Forbo Flooring

The HemingwayDesign x Forbo Flooring Systems collaboration plays with pattern and shape by placing an emphasis on the floor as a surface for graphic art.
Forbo Flooring Systems
Type: Interiors, Product Design
Date: 2015

Having worked with Forbo on a number of interior projects, we had been introduced to their product lines where we saw potential to reinvent them. Our collection is made up of 8 designs utilising Forbo’s Tessera carpet tiles, bespoke vinyl, Marmoleum and flocked Flotex.

The collection comprises Mid Century Weave a subtly flecked Tessera carpet tile with a timeless Modernist aesthetic. Snakes and Ladders, Lizards and Ladders and The Slide all use elements of Forbo’s Marmoleum Modular collection, featuring oversized geometric graphic grids using cool and warm greys, monochromatic and rusty orange shades.

The extent of Forbo’s digital printing capabilities allowed us to apply our graphic patterns across their digitally printed Flotex and vinyl sheet products. Hopscotch, a hand painted monochrome checkerboard; Fresh Cut Graph, a cut up grid repeat; Mix & Match, a selection of bold geometric graphic patterns printed in primary and pastel tones, and our own take on a traditional herringbone parquet floor – Hemingbone, complete the collection.