Ray Anderson founded Interface in 1973 because he believed in the global potential of the carpet tile. From mill to management, vision has always been the rule—not the exception. Interface stands for design as a way of thinking on an organisational level across all aspects of their business and as an aesthetic credo for their products.
Interface also stands for sustainability. In 1994 Interface Chairman Ray Anderson recognised that the way industry worked was fundamentally unsustainable. Ray could see how much of the Earth’s valuable natural resources industry used up and threw away, with too little regard for the future. Interface’s goal for all carpet tiles is a closed loop system where carpet tiles are made from fully recycled materials and used carpet tiles are converted into raw materials for new products. They have also produced the first carpet using 100% recycled yarn.