High up above the rooftops, with a panoramic view over the Swedish capital, the exhibition Snowtopped captivated onlookers Feb. 4–10 during Stockholm Design Week 2019. Snowtopped, an installation created by Tarkett in collaboration with a Swedish design studio, was produced to showcase the possibilities of a material typically used as flooring.
Snowtopped took its inspiration from the soft, flowing silhouettes of a Nordic winter landscape. A setting where dunes and snowdrifts in
different sizes and shapes create an imaginative scene for the visitor to explore, with a sense of being immersed by snow without knowing what is hidden beneath. Traversing color scales of cool white and light grey, the material’s subtle patterns create shimmering effects—bringing to mind the different layers of snow.
Snowtopped was created using Tarkett’s homogeneous and sustainable vinyl floors in the iQ ranges, a material that can be found in public spaces all over the world. Tarkett’s iQ ranges have been manufactured in Sweden since the 1940s.