Without Blue, There’s No Green...
Net Effect is a carpet tile collection that honors the ocean not only in its aesthetic references but also in a unique and tangible way through a project called Net-Works™.
Net-Works provides a source of income for small fishing villages in the Philippines while cleaning up their beaches and waters of discarded fishing nets that threaten their livelihood and the very precious double barrier reef off their shore. Discarded fishing nets are collected and sold to our trusted yarn supplier and partner, Aquafil. Since 2011 they’ve been re-purposing waste nylon from discarded fishing nets and other sources, including yarn reclaimed through our own ReEntry® program, to provide recycled content nylon for Interface carpet tile.
Net Effect One is a collection of three textures in 50cm squares that, when placed side by side, describes the precise moment when the sea foams into the shore. Net Effect Two is a collection of three products in our new 25cm X 1m Skinny Planks™ format that captures the fluidity of water even in linear patterns with expanding and contracting rhythms. The shared palette was drawn from the deepest parts of the ocean to the sun and salt bleached wood and stones of the shore.
An elegant design solution for the floor and a socially responsible design solution for a fragile economy – that’s a very positive Net Effect.