Meeting the demands of the ever-changing workplace, the Tatami System of broadloom is a creative and flexible alternative to carpet tiles or fixed broadloom. Inspired by traditional Japanese Tatami, Tarkett’s new flooring system is a collection of four differently sized and shaped yet compatible modules that can be arranged and rearranged, expanded and contracted, covering as much as the floor plane as desired (with a resealable connection that requires no attachment to the sub-floor).
Made from tightly woven nylon fibres, the rugs are durable and stain-resistant while being soft and comfortable under foot. tarkettna.com
A promising standout in the field of acoustic treatments, BuzziDish by Belgian designer Jeffrey Huyghe is a three-dimensional wall panel with the vague recollection of an old-school satellite dish. The upholstered saucer’s concave design is made from a perforated structure and acoustic foam core interior, which absorbs sound waves to contribute to an acoustically balanced workspace.
Upping its functionality, BuzziDish features a rotating connector that allows it to be orientated into different positions as needed. Installed as a single piece or arranged in a series, the fixture is as much sculpture as it is sound mitigator. buzzi.space
Wanting to create a space within a space, design duo Flemming Busk and Stephan Hertzog of Busk+Hertzog developed Havn for Studio TK, a series of high-backed sofas and chairs that block out distractions, both visual and audible, thanks to their sculpturally folded wings.
The Scandi-inspired seats feature a gently curved wooden frame that wraps nearly all the way around the upholstered bodies, leaving an intentional void at the back for some visual interest. The versatile collection also includes low-back versions of the settees and lounge chairs, ideal for more casual interactions and collaborative work. studiotk.com
Carnegie has translated its sustainable and versatile Xorel interior textile into an upholstery version. Made on a high-tech knitting machine, Xorel Knit has the ability to stretch and recover and can wrap tightly around complex curves and corners. Four patterns are included in the debut collection, including a traditional small-scale herringbone with a modern twist, a classic houndstooth and a magnified plaid.
The handsome and durable upholstery textiles exceed one million rubs in abrasion, are bleach cleanable and puncture resistant. carnegiefabrics.com
Stockholm-based TAF Studio has expanded its Ambit series of lighting with the addition of a wall-mount version. Made from hand-spun and hand-painted aluminum, the lamp features a white interior shade to help enhance light emission, and the LED is position in the upper portion of the shade in order to offer direct light without glare.
Ambit’s arm can be rotated 120 degrees on its axis and its shade can be turned 60 degrees in either direction, bringing a functional lighting solution to offices, library study corners, hallways and other spaces. This year during NeoCon, Muuto will also be opening the doors to its new – and first-ever – North American flagship showroom. muuto.com
Running from June 10 to 12 at Chicago’s the Mart, the annual industry trade show reveals the latest in everything from furniture and lighting to flooring and textiles. Here, five products we are looking forward to seeing, from Tarkett, BuzziSpace, Muuto and more.