Forbo's carpet solutions showcased at Qlik's Tower 42 office

Unique carpet and vinyl designs installed at London skyscraper

  • 23 Sep 2015

Having outgrown its previous workspace, leading data solutions company Qlik recently moved its office to Tower 42 in London, specifying a collection of distinctive carpet and vinyl tiles from Forbo Flooring Systems to help create a dynamic and energetic environment.

Qlik’s spacious new office features a contemporary interior design scheme which utilises colour, texture, simplicity in design and seamless functionality to set it apart from the surrounding financial companies in the Tower 42 building.

Crisp Designed was contacted to create a unique interior which remained professionally welcoming to Qlik’s clients.

The project had a strict budget and project deadlines for delivery. The designers contacted Forbo Flooring Solutions for the project, to integrate the requested corporate branding and specify bespoke colour options.

Contemporary flooring solutions

Tessera Alignment, a cleverly textured cut and loop carpet tile, was the first flooring option installed. Designed to complement contemporary commercial interiors, the multi-height loops offer a bold directional theme, tempered by the introduction of intersecting random blocks of rich cut pile.Flik's Tower 42 office

The popular nucleus colour was specified to form the backdrop for the main body of the floor space and was interspersed with an Alignment Highlight carpet tile in a vivid green shade.

Feature areas were emphasised with Westbound carpet tiles in the boardroom, telephone booths and café. 

Curved patterns were cut into the floor space in lime green, jet black and anthracite to mirror the furniture, which was all designed to contrast with the angular shape of the building.

Texture was cleverly incorporated into the overall design and the fusion bonded Westbound carpet tiles provided a dense and luxurious product as the individual yarn pile is bonded onto the backing material.

The nature of the tiles also helps maintain high acoustic performance.

In contrast to design of the carpet, the Allura spring forest stripe vinyl tile was used within the two tea stations to replicate Qlik’s brand colours and provide a durable resilient surface, easy to clean and maintain.

Mark Crick, Design Director of Crisp Designed Ltd, commented: “Forbo hit the mark for us in terms of an unlimited range of suitable products from one supplier, the option of combining different colourways into bespoke designs and the highly efficient service and delivery.  

This was a challenging brief in terms of balancing the vibrant and dynamic vision with the budget, but Forbo’s options allowed us to exceed.”

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