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BELOW THE SURFACE: WHO IS 2TEC2?

Introducing 2TEC2. This Belgian-born, global cult textile brand are masters of the nexus between traditional weaving and modern techniques. But there is far more to this material design house than is on the surface.



BY Tess Ritchie

July 21st, 2015


2tec2

2TEC2 was created in 2005 as part of Le Tissage d’Arcade (LTA) – a family business specialising in the design and production of exclusive design and luxury carpets for the residential market.

Having conquered the residential world, 2TEC2 was crafted to shake up both the commercial and residential sphere, adding some personality and life into modern work and living environment.

This is woven vinyl flooring – but not as you know it.

As a family brand led by creative powerhouse Katia De Witte, her husband Philippe Hanet and brother James De Witte, 2TEC2 is unique in its ability to give real personality to a space by telling a captivating story with highly functional materials.

This is a brand defined by harmonious combination of traditional weaving and the use of superior modern materials. 2TEC2 smoothly merges innovative materials and appealing aesthetics with long-term durability and easy maintainability. With the alluring appearance of fabric, 2TEC2’s robust, technically advanced floor coverings are compatible with heavy use and are thus fitting for both commercial and residential applications.

Now in it’s 10th year, 2TEC2 has quite the cross-section of high-end, global projects. Here is just a taster of their portfolio:

HOSPITALITY //

Project: Soncna Hiša Hotel

Location: Veržej, Slovenia

Architect: AKSL architekti ltd.

Flooring: Dolomite

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RETAIL //

Project: Longchamp Retail

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Architect: Longchamp Interior Design Team

Flooring: Dolomite

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COMMERCIAL //

Project: Security Innovation Lab (SILAB)

Location: Delft, The Netherlands

Architect: Kingma Roorda

Flooring: Topaz

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Project: BACARDI Head Office

Location: Athens, Greece

Architect: A.R.I.S. Architects – Athens

Flooring: Sponge

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Project: Ernst & Young

Location: Athens, Greece

Architect: Konstantinos Lambrinopoulous

Flooring: Diamond – QT, Planet – ST, Juno – ST, Eclipse – ST

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2TEC2 is stocked exclusively in Australia through De Poortere.


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