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Flotex Sottsass

What happens when you combine leading edge technology with outstanding design? We call it the Flotex Sottsass Collection.



BY jesse

September 16th, 2011


This collection is the result of a creative collaboration between Forbo Flooring and the Italian design studio Sottsass Associati.

The new Forbo Flotex Sottsass flooring collection is a series of contemporary, daring designs in high definition. Four ranges are now available in Australia and together offer 53 colour options. The Bacteria design optically challenges, Terrazzo is a witty twist on its namesake, Wool offers depth and warmth with a linear pattern that can dramatically shift perspective, and Kasuri uses the digital pixel in a fusion of contemporary and traditional references.

The Bacteria is open to wide interpretation, close up amoebic forms sway and shift yet from far apart appears as a constellation of distant stars. Bacteria is available in 20 colourways.

Terrazzo is a witty twist on the concept of Italian Terrazzo. Sottsass Associati has developed this idea to give the impression of a beautiful laid Mediterranean terrazzo floor. However, on closer inspection, the chips in Terrazzo are revealed as pieces of torn paper, each holding its own story. Terrazzo is available in 13 colourways.

The wool design was conceived by Sottsass when he laid filaments of wool yarns, collected from various countries onto a flat coloured surface. It plays on the textures of the individual strands of the natural fibres to give a sense of depth and warmth to the floor along with a defined linear pattern that can dramatically shift the perspective of interior spaces. Wool is available in 12 colourways.

Kasuri draws its inspiration from the traditional Japanese woven textile technique used to create the eponymous fabric. Redfern uses the digital pixel in the fusion of contemporary and traditional references inherent in this design. Kasuri is available in two scales of design, each in 8 colourways.

The collection is hard-wearing, does not track, is easy to clean and antimicrobial. Forbo Flotex Sottsass also has acoustic dampening properties of up to 20dB and is 100% waterproof for easy, efficient cleaning.

Forbo Flooring Systems
forbo-flooring.com.au


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