Forbo have introduced an exciting new flooring product in their range – Marmoleum Cocoa. This falls into their existing Marmoleum range and embraces the company ethos of sustainable design. By adding real cocoa shells to the traditional Marmoleum ingredients, Forbo have created a warm and lively, tactile surface that looks fresh and modern and also provides dirt hiding properties.
The range is available in a small collection of 5 earth tones, presented under the names of White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Earl Grey Chocolate and Chocolate Blue. All of which feature a light, organic scattering of irregularly shaped flakes of cocoa shell. It’s quite fitting that Forbo Flooring Systems have manufactured linoleum for over a hundred years in the same region that the manufacturing of chocolate in the Netherlands originates from in the 19th Century.
Forbo have collaborated with a globally renowned cocoa processor to help upcycle waste material and contribute towards a better environment. Marmoleum 2.5mm sheets are CO2 neutral in manufacture meaning from ‘cradle to gate’ it leaves no CO2 footprint. Their commitment to this unique product has already been recognised with both an iF Desgin Award 2017 and a Red Dot Design Award 2017.
Posted May 16, 2017