Intal’s headquarters are located in a cube-shaped building in the industrial park of Opmeer, a small community north of Alkmaar, Netherlands. The building’s street-facing side showcases the company’s products that range from innovative aluminium window frames to entire design concepts for building façades: the façade of Intal’s new headquarters, for example, features a design that uses differently-sized-and-shaped aluminium frames. The 600 sqm-metre open-plan office was designed as a creativity-supporting environment with club-like interiors. For the flooring, architect Jeroen de Nijs (Amsterdam) selected carpet tiles from the Art Weave by Fletco collection because of the tiles’ industrial look. Their dynamic surface is reminiscent of authentic concrete structures and therefore perfectly matches the building’s architectural concept defined by concrete walls and exposed ceilings. Contrary to those features, the Art Weave tiles have a sound-absorbing effect, thus contributing – besides the furnishings – to pleasant acoustics, a quality that is of particular importance in an open-plan office, as de Nijs points out.
Made from woven and digitally printed polyester, the Art Weave tiles are available in four various designs. Their organic patterns are based on natural structures and organisms. The tiles are produced with a TEXtiles® backing and come in four different, combinable sizes. The product’s properties are certified with a Life Balance seal. High-precision laser cutting prevents edge curl and guarantees perfect fit. The carpet tiles chosen by Jeroen de Nijs for his design of Instal’s headquarters are suitable for both private and commercial interiors.
Pictures from Intal made of: Anna Steijger.