During the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Chilewich was selected as the exclusive flooring and tabletop design partner for the Oakley Safehouse. Located at the acclaimed Design Museum in London, the Safehouse welcomed over 600 athletes and provided an escape for them from the pressure of the competition. With a limited build time, Oakley was especially impressed with the new BioFelt® tile flooring system, which they installed over 2,200 sq. ft. of space. Using VELCRO® Brand Hook Squares to adhere the tiles to the floor, it allowed the team to remove the tiles without a trace and even reuse them.
“We were blown away by how easy it was to install… I’ve never seen a cleaner look in an installed floor… it’s hard to believe you can pick it up and use it again so easily – it looks so permanent.” said Durdam Rocherolle, Oakley Olympic Consultant. Eight custom area rugs and over 350 tabletop designs were also chosen for the Oakley Safehouse.
All Chilewich flooring is Green Label Plus™ certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute, which is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. Therefore, all Chilewich flooring earns LEED points. Chilewich textiles and flooring also contain Microban® to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.