FORBO X BECKMANS, THE SECOND EDITION
Following the success of the previous collaboration in 2020, a second student challenge with the Beckmans College of Design was initiated in 2022.
Using Forbo Flooring's design concept 'The Dynamics of a Building' as a starting point, the brief was to create a flooring design that would enhance the sense of safety and wellbeing in a space. The students were challenged to design flooring that supported the user's spatial orientation while also keeping in mind the requirements of the building.
The final designs had to be realistic, ready to execute, and based on the Forbo Flooring cutting technology, with no more than five colours used. And, at least two different Forbo Flooring products from our Marmoleum, Flotex, and Sphera collections had to be combined in one space.
Over the course of three weeks, 12 students worked tirelessly on the project. Their ability to translate the five scenarios into actual ideas demonstrated a clear affinity for the Forbo Flooring Dynamics of a Building concept.
In this second edition, Peter Nylander, senior lecturer in Product Design at the Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, was once again in charge of the project coordination. His excellent student guidance contributed significantly to the project's success.
Josefin Larsson, Marketing Manager for the Nordics at Forbo Flooring Systems, Marijke Griffioen, Senior Designer Marmoleum, and Dorothé Kessels, Director Global Design , led the project from the Netherlands.
Dorothé: "We were all pleasantly surprised by the complexity of the concepts and the students' accomplishments given the limited time available. It proved quite difficult to decide which projects to communicate about on our website. We decided to focus on the diversity of the results and the level of translation of the assignment for the final selection."
Discover all the students' projects in the tabs above.