Launching on June 2nd is Tarkett Ateljé, the new Stockholm-based showroom designed in collaboration with Note Design Studio. The space is created as a forum for sustainability and design talks, in a setting that showcases circular economy being put into practice.
The transition into a circular economy demands synergy between sustainability, design and society. Therefore, Tarkett Ateljé is built around an auditorium, created as a live arena for talks and knowledge exchange.
To showcase examples of how circular economy works in reality, Tarkett and Note Design Studio brought in gigantic sacks filled with recycled raw material from two different projects. One of the sacks is filled with granules recycled from an old floor at IKEA Västerås, set to be reused for new vinyl flooring. The other sack has been filled with yarn recycled from an office, which will become new textile carpet tiles. Note has designed the space with circular economy as the leading star. The material used comes from Tarkett’s post-use recyclable product ranges, which are now presented as part of the Circular Selection. The collection will expand as more products become fully recyclable.
The space echoes classic Scandinavian design, with a strict colour palette that is complimented by a selection of contrasts and unexpected details. The intarsia pattern featured in the lounge, the bespoke lamps made from Tarkett’s material iQ Megalit and the vibrant red railing surrounding the auditorium are some of the most unique details of Tarkett Ateljé.
"The design is contemporary, innovative and functional. To us, it was exciting to help Tarkett create a platform for spreading ideas and ideals that we both strongly believe in", says Johannes Karlström, interior architect and cofounder of Note Design Studio.
Tarkett Ateljé will be a forum for interaction for stakeholders in the design and construction community. The idea behind the space and the way it is created is an example of the Tarkett Human-Conscious Design™ philosophy, meaning that interior spaces should support, inspire and connect the people that use them, while at the same time considering the impact on the planet.