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The Hidden Side of Linoleum

This project was part of DDW 2023
Linoleum Undercover : Combine, Colour, Reverse — © Rens x Tarkett

Linoleum is traditional yet perfectly contemporary: natural and sustainable, easy to maintain, and tough as nails. This DDW, the material breaks free from its well-known image and sheds its familiar reputation. With Lino Undercover, Tarkett and Studio RENS uncover the hidden facets of linoleum.

Unconventional experiments

For over 125 years, Tarkett has been producing linoleum following the same original recipe. Constantly evolving and searching for new applications and possibilities, the flooring brand initiated this collaboration with Studio RENS. Designers renowned for their unconventional color and material experiments, and researchers that have been propelling businesses and quality labels forward for more than 15 years.

From the other side

What if down is up, and back is front? If the invisible becomes visible and the frayed edges take center stage? When material qualities are allowed to speak for themselves and it's not the finish but the start that takes the spotlight? During DDW, Tarkett and Studio RENS showcase what a unique collaboration can lead to, presenting discoveries you wouldn't have imagined. Research findings, applications, and product concepts that hold great promise for the future.

Pure, but exactly different

Stripping, slicing, dissecting, reversing, fitting together and colouring: Lino Undercover is a revealing exhibition featuring three new spatial applications in the lead role. Pure linoleum, of course, but exactly different from what we're accustomed to (only its natural scent remains).

Linoleum Undervcover : Strip, Colour, Combine — © Rens x Tarkett