Interface has chosen Milan Design Week 2012 as the European launch pad for its product collection, Metropolis.
Architect and fashion designer Francesco Maria Bandini, who was behind The Positive Floor installation at last year’s show, is currently collaborating with Interface on an exhibition to showcase the new collection.
Housed in the historic La Triennale, the exhibition will focus on the themes of apocalypse and rebirth that have influenced the design of Metropolis.
“For some, the apocalypse means death and destruction. For Interface it signifies rebirth and a better, brighter, more sustainable future,” said Michele Iacovitti, vice president marketing communication & branding, Interface.
“It is also the inspiration for some of our most distinctive products yet and an exhibition that promises to transport visitors to a brave new world – a world of hope, beauty and light that we envisage in the aftermath of a destructive or apocalyptic event. This is flooring, but not as we know it,” she added.
The new Metropolis product collection includes 15 modern designs that symbolise the past, present and future of human civilisations and their cities.
The exhibition will be on show in Milan’s La Triennale from April 17-22, 2012.