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Desse and Patricia Urquiola create eco-friendly carpet tile collection

In a collaboration with Desso, a carpet brand owned by Tarkett, Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has crafted a carpet tile collection with an impressively low circular carbon footprint.

Taking inspiration from woven textiles, Patricia Urquiola infused this new collection with the details and soft qualities of knitwear and woollens. Wanting to depart from the organic lines in interior design nowadays, Urquiola took further cues from textiles like tweed and bouclé and opted for a decidedly graphic pattern. The placement of colours in a gridlike formation provide the floor tiles a sense of depth. This visual effect also gives the floor a soft and textured look— a three-dimensional appearance.

Collaboration in creation
'A successful collaboration between a designer and manufacturer needs only one thing: the two parties genuinely sharing knowledge, experience, curiosity, and the determination to create a beautiful and unexpected collection,' Tarkett mentions in their press release

For Urquiola, dialogue and an open exchange of ideas were fundamental in her collaboration with Tarkett. Exploring, researching and experimenting side by side: Patricia Urquiola and the designers from Tarkett worked together closely to make this technologically advanced collection a reality.

Shared responsibility
Tarkett and Urquiola shared a common vision right from the start: to create a carpet tile collection with the lowest possible environmental impact. The result: a collection that is 100% recyclable and records an impressively low circular carbon footprint of 1,03 kg CO₂/m².

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