Tarkett Launches SineEffect Designed by Jhane Barnes
New Modular and Powerbond® Soft Surface Design Offers Elegant Workplace Flooring Option
Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, debuts SineEffect, a new modular soft surface flooring product designed by Jhane Barnes and created for Tandus Centiva.
SineEffect takes its name from the mathematical sine function that was discovered by analyzing circles. Not only is there a connection between sinusoids, curves having the form of a sine wave, and circles, but the sine function also describes the motion of things that sway, like a clock pendulum. The sinuous, smooth, back and forth flow of sine curves are also found in nature, like wind waves, sound waves and light waves. That may be why people who are not mathematicians and don’t understand the circular functions respond to sine effects. Sine effects resonate because the person perceives that what they are seeing is connected to the familiar and everyday life.
“I created SineEffect using a program meant for animation but that can also be used in the textile world to create compelling designs. I started with a grid of circles that I compressed in one direction and elongated in another. This action in animation is called ‘squash and stretch.’ What started with circles ended up looking remarkably like the rings and undulations of woodgrain. That unintended result reminds me of the discovery aspect of creation. I am sometimes surprised by what I learn along the way and by the end result of my experimenting,” says designer Jhane Barnes.
Made in America, SineEffect is an excellent solution to adverse flooring. ethos® with Omnicoat Technology™ can be installed over a variety of substrate issues, such as green concrete and old adhesives. When ethos with Omnicoat Technology is installed with TarkettTAPE™, there is no need for pH or MVER testing, as long as no moisture staining or free-standing liquid are present. Powerbond® hybrid resilient sheet floorcovering has a closed-cell cushion that provides an impermeable moisture barrier.
Tarkett believes in placing people in the center of every space. SineEffect by Jhane Barnes is designed for the workplace and higher education. As part of Tarkett North America’s sustainability measures and commitment to people-friendly spaces, SineEffect includes:
- Powerbond’s closed-cell cushion contains 7-33% recycled content with a minimum 7% postconsumer
- Non-PVC ethos with Omnicoat Technology backing is made with PVB film from recycled windshields and safety glass and is Living Product Challenge Imperative Certified, 100% recyclable through Tarkett’s ReStart® reclamation program and Cradle to Cradle® Silver.
With net sales of more than €2.8 billion in 2017, Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative flooring and sports surface solutions. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood, laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide through its major brands: Tarkett, Desso, Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, Tarkett Sports, FieldTurf and Beynon. With approximately 13,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to “Doing Good. Together,” the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles and promotes circular economy, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and well-being, and preserving the natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com.
About Jhane Barnes
Jhane Barnes’ 38-year fashion career saw her menswear label grace the shelves of stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Nordstrom. She didn’t stop there! She designed textiles for Knoll for 14 years, furniture for Bernhardt for 10 years, and carpet for Tandus Centiva, now 20 years and counting. Her innovative carpet tile and Powerbond products for Tandus Centiva have been revolutionary. She uses a blend of science and art, incorporating mathematics into many of the products she designs using her custom developed software - software that creates patterns using algorithms. Much of her career has been built on pushing boundaries. She continues to push those boundaries with her current designs. Recently she has been designing custom patterns for large scale airports and university installations along with regular new releases.
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