Tarkett to Partner With Suzanne Tick, Inc.

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Company expands partnership with Suzanne Tick Inc. across all Tarkett brands

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By responding to the [A&D] community’s need for adaptability and transformation of high-performance products that also exceed aesthetic requirements, Tarkett is demonstrating a strong commitment to the future of the global built environment.

Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surfaces solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with world-renowned design consultants Suzanne Tick Inc. (STI), as an expansion of the current collaboration between the design firm and Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company.

Founded by designer Suzanne Tick, STI will play an integral role in the future of design and vision at Tarkett, contributing to both the commercial and residential business in product development, thought leadership and marketing.

“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to work with Tarkett as it continues to evolve its design strategy and approach to flooring platforms,” said Tick. “By responding to the architectural and design community’s need for adaptability and transformation of high-performance products that also exceed aesthetic requirements, Tarkett is demonstrating a strong commitment to the future of the global built environment. A very exciting time to be with this company. It is energized by new management and leadership.”

STI specializes in material brand strategy, product development for commercial interiors. Tick is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design, drawing inspiration from her hand weaving practice. Since 2005, she has collaborated with Tandus Centiva, creating high-end designs inspired by the art, technology, fashion and architecture world. Tick also serves as creative director for textile manufacturer Teknion, where her collection “Textured Edge” received an Interior Design HiP award at NeoCon 2015.    

“Suzanne and the STI team are an incredibly talented group with the experience and vision to elevate the Tarkett brand to new heights in the design world,” said Chris Stulpin, Senior Vice President, Design for Tarkett North America. “Through their current involvement with Tandus Centiva, the firm has also developed a detailed understanding of the Tarkett mission to provide a complete line of beautiful, sustainable flooring products for a wide variety of interior applications. We’ve been blown away by what her team offers in the commercial design space; we are confident that they will bring a unified approach while maintaining separate identities, crossing over to our residential collections.”

About Tarkett
Tarkett is a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. 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. With 12,000 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 sustainable development, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy and promotes circular economy. Tarkett’s net sales of 2.4 billion euros in 2014 are balanced between Europe, North America and the region comprising CIS countries, APAC & LATAM. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker TKTT, ISIN: FR0004188670). http://www.tarkett.com. For Tarkett in North America, visit tarkettna.com.

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