Interface, Inc. Names Chip DeGrace Executive Creative Director
Dec. 6, 2012, ATLANTA and CHICAGO Interface Chairman and CEO Dan Hendrix today announced that Chip DeGrace has been appointed Executive Creative Director for the company. In this newly created role, DeGrace will be responsible for collaboratively leading creative decisions that define the Interface experience globally.
Chip has served in a number of creative posts at Interface, most recently as creative director of the company s consumer brand, FLOR, a position he s held since its launch in 2003. DeGrace will continue to lead creative at FLOR as his role within the company expands.
Chip has a gift he can romance modular carpet like no one else, and he does it with an irreverent style that brings a new dimension to conversations about design, said Dan Hendrix.
In commenting on his new position, DeGrace said: What sets Interface apart is that we practice design that goes beyond aesthetic constraints and considers environmental effect, fairness to workers, cultural integrity, and, of course, economics. In the end, design delivers beautiful, responsible, enduringly useful products all integrated into an extraordinary customer experience. I look forward to making that happen on an even bigger scale.
About Interface, Inc.
Established in 1973, Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFSIA) is the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally responsible modular carpet, manufactured for the
commercial and institutional markets under the Interface® brand, and for consumer markets as FLOR .
In the late 1960s Ray Anderson, a young American engineer and entrepreneur, sensed the need for flexible floorcovering for the growing modern office market and responded by creating a company called Interface Flooring Systems. It was an enterprise focused on reinventing the way business considered floorcovering. In 1973, Interface Flooring Systems imported a concept for carpet modules from Europe, and created a legitimate free lay carpet tile. The resultant product category was extremely stable and dense, which allowed it to be installed with a minimum of adhesive and perform, a prerequisite for truly sustainable floorcovering. For 30 years Interface has consistently led in innovations of carpet and modular systems. Interface offers award-winning designs on patented backing systems for a variety of end-use applications. In addition, the diverse formats in which Interface modular products are available provide maximum installation flexibility. Interface is setting the pace for development of modular carpet using materials and processes that take less from the environment, as it strives toward the ultimate objective of designing every product to be truly sustainable. All Interface carpet manufacturing facilities worldwide maintain third party registration to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and to the ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard.
• Today, Interface, Inc.(NASDAQ: IFSIA) is the worldwide leader in design, has recently expanded into modular resilient flooring with a new luxury vinyl tile line. Our hard and soft tiles are designed to work together in an integrated flooring system. Our production and sales of environmentally responsible modular carpet are manufactured for the commercial and institutional markets under the Interface® brand, and for consumer markets as FLOR™.