Tarkett shares commitment to circular economy at Venice International Architecture Exhibition
19th October 2017
Tarkett Creative & Trends Director, Béatrice Mange, was invited to speak at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy in May 2016. The theme of this year’s edition was “Reporting from the Front”, which examined the experience of improving the quality of the built environment and people’s quality of life, while working on the margins and under tough conditions.
During a special event titled Material Experience, organised by the French architecture magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Ms. Mange presented our linoleum products to demonstrate the twin goals of modernity and sustainability. Made in Narni, Italy, our linoleum has been certified according to Cradle to Cradle® principles, which ensures that we use materials assessed as healthy against strict environmental and human health criteria and that systems are in place for the take back of post-installation materials for recycling or reuse.
This was a great opportunity for us to share with the architectural community our ambitions for transitioning to a circular economy business model, based on a closed-loop circular design strategy.
“Our Narni plant has been designing and making products to these ends since 1898”, says Rob Peters, Vice President Marketing EMEA Tarkett. “And today, they remain as committed as ever to natural, sustainable and exciting designs, ever more important in an age of resource scarcity. The circular economy is both necessary and a catalyst for exciting innovations.”