[Solon, Ohio] Tarkett has launched Fabricate, the latest commercial carpet developed in partnership with menswear designer Jhane Barnes.
According to the company, Barnes developed Fabricate to effectively hide soil and coordinate easily with other flooring selections in the space. Using an innovative design technique she developed and Tarkett patented, Barnes flipped and rotated a series of tiny repeating modules, creating an almost-solid visual. Each six-foot repeat includes more than a thousand rotating motifs, making the overall pattern impossible to find, the company said.
To complete the design, Barnes created a palette of today’s most dependable neutrals, plus some bright pops of color. The Fabricate pattern and color palette were designed to complement Barnes’ other products in the Tarkett portfolio, especially the Blockade and Soundblock series, which use the same color names for easy pairings.
According to the company, Fabricate is available in Powerbond for quick installation in large spaces, or modular tile for smaller areas and creative inserts, creating ideal flooring solutions for office, education and hospitality spaces.
Fabricate is also available on Tarkett’s ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology, a non-PVC backing made from recycled windshields. According to the company, the Cradle to Cradle Certified backing material has enabled Tarkett to recycle the film from 28.2 million windshields between 2004 and 2019, which kept about 29,000 tons out of landfills.
Jhane Barne’s 38-year fashion career saw her menswear label grace the shelves of stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks and Nordstrom. She also designed textiles for Knoll for 14 years, furniture for Bernhardt for 10 years and carpet for Tarkett, now 23 years and counting. Using a blend of art and science — and her custom developed software — Jhane creates patterns from algorithms, incorporating mathematics into many of the products she designs.