Design with the climate in mind
Global warming impacts all of us. That’s why Interface Carbon Neutral Floors help you lower your carbon footprint with one positive step. When you buy Interface carpet from us, we calculate your floor’s carbon neutral credentials, providing exact contribution to reducing global warming. We also provide you a certificate stating the same.
In 2018, Interface estimated that they will purchase more than 400,000 metric tons of carbon offsets, equivalent to the carbon sequestered annually by nearly half a million acres of forest. That’s two-thirds of Yosemite National Park in California or two times the size of New York City.
Interface’s journey to carbon neutral floors
Interface has done the math. They know the impact their flooring has on the planet. Since 1994, they’ve been leading the industry to reduce the carbon footprint of their products. They introduced the Cool Carpet program in 2002 and began offsetting the full life cycle of greenhouse gas emissions for Americas carpet tiles.
They’ve continued to do this with their LVT as well, resulting in the offset of more than 4.3 million tons of carbon dioxide since 2002. They’ve also reduced the greenhouse gas emissions of their manufacturing by 96% and reduced the carbon footprint by over 60%—the lowest in the industry.
OFIS’s rebranding ties with its new goals, to provide holistic solutions for the offices and commercial spaces of the futureLearn More
At a recent roundtable held by OFIS and its key office furniture partner Steelcase, industry professionals came together to discuss the latest trends affecting the realms of the office design.Learn More
Melia Abs, concept designer at OFIS, takes us inside ESAG Design Hub in Dubai Design District and introduces Look Both Ways, the latest office carpet and LVT collection from Interface. Designed by Kari Pei, product designer at Interface, this is the first time that we see in one collection, both carpet tiles and luxury vinyl tiles - LVT.Learn More
During the recently held webinar co-hosted by OFIS and Cosentino, Lucy Kidd, a business psychologist and leadership consultant, and design and build industry leaders – Kristina Zanic, Keenan Grote and Mariam Halim Kamel – shared their truths on how they’re currently navigating their teams through the coronavirus crisis while staying humans – after all.Learn More
As interior designers, we’ve been given an opportunity to put a new lens on creating healthier offices in a post-COVID-19 world. What will the office of the future look like in this new Coronavirus reality and what office furniture solutions can we provide to our clients?Learn More
Will you continue to work from home after the coronavirus pandemic? Our concept designer Melia Abs shares her weekly dose of inspiration, envisioning her perfect home office, using residential and office furniture products from our Spanish partner Sancal.Learn More
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, collaborating and meeting in big groups still seems a bit surreal - as an idea beyond reality. However, as people are now gradually returning to their offices, how do we ensure that they are back to a safe workspace environment? Fatma ElFeki, interior designer at Dubai-based design studio Roar and Melia Abs, concept designer at OFIS, joined forces and worked together on selecting collaborative furniture while imaging a perfect “khalina nsharek” or “let’s collaborate” workspace in a surreal setting.Learn More
Over the years Pantone Color Institute with its Color of the Year selection has influenced not only fashion, product design and residential interior trends, but also the way work environment and office furniture are designed. Today, we’re thinking in shades of classic blue together with Abeer Zaidi, FF&E manager at Swiss Bureau Interior Design. We are exploring a range of different office furniture products that can help you incorporate various shades of blue (from baby to navy blue) in workspace environments without overwhelming the space.Learn More
We're back with our Monday Moods series. Today our concept designer Melia Abs explores how different shades of black can be used in workspaces and office furniture and flooring, especially in executive offices and meeting rooms. While the beige colour was favoured by many designers in the early 2000’s and grey was dominating both residential and commercial interiors in the past decade, black is surely coming back as the new neutral. And we love it!Learn More
Step inside ATI Architects’ new head office, housed in a landmark building in Downtown Dubai. Our team at OFIS helped them select the right office furniture from B&T and Benel and flooring products from Interface, delivering a creative workspace with wellbeing and biophilic design principles and ergonomics applied throughout.Learn More
Sometimes even the good-designed workspaces are not immune to bad acoustics and noise pollution. Amber Peters, senior interior designer from Bluehaus Group, shares her insights on the importance of office acoustics and picks acoustic solutions, furniture and flooring products from our portfolio that not only look good but also absorb the sound.Learn More