Interface Installation

Interface Installation

In a design universe gone green, carpet woven from post-consumer waste is a beautiful thing. David Lewis and design associate Perla dis Kristinsdottir used reclaimed and recycled InterfaceFlor materials to symbolize the company's manufacturing loop. "The design creates a visceral experience," Lewis says. "It connects the visitor to the environmental gravity and substantial weight of the materials necessary for the creation of the carpet, which is usually appreciated as a thin surface underfoot." that weightiness is hardly figurative. At the heart of the installation, he and Kristinsdottir stacked 15 bales of carpet fluff, the reclaimed nylon from which new yard is spun - each bale is 650 pounds. Paths made from over 60 different patterns of overlapping carpet tiles run along the front and back of the bales; the floor on the sides is strewn with the vinyl pellets used to make carpet backing. It's a continuous loop, the essence of recycling.

- Interior Design Magazine