbon Neutral Press Release

Press Release

Marmoleum, CO₂ neutral

Marmoleum, CO₂ neutral, naturally

Best Office Interior Ireland category - Nov 2018

LinkedIn’s European Headquarters wins Best Office Interior Ireland

The Ireland-based European headquarters of LinkedIn has scooped a prize in the European edition of the International Property Awards.

Designed by Irish architectural practice RKD, LinkedIn’s European headquarters was awarded Best Office Interior Ireland.

The International Property Awards are granted to leading architectural innovation, with the winners announced at a ceremony in London.

LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ is centred around global communities and the “village centre. The six-storey building is the social media giant’s first new build outside of the US.

A range of floor coverings from Forbo Flooring Systems’ integrated and comprehensive product portfolio was specified and installed throughout LinkedIn’s prestigious bespoke new office headquarters.

Products used:
Nuway Tuftiguard
Allura
Marmoleum

LinkedIn HQ, Dublin

Best Office Architecture Ireland category - Nov 2018

Microsoft’s European Headquarters wins Best Office Architecture Ireland

The Ireland-based headquarters of Microsoft has scooped a prize in the European edition of the International Property Awards.

Designed by Irish architectural practice RKD, One Microsoft Place won the Best Office Architecture Ireland category.

The International Property Awards are granted to leading architectural innovation, with the winners announced at a ceremony in London.

Microsoft’s new 34,000 square metre campus-style headquarters in Leopardstown, Co Dublin, cost the company €134 million, and houses close to 2,000 staff. The building has an LED waterfall, an indoor mountain and a “dream space” for education.

Forbo Flooring was the obvious choice when it came to providing the kind of flooring range required for such a prestigious undertaking. Working closely with RKD Architects, Fobo was able to provide a wide choice of flooring solutions from entrance ways and high quality, sustainable floor coverings, to hygienic and slip resistant surfaces.

Products used:
Nuway Tuftiguard
Safestep
Marmoleum
Sarlon

Microsoft HQ, Dublin

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2018 - Nov 2018

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2018

The RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize offered by the editorial board of Architecture Ireland and the RIAI, with support from Forbo, is open to all students of Architecture and Architectural Technology on the island of Ireland.

The RIAI, in association with Forbo Ireland, is delighted to announce the awards for RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2018 for students of architectural technology.

The Winner, Highly Commended and Commended were presented with their certificates and cheques by the RIAI President at the Annual Conference on Saturday 6th October.

Winner: Poppy Van Dijk (UCD)
2nd Place: Ryan Dempsey (DIT)
3rd Place: Patrick Brennan (DIT)
Commended: Muireann Dolan (CCAE)
Commended: Emily Jones (UCD)
Commended: Grainne Smith-Muldowney (SAUL)
Commended: David Weldon (CCAE)
Special Mention Photo Essay: Robert John James Hamilton (DIT)
Special Mention Technical Essay: Ian Kavanagh (DIT)

Student Writing Prize 2018

Architecture & Building Expo Architects’ Choice Awards - Oct 2018

Architecture & Building Expo Architects’ Choice Awards

Congratulations to Forbo on winning an award at the Architecture & Building Expo Architects’ Choice Awards recently.

Fabscrap received the prestigious Highly Recommended Award in the Interior Product category.

Fabscrap flooring turns unused left-over granules into a vibrant multi-coloured floor covering that offers striking design opportunities.

Pictured at the presentation are (left to right) David Kenny (Forbo), Maria Kiernan, Chair (white jacket), Ann Walsh-Glick (Forbo), Declan Carolan (Forbo), Klaus Unger and Eleanor Heylin-Snith.

Architects-Choice-Awards

Important Information for Ideal Home Show Exhibitors - Sept 2018

Important Information for Ideal Home Show Exhibitors

Marmoleum Click will once again be featured in the show house at this year’s Ideal Home Exhibiton in the RDS - 26th to 29th October 2018.

Forbo Marmoleum Click is available in 23 colours ranging from soothing neutrals to vibrant bolds. There are 3 panel sizes: the larger 90 x 30 cm and 60 x 30 cm and the square 30 x 30 cm. With Marmoleum Click tiles you can create inviting floor designs that are unique to your home and lifestyle.

Marmoleum Click Collection

Marmoleum Click - Ideal Homes

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017 - Nov 2017

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017

The RIAI, in association with Forbo Ireland, is delighted to announce the awards for RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017 for students of architectural technology.

The Winner, Highly Commended and Commended were presented with their certificates and cheques by the RIAI President at the Annual Conference on Saturday 7th October.

Winner: Viktora Hevesi

Highly Commended: Chloe Loh

Commended: Paul Higginson

Commended: David Stack

Commended: James Foskett

Commended: Luke Butler

Pictured presenting awards: Paul Carney (Managing Director, Forbo Ireland), Dr Sandra O’Connell (Director of RIAI Communications) and President of the RIAI, Carole Pollard.

Winners of RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017

Celebrating 50 years of Coral Entrance Flooring - August 2017

50 years of Coral

This is a story about passion and innovation which started over 200 years ago, as the Kaars Sijpesteijn family, founders of the Dutch Forbo activities, started their business weaving and trading cloth for sails for mills and sails for ships. With the arrival of steam the family needed to look for new opportunities like weaving firehoses and the production of bathmats. From bathmats came the first link into Coral Entrance Flooring.

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Coral Entrance

50 years of Coral Press Release

Press Release for 50 years of Coral

Coral Entrance Flooring Collection

Coral Entrance Flooring Collection

Flotex Planks, high tech textile in a new modular format – July 2017

Flotex Planks

With its new collection of Flotex high tech textile planks, Forbo Flooring Systems creates a new era for interior design in office and leisure & hospitality environments. The new collection contains 6 new designs, each available in a wide range of colourways. The planks, measuring 25 x 100cm, are easy to install and invite designers and architects to play with colour mixes as well as laying patterns. The end-result is a striking, comfortable, hygienic textile floor which is both safe as well as extremely durable.

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Flotex Planks

Flotex Planks Press Release

Press release for Flotex Planks collection

Flotex Planks Collection

Flortex Planks Collection

Marmoleum Cocoa receives iF DESIGN AWARD – March 2017

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.

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IF Design Award 2017

iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 Press Release

Marmoleum Solid, a new Linoleum for a new generation! March 2017

Marmoleum Solid Collection

As from April 2017 Forbo Flooring System launches its new Marmoleum Solid collection, made of five distinctive and impressive ranges Concrete, Cocoa, Piano, Slate and Walton.
Presenting the pure nature of linoleum, Forbo Flooring System proudly introduce our renewed Marmoleum Solid flooring that combines attractive contemporary designs with unrivalled versatility and innovation. Discover our new Cocoa range where we've added cocoa shells creating a unique granular look. Or take a look at the embossed slate design that combines the timeless aesthetics of stone with the warmth and purity of linoleum flooring.

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Marmoleum Solid

Marmoleum Solid Press Release

Press Release for Marmoleum Solid Collection

Marmoleum Solid Collection

Marmoleum Solid Collection

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017 - May 2017

RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017

The RIAI in association with Forbo Ireland is delighted to launch RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017 for students of architectural technology.

The final submission date for the RIAI Architecture Ireland Student Writing Prize 2017 is 12 noon on Friday 15 September.

The awards will be presented at an RIAI Student Awards Ceremony and Exhibition in October 2017.

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