In 1997, David Oakey Designs teamed up with Biommicks Janine Benyus and Dayna Baumeister looking to carry out the sustainable vision from forward thinking Interface President Ray Anderson. 20 Years later, David and his team invited Benyus, Baumeister, Interface leadership, Interface suppliers, and many others to remember, review, and rediscover what nature has to offer. The 20 year event was held at Pond Studios, the same place the industry conference was held at in 1997 and discussed biomimicy and how it has influenced the textile industry.
During a biomimicry workshop, our design team ventured outside to experience first-hand what natural, organic design actually means. Before they set out, they expected to come back with designs of flowers and leaves. Instead, they returned with a new respect for the ways in which nature’s diversity and apparent imperfections create tremendous design potential – potential for beautiful things and for practical, functional applications. As a result, the carpet tile product Entropy was created.
In nature, when you look at a pile of leaves, or rocks at the river bed, no two components are exactly alike. In the Entropy design, no two modules are alike and the tiles themselves can be installed in a random or non-directional layout.