Vorwerk presented first collection of free-form tiles for the home. Hadi Teherani and Vorwerk Carpets developed an innovative textile concept for tiles with the collections SCALE and FreeSCALE that came out in 2009. Vorwerk presented the SCALE LIVING collection at Qubique in Berlin, “the next-generation tradeshow for furniture and design”, and again in collaboration with Teherani’s bureau. SCALE LIVING transposes the concept of freely shaped tiles to the residential living sector. The time has finally come when carpet tiles can be used to set out-of-the ordinary accents on the floor at home, too.
The collection includes three fascinating tile shapes: CUT, BLOOM and MESH_S, a somewhat smaller variation of the free-form MESH already known from SCALE, break with the rigid 50×50 cm grid for carpet tiles in many ways. Except for the basic product, “Frame”, these three shapes are also available in two exclusive materials – real leather and a brushed stainless steel finish – and a wide variety of colours: in cosy-warm shades of grey, Dark, Mid and Light, and in worlds of colours termed Purple, Amber, Aqua, Indigo and Coral. This system of materials, surfaces and colours offers plenty of leeway to create carpet shapes and patterns that were heretofore unknown. SCALE LIVING is the new standard for individual creations on the floor.
The tiles are combined in units of 4, 6 or 8 tiles apiece. They can then be composed in any number and arrangement desired to form individualized carpets. Completely new patterns result from the mixture of differentcoloured tiles. Images arise on the floor that reinforce a special room atmosphere at home, yet are equally able to ‘loosen up’ strictly set floor plans.