The Danish flooring producer, ege, is one of Europe’s leading companies when it comes to the design and production of high-quality carpets. Currently celebrating its 80th anniversary, the Herning-based company’s flooring has been installed in all corners of the world.
KBAC Flooring is the sole distributors of ege flooring in South Africa.
ege’s ultra-modern production technology is focussed on minimum environmental impact and, in line with this sustainable philosophy, the company has recently launched three new ranges to inspire designers of both commercial and residential developments:
ege’s ReForm Terra flooring is produced with the company’s patented Econyl yarns recovered from used fishing nets and other industrial waste, and features ege’s unique Ecotrust backing made from recycled plastic water bottles transformed into soft but strong felt material. Ecotrust backing adds acoustic advantages and improved comfort to any space while converting spectacular landscapes into abstract flooring surfaces with organic patterns.
The Atelier collection, created for ege by renowned French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, features 16 designs and three design themes: Textile, Mineral and Gravure, each inspired by the personal passions of Lacroix. Textile’s designs are created from Lacroix’s archive of ethnic and foreign fabrics applied in patterns of patchwork, velvet draping and paisley. An enthusiastic stone collector, Lacroix brings the beauty of this natural element into his Mineral design with its striking mosaics of beach stones and quarry tiles. Gravure features fantasy engraving motifs inspired by the mountains of Lacroix’s Provence home, combined with 19th Century fashion concepts. This “story-telling” collection strikingly conveys atmosphere and location to suit hotel or restaurant requirements.
With its new Highline Express collection, ege offers a wide range of premade designs ready to install in hotel rooms, offices, shops or homes. The affordable range – with the distinctive look of a custom-made carpet – feature six design
themes to inspire the selection of standard designs. ege has grouped the designs for easier navigation while selecting either Arts & Crafts, Classic, Cultures, Essentials, Graphic or Nature from the collection
Written by: Jan de Beer.