Snowtopped, a nature-inspired installation at Stockholm Design Week 2019

23rd January 2019

Flowing shapes in a nordic winter landscape

High up above the rooftops, with a panoramic view over the Swedish capital, the exhibition “Snowtopped” will take place during Stockholm Design Week 2019. The “Snowtopped” installation was created by Tarkett in collaboration with Note Design Studio, to showcase the possibilities of a material typically used as flooring.

“Snowtopped” iss inspired by the soft, flowing silhouettes of a Nordic winter landscape. A setting where dunes and snowdrifts in different sizes and shapes create an imaginative scene for the visitor to explore, with a sense of being immersed by snow without knowing what is hidden beneath. Traversing colour scales of cool white and light grey, the material’s subtle patterns create shimmering effects—bringing to mind the different layers of snow.

“We wanted to create a space where the versatility and flexibility of the material is accentuated in an unexpected way,” says Charlotte Ackemar from Note Design Studio.

“Snowtopped” was created using Tarkett’s homogeneous and sustainable vinyl floors in the iQ ranges, a material that can be found in public spaces all over the world. Tarkett’s iQ ranges have been manufactured in Sweden since the 1940´s.

 

The continuation of a successful creative collaboration

The 2019 exhibition is a continuation of the successful collaboration between Tarkett and Note Design Studio, initiated at last year’s Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. The 2018 installation The Lookout received the Editors’ Choice Award for Best Stand. In addition, The Lookout won the Small Interior of the Year at the prestigious Dezeen Awards 2018, as well as being nominated in Frame Awards 2019.