Easy-to-Clean & Beautiful: 3form Launches New Colors for Recycled Material Flek
3form’s Flek is giving materials a longer, more productive life through efficient recycling and reuse
3form is expanding their latest sustainable material development, Flek, to include a range of warm colors. An innovator when it comes to waste reduction, 3form’s Flek reclaims trimmings from applications of its flagship resin Varia to create something entirely new, durable, and beautiful. By reclaiming waste, pelletizing it, and color-categorizing it through an optical sorter, the team is able to produce panels with a translucent terrazzo-like effect, made from up to 75% recycled material. Flek showcases 3form’s commitment to sustainability and advanced technology, creating a beautiful speckled pattern in each unique, closed-loop panel.
Flek first launched in the fall of 2019, and it’s inaugural colors comprised a bright, pastel palette. This new Flek capsule draws on fresh colors from the recent 3form launch of the Varia Design Collection, a curated selection of Varia colors and patterns, adding intentional pops of color to a set of strong neutrals. The palette feels warm and sunny, referencing natural materials and the influence of 1970s design aesthetics on today’s biggest trends. The design team, led by former Nike Director of Design Christian Darby, decided to expand Flek’s range with a broader palette.
Christian: “The previous launch had an emphasis on really clean colors. In this next step, we evolved Flek through complementary colors that bring something new to the table–when you add the original color palette to the new, they work really well together. I wanted to take it to a new place, one that is warm and a bit softer.”
Flek mirrors Varia’s specifications, which means it is compatible with all 3form hardware systems, is bleach cleanable, holds a strong fire rating, and is part of one of the largest pre-consumer recycle streams. Flek comes with an Optimized EPD Label, Declare Label, and GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certification.
Flek’s mixed design is offered in 4 new colors, pictured below in order from left to right: Jetty, Blood Orange, Avenue, and Chamomile, in addition to 250 color options available in the Varia design system. Flek panels are available in ¼, ⅜, and ½ inch gauges.
3form, a Hunter Douglas company, is a design-driven materials solutions company offering breakthrough sustainable products that help bring projects to life. Their approach promotes craftsmanship, community, sustainability, and respect for the environments where we work and live. The 3form product portfolio ranges from innovative materials to sophisticated turn-key solutions. The full 3form family includes lighting studio, LightArt, and glass and contract surfacing manufacturer EFI.