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June 2015 issue

Salone del Mobile 2015 | theme Flooring
This is the first in a series of reports about the Salone del Mobile 2015. Each report is based around a theme. The kickoff issue deals with the latest developments around a familiair theme here at Forbo: Flooring.

The Salone showed various perspectives such as; a classic flooring with a twist by Patricia Urquiola, an elegant flooring concept designed to provide orientation by Nendo, or a tasteful makeover of functional pallets into a glorious podium for a great furniture collection by Schemata architects for Vitra.


By Patricia UrQuiola- an unconventional contemporary perspective on a traditional fitting system for a parquet flooring.
Commissioned by Listone Giordano

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Alcantara Wood

Designed by Nendo- various alcantara (imitation suede) colours layered and rolled up to create a ‘log’ which is than cut into slices to create the effect of ‘alcantara tree-rings'. Designed for Alcantara


Schemata architects for Vitra- the warehouse character of the Vitra stand highlights the temporary character of the fair.

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Need for Asahi Woodtec - a wood flooring system providing orientation by introducing different vertical joints.

Joints designed in three interval patterns; a wide one expressing ‘slowness’, a narrow one to create ‘quickness’, and a midpoint between the two.

Allowing one to determine a spatial direction and to create a sense of ‘pace’ or ‘speed’


Nina van Bart- researches traditional methods and materials. Specific characteristics of nautical coiling rope are used as starting point to create new architectonical surfaces

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Diesel Living

Collaboration of Diesel and Berti- The designs of this collection are provided by the Diesel Creative Team, while Berti Wooden Floors offers its know-how in product development and marketing


Charlotte Lancelot for Gan- a collection that is referring to the old embroidery technique and playing with scale and materials to create a contemporary collection

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Ignacio Larain Alfombras- by organising identical asymmetric rugs in different directions unique designs are created

Presented in expo AfghanMade about traditional craft by international designers. Curated by Wallpaper*

Level 2 by Sylvian Willenz- simplicity of lines is used to suggest and play with form, depth and perception. Commissioned by Nodus


Studio Irvine for Matteo Brioni- a modular system where rigid wooden elements are combined with adaptable terra cotta. The filling material is a protagonist as much as the rigid element

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India Mahdavi for Bisazza- a series of ceramic tiles that offer by its asymmetric design endless pattern possibilities


Marcel Wanders for Moooi carpets- a collection of jacquard woven carpets that offer an optical illusion

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IKEA- detail of presentation in old warehouse. The natural materials of the collection blend in well with the raw unfinished elements of the environment.


Normann Copenhagen at the fair- a powerful red interior with a flood of deep red nuances. Colours like burgundy, berry and blush creating an uplifting and warming atmosphere

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Woodskins- a malleable customisable wood, using triangular patterns on a flexible background

No restrictions

Villa Necchi- the best there is to see in Milan

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Kartell goes Sottsass- a tribute to Memphis

Unseen products designed by Ettore Sottsass for Kartell . Designs that never made it to production are now presented in the Kartell Showroom

Perfect Match

Forbo + a combined presentation of Forbo Flooring with the Dutch furniture label eQ+

The eQ+ collection distinguishes itself by an unconventional use of materials and a balance between craftsmanship and modern production technology.

An unique identity that makes a perfect match with our new Marmoleum Modular collection and our Eternal ‘digital print’ range

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