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Tarkett Atelier opens in the heart of Clerkenwell • Hotel Designs

Tarkett Atelier opens in the heart of Clerkenwell • Hotel Designs

The London Tarkett Atelier offers architects, designers and end users an immersive environment to deep dive into the latest sustainable and design-led interior finishes, demonstrating how materials can be used differently to spark inspiration. Designed in collaboration with Note Design Studio from Stockholm and contractor Area Square, the multifunctional space provides a showroom experience like no other. Atelier transcends the confines of traditional design, inviting visitors on an exploratory journey where technology seamlessly intertwines with digital experiences, through the use of interactive features and virtual reality.

soft clad surfaces with samples on the wall as art and a blue pillar in the Tarkett Atelier in Clerkenwell

Image credit: Tarkett

The design scheme for this showroom destination takes its cues from Britain’s industrial cities, drawing inspiration from the industrial revolution and adopting a ‘soft industrial’ look and feel. Embracing both sustainability and adaptability, every aspect of the interior has been thoughtfully curated from circular collections and using 100 per cent recyclable materials.

Contrasting materials and textures used throughout have been chosen for their tactility, durability and striking industrial appearance. Traditional materials appear in unexpected ways, with hard and soft flooring taking centre stage and being used for features including: linoleum counter bases and work tops, vinyl table tops, structural pillar cladding and light shades. A number of standout collections are featured such as: Desso Fields and Retrace, Linowall, iQ Granit and Natural and Parade Excellent.

Visitors can then move into the product lab – an open space designed for co-creation and experimentation. Here, they have the opportunity to bring project ideas to fruition, choosing from Tarkett’s extensive collection of carefully curated materials and products.

The multi-functional Atelier also includes areas for socialising, event spaces and meeting rooms, as well as quiet phone booths and working areas – which can all be used by visitors to their heart’s content.

“This is a pivotal moment for Tarkett,” said Marco Cordeiro, Managing Director UK & Ireland of Tarkett. “Our goal was to create a new showroom experience for our clients, highlighting our different solutions and the many different ways they can be used, inspiring new ways to design the next generation of sustainable buildings. We’re really looking forward to working closely with our clients in this new space, and our teams look forward to welcoming everybody throughout the first few weeks of launch.”

“We wanted the space to represent Tarkett – an innovative brand where people, the planet and products connect,” added  Johannes Karlström , Architect and Founder of Note Design Studio. “We felt that the new Tarkett UK Atelier should be the natural meeting point of all of these influences; an exciting destination for specifiers. We also wanted to challenge the perception of how flooring material can be used and this was a key part of our design proposal. We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved together and are very much looking forward to the launch.”

But this is just the beginning. Tarkett will continually evolve the space to keep providing inspiring experiences for its visitors. Through collaborations and partnerships with external and international designers, Atelier will constantly adapt, ensuring it remains at the forefront of innovation. They will be hosting a series of events over the coming months to welcome everybody to Atelier.

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