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The floor is that part of our environment with which we daily come into contact with for the longest period of time. It is also the element of our living space, whose development we pay the least attention to.

With "The future at your feet" project, our goal is to re-think the concept of the floor entirely and throw the things we rest our assumptions on overboard.

The search is on for the floors of the future.

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The future at your feet - Thematic worlds

7 thematic worlds as a foundation stone

What areas are important for the future of the flooring? In seven thematic worlds, we have expanded our views on this issue. They act as a source of inspiration and an initial entry point for everyone who wants to deal with the issue.

Bond

How might the bond between people and flooring change in the future? Do you always have to own a floor or could it become a service?

Bond
Consistency

Does a floor always have to be fixed? Could it not be made of other materials as well? Is it conceivable that in its ‘materiality’ a floor can also change dynamically and be adapted to different circumstances?

Consistency
Localization

Does a floor always have to be ‘underneath’? Could it not also be vertical? Or take on very different functions in a room? How can a floor take up more space in a room?

Localization
Morphology

How would the interaction between man and floor look like in the future?
Can a floor grow with you and as such, be a constant companion? Will the floor of the future even become a process?

Morphology
Integration

In the future, will a floor take on functions – A floor, which becomes an application? Could it interact with us or even support us in our everyday lives?

Integration
Resource

Can the floor of the future be productive and create things for us? What resources could be stored in flooring – which resources could flooring produce? What would flooring look like after it has been worn?

Resource
Sense

What useful roles could the floor of the future take on? How could we build an emotional bond with a floor? Could it make us laugh, reassure us? Can it even treat us in the case of illness?

Sense

With the friendly assistance of:

Huntsman BASF Alberdingk Boley AkzoNobel