Creativity and modularity are the operative words for François Palmer and Jean-François Rousseau, the two industrial designers behind the Couper / Croiser concept, which consists of eco designed carpets that you assemble.
First and foremost, the two associates wanted to provide graphical floor treatments while allowing their customers a lot of freedom. To achieve this, they created tiles that can be fit together in various configurations, which can be modified at will, a bit like the self adhesive vinyl ones for walls. The tiles have non-slip underlay and are held together with velcro.
Environmentally conscious, François Palmer and Jean-François Rousseau sought to provide a solution to the carpet-recycling problem. After much research, reuse emerged as the best option at this time. So all the tiles are manufactured from new carpet waste that would normally be sent to the landfill.
In May, Couper / Croiser will be presented at the "Tribune des designers" of the Salon international du design d'intérieur de Montréal (SIDIM).