Linoleum is a natural product, and so designer Edward van Vliet immediately thought ‘tree’ when approached by Forbo. He enjoys photography and let himself be inspired by a huge birch pictured against a blue sky.
Almost simultaneously, he was approached by Stayokay, the Dutch Youth Hostel Organisation to redesign their thirty hostel interiors using a ‘nature’ theme and utilizing natural, timeless materials. A heaven-sent opportunity for someone who enjoys working contextually, choosing materials and colors to measure and designing application-specific furniture and lighting. The revamped hostels will as a result feature their own unique flooring material.