Health & Wellbeing

People talk about the 'Great Outdoors', where they go for fresh air. But we know that people really spend most of their time indoors- 90% of their time in fact. And people are consuming things they cannot see such as fine dust or potential VOC's from paint, plastics, etc. This leads us to ask: How can we make our carpets work better for people? How can we create the 'Great Indoors'?

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Our innovation pillars of Creativity, Functionality and Cradle to Cradle® design enable us to achieve this: to create carpets that improve people's health and wellbeing when they are indoors.

CREATIVITY
Through creativity we make carpets that have the right colour, texture and design to form the exact atmosphere our customers want from the inspiring to the reflective. As clothes make the man, so do carpets. And also other parts of the interior can create the place our customers want. We believe that design can have a major impact on people's mental state of mind, thus influencing people's physical condition.

FUNCTIONALITY
Making products that add real practical value. Our 'Master' series of innovative carpets helps us improve indoor air quality (DESSO AirMaster®), reduce unwanted noise (DESSO SoundMaster®) and drive energy efficiency through light reflection (DESSO Light Reflection Master®).

These product innovations may help to create a number of key added value benefits for clients in corporate, education and healthcare segments:

  • Improved productivity
  • Fewer people off sick
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Improved learning environment
  • Faster recovery from illness
  • Calmer atmosphere
  • Enhanced wellbeing

 

CRADLE TO CRADLE®
With Cradle to Cradle®  design, we are taking materials and design to the next level, where our products can become even healthier and the materials can be recycled, benefitting the environment.

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